Top Songs of 1955


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
30
Little Richard Tutti Frutti
2
126
Chuck Berry Maybellene
3
184
Elvis Presley Mystery Train
4
221
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
5
223
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
6
301
The Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon Why Do Fools Fall in Love
7
494
Muddy Waters Manish Boy
8
691
Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame
9
753
Bo Diddley I'm a Man
10
815
Julie London Cry Me a River
11
960
Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line
12
1045
The Platters Only You (And You Alone)
13
1150
The Platters The Great Pretender
14
1177
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons
15
1836
The Modern Jazz Quartet Django
16
2615
Boris Vian Le Déserteur
17
2682
The Cadillacs Speedoo
18
3305
Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
19
3631
The El Dorados At My Front Door
20
3647
Count Basie April in Paris
21
3804
Little Willie John Need Your Love So Bad
22
4228
Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House
23
4690
Etta James The Wallflower (aka "Roll with Me Henry")
24
5416
Horace Silver The Preacher
25
5435
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Don't Start Me Talkin'
26
5611
Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking
27
5995
Little Walter My Babe
28
6219
Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland
29
6298
Bill Haley and His Comets See You Later, Alligator
30
6360
The Robins Smokey Joe's Cafe
31
6410
The Nutmegs Story Untold
32
7278
Louis Armstrong Mack the Knife
33
7467
Frank Sinatra Love and Marriage
34
7598
Bobby Charles See You Later, Alligator
35
7637
Big Joe Turner Flip Flop and Fly
36
8002
Boris Vian J'suis snob
37
8019
Shelly Manne Abstract No 1
38
8152
Chet Baker Let's Get Lost
39
8182
Pérez Prado Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
40
8391
The Four Aces Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
41
8444
The Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde
42
8604
The Louvin Brothers When I Stop Dreaming
43
8653
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Cherokee
44
8769
The Turbans When You Dance
45
9085
Elvis Presley Milkcow Blues Boogie
46
9097
Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams Every Day (I Have the Blues)
47
9657
Little Willie John All Around the World
48
9741
Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Orquesta Aragón El bodeguero
Eddy Arnold & His Guitar The Cattle Call
Boris Vian La Complainte du Progrčs
Mitch Miller The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Clovers Blue Velvet
The Wrens Come Back My Love
Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This
Mouloudji Le Déserteur
The Crew-Cuts Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
Boris Vian La Java des bombes atomiques
Porter Wagoner A Satisfied Mind
Charlie Parker Blues for Alice
Frank Sinatra Learning the Blues
Johnny Cash Cry Cry Cry
Kay Starr The Rock and Roll Waltz
Herbie Nichols The Third World
Lotte Lenya Moritat
Al Hibbler He
Clifton Chenier Ay-Tete Fee
Johnny Cash Hey, Porter!
Al Hibbler Unchained Melody
Roy Hamilton Unchained Melody
Clifford Brown Yesterdays
Gogi Grant The Wayward Wind
Muddy Waters I Want to Be Loved
The Drifters Adorable
Four Deuces W-P-L-J
Meadowlarks Heaven and Paradise
Howlin' Wolf Forty Four
The Cheers Black Denim Trousers
Bill Haley and His Comets Rock-A-Beating Boogie
Young Jessie Mary Lou
Elvis Presley I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Muddy Waters Trouble, No More
Big Maybelle Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Bill Haley and His Comets Burn That Candle
Cora Vaucaire La Complainte de la Butte