Top Songs of 1959


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
35
Ray Charles What'd I Say
2
504
The Isley Brothers Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
3
528
The Drifters There Goes My Baby
4
534
The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes for You
5
623
Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas
6
664
Bobby Darin Mack the Knife
7
729
Miles Davis So What
8
861
Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)
9
991
Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five
10
1062
Dion and The Belmonts A Teenager in Love
11
1308
Wilbert Harrison Kansas City
12
1537
Ornette Coleman Lonely Woman
13
2121
Phil Phillips with The Twilights Sea of Love
14
2132
Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else
15
2137
Marty Robbins El Paso
16
2148
Chuck Berry Back in the U.S.A.
17
2527
Chuck Berry Memphis, Tennessee
18
2630
The Clovers Love Potion No. 9
19
2727
Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
20
2845
Santo and Johnny Sleep Walk
21
2942
Bobby Darin Dream Lover
22
2975
Chuck Berry Little Queenie
23
3115
George Jones White Lightning
24
3126
Charles Mingus Fables of Faubus/Original Faubus Fables
25
3227
The Falcons You're So Fine
26
3321
Vince Taylor & The Playboys Brand New Cadillac
27
3609
Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore
28
3843
Johnny and The Hurricanes Red River Rock
29
3859
Chan Romero Hippy Hippy Shake
30
4183
Charles Mingus Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
31
4279
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea
32
4339
Johnny Horton The Battle of New Orleans
33
4471
Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's
34
4900
Bo Diddley Say Man
35
5075
Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go
36
5200
The Shirelles Dedicated to the One I Love
37
5395
Mark Dinning Teen Angel
38
5442
The Coasters Charlie Brown
39
5498
Miles Davis All Blues
40
5686
Cliff Richard Living Doll
41
5886
Édith Piaf Milord
42
6247
Chuck Berry Almost Grown
43
6276
The Fleetwoods Come Softly to Me
44
6357
Lefty Frizzell The Long Black Veil
45
6384
The Viscounts Harlem Nocturne
46
6496
Dave Brubeck Quartet Blue Rondo la Turk
47
6547
Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me to Do
48
6597
Johnny Preston Running Bear
49
6664
The Coasters Poison Ivy
50
6720
Percy Faith & His Orchestra The Theme from "A Summer Place"
51
6758
Jimmy Smith The Sermon
52
6759
Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul
53
6852
Nina Simone Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
54
6910
Sandy Nelson Teen Beat
55
7008
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'
56
7050
Freddy Cannon Tallahassee Lassie
57
7085
Duane Eddy Peter Gunn
58
7166
Della Reese Don't You Know
59
7399
Link Wray Raw-Hide
60
7540
Domenico Modugno Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)
61
7580
Lloyd Price Personality
62
7611
Miles Davis Flamenco Sketches
63
7647
The Browns The Three Bells
64
7676
The Fleetwoods Mr. Blue
65
7816
João Gilberto Desafinado
66
7907
Lloyd Price I'm Gonna Get Married
67
8233
The Mystics Hushabye
68
8254
The Wailers [The Fabulous Wailers] Tall Cool One
69
8267
Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
70
8306
Paul Anka Put Your Head on My Shoulder
71
8569
Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes
72
8670
Ronnie Hawkins Mary Lou
73
9041
Otis Rush All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
74
9140
Neil Sedaka Oh Carol
75
9309
The Bell Notes I've Had It
76
9488
Elvis Presley (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
77
9505
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates Please Don't Touch
78
9652
The Impalas Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
79
9794
Johnny Mathis Misty
80
9882
Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So)
81
9926
Jack Scott What in the World's Come Over You
82
9969
Frankie Avalon Venus
83
9970
Frankie Avalon Why
84
9998
The Coasters That Is Rock'n'roll

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Adam Faith What Do You Want?
Miles Davis Summertime
Sammy Turner Lavender Blue
Jimmy Jones Handy Man
Fats Domino I'm Ready
Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied
Bobby Bland I'll Take Care of You
Jacques Brel La Valse mille temps
Paul Anka Lonely Boy
Sarah Vaughan Broken-Hearted Melody
Miss Toni Fisher The Big Hurt
Willie Nelson Night Life
Theophilus Beckford Easy Snappin'
Richard Anthony Nouvelle Vague
The Passions [USA] Just to Be with You
Buster Brown Fannie Mae
Miles Davis Blue in Green
Luiz Bonf Manh de Carnaval
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters The Twist
Elvis Presley A Big Hunk O'Love
The Coasters Along Came Jones
Johnny and The Hurricanes Crossfire
Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home
Charles Mingus Better Get It in Your Soul/Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
Harold Dorman Mountain of Love
Guy Mitchell Heartaches by the Number
Nina Simone The Other Woman
Frank Sinatra Here's That Rainy Day
Ella Fitzgerald The Man I Love
Marion Williams Packing Up
Ray Charles Come Rain or Come Shine
The Everly Brothers ('Til) I Kissed You
Elvis Presley I Need Your Love Tonight
Bert Kaempfert Wunderland bei Nacht / Wonderland by Night
Ray Price Heartaches by the Number
Miles Davis Freddie Freeloader
Johnny Mathis Maria
The Drifters Dance with Me
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong It Ain't Necessarily So
Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days
The Eternals Babalu's Wedding Day
Little Willie John Let Them Talk
Mina Tintarella di luna
Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies
Rock-a-Teens Woo-Hoo
Adriano Celentano Il tuo bacio come un rock
Jerry Keller Here Comes Summer
Frankie Miller Blackland Farmer
Fats Domino I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Battle Hymn of the Republic
Billy Fury Maybe Tomorrow
Bo Diddley Crackin' Up
The Weavers This Land Is Your Land
The Coasters What About Us
The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me
Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone
Jackie Wilson Talk That Talk
Ricky Nelson It's Late
Bill Black's Combo Smokie - Part 2
Buddy Holly Raining in My Heart
Sam Cooke Only Sixteen