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America's Greatest Hits 1954 (Expanded Edition)
America's Greatest Hits 1954 (Expanded Edition)

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7099
We continue our highly popular and successful America’s Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, this time with an expanded 4-CD set edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1954 edition (ACRCD198) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 110-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard or Cash Box Sellers, or the Billboard Honor Roll of Hits, or in the Top 10 Top of Billboard’s Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes during 1954 (it omits certain records which peaked in 1955 and which have already appeared in our America’s Greatest Hits 1955 collection and some which were big hits in 1953, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection). As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year, but also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 12,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it’s a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Oh My Papa Eddie Fisher
2 Rags To Riches Tony Bennett
3 That's Amore Dean Martin
4 Ricochet Teresa Brewer
5 Changing Partners Patti Page
6 Stranger In Paradise Tony Bennett
7 Oh Mein Papa Eddie Calvert
8 Stranger In Paradise Four Aces
9 Woman (Uh-Huh) Johnny Desmond
10 Changing Partners Kay Starr
11 The Jones Boy Mills Brothers
12 The Gang That Sang "Heart of My Heart" Four Aces
13 Stranger In Paradise Tony Martin
14 Secret Love Doris Day
15 What It Was, Was Football (Parts I and II) "Deacon" Andy Griffith
16 Granada Frankie Laine
17 The Creep Three Suns
18 The Strings Of My Heart Gaylords
19 Bell Bottom Blues Teresa Brewer
20 Till Then Hilltoppers
21 Till We Two Are One Georgie Shaw
22 Make Love To Me! Jo Stafford
23 I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You) Four Knights
24 From The Vine Came The Grape Gaylords
25 Young-At-Heart Frank Sinatra
26 Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell Eartha Kitt
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Darktown Strutters' Ball Lou Monte
2 From The Vine Came The Grape Hilltoppers
3 Time Will Tell Hilltoppers
4 Cross Over The Bridge Patti Page
5 Wanted Perry Como
6 Answer Me, My Love Nat King Cole
7 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Tony Bennett
8 Gee Crows
9 Here Tony Martin
10 A Girl, A Girl (Zoom-Ba Di Alli Nella) Eddie Fisher
11 The Man With The Banjo Ames Brothers
12 Anema E Core (With All My Heart and Soul) Eddie Fisher
13 Cuddle Me Ronnie Gaylord
14 I Really Don't Want To Know Les Paul & Mary Ford
15 The Man Upstairs Kay Starr
16 Little Things Mean A Lot Kitty Kallen
17 Poor Butterfly Hilltoppers
18 Jilted Teresa Brewer
19 If You Love Me (Really Love Me) Kay Starr
20 Happy Wanderer Frank Weir
21 Isle Of Capri Gaylords
22 Three Coins In The Fountain Four Aces
23 Hernando's Hideaway Archie Bleyer and Maria Alba
24 Green Years Eddie Fisher
25 I Understand (Just How You Feel) June Valli
26 Three Coins In The Fountain Frank Sinatra
27 I Understand (Just How You Feel) Four Tunes
28 Sugar Lump Four Tunes
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 The Happy Wanderer (Val-De Ri, Val-De Ra) Henri Rene's Musette & Chorus
2 Crazy 'Bout You Baby Crew Cuts
3 Steam Heat Patti Page
4 Thank You For Calling Jo Stafford
5 My Friend Eddie Fisher
6 Point Of Order Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
7 The Little Shoemaker Gaylords
8 Some Day Frankie Laine
9 Sh-Boom Chords
10 Sh-Boom Crew Cuts
11 Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight McGuire Sisters
12 In The Chapel In The Moonlight Kitty Kallen
13 Take Everything But You Kitty Kallen
14 Hey, There Rosemary Clooney
15 The Little Shoemaker Hugo Winterhalter and A Friend
16 I'm A Fool To Care Les Paul & Mary Ford
17 Joey Betty Madigan
18 High And The Mighty Leroy Holmes & his Orchestra
19 Cinnamon Sinner Tony Bennett
20 I Cried Patti Page
21 High And The Mighty Victor Young & His Singing Strings
22 Dream Four Aces
23 High And The Mighty Les Baxter
24 What A Dream Patti Page
25 This Ole House Rosemary Clooney
26 Italian Hucklebuck Lou Monte
27 They Were Doin' The Mambo Vaughn Monroe
28 Skokiaan (South African Song) Four Lads
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Hey, There Sammy Davis, Jr.
2 Skokiaan Ralph Marterie
3 Smile Nat (King) Cole
4 Sway (Quien Sera) Dean Martin
5 Shake, Rattle, and Roll Bill Haley & His Comets
6 If I Give My Heart To You Doris Day
7 I Need You Now Eddie Fisher
8 Smile Sunny Gale
9 Hold My Hand Don Cornell
10 If I Give My Heart To You Denise Lor
11 If I Give My Heart To You Connee Boswell
12 Oop Shoop Crew Cuts
13 Cara Mia David Whitfield
14 Papa Loves Mambo Perry Como
15 The Things I Didn't Do Perry Como
16 Whither Thou Goest Les Paul & Mary Ford
17 Teach Me Tonight DeCastro Sisters
18 Mister Sandman The Chordettes
19 Hajji Baba (Persian Lament) Nat King Cole
20 Muskrat Ramble McGuire Sisters
21 Mambo Italiano Rosemary Clooney
22 The Mama Doll Song Patti Page
23 Mister Sandman Four Aces
24 It's A Woman's World Four Aces
25 Count Your Blessings Eddie Fisher
26 I Need Your Lovin' (Bazoom) Cheers
27 Let Me Go, Lover Patti Page
28 (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays Perry Como
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