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The US Hot 100 3rd Feb. 1959 - 'The Day The Music Died'
The US Hot 100 3rd Feb. 1959 - 'The Day The Music Died'

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7133
As adjuncts to our highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series of collections for each calendar year in the 50s and early ‘60s, we have already produced collections based on landmark moments in the Billboard charts – “The First Top 100 Nov. 1955” (ACQCD7062), “The First Hot 100 Aug. 1958” (ACQCD7083), “The First Hot 100 of the '60s” (ACQCD7097), and “The 'Heartbreak Hotel' Top 100” (ACQCD7122) each comprising all the records in the Top 100 for the date in question. This collection commemorates the 60th anniversary of another significant musical landmark, and comprises the complete Top 100 on the date when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died when their light aeroplane crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa, when travelling between tour dates. The event later became known as “The Day The Music Died” after singer/songwriter Don Mclean described it in this way in his 1971 No. 1 hit “American Pie”. For countless music fans, it certainly represented a genuine tragedy, since Buddy Holly in particular had proved himself to one the great songwriters and influential performers of the rock ‘n’ roll era, and caused the inevitable question to be asked as to what he might have gone on to achieve. Interestingly, of the three artists who died so tragically, only Ritchie Valens had records in this particular chart, but inevitably the Top 100 from that time is a fascinating and entertaining snapshot of that moment, including many musical obscurities and one-hit-wonders not widely available on CD, which give a fascinating insight into the music of the time. It contains a 12,000+ word booklet featuring background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The Platters
2 All American Boy Bill Parsons & His Orchestra
3 Donna Ritchie Valens
4 Sixteen Candles The Crests
5 Stagger Lee Lloyd Price
6 My Happiness Connie Francis
7 Gotta Travel On Billy Grammer
8 Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson
9 A Lover's Question Clyde McPhatter
10 Goodbye Baby Jack Scott
11 Manhattan Spiritual Reg Owen & His Orchestra
12 Whole Lotta Loving Fats Domino
13 Tall Paul Annette with the Afterbeats
14 The Diary Neil Sedaka
15 All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings Paul Anka
16 Hawaiian Wedding Song Andy Williams
17 May You Always McGuire Sisters
18 Peter Gunn Theme Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
19 I Cried A Tear Lavern Baker
20 The Children's Marching Song Cyril Stapleton & His Orch. & Children's Chorus
21 Nobody But You Dee Clark
22 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
23 The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks with David Seville
24 To Know Him Is To Love Him The Teddy Bears
25 Lucky Ladybug Billy And Lillie
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Little Space Girl Jesse Lee Turner
2 Bimbombey Jimmie Rodgers
3 One Night Elvis Presley
4 The Children's Marching Song (Nic Nack Paddy Whack) Mitch Miller and His "Singalong With Mitch" Chorus
5 Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson
6 With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair Pat Boone
7 Problems The Everly Brothers
8 Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio
9 The Lonely One Duane Eddy His 'Twangy' Guitar & The Rebels
10 Petite Fleur Chris Barber's Jazz band
11 The Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
12 Blue Hawaii Billy Vaughn
13 I'm A Man Fabian
14 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Johnny Cash
15 Red River Rose Ames Brothers
16 Love You Most Of All Sam Cooke
17 Teasin' Quaker City Boys
18 Trust In Me Patti Page
19 Let's Love Johnny Mathis
20 I Got A Wife The Mark IV
21 I Got Stung Elvis Presley
22 Rock-A-Conga The Applejacks
23 Beep Beep The Playmates
24 Don't Pity Me Dion & The Belmonts
25 Try Me (I Need You) James Brown and The Famous Flames
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 C'Mon Everybody Eddie Cochran
2 She Say (Oom Dooby Doom) The Diamonds
3 Pretty Girls Everywhere Eugene Church and The Fellows
4 Lovers Never Say Goodbye Flamingos
5 Peek-A-Boo Cadillacs
6 It's Only The Beginning The Kalin Twins
7 Good Rockin' Tonight Pat Boone
8 Ambrose (Part 5) Linda Laurie
9 Love Is All We Need Tommy Edwards
10 The Girl On Page 44 The Four Lads
11 I'll Wait For You Frankie Avalon
12 There Must be A Way Joni James
13 Gazachstahagen Wild Cats
14 Queen of The Hop Bobby Darin
15 The Shag (Is Totally Cool) Billy Graves
16 The Wedding June Valli
17 I've Had It Bell Notes
18 Poor Boy Royal Tones
19 Charlie Brown The Coasters
20 Raspberries, Strawebrries Kingston Trio
21 Alright, Okay, You Win Peggy Lee
22 Plain Jane Bobby Darin
23 It's Just A Matter of Time Brook Benton
24 Tragedy Thomas Wayne with The Delons
25 You Are Beautiful Johnny Mathis
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Apple Blossom Time Tab Hunter
2 Yellow Bird Mills Brothers
3 One Rose Teresa Brewer
4 First Anniversary Cathy Carr
5 Here I Stand Wade Flemons and the Newcomers
6 Who Cares Don Gibson
7 Don't You Know Yockomo Huey Piano Smith with His Clowns
8 Evening Rain Earl Grant
9 Matilda Cookie & His Cupcakes
10 My Man Peggy Lee
11 Wicked Ruby Danny Zella & His Zell Rocks
12 The Worryin' Kind Tommy Sands
13 Pledging My Love Roy Hamilton
14 Wiggle Wiggle Accents
15 I Got A Feeling Ricky Nelson
16 The Story of My Love Conway Twitty
17 Philadelphia, USA Nu Tornados
18 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
19 Rawhide Link Wray and The Wraymen
20 Nola Billy Williams
21 Give Me Your Love Nat King Cole
22 Teardrops Will Fall Dicky Doo and the Don'ts
23 The Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole Bobby Day
24 The Hanging Tree Marty Robbins
25 Madrid Nat King Cole
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