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The 1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed
The 1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3078
Acrobat Music’s unique, completist and popular series comprising annual collections of every record which entered the chart during the ‘50s and ‘60s has undergone some changes in approach over the years, one of the most important of which is the inclusion in recent years of records which only featured in one of the minor charts provided by the emerging roster of music journals and magazines. The earlier years only featured tracks which charted in the then-definitive New Musical Express chart. During those years, there were records which only showed up in the charts in Melody Maker, Music Week/Record Mirror, so were not included in our original collections, so we have pulled all those together into this set, so that enthusiasts who want to have a complete set can fill the gaps. It includes some collectable and fascinating obscurities alongside some lesser-known tracks by major artists.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Go to Strangers Ronnie Harris
2 Hey There Johnston Brothers
3 Bring Your Smile Along Frankie Laine
4 The Dambusters March Billy Cotton
5 Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing Nat 'King' Cole
6 Blue Star Eve Boswell
7 Seventeen Fontane Sisters
8 Caribbean Mitchell Torok
9 The Very First Christmas of All Ruby Murray
10 Suddenly There's a Valley Julius Larosa
11 Croce Di Oro Joan Regan
12 Ballad of Davy Crockett Gary Miller
13 Yellow Rose of Texas Stan Freburg
14 With Your Love Robert Earl
15 I Hear You Knocking Gale Storm
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 My September Love Robert Earl
2 The Rudder and the Rock David Whitfield
3 The Great Pretender Jackie Riggs
4 Luck Be a Lady Marlon Brando & Jean Simmons
5 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
6 Sing With Shand Part 1 Medley:Loch Lomond/I Belong to Glasgow/My Jimmy Shand
7 If I Lost You David Whitfield
8 I Dreamed Jill Day
9 Maggie May The Vipers
10 Bernadine Pat Boone
11 These Dangerous Years Frankie Vaughan
12 I Sit in My Window Jimmy Gavin
13 Plant a Kiss Tommy Steele
14 Lady Is a Tramp Frank Sinatra
15 Times Are Getting Hard Boys Lonnie Donegan
16 The Battle of New Orleans Glen Mason
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