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The 1000th Billboard Chart 7th September 1959
The 1000th Billboard Chart 7th September 1959

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7164
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), “The 'Heartbreak Hotel' Top 100” (ACQCD7122)and “The Day The Music Died - Feb 3rd 1959 Hot 100” (ACQCD7134), “The 'Telstar' Hot 100 December 22nd 1962” (ACQCD7144) and “The Twist” Hot 100 Jan. 25th 1962” each comprising the records in the Top 100 for the date in question. This collection celebrates another notable chart event in January 1959, when Billboard its 1000th chart since the launch of the record sales chart in July 1940, which morphed over the years from Best Sellers in Stores Top 10 into the Top 100 and the Hot 100. This collection comprises just about all the records in the Billboard Hot 100 of that week (one record is unavailable for copyright reasons) and it provides a fascinating and evocative snapshot of the music scene at what was a dynamic and transitional time as the post-rock ‘n’ roll era headed towards another cataclysmic musical decade. It’s a window onto a vibrant and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even pop enthusiasts may not be too aware, and which will be welcome additions to their collections. It contains a 12,000+ word booklet featuring background notes on every record as well as full discographical and chart information.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Three Bells The Browns
2 Sleep Walk Santo & Johnny
3 Sea Of Love Phil Phillips With The Twilights
4 I'm Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price
5 Red River Rock Johnny & The Hurricanes
6 (Til) I Kissed You Everly Brothers
7 Broken Hearted Melody Sarah Vaughan
8 Lavender Blue Sammy Turner
9 What'd I Say Ray Charles
10 I Want To Walk You Home Fats Domino
11 Baby Talk Jan & Dean
12 There Goes My Baby The Drifters
13 A Big Hunk 'O Love Elvis Presley
14 Kissin' Time Bobby Rydell
15 It Was I Skip & Flip
16 My Heart Is An Open Book Carl Dobkins,Jr.
17 What A Difference A Day Makes Dinah Washington
18 Thank You Pretty Baby Brook Benton
19 What Is Love The Playmates
20 I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day Fats Domino
21 Makin' Love Floyd Robinson
22 My Wish Came True Elvis Presley
23 See You In September The Tempos
24 Mack The Knife Bobby Darin
25 Here Comes Summer Jerry Keller
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Robbin' The Cradle Tony Bellus
2 I Loves You Porgy Nina Simone
3 Primrose Lane Jerry Wallace With The Jewels
4 Morgen Ivo Robic
5 High Hopes Frank Sinatra
6 Just A Little Too Much Ricky Nelson
7 Forty Miles Of Bad Road Duane Eddy
8 My Own True Love Jimmy Clanton
9 Poison Ivy The Coasters
10 Caribbean Mitchell Torok
11 Small World Johnny Mathis
12 Lonely Boy Paul Anka
13 Till There Was You Anita Bryant
14 Mona Lisa Carl Mann
15 Mona Lisa Conway Twitty
16 Put Your Head On My Shoulder Paul Anka
17 The Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton
18 Sweeter Than You Ricky Nelson
19 I Ain't Never Webb Pierce
20 I Got Stripes Johnny Cash
21 The Mummy Bob McFadden & Dor
22 With Open Arms Jane Morgan
23 Hey Little Girl Dee Clark
24 Like I Love You Ed Byrnes & Friend
25 The Angels Listened In The Crests
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Mary Lou Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
2 Just Ask Your Heart Frankie Avalon
3 You're Gonna Miss Me Connie Francis
4 Johnny Reb Johnny Horton
5 Midnight Flyer Nat King Cole
6 I've Been There Tommy Edwards
7 Angel Face Jimmy Darren
8 Somethin' Else Eddie Cochran
9 The Three Bells Dick Flood
10 The Way I Walk Jack Scott
11 Tiger Fabian
12 So High, So Low Lavern Baker
13 Lonely Guitar Annette
14 True, True Happiness Johnny Tillotson
15 Okefenokee Freddie Cannon
16 Linda Lu Ray Sharpe
17 Mau Mau The Wailers
18 Tennessee Stud Eddy Arnold
19 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson
20 I'm A Hog For You The Coasters
21 Lonely Street Andy Williams
22 Gee George Hamilton IV
23 Caterpillar Crawl The Strangers
24 Mr. Blue The Fleetwoods
25 Battle Of Kookamonga Homer & Jethro
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Come On And Get Me Fabian
2 Battle Hymn Of The Republic The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
3 On An Evening In Roma Dean Martin
4 Smile Tony Bennett
5 Sal's Got A Sugar Lip Johnny Horton
6 Where The Platters
7 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Jivin' Gene
8 Teen Beat Sandy Nelson
9 Just As Much As Ever Bob Beckham
10 Suzie Baby Bobby Vee & The Shadows
11 The Shape I'm In Johnny Restivo
12 There Is Something On Your Mind Big Jay McNeely
13 Lipstick On Your Collar Connie Francis
14 Poco, Loco Gene & Eunice
15 I Cried Joe Damiano
16 I'll Be Satisfied Jackie Wilson
17 Half-Breed Marvin Rainwater
18 Since You've Been Gone Clyde McPhatter
19 Ciao Ciao Bambina Jackie Noguez
20 Sweet Bird Of Youth Nat King Cole
21 You Were Mine The Fireflies
22 Chapel of Dreams The Dubs
23 Betty, My Angel Jerry Fuller
24 You Better Know It Jackie Wilson
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