Acrobat Music

The American Bandstand US Top 100 5th August 1957
The American Bandstand US Top 100 5th August 1957

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7169
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), “The Twist” Hot 100 Jan. 25th 1962” and “The 1000th Billboard Chart 7th September 1959”(ACQCD7164), each comprising records from the Top 100 or Hot 100 for the date in question. This collection celebrates another notable event in the US music scene in August1957, when the TV pop show “American Bandstand” was broadcast for the first time. Presented by Dick Clark, it became a hugely popular and influential weekly event for the nation’s teenagers, with the hot new singers and groups lip-syncing to their latest releases and chart entries with an audience of youngsters dancing in the studio. This 99-track collection comprises just about all the records which featured in the Billboard Hot 100 on the day the show was first broadcast, August 7th 1957, (apart from one title which is unavailable for copyright reasons). It provides a fascinating and evocative snapshot of the music scene at what was a dynamic and exciting time as rock ‘n’ roll and new teen stars continued to change the pop landscape. As always with these chart collections, it includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings towards the bottom of the chart, of which even seasoned 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 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
2 Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone
3 Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
4 So Rare Jimmy Dorsey
5 Searchin' The Coasters
6 Short Fat Fannie Larry Williams
7 Send For Me Nat King Cole
8 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down Billy Williams
9 Whispering Bells Del Vikings
10 Old Cape Cod Patti Page
11 It's Not For Me To Say Johnny Mathis
12 Dark Moon Gale Storm
13 Tammy Debbie Reynolds
14 Over The Mountain, Across The Sea Johnnie & Joe
15 Jenny Jenny Little Richard
16 Stardust Billy Ward
17 White Silver Sands Don Rondo
18 White Sport Coat Marty Robbins
19 Wonderful, Wonderful Johnny Mathis
20 C.C. Rider Chuck Willis
21 Teenagers Romance Ricky Nelson
22 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
23 Young Blood The Coasters
24 Valley Of Tears Fats Domino
25 Start Movin' Sal Mineo
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Flying Saucer Buchanan & Goodman
2 It's You I Love Fats Domino
3 I Like Your Kind Of Love Andy Williams
4 White Silver Sands Dave Gardner
5 Around The World Mantovani
6 Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Marvin Rainwater
7 Bernadine Pat Boone
8 Diana Paul Anka
9 Around The World Victor Young
10 Little Darlin' The Diamonds
11 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis
12 Loving You Elvis Presley
13 Shangri-La Four Coins
14 Come Go With Me Del Vikings
15 Freight Train Rusty Draper
16 Four Walls Jim Reeves
17 Susie Q Dale Hawkins
18 My Dream The Platters
19 Let The Four Winds Blow Roy Brown
20 With All My Heart Jodie Sands
21 To The Aisle The Five Satins
22 Rainbow Russ Hamilton
23 School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) Chuck Berry
24 Island In The Sun Harry Belafonte
25 Fallen Star Ferlin Husky
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Tammy Ames Brothers
2 Goody, Goody Teenagers
3 Girl With The Golden Braids Perry Como
4 Fallen Star Jim Newman
5 Cool Shake Del Vikings
6 I'm Walkin' Ricky Nelson
7 Around The World Bing Crosby
8 Just To Hold My Hand Clyde McPhatter
9 Miss Ann Little Richard
10 Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep Buddy Knox
11 Is It Wrong Warner Mack
12 Oh Baby Doll Chuck Berry
13 Rang Tang Ding Dong The Cellos
14 Teardrops In My Heart Teresa Brewer
15 Build Your Love Johnnie Ray
16 My Personal Possession Nat King Cole
17 Miss You So Lillian Offitt
18 Four Walls Jim Lowe
19 Cocoanut Woman Harry Belafonte
20 Dark Moon Bonnie Guitar
21 Mr. Lee The Bobbettes
22 Don't Ask Me Dubs
23 Fallen Star Hilltoppers
24 He's Mine The Platters
25 Love Me To Pieces Jill Corey
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Bye Bye Love Webb Pierce
2 Dynamite Brenda Lee
3 Goin' Steady Tommy Sands
4 Gone Ferlin Husky
5 In The Middle Of An Island Tony Bennett
6 I'm Walkin' Fats Domino
7 What Can I Do Donnie Elbert
8 White Silver Sands Owen Bradley
9 Fabulous Charlie Gracie
10 It Hurts To Be In Love Annie Laurie
11 Round And Round Perry Como
12 Arrow Of Love Six Teens Feat. Trudy Williams
13 Please Send Me Someone To Love Moonglows
14 Fraulein Bobby Helms
15 Lucille Little Richard
16 Sun Is Shining Jimmy Reed
17 Can't Wait For Summer Steve Lawrence
18 Mama Look-A Boo-Boo Harry Belafonte
19 Empty Arms Ivory Joe Hunter
20 Rockin' Shoes Ames Brothers
21 Shish Kebab Ralph Marterie
22 Farther Up The Road Bobby Blue Bland
23 Next Time You See Me Little Jr. Parker
24 Passing Strangers Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine
©2008 Acrobat Music