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America's Greatest Hits 1957
America's Greatest Hits 1957

Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7070
This release is the latest in the series of “America’s Greatest Hits” which over the years has provided annual collections of the biggest hits of each year in the Billboard pop charts. The collection for 1957 is an excellent value 120-track 4-CD set which includes every record that appeared in the Top 10 any version of the Top 10 of the Billboard chart during the year – Best Sellers, Most Played by Disc Jockeys, Most Played on Juke Boxes, and the Honor Roll of Hits. In addition it includes those that appeared only in the Cashbox Top 10, plus the highest performing of those tracks which were listed as B sides which were listed as having reported significant sales which contributed to the A side chart position. Many of the tracks are, inevitably, well-known hits, which went on to score chart success in the UK, but there are more than 30 tracks which did not make it into the UK charts despite their major US success, including classic tracks by well-known artists alongside more obscure hits by artists that never made any kind of impression in the UK. The whole collection is a highly entertaining trawl through the American music scene of the times, a rather different musical experience from listening to our British Hit Parades collections from the UK charts, which naturally feature a high proportion of home-grown talent. As ever. it’s a fascinating and entertaining pot-pourri of pop, as emerging teen idols jostled with R&B acts, new rock ‘n’ roll stars joined the established big names, vocal groups and instrumentals of all kinds had a field day, and the inevitable and collectable quotient of one-hit wonders and novelty hits maintained the variety. It’s an enlightening snapshot of the pop music scene in the USA at a time when the musical landscape was constantly evolving, and it makes for hugely entertaining listening. It is likely to appeal to the many collectors who enjoy these completest anthologies, and will hopefully provide useful programming for the specialist radio programmes which feature pop nostalgia.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell
2 The Green Door Jim Lowe
3 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
4 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
5 Just Walking In The Rain Johnnie Ray
6 True Love Bing Crosby & Grace kelly
7 Love Me Elvis Presley
8 Banana Boat Song The Tarriers
9 Rose And A Baby Ruth George Hamilton IV
10 Rock A Bye Your Baby Jerry Lewis
11 Hey Jealous Lover Frank Sinatra
12 Honky Tonk Pts. 1&2 Bill Doggett
13 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
14 Hound Dog Elvis Presley
15 Cindy, Oh Cindy Eddie Fisher
16 Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone
17 Moonlight Gambler Frankie Laine
18 Young Love Sonny James
19 Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte
20 Young Love Tab Hunter
21 Too Much Elvis Presley
22 Playing For Keeps Elvis Presley
23 Blue Monday Fats Domino
24 I Dreamed Betty Johnson
25 Love Is Strange Mickey & Sylvia
26 You Don't Owe Me A Thing Johnnie Ray
27 Marianne Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders
28 Teenage Crush Tommy Sands
29 Butterfly Charlie Gracie
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Marianne The Hilltoppers
2 Butterfly Andy Williams
3 Who Needs You The Four Lads
4 Round And Round Perry Como
5 Party Doll Buddy Knox
6 I'm Walkin' Fats Domino
7 Little Darlin' The Diamonds
8 Why Baby Why Pat Boone
9 Come Go With Me Dell-Vikings
10 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
11 Gone Ferlin Husky And His Hush Puppies
12 Party Doll Steve Lawrence
13 Mama Look A Boo Boo (Shut You Mouth - Go Away) Harry Belafonte
14 School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) Chuck Berry
15 So Rare Jimmy Dorsey
16 Love Is A Golden Ring Frankie Laine
17 Rock-A-Billy Guy Mitchell
18 A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins
19 I'm Walkin' Ricky Nelson
20 A Teenager's Romance Ricky Nelson
21 Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone
22 Bernadine Pat Boone
23 Mangos Rosemary Clooney
24 Dark Moon Gale Storm
25 Start Movin' Sal Mineo
26 Dark Moon Bonnie Guitar
27 Four Walls Jim Reeves
28 Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
29 Searchin' The Coasters
30 Young Blood The Coasters
31 Freight Train Rusty Draper
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Shish Kebab Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra
2 It's Not For Me To Say Johnny Mathis
3 Old Cape Cod Patti Page
4 Wondering Patti Page
5 I Like Your Kind Of Love Andy Williams
6 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
7 Loving You Elvis Presley
8 Valley Of Tears Fats Domino
9 It's You I Love Fats Domino
10 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down Billy Williams
11 Jenny Jenny Little Richard
12 Send For Me Nat King Cole
13 Over The Mountain, Across The Sea Johnnie & Joe
14 Short Fat Fannie Larry Williams
15 Around The World Victor Young
16 Whispering Bells Del Vikings
17 Tammy Debbie Reynolds
18 White Silver Sands Don Rondo
19 Tammy The Ames Brothers
20 Diana Paul Anka
21 Rainbow Russ Hamilton
22 That'll Be The Day The Crickets
23 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers
24 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis
25 Mr Lee The Bobbettes
26 In The Middle Of An Island Tony Bennett
27 Remember You're Mine Pat Boone
28 Chances Are Johnny Mathis
29 The Twelfth Of Never Johnny Mathis
30 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby The Tune Weavers
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Just Between You And me The Chordettes
2 Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers
3 Hula Love Buddy Knox
4 My Heart Reminds Me Kay Starr
5 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
6 Treat Me Nice Elvis Presley
7 Keep A' Knockin' Little Richard
8 Fascination Jane Morganand The Troubadors
9 Bebop Baby Ricky Nelson
10 Silhouettes The Rays
11 You Send Me Sam Cooke
12 Melodie D'Amour (Melody Of Love) Ames Brothers
13 My Special Angel Bobby Helms
14 Little Bitty Pretty One Thurston Harris
15 April Love Pat Boone
16 Just Born (To Be Your Baby) Perry Como
17 Ivy Rose Perry Como
18 Silhouettes The Diamonds
19 Raunchy Bill Justis And His Orchestra
20 You Send Me Teresa Brewer
21 All The Way Frank Sinatra
22 Bony Moronie Larry Williams
23 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Jimmie Rodgers
24 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
25 Rock And Roll Music Chuck Berry
26 At The Hop Danny & the Juniors
27 Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano
28 Raunchy Ernie Freeman
29 I'm Available Margie Rayburn
30 Raunchy Billy Vaughn
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