List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1950s

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Australian number-one singles of the 1950s
Australian top 25 singles
1950     1951     1952     1953     1954
1955     1956     1957     1958     1959
Australian top 25 albums
1950     1951     1952     1953     1954
1955     1956     1957     1958     1959

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1950s.

The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report". These charts were calculated in the 1990s in retrospect, by David Kent, using archival data.

Note: during the 1950s, often more than one version of a particular song by different artists charted at the same time, thus more than one artist may be listed for a song. Different versions are separated by a semi-colon ;

1950[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Burl Ives; Dinah Shore "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" 6 weeks (2 weeks in 1949)
14 January Burl Ives; Dinah Shore "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" 6 weeks (2 weeks in 1949)
21 January Burl Ives; Dinah Shore "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" 6 weeks (2 weeks in 1949)
28 January Burl Ives; Dinah Shore "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" 6 weeks (2 weeks in 1949)
4 February Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters; Tony Pastor ""A" You're Adorable" 4 weeks
11 February Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters; Tony Pastor ""A" You're Adorable" 4 weeks
18 February Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters; Tony Pastor ""A" You're Adorable" 4 weeks
25 February Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters; Tony Pastor ""A" You're Adorable" 4 weeks
4 March Perry Como; Russ Morgan "Forever And Ever"' 3 weeks
11 March Perry Como; Russ Morgan "Forever And Ever" 3 weeks
18 March Perry Como; Russ Morgan "Forever And Ever" 3 weeks
25 March Bing Crosby; Sammy Kaye "The Four Winds and the Seven Seas" 3 weeks
1 April Bing Crosby; Sammy Kaye "The Four Winds and the Seven Seas" 3 weeks
8 April Bing Crosby; Sammy Kaye "The Four Winds and the Seven Seas" 3 weeks
15 April Freddy Martin; Sammy Kaye "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" 3 weeks
22 April Freddy Martin; Sammy Kaye "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" 3 weeks
29 April Freddy Martin; Sammy Kaye "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" 3 weeks
6 May Buddy Clark; Vic Damone "You're Breaking My Heart" 3 weeks
13 May Buddy Clark; Vic Damone "You're Breaking My Heart" 3 weeks
20 May Buddy Clark; Vic Damone "You're Breaking My Heart" 3 weeks
27 May Guy Lombardo; Art Mooney "Hop Scotch Polka" 2 weeks
3 June Guy Lombardo; Art Mooney "Hop Scotch Polka" 2 weeks
10 June Donald Peers "I Told Them All About You" 2 weeks
17 June Donald Peers "I Told Them All About You" 2 weeks
24 June Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
1 July Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
8 July Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
15 July Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
22 July Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
29 July Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
5 August Donald Peers; Freddy Martin; Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" 7 weeks
12 August Gordon Jenkins; Joe Loss "My Foolish Heart" 4 weeks
19 August Gordon Jenkins; Joe Loss "My Foolish Heart" 4 weeks
26 August Gordon Jenkins; Joe Loss "My Foolish Heart" 4 weeks
2 September Gordon Jenkins; Joe Loss "My Foolish Heart" 4 weeks
9 September Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
16 September Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
23 September Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
30 September Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
7 October Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
14 October Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
21 October Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
28 October Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Quicksilver" 8 weeks
4 November Sammy Kaye "Hollywood Square Dance" 1 week
11 November Dennis Day; Nat "King" Cole "Mona Lisa" 5 weeks
18 November Dennis Day; Nat "King" Cole "Mona Lisa" 5 weeks
25 November Dennis Day; Nat "King" Cole "Mona Lisa" 5 weeks
2 December Dennis Day; Nat "King" Cole "Mona Lisa" 5 weeks
9 December Dennis Day; Nat "King" Cole "Mona Lisa" 5 weeks
16 December Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks
23 December Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks
30 December Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks

1951[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks
13 January Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks
20 January Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers "Goodnight Irene" 6 weeks
27 January Gordon Jenkins; Doris Day "Bewitched" 5 weeks
3 February Gordon Jenkins; Doris Day "Bewitched" 5 weeks
10 February Gordon Jenkins; Doris Day "Bewitched" 5 weeks
17 February Gordon Jenkins; Doris Day "Bewitched" 5 weeks
24 February Gordon Jenkins; Doris Day "Bewitched" 5 weeks
3 March Phil Harris; Les Welch "The Thing" 3 weeks
10 March Phil Harris; Les Welch "The Thing" 3 weeks
17 March Phil Harris; Les Welch "The Thing" 3 weeks
24 March Art Mooney "Silver Dollar" 2 weeks
31 March Art Mooney "Silver Dollar" 2 weeks
7 April Bing Crosby; Patti Page "All My Love" 1 week
14 April Paul Weston & Norman Luboff Choir "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" 3 weeks
21 April Paul Weston & Norman Luboff Choir "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" 3 weeks
28 April Paul Weston & Norman Luboff Choir "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" 3 weeks
5 May Pee Wee King; Gene Krupa "Bonaparte's Retreat" 2 weeks
12 May Pee Wee King; Gene Krupa "Bonaparte's Retreat" 2 weeks
19 May Pee Wee King; Patti Page "Tennessee Waltz" 3 weeks
26 May Pee Wee King; Patti Page "Tennessee Waltz" 3 weeks
2 June Pee Wee King; Patti Page "Tennessee Waltz" 3 weeks
9 June Danny Kaye & Patty Andrews; Nat "King" Cole "Orange Coloured Sky" 1 week
16 June Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter "Aba Daba Honeymoon" 4 weeks
23 June Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter "Aba Daba Honeymoon" 4 weeks
30 June Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter "Aba Daba Honeymoon" 4 weeks
7 July Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter "Aba Daba Honeymoon" 4 weeks
14 July Perry Como; Jo Stafford "If (They Made Me a King)" 3 weeks
21 July Perry Como; Jo Stafford "If (They Made Me a King)" 3 weeks
28 July Perry Como; Jo Stafford "If (They Made Me a King)" 3 weeks
4 August Guy Mitchell "My Heart Cries For You" 4 weeks
11 August Guy Mitchell "My Heart Cries For You" 4 weeks
18 August Guy Mitchell "My Heart Cries For You" 4 weeks
25 August Guy Mitchell "My Heart Cries For You" 4 weeks
1 September Donald Peers & Jim Gussey "Mockin' Bird Hill" 1 week
8 September Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
15 September Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
22 September Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
29 September Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
6 October Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
13 October Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
20 October Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
27 October Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
3 November Nat "King" Cole; Toni Arden "Too Young" 9 weeks
10 November Mario Lanza; Ann Blyth "The Loveliest Night of the Year" 2 weeks
17 November Mario Lanza; Ann Blyth "The Loveliest Night of the Year" 2 weeks
24 November Guy Mitchell; Donald Peers "My Truly, Truly Fair" 4 weeks
1 December Guy Mitchell; Donald Peers "My Truly, Truly Fair" 4 weeks
8 December Guy Mitchell; Donald Peers "My Truly, Truly Fair" 4 weeks
15 December Guy Mitchell; Donald Peers "My Truly, Truly Fair" 4 weeks
22 December Dinah Shore; Jane Turzy "Sweet Violets" 4 weeks
29 December Dinah Shore; Jane Turzy "Sweet Violets" 4 weeks

1952[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Dinah Shore; Jane Turzy "Sweet Violets" 4 weeks
12 January Dinah Shore; Jane Turzy "Sweet Violets" 4 weeks
19 January Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
26 January Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
2 February Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
9 February Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
16 February Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
23 February Tony Bennett "Because of You" 6 weeks
1 March Tony Bennett "Cold, Cold Heart" 2 weeks
8 March Tony Bennett "Cold, Cold Heart" 2 weeks
15 March Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
22 March Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
29 March Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
5 April Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
12 April Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
19 April Louis Armstrong "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 6 weeks
26 April Champ Butler; Joe "Fingers" Carr "Down Yonder" 2 weeks
3 May Champ Butler; Joe "Fingers" Carr "Down Yonder" 2 weeks
10 May Pee Wee King "Slow Coach (Slow Poke)" 5 weeks
17 May Pee Wee King "Slow Coach (Slow Poke)" 5 weeks
24 May Pee Wee King "Slow Coach (Slow Poke)" 5 weeks
31 May Pee Wee King "Slow Coach (Slow Poke)" 5 weeks
7 June Pee Wee King "Slow Coach (Slow Poke)" 5 weeks
14 June Johnnie Ray "Cry" 5 weeks
21 June Johnnie Ray "Cry" 5 weeks
28 June Johnnie Ray "Cry" 5 weeks
5 July Johnnie Ray "Cry" 5 weeks
12 July Johnnie Ray "Cry" 5 weeks
19 July Eddie Fisher; The Four Aces "Tell Me Why" 2 weeks
26 July Eddie Fisher; The Four Aces "Tell Me Why" 2 weeks
2 August Eddie Fisher "Anytime" 3 weeks
9 August Eddie Fisher "Anytime" 3 weeks
16 August Eddie Fisher "Anytime" 3 weeks
23 August The Weavers; Les Welch "Ay-Round the Corner" 4 weeks
30 August The Weavers; Les Welch "Ay-Round the Corner" 4 weeks
6 September The Weavers; Les Welch "Ay-Round the Corner" 4 weeks
13 September The Weavers; Les Welch "Ay-Round the Corner" 4 weeks
20 September Johnnie Ray "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" 2 weeks
27 September Johnnie Ray "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" 2 weeks
4 October Al Martino "Here in My Heart" 4 weeks
11 October Al Martino "Here in My Heart" 4 weeks
18 October Al Martino "Here in My Heart" 4 weeks
25 October Al Martino "Here in My Heart" 4 weeks
1 November Ezio Pinza; Bing Crosby "Some Enchanted Evening" 3 weeks
8 November Ezio Pinza; Bing Crosby "Some Enchanted Evening" 3 weeks
15 November Ezio Pinza; Bing Crosby "Some Enchanted Evening" 3 weeks
22 November Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
29 November Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
6 December Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
13 December Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
20 December Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
27 December Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks

1953[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January Vera Lynn; Eddy Howard "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" 7 weeks
10 January Rosemary Clooney "Half As Much" 1 week
17 January Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
23 January Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
31 January Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
7 February Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
14 February Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
21 February Jo Stafford; Dean Martin "You Belong to Me" 6 weeks
28 February Mario Lanza; Nat "King" Cole "Because You're Mine" 2 weeks
7 March Mario Lanza; Nat "King" Cole "Because You're Mine" 2 weeks
14 March Eddie Fisher; Winifred Atwell "Lady of Spain" 2 weeks
21 March Eddie Fisher; Winifred Atwell "Lady of Spain" 2 weeks
28 March Patti Page; Sammy Kaye "I Went to Your Wedding" 4 weeks
4 April Patti Page; Sammy Kaye "I Went to Your Wedding" 4 weeks
11 April Patti Page; Sammy Kaye "I Went to Your Wedding" 4 weeks
18 April Patti Page; Sammy Kaye "I Went to Your Wedding" 4 weeks
25 April Louis Armstrong; Pearl Bailey "Takes Two to Tango" 2 weeks
2 May Louis Armstrong; Pearl Bailey "Takes Two to Tango" 2 weeks
9 May Red Foley; Perry Como "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" 2 weeks
16 May Red Foley; Perry Como "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" 2 weeks
23 May Teresa Brewer "Till I Waltz Again With You" 5 weeks
30 May Teresa Brewer "Till I Waltz Again With You" 5 weeks
6 June Teresa Brewer "Till I Waltz Again With You" 5 weeks
13 June Dinah Shore "Hi-Lili Hi-Lo" 1 week
20 June Teresa Brewer "Till I Waltz Again With You" 5 weeks
27 June Teresa Brewer "Till I Waltz Again With You" 5 weeks
4 July Ethel Merman & Dick Haynes; Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters "You're Just in Love" 2 weeks
11 July Ethel Merman & Dick Haynes; Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters "You're Just in Love" 2 weeks
18 July Lawrence Welk; The Four Knights "Oh Happy Day" 1 week
25 July Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd "Tell Me a Story" 2 weeks
1 August Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd "Tell Me a Story" 2 weeks
8 August Patti Page "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" 2 weeks
15 August Patti Page "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" 2 weeks
22 August Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
29 August Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
5 September Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
12 September Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
19 September Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
26 September Percy Faith "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)" 6 weeks
3 October Frank Chacksfield "Terry's Theme from "Limelight" (Eternally)" 1 week
10 October Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher "I'm Walking Behind You" 4 weeks
17 October Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher "I'm Walking Behind You" 4 weeks
24 October Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher "I'm Walking Behind You" 4 weeks
31 October Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher "I'm Walking Behind You" 4 weeks
7 November Les Paul & Mary Ford "Vaya con Dios" 4 weeks
14 November Les Paul & Mary Ford "Vaya con Dios" 4 weeks
21 November Les Paul & Mary Ford "Vaya con Dios" 4 weeks
28 November Les Paul & Mary Ford "Vaya con Dios" 4 weeks
5 December Silvana Mangano "Anna (The Baion)" 1 week
12 December Jimmy Boyd "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" 3 weeks
19 December Jimmy Boyd "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" 3 weeks
26 December Jimmy Boyd "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" 3 weeks

1954[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
9 January Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
16 January Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
23 January Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
30 January Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
6 February Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
13 February Nat "King" Cole "Pretend" 7 weeks
20 February The Ames Brothers "You, You, You" 1 week
27 February Tony Bennett "Rags to Riches" 5 weeks
6 March Tony Bennett "Rags to Riches" 5 weeks
13 March Tony Bennett "Rags to Riches" 5 weeks
20 March Tony Bennett "Rags to Riches" 5 weeks
27 March Tony Bennett "Rags to Riches" 5 weeks
3 April Frank Chacksfield "Ebb Tide" 2 weeks
10 April Frank Chacksfield "Ebb Tide" 2 weeks
17 April Dean Martin "That's Amore" 3 weeks
24 April Dean Martin "That's Amore" 3 weeks
1 May Dean Martin "That's Amore" 3 weeks
8 May Eddie Fisher "Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" 4 weeks
15 May Eddie Fisher "Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" 4 weeks
22 May Eddie Fisher "Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" 4 weeks
29 May Eddie Fisher "Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" 4 weeks
5 June Nat "King" Cole
Frankie Laine
"Answer Me, My Love"
"Answer Me, Lord Above"
4 weeks
12 June Nat "King" Cole
Frankie Laine
"Answer Me, My Love"
"Answer Me, Lord Above"
4 weeks
19 June Nat "King" Cole
Frankie Laine
"Answer Me, My Love"
"Answer Me, Lord Above"
4 weeks
26 June Nat "King" Cole
Frankie Laine
"Answer Me, My Love"
"Answer Me, Lord Above"
4 weeks
3 July Frank Sinatra "Young at Heart" 3 weeks
10 July Frank Sinatra "Young at Heart" 3 weeks
17 July Frank Sinatra "Young at Heart" 3 weeks
24 July Perry Como "Wanted" 1 weeks
31 July Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
7 August Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
14 August Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
21 August Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
28 August Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
4 September Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
11 September Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
18 September Frank Weir; Obernkirchen Children's Choir "The Happy Wanderer" 8 weeks
25 September Frank Sinatra; The Four Aces "Three Coins in the Fountain" 2 weeks
2 October Frank Sinatra; The Four Aces "Three Coins in the Fountain" 2 weeks
9 October The Gaylords; Petula Clark "The Little Shoemaker" 2 weeks
16 October The Gaylords; Petula Clark "The Little Shoemaker" 2 weeks
23 October Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" 5 weeks
30 October Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" 5 weeks
6 November Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" 5 weeks
13 November Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" 5 weeks
20 November Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" 5 weeks
27 November Dean Martin "Sway" 1 week
4 December The Crew Cuts "Sh-Boom" 4 weeks
11 December The Crew Cuts "Sh-Boom" 4 weeks
18 December The Crew Cuts "Sh-Boom" 4 weeks
25 December The Crew Cuts "Sh-Boom" 4 weeks

1955[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January The Four Lads "Skokiaan" 2 weeks
8 January The Four Lads "Skokiaan" 2 weeks
15 January Mario Lanza "Serenade (From "The Student Prince")" 2 weeks
22 January Mario Lanza "Serenade (From "The Student Prince")" 2 weeks
29 January Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
5 February Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
12 February Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
19 February Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
26 February Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
5 March Don Cornell; Nat "King" Cole "Hold My Hand" 6 weeks
12 March Eddie Fisher "I Need You Now" 3 weeks
19 March Eddie Fisher "I Need You Now" 3 weeks
26 March Eddie Fisher "I Need You Now" 3 weeks
2 April The Four Aces; The Chordettes "Mr Sandman" 4 weeks
9 April The Four Aces; The Chordettes "Mr Sandman" 4 weeks
16 April The Four Aces; The Chordettes "Mr Sandman" 4 weeks
23 April The Four Aces; The Chordettes "Mr Sandman" 4 weeks
30 April Joan Weber; Teresa Brewer "Let Me Go, Lover" 2 weeks
7 May Joan Weber; Teresa Brewer "Let Me Go, Lover" 2 weeks
14 May Dean Martin; The Ames Brothers "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" 2 weeks
21 May Dean Martin; The Ames Brothers "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" 2 weeks
28 May The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
4 June The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
11 June The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
18 June The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
25 June The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
2 July The Four Aces; Billy Vaughn "Melody of Love" 6 weeks
9 July Victor Young; Les Baxter "The High and the Mighty" 3 weeks
16 July Victor Young; Les Baxter "The High and the Mighty" 3 weeks
23 July Victor Young; Les Baxter "The High and the Mighty" 3 weeks
30 July Les Baxter; Perez Prado "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" 3 weeks
6 August Les Baxter; Perez Prado "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" 3 weeks
13 August Les Baxter; Perez Prado "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" 3 weeks
20 August Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
27 August Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
3 September Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
10 September Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
17 September Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
24 September Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 6 weeks
1 October Darryl Stewart "A Man Called Peter" 1 week
8 October Al Hibbler; Les Baxter "Unchained Melody" 5 weeks
15 October Al Hibbler; Les Baxter "Unchained Melody" 5 weeks
22 October Al Hibbler; Les Baxter "Unchained Melody" 5 weeks
29 October Al Hibbler; Les Baxter "Unchained Melody" 5 weeks
5 November Al Hibbler; Les Baxter "Unchained Melody" 5 weeks
12 November Frank Sinatra "Learnin' the Blues" 1 week
19 November Tony Bennett "Stranger in Paradise" 3 weeks
26 November Tony Bennett "Stranger in Paradise" 3 weeks
3 December Tony Bennett "Stranger in Paradise" 3 weeks
10 December "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Fess Parker "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" 4 weeks
17 December "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Fess Parker "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" 4 weeks
24 December "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Fess Parker "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" 4 weeks
31 December "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Fess Parker "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" 4 weeks

1956[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
14 January Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
21 January Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
28 January Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
4 February Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
11 February Mitch Miller "The Yellow Rose of Texas" 6 weeks
18 February "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
25 February "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
3 March "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
10 March "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
17 March "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
24 March "Tennessee" Ernie Ford; Frankie Laine "Sixteen Tons" 6 weeks
31 March Al Hibbler "He" 2 weeks
7 April Al Hibbler "He" 2 weeks
14 April Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" 5 weeks
21 April Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" 5 weeks
28 April Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" 5 weeks
5 May Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" 5 weeks
12 May Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" 5 weeks
19 May Louis Armstrong "Mack the Knife" 4 weeks
26 May Louis Armstrong "Mack the Knife" 4 weeks
2 June Louis Armstrong "Mack the Knife" 4 weeks
9 June Louis Armstrong "Mack the Knife" 4 weeks
16 June Kay Starr "The Rock and Roll Waltz" 5 weeks
23 June Kay Starr "The Rock and Roll Waltz" 5 weeks
30 June Kay Starr "The Rock and Roll Waltz" 5 weeks
7 July Kay Starr "The Rock and Roll Waltz" 5 weeks
14 July Kay Starr "The Rock and Roll Waltz" 5 weeks
21 July The Platters "The Great Pretender" 3 weeks
28 July The Platters "The Great Pretender" 3 weeks
4 August The Platters "The Great Pretender" 3 weeks
11 August Les Baxter "The Poor People of Paris" 1 week
18 August Morris Stoloff "Moonglow and Love Theme (from 'Picnic")" 1 week
25 August Joe "Fingers" Carr "Portuguese Washerwomen" 3 weeks
1 September Joe "Fingers" Carr "Portuguese Washerwomen" 3 weeks
8 September Joe "Fingers" Carr "Portuguese Washerwomen" 3 weeks
15 September Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
22 September Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
29 September Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
6 October Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
13 October Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
20 October Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
27 October Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
3 November Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 8 weeks
10 November Perry Como "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" 4 weeks
17 November Perry Como "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" 4 weeks
24 November Perry Como "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" 4 weeks
1 December Perry Como "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" 4 weeks
8 December Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
15 December Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
22 December Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
29 December Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks

1957[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
12 January Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
19 January Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
26 January Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
2 February Johnnie Ray "Just Walking in the Rain" 9 weeks
9 February Rosemary Clooney "Hey There" 4 weeks
16 February Rosemary Clooney "Hey There" 4 weeks
23 February Rosemary Clooney "Hey There" 4 weeks
2 March Rosemary Clooney "Hey There" 4 weeks
9 March Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
16 March Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
23 March Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
30 March Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
6 April Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
13 April Guy Mitchell "Singing the Blues" 6 weeks
20 April Eddie Fisher "Cindy, Oh Cindy" 2 weeks
27 April Eddie Fisher "Cindy, Oh Cindy" 2 weeks
4 May Tab Hunter; Sonny James "Young Love" 3 weeks
11 May Tab Hunter; Sonny James "Young Love" 3 weeks
18 May Tab Hunter; Sonny James "Young Love" 3 weeks
25 May Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders "Marianne" 3 weeks
1 June Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders "Marianne" 3 weeks
8 June Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders "Marianne" 3 weeks
15 June Jim Lowe "Green Door" 1 week
22 June Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
29 June Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
6 July Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
13 July Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
20 July Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
27 July Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
3 August Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
10 August Perry Como; The Four Lads "Round and Round" 8 weeks
17 August Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat" 4 weeks
24 August Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat" 4 weeks
31 August Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat" 4 weeks
7 September Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat" 4 weeks
14 September Johnny Mathis "Wonderful! Wonderful!" 1 week
21 September Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" 5 weeks
28 September Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" 5 weeks
5 October Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" 5 weeks
12 October Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" 5 weeks
19 October Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" 5 weeks
26 October Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
2 November Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
9 November Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
16 November Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
23 November Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
30 November Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
7 December Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
14 December Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole "Around the World" 8 weeks
21 December Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
28 December Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks

1958[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
11 January Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
18 January Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
24 January Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
1 February Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
8 February Paul Anka "Diana" 8 weeks
15 February Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
22 February Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
1 March Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
8 March Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
15 March Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
22 March Pat Boone "April Love" 6 weeks
29 March Johnny Mathis "The Twelfth of Never" 1 week
5 April Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
12 April Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
19 April Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
26 April Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
3 May Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
10 May Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
17 May Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
24 May Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" 8 weeks
31 May Laurie London "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" 4 weeks
7 June Laurie London "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" 4 weeks
14 June Laurie London "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" 4 weeks
21 June Laurie London "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" 4 weeks
28 June The Platters "Twilight Time" 4 weeks
5 July The Platters "Twilight Time" 4 weeks
12 July The Platters "Twilight Time" 4 weeks
19 July The Platters "Twilight Time" 4 weeks
26 July The Music of David Seville "Witch Doctor" 1 week
2 August Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
9 August Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
16 August Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
23 August Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
30 August Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
6 September Slim Dusty "A Pub With No Beer" 1 week
13 September Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" 6 weeks
20 September The Kalin Twins "When" 1 week
27 September Perez Prado "Patricia" 1 week
4 October The Everly Brothers "Bird Dog" 3 weeks
11 October The Everly Brothers "Bird Dog" 3 weeks
18 October The Everly Brothers "Bird Dog" 3 weeks
25 October Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
1 November Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
8 November Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
15 November Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
22 November Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
29 November Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
6 December Domenico Modugno; Dean Martin "Volare" 7 weeks
13 December Tommy Edwards "It's All in the Game" 1 week
20 December The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
27 December The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks

1959[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
10 January The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
17 January The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
23 January The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
31 January The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
7 February The Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley" 8 weeks
14 February The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
21 February The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
28 February The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
7 March The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
14 March The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
21 March The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
28 March The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
4 April The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
11 April The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
18 April The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 10 weeks
25 April Chris Barber's Jazz Band "Petite Fleur" 1 week
2 May Frankie Avalon "Venus" 2 weeks
9 May Frankie Avalon "Venus" 2 weeks
16 May Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
23 May Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
30 May Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
6 June Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
13 June Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
20 June Elvis Presley "A Fool Such as I" 6 weeks
27 June Lloyd Price "Personality" 5 weeks
4 July Lloyd Price "Personality" 5 weeks
11 July Lloyd Price "Personality" 5 weeks
18 July Lloyd Price "Personality" 5 weeks
25 July Lloyd Price "Personality" 5 weeks
1 August Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
8 August Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
15 August Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
22 August Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
29 August Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
5 September Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans" 6 weeks
12 September Conway Twitty "Mona Lisa" 2 weeks
19 September Conway Twitty "Mona Lisa" 2 weeks
26 September The Browns "The Three Bells" 5 weeks
3 October The Browns "The Three Bells" 5 weeks
10 October The Browns "The Three Bells" 5 weeks
17 October The Browns "The Three Bells" 5 weeks
24 October The Browns "The Three Bells" 5 weeks
31 October Johnnie Ray "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" 2 weeks
7 November Johnnie Ray "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" 2 weeks
14 November Col Joye and the Joy Boys "Oh Yeah Uh Huh" 4 weeks
21 November Col Joye and the Joy Boys "Oh Yeah Uh Huh" 4 weeks
28 November Col Joye and the Joy Boys "Oh Yeah Uh Huh" 4 weeks
5 December Col Joye and the Joy Boys "Oh Yeah Uh Huh" 4 weeks
12 December Bill Haley & His Comets "Joey's Song" / "Ooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?" 8 weeks
(5 weeks in 1960)
19 December Bill Haley & His Comets "Joey's Song" / "Ooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?" 11 weeks
(5 weeks in 1960)
26 December Bill Haley & His Comets "Joey's Song" / "Ooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?" 8 weeks
(5 weeks in 1960)

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