Top Ranking Singles of 1957

Top Ranking Singles of 1957 
  1. Buddy HollyEveryday
  2. Chuck BerryJohnny B. Goode
  3. Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping PianoGreat Balls Of Fire
  4. The Del VikingsCome Go With Me
  5. Sam Cooke – You Send Me
  6. Fats DominoThe Big Beat
  7. Buddy Holly & the CricketsThat’ll Be The Day
  8. The BobbettesMr Lee
  9. Patsy ClineWalkin’ After Midnight
  10. Chuck BerryRock And Roll Music
  11. Elvis PresleyJailhouse Rock
  12. The DiamondsLittle Darlin
  13. The Everly BrothersBye Bye Love
  14. Sam Cooke – (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  15. Buddy Holly & the CricketsPeggy Sue
  16. Little RichardLucille
  17. Elvis PresleyAll Shook Up
  18. Bo DiddleyWho Do You Love
  19. Buddy HollyNot Fade Away
  20. The DriftersFools Fall In Love 
  21. Johnny CashRock Island Line – Original
  22. Chuck BerrySchool Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
  23. Danny & the JuniorsAt The Hop
  24. Jerry Lee LewisWhole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
  25. Larry Williams – Bony Moronie
  26. Buddy HollyWords Of Love
  27. Fats DominoValley Of Tears 
  28. The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie
  29. The DiamondsThe Stroll
  30. Dion & the BelmontsA Teenager In Love
  31. Johnny CashThere You Go
  32. Sam CookeSummertime
  33. Buddy Holly & the CricketsOh Boy!
  34. The CoastersThe Idol With the Golden Head
  35. Bobby HelmsFraulein
  36. Thelonious MonkBemsha Swing
  37. Sleepy LaBeef – All the Time
  38. Sam CookeI’ll Come Running Back To You
  39. Frank SinatraWitchcraft
  40. Patsy ClineThree Cigarettes In An Ashtray
  41. Chuck BerryNo Money Down
  42. Sonny RollinsI’m An Old Cowhand
  43. Elvis Presley(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  44. Thelonius Monk – Brilliant Corners
  45. Little RichardKeep A Knockin’
  46. Jim ReevesFour Walls
  47. The CoastersSearchin’
  48. Nat King ColeWhen I Fall In Love 
  49. Johnny CashHome Of The Blues
  50. Thelonius MonkI Surrender Dear
  51. The CoastersYoung Blood 
  52. Jerry Lee LewisYou Win Again
  53. Fats DominoWhen I See You 
  54. Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight
  55. Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen
  56. Larry Williams – Short Fat Fannie
  57. Chuck Willis – C.C. Rider
  58. Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One
  59. Sam Cooke – Forever
  60. Miles Davis – Bye Bye Blackbird
  61. The Chantels – Maybe
  62. Marty Robbins – A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)
  63. Larry Williams – High School Dance
  64. Sam Cooke – Desire Me
Top Ranking Singles of 1957

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah (125 Songs from Reggae’s Finest)

The Jam-Tex selector will post a study and organization of the essential tracks of reggae music. The selector invites others to join in on the organization of these tracks.  Thus Jam-Tex presents The World of Reggae Music Collection.” This collection of singles begins with the greatest roots reggae hits in a category  entitled “Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah.”

The Reggae Superstars category includes the section: “The Lions of Jah.” The Lions of Jah section includes the pillars of reggae music, such as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh, Max Romeo, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bunny Wailer, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, and features supergroups like  Third WorldBlack UhuruSteel Pulse, and Culture. The grouping of songs includes classic vocal groups like the Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, and the Itals, and early deejay and singjay sensations like Big Youth, Tenor Saw, and Trinity.  Yet overall this category relies on the heavy hitters of reggae music like  John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Lucky Dube, Johnny Osbourne, and Cornell Campbell.

Please feel free to comment. The selector is open to suggestions and changes. Feel free to comment on the selections, categories, genre headings, and section headings. The selector will consider track additions and removals and even the renaming of categories, sections, and genres. Without further ado…

The Jam-Tex Selector presents…The World of Reggae Music Collection

Reggae’s Superstars: The Lions of Jah

Ini Kamoze – World-A-Music

Bob Marley & the WailersGet Up, Stand Up

Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty Town)

Toots & the Maytals54-46 That’s My Number

Peter ToshSteppin’ Razor

Jimmy CliffThe Harder They Come

Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey

Burning Spear – The Ghost

Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come

Third World Reggae Ambassador

Black Uhuru & the RevolutionariesGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner

CultureTwo Sevens Clash

Barrington Levy Too Experienced

Lee “Scratch” Perry Chase The Devil

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Disco Devil

Steel PulseHandsworth Revolution

Steel Pulse – Revolution Dub

Gregory Isaacs & Roots RadicsNight Nurse

Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Dub

Dennis Brown – Wolves and Leopards

The Wailing Souls Shark Attack

The Mighty DiamondsRight Time

Johnny Ousborne – Truths and Rights

Chalice – Good to Be There

Jacob Miller & Inner CircleWestbound Train

Horace AndySkylarking

Freddie McGregor Big Ship

Max Romeo & the UpsettersWar Ina Babylon

Israel Vibration – Get Up and Go

John Holt – Strange Things

Lucky Dube – We Love It

Toots & the MaytalsFunky Kingston

Jacob Miller & Inner Circle We A Rockers

Bob Marley & the WailersRebel Music (Three O’Clock Roadblock)

Burning Spear Columbus

Jimmy CliffYou Can Get It If You Really Want

Barrington Levy Saw Red

Peter ToshWhatcha Gonna Do

Steel Pulse Uncle George

Dennis Brown – Here I Come

The Heptones Book of Rules

Cornell Campbell The Gorgon

Mighty DiamondsIdentity

Beres Hammond & Zap PowLast War

Toots & the Maytals Time Tough

CultureIron Sharpening Iron

Dennis Brown Stop the Fussing & Fighting

Steel Pulse Ravers

Half Pint Level The Vibes

Beres Hammond They Gonna Talk

John Holt & the Aggravators You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine/Version

Jacob Miller & U-BrownKeep On Knocking

Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man

The HeptonesParty Time

Bob Andy – I’ve Got To Go Back Home

Burning Spear The Invasion

Burning Spear – Black Wa Da Da

The ItalsIn A Dis Ya Time/ Harbour View Rock

Bob Marley & the WailersIs This Love

Johnny Osbourne & the SensationsCome Back Darling

The Pioneers Long Shot (Kick the Bucket)

Toots & the Maytals Pressure Drop

Black Uhuru Party Next Door

Gregory IsaacsSad To Know (You’re Leaving)

Peter ToshWanted Dread And Alive

Beres Hammond – I Feel Good

Cornell Campbell Queen Of The Minstrel

Big Youth – Livin’

Burning SpearRise Up

Tenor SawLots of Sign

Tenor Saw – Lots of Dub

Black UhuruBlack Uhuru Anthem

Jacob Miller Mixed Up Moods

Steel PulseBlues Dance Raid

Barrington Levy, Kojak & LizaMy Woman/ Ten Thousand Woman

Bob Marley & the WailersRat Race

Jimmy Cliff Struggling Man

The HeptonesFattie Fattie

Horace Andy Nice And Easy

Horace Andy – Nice and Easy Dub

Mighty Diamonds Have Mercy

TrinityAll Gone

Gregory Isaacs – Cream of the Crop

Black Uhuru Rent Man

Sammy Dread My Princess

Beres Hammond – Rockaway

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Soul Rebel

U-Roy – Natty Rebel

Culture & Shorty the President See Them A Come/ Natty Pass Him G.C.E.

Cornell CampbellBoxing Around

Glen WashingtonRockers (Nuh Crackers)

Dennis BrownWhat About The Half

Jimmy Riley Love And Devotion

Ronnie Davis – Writing on the Wall

Burning SpearJordan River

Third WorldRoots With Quality

The ItalsBrutal Out Deh

Peter Tosh Why Must I Cry

CultureLion Rock

Barrington LevyMy Time (Rights of Man)

Steel Pulse Back To My Roots / Dub To My Roots

Gregory IsaacsStranger In Town

Dennis BrownGhetto Girl

The Wailing SoulsWar Deh Round A John Shop

Jacob MillerChapter A Day

Beres HammondWhat One Dance Can Do

Max Romeo One Step Forward

Lucky Dube Prisoner

Israel Vibration Back Staba

Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Heptones – Why Must I (Version)

Ed Robinson – Rude Awakening

Aswad – Love Fire

Aswad – Dub Fire

Jimmy Cliff – One More

Gregory Isaacs – Innocent People Cry

Delroy Wilson – It’s A Shame

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Pimper’s Paradise

The Wailing Souls – Bredda Gravalicious

Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up

The Viceroys – Brethren and Sistren

Freddie McGregor – A House Is Not A Home

Lucky Dube – Julie! Julie!

Beres Hammond – Pull Up

The Wailing Souls – Stop Red Eye

Israel Vibration – Reggae on the River

Jimmy Cliff – Treat The Youths Right

 

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah (125 Songs from Reggae’s Finest)