Top Ranking Songs of the Past: 1956

Top Ranking Singles of 1956

Fats DominoBlueberry Hill

Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

Shirley & LeeLet The Good Times Roll

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

Ivory Joe Hunter – Since I Met You Baby

Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes

Little RichardLong Tall Sally

Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps – Be-Bop-A-Lula

Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Her So 

Johnny Cash – There You Go

Chuck BerryBrown Eyed Handsome Man

Eddie Cochran – Sweetie Pie

Howlin’ WolfSmokestack Lightnin’

Johnny Horton – Honky-Tonk Man

Ray Charles – Lonely Avenue

Johnny Burnette Trio – The Train Kept A Rollin

Fats DominoI’m Walkin’

Clarence “Frogman” HenryAin’t Got No Home

Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven

Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel

Mickey & Sylvia – Love Is Strange

Bill Haley & His Comets – See You Later, Alligator  

The Five Satins – In The Still of the Night  

Wanda Jackson – Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You

Ray Price – Crazy Arms

James Brown – Please Please Please

Ray Charles – Mary Ann

Frank SinatraI’ve Got You Under My Skin

Fats DominoMy Blue Heaven

Webb Pierce – Why Baby Why

Harry Belafonte – Day-O (Banana Boat)

Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Fats Domino – Blue Monday

Paul AnkaDiana

Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love?

Elvis Presley – Blue Moon

Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business

Marty Robbins – Singing The Blues

Little Richard Rip It Up 

Faron Young – Sweet Dreams

Harry Belafonte – Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

Patsy Cline – I Love You, Honey

Chuck Berry – You Can’t Catch Me

Little Willie John – Fever

Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes

The Drifters – I Gotta Get Myself A Woman

Buck Owens – After the Dance

Fats Domino – When My Dreamboat Comes Home

Dean Martin – Memories Are Made Of This

The DellsOh, What A Night

George Jones – Just One More

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – The ABC’s of Love

Elvis Presley – I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

The Drifters – Ruby Baby

Buck Owens – Down on the Corner of Love

Little Richard – Ready Teddy

Johnnie RayJust Walking In The Rain

Clifford Brown and Max Roach – These Foolish Things

Roy Orbison – Ooby Dooby

The Platters – My Prayer

Wanda Jackson – I Gotta Know

Bo Diddley – Diddy Wah Diddy

Guy Mitchell – Singing The Blues

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent

Patsy Cline – I’ve Loved and Lost Again

The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train

Elvis PresleyOld Shep

Young Jessie – Don’t Happen No More

Johnny Burnette Trio – Tear It Up

Junior GordonBlow Wind Blow

John Lee Hooker – Dimples

Huey “Piano” Smith – Little Liza Jane

Warren Smith – Ubangi Stomp

Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk

Carl Perkins – Dixie Fried

LaVern Baker – Jim Dandy

Johnny Burnette Trio – Honey Hush

Ray Charles – What Would I Do Without You?

Dean Martin – Innamorata (Sweetheart)

The Drifters – Steamboat

Eddie Cochran – Skinny Jim

Bo Diddley –  Cops and Robbers

Bing Crosby & Grace KellyTrue Love [from High Society]

Little Willie John – Need Your Love So Bad

Let The Good Times Roll

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Top Ranking Songs of the Past: 1956

The Top Ranking Songs of the Past: 1955

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Top Ranking Songs of the Past: 1955

Nappy Brown – Don’t Be Angry

Chuck Miller – The House of Blue Lights

Smiley Lewis – I Hear You Knocking

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Chuck Berry – Maybellene

Bill Haley & the Comets – (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock

Little Richard – Tutti Frutti

Buddy Holly – Down the Line

Fats Domino – Ain’t That A Shame

Carl Perkins – Honey Don’t

The Penguins – Earth Angel

Eddy Arnold – Cattle Call

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

Bobby Darin – Splish Splash

The Turbans – When You Dance

Hank Thompson – Don’t Take It Out On Me

The Robins – Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Frank Sinatra – Love and Marriage

Chuck Berry – No Money Down

Elvis Presley – Baby, Let’s Play House

Nappy Brown – Piddily Patter Patter

Webb Pierce – In the Jailhouse Now

Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy

Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm

Big Joe Turner – Flip, Flop, & Fly

Bill Haley & the Comets – Shake Rattle & Roll

The Platters – Only You

Young Jessie – Mary Lou

Little Walter – My Babe

Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons

Chuck Berry – Thirty Days

Elvis Presley – Mystery Train

Smiley Lewis – One Night

Faron Young – Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

Johnston Brothers – Hernando’s Hideaway

Johnny Cash – Cry Cry Cry

LaVern Baker – Tweedle Dee

Porter Wagoner – A Satisfied Mind

Ray Charles – Blackjack

Patsy Cline – Hdin’ Out

Fats Domino – Poor Me

Ferlin Husky – I Feel Better All Over

The Platters – The Great Pretender

Jim Reeves – Drinking Tequila

Georgia Gibbs – Dance with me Henry

Freddie Bell and the Bellboys – Hound Dog

Ray Charles – Greenbacks

Billy Lee Riley – Red Hot

Webb Pierce – I Don’t Care

The Clovers – Blue Velvet

Johnny Cash Trail to Mexico 

Clifford Brown and Max Roach – The Blues Walk

Merle Travis & Hank Thompson – Wildwood Flower

The Spiders – Witchcraft

Webb Pierce – Love, Love, Love

The Cadillacs – Speedoo

Johnny Cash – So Doggone Lonesome

Nat ‘King’ Cole – Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Elvis Presley – I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone

The Drifters – Adorable

George Jones – Why Baby Why

Sarah Vaughan – How High the Moon

Mitch Miller – Yellow Rose of Texas

Bo Diddley – Diddley Daddy

Lefty Frizzell – I Love You Mostly

Clifford Brown & Max Roach – What Am I Here For?

Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Ray Charles – This Little Girl of Mine

Jim Reeves – Penny Candy

Sammy Davis, Jr. – That Old Black Magic

Elvis Presley – Milk Cow Blues Boogie

The Drifters – What’cha Gonna Do

Patti Page – How Much is that Doggie in the Window

Nat King Cole – A Blossom Fell

Jim Reeves – Yonder Comes A Sucker

Ray Charles – Come Back Baby

Elvis Presley – I Forgot To Remember

Bo Diddley – Pretty Thing

Ray Charles – A Fool For You

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The Valentines – I Love You Baby

Rosco Gordon – The Chicken

Bill Haley & the Comets – Real Rock Drive

The Clovers – Love Bug

Ernest Tubb – The Yellow Rose of Texas

The Moonglows – Lover, Love Me

Dinah Shore – Whatever Lola Wants

Hank Snow – Mainliner

The Clovers – In the Morning Time

The Moonglows – She’s Gone

The Valentines – Lily Maebelle

Bill Haley & the Comets – Birth of the Boogie

The Moonglows – Sincerely

Chuck Miller – Hawk-Eye

The Spaniels – You Painted Pictures

Pete Seeger – Deila’s Go

B.B. King – Everyday I Have the Blues

The Moonglows – Most of All

Bill Haley & the Comets – Razzle Dazzle

The Spiders – Is It True

Ray Price – Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes

Rosco Gordon – Love For You Baby

The Ink Spots – Melody of Love

Bill Haley & the Comets – Dim Dim the Lights

Etta James – Good Rockin’ Daddy

Slim Whitman – Roll Along Silvery Moon

Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie – April in Paris

Kitty Wells – There’s Poison in Your Heart

Etta James – The Wallflower

Ferlin Husky – I’ll Baby Sit With You

Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Cherokee

Slim Whitman – Rose Marie

Eddie Snow – Ain’t That Right

Hank Thompson – Most of All

Etta James – Number One

Frank Sinatra – Learnin’ the Blues

The Clovers – Nip Sip

Perez Prado – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

The Moonglows – In My Diary

Lonnie Donegan – Rock Island Line

Al Hibbler – Unchained Melody

Smokey Joe Baugh – Signifying Monkey

Sarah Vaughan – Whatever Lola Wants

The Miller Sisters – There’s No Right Way To Do Me Wrong

Georgia Gibbs – 24 Hours a Day

The Penguins – Don’t Do It

The Five Tinos – Don’t Do That

Clifford Brown & Max Roach – Take the A-Train

The Penguins – Baby Let’s Make Some Love

Georgia Gibbs – Goodbye to Rome

The Turbans – Let Me Show You Around My Heart

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The Top Ranking Songs of the Past: 1955

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae inna Golden Oldies Version

GOLDEN OLDIES VERSION

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector uncovers some of the greatest reggae cover songs. This particular edition focuses on the Golden Oldies. Form pop sensations Elvis Presley, Neil DiamondBobby Darin, and Fats Domino to the singer/songwriters Bob Dylan and James Taylor to  the rock and roll greats like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and the Animals, to the soul crooners like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers this compilation of tracks explores the greatest reggae versions of pop hits.

Groups like Three Dog Night, The Association, and The Archies dominated American and British pop charts. And many Jamaicans took these tunes and transformed them into Jamaican reggae hits. One of my favorites in this edition is Bob Marley’s cover of the Archies tune “Sugar Sugar.”  Some of the greatest reggae performers including Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff,Toots & The Maytals, Dennis Brown, and John Holt took on these rock and roll legends and covered excellent pop songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  And of course, Ub40 made an entire career at the art of the reggae oldies cover, making smash top 40 hits out of Sonny And Cher‘sI Got You Babe” and Elvis Presley’s(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.”

Gregory Isaacs House Of The Rising Sun

Derrick MorganStand By Me

Desmond Dekker – Yakety Yak

Toots & the Maytals Louie, Louie

Alton Ellis Duke Of Earl

Big Youth Hit the Road Jack

Anonymously Yours Get Back

Chaka Demus & PliersTwist And Shout

UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

Joy White My Guy

The GayladsIt’s All in the Game

Susan CadoganFever

Slightly Stoopid Leaving On A Jet Plane

Ken Boothe Ain’t No Sunshine

B.B. SeatonSummertime

Dennis Brown(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Glen AdamsI Wanna Hold Your Hand

Toots & The Maytals – Let the Four Winds Blow

UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe

The Heptones – Our Day Will Come

Morgan Heritage – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

John Holt Hey Jude

Sugar Minott Never My Love

Judy Mowatt Joy to the World

Bob Marley & The Wailers – How Many Times

Stephen Marley – Pale Moonlight (How Many Times)

Busy Signal – Dream Dream

Alton Ellis – Bye Bye Love

Bruce Ruffin – Candida

Honeyboy MartinHave You Ever Seen the Rain

Shaggy & Samira – Never Knew What I Missed (Till I Kissed You)

Jackie Edwards – Take Me As I Am

The GayladsFire and Rain

Bruce RuffinCecilia

The Heptones(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Horace Andy Dream Lover

Irving BrownListen to the Music

Dennis Brown – Good Lovin’

C.J. Lewis Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Cornell Campbell Wonderful World

SizzlaSubterranean Homesick Blues

Sizzla – Subterranean Homesick Blues Dub

Wayne Armond – Maggie May

John Holt I’d Love You To Want Me

The Wailing Souls – My Generation

Judy Mowatt & the GaylettesSon Of A Preacher Man

Yami BoloJohnny B. Goode

Steel Pulse & Juki Rank We Can Work It Out

Tenor Fly Bright Side Of Life

Cynthia Richards & Irving Brown – You’ve Got a Friend

Susan Cadogan As Tears Go By

Bunny Rugs, U-Roy, & the Easy Star All Stars Lovely Rita

John HoltTouch Me In The Morning

Brent Dowe Knock Three Times

B.B. SeatonEverything Is Beautiful

Max Romeo Cracklin’ Rosie

Steel Pulse Brown Eyed Girl

Alton Ellis & Hortense Ellis Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Ben Harper & The Skatalites – Be My Guest

Bob Marley & the Wailers Sugar Sugar

Big Youth – Sugar Sugar

The Wailing Souls – My Sweet Lord

Maxi Priest Some Guys Have All The Luck

Johnny Clarke – Soul and Inspiration

Bob Marley & the Wailers And I Love Her

YellowmanBlueberry Hill

BushmanDowntown

Stevie Face – In The Living Years

Cornell Campbell – Just My Imagination

John Holt Girl from Ipanema

Devo – Whip It (Techno Remix)

Ken Boothe – Yesterday

Delroy Wilson Do That To Me One More Time

Freddie McGregor – Starting All Over

Derrick Harriot Eighteen with a Bullet

Alton Ellis – Diana

The Now Generation Alone Again, Naturally

Ken Boothe – Help Me Make It Through The Night

John Holt Baby I’m A Want You

Tessanne – I Want To Know What Love Is

Bruce RuffinCandida

Eric DonaldsonCandle in the Wind (Goodbye Norma Jean)

YvonneClose to You

Cornell Campbell – My Baby Just Cares For Me

Jackie Edwards – The Last Farewell

Bitty McClean – Dedicated To The One I Love

Lascelles Perkins – Pledging My Love

Taxi Gang – Mission Impossible

Marcia Griffiths – Play Me

Slim Smith – Love Me Tender

Jackie Edwards – High School Dance

Adina Edwards – Why Don’t You Write Me

Lascells Perkins – Mood For Love

Diana King – I Say A Little Prayer For You

Dave Barker & The Wailers – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Jackie Edwards – It’s All In the Game

Ali Campbell – Devoted To You

UB40 – I Wanna Be Like You

NEED

Susan Cadogan In the Ghetto

The Gaylettes Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday

Don Carlos – Hello Goodbye

Chosen Few – Drift Away

Pat Kelly – A Hard Day’s Night

The Cables – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Horace Andy – Mother and Child Reunion

B.B. Seaton – Eleanor Rigby

Boris Gardiner – Hooked On A Feeling

The Uniques – Crimson And Clover

Hopeton Lewis – Mighty Quinn

Ken Lazarus – Sugar Sugar

Bob Andy – Baby I Need Your Loving

Delroy Wilson – Get Ready

Alton Ellis – And I Love Her

Peter Tosh – Here Comes The Sun

Freddie McGregor – Sweet Caroline

Joe White – Yesterday

Judy Mowatt – Rescue Me

Ben Harper – Michelle

Horace Andy & Massive Attack – Light My Fire (Live)

Singing Sweet – Donna

Derrick Morgan – Ain’t That a Shame

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Ode To Billie Joe

Sister Carol – Wild Thing

Boris Gardiner & the Happening – Spooky

Horace Andy – Sea of Love

Ernie Smith – Kansas City

Denzil Dennis – (All I Have to Do Is) Dream

Chaka Demus – Don’t Be Cruel

John Holt – Soul & Inspiration

Joya Landis – Kansas City

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae inna Golden Oldies Version