Top Songs of 1955


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
29
Little Richard Tutti Frutti
2
125
Chuck Berry Maybellene
3
184
Elvis Presley Mystery Train
4
220
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
5
223
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
6
297
The Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon Why Do Fools Fall in Love
7
502
Muddy Waters Manish Boy
8
689
Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame
9
819
Julie London Cry Me a River
10
827
Bo Diddley I'm a Man
11
969
Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line
12
1054
The Platters Only You (And You Alone)
13
1155
The Platters The Great Pretender
14
1196
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons
15
1842
The Modern Jazz Quartet Django
16
2668
Boris Vian Le Déserteur
17
2677
The Cadillacs Speedoo
18
3302
Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
19
3616
Count Basie April in Paris
20
3618
The El Dorados At My Front Door
21
3790
Little Willie John Need Your Love So Bad
22
4205
Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House
23
4642
Etta James The Wallflower (aka "Roll with Me Henry")
24
5486
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Don't Start Me Talkin'
25
5592
Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking
26
6034
Little Walter My Babe
27
6200
Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland
28
6245
Bill Haley and His Comets See You Later, Alligator
29
6337
The Robins Smokey Joe's Cafe
30
6364
The Nutmegs Story Untold
31
6549
Horace Silver The Preacher
32
7208
Louis Armstrong Mack the Knife
33
7424
Frank Sinatra Love and Marriage
34
7565
Pérez Prado Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
35
7583
Bobby Charles See You Later, Alligator
36
7615
Big Joe Turner Flip Flop and Fly
37
7958
Shelly Manne Abstract No 1
38
8040
Boris Vian J'suis snob
39
8170
Chet Baker Let's Get Lost
40
8378
The Four Aces Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
41
8405
The Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde
42
8532
The Louvin Brothers When I Stop Dreaming
43
8592
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Cherokee
44
8708
The Turbans When You Dance
45
9012
Elvis Presley Milkcow Blues Boogie
46
9287
Orquesta Aragón El bodeguero
47
9534
Little Willie John All Around the World
48
9693
Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Eddy Arnold & His Guitar The Cattle Call
Boris Vian La Complainte du Progrčs
Mitch Miller The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Clovers Blue Velvet
The Wrens Come Back My Love
Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This
Mouloudji Le Déserteur
The Crew-Cuts Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
Boris Vian La Java des bombes atomiques
Porter Wagoner A Satisfied Mind
Johnny Cash Cry Cry Cry
Frank Sinatra Learning the Blues
Charlie Parker Blues for Alice
Kay Starr The Rock and Roll Waltz
Herbie Nichols The Third World
Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams Every Day (I Have the Blues)
Lotte Lenya Moritat
Al Hibbler He
Clifton Chenier Ay-Tete Fee
Johnny Cash Hey, Porter!
Al Hibbler Unchained Melody
Clifford Brown Yesterdays
Roy Hamilton Unchained Melody
Gogi Grant The Wayward Wind
Muddy Waters I Want to Be Loved
The Drifters Adorable
Four Deuces W-P-L-J
Meadowlarks Heaven and Paradise
Howlin' Wolf Forty Four
The Cheers Black Denim Trousers
Bill Haley and His Comets Rock-A-Beating Boogie
Young Jessie Mary Lou
Elvis Presley I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Muddy Waters Trouble, No More
Big Maybelle Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Bill Haley and His Comets Burn That Candle
Cora Vaucaire La Complainte de la Butte