Top Songs of 1959


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
34
Ray Charles What'd I Say
2
504
The Isley Brothers Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
3
524
The Drifters There Goes My Baby
4
541
The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes for You
5
628
Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas
6
665
Bobby Darin Mack the Knife
7
741
Miles Davis So What
8
857
Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)
9
984
Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five
10
1057
Dion and The Belmonts A Teenager in Love
11
1305
Wilbert Harrison Kansas City
12
1543
Ornette Coleman Lonely Woman
13
2104
Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else
14
2120
Phil Phillips with The Twilights Sea of Love
15
2127
Marty Robbins El Paso
16
2132
Chuck Berry Back in the U.S.A.
17
2490
Chuck Berry Memphis, Tennessee
18
2639
The Clovers Love Potion No. 9
19
2712
Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
20
2837
Santo and Johnny Sleep Walk
21
2944
Bobby Darin Dream Lover
22
2956
Chuck Berry Little Queenie
23
3114
Charles Mingus Fables of Faubus/Original Faubus Fables
24
3196
George Jones White Lightning
25
3226
The Falcons You're So Fine
26
3312
Vince Taylor & The Playboys Brand New Cadillac
27
3578
Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore
28
3820
Johnny and The Hurricanes Red River Rock
29
3848
Chan Romero Hippy Hippy Shake
30
4173
Charles Mingus Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
31
4224
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea
32
4306
Johnny Horton The Battle of New Orleans
33
4444
Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's
34
4846
Bo Diddley Say Man
35
5015
Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go
36
5161
The Shirelles Dedicated to the One I Love
37
5370
Mark Dinning Teen Angel
38
5428
The Coasters Charlie Brown
39
5487
Miles Davis All Blues
40
5626
Martin Denny Quiet Village
41
5698
Cliff Richard Living Doll
42
5866
Édith Piaf Milord
43
6195
Chuck Berry Almost Grown
44
6246
The Fleetwoods Come Softly to Me
45
6303
Lefty Frizzell The Long Black Veil
46
6372
The Viscounts Harlem Nocturne
47
6447
Dave Brubeck Quartet Blue Rondo la Turk
48
6510
Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me to Do
49
6540
Johnny Preston Running Bear
50
6609
The Coasters Poison Ivy
51
6630
Percy Faith & His Orchestra The Theme from "A Summer Place"
52
6697
Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul
53
6737
Jimmy Smith The Sermon
54
6763
Nina Simone Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
55
6885
Sandy Nelson Teen Beat
56
6917
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'
57
7023
Duane Eddy Peter Gunn
58
7047
Freddy Cannon Tallahassee Lassie
59
7137
Della Reese Don't You Know
60
7310
Link Wray Raw-Hide
61
7449
Domenico Modugno Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)
62
7493
Lloyd Price Personality
63
7604
The Browns The Three Bells
64
7636
The Fleetwoods Mr. Blue
65
7685
Miles Davis Flamenco Sketches
66
7740
João Gilberto Desafinado
67
7851
Lloyd Price I'm Gonna Get Married
68
8153
The Mystics Hushabye
69
8202
The Wailers [The Fabulous Wailers] Tall Cool One
70
8269
Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
71
8276
Paul Anka Put Your Head on My Shoulder
72
8477
Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes
73
8518
Ronnie Hawkins Mary Lou
74
9065
Otis Rush All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
75
9121
Neil Sedaka Oh Carol
76
9230
The Bell Notes I've Had It
77
9407
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates Please Don't Touch
78
9409
Elvis Presley (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
79
9587
The Impalas Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
80
9690
Johnny Mathis Misty
81
9749
Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So)
82
9852
Jack Scott What in the World's Come Over You
83
9935
Adam Faith What Do You Want?
84
9936
Frankie Avalon Venus
85
9937
Frankie Avalon Why
86
9941
The Coasters That Is Rock'n'roll

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Fats Domino I'm Ready
Miles Davis Summertime
Jimmy Jones Handy Man
Sammy Turner Lavender Blue
Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied
Bobby Bland I'll Take Care of You
Jacques Brel La Valse mille temps
Paul Anka Lonely Boy
Sarah Vaughan Broken-Hearted Melody
Miss Toni Fisher The Big Hurt
Willie Nelson Night Life
Theophilus Beckford Easy Snappin'
The Passions [USA] Just to Be with You
Richard Anthony Nouvelle Vague
Buster Brown Fannie Mae
Miles Davis Blue in Green
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters The Twist
Luiz Bonf Manh de Carnaval
Elvis Presley A Big Hunk O'Love
The Coasters Along Came Jones
Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home
Johnny and The Hurricanes Crossfire
Charles Mingus Better Get It in Your Soul/Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
Harold Dorman Mountain of Love
Guy Mitchell Heartaches by the Number
Nina Simone The Other Woman
Frank Sinatra Here's That Rainy Day
Ella Fitzgerald The Man I Love
Ray Charles Come Rain or Come Shine
Marion Williams Packing Up
The Everly Brothers ('Til) I Kissed You
Elvis Presley I Need Your Love Tonight
Ray Price Heartaches by the Number
Bert Kaempfert Wunderland bei nacht / Wonderland by Night
Miles Davis Freddie Freeloader
Johnny Mathis Maria
The Drifters Dance with Me
Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days
Little Willie John Let Them Talk
The Eternals Babalu's Wedding Day
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong It Ain't Necessarily So
Mina Tintarella di luna
Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies
Rock-a-Teens Woo-Hoo
Adriano Celentano Il tuo bacio come un rock
Jerry Keller Here Comes Summer
Frankie Miller Blackland Farmer
Fats Domino I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day
Billy Fury Maybe Tomorrow
Bo Diddley Crackin' Up
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Battle Hymn of the Republic
The Weavers This Land Is Your Land
The Coasters What About Us
The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me
Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone
Jackie Wilson Talk That Talk
Ricky Nelson It's Late
Bill Black's Combo Smokie - Part 2
Buddy Holly Raining in My Heart
Sam Cooke Only Sixteen