Top Songs of 1959


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
27
Ray Charles What'd I Say Rhythm & Blues
2
398
Bobby Darin Mack the Knife Standards
3
420
The Drifters There Goes My Baby Doo-Wop, Soul
4
459
The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes for You Doo-Wop
5
506
The Isley Brothers Shout (Parts 1 and 2) Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
6
515
Miles Davis So What Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
7
544
Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas Chanson texte
8
695
Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five Cool Jazz
9
849
Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Rhythm & Blues, Soul
10
937
Dion and The Belmonts A Teenager in Love Brill Building, Doo-Wop
11
1069
Wilbert Harrison Kansas City Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
12
1129
Ornette Coleman Lonely Woman Avant-Garde Jazz
13
1432
Marty Robbins El Paso Cowboy
14
1978
Phil Phillips with The Twilights Sea of Love Doo-Wop
15
2090
Chuck Berry Back in the U.S.A. Rock & Roll
16
2185
The Clovers Love Potion No. 9 Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues
17
2273
Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes Jazz Pop, Traditional Pop
18
2422
Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else Rockabilly
19
2644
Charles Mingus Fables of Faubus/Original Faubus Fables Post-Bop
20
2700
Santo and Johnny Sleep Walk Surf Rock
21
2746
Bobby Darin Dream Lover Brill Building, Rock & Roll, Teen Pop
22
2787
The Falcons You're So Fine Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues
23
2952
Chuck Berry Memphis, Tennessee Rock & Roll
24
3076
Charles Mingus Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Cool Jazz
25
3173
Chuck Berry Little Queenie Rock & Roll
26
3457
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea Big Band, Swing, Traditional Pop
27
3479
Chan Romero Hippy Hippy Shake Rock & Roll
28
3625
George Jones White Lightning Honky Tonk, Rockabilly
29
3785
Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore Pop
30
3796
Vince Taylor & The Playboys Brand New Cadillac Rockabilly
31
3870
Johnny and The Hurricanes Red River Rock Rock & Roll
32
3895
Johnny Horton The Battle of New Orleans Country
33
4035
The Shirelles Dedicated to the One I Love Doo-Wop, Girl Group
34
4243
Miles Davis All Blues Cool Jazz
35
4414
Bo Diddley Say Man Rhythm & Blues, Spoken Word
36
4444
Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go Nashville Sound
37
4463
Lefty Frizzell The Long Black Veil Country
38
4634
Ray Charles with The Raylettes (Night Time) Is the Right Time Rhythm & Blues
39
4690
Dave Brubeck Quartet Blue Rondo la Turk Cool Jazz
40
4857
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin' Hard Bop
41
4859
Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's Country Pop, Rock & Roll
42
4990
The Coasters Charlie Brown Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
43
5179
Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me to Do Chicago Blues
44
5325
Mark Dinning Teen Angel Country Pop, Teen Pop
45
5348
The Fleetwoods Come Softly to Me Doo-Wop
46
5510
Édith Piaf Milord Chanson
47
5519
Chuck Berry Almost Grown Rock & Roll
48
5546
Jimmy Smith The Sermon Soul Jazz
49
5613
The Fleetwoods Mr. Blue Doo-Wop, Traditional Pop
50
5861
Nina Simone Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair Vocal Jazz
51
5896
Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul Rhythm & Blues
52
5917
Percy Faith & His Orchestra The Theme from "A Summer Place" Film Score, Light Music
53
6260
João Gilberto Desafinado Bossa Nova
54
6302
Cliff Richard and The Drifters Living Doll Country Pop
55
6419
The Viscounts Harlem Nocturne Jazz, Rock & Roll
56
6488
Domenico Modugno Piove (Ciao ciao bambina) Italo Pop, Traditional Pop
57
6507
Johnny Preston Running Bear Pop
58
6543
Della Reese Don't You Know Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz
59
6575
Lloyd Price Personality New Orleans R&B, Pop Soul
60
6657
Otis Rush All Your Love (I Miss Loving) Chicago Blues
61
6787
The Browns The Three Bells Close Harmony, Country Gospel, Nashville Sound
62
6917
Paul Anka Put Your Head on My Shoulder Brill Building, Teen Pop, Traditional Pop
63
6926
Miles Davis Flamenco Sketches Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
64
6982
Sandy Nelson Teen Beat Rock & Roll, Surf Rock
65
7086
Johnny Mathis Misty Standards
66
7136
Lloyd Price I'm Gonna Get Married New Orleans R&B, Rhythm & Blues
67
7187
The Mystics Hushabye Doo-Wop
68
7236
The Coasters Poison Ivy Rhythm & Blues
69
7542
Duane Eddy Peter Gunn Rock & Roll, Surf Rock
70
7688
Link Wray Raw-Hide Rock & Roll
71
7758
Freddy Cannon Tallahassee Lassie Rock & Roll
72
7806
The Wailers [The Fabulous Wailers] Tall Cool One Rock & Roll
73
8023
Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Rock & Roll
74
8409
Ronnie Hawkins Mary Lou Rockabilly
75
8429
Miles Davis Summertime Big Band
76
8606
Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes Rhythm & Blues, Soul
77
8815
The Bell Notes I've Had It Rock & Roll
78
8989
Sammy Turner Lavender Blue Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Traditional Pop
79
9091
Elvis Presley (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I Pop, Rockabilly
80
9096
The Impalas Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) Doo-Wop
81
9259
The Coasters That Is Rock & Roll Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
82
9328
Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) Rhythm & Blues, Soul
83
9458
Frankie Avalon Venus Teen Pop
84
9459
Frankie Avalon Why Teen Pop
85
9772
Miss Toni Fisher The Big Hurt Traditional Pop
86
9782
Marion Williams Packing Up Gospel
87
9790
Neil Sedaka Oh Carol Brill Building
88
9804
Fats Domino I'm Ready Rock & Roll
89
9826
Jimmy Jones Handy Man Pop Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
90
9895
Buster Brown Fannie Mae Rhythm & Blues
91
9923
Sarah Vaughan Broken-Hearted Melody Standards, Vocal Jazz
92
9944
The Passions [USA] Just to Be with You Doo-Wop
93
9961
Adam Faith What Do You Want? Teen Pop

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Jack Scott What in the World's Come Over You Rock & Roll, Teen Pop
Luiz Bonf Manh de Carnaval Bossa Nova
Paul Anka Lonely Boy Teen Pop
Frankie Miller Blackland Farmer Honky Tonk, Traditional Country
Theophilus Beckford Easy Snappin' Jamaican Ska, Rhythm & Blues
Bobby Bland I'll Take Care of You Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Soul Blues
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters The Twist Rhythm & Blues
Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates Please Don't Touch Rock & Roll
Jacques Brel La Valse mille temps Chanson texte
Bert Kaempfert Wunderland bei Nacht / Wonderland by Night Easy Listening
Charles Mingus Better Get It in Your Soul/Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul Post-Bop
Willie Nelson Night Life Country
Harold Dorman Mountain of Love Rock & Roll
Ray Price Heartaches by the Number Nashville Sound
Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll
Johnny Mathis Maria Traditional Pop
Richard Anthony Nouvelle Vague Y-y
Frank Sinatra Here's That Rainy Day Vocal Jazz
Miles Davis Freddie Freeloader Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
Miles Davis Blue in Green Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
Elvis Presley A Big Hunk O'Love Pop, Rock & Roll
Johnny and The Hurricanes Crossfire Rock & Roll
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Battle Hymn of the Republic Hymns
The Everly Brothers ('Til) I Kissed You Close Harmony, Rock & Roll
Ella Fitzgerald The Man I Love Standards, Vocal Jazz
The Coasters Along Came Jones Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
The Drifters Dance with Me Doo-Wop, Pop Soul, Rhythm & Blues
Guy Mitchell Heartaches by the Number Country Pop
Elvis Presley I Need Your Love Tonight Pop, Rockabilly
The Eternals Babalu's Wedding Day Doo-Wop
Little Willie John Let Them Talk Rhythm & Blues
Ronnie Hawkins Forty Days Rockabilly
Mina Tintarella di luna Brill Building, Rock & Roll
Ray Charles Come Rain or Come Shine Rhythm & Blues
The Weavers This Land Is Your Land Contemporary Folk
Fats Domino I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll
The Coasters What About Us Rhythm & Blues
Nina Simone The Other Woman Vocal Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong It Ain't Necessarily So Vocal Jazz
The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me Close Harmony
Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Adriano Celentano Il tuo bacio come un rock Rock & Roll
Jackie Wilson Talk That Talk Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone Rhythm & Blues
Sam Cooke Only Sixteen Soul
Rock-a-Teens Woo-Hoo Rockabilly
Bill Black's Combo Smokie - Part 2 Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Jerry Keller Here Comes Summer Pop
Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies Standards, Vocal Jazz
Billy Fury Maybe Tomorrow Pop
Buddy Holly Raining in My Heart Pop
Ricky Nelson It's Late Country Pop, Rockabilly, Teen Pop