17 december

Today’s Number 1 Hits of the USA (1890-2016), including the charts of Australia and New Zealand
NOUVEAU: Numéros 1 et records du Top Singles français (1955-2016) (en construction)

De nummer 1-hits van 17 december

Best Selling Singles/Billboard Hot 100:

1927: Gene Austin – My Blue Heaven [Victor 20964] (13 weken 1)
My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin

(vandaag 91 jaar geleden)
(Lyric by George Whiting / Music by Walter Donaldson)
(Tenor with orchestra)

(#1 hit voor Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Het origineel)

(Lyric by George Whiting / Music by Walter Donaldson)
(with vocal chorus) op 19 november 1927 [Victor 20828] (78 rpm)

(1927: in de Broadway-musical theaterproductie Ziegfeld Follies 1927)

(1927: Jesse Crawford (Played on the Wurlitzer Organ) [Victor 21092] (78 rpm)

(1927: Hawaiian Serenaders (Duet Guitars) (Vocal refrain Larry Holton) [Oriole 1116] (78 rpm)

(1927: Fred Rich’s Dance Orchestra (Vocal Chorus Irving Kaufman) [Regal 8417] (78 rpm)

(#7 hit voor Nick Lucas “The Crooning Troubadour” (Piano by William F. Wirges) in 1928 [Brunswick 3684] (78 rpm)

(#9 hit voor Don Voorhees And His Orchestra (Vocal Chorus by Lewis James) (Voice and Guitar with Piano) in 1928 [Columbia 1129-D] (78 rpm)

(#17 hit voor Seger Ellis (Vocal With Justing Ring Trio) in 1928 [OKeh 40928] (78 rpm)

(1928: Gracie Fields (Comedienne In English with Orch.) [His Master’s Voice B 2733] (78 rpm)

(1934: Luis Russell & His Orchestra [78-Banner 33399]

(1937: Artie Shaw and his Orchestra [78-Vocalion 4336]

(1938: Radio Rhythm Club Sextet; B-kant van Rose Room [78-Parlophone R 2846]

(1939: Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra (with Vocal Trio) [Decca 712] (78 rpm)

(#17 hit voor Swing And Sway with Sammy Kaye (Vocal Chorus Jimmy Brown & Glee Club) in 1939 [Vocalion 4199] (78 rpm)

(1940: Svend Asmussens Kvintet (Svend Asmussen, Violin – Vocal) (Christian Jensen, Bas) Kjeld Bonfils, Piano – Vibraphone) (Svend Hauberg, klarinet, Trompet, Guitar) (Helge Jacobsen, Guitar) (Erik Frederiksen, Drum) [Odeon D-404] (78 rpm)

(1940: Coleman Hawkins’ All Star Octet; B-kant van The Sheik of Araby [78-Bluebird B-10770]

(1941: Glenn Miller and his Orch.; B-kant van Frenesi [Bluebird B-10994] (78 rpm)

(#3 album-hit voor Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Instrumental) in 1945 (LP: Music for Dreaming) [Capitol Album BD 9] [Capitol 20024] (78 rpm Box Set)

(1945: The Oscar Peterson; B-kant van Louise [78-Victor 56 0003]

(1946: Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (Vocal Chorus by Art Lund) [Columbia 37091] (78 rpm)

(1947: Eddy Howard And His Orchestra (Vocal by Eddy Howard) [Majestic 1177[ (78 rpm)

(1948: Herb Jeffries with Trombone Choir (Vocal with Instrumental Arr. Paul Villepigue) [Exclusive 26x] (78 rpm)

(1950: Sung during the opening credits by Betty Grable, Dan Dailey and chorus Danced by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey in de film My Blue Heaven)

(1950: Frank Sinatra (Orchestra under the direction of George Sivaro) [Columbia 38892] (78 rpm)

(#2 album-hit voor Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1951 (LP: Glenn Miller Concert, Volume 1) [RCA Victor ‎WPT 25] [RCA Victor 27-0107-B] (45 rpm Box Set)

(#8 album-hit voor Ray Anthony And His Orchestra in 1952 (10″ LP: Houseparty Hop) [Capitol H-292]

(1953: Georgia Gibbs (10″ LP: Georgia Sings The Oldies) [Mercury MG-25175]

(#2 album-hit voor Jackie Gleason (Orchestra Conducted by Jackie Gleason) in 1955 (LP: Jackie Gleason Plays Romantic Jazz) [Capitol W-568]

(1955: Sung by Doris Day during the sheet music montage in film Love Me or Leave Me)

(#10 album hit voor Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music als Sleepy Time Gal / My Blue Heaven / Doodle Doo Doo in 1956 (LP: Say It with Music) [Coral CRL 57041]

(#19 hit voor Fats Domino

(Lyric by George Whiting / Music by Walter Donaldson)
{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} in 1956; B-kant van I’m in Love Again [Imperial X5386] (45 rpm)

(1956: Bing Crosby with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Orchestra (Directed by Jack Pleis) (LP: Songs I Wish I Had Sung: The First Time Around) [Decca DL 8352]

(#7 album-hit voor Jonah Jones in 1958 (LP: Muted Jazz) [Capitol Records T-839]

(#15 album-hit voor The Platters in 1959 (LP: Remember When?) [Mercury Records MG 20410]

(#19 album-hit voor Lester Lanin And His Orchestra als Medley: Blue Skies / Mister Sandman / My Blues Heaven / I Wish I Were in Love Again / Panama in 1958 (LP: Lester Lanin Goes to College) [Epic LN 3474]

(1958: Harpo Marx (LP: Harpo at Work!) [Mercury SR-60016]

(1959: Bobby Day (Vocal with Orchestra) [Class 263] (45 rpm)

(1959: Matt Dennis (LP: Welcome Matt Dennis) [Jubilee JGS 1105]

(1959: The Famous Castle Jazz Band (LP: ‘The Five Pennies’) [Good Time Jazz M 12037]

(1959: Lou Stein (Lou Stein – upright piano) (Mel Davis – trumpet) (Milt Yaner – saxophone) (George Berg – saxophone) (George Barnes – guitar and banjo) (Sid Block – bass and Tuba) (Bunny Shawker – drums) (Hi Finformation: This stereophonic session was recorded in a New York City studio. The piano was picked up by a 44 BX (RCA) mike. The trumpet and sax were picked up by a 639 (Western Electric) mike. The trumpet and sax were picked up by a 639 (Western Electric) mike, while drums guitar and bass were picked up by 44 BX’s. The direct stereo pickup was achieved by a pair of Telefunken U-47’s suspended in front of and above the musicians. The session was taped on an Ampex 350 at 15 IPS, Hal Mooney, Mercury Recording Director) (LP: Honky Tonk Piano featuring Lou Stein) [Mercury ‎SR-60054] {Different track listing than the mono album, released in 1956}

(#5 album-hit voor Mitch Miller And The Gang in 1960 (LP: Memories Sing Along with Mitch) [Columbia CS 8342]

(#18 album-hit voor Duane Eddy His “Twangy” Guitar And The Rebels (℗ 1959) in 1960 (LP: The “Twangs”  the “Thang”) [Jamie JLP 70-3009]

(#3 album-hit voor Frank Sinatra (With Orchestra Conducted by Nelson Riddle) in 1961 (LP: Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!!) [Capitol Records SW-1491]

(#50 hit voor Duane Eddy & The Rebels in 1961 [Jamie 1200] (45 rpm)

(#29 album-hit voor Sandy Nelson  in 1962 (LP: Drums Are My beat!) [Imperial LP-9168]

(#34 album-hit voor Enoch Light and the Command All-Stars in 1962 (LP: Persuasive Percussion, Volume 4) [Command RS 830-S.D.]

(#40 album-hit voor Al Jolson als Medley: My Melancholy Baby / My Blue Heaven in 1962 (LP: The Best of Jolson) [Decca DXA 169]

(#113 album-hit voor Floyd Cramer (Produced By Chet Atkins) (Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee) (Recording Engineer: Bill Porter) in 1962 (LP: Floyd Cramer Gets Organ-ized) [RCA Victor LSP 2488]

(1962: Teddy Buckner And His Thad Jazz Band (LP: Midnight in Moscow) [GNP Crescendo 68]

(1962: Pat Boone (with Orchestra conducted by Billy Vaughn) (Arrangements by Billy Vaughn and Milt Rogers) (LP: I’ll See You in My Dreams) [Dot DLP 3399]

(1962: Ace Cannon And His Alto Sax (LP: Looking Back) [Hi SHL 32008]

(#10 album-hit voor Bobby Vinton (Arranged and Conducted by Burt Bacharach) in 1963 (LP: Blue Velvet) [Epic BN 26068]

(1964: Nino Tempo & April Stevens (LP: Nino and April Sing the Great Songs) [Atco Records SD 33-162]

(1966: Group Seven (mini-LP: Group Seven) [Jacks Beat Records BR 1029]

(1967: Harold Betters; B-kant van Hot Tamale Man [Reprise Records 0550]

(1967: Pete Fountain (Clarinet Solo With Orchestra) [Coral 65612] (45 rpm)

(#117 album-hit voor Fats Domino {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} in 1973 (Richard Nader Original & Executive Producer Of The Rock & Roll Revival) op de various artists Original Sound Track Recording (LP: Let the Good Times Roll) [Bell – BELL 9002]

(#152 album-hit voor Leon Redbone in 1981 (LP: From Branch to Branch) [Emerald City EC 38-136]

(#5 album-hit voor Harry Connick, Jr. (Arranged, Orchestrated & Conducted by Harry Connick, Jr.) (Produced by Tracey Freeman) (Recorded & Mixed by Gregg Rubin) {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} in 2004 (CD: Only You) [Columbia CK 90551]

(Op 30 januari 1928 komt tussen Nederland en de Verenigde Staten een draadloze telefoonverbinding tot stand.)

1938: “Fats” Waller and his Rhythm – Two Sleepy People [Bluebird B-10000] (2 weken 1)
Two Sleepy People - Fats Waller
(vandaag 80 jaar geleden)
(Tekst: Frank Loesser /Muziek: Hoagy Carmichael)
(Vocal Refrain and piano by “Fats” Waller)

(Het origineel is van Bob Hope & Shirley Ross in de film Thanks for the Memory, draait vanaf 11 november 1938 in de Amerikaanse bioscopen)

(#6 hit voor Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye in 1938 [78-Victor 26067]

(#7 hit voor Kay Kyser and his Orchestra (Vocal Chorus Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt) in 1938 [Brunswick 8244] (78 rpm)

(#11 hit voor Bob Crosby And His Orchestra (Vocal Chorus by Marion Mann and Bob Crosby) in 1938 [Decca 2150] (78 rpm)

(#13 hit voor Ella Logan and Hoagy Carmichael with Perry Botkin and his Orchestra) (Vocal Duet in Fox Trot Tempo) in 1938 [Brunswick 8250] (78 rpm)

(#13 hit voor The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk (Vocal Chorus Jules Herman) in 1938 [Vocalion 4435] (78 rpm)

(1953: The Al Vega Trio (10″ LP: The Al Vega Trio) [Prestige PRLP 152]

(#15 album-hit voor The Melachrino Orchestra in 1954 (LP: Music for Two People Alone) [RCA Victor ‎LPM 1027

(1956: The Pat Moran Quartet (LP: The Pat Moran Quartet) [Bethlehem BCP-6007]

(1956: Sal Salvador (LP: Shades of Sal Salvador) [Bethlehem BCP-39]

(1957: Sammy Davis, Jr. And Carmen McRae (With Orchestra Directed by Jack Pleis) (LP: Boy Meets Girl) [Decca DL 8490]

(1960: Sam Butera and The Witnesses (Arranged by Milt Rogers) (A William Perlberg-George Seaton Production) (A Paramount Release) (LP: Sam Butera and the Witnesses Play Music from the Rat Race) [Dot DLP 25306] (1960: Della Reese (Arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser) (LP: Della by Starlight) [RCA Victor LSP 2204]

(1961: Steve & Eydie (Orchestra Conducted by Don Costa) (LP: Cozy) [United Artists WWS 8509]

(#159 album-hit voor Art Garfunkel in 1992 op de various artists Music from the Motion Picture (CD: A League of Their Own) [Columbia ‎CK 52919]

1994: Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper (2 weken 1)
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze

(vandaag 24 jaar geleden)
(Ini Kamoze; Salaam Remi Gibbs; Chris Kenner; Antoine Domino; A. Konley; Kenton Nix)
(Produced by Salaam Remi)
(Recorded at The Crib/Palm Tree Studios)
(Mixed at Soundworks and Soundtrack, N.Y.C.)
(Engineered by Gary “Mon” Noble)
(Asst. Engineers: Kevin Pettaway & Jim Viviano)
(Remix bevat een sample uit Hot Pants-I’m Coming van Bobby Byrd (1971) en Heartbeat van Taana Gardner (1981)

(Uit de film Prêt-à-porter met in de hoofdrollen Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren & Julia Roberts, ging op 23 december 1994 in New York City in première, draait vanaf 25 december 1994 in heel Amerika en gaat op deze dag in Canada onder de naam Prêt-à-Porter: Ready to Wear in roulatie)

Billboard: “Net geen N°1-hits”

1977: Linda Ronstadt – Blue Bayou [Asylum Records E-45431] (4 weken 3)
Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt

(vandaag 41 jaar geleden)
(Roy Orbison; Joe Melson)
(Produced by Peter Asher)
(Engineered by Val Garay)

{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington}

(#29 hit voor Roy Orbison (Het origineel); B-kant van Mean Woman Blues in 1963 [Monument MN. 824] (45 rpm)

(#35 album-hit voor Roy Orbison in 1963 (LP: In Dreams) [Monument SLP 18003]

(1963: Dick Rivers accompagné par “les Gladiators” (Adapt.: Hubert Ithier) (Orchestre, direction: Paul Piot) als Tu n’es plus là (Blue Bayou) (EP: Tu n’es plus là) [Pathé 45 EG 696] (45 rpm) (4-track EP) (Franse versie)

(#19 album-hit voor Roy Orbison (℗ 1964) in 1966 (LP: More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits) [Monument SLP-18024]

(1979: Benny Neyman (Adapt.: Benny Neyman) als Ik mis je zo (LP: 15 jaar) [Dino Music DNCD 1228]

1983: Daryl Hall – John Oates – Say It Isn’t So [RCA PB-13654] (4 weken 2)
Say It Isn’t So - Daryl Hall - John Oates

(vandaag 35 jaar geleden)
(Daryl Hall)
(Produced By Daryl HallJohn Oates)
(Co-Produced by Bob Clearmountain)

1988: Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I Got [Elektra 7-69371] (1 week 3)
Giving You The Best That I Got - Anita Baker

(vandaag 30 jaar geleden)
(Anita Baker; Skip Scarborough; Randy Holland)
(Produced by Michael J. Powell)
(Executive Producer: Anita Baker)
(Engineered by Barney Perkins)
(Recorded at Encore Studios, LA)

Adult Standards/Timeless Classics

1955: Frankie Laine with Percy Faith & his Orch. – A Woman In Love [Columbia 4-40583]
A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine

(vandaag 63 jaar geleden)
(Frank Loesser)

{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado}

(#16 hit in US Cashbox Top 100 Singles Charts)

(#19 hit in US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts)

(Het origineel is Marlon Brando en Jean Simmons in de film Guys and Dolls met in de hoofdrollen Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra en Vivian Blaine, ging op 3 november 1955 in New York City, NY en op 22 november 1955 in Los Angeles, CA in première)

(#14 US-hit voor Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Vocal with Chorus and Orchestra Directed by Jack Pleis) op 24 december 1955 [Decca 9-29725] (45 rpm)

Billboard Easy Listening chart:

1988: Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall [RCA 8691-7-R] (1 week 1)
Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl

(vandaag 30 jaar geleden)
(George Merrill; Shannon Rubicam)
(Produced By Arif Mardin)

(#5 hit in de Hot 100 op 17 december 1988)

2005: Kimberley Locke – Up On The Housetop (4 weken 1)
Up On The Housetop - Kimberley Locke
(vandaag 13 jaar geleden)
(Tekst & Muziek: Benjamin Hanby)
(Produced by Michael Lloyd and Mike Curb)
(Published ℗ 1864)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

(Kerstliedje, op schrift gezet in 1864 door Benjamin Hanby (1833-1867)

(#10 album-hit voor Ken Griffin At The Organ (Instrumental) in 1949 (LP: Merry Christmas) [Rondo 1010] [Rondo R1010-3A] (78 rpm Box Set)

(1957: Gene Autry (Arr. Carl Cotner) (Carl Cotner Orchestra and Chorus) {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} (LP: Christmastime with Gene Autry) [Mistletoe Records MLP-1207]

(1962: Eddy Arnold (Traditional) Produced by Chet Atkins) (Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee) (Recording Engineer: Bill Porter) {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} (LP: Christmas with Eddy Arnold) [RCA Victor ‎LSP 2554]

(#26 album-hit [Christmas Charts] voor Floyd Cramer (Arranged by Bill McElhiney) (Produced by Chet Atkins and Felton Jarvis) (Recorded in RCA Victor’s “Nashville Sound” Studio, Nashville, Tennessee) (Recording Engineer: Jim Malloy) {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} als Medley: Up on the Housetop/Jingle Bells in 1967 (LP: We Wish You a Merry Christmas) [RCA Victor ‎LSP 3828]

(2006: Joe Gransden {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} (CD: I’ll Be Home for Christmas) [Brass Menagerie BMRC-007]

2015: Train – This Christmas [albumtrack] (Totaal: 2 weken 1)

(vandaag 3 jaar geleden)
(Nadine McKinnor; Donny Hathaway)
(terug op #1: 31-12-2016 (1 week)
(CD: Christmas in Tahoe) [Sunken Forest Records ‎SF0001]

(Het origineel is van Donny Hathaway

(Nadine McKinnorDonny Pitts [= Donny Hathaway]
(Arranged by Donny Hathaway)
(Produced by Don-Ric Enterprises) {Adult Contemporary Classic Song op radiostation KOSI 101.1 FM, Denver, Colorado} uit 1970 [Atco Records 45-6799] (45 rpm)

(1982: Gladys Knight & The Pips (LP: That Special Time of Year) [Columbia PC 38114]

(1984: The Gap Band op de various artists (LP: A Total Experience Christmas) [Total Experience TEL 8 5707]

(#18 album-hit [Christmas Charts] voor Patti LaBelle in 1990 (CD: This Christmas) [MCA Records MCAD 10113]

(1990: Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis op de various artists (CD: A Jazzy Wonderland) [Columbia CK 46805]

(1991: Stephanie Mills (CD: Christmas) [MCA Records MCAD-10427]

(#43 album-hit [Christmas Charts] voor Gloria Estefan in 1993 (CD: Christmas Through Your Eyes) [Epic EK 57567]

(#34 album-hit voor Destiny’s Child in 2001 (CD: 8 Days of Christmas) [Columbia CK 86098]

(#160 album-hit voor Ashanti in 2003 (CD: Ashanti’s Christmas) [The Inc. Records B0001612-02]

(#7 album-hit [Christmas Charts] voor Faith Evans in 2006 (CD: A Faithful Christmas) [Capitol Records ‎0946 3 32191 2 0]

(#27 R&B-hit voor Chris Brown in 2008 in de film This Christmas met in de hoofdrollen Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Columbus Short en Regina King, ging op 25 oktober 2007 in het American Black Film Festival in première en draait vanaf 21 november 2007 in heel Amerika)

(#102 album-hit voor Aretha Franklin in 2008 (CD: This Christmas) [DMI Records R2 516593]

(#2 Easy Listening-hit voor Mary J. Blige (Produced And Arranged By David Foster) (Co-Produced And Mixed By Jochem van der Saag) (Executive Producer: Kendu Isaacs) [albumtrack] op 21 december 2013 (CD: A Mary Christmas) [Verve Records B0018911-02]

(#1 Easy Listening-hit voor Seal (℗ 2015) op 2 januari  2016 [Warner Bros. Records] (Digital download)

Billboard Easy Listening: “Net geen N°1-hits”

1966: Eddie Fisher – Games That Lovers Play [RCA Victor 47-8956] (1 week 2)
Games That Lovers Play - Eddie Fisher

(vandaag 52 jaar geleden)
(Muziek: James Last /Engelse tekst: Larry Kusik; Eddie Snyder /Originele Duitse tekst: Gunter Loose)
(Produced by Al Schmitt)
(Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle)

(#45 hit in de Hot 100 op 10 december 1966)

(Het origineel is van James Last

(James Last) als Eine ganze Nacht uit 1966 (LP: Non Stop und à gogo) [Polydor ‎104 671]

(#22 Easy Listening-hit voor voor Wayne Newton (Arranged and Conducted by Perry Botkin, Jr.) in 1966 [Capitol Records 5754] (45 rpm)

(#122 Bubbling Under-hit voor Mantovani And His Orchestra in 1966; B-kant van Ebb Tide [London 45 LON 20015] (45 rpm)

(#125 album-hit voor John Davidson (Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey) in 1967 (LP: My Best to You) [Columbia CS 9448]

(1967: Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra (Produced by Teo Macero) (LP: The Kostelanetz Sound of Today) [Columbia CS 9409]

(#194 album-hit voor Andre Kostelanetz in 1969 (LP: Sounds of Love) [Columbia GP 10]

(1970: David Curtis (Produced by Alan Galbraith) (LP: David Curtis) [His Master’s Voice CSDM.6320] (EMI) {Nieuw-Zeelandse persing}

1983: Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – Say Say Say [Columbia 38-04168] (3 weken 3)
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson

(vandaag 35 jaar geleden)
(Paul McCartney; Michael Jackson)
(Produced by George Martin)

(#1 hit in de Hot 100 op 10 december 1983)

(1984: Paul Mauriat (Arrangements et direction: Paul Mauriat) (Enrégistré au studio Des Dames, Paris) (Prise de son: Jean-Louis Labro) (Une Production Phonogram réalisé par Paul Mauriat et Valentin Coupeau) (LP: The Seven Seas) [Philips 818 781-2]

(1984: Fausto Papetti als Non-Stop N° 1: Reggae Night / Marbella / Pipeline /Say Say Say (LP: 38ª Raccolta) [Durium ms AI 77440]

2005: Jim Brickman Featuring Wayne Brady – Beautiful (4 weken 2)
Beautiful - Jim Brickman
(vandaag 13 jaar geleden)
(Jim Brickman)
(Producer: David Grow and Jim Brickman)
(Executive Producer: Jay Landers)
(Associate Producer: Damon Whiteside)
(Mastered by Dave Collins at Dave Collins Audio)

2011: Jim Brickman Featuring Olivia Jade Archbold – Fa La La (1 week 2)
Fa La La - Jim Brickman
(vandaag 7 jaar geleden)
(Jim Brickman; Victoria Shaw)

Billboard Country & Western chart:

1955: “Tennessee” Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons [Capitol F3262] (10 weken 1)
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford

(vandaag 63 jaar geleden)
(Merle Travis)
(With Orchestra Conducted by Jack Fasinato)
(Vocal with Orchestra)

(#1 hit in de Hot 100 op 26 november 1955)

{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington}

(Het origineel is van Merle Travis

(Merle Travis)
(Folk Singer With Guitar) uit 1947 (LP: Folk Songs of the Hills) [Capitol Americana Album AD-50] [Capitol 48001] (78 rpm Box Set)

(#17 pop-hit voor Johnny Desmond (Vocal With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs) in 1955 [Coral 9-61529] (45 rpm)

(1955: Larry Cross (Accompanied by Johnny Gregory and His Band) [Embassy WB. 160] (78 rpm)

(1955: B. B. “Blues Boy” King And His Orch. als 16 Tons [RPM Records 451] (78 rpm)

(1955: Red Sovine (Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment); B-kant van Why Baby Why [Decca 9-29739] (45 rpm)

(#2 hit in West-Duitsland voor Ralf Bendix (Adapt.: Peter Mösser) (Herbert Beckh und sein Tanzorchester) als Sie hiess Mary-Ann (Sixteen Tons) in 1956 [Electrola 7 MW 17-8603] (45 rpm) (Duitse versie)

(#6 hit in West-Duitsland voor Freddy (Adapt.: Peter Mösser) (Horst Wende Tanz-Solisten) als Sie hieß Mary-Ann (Sixteen tons) in 1956 [Polydor NH 23 181] (45 rpm) (Duitse versie)

(#10 hit in Engeland voor Frankie Laine (Orchestra conducted by Buddy Cole with The Mellomen) in 1956 [Philips P.B.539] (78 rpm)

(1956: Eddy Arnold and his Guitar (LP: A Dozen Hits) [RCA Victor LPM 1293]

(1956: Homer and Jethro (EP: This Is a Wife and Sixteen Tons) [RCA Victor EPA 716] (Side 2) [RCA Victor F2WH-8346] (45 rpm) (4-track EP)

(1956: Big Bill Broonzy)

(1956: Frankie Laine and The Mellomen (with Orchestra conducted by Buddy Cole) [Philips 321 803 BF] (45 rpm) {Nederlandse persing}

(1956: Armand Mestral avec Jo Moutet et son orchestre (Adapt.: Jacques Larue) als Seize tonnes (EP: Seize tonnes) [45-Philips 432.090 NE] (Franse versie) (4-track EP)

(1956: Rolf Simson und die Telestars (Adapt.: Peter Mösser) (Kurt Henkels und sein großes Tanzorchester) als Sie hieß Mary-Ann (Sixteen Tons) [Decca D 18 231] (45 rpm) (Duitse versie)

(1957: Jean Bertola (Adapt.: Jacques Larue) (Orchestre, direction: Franck Pourcel) als Seize tonnes (Sixteen tons) (EP: Seize tonnes) [45-Columbia ESRF 1090] (Franse versie) (4-track EP)

(1957: The Weavers (LP: The Weavers at Carnegie Hall) [Vanguard VRS-9010]

(1960: John Charles with William Galassini and his Orchestra [Cetra SP 785] (45 rpm)

(1960: Tennessee Ernie Ford (Produced by Lee Gillette) (LP: Sixteen Tons) [Capitol Records ‎T-1380]

(#23 album-hit voor Jimmy Dean in 1961 (LP: Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales) [Columbia CS 8535]

(#24 album-hit voor The Weavers in 1961 (LP: The Weavers at Carnegie Hall) [Vanguard ‎VRS-9010]

(#9 album-hit voor Lou Monte in 1962 (LP: Pepino the Italian Mouse of Other Italian Fun Songs) [Reprise R9-6058]

(1964: The Merry Young Souls with Ralph Carmichael’s Music (Produced by: Lee Gillette) [Capitol Records 5148] (45 rpm)

(1964: Louis Neefs (a “live” recording of Louis Neefs) als Sixteen Tons [Moonglow M 5220] (45 rpm)

(1964: Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (LP: Another Hit Album!) [Dot DLP 3593]

(#3 album-hit in Engeland voor Tom Jones in 1967 (LP: Green, Green Grass of Home) [Decca SKL.4855]

(#68 pop-hit voor Tom Jones (Prod: Peter Sullivan) in 1967 [Parrot 45 PAR-40016] (45 rpm)

(1967: The Robert DeCormier Singers (LP: Walking in the Sunshine with the Robert DeCormier Singers) [Command RS 916-S.D.]

(1967: James & Bobby Purify; B-kant van I Take What I Want [Bell Records 680] (45 rpm)

(1969: Frankie Laine (With Frank De Vol and His Orchestra) (LP: I’m Gonna Live ‘Till I Die) [Harmony HS 11345]

(#47 pop-hit voor The Don Harrison Band (Produced by The Don Harrison Band) in 1976 [Atlantic 45-3323] (45 rpm)

(1986: Adriano Celentano (Adapt.: Depsa [= Salvatore De Pasquale] (Produzione: Miki Del Prete) (Arrangiamenti e Realizzazione: Pinuccio Pirazzoli) (Missagi: Nino Iorio) als L’ascensore (Sixteen Tons) (LP: I miei Americani tre puntini 2) [Clan Celentano CLN 20545] (Italiaanse versie)

1983: John Anderson – Black Sheep [Warner Bros. Records 7-29497] (1 week 1)
Black Sheep - John Anderson
(vandaag 35 jaar geleden)
(Daniel D. Darst; Robert Altman)
(Produced By John Anderson & Lou Bradley)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1988: Restless Heart – A Tender Lie [RCA 8714-7-R] (1 week 1)
A Tender Lie - Restless Heart

(vandaag 30 jaar geleden)
(Randy Sharp)
(Produced by: Tim DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Restless Heart)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1994: Joe Diffie – Pickup Man [Epic 34-77715] (4 weken 1)
Pickup Man - Joe Diffie

(vandaag 24 jaar geleden)
(Howard Perdew; Kerry Kurt Phillips)
(Produced by Johnny Slate & Joe Diffie)

(#60 hit in de Hot 100 op 7 januari 1995)

2005: Joe Nichols – Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (1 week 1)
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off - Joe Nichols

(vandaag 13 jaar geleden)
(Gary Hannan; John Wiggins)

(#32 hit in de Hot 100 op 19 november 2005)

Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart:

1955: Jay Mc Shann’s Orchestra – Hands Off [Vee-Jay Records VJ 155] (3 weken 1)
Hands Off - Jay Mc Shann's Orchestra
(vandaag 63 jaar geleden)
(Priscilla Bowman; Jay McShann)
(Vocalist Priscilla Bowman)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1988: Cherrelle – Everything I Miss At Home [Tabu ZS4 08052] (1 week 1)
Everything I Miss At Home - Cherrelle

(vandaag 30 jaar geleden)
(James Harris III; Terry Lewis)
(Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}


This US list was compiled by data from the books titled Joel Whitburn’s “Pop Memories 1890-1954”, “Top Pop Singles 1955-2010”, “Top Adult Songs 1961-2006”, “Hot Country Songs 1944-2010”, “Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010” and Billboard Magazine (©2018)


[République française]

1973: Johnny Hallyday – Noël interdit [Philips 6009 419] (1 week 1)

(vandaag 45 jaar geleden)
(Johnny Hallyday · Michel Mallory)
(Arrangements et direction: Raymond Donnez)

(2006: After In Paris (Les tubes de Johnny revisités par After in Paris) (Pour la première fios en version Électro, Latino, House…) als Navidad prohibida (Noël interdit) (CD: Johnny Lounge) [Exclaim 8345115322]


1966: Normie Rowe – Ooh La La / Ain’t Nobody Home [International Sunshine QIK-1565] (3 weken 1)
(vandaag 52 jaar geleden)
(Micky Keen; Robin Shaw / Jerry Ragovoy)
(Produced by Terry Kennedy and John Carter)
(Recorded In England)


2000: Destiny’s Child – Independent Women Part 1 (1 week 1)
(vandaag 18 jaar geleden)
(Samuel J. Barnes; Jean Claude Olivier; Cory Rooney; Beyoncé Knowles)
(Produced By Poke And Tone [ = Jean Claude Olivier & Samuel Barnes] And Cory Rooney)
(Co-Produced By Beyoncé Knowles)
(Recorded by Manelich Sotolongo at Logo Studios (Deer Park, NY) and Troy Gonzales at TK Studios (Honolulu, HI)
(Mixed by Rich Travali at The Hit Factory (New York, NY)
(Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound (New York, NY)

(#1 hit in de US Hot 100 op 18 november 2000)

(Uit de film Charlie’s Angels met in de hoofdrollen Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore & Lucy Liu, ging op 22 oktober 2000 in de Verenigde Staten in première, draait vanaf 3 november 2000 in heel Amerika en gaat op 30 november 2000 in de Nieuw-Zeelandse bioscopen in roulatie)

2007: Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (5 weken 1)
(vandaag 11 jaar geleden)
(Ryan Tedder; Jesse McCartney)
(Produced by Ryan Tedder)
(Engineered by Ryan Tedder)
(Assisted by Nate Hertweck and Craig Durrance)
(Mixed by: Phil Tan)
(Recorded at Mansfield Studios, LA, Record Plant, Hollywood and Encore, Burbank)
(All Instruments, Programming and String Arrangement: Ryan Tedder)

(#1 hit in de US Hot 100 op 5 april 2008)


France charts sourced from www.infodisc.fr and SNEP. Australia and New Zealand charts sourced from Wikipedia


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