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1959's Hit Music & Song Charts
1959's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs
Buy It! Bobby Darin (1st Best New Artist Grammy Winner, for 1958, awarded in 1959)
Bobby's career started with a songwriting partnership with Don Kirshner. His first hit was writeen after a bet that he could not write a song that started out with the words, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath." Splish Splash, his first hit, sold over a million copies.
Buy It! Henry Mancini (1st Grammy for Album of the Year)
Henry made a name for himself getting the Grammy for the Peter Gunn Theme. He later went on to be nominated for more Grammys and Oscars.
Grammy wins: Breakfast At Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses and The Pink Panther Theme.
Oscar wins: Breakfast At Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, Victor Victoria.
Buy It! Domenico Modugno (Grammy for Record of the Year & Song of the Year)
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) was the top song, and Domenico co-wrote it, so he didn't mind when young singer Bobby Rydell recorded it in 1960, hitting number 4 on Billboard. Bobby's version is the one most remembered today.
On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. THis was "The Day The Music Died" in Don McLean's American Pie.
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Fabian, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee, The Miracles, The Isley Brothers and Cliff Richard.
1959's Retro Pop Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Donna - Ritchie Valens
2. Buy It! Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny
3. Buy It! The Happy Organ - Dave 'Baby' Cortez
4. Buy It! Poison Ivy - The Coasters
5. Buy It! Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
6. Buy It! Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson
7. Buy It! Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
8. Buy It! Sea of Love - Phil Phillips with The Twilights
9. Buy It! Lavender Blue - Sammy Turner
10. Buy It! There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
1959's One Hit Wonders &
'Money Song' Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Sea of Love - Phil Phillips
2. Buy It! Battle Hymn of the Republic - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
3. Buy It! Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas
4. Buy It! Woo-Hoo - Rock-A-Teens
5. Buy It! Tell Him No - Travis & Bob
6. Buy It! Red River Rock - Johnny and the Hurricanes
7. Buy It! Enchanted Sea - The Islanders
8. Buy It! Makin' Love - Floyd Robinson
9. Buy It! High School USA - Tommy Facenda
10. Buy It! Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber
1959's Dance Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Shout - The Isley Brothers
2. Buy It! Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
3. Buy It! Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
4. Buy It! What'd I Say - Ray Charles
5. Buy It! Kansas City - Wilburt Harrison
6. Buy It! Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
7. Buy It! La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
8. Buy It! (Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers
9. Buy It! Kissin' Time - Bobby Rydell
10. Buy It! Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
1959's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
2. Buy It! A Teenager In Love - Dion & the Belmonts
3. Buy It! Love Potion No. 9 - Clovers
4. Buy It! Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - Impalas
5. Buy It! You're So Fine - Falcons
6. Buy It! Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
7. Buy It! Charlie Brown - Coasters
8. Buy It! Hushabye - Mystics
9. Buy It! The Angels Listened In - Crests
10. Buy It! Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
More Doo Wop Song Hits:
  Buy It! Oh Rosemarie - Fascinators
  Buy It! Island of Love - The Sheppards
  Buy It! Who's That Knocking - Genies
  Buy It! Traveling Stranger - Little Anthony & the Imperials
  Buy It! Shimmy Shimmy KoKo Bop - Little Anthony and the Imperials
PCM's 1959 Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
2. Buy It! Kansas City - Wilbur harrison
3. Buy It! What'd I Say - Ray Charles
4. Buy It! 16 Candles - The Crests
5. Buy It! A Teenager In Love - Dion and the Belmonts
6. Buy It! I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
7. Buy It! Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny
8. Buy It! It's Just A Matter of Time - Brook Benton
9. Buy It! There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
10. Buy It! Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Top 40 Pop Charts,
songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
Hot Pop Songs/PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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