The Number One Hits Of 1955

Dec 4, 1954 – Jan 21, 1955
The Chordettes
Mr. Sandman
The Chordettes were formed in 1946 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and were originally part of a larger group called the Masqueraders.
The song “Mr. Sandman” was written by Pat Ballard and has been covered by various artists throughout the years.
Jan 22, 1955 – Feb 4, 1955
Joan Weber
Let Me Go, Lover!
Joan Weber was a popular singer during the 1950s who was discovered by Eddie Joy, a Columbia Records executive.
“Let Me Go, Lover!” was written by Jenny Lou Carson and Al Hill and was originally titled “Let Me Go, Devil!”.
Feb 5, 1955 – Feb 11, 1955
The Fontane Sisters
Hearts Of Stone
The Fontane Sisters were a trio from New Milford, New Jersey, who began their career singing backup for Perry Como.
“Hearts Of Stone” was written by Rudy Jackson and Eddie Ray and was originally recorded by The Jewels.
Feb 12, 1955 – Mar 25, 1955
The McGuire Sisters
The McGuire Sisters were a popular singing trio known for appearing on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts TV show.
“Sincerely” was written by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed and was originally a hit for The Moonglows.
Mar 26, 1955 – Apr 29, 1955
Bill Hayes
The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Bill Hayes is a singer and actor best known for his long-running role as Doug Williams on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”
“The Ballad of Davy Crockett” was written by George Bruns and Tom Blackburn as the theme song for the Disney TV show “Davy Crockett.”
Apr 30, 1955 – Jul 8, 1955
Pérez Prado
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Pérez Prado, known as the “King of the Mambo,” was a Cuban bandleader and composer who popularized the Mambo dance style.
“Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” was composed by Louiguy with lyrics by Jacques Larue and was featured in the film “Underwater!”.
Jul 9, 1955 – Sep 2, 1955
Bill Haley & His Comets
(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band considered one of the genre’s pioneers.
“(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” was written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers and is considered the first rock and roll song to top the charts.
Sep 3, 1955 – Oct 14, 1955
Mitch Miller
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Mitch Miller was an influential record producer, conductor, and musician known for his work in the recording industry during the 1950s and 1960s.
“The Yellow Rose of Texas” is a traditional folk song, and Mitch Miller’s version became a chart-topping hit in 1955.
Oct 15, 1955 – Oct 28, 1955
The Four Aces
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
The Four Aces were a popular vocal group from Chester, Pennsylvania, with several chart-topping hits in the 1950s.
“Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” was written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster for the film of the same name.
Oct 29, 1955 – Nov 25, 1955
Roger Williams
Autumn Leaves
Roger Williams was an American pianist known for his distinctive piano style and numerous hit recordings.
“Autumn Leaves” is a popular song with music by Joseph Kosma and original French lyrics by Jacques Prévert. Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics.
Nov 26, 1955 – Jan 13, 1956
Tennessee Ernie
Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford, a singer and television host, was known for his rich baritone voice and ability to perform various music genres.
“Sixteen Tons” was written by Merle Travis and tells the story of a coal miner’s life, reflecting their harsh working conditions.

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1955 include:
Bill Haley & His Comets, Bill Hayes, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, The Crew-Cuts, Don Cornell, The Drifters, Eddie Fisher, Fontane Sisters, Four Aces, Frank Sinatra, Georgia Gibbs, Jaye P. Morgan, Joe Turner, Johnny Desmond, LaVern Baker, Les Baxter, McGuire Sisters, Mitch Miller, The Moonglows, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Pat Boone, Perez Prado, Perry Como, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, ‘Tennessee’ Ernie Ford, Teresa Brewer

(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

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