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The BOAT Project (Best Of All Time) has been something I've kicked around since I started following the charts closely in 1989. To present an absolute ALL TIME list of Singles, Albums and Artists according to the Australian charts.

My calculations have gone through variations over the years, trying to adapt to the changes in how the charts themselves have been generated, but give an overall fairness to those changes.

Many here are familiar with my charts, so I would like to officially begin the ALL TIME presentation of the Australian Charts...

1940 TOP 20 SINGLES

Chart information: These charts were retro-compiled by David Kent based on radio playlists from various stations around the country. They were quite "skimp" in their information, and so, a monthly Top 20 chart was compiled. Points have been assigned to represent estimated sales, however, in these early years, there would be absolutely no idea of what sales would have been. In fairness to the future years, points have been assigned based on the monthly charts (where these days it would be weekly), and so the songs featured here would reflect quite poor sales. Anything above today's Gold standard (35,000 sales) would be considered a huge hit, but not really affect the ALL TIME singles charts.

Many songs were represented by multiple artists combining to produce their chart standing. In David Kent's "green" Australian Top 20 Chart Book, no more than two artists would be assigned per hit, however, flicking through his "blue" Australian Chart Book 1940-1969, additional artists also could make claim to those same hits. Sometimes up to seven artists could represent a single. It is the blue book that I ultimately represent the artist info with the following hits...

1. BEGIN THE BEGUINE Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson / The Andrews Sisters / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (HP: #6, Months In: 12) (52,920 points)
2. BEER BARREL POLKA (ROLL OUT THE BARREL) The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Band with Vocal Chorus (#1, 9 months) (43,929 points)
3. SOUTH OF THE BORDER (DOWN MEXICO WAY) Carson Robison & His Pioneers / Joe Loss & His Band featuring Monte Rey / Gene Autry (#1, 7 months) (39,078 points)
4. BLUE ORCHIDS Joe Loss & His Band with Vocal Chorus / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#1, 7 months) (36,243 points)
5. TILL THE LIGHTS OF LONDON SHINE AGAIN Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson (#1, 6 months) (34,164 points)
6. WISH ME LUCK (AS YOU WAVE ME GOODBYE) Gracie Fields (#3, 7 months) (33,719 points)
7. SCATTER-BRAIN Frankie Masters & His Orchestra / The Milt Herth Trio with Vocal Chorus / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Glenn Hughes (#5, 7 months) (32,846 points)
8. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE WITH YOU Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus (#2, 6 months) (31,937 points)
9. OH JOHNNY OH JOHNNY OH The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Band featuring Shirley Lenner (#3, 6 months) (31,329 points)
10. KISS ME GOODNIGHT SERGEANT-MAJOR The London Piano-Accordeon Band / Ambrose & His Orchestra featuring Les Carew (#3, 7 months) (31,118 points)
11. OVER THE RAINBOW Judy Garland / Nick Lucas / Jim Davidson & His A.B.C. Dance Band / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#4, 6 months) (29,295 points)
12. RUN, RABBIT, RUN Joe Loss & His Band / Flanagan And Allen / The London Piano-Accordian Band (#4, 6 months) (28,814 points)
13. AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER Nick Lucas / Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell (#3, 5 months) (25,808 points)
14. F.D.R. JONES Flanagan And Allen / Joe Loss & His Band / Ella Fitzgerald (#2, 5 months) (24,467 points)
15. THE MAN THAT COMES AROUND Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra with Vocal Chorus (#2, 5 months) (23,184 points)
16. THE MAN WITH THE MANDOLIN Jim Davidson & His A.B.C. Dance Band / Nick Lucas / Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights featuring Larry Cotton & The Heidtites / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Marion Hutton (#4, 5 months) (22,793 points)
17. SHE HAD TO GO AND LOSE IT AT THE ASTOR Harry Roy & His Orchestra / Dick Robertson & His Orchestra with Vocal Chorus (#3, 5 months) (22,730 points)
18. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Kate Smith / Roy Smeck & His Serenaders / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#4, 5 months) (21,744 points)
19. A MAN AND HIS DREAM Nick Lucas / Bing Crosby (#6, 5 months) (21,636 points)
20. YOU'RE THE ONLY STAR (IN MY BLUE HEAVEN) Dick Todd / The Hill Billies (#12, 5 months) (18,936 points)
OMG YAY!!! I love your countdowns. Always provide a good insight into the success of music that this site can not give
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Can't second this comment enough, always love these lists and hope you go through all the way with this
And I third it. BOAT is my favourite kind of meat!
At #6 I'm finally familiar with a song. I know of Julio's version of #1, but this one sounded nothing like it.
How times keep a-changin'.
1940 TOP 20 ARTISTS

Chart information: As mentioned above, most hits from the early years were represented by more than one artist. While in David Kent's green book, only two are mentioned per song, his blue book would reveal up to 8 artists had recorded the same song, adding up to the overall chart statistics. I have simply divided the points per song equally between whichever artists are represented in the blue book. This means some successful songs will only return a few thousand points to the artists involved when represented by 7 or 8 artists.

1. JOE LOSS & HIS BAND (#1, 12 months) (220,062 points)
2. AMBROSE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 10 months) (84,709 points)
3. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (66,450 points)
4. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 12 months) (57,189 points)
5. BING CROSBY (#2, 12 months) (50,735 points)
6. JIM DAVIDSON & HIS A.B.C. DANCE BAND (#4, 11 months) (47,330 points)
7. NICK LUCAS (#3, 6 months) (39,294 points)
8. GRACIE FIELDS (#1, 10 months) (35,638 points)
9. THE LONDON PIANO-ACCORDEON BAND (#3, 9 months) (34,539 points)
10. FLANAGAN AND ALLEN (#2, 11 months) (29,154 points)
11. DICK TODD (#2, 9 months) (28,187 points)
12. TOMMY TUCKER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 5 months) (23,184 points)
13. ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA (#6, 12 months) (17,640 points)
14. GENE AUTRY (#1, 9 months) (17,022 points)
15. THE WEST END PLAYERS (#2, 6 months) (15,968 points)
16. JACK WHITE & HIS BAND (#2, 3 months) (15,737 points)
17. DICK ROBERTSON & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (13,345 points)
18. CARSON ROBISON & HIS PIONEERS (#1, 7 months) (13,026 points)
19. HARRY ROY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 7 months) (12,259 points)
20. KATE SMITH (#1, 8 months) (11,625 points)
1941 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE Vera Lynn / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus / Bing Crosby / Geraldo & the Savoy Hotel Orchestra / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#1, 10 months) (50,472 points)
2. THE WOODPECKER SONG Kate Smith / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Marion Hutton / The Andrews Sisters / Bee Gee Tavern Band / Gracie Fields / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Pat Taylor / Vera Lynn / Music In The Russ Morgan Manner (#1, 9 months) (47,862 points)
3. FERRYBOAT SERENADE The Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra / Dick Robertson & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Vera Lynn (#1, 9 months) (41,049 points)
4. THE CALL OF THE CANYON Gene Autry / Tony Martin / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra (#3, 8 months) (38,453 points)
5. TRADE WINDS Kate Smith / Bing Crosby with Dick McIntyre & His Harmony Hawaiians / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra (#2, 7 months) (36,270 points)
6. THE SINGING HILLS Bing Crosby / Jack White & His Band with Vocal Chorus / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Pat Taylor & Cyril Grantham / Dick Todd (#2, 8 months) (36,153 points)
7. BLUEBERRY HILL Gene Autry / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#2, 7 months) (35,708 points)
8. WHEN THE SWALLOWS CAME BACK TO CAPISTRANO Gene Autry / Tony Martin / The Ink Spots / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#4, 7 months) (33,251 points)
9. OUR LOVE AFFAIR Judy Garland / Tony Martin & Frances Langford / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#5, 7 months) (32,607 points)
10. INDIAN SUMMER Tony Martin / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Jack Leonard / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (#3, 7 months) (32,139 points)
11. DOWN ARGENTINA WAY The West End Players / Leo Reisman & His Orchestra featuring Sara Horn / Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra featuring Sonny Washburn (#1, 6 months) (31,761 points)
12. WALKIN' THRU MOCKIN' BIRD LANE Barney Galbraith's Cocoanut Grove Quartet / Jack Payne & His Band (#5, 7 months) (30,015 points)
13. THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS Kate Smith / John Charles Thomas (#3, 6 months) (28,922 points)
14. IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH Judy Garland / The Jesters (#1, 5 months) (28,260 points)
15. GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' GOODBYE Bing Crosby / Gene Autry (#7, 7 months) (25,025 points)
16. BLESS 'EM ALL (THE SERVICE SONG) George Formby with His Ukulele (1, 5 months) (24,440 points)
17. IN THE MOOD Glenn Miller & His Orchestra / Joe Loss & His Band (#2, 5 months) (24,426 points)
18. DOLORES Bing Crosby with The Merry Macs / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (#4, 5 months) (24,188 points)
19. I WANT MY MAMA (MAMA EU QUERO) Carmen Miranda / The Andrews Sisters / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt & Jack Martin (#4, 5 months) (23,040 points)
20. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE WITH YOU Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus (#3, 5 months) (22,748 points)
1941 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (82,582 points)
2. VERA LYNN (#1, 12 months) (78,844 points)
3. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (76,488 points)
4. TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 12 months) (70,778 points)
5. JOE LOSS & HIS BAND (#2, 11 months) (55,714 points)
6. KATE SMITH (#1, 12 months) (53,499 points)
7. GENE AUTRY (#2, 11 months) (51,160 points)
8. THE WEST END PLAYERS (#1, 12 months) (46,302 points)
9. TONY MARTIN (#3, 10 months) (44,424 points)
10. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 12 months) (41,071 points)
11. JUDY GARLAND (#1, 9 months) (40,978 points)
12. GEORGE FORMBY (#1, 5 months) (31,015 points)
13. GERALDO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 11 months) (25,115 points)
14. THE INK SPOTS (#4, 10 months) (24,545 points)
15. DICK ROBERTSON & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 11 months) (23,747 points)
16. JACK WHITE & HIS BAND (#2, 8 months) (22,798 points)
17. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 8 months) (19,583 points)
18. (tie) BARNEY GALBRAITH'S COCOANUT GROVE QUARTET (#5, 7 months) (15,008 points)
18. (tie) JACK PAYNE & HIS BAND (#5, 7 months) (15,008 points)
20. DEANNA DURBIN (#10, 5 months) (14,715 points)
1942 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. IN THE MOOD Glenn Miller & His Orchestra / Joe Loss & His Band (#1, 12 months) (62,892 points)
2. SAN ANTONIO ROSE Bing Crosby (#2, 9 months) (46,998 points)
3. I YI, YI, YI (LIKE YOU VERY MUCH) Carmen Miranda / Frankie Masters & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters (#2, 8 months) (40,896 points)
4. CHICI, CHICI, BOOM-CHIC Carmen Miranda / The Modernists (#3, 7 months) (34,794 points)
5. I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights featuring Larry Cotton with Donna & Her Don Juans / Vera Lynn / The Ink Spots (#1, 6 months) (34,277 points)
6. (THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Jean Cerchi / Vera Lynn / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt & the Glee Club / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle / The Organ, The Dance Band And Me (#1, 6 months) (33,134 points)
7. WHEN THEY SOUND THE LAST "ALL CLEAR" Vera Lynn (#6, 8 months) (33,035 points)
8. DOWN EV'RY STREET Flanagan And Allen / Harry Roy & His Band (#6, 8 months) (33,030 points)
9. BLESS 'EM ALL (THE SERVICE SONG) George Formby with His Ukulele (#5, 7 months) (32,459 points)
10. DADDY The Andrews Sisters / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring The Kaye Choir (#1, 6 months) (32,081 points)
11. IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH Judy Garland / The Jesters (#2, 6 months) (30,551 points)
12. AMAPOLA Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell / Deanna Durbin (#7, 7 months) (29,655 points)
13. BE HONEST WITH ME Bing Crosby / Gene Autry (#6, 8 months) (29,075 points)
14. IT'S A LOVELY DAY TOMORROW Vera Lynn / Kate Smith (#4, 6 months) (27,815 points)
15. IF I KNEW THEN (WHAT I KNOW NOW) Bing Crosby (#10, 7 months) (24,921 points)
16. A PAIR OF SILVER WINGS Jean Cerchi / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus (#9, 6 months) (22,424 points)
17. WHEN DAY IS DONE Bing Crosby / Richard Tauber (#14, 7 months) (22,419 points)
18. MARIA ELENA Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra featuring Tony Leonard / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Chick Henderson (#8, 5 months) (21,672 points)
19. CROSS TOWN Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Jack Lathrop (#6, 5 months) (21,654 points)
20. GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN', GOODBYE Bing Crosby / Gene Autry (#12, 6 months) (21,069 points)
I think most of us would know that latest #1
We started following the charts round the same time. It was 1989 when I was hooked on Rage and The Look was #1. Still have the video of almost the whole top 40 (all I taped) somewhere.
1942 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (124,980 points)
2. VERA LYNN (#1 12 months) (115,797 points)
3. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (76,289 points)
4. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 12 months) (71,527 points)
5. JOE LOSS & HIS BAND (#1, 12 months) (57,542 points)
6. GEORGE FORMBY (#5, 7 months) (38,116 points)
7. THE MODERNISTS (#3, 10 months) (37,306 points)
8. CARMEN MIRANDA (#2, 8 months) (33,063 points)
9. JUDY GARLAND (#2, 8 months) (30,234 points)
10. GENE AUTRY (#1, 9 months) (27,522 points)
11. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 6 months) (23,119 points)
12. KATE SMITH (#2, 8 months) (21,447 points)
13. JEAN CERCHI (#1, 7 months) (20,969 points)
14. BERT HOWELL & HIS SHOW BAND (#2, 4 months) (20,750 points)
15. HORACE HEIDT & HIS MUSICAL KNIGHTS (#1, 11 months) (20,415 points)
16. FRANKIE MASTERS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 8 months) (20,171 points)
17. TONY MARTIN (#9, 5 months) (19,413 points)
18. FLANAGAN AND ALLEN (#2, 10 months) (19,221 points)
19. JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#7, 8 months) (17,085 points)
20. HARRY ROY & HIS BAND (#6, 8 months) (16,515 points)
1943 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby (#1, 7 months) (41,778 points)
2. I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU Kate Smith / Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra featuring Amy Arnell / Bing Crosby / Flanagan And Allen / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Helen Forrest / Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra / Eric Winstone & His Accordeon Band (#1, 7 months) (39,987 points)
3. THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ Bing Crosby / Vera Lynn (#5, 9 months) (39,465 points)
4. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Gene Autry / Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights / Bing Crosby / Alvino Rey & His Orchestra featuring Bill Schallen & Skeets Herfurt (#1, 7 months) (39,447 points)
5. JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE Gene Autry / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Julie Conway & Harry Babbitt (#3, 7 months) (34,358 points)
6. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN (ALL OVER THE WORLD) Vera Lynn / Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra (#2, 6 months) (32,985 points)
7. MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU Bing Crosby / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Skip Nelson & the Modernaires (#2, 6 months) (30,974 points)
8. ELMER'S TUNE Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle & the Modernaires (#3, 7 months) (30,182 points)
9. MY DEVOTION Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra featuring Garry Stevens / Vaughn Monroe / Victor Silverster & His Ballroom Orchestra (#5, 6 months) (26,465 points)
10. DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (WITH ANYBODY ELSE BUT ME) Kay Kyser & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke & The Modernaires (#8, 7 months) (26,186 points)
11. ONE DOZEN ROSES Kate Smith / Dinah Shore (#6, 6 months) (25,709 points)
12. STRIP POLKA (TAKE IT OFF! TAKE IT OFF!) The Andrews Sisters / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Jack Martin & The Glee Club (#2, 5 months) (25,074 points)
13. BLUES IN THE NIGHT (MY MAMA DONE TOL' ME) Artie Shaw & His Orchestra featuring "Hot Lips" Page / Kate Smith / Bing Crosby / Judy Garland / Dinah Shore (#4, 5 months) (24,507 points)
14. TANGERINE Victor Silverster & His Ballroom Orchestra / Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell (#3, 5 months) (24,156 points)
15. BE CAREFUL IT'S MY HEART Bing Crosby / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra (#3, 5 months) (23,634 points)
16. CONCERTO FOR TWO (A LOVE SONG) Vera Lynn / Johnny Messner & His Orchestra (#4, 5 months) (22,041 points)
17. PENNSYLVANIA POLKA The Andrews Sisters / The Organ, The Dance Band And Me (#2, 5 months) (22,023 points)
18. MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL Bing Crosby / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (#3, 4 months) (18,306 points)
19. CHATTANOOGA CHOO-CHOO Joe Loss & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Tex Beneke & The Modernaires (#5, 4 months) (17,109 points)
20. CORNSILK Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Milt Hert Trio / Flanagan And Allen (#4, 4 months) (16,704 points)
1943 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (224,465 points)
2. VERA LYNN (#1, 12 months) (90,293 points)
3. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#2, 11 months) (82,621 points)
4. KATE SMITH (#1, 10 months) (67,634 points)
5. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 12 months) (62,684 points)
6. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 11 months) (51,301 points)
7. VICTOR SILVESTER & HIS BALLROOM ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (41,297 points)
8. DINAH SHORE (#1, 11 months) (38,971 points)
9. GENE AUTRY (#1, 10 months) (29,867 points)
10. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#4, 8 months) (29,614 points)
11. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 6 months) (26,209 points)
12. TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 8 months) (25,629 points)
13. FLANAGAN AND ALLEN (#1, 7 months) (22,949 points)
14. ERIC WINSTONE & HIS BAND (#1, 9 months) (21,493 points)
15. JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (18,819 points)
16. HORACE HEIDT & HIS MUSICAL KNIGHTS (#1, 2 months) (16,968 points)
17. THE INK SPOTS (#3, 6 months) (15,105 points)
18. HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 9 months) (13,529 points)
19. EDDY DUCHIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#9, 5 months) (12,686 points)
20. TOMMY TUCKER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 9 months) (11,985 points)
The Bing Crosby dominance keeps getting bigger!
1944 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS Frank Sinatra / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Johnny Wade / Bing Crosby (#1, 9 months) (40,973 points)
2. PAPER DOLL The Mills Brothers (#3, 9 months) (38,070 points)
3. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL Frank Sinatra with Harry James & His Orchestra (#3, 8 months) (35,721 points)
4. YOU'LL NEVER KNOW Vera Lynn / Harry James & His Orchestra / Dick Haymes / Frank Sinatra (#1, 7 months) (35,676 points)
5. I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE Vera Lynn / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Helen Forrest / Eric Winstone & His Band (#2, 5 months) (27,036 points)
6. (AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT IN LOVE WITH ANYBODY ELSE) WHY DON'T YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH ME Dinah Shore (#3, 5 months) (23,751 points)
7. I LEFT MY HEART AT THE STAGE DOOR CANTEEN Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra featuring Garry Stevens / Swing And Sway With Danny Kaye featuring Don Cornell (#4, 5 months) (23,225 points)
8. COW COW BOOGIE (CUMA-TI-YI-YI-AY) The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald (#2, 5 months) (23,220 points)
9. I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES Gene Autry / Bing Crosby (#2, 4 months) (22,356 points)
10. KISS ME (BESAME MUCHO) Vera Lynn / Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen (#3, 5 months) (22,217 points)
11. A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING The Ink Spots / Frank Sinatra (#1, 4 months) (21,515 points)
12. CLOSE TO YOU Frank Sinatra / Vera Lynn (#6, 5 months) (21,425 points)
13. WHISPERING GRASS (DON'T TELL THE TREES) The Ink Spots (#1, 4 months) (21,380 points)
14. PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Joan Blake (#1, 4 months) (21,177 points)
15. IT CAN'T BE WRONG Vera Lynn / Dick Haymes (#5, 5 months) (19,868 points)
16. VICT'RY POLKA Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1, 4 months) (19,575 points)
17. WITH ALL MY HEART Vera Lynn (#2, 4 months) (18,513 points)
18. I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT Dinah Shore / Frank Sinatra / Vera Lynn / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye (#3, 4 months) (18,459 points)
19. DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE (NEVER NO LAMENT) The Ink Spots / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#5, 4 months) (17,667 points)
20. SAY A PRAYER FOR THE BOYS OVER THERE George Trevor & His Dance Orchestra featuring Joan Blake (#9, 5 months) (17,555 points)
1944 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. VERA LYNN (#1, 12 months) (128,611 points)
2. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 12 months) (90,801 points)
3. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (85,240 points)
4. THE INK SPOTS (#1, 12 months) (78,405 points)
5. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (72,731 points)
6. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (70,399 points)
7. DINAH SHORE (#1, 12 months) (65,015 points)
8. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 8 months) (41,879 points)
9. THE MILLS BROTHERS (#3, 9 months) (41,855 points)
10. DICK HAYMES (#1, 12 months) (39,151 points)
11. HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 8 months) (31,465 points)
12. HARRY ROY & HIS BAND (#4, 7 months) (22,373 points)
13. JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (19,033 points)
14. TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#4, 6 months) (18,496 points)
15. VICTOR SILVESTER & HIS BALLROOM ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (14,981 points)
16. GENE AUTRY (#2, 5 months) (14,463 points)
17. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 6 months) (14,229 points)
18. ERIC WINSTONE & HIS BAND (#2, 5 months) (13,311 points)
19. CARROLL GIBBONS & THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS (#10, 4 months) (12,099 points)
20. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#8, 2 months) (11,788 points)
Fourth time lucky for Vera!
Interesting read chri8topher, though I'm not a fan of the point system too measure success...sales for me is a more real world indicator of success...and yes I know records and stats of what sales were back then are nearly obsolete too non existent...

So this is kinda cool, plus I own heaps of those singles on old 78 rpm records

Keep up the great work
OK...well, my points system is my sales estimates driven by a single formula. It looks better (and makes sense) when you see the stats for the 90's onwards, of which my system was based. Those figures fit in much better with the accreditations awarded. I use the word "points" because I don't want to call it "sales" (as if I knew what the sales actually were).

These charts for the 40's seem to be very loosely based, and so I didn't want them to have too much say in the ALL TIME list (I would expect none will make the Top 1000), but I still wanted to give them a point value. From 1949, the charts become more concise, and so, hold more value. The points could be classed as estimated sales should that chart run have occurred in 1990.

Anyway, we'll see how this thread pans out over the coming weeks/months, and hope it holds its own. Personally, I don't think you'll find a better overall list of Australian Chart history anywhere else, even if it came from ARIA.
1945 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. I'LL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye (#1, 10 months) (47,147 points)
2. AMOR, AMOR Bing Crosby (#1, 8 months) (38,669 points)
3. LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY) George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Al Royal / Bing Crosby / Vera Lynn / Perry Como / Jo Stafford (#1, 7 months) (37,170 points)
4. SWINGING ON A STAR Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1, 8 months) (36,261 points)
5. LILLI MARLENE (MY LILLI OF THE LAMPLIGHT) Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Sally Douglas & Ensemble / Lale Anderson / Marlene Dietrich / Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest (#1, 6 months) (30,375 points)
6. DON'T FENCE ME IN Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra (#1, 5 months) (30,267 points)
7. GOING MY WAY Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#3, 7 months) (30,110 points)
8. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#2, 6 months) (29,399 points)
9. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore / Vera Lynn / Jo Stafford (#1, 6 months) (28,629 points)
10. THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra / Kate Smith / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Nancy Norman / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (#3, 5 months) (24,300 points)
11. I'LL GET BY (AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU) Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights / The Ink Spots / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Dick Haymes (#3, 5 months) (22,815 points)
12. DON'T ASK ME WHY Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Richard Tauber / Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra (#2, 5 months) (22,401 points)
13. TAKE IT FROM THERE Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Dorothy Carless (#7, 6 months) (22,262 points)
14. GOODNIGHT WHEREVER YOU ARE George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Elsie Wardrope / Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra (#9, 6 months) (21,290 points)
15. TOGETHER Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye / Mary Martin (#5, 5 months) (21,060 points)
16. THE THREE CABALLEROS Bing Crosby / The Andrews Sisters (#9, 5 months) (20,723 points)
17. MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME The Organ, The Dance Band And Me & Alan Kane / Les Brown & His Orchestra featuring Doris Day / Vera Lynn (#2, 4 months) (19,913 points)
18. I'LL WALK ALONE Dinah Shore / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye / Mary Martin (#3, 4 months) (19,656 points)
19. DANCE WITH A DOLLY (WITH A HOLE IN HER STOCKING) Eric Winstone & His Band /Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring Al Jennings / Evelyn Knight (#5, 5 months) (18,945 points)
20. THE TROLLEY SONG Judy Garland / Vaughn Monroe with Marilyn Duke / The Pied Pipers (#2, 4 months) (18,900 points)
1945 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (246,440 points)
2. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (110,456 points)
3. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (56,377 points)
4. VERA LYNN (#1, 12 months) (53,702 points)
5. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 9 months) (42,426 points)
6. THE INK SPOTS (#3, 7 months) (37,206 points)
7. VICTOR SILVESTER & HIS BALLROOM ORCHESTRA (#2, 8 months) (37,177 points)
8. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 5 months) (36,578 points)
9. JUDY GARLAND (#2, 8 months) (35,133 points)
10. THE MILLS BROTHERS (#3, 6 months) (33,072 points)
11. DINAH SHORE (#1, 9 months) (31,083 points)
12. GERALDO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 9 months) (23,443 points)
13. ERIC WINSTONE & HIS BAND (#5, 2 months) (23,067 points)
14. FRANK SINATRA (#2, 5 months) (15,760 points)
15. JO STAFFORD (#1, 9 months) (14,591 points)
16. BENNY GOODMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#10, 4 months) (13,550 points)
17. HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (12,713 points)
18. RUSS MORGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 6 months) (12,390 points)
19. PERRY COMO (#1, 9 months) (12,152 points)
20. JACK PAYNE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 3 months) (12,062 points)
1946 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. SYMPHONY Bing Crosby, Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Clyde Rogers / Benny Goodman & His Orchestra featuring Liza Morrow / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians / Vera Lynn / Jo Stafford (#1, 7 months) (39,402 points)
2. ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE Bing Crosby with Six Hits And A Miss / Judy Garland & the Merry Macs / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring The Sentimentalists / Johnny Mercer (#1, 6 months) (32,873 points)
3. I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra featuring Joya Sherrill / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Kitty Kallen / Vera Lynn (#1, 6 months) (30,578 points)
4. JUST A PRAYER AWAY Bing Crosby / Kate Smith (#3, 7 months) (30,564 points)
5. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME Bing Crosby with Les Paul Trio / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Kitty Kallen (#2, 6 months) (28,247 points)
6. LILY BELLE The Andrews Sisters / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Gene Conklin & the Martin Men / Frank Sinatra (#2, 5 months) (27,432 points)
7. DREAM Frank Sinatra / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Johnny Fitzgerald / The Pied Pipers (#4, 5 months) (24,012 points)
8. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (#2, 4 months) (20,579 points)
9. LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra featuring Imogene Lynn (#6, 4 months) (19,427 points)
10. THE MORE I SEE YOU Dick Haymes (#2, 4 months) (18,887 points)
11. MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME The Organ, The Dance Band And Me & Alan Kane / Les Brown & His Orchestra featuring Doris Day / Vera Lynn (#1, 4 months) (18,468 points)
12. RUM AND COCA-COLA The Andrews Sisters (#1, 3 months) (17,690 points)
13. I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallaro (#6, 4 months) (17,280 points)
14. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING Dick Haymes / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Billy Williams (#8, 4 months) (17,159 points)
15. LAURA Dick Haymes / Woody Herman & His Orchestra (#7, 4 months) (16,799 points)
16. DAY BY DAY Bing Crosby with Mel Torme & His Mel-Tones / Frank Sinatra (#2, 3 months) (16,610 points)
17. TILL THE END OF TIME Perry Como / Les Brown & His Orchestra featuring Doris Day / Dick Haymes (#8, 4 months) (16,560 points)
18. THAT'S FOR ME George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Annette Klooger / Dick Haymes / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (#3, 3 months) (16,371 points)
19. MORE AND MORE Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye / Bing Crosby / Vera Lynn / Deanna Durbin (#2, 3 months) (15,984 points)
20. JUNE COMES AROUND EVERY YEAR Bing Crosby / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (#6, 4 months) (15,917 points)
1946 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (278,775 points)
2. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 9 months) (73,856 points)
3. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 12 months) (73,796 points)
4. DICK HAYMES (#2, 12 months) (56,672 points)
5. DINAH SHORE (#2, 11 months) (51,400 points)
6. TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 10 months) (48,221 points)
7. KATE SMITH (#1, 10 months) (33,248 points)
8. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA (#3, 10 months) (28,092 points)
9. THE INK SPOTS (#1, 9 months) (27,273 points)
10. HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 9 months) (24,742 points)
11. VERA LYNN (#1, 12 months) (24,363 points)
12. JOHNNY MERCER (#1, 9 months) (21,544 points)
13. JACK PAYNE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 9 months) (20,302 points)
14. PERRY COMO (#4, 6 months) (20,298 points)
15. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 7 months) (17,869 points)
16. ELLA FITZGERALD (#1, 7 months) (16,627 points)
17. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 7 months) (15,711 points)
18. LES BROWN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 8 months) (15,614 points)
19. ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 7 months) (14,759 points)
20. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 8 months) (13,655 points)
1947 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. TO EACH HIS OWN The Ink Spots / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Stuart Wade / Eddy Howard (#1, 8 months) (39,267 points)
2. PRISONER OF LOVE The Ink Spots / Perry Como & The Satisfiers (#1, 7 months) (37,035 points)
3. THE ANNIVERSARY SONG Al Jolson / Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore (#1, 6 months) (34,731 points)
4. BLUE SKIES Perry Como & The Satisfiers / Dinah Shore / Bing Crosby (#3, 7 months) (33,764 points)
5. APRIL SHOWERS Al Jolson (#5, 7 months) (31,500 points)
6. (GIVE ME) FIVE MINUTES MORE Frank Sinatra / Tex Beneke with The Miller Orchestra (#1, 6 months) (28,467 points)
7. OPEN THE DOOR, RICHARD The Charioteers / Count Basie & His Orchestra featuring Harry Edison & Bill Johnson (#3, 5 months) (23,324 points)
8. SIOUX CITY SUE Bing Crosby with The Jesters / Kate Smith (#2, 5 months) (23,270 points)
9. LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE (CRYING ON THE INSIDE) Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Billy Williams / The Merry Macs / Dinah Shore (#1, 4 months) (23,000 points)
10. ALL THROUGH THE DAY Perry Como / Frank Sinatra / Bing Crosby (#12, 6 months) (21,942 points)
11. MAM'SELLE Frank Sinatra / Dick Haymes (#1, 4 months) (21,569 points)
12. OLE BUTTERMILK SKY Hoagy Carmichael with Orchestra / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Michael Douglas (#8, 5 months) (20,961 points)
13. I WANT TO THANK YOUR FOLKS Frank Sinatra / The Ink Spots / Perry Como (#2, 4 months) (20,088 points)
14. HUGGIN' AND CHALKIN' Hoagy Carmichael with The Chickadees (#9, 5 months) (19,620 points)
15. BLESS YOU The Ink Spots (#9, 5 months) (19,530 points)
16. SAVE ME A DREAM Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Clyde Rogers (#4, 4 months) (19,049 points)
17. GOOD, GOOD, GOOD (THAT'S YOU - THAT'S YOU) Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra featuring Del Campo (#4, 4 months) (18,239 points)
18. LINDA Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra featuring Marjorie Hughes / Buddy Clark with Ray Noble Orchestra & Anita Gordon (#6, 4 months) (17,172 points)
19. OH! WHAT IT SEEMED TO BE Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Frank Sinatra / Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest (#4, 4 months) (16,632 points)
20. ZIP-A-DEE DOO DAH Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring The Three Kaydets / Johnny Mercer with The Pied Pipers (#2, 3 months) (16,178 points)
1947 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (195,872 points)
2. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 12 months) (92,016 points)
3. PERRY COMO (#1, 12 months) (91,926 points)
4. AL JOLSON (#1, 7 months) (62,189 points)
5. THE INK SPOTS (#1, 11 months) (61,510 points)
6. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 12 months) (55,876 points)
7. DINAH SHORE (#1, 12 months) (53,994 points)
8. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 11 months) (35,734 points)
9. HOAGY CARMICHAEL (#8, 7 months) (33,472 points)
10. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 9 months) (30,692 points)
11. DICK HAYMES (#1, 10 months) (24,697 points)
12. KATE SMITH (#2, 5 months) (18,912 points)
13. DOROTHY SQUIRES (#7, 5 months) (18,300 points)
14. THE CHARIOTEERS (#3, 5 months) (16,979 points)
15. VICTOR SILVESTER & HIS BALLROOM ORCHESTRA (#5, 4 months) (16,232 points)
16. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#8, 6 months) (14,443 points)
17. TEX BENEKE (#1, 6 months) (14,234 points)
18. EDDY HOWARD (#1, 8 months) (13,089 points)
19. THE MILLS BROTHERS (#11, 4 months) (12,043 points)
20. COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 5 months) (11,662 points)
I couldn't recall those Top 2 songs from '46/'47. Perhaps the Bing Crosby songs I heard long ago growing up.
1948 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. THE ANNIVERSARY SONG Al Jolson / Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore (#1, 10 months) (49,149 points)
2. NEAR YOU Francis Craig & His Orchestra featuring Bob Lamm / Larry Green & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters (#1, 8 months) (42,584 points)
3. CHI BABA CHI BABA (MY BAMBINO GO TO SLEEP) Perry Como / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Howard Jones (#1, 6 months) (31,262 points)
4. SERENADE OF THE BELLS Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Archie Lewis (#1, 6 months) (31,244 points)
5. GOLDEN EARRINGS Bing Crosby / Peggy Lee (#3, 6 months) (31,154 points)
6. HOW IS THE HOUR (MAORI FAREWELL SONG) Bing Crosby / Gracie Fields / Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Archie Lewis & the Tophatters (#1, 6 months) (29,048 points)
7. HOW SOON (WILL I BE SEEING YOU) Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallaro / Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Dinah Shore (#5, 7 months) (28,391 points)
8. WE'LL GATHER LILACS Bing Crosby (#7, 7 months) (27,639 points)
9. CIVILIZATION (BONGO, BONGO, BONGO) Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#5, 6 months) (25,902 points)
10. AN APPLE BLOSSOM WEDDING Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell / Buddy Clark (#3, 5 months) (25,808 points)
11. THE DICKEY-BIRD SONG Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Glenn Hughes (#3, 5 months) (24,327 points)
12. WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN Perry Como / Al Jolson / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1, 5 months) (24,062 points)
13. McNAMARA'S BAND Bing Crosby & the Jesters (#5, 5 months) (23,801 points)
14. I'M LOOKING OVER A FOUR LEAF CLOVER Art Mooney & His Orchestra And Ensemble / George Trevare & His Southern Cross Seven featuring Johnny Wade (#1, 4 months) (21,425 points)
15. A TREE IN THE MEADOW Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Howard Jones / Dorothy Squires / Margaret Whiting (#4, 5 months) (20,754 points)
16. THE TURNTABLE SONG ('ROUND, AN' 'ROUND, AN' 'ROUND) The Andrews Sisters / Deanna Durbin (#2, 5 months) (20,583 points)
17. PEG O' MY HEART The Three Suns / Buddy Clark (#5, 5 months) (19,899 points)
18. SOUTH AMERICA, TAKE IT AWAY Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra featuring Buddy Clark (#2, 4 months) (17,847 points)
19. TOO FAT POLKA (I DON'T WANT HER, YOU CAN HAVE HER, SHE'S TOO FAT FOR ME) The Andrews Sisters / Arthur Godfrey & the "Too Fat" Trio / Vic Lewis & His Orchestra (#3, 4 months) (17,591 points)
20. ...AND MIMI Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Howard Jones / Roberto Inglez & His Band (#6, 4 months) (17,114 points)
1948 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 12 months) (226,545 points)
2. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 12 months) (57,761 points)
3. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 11 months) (55,705 points)
4. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 10 months) (52,078 points)
5. DINAH SHORE (#1, 12 months) (50,857 points)
6. AL JOLSON (#1, 10 months) (49,756 points)
7. PERRY COMO (#1, 11 months) (44,488 points)
8. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 8 months) (43,568 points)
9. FRANK SINATRA (#4, 10 months) (33,481 points)
10. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#4, 12 months) (26,267 points)
11. BUDDY CLARK (#3, 9 months) (25,016 points)
12. GERALDO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 7 months) (22,884 points)
13. THE INK SPOTS (#3, 8 months) (19,967 points)
14. DOROTHY SQUIRES (#4, 8 months) (18,830 points)
15. FRANCIS CRAIG & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 10 months (17,887 points)
16. THE THREE SUNS (#4, 5 months) (16,363 points)
17. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS SOUTHERN CROSS SEVEN (#1, 4 months) (15,891 points)
18. PEGGY LEE (#3, 6 months) (15,577 points)
19. NAT "KING" COLE (#4, 8 months) (14,793 points)
20. ART MOONEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 4 months) (14,404 points)
1949 TOP 50 SINGLES

Our "introduction" to the Australian Charts is over. From 1949, the Kent Charts were retro-calculated on a weekly basis rather than monthly. My calculations would use the same process as the first 8 years, but adding on a weekly basis. This means from now, my points values looks more like a sales figure, should the charts be compared to those of the 90's and 00's.

While the charts from 1949 were now weekly, they were still only Top 20's, so I still do not have my calculations up to full strength. The biggest song of 1949 spent 12 weeks at #1, but given the lower quality of chart information, its' points are rated lower than a song that would have the same run in the charts during, say, the 90's.

1. BUTTONS AND BOWS Dinah Shore & Her Happy Valley Boys / Gene Autry (#1, 35 weeks) (181,985 points)
2. MY HAPPINESS Jon & Sondra Steele / The Marlin Sisters with The Columbians / Ella Fitzgerald with The Song Spinners (#3, 39 weeks) (175,595 points)
3. GALWAY BAY Bing Crosby (#3, 36 weeks) (171,707 points)
4. FAR AWAY PLACES Bing Crosby / Perry Como / Dinah Shore / Margaret Whiting (#1, 25 weeks) (115,448 points)
5. RAMBLING ROSE Perry Como / Tony Pastor & His Orchestra with Vocal Chorus (#1, 21 weeks) (105,363 points)
6. ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Glenn Hughes & the Martin Men (#1, 21 weeks) (101,831 points)
7. A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME Evelyn Knight / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1, 18 weeks) (96,067 points)
8. AGAIN Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Joe Graydon / Doris Day / Mel Torme (#2, 15 weeks) (92,267 points)
9. BALLERINA Bing Crosby / Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra (#2, 18 weeks) (90,135 points)
10. EVERYWHERE YOU GO Bing Crosby & Evelyn Knight (#8, 20 weeks) (88,581 points)
11. OH! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING Bing Crosby / Nelson Eddy / Frank Sinatra (#5, 19 weeks) (88,308 points)
12. SAY SOMETHING SWEET TO YOUR SWEETHEART The Ink Spots / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1, 20 weeks) (87,498 points)
13. IT'S A BIG, WIDE, WONDERFUL WORLD Buddy Clark / Larry Green & His Orchestra featuring Ray Dorey (#1, 18 weeks) (87,161 points)
14. A BLUEBIRD SINGING IN MT HEART (THE LA, LA, LA, LA SONG) Bing Crosby / Larry Green & His Orchestra featuring Ray Dorey (#2, 18 weeks) (85,599 points)
15. TAKIN' MISS MARY TO THE BALL Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt (#2, 19 weeks) (84,587 points)
16. RIDERS IN THE SKY (A COWBOY LEGEND) Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Bing Crosby / Peggy Lee (#1, 14 weeks) (84,430 points)
17. A FELLA WITH AN UMBRELLA The Three Suns featuring Artie Dunn & the Sun Maids / Frank Sinatra / Bing Crosby (#2, 18 weeks) (77,765 points)
18. LAVENDER BLUE (DILLY DILLY) Burl Ives with Captain Stubby & the Buccaneers / Dinah Shore / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring The Three Kaydets (#1, 13 weeks) (76,892 points)
19. THOSE THINGS MONEY CAN'T BUY Ray Noble & His Orchestra featuring Buddy Clark (#2, 16 weeks) (76,815 points)
20. BRUSH THOSE TEARS AWAY FROM YOUR EYES Buddy Clark / Evelyn Knight (#2, 15 weeks) (75,911 points)
21. CARELESS HANDS Bing Crosby / Mel Torme / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell (#4, 14 weeks) (75,159 points)
22. SO TIRED Russ Morgan & His Orchestra / Dorothy Squires (#4, 18 weeks) (75,078 points)
23. MY ONE AND ONLY HIGHLAND FLING Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark / Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (#5, 16 weeks) (72,232 points)
24. TOOLIE OOLIE DOOLIE (THE YODEL POLKA) The Andrews Sisters (#2, 14 weeks) (71,820 points)
25. POWDER YOUR FACE WITH SUNSHINE (SMILE! SMILE! SMILE!) Evelyn Knight / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring The Three Kaydets (#1, 15 weeks) (71,600 points)
26. LAROO, LAROO, LILLI BOLERO Bing Crosby / Perry Como (#4, 16 weeks) (68,828 points)
27. DOWN AMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS Al Jolson& The Mills Brothers / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell (#2, 15 weeks) (67,730 points)
28. PUT 'EM IN A BOX, TIE 'EM WITH A RIBBON (AND THROW 'EM IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA) Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters / Doris Day / Ray McKinley & His Orchestra (#1, 14 weeks) (65,471 points)
29. THE PUSSY CAT SONG (NYOW! NYOT NYOW!) Patty Andrews & Bob Crosby (#1, 13 weeks) (65,237 points)
30. FOREVER AND EVER Perry Como / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring The Skylarks (#2, 10 weeks) (64,999 points)
31. SUNFLOWER Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring The Skylarks / Frank Sinatra / The Four Guardsmen (#2, 13 weeks) (63,680 points)
32. MANANA (IS SOON ENOUGH FOR ME) The Mills Brothers / Peggy Lee (#3, 14 weeks) (62,433 points)
33. TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART AGAIN (LA VIE ENROSE) Geraldo & His Orchestra / Rita Williams (#5, 15 weeks) (62,276 points)
34. TERESA Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters (#1, 13 weeks) (59,126 points)
35. HAIR OF GOLD, EYES OF BLUE Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Gordon MacRae (#4, 13 weeks) (58,401 points)
36. THE DAUGHTER OF ROSIE O'GRADY Gene Kelly (#7, 14 weeks) (58,359 points)
37. THE MAHARAJAH OF MAGADOR Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra featuring Ziggy Talent (#6, 14 weeks) (56,304 points)
38. THAT'S MY DESIRE Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell & The Kaydets / Frankie Laine (#5, 15 weeks) (56,016 points)
39. BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five / Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark / Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer (#2, 7 weeks) (53,988 points)
40. BLUE SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL Gene Autry / Roy Rogers & Sons Of The Pioneers / Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra featuring The Moon Maids (#3, 11 weeks) (53,429 points)
41. YOU CAN'T BE TRUE, DEAR Ken Griffin featuring Jerry Wayne / Vera Lynn / Oscar Rabin & His Band with Harry David featuring Bob Dale (#3, 12 weeks) (50,279 points)
42. TARRA TA-LARA TA-LAR Bing Crosby (#5, 14 weeks) (49,919 points)
43. SOUVENIR DE PARIS Anne Shelton (#5, 11 weeks) (47,930 points)
44. LOVE THAT BOY Dinah Shore (#7, 11 weeks) (46,958 points)
45. THE THOUSAND ISLAND SONG Louis Prima & His Orchestra (#2, 9 weeks) (45,149 points)
46. THAT CERTAIN PARTY Doris Day & Buddy Clark (#5, 10 weeks) (44,159 points)
47. I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED The Andrews Sisters / Les Welch & His Naked City Seven featuring Bernice Lynch & Trio (#4, 6 weeks) (44,122 points)
48. HONEY, MY HONEY BEE Red Foley (#5, 10 weeks) (42,476 points)
49. WODDY WOODPECKER Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Gloria Wood (#4, 11 weeks) (41,760 points)
50. YOU WAS Patty Andrews & Bob Crosby (#5, 8 weeks) (40,586 points)
1949 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 53 weeks) (569,735 points)
2. DINAH SHORE (#1, 53 weeks) (245,838 points)
3. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 32 weeks) (208,173 points)
4. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 37 weeks) (184,347 points)
5. PERRY COMO (#1, 53 weeks) (183,226 points)
6. BUDDY CLARK (#1, 41 weeks) (172,257 points)
7. EVELYN KNIGHT (#1, 29 weeks) (166,079 points)
8. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 35 weeks) (156,382 points)
9. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 50 weeks) (137,111 points)
10. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 41 weeks) (136,878 points)
11. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 30 weeks) (115,136 points)
12. RAY NOBLE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 25 weeks) (113,165 points)
13. FRANK SINATRA (#2, 44 weeks) (109,087 points)
14. GENE AUTRY (#1, 35 weeks) (108,802 points)
15. DORIS DAY (#1, 32 weeks) (103,571 points)
16. RUSS MORGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 28 weeks) (91,265 points)
17. LARRY GREEN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 23 weeks) (86,380 points)
18. ELLA FITZGERALD (#2, 46 weeks) (76,527 points)
19. BOB CROSBY (#1, 20 weeks) (70,811 points)
20. TONY PASTOR & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 25 weeks) (65,969 points)
I think it's safe to say that Bing is the #1 artist of the '40s. lol
TOP 50 BIGGEST SINGLES OF THE 1940's

Our first decade of charts is complete, so here is Australia's first decade list of biggest singles. With a shift in the charts from Monthly to Weekly in 1949, it would be unfair to count the last year as its full points. We would pretty much have a repeat of that chart. I have divided this last year by 4.33, which is the average amount of weeks in a month for the year. In the eventual All Time list, 1949 will be counted as its full points.

1. IN THE MOOD Glenn Miller & His Orchestra / Joe Loss & His Band (1941 - #1, 17 months) (87,318 points)
2. BEGIN THE BEGUINE Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson / The Andrews Sisters / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940 - #6, 21 months) (83,925 points)
3. THE ANNIVERSARY SONG Al Jolson / Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore (1947 - #1, 16 months) (83,880 points)
4. THE WOODPECKER SONG Kate Smith / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Marion Hutton / The Andrews Sisters / Bee Gee Tavern Band / Gracie Fields / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Pat Taylor / Vera Lynn / Music In The Russ Morgan Manner (1940 - #1, 12 months) (63,212 points)
5. SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS Frank Sinatra / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Johnny Wade / Bing Crosby (1943 - 1, 13 months) (59,157 points)
6. IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH Judy Garland / The Jesters (1941 - #1, 11 months) (58,811 points)
7. BLESS 'EM ALL (THE SERVICE SONG) George Formby with His Ukulele (1941 - #1, 12 months) (56,898 points)
8. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE WITH YOU Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus (1940 - #2, 11 months) (54,684 points)
9. GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN', GOODBYE Bing Crosby / Gene Autry (1940 - #7, 15 months) (54,086 points)
10. WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby (1943, #1 - 10 months) (54,027 points)
11. PAPER DOLL The Mills Brothers (1944 - #3, 12 months) (53,087 points)
12. THE SINGING HILLS Bing Crosby / Jack White & His Band with Vocal Chorus / Geraldo & His Orchestra featuring Pat Taylor & Cyril Grantham / Dick Todd (1940 - #2, 11 months) (52,763 points)
13. I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU Kate Smith / Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra featuring Amy Arnell / Bing Crosby / Flanagan And Allen / Harry James & His Orchestra featuring Helen Forrest / Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra / Eric Winstone & His Accordeon Band (1942 - #1, 9 months) (51,264 points)
14. A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE Vera Lynn / The West End Players with Vocal Chorus / Bing Crosby / Geraldo & the Savoy Hotel Orchestra / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle (1941 - #1, 10 months) (50,472 points)
15. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Gene Autry / Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights / Bing Crosby / Alvino Rey & His Orchestra featuring Bill Schallen & Skeets Herfurt (1942 - #1, 9 months) (49,248 points)
16. I'LL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Harry Kaye (1945 - #1, 10 months) (47,147 points)
17. SAN ANTONIO ROSE Bing Crosby (1942 - #2, 9 months) (46,998 points)
18. ELMER'S TUNE Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle & the Modernaires (1942 - #2, 10 months) (46,791 points)
19. IT'S A LOVELY DAY TOMORROW Vera Lynn / Kate Smith (1941 - #3, 10 months) (46,782 points)
20. GALWAY BAY Bing Crosby (1948 - #3, 2 months + 36 weeks) (46,716 points)
21. OH JOHNNY OH JOHNNY OH The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Band featuring Shirley Lenner (1940 - #3, 9 months) (45,266 points)
22. I YI, YI, YI (LIKE YOU VERY MUCH) Carmen Miranda / Frankie Masters & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters (1941 - #2, 9 months) (44,510 points)
23. FERRYBOAT SERENADE The Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra / Dick Robertson & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Vera Lynn (1941 - #1, 10 months) (44,496 points)
24. BEER BARREL POLKA (ROLL OUT THE BARREL) The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss & His Band with Vocal Chorus (1940 - #1, 9 months) (43,929 points)
25. LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY) George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra featuring Al Royal / Bing Crosby / Vera Lynn / Perry Como / Jo Stafford (1944 - #1, 9 months) (43,637 points)
26. SYMPHONY Bing Crosby / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Clyde Rogers / Benny Goodman & His Orchestra featuring Liza Morrow / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians / Vera Lynn / Jo Stafford (1946 - #1, 8 months) (43,542 points)
27. THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ Bing Crosby / Vera Lynn (1942 - #5, 10 months) (43,425 points)
28. NEAR YOU Francis Craig & His Orchestra featuring Bob Lamm / Larry Green & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters (1948 - #, 8 months) (42,584 points)
29. DOWN ARGENTINA WAY The West End Players / Leo Reisman & His Orchestra featuring Sara Horn / Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra featuring Sonny Washburn (1941 - #1, 9 months) (42,507 points)
30. TILL THE LIGHTS OF LONDON SHINE AGAIN Joe Loss & His Band featuring Chick Henderson (1940 - #1, 8 months) (42,399 points)
31. APRIL SHOWERS Al Jolson (1947 - #5, 10 months) (42,174 points)
32. BUTTONS AND BOWS Dinah Shore & Her Happy Valley Boys / Gene Autry (1949 - #1, 35 weeks) (42,029 points)
33. I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights featuring Larry Cotton with Donna & Her Don Juans / Vera Lynn / The Ink Spots (1942 - #1, 8 months) (41,175 points)
34. MY HAPPINESS Jon & Sondra Steele / The Marlin Sisters with The Columbians / Ella Fitzgerald with The Song Spinners (1949 - #3, 39 weeks) (40,553 points)
35. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL Frank Sinatra with Harry James & His Orchestra (1943 - #3, 9 months) (40,428 points)
36. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (1944 - #2, 8 months) (40,046 points)
37. TO EACH HIS OWN The Ink Spots / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Stuart Wade / Eddy Howard (1947 - #1, 8 months) (39,267 points)
38. SOUTH OF THE BORDER (DOWN MEXICO WAY) Carson Robison & His Pioneers / Joe Loss & His Band featuring Monte Rey / Gene Autry (1940 - #1, 7 months) (39,078 points)
39. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore / Vera Lynn / Jo Stafford (1944 - #1, 8 months) (38,862 points)
40. AMOR, AMOR Bing Crosby (1945 - #1, 8 months) (38,669 points)
41. THE CALL OF THE CANYON Gene Autry / Tony Martin / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra (1941 - #3, 8 months) (38,453 points)
42. CONCERTO FOR TWO (A LOVE SONG) Vera Lynn / Johnny Messner & His Orchestra (1942 - #3, 8 months) (38,430 points)
43. MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME The Organ, The Dance Band And Me & Alan Kane / Les Brown & His Orchestra featuring Doris Day / Vera Lynn (1945 - #1, 8 months) (38,381 points)
44. DOLORES Bing Crosby with The Merry Macs / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (1941 - #3, 8 months) (37,571 points)
45. DON'T FENCE ME IN Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters / George Trevare & His Dance Orchestra (1945 - #1, 7 months) (37,566 points)
46. CHICI, CHICI, BOOM-CHIC Carmen Miranda / The Modernists (1941 - #3, 8 months) (37,476 points)
47. PRISONER OF LOVE The Ink Spots / Perry Como & the Satisfiers (1947 - #1, 7 months) (37,035 points)
48. (THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Jean Cerchi / Vera Lynn / Kay Kyser & His Orchestra featuring Harry Babbitt & the Glee Club / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Ray Eberle / The Organ, The Dance Band And Me (1942 - #1, 7 months) (36,918 points)
49. CHATTANOOGA CHOO-CHOO Joe Loss & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Tex Beneke & the Modernaires (1942 - #5, 8 months) (36,770 points)
50. TRADE WINDS Kate Smith / Bing Crosby with Dick McIntyre & His Harmony Hawaiians / Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra (1941 - #2, 7 months) (36,270 points)
TOP 50 BIGGEST ARTISTS OF THE 1940's

Same situation here as the singles list, 1949 has been converted down to equally compare with the monthly charts of the first 9 years. In the eventual All Time list, full points from 1949 will be restored to the totals.

1. BING CROSBY (#1, 108 months + 53 weeks) (1,634,702 points)
2. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 89 months + 50 weeks) (646,729 points)
3. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 94 months + 32 weeks) (524,491 points)
4. VERA LYNN (#1, 79 months + 12 weeks) (502,922 points)
5. GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 61 months) (360,367 points)
6. DINAH SHORE (#1, 70 months + 53 weeks) (349,669 points)
7. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 52 months + 44 weeks) (337,134 points)
8. THE INK SPOTS (#1, 73 months + 25 weeks) (294,494 points)
9. KATE SMITH (#1, 60 months) (216,953 points)
10. PERRY COMO (#1, 40 months + 53 weeks) (212,472 points)
11. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA (#1, 39 months + 10 weeks) (198,978 points)
12. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 51 months + 30 weeks) (187,302 points)
13. TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 42 months + 8 weeks) (181,985 points)
14. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 40 months + 37 weeks) (175,509 points)
15. GENE AUTRY (#1 , 46 months + 35 weeks) (169,585 points)
16. KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 42 months + 35 weeks) (157,721 points)
17. JUDY GARLAND (#1 , 47 months) (146,652 points)
18. VICTOR SILVESTER & HIS BALLROOM ORCHESTRA (#1 , 38 months + 18 weeks) (143,722 points)
19. DICK HAYMES (#1 , 48 months + 13 weeks) (143,440 points)
20. AL JOLSON (#1 , 17 months + 24 weeks) (121,140 points)
21. GERALDO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 43 months + 15 weeks) (107,303 points)
22. THE MILLS BROTHERS (#2 , 24 months + 21 weeks) (105,395 points)
23. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 30 months + 41 weeks) (103,023 points)
24. AMBROSE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3 , 13 months) (91,596 points)
25. HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 35 months) (87,673 points)
26. TONY MARTIN (#3 , 24 months + 6 weeks) (83,727 points)
27. FLANAGAN AND ALLEN (#1 , 33 months) (80,412 points)
28. THE WEST END PLAYERS (#1 , 27 months) (77,064 points)
29. BUDDY CLARK (#1 , 13 months + 41 weeks) (73,384 points)
30. GEORGE FORMBY (#1 , 12 months) (69,130 points)
31. ELLA FITZGERALD (#1 , 21 months + 46 weeks) (64,553 points)
32. ERIC WINSTONE & HIS BAND (#1 , 19 months) (63,359 points)
33. HORACE HEIDT & HIS MUSICAL KNIGHTS (#1 , 26 months) (61,802 points)
34. JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3 , 23 months) (61,110 points)
35. GRACIE FIELDS (#1 , 28 months) (58,976 points)
36. DOROTHY SQUIRES (#4 , 18 months + 27 weeks) (58,905 points)
37. HARRY ROY & HIS BAND (#3 , 27 months) (58,712 points)
38. DEANNA DURBIN (#2 , 27 months) (56,697 points)
39. THE ORGAN, THE DANCE BAND AND ME (#1 , 32 months) (52,387 points)
40. RUSS MORGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 22 months + 28 weeks) (51,492 points)
41. JIM DAVIDSON & HIS A.B.C. DANCE BAND (#4 , 13 months) (51,119 points)
42. ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3 , 35 months) (48,855 points)
43. JACK PAYNE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2 , 20 months) (48,275 points)
44. TOMMY TUCKER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1 , 21 months) (48,194 points)
45. JOHNNY MERCER (#1 , 19 months + 7 weeks) (46,626 points)
46. DICK TODD (#2 , 18 months) (45,866 points)
47. EVELYN KNIGHT (#1 , 5 months + 29 weeks) (44,670 points)
48. CARMEN MIRANDA (#2 , 13 months + 4 weeks) (44,164 points)
49. NICK LUCAS (#3 , 6 months) (39,294 points)
50. THE MODERNISTS (#3 , 11 months) (38,647 points)

It's no surprise that Bing Crosby would top this list, but can you believe he appeared in EVERY SINGLE CHART during the 1940's? I know that he pretty much recorded every song that appeared himself, but still an amazing feat. I wonder if that ever happened again in future charts?
Omg wow Bing Cosby. I expected a big gap but not anywhere near this big. Also without actually adding everything together, my guesstimation of Vera Lynn being #2 was very wrong. So many people had their own orchestra.
1950 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. THE HARRY LIME THEME Anton Karas / Roberto Inglez & His Orchestra / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Don Rodney / Donald Peers (#3 , 44 weeks) (192,860 points)
2. MY FOOLISH HEART Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Sandy Evans / Billy Eckstine / Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (#1 , 31 weeks) (151,097 points)
3. FOREVER AND EVER Perry Como / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring The Skylarks (#1 , 30 weeks) (147,308 points)
4. QUICKSILVER Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (#1 , 24 weeks) (143,131 points)
5. I TOLD THEM ALL ABOUT YOU Donald Peers (#1 , 28 weeks) (140,688 points)
6. HOLLYWOOD SQUARE DANCE Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Laura Leslie (#1 , 23 weeks) (126,031 points)
7. YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART Buddy Clark / Vic Damone / Ross Higgins / Joe Loss & His Orchestra (#1 , 24 weeks) (120,020 points)
8. CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY Phil Harris & His Orchestra / Bing Crosby / Red Foley (#2 , 23 weeks) (111,879 points)
9. BAMBOO Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra featuring The Moon Maids (#3 , 22 weeks) (100,994 points)
10. THE OLD PIANO ROLL BLUES Eddie Cantor, Lisa Kirk & The Sammy Kaye Orchestra / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring June Hamilton (#4 , 22 weeks) (95,326 points)
11. MONA LISA Dennis Day / Nat "King" Cole / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (#1 , 13 weeks) (94,332 points)
12. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! Donald Peers / Teresa Brewer / Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Merv Griffith / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#1 , 18 weeks) (93,803 points)
13. I DON'T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE Perry Como / Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring The Stardusters (#2 , 20 weeks) (93,524 points)
14. "A" YOU'RE ADORABLE (THE ALPHABET SONG) Perry Como with The Fontaine Sisters / Tony Pastor & His Orchestra featuring The Clooney Sisters (#1 , 17 weeks) (92,453 points)
15. I'VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS Freddy Martin & His Orchestra featuring Merv Griffiths / Danny Kaye with The Harmonaires / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#1 , 20 weeks) (89,276 points)
16. SLIPPING AROUND Floyd Tillman / Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakeley (#3 , 18 weeks) (85,172 points)
17. DEARIE Donald Peers / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio (#7 , 17 weeks) (84,640 points)
18. LAVENDER BLUE (DILLY DILLY) Burl Ives with Captain Stubby & the Buccaneers / Dinah Shore / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring The Three Kaydets (#1 , 17 weeks) (82,949 points)
19. DEAR HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE Bing Crosby / Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Donah Shore (#4 , 18 weeks) (80,978 points)
20. THE FOUR WINDS AND THE SEVEN SEAS Bing Crosby / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Tony Alamo & the Kaye Choir / Mel Torme (#1 , 15 weeks) (75,573 points)
21. RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Don Rodney (#4 , 16 weeks) (75,524 points)
22. THE RIVER SEINE Doris Day / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring The Lombardo Trio (#3 , 12 weeks) (75,502 points)
23. HOP SCOTCH POLKA Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Kenny Gardner / Art Mooney & His Orchestra featuring The Art Mooney Choir (#1 , 15 weeks) (73,355 points)
24. HOOP-DEE-DOO Perry Como with The Fontaine Sisters / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring The Modernaires / Kate Smith / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#5 , 17 weeks) (73,058 points)
25. IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMIN' I'D'VE BAKED A CAKE Donald Peers / Eileen Barton with The New Yorkers / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring June Hamilton (#2 , 15 weeks) (71,366 points)
26. GOODNIGHT IRENE Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring The Weavers / Bobby Limb & His Orchestra featuring Kathy Lloyd (#1 , 9 weeks) (71,105 points)
27. A DREAMER'S HOLIDAY Perry Como / Buddy Clark (#4 , 16 weeks) (70,560 points)
28. THAT LUCKY OLD SUN Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Frankie Laine / Frank Sinatra / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (#2 , 15 weeks) (69,638 points)
29. PUT YOUR SHOES ON LUCY Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (#4 , 15 weeks) (69,449 points)
30. RUDOLPH, THE RED NOSED REINDEER Bing Crosby / Gene Autry & the Pinafores (#3 , 13 weeks) (69,022 points)
31. THE OLD MASTER PAINTER Dick Haymes / Phil Harris & His Orchestra / Mel Torme & Peggy Lee (#9 , 18 weeks) (66,429 points)
32. MULE TRAIN Vaughn Monroe / Frankie Laine / Bing Crosby / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#3 , 15 weeks) (64,971 points)
33. CARELESS HANDS Bing Crosby / Mel Torme / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell (#8 , 16 weeks) (64,616 points)
34. TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF SUNSHINE Donald Peers / Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra / Ross Higgins with The Guardsmen (#4 , 14 weeks) (62,501 points)
35. PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby (#5 , 12 weeks) (62,436 points)
36. ROOM FULL OF ROSES Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Don Cornell (#5 , 14 weeks) (61,443 points)
37. WE'LL BUILD A BUNGALOW Larry Green & His Orchestra featuring Paul Santa & The Chorus / Bobby Limb & His Cabaret Band (#5 , 11 weeks) (61,301 points)
38. THE ECHO TOLD ME A LIE Primo Scale & His Banjo & Accordeon Band with The Keynotes (#7 , 17 weeks) (60,723 points)
39. TENNESSEE WALTZ Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Patti Page / Donald Peers / Jo Stafford (#8 , 14 weeks) (54,572 points)
40. THE CRY OF THE WILD GOOSE Frankie Laine / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Art Mooney & His Orchestra featuring Johnny Martin & The Art Mooney Choir (#5 , 7 weeks) (47,352 points)
41. A STRAWBERRY MOON (IN A BLUEBERRY SKY) Joy Nichols & Benny Lee (#3 , 10 weeks) (44,100 points)
42. LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING Frankie Carle & His Orchestra featuring The Sunrise Serenaders & Band (#6 , 11 weeks) (43,776 points)
43. UNDERNEATH THE LINDEN TREE The Andrews Sisters / Lou Preager & His Orchestra featuring Eileen Howard (#6 , 10 weeks) (43,515 points)
44. THE LAST MILE HOME Bing Crosby / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (#10 , 12 weeks) (41,927 points)
45. THE WEDDING OF LILI MARLENE Joe Loss & His Orchestra featuring Howard Jones (#8 , 10 weeks) (41,756 points)
46. BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five / Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark / Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer (#2 , 8 weeks) (40,734 points)
47. GO TO SLEEP, GO TO SLEEP, GO TO SLEEP Mary Martin & Arthur Godfrey (#8 , 10 weeks) (40,059 points)
48. LOVERS' GOLD Dinah Shore / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (#6 , 10 weeks) (40,014 points)
49. FIVE FOOT TWO, EYES OF BLUE (HAS ANYONE SEEN MY GAL) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Kenny Gardner (#10 , 10 weeks) (36,360 points)
50. I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby / Joe "Fingers" Carr (#5 , 8 weeks) (35,766 points)
1950 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. DONALD PEERS (#1, 44 weeks) (375,146 points)
2. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 50 weeks) (363,902 points)
3. BING CROSBY (#1, 52 weeks) (325,748 points)
4. LES WELCH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 52 weeks) (291,674 points)
5. GUY LOMBARDO & HIS ROYAL CANADIANS (#1, 52 weeks) (251,752 points)
6. PERRY COMO (#1, 50 weeks) (249,801 points)
7. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 49 weeks) (172,292 points)
8. RUSS MORGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 47 weeks) (161,367 points)
9. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 40 weeks) (151,384 points)
10. JOE LOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 52 weeks) (139,938 points)
11. GORDON JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 52 weeks) (130,721 points)
12. DINAH SHORE (#1, 39 weeks) (105,977 points)
13. TONY PASTOR & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 22 weeks) (74,126 points)
14. BUDDY CLARK (#1, 35 weeks) (73,415 points)
15. DANNY KAYE (#1, 34 weeks) (70,450 points)
16. PHIL HARRIS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 23 weeks) (69,073 points)
17. PRIMO SCALE & HIS BANJO & ACCORDEON BAND (#7, 17 weeks) (66,533 points)
18. BOBBY LIMB & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 11 weeks) (66,203 points)
19. MEL TORME (#1, 35 weeks) (65,752 points)
20. FREDDY MARTIN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 31 weeks) (64,362 points)
This is progressing along nicely chri8topher, enjoying it very much...

One question though, when you get the likes of artists such as Elvis Presley (1950's) and The Beatles (1960's) how is your point system going to work? Meaning, those two artists sold by the bucket loads... their number one singles outsold other artists number one singles at double - triple the rate. So will there points be doubled & tripled for accuracy and a true representation of there dominance?
It is expected that Elvis and The Beatles would have sold a lot of records, but I also have to logically deduce that "real" physical sales in Australia during the 60's would have to be low. I would expect that the market in its infancy in Australia would be nowhere near recording the sales we see today.

Skipping ahead to the 80's where many singles were accredited, they still seemed to produced low sales in comparison to today. "You're The Voice" will always live as being one of the biggest hits of the 80's, but in actual fact, never rise above Gold accreditation.

Now, getting to the point, those singles by Elvis and The Beatles will return a points value that will compare their chart runs in today's market. From the top of my head, there should be a couple of Beatles songs that will return points reflecting 4x Platinum sales (which is as high as it got until the late 00's. Everything is designed to be relative over the whole span of the history of the charts.

I'm up to 1962 in getting my stats together, but in Hawaii for another week before I can continue this thread. But everything is looking nice so far, so hopefully it will hold its value as we continue through.

All good ,but I'm pretty sure Beatle sales in Australian during the 60's weren't "low"... From memory Australia had a vinyl pressing plant in Sydney only dedicated to pressing Beatle records (like many countries around the world in 1964 & 1965)....They where huge even by todays standards.

The group (as you probably know) held the top 6 singles at one point, they had a 1/3 of the population of South Australia greet them at the Adelaide town hall in 64' (300,000 people, not to mention the 200,000 people that greeted them at the Sothern Cross Hotel in Melbourne) and they saturated radio air waves like nothing else seen before or after...

Anyways, love the work you've done thus far... Looking forward too the rest as it progress'.
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1951 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. IF Perry Como / Jo Stafford (#1, 22 weeks) (138,167 points)
2. THE LOVLIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Mario Lanza / Ann Blyth / Percy Faith & His Orchestra And Chorus (#1, 17 weeks) (131,748 points)
3. TOO YOUNG Nat "King" Cole / Toni Arden (#1, 18 weeks) (128,308 points)
4. SILVER DOLLAR Art Mooney & His Orchestra with The Art Mooney Choir (#1, 19 weeks) (128,284 points)
5. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Gene Krupa & His Chicago Jazz featuring Bobby Scots / Kay Starr (#1, 20 weeks) (126,540 points)
6. MOCKIN' BIRD HILL Les Paul & Mary Ford / Donald Peers / Jim Gussey & His Orchestra featuring Olive & Nola Lester / Patti Page / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Maggie Fitzgibbon (#1, 22 weeks) (126,174 points)
7. NEVERTHELESS (I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU) Paul Weston & His Orchestra with The Norman Luboff Choir / Fred Astaire, Red Skelton & Anita Ellis (#1, 21 weeks) (124,121 points)
8. ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY The Weavers & Terry Gilkyson (#3, 22 weeks) (121,573 points)
9. ALL MY LOVE Bing Crosby / Patti Page / Percy Faith & His Orchestra And Chorus (#1, 19 weeks) (119,931 points)
10. MY TRULY, TRULY FAIR Guy Mitchell / Donald Peers (#1, 13 weeks) (116,323 points)
11. MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU Guy Mitchell / Gene Autry & Jo Stafford / George Trevare & His Orchestra featuring Joan Wilton & Mart Dryden (#1, 18 weeks) (116,027 points)
12. ABA DABA HONEYMOON Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter (#1, 18 weeks) (115,554 points)
13. BEWTICHED Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Bonnie Lou Williams / Doris Day with The Mellowmen / Mel Torme (#1, 18 weeks) (114,429 points)
14. HARBOR LIGHTS Bing Crosby / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Tony Alamo & The Kaydets (#2, 18 weeks) (112,511 points)
15. THE THING Phil Harris / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#1, 17 weeks) (106,048 points)
16. SOUND OFF (THE DUCKWORTH CHANT) Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra (#3, 15 weeks) (104,793 points)
17. THE PLACE WHERE I WORSHIP (IS THE WIDE OPEN SPACES) Rosemary Clooney & Guy Mitchell (#6, 19 weeks) (104,698 points)
18. TENNESSEE WALTZ Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Patti Page / Donald Peers / Jo Stafford (#1, 17 weeks) (104,693 points)
19. OCEANA ROLL Jane Powell (#2, 17 weeks) (103,860 points)
20. UNLESS Guy Mitchell / Eddie Fisher / Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Bob Stevens (#3, 13 weeks) (100,853 points)
21. SAM'S SONG (THE HAPPY TUNE) Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby / Joe "Fingers" Carr (#6, 19 weeks) (100,620 points)
22. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT Al Jolson (#2, 17 weeks) (96,936 points)
23. PATRICIA Perry Como / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (#3, 18 weeks) (94,337 points)
24. SO LONG (IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU) Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring The Weavers / Jim Gussey & His Orchestra (#8, 18 weeks) (93,302 points)
25. THE HOUSE OF SINGING BAMBOO Rosemary Clooney & Guy Mitchell / Howard Keel (#3, 16 weeks) (91,215 points)
26. ORANGE COLOURED SKY Danny Kaye & Patty Andrews / Nat "King" Cole with Stan Kenton & His Orchestra / Betty Hutton / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#1, 17 weeks) (90,338 points)
27. ROSE, ROSE, I LOVE YOU Frankie Laine / Hue Lee (#3, 16 weeks) (88,504 points)
28. MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI Gene Autry / Patti Page / Donald Peers (#3, 10 weeks) (87,766 points)
29. SPARROW IN THE TREE TOP Guy Mitchell (#3, 14 weeks) (84,662 points)
30. GOODNIGHT IRENE Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring The Weavers / Bobby Limb & His Orchestra featuring Kathy Lloyd (#1, 13 weeks) (84,009 points)
31. I APOLOGISE Billy Eckstine (#6, 14 weeks) (83,702 points)
32. THE ROVING KIND Guy Mitchell / George Trevare & His Orchestra / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#2, 15 weeks) (83,441 points)
33. BE MY LOVE Mario Lanza / Billy Eckstine (#4, 15 weeks) (83,194 points)
34. DOWN THE TRAIL OF BROKEN HEARTS Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (#7, 12 weeks) (80,768 points)
35. COUNT EVERY STAR Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra And Chorus / Ray Anthony & His Orchestra featuring Dick Noel / Dick Haymes (#3, 14 weeks) (78,514 points)
36. SWEET VIOLETS Dinah Shore / Jane Turzy (#1, 7 weeks) (77,833 points)
37. RUDOLPH, THE RED NOSED REINDEER Bing Crosby / Gene Autry & the Pinafores (#2, 12 weeks) (69,640 points)
38. PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby (#5, 13 weeks) (66,633 points)
39. ZING ZING ZOOM ZOOM Perry Como (#8, 15 weeks) (66,349 points)
40. BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES Rosemary Clooney (#9, 16 weeks) (64,390 points)
41. LET'S DO IT AGAIN Donald Peers & the Cherokeys / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring The Lombardo Trio (#5, 12 weeks) (62,173 points)
42. CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY Percy Faith & His Orchestra with The Shillelagh Singers / Bing Crosby (#5, 8 weeks) (57,167 points)
43. IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford / Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman with The 4 Hits And A Miss (#6, 8 weeks) (53,758 points)
44. GET OUT THOSE OLD RECORDS Mary Martin & Her Son Larry / George Trevare & His Orchestra featuring Joan Wilton & Mart Dryden (#6, 11 weeks) (50,995 points)
45. IF I HAD YOU ON A DESERT ISLAND Arthur Godfrey (#8, 11 weeks) (50,387 points)
46. MONA LISA Dennis Day / Nat "King" Cole / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (#2, 9 weeks) (49,451 points)
47. CINCINNATI DANCING PIG Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra (#10, 13 weeks) (48,914 points)
48. I CROSS MY FINGERS Bing Crosby / Perry Como & The Fontaine Sisters (#10, 12 weeks) (48,266 points)
49. BELOVED, BE FAITHFUL Paul Weston & His Orchestra with The Norman Luboff Choir / Donald Peers with The Merrymakers (#12, 13 weeks) (47,051 points)
50. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I Les Welch & His Orchestra / Art Mooney & His Orchestra featuring Allan Brooks & the Four Clovers / Kay Starr (#7, 10 weeks) (46,560 points)
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1951 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. GUY MITCHELL (#1, 31 weeks) (341,465 points)
2. BING CROSBY (#1, 42 weeks) (314,486 points)
3. PERRY COMO (#1, 40 weeks) (213,241 points)
4. DONALD PEERS (#1, 52 weeks) (203,527 points)
5. LES WELCH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 44 weeks) (187,997 points)
6. GORDON JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 38 weeks) (178,329 points)
7. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#3, 26 weeks) (163,925 points)
8. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 35 weeks) (158,302 points)
9. ART MOONEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 20 weeks) (153,986 points)
10. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 44 weeks) (133,129 points)
11. JO STAFFORD (#1, 36 weeks) (129,598 points)
12. BILLY ECKSTINE (#4, 33 weeks) (128,913 points)
13. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 15 weeks) (127,716 points)
14. PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 40 weeks) (125,171 points)
15. PATTI PAGE (#1, 47 weeks) (123,418 points)
16. AL JOLSON (#2, 22 weeks) (112,924 points)
17. JANE POWELL (#2, 17 weeks) (105,424 points)
18. GEORGE TREVARE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 20 weeks) (102,710 points)
19. PAUL WESTON & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 30 weeks) (98,710 points)
20. FRANKIE LAINE (#3, 37 weeks) (98,656 points)
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Wow. Biggest song from '51 was as big as the #8 of '50
Yes, and the charts stay pretty much this way for a few years yet. I think the two years (1949 and 1950) after the transition from monthly charts still had that "monthly" air about them in that their charts runs were very long.

In 1950, for example, the top song had a 44 week run for the year, compared to 22 weeks for 1951's top song. In fact, 8 songs in 1950 lasted longer than 22 weeks. It's a similar situation in 1949.

I guess 1951 was the year that the competition was more apparent, and songs just didn't last as long as they were used to. However, these retro-calculated charts may have just had more information available from 1951, enabling them to be be more spread out among more songs.

It would be logical to enforce a handicap to these two years in order to keep a smooth rise in the top songs as we progress through the years, however, I strive to make my points system totally mathematical. As the charts from 1949 to 1955 were all weekly Top 20 charts, I have no option but to treat all charts in this time period the same.

Anyway, hopefully that explains why a couple of years had big big points assigned against the next 5 years which were significantly lower. Who knows, maybe 1949 and 1950 were more popular years...heh heh.
1952 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: Time to bring in my "accreditation multiplier"! With all the bare points locked into place, I multiply the result according to the accreditation to bring the total into those levels (we're talking Gold into the 35,000 zone, Platinum to 70,000, etc.). Of course, there was no such thing back in the 50's, so I've regarded those songs achieving 35,000 points to be counted as Gold, 70,000 to be counted as Platinum, and so on. It's hard to know now what this all means, but in future charts from 1990 onwards, you will see the affect as these EOY charts were published with accreditations. You will see the points each song collects is in line with their accreditation status.

Extra Chart Information: I thought about the comment Tennis made, and the explanation I supplied, and it doesn't seem right to me. Originally, the accreditation multiplier was brought in from 1956 when the charts were now recorded as a Top 50 chart. However, I can see the shift in the 1951 chart calls for the multiplier to be applied sooner. I will apply this to the 1951 chart, and edit that post. Hopefully those following will not value the integrity of this project less.

1. LA RONDE DE L'AMOUR (LOVE'S ROUNDABOUT) Lou Preagher & His Charm Of The Waltz Orchestra / Anton Walbrook (#2, 24 weeks) (136,412 points)
2. A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON Louis Armstrong / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#1, 20 weeks) (132,373 points)
3. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Ezio Pinza / Bing Crosby / Gordon MacRae (#1, 16 weeks) (127,968 points)
4. BECAUSE OF YOU Tony Bennett (#1, 17 weeks) (117,911 points)
5. HERE IN MY HEART Al Martino (#1, 17 weeks) (117,089 points)
6. WALKIN' MY BABY BACK HOME Johnnie Ray / Nat "King" Cole (#1, 19 weeks) (114,908 points)
7. ANYTIME Eddie Fisher (#1, 17 weeks) (107,848 points)
8. TELL ME WHY Eddie Fisher / The Four Aces (#1, 17 weeks) (106,723 points)
9. DOWN YONDER Camp Butler / Joe "Fingers" Carr (#1, 16 weeks) (104,940 points)
10. COLD, COLD HEART Tony Bennett / Hank Williams (#1, 16 weeks) (103,888 points)
11. CRY Johnnie Ray (#1, 16 weeks) (102,088 points)
12. SLOW COACH (SLOW POKE) Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart (#1, 15 weeks) (99,951 points)
13. I GET IDEAS Tony Martin / Peggy Lee / Louis Armstrong (#2, 16 weeks) (99,484 points)
14. AUF WIEDERSEHEN, SWEETHEART Vera Lynn / Eddy Howard (#1, 9 weeks) (97,588 points)
15. (IT'S NO) SIN Al Morgan / The Four Aces / Eddy Howard / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#2, 16 weeks) (94,984 points)
16. AY-ROUND THE CORNER The Weavers / Les Welch & His Orchestra / Jo Stafford (#1, 15 weeks) (93,088 points)
17. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Guy Mitchell (#2, 15 weeks) (92,334 points)
18. TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Eddie Fisher (#2, 15 weeks) (90,934 points)
19. BLUE TANGO Leroy Anderson & His Orchestra / Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (#4, 11 weeks) (89,136 points)
20. LADY LOVE Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra (#3, 13 weeks) (85,289 points)
21. HALF AS MUCH Rosemary Clooney (#2, 9 weeks) (84,716 points)
22. A BEGGAR IN LOVE Guy Mitchell (#6, 16 weeks) (82,485 points)
23. (WHY DID I TELL YOU I WAS GOING TO) SHANGHAI Doris Day / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#4, 14 weeks) (82,187 points)
24. LONGING FOR YOU Lou Preager & His Charm Of The Waltz Orchestra / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Tony Alamo (#6, 15 weeks) (80,286 points)
25. THE BLACKSMITH BLUES Ella Mae Morse / Elton Britt (#4, 15 weeks) (80,027 points)
26. SHRIMP BOATS Jo Stafford (#2, 13 weeks) (78,621 points)
27. A GUY IS A GUY Ella Fitzgerald / Doris Day (#5, 15 weeks) (77,923 points)
28. WHEEL OF FORTUNE Kay Starr / The Bell Sisters (#2, 13 weeks) (77,833 points)
29. PLEASE MR. SUN Johnnie Ray / Perry Como (#2, 13 weeks) (69,938 points)
30. I'M YOURS Eddie Fisher (#6, 13 weeks) (69,292 points)
31. THAT'S THE CHANCE YOU TAKE Eddie Fisher (#8, 15 weeks) (65,291 points)
32. THE GANDY DANCERS' BALL The Weavers / Frankie Laine (#4, 12 weeks) (64,557 points)
33. BELLE, BELLE, MY LIBERTY BELLE Guy Mitchell (#4, 12 weeks) (64,415 points)
34. PERFIDA The Four Aces / Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring Dorothy Claire & The Modernaires (#4, 13 weeks) (64,046 points)
35. DELICADO Percy Faith & His Orchestra / The Three Suns (#6, 13 weeks) (63,788 points)
36. I'LL WALK ALONE Jane Froman / Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (#5, 12 weeks) (63,099 points)
37. MY RESISTANCE IS LOW Hoagy Carmichael (#8, 13 weeks) (62,659 points)
38. IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford / Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman with The 4 Hits And A Miss (#2, 11 weeks) (62,426 points)
39. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY Nat "King" Cole (#6, 11 weeks) (61,954 points)
40. HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING) Frankie Laine / Tex Ritter (#3, 9 weeks) (60,223 points)
41. MEET MR. CALLAGHAN Les Paul / Harry Grove Trio / Les Welch & His Orchestra (#3, 6 weeks) (57,606 points)
42. I LOVE THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE Merv Griffin / The Four Knights (#5, 12 weeks) (56,690 points)
43. SOLITAIRE Tony Bennett (#7, 12 weeks) (56,128 points)
44. SUGARBUSH Doris Day & Frankie Laine (#9, 10 weeks) (53,992 points)
45. THE LITTLE WHITE CLOUD THAT CRIED Johnnie Ray (#4, 11 weeks) (52,210 points)
46. KISS OF FIRE Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra / Georgia Gibbs / Tony Martin (#5, 10 weeks) (50,747 points)
47. TULIPS AND HEATHER Perry Como (#7, 11 weeks) (49,785 points)
48. DOMINO Tony Martin (#5, 10 weeks) (49,116 points)
49. IT'S ALL IN THE GAME Louis Armstrong / Dinah Shore (#7, 10 weeks) (47,785 points)
50. SWEET VIOLETS Dinah Shore / Jane Turzy (#1, 8 weeks) (47,603 points)
1952 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 43 weeks) (431,370 points)
2. GUY MITCHELL (#2, 39 weeks) (326,007 points)
3. JOHNNIE RAY (#1, 33 weeks) (278,396 points)
4. TONY BENNETT (#1, 25 weeks) (225,983 points)
5. LES WELCH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 41 weeks) (182,151 points)
6. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 39 weeks) (179,395 points)
7. LOUIS ARMSTRONG (#1, 38 weeks) (173,118 points)
8. FRANKIE LAINE (#2, 36 weeks) (168,409 points)
9. JO STAFFORD (#1, 48 weeks) (155,877 points)
10. PERRY COMO (#2, 29 weeks) (127,343 points)
11. TONY MARTIN (#2, 37 weeks) (126,976 points)
12. AL MARTINO (#1, 17 weeks) (125,685 points)
13. DORIS DAY (#4, 40 weeks) (112,851 points)
14. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#2, 23 weeks) (111,653 points)
15. THE FOUR ACES (#1, 35 weeks) (109,130 points)
16. LOU PREAGER & HIS CHARM OF THE WALTZ ORCHESTRA (#2, 27 weeks) (108,349 points)
17. PEE WEE KING & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 20 weeks) (108,143 points)
18. VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 15 weeks) (96,899 points)
19. PEGGY LEE (#2, 27 weeks) (87,387 points)
20. THE WEAVERS (#1, 26 weeks) (86,726 points)
Shouldn't Bing Crosby be #5? He's on #3 & #38?

Yay! Tony Bennett
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Bing Crosby had to settle for #23 this year, as singles with multiple artists attached are divided between them.
1953 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE (WHERE IS YOUR HEART) Felicia Sanders with Percy Faith & His Orchestra (#1, 24 weeks) (171,060 points)
2. I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU Frank Sinatra / Eddie Fisher / Vic Damone (#1, 21 weeks) (159,426 points)
3. YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE Dick Haymes & Etherl Merman / Perry Como & The Fontaine Sisters (#1, 21 weeks) (129,999 points)
4. ETERNALLY YOURS (TERRY'S THEME FROM "LIMELIGHT") Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra / Vic Damone (#1, 20 weeks) (128,301 points)
5. VAYA CON DIOS (MAY GOD BE WITH YOU) Les Paul & Mary Ford (#1, 15 weeks) (128,259 points)
6. ANNA [THE BAION] (EL NEGRO ZUMBON) Sylvana Mangano (#1, 15 weeks) (119,334 points)
7. KEEP IT A SECRET Jo Stafford (#3, 20 weeks) (115,853 points)
8. DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES Red Foley / Perry Como / Gisele MacKenzie (#1, 19 weeks) (113,906 points)
9. BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE Mario Lanza / Nat "King" Cole (#1, 18 weeks) (113,681 points)
10. TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU Teresa Brewer / Ross Higgins with Bob Gibson & His Orchestra (#1, 18 weeks) (113,248 points)
11. HI-LILI, HI-LO Dinah Shore / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Jean Cerchi & Claire Poole (#1, 18 weeks) (111,223 points)
12. YOU BELONG TO ME Jo Stafford / Dean Martin / Patti Page (#1, 16 weeks) (108,731 points)
13. APRIL IN PORTUGAL (THE WHISPERING SERENADE) Les Baxter & His Orchestra (#3, 18 weeks) (107,983 points)
14. I WENT TO YOUR WEDDING Patti Page / Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Jeff Clay & the Kaye Choir (#1, 16 weeks) (106,172 points)
15. TAKES TWO TO TANGO Louis Armstrong / Pearl Bailey (#1, 17 weeks) (102,482 points)
16. OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN Eddie Fisher (#4, 19 weeks) (100,142 points)
17. SEVEN LONELY DAYS Georgia Gibbs & The Yale Brothers / Bonnie Lou (#4, 17 weeks) (99,984 points)
18. TELL ME A STORY Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd (#1, 15 weeks) (98,139 points)
19. (POOR LITTLE ROBIN) WALKIN' TO MISSOURI Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Tony Russo & the Glee Club (#3, 17 weeks) (95,400 points)
20. CHINA DOLL Slim Whitman (#6, 20 weeks) (93,298 points)
21. LADY OF SPAIN Eddie Fisher / Winifred Atwell / Les Paul (#1, 14 weeks) (91,586 points)
22. I BELIEVE Frankie Laine / Jane Froman (#3, 15 weeks) (90,422 points)
23. FEET UP (PAT HIM ON THE PO-PO) Guy Mitchell (#2, 15 weeks) (88,459 points)
24. THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW Patti Page (#1, 14 weeks) (87,722 points)
25. HALF AS MUCH Rosemary Clooney (#1, 14 weeks) (85,725 points)
26. OH, HAPPY DAY Lawrence Welk & His Champagne Music featuring Larry Hooper / Les Welch & His Orchestra / The Four Knights (#1, 13 weeks) (78,429 points)
27. MISTER TAP TOE Doris Day (#4, 10 weeks) (78,114 points)
28. FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS Nat "King" Cole (#7, 15 weeks) (69,878 points)
29. I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS Jimmy Boyd (#1, 7 weeks) (69,407 points)
30. THE GLOW WORM The Mills Brothers / Johnny Mercer (#3, 13 weeks) (69,306 points)
31. HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME Karen Chandler (#4, 13 weeks) (65,797 points)
32. PRETEND Nat "King" Cole (#4, 8 weeks) (63,060 points)
33. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL Rex Allen (#5, 9 weeks) (62,270 points)
34. SAY YOU'RE MINE AGAIN June Hutton & Axel Stordahl / Perry Como / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Neil Meredith (#5, 12 weeks) (62,061 points)
35. AUF WIEDERSEHEN, SWEETHEART Vera Lynn / Eddy Howard (#1, 11 weeks) (61,221 points)
36. ROCK OF GILBRALTAR Frankie Laine (#2, 11 weeks) (60,836 points)
37. SWEDISH RHAPSODY (MIDSUMMER VIGIL) Percy Faith & His Orchestra / Mantovani & His Orchestra (#6, 10 weeks) (55,842 points)
38. DEAR JOHN LETTER Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky / The Four Horsemen with Pat O'Day (#7, 9 weeks) (55,747 points)
39. TELL ME YOU'RE MINE (PER UN BACIO D'AMOR) The Gaylords / Mindy Carson (#4, 11 weeks) (54,761 points)
40. RUBY Les Baxter & His Orchestra (#7, 12 weeks) (54,462 points)
41. BOTCH-A-ME (BA-BA-BACIAMI PICCINA) Rosemary Clooney (#6, 11 weeks) (53,344 points)
42. JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) Jo Stafford (#7, 11 weeks) (52,822 points)
43. GOMEN-NASAI Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra And Chorus / Eddy Howard (#6, 11 weeks) (52,599 points)
44. SHE WEARS RED FEATHERS (AND A HULY HULY SKIRT) Guy Mitchell (#5, 11 weeks) (52,037 points)
45. THE DAY OF JUBILO Guy Mitchell (#4, 11 weeks) (52,002 points)
46. THE ISLE OF INNISFREE Bing Crosby (#11, 13 weeks) (48,241 points)
47. GAMBELLA (THE GAMBLIN' LADY) Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford (#11, 12 weeks) (47,532 points)
48. HEART AND SOUL The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts (#9, 11 weeks) (47,233 points)
49. I CONFESS Sarah Vaughan / Perry Como (#8, 8 weeks) (46,534 points)
50. WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE ME Joni James / Patti Page (#6, 10 weeks) (46,297 points)
1953 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. JO STAFFORD (#1, 41 weeks) (252,019 points)
2. FRANKIE LAINE (#1, 40 weeks) (235,595 points)
3. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 44 weeks) (224,648 points)
4. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 34 weeks) (222,021 points)
5. GUY MITCHELL (#2, 33 weeks) (221,679 points)
6. PATTI PAGE (#1, 37 weeks) (200,200 points)
7. LES PAUL (& MARY FORD) (#1, 35 weeks) (173,702 points)
8. FELICIA SANDERS (#1, 24 weeks) (171,060 points)
9. LES BAXTER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 21 weeks) (168,478 points)
10. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#1, 20 weeks) (153,082 points)
11. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 19 weeks) (148,486 points)
12. PERRY COMO (#1, 42 weeks) (141,049 points)
13. SLIM WHITMAN (#6, 20 weeks) (136,111 points)
14. VERA LYNN (#1, 19 weeks) (133,347 points)
15. LES WELCH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 40 weeks) (132,780 points)
16. DORIS DAY (#4, 22 weeks) (121,519 points)
17. JIMMY BOYD (#1, 22 weeks) (119,818 points)
18. SYLVANA MANGANO (#1, 15 weeks) (119,334 points)
19. VIC DAMONE (#1, 23 weeks) (118,856 points)
20. BING CROSBY (#6, 32 weeks) (105,022 points)
1954 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. THE HAPPY WANDERER Frank Weir & His Orchestra / Obebkirchen Children's Choir (#1, 28 weeks) (186,526 points)
2. SECRET LOVE Doris Day (#2, 19 weeks) (157,013 points)
3. LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT Kitty Kallen (#1, 20 weeks) (156,956 points)
4. ANSWER ME, MY LOVE (LORD ABOVE) Nat "King" Cole / Frankie Laine (#1, 22 weeks) (137,109 points)
5. FACE TO FACE Gordon MacRae (#2, 20 weeks) (126,156 points)
6. YOUNG AT HEART Frank Sinatra / Bing Crosby (#1, 20 weeks) (123,283 points)
7. EBB TIDE Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra / Vic Damone / Lew Raymond & His Orchestra (#1, 20 weeks) (122,462 points)
8. THE LITTLE SHOEMALER (LE PETIT CORDONNIER) The Gaylords / Frank Weir & His Saxophone And Orchestra featuring The Michael Twins / Petula Clark (#1, 19 weeks) (119,543 points)
9. SH-BOOM (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM) The Crew Cuts (#1, 14 weeks) (119,464 points)
10. THAT'S AMORE (THAT'S LOVE) Dean Martin (#1, 18 weeks) (114,812 points)
11. CHANGING PARTNERS Patti Page / Kay Starr / Bing Crosby with The Cass Country Boys / Dinah Shore (#4, 21 weeks) (114,075 points)
12. THE MAN WITH THE BANJO The Ames Brothers (#3, 19 weeks) (111,302 points)
13. OH MY PAPA (O MEIN PAPA) Eddie Fisher / Eddie Calvert (#1, 17 weeks) (108,743 points)
14. THEME FROM "STORY OF THREE LOVES" Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (#3, 19 weeks) (108,585 points)
15. I SEE THE MOON The Stargazers (#2, 18 weeks) (108,326 points)
16. THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN Frank Sinatra / The Four Aces (#1, 17 weeks) (107,488 points)
17. ISTANBUL (NOT CONSTANTINOPLE) The Four Lads (#3, 18 weeks) (105,699 points)
18. MANY TIMES Ross Higgins with Glenn Marks & His Novatones / Eddie Fisher (#4, 20 weeks) (105,210 points)
19. RAGS TO RICHES Tony Bennett (#1, 16 weeks) (104,648 points)
20. PRETEND Nat "King" Cole (#1, 16 weeks) (104,006 points)
21. (THE GANG THAT SANG) HEART OF MY HEART Don Cornell, Johnny Desmond & Alan Dale / The Four Aces (#2, 18 weeks) (103,989 points)
22. BIMBO Pee Wee King & His Band featuring Redd Stewart / Jim Reeves with The Louisiana Hay Ride Band (#4, 18 weeks) (101,846 points)
23. SWAY (QUIEN SERA) Dean Martin (#1, 12 weeks) (101,763 points)
24. WANTED Perry Como (#1, 16 weeks) (96,986 points)
25. CARA MIA David Whitfield with Mantovani & His Orchestra (#2, 12 weeks) (96,269 points)
26. YOU, YOU, YOU The Ames Brothers (#1, 15 weeks) (95,659 points)
27. RICOCHET (RICK-O-SHAY) Teresa Brewer (#2, 14 weeks) (83,205 points)
28. IN THE CHAPEL IN THE MOONLIGHT Kitty Kallen (#8, 14 weeks) (83,171 points)
29. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS Donald Peers / Billy Cotton & His Band featuring The Bandits / Swing And Sway with Sammy Kaye (#5, 13 weeks) (82,943 points)
30. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL Rex Allen (#2, 14 weeks) (81,956 points)
31. FROM THE VINE CAME THE GRAPE The Gaylords (#3, 14 weeks) (80,331 points)
32. BELL BOTTOM BLUES Teresa Brewer (#6, 15 weeks) (79,245 points)
33. SIPPIN' SODA Guy Mitchell (#5, 14 weeks) (78,857 points)
34. RIVER OF NO RETURN Tennessee Ernie Ford / Marilyn Monroe (#7, 15 weeks) (69,301 points)
35. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Bing & Gary Crosby / The Four Lads (#5, 14 weeks) (69,134 points)
36. DEAR JOHN LETTER Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky / The Four Horsemen with Pat O'Day (#3, 13 weeks) (68,015 points)
37. BASIN STREET BLUES Louis Armstrong & the All Stars (#10, 17 weeks) (67,215 points)
38. SUCH A NIGHT Johnnie Ray (#5, 15 weeks) (65,797 points)
39. NEVER-NEVER LAND Frank Weir & His Saxophone And Orchestra with The Little Tinkers featuring Maureen Childs (#9, 15 weeks) (65,061 points)
40. THE JONES BOY The Mills Brothers (#4, 13 weeks) (63,661 points)
41. SERENADE (FROM "THE STUDENT PRINCE") Mario Lanza (#5, 9 weeks) (63,095 points)
42. P.S. I LOVE YOU The Brigadiers / The Hilltoppers (#2, 11 weeks) (62,983 points)
43. CHINA DOLL Slim Whitman (#15, 18 weeks) (61,849 points)
44. GILLY GILLY OSSENFEFFER KATZENELLEN BOGEN BY THE SEA The Four Lads (#6, 13 weeks) (61,763 points)
45. SKOKIAAN (SOUTH AFRICAN SONG) The Four Lads / Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra / Louis Armstrong (#3, 7 weeks) (57,749 points)
46. OH! BABY MINE (I GET SO LONELY) The Four Knights / Bing Crosby (#3, 13 weeks) (57,171 points)
47. A GIRL, A GIRL (ZOOM-BA DI ALLI NELLA) Eddie Fisher (#5, 13 weeks) (56,371 points)
48. I UNDERSTAND Sandy Stewart (#8, 12 weeks) (53,981 points)
49. HERE Tony Martin (#6, 12 weeks) (53,445 points)
50. EH, CUMPARI Julius La Rosa (#9, 12 weeks) (53,394 points)
1954 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. DORIS DAY (#2, 31 weeks) (245,953 points)
2. KITTY KALLEN (#1, 20 weeks) (240,127 points)
3. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 42 weeks) (221,650 points)
4. THE FOUR LADS (#3, 41 weeks) (221,278 points)
5. DEAN MARTIN (#1, 30 weeks) (216,574 points)
6. THE AMES BROTHERS (#1, 34 weeks) (206,961 points)
7. FRANK WEIR & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 28 weeks) (198,171 points)
8. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 44 weeks) (187,951 points)
9. TERESA BREWER (#2, 28 weeks) (170,640 points)
10. BING CROSBY (#1, 29 weeks) (169,212 points)
11. GORDON MacRAE (#2, 20 weeks) (126,156 points)
12. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 34 weeks) (124,471 points)
13. FRANKIE LAINE (#1, 27 weeks) (120,507 points)
14. THE GAYLORDS (#1, 30 weeks) (120,178 points)
15. THE CREW CUTS (#1, 14 weeks) (119,464 points)
16. THE FOUR ACES (#1, 34 weeks) (111,692 points)
17. JACK PLEIS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#3, 19 weeks) (108,585 points)
18. GUY MITCHELL (#5, 14 weeks) (108,521 points)
19. THE STARGAZERS (#2, 18 weeks) (108,326 points)
20. TONY BENNETT (#1, 16 weeks) (104,648 points)
1955 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. UNCHAINED MELODY Al Hibbler / Les Baxter & His Orchestra (#1, 22 weeks) (176,578 points)
2. (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Haley & His Comets (#1, 23 weeks) (168,147 points)
3. HOLD MY HAND Don Cornell / Nat "King" Cole (#1, 23 weeks) (160,324 points)
4. A MAN CALLED PETER Darryl Stewart (#1, 23 weeks) (159,180 points)
5. I NEED YOU NOW Eddie Fisher (#1, 22 weeks) (158,957 points)
6. SOFTLY, SOFTLY Ruby Murray / Mantovani & His Orchestra And Chorus (#2, 23 weeks) (157,064 points)
7. LET ME GO, LOVER Joan Weber / Teresa Brewer / Dean Martin (#1, 23 weeks) (155,609 points)
8. MELODY OF LOVE The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts / Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra / David Carroll & His Orchestra / Frank Sinatra (#1, 22 weeks) (138,634 points)
9. CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE Les Baxter & His Orchestra And Chorus / Perez Prado & His Orchestra (#1, 22 weeks) (129,999 points)
10. THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY Victor Young & His Singing Strings featuring Muzzy Marcellino / Les Baxter & His Orchestra (#1, 20 weeks) (124,054 points)
11. MR. SANDMAN The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts / The Chordettes / Les Paul And Mary Ford / Donald Peers (#1, 19 weeks) (121,433 points)
12. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE Sammy Davis, Jr. / The McGuire Sisters (#3, 20 weeks) (115,616 points)
13. A BLOSSOM FELL Nat "King" Cole (#2, 20 weeks) (113,164 points)
14. IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU Doris Day with The Mellowmen / Nat "King" Cole (#2, 19 weeks) (109,614 points)
15. LEARNIN' THE BLUES Frank Sinatra (#1, 14 weeks) (109,381 points)
16. STRANGER IN PARADISE Tony Bennett (#1, 12 weeks) (106,674 points)
17. PAPA LOVES MAMBO Nat "King" Cole / Johnnie Ray / Perry Como (#3, 18 weeks) (106,611 points)
18. THE NAUGHTY LADY OF SHADY LANE Dean Martin / The Ames Brothers (#1, 16 weeks) (101,183 points)
19. CARMEN'S BOOGIE The Crew Cuts (#4, 16 weeks) (97,634 points)
20. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (INSTEAD OF SHEEP) Eddie Fisher / Bing Crosby (#5, 19 weeks) (96,941 points)
21. MAMBO ITALIANO Rosemary Clooney / Dean Martin (#2, 17 weeks) (93,499 points)
22. SINCERELY The McGuire Sisters (#3, 17 weeks) (93,274 points)
23. THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT Tennessee Ernie Ford / Fess Parker / Bill Hayes (#1, 9 weeks) (92,559 points)
24. TWEEDLE DEE Georgia Gibbs (#2, 16 weeks) (90,534 points)
25. HAJJI BABA (PERSIAN LAMENT) Nat "King" Cole (#4, 16 weeks) (89,792 points)
26. HUMMING BIRD Frankie Laine / Les Paul And Mary Ford (#4, 11 weeks) (87,496 points)
27. THIS OLE HOUSE Rosemary Clooney (#8, 16 weeks) (83,841 points)
28. MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE Sarah Vaughan (#4, 14 weeks) (81,878 points)
29. LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING Nat "King" Cole / The Four Aces (#3, 9 weeks) (81,518 points)
30. HOW IMPORTANT CAN I BE Joni James / Sarah Vaughan (#5, 14 weeks) (79,853 points)
31. SKOKIAAN (SOUTH AFRICAN SONG) The Four Lads / Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra / Louis Armstrong (#1, 12 weeks) (79,779 points)
32. THE SONG FROM DESIREE (WE MEET AGAIN) Bing Crosby / Jane Froman / Anna Maria Alberghetti (#4, 14 weeks) (69,260 points)
33. DARLING, JE VOUS AIME BEAUCOUP Nat "King" Cole (#5, 14 weeks) (69,174points)
34. HEY MR. BANJO The Stargazers / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring The Lombardo Trio / The Sunnysiders (#6, 14 weeks) (67,508 points)
35. WHERE WILL THE DIMPLE BE? Rosemary Clooney (#4, 13 weeks) (67,103 points)
36. I TALK TO THE TREES David Hughes / Tony Fontane (#5, 13 weeks) (66,698 points)
37. THE FINGER OF SUSPICION Dickie Valentine (#3, 12 weeks) (65,873 points)
38. MY SON, MY SON Vera Lynn / Margaret Whiting (#6, 14 weeks) (63,261 points)
39. SERENADE (FROM "THE STUDENT PRINCE") Mario Lanza (#1, 11 weeks) (61,945 points)
40. NO ONE BUT YOU Billy Eckstine (#10, 14 weeks) (60,704 points)
41. THAT'S ALL I WANT FROM YOU Dean Martin (#4, 12 weeks) (58,568 points)
42. SMILE Nat "King" Cole (#5, 13 weeks) (57,773 points)
43. THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Mitch Miller & His Orchestra And Chorus (#2, 7 weeks) (57,455 points)
44. SLUEFOOT The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts (#10, 14 weeks) (57,411 points)
45. CHEE CHEE-OO CHEE (SANG THE LITTLE BIRD) Dean Martin / Perry Como & Jaye P. Morgan (#8, 13 weeks) (56,634 points)
46. THE PENDULUM SONG Petula Clark (#6, 12 weeks) (53,060 points)
47. THE CRAZY OTTO RAG Happy Hoagy Carmichael (#10, 13 weeks) (52,463 points)
48. CARA MIA David Whitfield with Mantovani & His Orchestra (#3, 10 weeks) (51,800 points)
49. C'EST MAGNIFIQUE Gordon MacRae (#7, 8 weeks) (50,047 points)
50. TWO HEARTS, TWO KISSES The Crew Cuts / Frank Sinatra (#9, 12 weeks) (47,901 points)
1955 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 53 weeks) (569,005 points)
2. LES BAXTER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 32 weeks) (297,465 points)
3. DEAN MARTIN (#1, 43 weeks) (269,315 points)
4. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 22 weeks) (207,428 points)
5. THE FOUR ACES (#1, 50 weeks) (205,185 points)
6. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#2, 41 weeks) (201,932 points)
7. BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (#1, 23 weeks) (189,315 points)
8. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 38 weeks) (180,082 points)
9. THE CREW CUTS (#2, 36 weeks) (178,740 points)
10. SAMMY DAVIS, Jr. (#3, 35 weeks) (160,148 points)
11. DARRYL STEWART (#1, 23 weeks) (159,180 points)
12. THE McGUIRE SISTERS (#3, 34 weeks) (158,005 points)
13. GEORGIA GIBBS (#2, 31 weeks) (139,023 points)
14. SARAH VAUGHAN (#4, 27 weeks) (121,804 points)
15. TONY BENNETT (#1, 12 weeks) (106,674 points)
16. AL HIBBLER (#1, 22 weeks) (88,289 points)
17. FRANKIE LAINE (#4, 11 weeks) (88,004 points)
18. LES PAUL AND MARY FORD (#1, 30 weeks) (83,646 points)
19. DON CORNELL (#1, 23 weeks) (80,162 points)
20. MANTOVANI & HIS ORCHESTRA (#2, 23 weeks) (78,532 points)
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1956 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: 1956 saw the Kent Charts move beyond the Top 20 into a Top 40/50. While the complete Top 20 charts are available from David Kent's books, full Top 40 or 50 charts are not. Using the "Highest Position" and "Weeks In" information outlined in his Orange and Blue books, I have made a dummy chart run for each entry - filling in the gaps, so to speak. The weekly charts seemed to bounce between the Top 40 to Top 50 range. There's no added bonuses here for the singles, only the advantage of now having their lower positions scoring for them.

1. WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (QUE SERA, SERA) Doris Day (#1, 22 weeks) (171,425 points)
2. THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (LA GOULANTE DU PAUVRE JEAN) Les Baxter & His Orchestra And Chorus (#1, 32 weeks) (170,364 points)
3. IT'S ALMOST TOMORROW Jo Stafford / The Dream Weavers (#3, 29 weeks) (156,454 points)
4. HOT DIGGITY (DOG ZIGGITY BOOM) Perry Como (#1, 19 weeks) (131,410 points)
5. PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMAN Joe "Fingers" Carr (#1, 28 weeks) (130,185 points)
6. THE GREAT PRETENDER The Platters (#1, 23 weeks) (130,168 points)
7. A WOMAN IN LOVE Frankie Laine (#5, 30 weeks) (129,558 points)
8. HE Al Hibbler (#1, 21 weeks) (127,392 points)
9. MOONGLOW AND LOVE THEME (FROM "PICNIC") Morris Stoloff & the Columbia Pictures Orchestra (#1, 23 weeks) (124,152 points)
10. THE ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ Kay Starr (#1, 22 weeks) (122,285 points)
11. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS Dean Martin (#1, 20 weeks) (122,192 points)
12. SIXTEEN TONS Tennessee Ernie Ford / Frankie Laine (#1, 19 weeks) (116,063 points)
13. WALK HAND IN HAND Andy Williams / Tony Martin (#4, 23 weeks) (114,376 points)
14. A SWEET OLD-FASHIONED GIRL Teresa Brewer (#2, 14 weeks) (113,848 points)
15. SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY Jo Stafford / The Mills Brothers (#2, 22 weeks) (112,269 points)
16. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER The Four Lads (#3, 20 weeks) (112,011 points)
17. A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (MACK THE KNIFE) (MORITAT) Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars / Dick Hyman Trio (#1, 18 weeks) (109,232 points)
18. IVORY TOWER Cathy Carr (#2, 20 weeks) (107,297 points)
19. ROCK ISLAND LINE The Lonnie Donegal Skiffle Group (#3, 22 weeks) (106,498 points)
20. WAYWARD WIND Gogi Grant (#2, 18 weeks) (103,936 points)
21. THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Mitch Miller & His Orchestra And Chorus (#1, 15 weeks) (103,013 points)
22. JOHNNIE'S COMING HOME Johnnie Ray (#6, 24 weeks) (102,507 points)
23. THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra featuring Ken Nordene / Rusty Draper (#2, 19 weeks) (97,363 points)
24. GLENDORA Perry Como (#4, 13 weeks) (95,373 points)
25. SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT Frank Sinatra (#2, 17 weeks) (94,013 points)
26. BAND OF GOLD Don Cherry (#3, 22 weeks) (93,291 points)
27. JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN Johnnie Ray (#1, 11 weeks) (92,475 points)
28. HELLO YOUNG LOVERS Perry Como / Bing Crosby (#6, 19 weeks) (92,301 points)
29. A TEAR FELL Teresa Brewer (#8, 21 weeks) (90,360 points)
30. HEARTBREAK HOTEL Elvis Presley (#3, 18 weeks) (88,788 points)
31. LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING Nat "King" Cole / The Four Aces (#4, 17 weeks) (88,433 points)
32. THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO Nick Noble / Don Cornell (#7, 20 weeks) (88,147 points)
33. A SATISFIED MIND Ella Fitzgerald / Jean Shepard (#4, 19 weeks) (84,772 points)
34. MY PRAYER The Platters (#5, 12 weeks) (83,647 points)
35. ALLEGHENY MOON Patti Page (#3, 11 weeks) (78,328 points)
36. (LOVE IS) THE TENDER TRAP Frank Sinatra (#10, 20 weeks) (69,903 points)
37. LOVE AND MARRIAGE Frank Sinatra (#2, 15 weeks) (68,336 points)
38. BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS The Cheers (#4, 14 weeks) (68,020 points)
39. SEVENTEEN The Fontaine Sisters / Boyd Bennett & His Rockets / Frankie Vaughan (#2, 13 weeks) (67,936 points)
40. THE HAPPY WHISTLER Don Robertson (#8, 18 weeks) (65,980 points)
41. THE BONNIE BLUE GAL Mitch Miller & His Orchestra And Chorus (#6, 18 weeks) (65,921 points)
42. CANADIAN SUNSET Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra featuring Eddie Heywood / Andy Williams (#4, 10 weeks) (65,629 points)
43. DUNGAREE DOLL Eddie Fisher (#4, 17 weeks) (64,299 points)
44. LISBON ANTIGUA Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (#10, 19 weeks) (63,965 points)
45. A TOWN LIKE ALICE Red Perksey & His Orchestra with Ray Dickson (#6, 15 weeks) (63,851 points)
46. JUKE BOX BABY Perry Como (#9, 18 weeks) (63,580 points)
47. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Johnnie Ray (#5, 14 weeks) (63,069 points)
48. AND THEY CALLED IT DIXIELAND Les Welch & His Orchestra (#6, 16 weeks) (61,735 points)
49. YOUNG AND FOOLISH Jo Stafford (#8, 17 weeks) (60,482 points)
50. A BUSHEL AND A PECK Perry Como & Betty Hutton (#8, 16 weeks) (58,925 points)
The "Pelvis" makes his move... the beginnings of "Pop/Rock" start here.... so looking forward to the next 20 years from this point... Pop/Rock's golden era
1956 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. PERRY COMO (#1, 49 weeks) (576,818 points)
2. FRANK SINATRA (#2, 52 weeks) (348,212 points)
3. THE PLATTERS (#1, 36 weeks) (279,246 points)
4. DORIS DAY (#1, 42 weeks) (278,842 points)
5. JOHNNIE RAY (#1, 35 weeks) (278,191 points)
6. FRANKIE LAINE (#1, 38 weeks) (241,650 points)
7. TERESA BREWER (#2, 32 weeks) (208,222 points)
8. THE FOUR LADS (#3, 44 weeks) (206,511 points)
9. LES BAXTER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 38 weeks) (198,216 points)
10. JO STAFFORD (#2, 50 weeks) (194,843 points)
11. AL HIBBLER (#1, 45 weeks) (192,114 points)
12. MITCH MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 26 weeks) (168,935 points)
13. ELVIS PRESLEY (#3, 28 weeks) (153,611 points)
14. DEAN MARTIN (#1, 26 weeks) (148,253 points)
15. NAT "KING" COLE (#4, 41 weeks) (147,691 points)
16. THE FOUR ACES (#4, 42 weeks) (139,448 points)
17. JOE "FINGERS" CARR (#1, 28 weeks) (130,185 points)
18. MORRIS STOLOFF & THE COLUMBIA PICTURES ORCHESTRA (#1, 23 weeks) (124,152 points)
19. KAY STARR (#1, 22 weeks) (122,285 points)
20. NELSON RIDDLE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#10, 43 weeks) (117,001 points)
1957 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. AROUND THE WORLD Bing Crosby / Nat "King" Cole / Victor Young & His Orchestra (#1, 25 weeks) (234,795 points)
2. LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND Pat Boone (#1, 22 weeks) (170,863 points)
3. ROUND AND ROUND Perry Como / The Four Lads (#1, 21 weeks) (137,776 points)
4. IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY Johnny Mathis (#2, 21 weeks) (134,836 points)
5. TAMMY Debbie Reynolds / The Ames Brothers (#2, 21 weeks) (131,887 points)
6. TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (#3, 21 weeks) (126,169 points)
7. SINGING THE BLUES Guy Mitchell (#1, 20 weeks) (123,536 points)
8. YOUNG LOVE Tab Hunter / Sonny James (#1, 22 weeks) (122,532 points)
9. JAMAICAN FAREWELL Harry Belafonte (#2, 22 weeks) (117,872 points)
10. MARIANNE Terry Gilkyson & the Easy Riders (#1, 22 weeks) (117,653 points)
11. IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ISLAND Tony Bennett (#3, 18 weeks) (114,938 points)
12. HEY THERE! Rosemary Clooney (#1, 17 weeks) (114,013 points)
13. WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! Johnny Mathis (#1, 21 weeks) (112,874 points)
14. CINDY, OH CINDY Eddie Fisher (#1, 20 weeks) (111,032 points)
15. THE GREEN DOOR Jim Lowe with The High Fives (#1, 21 weeks) (110,872 points)
16. DON'T FORBID ME Pat Boone (#5, 25 weeks) (109,761 points)
17. BUTTERFLY Andy Williams / Charlie Grace (#2, 21 weeks) (109,243 points)
18. FRIENDLY PERSUASION (THEE I LOVE) Pat Boone (#4, 21 weeks) (105,663 points)
19. A WHITE SPORT COAT AND A PINK CARNATION Marty Robbins (#1, 20 weeks) (104,667 points)
20. GARDEN OF EDEN Joe Valino (#3, 20 weeks) (98,668 points)
21. THAT'LL BE THE DAY The Crickets (#2, 13 weeks) (96,464 points)
22. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER Billy Williams (#5, 22 weeks) (94,469 points)
23. BANANA BOAT (DAY-O) Harry Belafonte (#6, 19 weeks) (93,310 points)
24. NINETY-NINE WAYS Tab Hunter / Charlie Gracie (#2, 19 weeks) (93,237 points)
25. JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN Johnnie Ray (#1, 14 weeks) (92,911 points)
26. HEY! JEALOUS LOVER Frank Sinatra (#6, 21 weeks) (92,576 points)
27. MR. WONDERFUL Peggy Lee / Sarah Vaughan (#10, 29 weeks) (92,517 points)
28. YES TONIGHT, JOSEPHINE Johnnie Ray (#2, 19 weeks) (92,233 points)
29. LITTLE DARLIN' The Diamonds (#2, 18 weeks) (89,871 points)
30. THE BANANA BOAT SONG The Tarriers (#4, 17 weeks) (87,995 points)
31. YOU DON'T KNOW ME Jerry Vale (#5, 16 weeks) (86,861 points)
32. HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY Johnnie Ray (#2, 15 weeks) (86,366 points)
33. WIND IN THE WILLOWS Jo Stafford (#9, 22 weeks) (83,472 points)
34. CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER Steve Lawrence (#6, 17 weeks) (82,890 points)
35. PARTY DOLL Steve Lawrence / Buddy Knox (#6, 20 weeks) (82,434 points)
36. ALL SHOOK UP Elvis Presley (#5, 20 weeks) (81,332 points)
37. I DREAMED Betty Johnson (#6, 20 weeks) (80,817 points)
38. LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS Anne Shelton (#3, 18 weeks) (80,708 points)
39. BUILD YOUR LOVE (ON A STRONG FOUNDATION) Johnnie Ray (#5, 17 weeks) (79,791 points)
40. MOONLIGHT GAMBLER Frankie Laine (#6, 18 weeks) (78,924 points)
41. ISLAND IN THE SUN Harry Belafonte (#9, 17 weeks) (78,803 points)
42. SO RARE Jimmy Dorsey with Orchestra And Chorus (#8, 20 weeks) (77,974 points)
43. DIANA Paul Anka (#1, 8 weeks) (69,296 points)
44. YOU DON'T OWE ME A THING Johnnie Ray (#9, 19 weeks) (65,129 points)
45. BLUEBERRY HILL Fats Domino (#10, 18 weeks) (64,972 points)
46. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Vic Damone (#5, 12 weeks) (64,296 points)
47. I'M WALKIN' Fats Domino / Ricky Nelson (#10, 18 weeks) (62,464 points)
48. (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR Elvis Presley (#8, 13 weeks) (62,396 points)
49. PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL Dick Jacobs & His Chorus And Orchestra (#6, 16 weeks) (62,018 points)
50. FREIGHT TRAIN Rusty Draper / The Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey (#7, 17 weeks) (61,980 points)
1957 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. PAT BOONE (#1, 48 weeks) (562,638 points)
2. ELVIS PRESLEY (#5, 52 weeks) (447,483 points)
3. JOHNNIE RAY (#1, 48 weeks) (421,967 points)
4. HARRY BELAFONTE (#2, 40 weeks) (298,670 points)
5. PERRY COMO (#1, 43 weeks) (260,443 points)
6. JOHNNY MATHIS (#1, 24 weeks) (247,710 points)
7. GUY MITCHELL (#1, 35 weeks) (195,526 points)
8. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 34 weeks) (168,540 points)
9. BING CROSBY (#1, 46 weeks) (166,664 points)
10. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 35 weeks) (157,542 points)
11. FATS DOMINO (#10, 43 weeks) (149,103 points)
12. STEVE LAWRENCE (#6, 35 weeks) (135,295 points)
13. THE FOUR LADS (#1, 25 weeks) (128,583 points)
14. TONY BENNET (#3, 23 weeks) (123,531 points)
15. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#1, 22 weeks) (122,813 points)
16. PATTI PAGE (#3, 36 weeks) (120,766 points)
17. TERRY GILKYSON & THE EASY RIDERS (#1, 22 weeks) (117,653 points)
18. FRANK SINATRA (#6, 25 weeks) (116,835 points)
19. FRANKIE LAINE (#6, 38 weeks) (116,442 points)
20. JIM LOWE (#1, 21 weeks) (110,872 points)
1958 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart information: The Kent Charts made its gradual move from a Top 50 chart in January 1958 to a Top 100 in August 1958. With the charts now at full strength, its time to introduce the last part in my points system.

A "bonus points" grid is applied to those songs reaching the Top 5 and #1 faster than usual. The idea here is to simulate the faster sales into my points system, something I could not represent in the usual scoring system. It's easier to think of this in todays chart terms when songs such as the Australian Idol winners' singles would show huge sales with tiny chart runs. The bonus points would help those singles reflect a score close to their ARIA accreditation. This "bonus points" system would turn into an accreditation bonus (rather than Top 5 or #1) come 1990 when that chart information is available. There'll be more on that when the time arrives.

1. A PUB WITH NO BEER Slim Dusty (#1, 51 weeks) (204,903 points)
2. BIRD DOG The Everly Brothers (#1, 19 weeks) (176,675 points)
3. VOLARE (NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU) Domenico Modugno / Dean Martin (#1, 13 weeks) (170,925 points)
4. CATCH A FALLING STAR Perry Como (#1, 25 weeks) (166,908 points)
5. WHEN The Kalin Twins (#1, 20 weeks) (139,875 points)
6. THE TWELFTH OF NEVER Johnny Mathis (#1, 26 weeks) (137,540 points)
7. APRIL LOVE Pat Boone (#1, 24 weeks) (131,521 points)
8. JUST MARRIED Marty Robbins (#2, 22 weeks) (123,050 points)
9. IT'S ALL IN THE GAME Tommy Edwards (#1, 15 weeks) (115,978 points)
10. FEVER Peggy Lee (#2, 18 weeks) (115,826 points)
11. HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS Laurie London (#1, 22 weeks) (113,164 points)
12. CHANCES ARE Johnny Mathis (#3, 26 weeks) (112,497 points)
13. TWILIGHT TIME The Platters (#1, 24 weeks) (110,888 points)
14. PATRICIA Perez Prado & His Orchestra (#1, 20 weeks) (107,649 points)
15. SUSIE DARLIN' Robin Luke (#3, 17 weeks) (106,845 points)
16. TOM DOOLEY The Kingston Trio (#1, 8 weeks) (104,308 points)
17. PEGGY SUE Buddy Holly (#2, 22 weeks) (103,553 points)
18. FASCINATION Nat "King" Cole / Jane Morgan (#2, 20 weeks) (103,199 points)
19. TEQUILA The Champs (#4, 24 weeks) (99,647 points)
20. OH BOY The Crickets (#4, 24 weeks) (99,487 points)
21. THE STORY OF MY LIFE Marty Robbins (#2, 22 weeks) (98,511 points)
22. YOUNG AND WARM AND WONDERFUL Tony Bennett / Roger Williams (#5, 17 weeks) (98,482 points)
23. DIANA Paula Anka (#1, 17 weeks) (95,830 points)
24. THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER Sheb Wooley (#1, 17 weeks) (93,524 points)
25. JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley (#3, 24 weeks) (90,346 points)
26. THIS HAPPY FEELING Debbie Reynolds (#7, 22 weeks) (89,092 points)
27. RAINBOW Russ Hamilton (#5, 21 weeks) (86,588 points)
28. BIG MAN The Four Preps (#4, 23 weeks) (86,273 points)
29. ENDLESS SLEEP Jody Reynolds & the Storms (#3, 24 weeks) (85,267 points)
30. WITCH DOCTOR The Music Of David Seville (#1, 17 weeks) (84,884 points)
31. RETURN TO ME Dean Martin (#3, 23 weeks) (84,881 points)
32. OH, LONESOME ME Don Gibson (#6, 27 weeks) (83,641 points)
33. A WONDERFUL TIME UP THERE Pat Boone (#3, 19 weeks) (83,635 points)
34. RAUNCHY Ernie Freeman / Bill Justis (#8, 21 weeks) (83,635 points)
35. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM The Everly Brothers (#3, 22 weeks) (83,582 points)
36. MY SPECIAL ANGEL Bobby Helms (#6, 23 weeks) (82,598 points)
37. WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE The Everly Brothers (#3, 18 weeks) (82,153 points)
38. MARCH FROM THE RIVER KWAI AND COLONEL BOGEY Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (#6, 23 weeks) (81,118 points)
39. MAGIC MOMENTS Perry Como (#4, 20 weeks) (80,899 points)
40. SUGARTIME The McGuire Sisters (#2, 20 weeks) (80,474 points)
41. LEFT RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HEART (HI LEE HI LO HI LUP UP UP) Patti Page (#6, 19 weeks) (80,014 points)
42. THE SWINGIN' SHEPHERD BLUES The Moe Koffman Quartette (#8, 24 weeks) (79,906 points)
43. PADRE Toni Arden (#5, 23 weeks) (79,259 points)
44. SAIL ALONG SILVERY MOON Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra (#4, 22 weeks) (78,640 points)
45. WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK Elvis Presley (#4, 19 weeks) (68,827 points)
46. MELODIE D'AMOUR (MELODY OF LOVE) The Ames Brothers (#6, 21 weeks) (68,278 points)
47. POOR LITTLE FOOL Ricky Nelson (#10, 23 weeks) (67,400 points)
48. A CERTAIN SMILE Johnny Mathis (#3, 12 weeks) (67,129 points)
49. DON'T Elvis Presley (#9, 22 weeks) (64,519 points)
50. SECRETLY Jimmie Rodgers (#8, 20 weeks) (63,560 points)
1958 is a good time to bring up the tricky task of combining the points of certain acts. The reason I bring it up now comes from two of the big acts of 1958 - Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Essentially they are the same act, but named differently depending on which version of recording was successful. Apparently two versions of each track were recorded, one with just Buddy's vocals, credited as Buddy Holly. The other contained backing vocals which would be credited as The Crickets. It would seem American radio stations sometimes had problems playing tracks from bands as opposed to solo artists, or vice versa, so this was a clever way to cover that problem.

We then move to a few years later when artists such as Col Joye and Cliff Richard would release songs by not only themselves, but credited their respective backing bands, The Joy Boys and The Shadows. Both these backing bands charted in their own right, so the question is - do I split these points between the two? I decided that the (solo) name is the important thing here, and that Cliff and Col would take all these points, while the backing bands (because, let's face it, they were a BACKING band) would have to depend on their own releases to gain their points. This makes more sense beyond the 80's when artists such as Prince and Paul Kelly were all over the shop with their credited bands. Of course it makes sense to combine all releases to "Prince" and "Paul Kelly". But if you thought it was that simple, then you're wrong. Prince and Paul were solo artists during their initial releases, but what of Diesel and Tom Petty, who both started out with their bands The Injectors and The Heartbreakers. Technically Diesel went solo, and Tom released a couple of solo records, they same way Justin Timberlake would go solo from *NSync. For me, the jury is still out on whether I should combine their points, as their name has been used in the bands, and is definitely a contributing factor in their solo success. I guess I have a few more years to sort that out before I publish those results.

It's an intricate thing to sort out, and continues to evolve. Only now I have found Dion and Dion & the Belmonts to be two separate acts as Dion made a definite move to split from the band to go solo. There's a lot of research to be done, so don't be surprised to some points are changed to split or combine artists.



Anyway...let's carry on with 1958 - end of the decade is near.

1958 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. PERRY COMO (#1, 52 weeks) (426,984 points)
2. JOHNNY MATHIS (#1, 49 weeks) (409,939 points)
3. PAT BOONE (#1, 52 weeks) (368,083 points)
4. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#1, 50 weeks) (361,537 points)
5. BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS (#2, 48 weeks) (306,083 points)
6. ELVIS PRESLEY (#3, 47 weeks) (301,987 points)
7. SLIM DUSTY (#1, 51 weeks) (263,650 points)
8. MARTY ROBBINS (#2, 42 weeks) (262,110 points)
9. PAUL ANKA (#1, 52 weeks) (225,609 points)
10. DEAN MARTIN (#1, 29 weeks) (174,479 points)
11. JIMMIE RODGERS (#8, 52 weeks) (163,317 points)
12. NAT "KING" COLE (#2, 51 weeks) (163,254 points)
13. THE KALIN TWINS (#1, 20 weeks) (147,156 points)
14. THE FOUR PREPS (#4, 34 weeks) (145,739 points)
15. THE CHAMPS (#4, 35 weeks) (129,038 points)
16. JOHNNY CASH (#9, 31 weeks) (125,899 points)
17. PEGGY LEE (#2, 18 weeks) (121,355 points)
18. FRANK SINATRA (#8, 34 weeks) (119,748 points)
19. PEREZ PRADO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 24 weeks) (119,306 points)
20. JOHNNY O'KEEFE & THE DEE JAYS (#16, 47 weeks) (117,127 points)
G'day, you got the whole Buddy Holly / The Crickets thing completely wrong... There are not two separate recordings of each track eg. Buddy Holly singing on one and another with backings from The Crickets...

It was all record company marketing...in this case Brunswick Records (Buddy Holly & The Crickets record label). There is only one version of all songs recorded for all of Buddy Holly's catalogue (I own everything released by "Buddy Holly & The Crickets" & "Buddy Holly"), from 1956-1958 Brunswick Records released the singles with a couple of differing credits... either Buddy Holly & The Crickets or just simply The Crickets.... marketing for maximum $$$$$. From mid 1958 credit goes to Buddy Holly as he disbanded "Buddy Holly & The Crickets" and went solo until he's untimely death in 1959.

Anyways...
Keep up the great work mate... Rock & Roll
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Ok...yes, I can see where I read incorrectly. It was the solo tracks by the band that was credited as Buddy, and the tracks with dubbed vocals as The Crickets. Essentially the same act. So my combining the two, at this point, is not totally wrong. Although, i also ready that the banner of Buddy Holly & the Crickets was never used until after his death. And that Buddy Holly had never disbanded The Crickets, his death being the only reason he departed. I guess there's lots of conflicting information to get through.

Still, it takes something said wrong to get a comment...heh heh.
1959 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES The Platters (#1, 25 weeks) (209,887 points)
2. (NOW AND THEN THERE'S) A FOOL SUCH AS I Elvis Presley (#1, 24 weeks) (190,372 points)
3. PERSONALITY Lloyd Price (#1, 24 weeks) (185,013 points)
4. PETITE FLEUR Chris Barber's Jazz Band (#1, 28 weeks) (168,826 points)
5. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS Johnny Horton (#1, 22 weeks) (167,588 points)
6. I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Johnnie Ray (#1, 18 weeks) (154,095 points)
7. THE THREE BELLS (LES TROIS CLOCHES) The Browns (#1, 18 weeks) (138,635 points)
8. OH YEAH UH HUH Col Joye & the Joy Boys (#1, 14 weeks) (136,931 points)
9. VENUS Frankie Avalon (#1, 19 weeks) (131,125 points)
10. MONA LISA Conway Twitty (#1, 20 weeks) (130,543 points)
11. BYE BYE BABY Col Joye & the Joy Boys (#3, 24 weeks) (121,920 points)
12. JOEY'S SONG Bill Haley & His Comets (#1, 9 weeks) (108,982 points)
13. MORGEN (ONE MORE SUNRISE) Ivo Robic (#2, 12 weeks) (107,182 points)
14. BEEP-BEEP The Playmates (#2, 20 weeks) (106,777 points)
15. (ROCKIN' ROLLIN') CLEMENTINE Col Joye & the Joy Boys (#3, 24 weeks) (106,450 points)
16. GOTTA TRAVEL ON Billy Grammar (#6, 27 weeks) (106,051 points)
17. BIMBOMBEY Jimmie Rodgers (#3, 24 weeks) (105,221 points)
18. TOM DOOLEY The Kingston Trio (#1, 17 weeks) (104,875 points)
19. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE Vic Damone (#2, 21 weeks) (103,374 points)
20. PINK SHOE LACES Dodie Stevens (#2, 21 weeks) (100,424 points)
21. TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM The Teddy Bears (#3, 23 weeks) (97,886 points)
22. TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY The Everly Brothers (#2, 20 weeks) (95,893 points)
23. LONELY BOY Paul Anka (#3, 18 weeks) (94,830 points)
24. DREAM LOVER Bobby Darin (#4, 19 weeks) (93,851 points)
25. THE CHILDREN'S MARCHING SONG Mitch Miller & His "Sing Along With Mitch" Chorus / Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra (#2, 19 weeks) (92,925 points)
26. WATERLOO Stonewall Jackson (#2, 19 weeks) (91,961 points)
27. I'M GONNA GET MARRIED Lloyd Price (#2, 18 weeks) (88,297 points)
28. ('TIL) I KISSED YOU The Everly Brothers (#2, 15 weeks) (88,262 points)
29. RED RIVER ROCK Johnny & the Hurricanes (#5, 15 weeks) (87,005 points)
30. MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK Carl Dobkins, Jr. (#2, 22 weeks) (86,321 points)
31. LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR Connie Francis (#4, 18 weeks) (84,738 points)
32. GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE The Virtues (#5, 21 weeks) (81,617 points)
33. SHOUT Johnny O'Keefe with The Dee Jays & The Delltones / The Isley Brothers (#2, 9 weeks) (81,061 points)
34. PETER GUNN Henry Mancini & His Orchestra / Ray Anthony & His Orchestra (#15, 37 weeks) (80,879 points)
35. DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOUR (ON THE BEDPOST OVERNIGHT) Lonnie Donegan (#5, 12 weeks) (78,109 points)
36. THE HAPPY ORGAN Dave "Baby" Cortez (#5, 22 weeks) (77,783 points)
37. A BIG HUNK O' LOVE Elvis Presley (#2, 18 weeks) (69,106 points)
38. (I DON'T CARE) ONLY LOVE ME (DALLA STRADA ALLE STELLE) Steve Lawrence / Kay Starr (#7, 21 weeks) (68,521 points)
39. MACK THE KNIFE Bobby Darin (#5, 15 weeks) (68,234 points)
40. IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE Conway Twitty (#5, 17 weeks) (66,050 points)
41. DONNA Ritchie Valens (#4, 18 weeks) (63,281 points)
42. DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN Johnny Cash (#3, 15 weeks) (63,204 points)
43. WALTZING MATILDA Jimmie Rodgers (#7, 22 weeks) (62,912 points)
44. HARD-HEADED WOMAN Elvis Presley (#2, 15 weeks) (61,707 points)
45. PUSSY CAT The Ames Brothers (#3, 15 weeks) (60,717 points)
46. SHE WAS ONLY SEVENTEEN (HE WAS ONE YEAR MORE) Marty Robbins (#2, 12 weeks) (60,715 points)
47. BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with The Philadelphia Orchestra (#5, 14 weeks) (59,774 points)
48. WHY DO THEY DOUBT OUR LOVE Johnny O'Keefe & the Dee Jays (#8, 22 weeks) (58,596 points)
49. THE SHAPE I'M IN Johnny Restivo (#8, 16 weeks) (58,366 points)
50. SHE SAY (OOM DOOBY DOOM) The Diamonds (#12, 24 weeks) (56,728 points)
I'm surprised that Elvis Presley isn't dominating the late '50s. I always thought that he dominated the 1955-1965 period in the same way that Bing Crosby dominated the '40s.
Heh heh Tennis. It's good to debunk the thought that Elvis was an instant hit. He had to work at his success just like everyone else. Who knows, we might not top ANY year, and it looks like he has his work cut out for him in 1959 with Col Joye shining brightly above.

Also, it's good to highlight other artists who are not as immediately known as being "the biggest" for a year. I love it when each year has a different star, but also, what an achievement it is when an artist enjoys that honour more than once.

One thing for sure is once The Beatles show up in 1964, there won't be ANY chance for Elvis left.
1959 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 47 weeks) (424,569 points)
2. COL JOYE & THE JOY BOYS (#1, 35 weeks) (371,857 points)
3. LLOYD PRICE (#1, 46 weeks) (339,253 points)
4. THE PLATTERS (#1, 47 weeks) (282,593 points)
5. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#2, 52 weeks) (270,259 points)
6. CONWAY TWITTY (#1, 43 weeks) (240,756 points)
7. JIMMIE RODGERS (#3, 52 weeks) (215,993 points)
8. JOHNNY O'KEEFE & THE DEE JAYS (#2, 52 weeks) (195,576 points)
9. BOBBY DARIN (#4, 46 weeks) (184,895 points)
10. PAUL ANKA (#3, 50 weeks) (180,465 points)
11. JOHNNY HORTON (#1, 25 weeks) (179,581 points)
12. CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND (#1, 28 weeks) (168,826 points)
13. FRANKIE AVALON (#1, 41 weeks) (160,773 points)
14. PAT BOONE (#11, 45 weeks) (158,801 points)
15. JOHNNIE RAY (#1, 19 weeks) (154,541 points)
16. THE KINGSTON TRIO (#1, 48 weeks) (147,080 points)
17. THE BROWNS (#1, 18 weeks) (145,002 points)
18. RICKY NELSON (#11, 48 weeks) (142,719 points)
19. THE DIAMONDS (#7, 36 weeks) (135,397 points)
20. BILLY GRAMMAR (#6, 35 weeks) (127,095 points)
THE TOP 100 BIGGEST SINGLES OF THE 1950's

1. AROUND THE WORLD Bing Crosby / Nat "King" Cole / Victor Young & His Orchestra (1957 - #1, 38 weeks) (281,993 points)
2. THE HARRY LIME THEME Anton Karas / Roberto Inglez & His Orchestra / Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians featuring Don Rodney / Donald Peers (1950 - #3, 49 weeks) (214,339 points)
3. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES The Platters (1959 - #1, 25 weeks) (209,887 points)
4. TOM DOOLEY The Kingston Trio (1958 - #1, 25 weeks) (209,183 points)
5. A PUB WITH NO BEER Slim Dusty (1958 - #1, 55 weeks) (206,788 points)
6. THE HAPPY WANDERER Frank Weir & His Orchestra / ObenKirchen Children's Choir (1954 - #1, 32 weeks) (198,581 points)
7. LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND Pat Boone (1957 - #1, 33 weeks) (195,440 points)
8. VOLARE (NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU) Domenico Modugno / Dean Martin (1958 - #1, 23 weeks) (193,074 points)
9. BIRD DOG The Everly Brothers (1958 - #1, 26 weeks) (191,356 points)
10. (NOW AND THEN THERE'S) A FOOL SUCH AS I Elvis Presley (1959 - #1, 24 weeks) (190,372 points)
11. JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN Johnnie Ray (1956 - #1, 25 weeks) (185,386 points)
12. PERSONALITY Lloyd Price (1959 - #1, 24 weeks) (185,013 points)
13. UNCHAINED MELODY Al Hibbler / Les Baxter & His Orchestra (1955 - #1, 25 weeks) (184,057 points)
14. I NEED YOU NOW Eddie Fisher (1954 - #1, 26 weeks) (181,207 points)
15. LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT Kitty Kallen (1954 - #1, 26 weeks) (179,114 points)
16. WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (QUE SERA, SERA) Doris Day (1956 - #1, 26 weeks) (178,402 points)
17. QUICKSILVER Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1950 - #1, 33 weeks) (176,809 points)
18. (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Haley & His Comets (1955 - #1, 27 weeks) (175,986 points)
19. SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE (WHERE IS YOUR HEART) Felicia Sanders with Percy Faith & His Orchestra (1953 - #1, 25 weeks) (173,742 points)
20. HOLD MY HAND Don Cornell / Nat "King" Cole (1954 - #1, 26 weeks) (172,625 points)
21. TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (1956 - #3, 29 weeks) (170,457 points)
22. HALF AS MUCH Rosemary Clooney (1952 - #1, 23 weeks) (170,441 points)
23. THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (LA GOULANTE DU PAUVRE JEAN) Les Baxter & His Orchestra And Chorus (1956 - #1, 32 weeks) (170,364 points)
24. SECRET LOVE Doris Day (1954 - #2, 23 weeks) (170,275 points)
25. LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING Nat "King" Cole / The Four Aces (1955 - #3, 26 weeks) (169,952 points)
26. PETITE FLEUR Chris Barber's Jazz Band (1959 - #1, 28 weeks) (168,826 points)
27. ANNA [THE BAION] (EL NEGRO ZUMBON) Sylvana Mangano (1953 - #1, 26 weeks) (167,650 points)
28. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS Johnny Horton (1959 - #1, 22 weeks) (167,588 points)
29. PRETEND Nat "King" Cole (1953 - #1, 24 weeks) (167,066 points)
30. CATCH A FALLING STAR Perry Como (1958 - #1, 25 weeks) (166,908 points)
31. A MAN CALLED PETER Darryl Stewart (1955 - #1, 27 weeks) (166,790 points)
32. I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU Frank Sinatra / Eddie Fisher / Vic Damone (1953 - #1, 23 weeks) (166,487 points)
33. MY FOOLISH HEART Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Sandy Evans / Billy Eckstine / Joe Loss & His Orchestra / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (1950 - #1, 35 weeks) (165,555 points)
34. DIANA Paul Anka (1957 - #1, 25 weeks) (165,126 points)
35. SH-BOOM (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM) The Crew Cuts (1954 - #1, 23 weeks) (164,930 points)
36. STRANGER IN PARADISE Tony Bennett (1955 - #1, 24 weeks) (161,053 points)
37. THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Mitch Miller & His Orchestra And Chorus (1955 - #1, 22 weeks) (160,469 points)
38. TENNESSEE WALTZ Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Patti Page / Donald Peers / Jo Stafford (1950 - #1, 31 weeks) (159,264 points)
39. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Ezio Pinza / Bing Crosby / Gordon MacRae (1952 - #1, 23 weeks) (158,906 points)
40. AUF WIEDERSEHEN, SWEETHEART Vera Lynn / Eddy Howard (1952 - #1, 20 weeks) (158,809 points)
41. SOFTLY, SOFTLY Ruby Murray / Mantonvani & His Orchestra And Chorus (1955 - #2, 23 weeks) (157,064 points)
42. IT'S ALMOST TOMORROW Jo Stafford / The Dream Weavers (1956 - #3, 29 weeks) (156,454 points)
43. LET ME GO, LOVER Joan Weber / Teresa Brewer / Dean Martin (1955 - #1, 23 weeks) (155,609 points)
44. CHINA DOLL Slim Whitman (1953 - #6, 38 weeks) (155,146 points)
45. GOODNIGHT IRENE Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring The Weavers / Bobby Limb & His Orchestra featuring Kathy Lloyd (1950 - #1, 22 weeks) (155,114 points)
46. I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Johnnie Ray (1959 - #1, 18 weeks) (156,095 points)
47. YOU BELONG TO ME Jo Stafford / Dean Martin / Patti Page (1952 - #1, 21 weeks) (153,039 points)
48. IT'S ALL IN THE GAME Tommy Edwards (1958 - #1, 26 weeks) (150,493 points)
49. IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY Johnny Mathis (1957 - #2, 26 weeks) (150,006 points)
50. VAYA CON DIOS (MAY GOD BE WITH YOU) Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953 - #1, 20 weeks) (148,243 points)
51. CARA MIA David Whitfield with Mantovani & His Orchestra (1954 - #2, 22 weeks) (148,069 points)
52. MY TRULY, TRULY FAIR Guy Mitchell / Donald Peers (1951 - #1, 20 weeks) (147,863 points)
53. FOREVER AND EVER Perry Como / Russ Morgan & His Orchestra featuring The Skylarks (1949 - #1, 30 weeks) (147,308 points)
54. THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT Tennessee Ernie Ford / Fess Parker / Bill Hayes (1955 - #1, 19 weeks) (146,414 points)
55. BECAUSE OF YOU Tony Bennett (1951 - #1, 22 weeks) (145,780 points)
56. TAMMY Debbie Reynolds / The Ames Brothers (1957 - #2, 28 weeks) (145,635 points)
57. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL Rex Allen (1953 - #2, 23 weeks) (144,226 points)
58. MONA LISA Dennis Day / Nat "King" Cole / Les Welch & His Orchestra featuring Larry Stellar (1950 - #1, 22 weeks) (143,782 points)
59. WHEN The Kalin Twins (1958 - #1, 26 weeks) (143,751 points)
60. UNLESS Guy Mitchell / Eddie Fisher / Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Bob Stevens (1951 - #3, 21 weeks) (142,638 points)
61. APRIL LOVE Pat Boone (1957 - #1, 28 weeks) (142,077 points)
62. HOLLYWOOD SQUARE DANCE Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra featuring Laura Leslie (1950 - #1, 27 weeks) (141,227 points)
63. HOT DIGGITY (DOG ZIGGITY BOOM) Perry Como (1956 - #1, 23 weeks) (141,202 points)
64. A SWEET OLD-FASHIONED GIRL Teresa Brewer (1956 - #2, 22 weeks) (141,084 points)
65. I TOLD THEM ALL ABOUT YOU Donald Peers (1950 - #1, 28 weeks) (140,688 points)
66. THE LOVLIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Mario Lanza / Ann Blyth / Percy Faith & His Orchestra And Chorus (1951 - #1, 19 weeks) (140,586 points)
67. RUDOLPH, THE RED NOSED REINDEER Bing Crosby / Gene Autry & the Pinafores (1950 - #2, 25 weeks) (138,661 points)
68. THE THREE BELLS (LES TROIS CLOCHES) The Browns (1959 - #1, 18 weeks) (138,635 points)
69. MELODY OF LOVE The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts / Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra / David Carroll & His Orchestra / Frank Sinatra (1955 - #1, 22 weeks) (138,634 points)
70. IF Perry Como / Jo Stafford (1951 - #1, 22 weeks) (138,167 points)
71. ROUND AND ROUND Perry Como / The Four Lads (1957 - #1, 21 weeks) (137,776 points)
72. THE TWLEFTH OF NEVER Johnny Mathis (1958 - #1, 26 weeks) (137,540 points)
73. SKOKIAAN (SOUTH AFRICAN SONG) The Four Lads / Ralph Materie & His Orchestra / Louis Armstrong (1954 - #1, 19 weeks) (137,528 points)
74. ANSWER ME, MY LOVE (LORD ABOVE) Nat "King" Cole / Frankie Laine (1954 - #1, 22 weeks) (137,109 points)
75. OH YEAH UH HUH Col Joye & the Joy Boys (1959 - #1, 14 weeks) (136,931 points)
76. HELLO YOUNG LOVERS Perry Como / Bing Crosby (1956 - #6, 33 weeks) (136,504 points)
77. LA RONDE DE L'AMOUR (LOVE'S ROUNDABOUT) Lou Preager & His Charm Of The Waltz Orchestra / Anton Walbrook (1952 - #2, 24 weeks) (136,412 points)
78. SAM'S SONG (THE HAPPY TUNE) Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby / Joe "Fingers" Carr (1950 - #6,29 weeks) (135,716 points)
79. JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley (1957 - #3, 32 weeks) (135,209 points)
80. TOO YOUNG Nat "King" Cole / Toni Arden (1951 - #1, 20 weeks) (134,878 points)
81. SUSIE DARLIN' Robin Luke (1958 - #3, 27 weeks) (134,533 points)
82. YOU DON'T KNOW ME Jerry Vale (1956 - #5, 28 weeks) (134,437 points)
83. BEWITCHED Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra featuring Bonnie Lou Williams / Doris Day with The Mellowmen / Mel Torme (1950 - #1, 21 weeks) (134,321 points)
84. ALLEGHENY MOON Patti Page (1956 - #3, 23 weeks) (133,792 points)
85. A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON Louis Armstrong / Les Welch & His Orchestra (1952 - #1, 20 weeks) (132,373 points)
86. SWAY (QUIEN SERA) Dean Martin (1954 - #1, 19 weeks) (132,228 points)
87. VENUS Frankie Avalon (1959 - #1, 19 weeks) (131,125 points)
88. MONA LISA Conway Twitty (1959 - #1, 20 weeks) (130,543 points)
89. JUST MARRIED Marty Robbins (1958 - #2, 27 weeks) (130,185 points)
90. PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMAN Joe "Fingers" Carr (1956 - #1, 28 weeks) (130,185 points)
91. THE GREAT PRETENDER The Platters (1956 - #1, 23 weeks) (130,168 points)
92. CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE Les Baxter & His Orchestra And Chorus / Perez Prado & His Orchestra (1955 - #1, 22 weeks) (129,999 points)
93. YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE Dick Haymes & Ethel Merman / Perry Como & The Fontaine Sisters (1953 - #1, 21 weeks) (129,999 points)
94. A WOMAN IN LOVE Frankie Laine (1956 - #5, 30 weeks) (129,558 points)
95. PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY Gary Crosby & Bing Crosby (1950 - #5, 25 weeks) (129,068 points)
96. IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ISLAND Tony Bennett (1957 - #3, 23 weeks) (128,319 points)
97. ETERNALLY (TERRY'S THEME FROM "LIMELIGHT") Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra / Vic Damone (1953 - #1, 20 weeks) (128,301 points)
98. SILVER DOLLAR Art Mooney & His Orchestra with The Art Mooney Choir (1951 - #1, 19 weeks) (128,284 points)
99. HE Al Hibbler (1956 - #1, 21 weeks) (127,392 points)
100. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys featuring Redd Stewart / Gene Krupa & His Chicago Jazz featuring Bobby Scots / Kay Starr (1951 - #1, 20 weeks) (126,540 points)
Good job at instantly removing the mystery of the question you asked

Good to see Tony Bennett get 4 Top 100 entries for the '50s. He's actually the only artist so far that I've ever gone out of my way to listed to (even if it's only been his 2011- work )
THE TOP 100 BIGGEST ARTISTS OF THE 1950's

1. PERRY COMO (#1, 393 weeks) (2,255,861 points)
2. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 377 weeks) (1,842,943 points)
3. EDDIE FISHER (#1, 243 weeks) (1,387,511 points)
4. JOHNNIE RAY (#1, 209 weeks) (1,344,276 points)
5. ELVIS PRESLEY (#, 174 weeks) (1,327,650 points)
6. BING CROSBY (#1, 293 weeks) (1,326,450 points)
7. GUY MITCHELL (#1, 187 weeks) (1,288,108 points)
8. PAT BOONE (#1, 185 weeks) (1,204,158 points)
9. FRANKIE LAINE (#1, 266 weeks) (1,131,943 points)
10. DORIS DAY (#1, 247 weeks) (1,102,760 points)
11. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 259 weeks) (1,023,745 points)
12. JO STAFFORD (#1, 254 weeks) (912,871 points)
13. DEAN MARTIN (#1, 180 weeks) (901,623 points)
14. ROSEMARY CLOONEY (#1, 168 weeks) (878,758 points)
15. LES WELCH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 198 weeks) (865,690 points)
16. TONY BENNETT (#1, 152 weeks) (816,114 points)
17. PATTI PAGE (#1, 237 weeks) (789,300 points)
18. THE PLATTERS (#1, 120 weeks) (752,937 points)
19. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 136 weeks) (749,000 points)
20. JOHNNY MATHIS (#1, 100 weeks) (742,234 points)
21. DONALD PEERS (#1, 146 weeks) (697,255 points)
22. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#1, 124 weeks) (690,818 points)
23. LES BAXTER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 99 weeks) (677,209 points)
24. THE FOUR ACES (#1, 199 weeks) (662,835 points)
25. THE FOUR LADS (#1, 174 weeks) (842,726 points)
26. THE AMES BROTHERS (#1, 185 weeks) (622,768 points)
27. TERESA BREWER (#1, 174 weeks) (612,382 points)
28. VIC DAMONE (#1, 149 weeks) (496,013 points)
29. PAUL ANKA (#1, 110 weeks) (475,370 points)
30. MARTY ROBBINS (#1, 89 weeks) (461,587 points)
31. BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS (#2, 96 weeks) (460,044 points)
32. VAUGHN MONROE (#2, 106 weeks) (446,236 points)
33. LES PAUL AND MARY FORD (#1, 139 weeks) (422,275 points)
34. KAY STARR (#1, 145 weeks) (416,667 points)
35. LOUIS ARMSTRONG (#1, 121 weeks) (401,135 points)
36. JIMMIE RODGERS (#3, 111 weeks) (392,436 points)
37. MITCH MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 91 weeks) (377,245 points)
38. COL JOYE & THE JOY BOYS (#1, 35 weeks) (371,857 points)
39. GORDON JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 119 weeks) (365,881 points)
40. BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (#1, 64 weeks) (349,438 points)
41. GUY LOMBARDO & HIS ROYAL CANADIANS (#1, 84 weeks) (344,958 points)
42. LLOYD PRICE (#1, 46 weeks) (339,253 points)
43. DINAH SHORE (#1, 137 weeks) (332,766 points)
44. HARRY BELAFONTE (#2, 62 weeks) (328,933 points)
45. THE CREW CUTS (#1, 62 weeks) (328,718 points)
46. PEGGY LEE (#2, 126 weeks) (325,920 points)
47. JOHNNY O'KEEFE & THE DEE JAYS (#2, 103 weeks) (320,707 points)
48. THE DIAMONDS (#2, 90 weeks) (306,574 points)
49. THE McGUIRE SISTERS (#2, 96 weeks) (305,115 points)
50. AL HIBBLER (#1, 73 weeks) (293,455 points)
51. JOE "FINGERS" CARR (#1, 87 weeks) (281,852 points)
52. ANDY WILLIAMS (#2, 129 weeks) (280,147 points)
53. MARIO LANZA (#1, 79 weeks) (279,051 points)
54. VERA LYNN (#1, 68 weeks) (278,740 points)
55. SLIM DUSTY (#1, 62 weeks) (276,041 points)
56. GEORGIA GIBBS (#2, 111 weeks) (275,276 points)
57. KITTY KALLEN (#1, 33 weeks) (270,803 points)
58. SLIM WHITMAN (#6, 70 weeks) (269,708 points)
59. RICKY NELSON (#10, 96 weeks) (268,344 points)
60. RUSS MORGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 78 weeks) (266,124 points)
61. PEE WEE KING & HIS BAND (#1, 74 weeks) (265,519 points)
62. GORDON MacRAE (#1, 68 weeks) (264,514 points)
63. TONY MARTIN (#2, 82 weeks) (263,972 points)
64. SARAH VAUGHAN (#4, 90 weeks) (262,204 points)
65. SAMMY DAVIS, Jr. (#3, 60 weeks) (254,507 points)
66. THE KINGSTON TRIO (#1, 56 weeks) (251,387 points)
67. CONWAY TWITTY (#1, 51 weeks) (250,576 points)
68. JOHNNY CASH (#3, 82 weeks) (248,203 points)
69. FATS DOMINO (#10, 95 weeks) (239,003 points)
70. BILLY ECKSTINE (#1, 89 weeks) (238,118 points)
71. PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 81 weeks) (228,168 points)
72. DEBBIE REYNOLDS (#1, 83 weeks) (226,416 points)
73. ART MOONEY & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 51 weeks) (223,203 points)
74. BOBBY DARIN (#4, 65 weeks) (222,151 points)
75. THE KALIN TWINS (#1, 53 weeks) (213,612 points)
76. FRANK WEIR & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 32 weeks) (206,132 points)
77. THE ANDREWS SISTERS (#1, 68 weeks) (201,941 points)
78. TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (#1, 82 weeks) (199,069 points)
79. BILLY VAUGHN & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 90 weeks) (195,418 points)
80. THE MILLS BROTHERS (#2, 79 weeks) (194,179 points)
81. PEREZ PRADO & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 56 weeks) (190,435 points)
82. FRANKIE AVALON (#1, 58 weeks) (187,237 points)
83. TAB HUNTER (#1, 45 weeks) (187,159 points)
84. DON CHERRY (#3, 51 weeks) (184,631 points)
85. LONNIE DONEGAN (#3, 34 weeks) (184,607 points)
86. JERRY VALE (#5, 70 weeks) (182,682 points)
87. TERRY GILKYSON (#1, 44 weeks) (180,762 points)
88. FELICIA SANDERS (#1, 29 weeks) (179,945 points)
89. ROGER WILLIAMS (#5, 76 weeks) (179,718 points)
90. JOHNNY HORTON (#1, 25 weeks) (179,581 points)
91. STEVE LAWRENCE (#6, 63 weeks) (178,378 points)
92. TOMMY EDWARDS (#1, 51 weeks) (177,475 points)
93. CONNIE FRANCIS (#4, 88 weeks) (171,729 points)
94. DARRYL STEWART (#1, 27 weeks) (171,263 points)
95. DON CORNELL (#1, 76 weeks) (170,922 points)
96. BILLY WILLIAMS (#5, 54 weeks) (170,036 points)
97. CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND (#1, 28 weeks) (168,826 points)
98. SYLVANA MANGANO (#1, 26 weeks) (167,650 points)
99. JERRY LEE LEWIS (#11, 67 weeks) (165,232 points)
100. DON RONDO (#2, 42 weeks) (164,419 points)
Yay Tony. Would've loved a top 10 placing but i knew it would just be out of his reach
My fav decade has arrived!!!! Looking forward to the 60's & The Beatles' domination of that decade
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1960 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: Combined representation of artists to a single song is phased out from 1960. Only a handful of entries left over from 1959 remain. Unfortunately the Go-Set Charts that are coming our way soon kept that idea going with some songs, but we'll tackle that issue come the mid-60's.

1. IT'S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley (#1, 16 weeks) (194,810 points)
2. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE Jimmie Rodgers (#1, 31 weeks) (187,094 points)
3. HE'LL HAVE TO GO Jim Reeves (#1, 29 weeks) (178,924 points)
4. MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN (BALLAD OF A REFUSE DISPOSAL OFFICER) Lonnie Donegan & His Group (#1, 26 weeks) (166,024 points)
5. TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT Rolf Harris (#1, 29 weeks) (163,845 points)
6. CLAP YOUR HANDS The Beau-Marks (#1, 24 weeks) (155,123 points)
7. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME The Drifters (#1, 9 weeks) (136,939 points)
8. EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL Connie Francis (#1, 24 weeks) (133,538 points)
9. SHE'S MY BABY Johnny O'Keefe (#1, 21 weeks) (131,527 points)
10. BOOM BABY BOOM Crash Craddock (#1, 20 weeks) (129,099 points)
11. WALK - DON'T RUN The Ventures (#1, 22 weeks) (128,996 points)
12. BEATNIK FLY Johnny & the Hurricanes (#1, 21 weeks) (126,144 points)
13. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR Emile Ford (#1, 21 weeks) (124,000 points)
14. SWINGIN' SCHOOL Bobby Rydell (#1, 19 weeks) (121,610 points)
15. LITTLE BOY LOST Johnny Ashcroft (#3, 28 weeks) (121,253 points)
16. COME ON AND TAKE MY HAND Johnny O'Keefe (#1, 24 weeks) (118,045 points)
17. I FOUND A NEW LOVE Lonnie Lee (#2, 20 weeks) (109,258 points)
18. RUNNING BEAR Johnny Preston (#2, 21 weeks) (101,256 points)
19. CATHY'S CLOWN The Everly Brothers (#3, 18 weeks) (100,956 points)
20. JOEY'S SONG Bill Haley & His Comets (#1, 20 weeks) (100,789 points)
21. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? Elvis Presley (#1, 5 weeks) (100,258 points)
22. WHAT IN THE WORLD'S COME OVER YOU Jack Scott (#2, 20 weeks) (99,800 points)
23. YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY Col Joye & the Joy Boys (#5, 18 weeks) (99,584 points)
24. STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley (#1, 15 weeks) (99,431 points)
25. HANDY MAN Jimmy Jones (#4, 19 weeks) (96,723 points)
26. ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI Brian Hyland (#2, 18 weeks) (96,459 points)
27. WHAT A MOUTH (WHAT A NORTH AND SOUTH) Tommy Steele (#3, 22 weeks) (94,962 points)
28. STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT Lonnie Lee (#6, 24 weeks) (94,539 points)
29. MULE SKINNER BLUES The Fendermen (#2, 26 weeks) (94,430 points)
30. PLEASE DON'T TEASE Cliff Richard & the Shadows (#2, 19 weeks) (91,794 points)
31. PETER GUNN Duane Eddy (#2, 9 weeks) (91,789 points)
32. MY HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN Connie Francis (#3, 12 weeks) (91,310 points)
33. APACHE The Shadows (#4, 15 weeks) (87,951 points)
34. IF I HAD A GIRL Rod Lauren (#2, 21 weeks) (87,342 points)
35. VOLARE Bobby Rydell (#4, 16 weeks) (84,425 points)
36. LET'S THINK ABOUT LIVIN' Bob Luman (#3, 15 weeks) (81,396 points)
37. TEEN ANGEL Mark Dinning (#3, 21 weeks) (80,247 points)
38. ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW HOW I FEEL) Roy Orbison (#5, 18 weeks) (79,153 points)
39. SINK THE BISMARK Johnny Horton (#4, 19 weeks) (78,973 points)
40. WHEN WILL I BE LOVED The Everly Brothers (#3, 16 weeks) (69,590 points)
41. NORTH TO ALASKA Johnny Horton (#3, 8 weeks) (69,498 points)
42. GREENFIELDS The Brothers Four (#5, 22 weeks) (69,247 points)
43. THE VILLAGE OF ST. BERNADETTE Andy Williams (#6, 23 weeks) (68,060 points)
44. KOOKIE LITTLE PARADISE Jo Ann Campbell (#4, 17 weeks) (67,289 points)
45. TELL LAURA I LOVE HER Ray Peterson (#10, 22 weeks) (65,425 points)
46. LET'S HAVE A PARTY Wanda Jackson (#6, 13 weeks) (63,813 points)
47. POETRY IN MOTION Johnny Tillotson (#5, 7 weeks) (62,904 points)
48. CRADLE OF LOVE Johnny Preston (#7, 19 weeks) (62,448 points)
49. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE Chan Romero (#9, 24 weeks) (61,962 points)
50. AMONG MY SOUVENIRS Connie Francis (#4, 18 weeks) (61,395 points)
1960 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 37 weeks) (427,941 points)
2. CONNIE FRANCIS (#1, 53 weeks) (403,850 points)
3. JOHNNY O'KEEFE (#1, 51 weeks) (326,278 points)
4. LONNIE LEE (#2, 53 weeks) (290,773 points)
5. BOBBY RYDELL (#1, 44 weeks) (277,652 points)
6. COL JOYE & THE JOY BOYS (#2, 53 weeks) (250,893 points)
7. CRASH CRADDOCK (#1, 35 weeks) (236,278 points)
8. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#3, 52 weeks) (234,429 points)
9. JOHNNY PRESTON (#2, 50 weeks) (221,485 points)
10. JIMMIE RODGERS (#1, 44 weeks) (220,959 points)
11. JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES (#1, 52 weeks) (201,356 points)
12. DUANE EDDY (#2, 53 weeks) (200,264 points)
13. LONNIE DONEGAN (#1, 46 weeks) (200,171 points)
14. ROLF HARRIS (#1, 37 weeks) (195,581 points)
15. JIM REEVES (#1, 31 weeks) (181,340 points)
16. THE BEAU-MARKS (#1, 24 weeks) (155,497 points)
17. JIMMY JONES (#4, 35 weeks) (154,223 points)
18. JOHNNY HORTON (#3, 27 weeks) (149,691 points)
19. THE VENTURES (#1, 22 weeks) (145,624 points)
20. JACK SCOTT (#2, 37 weeks) (140,368 points)
Eww @ Rolf Harris
1961 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. WOODEN HEART Elvis Presley (#1, 33 weeks) (200,238 points)
2. I'M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR Eddie Hodges (#1, 25 weeks) (187,099 points)
3. A SCOTTISH SOLDIER (GREEN HILLS OF TYROL) Andy Stewart (#1, 36 weeks) (181,797 points)
4. TRAVELIN' MAN Ricky Nelson (#1, 22 weeks) (169,331 points)
5. RUNAWAY Del Shannon (#1, 20 weeks) (168,876 points)
6. THEME FROM EXODUS Ferrante And Teicher (#2, 29 weeks) (165,455 points)
7. I'M COUNTING ON YOU Johnny O'Keefe (#1, 19 weeks) (157,983 points)
8. WONDERLAND BY NIGHT Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (#1, 24 weeks) (136,538 points)
9. GOODBYE, CRUEL WORLD James Darren (#1, 10 weeks) (130,468 points)
10. MEXICO Bob Moore & His Orchestra (#1, 15 weeks) (128,594 points)
11. CRYING Roy Orbison (#1, 16 weeks) (126,020 points)
12. RUBBER BALL Bobby Vee (#1, 17 weeks) (122,614 points)
13. ONE LAST KISS Crash Craddock (#1, 21 weeks) (121,298 points)
14. SURRENDER Elvis Presley (#1, 18 weeks) (117,594 points)
15. MICHAEL The Highewaymen (#1, 18 weeks) (116,011 points)
16. WHEELS The String-A-Longs (#2, 26 weeks) (115,674 points)
17. MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK Charlie Drake (#1, 7 weeks) (115,421 points)
18. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY Bobby Vee (#3, 17 weeks) (98,775 points)
19. (MARIE'S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME Elvis Presley (#2, 18 weeks) (97,663 points)
20. DONALD, WHERE'S YOUR TROOSERS? Andy Stewart (#4, 19 weeks) (92,403 points)
21. BIG BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean (#2, 11 weeks) (92,306 points)
22. WINGS OF A DOVE Ferlin Husky (#5, 26 weeks) (90,790 points)
23. BABY FACE Bobby Vee (#3, 20 weeks) (90,698 points)
24. TOWER OF STRENGTH Gene McDaniels (#3, 10 weeks) (86,836 points)
25. TOGETHER Connie Francis (#2, 18 weeks) (85,720 points)
26. LITTLE DEVIL Neil Sedaka (#3, 21 weeks) (85,399 points)
27. HIT THE ROAD JACK Ray Charles (#3, 13 weeks) (85,315 points)
28. NEVER ON SUNDAY Don Costa & His Orchestra And Chorus (#8, 25 weeks) (85,148 points)
29. ASIA MINOR Kokomo (#6, 26 weeks) (85,050 points)
30. SAD MOVIES (MAKE ME CRY) Sue Thompson (#6, 14 weeks) (84,746 points)
31. DREAM GIRL Bryan Davies (#5, 21 weeks) (84,570 points)
32. HATS OFF TO LARRY Del Shannon (#2, 15 weeks) (82,551 points)
33. MOODY RIVER Pat Boone (#4, 18 weeks) (82,202 points)
34. RUNAROUND SUE Dion (#3, 10 weeks) (80,547 points)
35. CALCUTTA Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (#2, 19 weeks) (80,267 points)
36. GOOD TIME BABY Bobby Rydell (#3, 17 weeks) (80,248 points)
37. BLUE MOON The Marcels (#4, 18 weeks) (79,221 points)
38. SMOKEY MOKES The Joy Boys (#4, 18 weeks) (78,433 points)
39. KON-TIKI The Shadows (#4, 12 weeks) (78,193 points)
40. SAILOR..... (SEEMAN...) Lolita (#6, 24 weeks) (77,915 points)
41. RUNNING SCARED Roy Orbison (#5, 16 weeks) (69,917 points)
42. NORTH TO ALASKA Johnny Horton (#2, 16 weeks) (69,787 points)
43. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? Elvis Presley (#1, 15 weeks) (69,764 points)
44. SWAY Bobby Rydell (#3, 13 weeks) (69,380 points)
45. A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY Gene McDaniels (#2, 17 weeks) (69,258 points)
46. FLAMING STAR Elvis Presley (#4, 18 weeks) (67,570 points)
47. MILORD Edith Piaf (#6, 18 weeks) (65,294 points)
48. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bobby Darin (#5, 14 weeks) (64,978 points)
49. TEMPTATION The Everly Brothers (#4, 16 weeks) (64,758 points)
50. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW The Shirelles (#4, 18 weeks) (63,482 points)
Have been looking at this thread since it has started and thought I'd finally comment, great work!

Sadly my knowledge of the earlier decades is weak, though now that it's in the '60s I know many more of these songs. Most of those songs high up for 1960 are ones I don't like, although at least I like It's Now Or Never. 1961 is better in that regard but even still there's quite a few I don't like. But again I like the #1 and #2 so yay. I should give some of the songs I don't know a listen sometime
Zacco.... you need to gain some appreciation for the decade that virtually invented "Pop/Rock" as we know it today... without the advancements of artists writing their own material and artistic freedom in the studio & technological shifts, you would not have any of the music you listen to today mate...

Still, it's great that you want to explore new listening experiences...
Elvis is blitzing, with 5 songs in the 1961 list. It looks for sure he'll have his best showing in that year so far, and better points than any artist since at least 1957.
Did Elvis have a few songs just miss the EOY Top 50 in '57, as I see he scored very well with the points on that year's artist list?
Elvis was well represented in the lower part of the Top 100 for 1957...

#52 Love Me Tender (#6, 15 weeks)
#67 Jailhouse Rock (#6, 8 weeks)
#72 Hound Dog (#17, 15 weeks)
#77 Don't Be Cruel (#12, 14 weeks)
#91 Too Much (#14, 10 weeks)
#95 Love Me (#27, 14 weeks)

And another 5 entries below the Top 100 for the year.
1961 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 52 weeks) (606,359 points)
2. BOBBY VEE (#1, 51 weeks) (350,185 points)
3. ANDY STEWART (#1, 39 weeks) (334,492 points)
4. DEL SHANNON (#1, 38 weeks) (282,103 points)
5. CONNIE FRANCIS (#2, 52 weeks) (252,014 points)
6. BOBBY RYDELL (#3, 49 weeks) (243,322 points)
7. FERRANTE AND TEICHER (#2, 46 weeks) (220,648 points)
8. RICK NELSON (#1, 36 weeks) (199,732 points)
9. ROY ORBISON (#1, 37 weeks) (198,704 points)
10. EDDIE HODGES (#1, 25 weeks) (187,099 points)
11. BOBBY DARIN (#5, 49 weeks) (175,470 points)
12. JOHNNY O'KEEFE (#1, 30 weeks) (172,894 points)
13. GENE McDANIELS (#2, 38 weeks) (165,474 points)
14. NEIL SEDAKA (#3, 49 weeks) (161,506 points)
15. FLOYD CRAMER (#8, 44 weeks) (149,020 points)
16. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#4, 45 weeks) (141,423 points)
17. BERT KAEMPFERT & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 24 weeks) (136,907 points)
18. JAMES DARREN (#1, 10 weeks) (131,811 points)
19. JOHNNY BURNETTE (#6, 46 weeks) (129,740 points)
20. CRASH CRADDOCK (#1, 33 weeks) (128,784 points)
Wow @ Hound Dog not smashing. After hearing it many times and plenty of covers too I assumed it would be one of his biggest
1962 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE Elvis Presley (#1, 36 weeks) (190,702 points)
2. STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale (#1, 30 weeks) (172,646 points)
3. GOOD LUCK CHARM Elvis Presley (#1, 24 weeks) (166,463 points)
4. WORKING FOR THE MAN Roy Orbison (#1, 12 weeks) (163,833 points)
5. ROSES ARE RED (MY LOVE) Bobby Vinton (#1, 25 weeks) (159,929 points)
6. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU Ray Charles (#1, 22 weeks) (156,511 points)
7. MULTIPLICATION Bobby Darin (#1, 23 weeks) (139,573 points)
8. MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen (#1, 27 weeks) (137,778 points)
9. WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN Claude King (#1, 20 weeks) (135,898 points)
10. I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield (#1, 21 weeks) (133,263 points)
11. THE SWISS MAID Del Shannon (#1, 16 weeks) (129,969 points)
12. RAMBLIN' ROSE Nat "King" Cole (#1, 18 weeks) (127,243 points)
13. SHEILA Tommy Roe (#1, 20 weeks) (127,020 points)
14. I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE Lucky Starr (#1, 24 weeks) (124,433 points)
15. DEAR ONE Farry Finnegan (#1, 19 weeks) (120,761 points)
16. MOON RIVER Jerry Bitler (#7, 38 weeks) (118,496 points)
17. MOON RIVER Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus (#6, 39 weeks) (115,380 points)
18. WEST OF THE WALL Toni Fisher (#1, 18 weeks) (115,363 points)
19. THE LONELY BULL The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert (#1, 9 weeks) (113,032 points)
20. LET THERE BE DRUMS Sandy Nelson (#1, 17 weeks) (110,039 points)
21. SI SENOR (I THEENK?) Rob E.G. (#2, 29 weeks) (108,695 points)
22. SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES The Springfields (#2, 21 weeks) (107,126 points)
23. ALLEY CAT (OMKRING ET FLYGEL) Bent Fabric (#2, 17 weeks) (104,264 points)
24. THE WANDERER Dion (#1, 20 weeks) (103,283 points)
25. DO YOU WANT TO DANCE Cliff Richard & the Shadows (#3, 18 weeks) (102,961 points)
26. CHIP CHIP Gene McDaniels (#2, 18 weeks) (99,418 points)
27. A LITTLE BITTY TEAR Burl Ives (#3, 25 weeks) (99,043 points)
28. WONDERFUL LAND The Shadows (#2, 19 weeks) (94,307 points)
29. DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) Roy Orbison (#2, 18 weeks) (94,119 points)
30. DEVIL WOMAN Marty Robbins (#4, 21 weeks) (93,438 points)
31. THE TWIST Chubby Checker (#3, 18 weeks) (88,356 points)
32. RUN TO HIM Bobby Vee (#2, 18 weeks) (88,170 points)
33. THE CHA-CHA-CHA Bobby Rydell (#2, 10 weeks) (87,086 points)
34. TELSTAR The Tornados (#4, 12 weeks) (85,857 points)
35. NORMAN Sue Thompson (#4, 22 weeks) (85,037 points)
36. CALLIN' DOCTOR CASEY John D. Loudermilk (#4, 22 weeks) (83,656 points)
37. SHE'S NOT YOU Elvis Presley (#5, 18 weeks) (82,382 points)
38. (DANCE WITH THE) GUITAR MAN Duane Eddy & the Rebelettes (#5, 12 weeks) (82,331 points)
39. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Gene Pitney (#3, 17 weeks) (81,387 points)
40. LOVESICK BLUES Frank Ifield (#2, 8 weeks) (80,814 points)
41. IF I DIDN'T HAVE A DIME (TO PLAY THE JUKEBOX) Gene Pitney (#4, 17 weeks) (80,286 points)
42. SING! Johnny O'Keefe (#6, 24 weeks) (78,283 points)
43. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY The 4 Seasons (#2, 6 weeks) (77,981 points)
44. THE STRIPPER David Rose & His Orchestra (#8, 23 weeks) (69,883 points)
45. WALK ON BY Leroy Van Dyke (#8, 21 weeks) (68,255 points)
46. LET'S TWIST AGAIN Chubby Checker (#7, 17 weeks) (63,704 points)
47. COME OUTSIDE Mike Sarne featuring Wendy Richards (#5, 19 weeks) (63,456 points)
48. LIMBO ROCK Chubby Checker (#8, 13 weeks) (62,983 points)
49. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO SEE KING'S CROSS Frankie Davidson with The Sapphires (#4, 20 weeks) (61,599 points)
50. SPEEDY GONZALES Pat Boone (#4, 18 weeks) (61,355 points)
1963 should be cool...but I'm sooooo looking forward to 1964 and "Beatlemania"...
1962 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 52 weeks) (510,998 points)
2. CLIFF RICHARD (#2, 48 weeks) (302,851 points)
3. ROY ORBISON (#1, 43 weeks) (277,956 points)
4. CHUBBY CHECKER (#3, 45 weeks) (271,468 points)
5. BOBBY DARIN (#1, 48 weeks) (214,729 points)
6. FRANK IFIELD (#1, 21 weeks) (214,077 points)
7. BOBBY VINTON (#1, 27 weeks) (202,346 points)
8. THE SHADOWS (#2, 47 weeks) (199,321 points)
9. RAY CHARLES (#1, 37 weeks) (195,448 points)
10. BOBBY RYDELL (#2, 49 weeks) (184,855 points)
11. BURL IVES (#3, 47 weeks) (180,340 points)
12. KENNY BALL & HIS JAZZMEN (#1, 39 weeks) (178,649 points)
13. SUE THOMPSON (#4, 52 weeks) (176,574 points)
14. DEL SHANNON (#1, 42 weeks) (173,898 points)
15. GENE PITNEY (#3, 41 weeks) (173,163 points)
16. MR. ACKER BILK (#1, 30 weeks) (173,011 points)
17. GENE McDANIELS (#2, 49 weeks) (166,186 points)
18. CLAUDE KING (#1, 35 weeks) (155,369 points)
19. TOMMY ROE (#1, 20 weeks) (154,698 points)
20. NAT "KING" COLE (#1, 34 weeks) (143,020 points)
1963 TOP 20 SINGLES

1. PIPELINE The Chantays (#1, 26 weeks) (159,310 points)
2. FROM A JACK TO A KING Ned Miller (#1, 25 weeks) (157,227 points)
3. TAMOURE Bill Justis (#1, 19 weeks) (138,407 points)
4. MOVE BABY MOVE Johnny O'Keefe (#1, 21 weeks) (130,174 points)
5. HEY, PAULA Paul And Paula (#1, 17 weeks) (129,364 points)
6. BOMBORA The Atlantics (#1, 23 weeks) (128,615 points)
7. I WILL FOLLOW HIM Little Peggy March (#1, 21 weeks) (128,399 points)
8. SUGAR SHACK Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (#1, 11 weeks) (126,165 points)
9. 55 DAYS AT PEKING Rob E.G. (#1, 17 weeks) (122,601 points)
10. RETURN TO SENDER Elvis Presley (#1, 19 weeks) (120,423 points)
11. PAINTED, TAINTED ROSE Al Martino (#3, 21 weeks) (120,208 points)
12. DANCE ON Kathy Kirby (#1, 14 weeks) (119,630 points)
13. IN DREAMS Roy Orbison (#1, 21 weeks) (117,967 points)
14. WIPE OUT The Surfaris (#3, 26 weeks) (117,782 points)
15. NO TRESPASSING Helen Shapiro (#1, 20 weeks) (116,686 points)
16. SURF CITY Jan And Dean (#1, 18 weeks) (116,635 points)
17. BLUE BAYOU Roy Orbison (#1, 15 weeks) (116,010 points)
18. SUKIYAKI (UEO MUITE ARUKOU) Kyu Sakamoto (#1, 14 weeks) (115,505 points)
19. THE BOYS The Shadows (#1, 17 weeks) (113,130 points)
20. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gerry & the Pacemakers (#1, 9 weeks) (111,830 points)
21. LITTLE TOWN FLIRT Del Shannon (#1, 17 weeks) (109,621 points)
22. WALK RIGHT IN The Rooftop Singers (#1, 16 weeks) (109,137 points)
23. IT'S MY PARTY Lesley Gore (#1, 14 weeks) (103,343 points)
24. WALK LIKE A MAN The 4 Seasons (#1, 16 weeks) (102,206 points)
25. BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA Eydie Gorme (#3, 22 weeks) (101,676 points)
26. SUMMER HOLIDAY Cliff Richard (#3, 18 weeks) (98,945 points)
27. COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER The Delltones (#4, 23 weeks) (98,146 points)
28. HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! (A LETTER FROM CAMP) Allan Sherman (#1, 12 weeks) (96,169 points)
29. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE Al Martino (#6, 30 weeks) (94,995 points)
30. (YOU'RE THE) DEVIL IN DISGUISE Elvis Presley (#2, 16 weeks) (93,681 points)
31. WASHINGTON SQUARE The Village Stompers (#2, 12 weeks) (87,842 points)
32. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles (#1, 2 weeks) (85,684 points)
33. HOW DO YOU DO IT? Gerry & the Pacemakers (#3, 18 weeks) (84,916 points)
34. TELL HIM The Exciters (#6, 22 weeks) (84,833 points)
35. IF I HAD A HAMMER Trini Lopez (#2, 16 weeks) (84,528 points)
36. FOOT TAPPER The Shadows (#2, 15 weeks) (82,779 points)
37. PROUD OF YOU Jay Justin (#4, 19 weeks) (81,996 points)
38. THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee (#2, 15 weeks) (80,770 points)
39. LUCKY LIPS Cliff Richard (#4, 16 weeks) (79,843 points)
40. HOOTENANNY TOOT Sheb Wooley (#2, 10 weeks) (78,875 points)
41. RHYTHM OF THE RAIN The Cascades (#2, 18 weeks) (78,531 points)
42. JEZEBEL Rob E.G. (#4, 18 weeks) (69,314 points)
43. DOMINIQUE The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) (#3, 6 weeks) (68,702 points)
44. THEN HE KISSED METhe Crystals (#4, 15 weeks) (68,595 points)
45. MARIA ELENA Los Indios Tabajaras (#5, 16 weeks) (67,346 points)
46. PUFF Peter, Paul And Mary (#6, 23 weeks) (66,288 points)
47. SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles (#6, 18 weeks) (64,795 points)
48. TELSTAR The Tornados (#2, 15 weeks) (64,696 points)
49. BOSSA NOVA BABY Elvis Presley (#4, 7 weeks) (63,735 points)
50. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY The 4 Seasons (#1, 11 weeks) (62,706 points)
Good to see "Surf Rock" had a big year in Australia for 63' as it did in the States...though the leaders of the movement in the States... The Beach Boys didn't seem to fair as well here...

The Beatles make their move...lookout 64'...
1963 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE SHADOWS (#1, 52 weeks) (342,897 points)
2. ROY ORBISON (#1, 51 weeks) (333,404 points)
3. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 50 weeks) (320,090 points)
4. CLIFF RICHARD (#3, 52 weeks) (317,266 points)
5. AL MARTINO (#3, 33 weeks) (261,564 points)
6. GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (#1, 30 weeks) (240,382 points)
7. ROB E.G. (#1, 41 weeks) (206,499 points)
8. THE BEATLES (#1, 41 weeks) (203,243 points)
9. THE 4 SEASONS (#1, 40 weeks) (179,890 points)
10. KATHY KIRBY (#1, 14 weeks) (176,556 points)
11. DEL SHANNON (#1, 46 weeks) (174,281 points)
12. GENE PITNEY (#7, 49 weeks) (171,660 points)
13. THE DELLTONES (#4, 47 weeks) (171,546 points)
14. PAUL AND PAULA (#1, 36 weeks) (167,623 points)
15. JOHNNY O'KEEFE (#1, 42 weeks) (166,556 points)
16. NED MILLER (#1, 30 weeks) (164,407 points)
17. THE CHANTAYS (#1, 26 weeks) (160,458 points)
18. THE ATLANTICS (#1, 27 weeks) (147,824 points)
19. LITTLE PEGGY MARCH (#1, 33 weeks) (143,856 points)
20. EYDIE GORME (#3, 44 weeks) (140,665 points)
@joe yes I'm aware of all this, which is why I'm making an effort to listen to songs from the '60s. I now realise that what I said probably came across as very negative, that was not my intention. Oops. Luckily (from the songs I know anyway) the '60s gets better for me after 1962 so my comments will be mostly positive from now on

For 1962 I really like that top 4 plus there's a few others lower down I like. More songs I know in 1963 which is good. Surprised Pipeline is at #1 although I like it more than From A Jack To A King so I'm pleased. Tamoure at #3 is great to see too! Awesome to see She Loves You just scrape the top 50, easily my favourite of the songs that have shown up and one of my favourites of the '60s tracks I know! I always thought it had peaked at #3 not #6 though?
It's quite possible we haven't seen "She Loves You" at full capacity yet.
Ah right, I thought it may have gotten a new peak in 1964 once Beatlemania hit but wasn't sure. Thanks for clarification
1964 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. I SAW HER STANDING THERE The Beatles (#1, 29 weeks) (231,115 points)
2. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles (#1, 25 weeks) (193,915 points)
3. ALL MY LOVING (EP) The Beatles (#1, 29 weeks) (193,376 points)
4. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT The Beatles (#1, 23 weeks) (188,990 points)
5. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles (#1, 39 weeks) (185,718 points)
6. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER The Beatles (#1, 19 weeks) (173,055 points)
7. SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles (#3, 37 weeks) (161,262 points)
8. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN The Beatles (#1, 22 weeks) (135,623 points)
9. YOU'RE MY WORLD Cilla Black (#1, 23 weeks) (131,420 points)
10. REQUESTS (EP) The Beatles (#1, 21 weeks) (129,837 points)
11. PRETTY WOMAN Roy Orbison (#1, 17 weeks) (129,408 points)
12. AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU, BABE Elvis Presley (#1, 8 weeks) (127,001 points)
13. HAVE I THE RIGHT? The Honeycombs (#1, 16 weeks) (126,462 points)
14. MY GUY Mary Wells (#1, 21 weeks) (120,952 points)
15. TWIST AND SHOUT The Beatles (#5, 38 weeks) (115,971 points)
16. SHE'S A MOD Ray Columbus & the Invaders (#1, 15 weeks) (112,021 points)
17. MY BOY LOLLIPOP Millie (#2, 21 weeks) (108,488 points)
18. I FEEL FINE The Beatles (#1, 5 weeks) (106,975 points)
19. SUCH A NIGHT Elvis Presley (#3, 20 weeks) (104,735 points)
20. DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY Manfred Mann (#2, 20 weeks) (102,963 points)
21. VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis Presley (#4, 24 weeks) (102,918 points)
22. A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE Peter And Gordon (#2, 18 weeks) (101,218 points)
23. THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN The Animals (#2, 19 weeks) (100,017 points)
24. POISON IVY Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#3, 23 weeks) (96,922 points)
25. GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark Five (#3, 19 weeks) (96,158 points)
26. HELLO, DOLLY! Louis Armstrong (#5, 29 weeks) (94,689 points)
27. WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE Sounds Incorporated (#2, 14 weeks) (89,670 points)
28. SUSPICION Terry Stafford (#3, 16 weeks) (88,539 points)
29. THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGLE BUNT The Shadows (#5, 20 weeks) (85,976 points)
30. THE WEDDING Julie Rogers (#2, 7 weeks) (81,508 points)
31. DIANE The Bachelors (#3, 20 weeks) (78,981 points)
32. WISHIN' AND HOPIN' Dusty Springfield (#2, 17 weeks) (69,861 points)
33. WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM The Searchers (#2, 13 weeks) (69,712 points)
34. RAG DOLL The 4 Seasons (#3, 15 weeks) (69,135 points)
35. NEEDLES AND PINS The Searchers (#4, 17 weeks) (68,558 points)
36. LEADER OF THE PACK The Shangri-Las (#3, 8 weeks) (68,183 points)
37. THE HAREM Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band (#7, 19 weeks) (66,534 points)
38. YOU DON'T OWN ME Lesley Gore (#4, 16 weeks) (66,464 points)
39. A MILLION DRUMS Tony Sheveton (#9, 26 weeks) (66,105 points)
40. ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Haley & His Comets (#4, 14 weeks) (65,993 points)
41. I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY Al Martino (#10, 22 weeks) (65,838 points)
42. TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN Peter, Paul And Mary (#8, 26 weeks) (63,828 points)
43. BITS AND PIECES The Dave Clark Five (#4, 17 weeks) (63,690 points)
44. THE WORLD I USED TO KNOW Jimmie Rodgers (#8, 23 weeks) (60,841 points)
45. I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield (#6, 19 weeks) (60,231 points)
46. SHE WEARS MY RING Johnny O'Keefe (#9, 20 weeks) (59,052 points)
47. RINGO Lorne Greene (#4, 7 weeks) (58,179 points)
48. PLEASE Frank Ifield (#5, 14 weeks) (58,022 points)
49. I'M GONNA BE STRONG Gene Pitney (#5, 7 weeks) (57,853 points)
50. KISSIN' COUSINS Elvis Presley (#7, 18 weeks) (57,210 points)
BEATLEMANIA!!!

Their chart monopoly for 64' is absolutely nuts!!! Love it!!! Once in a lifetime stuff that is, doubt we'll ever see the likes of that ever again...
The entire Top 8, 9 of the Top 10 and 11 of the Top 20 Singles of 1964, once in a lifetime indeed!
1964 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 52 weeks) (1,945,624 points)
2. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 52 weeks) (464,829 points)
3. ROY ORBISON (#1, 51 weeks) (261,904 points)
4. CLIFF RICHARD (#3, 52 weeks) (238,691 points)
5. THE SEARCHERS (#2, 49 weeks) (220,324 points)
6. THE DAVE CLARK FIVE (#3, 46 weeks) (199,572 points)
7. THE ROLLING STONES (#3, 37 weeks) (192,836 points)
8. GENE PITNEY (#3, 51 weeks) (192,608 points)
9. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (#2, 46 weeks) (181,592 points)
10. BILLY THROPE & THE AZTECS (#3, 43 weeks) (178,761 points)
11. CILLA BLACK (#1, 38 weeks) (169,886 points)
12. THE BACHELORS (#3, 42 weeks) (167,742 points)
13. AL MARTINO (#9, 51 weeks) (157,069 points)
14. THE 4 SEASONS (#3, 43 weeks) (156,930 points)
15. THE SHADOWS (#5, 43 weeks) (148,580 points)
16. PETER AND GORDON (#2, 34 weeks) (145,598 points)
17. SOUNDS INCORPORATED (#2, 25 weeks) (140,632 points)
18. THE HONEYCOMBS (#1, 16 weeks) (130,464 points)
19. MILLIE (#2, 22 weeks) (123,599 points)
20. MARY WELLS (#1, 21 weeks) (120,952 points)
Omg, this is ridiculous. They sold more than #2-10 combined wish She Loves You had been all 1964 cause they would've cracked 2 million
Though I generally prefer more even competition when it comes to stuff like this, The Beatles' achievements in 1964 are indeed very impressive! I'm glad She Loves You managed to rank up there with some of the Beatles tracks that went #1, probably my favourite from them so it's a shame to see it couldn't reach #1.

On non-Beatles related stuff, 1964 was a pretty great year based on the songs I know already. Awesome stuff seeing You're My World, Oh, Pretty Woman, Ain't That Loving You Baby and My Guy all manage to make the top 15 as well. Looking even more forward to the upcoming lists. Once again, great work with all of this!
Never seen it contextualised in this form before, pretty stunning no doubt.
Just a small break in the project today as I don't have time to type out the next chart, so here's something of interest that I'll update when necessary...

TOP 20 BIGGEST YEARS OF ALL TIME

1. THE BEATLES (1964) (1,945,624 points)
2. ELVIS PRESLEY (1961) (606,359 points)
3. PERRY COMO (1956) (576,818 points)
4. BING CROSBY (1949) (569,735 points)
5. NAT "KING" COLE (1955) (569,005 points)
6. PAT BOONE (1957) (562,638 points)
7. ELVIS PRESLEY (1962) (510,998 points)
8. ELVIS PRESLEY (1964) (464,829 points)
9. ELVIS PRESLEY (1957) (447,483 points)
10. EDDIE FISHER (1952) (431,370 points)
11. ELVIS PRESLEY (1960) (427,941 points)
12. PERRY COMO (1958) (426,984 points)
13. ELVIS PRESLEY (1959) (424,569 points)
14. JOHNNIE RAY (1957) (421,967 points)
15. JOHNNY MATHIS (1958) (409,939 points)
16. CONNIE FRANCIS (1960) (403,850 points)
17. DONALD PEERS (1950) (375,146 points)
18. COL JOYE & THE JOY BOYS (1959) (371,857 points)
19. PAT BOONE (1958) (368,083 points)
20. SAMMY KAYE & HIS ORCHESTRA (1950) (363,902 points)

The albums charts kick in from 1965, so many of these will disappear rather quickly. Many will say that these artists will be at a disadvantage due to their album sales not being recorded, but overall, their singles output was generally higher and more successful than later years. But yeah, albums sales will soon be the key factor in the points tally.

Hope you're all enjoying. 1965 begins tomorrow!

1965 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) Normie Rowe (#1, 16 weeks) (207,987 points)
2. HELP! The Beatles (#1, 23 weeks) (194,311 points)
3. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL Elvis Presley (#1, 22 weeks) (174,619 points)
4. I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU The Seekers (#1, 29 weeks) (173,374 points)
5. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC The Beatles (#1, 19 weeks) (163,429 points)
6. UNDER THE BOARDWALK The Rolling Stones (#1, 19 weeks) (137,974 points)
7. TICKET TO RIDE The Beatles (#1, 17 weeks) (137,010 points)
8. MRS. BROWN YOU'VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER Herman's Hermits (#1, 16 weeks) (131,958 points)
9. I TOLD THE BROOK Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#1, 20 weeks) (120,566 points)
10. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION The Rolling Stones (#1, 15 weeks) (120,554 points)
11. DOWNTOWN Petula Clark (#1, 20 weeks) (115,510 points)
12. A WORLD OF OUR OWN The Seekers (#2, 24 weeks) (114,532 points)
13. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER The Seekers (#1, 8 weeks) (114,132 points)
14. SHE'S SO FINE The Easybeats (#3, 24 weeks) (111,492 points)
15. TWILIGHT TIME Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#2, 21 weeks) (107,518 points)
16. IL SILENZIO Nini Rosso (#2, 19 weeks) (105,824 points)
17. OVER THE RAINBOW Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#2, 22 weeks) (105,513 points)
18. HUCKLEBUCK Brendan Bowyer (#4, 31 weeks) (105,318 points)
19. PRIDE Ray Brown & the Whispers (#3, 21 weeks) (104,176 points)
20. I GOT YOU BABE Sonny And Cher (#3, 20 weeks) (103,279 points)
21. FOOL, FOOL, FOOL Ray Brown & the Whispers (#3, 20 weeks) (103,167 points)
22. YESTERDAY The Beatles (#2, 11 weeks) (99,342 points)
23. A WALK IN THE BLACK FOREST Horst Jankowski (#4, 24 weeks) (98,308 points)
24. WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? Tom Jones (#2, 15 weeks) (95,739 points)
25. THE LAST TIME The Rolling Stones (#2, 15 weeks) (95,419 points)
26. THE WEDDING Julie Rogers (#1, 23 weeks) (94,511 points)
27. FERRY 'CROSS THE MERSEY Gerry & the Pacemakers (#2, 19 weeks) (93,356 points)
28. IT'S NOT UNUSUAL Tom Jones (#3, 18 weeks) (92,403 points)
29. GET OFF MY CLOUD The Rolling Stones (#2, 8 weeks) (91,709 points)
30. SING C'EST LA VIE Sonny And Cher (#2, 13 weeks) (90,610 points)
31. LITTLE BOY SAD M.P.D. Limited (#5, 19 weeks) (89,953 points)
32. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO Normie Rowe & the Playboys (#5, 23 weeks) (88,377 points)
33. DO WHAT YOU DO DO WELL Ned Miller (#3, 23 weeks) (87,762 points)
34. I FEEL FINE The Beatles (#1, 18 weeks) (87,699 points)
35. MISSION BELL P.J. Proby (#2, 18 weeks) (84,357 points)
36. DO THE CLAM Elvis Presley (#4, 16 weeks) (82,770 points)
37. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN The Byrds (#3, 20 weeks) (82,550 points)
38. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Ray Brown (#4, 10 weeks) (82,356 points)
39. CAN'T YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT Herman's Hermits (#3, 22 weeks) (82,235 points)
40. GOLDFINGER Shirley Bassey (#4, 20 weeks) (80,305 points)
41. EVE OF DESTRUCTION Barry McGuire (#2, 15 weeks) (79,404 points)
42. UNCHAINED MELODYThe Righteous Brothers (#3, 16 weeks) (77,843 points)
43. PAPER TIGER Sue Thompson (#3, 17 weeks) (68,666 points)
44. IF YOU GOTTA GO, GO NOW Manfred Mann (#4, 12 weeks) (64,724 points)
45. I BELONG WITH YOU Laurie Allen And Bobby Bright (#9, 24 weeks) (63,091 points)
46. A LOVER'S CONCERTO The Toys (#6, 12 weeks) (60,567 points)
47. THE MINUTE YOU'RE GONE Cliff Richard (#6, 19 weeks) (60,003 points)
48. 20 MILES Ray Brown & the Whispers (#11, 23 weeks) (59,968 points)
49. HEART OF STONE The Rolling Stones (#5, 14 weeks) (59,053 points)
50. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING The Righteous Brothers (#5, 19 weeks) (58,158 points)
Love 65'...great year in contemporary music... heaps of classic tracks...

The Beatles created and influenced an explosion of other artists, that in turn created their own sound and image... an amazing time for music...

The diversity of music being produced is astounding...(singles & albums from 65' are some of the greatest musically and are amongst some of the most influential ever)... and it also marks the beginnings of what would become the "melting pot of music & sounds" throughout the rest of the decade...
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It really is impressive just how quickly the list becomes much more contemporary in the space of just a few years. Nothing rapid like it ever since.
Slay @ #42. Will be funny to see it again in 1990-91
It was a huge shift in the record buying public... for the first time in contemporary music's brief history at this point, the general record buyer was a teenager buying records made by young musicians and not the other way round on both accounts...

That's massive as far as pop culture goes... it's stayed the same ever since...
Not a lot of attention was paid to albums, even though they had been produced since the early 50's. The main focus was on "the hits", which were regularly not part of albums. They were the songs being played on radio, and I guess, as it was the radio stations first producing the Top 40 charts, the only lists we saw.

In 1965, Sydney radio station 2UE produced their first Album chart. It was only a Top 6, but the Kent charts began their retro-calculation of the albums charts here. Gradually other radio stations followed suit, and those charts were collected into what would gradually become more "nationalized" by 1969. Go-Set would produce an official Albums chart in 1970, but until then, these smaller charts were all that existed.

The information given by the Kent charts is, again, simply Highest Position and Weeks In, although the correct timeline of #1 Albums is given. I have locked in those #1's, and filled in the rest according to the stats. The charts during 1965 never rise above a Top 9, and reach about a Top 17(ish) during 1969.

As for my points, it's back to basics as it was in the 1940's singles charts. Just a bare amount of points assigned per chart position. Bonus and multipliers come into play when the more substantial charts become available in 1970.

Many albums had longer #1 runs than you will ever see (we're talking 76 weeks for one!!), however, their points will seem significantly lower due to the stripped back points system. I think it works in well (and fairly) with the future albums, as the quality of the Albums charts works it way to full strength.

So, let's welcome the Albums to the BOAT Project...

1965 TOP 20 ALBUMS

1. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Soundtrack Recording (#1, 37 weeks) (251,217 points)
2. MARY POPPINS Original Soundtrack (#2, 33 weeks) (199,192 points)
3. BEATLES FOR SALE The Beatles (#1, 20 weeks) (120,852 points)
4. HELP! (SOUNDTRACK) The Beatles (#1, 15 weeks) (113,547 points)
5. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO, BUT IT IS NORMIE ROWE Normie Rowe (#2, 18 weeks) (96,039 points)
6. 12 x 5 The Rolling Stones (#2, 15 weeks) (83,876 points)
7. HEADIN' FOR THE TOP Ray Brown & the Whispers (#4, 13 weeks) (70,160 points)
8. ROUSTABOUT (SOUNDTRACK) Elvis Presley (#2, 12 weeks) (66,812 points)
9. BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#2, 12 weeks) (65,943 points)
10. ZORBA THE GREEK (SOUNDTRACK) Mikis Theodorakis (#3, 9 weeks) (61,158 points)
11. OUT OF OUR HEADS The Rolling Stones (#2, 7 weeks) (57,317 points)
12. I GOT YOU BABE Sonny And Cher (#3, 10 weeks) (52,826 points)
13. THE ROLLING STONES The Rolling Stones (#1, 9 weeks) (51,732 points)
14. A SONG WILL RISE Peter, Paul And Mary (#3, 9 weeks) (50,819 points)
15. HELLO, DOLLY! Original Broadway Cast Recording (#3, 8 weeks) (42,989 points)
16. PETER, PAUL AND MARY IN CONCERT Peter, Paul And Mary (#4, 8 weeks) (42,948 points)
17. NORMIE ROWE A GO GO Normie Rowe (#3, 4 weeks) (41,117 points)
18. AUSTRALIAN BROADSIDE Gary Shearston (#3, 7 weeks) (38,903 points)
19. EASY The Easybeats (#4, 7 weeks) (36,999 points)
20. SHIRLEY STOPS THE SHOW Shirley Bassey (#2, 6 weeks) (34,893 points)
G'day, firstly great work thus far... I'm really enjoying it

Secondly, I'm not sure as to why your punishing the early album charts points wise? I was under the pretence that there was a Top 10 Album chart in Australia by early-mid 1965 and the chart was brought in because of a substantial lift in album sales...

Eg. the first number one album ever listed in Australia was The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night"...now that album was released 10 months prior in Australia too it's first album chart publications...that's huge for an album to be still selling enough units to be number one after all that time, especially during a period when The Beatles became their own worst enemy chart wise (their own records competed against each other for the top spot)...

It was a very competitive market for albums also... Australia had just as many album releases within the country as the rest of the globe had at the time... shit loads...yet in 1965, Australia only a top 10... that's hard to crack... unless your a huge artist or a successful film with a soundtrack...well back then anyway...

So in affect I do not understand why in 1965 (1940's singles, fair enough) albums get stripped of points for charting and peaking for long periods when the market was very competitive and album sales were good

Please explain, I am a tad confused with this...
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Well, this is the tricky thing given that I have made up the points system myself, and have developed the understanding of the 25 odd years of chart collecting.

First point here is the strength and quality of the charts. I cannot find any evidence that their was an Albums chart before 1970, when Go Set magazine produced their first Top 10 in May of that year. I have searched around a bit but cannot find anything, but David Kent said this himself in his chart books, and was working on just one small chart from the Sydney's 2UE. No doubt other radio stations followed suit, and he collected info from them, but with the information he published, there are not enough stats to fill more than a Top 10 for a long time, and we know that there were definitely enough albums to go around for a Top 100. For this reason, I contain the points just a little so as to not totally abandon the other albums at the time that were not recorded.

Secondly, it's quite possible that albums such as "The Sound Of Music" did not enjoy that 28 week run in 1965 (with another 48 weeks to come!!) overall in Australia. Data from the state charts published in the 90's always had different strengths and weaknesses amongst the genres - we're only looking at Sydney for now. Again, the points are contained just out of fairness to the rest of the albums that were recorded in the charts, and could very possibly have made it to #1 had a full coverage of charts from every state been available.

Thirdly, and this gets back to the understanding of my points system, at full strength, "The Sound Of Music" would score over 10 million points. That is just impossible in a country with 11 million people. I stripped back the "bonuses" in points to allow the album to score something that would be more believable. I think overall, you will find this album to score just over 1 million here, which is probably still a little higher than actual sales, but totally possible. This was the key album in my points development here, everything else followed suit below.

And finally (I have to stop somewhere), I should disregard the 60's albums as I should the 40's singles due to insufficient data, but with at least some stats around, I wanted to incorporate ALL available chart information in Australia in the overall project. Think of this as a Best Of Australian Charts, rater than the Best Of Australian. This is all we had recorded, so all that will be reflected.

The explanation here could go on, and I feel I haven't explained it enough. It has taken me years to develop something that I can present, so there is a lot of thinking behind this. I totally understand the confusion you might have, but I also hope you understand that I'm doing this with a lot of development. Hopefully this doesn't cloud the thread, but stick with it and see where it goes.
1965 TOP 20 ARTISTS

Points Information: Many albums charting in the early charts were from musicals or stage shows. To work out how to figure these into an artist list would always be tricky. I would never figure the cast of "The Sound Of Music" to be among those honoured for the year, but then I had to think forward to chart success by the likes of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Glee". Both had success on the singles and albums charts, which should really figure among an artist list. And so, the same can be said for the earlier albums, despite not having a single in the charts.

My rule is that a cast of a show or movie musical will have their own representation as an artist, however, a single will only be added in if it has been credited to said cast. To put it in later terms, "The Time Warp" credited to the cast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will combine its points with the albums success as one complete artist. The 1992 Australian Cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar" will have a representation of the album in the artist list, however, the Top 10 single "Everything's Alright" will have its points split between John Farnham, Kate Ceberano and Jon Stevens. There's no right or wrong rule, just the way I will be presenting these.

** HP, Weeks and Points are Singles and Albums combined

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 52 weeks) (1,002,028 points)
2. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 51 weeks) (848,058 points)
3. NORMIE ROWE (#1, 33 weeks) (533,623 points)
4. BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS (#1, 51 weeks) (498,921 points)
5. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 51 weeks) (479,166 points)
6. THE SEEKERS (#1, 48 weeks) (459,511 points)
7. RAY BROWN & THE WHISPERS (#3, 49 weeks) (452,563 points)
8. HERMAN'S HERMITS (#1, 47 weeks) (285,872 points)
9. SONNY AND CHER (#2, 20 weeks) (255,098 points)
10. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" CAST (#1, 37 weeks) (251,217 points)
11. CLIFF RICHARD (#4, 52 weeks) (251,013 points)
12. TOM JONES (#2, 43 weeks) (237,548 points)
13. THE EASYBEATS (#3, 37 weeks) (233,494 points)
14. "MARY POPPINS" CAST (#2, 33 weeks) (199,192 points)
15. PETULA CLARK (#1, 47 weeks) (199,160 points)
16. GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (#2, 36 weeks) (176,351 points)
17. PETER, PAUL AND MARY (#2, 47 weeks) (174,861 points)
18. JULIE ROGERS (#1, 35 weeks) (157,432 points)
19. ROY ORBISON (#5, 44 weeks) (143,846 points)
20. THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (#3, 38 weeks) (140,062 points)
Thanks chri8topher, you've given more clarity on how your doing this and why... As confusing as it is...I'm still enjoying this thread thoroughly
Sorry, it's confusing. It's hard to explain all at once.
1966 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: In 1966, Australia saw its first Singles chart ever, thanks to Go-Set magazine. The Kent Charts prior to this were retro-calculated from radio playlists, but Go-Set provided us with the first Top 40 published "at the time".

The first chart was published 5th October 1966, with "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles crowned the first #1. Over the years, Go-Set would upgrade to a Top 60 (and back again) until 1974. At various times, these charts showed many flaws (a couple of charts showed songs twice, a few charts repeated the previous week), however, they no doubt reflected the hits of the time as accurately as any early ARIA charts could have.

For the BOAT project, the Go-Set Top 40 overrides the Kent Charts, with the Kent information filling in the below Top 40/60 chart (and the gaps from the flawed charts as outlined above). Matching up the two charts, there was also an adjustment period of two weeks (lost) between the dates of the Go-Set and Kent charts. This means that 1966 is calculated as a 50 week year.

Finally, Go-Set decided to re-introduce double artists assigned to one hit. There were only a handful of them, but it is still an annoyance I didn't want to go back to. With the Kent information pulling them apart, I roughly worked out a percentage of success of the two artists to the one song. That percentage was then applied to the combined Go-Set points. Confusing? Always is, but the outcome should be a little more accurate than simply dividing the points between the two artists.

Anyway...

1. THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKIN' Nancy Sinatra (#1, 24 weeks) (203,224 points)
2. HITCH HIKER Bobby And Laurie (#1, 20 weeks) (133,324 points)
3. WE CAN WORK IT OUT The Beatles (#1, 18 weeks) (125,656 points)
4. YELLOW SUBMARINE The Beatles (#1, 16 weeks) (124,795 points)
5. SOMEWHERE, MY LOVE (LARA'S THEME) Ray Conniff & the Singers (#3, 23 weeks) (122,528 points)
6. SORRY The Easybeats (#1, 8 weeks) (120,724 points)
7. PAINT IT, BLACK The Rolling Stones (#1, 14 weeks) (118,731 points)
8. NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK The Twilights (#1, 15 weeks) (117,421 points)
9. LADY GODIVA Peter And Gordon (#1, 13 weeks) (115,151 points)
10. NOWHERE MAN The Beatles (#1, 16 weeks) (113,339 points)
11. STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT Frank Sinatra (#1, 20 weeks) (110,837 points)
12. MAMA B.J. Thomas (#1, 23 weeks) (110,514 points)
13. EASYFEVER (EP) The Easybeats (#1, 17 weeks) (106,243 points)
14. STEP BACK Johnny Young & Kompany (#1, 27 weeks) (105,813 points)
15. BORN FREE Matt Monro (#4, 26 weeks) (104,870 points)
16. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER The Seekers (#1, 24 weeks) (104,628 points)
17. OOH LA LA Normie Rowe (#1, 4 weeks) (103,994 points)
18. WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL The New Vaudville Band (#2, 10 weeks) (100,261 points)
19. AS TEARS GO BY The Rolling Stones (#2, 16 weeks) (99,854 points)
20. WILD THING The Troggs (#1, 20 weeks) (99,641 points)
21. TAR AND CEMENT Verdelle Smith (#2, 24 weeks) (97,038 points)
22. MICHELLE The Overlanders (#2, 17 weeks) (96,523 points)
23. NO MILK TODAY Herman's Hermits (#1, 10 weeks) (94,078 points)
24. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY Bob Lind (#2, 19 weeks) (93,629 points)
25. PAPERBACK WRITER The Beatles (#1, 11 weeks) (92,746 points)
26. LISTEN PEOPLE Herman's Hermits (#3, 16 weeks) (91,214 points)
27. SPICKS AND SPECKS Bee Gees (#4, 12 weeks) (90,223 points)
28. WOMEN (YOU MAKE ME FEEL ALRIGHT) The Easybeats (#4, 18 weeks) (88,851 points)
29. LOVE LETTERS Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#3, 17 weeks) (88,612 points)
30. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME Dusty Springfield (#2, 19 weeks) (85,892 points)
31. COME AND SEE HER The Easybeats (#3, 18 weeks) (85,513 points)
32. THE FORTUNE TELLER The Throb (#4, 20 weeks) (84,263 points)
33. IF I WERE A CARPENTER Bobby Darin (#1, 10 weeks) (83,400 points)
34. THE PIED PIPER Crispian St. Peters (#5, 21 weeks) (83,287 points)
35. SUNSHINE SUPERMAN Donovan (#2, 15 weeks) (78,441 points)
36. GOOD VIBRATIONS The Beach Boys (#2, 5 weeks) (78,278 points)
37. SUBSTITUTE The Who (#5, 18 weeks) (77,803 points)
38. SECOND HAND ROSE Barbra Streisand (#6, 21 weeks) (68,696 points)
39. FRIDAY ON MY MIND The Easybeats (#2, 4 weeks) (68,506 points)
40. THE LOVED ONE The Loved Ones (#9, 28 weeks) (68,268 points)
41. TENNESSEE WALTZ SONG Ray Brown & the Whispers (#4, 15 weeks) (68,246 points)
42. THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE Simon And Garfunkel (#3, 18 weeks) (66,826 points)
43. TELL HIM I'M NOT HOME Normie Rowe (#3, 17 weeks) (66,402 points)
44. BUS STOP The Hollies (#2, 18 weeks) (65,586 points)
45. MY LOVE Petula Clark (#4, 19 weeks) (64,859 points)
46. BARBARA ANN The Beach Boys (#2, 16 weeks) (64,621 points)
47. MY GENERATION The Who (#2, 18 weeks) (64,352 points)
48. THE BREAKING POINT Normie Rowe (#5, 17 weeks) (64,016 points)
49. I'M A MAN The Yardbirds (#5, 16 weeks) (61,667 points)
50. LIL' RED RIDING HOOD Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs (#6, 23 weeks) (61,297 points)
1966 TOP 20 ALBUMS

1. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Soundtrack Recording (#1, 53 weeks) (348,642 points)
2. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#2, 40 weeks) (238,723 points)
3. WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#3, 32 weeks) (178,849 points)
4. RUBBER SOUL The Beatles (#1, 23 weeks) (135,347 points)
5. THE MOST OF THE ANIMALS The Animals (#3, 17 weeks) (114,624 points)
6. HELP! (SOUNDTRACK) The Beatles (#1, 17 weeks) (98,114 points)
7. REVOLVER The Beatles (#1, 15 weeks) (97,576 points)
8. IT'S 2 EASY The Easybeats (#3, 17 weeks) (92,997 points)
9. AFTERMATH The Rolling Stones (#2, 13 weeks) (73,418 points)
10. WHAT NOW MY LOVE Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#1, 13 weeks) (71,303 points)
11. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (SOUNDTRACK) Maurice Jarre (#7, 12 weeks) (70,365 points)
12. ANIMALISMS The Animals (#4, 13 weeks) (69,746 points)
13. THE BEST OF BILLY THORPE Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#4, 11 weeks) (60,786 points)
14. OLIVER Original London Cast (#7, 10 weeks) (52,926 points)
15. DON'T YOU DIG THIS KIND OF BEAT Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#3, 9 weeks) (50,598 points)
16. MARY POPPINS Original Soundtrack (#5, 9 weeks) (46,175 points)
17. NORMIE ROWE A GO GO Normie Rowe (#3, 8 weeks) (45,936 points)
18. VOLUME 3 The Easybeats (#7, 7 weeks) (44,266 points)
19. BLONDE ON BLONDE Bob Dylan (#4, 8 weeks) (42,741 points)
20. OUT OF OUR HEADS The Rolling Stones (#5, 8 weeks) (42,516 points)
1966... another awesome and ground breaking year in music for both albums & singles...

Though the Australian charts aren't quite has hip as the US & UK's charts for 66', but I do put this down to Australia having smaller charts than the aforementioned countries...

I have no doubt people in Australia where buying a lot of groovy records that simply didn't chart... with the amazing competition of the time and a smaller chart... it would've made it quite difficult to make an impact...

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1966 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 50 weeks) (821,792 points)
2. THE EASYBEATS (#1, 50 weeks) (620,472 points)
3. HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (#1, 49 weeks) (564,567 points)
4. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 50 weeks) (470,289 points)
5. NORMIE ROWE (#1, 45 weeks) (393,025 points)
6. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" CAST (#1, 50 weeks) (348,642 points)
7. HERMAN'S HERMITS (#1, 48 weeks) (330,293 points)
8. THE ANIMALS (#3, 47 weeks) (293,848 points)
9. NANCY SINATRA (#1, 36 weeks) (268,459 points)
10. BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS (#3, 36 weeks) (218,514 points)
11. THE SEEKERS (#1, 37 weeks) (210,999 points)
12. JOHNNY YOUNG & KOMPANY (#1, 27 weeks) (197,194 points)
13. THE BEACH BOYS (#2, 45 weeks) (190,219 points)
14. THE WHO (#2, 49 weeks) (189,328 points)
15. PETULA CLARK (#4, 44 weeks) (171,939 points)
16. THE TROGGS (#1, 28 weeks) (168,175 points)
17. PETER AND GORDON (#1, 31 weeks) (165,812 points)
18. BOBBY AND LAURIE (#1, 42 weeks) (160,349 points)
19. THE TWILIGHTS (#1, 43 weeks) (159,755 points)
20. THE YARDBIRDS (#5, 43 weeks) (158,383 points)
1967 should be an interesting show down between The Beatles (touring years over, studio years commence) and The Monkees (the year of global "Monkeemania")...
1967 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck (#1, 14 weeks) (190,431 points)
2. THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark (#1, 23 weeks) (178,529 points)
3. GEORGY GIRL The Seekers (#1, 33 weeks) (170,583 points)
4. SNOOPY vs. THE RED BARON The Royal Guardsmen (#1, 24 weeks) (167,283 points)
5. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones (#1, 21 weeks) (159,687 points)
6. SOMETHIN' STUPID Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra (#1, 19 weeks) (159,084 points)
7. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles (#1, 14 weeks) (155,172 points)
8. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE Procol Harum (#1, 19 weeks) (154,971 points)
9. PENNY LANE The Beatles (#1, 19 weeks) (137,718 points)
10. IT MUST BE HIM Vikki Carr (#1, 18 weeks) (126,716 points)
11. SAN FRANCISCO (BE SURE TO WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR) Scott MacKenzie (#2, 25 weeks) (126,373 points)
12. MASSACHUSETTS (THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN) Bee Gees (#1, 11 weeks) (126,345 points)
13. UP-UP AND AWAY The 5th Dimension (#1, 18 weeks) (124,932 points)
14. I'M A BELIEVER The Monkees (#2, 19 weeks) (118,661 points)
15. DON'T SLEEP IN THE SUBWAY Petula Clark (#1, 18 weeks) (117,977 points)
16. ITCHYCOO PARK The Small Faces (#2, 14 weeks) (112,763 points)
17. RUBY TUESDAY The Rolling Stones (#4, 21 weeks) (107,284 points)
18. PUPPET ON A STRING Sandie Shaw (#2, 25 weeks) (104,758 points)
19. RELEASE ME Engelbert Humperdinck (#5, 28 weeks) (100,368 points)
20. WHEN I WAS YOUNG Eric Burdon & the Animals (#2, 16 weeks) (95,838 points)
21. THEME FOR A NEW LOVE (I SAW YOU ONLY ONCE) Davy Jones (#5, 23 weeks) (93,778 points)
22. THE LETTER The Box Tops (#4, 13 weeks) (85,792 points)
23. A LITTLE BIT ME, A LITTLE BIT YOU The Monkees (#4, 20 weeks) (84,638 points)
24. SILENCE IS GOLDEN The Tremeloes (#3, 17 weeks) (84,202 points)
25. THE MONKEES VOL.1 (EP) The Monkees (#8, 23 weeks) (82,918 points)
26. GROOVIN' The Young Rascals (#4, 18 weeks) (81,353 points)
27. IN THE CHAPEL IN THE MOONLIGHT Dean Martin (#5, 15 weeks) (80,872 points)
28. IT'S NOT EASY Normie Rowe (#2, 14 weeks) (80,155 points)
29. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE The Mamas And The Papas (#5, 19 weeks) (79,448 points)
30. LITTLE OLE WINE DRINKER, ME Dean Martin (#4, 15 weeks) (78,338 points)
31. FRIDAY ON MY MIND The Easybeats (#1, 15 weeks) (78,259 points)
32. LIGHTNING'S GIRL Nancy Sinatra (#5, 12 weeks) (69,917 points)
33. WHEN WILL I BE LOVED Johnny Young & Kompany (#3, 14 weeks) (68,816 points)
34. THE TWO OF US Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch (#5, 11 weeks) (67,665 points)
35. I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC Peter, Paul And Mary (#3, 13 weeks) (67,141 points)
36. SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS Eric Burdon & the Animals (#4, 16 weeks) (66,711 points)
37. HAPPY JACK The Who (#5, 15 weeks) (65,910 points)
38. WOMAN YOU'RE BREAKING ME The Groop (#6, 29 weeks) (65,845 points)
39. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WAY I LIVE The Twilights (#3, 17 weeks) (65,666 points)
40. WATERLOO SUNSET The Kinks (#4, 14 weeks) (64,885 points)
41. THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH Herman's Hermits (#3, 14 weeks) (63,811 points)
42. SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS The Royal Guardsmen (#2, 3 weeks) (63,309 points)
43. SINGLE GIRL Sandy Posey (#5, 17 weeks) (62,383 points)
44. OOH LA LA Normie Rowe (#1, 17 weeks) (61,494 points)
45. THE GIRLS IN PARIS Lee Hazelwood (#5, 17 weeks) (61,106 points)
46. UNDECIDED Masters Apprentices (#13, 29 weeks) (59,831 points)
47. HOMBURG Procol Harum (#5, 11 weeks) (59,792 points)
48. PAMELA PAMELA Wayne Fontana (#6, 19 weeks) (59,444 points)
49. TO LOVE SOMEBODY Bee Gees (#6, 19 weeks) (59,320 points)
50. ODE TO BILLY JOE Bobbie Gentry (#4, 14 weeks) (58,769 points)
Hahahahaha...completely forgot about Engelbert Humperdick...he smashed the UK singles charts in 1967 also...
It's interesting how "old" everything got in 1967. With songs like "The Last Waltz", "This Is My Song", Green, Green Grass Of Home", "Something' Stupid" and "It Must Be Him" all making the years Top Ten, you would swear you were back in the 50's.
1967 TOP 20 ALBUMS

1. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Soundtrack Recording (#1, 52 weeks) (322,873 points)
2. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#1, 52 weeks) (309,851 points)
3. TRUMPET A GOGO James Last Band (#2, 38 weeks) (224,242 points)
4. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND The Beatles (#1, 22 weeks) (160,875 points)
5. THE SEEKERS SING THEIR BIG HITS The Seekers (#3, 29 weeks) (153,653 points)
6. THE MONKEES The Monkees (#3, 27 weeks) (150,839 points)
7. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Soundtrack (#3, 22 weeks) (122,074 points)
8. THE MOST OF THE ANIMALS The Animals (#3, 23 weeks) (114,710 points)
9. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Original Broadway Cast (#2, 22 weeks) (110,966 points)
10. COME THE DAY The Seekers (#7, 24 weeks) (109,481 points)
11. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED Jimi Hendrix Experience (#2, 17 weeks) (107,420 points)
12. S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#3, 20 weeks) (104,373 points)
13. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (SOUNDTRACK) Maurice Jarre (#7, 19 weeks) (82,242 points)
14. THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones (#7, 18 weeks) (84,569 points)
15. GREAT SCOTT IT'S SANDY Sandy Scott (#4, 15 weeks) (79,331 points)
16. MORE OF THE MONKEES The Monkees (#4, 15 weeks) (69,822 points)
17. YOUNG JOHNNY Johnny Young (#2, 14 weeks) (67,613 points)
18. THE BEST OF THE EASYBEATS + PRETTY GIRL The Easybeats (#3, 11 weeks) (57,366 points)
19. FUNNY GIRL Original Broadway Cast (#8, 12 weeks) (52,164 points)
20. BETWEEN THE BUTTONS The Rolling Stones (#7, 10 weeks) (44,640 points)
Omg. I knew The Sound of music was huge but
1967 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE MONKEES (#2, 51 weeks) (624,162 points)
2. HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANAN BRASS (#1, 52 weeks) (551,386 points)
3. THE BEATLES (#1, 47 weeks) (531,222 points)
4. THE SEEKERS (#1, 50 weeks) (505,491 points)
5. PETULA CLARK (#1, 51 weeks) (381,755 points)
6. TOM JONES (#1, 51 weeks) (343,481 points)
7. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" CAST (#1, 52 weeks) (322,873 points)
8. ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS (#2, 50 weeks) (303,883 points)
9. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (#1, 41 weeks) (303,092 points)
10. JOHNNY YOUNG (& KOMPANY) (#2, 44 weeks) (291,614 points)
11. THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN (#1, 42 weeks) (289,312 points)
12. BEE GEES (#1, 45 weeks) (287,176 points)
13. NORMIE ROWE (#1, 43 weeks) (243,588 points)
14. THE ROLLING STONES (#4, 42 weeks) (243,021 points)
15. JAMES LAST (#2, 43 weeks) (229,311 points)
16. THE EASYBEATS (#1, 37 weeks) (229,086 points)
17. THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS (#5, 50 weeks) (217,584 points)
18. PROCOL HARUM (#1, 27 weeks) (214,762 points)
19. THE TWILIGHTS (#3, 40 weeks) (198,671 points)
20. NANCY SINATRA (#1, 52 weeks) (198,412 points)
1968 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. HEY JUDE The Beatles (#1, 13 weeks) (233,640 points)
2. SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny Farnham (#1, 30 weeks) (181,176 points)
3. LOVE IS BLUE (L'AMOUR EST BLEU) Paul Mauriat & HIs Orchestra (#1, 29 weeks) (173,449 points)
4. HONEY Bobby Goldsboro (#1, 25 weeks) (170,408 points)
5. THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers (#1, 31 weeks) (159,244 points)
6. HELP YOURSELF Tom Jones (#1, 19 weeks) (132,435 points)
7. ANGEL OF THE MORNING Merrily Rush (#1, 22 weeks) (130,025 points)
8. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME Mama Cass with The Mamas And The Papas (#1, 20 weeks) (129,550 points)
9. THE ORANGE AND THE GREEN The Irish Rovers (#1, 22 weeks) (126,118 points)
10. LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee (#1, 12 weeks) (126,102 points)
11. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin (#2, 12 weeks) (121,855 points)
12. THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#1, 19 weeks) (121,686 points)
13. JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES) John Fred & His Playboy Band (#1, 16 weeks) (121,135 points)
14. LADY MADONNA The Beatles (#1, 17 weeks) (120,939 points)
15. HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. Jeanne C. Riley (#2, 15 weeks) (114,930 points)
16. DELILAH Tom Jones (#3, 23 weeks) (112,265 points)
17. JUMPING JACK FLASH The Rolling Stones (#1, 17 weeks) (112,163 points)
18. INDIAN LAKE The Cowsills (#3, 22 weeks) (108,142 points)
19. YOUNG GIRL Gary PUckett & the Union Gap (#2, 20 weeks) (106,339 points)
20. MacARTHUR PARK Richard Harris (#2, 21 weeks) (104,997 points)
21. DO IT AGAIN The Beach Boys (#3, 19 weeks) (99,274 points)
22. SIMON SAYS 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#2, 22 weeks) (98,245 points)
23. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra And Chorus (#2, 23 weeks) (97,645 points)
24. DAYDREAM BELIEVER The Monkees (#2, 17 weeks) (96,484 points)
25. BOTTLE OF WINE The Fireballs (#3, 20 weeks) (96,451 points)
26. THE LAMENT OF THE CHEROKEE RESERVATION INDIAN Don Fardon (#4, 10 weeks) (95,911 points)
27. I'VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU Bee Gees (#4, 17 weeks) (94,846 points)
28. LAZY SUNDAY The Small Faces (#4, 19 weeks) (94,673 points)
29. HELLO, GOODBYE The Beatles (#1, 14 weeks) (92,864 points)
30. THE BALLAD OF BONNIE AND CLYDE Georgie Fame (#5, 22 weeks) (91,604 points)
31. LADY WILLPOWER Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (#3, 16 weeks) (91,250 points)
32. TIN SOLDIER The Small Faces (#3, 18 weeks) (88,542 points)
33. TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu (#18, 34 weeks) (86,386 points)
34. 1,2,3 RED LIGHT 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#7, 16 weeks) (84,465 points)
35. HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash (#5, 10 weeks) (84,198 points)
36. WHITE ROOM Cream (#2, 7 weeks) (81,363 points)
37. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (EP) The Beatles (#3, 16 weeks) (80,268 points)
38. A MAN WITHOUT LOVE Engelbert Humperdinck (#6, 24 weeks) (79,687 points)
39. MARY, MARY The Monkees (#5, 12 weeks) (77,826 points)
40. THE LEGEND OF XANADU Dave Dee, Beaky, Mick & Tich (#6, 23 weeks) (67,711 points)
41. VALLERI The Monkees (#5, 17 weeks) (65,307 points)
42. CLASSICAL GAS Mason Williams (#6, 19 weeks) (63,620 points)
43. WOMAN WOMAN The Union Gap (#7, 22 weeks) (62,385 points)
44. GREEN TAMBOURINE The Lemon Pipers (#3, 14 weeks) (62,105 points)
45. THE RAIN, THE PARK AND OTHER THINGS The Cowsills (#4, 18 weeks) (61,970 points)
46. CONGRATULATIONS Cliff Richard (#4, 15 weeks) (61,849 points)
47. SHE The Monkees (#7, 23 weeks) (61,147 points)
48. YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON The Vanilla Fudge (#9, 27 weeks) (60,079 points)
49. IF I ONLY HAD TIME John Rowles (#5, 17 weeks) (59,138 points)
50. SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS The Royal Guardsmen (#1, 12 weeks) (58,727 points)
1968 TOP 20 ALBUMS

1. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Soundtrack Recording (#2, 52 weeks) (262,573 points)
2. CAMELOT Soundtrack (#3, 43 weeks) (222,773 points)
3. A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) (SOUNDTRACK) Francis Lai (#1, 34 weeks) (192,573 points)
4. THE GRADUATE (SOUNDTRACK) Simon And Garfunkel (#1, 25 weeks) (161,160 points)
5. THE SEEKERS' GREATEST HITS The Seekers (#1, 24 weeks) (154,322 points)
6. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND The Beatles (#1, 24 weeks) (134,109 points)
7. VANILLA FUDGE The Vanilla Fudge (#2, 19 weeks) (100,278 points)
8. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Original London Cast (#4, 18 weeks) (91,377 points)
9. BLOOMING HITS Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (#1, 16 weeks) (89,433 points)
10. INTRODUCING THE SEEKERS The Seekers (#5, 17 weeks) (83,831 points)
11. SMASH HITS The Jimi Hendrix Experience (#1, 13 weeks) (83,753 points)
12. TRUMPET A GOGO James Last Band (#3, 18 weeks) (82,647 points)
13. JIM NABORS BY REQUEST Jim Nabors (#7, 13 weeks) (71,244 points)
14. A MAN WITHOUT LOVE Engelbert Humperdinck (#2, 13 weeks) (70,709 points)
15. JOHN WESLEY HARDING Bob Dylan (#1, 13 weeks) (70,470 points)
16. REALIZATION Johnny Rivers (#7, 15 weeks) (68,355 points)
17. WHEELS OF FIRE Cream (#1, 7 weeks) (58,214 points)
18. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#7, 12 weeks) (53,366 points)
19. DISRAELI GEARS Cream (#1, 10 weeks) (54,212 points)
20. THE SEEKERS SEEN IN GREEN The Seekers (#2, 9 weeks) (50,238 points)
Love seeing Georgy Girl so high in 1967, one of my favourite songs of all time
When I saw that TSOM didn't dominate 1967 i certainly didn't expect this
I'm not surprised at all... though I'm pretty sure 68' is the last year it will be the number one album of the year...

From here "The Sound Of Music" will make it's decline in sales (though it may well be in the top 20 for 69' I feel???)...

But in it's wake for 69'.... should have The Beatles 68' album (The White Album, released very late 68') & Abbey Road, Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline"..and three massive soundtracks... "Hair", "Oliver" & "The Graduate"...
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1968 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 45 weeks) (734,292 points)
2. THE MONKEES (#2, 52 weeks) (458,988 points)
3. THE SEEKERS (#1, 51 weeks) (365,133 points)
4. GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP (#2, 47 weeks) (309,329 points)
5. JOHNNY FARNHAM (#1, 51 weeks) (304,521 points)
6. THE IRISH ROVERS (#1, 34 weeks) (303,232 points)
7. TOM JONES (#1, 52 weeks) (288,321 points)
8. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (#2, 52 weeks) (275,912 points)
9. PAUL MARIAT & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 32 weeks) (266,117 points)
10. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" CAST (#2, 52 weeks) (263,573 points)
11. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (#1, 31 weeks) (262,495 points)
12. BEE GEES (#4, 44 weeks) (230,363 points)
13. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 45 weeks) (226,786 points)
14. "CAMELOT" CAST (#3, 43 weeks) (222,773 points)
15. HERB ALPERT & HIS TIJUANA BRASS (#1, 40 weeks) (217,529 points)
16. CREAM (#1, 27 weeks) (216,457 points)
17. BOBBY GOLDSBORO (#1, 31 weeks) (210,963 points)
18. THE SMALL FACES (#3, 44 weeks) (208,651 points)
19. 1910 FRUITGUM Co. (#2, 40 weeks) (200,319 points)
20. FRANCIS LAI (#1, 34 weeks) (192,573 points)
1969 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA The Beatles (#1, 22 weeks) (176,689 points)
2. HONKY TONK WOMEN The Rolling Stones (#1, 21 weeks) (167,849 points)
3. THE REAL THING Russell Morris (#1, 26 weeks) (162,685 points)
4. GET BACK The Beatles (#1, 20 weeks) (161,765 points)
5. HAIR The Cowsills (#1, 27 weeks) (157,738 points)
6. WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter Sarstedt (#1, 20 weeks) (138,792 points)
7. IN THE GHETTO Elvis Presley (#1, 24 weeks) (138,539 points)
8. PART THREE INTO PAPER WALLS Russell Morris (#1, 18 weeks) (134,383 points)
9. LILY THE PINK Scaffold (#1, 18 weeks) (134,337 points)
10. BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations (#1, 22 weeks) (133,183 points)
11. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO The Beatles (#1, 17 weeks) (128,679 points)
12. ELOISE Barry Ryan (#1, 19 weeks) (128,551 points)
13. THE STAR Ross D. Wyllie (#1, 12 weeks) (124,966 points)
14. PENNY ARCADE Roy Orbison (#1, 11 weeks) (121,983 points)
15. SOMETHING The Beatles (#1, 8 weeks) (119,121 points)
16. GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned Heat (#1, 14 weeks) (110,920 points)
17. IF I CAN DREAM Elvis Presley (#2, 20 weeks) (109,934 points)
18. I STARTED A JOKE Bee Gees (#3, 20 weeks) (108,288 points)
19. GOODBYE Mary Hopkin (#3, 22 weeks) (104,579 points)
20. ONE Johnny Farnham (#4, 22 weeks) (104,433 points)
21. STAR CROSSED LOVERS Neil Sedaka (#5, 26 weeks) (102,592 points)
22. DIZZY Tommy Roe (#2, 24 weeks) (99,973 points)
23. MY SENTIMENTAL FRIEND Herman's Hermits (#3, 26 weeks) (99,273 points)
24. GALVESTON Glen Campbell (#5, 24 weeks) (98,008 points)
25. A BOY NAMED SUE Johnny Cash (#2, 18 weeks) (95,537 points)
26. IN THE YEAR 2525 Zager And Evans (#2, 18 weeks) (94,755 points)
27. AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN The 5th Dimension (#3, 20 weeks) (94,529 points)
28. BAD MOON RISING Creedence Clearwater Revival (#3, 19 weeks) (94,363 points)
29. SWEET CAROLINE (GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD) Neil Diamond (#2, 14 weeks) (93,073 points)
30. GITARZAN Ray Stevens (#4, 18 weeks) (88,941 points)
31. SUSPICIOUS MINDS Elvis Presley (#2, 7 weeks) (88,256 points)
32. SUGAR SUGAR The Archies (#5, 22 weeks) (88,149 points)
33. INDIAN GIVER 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#4, 17 weeks) (87,650 points)
34. CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James & the Shondells (#4, 19 weeks) (82,022 points)
35. ADIOS AMOR Jose Feliciano (#4, 25 weeks) (81,869 points)
36. JEAN Oliver (#5, 11 weeks) (81,245 points)
37. PROUD MARY Creedence Clearwater Revival (#6, 22 weeks) (81,138 points)
38. DEAR PRUDENCE Doug Parkinson In Focus (#5, 19 weeks) (79,060 points)
39. SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield (#5, 17 weeks) (78,863 points)
40. WHITE ROOM Cream (#1, 14 weeks) (78,377 points)
41. PICKING UP PEBBLES Matt Flinders (#4, 14 weeks) 78,009 points)
42. LOVE ME TONIGHT Tom Jones (#4, 16 weeks) (77,955 points)
43. LA LA The Flying Circus (#9, 24 weeks) (69,812 points)
44. HEY JUDE The Beatles (#3, 17 weeks) (69,771 points)
45. WITHOUT YOU Doug Parkinson In Focus (#5, 13 weeks) (69,253 points)
46. SOMETHING IN THE AIR Thunderclap Newman (#3, 15 weeks) (69,218 points)
47. THE ISRAELITES Desmond Dekker (#3, 16 weeks) (68,851 points)
48. STAND BY YOUR MAN Tammy Wynette (#9, 30 weeks) (68,131 points)
49. SPINNING WHEEL Blood, Sweat And Tears (#5, 16 weeks) (63,905 points)
50. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE Plastic Ono Band (#4, 15 weeks) (63,470 points)
1969 TOP 20 ALBUMS

1. HAIR Original Broadway Cast Recording (#1, 41 weeks) (250,724 points)
2. OLIVER Soundtrack (#2, 29 weeks) (246,816 points)
3. THE GRADUATE (SOUNDTRACK) Simon And Garfunkel (#2, 45 weeks) (209,619 points)
4. NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bob Dylan (#2, 30 weeks) (154,625 points)
5. SWITCHED ON BACH Walter Carlos (#2, 30 weeks) (144,783 points)
6. THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM) The Beatles (#1, 19 weeks) (113,036 points)
7. JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN Johnny Cash (#2, 16 weeks) (110,452 points)
8. SWEET CHARITY Soundtrack (#4, 16 weeks) (103,371 points)
9. FUNNY GIRL (SOUNDTRACK) Barbra Streisand (#4, 23 weeks) (103,257 points)
10. FLAMING STAR Elvis Presley (#3, 19 weeks) (94,968 points)
11. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS Blood, Sweat And Tears (#4, 20 weeks) (94,104 points)
12. T.C.B. Diana Ross & the Supremes & The Temptations (#3, 19 weeks) (89,010 points)
13. ABBEY ROAD The Beatles (#1, 10 weeks) (86,625 points)
14. BLIND FAITH Blind Faith (#2, 11 weeks) (84,891 points)
15. FOOL ON THE HILL Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (#6, 18 weeks) (83,925 points)
16. HAIR English Cast (#11, 21 weeks) (80,825 points)
17. THIS IS TOM JONES Tom Jones (#2, 15 weeks) (78,611 points)
18. BEST OF CILLA Cilla Black (#9, 17 weeks) (70,425 points)
19. DONOVAN'S GREATEST HITS Donovan (#2, 14 weeks) (66,132 points)
20. HAIR Australian Cast Recording (#5, 9 weeks) (62,344 points)
1969 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 51 weeks) (899,695 points)
2. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 52 weeks) (533,522 points)
3. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (#2, 51 weeks) (298,559 points)
4. RUSSELL MORRIS (#1, 38 weeks) (297,068 points)
5. JOSE FELICIANO (#4, 50 weeks) (261,369 points)
6. BEE GEES (#3, 50 weeks) (253,398 points)
7. "HAIR" ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST (#1, 38 weeks) (250,724 points)
8. "OLIVER" CAST (#2, 51 weeks) (246,816 points)
9. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS (#4, 31 weeks) (239,520 points)
10. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 30 weeks) (236,789 points)
11. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (#3, 37 weeks) (234,299 points)
12. JOHNNY CASH (#2, 20 weeks) (206,781 points)
13. CREAM (#1, 35 weeks) (204,726 points)
14. GLEN CAMPBELL (#5, 48 weeks) (195,452 points)
15. TOM JONES (#2, 40 weeks) (194,334 points)
16. BOB DYLAN (#2, 30 weeks) (192,524 points)
17. PETER SARSTEDT (#1, 26 weeks) (185,679 points)
18. JOHNNY FARNHAM (#4, 45 weeks) (184,357 points)
19. ROSS D. WYLLIE (#1, 34 weeks) (178,320 points)
20. TOMMY ROE (#2, 40 weeks) (169,214 points)
THE TOP 100 BIGGEST SINGLES OF THE 60's

Chart Information: I like to combine different versions of a single song, by the same performer, into its overall campaign to becoming the biggest songs on the Australian Charts. This becomes evident here in the 60's with many singles such as Del Shannon's "Runaway" and The Ventures' "Walk - Don't Run" having multiple recordings or versions. Their points have been combined, as have their chart stats. This also becomes evident in the future when New Order's "Blue Monday" charted in various forms during the 80's, and a remix of The Four Seasons 1975 hit, "December 1964 (Oh What A Night)" re-appeared in 1992.

My rule here is that the song has to be lyrically the same, but can be musically different. No "Candle In The Wind" combining here. And has to be by the exact same artist, that's where I'm tough on "The Best" by Tina Turner vs. Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes.

Again, there's no right or wrong way in this, it's just how I'll be presenting.

1. HEY JUDE The Beatles (1968 - #1, 30 weeks) (303,411 points)
2. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles (1963 - #1, 41 weeks) (271,402 points)
3. QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) Normie Rowe (1965 - #1, 32 weeks) (255,813 points)
4. THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck (1967 - #1, 29 weeks) (243,577 points)
5. I SAW HER STANDING THERE The Beatles (1964 - #1, 29 weeks) (231,115 points)
6. SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles (1963 - #3, 55 weeks) (226,057 points)
7. IT'S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley (1960 - #1, 28 weeks) (224,046 points)
8. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER The Seekers (1965 - #1, 32 weeks) (218,760 points)
9. RUNAWAY Del Shannon (1961 - #1, 36 weeks) (213,978 points)
10. WORKING FOR THE MAN Roy Orbison (1962 - #1, 24 weeks) (203,391 points)
11. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING Nancy Sinatra (1966 - #1, 24 weeks) (203,224 points)
12. WOODEN HEART Elvis Presley (1961 - #1, 33 weeks) (200,238 points)
13. CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE Elvis Presley (1961 - #1, 39 weeks) (196,801 points)
14. SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny Farnham (1967 - #1, 33 weeks) (195,537 points)
15. HELP! The Beatles (1965 - #1, 25 weeks) (195,130 points)
16. I FEEL FINE The Beatles (1964 - #, 23 weeks) (194,674 points)
17. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE Jimmie Rodgers (1960 - #1, 41 weeks) (194,566 points)
18. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles (1964 - #1, 29 weeks) (193,915 points)
19. ALL MY LOVING (EP) The Beatles (1964 - #1, 24 weeks) (193,376 points)
20. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT The Beatles (1964 - #1, 24 weeks) (189,534 points)
21. I'M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR Eddie Hodges (1961 - #1, 25 weeks) (187,099 points)
22. A SCOTTISH SOLDIER (GREEN HILLS OF TYROL) Andy Stewart (1961 - #1, 36 weeks) (181,797 points)
23. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones (1966 - #1, 24 weeks) (179,884 points)
24. HE'LL HAVE TO GO Jim Reeves (1960 - #1, 29 weeks) (178,924 points)
25. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER The Beatles (1964 - #1, 26 weeks) (178,707 points)
26. THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark (1967 - #1, 23 weeks) (178,529 points)
27. OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA The Beatles (1969 - #1, 22 weeks) (176,689 points)
28. THE WEDDING Julie Rogers (1964 - #1, 30 weeks) (176,019 points)
29. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL Elvis Presley (1965 - #1, 22 weeks) (174,619 points)
30. LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee (1968 - #1, 26 weeks) (173,748 points)
31. LOVE IS BLUE (L'AMOUR EST BLEU) Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (1968 - #1, 29 weeks) (173,449 points)
32. I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU The Seekers (1965 - #1, 29 weeks) (173,374 points)
33. WE CAN WORK IT OUT The Beatles (1965 - #1, 21 weeks) (172,965 points)
34. STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale (1962 - #1, 30 weeks) (172,646 points)
35. GEORGY GIRL The Seekers (1967 - #1, 33 weeks) (170,583 points)
36. HONEY Bobby Goldsboro (1968 - #1, 25 weeks) (170,408 points)
37. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT Elvis Presley (1960 - #1, 20 weeks) (170,022 points)
38. TRAVELIN' MAN Ricky Nelson (1961 - #1, 22 weeks) (169,331 points)
39. HONKY TONK WOMEN The Rolling Stones (1969 - #1, 21 weeks) (167,849 points)
40. SNOOPY vs. THE RED BARON The Royal Guardsmen (1967 - #1, 24 weeks) (167,283 points)
41. GOOD LUCK CHARM Elvis Presley (1962 - #1, 24 weeks) (166,463 points)
42. MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN (BALLAD OF A REFUSE DISPOSAL OFFICER) Lonnie Donegan & His Group (1960 - #1, 26 weeks) (166,024 points)
43. OOH LA LA Normie Rowe (1966 - #1, 21 weeks) (165,488 points)
44. THEME FROM EXODUS Ferrante And Teicher (1961 - #2, 29 weeks) (165,455 points)
45. I'M COUNTING ON YOU Johnny O'Keefe (1961 - #1, 26 weeks) (165,210 points)
46. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME The Drifters (1960 - #1, 18 weeks) (165,202 points)
47. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin (1968 - #2, 24 weeks) (164,400 points)
48. THE LONELY BULL The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert (1962 - #1, 21 weeks) (163,933 points)
49. TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT Rolf Harris (1960 - #1, 29 weeks) (163,845 points)
50. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC The Beatles (1965 - #1, 19 weeks) (163,429 points)
51. MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK Charlie Drake (1961 - #1, 20 weeks) (163,107 points)
52. THE REAL THING Russell Morris (1969 - #1, 26 weeks) (162,685 points)
53. GET BACK The Beatles (1969 - #1, 20 weeks) (161,765 points)
54. FROM A JACK TO A KING Ned Miller (1962 - #1, 28 weeks) (160,202 points)
55. ROSES ARE RED (MY LOVE) Bobby Vinton (1962 - #1, 25 weeks) (159,929 points)
56. WHITE ROOM Cream (1968 - #1, 21 weeks) (159,740 points)
57. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gerry & the Pacemakers (1963 - #1, 25 weeks) (159,640 points)
58. PIPELINE The Chantays (1963 - #1, 26 weeks) (159,310 points)
59. THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers (1968 - #1, 31 weeks) (159,244 points)
60. SOMETHIN' STUPID Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra (1967 - #1, 19 weeks) (159,084 points)
61. SHE'S MY BABY Johnny O'Keefe (1960 - #1, 36 weeks) (158,651 points)
62. HAIR The Cowsills (1969 - #1, 27 weeks) (157,738 points)
63. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU Ray Charles (1962 - #1, 22 weeks) (156,511 points)
64. GOODBYE, CRUEL WORLD James Darren (1961 - #1, 19 weeks) (155,962 points)
65. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles (1967 - #1, 14 weeks) (155,172 points)
66. CLAP YOUR HANDS The Beau-Marks (1960 - #1, 24 weeks) (155,123 points)
67. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE Procol Harum (1967 - #1, 19 weeks) (154,971 points)
68. AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU, BABY Elvis Presley (1964 - #1, 18 weeks) (154,262 points)
69. TELSTAR The Tornados (1962 - #2, 27 weeks) (150,553 points)
70. HELLO, GOODBYE The Beatles (1967 - #1, 17 weeks) (150,528 points)
71. MASSACHUSETTS (THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN) Bee Gees (1967 - #1, 20 weeks) (149,448 points)
72. SUGAR SHACK Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (1963 - #1, 19 weeks) (149,030 points)
73. FRIDAY ON MY MIND The Easybeats (1966 - #1, 19 weeks) (146,766 points)
74. SORRY The Easybeats (1966 - #1, 17 weeks) (144,545 points)
75. PETER GUNN Duane Eddy (1960 - #2, 23 weeks) (144,450 points)
76. WALK - DON'T RUN The Shadows (includes '64 version) (1960/64 - #1, 22 weeks) (143,346 points)
77. WONDERLAND BY NIGHT Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (1960 - #1, 27 weeks) (142,909 points)
78. RETURN TO SENDER Elvis Presley (1962 - #1, 23 weeks) (142,358 points)
79. THE SWISS MAID Del Shannon (1962 - #1, 22 weeks) (141,541 points)
80. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY The 4 Seasons (1962 - #1, 17 weeks) (140,687 points)
81. MULTIPLICATION Bobby Darin (1962 - #1, 23 weeks) (139,573 points)
82. NORTH TO ALASKA Johnny Horton (1960 - #2, 24 weeks) (139,285 points)
83. MOON RIVER Jerry Butler (1961 - #7, 45 weeks) (139,033 points)
84. WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter Sarstedt (1969 - #1, 20 weeks) (138,792 points)
85. IN THE GHETTO Elvis Presley (1969 - #1, 24 weeks) (138,539 points)
86. TAMOURE Bill Justis (1963 - #1, 19 weeks) (138,407 points)
87. UNDER THE BOARDWALK The Rolling Stones (1965 - #1, 19 weeks) (137,974 points)
88. ELOISE Barry Ryan (1968 - #1, 21 weeks) (137,974 points)
89. MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen (1962 - #1, 27 weeks) (137,778 points)
90. PENNY LANE The Beatles (1967 - #1, 19 weeks) (137,718 points)
91. TICKET TO RIDE The Beatles (1965 - #1, 17 weeks) (137,010 points)
92. HAVE I THE RIGHT? The Honeycombs (1964 - #1, 24 weeks) (136,508 points)
93. MEXICO Bob Moore & His Orchestra (1961 - #1, 21 weeks) (136,159 points)
94. WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN Claude King (1962 - #1, 20 weeks) (135,898 points)
95. WIPE OUT The Surfaris (1963 - #3, 51 weeks) (135,847 points)
96. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN The Beatles (1964 - #1, 22 weeks) (135,623 points)
97. SOMEWHERE, MY LOVE (LARA'S THEME) Ray Conniff & the Singers (1966 - #3, 38 weeks) (135,110 points)
98. RAMBLIN' ROSE Nat "King" Cole (1962 - #1, 25 weeks) (134,722 points)
99. PART THREE INTO PAPER WALLS Russell Morris (1969 - #1, 18 weeks) (134,383 points)
100. LILY THE PINK Scaffold (1969 - #1, 18 weeks) (134,337 points)
The Beatles!!! 19 tracks in the top 100 & 9 in the top 20 for the decade...awesome!!!

It so rare in any field of the arts to have an artist be both critical acclaimed and astoundingly commercial...An amazing achievement...
#1, 2, 5, 6, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 33, 50, 53, 65, 70, 90, 91, 96

How did The Sound Of Music do in 1969?
"The Sound Of Music" spent just a handful of weeks in the charts. I believe it was out by February/March that year.
TOP 50 BIGGEST ALBUMS OF THE 60's (1965-1969)

1. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Original Soundtrack Recording (#1, 202 weeks) (1,213,165 points)
2. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#1, 104 weeks) (601,940 points)
3. THE GRADUATE (SOUNDTRACK) Simon And Garfunkel (#1, 70 weeks) (370,779 points)
4. TRUMPET A GOGO James Last Band (#2, 56 weeks) (306,889 points)
5. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND The Beatles (#1, 46 weeks) (294,984 points)
6. OLIVER Soundtrack (#2, 51 weeks) (260,940 points)
7. HAIR Original Broadway Cast Recording (#1, 41 weeks) (250,724 points)
8. MARY POPPINS Original Soundtrack (#2, 42 weeks) (245,367 points)
9. THE MOST OF THE ANIMALS The Animals (#3, 40 weeks) (229,333 points)
10. CAMELOT Soundtrack (#3, 43 weeks) (222,773 points)
11. HELP! (SOUNDTRACK) The Beatles (#1, 32 weeks) (211,660 points)
12. A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) (SOUNDTRACK) Francis Lai (#1, 34 weeks) (192,573 points)
13. THE SEEKERS' GREATEST HITS The Seekers (#1, 32 weeks) (182,308 points)
14. WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#3, 35 weeks) (190,383 points)
15. THE SEEKERS SING THEIR BIG HITS The Seekers (#3, 33 weeks) (182,308 points)
16. THE MONKEES The Monkees (#3, 34 weeks) (181,871 points)
17. NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bob Dylan (#2, 30 weeks) (154,625 points)
18. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (SOUNDTRACK) Maurice Jarre (#7, 31 weeks) (152,607 points)
19. THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM) The Beatles (#1, 21 weeks) (150,161 points)
20. SWITCHED ON BACH Walter Carlos (#2, 30 weeks) (144,783 points)
21. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Soundtrack (#3, 27 weeks) (142,238 points)
22. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED The Jimi Hendrix Experience (#2, 23 weeks) (135,869 points)
23. RUBBER SOUL The Beatles (#1, 23 weeks) (135,347 points)
24. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Original London Cast (#4, 22 weeks) (128,915 points)
25. BEATLES FOR SALE The Beatles (#1, 20 weeks) (120,852 points)
26. SMASH HITS The Jimi Hendrix Experience (#1, 20 weeks) (115,240 points)
27. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Original Broadway Cast (#2, 22 weeks) (110,966 points)
28. JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN Johnny Cash (#2, 16 weeks) (110,452 points)
29. GREAT SCOTT IT'S SANDY Sandy Scott (#4, 18 weeks) (109,779 points)
30. COME THE DAY The Seekers (#7, 24 weeks) (109,481 points)
31. REVOLVER The Beatles (#1, 17 weeks) (105,514 points)
32. S.R.O. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#3, 20 weeks) (104,373 points)
33. SWEET CHARITY Soundtrack (#4, 16 weeks) (103,371 points)
34. FUNNY GIRL (SOUNDTRACK) Barbra Streisand (#4, 23 weeks) (103,257 points)
35. YOUNG JOHNNY Johnny Young (#2, 17 weeks) (102,192 points)
36. VANILLA FUDGE The Vanilla Fudge (#2, 19 weeks) (100,278 points)
37. OUT OF OUR HEADS The Rolling Stones (#2, 15 weeks) (99,833 points)
38. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO, BUT IT IS NORMIE ROWE Normie Rowe (#2, 18 weeks) (96,039 points)
39. FLAMING STAR Elvis Presley (#3, 19 weeks) (94,968 points)
40. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS Blood, Sweat And Tears (#4, 20 weeks) (94,104 points)
41. IT'S 2 EASY The Easybeats (#3, 17 weeks) (92,997 points)
42. THE BEST OF BILLY THORPE Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#4, 14 weeks) (92,656 points)
43. INTRODUCING THE SEEKERS The Seekers (#5, 18 weeks) (91,311 points)
44. BLOOMING HITS Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (#1, 16 weeks) (89,433 points)
45. T.C.B. Diana Ross & the Supremes & The Temptations (#3, 19 weeks) (89,010 points)
46. JIM NABORS BY REQUEST Jim Nabors (#7, 17 weeks) (88,942 points)
47. CHEAP THRILLS Big Brother & the Holding Company (#5, 14 weeks) (88,525 points)
48. NORMIE ROWE A GO GO Normie Rowe (#3, 12 weeks) (87,053 points)
49. ABBEY ROAD The Beatles (#1, 10 weeks) (86,625 points)
50. BLIND FAITH Blind Faith (#2, 11 weeks) (84,891 points)
THE TOP 100 BIGGEST ARTISTS OF THE 60's

1. THE BEATLES (#1, 338 weeks) (6,137,897 points)
2. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 471 weeks) (3,667,394 points)
3. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 255 weeks) (2,217,779 points)
4. ROY ORBISON (#1, 381 weeks) (1,739,919 points)
5. CLIFF RICHARD (#2, 457 weeks) (1,647,714 points)
6. THE SEEKERS (#1, 202 weeks) (1,602,679 points)
7. HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (#1, 227 weeks) (1,551,185 points)
8. THE MONKEES (#2, 161 weeks) (1,228,446 points)
9. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" CAST (#1, 202 weeks) (1,213,165 points)
10. NORMIE ROWE (#1, 142 weeks) (1,187,226 points)
11. THE EASYBEATS (#1, 186 weeks) (1,174,940 points)
12. TOM JONES (#1, 218 weeks) (1,135,680 points)
13. THE SHADOWS (#1, 251 weeks) (1,004,280 points)
14. HERMAN'S HERMITS (#1, 220 weeks) (950,412 points)
15. PETULA CLARK (#1, 263 weeks) (936,871 points)
16. ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS (#2, 213 weeks) (925,718 points)
17. CONNIE FRANCIS (#1, 275 weeks) (903,987 points)
18. BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS (#1, 135 weeks) (899,620 points)
19. JOHNNY O'KEEFE (#1, 236 weeks) (889,606 points)
20. BEE GEES (#1, 172 weeks) (871,915 points)
21. BOBBY RYDELL (#1, 206 weeks) (824,021 points)
22. GENE PITNEY (#3, 301 weeks) (796,287 points)
23. DEL SHANNON (#1, 201 weeks) (769,360 points)
24. THE BEACH BOYS (#2, 266 weeks) (694,869 points)
25. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (#1, 120 weeks) (675,071 points)
26. BOBBY DARIN (#1, 211 weeks) (626,338 points)
27. BOBBY VEE (#1, 171 weeks) (612,378 points)
28. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (#1, 119 weeks) (593,343 points)
29. MANFRED MANN (#2, 207 weeks) (593,129 points)
30. RAY BROWN (#3, 95 weeks) (581,008 points)
31. GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (#1, 134 weeks) (547,442 points)
32. CHUBBY CHECKER (#3, 183 weeks) (547,434 points)
33. NANCY SINATRA (#1, 134 weeks) (542,690 points)
34. TOMMY ROE (#1, 172 weeks) (536,835 points)
35. AL MARTINO (#3, 185 weeks) (530,807 points)
36. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (#3, 192 weeks) (518,429 points)
37. PETER, PAUL AND MARY (#2, 170 weeks) (512,765 points)
38. NEIL SEDAKA (#3, 214 weeks) (511,424 points)
39. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (#1, 94 weeks) (506,256 points)
40. DUANE EDDY (#2, 174 weeks) (504,522 points)
41. JOHNNY FARNHAM (#1, 99 weeks) (503,240 points)
42. JOHNNY YOUNG (#1, 81 weeks) (501,720 points)
43. DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES (#3, 215 weeks) (493,955 points)
44. THE 4 SEASONS (#1, 148 weeks) (482,928 points)
45. BRENDA LEE (#4, 230 weeks) (474,776 points)
46. THE HOLLIES (#2, 207 weeks) (455,221 points)
47. CREAM (#1, 87 weeks) (453,697 points)
48. ROB E.G. (#1, 151 weeks) (446,317 points)
49. THE WHO (#2, 143 weeks) (446,250 points)
50. DONOVAN (#2, 160 weeks) (441,843 points)
51. PETER AND GORDON (#1, 121 weeks) (441,088 points)
52. BOBBY VINTON (#1, 151 weeks) (438,303 points)
53. COL JOYE (#2, 193 weeks) (436,990 points)
54. FRANK IFIELD (#1, 134 weeks) (422,839 points)
55. THE TWILIGHTS (#1, 126 weeks) (412,069 points)
56. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (#2, 159 weeks) (411,187 points)
57. RICK NELSON (#1, 174 weeks) (408,655 points)
58. DEAN MARTIN (#4, 185 weeks) (407,170 points)
59. BOB DYLAN (#1, 94 weeks) (401,248 points)
60. SANDIE SHAW (#2, 172 weeks) (400,554 points)
61. JIMMIE RODGERS (#1, 129 weeks) (394,889 points)
62. DION (#1, 160 weeks) (387,274 points)
63. THE DAVE CLARK FIVE (#3, 139 weeks) (376,664 points)
64. THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS (#4, 103 weeks) (375,750 points)
65. GENE McDANIELS (#2, 119 weeks) (370,466 points)
66. RAY CHARLES (#1, 169 weeks) (365,100 points)
67. CRASH CRADDOCK (#1, 68 weeks) (365,062 points)
68. LONNIE LEE (#2, 114 weeks) (362,569 points)
69. JOSE FELICIANO (#2, 65 weeks) (361,051 points)
70. THE COWSILLS (#1, 76 weeks) (359,919 points)
71. CILLA BLACK (#1, 132 weeks) (359,822 points)
72. GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP (#2, 72 weeks) (358,130 points)
73. THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN (#1, 61 weeks) (351,275 points)
74. SUE THOMPSON (#3, 108 weeks) (351,024 points)
75. JAMES LAST (#2, 74 weeks) (349,690 points)
76. THE IRISH ROVERS (#1, 45 weeks) (338,735 points)
77. ANDY STEWART (#1, 41 weeks) (335,338 points)
78. THE SMALL FACES (#2, 73 weeks) (330,561 points)
79. SONNY AND CHER (#2, 63 weeks) (326,192 points)
80. 1910 FRUITGUM Co. (#2, 79 weeks) (321,614 points)
81. THE SEARCHERS (#2, 116 weeks) (321,511 points)
82. FRANK SINATRA (#1, 160 weeks) (316,197 points)
83. THE KINKS (#4, 148 weeks) (305,305 points)
84. THE DELLTONES (#4, 124 weeks) (302,829 points)
85. RUSSELL MORRIS (#1, 38 weeks) (297,068 points)
86. JOHNNY CASH (#2, 100 weeks) (294,874 points)
87. THE DRIFTERS (#1, 127 weeks) (294,235 points)
88. BOBBY GOLDSBORO (#1, 112 weeks) (288,260 points)
89. NED MILLER (#1, 84 weeks) (286,999 points)
90. THE 5th DIMENSION (#1, 86 weeks) (285,799 points)
91. PAUL MAURIAT & HIS ORCHESTRA (#1, 34 weeks) (272,543 points)
92. MARY HOPKIN (#2, 46 weeks) (268,979 points)
93. BOBBY AND LAURIE (#1, 93 weeks) (268,319 points)
94. HELEN SHAPIRO (#1, 123 weeks) (264,223 points)
95. LESLEY GORE (#1, 110 weeks) (263,471 points)
96. JOHNNY TILLOTSON (#5, 104 weeks) (262,297 points)
97. ROLF HARRIS (#1, 101 weeks) (262,161 points)
98. THE VENTURES (#1, 111 weeks) (260,977 points)
99. "OLIVER" CAST (#2, 51 weeks) (260,940 points)
100. KATHY KIRBY (#1, 54 weeks) (260,707 points)

It's worth pointing out that you would expect a heavier representation of later artists from the 60's here, due to the impact of the albums charts, but it really didn't seem to be the case. Only a handful of artists benefitted a place here due to their album output, while many artists held there own without having any album points at all. Roy Orbison and Cliff Richard still made the Top 5 with fewer than 30,000 points for albums to contribute.

I think there was always a higher singles output per artist before the album charts kicked in, so a compensation naturally came about for the earlier artists.

Three decades down, four (and a half) to go...phew! The 70's begins on Monday with album charts almost at full strength, so the points are going to go ballistic!!!

TOP 20 BIGGEST YEARS OF ALL TIME

1. THE BEATLES (1964) (1,945,624 points)
2. THE BEATLES (1965) (1,002,028 points)
3. THE BEATLES (1969) (899,695 points)
4. THE ROLLING STONES (1965) (848,058 points)
5. THE BEATLES (1966) (821,792 points)
6. THE BEATLES (1968) (734,292 points)
7. THE MONKEES (1967) (624,162 points)
8. THE EASYBEATS (1966) (620,472 points)
9. ELVIS PRESLEY (1961) (606,359 points)
10. PERRY COMO (1956) (576,818 points)
11. BING CROSBY (1949) (569,735 points)
12. NAT "KING" COLE (1955) (569,005 points)
13. HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (1966) (564,567 points)
14. PAT BOONE (1957) (562,638 points)
15. HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (1967) (551,386 points)
16. NORMIE ROWE (1965) (533,623 points)
17. ELVIS PRESLEY (1969) (533,522 points)
18. THE BEATLES (1967) (531,222 points)
19. ELVIS PRESLEY (1962) (510,998 points)
20. THE SEEKERS (1967) (505,491 points)
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1970 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: 1970 was not a fun year to compile. The Go-Set charts decided they would go back to the "two artists per song" idea again for up to 10 singles that year. And then, just for fun, pull them apart again as separate chart entries. Notable releases by The Mixtures and Mungo Jerry ("In The Summertime") and Liv Maessen and Mary Hopkin ("Knock Knock Who's There") were combined together for their Go-Set chart run. "Yellow River" had three artists attached to it! The Kent Charts still had stats splitting them apart, so I use the Kent information to assign a % to these singles. I didn't want to go back to the 40's and 50's idea of splitting the points 50/50, as it was clear in the Kent Charts they had degrees of success. Luckily this only affected a handful of songs, and only for one year, but still, what a nightmare.

I probably should explain why this happened (and it's off the top of my head)...

There was a bit of a war on Australian radio over the amount of local content that had to be played. A record label called Fable provided a solution to this by releasing Aussie versions of International hits. It is most likely Go-Set coupled these releases together, but not always. Johnny Farnham's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" charted on its own, away from the B.J. Thomas version, but there was regularly an Aussie version of a song to accompany an international hit. That's the gist, anyway.

The Go-Set charts also went Top 60 in July, 1970, which was a hallelujah for me, as I only had to make up the bottom 40 of each weeks' chart. But again, this was not to last as they reverted back to the Top 40 exactly one year later.

1. LET IT BE The Beatles (#1, 32 weeks) (237,490 points)
2. EL CONDOR PASA Simon And Garfunkel (#1, 24 weeks) (177,252 points)
3. SPIRIT IN THE SKY Norman Greenbaum (#1, 26 weeks) (175,985 points)
4. RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD Johnny Farnham (#1, 21 weeks) (167,586 points)
5. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon And Garfunkel (#1, 32 weeks) (167,263 points)
6. UP AROUND THE BEND Creedence Clearwater Revival (#1, 21 weeks) (163,598 points)
7. (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU Carpenters (#1, 20 weeks) (161,931 points)
8. LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR Creedence Clearwater Revival (#1, 13 weeks) (158,377 points)
9. COTTONFIELDS The Beach Boys (#1, 21 weeks) (134,933 points)
10. LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) Edison Lighthouse (#1, 21 weeks) (132,663 points)
11. WHOLE LOTTA LOVE Led Zeppelin (#1, 28 weeks) (129,023 points)
12. THE WONDER OF YOU Elvis Presley (#3, 24 weeks) (125,098 points)
13. VENUS Shocking Blue (#1, 22 weeks) (124,166 points)
14. LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN) Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers (#3, 26 weeks) (118,103 points)
15. TRAVELIN' BAND Creedence Clearwater Revival (#3, 23 weeks) (116,043 points)
16. SPILL THE WINE Eric Burdon And War (#2, 17 weeks) (115,168 points)
17. TENNESSEE BIRD WALK Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan (#2, 22 weeks) (112,580 points)
18. I THANK YOU Lionel Rose (#1, 19 weeks) (109,780 points)
19. OLD MAN EMU John Williamson (#3, 24 weeks) (104,358 points)
20. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD The Beatles (#6, 22 weeks) (104,358 points)
21. IN THE SUMMERTIME The Mixtures (#1, 21 weeks) (102,196 points)
22. IN THE SUMMERTIME Mungo Jerry (#1, 22 weeks) (101,828 points)
23. AIRPORT LOVE THEME Vincent Bell (#4, 25 weeks) (101,698 points)
24. A SONG OF JOY Miguel Rios (#4, 18 weeks) (101,516 points)
25. IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE Glen Campbell (#1, 9 weeks) (100,922 points)
26. TWO LITTLE BOYS Rolf Harris (#8, 27 weeks) (97,571 points)
27. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell (#4, 20 weeks) (94,985 points)
28. SMILEY Ronnie Burns (#2, 23 weeks) (94,942 points)
29. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL Ray Stevens (#3, 20 weeks) (94,479 points)
30. THE RHYTHM OF LIFE Diana Ross & the Supremes & The Temptations (#7, 22 weeks) (91,058 points)
31. CRACKLIN' ROSIE Neil Diamond (#2, 11 weeks) (89,766 points)
32. BOOM-SHA-LA-LA-LO Hans Poulsen (#6, 21 weeks) (84,485 points)
33. JULIE, DO YOU LOVE ME Bobby Sherman (#3, 10 weeks) (84,296 points)
34. CECELIA Simon And Garfunkel (#7, 20 weeks) (81,121 points)
35. SUSPICIOUS MINDS Elvis Presley (#1, 15 weeks) (80,008 points)
36. MA BELLE AMIE Tee-Set (#3, 21 weeks) (79,948 points)
37. HOLLY HOLY Neil Diamond (#3, 16 weeks) (79,817 points)
38. DON'T CRY DADDY Elvis Presley (#3, 16 weeks) (79,710 points)
39. MELTING POT Blue Mink (#11, 25 weeks) (77,889 points)
40. DOWN ON THE CORNER Creedence Clearwater Revival (#2, 17 weeks) (69,286 points)
41. ABC The Jackson 5 (#12, 26 weeks) (68,579 points)
42. KNOCK KNOCK WHO'S THERE Liv Maessen (#2, 28 weeks) (68,494 points)
43. TEMMA HARBOUR Mary Hopkin (#5, 19 weeks) (66,838 points)
44. A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE Axiom (#5, 20 weeks) (66,542 points)
45. SUPERSTAR Murray Head with The Trinidad Singers (#5, 17 weeks) (66,094 points)
46. JAM UP JELLY TIGHT Tommy Roe (#4, 17 weeks) (63,894 points)
47. BIG YELLOW TAXI Joni Mitchell (#7, 18 weeks) (63,358 points)
48. LITTLE GREEN BAG George Baker Selection (#16, 36 weeks) (63,213 points)
49. MAKE IT WITH YOU Bread (#8, 18 weeks) (62,678 points)
50. YELLOW RIVER Jigsaw (#1, 18 weeks) (62,645 points)
1970 TOP 50 ALBUMS

Chart Information: After five years, the Kent Charts information finally cracked enough entries to make a weekly Australian Top 20 albums chart. Exciting news. But that was eclipsed just a few weeks later when Go-Set produced the first ever National Album chart. It was May, 1970, and once again The Beatles were at the top with "Hey Jude", just as they had been for the first Go-Set singles chart. The small Top 10 turned into a Top 20 in its second week, and finally the albums were gaining the attention they deserved.

But let's not forget the retro-calculated Kent information, that combined with Go-Set, could produce up to a Top 40 by the end of the year. With this, it is time to add in an accreditation factor, just as the singles saw in the early 50's. In today's terms, an album hitting Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum, would have a multiplayer applied to the chart run to make its points look more like sales. This is applied to the older charts if they hit 35,000 or 70,000 (and so on) points. So, the idea would be that 1970's #1 album, put in "90's terms", could have be accredited 7xPlatinum with its incredible chart run. It's just a guess, but its better nothing.

1. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon And Garfunkel (#1, 43 weeks) (520,495 points)
2. LED ZEPPELIN II Led Zeppelin (#1, 38 weeks) (324,162 points)
3. DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#1, 32 weeks) (255,481 points)
4. COSMO'S FACTORY Creedence Clearwater Revival (#1, 17 weeks) (253,488 points)
5. WILLY AND THE POORBOYS Creedence Clearwater Revival (#2, 37 weeks) (246,495 points)
6. ABBEY ROAD The Beatles (#1, 36 weeks) (245,984 points)
7. WOODSTOCK Various Artists (#2, 22 weeks) (193,231 points)
8. CHICAGO Chicago (#4, 31 weeks) (191,660 points)
9. TOM JONES IN LAS VEGAS Tom Jones (#2, 28 weeks) (190,148 points)
10. EASY RIDER Soundtrack (#3, 32 weeks) (186,584 points)
11. LET IT BE The Beatles (#1, 29 weeks) (181,751 points)
12. FELICIANO 10-23 Jose Feliciano (#2, 24 weeks) (139,691 points)
13. HAIR Original Broadway Cast Recording (#2, 28 weeks) (108,518 points)
14. HAIR Australian Cast Recording (#2, 23 weeks) (105,463 points)
15. BAND OF GYPSIES Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles & Billy Cox (#4, 18 weeks) (93,762 points)
16. CANDLES IN THE RAIN Melanie (#1, 10 weeks) (91,741 points)
17. SELF PORTRAIT Bob Dylan (#2, 16 weeks) (90,788 points)
18. IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING King Crimson (#7, 20 weeks) (85,708 points)
19. McCARTNEY Paul McCartney (#1, 14 weeks) (83,582 points)
20. DREAMS OF LOVE Kamahl (#7, 17 weeks) (81,793 points)
21. THE BAND The Band (#6, 15 weeks) (69,230 points)
22. MORRISON HOTEL The Doors (#4, 17 weeks) (68,354 points)
23. STAGE FRIGHT The Band (#2, 9 weeks) (67,390 points)
24. BENEFIT Jethro Tull (#3, 14 weeks) (66,415 points)
25. PAINT YOUR WAGON Soundtrack (#6, 24 weeks) (66,030 points)
26. MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS Max Merritt & the Meteors (#5, 16 weeks) (65,671 points)
27. GET YER YA-YA's OUT The Rolling Stones (#2, 8 weeks) (63,063 points)
28. THE WHO LIVE AT LEEDS The Who (#4, 14 weeks) (61,365 points)
29. HEY JUDE The Beatles (#1, 15 weeks) (60,041 points)
30. GREATEST HITS Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (#6, 14 weeks) (53,997 points)
31. ALIVE ALIVE-O Jose Feliciano (#3, 11 weeks) (48,884 points)
32. A QUESTION OF BALANCE The Moody Blues (#6, 9 weeks) (48,782 points)
33. ERIC BURDON DECLARES "WAR" Eric Burdon And War (#7, 7 weeks) (44,371 points)
34. TULLY Tully (#6, 13 weeks) (40,627 points)
35. LET IT BLEED The Rolling Stones (#2, 8 weeks) (40,338 points)
36. I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN Dionne Warwick (#15, 22 weeks) (40,092 points)
37. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Engelbert Humperdinck (#8, 9 weeks) (31,248 points)
38. TOM Tom Jones (#8, 8 weeks) (30,375 points)
39. MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN Joe Cocker (#4, 3 weeks) (29,710 points)
40. FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS / FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS Elvis Presley (#7, 8 weeks) (29,561 points)
41. TOUCHING ME TOUCHING YOU Neil Diamond (#9, 8 weeks) (26,352 points)
42. DIONNE WARWICK'S GREATEST HITS Dionne Warwick (#5, 8 weeks) (25,196 points)
43. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS 3 Blood, Sweat And Tears (#6, 6 weeks) (24,505 points)
44. EMPTY ROOMS John Mayall (#5, 8 weeks) (23,742 points)
45. THE GRADUATE (SOUNDTRACK) Simon And Garfunkel (#8, 5 weeks) (23,535 points)
46. JOINT EFFORT Jeff St. John And Copperwine (#5, 7 weeks) (23,333 points)
47. LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO, 1969 Plastic Ono Band (#7, 6 weeks) (21,398 points)
48. BEST OF CREAM Cream (#11, 10 weeks) (21,290 points)
49. 5th DIMENSION'S GREATEST HITS The 5th Dimension (#12, 10 weeks) (21,101 points)
50. GINGER BAKER'S AIR FORCE Ginger Baker's Air Force (#10, 10 weeks) (20,921 points)
1970 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (#1, 52 weeks) (1,007,287 points)
2. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (#1, 48 weeks) (969,666 points)
3. THE BEATLES (#1, 52 weeks) (881,197 points)
4. LED ZEPPELIN (#1, 40 weeks) (460,995 points)
5. ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 52 weeks) (434,892 points)
6. CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (& YOUNG) (#1, 43 weeks) (379,693 points)
7. TOM JONES (#2, 41 weeks) (281,374 points)
8. CHICAGO (#4, 31 weeks) (267,778 points)
9. NEIL DIAMOND (#2, 49 weeks) (259,104 points)
10. GLEN CAMPBELL (#1, 50 weeks) (238,933 points)
11. JOSE FELICIANO (#2, 43 weeks) (224,006 points)
12. MELANIE (#1, 27 weeks) (218,958 points)
13. JOHNNY FARNHAM (#1, 35 weeks) (208,447 points)
14. NORMAN GREENBAUM (#1, 26 weeks) (178,973 points)
15. CARPENTERS (#1, 20 weeks) (177,875 points)
16. THE BAND (#2, 32 weeks) (165,491 points)
17. ERIC BURDON AND WAR (#2, 17 weeks) (159,538 points)
18. SHOCKING BLUE (#1, 38 weeks) (144,765 points)
19. AXIOM (#5, 32 weeks) (138,227 points)
20. THE BEACH BOYS (#1, 21 weeks) (134,933 points)
1971 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. EAGLE ROCK Daddy Cool (#1, 31 weeks) (268,367 points)
2. MY SWEET LORD George Harrison (#1, 26 weeks) (200,730 points)
3. THE PUSHBIKE SONG The Mixtures (#1, 30 weeks) (197,034 points)
4. DADDY COOL Drummond (#1, 22 weeks) (182,810 points)
5. I THINK I LOVE YOU The Partridge Family (#1, 27 weeks) (157,648 points)
6. BANKS OF THE OHIO Olivia Newton-John (#1, 11 weeks) (155,710 points)
7. TOO YOUNG TO BE MARRIED The Hollies (#1, 22 weeks) (136,759 points)
8. L.A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Susan Raye (#3, 26 weeks) (135,808 points)
9. KNOCK THREE TIMES Dawn (#3, 27 weeks) (130,260 points)
10. ELEANOR RIGBY Zoot (#4, 24 weeks) (122,010 points)
11. MAGGIE MAY Rod Stewart (#1, 10 weeks) (121,843 points)
12. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Helen Reddy (#2, 28 weeks) (120,235 points)
13. I'LL BE GONE Spectrum (#1, 25 weeks) (115,767 points)
14. ME AND BOBBY McGEE Janis Joplin (#1, 23 weeks) (113,695 points)
15. ANOTHER DAY Paul McCartney (#1, 19 weeks) (113,505 points)
16. I DID WHAT I DID FOR MARIA Tony Christie (#2, 17 weeks) (109,487 points)
17. ROSE GARDEN Lynn Anderson (#2, 23 weeks) (109,188 points)
18. LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG Dave Mills (#2, 21 weeks) (105,378 points)
19. WHAT IS LIFE George Harrison (#1, 17 weeks) (104,848 points)
20. MAMY BLUE Joel Dayde (#2, 10 weeks) (103,620 points)
21. IT'S A SIN TO TELL A LIE Gerry Monroe (#9, 27 weeks) (98,234 points)
22. BLACK NIGHT Deep Purple (#13, 40 weeks) (97,965 points)
23. BAND OF GOLD Freda Payne (#6, 24 weeks) (97,251 points)
24. I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN' Dave Edmunds (#5, 22 weeks) (94,968 points)
25. HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? Bee Gees (#2, 16 weeks) (93,891 points)
26. HOT LOVE T. Rex (#2, 24 weeks) (93,575 points)
27. MOZART SYMPHONY No.40, 1st MOVEMENT Waldo De Los Rios (#2, 20 weeks) (89,688 points)
28. SHE'S A LADY Tom Jones (#3, 18 weeks) (86,359 points)
29. COME BACK AGAIN Daddy Cool (#2, 15 weeks) (83,444 points)
30. HE'S GONNA STEP ON YOU AGAIN John Kongos (#2, 18 weeks) (82,775 points)
31. IT'S TOO LATE Carole King (#5, 19 weeks) (81,436 points)
32. IT DON'T COME EASY Ringo Starr (#3, 17 weeks) (80,346 points)
33. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Creedence Clearwater Revival (#6, 17 weeks) (79,751 points)
34. (WHERE DO I BEGIN) LOVE STORY Andy Williams (#5, 23 weeks) (79,051 points)
35. SIGNS Five Man Electrical Band (#5, 15 weeks) (69,334 points)
36. BUTTERFLY Matt Flinders (#4, 12 weeks) (66,175 points)
37. SWEET SWEET LOVE Russell Morris (#6, 21 weeks) (65,701 points)
38. BROWN SUGAR The Rolling Stones (#5, 19 weeks) (65,616 points)
39. JOY TO THE WORLD Three Dog Night (#5, 24 weeks) (65,314 points)
40. DOUBLE BARREL Dave & Ansil Collins (#7, 23 weeks) (65,175 points)
41. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT Sammi Smith (#13, 27 weeks) (64,820 points)
42. NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Delaney And Bonnie (#6, 19 weeks) (64,518 points)
43. FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN Ted Mulry (#11, 32 weeks) (64,238 points)
44. FATHER AND SON Cat Stevens (#20, 30 weeks) (64,187 points)
45. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE Tom Clay (#4, 17 weeks) (62,851 points)
46. BLACK AND BLUE Chain (#10, 24 weeks) (61,649 points)
47. TOAST AND MARMALADE FOR TEA Tin Tin (#10, 25 weeks) (61,102 points)
48. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN Joan Baez (#5, 12 weeks) (59,631 points)
49. GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES Cher (#4, 8 weeks) (59,317 points)
50. ARMSTRONG Reg Lindsay (#6, 17 weeks) (59,019 points)
1971 TOP 50 ALBUMS

1. TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN Cat Stevens (#2, 37 weeks) (411,900 points)
2. MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN Joe Cocker (#1, 52 weeks) (388,269 points)
3. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Original Cast Recording (#6, 52 weeks) (353,428 points)
4. COCKER HAPPY Joe Cocker (#1, 30 weeks) (345,085 points)
5. RAM Paul & Linda McCartney (#2, 25 weeks) (197,422 points)
6. DADDY WHO?...DADDY COOL Daddy Cool (#1, 23 weeks) (185,555 points)
7. ALL THINGS MUST PASS George Harrison (#1, 28 weeks) (181,076 points)
8. PARANOID Black Sabbath (#4, 30 weeks) (178,747 points)
9. PEARL Janis Joplin (#1, 22 weeks) (177,539 points)
10. TAPESTRY Carole King (#1, 23 weeks) (170,577 points)
11. ABRAXAS Santana (#1, 24 weeks) (128,604 points)
12. DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK Deep Purple (#1, 48 weeks) (128,419 points)
13. PENDULUM Creedence Clearwater Revival (#1, 25 weeks) (127,558 points)
14. COSMO'S FACTORY Creedence Clearwater Revival (#1, 38 weeks) (125,488 points)
15. EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY Rod Stewart (#1, 12 weeks) (119,786 points)
16. SWEET BABY JAMES James Taylor (#7, 42 weeks) (113,738 points)
17. CANDLES IN THE RAIN Melanie (#1, 22 weeks) (113,366 points)
18. LED ZEPPELIN III Led Zeppelin (#1, 27 weeks) (105,092 points)
19. TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION Elton John (#2, 35 weeks) (102,091 points)
20. AQUALUNG Jethro Tull (#3, 24 weeks) (93,935 points)
21. BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (#6, 27 weeks) (86,552 points)
22. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#7, 19 weeks) (86,001 points)
23. JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (#3, 16 weeks) (85,466 points)
24. ELTON JOHN Elton John (#5, 24 weeks) (85,073 points)
25. STICKY FINGERS The Rolling Stones (#1, 19 weeks) (80,904 points)
26. NEW MORNING Bob Dylan (#5, 18 weeks) (77,867 points)
27. L.A. WOMAN The Doors (#9, 23 weeks) (68,106 points)
28. WHO'S NEXT? The Who (#4, 11 weeks) (67,337 points)
29. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon And Garfunkel (#5, 28 weeks) (63,884 points)
30. EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR The Moody Blues (#5, 12 weeks) (63,154 points)
31. BEST OF THE BEE GEES Bee Gees (#8, 40 weeks) (61,256 points)
32. TEASER AND THE FIRECAT Cat Stevens (#1, 6 weeks) (61,201 points)
33. MASTER OF REALITY Black Sabbath (#8, 12 weeks) (60,621 points)
34. TOWARD THE BLUES Chain (#6, 14 weeks) (59,143 points)
35. LEON RUSSELL & THE SHELTER PEOPLE Leon Russell & the Shelter People (#2, 7 weeks) (55,810 points)
36. MUD SLIDE SLIM AND THE BLUE HORIZON James Taylor (#10, 23 weeks) (54,386 points)
37. TARKUS Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#6, 14 weeks) (52,165 points)
38. CRY OF LOVE Jimi Hendrix (#4, 13 weeks) (50,716 points)
39. CHICAGO 3 Chicago (#6, 12 weeks) (47,370 points)
40. A QUESTION OF BALANCE The Moody Blues (#2, 10 weeks) (46,367 points)
41. GET YER YA-YA's OUT The Rolling Stones (#3, 11 weeks) (46,069 points)
42. SYMPHONIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD SWINGERS Waldo De Los Rios (#8, 27 weeks) (45,213 points)
43. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS 3 Blood, Sweat And Tears (#8, 15 weeks) (44,596 points)
44. 4 WAY STREET Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#6, 13 weeks) (42,586 points)
45. HIGHWAY Free (#9, 19 weeks) (41,943 points)
46. EXPERIENCE Jimi Hendrix (#3, 11 weeks) (41,761 points)
47. BURT BACHARACH'S GREATEST HITS Burt Bacharach (#6, 20 weeks) (40,814 points)
48. SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE Leonard Cohen (#9, 17 weeks) (40,429 points)
49. THE HOAX IS OVER Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs (#7, 14 weeks) (34,439 points)
50. IMAGINE John Lennon (#4, 4 weeks) (31,808 points)
1971 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. JOE COCKER (#1, 52 weeks) (762,543 points)
2. CAT STEVENS (#1, 52 weeks) (629,786 points)
3. DADDY COOL (#1, 31 weeks) (552,009 points)
4. GEORGE HARRISON (#1, 46 weeks) (517,745 points)
5. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (#1, 46 weeks) (401,839 points)
6. "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" ORIGINAL CAST (#6, 52 weeks) (353,428 points)
7. BLACK SABBATH (#4, 43 weeks) (351,248 points)
8. THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY (#1, 52 weeks) (317,754 points)
9. JANIS JOPLIN (#1, 24 weeks) (292,514 points)
10. JAMES TAYLOR (#5, 52 weeks) (289,176 points)
11. ELTON JOHN (#2, 45 weeks) (275,446 points)
12. DEEP PURPLE (#1, 52 weeks) (273,458 points)
13. CAROLE KING (#1, 23 weeks) (253,955 points)
14. ROD STEWART (#1, 25 weeks) (249,027 points)
15. PAUL McCARTNEY (#1, 35 weeks) (248,103 points)
16. BEE GEES (#2, 48 weeks) (218,855 points)
17. THE MIXTURES (#1, 38 weeks) (216,530 points)
18. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 44 weeks) (214,747 points)
19. THE HOLLIES (#1, 43 weeks) (191,191 points)
20. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (#1, 30 weeks) (188,447 points)
Some absolutely brilliant albums released in 71'...a good year for music....
1972 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. AMERICAN PIE Don McLean (#1, 26 weeks) (199,529 points)
2. WITHOUT YOU Nilsson (#1, 26 weeks) (180,093 points)
3. POPCORN Hot Butter (#1, 16 weeks) (179,960 points)
4. PUPPY LOVE Donny Osmond (#1, 26 weeks) (171,947 points)
5. BOPPIN' THE BLUES Blackfeather (#1, 20 weeks) (161,967 points)
6. DADDY DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST Wayne Newton (#1, 26 weeks) (161,795 points)
7. RANGER'S WALTZ The Moms And Dads (#2, 29 weeks) (138,544 points)
8. IMAGINE John Lennon (#1, 17 weeks) (138,306 points)
9. DAY BY DAY Colleen Hewett (#1, 22 weeks) (132,274 points)
10. AMAZING GRACE The Pipes And Drums And Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (#1, 18 weeks) (131,460 points)
11. BRAND NEW KEY Melanie (#1, 26 weeks) (128,554 points)
12. THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE Roberta Flack (#1, 24 weeks) (124,154 points)
13. LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS The Hollies (#1, 20 weeks) (124,037 points)
14. A HORSE WITH NO NAME America (#1, 20 weeks) (119,950 points)
15. ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST) Benny Hill (#1, 25 weeks) (118,561 points)
16. CHERISH David Cassidy (#2, 26 weeks) (116,942 points)
17. SYLVIA'S MOTHER Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (#1, 18 weeks) (116,216 points)
18. ROCK AND ROLL, PART 2 Gary Glitter (#2, 18 weeks) (108,322 points)
19. ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY) Gilbert O'Sullivan (#2, 25 weeks) (108,257 points)
20. THE CANDY MAN Sammy Davis, Jr. (#3, 26 weeks) (108,065 points)
21. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO The Partridge Family (#3, 17 weeks) (106,429 points)
22. LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond (#2, 27 weeks) (104,396 points)
23. HURTING EACH OTHER Carpenters (#3, 27 weeks) (102,724 points)
24. DESIDERATA Les Crane (#2, 20 weeks) (100,891 points)
25. BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME Mac Davis (#2, 14 weeks) (99,299 points)
26. MOST PEOPLE I KNOW THINK THAT I'M CRAZY The Aztecs (#3, 20 weeks) (98,680 points)
27. THE REDBACK ON THE TOILET SEAT Slim Whitman (#3, 26 weeks) (98,238 points)
28. BURNING LOVE Elvis Presley (#2, 11 weeks) (96,860 points)
29. BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY Daniel Boone (#6, 32 weeks) (96,728 points)
30. JOY Apollo 100 (#3, 18 weeks) (92,201 points)
31. RUN TO ME Bee Gees (#3, 19 weeks) (91,601 points)
32. MY WORLD Bee Gees (#4, 18 weeks) (90,203 points)
33. MORNING HAS BROKEN Cat Stevens (#4, 21 weeks) (87,793 points)
34. MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION Paul Simon (#5, 17 weeks) (84,919 points)
35. ROCK ME BABY Johnny Farnham (#4, 13 weeks) (84,372 points)
36. CAPTAIN ZERO The Mixtures (#5, 21 weeks) (82,921 points)
37. IT'S FOUR IN THE MORNING Faron Young (#9, 33 weeks) (82,384 points)
38. THEME FROM SHAFT Isaac Hayes (#10, 31 weeks) (81,304 points)
39. NICE TO BE WITH YOU Gallery (#6, 25 weeks) (80,339 points)
40. SONG SUNG BLUE Neil Diamond (#4, 21 weeks) (79,605 points)
41. MAGGIE MAY Rod Stewart (#2, 16 weeks) (67,205 points)
42. MARSHALL'S PORTABLE MUSIC MACHINE Robin Jolley (#4, 22 weeks) (66,455 points)
43. (LAST NIGHT) I DIDN'T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL The 5th Dimension (#5, 20 weeks) (66,218 points)
44. VINCENT Don McLean (#4, 20 weeks) (66,190 points)
45. DAY AFTER DAY Badfinger (#7, 26 weeks) (66,104 points)
46. HOW DO YOU DO Jigsaw (#11, 26 weeks) (65,848 points)
47. THE PROMISED LAND Dave Edmunds (#7, 19 weeks) (65,797 points)
48. GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES Cher (#5, 18 weeks) (65,349 points)
49. PEACE TRAIN Cat Stevens (#2, 15 weeks) (64,658 points)
50. CONQUISTADOR Procol Harum (#3, 18 weeks) (63,608 points)
Sylvia's Mother... eww

Popcorn tho
1972 TOP 50 ALBUMS

1. TEASER AND THE FIRECAT Cat Stevens (#1, 53 weeks) (534,987 points)
2. AMERICAN PIE Don McLean (#1, 34 weeks) (331,299 points)
3. THICK AS A BRICK Jethro Tull (#1, 28 weeks) (278,124 points)
4. TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN Cat Stevens (#1, 53 weeks) (277,468 points)
5. SLADE ALIVE Slade (#1, 26 weeks) (271,322 points)
6. MACHINE HEAD Deep Purple (#1, 31 weeks) (268,356 points)
7. HARVEST Neil Young (#2, 42 weeks) (252,583 points)
8. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Original Cast Recording (#4, 53 weeks) (250,819 points)
9. LED ZEPPELIN IV Led Zeppelin (#2, 39 weeks) (245,834 points)
10. NILSSON SCHMILSSON Nilsson (#2, 31 weeks) (200,084 points)
11. SCHOOL'S OUT Alice Cooper (#2, 21 weeks) (171,857 points)
12. NEVER A DULL MOMENT Rod Stewart (#1, 15 weeks) (119,503 points)
13. MOODS Neil Diamond (#4, 22 weeks) (115,197 points)
14. CATCH BULL AT FOUR Cat Stevens (#1, 13 weeks) (114,864 points)
15. A NOD'S AS GOOD AS A WINK...TO A BLIND HORSE The Faces (#4, 25 weeks) (114,469 points)
16. GREAT HITS OF THE CARPENTERS Carpenters (#5, 33 weeks) (112,629 points)
17. AZTECS LIVE AT SUNBURY The Aztecs (#3, 18 weeks) (112,314 points)
18. AZTECS LIVE The Aztecs (#8, 31 weeks) (110,582 points)
19. IMAGINE John Lennon (#1, 20 weeks) (108,951 points)
20. HONKY CHATEAU Elton John (#3, 23 weeks) (100,704 points)
21. AMERICA America (#3, 23 weeks) (95,721 points)
22. EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY Rod Stewart (#2, 20 weeks) (87,576 points)
23. EXILE ON MAIN STREETThe Rolling Stones (#1, 20 weeks) (83,104 points)
24. CARNEY Leon Russell (#7, 17 weeks) (69,197 points)
25. BRIAN CADD Brian Cadd (#3, 16 weeks) (68,369 points)
26. THE RANGERS WALTZ The Moms And Dads (#7, 28 weeks) (64,861 points)
27. PAUL SIMON Paul Simon (#7, 26 weeks) (64,805 points)
28. BEST OF THE BEE GEES Bee Gees (#5, 20 weeks) (64,491 points)
29. FIREBALL Deep Purple (#4, 20 weeks) (64,380 points)
30. A SONG FOR YOU Carpenters (#5, 12 weeks) (62,699 points)
31. MUSIC Carole King (#8, 26 weeks) (55,465 points)
32. WHO'S NEXT? The Who (#7, 14 weeks) (54,052 points)
33. WINGS WILD LIFE Wings (#5, 18 weeks) (52,878 points)
34. THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA-DESH Various Artists (#3, 13 weeks) (51,268 points)
35. TAPESTRY Carole King (#11, 21 weeks) (50,261 points)
36. DOUBLE COCKER POWER Joe Cocker (#6, 14 weeks) (49,466 points)
37. FIRST TAKE Roberta Flack (#8, 20 weeks) (49,339 points)
38. NATURALLY J.J. Cale (#7, 17 weeks) (47,431 points)
39. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Jamie Redfern (#12, 50 weeks) (47,084 points)
40. COCKER HAPPY Joe Cocker (#10, 27 weeks) (46,848 points)
41. LEON RUSSELL & THE SHELTER PEOPLE Leon Russell & the Shelter People (#5, 11 weeks) (46,641 points)
42. SANTANA 3 Santana (#5, 15 weeks) (46,130 points)
43. BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS VOL.2 Bob Dylan (#7, 19 weeks) (43,694 points)
44. TRAFALGAR Bee Gees (#6, 16 weeks) (43,487 points)
45. THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS David Bowie (#10, 15 weeks) (43,113 points)
46. CHICAGO V Chicago (#7, 13 weeks) (42,275 points)
47. MARDI GRAS Creedence Clearwater Revival (#5, 13 weeks) (33,791 points)
48. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Soundtrack (#14, 25 weeks) (32,924 points)
49. SMOKIN' Humple Pie (#11, 14 weeks) (32,796 points)
50. THE ESSENTIAL BEATLES The Beatles (#6, 14 weeks) (31,838 points)
1972 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. CAT STEVENS (#1, 53 weeks) (1,101,381 points)
2. DON McLEAN (#1, 38 weeks) (599,840 points)
3. NILSSON (#1, 43 weeks) (433,088 points)
4. SLADE (#1, 53 weeks) (403,402 points)
5. DEEP PURPLE (#1, 53 weeks) (343,065 points)
6. ROD STEWART (#1, 40 weeks) (339,456 points)
7. THE AZTECS (#3, 50 weeks) (339,357 points)
8. CARPENTERS (#3, 53 weeks) (339,101 points)
9. BEE GEES (#3, 48 weeks) (307,278 points)
10. LED ZEPPELIN (#2, 39 weeks) (305,724 points)
11. JETHRO TULL (#1, 41 weeks) (286,933 points)
12. NEIL YOUNG (#2, 42 weeks) (281,167 points)
13. NEIL DIAMOND (#4, 45 weeks) (254,560 points)
14. "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" ORIGINAL CAST (#4, 53 weeks) (250,819 points)
15. JOHN LENNON (#1, 20 weeks) (247,256 points)
16. DONNY OSMOND (#1, 36 weeks) (234,924 points)
17. AMERICA (#1, 28 weeks) (219,284 points)
18. THE MOMS AND DADS (#2, 39 weeks) (209,189 points)
19. LEON RUSSELL (#5, 47 weeks) (203,983 points)
20. DAVID CASSIDY (#2, 53 weeks) (200,005 points)
Looking forward to 1973.... one of the greatest years in contemporary music
1973 TOP 50 SINGLES

1. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (#1, 32 weeks) (233,318 points)
2. YOU'RE SO VAIN Carly Simon (#1, 26 weeks) (191,269 points)
3. NEVER NEVER NEVER Shirley Bassey (#1, 28 weeks) (190,663 points)
4. KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG Roberta Flack (#1, 24 weeks) (172,635 points)
5. CROCODILE ROCK Elton John (#2, 27 weeks) (159,635 points)
6. ANGIE The Rolling Stones (#1, 11 weeks) (155,427 points)
7. CAN THE CAN Suzi Quatro (#1, 19 weeks) (139,416 points)
8. HEAVEN IS MY WOMAN'S LOVE Col Joye (#1, 26 weeks) (138,753 points)
9. AND I LOVE YOU SO Perry Como (#2, 26 weeks) (137,974 points)
10. FUNNY FACE Donna Fargo (#2, 32 weeks) (133,246 points)
11. DAISY A DAY Jud Strunk (#1, 24 weeks) (130,713 points)
12. HE DID WITH ME Vicki Lawrence (#1, 18 weeks) (127,860 points)
13. I AM WOMAN Helen Reddy (#2, 30 weeks) (123,522 points)
14. BEN Michael Jackson (#1, 20 weeks) (121,006 points)
15. DELTA DAWN Helen Reddy (#2, 25 weeks) (117,870 points)
16. I'D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME Lobo (#2, 27 weeks) (117,743 points)
17. RUBBER BULLETS 10cc (#3, 23 weeks) (112,818 points)
18. I DON'T WANT TO PLAY HOUSE Barbara Ray (#7, 31 weeks) (112,418 points)
19. YOU DON'T OWN ME The Ormsby Brothers (#2, 24 weeks) (106,599 points)
20. THE MORNING AFTER Maureen McGovern (#2, 26 weeks) (104,805 points)
21. TOP OF THE WORLD Carpenters (#2, 25 weeks) (102,299 points)
22. TWELFTH OF NEVER Donny Osmond (#2, 17 weeks) (95,193 points)
23. MY LOVE Paul McCartney & Wings (#4, 21 weeks) (94,784 points)
24. LIVE AND LET DIE Wings (#3, 16 weeks) (93,241 points)
25. SAY HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (#2, 17 weeks) (90,995 points)
26. LAST SONG Edward Bear (#2, 20 weeks) (88,729 points)
27. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA Deodato (#2, 22 weeks) (88,400 points)
28. DUELING BANJOS Eric Weiss & His Banjos (#3, 19 weeks) (87,264 points)
29. GET DOWN Gilbert O'Sullivan (#4, 22 weeks) (86,817 points)
30. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN The Moody Blues (#3, 21 weeks) (86,111 points)
31. PART OF THE UNION The Strawbs (#3, 16 weeks) (84,528 points)
32. I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU Carly Simon (#7, 21 weeks) (83,624 points)
33. SEPARATE WAYS Elvis Presley (#4, 17 weeks) (83,400 points)
34. YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE The Bootleg Family (#4, 20 weeks) (83,270 points)
35. THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUM Johnny Chester (#9, 24 weeks) (83,146 points)
36. MONSTER MASH Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers (#5, 16 weeks) (82,415 points)
37. SEE MY BABY JIVE Wizzard (#10, 26 weeks) (82,125 points)
38. DON'T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND Lobo (#6, 22 weeks) (79,687 points)
39. TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING Diana Ross (#5, 20 weeks) (79,465 points)
40. MOULDY OLD DOUGH Lieutenant Pigeon (#3, 19 weeks) (67,853 points)
41. DANCIN' (ON A SATURDAY NIGHT) Barry Blue (#3, 11 weeks) (67,766 points)
42. HALF BREED Cher (#3, 18 weeks) (66,679 points)
43. DREAMS ARE TEN A PENNY Kincade (#6, 23 weeks) (66,650 points)
44. SUSIE DARLING Barry Crocker (#6, 24 weeks) (63,631 points)
45. PRETTY MAID Tony Marshall (#17, 37 weeks) (63,431 points)
46. ROCK AND ROLL (I GAVE YOU THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE) Kevin Johnson (#4, 12 weeks) (63,404 points)
47. SPACE ODDITY David Bowie (#11, 25 weeks) (61,651 points)
48. (OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND) WATERMELON WINE Tom T. Hall (#21, 32 weeks) (60,946 points)
49. HELLO HELLO I'M BACK AGAIN Gary Glitter (#16, 24 weeks) (60,072 points)
50. YOU'RE A LADY Peter Skellern (#2, 15 weeks) (59,783 points)
1973 TOP 50 ALBUMS

1. HOT AUGUST NIGHT Neil Diamond (#1, 52 weeks) (577,625 points)
2. RED ROSE SPEEDWAY Paul McCartney & Wings (#1, 30 weeks) (342,326 points)
3. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd (#3, 31 weeks) (340,878 points)
4. DON'T SHOOT ME, I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER Elton John (#1, 43 weeks) (274,042 points)
5. HOUSES OF THE HOLY Led Zeppelin (#1, 36 weeks) (197,282 points)
6. MADE IN JAPAN Deep Purple (#2, 35 weeks) (188,214 points)
7. THE DIVINE MISS M Bette Midler (#3, 40 weeks) (180,644 points)
8. SEVENTH SOJOURN The Moody Blues (#2, 40 weeks) (178,112 points)
9. NO SECRETS Carly Simon (#1, 29 weeks) (174,893 points)
10. TOMMY The London Symphony Orchestra with Chamber Choir (#2, 33 weeks) (139,506 points)
11. NOW AND THEN Carpenters (#1, 19 weeks) (127,198 points)
12. SLAYED? Slade (#1, 26 weeks) (121,494 points)
13. BLACK SABBATH VOL.4 Black Sabbath (#1, 22 weeks) (114,238 points)
14. GOAT'S HEAD SOUP The Rolling Stones (#1, 12 weeks) (109,322 points)
15. WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE? Deep Purple (#2, 26 weeks) (105,969 points)
16. LIVING IN THE PAST Jethro Tull (#2, 27 weeks) (101,492 points)
17. THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII Rick Wakeman (#9, 38 weeks) (99,720 points)
18. GLITTER Gary Glitter (#12, 52 weeks) (99,219 points)
19. PARABRAHM Brian Cadd (#5, 16 weeks) (96,637 points)
20. NEVER NEVER NEVER Shirley Bassey (#5, 18 weeks) (95,740 points)
21. SLADE ALIVE Slade (#2, 25 weeks) (95,214 points)
22. LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD George Harrison (#1, 19 weeks) (101,492 points)
23. BRIAN CADD Brian Cadd (#2, 22 weeks) (89,078 points)
24. TOUCH ME Gary Glitter (#10, 25 weeks) (88,962 points)
25. THERE GOES RHYMIN' SIMON Paul Simon (#6, 29 weeks) (88,501 points)
26. RAINBOW Neil Diamond (#3, 16 weeks) (84,875 points)
27. BILLION DOLLAR BABIES Alice Cooper (#3, 24 weeks) (83,919 points)
28. AND I LOVE YOU SO Perry Como (#6, 19 weeks) (81,702 points)
29. YESSONGS Yes (#8, 25 weeks) (81,149 points)
30. CATCH BULL AT FOUR Cat Stevens (#3, 21 weeks) (79,999 points)
31. BROTHERS AND SISTERS Allman Brothers Band (#2, 11 weeks) (77,981 points)
32. ALADDIN SANE David Bowie (#4, 24 weeks) (63,433 points)
33. CABARET Soundtrack (#8, 29 weeks) (58,811 points)
34. SCHOOL'S OUT Alice Cooper (#1, 21 weeks) (57,551 points)
35. FOREIGNER Cat Stevens (#2, 16 weeks) (57,075 points)
36. CARAVANSERAI Santana (#11, 26 weeks) (51,946 points)
37. SLADEST Slade (#2, 8 weeks) (50,615 points)
38. NEVER A DULL MOMENT Rod Stewart (#1, 21 weeks) (49,840 points)
39. JOE COCKER Joe Cocker (#10, 20 weeks) (45,674 points)
40. KILLING ME SOFTLY Roberta Flack (#7, 11 weeks) (45,403 points)
41. CREEDENCE GOLD Creedence Clearwater Revival (#10, 18 weeks) (45,102 points)
42. DADDY COOL'S GREATEST HITS Daddy Cool (#6, 18 weeks) (44,175 points)
43. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Elton John (#2, 6 weeks) (43,795 points)
44. 1967-1970 The Beatles (#10, 24 weeks) (43,229 points)
45. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Australian Recording Cast (#17, 45 weeks) (40,849 points)
46. CLOSE TO THE EDGE Yes (#10, 27 weeks) (39,898 points)
47. ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE Elvis Presley (#10, 26 weeks) (39,731 points)
48. A PASSION PLAY Jethro Tull (#9, 15 weeks) (34,394 points)
49. BULLDOG Bulldog (#10, 17 weeks) (33,930 points)
50. STILLPOINT Madder Lake (#11, 16 weeks) (32,447 points)
1973 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. NEIL DIAMOND (#1, 52 weeks) (725,544 points)
2. ELTON JOHN (#1, 52 weeks) (560,507 points)
3. WINGS (#1, 39 weeks) (548,794 points)
4. CARLY SIMON (#1, 36 weeks) (480,025 points)
5. SLADE (#1, 52 weeks) (419,289 points)
6. GARY GLITTER (#10, 52 weeks) (374,968 points)
7. CARPENTERS (#1, 52 weeks) (356,912 points)
8. PINK FLOYD (#3, 33 weeks) (341,441 points)
9. DEEP PURPLE (#2, 52 weeks) (328,752 points)
10. DAWN (#1, 37 weeks) (324,312 points)
11. HELEN REDDY (#2, 52 weeks) (305,946 points)
12. THE MOODY BLUES (#2, 42 weeks) (297,318 points)
13. SHIRLEY BASSEY (#1, 28 weeks) (286,403 points)
14. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 24 weeks) (269,068 points)
15. BETTE MIDLER (#3, 41 weeks) (258,608 points)
16. PERRY COMO (#2, 26 weeks) (251,492 points)
17. LOBO (#2, 50 weeks) (236,737 points)
18. ROBERTA FLACK (#1, 35 weeks) (230,470 points)
19. ELVIS PRESLEY (#4, 49 weeks) (225,044 points)
20. BRIAN CADD (#2, 45 weeks) (216,524 points)
TOP 20 BIGGEST YEARS OF ALL TIME

1. THE BEATLES (1964) (1,945,624 points)
2. CAT STEVENS (1972) (1,101,381 points)
3. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1970) (1,007,287 points)
4. THE BEATLES (1965) (1,002,028 points)
5. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (1970) (969,666 points)
6. THE BEATLES (1969) (899,695 points)
7. THE BEATLES (1970) (881,197 poijnts)
8. THE ROLLING STONES (1965) (848,058 points)
9. THE BEATLES (1966) (821,792 points)
10. JOE COCKER (1971) (762,543 points)
11. THE BEATLES (1968) (734,292 points)
12. NEIL DIAMOND (1973) (725,544 points)
13. CAT STEVENS (1971) (629,786 points)
14. THE MONKEES (1967) (624,162 points)
15. THE EASYBEATS (1966) (620,472 points)
16. ELVIS PRESLEY (1961) (606,359 points)
17. DON McLEAN (1972) (599,840 points)
18. PERRY COMO (1956) (576,818 points)
19. BING CROSBY (1949) (569,735 points)
20. NAT "KING" COLE (1955) (569,005 points)
1974 TOP 50 SINGLES

Chart Information: The end of the Go-Set magazine came in August, 1974, conveniently just after David Kent went from hobby to an official Australian Top 100 charts release in July. After years of collecting data from radio stations, who themselves were compiling lists from record store sales, David had enough funding to go out on his own, collecting sales from record sales himself. He combined all information into the first Kent Chart (a.k.a. Australian Music Report) until 1982, where his chart presentation cut the radio station input, and based them on sales figures alone.

For the BOAT project, Go-Set prevails for the first half of the year, up to July, where the AMR takes over. There were still a few gaps here and there in my info, so a couple of estimates had to be made, but from here its all smooth sailing for me. No more guessing the chart runs - and a lot of time saved.

1. THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED Paper Lace (#1, 20 weeks) (191,855 points)
2. SEASONS IN THE SUN Terry Jacks (#1, 27 weeks) (185,941 points)
3. BILLY - DON'T BE A HERO Paper Lace (#1, 25 weeks) (180,220 points)
4. EVIE Stevie Wright (#1, 26 weeks) (175,618 points)
5. MY COO CA CHOO Alvin Stardust (#1, 26 weeks) (175,548 points)
6. FAREWELL AUNTY JACK Grahame Bond (#1, 26 weeks) (170,509 points)
7. SORROW David Bowie (#1, 24 weeks) (161,949 points)
8. I LOVE YOU, I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John (#1, 14 weeks) (154,718 points)
9. DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro (#1, 21 weeks) (137,928 points)
10. CAN'T STOP MYSELF FROM LOVING YOU William Shakespeare (#2, 27 weeks) (129,178 points)
11. THE ENTERTAINER Marvin Hamlisch (#2, 23 weeks) (125,951 points)
12. KUNG FU FIGHTING Carl Douglas (#1, 11 weeks) (114,418 points)
13. SUGAR BABY LOVE The Rubettes (#2, 24 weeks) (111,626 points)
14. (YOU'RE) HAVING MY BABY Paul Anka with Odia Coates (#2, 19 weeks) (111,493 points)
15. LEAVE ME ALONE (RUBY RED DRESS) Helen Reddy (#1, 17 weeks) (111,122 points)
16. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Elton John (#2, 26 weeks) (110,469 points)
17. THE LORD'S PRAYER Sister Janet Mead (#3, 27 weeks) (110,250 points)
18. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW The Stylistics (#3, 29 weeks) (110,228 points)
19. I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter (#4, 22 weeks) (108,757 points)
20. HEY PAULA Ernie Sigley & Denise Drysdale (#2, 14 weeks) (108,436 points)
21. THE STREAK Ray Stevens (#3, 23 weeks) (105,494 points)
22. ROCK YOUR BABY George MacRae (#2, 23 weeks) (103,059 points)
23. SHE (DIDN'T REMEMBER MY NAME) Osmosis (#2, 24 weeks) (100,876 points)
24. WOULD YOU LAY DOWN WITH ME (IN A FIELD OF STONE) Judy Stone (#3, 27 weeks) (100,139 points)
25. THE BALLROOM BLITZ The Sweet (#1, 19 weeks) (99,837 points)
26. THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand (#6, 31 weeks) (98,767 points)
27. HOOKED ON A FEELING Blue Swede (#3, 24 weeks) (96,975 points)
28. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT Glen Campbell (#4, 18 weeks) (95,982 points)
29. I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN KATHLEEN Lieutenant Pigeon (#3, 25 weeks) (94,947 points)
30. COULD YOU EVER LOVE ME AGAIN Gary & Dave (#7, 39 weeks) (94,369 points)
31. CANDLE IN THE WIND / BENNIE AND THE JETS Elton John (#6, 27 weeks) (93,243 points)
32. THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies (#2, 23 weeks) (92,315 points)
33. DAYTONA DEMON Suzi Quatro (#4, 22 weeks) (89,139 points)
34. PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr (#1, 16 weeks) (88,918 points)
35. WATERLOO Abba (#4, 22 weeks) (88,689 points)
36. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT Vicki Lawrence (#9, 27 weeks) (88,574 points)
37. EMMA Hot Chocolate (#6, 23 weeks) (87,626 points)
38. 48 CRASH Suzi Quatro (#2, 16 weeks) (86,791 points)
39. ROOM FULL OF ROSES Mickey Gilley (#9, 23 weeks) (84,514 points)
40. THE LOCO-MOTION Grand Funk (#5, 22 weeks) (83,824 points)
41. I AM PEGASUS Ross Ryan (#9, 24 weeks) (83,132 points)
42. SUNDOWN Gordon Lightfoot (#4, 24 weeks) (82,527 points)
43. GOOD MORNING (HOW ARE YOU) The Moir Sisters (#8, 22 weeks) (81,492 points)
44. STAR OF MYKONOS Katja Ebstein (#14, 40 weeks) (81,489 points)
45. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL Charlie Rich (#4, 20 weeks) (81,186 points)
46. YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME The New Seekers (#5, 20 weeks) (81,073 points)
47. YOU'RE MY WORLD Daryl Braithwaite (#2, 8 weeks) (80,824 points)
48. SILVERY MOON Sherbet (#5, 17 weeks) (79,962 points)
49. SKY DIVER Daniel Boone (#18, 45 weeks) (69,394 points)
50. RADAR LOVE Golden Earring (#10, 23 weeks) (68,002 points)
1974 TOP 50 ALBUMS

Chart Information: Just like the singles, the albums charts were now fully maintained by the Australian Music Report, which means for the first time we have a full Top 100 Albums Chart. With this, a bonus points system now comes into effect, just like the singles, acting to bump up the points of those albums that rise quickly to the top of the charts.

1. BAND ON THE RUN Paul McCartney & Wings (#1, 53 weeks) (556,893 points)
2. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Elton John (#1, 53 weeks) (516,015 points)
3. HOT AUGUST NIGHT Neil Diamond (#1, 53 weeks) (502,011 points)
4. CAN THE CAN Suzi Quatro (#2, 53 weeks) (379,395 points)
5. CARIBOU Elton John (#1, 25 weeks) (372,661 points)
6. TUBULAR BELLS Mike Oldfield (#1, 51 weeks) (354,483 points)
7. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd (#4, 53 weeks) (270,522 points)
8. THE STING (SOUNDTRACK) Marvin Hamlisch (#1, 36 weeks) (250,597 points)
9. QUATRO Suzi Quatro (#1, 14 weeks) (203,660 points)
10. JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL (SOUNDTRACK) Neil Diamond (#1, 38 weeks) (200,921 points)
11. JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH Rick Wakeman (#2, 26 weeks) (192,383 points)
12. BACK HOME AGAIN John Denver (#2, 24 weeks) (172,340 points)
13. PINUPS David Bowie (#2, 32 weeks) (139,798 points)
14. SERENADE Neil Diamond (#1, 9 weeks) (126,308 points)
15. RINGO Ringo Starr (#1, 36 weeks) (121,905 points)
16. SLIPSTREAM Sherbet (#3, 15 weeks) (120,848 points)
17. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD Eric Clapton (#2, 19 weeks) (118,176 points)
18. HARD ROAD Stevie Wright (#2, 31 weeks) (108,371 points)
19. DIAMOND DOGS David Bowie (#3, 31 weeks) (102,626 points)
20. JOHN DENVER'S GREATEST HITS John Denver (#6, 37 weeks) (101,996 points)
21. MY NAME MEANS HORSE Ross Ryan (#3, 27 weeks) (100,524 points)
22. SABBATH, BLOODY SABBATH Black Sabbath (#5, 45 weeks) (96,008 points)
23. BURN Deep Purple (#5, 29 weeks) (94,674 points)
24. AMERICAN GRAFFITI Soundtrack (#11, 40 weeks) (90,546 points)
25. BAD COMPANY Bad Company (#6, 22 weeks) (90,546 points)
26. GOAT'S HEAD SOUP The Rolling Stones (#1, 27 weeks) (85,208 points)
27. WALLS & BRIDGES John Lennon (#4, 12 weeks) (82,929 points)
28. BUDDHA AND THE CHOCOLATE BOX Cat Stevens (#4, 27 weeks) (77,934 points)
29. OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE Slade (#8, 24 weeks) (67,544 points)
30. GET ROCKED! Hush (#9, 26 weeks) (64,952 points)
31. AND I LOVE YOU SO Perry Como (#8, 29 weeks) (60,634 points)
32. IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL The Rolling Stones (#7, 10 weeks) (58,765 points)
33. ON WITH THE SHOW Sherbet (#6, 23 weeks) (54,498 points)
34. SLADEST Slade (#11, 20 weeks) (48,716 points)
35. SMILER Rod Stewart (#8, 9 weeks) (47,314 points)
36. MIND GAMES John Lennon (#6, 18 weeks) (46,864 points)
37. ELTON JOHN GREATEST HITS Elton John (#6, 7 weeks) (43,633 points)
38. MOONSHINE Brian Cadd (#11, 21 weeks) (43,198 points)
39. THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand (#7, 23 weeks) (42,069 points)
40. THAT'LL BE THE DAY Soundtrack (#9, 23 weeks) (41,275 points)
41. HOTCAKES Carly Simon (#7, 26 weeks) (40,520 points)
42. ROCK 'N' ON Elvis Presley (#12, 26 weeks) (33,462 points)
43. TOUCH ME Gary Glitter (#13, 23 weeks) (32,045 points)
44. DAVID LIVE David Bowie (#10, 10 weeks) (30,861 points)
45. STONE GON' Barry White (#13, 30 weeks) (30,780 points)
46. DREAMS ARE NUTHIN' MORE THAN WISHES David Cassidy (#14, 26 weeks) (30,546 points)
47. MOONTAN Golden Earring (#13, 20 weeks) (30,402 points)
48. I CAN STAND A LITTLE RAIN Joe Cocker (#11, 15 weeks) (29,070 points)
49. WAR CHILD Jethro Tull (#13, 10 weeks) (28,973 points)
50. TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS Yes (#12, 22 weeks) (28,026 points)
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1974 TOP 20 ARTISTS

1. ELTON JOHN (#1, 53 weeks) (1,168,284 points)
2. SUZI QUATRO (#1, 53 weeks) (970,669 points)
3. NEIL DIAMOND (#1, 53 weeks) (932,464 points)
4. WINGS (#1, 53 weeks) (646,659 points)
5. DAVID BOWIE (#1, 53 weeks) (489,896 points)
6. MIKE OLDFIELD (#1, 51 weeks) (416,087 points)
7. PAPER LACE (#1, 37 weeks) (383,055 points)
8. MARVIN HAMLISCH (#1, 37 weeks) (378,609 points)
9. JOHN DENVER (#2, 37 weeks) (373,787 points)
10. SHERBET (#3, 53 weeks) (335,212 points)
11. STEVIE WRIGHT (#1, 32 weeks) (299,317 points)
12. RINGO STARR (#1, 42 weeks) (278,603 points)
13. PINK FLOYD (#4, 53 weeks) (270,522 points)
14. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (#1, 48 weeks) (255,902 points)
15. GARY GLITTER (#4, 43 weeks) (236,622 points)
16. THE ROLLING STONES (#1, 45 weeks) (210,980 points)
17. ALVIN STARDUST (#1, 34 weeks) (205,079 points)
18. RICK WAKEMAN (#2, 26 weeks) (192,383 points)
19. TERRY JACKS (#1, 33 weeks) (191,606 points)
20. ROSS RYAN (#3, 36 weeks) (189,086 points)

TOP 20 BIGGEST YEARS OF ALL TIME

1. THE BEATLES (1964) (1,945,624 points)
2. ELTON JOHN (1974) (1,168,284 points)
3. CAT STEVENS (1972) (1,101,381 points)
4. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1970) (1,007,287 points)
5. THE BEATLES (1965) (1,002,028 points)
6. SUZI QUATRO (1974) (970,669 points)
7. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (1970) (969,666 points)
8. NEIL DIAMOND (1974) (932,464 points)
9. THE BEATLES (1969) (899,695 points)
10. THE BEATLES (1970) (881,197 poijnts)
11. THE ROLLING STONES (1965) (848,058 points)
12. THE BEATLES (1966) (821,792 points)
13. JOE COCKER (1971) (762,543 points)
14. THE BEATLES (1968) (734,292 points)
15. NEIL DIAMOND (1973) (725,544 points)
16. WINGS (1974) (646,659 points)
17. CAT STEVENS (1971) (629,786 points)
18. THE MONKEES (1967) (624,162 points)
19. THE EASYBEATS (1966) (620,472 points)
20. ELVIS PRESLEY (1961) (606,359 points)
Just a note Chri8topher, "Band On The Run" is actually credited as "Paul McCartney & Wings" not "Wings".
Fixed...however, the overall artist tally is credited solely to Wings, not split between both.
Well I find that bizarre, especially when from 1973-1974 the banner was Paul McCartney & Wings and not Wings.. (Wings was only used as the banner during the periods of late 1971 - late 1972 & early 1975 - late 1979)???

The reason as to why all releases during the 1973-74 period came under the PM & W banner is because they where a three piece...Paul McCartney with support from Linda McCartney & Denny Laine.... All incarnations of Wings had a four - five member line-up. If anything, it should be all under the "Paul McCartney" banner with a bracket for other contributing members (& Wings), like the 71' album is credited as Paul & Linda....Though I do agree with the material under the "Wings" banner to be accredited as such though.

A tad confused by your decision...but anyways..

Keep up the great work, enjoying the read thoroughly
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Hey chri8topher what's happening... I'm missing reading these list's...

I what more...
Sorry to keep you waiting...I think only you and I are interested is this...heh heh.

I've been working on something more recent which I'll start in a new thread shortly - the Top 1000 Singles of this decade...so far. All years are done, I just have to add them up as a decade total, which can take a long time (a complete decade takes a full day!).

I also wanted to complete the entire singles lists which I have now done. I just have to add the 00's and 10's deacde into the all time totals which will also lead to a new thread called "BOAT Lite".

After all that, I'll be back onto what I started here.

chri8topher,

I have been a lurker here for a while but I look forward to seeing the final BOAT and BOAT Lite. Thank you for all your hard work.

I have been enjoying this too, It's just that i really hate the 70s. Other than ABBA, MJ & ONJ i can't think of a 70s artist/group that I actually like

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