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#TopSongs #TopOldies #PlayList

Posted 11-05-2022 at 02:24 PM by Submariner

#TopSongs #TopOldies #PlayList

I am working on a project where I have searched online and formed a list of the 100 top songs of each year, beginning in 1940, and working through each year. I am currently up to mid-1986.

This is my new 'playlist' and I have them downloaded as mp3 files on a flashdrive.

It has been a fun project.

1940 - 1957
A Bushel and a Peck - Doris Day
A Pub with No Beer - Gordon Parsons
sleeping at the foot of the bed
White Sport Coat - Marty Robbins
All Shook Up, Elvis Presley
Alone (Why I Must Be Alone) The Four Seasons
Ape Call - Nervous Norvus
At the Hop — Danny and the Juniors
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
Before I Met You Carl Smith
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
Bony Maronie - Larry Williams
Bouquet of Roses' -Eddy Arnold
Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
'Candy Kisses' - George Morgan
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
Come fly with me - Frank Sinatra
Cry Cry Cry - Johnny Cash
Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Fools Fall in Love - the Drifters
From a Jack to a King - Ned Miller
Get Me to the Church on Time
Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea -Max Bygraves
Good Golly, Miss Molly
Got my Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Green Door - Jim Lowe
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Hey Schoolgirl - Garfunkel Simon
Honeycomb – Jimmie Rodgers
Honky-Tonk Man -Johnny Horton
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Can't Stop Loving You - Don Gibson
I Got It Bad (And That Ain t Good)
I Saw the Light
I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
I Want You to Be My Girl - The Teenagers
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – Elvis Presley
I’m a Lonely Little Petunia in an onion patch
I'm My Own Grandpa
I'm Walking The Floor Over You – Georgia Gibbs
In the Middle of the House - Rusty Draper
In the Still of the Night - Fred Parris and The Satins
Istanbul Not Constantinople The Four Lads
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Kitty Wells
I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night -Faron Young, Lorrie Collins, Glen Campbell
I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Jack was Every Inch A Sailor - burl ives
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Jambalaya on the Bayou – Brenda Lee
Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker
Just Walkin' in the Rain – Johnnie Ray
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Jimmie Rodgers
Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley and Lee
Lida Rose
Little Liza Jane - Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
Long tall texan -
Love Letters In The Sand – Pat Boone
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Loving You – Elvis Presley
'Lovesick Blues' -Hank Williams
Lucille – Little Richard
Mairzy Doats - Merry Macs
Memories Are Made Of This - Dean Martin
Mister and Mississippi by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Money Honey - The Drifters
My Blue Heaven – Fats Domino
New San Antonio Rose' Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Oh, Lonesome Me
On Top of Old Smoky by The Weavers
One Kiss Led to Another - The Coasters
Ooby Dooby – Roy Orbison
Party Doll – Buddy Knox
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
'Pistol Packin’ Mama' -Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) Doris Day
Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan
Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie-Woogie Flu - Huey Piano Smith
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
See You Later Alligator – Bill Haley and His Comets
Sh-Boom The Chords
She Was Only Seventeen w.m. Marty Robbins
Short Fat Fanny - Larry Williams
Short Shorts -The Royal Teens
Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
Slippin and Slidin - Little Richard
Slippin’ Around' -Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
Slow Poke by Pee Wee King
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)' - Tex Williams
'Smoke on the Water' - Red Foley
Standing On The Corner by the Four Lads
Sweet Baby of Mine - Ruth Brown
Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley
That'll Be the Day – The Crickets [Buddy Holly]
The Book Of Love - The Monotones
The Cat Came Back Sonny James
The Deadwood Stage “Whip Crack Away” Doris Day
The Great Pretender – The Platters
The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
The Twelfth Of Never – Johnny Mathis
The Wild Side of Life Hank Thompson
These Hands Hank Snow
This Ole House Rosemary Clooney
Tonight You Belong to Me – Patience and Prudence
Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry
Tutti-Frutti – Little Richard
Walkin' After Midnight – Patsy Cline
'Walking the Floor Over You' -Ernest Tubb
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On – Jerry Lee Lewis
Why Do Fools Fall in Love – The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
Yes, We Have No Bananas Spike Jones
You Need Hands - Max Bygraves
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Young Love by Sonny James

After this project began to pick up steam, I had to change how I format my playlist.

Chantilly Lace - J. P. Richardson
I Am a Mole and I Live in a Hole - The Southlanders
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Lollipop -The Chordettes
Maybellene Chuck Berry
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - Ricky Nelson
Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu -Dicky Doo & The Don’ts
Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
The Little Blue Man - by Betty Johnson
The Purple People Eater -Sheb Wooley
Wake Up Little Susie -The Everly Brothers
Witch Doctor - David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian]
Yakety *** - The Coasters
The Story of My Life Marty Robbins
Ballad of a Teenage Queen Johnny Cash
Just Married Marty Robbins
All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash
Alone With You Faron Young
Blue Blue Day Don Gibson
Bird Dog The Everly Brothers

Along Came Jones - The Coasters
Baby It’s Cold Outside Dean Martin & Doris Day
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Little Richard
Charlie Brown - The Coasters
C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
El Paso – Marty Robbins
Feleena (From El Paso) – Marty Robbins
El Paso City – Marty Robbins
Forty Miles of Bad Road – Duane Eddy
Heartaches by the Number – Guy Mitchell
High Hopes – Frank Sinatra
Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison
Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb - Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens
Let's Jump the Broomstick – Brenda Lee
Lipstick on Your Collar – Connie Francis
Love Potion No. 9 The Clovers
Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin
Mystery Train Elvis Presley
North to Alaska Johnny Horton
Poison Ivy – The Coasters
Put Your Head on My Shoulder – Paul Anka
Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford
Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop - Little Anthony and the Imperials
The Battle of Kookamonga - Homer and Jethro
The Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton
Wang Dang Taffy Apple Tango “Mambo Cha Cha Cha” Pat Boone
Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson
Billy Bayou Jim Reeves
Don't Take Your Guns to Town Johnny Cash
When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Johnny Horton
White Lightning George Jones
The Three Bells The Browns
The Same Old Me Ray Price
Rye Whiskey -Tex Ritter

Something that I have noticed is that some times a popular song will have a sequel song that was also popular.

El Paso, Feleena (From El Paso), and El Paso City are like that. So when they go on my flash drive, I try to name them in a manner so they play in sequence.

Another set of songs like that is the 'Big Bad John' trilogy. Big Bad John -Jimmy Dean, My Big John - Dottie West, The Cajun Queen -Jimmy Dean, Little bitty Big John -Jimmy Dean.

And then 'Giddy up go' -Red Sovine, and 'Giddyup Go Answer' -Minny Pearl.

Ain't That A Kick In The Head? - Dean Martin
Alley Oop – The Hollywood Argyles
Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
Beautiful Brown Eyes - rosemary clooney
Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
Cathy's Clown – The Everly Brothers
Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
I Want to Be Wanted – Brenda Lee
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland
Killed by a Coconut - Bob Gibson
Mountain of Love - Harold Dorman
Mule Skinner Blues – The Fendermen
Only the Lonely – Roy Orbison
Please Help Me, I'm Falling - hank locklin
Puppy Love - Paul Anka
Running Bear – Johnny Preston
Save the Last Dance for Me – The Drifters
Shop Around – The Miracles
Sink the Bismarck – Johnny Horton
Spanish Harlem - Ben E King
Teen Angel – Mark Dinning
The Twist – Chubby Checker
There’s a Hole in the Bucket -Harry Belafonte & Odetta
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon
We Didn't Sink the Bismark - Homer and Jethro
When Will I Be Loved - Phil Everly
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky
You Talk Too Much -Joe Jones
He'll Have to Go Jim Reeves
Please Help Me, I'm Falling Hank Locklin
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    Awesome! Keep it up! This lazy bones can use the help I'm sure others will appreciate as well.
    Posted 11-05-2022 at 02:34 PM by pathrunner pathrunner is offline

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