1950s Hit Songs – 1959

Listed chronologically below are among the most popular and best remembered songs of 1959.

1950s Hit Songs – 1959

Indicates that the artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
SONG ARTIST PEAK
WEEK
HALL OF FAME
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes The Platters 1/19  
My Happiness Connie Francis 1/19
The All American Boy Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) 2/09
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price 1/13  
16 Candles Crests 2/09
Donna Ritchie Valens 2/23
Venus Frankie Avalon 3/09
Charlie Brown The Coasters 3/09  
Alvin’s Harmonica The Chipmunks 3/16
It’s Just a Matter of Time Brook Benton 4/06
Come Softly to Me The Fleetwoods 4/13
Pink Shoe Laces Dodie Stevens 4/13
(Now and Then There’s)
A Fool Such As I
Elvis Presley  4/27  
The Happy Organ Dave “Baby” Cortez 5/11
Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) The Impalas 5/11
Kansas City Wilbert Harrison 5/18
Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton 6/01
Quiet Village Martin Denny 6/01
Dream Lover Bobby Darin 6/08  
Personality Lloyd Price 6/15  
Lonely Boy Paul Anka 7/13
Waterloo Stonewall Jackson 7/13
Tiger Fabian 7/20
My Heart Is An Open Book Carl Dobkins, Jr. 8/03
A Big Hunk Of Love Elvis Presley 8/10  
There Goes My Baby The Drifters 8/17  
The Three Bells The Browns 8/24
Sea of Love Phil Phillips 8/24
Lavender Blue Sammy Turner  8/24
I’m Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price  9/14  
Sleep Walk Santo and Johnny  9/21
(‘Til) I Kissed You The Everly Brothers  9/21  
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin  10/05  
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Paul Anka  10/05
Teen Beat Sandy Nelson  10/19
Mr. Blue The Fleetwoods  11/16
Don’t You Know Della Reese  11/30
Heartaches By The Number Guy Mitchell  12/14
Why Frankie Avalon  12/28
The Big Hurt Miss Toni Fisher  12/28

The Number One song of 1959 was Bobby Darin’s tune Mack the Knife.

Song Charts:
1950   1951    1952    1953   1954   1955    1956   1957    1958   1959

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