1950s Hit Songs – 1959

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

1950s Hit Songs – 1959

1950s Hit Songs - 1959

[Star]Indicates that the artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Smoke Gets in Your EyesThe Platters1/19 STAR
My HappinessConnie Francis1/19
The All American BoyBill Parsons (Bobby Bare)2/09
Stagger LeeLloyd Price1/13 [Star]
16 CandlesCrests2/09
DonnaRitchie Valens2/23
VenusFrankie Avalon3/09
Charlie BrownThe Coasters3/09 STAR
Alvin’s HarmonicaThe Chipmunks3/16
It’s Just a Matter of TimeBrook Benton4/06
Come Softly to MeThe Fleetwoods4/13
Pink Shoe LacesDodie Stevens4/13
(Now and Then There’s)
A Fool Such As I
Elvis Presley 4/27 STAR
The Happy OrganDave “Baby” Cortez5/11
Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)The Impalas5/11
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison5/18
Battle of New OrleansJohnny Horton6/01
Quiet VillageMartin Denny6/01
Dream LoverBobby Darin6/08 [Star]
PersonalityLloyd Price6/15 [Star]
Lonely BoyPaul Anka7/13
WaterlooStonewall Jackson7/13
My Heart Is An Open BookCarl Dobkins, Jr.8/03
A Big Hunk Of LoveElvis Presley8/10 [Star]
There Goes My BabyThe Drifters8/17 STAR
The Three BellsThe Browns8/24
Sea of LovePhil Phillips8/24
Lavender BlueSammy Turner 8/24
I’m Gonna Get MarriedLloyd Price 9/14 STAR
Sleep WalkSanto and Johnny 9/21
(‘Til) I Kissed YouThe Everly Brothers 9/21 [Star]
Mack the KnifeBobby Darin 10/05 STAR
Put Your Head on My ShoulderPaul Anka 10/05
Teen BeatSandy Nelson 10/19
Mr. BlueThe Fleetwoods 11/16
Don’t You KnowDella Reese 11/30
Heartaches By The NumberGuy Mitchell 12/14
WhyFrankie Avalon 12/28
The Big HurtMiss 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

June 10, 1996
Candace Rich