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Here is a list of all the songs that went to number one on the NZ Lever Hit Parade in the 1950's:

The charts here are very scarce as all we have left is a list of what charted, not the actual chart. The date the song went to the top is not available, neither is the number of weeks the song stayed there for. If anyone can help, including charts that go back to 1946, please let me know.

Further lists from other decades will follow.

Thanx to Warwick Freeman who supplied the information.

1957

Jan 1957Just Walking In The Rain Johnny Ray1st No. 1

American John Alvin "Johnnie" Ray was extremely popular for most of the fifties. Written in 1952, Just Walkin’ In The Rain was written by two prisoners Johnny Bragg and Robert Riley after a comment made by Bragg as the pair crossed the courtyard while it was raining. It made it to #2 in the US.

Jan 1957Don’t Be CruelElvis Presley1st No. 1

Elvis Aaron Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records in August 1953 to record a two-sided acetate disc of My Happiness and That’s When Your Heartaches Begin as a gift for his mum. That day, a legend was born. In the US, Don’t Be Cruel was his first number one with Heartbreak Hotel topping the charts in 1956. Presley recorded this song on July 2, 1956 during an exhaustive recording session at RCA studios in New York City.

Jan 1957Canadian SunsetHugo WinterhalterOnly No.1

Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 – September 17, 1973) was an American musician and composer. This song peaked at #2 in the US and an instrumental version of the track originally performed by Andy Williams which peaked at #7.

Jan 1957True Love  Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby
Kelly Only No. 1
Crosby 1st No. 1

American actress Grace Kelly teamed up with crooner Bing Crosby for a track from the movie High Society. It was written by Cole Porter and peaked at #3 in the US.

Jan 1957Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell1st No. 1

Albert George Cernik was born on February 22, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. He became Guy Mitchell in 1950 after the suggestion of talent scout Mitch Miller. That’s about the same time the hits began to flow. Singing The Blues spent nine weeks on top in America. Tommy Steel took the song to the top in England.

Jan 1957Lay Down Your ArmsAnne SheltonOnly No. 1

Anne Shelton was best known for providing inspirational songs for soldiers both on radio broadcasts, and in person, at British military bases during the Second World War. Born Patricia Jacqueline Sibley on 10 November 1923 in London, this was a UK number one hit and was covered by The Chordettes in the US.

Feb 1957Love Me TenderElvis Presley2nd No. 1

Adapted from the 1861 song Aura Lee, this second Elvis NZ number one was originally a sentimental Civil War ballad.

Feb 1957Cindy Oh CindyEddie Fisher1st No. 1

American Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. The song was originally recorded in 1956 by Vince Martin and the Tarriers. Fisher quickly covered it with both versions hitting the charts.

Mar 1957Moonlight GamblerFrankie LaineOnly No. 1

Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930. His final performance was in 2005.

Mar 1957Banana Boat SongHarry BelafonteOnly No. 1

The King of Calypso as they called him, popularized the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Mary’s Boy Child was a hit in Christmas 1956 and this was his follow up. Covered by Stan Freberg, it was originally a Jamaican folk song.

Mar 1957Young LoveTab HunterOnly No. 1 

The US movie idol (born Arthur Andrew Kelm; July 11, 1931) who was asked to record the song. Despite his appearing in over forty films, it had no connection with any film. In 1973 Donny Osmond took the song back to the top of the charts.

Apr 1957The Green DoorJim LoweOnly No. 1

Born in 1927, the American singer-songwriter and radio host is best known for this song which also topped the US charts in 1956. Green Door was later covered by Shakin’ Stevens in 1981.

May 1957MarianneTerry Gilkyson & Easy RidersOnly No. 1

Born Hamilton H. Gilkyson III on June 17, 1916, Gilkyson formed a group called The Easy Riders in 1956 with this song selling in excess of one million copies.

May 1957You Don’t Owe Me A ThingJohnny Ray2nd No. 1

The American took this song to number 12 in the UK.

May 1957Garden Of EdenFrankie VaughanOnly No. 1

The English singer issued more than 80 singles in his lifetime. This one topped the UK charts and peaked at #12 in the US.

June 1957Round And RoundPerry Como1st No. 1

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. This song was Como’s last number one in America.

June 1957All Shook UpElvis Presley3rd No. 1

This was the King of Rock N Roll’s first UK number one despite nine chart hits before this. It went to the top in the US for 8 weeks from April 13, 1957.

July 1957White Sports CoatMarty Robbins1st No. 1

Martin David Robinson, known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. In the US he didn’t top the charts until El Paso in 1959, this song peaking at number 2. The arranger & recording session conductor was Ray Conniff while Robbins wrote the song.

Aug 1957Around The World Bing Crosby  2nd No. 1

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. His first single was Muddy Water in 1927, which peaked at #11 on the US charts. This one peaked at #25 in America.

Aug 1957Love Letters In The SandPat Boone  1st No. 1

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone is an American singer, actor, and writer. This song was written in 1931 and inspired by a 1881 composition The Spanish Cavalier. Ted Black’s orchestra had the first major hit.

Sept 1957Tammy   Debbie Reynolds Only No. 1

Reynolds signed to Warner Bros. at age sixteen and went on to have a very promising acting career. The song Tammy came from one of her films (Tammy and the Bachelor) and earned her a gold record.

Oct 1957Bye Bye Love  Everly Brothers 1st No. 1

Don and Phil are the brothers Everly, and made a career from country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. This was their second single which peaked at #2 in the US, #6 in the UK and #14 in Australia.

Oct 1957Mr. Wonderful  Peggy Lee  Only No. 1

American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. She even brought out a new album in 2012. Her first single was I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) from 1941 (US #25), this was her 43rd hit single.

Oct 1957(Let Me Be Your)Teddy BearElvis Presley  4th No. 1

Written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe, the song hit the top in the US as well as on the country chart.

Nov 1957Rainbow  Russ Hamilton  Only No. 1 

Born in 1932 in Everton, Liverpool, Hamilton was the first Liverpudlian artist to make it big with this song several years before The Beatles. Rainbow reached #4 in the US and went Top 10 in England.

Nov 1957Honey Comb  Jimmy Rodgers  1st No. 1

Rodgers was taught music by his mother, learned to play the piano and guitar, and joined a band called "The Melodies". In 1957 he recorded this song which had been recorded by Bob Merrill and Georgie Shaw three years earlier. It topped the American charts for 4 weeks.

Nov 1957Diana   Paul Anka  1st No. 1

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor who wrote the song himself about his kid brother's baby-sitter. Number one in England for 9 weeks. His success continued into the 70s.

Dec 1957Jailhouse Rock  Elvis Presley  5th No. 1

Released on 24 September 1957, this song, which was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller was from the movie of the same name.

Dec 1957Fascination  Jane Morgan  1st No. 1

American popular music singer who initially found success in France and the UK before achieving recognition in the U.S. Her first single came out in 1949 (she recorded until 1971) but she didn’t gain a Top 10 hit in America until this song, which peaked at #7. It was her only US Top 10 hit.

Dec 1957Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 2nd No. 1

Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the song reached number one in America and Canada and peaked at #2 in England.

1958

Jan 1958April Love  Pat Boone  2nd No. 1

The 21st single for Boone became his second NZ number one (5th in the US). It was the theme song to the 1957 movie of the same name.

Jan 1958All The Way  Frank Sinatra  1st No. 1

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra began recording in 1939 (From the Bottom of My Heart) and became synonymous with the swing era. His first NZ chart topper, it was introduced in the film The Joker Is Wild.

Feb 1958Chances Are  Johnny Mathis  1st No. 1

John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer whose first single (Wonderful! Wonderful from 1957) was considered a Standard. This was his first American number one and he was still recording in 2003.

Mar 1958Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Only No. 1

Lewis is known by the nickname "The Killer" and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man". He was the only major white rock 'n' roll star to play piano rather than guitar. His controversial private life restricted his popularity. The song, recorded at the legendary Sun studios, was featured in the movie Jamboree. Number one in England for 2 weeks.

Mar 1958Magic Moments Perry Como  2nd No. 1

A second number 1 for writers Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Como's hits continued into the early 60s, with a separate chart career in the early 70s.

Mar 1958The Story Of My Life Marty Robbins  2nd No. 1

Burt Bacharach and Hal David score a second number one in a row with US country singer Marty Robbins. It reached #15 in the US and number 2 in Australia.

Apr 1958Witchcraft  Frank Sinatra  2nd No. 1

Ol’ Blue Eyes’ second number one was composed as an instrumental piece by Cy Coleman for the revue Take Five, lyrics were added by Carolyn Leigh, recorded by Sinatra in May 1957. He took it to #20 in the US.

Apr 1958Sugartime  McGuire Sisters Only No. 1

The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. Sugartime topped the "Most Played Jockey" charts and briefly returned to the US Cashbox country charts in 1961 with a version by Johnny Cash. The song also make a reference to the Jimmie Rodgers song Honeycomb.

May 1958At The Hop  Danny & The Juniors Only No. 1

The Philadelphia doo-wop quartet formed in 1955 and it only took them two years to have a smash hit. The song was re-issue in the UK in 1976 making its way back into the UK Top 40.

May 1958Lollipop   The Chordettes Only No. 1

American female quartet who specialized in singing a cappella. Their first hit was Mr Sandman in 1954 (US #1) and they continued to have hit singles until 1961. The song originated when Julius Dixson was late for a songwriting session with Beverly Ross. He explained that his daughter had gotten a lollipop stuck in her hair, and that had caused him to be late.

May 195826 Miles  Four Preps  1st No. 1

American quartet with their first number one. At the age of 15, the band's lead singer Bruce Belland broke his ankle and took up the ukulele to pass the time while recuperating. He learned four chords, which ended up becoming the song's opening music.

June 1958Tequila   The Champs  Only No. 1

American rock and roll band most famous for this song. Written and sung by the saxophone player, Danny Flores, who was dubbed the Godfather of Latino Rock.

June 1958All I Have To Do Is DreamEverly Brothers 3rd No. 1

Huge hit for the brothers, topping the charts in England, Canada and England. It peaked at #3 in Australia. It was recorded in just two takes on March 6, 1958.

June 1958Heart   Eddie Fisher  2nd No. 1

Heart was actually released in 1955 and peaked at #6 in America.

June 1958Twighlight Time The Platters  1st No. 1

Hugely successful group formed in 1953. They first made the charts in 1955 with Only You and had other hits The Great Pretender (1955) and My Prayer (1956). Twilight Time was originally recorded by The Three Suns in 1944.

July 1958Witch Doctor  David Seville  1st No. 1

Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian was an American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer of Armenian descent. He was better known by the stage name David Seville and was the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks. The single was considered a major surprise hit on the American chart, where it stayed at number one for two weeks.

July 1958Big Man  Four Preps  2nd No. 1

The American quartet with their second hit this year. They also had the hits Lazy Summer Night, and Down by the Station.

July 1958The Purple People EaterSheb Wooley  Only No. 1

Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley was best known for this 1958 novelty song. He was also an actor and appeared in High Noon and the television programme Rawhide.

Aug 1958Secretly  Jimmie Rodgers 2nd No. 1

The American #3 hit was revived in 1965 by The Lettermen who took it to #64 on the US charts.

Aug 1958Tom Hark  Elias & his Zigzag Jive FluteOnly No. 1

South African penny whistle player Aaron “Big Voice” Jack Lerole was the leader of the group who scored their first contract with EMI in 1956.

Aug 1958Yakety Yak  The Coasters  Only No. 1

The American rhythm and blues group had a string of hits in the late 50’s but this was their only number one. Follow up hits included Charlie Brown (NZ and US #2), Along Came Jones (US #9), and Poison Ivy (US #7).

Aug 1958Patricia   Pérez Prado  Only No. 1

Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, musician and composer and often referred to as the King of the Mambo. The song was featured in a TV advert for the UK post office.

Sept 1958When    Kalin Twins  Only No. 1

The Kalin Twins were a pop music recording duo, comprising twin brothers Hal and Herbie Kalin. They had several hits in US, but this rock 'n' roll classic was their only hit in the UK and NZ.

Sept 1958Poor Little Fool  Ricky Nelson  1st No. 1

Eric Hilliard Nelson was an American actor, musician and song-writer. His first hit was A Teenager's Romance which peaked at #2 in the US. This was his first New Zealand hit.

Oct 1958Bird Dog  Everly Brothers 4th No. 1

Don and Phil with another hot number that went to number one in Australia, Canada and America and number 2 in England. It was covered by Mud in 1975 who took it to #33 on the English chart and The Bellamy Brothers in 1978. This is their fourth number one in a row.

Oct 1958Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)Domenico Modugno Only No. 1

Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. The song was chosen as the Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958. Translated, it means in English: to fly (In the Blue, Painted Blue)

Oct 1958It’s All In The Game Tommy Edwards Only No. 1

The song was composed in 1912 by the then US Vice President, Charles G. Dawes and called Melody in A Major with lyrics added in 1951 by Carl Sigman. Edwards originally recorded and charted the song in 1951, but it only climbed to # 18 on the chart. This 1958 version was re-recorded and sold 3 million copies. Cliff Richard also had a hit with the song, taking it to #3 in 1963.

Nov 1958Little Star  The Elegants  Only No. 1

American doo-wop vocal group, which started in 1958 in New York. The song was inspired by the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star however topping the American charts, however it was the only song that ever charted for the band.

Nov 1958Move It  Cliff Richard & The Drifters1st No. 1

Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb) and The Drifters with their first single. It is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." The Shadows changed their name in early 1959 to avoid confusion with the contemporary American R&B vocal group The Drifters. Move It peaked at #2 in England.

Dec 1958Tom Dooley  Kingston Trio  Only No. 1

American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s. Tom Dooley is based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster. The song was first recorded in 1929 by Grayson and Whitter who were well known at the time.

Dec 1958On The Streets Where You LiveVic Damone  Only No. 1

The American singer and entertainer first recored in 1947 peaking at #7 with I Have But One Heart. This song came from the hit musical "My Fair Lady" out of 1956.

1959

Jan 1959It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty  1st No. 1

Harold Lloyd Jenkins on 1 September 1933, he held the record for the most US number ones (40) on the country chart until it was broken by George Strait in 2006. This was his first number one and it is believed that Twitty wrote his part of the song while sitting on a fire escape outside his hotel room.

Jan 1959Smoke Gets In Your EyesThe Platters  2nd No. 1

This was written in 1933 by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach for their musical Roberta.

Feb 1959To Know Him Is To Love HimThe Teddy Bears Only No. 1

Record producer Phil Spector’s first vocal group, the only one he was a member of. Written by Spector, this was inspired by words on his father’s tombstone.

Feb 1959My Happiness  Connie Francis  1st No. 1

Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, the American pop singer of Italian heritage recorded her first single in 1955 (Freddy) and went on to a huge career in both music and as an actor. The most famous version of the song, with lyrics by Betty Peterson Blasco, was published for the first time in 1948.

Feb 1959More Than Ever Malcolm Vaughan Only No. 1

Welsh traditional pop music singer and actor known for his distinctive tenor voice, he had a number of chart hits in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. More Than Ever peaked at #5 in England.

Mar 1959The Day The Rains CameJane Morgan  2nd No. 1

Her second number one since Christmas 1957, Morgan sang in Paris for some time. The B-side was the same song in French!

Mar 1959Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss MeShirley Bassey  1st No. 1

Welch singer Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE found fame in the mid-1950s and has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century". This song was taken from her album The Bewitching Miss Bassey and was her first album to be issued on the new 12" Long-playing record format.

Mar 1959For The First Time Mario Lanza  Only No. 1

American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s he was the son of Italian immigrants. The song was first recorded in Italian in 1958 by Tony Dallera.

Mar 1959As I Love You  Shirley Bassey  2nd No. 1

Her second number one in March 1959, this song also topped the UK charts.

Apr 1959The Pub With No Beer Slim Dusty  Only No. 1

Australian David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick AO, MBE had a career that spanned seven decades. Dusty wrote and recorded a sequel "The Answer To A Pub With No Beer", explaining the reason for the beer delivery truck's failure to arrive and describing the townsmen's efforts to solve the problem.

Apr 1959Venus   Frankie Avalon  1st No. 1

American actor, singer, playwright, and former teen idol with a song that spent five weeks on the top of the American charts.

Apr 1959Side Saddle  Russ Conway  1st No. 1

The British popular music pianist composed the song and took it to the top for 4 weeks in England.

May 1959It Doesn’t Matter AnymoreBuddy Holly  Only No. 1

Charles Hardin Holley, known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His first single was Blue Days, Black Nights from 1956 but his career was short lived. He died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, making this song a posthumous number one.

May 1959Pink Shoe Laces Dodie Stevens  Only No. 1

Born Geraldine Ann Pasquale on February 17, 1946, she was most well-known for this hit.

May 1959Come Softly To Me The Fleetwoods 1st No. 1

American singing trio formed in the late fifties. This was their first single, which went on top the American and Canadian charts.

June 1959Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)The Impalas  Only No. 1

American doo-wop group formed in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. Disc Jockey Alan Freed heard the group and added his name to the writing credits for the song.

June 1959The Happy Organ Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez Only No. 1

David Cortez Clowney, known by the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez, is an American pop and R&B organist and pianist. The song originally featured lyrics but Cortez was unhappy with the result. He spotted an organ in the studio and decided to play the song's melody on it. The rest was history.

June 1959Dream Lover  Bobby Darin  Only No. 1

Classic Rock 'n' Roll love song written by Darin. He started with Rock n Roll, but soon moved into Middle Of the Road.

July 1959Roulette  Russ Conway  2nd No. 1

He wrote both his No 1s. He remained popular and performed into the 90s.

July 1959Personality  Lloyd Price  Only No. 1

American R&B vocalist known as “Mr. Personality”. Written by Price and Harold Logan, Personality reached number 2 in America and has been covered by artists like Mitch Ryder (1967) and Jerry Lee Lewis (1979).

July 1959Lonely Boy  Paul Anka  2nd No. 1

In between his 1957 number one Diana and this chart topper he had several minor hits in the US but failed to chart here making Lonely Boy a second number one in a row. The song featured in the movie Girls Town.

Aug 1959The Battle Of New OrleansJohnny Horton  Only No. 1

John Gale "Johnny" Horton was an American country music and rockabilly singer. The song describes the 1815 Battle Of New Orleans rom the perspective of an American soldier. Sadly, Horton died on November 5, 1960 in a traffic accident. He was only 35.

Sept 1959Kansas City  Wilbert Hamilton Only No. 1

The song was written in 1952 and was one of the first credited collaborations by the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. American Wilbert Harrison sold a million copies and was awarded a gold disc. The Beatles covered the song on their 1964 album Beatles For Sale.

Sept 1959Only Sixteen  Craig Douglas  Only No. 1

English pop singer who sold more copies of Only Sixteen than its writer, Sam Cooke. Not bad for a milkman from the Isle of Wight.

Sept 1959The Three Bells The Browns  Only No. 1

American country and folk music vocal trio best known for this song which was based on the 1945 French language song Les Trois Cloches from 1945.

Oct 1959(Till) I Kissed You Everly Brothers 5th No. 1

Devoted To You (#7) and Problems (#3) separated their chart toppers but this was huge peaking at #2 in Australia and England, #3 in Canada and #4 in America

Oct 1959Here Comes Summer Jerry Keller  Only No. 1

Born in Arkansas in 1937, Keller is best known for this song. He became a one-hit wonder.

Oct 1959Mona Lisa  Conway Twitty  2nd No. 1

Taken from the 1950 movie Captain Carey, U.S.A. this was originally recorded by Nat ‘King’ Cole which spent 8 weeks on the top of the American chart. In the US the Twitty version only peaked at #29.

Nov 1959The Chipmunk Song David Seville & The Chipmunks
Chipmunks only No. 1
Seville 2nd No. 1

Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian was an American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer of Armenian descent. He was better known by the stage name David Seville. This was the first chipmunk song which launcheda series of follow up hits.

Nov 1959Put Your Hand On My ShoulderPaul Anka  3rd No. 1

His third consecutive number one was written by the Canadian.

Nov 1959Travellin’ Light  Cliff Richard & The Shadows2nd No. 1

Their second number one but their first with the new name The Shadows. It sold 1,600,000 worldwide.

Nov 1959Mr. Blue  The Fleetwoods 2nd No. 1 

Mr. Blue was written specifically for The Fleetwoods. It was covered by former boxer and future actor Mike Preston but her failed to chart here, peaking at #12 in England.

Nov 1959Sleep Walk  Santo & Johnny Only No. 1

Brothers Santo and Johnny Farina wrote the instrumental taking it to number one in America for two weeks.

Dec 1959What Do You Want To Make Emile Ford  Only No. 1
Those Eyes At Me For?

From the Bahamas, he was "discovered" at the Pye Records-sponsored Soho music contest. This song was the final number one for the decade in England, topping the charts for 6 weeks.

Dec 1959Heartaches By The NumberGuy Mitchell  2nd No. 1

His third hit and second number one since 1957. Many artists covered it but this was the big one.

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Hi Tempest, I've just discovered you're listing of the Number 1 hits of the 50's & like here in Australia the majority of the songs were from the U.S. I also read that the 50's charts are no longer available, If by chance you happen to find copies of them somewhere, is there any chance you might down load them like you've done for the 60's & 70's? I'm particularly interested in the years 1956-1959.
Regards John.
My plan is to continue loading charts on here up to May 1975 when the Listener charts stopped then to go back and do 1960 - 1965. There are a large number missing from 1960 and 1965 and from 1946 when the chart began right through to June 1960. If I ever do find copies I will want to put them online for everyone to enjoy. If there is anyone reading this that has those missing charts (Life Buoy or Lever Hit Parade) please let me know.
I hope to get back to 1971 soon. I'm currently doing a review from last year so my data is up to date.
Awesome Tempest

Very cool read, enjoyed it thoroughly... love so many of those classic hits from contemporary music's early days.
Please let me know if ever the New Zealand charts from 1946 on will finally be located and published. Few years ago Australia (Kent Report) did go back in time to compile hits from 1940 and same with UK (Missing Charts) covering period 1940-52 were located and published. Hard to believe that someone somewhere (radio station?) wouldn’t have this kind of information hidden in some attic or in the bottom of a drawer . . .I’m mostly interested in the period 1950-60 with Johnnie Ray charts. Thanks, Maurice
I'm always on the lookout Maurice. If they ever surface my plan would be to post them on here like I have the others.


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