The Biggest Hits and Artists of 1955

We start off our new series on the top hits of each year from "The Rock Era" with the hits and artists of 1955.  Positions were determined by examining the chart positions of each weekly chart from industry sources.

The Top 100 Hits of 1955
  1. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado 
  2. Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets 
  3. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter 
  4. Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams 
  5. Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes 
  6. Melody of Love - Billy Vaughan 
  7. Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller 
  8. Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces 
  9. Learnin' the Blues - Frank Sinatra 
  10. Sincerely - McGuire Sisters 
  11. Blossom Fell / If I May - Nat King Cole 
  12. Ain't That a Shame - Pat Boone 
  13. Moments to Remember - Four Lads 
  14. Crazy Otto Medley - Johnny Maddox 
  15. Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs 
  16. Tweedle Dee - Georgia Gibbs 
  17. Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler 
  18. Ballad of Davy Crockett - Fess Parker 
  19. It's a Sin To Tell a Lie - Somethin' Smith & the Redheads 
  20. Hard to Get - Giselle McKenzie 
  21. Hearts of Stone - Fontane Sisters 
  22. Open Up Your Heart - Cowboy Church Sunday School 
  23. Ballad of Davy Crockett - Tennessee Ernie Ford 
  24. Honey Babe - Art Mooney 
  25. Seventeen - Boyd Bennett 
  26. Only You - Platters 
  27. That's All I Want From You - J.P. Morgan 
  28. He - Al Hibbler 
  29. Yellow Rose of Texas - Johnny Desmond 
  30. Shifting Whispering Sand (Parts I & II) - Billy Vaughan 
  31. Shifting Whispering Sand - Rusty Draper 
  32. Tina Marie / Fooled - Perry Como 
  33. Unchained Melody - Russ Hamilton 
  34. Ko Ko Mo - Perry Como 
  35. How Important Can It Be - Joni James 
  36. Darling Je Vous Aime Boucoup / Sand and the Sea - Nat King Cole 
  37. Melody of Love - Four Aces 
  38. Mr. Sandman - Chordettes 
  39. Earth Angel - Crew Cuts 
  40. Melody of Love - David Carroll 
  41. Let Me Go, Lover - Joan Weber 
  42. I Hear You Knockin' - Gale Storm 
  43. Earth Angel - Penguins 
  44. Something's Gotta Give / Rhythm N' Blues - McGuire Sisters 
  45. Seventeen - Fontane Sisters 
  46. Bible Tells Me So / Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Don Cornell 
  47. Something's Gotta Give / Love Me or Leave Me - Sammy Davis, Jr. 
  48. Naughty Lady of Shady Lane - Ames Brothers 
  49. House of Blue Lights - Chuck Miller 
  50. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 
  51. Breeze and I - Caterina Valente 
  52. Wake the Town and Tell the People - Les Baxter 
  53. Maybellene - Chuck Berry 
  54. Black Denim Trousers - Cheers 
  55. Whatever Lola Wants - Sarah Vaughan 
  56. Hummingbird - Les Paul & Mary Ford 
  57. Ko Ko Mo - Crew Cuts 
  58. At My Front Door - Pat Boone 
  59. Make Yourself Comfortable - Sarah Vaughan 
  60. My Bonnie Lassie - Ames Brothers 
  61. Let Me Go, Lover - Teresa Brewer 
  62. Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra 
  63. Two Hearts - Pat Boone 
  64. He - McGuire Sisters 
  65. Suddenly There's a Valley - Gogi Grant 
  66. No More - DeJohn Sisters 
  67. Teach Me Tonight - DeCastro Sisters 
  68. Mr. Sandman - Four Aces 
  69. It's Almost Tomorrow - Dreamweavers 
  70. Gum Drop - Crew Cuts 
  71. Longest Walk - J.P. Morgan 
  72. Someone You Love / Forgive My Heart - Nat King Cole 
  73. Dim, Dim the Lights - Bill Haley & His Comets 
  74. Hearts of Stone - Charms 
  75. Don't Be Angry / Chop Chop Boom - Crew Cuts 
  76. Heart - Eddie Fisher 
  77. Sweet and Gentle - Alan Dale 
  78. Only You - Hilltoppers 
  79. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Doris Day 
  80. Man in the Raincoat - Priscilla Wright 
  81. You Are My Love - Joni James 
  82. Song of the Dreamer / Don't Stay Away Too Long - Eddie Fisher 
  83. Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin 
  84. Count Your Blessings - Eddie Fisher 
  85. Play Me Hearts and Flowers - Johnny Desmond 
  86. Ain't That A Shame? - Fats Domino 
  87. Domani - Julius LaRosa 
  88. Hey, Mr. Banjo - Sunnysiders 
  89. This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney 
  90. I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher 
  91. Wake the Town and Tell the People - Mindy Carson 
  92. Shake, Rattle & Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets 
  93. Story Untold - Crew Cuts 
  94. Burn That Candle / Rock A-Beatin Boogie - Bill Haley & His Comets 
  95. Suddenly There's a Valley - Jo Stafford 
  96. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace 
  97. That Old Black Magic - Sammy Davis, Jr. 
  98. At My Front Door - El Dorados 
  99. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como 
  100. Mambo Rock / Birth of the Boogie - Bill Haley & His Comets
The Top 50 Artists of 1955
  1. Bill Haley & His Comets 
  2. McGuire Sisters
  3. Four Aces 
  4. Nat King Cole 
  5. Crew Cuts 
  6. Georgia Gibbs 
  7. Pat Boone 
  8. Billy Vaughan 
  9. Les Baxter 
  10. Fontane Sisters 
  11. Al Hibbler 
  12. Perry Como 
  13. Frank Sinatra 
  14. Perez Prado 
  15. Tennessee Ernie Ford 
  16. J.P. Morgan 
  17. Roger Williams 
  18. Eddie Fisher 
  19. Bill Hayes 
  20. Mitch Miller 
  21. Four Lads 
  22. Johnny Maddox 
  23. Johnny Desmond 
  24. Ames Brothers 
  25. Sarah Vaughan 
  26. Art Mooney 
  27. Joni James 
  28. Fess Parker 
  29. Somethin' Smith & the Redheads 
  30. Giselle McKenzie 
  31. Platters 
  32. Rusty Draper 
  33. Cowboy Church Sunday School 
  34. Boyd Bennett 
  35. Sammy Davis, Jr. 
  36. Don Cornell 
  37. Russ Hamilton 
  38. Chordettes 
  39. Gale Storm 
  40. David Carroll 
  41. Joan Weber 
  42. Penguins 
  43. Chuck Miller 
  44. Caterina Valente 
  45. Chuck Berry 
  46. Cheers 
  47. Rosemary Clooney 
  48. Les Paul & Mary Ford 
  49. Hilltoppers 
  50. Teresa Brewer



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