Billboard Top-10 Apr. 27th, 1959

Let’s take a look at the top-10 on Billboard’s magazine. April, 27th, 1959. Now the photo above is the cover from July 27th, 1959. It’s very hard to find images of the cover and I was fortunate enough to find one from just a few months after this subject. So, you get a real good Idea of what the covers looked like back then.

I’m also doing something a little different this week. I have found You Tube Videos and am adding them to this week’s “Lounge”. Let me know what’cha think.


1 Come Softly To Me – The Fleetwoods


2 A Fool Such As I – Elvis Presley


Now this is a LIVE recording from the U.S.S. Arizona memorial Concert from 1961. The ONLY time he did this song in concert. A fan made a video to go with the live recording. The concert was not originally filmed.

3 Venus – Frankie Avalon


4 Pink Shoe Laces- Dottie Stevens


5 The Guitar Boogie Shuffle- The Virtues


6 The Happy Organ-Dave “Baby” Cortez


Now THIS is how us “Baby Boomers” listened to music in the pre CD era!

7 I Need Your Love Tonight – Elvis Presley

477506ALgThe ‘Flip’ side of “A Fool Such As I”. BOTH sides made the Top-10.

Please note that the 78 R.P.M. record on this turn table is Canadian. R.C.A. Records (In The U.S.) discontinued single releases on both 45 & 78 R.P.M. with Presley’s release just before this one. After “One Night” b/w “I Got Stung” singles in the U.S. were released only on the 45 R.P.M. format. Canada and many countries around the world continued 78 releases after 1958.

8 Tell Him No – Travis & Bob


9 Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) – The Impalas


10 Turn Me Loose – Fabian


There ya have it. The Top-10 SIXTY years ago this week!

Other related “Lounge” pages you might find interesting are:

“Elvis Presley on Billboard’s Charts”


“The Beatles Conquer The U.S.A.”


“Concert For The U.S.S. Arizona”