THE SONGS LISTED ARE THE BIGGEST #1 HITS OF THE EARLY DAYS OF ROCK AND ROLL…1955-1959.  THE LIST WAS COMPILED BY JOEL WHITBURN’S  RECORD RESEARCH..”TOP POP SINGLES”, 12TH EDITION.

1-DON’T BE CRUEL / HOUND DOG–ELVIS PRESLEY (1956)…11 WEEKS AT #1

2-SINGING THE BLUES—GUY MITCHELL (1956)…10 WEEKS AT #1

3-MACK THE KNIFE—BOBBY DARIN (1959)…9 WEEKS AT #1

4-ALL SHOOK UP—ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)…9 WEEKS AT #1

5-ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK—BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (1955)…8 WEEKS AT #1

6-THE WAYWARD WIND—GOGI GRANT (1956)…8 WEEKS AT #1

7-SIXTEEN TONS—TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (1955)…8 WEEKS AT #1

8-HEARTBREAK HOTEL—ELVIS PRESLEY (1956)…8 WEEKS AT #1

9-LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND—PAT BOONE (1957)…7 WEEKS AT #1

10-JAILHOUSE ROCK—ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)…7 WEEKS AT #1

11-(LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR—ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)…7 WEEKS AT #1

12-AT THE HOP—DANNY & THE JUNIORS (1958)…7 WEEKS AT #1

VOL. 2 OF THE TOP 25 #1 SONGS OF THE YEARS 1955-1959 TO FOLLOW.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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