1955. Shooshie was born, I was starting high school and music wasn't dominated by pre-teens. Yes, it was a good year.<br>1955 HIT PARADE WINNERS<br><br><br>FIRST PLACE SONGS - (TOTAL WEEKS)<br><br> BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT 15<br> Lyrics: Tom Blackburn; Music: George Burns<br> LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING 17<br> Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster; Music: Sammy Fain<br> Introduced in the non-musical film: Love is a Many Splendored Thing<br> Academy Award winner in 1955<br> LEARNIN' THE BLUES 12<br> Dolores Vicki Silvers<br> TWEEDLE DEE 15<br> Winfield Scott<br> SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE 10<br> Johnny Mercer<br> Introduced in the musical film: Daddy Long Legs<br> CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE 17<br> Lyrics: Mack David; Music: R. S. Louiguy (Luis Guglielmi)<br> ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK 12<br> Max C. Freedman and Jimmy De Knight<br> Featured in the musical film: Blackboard Jungle<br> MELODY OF LOVE 20<br> Tom Glazer and Hans Engelmann<br> Originally written in 1903, revived in 1955<br> UNCHAINED MELODY 17<br> Lyrics: Hy Zaret; Music: Alex North<br> Introduced in the non-musical film: Unchained<br> AUTUMN LEAVES 16<br> Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prevert; Music: Joseph Kosma<br> SIXTEEN TONS 07<br> Merle Travis<br> Originally written in 1947, revived in 1955<br> YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS 14<br> Originally the Civil War march "The Gallant Hood Of Texas". The<br> composer (1858) was only identified by the initials "J.K".<br> Lyricist Don George adapted the tune in 1955 as "The Yellow Rose<br> of Texas".<br><br><br>SECOND PLACE SONGS - (TOTAL WEEKS)<br><br> SINCERELY 11<br> Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed<br> HARD TO GET O8<br> Jack Segal<br> Written for the Television program Justice<br> KO-KO-MO 07<br> Eunice Levy, Jake Porter and Forrest Wilson<br> AIN'T THAT A SHAME 06<br> David Bartholomew and Antoine "Fats" Domino<br><br><br>THIRD PLACE SONGS - (TOTAL WEEKS)<br><br> LOVE & MARRIAGE 08<br> Lyrics: Sammy Cahn; Music: James Van Heusen<br> HEART 07<br> Richard Adler and Jerry Ross<br> HE 08<br> Lyrics: Richard Mullan; Music: Jack Richards<br><br><br><br> <br><br>[color:blue]My photographs[color:blue]
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
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