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Post  Adric on Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:29 am

----- DROPOUTS -----
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson ----- 1 (2) / 15   Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  
Every Beat Of My Heart - Pips ----- 6 / 10
Moody River - Pat Boone ----- 1 (1) / 12   Like a Star @ heaven  
The Switch-A-Roo - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ----- 26 (2) / 4
Raindrops - Dee Clark ----- 2 / 12
The Fish - Bobby Rydell ----- 25 / 5


Suspect  40 --- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group (75)
RE 39 --- Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson (43)
Suspect  38 --- Right Or Wrong - Wanda Jackson (45)
27 37 --- That's What Girls Are Made For - The Spinners
Suspect  36 --- Princess - Frank Gari (42)
24 35 --- Sacred - The Castells
21 34 --- Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group
Suspect  33 --- I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven - Tex Ritter (44)
Suspect  32 --- My True Story - The Jive Five (41)
39 31 --- A Tear - Gene McDaniels

23 30 --- Please Stay - The Drifters
19 29 --- San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer
29 28 --- Runaround - The Regents
33 27 --- Quite A Party - The Fireballs
34 26 --- I'm A Telling You - Jerry Butler
40 25 --- One Summer Night - The Diamonds
28 24 --- I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline
17 23 --- Cupid - Sam Cooke
26 22 --- I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges
32 21 --- As If I Didn't Know - Adam Wade

11 20 --- The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
12 19 --- Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds   Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  
18 18 --- My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro
22 17 --- Let The Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
25 16 --- Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott
20 15 --- Hurt - Timi Yuro
05 14 --- Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
13 13 --- Never On Sunday - The Chordettes
14 12 --- I'll Be There - Damita Jo
15 11 --- You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner

16 10 --- School Is Out - Gary U.S. Bonds
06 09 --- Together - Connie Francis
08 08 --- Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
07 07 --- Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee
10 06 --- Michael - The Highwaymen
09 05 --- Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell
04 04 --- Dum Dum - Brenda Lee
03 03 --- Last Night - The Mar-Keys
02 02 --- I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner
01 01 --- Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis   Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  



This is the second Top 40 hit for Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group. Rock Island Line made a debut on 3/31/56 and peaked at #8. He was known as Englnd's "King of Skiffle" and was a member of 'Chris Barber's Jazz Band' in 1954. He died of a heart attack on 11/3/02 (age 71).

This is also the second Top 40 hit for Tex Ritter. On 7/7/56 he made his first debut with The Wayward Wind which peaked at #28. He starred in several western movies and was the father of actor John Ritter, who died on 9/11/03 (age 54). Tex Ritter, born Maurice Ritter died of a heart attack on 1/2/74 (age 68).

Making their first debut are The Jive Five.

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Post  misery guts on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:05 am

R1 SINGLES CHART - 17-23 August 1961

01 01 YOU DON'T KNOW Helen Shapiro **
02 18 JOHNNY, REMEMBER ME John Leyton
03 02 WELL, I ASK YOU Eden Kane *
04 04 ROMEO Petula Clark
05 08 TRAVELLIN' MAN / HELLO, MARY LOU Ricky Nelson
06 14 REACH FOR THE STARS / CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Shirley Bassey
07 03 HALFWAY TO PARADISE Billy Fury
08 05 TEMPTATION The Everly Brothers **
09 06 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
10 09 TIME Craig Douglas

11 10 PASADENA The Temperance Seven
12 07 A GIRL LIKE YOU Cliff Richard
13 16 QUARTER TO THREE U.S. Bonds
14 11 RUNAWAY Del Shannon ***
15 13 DON'T YOU KNOW IT? Adam Faith
16 12 BABY, I DON'T CARE / VALLEY OF TEARS Buddy Holly
17 21 WEEKEND Eddie Cochran
18 17 MARCHETA Karl Denver
19 34 HOW MANY TEARS? Bobby Vee
20 20 MOODY RIVER Pat Boone

21 25 THAT'S MY HOME Acker Bilk
22 23 BUT I DO Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
23 15 RUNNING SCARED Roy Orbison
24 19 A SCOTTISH SOLDIER Andy Stewart
25 26 FRIGHTENED CITY The Shadows
26 22 DUM DUM Brenda Lee
27 30 CUPID Sam Cooke
28 24 SURRENDER Elvis Presley ****
29 31 QUITE A PARTY The Fireballs
30 33 RING OF FIRE Duane Eddy

31 32 BOLL WEEVIL SONG Brook Benton
32 29 BREAKING IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART Connie Francis
33 27 WHEELS CHA CHA Joe Loss
34 35 YOU'LL NEVER KNOW Shirley Bassey
35 39 WOODEN HEART Elvis Presley ******
36 38 WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I? Anthony Newley
37 40 GIRLS Johnny Burnette
38 37 NATURE BOY Bobby Darin
39 36 SAN ANTONIO ROSE Floyd Cramer
40 -- BABY SITTIN' Bobby Angelo

-- 28 OLD SMOKIE / HIGH VOLTAGE Johnny and the Hurricanes
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Post  Adric on Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:44 am

----- DROPOUTS ----- (Peak Position / Weeks on Chart) - USA
The Bells Are Ringing - The Van Dykes ----- 99 / 2
Lovedrops - Mickey & Sylvia ----- 97 / 1
Take A Fool's Advice - Nat "King" Cole ----- 71 / 7
What Would You Do - Jim Reeves ----- 73 / 5
The Girl's A Devil - The Dukays ----- 64 / 13
Heart And Soul - Jan & Dean ----- 25 / 7
Ready For Your Love - Shep & The Limelites ----- 42 / 5
You Can't Sit Down Part 2 - Philip Upchurch Combo ----- 29 / 8
Should I - The String-A-Longs ----- 42 / 9
Stand By Me - Ben E. King ----- 4 / 14
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson ----- 9 / 15
Better Tell Him No - The Starlets ----- 38 / 16
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson ----- 1 (2) / 16 Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
Every Beat Of My Heart - Pips ----- 6 / 13
Moody River - Pat Boone ----- 1 (1) / 15 Like a Star @ heaven
The Switch-A-Roo - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ----- 26 / 7


Suspect 100 --- Pitter-Patter - The Four Sportsmen
Suspect 99 --- Girls Girls Girls (Part 2) - The Coasters
Suspect 98 --- More Money For You And Me (Medley) - The Four Preps
100 97 --- My Heart's On Fire - Billy Bland
Suspect 96 --- Starlight - The Preludes Five
Suspect 95 --- Music, Music, Music - The Sensations
Suspect 94 --- In Time - Steve Lawrence
96 93 --- Well-A, Well-A - Shirley & Lee
Suspect 92 --- Roll Over Beethoven - The Velaires
Suspect 91 --- Mexico - Bob Moore & his Orchestra

95 90 --- Every Breath I Take - Gene Pitney
RE 89 --- Dedicated (To The Songs I Love) - The 3 Friends
Suspect 88 --- Magic Moon (Clair De Lune) - The Rays
Suspect 87 --- Bless You - Tony Orlando
86 86 --- Here In My Heart (1961 Version) - Al Martino
92 85 --- Summer Souvenirs - Karl Hammel Jr.
98 84 --- San-Ho-Zay - Freddy King
Suspect 83 --- Back Beat No. 1 - The Rondels
83 82 --- If - The Paragons
82 81 --- Now And Forever - Bert Kaempfert & his Orchestra

89 80 --- Don't Cry No More - Bobby Bland
90 79 --- Hully Gully Again - Little Caesar & The Romans
68 78 --- My Claire De Lune - Steve Lawrence
80 77 --- Teardrops In My Heart - Joe Barry
91 76 --- When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers
81 75 --- Run, Run, Run - Ronny Douglas
79 74 --- The Guns Of Navarone - Joe Reisman & his Orchestra
Suspect 73 --- Lover's Island - The Blue Jays
88 72 --- Lonely Street - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
Suspect 71 --- Crying - Roy Orbison

54 70 --- What A Sweet Thing That Was - The Shirelles
71 69 --- Candy Man - Roy Orbison
85 68 --- The Mountain's High - Dick & DeeDee
RE 67 --- A Little Bit Of Soap - The Jarmels
72 66 --- Water Boy - Don Shirley Trio
76 65 --- Let Me Belong To You - Brian Hyland
74 64 --- It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike & Tina Turner
93 63 --- Missing You - Ray Peterson
94 62 --- Transistor Sister - Freddy Cannon
78 61 --- Without You - Johnny Tillotson

64 60 --- Peanuts - Rick & The Keens
70 59 --- Tears On My Pillow - The McGuire Sisters
30 58 --- The Fish - Bobby Rydell
60 57 --- Mr. Happiness - Johnny Maestro w/ The Coeds
57 56 --- I Never Knew - Clyde McPhatter
50 55 --- No, No, No - The Chanters
61 54 --- "Nag" - The Halos
RE 53 --- Starlight, Starbright - Linda Scott
67 52 --- Don't Cry, Baby - Etta James
53 51 --- Mighty Good Lovin' - The Miracles

31 50 --- Raindrops - Dee Clark
84 49 --- I'll Never Smile Again - The Platters
58 48 --- Amor - Ben E. King
48 47 --- The Charleston - Ernie Field's Orchestra
52 46 --- A Thing Of The Past - The Shirelles
45 45 --- Time Was - The Flamingos
66 44 --- Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) - Barry Mann
62 43 --- I Just Don't Understand - Ann-Margaret
51 42 --- I Don't Want To Take A Chance - Mary Wells
87 41 --- Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee

75 40 --- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group
43 39 --- Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson
46 38 --- Right Or Wrong - Wanda Jackson
27 37 --- That's What Girls Are Made For - The Spinners
42 36 --- Princess - Frank Gari
24 35 --- Sacred - The Castells
21 34 --- Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group
44 33 --- I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven - Tex Ritter
41 32 --- My True Story - The Jive Five
39 31 --- A Tear - Gene McDaniels

23 30 --- Please Stay - The Drifters
19 29 --- San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer
29 28 --- Runaround - The Regents
33 27 --- Quite A Party - The Fireballs
34 26 --- I'm A Telling You - Jerry Butler
40 25 --- One Summer Night - The Diamonds
28 24 --- I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline
17 23 --- Cupid - Sam Cooke
26 22 --- I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges
32 21 --- As If I Didn't Know - Adam Wade

11 20 --- The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
12 19 --- Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
18 18 --- My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro
22 17 --- Let The Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
25 16 --- Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott
20 15 --- Hurt - Timi Yuro
05 14 --- Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
13 13 --- Never On Sunday - The Chordettes
14 12 --- I'll Be There - Damita Jo
15 11 --- You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner

16 10 --- School Is Out - Gary U.S. Bonds
06 09 --- Together - Connie Francis
08 08 --- Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
07 07 --- Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee
10 06 --- Michael - The Highwaymen
09 05 --- Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell
04 04 --- Dum Dum - Brenda Lee
03 03 --- Last Night - The Mar-Keys
02 02 --- I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner
01 01 --- Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
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