High School Music

(Music:  "Those Oldies But Goodies" by Little Caesar and the Romans)

 

 

Music has always had a very special place in many of our lives.  There is always some special music which matches our mood at the time --- or maybe even improves it.  And what brings back a memory from the past more quickly than a familiar song or tune?

During our years at Sycamore High School (September, 1957 - August, 1961), a total of 74 different songs reached number one on the Billboard magazine list of top hits.  Following is a list of those songs.  What special memories do these songs bring back for you?

Title

Artist

Date

Number of Weeks

Tammy Debbie Reynolds

September 2, 1957

1 week

Diana Paul Anka

September 9, 1957

1 week

Tammy * Debbie Reynolds

September 16, 1957

1 week

Thatíll Be the Day The Crickets

September 23, 1957

1 week

Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers

September 30, 1957

2 weeks

Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers

October 14, 1957

1 week

Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice Elvis Presley

October 21, 1957

6 weeks

You Send Me Sam Cooke

December 2, 1957

2 weeks

Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice * Elvis Presley

December 16, 1957

1 week

April Love Pat Boone

December 23, 1957

2 weeks

At the Hop Danny and the Juniors

January 6, 1958

5 weeks

Donít / I Beg of You Elvis Presley

February 10, 1958

5 weeks

Tequila The Champs

March 17, 1958

5 weeks

Twilight Time The Platters

April 21, 1958

1 week

Witch Doctor David Seville

April 28, 1958

2 weeks

All I Have to Do is Dream Everly Brothers

May 12, 1958

4 weeks

The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley

June 9, 1958

6 weeks

Hard Headed Woman Elvis Presley

July 21, 1958

2 weeks

Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson

August 4, 1958

2 weeks

Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu) Domenico Modugno

August 18, 1958

1 week

Little Star The Elegants

August 25, 1958

1 week

Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu) * Domenico Modugno

September 1, 1958

4 weeks

Itís All in the Game Tommy Edwards

September 29, 1958

6 weeks

Itís Only Make Believe Conway Twitty

November 10, 1958

1 week

Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio

November 17, 1958

1 week

Itís Only Make Believe * Conway Twitty

November 24, 1958

1 week

To Know Him Is to Love Him The Teddy Bears

December 1, 1958

3 weeks

The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks with David Seville

December 22, 1958

4 weeks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes The Platters

January 19, 1959

3 weeks

Stagger Lee Lloyd Price

February 9, 1959

4 weeks

Venus Frankie Avalon

March 9, 1959

5 weeks

Come Softly to Me The Fleetwoods

April 13, 1959

4 weeks

The Happy Organ Dave "Baby" Cortez

May 11, 1959

1 week

Kansas City Wilbert Harrison

May 18, 1959

2 weeks

The Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton

June 1, 1959

6 weeks

Lonely Boy Paul Anka

July 13, 1959

4 weeks

A Big Hunk OíLove Elvis Presley

August 10, 1959

2 weeks

The Three Bells The Browns

August 24, 1959

4 weeks

Sleepwalk Santo and Johnny

September 21, 1959

2 weeks

Mack the Knife Bobby Darin

October 5, 1959

6 weeks

Mr. Blue The Fleetwoods

November 16, 1959

1 week

Mack the Knife * Bobby Darin

November 23, 1959

3 weeks

Heartaches by the Number Guy Mitchell

December 14, 1959

2 weeks

Why Frankie Avalon

December 28, 1959

1 week

El Paso Marty Robbins

January 4, 1960

2 weeks

Running Bear Johnny Preston

January 18, 1960

3 weeks

Teen Angel Mark Dinning

February 8, 1960

2 weeks

Theme from "A Summer Place" Percy Faith

February 22, 1960

9 weeks

Stuck on You Elvis Presley

April 25, 1960

4 weeks

Cathyís Clown Everly Brothers

May 23, 1960

5 weeks

Everybodyís Somebodyís Fool Connie Francis

June 27, 1960

2 weeks

Alley-Oop The Hollywood Argyles

July 11, 1960

1 week

Iím Sorry Brenda Lee

July 18, 1960

3 weeks

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Brian Hyland

August 8, 1960

1 week

Itís Now or Never Elvis Presley

August 15, 1960

5 weeks

The Twist Chubby Checker

September 19, 1960

1 week

My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own Connie Francis

September 26, 1960

2 weeks

Mr. Custer Larry Verne

October 10, 1960

1 week

Save the Last Dance for Me The Drifters

October 17, 1960

1 week

I Want to Be Wanted Brenda Lee

October 24, 1960

1 week

Save the Last Dance for Me * The Drifters

October 31, 1960

2 weeks

Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles

November 14, 1960

1 week

Stay Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

November 21, 1960

1 week

Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley

November 28, 1960

6 weeks

Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert

January 9, 1961

3 weeks

Will You Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles

January 30, 1961

2 weeks

Calcutta Lawrence Welk

February 13, 1961

2 weeks

Pony Time Chubby Checker

February 27, 1961

3 weeks

Surrender Elvis Presley

March 20, 1961

2 weeks

Blue Moon The Marcels

April 3, 1961

3 weeks

Runaway Del Shannon

April 24, 1961

4 weeks

Mother-in-Law Ernie K-Doe

May 22, 1961

1 week

Traveliní Man Ricky Nelson

May 29, 1961

1 week

Running Scared Roy Orbison

June 5, 1961

1 week

Traveliní Man * Ricky Nelson

June 12, 1961

1 week

Moody River Pat Boone

June 19, 1961

1 week

Quarter to Three Gary U.S. Bonds

June 26, 1961

2 weeks

Tossiní and Turniní Bobby Lewis

July 10, 1961

7 weeks

Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) Joe Dowell

August 28, 1961

1 week

* = Repeat Appearance at Number One.