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TOP TEN "HIT" LISTS


From the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s



Remember how much fun it was to listen to your favorite music radio station and write down the "Top Ten" songs that were popular in your day? Well, in digging through some old papers of my Momma's, I've discovered that what I was doing at 16 back in the fifties was NOT new to her! She did the same thing in the 1930s!!!!

So, just for fun, I'm putting all of the lists I found on this page! Some are in my Momma's handwriting, and some in my Uncle George Parsons, who was living with my Momma (his big sister) at the time in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

So get ready to go WAY back in time . . . and long for the music we grew up listening to!!! Oh, for the Good Old Days!


DEC. 16, 1939

1. South of the Border
2. Blue Orchids
3. My Prayer
4. Lilacs in the Rain
5. Scatterbrain
6. Last Night
7. What's New
8. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
9. Over the Rainbow
10. Are You Having Any Fun


Dec. 23, 1939

1. South of the Border
2. Scatterbrain
3. Oh, Johnny, Oh!
4. Lilacs in the Rain
5. All the Things You Are
6. My Prayer
7. Last Night
8. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
9. Can I Help It
10. Indian Summer


Dec. 30, 1939

1. Scatterbrain
2. My Prayer
3. Lilacs in the Rain
4. Oh, Johnny, Oh!
5. All The Things You Are
6. South of the Border
7. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
8. Blue Orchids
9. Speaking of Heaven
10. (Not listed)


January 6, 1940

1. Scatterbrain
2. All the Things You Are
3. My Prayer
4. Faithful Forever
5. South of the Border
6. Oh, Johnny, Oh!
7. Stop! It's Wonderful!
8. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
9. Lilacs in the Rain
10. Careless


January 13, 1940

1. Scatterbrain
2. Oh, Johnny, Oh
3. South of the Border
4. All the Things You Are
5. Faithful Forever
6. Careless
7. At the Balailika
8. My Prayer
9. Indian Summer
10. Lilacs in the Rain


January 20, 1940

1. Scatterbrain
2. All the Things You Are
3. Careless
4. Oh, Johnny, Oh
5. Faithful Forever
6. South of the Border
7. At the Balailika
8. Indian Summer
9. My Prayer
10. (Not Listed)

1939 FAVORITE: "DEEP PURPLE"


February 3rd, 1940

1. Careless
2. All the Things You Are
3. Indian Summer
4. Faithful Forever
5. Oh, Johnny, Oh
6. Darn That Dream
7. At the Balailika
8. This Changing World
9. In the Mood
10. South of the Border


Oct. 16, 1948

1. Tree In The Meadow
2. You Call Everybody Darling
3. Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue
4. It's Magic
5. Blue Bird of Happiness
6. My Happiness
7. Love Somebody


May 4, 1958

1. Twilight Time -- The Platters
2. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck -- Elvis Presley
3. Witch Doctor -- David Seville
4. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands -- Laurie London
5. A Wonderful Time Up There -- Pat Boone
6. Believe What You Say -- Ricky Nelson
7. Return to Me -- Dean Martin
8. Chanson D'Amour -- Art and Dotty Todd
9. All I Have To Do Is Dream -- The Everly Brothers
10. Kewpie Doll -- Perry Como

Tomorrow's Hits:
1. Teen-Age Doll -- Tommy Sands
2. Wishing for Your Love -- Voxpoppers
3. Skinny Minnie -- Bill Haley
4. Rave On -- Buddy Holly
5. You Excite Me -- Frankie Avalon
6. Let the Bells Keep Ringing -- Paul Anka
7. High Sign -- The Diamonds
8. Rock and Roll Rhapsody -- Four Aces
9. I Met Him on Sunday -- The Shirelles
10. For Your Love -- Ed Townsend


September 7, 1958

1. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu -- Domenico Modugno
2. Fever -- Peggy Lee
3. Poor Little Fool -- Ricky Nelson
4. Patricia -- Prez Prado
5. Little Star -- The Elegants
6. If Dreams Came True -- Pat Boone
7. A Certain Smile -- Johnny Mathis
8. Bird Dog -- The Everly Brothers
9. Left Right Out of Your Heart -- Patti Page
10. My True Love -- Jack Scott
11. Are You Really Mine -- Jimmie Rodgers
12. When -- Kalin Twins
13. Born Too Late -- Poni-Tails
14. Hard-Headed Woman -- Elvis Presley
15. Just a Dream -- Jimmy Clanton
16. Rebel Rouser -- Duane Eddy
17. Come Closer to Me -- Nat "King" Cole
18. Devoted To You -- The Everly Brothers
19. It's All in the Game -- Tommy Edwards
20. Splish Splash -- Bobby Darin

Coming Up Fast: Rockin' Robin -- Bobby Day


COUNTRY SINGLES --
September 8, 1958

Billboard Magazine, September 7, 1968

1. Bird Dog/Devoted To You -- Everly Bros. (Cadence)
2. Blue Blue Day -- Don Gibson (RCA Victor)
3. The Ways of a Woman in Love/You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven -- Johnny Cash (Sun)
4. Guess Things Happen That Way/Come In, Stranger -- Johnny Cash (Sun)
5. Blue Boy -- Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)
6. City Lights/Invitation to the Blues -- Ray Price (Columbia)
7. Poor Little Fool -- Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
8. She Was Only Seventeen -- Marty Robbins (Columbia)
9. Alone With You -- Faron Young (Capitol)
10. Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On -- Hank Locklin (RCA Victor)


COUNTRY SINGLES --
September 7, 1963

Billboard Magazine, September 7, 1968

1. Ring of Fire -- Johnny Cash (Columbia)
2. Abilene -- George Hamilton IV (RCA Victor)
3. Talk Back Tremblin' Lips -- Ernest Ashworth (Hickory)
4. Six Days on the Road -- Dave Dudley (Golden Wing)
5. Guilty -- Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)
6. Detroit City -- Bobby Bare (RCA Victor)
7. You Comb Her Hair -- George Jones (United Artists)
8. Act Naturally -- Buck Owens (Capitol)
9. Sands of Gold -- Webb Pierce (Decca)
10. Tips of My Fingers -- Roy Clark (Capitol)


TOP FORTY FIVE FROM:
KTOW 1340 -- Tulsa
"Oklahoma's Only Full Time Town & Country Music Station"
Week Ending Saturday, May 28, 1966

1. Don't Touch Me -- Jeanie Seely
2. Swingin' Doors -- Merle Haggard
3. I Think I'll Go Somewhere -- Al Martino
4. I'm Not Crazy Yet -- Ray Price
5. Too Much -- Red Sovine
6. I Wish I Had A Girl -- Stonewall Jackson
7. Guess My Eyes Were Bigger -- Conway Twitty
8. I'm a People -- George Jones
9. Steel Rail Blues -- George Hamilton IV
10. Count Me Out -- Marty Robbins
11. I Don't Care -- Jody Miller
12. I'll Just Go On Home -- Cal Smith
13. Take Good Care of Her -- Sonny James
14. What a Heck of a Mess -- Jerry Lee Lewis
15. Too Far Between Kisses -- Canadian Sweethearts
16. Distant Drums -- Jim Reeves
17. Wonderful World of Love -- Jim Glaser
18. Yes, I'm Hurting -- Don Gibson
19. She Won't Let Me Forget Her -- Bob Wills
20. Think of Me -- Buck Owens
21. My Special Angel -- Bobby Wood
22. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry -- Hank Williams
23. Back Pocket Money -- Jimmy Neuman
24. Brown's Ferry Blues -- Billy Grammer
25. Heart of Glass -- Buck Owens
26. Go Now Pay Later -- Liz Anderson
27. What Does Your Conscience Say to You -- Ferlin Husky
28. I Want To Go With You -- Eddy Arnold
29. Y'all Come -- George Jones & Gene Pitney
30. Satisfied Mind -- Glen Campbell
31. The Hi-Way Patrol -- Red Simpson
32. Is My Ring On Your Finger -- Carl Smith
33. Angels Don't Lie -- Wynn Stewart
34. After the Heartache -- Sue Thompson
35. Don't Let The Blues Make You Bad -- Billy Maze
36. Because It's You -- Wanda Jackson
37. Giddy Up Do Nut -- Don Bowman
38. The Last Word in Lonesome -- Eddy Arnold
39. Norwegien Wood -- Waylon Jennings
40. The Other Man -- Chuck Wood
41. The Shirt -- Norma Jean
42. Poor Boy Blues -- Bob Luman
43. Cryin Section -- Hank Cochran
44. Fifty A Week -- Jim Alley
45. It's Over -- Jimmie Rogers

Pick Hit: Get Your Lie The Way You Want It -- Bonnie Guitar
Feature Album: I Love A Song -- Stonewall Jackson


KAKC'S "BIG 30" RECORDS IN GREATER TULSA
Issue No. 40 - November 22, 1967

Courtesy of Sally Freeman-Mason

1. Daydream Believer -- The Monkees -- Colgems
2. The Rain, The Park, and Other Things -- The Cowsills -- MGM
3. I Say a Little Prayer -- Dionne Warwick -- Scepter
4. Everlasing Love -- Robert Knight -- Rising Sons
5. Keep the Ball Rolling -- Jay and The Techniques -- Smash
6. I Can See For Miles -- The Who -- Decca
7. You Better Sit Down, Kids -- Cher -- Imperial
8. In and Out of Love -- Diana Ross and The Surprmes -- Motown
9. Like an Old Time Movie -- Scott McKenzie -- Ode
10. Kentucky Woman -- Neil Diamond -- Bang
11. By the Time I get to Phoenix -- Glen Campbell -- Capitol
12. Beautiful People -- Bobby Vee -- Liberty
13. Out of the Blue -- Tommy James and the Shondells -- Roulette
14. Massachusetts -- The Bee Gees -- Atco
15. Paper Cup -- The 5th Dimension -- Soul City
16. Expressway to Your Heart -- The Soul Survivors -- Crimson
17. Homburg -- Procol Harum -- A & M
18. Pata Pata -- Miriam Makeba -- Reprise
19. Woman, Woman -- The Union Gap -- Columbia
20. Different Drum -- Stone Poneys -- Capitol
21. It's You That I Need -- The Temptations -- Gordy
22. Neon Rainbow -- The Box Tops -- Mala
23. The Next Plane To London -- The Rose Garden -- Atco
24. Hello . . . Goodbye/Walrus -- The Beatles -- Capitol
25. What's It Gonna Be -- Dusty Springfield -- Philips
26. Stag-O-Lee -- Wilson Pickett -- Atlantic
27. Yesterday -- Ray Charles -- ABC
28. Wear Your Love Like Heaven -- Donovan -- Epic
29. Summer Rain -- Johnny Rivers -- Imperial
30. Bend Me, Shape Me -- The American Breed -- Actn



TOP FIVE HITS
From KAKC RADIO, TULSA OKLAHOMA

February 7, 1968

1. Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat Orchestra
2. Valley of the Dolls (Theme) - Dionne Warwick
3. It's Not Easy -- The Will-O-Bees
4. Green Tambourine -- The Lemon Pipers
5. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight -- Boyce & Hart

February 21, 1968

1. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight -- Boyce & Hart
2. Valley of the Dolls Theme -- Dionne Warwick
3. Everything That Touches You -- The Association
4. Love is All Around -- The Troggs
5. Look, Here Comes the Sun -- The Sunshine Company

February 28, 1968

1. Love is All Around -- The Troggs
2. The Dock of the Bay -- Otis Redding
3. Look, Here Comes the Sun -- The Sunshine Company
4. Valley of the Dolls Theme -- Dionne Warwick
5. Pledge of Love -- Bobby Goldsboro


KAKC'S "BIG 30" RECORDS IN GREATER TULSA
Issue No. 56 -- March 20, 1968

Courtesy of Sally Freeman-Mason

1. Playboy -- Gene & Debbe -- TRX
2. Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp -- O.C. Smith -- Columbia
3. Scarborough Fair -- Simon & Garfunkel -- Columbia
4. Cry Like a Baby -- The Box Tops -- Mala
5. Little Green Apples -- Roger Miller -- Smash
6. The Mighty Quinn -- Mannford Mann -- Mercury
7. Jennifer Juniper -- Donovan -- Epic
8. Kiss Me Goodbye -- Petula Clark -- Warner Bros.
9. Soul Coaxin' -- Raymond LeFevre Orchestra -- Four Corners
10. Lady Madonna -- The Beatles -- Capitol
11. I Thank You -- Sam & Dave -- Stax
12. Suddenly You Love Me -- The Tremeloes -- Epic
13. Love Is All Around -- The Troggs -- Fontana
14. La La Means I Love You -- The Delfonics -- Philly Groove
15. Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde -- Georgia Fame -- Epic
16. Honey -- Bobby Goldsboro -- United Artists
17. Mission: Impossible (Theme) -- Lalo Schifrin Orchestra -- Dot
18. Young Girl -- The Union Gap -- Columbia
19. Cab Driver -- The Mills Brothers -- Dot
20. Unwind -- Ray Stevens -- Monument
21. Will You Love Me Tomorrow -- The 4 Seasons -- Philips
22. Love Is Blue -- Claudine Longet -- A & M
23. Denver -- STave Alaimo -- Atco
24. You've Got To Be Loved -- The Montanas -- Independence
25. Me, The Peaceful Heart -- Lulu -- Epic
26. I Will Always Think About You -- The New Colony Six -- Mercury
27. L. David Sloane -- Michele Lee -- Columbia
28. Forever Came Today -- The Supremes -- Motown
29. She Wears My Ring -- Solomon King -- Capitol
30. Delilah -- Tom Jones -- Parrot



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