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TOP 100 ABC-PARAMOUNT HITS
1956-1969

  1. At the Hop - Danny and the Juniors - 1958
  2. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles - 1962
  3. Venus - Frankie Avalon - 1959
  4. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price - 1959
  5. Lonely Boy - Paul Anka - 1959
  6. Diana - Paul Anka - 1957
  7. Dizzy - Tommy Roe - 1969
  8. Monday, Monday - The Mamas and the Papas - 1966
  9. Little Star - The Elegants - 1958
  10. Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles - 1961
  11. Sheila - Tommy Roe - 1962
  12. Why - Frankie Avalon - 1960
  13. Personality - Lloyd Price - 1959
  14. Put Your Head on My Shoulder - Paul Anka - 1959
  15. Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles - 1960
  16. Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire - 1965
  17. Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf - 1968
  18. Puppy Love - Paul Anka - 1960
  19. Mac Arthur Park - Richard Harris - 1968
  20. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas and
    the Papas
    - 1967
  21. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf - 1968
  22. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas - 1966
  23. I'm Gonna Get Married - Lloyd Price - 1959
  24. Short Shorts - Royal Teens - 1958
  25. You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles - 1962
  26. Sealed With a Kiss - Brian Hyland - 1962
  27. Everybody - Tommy Roe - 1963
  28. A Rose and a Baby Ruth - George Hamilton IV - 1956
  29. Tiger - Fabian - 1959
  30. One - Three Dog Night - 1969
  31. It's Time to Cry - Paul Anka - 1959
  32. It's All Right - The Impressions - 1963
  33. Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night - 1969
  34. Busted - Ray Charles - 1963
  35. Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots - 1968
  36. Baby it's You - Smith - 1969
  37. Party Lights - Claudine Clark - 1962
  38. Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions - 1968
  39. Crying Time - Ray Charles - 1966
  40. Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails - 1958
  41. Just Ask Your Heart - Frankie Avalon - 1959
  42. Words of Love - The Mamas and the Papas - 1967
  43. Pretty Blue Eyes - Steve Lawrence - 1959
  44. You Are My Destiny - Paul Anka - 1958
  45. Dede Dinah - Frankie Avalon - 1958
  46. Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe - 1966
  47. Footsteps - Steve Lawrence - 1960
  48. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) -
    Barry Mann - 1961
  49. You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles - 1962
  50. I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and the Papas - 1966
  51. Hooray For Hazel - Tommy Roe - 1966
  52. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles - 1961
  53. My Home Town - Paul Anka - 1960
  54. Hound Dog Man - Fabian - 1959
  55. What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - The Tams - 1964
  56. Bobby Sox to Stockings - Frankie Avalon - 1959
  57. Amen - The Impressions - 1964
  58. Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots - 1967
  59. Turn Me Loose - Fabian - 1959
  60. Take These Chains From My Heart - Ray Charles - 1963
  61. Ginger Bread - Frankie Avalon - 1958
  62. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles - 1961
  63. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas - 1967
  64. Eli's Coming - Three Dog Night - 1969
  65. A Boy Without a Girl - Frankie Avalon - 1959
  66. Keep on Pushing - The Impressions - 1964
  67. Dance on Little Girl - Paul Anka - 1961
  68. Rock Me - Steppenwolf - 1969
  69. Why Don't They Understand - George Hamilton IV - 1958
  70. Black Slacks - Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones - 1957
  71. Lady Luck - Lloyd Price - 1960
  72. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass - 1968
  73. We're a Winner - The Impressions - 1968
  74. Chain Gang - Bobby Scott - 1956
  75. (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings - Paul Anka - 1959
  76. I'll Wait For You - Frankie Avalon - 1958
  77. I'd Wait a Million Years - The Grass Roots - 1969
  78. With All My Heart - Jodie Sands - 1957
  79. Summer's Gone - Paul Anka - 1960
  80. I'm So Proud - The Impressions - 1964
  81. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka - 1961
  82. This Friendly World - Fabian - 1959
  83. Talking About My Baby - The Impressions - 1964
  84. Here We Go Again - Ray Charles - 1967
  85. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions - 1961
  86. Crazy Love - Paul Anka - 1958
  87. Graduation Day - The Rover Boys - 1956
  88. You Need Hands - Eydie Gorme - 1958
  89. Rock and Roll is Here to Stay - Danny and the Juniors - 1958
  90. Question - Lloyd Price - 1960
  91. You Must Believe Me - The Impressions - 1964
  92. Let the Bells Keep Ringing - Paul Anka - 1958
  93. People Get Ready - The Impressions - 1965
  94. Let Me Belong to You - Brian Hyland - 1961
  95. The Story of My Love - Paul Anka - 1961
  96. Ginny Come Lately - Brian Hyland - 1962
  97. Together Again - Ray Charles - 1966
  98. Living Doll - Cliff Richard and the Drifters - 1959
  99. Tequila - Eddie Platt - 1958
  100. A Very Special Love - Johnny Nash - 1958

This list is comprised of songs released on ABC-Paramount Records, later known as ABC Records, and its subsidiary labels Apt and Impulse!, plus the labels it distributed, Chancellor and Dunhill. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1956 through 1969.

Paul Anka leads all artists on the list with 14 hits, followed by Ray Charles with 12 and The Impressions with nine. Chancellor recording act Frankie Avalon has eight songs on the list. Dunhill's The Mamas and the Papas have six, while Lloyd Price and Tommy Roe made the list with five apiece and Chancellor's Fabian has four. The company was very strong during the years 1958 through 1961 with 48 songs representing this period. 1959 was the top year with 17 hits, followed by 1958 with 15.





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