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TOP 100 DOO WOP HITS
1953-1964

  1. Get a Job - The Silhouettes - 1958
  2. Little Star - The Elegants - 1958
  3. Come Go With Me - The Dell-Vikings - 1957
  4. Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler - 1962
  5. Blue Moon - The Marcels - 1961
  6. Stay - Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs - 1960
  7. 16 Candles - The Crests - 1958
  8. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas - 1959
  9. My True Story - The Jive Five - 1961
  10. Silhouettes - The Rays - 1957
  11. Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1958
  12. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - The Teenagers featuring
    Frankie Lymon
    - 1956
  13. Crying in the Chapel - The Orioles - 1953
  14. In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins - 1956
  15. Daddy's Home - Shep and the Limelites - 1961
  16. Book of Love - The Monotones - 1958
  17. Earth Angel - The Penguins - 1955
  18. Sincerely - The Moonglows - 1955
  19. There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris - 1961
  20. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) - The El Dorados - 1955
  21. Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels - 1954
  22. Whispering Bells - The Dell-Vikings - 1957
  23. Story Untold - The Nutmegs - 1955
  24. One Summer Night - The Danleers - 1958
  25. You Belong To Me - The Duprees - 1962
  26. Heartaches - The Marcels - 1961
  27. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee - 1961
  28. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) - Little Caesar
    and the Romans
    - 1961
  29. Once in Awhile - The Chimes - 1960
  30. Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners - 1959
  31. Oh What a Nite - The Dells - 1956
  32. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos - 1959
  33. You Cheated - The Shields - 1958
  34. When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers - 1961
  35. For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler and the
    Impressions
    - 1958
  36. Maybe - The Chantels - 1958
  37. Speedoo - The Cadillacs - 1956
  38. Gee - The Crows - 1954
  39. Step By Step - The Crests - 1960
  40. Tonight I Fell in Love - The Tokens - 1961
  41. We Belong Together - Robert and Johnny - 1958
  42. A Little Bit of Soap - The Jarmels - 1961
  43. When You Dance - The Turbans - 1956
  44. Over the Rainbow - The Demensions - 1960
  45. I Want You to Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon and the
    Teenagers
    - 1956
  46. Tear Drops - Lee Andrews and the Hearts - 1957
  47. Diamonds and Pearls - The Paradons - 1960
  48. Barbara-Ann - The Regents - 1961
  49. Hushabye - The Mystics - 1959
  50. Ten Commandments of Love - Harvey and the
    Moonglows
    - 1958
  51. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts - 1961
  52. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones - 1961
  53. The Angels Listened In - The Crests - 1959
  54. Could This Be Magic - The Dubs - 1957
  55. Been So Long - The Pastels - 1958
  56. To the Aisle - The Five Satins - 1957
  57. Trouble in Paradise - The Crests - 1960
  58. Peanuts - Little Joe and the Thrillers - 1957
  59. Down the Aisle - The Quin-Tones - 1958
  60. I Wonder Why - Dion and the Belmonts - 1958
  61. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels - 1961
  62. I Love You - The Volumes - 1962
  63. Till Then - The Classics - 1963
  64. Baby Oh Baby - The Shells - 1960
  65. Once Upon a Time - Rochell and the Candles - 1961
  66. This I Swear - The Skyliners - 1959
  67. Come on Little Angel - The Belmonts - 1962
  68. Six Nights a Week - The Crests - 1959
  69. Remember Then - The Earls - 1963
  70. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets - 1961
  71. I Really Love You - The Stereos - 1961
  72. Lover's Island - The Blue Jays - 1961
  73. Cool Shake - The Del Vikings - 1957
  74. Runaround - The Regents - 1961
  75. A Casual Look - The Six Teens - 1956
  76. Bongo Stomp - Little Joey and the Flips - 1962
  77. I'll Be Home - The Flamingos - 1956
  78. Count Every Star - Donnie and the Dreamers - 1961
  79. Rip Van Winkle - The Devotions - 1964
  80. Every Night (I Pray) - The Chantels - 1958
  81. I'm in the Mood For Love - The Chimes - 1961
  82. Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas - 1957
  83. A Thousand Miles Away - The Heartbeats - 1957
  84. No, No, No - The Chanters - 1961
  85. Darling Lorraine - The Knockouts - 1960
  86. To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons - 1961
  87. Wiggle, Wiggle - The Accents - 1959
  88. Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos - 1959
  89. Little Girl of Mine - The Cleftones - 1956
  90. Up on the Mountain - The Magnificents - 1956
  91. Magic Moon (Clair De Lune) - The Rays - 1961
  92. Coney Island Baby - The Excellents - 1963
  93. Church Bells May Ring - The Willows - 1956
  94. Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman) -
    The Cellos - 1957
  95. Just to Be With You - The Passions - 1959
  96. Tonite, Tonite - The Mello-Kings - 1957
  97. Unchained Melody - Vito and the Salutations - 1963
  98. Why Don't You Write Me - The Jacks - 1955
  99. Who's That Knocking - The Genies - 1959
  100. Deserie - The Charts - 1957

This list covers the "doo wop era" of 1953 to 1959, followed immediately by the "doo wop revival" of 1960 to 1964, an usual perception of back-to-back yet primarily indistinguishable phases, unique in music history. Major artists that may have started as doo wop acts but were turning out slicker, more polished recordings for large labels by the time they were successful, are omitted. An effort has been made to stay close to the street corner harmony concept most associated with the doo wop vocal group form. Rankings are based on the popularity of individual songs during the period of 1953 through 1964.





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