Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 RCA VICTOR HITS
1950-1969

  1. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado - 1955
  2. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley - 1957
  3. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley - 1956
  4. Wanted - Perry Como - 1954
  5. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley - 1957
  6. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley - 1956
  7. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa) - Eddie Fisher - 1954
  8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley - 1957
  9. I'm a Believer - The Monkees - 1967
  10. If - Perry Como - 1951
  11. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley - 1956
  12. Be My Love - Mario Lanza - 1951
  13. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley - 1956
  14. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes - Perry Como - 1953
  15. It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley - 1960
  16. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies - 1969
  17. Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr - 1956
  18. Don't - Elvis Presley - 1958
  19. Round and Round - Perry Como - 1957
  20. I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher - 1954
  21. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher - 1953
  22. Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley - 1960
  23. The Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler - 1966
  24. The Three Bells - The Browns - 1959
  25. In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans - 1969
  26. I'm Moving On - Hank Snow - 1950
  27. You You You - The Ames Brothers - 1953
  28. Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter with
    Eddie Heywood
    - 1956
  29. I Don't Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow - 1954
  30. Stuck on You - Elvis Presley - 1960
  31. The Thing - Phil Harris - 1950
  32. The Loveliest Night of the Year - Mario Lanza - 1951
  33. Too Much - Elvis Presley - 1957
  34. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens - 1961
  35. I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March - 1963
  36. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley - 1956
  37. Patricia - Perez Prado - 1958
  38. Any Time - Eddie Fisher - 1952
  39. I Get Ideas - Tony Martin - 1951
  40. He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves - 1960
  41. Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) - Perry Como - 1956
  42. Daydream Believer - The Monkees - 1967
  43. Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley - 1958
  44. (Love Theme from) Romeo and Juliet - Henry Mancini - 1969
  45. Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka - 1962
  46. A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley - 1959
  47. Last Date - Floyd Cramer - 1960
  48. No Other Love - Perry Como - 1953
  49. Slow Poke - Pee Wee King - 1952
  50. It Isn't Fair - Sammy Kaye with Don Cornell - 1950
  51. Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley - 1962
  52. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro - 1968
  53. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley - 1969
  54. Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees - 1966
  55. There's No Tomorrow - Tony Martin - 1950
  56. Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como - 1958
  57. Don't You Know - Della Reese - 1959
  58. Return to Sender - Elvis Presley - 1962
  59. The End of the World - Skeeter Davis - 1963
  60. Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher - 1952
  61. Chain Gang - Sam Cooke - 1960
  62. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley - 1958
  63. Surrender - Elvis Presley - 1961
  64. Sweet Violets - Dinah Shore - 1951
  65. Ringo - Lorne Greene - 1964
  66. Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley - 1961
  67. Grazing in the Grass - The Friends of Distinction - 1969
  68. The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane - The Ames Brothers - 1955
  69. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como - 1954
  70. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Elvis Presley - 1958
  71. A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You - The Monkees - 1967
  72. That's All I Want From You - Jaye P. Morgan - 1955
  73. Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte - 1957
  74. Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley - 1965
  75. Get Together - The Youngbloods - 1969
  76. We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett - 1964
  77. Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow - 1951
  78. In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley - 1969
  79. Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant) - Vaughn Monroe - 1951
  80. Hoop-Dee-Doo - Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters - 1950
  81. Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano - 1968
  82. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know - The Davis Sisters - 1953
  83. One Night - Elvis Presley - 1958
  84. Java - Al Hirt - 1964
  85. I Wanna Play House With You - Eddy Arnold - 1951
  86. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka - 1961
  87. A Bushel and a Peck - Perry Como and Betty Hutton - 1950
  88. Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson - 1958
  89. There's Been a Change in Me - Eddy Arnold - 1951
  90. Hard to Get - Gisele MacKenzie - 1955
  91. I'm Yours - Eddie Fisher - 1952
  92. Love Me - Elvis Presley - 1956
  93. Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin - 1960
  94. Crying in the Chapel - June Valli - 1953
  95. The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold - 1955
  96. The Old Lamplighter - The Browns - 1960
  97. Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  98. I Really Don't Want to Know - Eddy Arnold - 1954
  99. Geisha Girl - Hank Locklin - 1957
  100. Dungaree Doll - Eddie Fisher - 1956

This list is comprised of songs released on RCA Victor Records and its subsidiary labels "X," Vik, Colgems and Calendar. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1950 through 1969.

Elvis Presley predictably leads all artists on the list with 26 hits (including five in the top ten and four more in the top 20), followed by Perry Como with ten entries (including one with The Fontane Sisters and another with Betty Hutton) and Eddie Fisher with seven. Eddy Arnold and The Monkees are next with four apiece and Hank Snow has three. The company's peak came in Presley's breakout year, 1956, represented by ten songs on the list, six of which are by the "Big E" himself.





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Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White All Shook Up I'm a Believer Rock and Roll Waltz Eddie Fisher The Ballad of the Green Berets Don't You Know Jaye P. Morgan Banana Boat (Day-O) Calendar Girl