Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 TWO-SIDED HITS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - Elvis Presley - 1956
  2. Hey There / This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney - 1954
  3. Cry / The Little White Cloud That Cried - Johnnie Ray and
    The Four Lads
    - 1952
  4. Goodnight Irene / Tzena Tzena Tzena -
    Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers - 1950
  5. Rag Mop / Sentimental Me - The Ames Brothers - 1950
  6. I'm Sorry / That's All You Gotta Do - Brenda Lee - 1960
  7. We Can Work it Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles - 1966
  8. Don't / I Beg of You - Elvis Presley - 1958
  9. I Feel Fine / She's a Woman - The Beatles - 1964
  10. I Went to Your Wedding / You Belong to Me - Patti Page - 1952
  11. Travelin' Man / Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson - 1961
  12. Come Together / Something - The Beatles - 1969
  13. Hot Diggity / Juke Box Baby - Perry Como - 1956
  14. Bird Dog / Devoted to You - The Everly Brothers - 1958
  15. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You - The Beatles - 1964
  16. My Heart Cries For You / The Roving Kind - Guy Mitchell - 1951
  17. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I /
    I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley - 1959
  18. (Theme from) Valley of the Dolls / I Say a Little Prayer -
    Dionne Warwick
    - 1968, 1967
  19. Jezebel / Rose, Rose, I Love You - Frankie Laine - 1951
  20. Limbo Rock / Popeye the Hitchhiker - Chubby Checker - 1962
  21. Play a Simple Melody / Sam's Song -
    Bing Crosby and Friend - 1950
  22. Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles - 1967
  23. Marie's the Name His Latest Flame / Little Sister -
    Elvis Presley - 1961
  24. The World is Waiting For the Sunrise - Les Paul and Mary Ford /
    Whispering - Les Paul - 1951
  25. One Night / I Got Stung - Elvis Presley - 1958
  26. If You Love Me (Really Love Me) / The Man Upstairs -
    Kay Starr
    - 1954
  27. Hey Jude / Revolution - The Beatles - 1968
  28. A Big Hunk O' Love / My Wish Came True - Elvis Presley - 1959
  29. St. George and the Dragonet / Little Blue Riding Hood -
    Stan Freberg - 1953
  30. Always Late (With Your Kisses) / Mom and Dad's Waltz -
    Lefty Frizzell - 1951
  31. Searchin' / Young Blood - The Coasters - 1957
  32. Because of You / I Won't Cry Anymore - Tony Bennett - 1951
  33. I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There -
    The Beatles - 1964
  34. Kaw-Liga / Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams - 1953
  35. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles - 1966
  36. Stranger in Paradise / The Gang That Sang "Heart of My Heart" -
    The Four Aces
    - 1953
  37. Lipstick on Your Collar / Frankie - Connie Francis - 1959
  38. Pleasant Valley Sunday / Words - The Monkees - 1967
  39. Never Be Anyone Else But You / It's Late - Ricky Nelson - 1959
  40. Please, Mr. Sun / Here Am I - Broken Hearted - Johnnie Ray
    with The Four Lads - 1952
  41. Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers - 1961
  42. The House That Jack Built / I Say a Little Prayer -
    Aretha Franklin
    - 1968
  43. Little Children / Bad to Me - Billy J. Kramer and the
    Dakotas
    - 1964
  44. Donna / La Bamba - Ritchie Valens - 1959
  45. P.S. I Love You / I'd Rather Die Young - The Hilltoppers - 1953
  46. Lonesome Town / I Got a Feeling - Ricky Nelson - 1958
  47. I'll Be Home / Tutti Frutti - Pat Boone - 1956
  48. Down on the Corner / Fortunate Son -
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969
  49. Bobby Sox to Stockings / A Boy Without a Girl -
    Frankie Avalon
    - 1959
  50. Just a Little Too Much / Sweeter Than You - Ricky Nelson - 1959
  51. Earth Angel / Ko Ko Mo - The Crew-Cuts - 1955
  52. Lady of Spain / Outside of Heaven - Eddie Fisher - 1952
  53. If / Zing Zing-Zoom Zoom - Perry Como - 1951
  54. Stuck on You / Fame and Fortune - Elvis Presley - 1960
  55. I'm a Believer / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone -
    The Monkees
    - 1967
  56. Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know - Elvis Presley - 1960
  57. Tell Me Why / A Garden in the Rain - The Four Aces - 1951
  58. Night / Doggin' Around - Jackie Wilson - 1960
  59. Rhumba Boogie / Bluebird Island - Hank Snow - 1951
  60. Something's Gotta Give / Love Me or Leave Me -
    Sammy Davis Jr. - 1955
  61. Everybody's Somebody's Fool / Jealous of You -
    Connie Francis
    - 1960
  62. Heartbreak Hotel / I Was the One - Elvis Presley - 1956
  63. Love Letters in the Sand / Bernardine - Pat Boone - 1957
  64. I Get Around / Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys - 1964
  65. I'm in Love Again / My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino - 1956
  66. Paperback Writer / Rain - The Beatles - 1966
  67. Wild One / Little Bitty Girl - Bobby Rydell - 1960
  68. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone / Ain't No Way -
    Aretha Franklin
    - 1968
  69. Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys - 1963
  70. Kiddio / The Same One - Brook Benton - 1960
  71. Stood Up / Waitin' in School - Ricky Nelson - 1958
  72. Can't Help Falling in Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby -
    Elvis Presley - 1961
  73. Surfin' U.S.A. / Shut Down - The Beach Boys - 1963
  74. Chances Are / The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis - 1957
  75. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Loving You - Elvis Presley - 1957
  76. Hound Dog Man / This Friendly World - Fabian - 1959
  77. A Wonderful Time Up There / It's Too Soon to Know -
    Pat Boone
    - 1958
  78. A Teenager's Romance / I'm Walkin' - Ricky Nelson - 1957
  79. I Want to Walk You Home / I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday -
    Fats Domino
    - 1959
  80. Can't Get Used to Losing You / Days of Wine and Roses -
    Andy Williams
    - 1963
  81. Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley - 1957
  82. Swingin' School / Ding-A-Ling - Bobby Rydell - 1960
  83. Busted / That Lucky Old Sun - Ray Charles - 1963
  84. A Tear Fell / Bo Weevil - Teresa Brewer - 1956
  85. Mama / Teddy - Connie Francis - 1960
  86. Teen Age Prayer / Memories Are Made of This - Gale Storm - 1956
  87. Believe What You Say / My Bucket's Got a Hole in It -
    Ricky Nelson
    - 1958
  88. Catch a Falling Star / Magic Moments - Perry Como - 1958
  89. My True Love / Leroy - Jack Scott - 1958
  90. Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me - Elvis Presley - 1956
  91. Lovey Dovey / Little Mama - The Clovers - 1954
  92. Friendly Persuasion / Chains of Love - Pat Boone - 1956
  93. Topsy II / Topsy I - Cozy Cole - 1958
  94. Be True to Your School / In My Room - The Beach Boys - 1963
  95. I Forgot to Remember to Forget / Mystery Train -
    Elvis Presley - 1955
  96. (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas / A Kiss to Build a Dream On -
    Louis Armstrong - 1951
  97. Bring it on Home to Me / Having a Party - Sam Cooke - 1962
  98. What Am I Living For / Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes -
    Chuck Willis - 1958
  99. Mother's Little Helper / Lady Jane - The Rolling Stones - 1966
  100. Laughing / Undun - The Guess Who - 1969

This list brings into play the bygone phenomenon of two-sided hit singles, often the result of misjudgment by record companies seeking to sell as many records as possible. Strong combinations of A and B sides are given preference; many major hits may seem to have a low ranking due to a flip side's lopsided level of chart performance. Rankings take into account an average between the two sides of a single based on popularity, with sometimes unexpected results. Only original 45 or 78 RPM pairings from 1950 through 1969 are eligible.

Elvis Presley leads the list with 14 two-siders (for a total of 28 songs). The Beatles are second with nine two-siders (18 songs) and Ricky Nelson makes a strong showing with seven appearances (14 songs). Pat Boone and The Beach Boys each show up four times (eight songs apiece).





MORE TOP 100 LISTS!

Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog Hey There / This Ole House Cry / The Little White Cloud That Cried Goodnight Irene / Tzena Tzena Tzena I'm Sorry / That's All You Gotta Do We Can Work it Out / Day Tripper Don't / I Beg of You I Feel Fine / She's a Woman Limbo Rock / Popeye the Hitchhiker Never Be Anyone Else But You / It's Late Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes Night / Doggin' Around