Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to January 17, 1959
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week 12
Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio
Capitol - 6 weeks at No.1
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week 4
The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks
5 / 5
week 5
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters
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week 10
To Know Him Is To Love Him - Teddy Bears
London / Dore
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week 13
It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
9 / -
week 2
My Happiness - Connie Francis
new.JPG (991 bytes) Gotta Travel On - Billy Grammer
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week 19
When - Kalin Twins
Decca / Brunswick
new.JPG (991 bytes) Whole Lotta Loving - Fats Domino
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week 8
One Night - Elvis Presley

"Tom Dooley" by Kingston Trio
is a folk song based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina, allegedly by Tom Dula. A local poet named Thomas Land wrote a song about the tragedy, titled "Tom Dooley" (which was how Dula's name was pronounced), shortly after Dula was hanged. The sweetheart murder ballad was covered by many artists, but the most successful version was the Kingston Trio recordings. "Tom Dooley" reached no.1 in many countries, like the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, and Norway. Furthermore it was the second most successful hit in the 50's of the 20th century, after 'Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)' by Doris Day.

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