Tag Archives: hmv

35. “DREAMBOAT” – ALMA COGAN

Weeks at number one: 2 (15th – 29th July 1955) / Length: 1m48s / Label:HMV Notable for…being the shortest number one so far. Youngest act so far also (23). MELODY & HARMONY ~ 5 : I’m back at Uni now. You can’t expect me to write as much. That’s just a warning. I’ll also be […]

31. “CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE” – PEREZ “PREZ” PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Weeks at number one: 2 (29th April – 13th May 1955) / Length:  3m02s / Label: HMV Notable for…being the first (and last?) Cuban number one….aaaaAND for being number one on the date 5/5/55…..if I was a bit more conceptual, and wrote for Pitchfork, I would probably rate it a ‘5’ for everything. But I’m […]

10. “I’M WALKING BEHIND YOU” – EDDIE FISHER

Weeks at number one: 1 (26th June – 3rd July 1953) / Length: 3m06s / Label: HMV Notable for… being Eddie Fisher’s second number one, and being almost identical to his first…. MELODY & HARMONY ~ 7 : Wow! The harmonies here are super-eerie… the melody is nowhere near as memorable as ‘Outside of Heaven‘, […]

5. “DON’T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES” – PERRY COMO

Weeks at number one: 5 (6th February – 13th March 1953) / Length: 2m41s / Label: HMV Notable for… being the fastest number one yet MELODY & HARMONY ~ 2 : I really hate songs when it feels like the chord changes are in the wrong place (off-meter?, says wikipedia). This has that all the […]