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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 […]

32. “STRANGER IN PARADISE” – TONY BENNETT

Weeks at number one: 2 (13th – 27th May 1955) / Length: 3m05s / Label: Philips Notable for…being the first song I’ve reviewed partly whilst watching Grand Designs. I don’t watch it that often. It’s not a bad programme by any means, but I’m just trying to watch less TV generally. MELODY & HARMONY ~ […]

29. “SOFTLY, SOFTLY” – RUBY MURRAY

Weeks at number one: 3 (18th February – 11th March) / Length: 2m28s / Label: Columbia Notable for…being in that select group of stars possibly more famous for their impact on Cockney dialect than their recording career (see also: Eartha Kitt, James Blunt) plus cos I’m posting this a day late, have a bonus rendition […]

1. “HERE IN MY HEART” – AL MARTINO

Weeks at number one: 9 (14th November 1952 – 15th Jan 1953) / Length: 3m11s / Label: Capitol Notable for… being the first EVER number one in the UK record chart! There was already a chart kinda, but it went on sheet music sales. So this was also the first ever christmas no.1, the first […]