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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 […]

19. “SUCH A NIGHT” – JOHNNIE RAY

Weeks at number one: 1 (30th April – 6th May) / Length: 2m16s / Label: Philips Notable for…being the closest thing to rock’n’roll so far….but still quite far away MELODY & HARMONY ~ 3 : To say that ‘Such A Night’ is musically unadventurous would be kind, but its saving grace is the ever-present “ba-do-ba-do-ba” […]

15. “ANSWER ME” – FRANKIE LAINE

Weeks at number one: 8 (13th – 18th November 1953) / Length: 2m39s / Label: Philips Notable for… being the first number one to be the same song(!) as the previous one, sung by a different performer. in this case it even shared the top spot with its predecessor for the last week of its […]