The song is best known today because of a hit version recorded in by The Kingston Trio. By far the best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothers and released as a single in April It had been recorded by The Everly Brothers live in just two takes on March 6, , and features Chet Atkins on guitar. It was the only single ever to be at No. It first reached No. The Everly Brothers briefly returned to the Hot in with this song. It entered the U.
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Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Volare - Domenico Modugno 2. Witch Doctor - David Seville 5.
Welcome to The 50, a Napster scheme in which we attempt to compile the biggest, best, most historically remarkable songs of every year. Our list of 50 tracks -- presented here in no particular order, ideally flowing like a time-traveling DJ set -- has been argued over and grudgingly agreed upon by our full editorial staff. Please enjoy. Nineteen fifty-eight was once considered the last year of authentic rock 'n' roll. It was the year Elvis Presley shipped off to the Army as his hopped-up Memphis blues went Squaresville with Dean Martin imitations and lachrymose pop. Only a few months before, at the end of , Little Richard announced the first of many retirements as he underwent a religious conversion, ensuring that "Good Golly Miss Molly" would be his final major hit. On the horizon was February 3, , immortalized as The Day the Music Died thanks to a plane crash that robbed us of the brilliant songwriter Buddy Holly , the promising young singer Ritchie Valens and the chummy radio jock the Big Bopper author of the novelty smash ["Chantilly Lace"]. As the legend goes, we then suffered through silly dance fads -- here's looking at you, "Monster Mash" -- and moony teenage make-out ballads before the British Invasion and Motown finally saved us. Overlooked in our search for the Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll is the fact that produced wonderfully diverse and popular music.
Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix tape. In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot chart for each year dating back to the chart's launch. Here's the definitive list of the top 10 jams each summer that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor Day; crank up these hits and feel the heat.