Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1959 [videos]

The Baltimore Sun

Time to go back to some golden oldies with this rundown, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "I Need Your Love Tonight," Elvis Presley

Hoping to see Elvis on this list? You're welcome. Co-writers Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman also teamed to write tunes for many of Elvis' films.

9. "Guitar Boogie Shuffle," the Virtues

I'm guessing this was pretty racy in 1959.

8. "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I," Elvis Presley

This track eventually hit No. 2 -- and was later covered by artists such as Bob Dylan and Petula Clark (who did a French-language version ... for some reason).

7. "Charlie Brown," the Coasters

No "Peanuts" comic connection here (despite the "why's everybody always pickin' on me" lament).

6. "Never Be Anyone Else But You," Ricky Nelson

Ah, high-school love. Intense, even in the 1950s.

5. "Tragedy," Thomas Wayne and the DeLons

"Like smoke from a fire/ Our dreams have all gone" ... heavy stuff, Thomas Wayne.

4. "It's Just a Matter of Time," Brook Benton

Did everyone in 1959 require a song in which to listen to while sitting by a window and looking out into the bleak darkness.

3. "Pink Shoe Laces," Dodie Stevens

Stevens was just 13 years old when this song hit it big.

2. "Venus," Frankie Avalon

"Venus" was Avalon's first No. 1 hit, and held the spot for five weeks until it was replaced by ...

1. "Come Softly to Me," the Fleetwoods

The song's original title: "Come Softly."

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