By Jordan Bartel
The Baltimore Sun
4:22 PM EDT, April 14, 2014
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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