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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1959

Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1959

This week 56 years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox to win the World Series in six games; the first test of an anti-satellite weapon took place; Pan Am began flights around the world; American singer and actor Mario Lanza died; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "Poison Ivy," The Coasters

You've got to respect the legendary songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for making a hit out of a song comparing a girl to an itchy condition and saying she's worse than a slew of other diseases — including whooping cough. Also, kudos for...

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