KFWB

FABULOUS FORTY SURVEY

FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 3, 1959

Survey courtesy Richard Williams

TW											LW

 1.  THE CHIPMUNK SONG				David Seville--Liberty			 1
 2.  SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES			The Platters--Mercury			 3
 3.  GREEN CHRISTMAS				Stan Freberg--Capitol			 9
 4. *DONNA					Ritchie Valens--Delfi			 2
 5. *LA BOMBA					Ritchie Valens--Delfi			11
 6.  LITTLE DRUMMER BOY				Harry Simeone Choral--20th Century	39
 7.  QUEEN OF THE HOP				Bobby Darin--Atco			 6
 8.  BEEP BEEP					Playmates--Roulette			 4
 9.  POOR BOY					Royaltones--Jubilee			 7
10.  I'LL WAIT FOR YOU				Frankie Avalon--Chancellor		13
11.  TOM DOOLEY					Kingston Trio--Capitol			 5
12.  WIGGLE WIGGLE				The Accents--Brunswick			12
13. *I GOT STUNG				Pfc. Elvis Presley--Victor		 8
14.  THE DAY THE RAINS CAME			Jane Morgan--Kapp			16
15. *I GOT A FEELING				Ricky Nelson--Imperial			14
16.  BIMBOMBEY					Jimmy Rogers--Roulette			10
17. *A LOVER'S QUESTION				Clyde MacFadder--Atlantic#		29
18.  MY HAPPINESS				Connie Francis--MGM			24
19.  CANNONBALL					Duane Eddy--Jamie			19
20. *TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM			Teddy Bears--Dore			15
21. *COQUETTE					Fats Domino--Imperial			22
22.  HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG			Andy Williams--Cadence			35
23. *PROBLEMS					Everly Bros.--Cadence			18
24.  ONE NIGHT					Pfc. Elvis Presley--Victor		23
25.  THE END					Earl Grant--Decca			21
26.  THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC			Keely Smith & Louis Prima--Capitol	20
27.  LONESOME TOWN				Ricky Nelson--Imperial			17
28.  LOVE IS ALL WE NEED			Tommy Edwards--MGM			26
29.  WALKING ALONG				The Diamonds--Mercury			28
30.  A WHOLE LOT OF LOVING			Fats Domino--Imperial		       New
31.  LUCKY LADY BUG				Billie & Lillie--Swan			36
32.  CHANTILLY LACE				Big Bopper--Mercury			31
33.  ROCKHOUSE					Ray Charles--Atlantic			34
34. *CANDY					Tab Hunter--Warner		       New
35.  SIXTEEN CANDLES				The Crests--Co-ed		       New
36.  CAVEMAN					Jim Backus--Jubilee		       New
37. *YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL				Johnny Mathis--Columbia		       New
38.  TEA FOR TWO CHA CHA			Tommy Dorsey Orch.--Decca		30
39.  GOODBYE BABY				Jack Scott--Carleton		       New
40.  IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE			Conway Twittie--MGM			37
*RECORDS HEARD FIRST ON KFWB
#note spelling of Clyde McPhatter on number 17. Also Conway Twitty on number 40
FAVORITE ALBUMS
1. Only The Lonely				Frank Sinatra--Capitol
2. The Very Thought Of You			Nat "King" Cole--Capitol
3. The Kingston Trio				Kingston Trio--Capitol
4. Other Worlds Other Sounds			Esquivel--Victor
5. Johnny's Greatest Hits			Johnny Mathis--Columbia
Mistakes from original survey preserved.
This survey is compiled each week by radio station KFWB, Los Angeles, California, from reports
of record sales gathered from all leading retail outlets in the Los Angeles area. 
This Survey is a true, accurate and unbiased account.
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