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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 10:12:13 AM   
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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 10:27:30 AM   
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Yay Piles is back! Matty, when you doing a new list?

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 10:38:04 AM   
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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 10:51:35 AM   
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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 10:58:34 AM   
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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 27/8/2012 11:05:17 AM   
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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:06:35 AM   
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030 Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford (11th March 1955) No1 for 7 Weeks



The biggest selling song of the year, with 7 weeks at number one. Not bad considering the first time I heard it I thought the vocals were on the wrong speed (but not that is just his voice). Its a show croony ballad. Of course. Excuse the random royal video attached.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1xcm01wxAg


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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:12:42 AM   
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031 Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White) - Perez Prado and his Orchestra (29th April 1955) No1 for 2 Weeks



Originally a french song, this makes the clever move of taking away the vocals so people wouldn't realise and just has the trumpet thing. It sounds fine in a dinnertime jazzy sort of way, I feel like its probably been used as diagetic music in various films where people walk into jazz bars in mainstream movies. None of that was a euphamsim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb4xDjyVMwU





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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:18:06 AM   
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032 Stranger in Paradise - Tony Bennett (13 May 1955) No 1 for 2 weeks



A quirk of the age really - Kismit had already been knocking around for a couple of years in the US on broadway but was new to UK ears in 1955 when it hit the west end for the first time. This was Bennett's launching pad in the UK, and to think he is still knocking around, duetting with Amy Winehouse just before she died is kind of remarkable. This is exactly what you expect if you have never heard it before (though you probably have)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzA8gwfJr9I

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:21:30 AM   
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033 Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White) - Eddie Calvert (27 May 1955) No1 for 4 weeks



The British public, apparently not happy enough at having one song at number one for seven weeks, a couple of months later sent another version of the same thing to number one for a further four! And you thought all music in the charts nowadays sounded the same.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBKSgvXbabs

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:27:57 AM   
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034 Unchained Melody - Jimmy Young (24 June 1955) No 1 for 3 Weeks



Speaking of songs that would return to Number one, here is the first encounter, but not the last, we will have with Unchained Melody. This one actually is a bit weird, it starts off almost jaunty, and the vocal isn't going for that Unchained Melody thing so much of just belting it out, he's kind of all over the place. I will wager that even for fans of this song, this not toooo many people's prefered version. Obviously he went on to be a DJ in the 60s and 70s so [joke redacted]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANtA2noE-I

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:32:05 AM   
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035 Dreamboat - Alma Cogan (15 July 1955) No 1 for 2 weeks

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She was known as the girl with the laugh in her voice, due to the fact she annoyingly does a weird hiccupylaugh thing in the middle of random lines. This is a nice upbeat thing compared with Unchained Melody, but her voice, you can see that it would have annoyed as many people as who would have loved her to be honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpnRbP4RoY

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:38:00 AM   
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036 Rose Marie - Slim Whitman (29 July 1955) No 1 for 11 Weeks



The fact that this was number one for 11 weeks does show that we didn't always have an utter intolerance to country music in the UK (probably Achy Breaky Hearts fault to be honest) because this is quite full on, the kind of country music you would expect to see on those adverts that advertise country music CD compliations. Or music by a man called Slim Whitman "tbh".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROq4YFsiP1Y

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:42:35 AM   
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037 The Man from Laramie - Jimmy Young (14 Oct 1955) No 1 for 4 Weeks



The theme song from the James Stewart western, this is one of those proper old theme songs, where the singer narrates about the character and how lightening fast he is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-emr0KZPxI

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:47:35 AM   
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038 Hernando's Hideaway - Johnston Brothers (11th Nov 1955) No1 for 2 Weeks

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A tango showtune from The Pajama Game. This is a cover version, and The Johnston Brothers only big hit. Fun fact, the smoking room in the House of Commons was nicknamed Hernando's Hideaway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYeCFkyJR5c

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:54:36 AM   
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039 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley and His Comets (25 November 1955/6th Jan 1956) No 1 for 5 weeks (3 weeks/2 weeks)




Not the first rock n roll record, but the first one to reach the summit of the charts in the UK, and so, in pop culture terms, the moment where everything changes. Everything before has been pre-Rock Around The Clock, everything after, post, it is a proper watershed moment. It doesn't sound even faintly rebellious to 2013 ears - so shaped as the music of our parents (or grandparents) - but after listening through the last few number ones, it is easy to see why it was so crazy big with young people - it is clearly aimed at them, with its 12 bar shuffle designed to get them dancing if absolutely nothing else. It was of course, absolutely huge and went on to be the biggest selling song of the decade (though not the biggest of '55, or '56 individually) and usher in the age of rocknroll music that would evolve into the youth culture thing that pop music has since been all about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud_JZcC0tHI

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 1:58:55 AM   
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040 Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine (16th December 1955) No1 for 3 weeks



Of course, before we get too excited about Rock Around the Clock, it was knocked off No1 by this! A Christmas song sure, but not really a alphabet, so much as using the word Christmas as an acronym of sorts. I mean we're out of the season now, so I don't really have to pretend this is okay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGi3d8CUMg



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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 5:55:10 AM   
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I have probably heard most of these songs due to spending most of my childhood at my Nana's who played a lot of old records but the only one I recognise by sight (other then Unchained Melody) is Rock Around The Clock which is a brilliant song.

I also misread Give Me Your Word as Give Me Your Wood and laughed for about five minutes

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 8/1/2013 6:47:42 AM   
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Good to see this back. Some great songs in the latest udate.

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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 22/1/2013 3:11:24 PM   
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028 Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney (14th Jan/4th Feb) No1 for 3 weeks



Trading places with The Finger of Suspicion at the start of 1955 was Mambo Italiano, possibly the first really great Number One. Knocked out to a deadline by Bob Merrill while in a Frankie and Benny's (possibly somewhere more authentic than that) it is utter froth, but utter irresistable froth, as pop music often is. Rosemary Clooney's version was the hit, but the staying power of the song is notable from the fact that in 2000 Shaft redid a dance version, and various electronic versions have been done, and just last year Lady Gaga nicked/sampled the melody for her own Americano. I've no idea if it is about anything or anything, but I know I like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzUfmh3G9AE


Love this song, it's one of my favourites to boogie around my living room when I've had one too many vimto's.
Great list as well Rhu.


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RE: Rhubarb's List of Every Number 1 EVER (With Reviews) - 22/1/2013 3:17:08 PM   
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Tony Bennett is completely likeable. Perez Prado will forever be associated with Guinness. Bill Haley is awesome.


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