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ok in my opinion theres little music prior to 1963 and excluding a bit of elvis so i got this list together of the top albums of each year.  this isn't my choice of course these are just top selling of each year.

 

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1956

1. Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell - Columbia

2. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley - RCA

3. The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant - Era

4. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley - RCA

5. Poor People Of Paris - Les Baxter - Capitol

6. The Green Door - Jim Lowe - Dot

7. Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle - Capitol

8. My Prayer - Platters - Mercury

9. Memories Are Made Of This - Dean Martin - Capitol

10. Rock & Roll Waltz - Kay Starr - RCA


1957


1. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley - RCA

2. Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone - Dot

3. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley - RCA

4. Tammy - Debby Reynolds - Coral

5. So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey - Fraternity

6. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley - RCA

7. Young Love - Tab Hunter - Dot

8. Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers - Cadence

9. Little Darlin' - Diamonds - Mercury

10. Honeycomb - Jimmy Rodgers - Roulette


1958


1. At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors - ABC

2. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards - MGM

3. Tequila - Champs - Challenge

4. To Know Him Is To Love Him - Teddy Bears - Dore

5. April Love - Pat Boone - Dot

6. Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio - Capitol

7. Witch Doctor - David Seville - Liberty

8. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty - MGM

9. All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers - Cadence

10. Sugartime - McGuire Sisters


1959


1. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin - Atco

2. Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton - Columbia

3. Venus - Frankie Avalon

4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters - Mercury

5. Donna - Ritchie Valens - Del-Fi

6. Mr. Blue - Fleetwoods - Dolton

7. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price - ABC

8. Lonely Boy - Paul Anka - ABC

9. Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchel - Columbia

10. The Three Bells - Browns - RCA


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1960


1. Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith - Columbia

2. It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley - RCA

3. He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves - Decca

4. I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee - RCA

5. Running Bear - Johnny Preston - Mercury

6. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers - Warner Brothers

7. The Twist - Chubby Checker - Parkway

8. El Paso - Marty Robbins - Columbia

9. North To Alaska - Johnny Horton - Columbia

10. Last Date - Floyd Cramer - RCA


1961


1. Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis - Beltone

2. Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley - RCA

3. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean - Columbia

4. Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher - United Artist

5. Wonderland By Nught - Bert Kaempfert - Decca

6. Runaway - Del Shannon - Big Top

7. Will You Love Me Tommorrow - Shirelles - Septer

8. Pony Time - Chubby Checker - Parkway

9. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk - Dot

10. Please Mr. Postman - Marvelettes - Tamla


1962


1. The Twist - Chubby Checker - Parkway

2. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles - ABC

3. Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons - Vee Jay

4. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker - Parkway

5. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee - Roulette

6. Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk - Atco

7. Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton - Epic

8. Sherry - Four Seasons - Vee Jay

9. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp - Cameo

10. Return To Sender - Elvis Presley - RCA


1963


1. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer - Dot

2. He's So Fine - Chiffons - Laurie

3. Dominique - The Singing Nun - Phillips

4. Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton - Epic

5. Hey Paula - Paul & Paula - Phillips

6. Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence - Columbia

7. Fingertips (Part 2) - Little Stevie Wonder - Tamla

8. My Boyfriends Back - Angels - Smash

9. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto - Capitol

10. I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March - RCA


1964


1. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles - Capitol

2. Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong - Kapp

3. She Loves You - Beatles - Swan

4. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison - Monument

5. Baby Love - Supremes - Motown

6. Louie Louie - Kingsmen - Wand

7. There I Said It Again - Bobby Vinton - Epic

8. I Get Around - Beach Boys - Capitol

9. My Guy - Mary Wells - Motown

10. Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton - Epic


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1965


1. I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones - London

2. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Bros - Verve

3. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham - MGM

4. Downtown - Petula Clark - Warner Brothers

5. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops - Motown

6. Come See About Me - Supremes - Motown

7. Let's Hang On - Four Seasons - Phillips

8. Turn! Turn! Turn! - Byrds - Columbia

9. Help - Beatles - Capitol

10. Mrs. Brown - Herman's Hermits - MGM


1966


1. Ballad Of The Green Berets - Barry Sadler - RCA

2. Winchester Cathedral - New Vauderville Band - Fontana

3. 96 Tears - Question Mark & The Mysterions - Cameo

4. Last Train To Clarksville - Monkees - Colgems

5. Soul & Inspration - Righteous Brothers - Verve

6. Devil With A Blue Dress - Mitch Ryder - New Voice

7. Cherish - Association - Valiant

8. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops - Motown

9. Born Free - Roger Williams - Kapp

10. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys - Capitol


1967


1. I'm A Believer - Monkees - Colgems

2. To Sir With Love - Lulu - Epic

3. The Letter - Box Tops - Mala

4. Light My Fire - Doors - Elektra

5. Windy - Association - Warner Brothers

6. Ode To Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry - Capitol

7. Daydream Believer - Monkees - Colgems

8. Happy Together - Turtles - White Whale

9. Somethin' Stupid - Nancy & Frank Sinatra - Reprise

10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight - Soul


1968


1. Hey Jude - Beatles - Capitol

2. Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat - Philips

3. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro - UA

4. People Got To Be Free - Rascals - Atlantic

5. Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding - Volt

6. Love Child - Diana Ross - Motown

7. This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert - A&M

8. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro - RCA

9. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream - Atco

10. Woman, Woman - Union Gap - Columbia


1969


1. I Heard It Thru The Grapevine - Marvin Gare - Tamla

2. Aquarius - 5th Dimension - Soul City

3. Sugar, Sugar - Archies - Calendar

4. In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans - RCA

5. Everyday People - Sly & Family Stone - Epic

6. Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones - London

7. Get Back - Beatles - Apple

8. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James - Roulette

9. I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations - Gordy

10. Dizzy - Tommy Roe - ABC


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1970


1. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas - Scepter

2. I'll Be There - Jackson 5 - Motown

3. Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel - Columbia

4. I Think I Love You - Partridge Family - Bell

5. Close To You - Carpenters - A&M

6. I Want You Back - Jackson 5 - Motown

7. Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson - Tamla

8. We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters - A&M

9. Let It Be - Beatles - Apple

10. War - Edwin Starr - Gordy


1971


1. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night - Dunhill

2. Maggie May - Rod Stewart - Mercury

3. It's Too Late - Carole King - Ode

4. Knock Three Times - Dawn - Bell

5. Indian Reservation - Raiders - Columbia

6. One Bad Apple - Osmonds - MGM

7. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison - Apple

8. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees - Atco

9. One Less Bell To Answer - 5th Dimension - Bell

10. Go Away Little Girl - Donnie Osmond - MGM


1972


1. First Time I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack - Atlantic

2. American Pie - Don McLean - UA

3. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan - MAM

4. I Can See Clear Now - Johnny Nash - Epic

5. Without You - Nilsson - RCA

6. I Gotcha - Joe Tex - Dial

7. Brand New Key - Melanie - Neighborhood

8. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr. - MGM

9. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy - Capitol

10. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis - Columbia


1973


1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon - Tony Orlando - Bell

2. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye - Tamla

3. Why Me - Kris Kristofferson - Monument

4. My Love - Paul McCartney - Apple

5. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce - ABC

6. You're So Vain - Carly Simon - Elektra

7. Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack - Atlantic

8. Keep On Truckin' - Eddie Kendricks - Tamla

9. The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich - Epic

10. Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight - Buddah


1974


1. The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand - Columbia

2. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks - Bell

3. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5 - Motown

4. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra - 20th Century

5. Bennie & The Jets - Elton John - MCA

6. You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics - Avco

7. The Joker - Steve Miller Band - Capitol

8. Show & Tell - Al Wilson - Rocky Road

9. Come And Get Your Love - Redbone - Epic

10. Until You Come Back To Me - Aretha Franklin - Atlantic


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1975


1. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell - Capitol

2. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille - A&M

3. Feelings - Morris Albert - RCA

4. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John - MCA

5. I'm Sorry - John Denver - RCA

6. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender - ABC

7. One Of These Nights - Eagles - Asylum

8. My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli - Private Stock

9. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet - Capitol

10. Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka - Rocket



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