Pop Culture Songs 1955-1965

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones, 1965
#1 for 4 weeks & Charted for 14 weeks
Another huge year for Popular music had the charts packed with hits such as; Downtown, You’ve Lost That Lovin; Feelin’, My Girl, Eight Days A Week, Stop! In The Name of Love, Ticket to Ride, Help Me, Rhonda, I Got You Babe, Help!, Yesterday, Get Off Of My Cloud and Turn! Turn! Turn (To Everything There is a Season.)

I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Beatles, 1964
#1 for 7 weeks & Charted for 15 weeks *The Beatles also had five additional #1 hits in 1964 for a total of 17 weeks at #1!

I Want to Hold Your Hand was the first of 20 @1 hits, which is the most by an y artist!

My Boyfriend’s Back
The Angels, 1963
#1 for 3 weeks & Charted for 14 weeks

I Can’t Stop Loving You
Ray Charles, 1962
#1 for 5 weeks & Charted for 18 weeks

When Major Motion Pictures are made about your life, 2004’s “Ray”, you know you are a Pop icon.  Has lost his sight by age seven never held back the musical magnificence of Ray Charles Robinson.  Ray is one only a handful of performers to be in the Grammy Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Kennedy Center Honors.  Ray is featured on a US Postal Stamp, was in a dozen movies, seven TV shows, TV commercials and sang the America the Beautiful at many notable events such as Superbowl XXXV and the World Series.

Tossin And Turnin’
Bobby Lewis, 1961
#1 for 7 weeks & Charted for 23 weeks

The Theme From “A Summer Place”
Percy Faith, 1960
#1 for 9 weeks & Charted for 21 weeks and Grammy for Record of the Year

Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin, 1959
#1 for 9 weeks & Charted for 26 weeks and Grammy for Record of the Year

At The Hop (*On 8/4/58 Billboard Hot 100 Chart Debuts)
Danny & The Juniors, 1958
#1 for 7 weeks & Charted for 21 weeks

All Shook Up
Elvis Presley, 1957
#1 for 9 weeks & Charted for 30 weeks

The King of Rock & Roll.  Elvis Aron Presley is among the biggest Pop Culture Icons of All-time.  Elvis has the most weeks at #1 (80), Most Charted Hits (166), Most Top 40 Hits (104), Most Top Ten Hits (38), 2nd Most #1 Hits (18)

Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog
Elvis Presley, 1956
#1 for 11 weeks & Charted for 28 weeks

From March of 1956 through October of 1957 Elvis had nine #1 Hits for a total of 62 weeks with a #1 song!

Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets, 1955
#1 for 8 weeks & Charted for 24 weeks and also charted in 1974

This song served as theme for the first season of the hit TV show Happy Days

Iconic Songs

Happy Birthday to You

The Star-Spangled Banner

White Christmas


Amazing Grace

It’s A Small World

Like A Rolling Stone




We Are the Champions

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

Hotel California

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Dream On

Stairway to Heaven

Good Vibrations

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Over the Rainbow

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction


Auld Lang Syne

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