Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s

Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s

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Priority's Chart Toppers series is an excellent budget-line collection, offering a strong selection of 15 original hits, grouped by a specific theme and decade, on each disc. Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s combines rock & roll, doo wop, rockabilly, R&B, and pop hits -- an eclectic bunch, to say the least, but the variety helps capture the feeling of the decade. A few of the songs haven't dated well, but for the most part the selection of songs is terrific, albeit a little predictable. Among the highlights on the disc are Bill Haley's "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire," the Champs' "Tequila," Shirley & Lee's "Let the Good Times Roll," the Coasters' "Charlie Brown," Buddy Knox's "Party Doll," the Royal Teens' "Short Shorts," the Diamonds' "The Stroll," Kay Starr's "The Rock & Roll Waltz," and Harry Belafonte's "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/1998
Label: Priority Records
UPC: 0049925105322
catalogNumber: 51053


  1. (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
  2. Great Balls of Fire
  3. Tequila
  4. Let the Good Times Roll
  5. Charlie Brown
  6. Queen of the Hop
  7. Party Doll
  8. Short Shorts
  9. The Stroll
  10. Witch Doctor
  11. Ain't That a Shame
  12. The Purple People Eater
  13. The Rock & Roll Waltz
  14. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
  15. Rock-A-Billy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chart Toppers   Primary Artist
David Seville   Track Performer
Sheb Wooley   Track Performer
Harry Belafonte   Track Performer
Kay Starr   Track Performer
Pat Boone   Track Performer
Coasters   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Diamonds   Track Performer
Bill Haley   Track Performer
Buddy Knox   Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Track Performer
Royal Teens   Track Performer
Shirley & Lee   Track Performer
Champs   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Darin   Composer
Jimmy DeKnight   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Michael Wilson   Executive Producer
Max Freedman   Composer

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