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WHITE  SPORT  COAT
SCHOOL  DAYS
DARK  MOON
PLEDGE OF  LOVE
SO  RARE
ROCK  YOUR  LITTLE  BABY
ALL  SHOOK  UP
THOSE  BROWN  EYES
LOVE  LETTERS IN THE SAND..BERNADINE
SITTIN'  IN  THE  BALCONY

LOVE  LOVE  LOVE
I LIKE YOUR KIND OF LOVE
FABULOUS
YES  TO-NIGHT  JOSEPHINE
THE  GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN BRAID

SOMEBODY  ELSE  WILL
IT'S YOU I  LOVE...VALLEY OF TEARS
TINA
ISLAND  IN  THE  SUN..COCOANUT WOMAN
MANGOS

MAMA   GUITAR
IT'S  GOOD  TO  BE  ALIVE
BLUE  ECHO
UNDERNEATH  THE  OVERPASS
HEY  LILEY  LILEY  LO

NO  HARD  FEELINGS
PRETTY  BOY.. I KNOW WHERE I'M  GOING
SUGAREE
ITALIANO
FALSE  HEARTED  GIRL

WHEN ROCK AND ROLL COMES TO TRINIDAD
GOLLY
BRAZILIAN  HOBO...LOCO-MOTION
A  LOVELY  NIGHT
1492

DON'T  HURRY  WORRY  ME
TEN  MINUTES  AGO
I'M  SERIOUS... I LOVE  MY  GIRL
BAMBOOZLED
WATER

TO-DAY WILL BE YESTERDAY  TO-MORROW
WHERE  IS  CINDERELLA
PUM  PA  LUM
CALYPSO ITALIANO..
HIGH  SOCIETY

A LITTLE  LONELINESS
WHO  NEEDS  YOU
A  LITTLE  TANGO
CALYPSO  MELODY
THE MAN WHO PLAYS THE MANDOLINO
MARTY  ROBBINS
CHUCK  BERRY
BONNIE  GUITAR
MITCHELL  TOROK
JIMMY  DORSEY
BUDDY  KNOX
ELVIS  PRESLEY
THE  TARRIERS
PAT  BOONE
EDDIE  COCHRAN

WEBB PIERCE
ANDY  WILLIAMS
STEVE  LAWRENCE
JOHNNY  RAY
PERRY  COMO

MONICA  LEWIS
FATS  DOMINO
THE  EASY  RIDERS
HARRY  BELAFONTE
ROSEMARY  CLOONEY

DON  CORNELL
WINTERHALTER ORK & CHO
LES  BAXTER  ORK...INSTR
JO  STAFFORD
BERNIE  NEE

TONY  BENNETT
THE  TARRIERS
MINDY  CARSON
PERCY  FAITH  ORK...INSTR
TENNESSEE  ERNIE  FORD

NAT  KING  COLE
THE  FOUR  LADS
JOE  FINGERS  CARR....INSTR
BETTY  MADIGAN
BETTY  JOHNSON

THE EASY RIDERS
TONY  MARTIN
THE  HILLTOPPERS
DEAN  MARTIN
THE  LUBOFF  CHORUS

DORIS  DAY
BUDDY BREGMAN  ORK...INSTR
STEVE  LAWRENCE
LOU  MONTE
PAUL  WESTON  ORK..INSTR

KAY  STARR
THE  FOUR  LADS
SID FELLER  ORK & CHO
DAVID  ROSE  ORK...INSTR
DEAN  MARTIN

TOP ALBUM OF THE WEEK...   THE SATISFIERS...

  1. WX  HIT OF THE WEEK.... FREIGHT  TRAIN...     RUSTY DRAPER
  2.  "   "  "       "       DEEP WITHIN ME        BONNIE SCOTT




Notes and Corrections:

- This retyped chart is formatted in a similar manner as the original typed chart and duplicates most of the typing idiosyncrasies and misspellings found on the original.


CKWX TOP FIFTY
VANCOUVER TOP 40 RADIO EDITION
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    Doggie in the Window
    - Patti Page


    Hot Dog Buddy Buddy
    -Bill Hayley & his Comets


    Old Shep
    -Elvis Presley











Songs referenced in the adjacent article on right


Vancouver Province May 31, 1957
A teenager's views

For the record
By IAN SMITH

   The older generation has been saying for a long time that it was happening; but I never believed them before.  It's true, though.
   The hit parade of America has finally and literally gone to the dogs.  It's evident in the songs of the past couple of years, and this year especially.
   THE CANINE population is swiftly gaining control of the music business.
   Patti Page started the whole thing with her recording of "Doggie in the Window" that sold like 10-cent cotton candy at a fair.
   Bill Haley, seeing a good thing when he saw it, established a trend with "Two Hound Dogs."  It sold well, so he followed it up with "Hot Dog, Buddy Buddy."  Not much reference to man's best friend in the latter selection--but it's there nonetheless.
   IT WAS ELVIS Presley, though who really put the pooch in there to stay.
   His big contribution to the advancement of man's furriest friend was, of course, his "Hound Dog." By merely standing up, banging away on a guitar, and rotating his hips in the general manner of a flea-ridden terrier.  Elvis immortalized for all and sundry the canines of America.
   And, like all good performers, with the "beat" number out of the way, the Pelvis brought in the "tear-jerker"--"Old Shep."  I wish I had a penny for every tear shed over Elvis' faithful old sheep dog.
   ALL THIS DOG-worship was not the beginning, though; it is the end result of something that Frankie Laine started years ago.
   Looking for a tune that was a little different, Laine recorded "Mule Train"--and it became a hit in the worst way.  The fact that he had a gold mine didn't occur to him st the time, but when he sang "The Call of the Wild Goose," he knew.
   It was nature that was doing it.  One might even call it a "natural" evolution of the hit parade.  Whatever it was, it was worth money.
   SONG WRITERS  dug out their bird books and their encyclopedias in their search for new material.  It was about this time that birdwatching became a fashionable enterprise.  But back to the hit parade.
   Mary Ford's "Humming Bird" became a hit over night, and then Patti Page brought out "Doggie in the Window."  That's when Mother Nature threw up her hands in disgust and let songsters do as they wished.
   Animals held the spotlight for awhile, with such as "The Average Giraffe," "Milk Cow Blues Boogie," and of course Bill Haley's "See You Later Alligator."
   WITH HALEY'S "Alligator" they had switched from straight bird-and-animal releases into the more varied forms of wildlife--and the thing bloomed past all expectations.
   Harry Belafonte and his calypso friends introduced tarantula spiders and bananas--both of them strides forward from the point of view of the naturalist.  All restraints had been loosed with the arrival of insects and plants.  Mother Nature hid her ancient head in shame.
   After that it was all over for anybody who didn't like nature.
   "Butterfly," "Tiger Lily," "The Flea Hop" -- the selection was endless. But what about the fishes?  It seems the piscatorial element has been sadly (or possibly not-so-sadly) omitted.
   When they come out with a record called "That Golden Haired Goldfish of Mine," that's when I stop listening to records.