TOP  FIFTY SONGS FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 1 - 8/57


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KISSES   SWEETER  THAN  WINE
SPECIAL  ANGEL
JAILHOUSE  ROCK
RAUNCHY
WAKE UP LITTLE  SUSY

MR.  FIRE  EYES
MELODIE  D'AMOUR
OH   BOY
PEGGY  SUE
STORY OF MY  LIFE

HULA LOVE
FRAULIEN
JUST  BORN
ROCKA  CHICKA
AND THAT REMINDS  ME

ALL  THE  WAY
YOU  SEND  ME
LIECHTENSTEINER  POLKA
FASCINATION
APRIL  LOVE

JUST  FOREVER
CLOVER IN THE MEADOW
MY OWN INDIVIDUAL STAR
I'M NEW AT THE GAME OF LOVE
SYMPHONY OF  LOVE

RED LETTER  DAY
THE UNBELIEVER
TILL
STREETS  OF  ROME
WOULD I WERE

DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER
THE LOVELY LADIES OF MILANO
TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
A VERY  SPECIAL  LOVE
LAS  VEGAS

I FEEL  PRETTY
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
LOVE AND  AFFECTION
PUT A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW
THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES...SAYONARA

THERE'S A DREAM IN MY HEART
A FERRYBOAT  CALLED  MINERVA
RICKETY  RACKETY RENDEZVOUS
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
SAIL ALONG  SILVERY  MOON

ROCKIN'  SHOES...TAMMY
IT'S A WONDERFUL THING TO BE LOVED
SWINGIN'  SWEETHEARTS
FORGOTTEN  DREAMS
GOOD EVENING  FRIENDS

JIMMIE  RODGERS
BOBBY  HELMS
ELVIS  PRESLEY
ERNIE  FREEMAN
EVERLY  BROS.

BONNIE  GUITAR
THE AMES  BROS.
THE CRICKETS
BUDDY  HOLLY
MARTY  ROBBINS

BUDDY  KNOX
STEVE  LAWRENCE
PERRY  COMO
JIM  LOWE
DELLA  REESE

FRANK SINATRA
SAM  COOKE
WILL  GLAHE
JANE  MORGAN
PAT  BOONE

JULIUS  LAROSA
SHIRLEY  JONES
BING  CROSBY
JANE  MORGAN
RAY  CONIFF  ORK..INSTR

RICHARD  HAYES
GUY  MITCHELL
ROGER  WILLIAMS  ORK..INSTR
LEW QUADLING ORK & CHO
PAT  KIRBY

THE LANCERS
DICK JACOB'S ORK & CHO
PAUL  ANKA
DEBBIE  REYNOLDS
BOB  PARKER ...INSTR

JILL  COREY
VIC  DAMONE
ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
THE FOUR  LADS
EDDIE  FISHER

JAYE  P. MORGAN
DON  CHERRY
DORIS  DAY
CINDY AND LINDY
BILL  VAUGHN ORK..INSTR

THE  AMES  BROS.
GOGI  GRANT
WINTERHALTER ORK..INSTR
LEROY  ANDERSON ORK..INSTR
J. RAY & F. LAINE



 TOP ALBUM OF THE WEEK...IT'S  DANCE TIME... DICK CONTINO & ORK.
 
 WX HIT OF THE WEEK... THE SKI SONG...  DAVID CARROLL ORK...INSTR
 
 WX HIT OF THE WEEK...  I CAN'T CLOSE THE BOOK... VIC DAMONE









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
2019


Tea 'n Elvis Break for
London Teens

   LONDON (CP)---A Growing number of light-footed London teen-agers are ordering lunches of Bill Haley with a side order of Elvis.
   Thousands of West End office workers spend their noon hour coming a step closer to rocking around the clock.
   In the oldest part of London two affiliated jazz clubs boast a membership of more than 3,000.
   Dance halls, clubs and a few record stores with capacious quarters all cater to the current craze of lunch-time dancing.
   Largest of these midday dance spots is the Lyceum, owned by a company which runs a chain of dance halls across Britain.
   Daily, except Monday, 1,500 youngsters cram the converted theatre.
   For seven-cent admission they spend their lunch break jiving to the beat of Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and other rock 'n rollers.
   A dual record player keeps the music going continuously from 12:30 to 2:00.
   Assistant manager John Morgan-Hosey says many of the younger generation seem to live for it.
   "Once I saw a girl in tears because she had dropped her money for the next day's session and couldn't find it,  So we let her in free."
   Most employers are keen on the idea of midday dancing, says Morgan-Hosey.



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   Last week I predicted Johnny Mathis as the top male singer (newcomer) and Bonnie Guitar as top female singer (newcomer).
   As you see, Johnny was chosen most promising newcomer in the male vocalist bracket and Della Reese was chosen the top female newcomer for 1957.
   Although rock 'n roll had one of its biggest years, slow ballads took the big awards for the top songs of the year.
   Songs like "Tammy," "Love Letters in the Sand," and "It's Not for Me to Say" dominated the best record list of 1957 with songs like "All Shook Up," "Diana" and "Wake Up Little Susie" in there fighting for top spot.
   I think the biggest surprise of the year comes from the fact that "Tammy" was chosen the top song of the year.  Since Debbie married Eddie Fisher, Eddie hasn't has a hit, but apparently the males don't mind if Debbie is married, because she came through with not only a big hit but the biggest, best selling record of the year, from a picture in which she was a star, "Tammy and the Bachelor."



YouTube
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 Oh Boy! - The Crickets
 -No. 8 on the WX chart - No. 2 on Red's chart

 Woman From Liberia - Jimmie Rodgers
 -No. 6 on Red's chart








Red Robinson's
CKWX
Teen Canteen Survey
The Top Songs
of the original Top Fifty

Countdown air date: Dec. 7/57
Vancouver Sun: Dec. 13/57



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TITLE & ARTIST
Raunchy
          -Ernie Freeman
Oh Boy
          -The Crickets
Great Balls of Fire
          -Jerry Lee Lewis
Blue Christmas
          -Elvis Presley
At The Hop
          -Danny and the Juniors
Woman From Liberia
          -Jimmie Rodgers
Jailhouse Rock
          -Elvis Presley
My Special Angel
          -Bobby Helms
Why Don't They Understand
          -George Hamilton IV
Love Bug Crawl
          -Jimmy Edwards


RED'S FUTURE HIT PREDICTIONS



Jingle Bell Rock
          -Bobby Helms
Twenty-Six Miles
          -The Four Preps
Cradle Baby
          -Eddie Cochran
I Want You To Know
          -Fats Domino
Sail Along Silvery Moon
          -Billy Vaughn
Love Me Forever
          -Four Esquires
Stood Up
          -Ricky Nelson
Waiting In School
          -Ricky Nelson
Desire Me
          -Sam Cooke
Penny Loafers
          -Joe Bennett

YouTube
1957 was the debut year for this perennial Christmas favourite

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

RED ROBINSON'S RECORD RACK
Record Poll for '57 Names Debbie Reynolds' Disc Best
by Red Robinson
Vancouver Sun Dec. 13, 1957

   Here are the record-poll winners for 1957 as chosen by 60,000 music operators, disc jockeys and record distributors.
   These are the winners of the poll, and from this winners' list you can spot a musical trend and future stars for 1958.
BEST RECORD OF 1957
          -Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
          -Patti Page
BEST MALE VOCALIST
          -Elvis Presley
BEST VOCAL GROUP
          -The Everly Brothers
BEST STUDIO ORCHESTRA
          -Hugo Winterhalter
BEST BAND
          -Jimmy Dorsey
BEST SMALL INSTRUMENTAL GROUP
          -The Three Suns
BEST R&B RECORD
          -Searching - The Coasters
BEST R&B FEMALE VOCALIST
          -Laverne Baker
BEST R&B MALE VOCALIST
          -Fats Domino
BEST R&B ORCHESTRA
          -Bill Doggett & Ernie Freeman
BEST R&B VOCAL GROUP
          -The Coasters
MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST
          -Johnny Mathis
MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST
          -Della Reese
MOST PROMISING NEW VOCAL
   GROUP (Tie)  -The Crickets / The Rays
MOST PROMISING R&B MALE
   VOCALIST - Sam Cooke
MOST PROMISING R&B VOCAL GROUP
          -The Bobbettes
MOST PROMISING MALE COUNTRY
  VOCALIST -Bobby Helms/Jerry Lee Lewis
MOST PROMISING COUNTRY
  VOCAL GROUP  -The Everly Brothers

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