TOP FIFTY SONGS FOR WEEK ENDING DEC. 29/57


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RAUNCHY                               ERNIE  FREEMAN
KISSES  SWEETER  THAN  WINE           JIMMIE  RODGERS
MY  SPECIAL  ANGEL                    BOBBY HELMS
JAILHOUSE  ROCK                       ELVIS  PRESLEY
JINGLE  BELL  ROCK                    BOBBY  HELMS

OH  BOY                               THE CRICKETS
MELODIE  D'AMOUR                      THE  AMES  BROS.
GREAT  BALLS OF FIRE                  JERRY  LEE LEWIS
STORY OF MY LIFE                      MARTY  ROBBINS
PUT A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW             THE FOUR  LADS

PEGGY  SUE                            BUDDY  HOLLY
LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA                 WILL  GLAHE ORK & CHO
ALL  THE  WAY                         FRANK SINATRA
ROCKA  CHICKA                         JIM LOWE
JUST  BORN                            PERRY  COMO

WILD IS THE WIND                      JOHNNY  MATHIS
I WANT YOU TO KNOW                    FATS  DOMINO
MR.  FIRE  EYES                       BONNIE  GUITAR
HULA  LOVE                            BUDDY  KNOX
FRAULIEN                              STEVE  LAWRENCE

APRIL  LOVE                           PAT  BOONE
THE LOVELY LADIES OF MILANO           DICK JACOB'S ORK & CHO
SAIL  ALONG SILVERY MOON              BILLY  VAUGHN ORK...INSTR
SUGARTIME                             McGUIRE SISTERS
DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER               THE LANCERS

MY OWN INDIVIDUAL STAR...HOW LOVELY IS XMAS   ....BING  CROSBY
GOOD  MORNING  LIFE                   DEAN  MARTIN
I'M NEW AT THE GAME OF LOVE           JANE  MORGAN
I CAN'T  CLOSE THE BOOK               VIC  DAMONE
MERRY  MERRY  XMAS                    THE LENNON  SISTERS

COLONEL  BOGEY  MARCH...              MITCH  MILLER  ORK
LOVE ME FOREVER                       EDYE  GORME
THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES...SAYONARA     EDDIE FISHER
A WHISTLIN'  KIND OF TUNE             HENRI  RENE  ORK...INSTR
DANCING WITH MY SHADOW                THE FOUR  VOICES

MAKING  BELIEVE                       BONNIE  GUITAR
THE LORD MADE A PEANUT                GUY  MITCHELL
I REMEMBER MARCELLINO                 LU  ANN  SIMMS
SYMPHONY OF LOVE                      RAY  CONIFF  ORK...INSTR
AN  AFFAIR TO REMEMBER                VIC  DAMONE

THE SKI  SONG                         DAVID  CARROLL ORK..INSTR
TILL                                  ROGER  WILLIAMS
I  FEEL  PRETTY                       JILL  COREY
STREETS  OF  ROME                     LEW  QUADLING ORK & CHO
RED  LETTER  DAY                      RICHARD  HAYES

A FERRY  BOAT  CALLED  MINERVA        DON CHERRY
JUST  FOREVER                         JULIUS  LAROSA
LAS  VEGAS                            BOB  PARKER  ORK...INSTR
LOVE  AND  AFFECTION                  ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE                  CINDY AND LINDY


    
     WX HIT OF THE WEEK....Let's make it xmas all Year Round.. N. LUBOFF CHOIR

 WX ALBUM OF THE WEEK... AROUND THE XMAS  TREE...  VARIOUS  ARTISTS...








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

PREDICTING THE POPS
OR CALLING THE SHOT

VANCOUVER PROVINCE DEC. 27, 1957

   Taking a flier at predicting who -- or what--will be tops in 1958 are live brave disc jockeys.
   Handsome teen aged deejay Brian Forst of CJOR feels that real loud rock and roll is dying.
   "However," says Brian, "the beat is here to stay.  Kids buy the beat, but watch for the real loud rock to fold."
   If anyone should know what the teenagers like it's Brian who won out over dozens of would-be dee-jays last spring to nab the coveted post at CJOR.
   "We're getting away from the junk," he feels.

   Brian picks Jimmy Rodgers for the top rock and roll star in '58 --  because he's a quiet rock and roller and he's really hitting it these days.
   Picking a femme star for 1958 almost had Brian stumped.  There aren't many girl rockers, but he finally settled on Bonny Guitar.
   What will be the top song type in '58?  Folk songs, says Brian, with hand-clapping in the background, but always with the beat--the kids love that beat.
   Taking a fling at predicting 1958 music-wise is Jack Kyle, happy deejay at CKNW.
  
   Jack feels Doris Day will come winging back into popularity.  She's been missing from the hit parade for some time, points out Kyle, but she could make strides in '58 on the comeback trail.
   Johnny Mathis, Columbia's golden boy for '57 will keep right on going in '58.  He'll grow in stature in show business, Jack claims -- just keep an eye on him.
   Now songwise, Jack thinks the ballads will gain strength in the new year.  "There will be a preponderance of polka-musette harmonica, or even flute sounds.  However, the main fare on the musical menu will be strongly ballad and folk songs.
   So there you are--Jack thinks we're taking to the hills.
   Bob McGavin of CKWX thinks '58 will be Frank Sinatra's big year.  Or, rather, it will be a big year after a big slump.
   "There are indications that Frankie has matured and his public appeal is still terrific."  As for Edie Gorme, Bob thought she was great in '57 and feels she'll outdo herself next year.
   Another lad who likes Edie Gorme is Bob Gillies of CKLG.  Bob, who is a singer himself when he isn't spinning the pops, knows whereof he speaks, too.  His top male in '58 is Johnny Mathis, who was no slouch this year, either.
   Another deejay who goes for the Sinatra magic is Peter Jackson, C-FUN.  Peter thinks like deejay McGavin that Frankie is due to hit his best year.  On the distaff side, Peter will take cute Patti Page, who he believes can hold her own with the best.




YouTube
Watch the Tommy Sands TV special
"Singin' Idol"



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

Countdown air date:  Dec. 28/57
Vancouver Sun:  Jan. 3/58



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TITLE & ARTIST
Oh Boy
          -The Crickets
Great Balls of Fire
          -Jerry Lee Lewis
At The Hop
          -Danny and the Juniors
Raunchy
          -Ernie Freeman
Woman From Liberia
          -Jimmie Rodgers
Stood Up
          -Ricky Nelson
Why Don't They Understand
          -George Hamilton IV
Patty Baby
          -Terry Noland
Twenty-Six Miles
          -The Four Preps
Cradle Baby
          -Eddie Cochran



RED'S FUTURE HIT PREDICTIONS



Sugartime
          -McGuire Sisters
Sugartime
          -Charlie Phillips
Yellow Dog Blues
          -Johnny Maddox
Swinging Shepherd Blues
          -Moe Kauffman
She's Neat
          -Dale Wright
Everly Brothers EP
          -Everly Brothers
Golden Boy
          -Carol Jarvis
Blind Date
          -Don Deal
You Are My Destiny
          -Paul Anka
The Stroll
          -The Lancers
The Stroll
          -The Diamonds
Witchcraft
          -Frank Sinatra

RED'S RECORD RACK
Tommy Sands Seen
1958 Champion

By RED ROBINSON
(Vancouver Sun Jan. 3, 1958)
   It's a battle of the marquee and a battle for the turntables these days among Tommy Sands of Capitol Records, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson.
   Elvis started the record battle two years ago
   Pat Boone followed.  Now Tommy Sands sneaks in with his first movie "Sing Boy Sing."

SEEN CHAMPION
   The show was originally entitled "Singin Idol," a Kraft TV presentation of a year ago that introduced Tommy Sands to the entertainment world.
   Critics say the movie may establish Tommy as the champion in the acting arena.
   This is simple to figure.  Tommy made his debut as an actor while Elvis and Pat came on the scene through the recording field.
   In conjunction with the movie there will be a 12-inch long play released and following this more pop singles that could put Tommy Sands on top of the ladder of success.

Watch the YouTube movie below.

JAZZ PROMINENT
    Watch Tommy sands in 1958.
   It appears that jazz will be a prominent item in every field this coming year.
   Recently two of the major networks in the United States have presented jazz showcases featuring the top entertainment in the field.  There has been a trend towards jazz in the pop field.
   Song like The Swinging Shepherd Blues and Yellow Dog Blues are becoming very popular items to the public.

MATHIS COMING
   Vancouver promoters are bringing pop singer Johnny Mathis here in January.
   Johnny Mathis won the cash box and billboard polls as last year's most promising new male vocalist.
   He is rumored to be coming with Jerry Fielding and his orchestra, featuring the Hi-Los.
   This lineup should be received very well by Vancouver.

HIGH JUMPER
   Mr. Mathis is the world's high jump champ and just recently became a champion of the turntables with four consecutive million sellers . . . "Wonderful Wonderful," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Chances Are," "Wild Is the Wind" and now it looks like the flip of "Chances Are," a song called "Twelfth of Never" will make the million mark to push the total record sales for this disc to two million.  It's nice to see the entertainment scene alive in Vancouver.