TOP FIFTY SONGS FOR WEEK ENDING JAN. 4/58


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RAUNCHY                                 ERNIE FREEMAN
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE                JIMMIE RODGERS
MY SPECIAL ANGEL                        BOBBY HELMS
JAILHOUSE ROCK                          ELVIS PRESLEY
OH BOY                                  THE CRICKETS

MELODIE D'AMOUR                         AMES BROS.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE                     JERRY LEE LEWIS
STORY OF MY LIFE                        MARTY ROBBINS
PUT A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW               FOUR LADS
PEGGY SUE                               BUDDY HOLLY

THE REMAINING SONG LISTINGS FOR THIS CHART ARE NOT AVAILABLE. THIS TOP TEN WAS SOURCED FROM THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE DATED JAN. 3, 1958 WHERE IT WAS LISTED AS  THE CKWX TOP TEN OF BILL DAVIS.  THESE WEEKLY "TOPS TENS" WERE  IN TURN BEING SOURCED FROM THE "STATION" PLAYLISTS AT THIS TIME.





FIEDLER LIKES ROCK AND ROLL


      MONTREAL (CP) -- Arthur Fiedler, for 29 years conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, blandly says:  "I like rock and roll."
   And he believes many symphonies are not good music.  Some of them are "terribly boring".
   "People worry about us getting depraved musical tastes.  Nonsense."
   Mr. Fiedler says rock and roll "will have its vogue and then die a natural death.  It doesn't create teen-age problems.

Trend Going Back To Instrumentals

By RED ROBINSON

(Vancouver Sun Jan. 10, 1958)

   This year could well be the year of instrumental hits as was 1953 with songs like "Blue Tango," "Delicado" and Fandango."
   It could be the way back to the big band sound, although this trend now is different in one respect.  The big instrumental hits this month are done by small combo groups with a dash of progressive jazz apparent in all offerings.
   There is also a trend towards Dixie music.
   Let's look at the survey this week and find the instrumental sides.
   There's Mo Koffman's "Swinging Shepherd Blues" . . . Mo is a Canadian and he uses his quartette to fully present the cool sound.  Then there's the Dixie flavor evident in the new interpretations of W. C. Handy's immortal "Yellow Dog Blues" newly arranged by Johnny Maddox, Pete Fountain and Joe Darrensbourgh.
   Other instrumental sides take in all fields, the "Colonel Bogey March From the River Kwai" with Mitch Miller and Billy Vaughn's "Sail along Silvery Moon."
   In the rock vein there is "Raunchy," one of the first big instrumentals for the new year and of course Ray Connif's "Just Boppin."
   This could well be the prelude to band music on your hit parade.




Elvis Drops $1,250,000 This Year
(Vancouver Sun Jan. 10, 1958)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn  (BUP)--- The way it figures, army-bound Elvis Presley will miss out on about $104,916.80 a month in the next year.
   The famous Presley hip-itch will be khaki-wrapped on or about March 20 when he delivers himself to Camp Chaffee, Ark. for two years federal employment.
   Industry sources estimate the rock 'n' rollin' melody matador will thereby lose out on the income from two motion pictures and about a dozen personal appearances that would have grossed him--as a very rough estimate--about $1,260,000 in 1958.
   His army paycheque will average $83.20 a month.
   Elvis, 23 years old yesterday, is making a new film for release in the fall.  He's reported to be getting $250,000 plus 50 per cent of the gross for this motion picture.





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

Countdown air date:  Jan. 4/58
Vancouver Sun: Jan. 10/58



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TITLE & ARTIST
I Beg of You
          -Elvis Presley
At the Hop
          -Danny and the Juniors
Waiting in School
          -Ricky Nelson
Oh Boy
          -The Crickets
Great Balls of Fire
          -Jerry Lee Lewis
This Little Girl
          -Everly Brothers
Cradle Baby
          -Eddie Cochran
Mary, Mary Lou
          -Bill Haley & the Comets
Twenty-Six Miles
          -The Four Preps
Swinging Shepherd Blues
          -Moe Kaufman


RED'S FUTURE HIT PREDICTIONS




Don't Let Go
          -Roy Hamilton
La Dee Dah
          -Billie and Lillie
You Are My Destiny
          -Paul Anka
Lend Me Your Comb
          -Carol Hughes
You Are My One Desire
          -Buddy Holly
Yellow Dog Blues
          -Pete Fountain
Yellow Dog Blues
          -Johnny Maddox
This Little Girl
          -Everly Brothers
Could This Be Magic
          -The Dubs
Get a Job
          -The Silhouettes
I Beg of You
          -Elvis Presley