rank title artist
1 Love Letters in the Sand Pat Boone
2 Young Love Tab Hunter
3 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
4 Little Darlin' The Diamonds
5 Young Love Sonny James
6 Tammy Debbie Reynolds
7 So Rare Jimmy Dorsey
8 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers
9 Round and Round Perry Como
10 Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone
11 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
12 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
13 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers
14 Party Doll Buddy Knox
15 Come Go With Me The Dell-Vikings
16 Diana Paul Anka
17 Too Much Elvis Presley
18 It's Not For Me To Say Johnny Mathis
19 Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte
20 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers
21 You Send Me Sam Cooke
22 A White Sport Coat Marty Robbins
23 Send For Me Nat King Cole
24 Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell
25 The Banana Boat Song The Tarriers
26 Butterfly Andy Williams
27 Silhouettes The Rays
28 That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly & the Crickets
29 School Day Chuck Berry
30 Searchin' The Coasters
31 Gone Ferlin Husky
32 Butterfly Charlie Gracie
33 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down Billy Williams
34 Dark Moon Gale Storm
35 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis
36 Fascination Jane Morgan
37 A Teenager's Romance Ricky Nelson
38 Marianne Terry Gilkyson & The Easyriders
39 I'm Walkin' Fats Domino
40 Teenage Crush Tommy Sands
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"The Top Ten" was written by Gary Theroux and Bob Gilbert and published in 1982. It provides a "Top 40" list for each year from 1956 to 1981 and a one page article on each of the top ten songs from each year. It also has a collection of information on pop history to introduce each year."
"Butterfly" was the first "hit" to come out of Cameo records in Philadelphia. While his version was topped on the charts by Andy Williams, Charlie Gracie can claim to more of a rock and roll sound.
Johnny Mathis' "It's Not For Me To Say" was ranked #18 by G&T but his #1 Billboard song, "Chances Are" did not make its top forty.
Pat Boone's "Loveletters in the Sand" was his most successful single. It was included in the movie, "Bernardine." The flip side was the title track from the movie and it made it to #14 on the Billboard singles chart.