In 1954 and 1955 the pop music chart was dominated by vocalists. Here is an alphabetical selection of 30 of my favorites from those years.

 

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title artist highest ranking date highest rank
A Blossom Fell Nat King Cole 2 7/23/1955
Answer Me My Love Nat King Cole 6 4/24/1954
Changing Partners Patti Page 4 1/9/1954
Count Your Blessings Eddie Fisher 7 12/25/1954
Hey There Rosemary Clooney 1 9/18/1954
How Important Can It Be Sarah Vaughan 18 2/26/1955
I Need You Now Eddie Fisher 1 11/6/1954
I Really Don't Want To Know Les Paul & Mary Ford 19 5/8/1954
I'll Never Stop Loving You Doris Day 15 8/13/1955
If I Give My Heart To You Doris Day 4 10/9/1954
If I May Nat King Cole 2 7/23/1955
In The Chapel In The Moonlight Kitty Kallen 5 8/14/1954
Learnin'The Blues Frank Sinatra 2 7/16/1955
Make Love To Me Jo Stafford 1 3/6/1954
Mister Sandman The Chordettes 1 11/27/1954
Pledging My Love Johnny Ace 17 3/12/1955
Rags To Riches Tony Bennett 1 1/2/1954
Secret Love Doris Day 1 2/20/1954
Smile Nat King Cole 14 10/16/1954
Song Of The Dreamer Eddie Fisher 16 9/17/1955
Stranger In Paradise The Four Aces 5 1/16/1954
Suddenly There's A Valley Gogi Grant 14 10/29/1955
Sway Dean Martin 15 8/7/1954
That's Amore Dean Martin 2 1/16/1954
Three Coins In The Fountain Frank Sinatra 7 6/19/1954
Unchained Melody Roy Hamilton 9 5/7/1955
Vaya Con Dios Les Paul & Mary Ford 14 1/2/1954
Wanted Perry Como 1 4/3/1954
What A Dream Patti Page 18 8/28/1954
Young at Heart Frank Sinatra 2 5/8/1954
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