Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Priority's Chart Toppers series is an excellent budget-line collection, offering a strong selection of 15 original hits, grouped by a specific theme and decade, on each disc. Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s combines rock & roll, doo wop, rockabilly, R&B, and pop hits -- an eclectic bunch, to say the least, but the variety helps capture the feeling of the decade. A few of the songs haven't dated well, but for the most part the selection of songs is terrific, albeit a little predictable. Among the highlights on the disc are Bill Haley's "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire," the Champs' "Tequila," Shirley & ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Priority's Chart Toppers series is an excellent budget-line collection, offering a strong selection of 15 original hits, grouped by a specific theme and decade, on each disc. Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 50s combines rock & roll, doo wop, rockabilly, R&B, and pop hits -- an eclectic bunch, to say the least, but the variety helps capture the feeling of the decade. A few of the songs haven't dated well, but for the most part the selection of songs is terrific, albeit a little predictable. Among the highlights on the disc are Bill Haley's "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire," the Champs' "Tequila," Shirley & Lee's "Let the Good Times Roll," the Coasters' "Charlie Brown," Buddy Knox's "Party Doll," the Royal Teens' "Short Shorts," the Diamonds' "The Stroll," Kay Starr's "The Rock & Roll Waltz," and Harry Belafonte's "The Banana Boat Song Day-O."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1998
  • Label: Priority Records
  • UPC: 049925105322
  • Catalog Number: 51053
  • Sales rank: 74,197

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley (2:14)
  2. 2 Great Balls of Fire (1:52)
  3. 3 Tequila (2:12)
  4. 4 Let the Good Times Roll (2:24)
  5. 5 Charlie Brown (2:21)
  6. 6 Queen of the Hop (2:13)
  7. 7 Party Doll - Buddy Knox (2:13)
  8. 8 Short Shorts (2:37)
  9. 9 The Stroll (2:27)
  10. 10 Witch Doctor (2:21)
  11. 11 Ain't That a Shame (2:26)
  12. 12 The Purple People Eater (2:14)
  13. 13 The Rock & Roll Waltz (2:59)
  14. 14 The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (3:06)
  15. 15 Rock-A-Billy - Guy Mitchell (2:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chart Toppers Primary Artist
David Seville Track Performer
Sheb Wooley Track Performer
Harry Belafonte Track Performer
Kay Starr Track Performer
Pat Boone Track Performer
The Coasters Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
The Diamonds Track Performer
Bill Haley Track Performer
Buddy Knox Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Track Performer
The Royal Teens Track Performer
Shirley & Lee Track Performer
The Champs Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bobby Darin Composer
Jimmy DeKnight Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Michael Wilson Executive Producer
Max Freedman Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun music for all ages

    This is a fun CD for our whole family. I was born in the 70s, my kids in the 90s, and we all have fun dancing and singing to the music.

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