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[Number One Songs]

Here are the Number One Songs this week
in Chicago during the 50's, 60's and 70's

Week of May 1
YearSongArtist
1950 Third Man Theme Anton Karas
1951 How High The Moon Les Paul & Mary Ford
1952 Kiss Of Fire Georgia Gibbs
1953 The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) Percy Faith
1954 Wanted Perry Como
1955 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Perez Prado
1956 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
1957 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
1958 All I Have To Do Is Dream Everly Brothers
1959 Pink Shoe Laces Dodie Stevens
1960 Sink The Bismarck Johnny Horton
1961 Runaway Del Shannon
1962 She Cried Jay & the Americans
1963 I Will Follow Him Little Peggy March
1964 Suspicion Terry Stafford
1965 Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits
1966 Kicks Paul Revere & the Raiders
1967 Don't You Care Buckinghams
1968 Honey Bobby Goldsboro
1969 Hair Cowsills
1970 Vehicle Ides of March
1971 Joy To The World Three Dog Night
1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
1973 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
1974 The Loco-Motion Grand Funk
1975 Philadelphia Freedom Elton John Band
1976 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
1977 Southern Nights Glen Campbell
1978 Night Fever Bee Gees
1979 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
1980 Call Me Blondie

Here are the Top 15 songs in Chicago
on May 1, 1971:

  1. Joy To The World-Three Dog Night
  2. If-Bread
  3. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo-Lobo
  4. Never Can Say Goodbye-Jackson 5
  5. Put Your Hand In The Hand-Ocean
  6. Stay Awhile-Bells
  7. Chick-A-Boom-Daddy Dewdrop
  8. I Am... I Said-Neil Diamond
  9. Love Her Madly-Doors
  10. I Play And Sing-Dawn
  11. Power To The People-John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
  12. I Don't Blame You At All-Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  13. Sweet And Innocent-Donny Osmond
  14. She's A Lady-Tom Jones
  15. Here Comes The Sun-Richie Havens

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