Wednesday, 22 July 2009


Given the age of this rundown, I've been struggling with getting a top 5 together. There's also some conflict as to what the best selling song was of that year - the charts in those years not being as clear and regularised as they are today.

I'm going for Slim Whitman being the top seller, because until 1991, his solitary appearance in the charts held the record for the longest time at number 1 - 11 weeks with the song from the musical of the same name.

There's a definite country-bent though - and it's incredible to think that Bill Haley (the one everyone will recognise) was only at number 5.

Anyway, I'm afraid because of the problems with finding the tracks there's no embedded playlist today, but click here to have a listen!

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