Biggest Hits of the 1950s

National charts did not begin in Canada until the launch of RPM Magazine in 1964. Below, from Oh Canada What a Feeling A Musical Odyssey by Martin Melhuish are lists of popular songs in Canada through the 1950s. We have also included  big hits by Canadian artists that made the year-end charts of U.S. Billboard Magazine with their year-end positions on the chart.


Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians: Enjoy Yourself, The Third Man Theme, Dearie, Our Little Ranch House, All My Love, Harbour Lights, Tennessee Waltz.

Daddy’s Little Girl, Dick Todd

I’m Movin’ On, Hank Snow


Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians: If, Because of You


Cry, Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads (#3)

Delicado, Percy Faith (#10)

Please Mr. Sun, Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads (#30)

Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians: Crazy Heart, Blue Tango, Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart, Half as Much

Gisele MacKenzie: La Fiacre, Adios, Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes.


The Song from Moulin Rouge, Percy Faith (#1)

Norman Brooks: Hello Sunshine, You Shouldn’t Have Kissed Me the First Time, Somebody Wonderful

Seven Lonely Days, Gisele MacKenzie

‘Til I Waltz Again with You, Dick Todd


Sh-Boom, The Crew-Cuts (#4)

Hernando’s Hideaway, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians

I Don’t Hurt Anymore, Hank Snow


Moments to Remember, The Four Lads (#17)

Hard to Get, Gisele MacKenzie (#26)

My Boy Flat Top, Dorothy Collins

The Crew-Cuts: Earth Angel, Ko Ko Mo, Don’t Be Angry, Chop Chop Boom, A Story Untold, Gum Drop, Angels in the Sky

The Man in the Raincoat, Priscilla Wright


No, Not Much, The Four Lads (#20)

Standing on the Corner, The Four Lads (#29)

Seven Days, Dorothy Collins

The Crew-Cuts: Mostly Martha, Seven Days

The Diamonds: Why Do Fools Fall in Love, The Church Bells May Ring, Love Love Love, Soft Summer Breeze, Ka-Ding-Dong

The Four Lads: My Little Angel, A House with Love In It, The Bus Stop Song

Graduation Day, The Rover Boys


Little Darlin’, The Diamonds (#3)

Diana, Paul Anka (#24)

Young Love, The Crew-Cuts

The Diamonds: Words of Love, Zip Zip, Silhouettes

The Four Lads: Who Needs You, I Just Don’t Know, Put a Light in the Window


The Stroll, The Diamonds (#48)

Paul Anka: You Are My Destiny, Crazy Love, Let the Bells Keep Ringing, The Teen Commandments

The Diamonds: High Sign, Kathy-O, Walking Along

The Four Lads: There’s Only One of You, Enchanted Island, The Mocking Bird

The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues, Moe Koffman

Jack Scott: My True Love, Leroy, With Your Love, Goodbye Baby


Lonely Boy, Paul Anka (#5)

Put Your Head On My Shoulder (#12)

Paul Anka: My Heart Sings, I Miss You So, It’s Time to Cry

She Say, The Diamonds

The Way I Walk, Jack Scott

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