Category Archive: 1959

DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE IT’S FLAVOUR (song)

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?) 1959 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Released late-January 1959 (United Kingdom); 21 July 1961 (United States) Format 7″ (45RPM and 78RPM) Recorded New Theatre Oxford, 13 December 1958 Genre Skiffle, novelty song Length 2:29 Label Pye Nixa (UK) Dot (US) Writer(s) Marty Bloom/Ernest Breuer/Billy …

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A TEENAGER IN LOVE (song)

A Teenager in Love 1959 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Released March 30, 1959 Genre Doo wop Length 2:40 Label Laurie Writer(s) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman “A Teenager in Love” is a song written by Doc Pomus and partner Mort Shuman and was originally sung and released by Dion and the Belmonts in March 1959. …

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DESAFINADO (song)

Desafinado (song) 1959 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Desafinado”, a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as “Out of Tune”, or as “Off Key”), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by Newton Mendonça. The English language lyrics were written by Jon Hendricks and “Jessie …

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HIGH HOPES (song)

High Hopes (Frank Sinatra song) Released 1959 (single); 1961 (album version) Genre Show tune Writer(s) Sammy Cahn Composer(s) Jimmy Van Heusen “High Hopes” is a popular song first popularized by Frank Sinatra, with music written by James Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced by Sinatra and child actor Eddie Hodges in …

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NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU

Never Be Anyone Else But You Released February 9, 1959 Genre Rock and roll Length 2:15 Label Imperial Writer(s) Baker Knight “Never Be Anyone Else But You” is a song written by Baker Knight and performed by Ricky Nelson. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #14 in the UK in 1959. …

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PETER GUNN (song)

Peter Gunn (song) “Peter Gunn” is the theme music composed by Henry Mancini for the television show of the same name. The song was the opening track on the original soundtrack album, The Music from Peter Gunn, released in 1959 as RCA Victor LPM/LSP-1956. Mancini won an Emmy Award and two Grammys for Album of …

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THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (Album)

The Buddy Holly Story (album) Released February 28, 1959 Recorded February 25, 1957 – May 27, 1958 at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico September 27–28, 1957 at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City January 25, 1958 – October 21, 1958 in New York City Genre Rock and roll Label Coral Producer Norman …

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IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: BUDDY HOLLY Song Author: Paul Anka Year Recorded: 1958 SONG PROFILE It Doesn’t Matter Anymore Single by Buddy Holly Released 1959 Format vinyl, 7″ Recorded 1958 Single by Buddy Holly A-side “Raining in My Heart” Released 1959 Format vinyl, 7″ Recorded 1958 Genre Pop, rock & roll Length 2:01 …

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BEYOND THE SEA

Beyond the Sea (song) “Beyond the Sea” is a 1946 contemporary pop romantic love song by Jack Lawrence, with music taken from the song “La Mer” by Charles Trenet. Trenet had composed “La Mer” (which means “the Sea”) with French lyrics completely different and unrelated to the English-language version that Lawrence later wrote. Trenet’s French …

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PERSONALITY (Lloyd Price song)

Personality (Lloyd Price song) Released April 1959 Genre R&B/pop Length 2:35 Label ABC-Paramount Writer(s) Harold Logan, Lloyd Price “Personality” is a 1959 R&B/pop hit with music and lyrics by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price. It was released as a single by Price. The single reached #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and …

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