Music We Grew By


Music marks our place in time.  How often a song will bring back a memory of an unforgettable person, place or moment. As we went from firstgraders to seniors,  the following is a selection of the top tunes that played on the radio and our phonographs (what's that?) each  year.  How many do you recall?  If you see a song that makes you say "oh, I remember...,"  add it the list on the registration form so we can have it played at the reunion.  Even if no song strikes a chord, at least enjoy this bit of nostalgia.        


1. Blue Tango, Leroy Anderson

2. Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr, Kay Starr

3. Cry, Johnnie Ray

4. Wish You Were Here, Eddie Fisher & Hugo Winterhalter

5. Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Johnnie Ray

6.. You Belong to Me, Jo Stafford

7. A Guy Is a Guy, Doris Day

8. The Little White Cloud That Cried, Johnnie Ray

9. High Noon, Frankie Laine

10.I'll Walk Alone, Don Cornell


1. Where Is Your Heart , Percy Faith
2. Vaya Con Dios, Les Paul and Mary Ford
3. (How Much Is That) Doggie In the Window?, Patti Page
4. Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes, Perry Como
5. I Believe, Frankie Laine
6. Ebb Tide, Frank Chacksfield
7. Pretend, Nat King Cole
8. Rags To Riches, Tony Bennett
9. Dragnet, Ray Anthony
10. Crying In The Chapel, June Valli


1. Hey There, Rosemary Clooney
2  Sh Boom, Crew Cuts
3. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O mein papa), Eddie Fisher
4. Three Coins in the Fountain, The Four Aces
5. Secret Love, Doris Day
6. Hernando's Hideaway, Archie Bleyer
7. Young At Heart, Frank Sinatra
8. That's Amore, Dean Martin
9. Shake Rattle And Roll, Bill Haley & His Comets
10. Stranger In Paradise, Four Aces


1. Rock Around the Clock, Bill Haley & His Comets
2. The Yellow Rose Of Texas, Mitch Miller
3. Autumn Leaves, Roger Williams
3. Unchained Melody, Les Baxter
4. The Ballad of Davy Crockett, Bill Hayes
5. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, The Four Aces
6. Ain't That a Shame, Pat Boone
7. Dance With Me Henry, Georgia Gibbs
8. Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford
9. Moments To Remember, The Four Lads
10. Mr Sandman, The Chordettes


1. Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley
2. Don't Be Cruel, Elvis Presley
3. My Prayer, The Platters
4. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Doris Day
5. Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
6. Memories Are Made of This, Dean Martin
7. The Great Pretender, The Platters
8. All Shook Up, Elvis Presley
9. Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins
10. Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino1957


1. Love Letters In Sand, Pat Boone
2. Little Darlin', The Diamonds
3. Bye Bye Love, The Everly Brothers
4. Tammy, Debbie Reynolds
5. Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley
6. A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation), Marty Robbins
7. Diana, Paul Anka
8. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Chances Are, Johnny Mathis
10. Old Cape Cod, Patti Page


1. Volare, Domenico Modugno
2. All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette , Everly Brothers
3. Catch a Falling Star / Magic Moments, Perry Como
4. It's All In The Game, Tommy Edwards
5. It's Only Make Believe, Conway Twitty
6. Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley
7. Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
8. Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
9. April Love, Pat Boone
10. Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly


1. The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton
2. Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
3. Venus, Frankie Avalon
5. Lonely Boy, Paul Anka
6. Dream Lover, Bobby Darin
7. Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Paul Anka
8. Donna, Ritchie Valens
9. 16 Candles , The Crests
10. Waterloo, Stonewall Jackson


1. Theme from a Summer Place, Percy Faith
2. He'll Have to Go, Jim Reeves
3. Cathy's Clown, Everly Brothers
4. Teen Angel, Mark Dinning
5. The Twist, Chubby Checker
6. Greenfields, The Brothers Four
7. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Brian Hyland
8. Only the Lonely, Roy Orbison
9. Save the Last Dance for Me, The Drifters
10. Georgia On My Mind, Ray Charles


1. I Fall to Pieces, Patsy Cline
2. Michael, The Highwaymen
3. Crying, Roy Orbison
4. Runaway - Runaway, Del Shannon
5. Where the Boys Are, Connie Francis
6. Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles
7.  Calendar Girl, Neil Sedaka
8. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
9. Let's Twist Again, Chubby Checker
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Elvis Presley


1. Stranger On the Shore, Mr. Acker Bilk
2. Johnny Angel, Shelley Fabares
3. The Loco-Motion, Little Eva
4. Soldier Boy, The Shirelles
5. Midnight In Moscow, Kenny Ball
6. The Wah Watusi, The Orlons
7. Peppermint Twist, Joey Dee and The Starlighters
8. Twist and Shout, The Isley Brothers
9. Where Have All The Flowers Gone, The Kingston Trio
10. If I Had a Hammer, Peter, Paul & Mary


1. Sugar Shack, Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
2. Surfin' U.S.A., The Beach Boys
3. He's So Fine, The Chiffons
4. Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton
5. Hey Paula, Paul and Paula
6. Puff, the Magic Dragon, Peter, Paul and Mary
7. Blowin' In the Wind, Peter, Paul and Mary
8. Walk Like a Man, Four Seasons
9. It's My Party, Lesley Gore
10. Up On the Roof, The Drifters


1. I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
2. She Loves You, The Beatles
3. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
4. People, Barbra Streisand
5. A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles
6. Dancing In The Street, Martha and The Vandellas
7. Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters
8. Glad All Over, The Dave Clark Five
9. Dawn (Go Away), The Four Seasons
10. Baby Love, The Supremes
11. House of the Rising Sun, The Animals
12. G.T.O., Ronny and The Daytonas
13. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss), Betty Everett
14. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Gerry and The Pacemakers
15. The Girl from Ipanema, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
16. See the Funny Little Clown, Bobby Goldsboro
17. Leader of the Pack, The Shangri-Las
18. It's Over, Roy Orbison
19. Walk Don't Run, The Ventures
20. Louie Louie, The Kingsmen