Billboard Magazine's 1955 Poll Results

Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards led to the following ranking:

1 Star Dust Artie Shaw
2 Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller
3 Star Dust Glenn Miller
4 Tenderly Rosemary Clooney
5 In the Mood Glenn Miller
6 Sentimental Journey Les Brown
7 String of Pearls Glenn Miller
8 Begin the Beguine Artie Shaw
9 I Can't Get Started Bunny Berigan
10 On the Sunny Side of the Street Tommy Dorsey
11 Opus One Tommy Dorsey
12 Summit Ridge Drive Artie Shaw
13 Let's Dance Benny Goodman
14 Marie Tommy Dorsey
15 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Les Brown
16 Star Dust Paul Weston
17 Moonlight in Vermont Margaret Whiting
18 Dancing in the Dark Artie Shaw
19 Don't Be That Way Benny Goodman
20 Frenesi Artie Shaw
21 Nancy Frank Sinatra
22 September Song Stan Kenton
23 TD's Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey
24 White Christmas Bing Crosby
25 Star Dust Bing Crosby

Sources: Michael Leckrone, Popular Music in the United States, Second Edition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, eddie bowers publishing, inc., 1991; and Leo Walker, The Wonderful Era of the Great Dance Bands, Da Capo Press, Inc., 1990 (reprint of 1964 book with new preface).

Most of the songs on this list are in the Roseville Big Band's repertoire. The Roseville Big Band's version of Stardust is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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