A-Z Billboard Singles – Letter D

Gary: I have decided to go through one book from A to Z and write about all of the songs and artists that only made the Billboard Top 40 “once”. The authority will be Joel Whitburn’s Top 40 Hits 1955 to 2000, 7th Edition.

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Now being as old as I am you know I will not go much further than the 70’s, Sorry.

Some of the Billboard listings just did not fit in our blog and if they were your favourites, sorry I just could not list every one as there are 26 letters in the alphabet and I’m not getting any younger and I have just started.
So this will be easy because we will focus on the letter
D
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Daddy Dewdrop / Richard Monda/Cleveland /
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Chick-A-Boom /#9 BB /April/71 /  /
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Danleers, The / Brooklyn NY /
azD-Dandeers
June/58 /#7 BB / (Great Song) One Summer Night /

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Dante and the Evergreens / L.A. /
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# 15BB / June/60 / Ally-Oop /
This was the biggest version on the East Coast, by the Hollywood Argyles went #1
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Dartells/The / Oxnard California /
azD-dartells
#11 BB / Apr/63 / Hot Pastrami /
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David and Jonathan / Bristol England /George Martin Orch / Beatles recorded in 1965 /
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# 18BB /  Jan/66 / Michelle /
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Day/Bobby / Ft. Worth TX. / died 1990 / formed the Hollywood Flames/wrote Little Bitty Pretty One /
azD-BobbyDay
#2BB /Aug/58 / Rockin’ Robin /
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Dees/ Rick and his cast of Idiots / Memphis Disk Jockey /
azD-DeesRick
# 1BB / Sept/76 / Disco Duck /
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DeJohn Sisters / Chester P.A. /
azD-DeJohn
#6 BB /  Dec/54 / No More /

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Dekker/ Desmond & the Aces / Kingston Jamaica /
Photo of Desmond DEKKER
# 9BB / June/69 / Israelites/
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Dimensions/The / Bronx N.Y. /
azD-Dimensions
# 16BB / Aug/60 / Over The Rainbow /  
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Derringer/Rick / Celina Ohio /
azD-Derringer
# 23BB / Mar/74 / Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo/
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DeSario/Teri / Miami /
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#2 BB / Dec/79 / Yes I’m Ready /  with KC  
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Devotions/The / Astoria NY /
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# 36 BB / Apr/64 / Rip Van Winkle /
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Diddley/Bo / Ellas McDaniel / McComb Mississippi / truly a pioneer, but his early recording were only listed on the R&B Chart, this is the “Only” Top 40 on BB, sad /
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# 20BB / Oct/59 / Say Man /   Bo left us in 2008
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Dinning/Mark / Drury Oklahoma / died 1986 /
azD-Dinning
# 1 BB / Jan/60 / Teen Angel /
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Dr. John / New Orleans /
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#9 BB / May/73 / Right Place Wrong Time /  with Eric Clapton
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Don & Juan / New York City /
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#7 BB / Feb/62 / What’s Your Name /
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Dore/Charlie / London /
azD-DoreCharlie
# 13 BB / Mar/80 / (Love this Song) Pilot of the Airwaves /
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Douglas/Carl / Jamaica raised in California /
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# 1 BB / Nov/74 / Kung Fu Fighting /
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Dreamlovers/The /Philadelphia / Back up group most of Chubby Checkers hits /
azD-Dreamlovers
#10 BB / Aug/61 / When we get Married /
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Duals/The / Los Angeles / duo instrumentalist /
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# 25 BB / Oct/61 / Stick Shift
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Dubs/The / Harlem, NY /
azD-the_dubs
# 23BB / Nov/57 / (Great Song) Could this be magic /
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Dundas/David /Oxford England/
David DUNDAS
# 17 BB / Dec/76 / Jeans On /
–o–
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4 responses to “A-Z Billboard Singles – Letter D

  1. Hey Gary, more great stuff. I listened to it and visions of about 20 dance halls that I played in as a young guy flashed across my mind. Nearly shed a nostalgic tear.
    Earl

  2. Israelites with Desmond Dekker and Kung Fu Fighting with Carl Douglas was bug around my neck of the woods too 🙂

  3. Well, they were big and not bug actually 😉

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