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TIMELINE

1954...

  • April 12: Bill Haley recorded "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock."
  • Bill Haley & His Comets - "Razzle-Dazzle / Two Hound Dogs" (Single)July 9: Bill Haley & His Comets topped the Billboard Best Sellers In Stores chart for 8 weeks with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock."
  • July 16: Bill Haley & His Comets topped the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart for 6 weeks with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock."
  • July 23: Bill Haley & His Comets hit the Billboard Top 40 with "Razzle-Dazzle / Two Hound Dogs."
    Billboard chart run: 15 - 21 - 24 - 17 - off
    Year-End Chart Position: # 111
  • July 30: Bill Haley & His Comets topped the Billboard Most Played In Jukeboxes chart for 7 weeks with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock."

1956...

  • Bill Haley & His Comets - "See You Later, Alligator" (Single)January 28: Bill Haley & His Comets hit the Billboard Top 40 with "See You Later, Alligator."
    Billboard chart run: 20 - 13 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 12 - 17 - 25 - 35 - 37 - off
  • July 9: Bill Haley & His Comets were not allowed to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey due to an ordnance reading "Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delingquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city's beaches."

1958...

  • Bill Haley & His Comets - "Skinny Minnie" (Single)April 21: Bill Haley & His Comets hit the Billboard Top 40 with "Skinny Minnie."
    Billboard chart run: 39 - off - 26 - 22 - 31 - 37 - off

1974...


Top Pop Singles:

  1. "We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" 1(10) / 26 (1955 and 1974)
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets - "Birth Of Boogie" (Single)"See You Later, Alligator" 6 / 15 (1956)
  3. "Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)" 11 / 15 (1955)
  4. "Burn That Candle" 20 / 13 (1955)
  5. "Mambo Rock" 18 / 8 (1955)
  6. "R-O-C-K" 29 / 5 (1956)
  7. "Rip It Up" 30 / 4 (1956)
  8. Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rudy's Rock" (Single)"Razzle-Dazzle / Two Hound Dogs" 15 / 4 (1955)
  9. "Skinny Minnie" 22 / 5 (1958)
  10. "Rudy's Rock" 34 / 3 (1956)
  11. "Birth Of The Boogie" 26 2 (1955)

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  • "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (1954)
  • "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie" (1955)
  • "The Saints Rock 'N Roll" (1956)
  • "Teenager's Mother (Are You Right" (1956)
  • "Rockin' Through The Rye" (1956)
  • "Hot Dog Buddy Buddy" (1956)
  • "Forty Cups Of Coffee" (1957)
  • "(You Hit The Wrong Note) Billy Goat" (1957)
  • "Lean Jean" (1958)

Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's ARC Weekly Top 40 chart run, LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP's info (often including track listings and track samples), and single cover art takes you to Amazon.com for that CD single (if available). Songs charting prior to 1980 have information from Billboard magazine.
 


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