Top Ten Tuesday: WROW (590 AM, Albany, NY), 1/24/1959

WROW is kind of an interesting case. They’ve been on the air for 74 years and haven’t changed positions on the dial in all that time. They do, however, simulcast on WROW-FM at 100.5 as "Magic 590 AM and 100.5 FM." They broadcast a Soft Oldies format with the occasional Adult Standard. And, for those of you who are into this sort of thing (like I am), they are the Primary Entry Point for Northeastern New York for the Emergency Alert System. Here’s their Top Ten for January 24, 1959.

NOTE: Since I just end up copying the information on the songs from Wikipedia, and I’ve done nearly all these songs, I’ll just list them.

  1. Connie Francis, “My Happiness”
  2. The Teddy Bears, “I Dont Need You Anymore”
  3. The Flamingos, “Lovers Never Say Goodbye”
  4. The Bell Notes, “I’ve Had It”
  5. The Kalin Twins, “It’s Only The Beginning”
  6. Linda Laurie, “Ambrose (Part 5)”
  7. Ritchie Valens, “Donna”
  8. Mitch Miller, “The Children’s Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack)”
  9. The Crests, “Sixteen Candles”
  10. Bill Parsons, “All-American Boy”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for January 25, 2022.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WROW (590 AM, Albany, NY), 1/24/1959

  1. These were fun to listen to but that Ambrose song takes the cake! Hahahaa, It’s like Alvin and the Chipmunks…strange song that makes it. Funny, I had an Uncle Ambrose and wonder if he got a kick out the song.

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    1. I was familiar with some of them, mostly because I had used them in previous surveys, but there were a couple I had never heard before. That was a funny time in music: you had rock & roll, but you still had the doo-wop, and the solo singers (such as the lovely Connie Francis) were starting to take center stage.

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        1. I remember the lyrics, but not the bouncing ball. There’s an episode on YouTube, I’ll have to watch it and see if there’s a ball there. I know that Max Fleischer had a bouncing ball in some of his cartoons…

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