Top Ten Tuesday: WORL (950 AM, Boston MA), 4/14/56

WORL in Boston is now WROL, a religious broadcaster, "The Spirit of Boston," simulcasting on 100.3 FM. They were a Top 40 station from 1950 to 1966. Here’s their Top Ten from April 14, 1956, when I was less than a month old…

10 – The Diamonds, “The Church Bells May Ring”

9 – Bing Crosby & The Buddy Cole Trio, “In A Little Spanish Town”

8 – Joni James, “I Woke Up Crying”

7 – Dick Jacobs & His Orchestra, “Man With The Golden Arm Theme”

6 – Perry Como, “Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)”

5 – Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra, “I Don’t Want Nobody”

4 – Lonnie Donegan, “Rock Island Line”

3 – The Four Esquires, “Look Homeward Angel”

2 – The Four Voices, “Lovely One”

1 – Carl Perkins, “Blue Suede Shoes”

If you’d like a playlist, you can find it here. That’s Top Ten Tuesday for April 18, 2023.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WORL (950 AM, Boston MA), 4/14/56

  1. Oddly enough, the only ones I know are “Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)” – “Rock Island Line” and “Blue Suede Shoes” – I attribute that to my parents playing them.


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