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THE COASTERS - CHART HITS
- compiled by Claus R÷hnisch
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U. S. POP TOP 10 HITS
( Million Sellers / Golden Records )

Year
 

Title
 

  Peak
 

1957
1957
1958
1959
1959
  1959 

YOUNG BLOOD
SEARCHIN┤
YAKETY YAK
CHARLIE BROWN
ALONG CAME JONES
POISON IVY

# 8
# 3
# 1
# 2
# 9
# 7

U. S. R&B TOP 10 HITS
- on either of the following national R&B charts -
( Best Seller / Juke Box / Disc Jockey / Hot R&B )

Note: "Smokey Joe┤s Cafe" is by The Robins (featuring Carl Gardner, lead).

Year
 

Title
 

Peak
 

1955
1956
1957
1957
1958
1959
1959

SMOKEY JOE┤S CAFE
DOWN IN MEXICO
SEARCHIN┤
YOUNG BLOOD
YAKETY YAK
CHARLIE BROWN
POISON IVY

#10
# 8
# 1
# 1
# 1
# 2
# 1

Entry dates (Day/Month/Year) in Pop Charts mark Billboard┤s date for "week ending". In later chart compilations dates refer to actual issue date of the magazine (appr. ten days later). From January 13, 1962 these dates were coordinated. The revised dates are used for all R&B entries. The "Hot Pavlow" chart is Big Al Pavlow┤s list of the 200 most popular R&B records of each year, 1955-1959 ("The R&B Book"). The information on Pavlow┤s and the U.K. Pop charts are not from the Billboard. Although issued on three different singles, "D.W. Washburn" never reached any national chart. Several Coasters titles became regional hits in the U.S.  "Shoppin' For Clothes" hit the Cash Box Pop Chart #57.

Positions from U.S. Pop Charts 1955-1958 are noted for best position on any of the different national pop charts published in the Billboard. On August 4, 1958 Billboard introduced its new Hot 100 Chart and disclosed other national pop charts. Billboard's last Juke Box R&B Chart is dated June 17, 1957 (when "Searchin'" topped that chart), and the last Disc Jockey Chart was dated October 13, 1958. Starting from the week after that, October 20, 1958, Billboard only published one (combined Best Seller / Disc Jockey) Hot R&B Chart.

The best position of "
Yakety Yak" on the Top 100 Pop Chart was at at #1 for one week from July 21. It went to #2 on the Pop Best Seller and Disc Jockey charts. "Yakety Yak" reached the Billboard R&B #1 on June 23, and the Cash Box Best Selling Singles (pop)#1 on July 19 for one week. ""Charlie Brown" stayed 3 weeks on the new Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart's #2 position. "Turtle Dovin┤" was listed as flip on the Juke Box R&B Chart for one week. "One Kiss Led To Another" charted two weeks on the Disc Jockey R&B Chart. Big Al Pavlow lists "My Baby Comes To Me" as flip of "Idol With The Golden Head" and "I┤m A Hog For You" as flip hit of "Poison Ivy". "Poison Ivy" reached R&B #1 on October 5.
 
The best position of "
Searchin┤" on the Best Seller Pop Chart was at #3 (Top 100 and Pop Disc Jockey #5 and Pop Juke Box #10). It reached R&B #1 on June 10 - one week after its flip "Young Blood", and was listed for a total of 21 weeks on the Disc Jockey R&B Chart (and 18 on the Best Seller). "Young Blood" was listed for a total of 17 weeks on the R&B Charts. The Juke Box R&B Chart listed "Young Blood" and "Searchin┤" until the chart terminated. The Best Seller R&B Chart listed the two titles together, but changed flips after one week at #1 with "Searchin┤" as new A-side. Total #1 weeks for this two-sider: 13 on the R&B Best Seller Chart. "Young Blood" reached Pop #8 on Top 100 (#10 on Disc Jockey, #12 on Juke Box and #14 on Best Seller). Pavlow lists "Searchin┤"/"Young Blood" as one hit record (which it was, since it was one and the same record, probably the most famous double-sided hit record of R&B and listed in Pavlow┤s "The R&B Book" as the #1 Record of R&B).

General notes:
JB = U.S. national Juke Box R&B chart; DJ = U.S. national Disc Jockey R&B chart.
Mark (e.g. 2W) after Peak Pos. indicates numbers of weeks listed as a #1 Hit.
Chart information from the Billboard (ctsy Joel Whitburn).
# Peak Position and (Number of Weeks on actual Chart) followed by Entry date.

 

   Title (and record)

U.S. Pop Charts     

  

         R&B
         Best Seller Chart

    R&B Juke Box Chart
    R&B Disc Jockey Chart

Hot
Pavlow

U.K.
Pop Chart

    The Robins 
Smokey Joe┤s Cafe

   (Atco 6059)


# 79 (1) 23/11/55   

   
         # 13 (2) 3/12/55 
   
    JB # 10 


#62 

 

     The Coasters

Down In Mexico
   (Atco 6064)
 

     

         # 9  (6)  31/3/56     JB # 8,  DJ #

#55

 
One Kiss Led To Another
   (Atco 6073)
 

   # 73 (1) 12/9/56   

       DJ # 11  8/9/56

#80

  
Young Blood
   (Atco 6087)
 

# 8 (24)  1/5/57   
 

         # 1 (1W)  (17)   6/5/57
 
    DJ # 2, JB # 2
 
   
Searchin┤
   (Atco 6087)  
 

# 3 (26)  8/5/57   

         # 1 (12W) (21)  13/5/57      
    DJ # 1 (7W), JB # 1 (2W)


#1 


UK #30

Idol With The Golden Head
   (Atco 6098)
 

# 64 (6) 12/10/57   
 

  

#81
 

 
Gee, Golly
   (Atco 6111)
 

<200

Yakety Yak 
   (Atco 6116)
 

# 1 (16)  24/5/58   

 

         # 1 (7W) (14) 9/6/58   
 
 
    DJ # 1 (6W)
 

#1
 

UK #12
 

 
  Title  (and record)
 

  U.S.  Hot 100 Chart

Hot R&B Chart

Hot
Pavlow

U.K
Pop Chart

    
The Shadow Knows  (Atco 6162)           <200  
Charlie Brown  (Atco 6132)   # 2 (15)  8/2/59 # 2 (12)   16/2/59

#19

UK #6

Along Came Jones  (Atco 6141)      # 9 (12)   24/5/59 # 14 (6)   15/6/59

#54

 
Poison Ivy  (Atco 6146)      # 7 (16)  30/8/59 # 1 (4W) (16)   31/8/59

#7

UK #15

I┤m Hog For You  (Atco 6146)       # 38 (8)  13/9/59
What About Us  (Atco 6153)     # 47 (10)  13/12/59 # 17 (6)   18/1/60
Run Red Run  (Atco 6153)      # 36 (8)  27/12/59 # 29 (1)   21/12/59
Besame Mucho (Atco 6163)       # 70 (3)  8/5/60
Wake Me, Shake Me   (Atco 6168)      # 51 (9)  26/6/60 # 14 (8) 27/6/60
Shoppin┤ For Clothes (Atco 6178)         # 83 (4)  9/10/60
Wait A Minute  (Atco 6186)         # 37 (8)  5/2/61
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)  (Atco 6192)         # 23 (12)  30/4/61 # 16 (4)   12/6/61
Girls Girls Girls   (Atco 6204)            # 96 (2)  20/8/61
T┤Ain┤t Nothin┤ To Me  (Atco 6287)              # 64 (6)  28/3/64 # 20 (10) 7/3 64 (Cash Box)
Love Potion Number Nine  (King 6385)          # 76 (6)  11/12/71
Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass  (UK Atlantic A4519CD)          August 1994

UK #41


THE COASTERS - THE HITS

CHART HITS

Peak Positions

Entry

Date

Track Title

US Pop Charts

UK Chart

US  R&B Charts

12/55

Smokey Joe’s CafÚ (The Robins)

# 79

-

# 10

3/56

Down In Mexico    b/w  Turtle Dovin'

-

-

# 8

9/56

One Kiss Led To Another

# 73

-

# 11

5/57

Searchin'          c/w

# 3

# 30

# 1

5/57

Young Blood

# 8

 

# 1

10/57

Idol With The Golden Head

# 64

-

-

5/58

Yakety Yak

# 1

# 12

# 1

2/59

Charlie Brown

# 2

# 6

# 2

5/59

Along Came Jones

# 9

-

# 14

8/59

Poison Ivy        c/w

# 7

# 15

# 1

8/59

I'm A Hog For You

# 38

-

-

12/59

Run Red Run    c/w

# 36

-

# 29

12/59

What About Us

# 47

-

# 17

5/60

Besame Mucho

# 70

-

-

6/60

Wake Me, Shake Me

# 51

-

# 14

10/60

Shoppin' For Clothes

# 83

-

-

2/61

Wait A Minute

# 37

-

-

4/61

Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)

# 23

-

# 16

8/61

Girls Girls Girls

# 96

-

-

3/64

T'ain't Nothin' To Me

# 64

-

# 20

12/71

Love Potion Number Nine

# 76

-

-

8/94

Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass

-

# 41

-

The Coasters - Chart Hits
compiled by Claus R÷hnisch,
June 30, 2007


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