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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Billboard magazine wrote that the song “What’d I Say’’ was "the strongest pop
record that the artist has done to date". Within weeks it topped out at number
one on Billboard’s R&B singles chart, number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and
it became Charles’ first gold record. It also became Atlantic Records’ best-
selling song at the time.

 

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BIGGEST SELLER ON THIS DAY IN 1956

RCA Records received 1 million advance orders for “Love Me Tender”,
making it a gold record before it was even released.

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FIRST GOLD RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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"Catch a Falling Star", written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss,was released
by Perry Como in 1957. It was his last #1  on the Billboard  “Most Played by
disc Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top 100, where it reached #2. It
was the first single to receive a gold record certification, on March 14,
1958. The record won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal
Performance, Male
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