Your Hit Parade‘s first radio broadcast was in 1935.  It continued on TV from 1950 to 1959.

The show’s sponsor was the  American Tobacco Company Lucky Strike Cigarette.

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If you remember those days, how many of these song titles evoke a familiar, emotional feeling?


Would I love you -Doris Day

Because of you – Tony Bennett

Cry – Johnny Ray 

Come on in my house – Rosemary Clooney

How high the moon – Les Paul and Mary Ford

Why did I tell you I was going to Shanghai – Doris Day

Too young – Nat King Cole

If – Perry Como

The lullaby of Broadway – Doris Day

Mockingbird hill – Les Paul and Mary Ford

The little white cloud that cried -Johnny Ray

Be my love – Mario Lanza

Jezebel – Frankie Laine

It’s no sin – Eddie Howard

Cold, cold heart – Tony Bennett

Sweet violets – Dinah Shore

Ask me / lonesome and sorry – Doris Day

Tennessee waltz – Patti Page

On top of old smoky – The Weavers

My heart cries for you – Guy Mitchell

Domino – Dinah Shore

So long it’s been good to know ya – The Weavers

Detour – Patti Paige

Down yonder – Del Wood

My life’s desire – Doris Day

This is my song – Patti Paige

Tell me why – The Four Aces

The syncopated clock – LeRoy Anderson orchestra

Mister and Mississippi – Patti Paige

We kiss in a shadow – Doris Day and Frank Sinatra

Rose, Rose I love you – Frankie Laine

Flamingo – Earl Bostic orchestra

The loveliest night of the year – Mario Lanza

In the cool, cool, cool of the evening – Bing Crosby

Kisses sweeter than wine -The Weavers

The glory of love – The five Keys

Hello young lovers – Perry Como