Perry Como Greatest Hits

 
Wonderful Color Photo of a Young Perry Como

Wonderful Color Photo of a Young Perry Como

Perry Como Overview

The Perry Como Greatest Hits is a review of Perry Como’s career in the music business and how he became a very popular figure in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. He was born Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como on May 18, 1912, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and he died in his sleep on May 12, 2001, six days before his 89th birthday. His nickname was “Mr. C”. While Perry was growing up he started working in a Barbara shop at the age of 10, and earning 50 cents a week. By the age of 13 he graduated into have his own chair. Despite have musical ability, his primary ambition was to become the best barber in Canonsburg. He mastered the skills by the age of 14, and could have his own shop.

Early Music Life

In 1929, at the age of seventeen, he met Roselle Belline at a picnic. At this picnic he sang a song “More Than You Know” and kept his eyes entirely on her during his performance. They married on July 31, 1933. In the thirties he began to sing full time with various musical groups. He was with the Carlone band for three years earning $28 a week.  He then went with the Weems Orchestra and got a raise to $50 a week. In 1936, Como started recording for Decca records and none of his songs became a hit. He stayed with the Weems Orchestra until 1942, earning $250 a week.

In 1943, he decided to go on his own and signed a contract with RCA Victor. Three days later he cut his first record for RCA titled “Goodbye Sue” which peaked at #18 on the Pop charts. During this time he was appearing on radio shows on CBS. In 1945, Perry recorded “Till The End Of Time” which was his first #1 hit on the Pop charts. It stayed at number 1 for ten weeks. Perry continued to release singles between the years prior to the Rock N’ Roll era by compiling 11 #1’s and a total of 100 singles were charted between 1932-1954.

Rock N Roll Era

45 RPM Record of Perry Como's Round And Round #1 Single

45 RPM Record of Perry Como’s Round And Round #1 Single

When the Rock N’ Roll era came in the middle 50’s, he recorded “Ko Ko Mo” in 1955, which went on to peak at the #2 position on Billboard’s Top 100 Pop chart. In 1956, he recorded “Hot Diggity” which went on to be his 12th #1 and his first #1 in the Rock N’ Roll era. It was number 1 for one week. His second #1 song was “Round And Round” which was #1 in 1957, for one week. Then, in 1958, he recorded “Catch A Falling Star” which was the first official single to be certified Gold by MIAA. It was #1 for one week, his 14th and last #1 on the Hot 100 Pop chart. In 1970, Perry Como recorded his last top 10 hit “It’s Impossible” peaking at #10 on the Hot 100 chart, but #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. His last single to chart on the top 100 chart was “Christmas Dream” #92, in 1974.

Perry Como’s voice is widely known for its good-natured vocal acrobatics as portrayed in his highly popular novelty song such as “Hot Diggity”, in 1956.

Perry Como’s Listing of All #1 and Top Ten Songs

The Very best of Perry Come Album Cover

The Very best of Perry Come Album Cover

Below you will find a comprehensive listing of all Perry Como’s number one and top ten singles the Pop (Pop) and Adult Contemporary (A/C) charts in chronological order. The songs will be listed by title, peak date, peak weeks at #1, #2 and #3 in () and number one singles in bold.

Pop Chart/Hot 100

  1. Long Ago (And Far Away) – April 29, 1944 #8
  2. I Dream Of You – January 27, 1945 #10
  3. I’m Gonna Love That Gal – July 21, 1945 #4
  4. If I Loved You – July 28, 1945 #3 (1)
  5. Till The End Of Time – September 15, 1945 #1 (10)
  6. (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling In The Moonlight – August 25, 1945 #9
  7. Dig You Later – December 8, 1945 #3 (1)
  8. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows – February 9, 1946 #5
  9. You Won’t Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) – February 9, 1946 #5
  10. Prisoner Of Love – May 4, 1946 #1 (3)
  11. All Through The Day – May 11, 1946 #8
  12. They Say It’s Wonderful – June 1, 1946 #4
  13. Surrender – August 3, 1946 #1 (1)
  14. Sonata – December 28, 1946 #9
  15. Winter Wonderland – December 28, 1946 #10
  16. Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba – June 28, 1947 #1 (3)
  17. When You Were Sweet Sixteen – July 12, 1947 #2 (1)
  18. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now – August 2, 1947 #2 (5)
  19. Because – March 13, 1948 #4
  20. Far Away Places – January 8, 1949 #4
  21. Forever And Ever – March 19, 1949 #2 (1)
  22. “A”- You’re Adorable – May 7, 1949 #1 (2)
  23. Some Enchanted Evening – July 30, 1949 #1 (5)
  24. Bali Ha’i – April 30, 1949 #5
  25. A Dreamer’s Holiday – October 8, 1949 #3 (1)
  26. Hoop-Dee-Doo – June 3, 1950 #1 (2)
  27. Patricia – September 30, 1950 #7
  28. A Bushel And A Peck w/Betty Hutton – October 21, 1950 #3 (1)
  29. Your Just In Love w/Fontane Sisters – December 9, 1950 #5
  30. If – March 3, 1951 #1 (8)
  31. Maybe – June 14, 1952 #3 (1)
  32. Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes – January 10, 1953 #1 (5)
  33. Wild Horses – February 14, 1953 #6
  34. Say You’re Mine Again – April 25, 1953 #3 (1)
  35. No Other Love – August 15, 1953 #1 (4)
  36. You Alone – October 31, 1953 #9
  37. Wanted – April 10, 1954 #1 (8)
  38. Papa Loves Mambo – October 2, 1954 #4
  39. Home For The Holidays – December 18, 1954 #8
  40. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) – February 5, 1955 #2 (3)
  41. Tina Marie – August 13, 1955 #5
  42. Juke Box Baby – March 10, 1956 #10
  43. Hot Diggty – May 5, 1956 #1 (1)
  44. Glendora – June 9, 1956 #8
  45. More – June 16, 1956 #4
  46. Round And Round – April 6, 1957 #1 (2)
  47. Catch A Falling Star – March 24, 1958 #1 (1)
  48. Magic Moments – January 20, 1958 #4
  49. Kewpie Doll – April 14, 1958 #6
  50. It’s Impossible – November 14, 1970 #10

Adult Contemporary Chart

  1. Caternia – March 31, 1962 #6
  2. Dream On Little Dreamer – April 10, 1965 #3 (1)
  3. Stop And Think It Over – June 24, 1967 #1 (1)
  4. You Made It That Way – November 18, 1967 #2 (2)
  5. The Father Of Girls – February 24, 1968 #10
  6. Seattle – March 15, 1969 #2 (1)
  7. It’s Impossible – December 5, 1970 #1 (4)
  8. I Think Of You – March 13, 1971 #5
  9. And I Love You So – May 26, 1973 #1 (1)
  10. I Don’t Know What He told you – May 11, 1974 #8
  11. Weave Me The Sunshine – May 18, 1974 #5

All told, Perry Como had 14 #1’s, 50 top 10, 96 top 20, and 131 top 40 hits. Perry had 7 top ten albums. He is ranked as the #3 artist from 1950-1959 and the #42 artist of all-time from 1955-2010, on the Pop and Hot 100 charts.

On the Adult Contemporary chart, Perry Come had 3 #1’s, 11 top 10 18 top 20 and 23 top 40 hits. He is ranked as the #55 artist of all-time from 1961-2001.

All told, Perry Como’s #1’s topped the charts for 55 weeks on the Pop chart and 6 weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. Perry was given one Grammy and the “Lifetime Achievement” award in 2002.

Till The End of Time1943 #1 (10 Weeks)

Round And Round – 1958 #1 (2 Weeks)

Shop Perry Como Greatest Hits

Below is an album that contains all seventeen of Perry Como’s number 1 hits, plus four others that all made the top 10 and the name of this album is the Very Best of Perry ComoVery Best of Perry Como. Included below is Perry Como’s all-time #1 song prior to the Rock Era and his best #1 song in the Rock Era below.

Now, you can shop for individual Perry Como Greatest Hits by clicking on the link. You will be taken to the Amazon Try Prime Digital Music page where you can download individual Perry Como songs for a small fee.

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