April 24, 1959

April24On this day in 1959, the final episode of the musical countdown show Your Hit Parade aired on NBC.

The show ran on Saturday nights, first on the radio for 24 years, then moving to TV for the remaining nine. The final Top Five songs were:

No. 5 – Elvis Presley : ‘I Need Your Love Tonight’

No. 4 – Brook Benton : ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’

No. 3 – Ricky Nelson : ‘Never Be Anyone Else But You’

No. 2 – Dodie Stevens : ‘Pink Shoe Laces’

No. 1 – The Fleetwoods : ‘Come Softly To Me’

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