Song artist 194 - Johnnie Ray
This page lists the song chart entries of Johnnie Ray. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.
The song "You're My Everything" listed here as a hit in 1991 is from a different artist known by the same name. (Thanks to Maurice from Canada for pointing that out).
In addition to the above listed songs Johnnie Ray also contributed to the following entries:
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Previous Comments (newest first)
27 Oct 2013
When I was a child I remember we had a 78 record of johnny Ray titled "Thetouch of gods hand" have I remembered correctly and can I get a copy?
This site just lists hits, that was never a hit.
27 Feb 2012
Cash Box Charts
Hi,Does anyone know if the Cash Box charts will ever be back again. Site has been out for few months without any explanation.
Shure miss it.
23 Nov 2010
Hi, I noticed that some Billboard and Cash Box do not correspond with mine, which are Best Selling Charts. I Believe that in that period of time, both charts had had also DJ Charts and Juke Box charts as well as Best Selling. Some of the songs listed (No.28, 29, 30, 33 and 34). Could you tell me which ones are DJ and Juke Box for all songs on your list.
Also what do DDD, RYM and UK MIX stand for
Thanks again, Maurice
Your are correct in the early 1950s Billboard and CashBox had a variety of different, irregular charts and most modern versions have consolidated them "in some way" to get their positions.
The answers to all your questions can be found on the "Song Charts" page (there's a link on the left at the top of this page).
The CashBox data originally came from a site that no longer exists, it is now available at http://www.cashboxmagazine.com/
The Billboard chart comes from the Bullfrog data, ours is from version 20090808. On the web site just follow the "Latest SS" link.
In both those cases we have relied on the original data provider to generate the charts, so we don't know where they have used DJ, Juke Box, Best Selling or Airplay charts.
The other charts (DDD, RYM etc) can be found by following the links in the "Templates for entries" section at the bottom of the "Song Charts" page. Selecting the "DDD position of year" link for example shows that the data comes from Digital Dream Door
Each piece of text used to identify a song chart position anywhere on the site matches one of these templates, so you can use this to track every entry back to its original source. You might, for example, find the "Flanders" data interesting.
Of course in some cases we've had to fix the entries, for example when you pointed out that one chart had "Johnny Come Home" when it meant "Johnnie's Comin' Home", in general the original source won't have made the fix.
We have tried to ensure that all our entries are accurate, however it is quite possible that when making charts consistent we have introduced some errors, if you find any tell us about them and we'll fix the issue.
4 Nov 2010
Hello again, No.38 You're My Everything was by a different singer by the same name. You stand correct about UK Charts starting only in 1952 (15 Nov). I discovered later that info taken from Chart Surfer from 1950 to 1952 was actually Sheet Music Sales.
In ref to No.39 Johnnie's Comin' Home (OzNet No.5): this info was taken a while back from correspondence in Newsgroups. As for Australia' National Chart: yes it is taken from Kent Music Report (oups! forgot about this copyright thing) and as for Belgium and Germany : chart was taken while back during my research but source is unknown. Thanks, Maurice
You're right about the 1991 song, we felt that the comment at the top of the page was the best way to clarify the situation.
Thanks once again for your input.
20 Jul 2010
No.39 Johnny Come Home : correct title is: Johnnie's Comin' Home. I also have it listed in Australia's Oz Net Chart at No.5 as well as Australia's National Chart at No.6 No.7 Yes Tonight Josephine : Also have it at No.2 Australia's National Chart as well as No.6 in Belgium and No.8 in Germany.
The correct title, as you suggest, is "Johnnie's Comin' Home" that change will be made. Thanks for the correction.
The song was not in the OzNet list we retreived in 2008 (which was dated 2002). The OzNet list has obviously been moved, we can no longer find it where it was. Where was your source for this data?
We also don't know where to access the "Australia's National Chart" for the 1950s. When we search under that title on Google we are redirected to the "Kent Music Report", a listing gathered by David Kent from May 1974 to 1998.
Based on your previous suggestion we incorporated some of his annual charts already, basicly those that are easily to access. We don't have access to the complete content of his books, and even if we did we would want to be sure that using it was not breaking his copyright. So unless there are additional charts that are accessible on the web there will always be entries in his books that we can't use.
If there are some accessible versions of the Kent charts that we have overlooked we'd be happy to consider them.
With "Yes Tonight Josephine" we have a similar issue. We can only use charts we have a digital version of. The Belgian and German we have don't go back to the 1950s. If you point us at the more complete charts we can add them in.
Thank you for your continuing contribution, your input continues to be invaluable
30 Aug 2009
Help ! been trying for along time to find a recording of one of Johnnie Ray songs for my cousin title "Soliloquy of a Fool" is there a recording of this song on any of his albums, would be so grateful for any help. Regards. K.Martin
Since you are in the UK you can purchase an mp3 copy from:
That version is on the "Hysteria - Singles Collection" CD which is available from amazon.com as well as amazon.co.uk
Doing a search on http://musicbrainz.org/ shows that the track is also on the "Johnnie Ray" album "High Drama" and the "Various Artist" album "Juke Box Hits: Crooners, Volume 1".
15 May 2008
For the song "Cry" at No.1 you have "US BB 2 of 1951". On my references of Billboard I have the following stats which might be of help: "Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Records 1940-55" (taken from Billboard) has "Cry" at No.1 for 11 wks.
Also I discovered the following: No.1 of R&B for 1 wk (12 Jan 1952); No. 1 Disc Jockey Charts of No.1 Hits for 1952 (10 wks at No.1); No.2 Juke Box Charts of No.1 Hits for 1952; No.3 PMCA Top 30 for 1952 (Pop Music Charts Archive). Outside US, I have: UK No.2 found in Charts Surfer and Australia No.1 (for 5 wks).
Thanks for the input.
Both the entry in Whitburn and the "US BB" are correct. The song was number one for 11 weeks and it was the number two song of 1951 (Nat King Cole's song "Unforgettable" was listed as Billboard's number one song of 1951).
The entry on "Charts Surfer" stating that it was a number two in the UK is just wrong. The UK charts didn't start until 1952.
The Australian "Number Ones" is more interesting, these are from the "Kent Music Report" which retrospectively calculated charts for the 1940s and 1950s. We reserve some doubts about this type of process, however the methodology used has been clearly defined and the process has no obvious sources of bias so, as you can see, we have added these charts. Thanks for pointing them out.
10 Dec 2007
Song Artist 281 Johnnie Ray
No. 22 Standing On The Corner, and No. 29 Moments To Remember: Never recorded by Johnnie Ray. The Four Lads were the original artists for those two hits. (P.S. The Four Lads were original back up for Johnnie Ray in 1952 at the start of his career but did go their own way to have many big hits later on).
Those two entries have been corrected, thanks for the information