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Song title 251 - Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)

Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) Region Profile

This page lists the chart runs for songs called "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Crew-Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1954, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1954, DZE 1 of 1954, Flanders 3 - Dec 1954 (3 months), US invalid BB 3 of 1954, Peel list 3 of 1954, POP 3 of 1954, US BB 4 of 1954, UK 12 - Oct 1954 (9 weeks), Brazil 13 of 1954, UK 40s Sheet Music 16 - Sep 1954 (12 weeks), France (50s) 20 of 1954, Italy 95 of 1955, RYM 22 of 1954
2 Chords Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (24 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1954), DDD 4 of 1954, US Billboard 5 - Jul 1954 (16 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1954 (11 weeks), nuTsie 33 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 215, Acclaimed 601 (1954), RYM 25 of 1954
3 Stan Freberg Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US Billboard 14 - Oct 1954 (1 week), UK 15 - Nov 1954 (2 weeks)
4 Four Bells Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 Flanders 3 - Dec 1954 (3 months)
5 Billy Williams Quartet Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US Billboard 21 - Aug 1954 (3 weeks)
6 The Darts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1980 UK 48 - Nov 1980 (7 weeks)

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23 Feb 2018

Race Music

Sadly, this wonderful original song by the Chords, an African-American vocalgroup from the Bronx, was covered by the Canadian vocal group the Crewcuts which buried the original in the charts. The latter-day Crewcuts, to their credit, have recognized this injustice and the Chords themselves have had a street in the Bronx named in their honor. "Sh-Boom" is recognized as a candidate for the very first Rock and Roll song