Medleys

In 1981, the charts were swimming with medley songs like Stars on 45 as well as individual artist medleys including The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Hollies, but it wasn’t a new craze. The first medley was in the very first chart back in 1952 and was by Max Bygraves. It was called Cowpunchers Cantata and comprised of Cry Of The Wild / Goose Bumps / Riders In The Sky / Mule Train & Jezebel.

The have been 195 charting medleys consisting of two or more songs and 30 have made the top five. Here’s the list of top five medleys.

Artist Titles Position Year
Winifred Atwell And Her Other Piano Let’s Have Another Party 1 1954
Boney M Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord 1 1978
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers Swing the Mood 1 1989
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers That’s What I Like 1 1989
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers Let’s Party 1 1989
Peter Kay Animated All Stars The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 1 2009
Winifred Atwell And Her Other Piano Let’s Have A Party 2 1953
Various Artists All Star Hit Parade 2 1956
Star Sound Stars On 45 2 1981
Star Sound Stars On 45 Volume 2 2 1981
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked on Classics 2 1981
Various Artists The Brits 1990 (Dance Medley) 2 1990
Status Quo The Anniversary Waltz – Part One 2 1990
Winifred Atwell And Her Other Piano Let’s Have A Ding Dong 3 1955
Barron Knights Call Up the Groups 3 1964
Barron Knights A Taste of Aggro 3 1978
David Bowie and Bing Crosby Peace on Earth – Little Drummer Boy 3 1982
Bronski Beat and Marc Almond Love To Love You Baby / I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me 3 1985
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John The Grease Megamix 3 1990
Bandaged Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth 3 2008
Winifred Atwell And Her Other Piano Let’s Have A Ball 4 1957
Gladys Knight And the Pips The Way We Were/Try to Remember 4 1975
Detroit Spinners Cupid – I’ve Loved You for A Long Time 4 1980
Tight Fit Back to the 60’s 4 1981
Mirage Jack Mix II / Jack Mix III 4 1987
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers That Sounds Good To Me 4 1990
Russ Conway More & More Party Pops 5 1959
Barron Knights Pop Go the Workers 5 1965
Amii Stewart Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven 5 1979
Bob Marley and The Wailers One Love/People Get Ready 5 1984

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