Don Leary’s record shop in Miracle Mile published its 8 Top Hits in the March 28, 1955 issue of the Trib:
- “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes, a legitimately original record
- “Naughty Lady of Shady Lane” by Archie Bleyer, originally done by the Mills Brothers and then the Ames Brothers
- “Dim the Lights” by the 4 Top Hatters, which was probably a cover of Bill Haley’s “Dim Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere),” which was probably a cover by someone else.
- “Sincerely” by the Chordettes, a cover of the McGuire Sisters, which was a cover of the Moonglows (see below)
- “Melody of Love” by Archie Bleyer again. The song hit the charts that year by five different artists, none of which were Mr. Bleyer.
- “Let Me Go Lover” by someone named Mary Del. The song was on the charts by four other singers, most notably Joan Weber who took it to #1.
- “Make Yourself Comfortable” by another unknown, Maddy Russell. Three others actually took this to the charts, most notably Sarah Vaughan.
By the way, Archie Bleyer was the orchestra leader for Arthur Godfrey, who discovered the Chordettes, and they were both on Cadence Records. Not sayin’ Don Leary and Cadence had a thing going. Not sayin’.