Various Artists

America's Greatest Hits, Vol. 5: 1954

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

Acrobat's fifth volume of America's Greatest Hits, spotlights 1954 with 25 songs by the original artists. Along with favorites by Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Patti Page and the Crew Cuts, are lesser heard oldies by Tony Martin, Don Cornell, and Frank Weir. Those who appreciate this era of pop music should find this a welcome addition to their collection at a decent price.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Eddie Fisher 03:07 Amazon
2 Tony Bennett 02:49 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 03:06 Amazon
4 Teresa Brewer 02:41 Amazon
5 Patti Page 02:57 Amazon
6 Tony Bennett 03:04 Amazon
7 Eddie Calvert 02:41 Amazon
8 The Four Aces 02:56 Amazon
9 Johnny Desmond 02:25 Amazon
10 Kay Starr 02:51 Amazon
11 The Mills Brothers 02:55 Amazon
12 The Four Aces 02:29 Amazon
13 Tony Martin 03:21 Amazon
14 Doris Day 03:40 Amazon
15 Andy Griffith 05:43 Amazon
16 Frankie Laine 02:55 Amazon
17 The Three Suns 02:38 Amazon
18 The Gaylords 02:12 Amazon
19 Teresa Brewer 02:35 Amazon
20 The Hilltoppers 02:50 Amazon
21 Georgie Shaw 02:44 Amazon
22 Jo Stafford 02:43 Amazon
23 The Four Knights 02:03 Amazon
24 The Gaylords 02:37 Amazon
25 Frank Sinatra 02:49 Amazon
26 Eartha Kitt 02:43 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Lou Monte 02:42 Amazon
2 The Hilltoppers 03:04 Amazon
3 The Hilltoppers 02:48 Amazon
4 Patti Page 02:32 Amazon
5 Perry Como 03:05 Amazon
6 Nat King Cole 02:37 Amazon
7 Tony Bennett 02:11 Amazon
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The Crows 02:12 Amazon
9 Tony Martin 03:10 Amazon
10 Eddie Fisher 02:30 Amazon
11 The Ames Brothers 02:53 Amazon
12 Eddie Fisher 02:41 Amazon
13 Ronnie Gaylord 02:00 Amazon
14 Les Paul & Mary Ford 02:51 Amazon
15 Kay Starr 02:38 Amazon
16 Kitty Kallen 02:59 Amazon
17 The Hilltoppers 02:51 Amazon
18 Teresa Brewer 02:11 Amazon
19 Kay Starr 02:47 Amazon
20 Frank Weir 02:43 Amazon
21 The Gaylords 02:15 Amazon
22 The Four Aces 03:00 Amazon
23 Archie Bleyer 02:34 Amazon
24 Eddie Fisher 02:47 Amazon
25 June Valli 02:24 Amazon
26 Frank Sinatra 03:03 Amazon
27 The Four Tunes 02:44 Amazon
28 The Four Tunes 02:57 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Henri René 02:31 Amazon
2 The Crew Cuts 02:23 Amazon
3 Patti Page 02:17 Amazon
4 Jo Stafford 02:30 Amazon
5 Eddie Fisher 02:37 Amazon
6 Daws Butler / Stan Freberg 03:33 Amazon
7 The Gaylords 02:16 Amazon
8 Frankie Laine 02:33 Amazon
9 The Chords 02:25 Amazon
10 The Crew Cuts 02:47 Amazon
11 The McGuire Sisters 02:52 Amazon
12 Kitty Kallen 02:51 Amazon
13 Kitty Kallen 02:46 Amazon
14 Rosemary Clooney 03:00 Amazon
15 Hugo Winterhalter 02:21 Amazon
16 Mary Ford / Les Paul 02:54 Amazon
17 Betty Madigan 03:00 Amazon
18 Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra 02:37 Amazon
19 Tony Bennett 03:02 Amazon
20 Patti Page 02:44 Amazon
21 Victor Young & His Singing Strings 02:46 Amazon
22 The Four Aces 02:19 Amazon
23 Les Baxter 02:44 Amazon
24 Patti Page 02:49 Amazon
25 Rosemary Clooney 02:23 Amazon
26 Lou Monte 02:15 Amazon
27 Vaughn Monroe 03:03 Amazon
28 The Four Lads 02:13 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Sammy Davis, Jr. 02:46 Amazon
2 Ralph Marterie 02:50 Amazon
3 Nat King Cole 02:52 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:42 Amazon
5 Bill Haley & His Comets 02:30 Amazon
6 Doris Day 02:50 Amazon
7 Eddie Fisher 02:30 Amazon
8 Sunny Gale 02:34 Amazon
9 Don Cornell 02:48 Amazon
10 Denise Lor 02:51 Amazon
11 Connee Boswell 02:53 Amazon
12 The Crew Cuts 02:21 Amazon
13 David Whitfield 03:11 Amazon
14 Perry Como 02:41 Amazon
15 Perry Como 03:06 Amazon
16 Mary Ford / Les Paul 02:08 Amazon
17 The De Castro Sisters 02:49 Amazon
18 The Chordettes 02:24 Amazon
19 Nat King Cole 03:06 Amazon
20 The McGuire Sisters 02:15 Amazon
21 Rosemary Clooney 02:31 Amazon
22 Patti Page 02:41 Amazon
23 The Four Aces 02:37 Amazon
24 The Four Aces 02:56 Amazon
25 Eddie Fisher 02:28 Amazon
26 The Cheers 02:21 Amazon
27 Patti Page 02:23 Amazon
28 Perry Como 02:50 Amazon
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