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Look Homeward Angel – Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray took this track into the UK top 10 for four weeks in 1957.

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Sixty years ago this week, Look homeward angel by Johnnie Ray was at its highest position of number 7 in the UK singles chart for the second of three weeks. It had first entered the top 30 in January and reached the top 10 for the first time in April. After falling from its peak position, the song dropped into the lower top 30 for the final three weeks of its chart life.

Look homeward angel was released on the Philips record label. It was the ninth of ten top 10 hits for Johnnie Ray in the UK.

More music from Johnnie Ray


UK singles chart for the week ending 27 April 1957

  1. Cumberland gapLonnie Donegan

  2. The banana boat songHarry Belafonte

  3. Young loveTab Hunter

  4. Don’t forbid mePat Boone

  5. Long tall SallyLittle Richard

  6. Baby babyFrankie Lymon and the Teenagers

  7. Look homeward angelJohnnie Ray

  8. 99 waysTab Hunter

  9. When I fall in loveNat ‘King’ Cole

  10. Don’t you rock me daddy-oLonnie Donegan

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