1954 was comning to an end and The Chordettes would have the last number one song of the year and the first of 1955. Their “Mr. Sandman” would be the only number one song of their career and while not issued during the rock and roll era, it would always be associated with that time period.
The Chordettes formed during 1946 as a folk group similar to The Weavers but quickly evolved into a traditional vocal group. There were a number of personnel changes but the four some that sung on “Mr. Sandman” were Janet Ertel, Carol Buschmann, Dorothy Schwartz, and Lynn Evans.
It was a huge hit topping all three BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Charts.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 12/18/54 – 7 weeks at number one.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – 11/27/54 – 6 wweks at number one.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – 12/18/54 – 4 weeks at number one.
The Chordettes would almost make it back to the top of the charts in 1958 when “Lollipop” spent two weeks at number two. They would disband in 1961.