Petition to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Attachment 5 - The Hit Singles and Albums

The Ventures' Billboard Top Hit Singles
Weeks Peaked on Debut Date at Chart Title (Label & No.) ---------- ------ ----- -------------------------------------- 07/18/1960 2 * 18 Walk, Don't Run (Dolton 25) 10/31/1960 15 13 Perfidia (Dolton 28) 01/23/1961 29 9 Ram-Bunk Shush (Dolton 32) 04/24/1961 69 5 Lullaby of the Leaves (Dolton 41) 08/26/1961 83 3 "Silver City" (Dolton 44) 10/23/1961 54 6 Blue Moon (Dolton 47) 08/04/1962 61 7 Lolita Ya-Ya (Dolton 60) 12/29/1962 91 4 The 2,000 Pound Bee Part 2 (Dolton 67) 07/11/1964 8 * 11 Walk, Don't Run '64(Dolton 96) 10/24/1964 35 7 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Dolton 300) 01/30/1965 70 3 Diamond Head (Dolton 303) 02/26/1966 54 7 Secret Agent Man (Dolton 316) 03/08/1969 4 * 14 Hawaii Five-O (Liberty 56068) 06/28/1969 83 5 "A Summer Place" (Liberty 56115) __________ Source: Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955-1993 by Joel Whitburn, Record Research Inc., 1994


The Ventures' Billboard Top Hit Albums
Weeks Peaked on Debut Date at Chart Title (Label & No.) ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------------------- 12/05/1960 11 37 Walk, Don't Run (Dolton 8003) 06/26/1961 39 14 Another Smash (Dolton 8006) 09/18/1961 105 14 The Ventures (Dolton 8004) 10/02/1961 94 17 The Colorful Ventures (Dolton 8008) 01/20/1962 24 29 Twist with the Ventures (Dolton 8010) 05/19/1962 40 11 Twist Party, Vol. 2 (Dolton 8014) 08/11/1962 45 12 Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (Dolton 8016) 11/24/1962 93 8 Going to the Ventures' Dance Party (Dolton 8017) 01/05/1963 8 * 40 Ventures Play Telstar & Lonely Bull (Dolton 8019) 05/04/1963 30 28 Surfing (Dolton 8022) 06/01/1963 91 8 Bobby Vee Meets the Ventures (Liberty 7289) 06/08/1963 101 14 Play Country Classics (Dolton 8023) 08/31/1963 30 33 Let's Go (Dolton 8024) 01/25/1964 27 18 Ventures in Space (Dolton 8027) 07/18/1964 32 19 The Fabulous Ventures (Dolton 8029) 10/10/1964 17 24 Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2 (Dolton 8031) 02/13/1965 31 24 Knock Me Out (Dolton 8033) 06/19/1965 27 30 The Ventures on Stage (Dolton 8035) 08/07/1965 96 13 Play Guitar with the Ventures (Dolton 16501) 09/25/1965 16 35 The Ventures A Go-Go (Dolton 8037) 02/12/1966 33 22 Where the Action Is (Dolton 8040) 03/05/1966 42 21 Play the Batman Theme (Dolton 8042) 06/11/1966 39 25 Go with the Ventures (Dolton 8045) 09/17/1966 33 26 Wild Things! (Dolton 8047) 02/18/1967 57 26 Guitar Freakout (Dolton 8050) 06/03/1967 69 15 Super Psychedelics (Liberty 8052) 09/02/1967 50 * 44 Golden Greats (Liberty 8053) 12/23/1967 55 21 $1,000,000 Weekend (Liberty 8054) 05/25/1968 169 6 Flights of Fantasy (Liberty 8055) 08/24/1968 128 9 The Horse (Liberty 8057) 01/18/1969 157 14 Underground Fire (Liberty 8059) 05/10/1969 11 * 24 Hawaii Five-O (Liberty 8061) 12/13/1969 81 12 Swamp Rock (Liberty 8062) 03/14/1970 154 5 More Golden Greats (Liberty 8060) 10/10/1970 91 21 10th Anniversary Album (Liberty 35000) 01/15/1972 195 3 Theme from "Shaft" (United Art. 5547) 03/18/1972 146 3 Joy: Play Classics (United Art. 5575) __________ Source: Billboard's Top Pop Albums 1955-1996 by Joel Whitburn, Record Research Inc., 1997 NOTE: * = Gold

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