Billboard Chart Data – Singles and Albums

Although Sammy Davis, Jr. was never a regular best-selling recording artist, he released numerous successful singles – including a US #1 hit record in 1972. See below for singles that charted on the Billboard Top 100, albums that charted on the Billboard 200, singles which charted in the Top 100 of other US, specialty or overseas charts, and finally singles not included elsewhere which landed on the Billboard charts outside the Top 100. Some of the information below is sourced from tsort.info’s chart data (version 2.6.0011).

Billboard Top 100 Charting Singles

1 The Candy Man 1972 #1 US Billboard – Mar 1972 (20 weeks)
US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972)
#1 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1972
#5 US Billboard – Top 100 of 1972
#1 US Record World – 1972
#1 Canada – May 1972 (8 weeks)
#3 Australia GoSet – Jul 1972 (18 weeks)
#23 Holland – Jul 1972 (4 weeks)
2 Something’s Gotta Give 1955 #9 US Billboard – Jun 1955 (11 weeks)
#4 US CashBox – Jun 1955 (16 weeks)
#11 UK – Jul 1955 (7 weeks)
3 I’ve Gotta Be Me 1969 #11 US Billboard – Dec 1968 (16 weeks)
#1 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – Jan 1969 (7 weeks)
#51 US Billboard Top 100 of 1969
#13 US Record World – 1969
#4 Canada – Feb 1969 (7 weeks)
4 Love Me Or Leave Me 1955 #12 US Billboard – May 1955 (12 weeks)
#13 US Record World – 1955
#16 US CashBox – May 1955 (16 weeks)
#8 UK – Sep 1955 (8 weeks)
5 That Old Black Magic 1955 #13 US Billboard – Jul 1955 (6 weeks)
#16 UK – Oct 1955 (1 week)
#22 US Record World – 1955
#23 US CashBox – Jun 1955 (12 weeks)
6 Hey There 1954 #16 US Billboard – Aug 1954 (10 weeks)
#1 US CashBox – Aug 1954 (23 weeks)
#19 UK – Oct 1955 (1 week)
7 What Kind Of Fool Am I? 1962 #17 US Billboard – Sep 1962 (15 weeks)
Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002
Grammy Nominated for 1962
#6 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1962
#26 UK – Mar 1962 (8 weeks)
#26 Canada – Sep 1962 (6 weeks)
8 The Shelter Of Your Arms 1964 #17 US Billboard – Nov 1963 (17 weeks)
#6 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1963
#79 US Billboard Top 100 of 1964
9 The Red Grapes 1954 #28 US Billboard – Dec 1954 (1 week)
10 Don’t Blame The Children 1967 #37 US Billboard – May 1967 (9 weeks)
#10 Australia GoSet – May 1967 (12 weeks)
11 Earthbound 1956 #46 US Billboard – Sep 1956 (13 weeks)
#31 US CashBox – Aug 1956 (12 weeks)
12 Me & My Shadow
with Frank Sinatra
1962 #46 US Billboard – Dec 1962 (6 weeks)
#20 UK – Dec 1962 (9 weeks)
13 As Long As She Needs Me 1963 #59 US Billboard – Jan 1963 (9 weeks)
#19 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1963
14 New York’s My Home 1956 #59 US Billboard – Nov 1956 (4 weeks)
15 Five 1956 #71 US Billboard – Jul 1956 (3 weeks)
16 I’ll Know 1955 #87 US Billboard – Nov 1955 (3 weeks)
17 The People Tree 1972 #92 US Billboard – Oct 1972 (5 weeks)
#16 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1972
#87 US CashBox – Oct 1972
18 Lonely Is The Name 1968 #93 US Billboard – May 1968 (3 weeks)
#12 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1968

Billboard 200 Charting Albums

1 Starring Sammy Davis, Jr. 1955 #1 US Billboard – May 1955 (27 weeks, 6 weeks at #1)
2 Sings Just For Lovers 1955 #5 US Billboard – Oct 1955 (9 weeks)
3 Now 1972 #11 US Billboard – Apr 1972 (26 weeks)
4 What Kind Of Fool Am I – And Other Show-Stoppers 1962 #14 US Billboard – Oct 1962 (22 weeks)
5 I’ve Gotta Be Me 1968 #24 US Billboard – Jan 1969 (25 weeks)
6 The Shelter Of Your Arms 1964 #26 US Billboard – Apr 1964 (18 weeks)
7 “Golden Boy” 1964 #36 US Billboard – Nov 1964 (16 weeks)
8 As Long As She Needs Me 1963 #73 US Billboard – May 1963 (15 weeks)
9 At The Cocoanut Grove 1963 #96 US Billboard – Mar 1963 (6 weeks)
10 Sammy’s Back On Broadway 1965 #104 US Billboard – Sep 1965 (4 weeks)
11 Portrait Of Sammy Davis, Jr. 1972 #128 US Billboard – Oct 1972 (15 weeks)
12 Salutes The Stars Of The London Palladium 1964 #139 US Billboard – Mar 1964 (3 weeks)
13 Our Shining Hour 1965 #141 US Billboard – Mar 1965 (4 weeks)

Other Top 100 Charting Singles

1 Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow
(Theme From “Baretta”)
1976 #1 Holland – Apr 1976 (9 weeks)
#1 Sweden – May 1976 (25 weeks)
#1 Belgium – May 1976 (10 weeks)
#42 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1976
#101 US Billboard – May 1976
#114 US CashBox – May 1976
2 Hello Detroit 1984 #9 Belgium – Sep 1984 (8 weeks)
3 Singin’ In The Rain 1974 #16 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1974
#110 US CashBox – Feb 1974
4 You Can Count On Me
(Theme From “Hawaii 5-O”)
1976 #17 Belgium – Oct 1976 (6 weeks)
#23 Holland – Sep 1976 (6 weeks)
5 Chico And The Man
(Theme from “Chico And The Man”)
1975 #24 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1975
6 Gonna Build a Mountain 1962 #26 UK – Mar 1962 (8 weeks)
7 All of You 1955 #28 UK – Dec 1956 (1 week)
#37 US CashBox – Jan 1955 (2 weeks)
#47 US Record World – 1955
8 In a Persian Market 1956 #28 UK – Apr 1956 (1 week)
9 A Legend In My Time (I’d Be) 1973 #29 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1973
#104 US CashBox – May 1973
#116 US Billboard – May 1973
10 Song And Dance Man 1975 #32 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1975
11 No One Can Live Forever 1965 #33 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1965
#117 US Billboard – May 1965
12 Because of You 1954 #38 US Record World – 1954
#45 US CashBox – Oct 1954 (3 weeks)
13 I’m Coming Home 1958 #39 Canada – Jan 1958 (4 weeks)
14 That’s Entertainment 1974 #41 US Billboard Adult Contemporary – 1974
15 Happy To Make Your Acquaintance
with Carmen McRae
1960 #46 UK – Jun 1960 (1 week)
16 The Birth Of The Blues 1955 #74 US Record World – 1955
17 A Fine Romance
with Carmen McRae
1955 #76 US Record World – 1955
18 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) 1982 #89 US Billboard Country – Dec 1982 (1 week)

Other Billboard Charting Singles

1 Don’t Shut Me Out 1964 #106 US Billboard – Oct 1964
#118 US CashBox – Oct 1964
2 Break My Mind 1968 #106 US Billboard – Aug 1968
3 Choose 1964 #112 US Billboard – May 1964
#146 US CashBox – May 1965
4 I Have But One Life To Live 1969 #119 US Billboard – May 1969
#141 US CashBox – May 1969
5 Rhythm Of Life 1969 #124 US Billboard – Apr 1969
#131 US CashBox – Apr 1969
6 Bee-Bom 1964 #135 US Billboard – Jun 1964
7 If I Ruled The World 1965 #135 US Billboard – Feb 1965