I didn't think it would've been possible to buy a CD with four of my all-time favourite 50s songs appearing on it, but "Chart Toppers: Romantic Hits Of The 50s" has been a wonderful surprise! Think 'Fifties', think 'Romance' and you've got to think of tracks like, "Sleepwalk" (Santo & Johnny), "Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing" (The Four Aces), "I Only Have Eyes For You" (The Flamingos) and "Sea Of Love" (Phil Phillips). These, like the rest of the tracks found on this wonderful album, will be rather familiar to even the more modern music listener as these songs have been used countless times in Hollywood movie soundtracks, or advertising a plethora of products since the 50s. And if you don't recognize them, you damn well should!
Other mentionable highlights include: "My Special Angel" (Bobby Helms), "Donna" (Ritchie Valens), "Love Letters In The Sand" (Pat Boone) and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers. Still, there's not a bad track to be found here, which is quite rare for a compilation album. And don't think this is a vintage collection just for oldies either. My girlfriend and I - who are both in our 30s - like nothing better than to 'snuggle' up on the couch while listening to this. And that only proves a great song *never* ages. Treat yourself and buy this CD. You won't regret it!