OK, back to the 50's: In 1911 banker and amateur musician Charles Gates Dawes composed "Melody In A Major" in one piano sitting. It was later dubbed "The Dawes Melody". He subsequently became the 30th Vice President under Calvin Coolidge and went on to share the Nobel Peace Prize for his Dawes Plan of post-WWI reparations. Carl Sigman added lyrics in '51 and Tommy Edwards took it to #1 in '58. #38 on Billboard's All-Time Top 100. ONLY #1 pop single by a Vice President or by a Nobel Prize Winner.
Yesterday's answer: "There's A Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris. The Lincoln Capri V8 was built between '52 and '59. BIG moon out tonight!