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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1960

1959 <-1960-> 1961
               

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1.07/1960

 ①  It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley

 

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405
US ✫1
US R&B 7
UK ✫1
adapted from the italian song "o sole mio", 1899
[RCA 47-7777]
written by Wally Gold & Aaron Schroeder
2.04/1960

 ②  Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers

 

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from A Date with the Everly Brothers   A Date with the Everly Brothers

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403
US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #149]
[Warner 5151]
written by Don Everly & Phil Everly
3.11/1960

 ③  Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley

 

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399
US ✫1
US country 22
US R&B 3
UK ✫1
hit for Vaughn Deleath in 1927
written by Lou Handman & Roy Turk
4.01/1960

 ④  Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith and His Orchestra

 

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389
US ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 2
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1961]
[instrumental]
[Columbia 41490]
written by Max Steiner & James Owen
5.09/1960

 ⑤  Save the Last Dance for Me by The Drifters

 

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341
US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #182]
[Atlantic 2071]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
6.04/1960

Stuck on You by Elvis Presley

 

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332
US ✫1
US country 27
US R&B 6
UK 3
[RCA 47-7740]
written by John Leslie McFarland & Aaron Schroeder
7.06/1960

Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel) by Roy Orbison

 

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from Lonely and Blue   Lonely and Blue

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315
US 2
US R&B 14
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #232]
[Monument 421]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
8.05/1960

Everybody's Somebody's Fool by Connie Francis

 

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from More Greatest Hits   

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312
US ✫1
US country 24
US R&B 2
UK 5
[MGM 12899]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
9.08/1960

My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own by Connie Francis

 

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from More Greatest Hits   

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309
US ✫1
US R&B 11
UK 3
[MGM 12923]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
10.04/1960

Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones

 

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300
US 3
US R&B 8
UK ✫1
[Cub 9067]
written by Fred Tobias & Clint Ballard Jr.
11.11/1960

Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles

 

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from Tonight's the Night   

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300
US ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 4
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #125]
originally released as "Tomorrow"
[Scepter 1211]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
12.10/1960

Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson

 

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from This Is Johnny Tillotson   

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289
US 2
US R&B 27
UK ✫1
[Cadence 1384]
written by Phil Kaufman & Mike Anthony
13.05/1960

I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee

 

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from Miss Dynamite   

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286
US ✫1
US R&B 4
UK 12
[Decca 31093]
written by Dub Albritten (as Dub Albritton) & Ronnie Self
14.07/1960

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

 

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269
US ✫1
US R&B 10
UK 8
[novelty]
[Leader 805]
written by Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss
15.11/1960

Exodus by Ferrante & Teicher

 

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267
US 2
US R&B 6
UK 6
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1961]
[instrumental]
[United Artists 274]
written by Ernest Gold
16.10/1960

Stay by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

 

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264
US ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 14
[Herald 552]
written by Maurice Williams
17.05/1960

Because They're Young by Duane Eddy

 

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from $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang   $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang

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256
US 4
US R&B 17
UK 2
[Jamie 1156]
written by Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa & Wally Gold
18.02/1960

Wild One by Bobby Rydell

 

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251
US 2
US R&B 10
UK 7
[Cameo 171]
written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
19.05/1960

Alley-Oop by The Hollywood Argyles

 

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251
US ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 24
[novelty]
[Lute 5905]
written by Dallas Frazier
20.07/1960

Walk, Don't Run by The Ventures

 

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from Walk Don't Run   

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245
US 2
US R&B 13
UK 8
[Dolton 25]
written by Johnny Smith
21.11/1960

Wonderland by Night by Bert Kaempfert

 

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from Wonderland by Night   

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242
US ✫1
US R&B 5
[instrumental]
trumpet solo by Charly Tabor
[Decca 31141]
written by Klaus Gunter Neumann
22.08/1960

Chain Gang by Sam Cooke

 

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from Swing Low   

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240
US 2
US R&B 2
UK 9
[RCA Victor 47-7783]
written by Sam Cooke & Charles Cooke
23.09/1960

I Want to Be Wanted by Brenda Lee

 

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from This Is…Brenda   

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240
US ✫1
US R&B 7
UK 31
[Decca 31149]
written by Kim Gannon, Pino Spotti (as Giuseppe Spotti) & Alberto Testa
24.09/1960

Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles

 

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from The Genius Hits the Road   

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240
US ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 24
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #44]
; hit for Frankie Trumbauer in 1931
[ABC-Paramount 10135]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
25.08/1960

The Twist by Chubby Checker

 

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from Twist with Chubby Checker   

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239
US ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 44
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #451]
[Parkway 811]
written by Hank Ballard
26.07/1960

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport by Rolf Harris

 

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from Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport & Sun Arise   

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237
US 3
US AC ✫1
US R&B 19
UK 9
[novelty]
[Epic 9596]
written by Rolf Harris
27.03/1960

Cradle of Love by Johnny Preston

 

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236
US 7
US R&B 15
UK 2
[Mercury 71598]
written by Jack Fautheree & Wayne Gray
28.02/1960

Sixteen Reasons by Connie Stevens

 

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from As Cricket In "Hawaiian Eye"   

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230
US 3
US R&B 10
UK 9
[Warner 5137]
written by Bill Post & Doree Post
29.08/1960

Mr. Custer by Larry Verne

 

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220
US ✫1
US R&B 9
[novelty]
[Era 3024]
written by Al De Lory, Fred Darian & Joseph Van Winkle
30.12/1960

Calcutta by Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

 

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from Calcutta!   

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219
US ✫1
US R&B 10
[Dot 16161]
written by Heino Gaze, Hans Bradtke, Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance
31.11/1960

Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee

 

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from Bobby Vee   

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215
US 6
UK 4
[Liberty 55287]
written by Anne Orlowski & Aaron Schroeder
32.09/1960

North to Alaska by Johnny Horton

 

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from Greatest Hits   

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213
US 4
US country ✫1
US R&B 10
UK 23
[Columbia 4-41782]
written by Mike Phillips
33.09/1960

Let's Think About Living by Bob Luman

 

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from Let's Think About Livin'   

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213
US 7
US country 9
US R&B 14
UK 6
[novelty]
[Warner 5172]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
34.12/1960

Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka

 

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from Neil Sedaka Sings Little Devil and His Other Hits   

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213
US 4
US R&B 22
UK 8
[RCA 47-7829]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
35.10/1960

Last Date by Floyd Cramer

 

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213
US 2
US country 11
US R&B 3
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 7775]
written by Floyd Cramer
36.09/1960

So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) by The Everly Brothers

 

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from It's Everly Time   

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208
US 7
US R&B 16
UK 4
Lucille / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) released as a double a-side in the UK
written by Don Everly
37.10/1960

You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette

 

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206
US 8
UK 3
[Liberty 55285]
written by Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
38.05/1960

Please Help Me, I'm Falling by Hank Locklin

 

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from Please Help Me, I'm Falling   

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202
US 8
US country ✫1
UK 9
written by Don Robertson & Hal Blair
39.02/1960

Greenfields by The Brothers Four

 

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from The Brothers Four   

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198
US 2
UK 40
[Columbia 41571]
written by Frank Miller, Richard Dehr & Terry Gilkyson
40.05/1960

When Will I Be Loved? by The Everly Brothers

 

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from The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers   The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers

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195
US 8
UK 4
written by Phil Everly
41.01/1960

Beyond the Sea (La Mer) by Bobby Darin

 

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from That's All   That's All

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194
US 6
US R&B 15
UK 8
hit for Benny Goodman in 1948
written by Charles Trenet & Jack Lawrence
42.07/1960

Volare by Bobby Rydell

 

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192
US 4
US R&B 9
UK 22
[Cameo 179]
written by Domenico Modugno & Franco Migliacci
43.01/1960

What in the World's Come Over You by Jack Scott

 

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from What in the World's Come Over You   

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192
US 5
US R&B 7
UK 11
[Top Rank 2028]
written by Jack Scott
44.12/1960

Shop Around by The Miracles

 

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from Hi We're the Miracles   Hi We're the Miracles

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188
US 2
US R&B ✫1
featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #495]
[Tamla 54034]
written by Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy
45.06/1960

Walking to New Orleans by Fats Domino

 

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from Million Sellers by Fats   

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187
US 6
US R&B 2
UK 19
[Imperial 5675]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), Dave Bartholomew & Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry)
46.10/1960

New Orleans by Gary U.S. Bonds

 

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from Dance 'Til Quarter to Three   

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185
US 6
US R&B 5
UK 16
as U.S. Bonds
[Legrand 1003]
written by Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
47.02/1960

Let the Little Girl Dance by Billy Bland

 

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181
US 7
US R&B 11
UK 15
[Old Town 1076]
written by Carl Spencer & Henry Glover
48.02/1960

Puppy Love by Paul Anka

 

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from Paul Anka Sings His Big 15   

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180
US 2
UK 33
[ABC-Paramount 10082]
written by Paul Anka
49.04/1960

Paper Roses by Anita Bryant

 

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179
US 5
US R&B 16
UK 24
[Carlton 528]
written by Fred Spielman & Janice Torre
50.03/1960

Stairway to Heaven by Neil Sedaka

 

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from Neil Sedaka Sings Little Devil and His Other Hits   

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178
US 9
US R&B 16
UK 8
[RCA 47-7709]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
51.04/1960

Burning Bridges by Jack Scott

 

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from What in the World's Come Over You   

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176
US 3
US R&B 5
UK 32
[Top Rank 2041]
written by Walter Scott
52.09/1960

You Talk Too Much by Joe Jones

 

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175
US 3
US R&B 9
[Ric 972]
written by Reggie Hall (as Reginald Hall) & Joe Jones
53.05/1960

Mule Skinner Blues by The Fendermen

 

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173
US 5
US country 16
UK 32
[Soma 1137]
written by Jimmie Rodgers [country singer] & Vaughn Horton (as George Vaughn)
54.01/1960

Baby (You've Got What It Takes) by Dinah Washington & Brook Benton

 

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173
US 5
US R&B ✫1
[Mercury 71565]
written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein & Brook Benton
55.11/1960

Many Tears Ago by Connie Francis

 

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from More Greatest Hits   

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173
US 7
UK 12
[MGM 12964]
written by Winfield Scott
56.10/1960

A Thousand Stars by Kathy Young

 

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172
US 3
US R&B 6
as Kathy Young & The Innocents
[Indigo 108]
written by Eugene Pearson
57.03/1960

Footsteps by Steve Lawrence

 

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170
US 7
UK 4
[ABC-Paramount 45-10085]
written by Barry Mann & Hank Hunter
58.09/1960

Blue Angel by Roy Orbison

 

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from Lonely and Blue   Lonely and Blue

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169
US 9
US R&B 23
UK 11
[Monument 425]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
59.01/1960

Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers

 

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from The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers   The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers

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168
US 7
UK 13
[Cadence 1376]
written by Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë & Manny Curtis (as Mann Curtis)
60.08/1960

Kiddio by Brook Benton

 

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from Golden Hits   

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167
US 7
US R&B ✫1
UK 41
[Mercury 71652]
written by Brook Benton & Clyde Otis
61.12/1960

There's a Moon Out Tonight by The Capris

 

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166
US 3
US R&B 11
[Lost Nite 101 / Old Town 1094]
written by Joseph Luccisano, Alfonso Gentile & Alfred Striano
62.03/1960

Sink the Bismarck by Johnny Horton

 

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from Johnny Horton Makes History   

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166
US 3
US country 6
[Columbia 4-41568]
written by Tillman Franks & Johnny Horton
63.05/1960

He'll Have to Stay by Jeanne Black

 

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from A Little Bit Lonely   

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164
US 4
US country 6
US R&B 11
UK 41
answer to Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go"
[Capitol 4368]
written by Audrey Allison, Charles Randolph Grean (as Charles Grean) & Joe Allison
64.12/1960

Angel Baby by Rosie

 

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163
US 5
US R&B 5
as Rosie & The Originals
[Highland 1011]
written by Rosie (as Rosie Hamlin)
65.05/1960

Finger Poppin' Time by The Midnighters

 

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162
US 7
US R&B 2
as Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
[King 5341]
written by Hank Ballard
66.09/1960

Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go by The Midnighters

 

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162
US 6
US R&B ✫1
as Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
[King 5400]
written by Hank Ballard
67.03/1960

The Old Lamplighter by The Browns

 

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from Town & Country   

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159
US 5
US country 20
US R&B 17
#1 hit for Sammy Kaye's Orchestra in 1946
[RCA 47-7700]
written by Nat Simon & Charles Tobias
68.03/1960

Night by Jackie Wilson

 

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158
US 4
US R&B 3
based on saint-saens aria "my heart at thy sweet voice"
[Brunswick 55166]
written by Camille Saint-Saëns (as Saint-Saëns), Johnny Lehman & Herb Miller
69.05/1960

Swingin' School by Bobby Rydell

 

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157
US 5
UK 44
US B side to Ding-a-Ling
[Cameo 175]
written by Bernie Lowe, Dave Appell & Kal Mann
70.03/1960

I Love the Way You Love by Marv Johnson

 

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154
US 9
US R&B 2
UK 35
[United Artists 208]
written by Berry Gordy & Mikaljon
71.10/1960

Sailor (Your Home Is the Sea) by Lolita

 

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153
US 5[Kapp 349]
written by Werner Scharfenberger, Fini Busch & Norman Newell (as David West)
72.01/1960

Harbor Lights by The Platters

 

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153
US 8
US R&B 15
UK 11
[Mercury 71563]
written by Will Grosz (as Hugh Williams) & Jimmy Kennedy
73.05/1960

A Rockin' Good Way by Dinah Washington & Brook Benton

 

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151
US 7
US R&B ✫1
[Mercury 71629]
written by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis & Luchi DeJesus
74.08/1960

Devil or Angel by Bobby Vee

 

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from Bobby Vee   

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151
US 6
US R&B 22
[Liberty 55270]
written by Blanche Carter
75.03/1960

White Silver Sands by Bill Black's Combo

 

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149
US 9
US R&B ✫1
UK 50
[instrumental]
[Hi 2021]
written by Charles 'Red' Matthews & Gladys Reinhart
76.06/1960

That's All You Gotta Do by Brenda Lee

 

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from Miss Dynamite   

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148
US 6
US R&B 19
US B side to I'm Sorry
[Decca 31093]
written by Jerry Reed
77.12/1960

Pepe by Duane Eddy

 

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148
US 18
UK 2
[Jamie 1175]
written by Hans Wittstatt & Dory Previn (as Dory Langdon)
78.04/1960

Love You So by Ron Holden

 

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147
US 7
US R&B 11
with the Thunderbirds
[Donna 1315]
written by Ron Holden
79.06/1960

Image of a Girl by The Safaris

 

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145
US 6[Eldo 101]
written by Richard Clasky & Marvin Rosenberg
80.07/1960

Dreamin' by Johnny Burnette

 

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from Dreamin'   

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142
US 11
UK 5
[Liberty 55258]
written by Barry De Vorzon & Ted Ellis
81.12/1960

Emotions by Brenda Lee

 

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from Emotions   

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142
US 7
UK 45
written by Ramsey Kearney & Mel Tillis
82.06/1960

Mission Bell by Donnie Brooks

 

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141
US 7[Era 3018]
written by William Michael & Jesse Hodges
83.07/1960

The Theme from the Apartment (Jealous Lover) by Ferrante & Teicher

 

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139
US 10
US R&B 24
UK 44
[instrumental]
[United Artists 231]
written by Charles Williams
84.10/1960

Perfidia by The Ventures

 

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from The Ventures   

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138
US 15
UK 4
[instrumental]
[Dolton 28]
written by Alberto Domínguez
85.08/1960

A Million to One by Jimmy Charles

 

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137
US 5
US R&B 8
as Jimmy Charles and The Revelletts
[Promo 1002]
written by Phil Medley
86.06/1960

Tell Laura I Love Her by Ray Peterson

 

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135
US 7[RCA 47-7745]
written by Jeff Barry & Ben Raleigh
87.07/1960

Apache by The Shadows

 

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133
UK ✫1[instrumental]

[ABC 10138]
written by Jerry Lordan
88.11/1960

Corinna, Corinna by Ray Peterson

 

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132
US 9
UK 41
produced by Phil Spector
written by J. Mayo Williams, Bo Chatman & Mitchell Parish
89.10/1960

He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler

 

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130
US 7
US R&B ✫1
[Vee-Jay 354]
written by Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield & Calvin Carter
90.08/1960

Yogi by The Ivy Three

 

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129
US 8
US R&B 22
[Shell 720]
written by Charles Koppelman, Lou Stallman & Sid Jacobson
91.01/1960

Why by Anthony Newley

 

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128
UK ✫1written by Peter De Angelis & Bob Marcucci (as Robert Marcucci)
92.03/1960

My Old Man's a Dustman (Ballad of a Refuse Disposal Officer) by Lonnie Donegan

 

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128
UK ✫1as Lonnie Donegan & His Group
written by Peter Buchanan, Lonnie Donegan & Beverley Thorne
93.02/1960

Mama by Connie Francis

 

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from Italian Favorites   

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MP3

126
US 8[MGM 12878]
written by Cesare Andrea Bixio, Bruno Cherubini, Harold Barlow & Phil Brito
94.02/1960

Delaware by Perry Como

 

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126
US 22
UK 3
[RCA 47-7670]
written by Irving Gordon
95.07/1960

A Mess of Blues by Elvis Presley

 

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125
US 32
UK 2
US: B-side to It's Now Or Never;
[RCA 47-7777]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
96.12/1960

Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King

 

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from Spanish Harlem   

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125
US 10
US R&B 15
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #349]
written by Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
97.08/1960

Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance

 

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123
UK ✫1written by Jeff Barry & Ben Raleigh
98.07/1960

Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard

 

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123
UK ✫1as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[ABC 10136]
written by Bruce Welch & Pete Chester
99.01/1960

Forever by The Little Dippers

 

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122
US 9written by Buddy Killen
100.09/1960

Lucille by The Everly Brothers

 

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from A Date with the Everly Brothers   A Date with the Everly Brothers

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121
US 21
UK 4
Lucille / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) released as a double a-side in the UK
[Warner 5163]
written by Albert Collins & Little Richard

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