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Top Songs of 1960

1959 <-1960-> 1961
    

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1.
07/1960
405

✫1
US




7
R&B
✫1
UK
adapted from the italian song "o sole mio", 1899
[RCA 47-7777]
written by Wally Gold & Aaron Schroeder
2.
04/1960
401

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #149]
[Warner 5151]
written by Don Everly & Phil Everly
3.
11/1960
399

✫1
US


22
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
hit for Vaughn Deleath in 1927
written by Lou Handman & Roy Turk
4.
01/1960
387

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1961]
[instrumental]
[Columbia 41490]
written by Max Steiner & James Owen
5.
09/1960
339

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #182]
[Atlantic 2071]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
6.
04/1960
332

✫1
US


27
country
6
R&B
3
UK
[RCA 47-7740]
written by John Leslie McFarland & Aaron Schroeder
7.
06/1960
315

2
US




14
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #232]
[Monument 421]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
8.
05/1960
313

✫1
US


24
country
2
R&B
5
UK
[MGM 12899]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
9.
08/1960
310

✫1
US




11
R&B
3
UK
[MGM 12923]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
10.
04/1960
300

3
US




8
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cub 9067]
written by Fred Tobias & Clint Ballard Jr.
11.
11/1960
296

✫1
US




2
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #125]
originally released as "Tomorrow"
[Scepter 1211]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
12.
05/1960
287

✫1
US




4
R&B
12
UK
[Decca 31093]
written by Dub Albritten (as Dub Albritton) & Ronnie Self
13.
10/1960
285

2
US




27
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cadence 1384]
written by Phil Kaufman & Mike Anthony
14.
07/1960
271

✫1
US




10
R&B
8
UK
[novelty]
[Leader 805]
written by Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss
15.
11/1960
266

2
US




6
R&B
6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1961]
[instrumental]
[United Artists 274]
written by Ernest Gold
16.
10/1960
265

✫1
US




3
R&B
14
UK
[Herald 552]
written by Maurice Williams
17.
05/1960
255

4
US




17
R&B
2
UK
[instrumental]
[Jamie 1156]
written by Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa & Wally Gold
18.
05/1960
253

✫1
US




3
R&B
24
UK
[novelty]
[Lute 5905]
written by Dallas Frazier
19.
02/1960
252

2
US




10
R&B
7
UK
[Cameo 171]
written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
20.
07/1960
246

2
US




13
R&B
8
UK
[Dolton 25]
written by Johnny Smith
21.
11/1960
244

✫1
US




5
R&B


[instrumental]
trumpet solo by Charly Tabor
[Decca 31141]
written by Günter Neumann (as Klaus Günter Neumann)
22.
09/1960
242

✫1
US




7
R&B
31
UK
[Decca 31149]
written by Kim Gannon, Pino Spotti (as Giuseppe Spotti) & Alberto Testa
23.
09/1960
239

✫1
US




3
R&B
24
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #44]
; hit for Frankie Trumbauer in 1931
[ABC-Paramount 10135]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
24.
08/1960
239

✫1
US




2
R&B
44
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #451]
[Parkway 811]
written by Hank Ballard
25.
07/1960
238

3
US
✫1
AC


19
R&B
9
UK
[novelty]
[Epic 9596]
written by Rolf Harris
26.
08/1960
237

2
US




2
R&B
9
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7783]
written by Sam Cooke & Charles Cooke
27.
03/1960
237

7
US




15
R&B
2
UK
[Mercury 71598]
written by Jack Fautheree & Wayne Gray
28.
02/1960
231

3
US




10
R&B
9
UK
[Warner 5137]
written by Bill Post & Doree Post
29.
08/1960
222

✫1
US




9
R&B


[novelty]
[Era 3024]
written by Al De Lory, Fred Darian & Joseph Van Winkle
30.
11/1960
217

6
US






4
UK
[Liberty 55287]
written by Anne Orlowski & Aaron Schroeder
31.
12/1960
216

✫1
US




10
R&B


32.
12/1960
215

4
US




22
R&B
8
UK
[RCA 47-7829]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
33.
09/1960
214

7
US


9
country
14
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Warner 5172]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
34.
10/1960
213

2
US


11
country
3
R&B


[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 7775]
written by Floyd Cramer
35.
09/1960
210

4
US


✫1
country
10
R&B
23
UK
[Columbia 4-41782]
written by Mike Phillips
36.
09/1960
208

7
US




16
R&B
4
UK
Lucille / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) released as a double a-side in the UK
[Warner 5163]
written by Don Everly
37.
10/1960
206

8
US






3
UK
[Liberty 55285]
written by Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
38.
05/1960
203

8
US


✫1
country


9
UK
39.
02/1960
198

2
US






40
UK
[Columbia 41571]
written by Frank Miller, Richard Dehr & Terry Gilkyson
40.
05/1960
195

8
US






4
UK
written by Phil Everly
41.
07/1960
195

4
US




9
R&B
22
UK
[Cameo 179]
written by Domenico Modugno & Franco Migliacci
42.
01/1960
194

6
US




15
R&B
8
UK
hit for Benny Goodman in 1948
[Atco 6158]
written by Charles Trenet & Jack Lawrence
43.
01/1960
189

5
US




7
R&B
11
UK
[Top Rank 2028]
written by Jack Scott
44.
06/1960
187

6
US




2
R&B
19
UK
[Imperial 5675]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), Dave Bartholomew & Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry)
45.
12/1960
186

2
US




✫1
R&B


featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #495]
[Tamla 54034]
written by Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy
46.
10/1960
185

6
US




5
R&B
16
UK
as U.S. Bonds
[Legrand 1003]
written by Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
47.
02/1960
181

7
US




11
R&B
15
UK
[Old Town 1076]
written by Carl Spencer & Henry Glover
48.
04/1960
179

5
US




16
R&B
24
UK
[Carlton 528]
written by Fred Spielman & Janice Torre
49.
03/1960
179

9
US




16
R&B
8
UK
[RCA 47-7709]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
50.
02/1960
178

2
US






33
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10082]
written by Paul Anka
51.
09/1960
176

3
US




9
R&B


[Ric 972]
written by Reggie Hall (as Reginald Hall) & Joe Jones
52.
01/1960
175

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Mercury 71565]
written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein & Brook Benton
53.
05/1960
174

5
US


16
country


32
UK
[Soma 1137]
written by Jimmie Rodgers [country singer] & Vaughn Horton (as George Vaughn)
54.
04/1960
174

3
US




5
R&B
32
UK
[Top Rank 2041]
written by Walter Scott
55.
11/1960
174

7
US






12
UK
[MGM 12964]
written by Winfield Scott
56.
09/1960
170

9
US




23
R&B
11
UK
[Monument 425]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
57.
10/1960
169

3
US




6
R&B


as Kathy Young & The Innocents
[Indigo 108]
written by Eugene Pearson
58.
01/1960
169

7
US






13
UK
[Cadence 1376]
written by Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë & Manny Curtis (as Mann Curtis)
59.
08/1960
168

7
US




✫1
R&B
41
UK
[Mercury 71652]
written by Brook Benton & Clyde Otis
60.
03/1960
168

7
US






4
UK
[ABC-Paramount 45-10085]
written by Barry Mann & Hank Hunter
61.
12/1960
167

3
US




11
R&B


[Lost Nite 101 / Old Town 1094]
written by Joseph Luccisano, Alfonso Gentile & Alfred Striano
62.
12/1960
165

5
US




5
R&B


as Rosie & The Originals
[Highland 1011]
written by Rosie (as Rosie Hamlin)
63.
03/1960
163

3
US


6
country




[Columbia 4-41568]
written by Tillman Franks & Johnny Horton
64.
05/1960
163

7
US




2
R&B


as Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
[King 5341]
written by Hank Ballard
65.
09/1960
163

6
US




✫1
R&B


as Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
[King 5400]
written by Hank Ballard
66.
05/1960
161

4
US


6
country
11
R&B
41
UK
answer to Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go"
[Capitol 4368]
written by Audrey Allison, Charles Randolph Grean (as Charles Grean) & Joe Allison
67.
03/1960
160

5
US


20
country
17
R&B


#1 hit for Sammy Kaye's Orchestra in 1946
[RCA 47-7700]
written by Nat Simon & Charles Tobias
68.
05/1960
159

5
US






44
UK
US B side to Ding-a-Ling
[Cameo 175]
written by Bernie Lowe, Dave Appell & Kal Mann
69.
03/1960
156

9
US




2
R&B
35
UK
[United Artists 208]
written by Berry Gordy, Mike Ossman (as part of Mikaljon), Al Abrams (as part of Mikaljon) & John O'Den (as part of Mikaljon)
70.
03/1960
155

4
US




3
R&B


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
71.
10/1960
155

5
US








[Kapp 349]
written by Werner Scharfenberger, Fini Busch & Norman Newell (as David West)
72.
08/1960
153

6
US




22
R&B


[Liberty 55270]
written by Blanche Carter
73.
05/1960
152

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Mercury 71629]
written by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis & Luchi DeJesus
74.
01/1960
151

8
US




15
R&B
11
UK
[Mercury 71563]
written by Will Grosz (as Hugh Williams) & Jimmy Kennedy
75.
06/1960
150

6
US




19
R&B


US B side to I'm Sorry
[Decca 31093]
written by Jerry Reed
76.
03/1960
150

9
US




✫1
R&B
50
UK
[instrumental]
[Hi 2021]
written by Charles 'Red' Matthews & Gladys Reinhart
77.
04/1960
148

7
US




11
R&B


with the Thunderbirds
[Donna 1315]
written by Ron Holden
78.
06/1960
148

6
US








[Eldo 101]
written by Richard Clasky & Marvin Rosenberg
79.
12/1960
146

18
US






2
UK
[Jamie 1175]
written by Hans Wittstatt & Dory Previn (as Dory Langdon)
80.
12/1960
143

7
US






45
UK
81.
06/1960
143

7
US








[Era 3018]
written by William Michael & Jesse Hodges
82.
07/1960
141

11
US






5
UK
[Liberty 55258]
written by Barry De Vorzon & Ted Ellis
83.
07/1960
140

10
US




24
R&B
44
UK
[instrumental]
[United Artists 231]
written by Charles Williams
84.
06/1960
137

7
US








[RCA 47-7745]
written by Jeff Barry & Ben Raleigh
85.
10/1960
136

15
US






4
UK
[instrumental]
[Dolton 28]
written by Alberto Domínguez
86.
08/1960
135

5
US




8
R&B


as Jimmy Charles and The Revelletts
[Promo 1002]
written by Phil Medley
87.
11/1960
133

9
US






41
UK
88.
07/1960
132









✫1
UK
[instrumental]

[ABC 10138]
written by Jerry Lordan
89.
08/1960
130

8
US




22
R&B


90.
10/1960
128

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 354]
written by Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield & Calvin Carter
91.
02/1960
128

8
US








92.
12/1960
127

10
US




15
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #349]
written by Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
93.
01/1960
127









✫1
UK
written by Peter De Angelis & Bob Marcucci (as Robert Marcucci)
94.
03/1960
127









✫1
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Group
written by Peter Buchanan, Lonnie Donegan & Beverley Thorne
95.
02/1960
124

22
US






3
UK
[RCA 47-7670]
written by Irving Gordon
96.
07/1960
124

32
US






2
UK
US: B-side to It's Now Or Never;
[RCA 47-7777]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
97.
01/1960
124

9
US








written by Buddy Killen
98.
07/1960
122

10
US






48
UK
[Carlton 530]
written by Lee Pockriss (as Lee J. Pockriss) & Bob Hilliard
99.
08/1960
122









✫1
UK
written by Jeff Barry & Ben Raleigh
100.
07/1960
122









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

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