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Top Songs of the 1960s

1950s <-1960-> 1970s
    

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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 Victor 47-7777]
written by Wally Gold & Aaron Schroeder
2.
11/1968
402

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #80]
[Tamla 54176]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
3.
04/1960
401

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #149]
[Warner 5151]
written by Don Everly & Phil Everly
4.
11/1960
399

✫1
US


22
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
hit for Vaughn Deleath in 1927
[RCA Victor 47-7810]
written by Lou Handman & Roy Turk
5.
05/1962
398

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
6.
09/1968
393

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #8]
[Apple 2276]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
7.
07/1969
389

✫1
US
22
AC




✫1
UK
[Calendar 1008]
written by Andy Kim & Jeff Barry
8.
12/1963
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #16]
[Capitol 5112]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
9.
06/1969
387

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK

[RCA Victor 0174]
written by Rick Evans
10.
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 & Mack Discant
11.
03/1968
375

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[United Artists 50283]
written by Bobby Russell
12.
09/1962
375

✫1
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[intrumental]

[London 9561]
written by Joe Meek
13.
10/1964
371

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #324]
[Motown 1066]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
14.
03/1967
368

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Reprise 0561]
written by Carson Parks (as C. Carson Parks)
15.
04/1969
366

✫1
US






✫1
UK
with Billy Preston
[Apple 2490]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
16.
07/1969
365

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #116]

[London 910]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
17.
12/1966
362

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Colgems 1002 A]
written by Neil Diamond
18.
03/1961
361

✫1
US




3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #466]
[Big Top 3067]
written by Del Shannon (as Charles Westover) & Max Crook
19.
10/1961
357

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[spoken]
[Columbia 4-42175]
written by Jimmy Dean
20.
12/1967
353

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 2056]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
21.
03/1961
353

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Colpix 186]
written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
22.
03/1962
352

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[RCA 47-7992]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold
23.
06/1965
350

✫1
US




19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #2]

[London 9766]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
24.
08/1964
349

✫1
US






✫1
UK
as Roy Orbison & The Candymen
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #222]

[Monument 851]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
25.
09/1966
347

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #206]

[Motown 1098]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
26.
12/1964
345

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5327]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
27.
02/1969

Dizzy by Tommy Roe

from Dizzy   
345

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[ABC 11164]
written by Tommy Roe & Freddy Weller
28.
09/1968
344

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
melody based on a traditional russian folk song
[Apple 1801]
written by Boris Fomin & Gene Raskin
29.
07/1961
341

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
19th century folk song
written by traditional
30.
12/1964
341

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #34]
[Philles 124]
written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
31.
01/1968
340

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 9223]
written by Ennio Morricone
32.
09/1960
339

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #182]
[Atlantic 2071]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
33.
01/1968
338

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #28]
[recorded some days before his death]
[Volt 157]
written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
34.
04/1966
338

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1967]

[Reprise 0470]
written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton & Eddie Snyder
35.
07/1964
335

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Ascot 2157]
written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
36.
10/1965
334

✫1
US






✫1
UK
37.
02/1961
333

✫1
US






✫1
UK
adapted from the italian song "come back to sorrento"
[RCA 47-7850]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
38.
01/1962
332

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
harmonica-player is delbert mcclinton
[Smash 1731]
written by Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
39.
04/1960
331

✫1
US


27
country
6
R&B
3
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7740]
written by John Leslie McFarland & Aaron Schroeder
40.
07/1964
331

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #153]
[Capitol 5222]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
41.
06/1962
330

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #350]

[Dimension 1000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
42.
03/1964
328

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #289]
[Capitol 5150]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
43.
12/1965
326

✫1
US






✫1
UK
charted as Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out in UK charts
[Capitol 5555]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
44.
10/1969
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[Warner 7340]
written by John Denver
45.
05/1968
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
[A&M 929]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
46.
12/1961
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
with the Leon Young String Chorale
[instrumental]
[Atco 6217]
written by Mr. Acker Bilk (as Acker Bilk) & Robert Mellin
47.
10/1962
324

2
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell
48.
06/1964
324

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #122]
written by traditional
49.
12/1961
321

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #394]
charted as Rock-A-Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling in Love in UK charts
[RCA 47-7968]
written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss
50.
07/1964
320

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #472]
[Motown 1060]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
51.
03/1969
320

✫1
US
✫1
AC


6
R&B
11
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1970]
[Soul City 772]
written by Galt MacDermot, James Rado & Gerome Ragni
52.
11/1969
318

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #120]
charted as I Want You Back / Who's Lovin' You in US R&B charts
[Motown 1157]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
53.
09/1969
318

✫1
US
4
AC




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #91]
[RCA 47-9764]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
54.
03/1968
318

2
US
34
AC




✫1
UK
as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett
[Columbia 44450]
written by Jerry Fuller
55.
07/1967
317

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #362]
[Capitol 5964]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
56.
07/1965
317

✫1
US




19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #444]
[Atco 6359]
written by Sonny Bono
57.
06/1960
315

2
US




14
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #232]
[Monument 421]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
58.
05/1963
315

✫1
US
✫1
AC


18
R&B
6
UK
[Capitol 4945]
written by Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura, Abraham Quintanilla III (as Abraham Quintanilla Jr.) & Pete Astudillo
59.
07/1965

Help! by The Beatles

from Help!   
315

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #29]
[Capitol 5476]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
60.
05/1966
314

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #174]

[London 901]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
61.
04/1968
313

✫1
US
4
AC




4
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1969]

[Columbia 44511]
written by Paul Simon
62.
08/1962
313

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Vee-Jay 456]
written by Bob Gaudio
63.
03/1963
312

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 42674]
written by Doc Pomus (as Jerome "Doc" Pomus) & Mort Shuman
64.
07/1962

Sheila by Tommy Roe

from Sheila   
312

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10329]
written by Tommy Roe
65.
07/1962
312

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Vee-Jay 457]
written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
66.
05/1960
312

✫1
US


24
country
2
R&B
5
UK
[MGM 12899]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
67.
02/1964
311

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
as Louis Armstrong & The All Stars
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1965]
[Kapp 573]
written by Jerry Herman
68.
06/1964
310

✫1
US






2
UK
[Philips 40211]
written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe
69.
08/1960
310

✫1
US




11
R&B
3
UK
[MGM 12923]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
70.
11/1963
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
[Philips 40152]
written by The Singing Nun (as Jeanine Deckers)
71.
06/1966
306

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[Capitol 5651]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
72.
08/1966
305

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1097]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
73.
09/1966
305

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Fontana 1562]
written by Geoff Stephens
74.
03/1964
305

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5175]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
75.
10/1966
305

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #6]
[Capitol 5676]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
76.
04/1961
303

✫1
US






2
UK
charted as Hello Mary Lou / Travellin' Man in UK charts
[Imperial 5741]
written by Jerry Fuller
77.
06/1962
303

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
15
UK
[Epic 9509]
written by Paul Evans & Al Byron
78.
10/1962
302

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Vee-Jay 465]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
79.
01/1963
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
80.
12/1967
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC




12
UK
[instrumental]
[Philips 40495]
written by André Popp & Pierre Cour
81.
01/1966
300

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0432]
written by Lee Hazlewood
82.
04/1960
300

3
US




8
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cub 9067]
written by Fred Tobias & Clint Ballard Jr.
83.
01/1967
299

4
US
28
AC




✫1
UK
[Parrot 40011]
written by Eddie Miller & James Pebworth (as Dub Williams)
84.
11/1967
299

✫1
US






3
UK
85.
04/1966
299

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #54]

[Atlantic 2326]
written by Percy Sledge
86.
12/1962
299

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Philips 40084]
written by Ray Hildebrand
87.
04/1965
298

3
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[recorded in 1960]
[RCA 447-0643]
written by Artie Glenn
88.
02/1965
298

✫1
US






2
UK
as Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

written by Clint Ballard Jr.
89.
11/1964
297

✫1
US






2
UK

[Warner 5494]
written by Tony Hatch
90.
08/1961
297

✫1
US






3
UK
[Liberty 55354]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
91.
04/1967
296

✫1
US




3
R&B
8
UK
as The Young Rascals
[Atlantic 2401]
written by Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati
92.
05/1965
296

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #79]
[Columbia 43271]
written by Bob Dylan
93.
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
94.
05/1966
296

✫1
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #257]
[Atco 6415]
written by Chip Taylor
95.
08/1967
296

✫1
US




30
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #363]

[Mala 565]
written by Wayne Carson Thompson
96.
08/1962
296

5
US
2
AC


13
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8041]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
97.
08/1967
295

✫1
US
7
AC
17
country
8
R&B
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #412]
[Capitol 5950]
written by Bobbie Gentry
98.
04/1965
295

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #384]
[Capitol 5407]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
99.
04/1968
292

3
US






✫1
UK
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
100.
08/1961
292

4
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
charted as His Latest Flame / Little Sister in UK charts
[RCA Victor 47-7908]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman

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