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Top Songs of the 1960s

1950s <-1960-> 1970s
    

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1.
05/1962
471

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
2.
12/1963
465

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #16]
[Capitol 5112]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
3.
03/1967
454

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Reprise 0561]
written by Carson Parks (as C. Carson Parks)
4.
03/1963
447

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 42674]
written by Doc Pomus (as Jerome "Doc" Pomus) & Mort Shuman
5.
04/1960
441

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #149]
[Warner 5151]
written by Don Everly & Phil Everly
6.
11/1960
438

✫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
7.
06/1969
436

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK

[RCA Victor 0174]
written by Rick Evans
8.
11/1968
434

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #80]
[Tamla 54176]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
9.
09/1962
433

✫1
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[intrumental]

[London 9561]
written by Joe Meek
10.
07/1960
428

✫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
11.
03/1961
428

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Colpix 186]
written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
12.
03/1968
428

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[United Artists 50283]
written by Bobby Russell
13.
07/1961
428

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
19th century folk song
written by traditional
14.
12/1967
425

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 2056]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
15.
07/1967
423

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #362]
[Capitol 5964]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
16.
10/1961
423

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[spoken]
[Columbia 4-42175]
written by Jimmy Dean
17.
03/1961
421

✫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
18.
09/1966
420

✫1
US




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

[Motown 1098]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
19.
04/1966
420

✫1
US
✫1
AC




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

[Reprise 0470]
written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton & Eddie Snyder
20.
10/1964
416

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #324]
[Motown 1066]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
21.
07/1969
415

✫1
US
22
AC




✫1
UK
[Calendar 1008]
written by Andy Kim & Jeff Barry
22.
03/1962
415

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[RCA 47-7992]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold
23.
12/1961
414

✫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
24.
06/1962
414

✫1
US




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

[Dimension 1000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
25.
06/1963
411

3
US




9
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8188]
written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
26.
09/1960
411

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #182]
[Atlantic 2071]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
27.
12/1964
411

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #34]
[Philles 124]
written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
28.
01/1960
410

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1961]
[instrumental]
[Columbia 41490]
written by Max Steiner & Mack Discant
29.
01/1962
410

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
harmonica-player is delbert mcclinton
[Smash 1731]
written by Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
30.
06/1965
409

✫1
US




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

[London 9766]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
31.
07/1969
408

✫1
US






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

[London 910]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
32.
04/1969
408

✫1
US






✫1
UK
with Billy Preston
[Apple 2490]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
33.
07/1965
407

✫1
US




19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #444]
[Atco 6359]
written by Sonny Bono
34.
09/1968
407

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #8]
[Apple 2276]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
35.
02/1969

Dizzy by Tommy Roe

from Dizzy   
406

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[ABC 11164]
written by Tommy Roe & Freddy Weller
36.
10/1969
406

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[Warner 7340]
written by John Denver
37.
11/1969
406

✫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)
38.
09/1968
405

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
melody based on a traditional russian folk song
[Apple 1801]
written by Boris Fomin & Gene Raskin
39.
01/1968
405

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 9223]
written by Ennio Morricone
40.
05/1963
405

✫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
41.
10/1962
403

2
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell
42.
10/1965
402

✫1
US






✫1
UK
43.
12/1965
401

✫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.
02/1961
401

✫1
US






✫1
UK
adapted from the italian song "come back to sorrento"
[RCA 47-7850]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
45.
12/1961
400

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
46.
07/1965

Help! by The Beatles

from Help!   
400

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #29]
[Capitol 5476]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
47.
05/1965
399

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #79]
[Columbia 43271]
written by Bob Dylan
48.
04/1965
399

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #384]
[Capitol 5407]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
49.
09/1969
397

✫1
US
4
AC




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #91]
[RCA 47-9764]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
50.
12/1966
394

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Colgems 1002 A]
written by Neil Diamond
51.
02/1967
394

✫1
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #449]
charted as Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever in UK charts
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
52.
05/1966
392

✫1
US






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

[London 901]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
53.
10/1966
391

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #6]
[Capitol 5676]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
54.
06/1960
391

2
US




14
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #232]
[Monument 421]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
55.
06/1966
391

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[Capitol 5651]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
56.
01/1966
391

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0432]
written by Lee Hazlewood
57.
08/1964
389

✫1
US






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

[Monument 851]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
58.
12/1964
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5327]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
59.
07/1964
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Ascot 2157]
written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
60.
02/1967
388

3
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
[Warner 7002]
written by Charlie Chaplin
61.
07/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #153]
[Capitol 5222]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
62.
03/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #289]
[Capitol 5150]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
63.
06/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #122]
written by traditional
64.
03/1964
387

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5175]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
65.
10/1960
385

2
US




27
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cadence 1384]
written by Phil Kaufman & Mike Anthony
66.
01/1965
385

4
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


✫1
UK
[Smash 1965]
written by Roger Miller
67.
11/1963
384

✫1
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
[Philips 40152]
written by The Singing Nun (as Jeanine Deckers)
68.
01/1963
384

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
69.
03/1968
380

2
US
34
AC




✫1
UK
as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett
[Columbia 44450]
written by Jerry Fuller
70.
08/1963
380

2
US




4
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #22]
[Philles 116]
written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector
71.
01/1968
379

✫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
72.
05/1968
378

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
[A&M 929]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
73.
04/1960
376

✫1
US


27
country
6
R&B
3
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7740]
written by John Leslie McFarland & Aaron Schroeder
74.
05/1969
376

2
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #355]
[Fantasy 622]
written by John Fogerty
75.
06/1968
375

2
US






✫1
UK
76.
07/1962

Sheila by Tommy Roe

from Sheila   
374

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10329]
written by Tommy Roe
77.
02/1965
374

✫1
US






2
UK
as Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

written by Clint Ballard Jr.
78.
04/1965
374

3
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[recorded in 1960]
[RCA 447-0643]
written by Artie Glenn
79.
04/1961
373

✫1
US






2
UK
charted as Hello Mary Lou / Travellin' Man in UK charts
[Imperial 5741]
written by Jerry Fuller
80.
11/1961
372

2
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[instrumental]
[Kapp 442]
written by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi (as Vasilii Petrovich Soloviev-Sedoy) & Kenny Ball (arrangement)
81.
11/1960
370

✫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
82.
08/1962
368

5
US
2
AC


13
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8041]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
83.
11/1967
368

✫1
US






3
UK
84.
04/1960
367

3
US




8
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cub 9067]
written by Fred Tobias & Clint Ballard Jr.
85.
01/1967
367

✫1
US






3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #303]
charted as Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday in UK charts
[London 904]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
86.
08/1966
367

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1097]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
87.
08/1960
367

✫1
US




11
R&B
3
UK
[MGM 12923]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
88.
05/1966
366

✫1
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #257]
[Atco 6415]
written by Chip Taylor
89.
06/1967
366

3
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[Liberty 55986]
written by Gilbert Bécaud & Mack David
90.
07/1966
365

✫1
US






2
UK
[Epic 10045]
written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
91.
08/1966
364

2
US






✫1
UK
charted as Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby in UK charts
[Capitol 5715]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
92.
07/1962
364

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Vee-Jay 457]
written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
93.
07/1964
364

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #472]
[Motown 1060]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
94.
02/1967
363

2
US






2
UK
[Dunhill 4077]
written by Ralph Bass & Lowman Pauling
95.
07/1969
363

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


4
UK
[recorded live at san quentin prison]
[noverly]
[Columbia 4-44944]
written by Shel Silverstein
96.
05/1963
363

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72119]
written by Herb Wiener, Wally Gold & John Gluck (as John Gluck Jr.)
97.
05/1960
363

✫1
US


24
country
2
R&B
5
UK
[MGM 12899]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
98.
06/1964
362

✫1
US






2
UK
[Philips 40211]
written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe
99.
01/1967
362

4
US
28
AC




✫1
UK
[Parrot 40011]
written by Eddie Miller & James Pebworth (as Dub Williams)
100.
11/1964
362

✫1
US






2
UK

[Warner 5494]
written by Tony Hatch

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