Jukebox & Music From The 60's







Remember the "good old days" when dancing was REALLY dancing and you could even understand the words and sing along! 


"60's Dance Medley"



The Dance Crazes of the 1960s

Info from: http://www.the60sofficialsite.com/dailyoldiesfix/Daily-Oldies-Fix.html

"The 60s was a fun and a unique experience. You had to be there to understand. Just talk to any baby boomer who was an adolescent during the 60s and they will tell you how fun and how fortunate they were to grow up in the 1960s. School dances and the dance crazes during that period were something else. I couldn't even begin to write about or even talk about what dances are popular today. I guess I possess a generation gap. I am lost in the 60s and 70s.


The Twist


The Twist was a rock and roll dance popular in the early 1960s named after the song that originated it, The Twist. It was the first major international rock and roll dance style in which the couples did not have to touch each other while dancing.

The dance was first popularized by Chubby Checker in 1960 with a hit cover of the 1959 minor hit "The Twist" written by Hank Ballard. Checker's single became a smash hit, reaching #1 on the US charts. The song set a record, being the only single to reach #1 in two different chart runs (as it reached #1 in 1960, and then resurfaced, reaching #1 again in 1962). This has never happened again in rock history.

Faced with explaining to the youthful audience how to do the dance, a member of Checker's entourage came up with the following description:

"It's like putting out a cigarette with both feet, and wiping your bottom with a towel, to the beat of the music."

In 1961, at the height of the Twist craze, patrons at New York's hot Peppermint Lounge on West 45th Street were twisting to the music of the house band, a local group from Jersey, Joey Dee and The Starliters. Their house song, "Peppermint Twist (Part 1)," became the number one song in the United States for three weeks in January 1962. We even had a Peppermint Lounge in Circleville, Ohio. Of course it wasn't as famous as the one in New York. The lounge closed after a short period of time.


The Stroll

The first dance craze I remember was "The Stroll." Of course it came out in the 50s but its popularity was still present in the 60s. You could stroll to almost any slow song. The Diamonds made the song famous in January 1958 and is still played today at many parties and weddings. It was close to being the first line dance. Girls on one side and boys on the other and the line moved up as each couple would meet one at a time in the center at the beginning of the line and stroll to the music down the line between the others and take their place at the end of the line.



The Mashed Potato


The Mashed Potato is a dance move which was a popular dance craze of 1962. It was danced to songs such as Dee Dee Sharp'sMashed Potato Time. Also referred to as "mash potato" or "mashed potatoes", the move vaguely resembles that of the twist, by Sharp's fellow Philadelphian, Chubby Checker.

The dance begins by stepping backward with one foot with that heel tilted inward. The foot is positioned slightly behind the other (stationary) foot. With the weight on the ball of the starting foot, the heel is then swiveled outward. The same process is repeated with the other foot: step back and behind with heel inward, pivot heel out, and so on. The pattern is continued for as many repetitions as desired. The step may be incorporated in various dances either as a separate routine or as a styling of standard steps.

James Brown had two Mashed Potato-related chart hits, "(Do the) Mashed Potatoes" (1960; released under a pseudonym and "Mashed Potatoes U.S.A." in 1962. Brown also featured the dance prominently in his live performances during the 50s and 60s. The dance was also referred to in Connie Francis' 1962 hit "V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N" ("...we'llMashed Potato to a jukebox tune..."), "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "Harry the Harry Ape" a 1963 Top-20 pop and R&B novelty hit by Ray Stevens, and "Land of 1000 Dances", a song made popular by Wilson Pickett.


The Monster Mash


The Monster Mash came out around the same time that the song "The mashed potatoes" was popular ... and it was a variation. In the mashed potatoes you "ground" your foot (as if grindiing a cigarette butt to put it out) while pulling it backwards then stepping on to the opposite foot to do the same thing ... simultaneously walking in place while swivelling foot. "Monster Mash" was a hit by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers. The song was a hit twice, in 1962 and again in 1973.

The difference with the monster mash was that you would hold arms in goulish positions while doing the mashing footwork. Keep in mind the 60s period of dancing was where we were all trying to imitate behaviors of people when dancing. We tried to mimic watusi dancers, we mimiced swimming, locomotives, surfers and so forth. Nodbody was safe from us 60s dancers.




"1960's Dance Party"


The Monkey

The Monkey, the Dog, the Frug---everyone at BYU was doing them; that is, until President Wilkinson gave a controversial speech at the beginning of the year banning all fad dances. The student body split into two opposing camps, one arguing that such dances were indeed against Church standards, the others saying there was nothing wrong with them. Discussions grew heated, and prejudiced letters to the editor filled the columns of the 'Universe' until the issue was finally settled by a letter from President McKay. Verdict---No. The decision brought the campus nationwide news coverage and encouraged comment on the other campuses.".

The Monkey is a novelty dance, most popular in 1963. The dance was popularized by two R&B records: Major Lance's "The Monkey Time", and The Miracles "Mickey's Monkey", both released during the summer of 1963.


The Madison

The Madison is a novelty dance that was popular in the late 1950s to mid 1960s. The Madison was created and first danced in Columbus, Ohio in 1957.

The Madison is a line dance that features a regular back-and-forth pattern interspersed with called steps. Its popularity inspired dance teams and competitions, as well as various recordings, and today it is still sometimes performed as a nostalgic dance. The Madison is featured in the movie Hairspray; and it continues to be performed in the Broadway musical Hairspray. Both the film and the musical feature one of many songs released during the Madison "craze" in the US.

The Madison basic danced in the film Hairspray is as follows:

Step left forward

Place right beside left (no weight)and clap

Step back on right

Move left foot back and across the right

Move left foot to the left

Move left foot back and acoss the right



The Hully Gully


The Hully Gully is a type of unstructured line dance originating from the 60s which consisted of a series of "steps" that are called out by the MC. Each step was relatively simple and easy to do however the challenge was to keep up with the speed of each step.


The Hully Gully


The Hully Gully was started by Frank Rocco at the Cadillac Hotel in Miami Beach Florida. The rock group, the Olympics, sang the song "Hully Gully", back in early 1960, which involved no physical contact at all. The same tune was used a year later as a song by theMarathons, entitled "Peanut Butter", which was later used for the Peter Pan Peanut Butter commercial during the 1980s. Tim Morgan sang different lyrics to the song "Peanut Butter" as well, however, only mentioning the Skippy" brand. There was another song about the dance by the Dovells, entitled "Hully Gully Baby." Ed Sullivan mentioned the Cadillac Hotel as "Home of the Hully Gully" on his weekly show, featuring some dancers from Frank Rocco's revue,. known as "Mr. Hully Gully",


It's Pony Time!

The Pony was a dance made popular in the 1960s by the Chubby Checker song "Pony Time". The beat is 1&2, 3&4, etc, with the feet comfortably together. Various arm and hand motions can be done when Pony-ing, and movement on the dance floor can occur; however, there is no line-of-dance. Couples do not touch, and they are generally facing each other, but turns and chase positions are also possible. The Pony is mentioned in the Wilson Picket song Land of a Thousand Dances.



The Watusi was a solo dance that enjoyed brief popularity during the early 1960s. In 1961, Puerto Rico jazz musician Ray Barretto had his first hit with a song called "El Watusi" and although he didn't invent the style, he came to be typecast as connected to the style. The Orlons, a vocal quartet from Philadelphia, had the biggest hit of their career as recording artists with their recording of "The Wah Watusi," which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on June 9, 1962 and remained on the Hot 100 for 14 weeks; it peaked at #2 and held the position for two weeks.


The Watusi



Hitch hike was a dance craze of 1960s. It started with the 1963 Marvin Gaye's hit Hitch Hike and resulted in a gold record for Vanity FareHitchin' a Ride (1970). The dance is extremely simple and is based on the hitchhiker's gesture: waving the stuck out thumb. The classical Motown pattern is three times right thumb to the right over the shoulder, clap hands, three times left thumb to the left over the shoulder, clap hands. All this is accompanied by the shuimmy body ripples popular at these times. Since these times the dance move firmly established itself in various line, club and jazz dances, especially disco, and may be seen, e.g., in John Travolta's dance films.The style of the move depends on the dance and may be accompanied with steps back or sideways or hip movements.



Another dance craze that was popular was Bobby Freeman's The Swim.  It was similar to the Hully Gully. Here are some of the lyrics from Bobby Freeman's hit "C'mon Let's Swim"  to give you an idea of how the dance was performed.


C'mon everybody, c'mon in                                                
Bobby's gonna show you how to do the swim
Kinda like the monkey, kinda like the twist
Pretend you're in the water and you go like this
Now baby swim, baby do the swim
Just like the dog but not so low
Like the hully gully but not so slow
Now baby swim, baby do the swim
Do what you wanna, do like you wish
C'mon baby now and swim like a fish

You actually would move your arms like you were swimming. Come on it was the 60s have some fun.



The Freddie was a short-lived 1960s dance craze prompted by the release of the songs "I'm Telling You Now," and "Do the Freddie," both by the British band, Freddie and The Dreamers."Do the Freddie" had been a #18 hit in the United States in 1965, and American dance craze stalwart Chubby Checker had then made it to #40 with the minor hit "Let's Do the Freddie" in that same year. To do The Freddie, simply stand in place; then, in rhythm with the music first extend the left leg and left arm; then the right leg and right arm. Repeat until the song's conclusion. The dance never achieved great popularity, though a re-interest occurred in the 1980s when the song (and dance) were incorporated into a gag in the movieTroop Beverly Hills.

So as baby boomers of the 60s generation, now you know, if you didn't already, that we were part of the dance explosion and many of these dances still appear in movies and broadway productions. Wasn't it fun growing up in the 60s and dancing all those crazy dance steps?


WOW, this you just gotta watch! They are AWESOME!


Jitterbug Video









DICK CLARK: Published on Aug 29, 2013 Watch a short video about "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark. With his show American Bandstand, he helped advance the careers of countless artists. (Learn more about Famous Television Personalities: http://bit.ly/12gXKXn)

Sometimes known as "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark was one of the most influential figures in popular music. With his show American Bandstand, he helped advance the careers of countless artists.



Published on Dec 31, 2012 "Bandstand Boogie" became the famous theme to Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" TV show. It was released by Columbia Records on a single 78 (40180) and 45 (4-40180) in 1954, and on the LP "The Band Of The Year", (Columbia CL 619). While I have not pictured either Les' album or his single recording of "Bandstand Boogie" here, I have instead most appropriately presented Dick Clark pictured at the famous TV studio set to the "American Bandstand" show. God bless you, Dick Clark! We thank you for all the years of great music. Thank you for ALWAYS being the teenager's best friend. Thanks for "American Bandstand", "Where The Action Is", "The $100,000 Pyramid", the bus touring "Caravan Of Stars" live shows, your great performance in "Because They're Young", and so many other great shows. We will miss you this New Year's Eve and every day you are not with us! (Learn more about Dick Clark: http://bit.ly/17lZ78Z)



And the year was 1957...

Buddy Holly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song).
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly cropped.JPG
Buddy Holly in 1957
Background information
Birth name Charles Hardin Holley
Born September 7, 1936
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Died February 3, 1959 (aged 22)
Clear Lake, Iowa
Genres Rock and rollrockabilly,Lubbock soundcountry
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, violin, banjo
Years active 1949–59
Labels DeccaBrunswickCoral
Associated acts The CricketsThe Picks
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster, Gibson J-45

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll."[1] His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably the Beatlesthe Rolling StonesBob Dylan, and Elvis Costello, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.[2] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Holly number 13 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[3] 

(Read More...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly)


Signpost near the Clear Lake crash site

Holly was offered a spot in the Winter Dance Party, a three-week tour across the Midwest opening on January 23, 1959, by the GAC agency,[citation needed] with other notable performers such as Dion and the BelmontsRitchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. He assembled a backing band consisting of Tommy Allsup (guitar), Waylon Jennings (bass) and Carl Bunch (drums), and billed them as the Crickets.[citation needed]

Following a performance on the tour at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 1959, Holly chartered a small airplane to take him and two others from nearby Mason City to Moorhead, Minnesota, the next stop on the tour. The charter's pilot, Roger Peterson, took off in a snowstorm even though he was not qualified to fly by instruments only. Following take off in the early morning hours of February 3, Holly, along with Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson, and the pilot, were all killed when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.[21] Rock performer, archivist and music historian, Harry Hepcat, wrote in his article about Buddy Holly, "Although the plane came down only five miles northwest of the airport, no one saw or heard the crash. The bodies lay in the blowing snow through the night...... February indeed made us shiver, but it was more than the cold of February that third day of the month in 1959. It was the shiver of a greater, sometimes senseless, reality invading our sheltered, partying, teenaged life of the 50's."[22]

Bandmate Waylon Jennings had given up his seat on the ill-fated flight, causing Holly to jokingly tell Jennings, "I hope your ol' bus freezes up!" Jennings shot back facetiously, "Well, I hope your ol' plane crashes!" Reportedly, it was a statement that would haunt Jennings for decades.[23]

Holly's headstone in the City of Lubbock Cemetery

Holly's funeral was held on February 7, 1959, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock.[24] The service was officiated by Ben D. Johnson, who had presided at the Hollys' wedding just months earlier. The pallbearers were Jerry AllisonJoe B. MauldinNiki SullivanBob MontgomerySonny Curtis and Phil Everly.[25] Waylon Jennings was unable to attend due to his commitment to the still-touring Winter Dance Party. Holly's body was interred in the City of Lubbock Cemetery in the eastern part of the city. His headstone carries the correct spelling of his surname (Holley) and a carving of his Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Holly's wife, María Elena Holly, was pregnant at the time of the crash. She miscarried the day after learning of his death, reportedly due to “psychological trauma”.[26] Because of this incident, authorities found it necessary, in the months following, to implement a policy against announcing victims' names until after families had first been informed.[26] María Elena Holly did not attend the funeral, and has never visited the gravesite. She later told the Avalanche-Journal:

In a way, I blame myself. I was not feeling well when he left. I was two weeks pregnant, and I wanted Buddy to stay with me, but he had scheduled that tour. It was the only time I wasn't with him. And I blame myself because I know that, if only I had gone along, Buddy never would have gotten into that airplane.[19]

The first song to commemorate the musicians was "Three Stars" by Tommy Dee. This song was recorded just one day after the disaster occurred.[26] Twelve years later, in 1971,Don McLean released his single, "American Pie”, to commemorate Buddy Holly's death and further accentuate the loss of the United States' innocence.[26] Don McLean's song began the reference to the tragedy as "The Day the Music Died"."(Read More...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly)







Duane Eddy Born in Corning, N.Y. in 1938


Inducted at: The 1994 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Induction category: Performer

Duane Eddy (guitar; born April 26, 1938)


Mini Bio: Duane Eddy was born on April 26, 1938 in Corning, New York, USA. He has been married to Diane Mary (Deed) Abbate since December 17, 1979. He was previously married to Maureen A Power, Jessi Colter and Carol Fowler.

Spouse (4)

Diane Mary (Deed) Abbate

(17 December 1979 - present)

Maureen A Power

(12 October 1971 - 22 March 1979) (divorced)

Jessi Colter

(3 February 1962 - 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

Carol Fowler

(? - 1961) (divorced) (2 children)


Trivia (4)

Noted guitarist and composer who churned out a slew of highly charted instrumental hits in the late 50s and 60s ("Rebel Rouser","Cannonball", "Yep", "Forty Miles Of Bad Road","Because They're Young", "Pepe","Peter Gunn", "Boss Guitar"), best known for his "twangy" guitar riffs.

Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Covered the song "Sugarfoot Rag" by Hank Garland, in the early-sixties. It appeared again on his album, "The RCA Years: 1962-1964" released in 1999.

Is mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.

Personal Quotes (4)

On Hank Garland: He'd work a country session for Stonewall Jackson during the daytime, then go out and play astounding jazz in a club at night. And he wrote one of the all-time great country instrumentals with Sugarfoot Rag. That's the first I heard of him: playing Sugarfoot Rag on the Opry, just driving the folks wild.

Hank Williams was my mentor, really. He said to get your own style and do it with authority. Some people didn't get it, but I understood what he was getting at.

I started playing the bass strings as they made more impact - especially when amplified - but you had to have a strong riff or melody, and that's what I did - and I played it with authority and feeling.

My dad had an old guitar and he showed me two or three chords, so I practiced them and sang to try to emulate my cowboy heroes Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Then, when I was about 10 or 11, I learned that you could play "up the neck", so that kept me busy for another couple of years.


One of the earliest guitar heroes, Duane Eddy put the twang in rock and roll. “Twang” is a reverberating, bass-heavy guitar sound boasted by primitive studio wizardry. Concocted by Eddy and producer Lee Hazlewood in 1957, twang came to represent the sound of revved-up hot rods and an echo of the Wild West on the frontier of rock and roll. Eddy obtained his trademark sound by picking on the low strings of a Chet Atkins-model Gretsch 6120 hollow body guitar, turning up the tremolo and running the signal through an echo chamber. Behind the mighty sound of twang, Eddy became the most successful instrumentalist in rock history, charting fifteen Top Forty singles in the late Fifties and early Sixties. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. No less an authority than John Fogerty has declared, “Duane Eddy was the front guy, the first rock and roll guitar god.” Eddy’s influence is widespread in rock and roll. A twangy guitar drove Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” and twang echoes in the work of The BeatlesCreedence Clearwater Revival, Dave Edmunds, Chris Isaak and many more.

Eddy was born in Corning, New York, in 1938. While in his early teens he moved with his family to Phoenix, where a demo tape found its way to the hands of Hazlewood, then a local disk jockey. Together, they hit upon a magic formula centered upon Eddy’s unique playing style, which involved picking single-note melodies on the low strings. Eddy took pains to compose strong, dramatic melodies and to vary his style. Elements of country, jazz and gospel found its way into his instrumentals, which bore evocative titles like “Cannonball,” “Rebel Rouser” and “Forty Miles of Bad Road.” On record, he was backed by such esteemed session musicians as saxophonist Steve Douglas and keyboardist Larry Knectel. The Sharps provided background vocals and rebel yells.

Eddy’s album titles typically punned on the word twang: The “Twangs” the “Thang” (1960), Twistin’ and Twangin’ (1962), “Twangin’” Up a Storm! (1963). His first album, Have ‘Twangy’ Guitar – Will Travel, was a bonafide rock and roll milestone. It charted for 82 weeks, launched five instrumental hits, and was one of the first rock and roll albums released in stereo. In 1999, it was reissued on CD in a 40th anniversary addition with extra tracks.

In the early Sixties, Eddy had much success providing theme songs for movies (“Because They’re Young,” “Pepe”) and TV shows (“Peter Gun,” “The Ballad of Palladin”). He also demonstrated his breadth by recording material in a more countrified vein (“Twang” a Country Song), cutting an album of surf music (Surfin’ With Duane Eddy) and even covering Bob Dylan’s songs in an instrumental vein (Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan). Still, the hit streak ended abruptly in 1963, as Eddy became another casualty of the Beatles and the British Invasion bands.

While the glory years of 1958 to 1963 are long gone, the sound of Duane Eddy’s guitar has reverberated through the decades. Ironically, George Harrison and Paul McCartney were big fans of Eddy’s and, he recorded with both of them in later years. Eddy was recruited to play on McCartney’s “Rockestra Theme” in 1987, and Harrison played on Eddy’s self-titled comeback album from 1987, which also featured James Burton, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper (of Booker T. & the M.G.’s), John Fogerty and David Lindley. Eddy’s mid-Eighties comeback began some club dates in L.A. and brief West Coast tour with Ry Cooder in 1983. In 1986, the British avant-garde instrumental outfit Art of Noise recruited Eddy to perform on a remake of “Peter Gunn,” which became a Top Ten hit in Britain (and just missed the U.S. Top Forty).”


· “Duane Eddy was the front guy, the first rock & roll guitar god." -- John Fogerty..... read more

·  Duane Eddy is the most successful Rock & Roll Instrumentalist, with over 100 million records sold!

· Voted number one - above Elvis! - In England's New Musical Express reader's poll in 1960..... read more

· Duane Eddy's "Have Twang Guitar Will Travel" album charted for 82 weeks on Billboard..... read more

· Duane Eddy's "Some Kind-A Earthquake" single is the shortest-playing top 40 record ever at 1:17..... read more

· 1986 Grammy Award Winner..... read more

· Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee 1994..... read more

· Guitar Player Magazine Legend Award 2004.

· Musicians Hall of Fame inductee 2008.

(Info from:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0248885/bio)



OF THE 1960s

Info from: http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/top100_1960s.htm

  peak wks   year
1 "The Twist"

from the LP Twist With Chubby Checker
1960: Billboard chart run: 11 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 3 - 4 - 24 - 29 - off
1962: Billboard chart run: 27 - 16 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 13 - 24 - 32 - off
Chubby Checker 1(3) 33 Chubby Checker - "The Twist" (Single)
2 Hey Jude

from the LP Hey Jude (The Beatles Again)
Billboard chart run: 10 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 11 - 15 - 23 - 30 - 38 - off
The Beatles 1(9) 19 The Beatles - "Hey Jude" (Single)
3 The Theme From A Summer Place

from the LP Theme From A Summer Place
Billboard chart run: 28 - 19 - 12 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 18 - 35 - off
Percy Faith 1(9) 17 Percy Faith - "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" (Single)
4 Tossin' And Turnin'

from the LP Tossin' And Turnin' 
Billboard chart run: 34 - 24 - 17 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 15 - 16 - off
Bobby Lewis 1(7) 17 Bobby Lewis - "Tossin' And Turnin'" (Single)
5 I Want To Hold Your Hand

from the LP Meet The Beatles!
Billboard chart run: 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 19 - 24 - off
The Beatles 1(7) 14 The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (Single)
6 Sugar, Sugar

from the LP Everything's Archie
Billboard chart run: 24 - 14 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 16 - 19 - 32 - 32 - off
Archies 1(4) 18 The Archies - "Sugar, Sugar" (Single)
7 Walk Don't Run

from the LP Walk, Don't Run
1960: Billboard chart run: 39 - 18 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 12 - 15 - 34 - off
1964: Billboard chart run: 29 - 20 - 13 - 8 - 8 - 15 - 26 - off
The Ventures 2 21 The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run" (Single)
8 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In 5th Dimension 1(6) 16 The 5th Dimension - "Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" (Single) 1969
9 I'm A Believer The Monkees 1(7) 13 The Monkees - "I'm A Believer" (Single) 1967
10 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye 1(7) 15   1969
11 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves 2 20 Jim Reeves - "He'll Have To Go" (Single) 1960
12 It's Now Or Never Elvis Presley 1(5) 16   1960
13 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong 1(1) 19   1964
14 I'm Sorry Brenda Lee 1(3) 18   1960
15 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley 1(6) 14   1961
16 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles 1(5) 14   1962
17 Love Is Blue Paul Mauriat 1(5) 15   1968
18 Limbo Rock Chubby Checker 2 17   1962
19 Running Bear Johnny Preston 1(3) 14   1960
20 Big Girls Don't Cry

from the LP Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 17 - 6 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 18 - 27 - off
The Four Seasons 1(5) 14 The Four Seasons - "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Single)
21 To Sir With Love Lulu 1(5) 15   1967
22 Exodus Ferrante & Teicher 2 18   1961
23 Wipeout The Surfaris 2 20   1963
24 Cathy's Clown Everly Brothers 1(5) 13   1960
25 Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer
& The Fireballs
1(5) 13 Jimmy Gilmer - "Sugar Shack" (Single) 1963
26 El Paso Marty Robbins 1(2) 16   1960
27 Peppermint Twist Joey Dee
& The Starliters
1(3) 14   1962
28 Stranger On The Shore Mr. Acker Bilk 1(1) 15   1962
29 Everyday People Sly &
The Family Stone
1(4) 14   1969
30 Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert
& His Orchestra
1(3) 15   1961
31 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean 1(5) 13   1961
32 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding 1(4) 14   1968
33 Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones 1(4) 14   1969
34 Love Child Diana Ross
& The Supremes
1(2) 15   1968
35 Last Date Floyd Cramer 2 15   1960
36 Honey Bobby Goldsboro 1(5) 13   1968
37 People Got To Be Free The Rascals 1(5) 13   1968
38 North To Alaska Johnny Horton 4 18   1960
39 Everybody's Somebody's Fool Connie Francis 1(2) 16   1960
40 Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton 1(4) 13   1962
41 Crimson And Clover Tommy James
& The Shondells
1(2) 15   1969
42 Greenfields Brothers Four 2 15   1960
43 She Loves You The Beatles 1(2) 14   1964
44 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own Connie Francis 1(2) 14   1960
45 I Can't Get Next To You The Temptations 1(2) 15   1969
46 Stuck On You Elvis Presley 1(4) 13   1960
47 In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) Zager & Evans 1(6) 12   1969
48 Come Together The Beatles 1(1) 16   1969
49 Runaway Del Shannon 1(4) 12   1961
50 Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul & Mary 1(1) 15   1969
51 Light My Fire The Doors 1(3) 14   1967
52 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles 1(2) 15   1961
53 Sixteen Reasons Connie Stevens 3 17   1960
54 Something The Beatles 3 16   1969
55 Pony Time Chubby Checker 1(3) 14   1961
56 Save The Last Dance For Me The Drifters 1(3) 14   1960
57 Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band 1(3) 13 New Vaudeville Band - "Winchester Cathedral" (Single) 1966
58 Calcutta Lawrence Welk 1(2) 13   1961
59 Get Back The Beatles 1(5) 12   1969
60 The Letter The Box Tops 1(4) 13   1967
61 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Righteous Brothers 1(2) 13 Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Single) 1965
62 Teen Angel Mark Dinning 1(2) 14   1960
63 Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp 2 15   1962
64 Sherry

from the LP Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 22 - 11 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 34 - off
The Four Seasons 1(5) 12 The Four Seasons - "Sherry" (Single)
65 Windy Association 1(4) 13   1967
66 Ode To Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry 1(4) 12   1967
67 Return To Sender Elvis Presley 2 14   1962
68 Dizzy Tommy Roe 1(4) 13   1969
69 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones 1(4) 12   1965
70 Only The Lonely Roy Orbison 2 15   1960
71 He's So Fine The Chiffons 1(4) 12   1963
72 This Guy's In Love With You Herb Alpert 1(4) 12   1968
73 Handy Man Jimmy Jones 2 14   1960
74 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 1(3) 14   1964
75 Wooly Bully Sam The Sham
& The Pharaohs
2 14   1965
76 Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 1(1) 15   1961
77 The Ballad Of The Green Berets SSgt. Barry Sadler 1(5) 11   1966
78 Runaround Sue Dion 1(2) 12   1961
79 Daydream Believer The Monkees 1(4) 12   1967
80 Louie Louie The Kingsmen 2 13   1964
81 Happy Together The Turtles 1(3) 12   1967
82 Travelin' Man Ricky Nelson 1(2) 15   1961
83 Dominique Singing Nun 1(4) 12   1963
84 Downtown Petula Clark 1(2) 13   1965
85 Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares 1(2) 13   1962
86 I Get Around Beach Boys 1(2) 13   1964
87 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight
& The Pips
2 14   1967
88 Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton 1(1) 14   1964
89 Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton 1(3) 12   1963
90 Telstar The Tornadoes 1(3) 13   1962
91 Wedding Bell Blues The 5th Dimension 1(3) 14   1969
92 My Guy Mary Wells 1(2) 13   1964
93 I Can't Help Myself Four Tops 1(2) 13   1965
94 Hey Paula Paul & Paula 1(3) 12   1963
95 Soldier Boy The Shirelles 1(3) 13   1962
96 Come See About Me The Supremes 1(2) 13   1965
97 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Hugo Montenegro 2 14   1968
98 Go Away Little Girl Steve Lawrence 1(2) 12   1963
99 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred
& His Playboy Band
1(2) 13   1968
100 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam 1(2) 13   1969

Only songs that have peaked between January, 1960 and December, 1969 are included.



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