Top 100 Billboard hit songs of 1960

Top 100 Billboard hit songs of 1960

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What were the most popular tunes of the first year of the sixties? Here are Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1960! (Also check out ’60s Gold and Pure 60’s: The #1 Hits to revisit some of your favorite singles of the decade!)

Chart Sweep: Billboard Hot 100 of 1960 (video)

Every record to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1960.

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Top 100 hit singles from the year 1960

# Song title Musical artist(s)
1 “Theme from A Summer Place” Percy Faith
2 “He’ll Have to Go” Jim Reeves
3 “Cathy’s Clown” The Everly Brothers
4 “Running Bear” Johnny Preston
5 “Teen Angel” Mark Dinning
6 “I’m Sorry” Brenda Lee
7 “It’s Now or Never” Elvis Presley
8 “Handy Man” Jimmy Jones
9 “Stuck on You” Elvis Presley
10 “The Twist” Chubby Checker
11 “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” Connie Francis
12 “Wild One” Bobby Rydell
13 “Greenfields” The Brothers Four
14 “What in the World’s Come Over You” Jack Scott
15 “El Paso” Marty Robbins
16 “Alley Oop” The Hollywood Argyles
17 “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” Connie Francis
18 “Sweet Nothin’s” Brenda Lee
19 “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” Brian Hyland
20 “Only the Lonely” Roy Orbison
21 “Where or When” Dion and the Belmonts
22 “Sixteen Reasons” Connie Stevens
23 “Puppy Love” Paul Anka
24 “Why” Frankie Avalon
25 “Walk, Don’t Run” The Ventures
26 “Save the Last Dance for Me” The Drifters
27 “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
28 “Sink the Bismarck” Johnny Horton
29 “Chain Gang” Sam Cooke
30 “Let It Be Me” The Everly Brothers
31 “Good Timin'” Jimmy Jones
32 “Beyond the Sea” Bobby Darin
33 “Go Jimmy Go” Jimmy Clanton
34 “Night” Jackie Wilson
35 “Burning Bridges” Jack Scott
36 “The Big Hurt” Toni Fisher
37 “Because They’re Young” Duane Eddy
38 “Lonely Blue Boy” Conway Twitty
39 “Pretty Blue Eyes” Steve Lawrence
40 “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” Freddy Cannon
41 “Paper Roses” Anita Bryant
42 “Mr Custer” Larry Verne
43 “I Want to Be Wanted” Brenda Lee
44 “Mule Skinner Blues” The Fendermen
45 “Cradle of Love” Johnny Preston
46 “You Got What It Takes” Marv Johnson
47 “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” Hank Locklin
48 “Love You So” Ron Holden
49 “Finger Poppin’ Time” Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
50 “Harbor Lights” The Platters
51 “Let the Little Girl Dance” Billy Bland
52 “He’ll Have To Stay” Jeanne Black
53 “Theme From The Apartment” Ferrante & Teicher
54 “Volare” Bobby Rydell
55 “A Million to One” Jimmy Charles
56 “The Village of St. Bernadette” Andy Williams
57 “White Silver Sands” The Bill Black Combo
58 “The Old Lamp-Lighter” The Browns
59 “Devil or Angel” Bobby Vee
60 “Down By The Station” The Four Preps
61 “Forever” The Little Dippers
62 “Image of a Girl” The Safaris
63 “Kiddio” Brook Benton
64 “Mission Bell” Donnie Brooks
65 “I Love The Way You Love” Marv Johnson
66 “It’s Time to Cry” Paul Anka
67 “Tell Laura I Love Her” Ray Peterson
68 “Mama” Connie Francis
69 “Footsteps” Steve Lawrence
70 “So Sad” The Everly Brothers
71 “That’s All You Gotta Do” Brenda Lee
72 “Walking to New Orleans” Fats Domino
73 “Among My Souvenirs” Connie Francis
74 “Swingin’ School” Bobby Rydell
75 “A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)” Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
76 “Stairway to Heaven” Neil Sedaka
77 “My Home Town” Paul Anka
78 “Georgia on My Mind” Ray Charles
79 “Cherry Pie” Skip & Flip
80 “Wonderful World” Sam Cooke
81 “Tracy’s Theme” Spencer Ross
82 “Lady Luck” Lloyd Price
83 “Step By Step” The Crests
84 “Happy-Go-Lucky Me” Paul Evans
85 “Young Emotions” Ricky Nelson
86 “Dreamin'” Johnny Burnette
87 “Poetry in Motion” Johnny Tillotson
88 “O Dio Mio” Annette Funicello
89 “You Talk Too Much” Joe Jones
90 “Beatnik Fly” Johnny and the Hurricanes
91 “When Will I Be Loved” The Everly Brothers
92 “Let’s Think About Livin” Bob Luman
93 “Heartaches by the Number” Guy Mitchell
94 “My Little Corner of the World” Anita Bryant
95 “Doggin’ Around” Jackie Wilson
96 “Little Bitty Girl” Bobby Rydell
97 “Money (That’s What I Want)” Barrett Strong
98 “Stay” Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
99 “Lonely Weekends” Charlie Rich
100 “Sandy” Larry Hall

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