1960s Top 10 Singles Graded

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Oldies from the 1960s are an ideal subject for understanding the 100 point scale. Oldies are accessible, familiar, short, repetitive, and generally enjoyable.

It's best to listen to the recording until you have become accustomed to it, then evaluate it. Don't just listen to the highest graded recordings. Also listen to the lowest and middle graded tunes. Try to avoid judgments about genres: it is possible for a hit to be good regardless of whether it is rock, soul, pop, country, folk, jazz, or exotic.

Thorough study of the recordings below, and their grades, will teach you how to use the 100 point scale. You can apply it not only to music, but to theatrical films, television shows, even commercials.

True, nobody will care that you have learned how to grade. Nearly everyone believes that it is strictly a matter of opinion whether something is good or not. Many if not most people react to music strictly emotionally. Others identify with a specific genre (e.g. rock) and dislike everything else. So, nobody else will ever appreciate your grading skills. But at least you'll know what is great, what is good, what is hype, and what is junk.

The grade of a specific recording can actually vary considerably. For example, the background music track of a hit single will often grade significantly lower than the vocal. On the other hand, electric guitar solos often grade higher than the vocals. The table below specifies which portion of the recording is graded. Usually, it is the vocal, which is typically the most important portion of the tune. The remainder of the song is ignored for grading purposes. "American Idol" evaluated the singer and not the backing track.

When grading, it is best to listen via headphones at a comfortable volume with your eyes closed. It is also a good idea not to pay that much attention to the lyrics. The melody, arrangement, and delivery are more consequential. Also, avoid stereo in favor of mono. Stereo mixes can be distracting. 1960s singles were designed to be played in mono on auto dashboards and transister radios. The first half of the song, prior to the bridge, typically has greater significance than the second half.

Avoid confusing celebrity, personality, looks, culture, heritage, message, or values with the quality of the recording, which is what matters. You can like, and even respect and admire, Tony Bennett as a person, while understanding that his records are not good and never have been. An ugly fat hag can be an excellent singer.

Don't place excessive importance on a singer's vocal talent. Bobby Vinton was a polished professional with a fine voice, who made lousy records.

The same performer will often have consistent grades (whether high or low) throughout a series of hit singles. For example, The Beatles have consistently high grades, and Herman's Hermits have consistently mediocre grades. But exceptions can occur. For example, The Vogues from the mid-1960s are much better than the same act late in the decade.

Also, whether a single was a huge hit, or not a hit at all, can have little relationship to its grade. "In The Year 2525" is an awful song even though it topped the Hot 100 chart for weeks. It is also possible for a hit to be a "guilty pleasure" that you enjoy hearing even though you know it does not grade highly.

Finally, keep in mind that you are human, and will sometimes grade incorrectly. Mistakes do not invalidate the method or philosophy.

Grade Performer Title Year Graded Portion
99 The Beatles Twist And Shout 1964 Vocals
99 The Rolling Stones Time Is On My Side 1964 Jagger Vocal
98 Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs Stay 1960 Williams vocal
98 The Beatles Please Please Me 1964 Vocals
98 The Beatles She Loves You 1964 Vocals
98 The Supremes Baby Love 1964 Vocals
98 The Supremes Come See About Me 1964 Vocals
98 The Beatles Love Me Do 1964 Vocals
97 The Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love 1965 Vocals
97 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go 1964 Vocals
97 The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love 1964 Vocals
97 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires It's Now Or Never 1960 Presley vocal
97 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1960 Presley vocal (sung)
97 Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl 1962 Chandler Vocal
97 Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him 1963 March vocal
97 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Surrender 1961 Presley Vocal
97 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Stuck On You 1960 Presley vocal
97 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 Vocals
97 Brenda Lee You Can Depend On Me 1961 Lee Vocal (Sung)
97 The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You 1965 Lead Vocal
96 The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand 1964 Vocals
96 Brenda Lee I'm Sorry 1960 Lee vocal (Sung)
96 Brenda Lee Emotions 1961 Lee Vocal
96 Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's 1960 Lee vocal
96 Brenda Lee Everybody Loves Me But You 1962 Lee vocal
96 Brenda Lee That's All You Gotta Do 1960 Lee vocal
96 Brenda Lee All Alone Am I 1962 Lee vocal (Sung)
96 Brenda Lee I Want To Be Wanted 1960 Lee vocal
96 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Good Luck Charm 1962 Presley vocal
96 The Contours Do You Love Me 1962 Lead Vocal
96 Jackie Wilson Baby Workout 1963 Wilson Vocal
96 Little Eva The Loco-Motion 1962 Eva Vocal
95 Brenda Lee Break It To Me Gently 1962 Lee vocal
95 The Beach Boys I Get Around 1964 Vocals
95 The Beatles I Feel Fine 1964 Vocals
95 The Beatles P.S. I Love You 1964 Vocals
95 Ray Charles and his Orchestra Hit The Road Jack 1961 Charles vocal
95 Brenda Lee Fool #1 1961 Lee vocal
95 Brenda Lee Dum Dum 1961 Lee vocal
95 Elvis Presley (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame 1961 Presley Vocal
95 Elvis Presley Little Sister 1961 Presley Vocal
95 Elvis Presley I Feel So Bad 1961 Presley Vocal
95 Ray Charles and his Orchestra Unchain My Heart 1962 Charles vocal
95 Doris Troy Just One Look 1963 Troy Vocal
95 The Impressions It's All Right 1963 Harmony Vocal
95 Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou 1961 Nelson Vocal
95 Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man 1961 Nelson Vocal
95 The Beach Boys Fun, Fun, Fun 1964 Vocals
95 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown 1960 Harmony vocal
95 The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night 1965 Lead Vocal
95 The Kinks You Really Got Me 1964 Lead Vocal
94 The Beach Boys Surfin' USA 1963 Vocals
94 Roger Miller King Of The Road 1965 Miller Vocal
94 Ray Charles Busted 1963 Charles Vocal
94 The Temptations My Girl 1965 Vocals
94 Sam Cooke Shake 1965 Cooke Vocal
94 The Beach Boys When I Grow Up To Be A Man 1964 Vocals
94 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 1961 Lead Vocal
94 The Singing Nun Dominique 1963 Harmony Vocal (Chorus)
94 The Tams What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) 1964 Lead Vocal
94 Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night 1963 Cooke Vocal
94 Clyde McPhatter Lover Please 1962 McPhatter Vocal
94 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962 Charles vocal
94 Marvin Gaye Pride And Joy 1963 Gaye Vocal
94 Sam Cooke Twistin' The Night Away 1962 Cooke vocal
94 The Beach Boys Surfer Girl 1963 Vocals
94 The Drifters Up On The Roof 1963 Rudy Lewis Vocal
94 The Miracles You Really Got A Hold On Me 1963 Robinson Vocal
94 Ricky Nelson Young World 1962 Nelson Vocal
94 The Everly Brothers When Will I Be Loved 1960 Harmony vocal
94 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Return To Sender 1962 Presley Vocal
94 The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me 1960 King vocal
94 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires (You'e the) Devil In Disguise 1963 Presley Vocal
94 The Shirelles Dedicated To The One I Love 1961 Lead Vocal
94 The Miracles Shop Around 1961 Robinson Vocal
94 The Jive Five My True Story 1961 Lead Vocal
94 The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 1965 Medley Vocal
94 Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is 1965 Gaye Vocal
94 Ray Charles You Are My Sunshine 1962 Charles vocal
94 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Can't Help Falling In Love 1961 Presley vocal
94 The Drifters Under The Boardwalk 1964 Lead Vocal
93 The Drifters On Broadway 1963 Lead Vocal
93 Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind 1960 Charles vocal
93 Ben E. King Stand By Me 1961 King Vocal
93 The Trashmen Surfin' Bird 1964 Lead Vocal
93 Martha & The Vandellas Nowhere To Run 1965 Lead Vocal
93 Martha & The Vandellas Dancing In The Street 1964 Lead Vocal
93 Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki 1963 Sakamoto Vocal
93 The Crystals He's A Rebel 1962 Lead Vocal
93 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me 1963 Darlene Love Vocal
93 Sam Cooke Chain Gang 1960 Cooke vocal
93 Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) 1964 Everett Vocal
93 Ray Charles You Don't Know Me 1962 Charles vocal
93 The Shirelles Mama Said 1961 Lead Vocal
93 The Ronettes Be My Baby 1963 Lead Vocal
93 The Chiffons He's So Fine 1963 Lead vocal
93 The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back 1961 Harmony Vocal
93 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires She's Not You 1962 Presley vocal
93 Martha & The Vandellas Heat Wave 1963 Reeves Vocal
93 The Miracles Mickey's Monkey 1963 Robinson Vocal
93 Brenda Lee I'm Losing You 1963 Lee Vocal
93 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Bossa Nova Baby 1963 Presley vocal
93 Martha & The Vandellas Quicksand 1964 Reeves Vocal
93 Chris Kenner I Like It Like That 1961 Kenner Vocal
93 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow 1961 Lead Vocal
93 Little Anthony And The Imperials Goin' Out Of My Head 1964 Lead Vocal
93 Ruby & The Romantics Our Day Will Come 1963 Ruby Vocal
93 Johnny Preston Running Bear 1960 Preston vocal
93 Jr. Walker & The All Stars Shotgun 1965 Vocals
92 Ricky Nelson It's Up To You 1963 Nelson Vocal
92 Rick Nelson Teen Age Idol 1962 Nelson Vocal
92 Dionne Warwick Walk On By 1964 Warwick Vocal
92 The Shirelles Baby It's You 1962 Lead Vocal
92 Mary Wells My Guy 1964 Wells Vocal
92 Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go 1964 Berry Vocal
92 The Shirelles Soldier Boy 1962 Harmony Vocal
92 The Marvelettes Playboy 1962 Lead Vocal
92 The Fendermen Mule Skinner Blues 1960 Lead vocal
92 Lee Dorsey Ya Ya 1961 Dorsey Vocal
91 The Beach Boys Be True To Your School 1963 Lead Vocal (Uptempo)
91 Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You 1962 Wells Vocal
91 Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions 1962 Organ
91 Bobby Darin Mack The Knife 1959 Darin vocal
91 Ray Charles Take These Chains From My Heart 1963 Charles Vocal
91 The Angels My Boyfriend's Back 1963 Harmony Vocal
91 Barbara Streisand People 1964 Steisand Vocal
91 The Impressions Keep On Pushing 1964 Harmony Vocal
91 The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron 1963 Lead Vocal
90 Mary Wells You Beat Me To The Punch 1962 Wells Vocal
90 The Beach Boys Dance, Dance, Dance 1964 Vocals
90 Ben E. King Spanish Harlem 1961 King Vocal
90 Millie Small My Boy Lollipop 1964 Small Vocal
90 The Tymes So Much In Love 1963 Lead Vocal
90 The Kingsmen Louie Louie 1963 Vocal
90 Orlons Don't Hang Up 1962 Harmony Vocal
90 Dionne Warwick Anyone Who Had A Heart 1964 Warwick Vocal
90 Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law 1961 K-Doe Vocal
90 Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea 1960 Darin vocal
90 The 4 Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry 1962 Frankie Valli Vocal
90 The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me 1960 Harmony vocal
90 Orlons The Wah Watusi 1962 Lead Female Vocal
90 The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain 1962 Harmony Vocal
90 Roy Orbison It's Over 1964 Vocals
90 The Shirelles Foolish Little Girl 1963 Shirley Owens Vocal
90 The 4 Seasons Sherry 1962 Frankie Valli Vocal
90 The Animals The House Of The Rising Sun 1964 Lead Vocal
90 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman 1964 Orbison Vocal
90 Barbara George I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) 1962 George Vocal
90 The Beatles Do You Want To Know A Secret 1964 Vocals
90 Orlons South Street 1963 Harmony Vocal
90 Shep and the Limelites Daddy's Home 1961 Shep Vocal
90 Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy 1964 Lead Vocal
90 Roger Miller Chug-A-Lug 1964 Miller Vocal
90 The Essex Easier Said Than Done 1963 Female Vocal
89 Roy Orbison Mean Woman Blues 1963 Orbison vocal
89 Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx Mockingbird 1963 Vocals
89 The 4 Seasons Walk Like A Man 1963 Frankie Valli Vocal
89 Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips (Part 2) 1963 Wonder Vocal
89 Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart 1960 Butler Vocal
89 The Marcels Blue Moon 1961 Vocals
89 Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash 1962 Pickett Vocal
89 Roger Miller Dang Me 1964 Miller Vocal
89 Mary Wells Two Lovers 1963 Wells Vocal
89 The Browns featuring Jim Edward Brown The Old Lamplighter 1960 Jim Ed Brown vocal
89 The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) 1960 Harmony vocal
89 Shirley Ellis The Nitty Gritty 1964 Ellis Vocal
89 The Tymes Wonderful! Wonderful! 1963 Lead Vocal
89 Bruce Channel Hey! Baby 1962 Channel Vocal
89 Dee Clark Raindrops 1961 Clark Vocal
88 The Cascades Rhythm Of The Rain 1963 Lead Vocal
88 Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah 1962 Darlene Love Vocal
88 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) 1960 Orbison vocal
88 Dion The Wanderer 1962 Dion vocal
88 Marv Johnson You Got What It Takes 1960 Johnson vocal
88 The Jaynetts Sally, Go 'Round The Roses 1963 Harmony Vocal
88 Dion Runaround Sue 1961 Dion vocal
88 Marv Johnson I Love The Way You Love 1960 Johnson vocal
88 Dion Ruby Baby 1963 Dion vocal
88 Johnny Preston Cradle Of Love 1960 Preston vocal
88 Major Lance Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um 1964 Lance Vocal
87 Little Anthony And The Imperials Hurt So Bad 1965 Lead Vocal
87 The Ad Libs The Boy From New York City 1965 Harmony Vocal
87 The Zombies Tell Her No 1965 Vocals
87 The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1961 Lead Vocal
87 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Finger Poppin; Time 1960 Ballard vocal
87 Hank Ballard And The Midnighters Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go 1960 Lead vocal
87 Freddy Scott Hey, Girl 1963 Scott Vocal
87 Dion Lovers Who Wander 1962 Dion vocal
87 Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time 1962 Sharp Vocal
87 The 4 Seasons Candy Girl 1963 Frankie Valli Vocal
87 Barbara Lewis Hello Stranger 1963 Lewis Vocal
87 Kathy Young with The Innocents A Thousand Stars 1960 Young vocal
87 Gary U.S. Bonds Dear Lady Twist 1962 Bonds Vocal
87 Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters Cry Baby 1963 Harmony Vocal
87 The Exciters Tell Him 1963 Lead Vocal
87 The Chantays Pipeline 1963 Lead Guitar
87 Roy Orbison Crying 1961 Orbison Vocal
87 The Everly Brothers Ebony Eyes 1961 Harmony Vocal
87 Major Lance The Monkey Time 1963 Lance Vocal
87 Roy Orbison Running Scared 1961 Orbison Vocal
87 The Sensations Let Me In 1962 Baker Vocal
87 The Zombies She's Not There 1964 Lead Vocal
87 Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 1962 Orbison vocal
87 Rufus Thomas Walking The Dog 1963 Thomas Vocal
86 U.S. Bonds Quarter To Three 1961 Bonds Vocal
86 Betty Everett & Jerry Butler Let It Be Me 1964 Vocals
86 Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing 1962 Lynn Vocal
86 Joe Jones You Talk Too Much 1960 Jones vocal
86 The Pips Every Beat Of My Heart 1961 Gladys Knight Vocal
86 Claudine Clark Party Lights 1962 Clark Vocal
86 Bobby Darin You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby 1961 Darin Vocal
86 The Chiffons One Fine Day 1963 Lead vocal
86 Skeeter Davis The End Of The World 1963 Davis Vocal (Sung)
86 Little Caesar and The Romans Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) 1961 Caesar Vocal
86 Joe Tex Hold What You've Got 1965 Vocal
86 Curtis Lee Pretty Little Angel Eyes 1961 Lee Vocal
85 The Rooftop Singers Walk Right In 1963 Harmony Vocal
85 Shirley Ellis The Name Game 1965 Ellis Vocal
85 Little Esther Phillips Release Me 1962 Phillips Vocal
85 Gary U.S. Bonds School Is Out 1961 Bonds Vocal
85 The 4 Seasons Rag Doll 1964 Frankie Valli Vocal
85 Paul and Paula Hey Paula 1963 Paul Vocal
85 The Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) 1963 Harmony backing vocal
85 U.S. Bonds New Orleans 1960 Bonds vocal
85 Dion Little Diane 1962 Dion vocal
85 Patsy Cline Crazy 1961 Cline Vocal
85 Jimmy Jones Good Timin' 1960 Jones vocal
85 Jimmy Jones Handy Man 1960 Jones vocal
85 Rosie And The Originals Angel Baby 1961 Rosie Vocal
85 Dee Dee Sharp Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) 1962 Sharp Vocal
85 The Platters Harbor Lights 1960 Lead vocal
85 The 4 Seasons Dawn (Go Away) 1964 Frankie Valli Vocal
85 The Dixie Cups Chapel Of Love 1964 Harmony Vocal
85 Jan & Dean Surf City 1963 Lead Vocal
85 Marty Robbins El Paso 1959 Robbins vocal
85 Jackie Wilson Alone At Last 1960 Wilson Vocal
84 The Jelly Beans I Wanna Love Him So Bad 1964 Vocals
84 Dion Di Muci Drip Drop 1963 Dion vocal
84 Dion Love Came To Me 1962 Dion vocal
84 Fats Domino I'm Walking To New Orleans 1960 Domino vocal
84 Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 1962 Sedaka Vocal
84 The Ventures Walk Don't Run 1960 Lead Guitar
84 Dion (Di Muci) Donna The Prima Donna 1963 Dion vocal
84 Kitty Lester Love Letters 1962 Lester Vocal
84 The Impressions Amen 1965 Harmony Vocal
83 Roy Orbison In Dreams 1963 Orbison vocal
83 Roy Orbison Blue Angel 1960 Orbison vocal
83 Randy & The Rainbows Denise 1963 Lead Vocal
83 Gary U.S. Bonds Twist, Twist Senora 1962 Bonds vocal
83 Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto The Girl From Ipanema 1964 Gilberto Vocal
83 Carla Thomas Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) 1961 Thomas Vocal
83 Jackie Wilson Night 1960 Wilson vocal
83 The Everly Brothers That's Old Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be) 1962 Harmony vocal
83 Jim Reeves He'll Have To Go 1960 Reeves vocal
83 The Larks The Jerk 1964 Vocals
83 Conway Twitty Lonely Blue Boy 1960 Twitty vocal
82 Jan & Dean Drag City 1964 Vocals
82 Del Shannon Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) 1965 Shannon Vocal
82 Johnny Rivers Memphis 1964 Rivers Vocal
82 Dusty Springfield Wishin' And Hopin' 1964 Lead Vocal
82 Bobby Freeman C'mon And Swim 1964 Lead Vocal
82 The Mar-Keys Last Night 1961 Sax Ensemble
82 Marty Robbins Don't Worry 1961 Robbins Vocal
82 The Dreamlovers When We Get Married 1961 Lead Vocal
82 Jan & Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena 1964 Lead Vocal
82 Dee Dee Sharp Do The Bird 1963 Sharp Vocal
82 Joe Henderson Snap Your Fingers 1962 Henderson Vocal
81 Del Shannon Hats Off To Larry 1961 Shannon Vocal
81 Del Shannon Runaway 1961 Shannon Vocal
81 Bob Luman Let's Think About Livin' 1960 Luman vocal
81 Gene Pitney (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance 1962 Pitney Vocal
81 The Dovells You Can't Sit Down 1963 Len Barry Vocal
81 The Dovells Bristol Stomp 1961 Len Barry Vocal
81 The Fleetwoods Tragedy 1961 Male Vocal
81 The Tornadoes Telstar 1962 Electronic Keyboard
81 Dion and the Belmonts Where Or When 1960 Harmony vocal
81 The Searchers Love Potion Number Nine 1965 Vocals
80 Joey Dee & the Starliters Peppermint Twist 1961 Vocals
80 Jimmy Charles and the Revelletts A Million To One 1960 Charles vocal
80 The Ventures Walk Don't Run '64 1964 Lead Guitar
79 The 4 Seasons Save It For Me 1964 Frankie Valli Vocal
79 The Marcels Heartaches 1961 Tenor Vocal
79 The 4 Seasons Ronnie 1964 Frankie Valli Vocal
79 Ray Charles One Mint Julep 1961 Brass Section
79 Tommy Roe Sheila 1962 Roe Vocal
79 Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man 1963 Trumpet
78 Johnny Horton North To Alaska 1960 Horton vocal
78 Hank Locklin Please Help Me I'm Fallin' 1960 Locklin vocal
78 The Rivieras California Sun 1964 Lead Vocal
77 Ronny and the Daytonas G.T.O. 1964 Vocals
77 The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack 1964 Vocals
77 The Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) 1964 Vocals
77 Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) 1963 Sherman Vocal
77 Dick And DeeDee The Mountain's High 1961 Harmony Vocal
77 Chubby Checker Popeye (The Hitchhiker) 1962 Checker Vocal
77 The Rip Chords Hey Little Cobra 1964 Lead Vocal
77 Jackie Wilson My Empty Arms 1961 Wilson Vocal
77 Bobby Darin Things 1962 Darin vocal
77 Joey Dee & the Starliters Shout 1962 Dee Vocal
76 Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You 1963 Welch Vocal
76 Chris Montez Let's Dance 1962 Montez Vocal
76 Clarence Henry But I Do 1961 Henry Vocal
76 Johnny Tillotson It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 1962 Tillotson vocal
76 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Game Of Love 1965 Lead Vocal
75 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again 1961 Checker Vocal
75 The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles 1963 Harmony Vocal
75 Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion 1960 Tillotson vocal
75 Dee Dee Sharp Ride 1962 Sharp Vocal
75 Al Hirt Java 1964 Trumpet
75 Nino Tempo & April Stevens Deep Purple 1963 Harmony Vocal (Sung)
75 Jack Scott What In The World's Come Over You 1960 Scott vocal
75 Bobby Bare 500 Miles Away From Home 1963 Bare Vocal (Sung)
75 Ricky Nelson For You 1964 Nelson Vocal
75 Jan & Dean Dead Man's Curve 1964 Vocals
75 Peter, Paul & Mary If I Had A Hammer 1962 Harmony Vocal
75 Neil Sedaka Next Door To An Angel 1962 Sedaka Vocal
74 Johnny Rivers Mountain Of Love 1964 Rivers Vocal
74 Paul Evans Happy-Go-Lucky-Me 1960 Evans vocal
74 Chubby Checker (with Dee Dee Sharp) Slow Twistin' 1962 Checker Vocal
74 The Capris There's A Moon Out Tonight 1961 Lead Vocal
74 Brian Hyland Sealed With A Kiss 1962 Hyland vocal
74 Johnny Thunder Loop De Loop 1963 Thunder Vocal (verse)
74 The Marketts Out Of Limits 1964 Guitars
74 The Serendipity Singers Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) 1964 Vocals
74 Ned Miller From A Jack To A King 1963 Miller Vocal
74 The Hondells Little Honda 1964 Vocals
74 Chubby Checker Pony Time 1961 Checker Vocal
74 Bobby Darin 18 Yellow Roses 1963 Darin Vocal
74 Jewel Akens The Birds And The Bees 1965 Lead Vocal
73 Johnny Horton Sink The Bismarck 1960 Horton vocal
73 Paul and Paula Young Lovers 1963 Harmony Vocal
73 Lou Christie Two Faces Have I 1963 Christie Vocal
73 Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) 1961 Donegan Vocal
73 Linda Scott I've Told Every Little Star 1961 Scott Vocal
73 Freddy Cannon Palisades Park 1962 Cannon vocal
73 Chubby Checker The Twist 1960 Checker vocal
73 Don & Juan What's Your Name 1962 Harmony Vocal
73 Bobby Darin You're The Reason I'm Living 1963 Darin vocal
73 Jimmy Soul If You Want To Be Happy 1963 Jimmy Soul Vocal
73 Jack Scott Burning Bridges 1960 Scott vocal
73 Gene Pitney It Hurts To Be In Love 1964 Pitney Vocal
73 Jimmy Dean Big Bad John 1961 Dean Vocal
73 Joanie Sommers Johnny Get Angry 1962 Sommers Vocal
73 The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry 1963 Harmony Vocal
72 Gene Pitney Only Love Can Break A Heart 1962 Pitney Vocal
72 Timi Yuro Hurt 1961 Yuro Vocal
72 The Duprees You Belong To Me 1962 Lead Vocal
72 Ron Holden with the Thunderbirds Love You So 1960 Holden vocal
72 The Reflections (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet 1964 Lead Vocal
72 Louis Armstrong And The All Stars Hello, Dolly! 1964 Armstrong Vocal
72 J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers Last Kiss 1964 Lead Vocal
72 Hollywood Argyles Alley-Oop 1960 Lead vocal
71 Dale & Grace I'm Leaving It Up To You 1963 Harmony Vocal
71 Terry Stafford Suspicion 1964 Stafford Vocal
71 Brook Benton Kiddio 1960 Benton vocal
71 Lonnie Mack Memphis 1963 Harmony Vocal
71 The Surfaris Wipe Out 1963 Rhythm Guitar
70 Shirley Bassey Goldfinger 1965 Bassey Vocal
70 The Dave Clark Five Because 1964 Vocals
70 Johnny Tillotson Without You 1961 Tillotson Vocal (Sung)
69 Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 1959 Cannon vocal
69 Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' In The Wind 1963 Harmony Vocal
69 Marcie Blaine Bobby's Girl 1962 Blaine Vocal (sung)
69 Jay & The Americans She Cried 1962 Jay vocal
69 Chubby Checker The Fly 1961 Checker Vocal
68 Leroy Van Dyke Walk On By 1961 Van Dyke Vocal
68 The Village Stompers Washington Square 1963 Banjo
68 Claude King Wolverton Mountain 1962 King Vocal
67 Jeanne Black He'll Have To Stay 1960 Black Vocal
67 Brook Benton The Boll Weevil Song 1961 Benton Vocal (Spoken)
67 Peter, Paul & Mary Puff The Magic Dragon 1963 Lead Vocal
67 Brook Benton Hotel Happiness 1962 Benton vocal
67 The Dave Clark Five Bits And Pieces 1964 Lead Vocal
66 Chubby Checker Limbo Rock 1962 Checker Vocal
66 Johnny Tillotson Talk Back Trembling Lips 1963 Tillotson vocal
66 The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over 1964 Lead Vocal
66 Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer 1963 Lopez Vocal
66 Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You 1963 Davis Vocal
66 The Dave Clark Five Can't You See That She's Mine 1964 Lead Vocal
66 Neil Sedaka Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen 1961 Sedaka Vocal
66 Bobby Lewis Tossin' And Turnin' 1961 Lewis Vocal
65 Dale & Grace Stop And Think It Over 1964 Harmony Vocal
65 Gene Pitney I'm Gonna Be Strong 1964 Pitney Vocal
65 Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine 1964 Garnett Vocal
65 Ral Donner You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) 1961 Donner Vocal
65 Dinah Washington & Brook Benton Baby (You've Got What It Takes) 1960 Benton vocal
65 Neil Sedaka Stairway To Heaven 1960 Sedaka vocal
65 Sue Thompson Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) 1961 Thompson Vocal
65 Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl 1961 Sedaka Vocal
65 Dinah Washington & Brook Benton A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) 1960 Benton vocal
64 Billy Bland Let The Little Girl Dance 1960 Bland vocal
64 Peter, Paul & Mary Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 1963 Harmony Vocal
64 Lesley Gore It's My Party 1962 Gore Vocal
64 Shelley Fabares Johnny Angel 1962 Fabares Vocal
64 Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen Midnight In Moscow 1962 trumpet section
63 Lesley Gore Judy's Turn To Cry 1963 Gore Vocal
63 Johnny Mathis Gina 1962 Mathis Vocal
63 Donnie Brooks Mission Bell 1960 Brooks vocal
63 Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me 1964 Gore Vocal
63 The String-A-Longs Wheels 1961 Lead Guitar
63 The Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me 1961 Lead Vocal (sung)
63 Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird 1961 Vibes
62 Bob Moore and His Orchestra Mexico 1961 Trumpet section
62 Guy Mitchell Heartaches By The 0umber 1959 Mitchell vocal
62 Sue Thompson Norman 1962 Thompson Vocal
62 Bobby Lewis One Track Mind 1961 Lewis Vocal
61 Johnny Mathis What Will Mary Say 1963 Mathis Vocal
61 Diane Renay Navy Blue 1964 Renay Vocal
61 Linda Scott Don't Bet Money Honey 1961 Scott Vocal
61 The Tijuana Brass The Lonely Bull 1962 Trumpets
61 Chad & Jeremy A Summer Song 1964 Harmony Vocal
61 The Little Dippers Forever 1960 Chorale vocal
60 Mark Dinning Teen Angel 1960 Dinning vocal
60 James Darren Goodbye Cruel World 1961 Darren Vocal
60 Pat Boone Moody River 1961 Boone Vocal
60 The Honeycombs Have I The Right? 1964 Lead Vocal
59 Larry Verne Mr. Custer 1960 Verne vocal
59 Lesley Gore She's A Fool 1963 Gore Vocal
59 Jorgen Ingmann Apache 1961 Lead Guitar
59 Brian Hyland Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 1960 Hyland vocal
58 The Rebels Wild Weekend 1963 Saxophone
57 Lou Monte Pepino, The Italian Mouse 1963 Monte Vocal
56 Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra Wonderland By Night 1960 Trumpet
56 Billy Joe & The Checkmates Percolator (Twist) 1962 Vibes
56 James Darren Her Royal Majesty 1962 Darren Vocal
56 Frank Ifield I Remember You 1962 Ifield Vocal
56 Safaris with The Phantom's Band Image Of A Girl 1960 Lead vocal
56 Troy Shondell This Time 1961 Shondell Vocal
55 Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose 1962 Cole Vocal
55 Tommy Roe Everybody 1963 Roe Vocal
54 Jay & The Americans Come A Little Bit Closer 1964 Jay vocal
54 Gary Lewis and the Playboys This Diamond Ring 1965 Lead Vocal
54 Rolf Harris Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport 1963 Lead Vocal
54 Joey Powers Midnight Mary 1964 Powers Vocal
54 Eydie Gorme Blame It On The Bossa Nova 1963 Gorme Vocal
53 Miss Toni Fisher The Big Hurt 1959 Fisher vocal
53 Gene McDaniels A Hundred Pounds of Clay 1961 McDaniels Vocal
53 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales 1962 Boone Vocal
53 Bobby Goldsboro See The Funny Little Clown 1964 Lead Vocal
52 Baby Cortez Rinky Dink 1962 Cortez Organ
52 The Kingston Trio Reverend Mr. Black 1963 Lead Vocal (Spoken)
52 Gene McDaniels Chip Chip 1962 McDaniels Vocal
52 Los Indios Tabajaras Maria Elena 1963 Guitars
52 Gene McDaniels Tower Of Strength 1961 McDaniels Vocal
52 Danny Williams White On White 1964 Williams Vocal
51 Bent Fabric and His Piano Alley Cat 1962 Piano
51 Connie Stevens Sixteen Reasons 1960 Stevens vocal
51 Nat King Cole Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer 1963 Cole Vocal
51 Buzz Clifford Baby Sittin' Boogie 1961 Clifford Vocal
51 Jimmy Dean P.T. 109 1962 Dean Vocal
50 Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums 1961 Drums
50 Lolita Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) 1960 Female Vocal (Sung)
50 Lorne Greene Ringo 1964 Spoken Vocal
49 Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear 1962 Ives Vocal
49 Bill Black's Combo White Silver Sands 1960 Organ
49 Ray Stevens Ahab, The Arab 1962 Stevens Vocal
49 Dickey Lee Patches 1962 Lee Vocal
49 Ray Peterson Corinna, Corinna 1960 Peterson Vocal
48 Petula Clark I Know A Place 1965 Lead Vocal
48 Adam Wade Take Good Care Of Her 1961 Wade Vocal
48 Adam Wade The Writing On The Wall 1961 Wade Vocal
48 Brothers Four Greenfields 1960 Harmony vocal
47 Barry Mann Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) 1961 Mann Vocal (sung)
47 Mr. Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore 1962 Clarinet
47 Walter Brennan Old Rivers 1962 Brennan Vocal
47 Adam Wade As If I Didn't Know 1961 Wade Vocal
47 Duane Eddy And The Rebels Because They're Young 1960 Lead guitar
47 David Rose and His Orchestra The Stripper 1962 Trombone
47 Floyd Cramer Last Date 1960 Piano
47 Johnny Burnette You're Sixteen 1960 Burnette Vocal
46 Ernie Maresca Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) 1962 Maresca Vocal
46 The Newbeats Bread And Butter 1964 Vocals
46 Bobby Rydell Volare 1960 Rydell vocal
46 The G-Clefs I Understand (Just How You Feel) 1961 Harmony Vocal
46 Floyd Cramer On The Rebound 1961 Piano
46 Gerry And The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying 1964 Lead Vocal
45 Bill Pursell Our Winter Love 1963 Piano
45 The Kingsmen Jolly Green Giant 1965 Vocal
45 Bobby Rydell Wild One 1960 Rydell vocal
45 Bobby Vinton There! I've Said It Again 1963 Vinton Vocal
45 Bobby Rydell Swingin' School 1960 Rydell vocal
45 Gerry And The Pacemakers Ferry Cross The Mersey 1965 Lead Vocal
45 Herman's Hermits Can't You Hear My Heartbeat 1965 Lead Vocal
45 Peter & Gordon I Go To Pieces 1965 Harmony Vocal
45 Freddie And The Dreamers I'm Telling You Now 1965 Lead Vocal
44 Burl Ives Funny Way Of Laughin' 1962 Ives Vocal
44 The Bachelors Diane 1964 Harmony Vocal
44 Peter & Gordon A World Without Love 1964 Harmony Vocal
44 Floyd Cramer San Antonio Rose 1961 Cramer Piano
43 Jimmy Clanton Go, Jimmy, Go 1960 Clanton vocal
43 Ray Peterson Tell Laura I Love Her 1960 Peterson vocal
43 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet 1963 Vinton Vocal
43 Bobby Rydell Forget Him 1963 Rydell vocal
43 Bobby Rydell The Cha-Cha-Cha 1962 Rydell vocal
43 Connie Francis Vacation 1962 Francis Vocal
43 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas Bad To Me 1964 Lead Vocal
43 Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra Calcutta 1961 Harpsichord
43 Petula Clark Downtown 1965 Lead Vocal
43 Dean Martin The Door Is Still Open To My Heart 1964 Lead Vocal
42 Bobby Vinton Mr. Lonely 1964 Vinton Vocal
42 Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love) 1962 Vinton Vocal
42 Johnny Crawford Cindy's Birthday 1962 Crawford Vocal
42 The Dixiebelles (Down At) Papa Joe's 1963 Harmony Vocal
42 Gerry And The Pacemakers How Do You Do It? 1964 Lead Vocal
42 Bobby Vee Rubber Ball 1961 Vee Vocal
41 Bobby Vee The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 1963 Vee Vocal
41 Connie Francis Together 1961 Francis Vocal
41 Joe Dowell Wooden Heart 1961 Dowell Vocal
41 The Highwaymen Michael 1961 Harmony Vocal
41 Paul Anka My Home Town 1960 Anka vocal
41 Bobby Vee Devil Or Angel 1960 Vee vocal
41 Bobby Vinton My Heart Belongs To Only You 1964 Vinton Vocal
41 Bobby Vinton Blue On Blue 1963 Vinton Vocal
41 Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody 1964 Lead Vocal
40 Emilio Pericoli Al Di La 1962 Pericoli Vocal
40 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas Little Children 1964 Lead Vocal
40 Asia Minor Kokomo 1961 Piano
40 Bill Anderson Still 1963 Anderson Vocal (Spoken)
39 Connie Francis Many Tears Ago 1960 Francis Vocal
39 Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans 1962 Clanton Vocal
38 Paul Anka Dance On Little Girl 1961 Anka Vocal
38 Bobby Vee Run To Him 1961 Vee Vocal
37 Julie Rogers The Wedding 1965 Lead Vocal
36 Hayley Mills Let's Get Together 1961 Mills Vocal
36 Bobby Vee Take Good Care Of My Baby 1961 Vee Vocal
36 Kai Winding & Orchestra More 1963 Ondioline
36 Paul Anka Puppy Love 1960 Anka vocal
35 Paul Anka It's Time To Cry 1959 Anka vocal
35 Connie Francis Where The Boys Are 1961 Francis Vocal
35 Connie Francis When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) 1962 Francis Vocal
34 Connie Francis Second Hand Love 1962 Francis Vocal
33 Connie Francis Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart 1961 Francis Vocal
33 Connie Francis Mama 1960 Francis vocal
33 Fabian Hound Dog Man 1959 Fabian vocal
33 Connie Francis Don't Break The Heart That Loves You 1962 Francis Vocal (Sung)
33 Anita Bryant In My Little Corner Of The World 1960 Bryant vocal
33 Percy Faith And His Orchestra The Theme From A Summer Place 1960 Strings
33 Connie Francis My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own 1960 Francis vocal
33 Connie Francis Among My Souvenirs 1959 Francis vocal
32 Connie Francis Everybody's Somebody's Fool 1960 Francis vocal
32 Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs Sugar Shack 1963 Gilmer Vocal
32 Vic Dana Red Roses For A Blue Lady 1965 Dana Vocal
31 Anita Bryant Paper Roses 1960 Bryant vocal
30 Frankie Avalon Why 1959 Avalon vocal
28 Richard Chamberlain Theme From Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) 1962 Chamberlain Vocal
27 Paul Petersen My Dad 1963 Petersen Vocal
27 Steve Lawrence Go Away Little Girl 1962 Lawrence vocal
27 Steve Lawrence Portrait Of My Love 1961 Lawrence Vocal
25 Steve Lawrence Footsteps 1960 Lawrence vocal
25 Steve Lawrence Pretty Blue Eyes 1960 Lawrence vocal
24 Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You 1963 Williams Vocal
24 Al Martino I Love You More And More Each Day 1964 Martino Vocal
23 Al Martino I Love You Because 1963 Martino Vocal
23 The Ray Charles Singers Love Me With All Your Heart 1964 Harmony Vocal
22 The Ivy Three Yogi 1960 Nasal vocal
22 Andy Williams The Village of St. Bernadette 1960 Williams vocal
21 Ferrante & Teicher Tonight 1961 Piano
20 Ferrante & Teicher Theme From "The Apartment" 1960 Piano
18 Ferrante & Teicher Exodus 1960 Piano
17 Annette O Dio Mio 1960 Funicello Vocal
15 The Lettermen When I Fall In Love 1962 Harmony Vocal