THE TOP TUNES OF THE 1960'S
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1960

1.) “You Talk Too Much” by Joe Jones
2.) “Cathy's Clown” by The Everly Brothers
3.) “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
4.) “Save the Last Dance for Me” by The Drifters
5.) “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston
6.) “Sweet Nothin's” by Brenda Lee
7.) “Handy Man” by Jimmy Jones
8.) “Walk, Don't Run” by The Ventures
9.) “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles
10.) “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

1961

1.) “Tossin' And Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis
2.) “Runaway” by Del Shannon
3.) “Blue Moon” by The Marcels
4.) “Runaround Sue” by Dion
5.) ”Quarter To Three” by Gary "U.S." Bonds
6.) “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles
7.) “I Like It Like That (Part 1) by Chris Kenner
8.) “Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
9.) “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
10.) “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren

1962

1.) “Green Onions” by Booker T & The MG's
2.) “Duke Of Earl” by Gene Chandler
3.) “Soldier Boy’” by The Shirelles
4.) “Sheila” by Tommy Roe
5.) “Peppermint Twist” by Joey Dee & The Starliters
6.) “The Loco-Motion” by Little Eva
7.) “The Wanderer” by Dion
8.) “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka
9.) “Johnny Angel” by Shelley Fabares
10.) “Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon

1963

1.) “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
2.) “Surf City” by Jan And Dean
3.) “He's So Fine” by The Chiffons
4.) “It's My Party” by Leslie Gore
5.) “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul
6.) “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen
7.) “Easier Said Than Done” by The Essex
8.) “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo & April Stevens
9.) “My Boyfriend's Back” by The Angels
10.) “Surfin' U. S. A.” by The Beach Boys

1964

1.) “Bread And Butter” by The Newbeats
2.) “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters
3.) “I Get Around” by Beach Boys
4.) “Little Old Lady From Pasadena” by Jan & Dean
5.) “Out of Limits” by The Marketts
6.) “Suspicion” by Terry Stafford
7.) “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups
8.) “She's Not There” by The Zombies
9.) “Last Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers
10.) “Leader Of The Pack” by The Shangri-las

1965

1.) “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis
2.) “A Lover's Concerto” by The Toys
3.) “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis and The Playboys
4.) “Help Me, Rhonda” by The Beach Boys
5.) “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers
6.) “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs
7.) “1-2-3” by Len Barry
8.) “Treat Her Right” by Roy Head and The Traits
9.) “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher
10.) “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire

1966

1.) “I'm A Believer” by the Monkees
2.) “Summer In The City” by Lovin' Spoonful
3.) “Wild Thing” by the Troggs
4.) “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and The Shondells
5.) “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge
6.) “Soul And Inspiration” by The Righteous Brothers
7.) “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas And Papas
8.) “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
9.) “Devil With A Blue Dress On” by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
10.) “Good Lovin'” by the Young Rascals

1967

1.) “Little Bit O' Soul” by The Music Explosion
2.) “The Letter” by The Box Tops
3.) “Happy Together” by The Turtles
4.) “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave
5.) “Windy” by The Association
6.) “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
7.) “Incense and Peppermints” by Strawberry Alarm Clock
8.) “I Think We're Alone Now” by Tommy James And The Shondells
9.) “Groovin'” by The Young Rascals
10.) “Gimme Some Lovin'” by The Spencer Davis Group


1968

1.) “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell and The Drells
2.) “Judy In Disguise” by John Fred and His Playboy Band
3.) “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding
4.) “People Got To Be Free” by The Rascals
5.) “Chain Of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
6.) “Green Tambourine” by The Lemon Pipers
7.) “Cry Like A Baby” by The Box Tops
8.) “Mony Mony” by Tommy James and The Shondells
9.) “Yummy Yummy Yummy” by the Ohio Express
10.) “The Horse” by Cliff Nobles and Company

1969

1.) “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by the 5th Dimension
2.) “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe
3.) “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
4.) “Crimson and Clover” by Tommy James and Shondells
5.) “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and The Shondells
6.) “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam
7.) “Take A Letter Maria” by R.B. Greaves
8.) “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
9.) “Time Of The Season” by The Zombies
10.) “Good Morning Starshine” by Oliver
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