The Biggest Hits and Artists of 1960

The top hits of 1960 are calculated from the individual positions of the songs on the national charts and are based on the calendar year 1960.

In compiling these charts, we have not given any bonus for a number 1 songs.  Number 1 is one spot better than 2 just like number 30 is one spot better than 31.

This has led to a fairly unique situation in 1960.  Even though Percy Faith's Theme From a Summer Place was number 1 for nine weeks and Jim Reeves' He'll Have to Go peaked at number 2, the Reeves song accumulated a better record overall based on longevity, including three weeks at number 2, three weeks at number 3 and three weeks at number 4 along with better performance in the lower positions compared to Faith.

The Top 100 Hits of 1960
  1. He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves 
  2. The Theme From a Summer Place - Percy Faith and His Orchestra 
  3. It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires 
  4. I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee 
  5. The Twist - Chubby Checker 
  6. Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis 
  7. Greenfields - Brothers Four 
  8. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis 
  9. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers 
  10. Teen Angel - Mark Dinning 
  11. Handy Man - Jimmy Jones 
  12. Stuck on You - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires 
  13. Save the Last Dance For Me - Drifters 
  14. Sixteen Reasons - Connie Stevens 
  15. Running Bear - Johnny Preston 
  16. Walk – Don't Run - Ventures 
  17. Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel) - Roy Orbison 
  18. Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee 
  19. Wild One - Bobby Rydell 
  20. Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 
  21. Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles 
  22. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland 
  23. What in the World's Come Over You - Jack Scott 
  24. Sink the Bismark - Johnny Horton 
  25. Theme From the Apartment - Ferrante & Teicher 
  26. I Want to Be Wanted - Brenda Lee 
  27. Night - Jackie Wilson 
  28. Burning Bridges - Jack Scott 
  29. Devil or Angel - Bobby Vee 
  30. Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 
  31. Because They're Young - Duane Eddy and the Rebels 
  32. Paper Roses - Anita Bryant 
  33. Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson
  34.  Mule Skinner Blues - Fendermen 
  35. Mission Bell - Donnie Brooks 
  36. Puppy Love - Paul Anka 
  37. Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 
  38. Kiddio - Brook Benton 
  39. Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones 
  40. El Paso Marty Robbins 
  41. Baby (You've Got What It Takes) - Dinah Washington & Brook Benton 
  42. Mr. Custer - Larry Verne 
  43. Where or When - Dion & the Belmonts 
  44. Last Date - Floyd Cramer 
  45. Cradle of Love - Johnny Preston 
  46. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs 
  47. Volare - Bobby Rydell 
  48. North to Alaska - Johnny Horton 
  49. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles 
  50. Love You So - Ron Holden with The Thunderbirds 
  51. A Million to One - Jimmy Charles and the Revelletts 
  52. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin 
  53. Let the Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland 
  54. Let It Be Me - Everly Brothers 
  55. Image of a Girl - Safaris with the Phantom's Band 
  56. Harbor Lights - Platters 
  57. retty Blue Eyes - Steve Lawrence 
  58. White Silver Sands - Bill Black's Combo 
  59. A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young With the Innocents 
  60. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - Everly Brothers 
  61. The Old Lamplighter - Browns Featuring Jim Edward Brown
  62. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 
  63. Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino 
  64. He'll Have to Stay - Jeanne Black 
  65. Why - Frankie Avalon 
  66. Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Peterson 
  67. Go, Jimmy, Go - Jimmy Clanton 
  68. You Got What It Takes - Marv Johnson 
  69. Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires 
  70. Lonely Blue Boy - Conway Twitty 
  71. New Orleans - Gary U.S. Bonds 
  72. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) - Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
  73. Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette 
  74. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher 
  75. Down By the Station - Four Preps 
  76. You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones 
  77. Forever - Little Dippers 
  78. I Love the Way You Love - Marv Johnson 
  79. My Home Town - Paul Anka 
  80. Wonderful World - Sam Cooke 
  81. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Freddy Cannon 
  82. Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman 
  83. Alone at Last - Jackie Wilson 
  84. Mama - Connie Francis 
  85. That's All You Gotta Do - Brenda Lee 
  86. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler 
  87. The Village of St. Bernadette - Andy Williams 
  88. Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black's Combo 
  89. Footsteps - Steve Lawrence 
  90. In My Little Corner of the World - Anita Bryant 
  91. Cherry Pie - Skip and Flip 
  92. Stairway to Heaven - Neil Sedaka 
  93. Swingin' School - Bobby Rydell 
  94. Young Emotions - Ricky Nelson 
  95. Tracy's Theme - Spencer Ross 
  96. Sleep - Little Willie John 
  97. Sailor (Your Home is the Sea) - Lolita 
  98. Beatnik Fly - Johnny and the Hurricanes 
  99. When Will I Be Loved - Everly Brothers 
  100. Happy-Go-Lucky-Me - Paul Evans

The Top 50 Artists of 1960
  1. Connie Francis 
  2. Brenda Lee 
  3. Elvis Presley With the Jordanires 
  4. Bobby Rydell 
  5. Everly Brothers 
  6. Brook Benton 
  7. Jackie Wilson 
  8. Paul Anka 
  9. Johnny Preston 
  10. Bill Black's Combo 
  11. Jimmy Jones 
  12. Jack Scott 
  13. Fats Domino 
  14. Johnny Horton 
  15. Chubby Checker 
  16. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 
  17. Bobby Darin 
  18. Sam Cooke 
  19. Dinah Washington 
  20. Jim Reeves 
  21. Roy Orbison 
  22. Percy Faith and His Orchestra 
  23. Ventures 
  24. Anita Bryant 
  25. Marv Johnson 
  26. Drifters 
  27. Steve Lawrence 
  28. Ferrante & Teicher 
  29. Brothers Four 
  30. Frankie Avalon 
  31. Annette (With the Afterbeats) 
  32. Mark Dinning 
  33. Connie Stevens 
  34. Duane Eddy (His Twangy Guitar and the Rebels) 
  35. Neil Sedaka 
  36. Bobby Vee 
  37. Platters (Featuring Tony Williams) 
  38. Marty Robbins 
  39. Johnny Burnette 
  40. Hollywood Argyles 
  41. Brian Hyland 
  42. Donnie Brooks 
  43. Hank Locklin 
  44. Dion & the Belmonts 
  45. Browns (Featuring Jim Edward Brown) 
  46. Johnny Tillotson 
  47. Fendermen 
  48. Jimmy Clanton 
  49. Paul Evans 
  50. Larry Verne 

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