List of 1960s one-hit wonders in the United States

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This is a list of musical artists whose one hit came out in the 1960s.

The list contains recording artists who reached the Top 40 of the U.S. pop chart (the Billboard Hot 100) with just one single.

Artists in italics have only one Top 40 hit, but either

Artists & Years[edit]

1960[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Sandy"Larry HallJanuary 4, 196015
"Just Come Home"Hugo and Luigi[1]January 11, 196035
"If I Had a Girl"Rod LaurenJanuary 25, 196031
"Teen Angel"Mark DinningFebruary 8, 19601
"Tracy's Theme"Spencer Ross[2]February 22, 196013
"Rockin' Little Angel"Ray SmithFebruary 22, 196022
"(There Was a) Tall Oak Tree"Dorsey Burnette[3]March 7, 196023
"Forever"The Little DippersMarch 28, 19609
"Summer Set"Monty KellyApril 4, 196030
"Money (That's What I Want)"Barrett StrongApril 18, 196023
"Fannie Mae"Buster BrownMay 2, 196038
"Angela Jones"Johnny FergusonMay 2, 196027
"Let the Little Girl Dance"Billy BlandMay 16, 19607
"The Madison"Al Brown's Tunetoppers featuring Cookie BrownMay 16, 196023
"Barbara"The Temptations[4]May 16, 196029
"The Madison Time–Part 1"Ray Bryant TrioMay 16, 196030
"Mountain of Love"Harold DormanMay 23, 196021
"Ooh Poo Pah Doo–Part II"Jessie HillMay 23, 196028
"He'll Have to Stay"Jeanne BlackMay 30, 19604
"Love You So"Ron HoldenJune 13, 19607
"There's Something on Your Mind"Bobby MarchanJune 13, 196031
"Alley Oop"The Hollywood ArgylesJuly 11, 19601
"Alley Oop"Dante & the EvergreensJuly 11, 196015
"Mule Skinner Blues"The FendermenJuly 11, 19605
"Look for a Star"[5]Garry Mills[6]July 25, 196026
"Look for a Star"Deane HawleyJuly 25, 196034
"Image of a Girl"The SafarisAugust 1, 19606
"Please Help Me, I'm Falling"Hank Locklin[7]August 1, 19608
"Look for a Star"[8]Garry MilesAugust 1, 196016
"Hot Rod Lincoln"Johnny Bond[9]August 8, 196026
"Over the Rainbow"The DemensionsSeptember 5, 196016
"Hot Rod Lincoln"Charlie Ryan and the Timberlane RidersSeptember 5, 196033
"Yogi"The Ivy ThreeSeptember 19, 19608
"A Million to One"Jimmy CharlesSeptember 26, 19605
"Mr. Custer"Larry VerneOctober 10, 19601
"Let's Think About Living"Bob Luman[7]October 24, 19607
"Diamonds and Pearls"The ParadonsOctober 24, 196018
"You Talk Too Much"Joe JonesNovember 14, 19603
"Stay"Maurice Williams and the ZodiacsNovember 21, 19601
"Ruby Duby Du"Tobin Mathews and Co.November 28, 196030
"Don't Go to Strangers"Etta Jones[10]December 12, 196036
"Sailor (Your Home Is the Sea)"LolitaDecember 19, 19605

1961[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Baby, Oh Baby"The ShellsJanuary 16, 196121
"Angel Baby"Rosie and the OriginalsJanuary 23, 19615
"Lost Love"H.B. BarnumFebruary 6, 196135
"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"The RamrodsFebruary 20, 196130
"There's a Moon Out Tonight"The CaprisFebruary 27, 19613
"Angel on My Shoulders"Shelby FlintFebruary 27, 196122
"Baby Sittin' Boogie"Buzz CliffordMarch 13, 19616
"Apache"Jørgen Ingmann and his GuitarApril 3, 19612
"Once Upon a Time"Rochell and the CandlesApril 10, 196126
"Hideaway"Freddy King[11]April 10, 196129
"Ginnie Bell"Paul DinoApril 10, 196138
"Asia Minor"KokomoApril 17, 19618
"Please Love Me Forever"Cathy Jean and the RoommatesApril 24, 196112
"I'm a Fool to Care"Joe BarryApril 24, 196124
"Baby Blue"The EchoesMay 1, 196112
"Mother-In-Law"Ernie K-Doe[12]May 22, 19611
"Daddy's Home"Shep and the LimelitesMay 29, 19612
"Hello Walls"Faron Young[7]May 29, 196112
"Triangle"Janie GrantMay 29, 196129
"Exodus"Eddie HarrisJune 5, 196136
"Heart and Soul"The CleftonesJuly 3, 196118
"Rama Lama Ding Dong"The EdselsJune 19, 196121
"Count Every Star"Donnie and the DreamersJune 19, 196135
"Better Tell Him No"The Starlets[13]June 19, 196138
"Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)"Little Caesar & the RomansJune 26, 19619
"Three Hearts in a Tangle"Roy Drusky[7]June 26, 196135
"You Can't Sit Down, Part 2"Philip Upchurch ComboJuly 3, 196129
"Tonight (Could Be the Night)"The VelvetsJuly 10, 196126
"The Graduation Song...Pomp and Circumstance"Adrian Kimberly[14]July 10, 196134
"Yellow Bird"Arthur Lyman[15]July 24, 19614
"I Like It Like That, Part 1"Chris KennerJuly 31, 19612
"Last Night"The Mar-KeysAugust 7, 19613
"Pretty Little Angel Eyes"Curtis LeeAugust 7, 19617
"I Just Don't Understand"Ann-Margret[16]September 11, 196117
"When We Get Married"The DreamloversSeptember 18, 196110
"A Little Bit of Soap"The JarmelsSeptember 18, 196112
"Nag"The HalosSeptember 18, 196125
"Lovers Island"The Blue JaysSeptember 18, 196131
"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)"Barry Mann[17]September 25, 19617
"The Astronaut (Part 1 and 2)"Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana)October 2, 196119
"Mexico"Bob Moore and His Orchestra[18]October 2, 19617
"Take Five"Dave Brubeck Quartet[19]October 9, 196125
"Water Boy"Don ShirleyOctober 9, 196140
"This Time"Troy ShondellOctober 23, 19616
"Stick Shift"The DualsOctober 23, 196125
"I Really Love You"The StereosOctober 23, 196129
"Foot Stompin'–Part 1"The FlaresOctober 30, 196125
"You're the Reason"Bobby EdwardsNovember 20, 196111
"Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night"Kenny DinoDecember 25, 196124

1962[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Small Sad Sam"Phil McLeanJanuary 20, 196221
"Funny How Time Slips Away"Jimmy ElledgeJanuary 20, 196222
"I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)"Barbara GeorgeJanuary 27, 19623
"If You Got to Make a Fool of Somebody"James RayJanuary 27, 196222
"Hey! Baby"Bruce ChannelMarch 10, 19621
"Midnight In Moscow"Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen[20]March 17, 19622
"Let Me In"The SensationsMarch 17, 19624
"What's Your Name"Don and JuanMarch 17, 19627
"Percolator (Twist)"Billy Joe and the CheckmatesMarch 17, 196210
"My Boomerang Won't Come Back"Charlie Drake[21]March 17, 196221
"Smoky Places"The CorsairsMarch 17, 196212
"Jamie"Eddie Holland[22]March 24, 196230
"Love Letters"Ketty LesterApril 14, 19625
"Dear One"Larry FinneganApril 21, 196211
"You Better Move On"Arthur Alexander[23]April 21, 196224
"The Jam–Part 1"Bobby Gregg and His Friends[24]April 21, 196229
"Cinderella"Jack RossApril 28, 196216
"Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)"Ernie Maresca[25]May 19, 19626
"Stranger on the Shore"Mr. Acker Bilk[26]May 26, 19621
"I Wish That We Were Married"Ronnie & the Hi-LitesMay 26, 196216
"I Sold My Heart to the Junkman"The Blue-Belles[27]June 2, 196215
"Walk on the Wild Side–Part 2"Jimmy SmithJune 23, 196221
"Village of Love"Nathaniel Mayer and the Fabulous TwilightsJune 23, 196222
"Teach Me Tonight"George Maharis[28]June 23, 196225
"Theme from Ben Casey"ValjeanJune 23, 196228
"I Love You"The Volume'sJune 30, 196222
"Al Di La"Emilio PericoliJuly 7, 19626
"Snap Your Fingers"Joe HendersonJuly 7, 19628
"Wolverton Mountain"Claude King[7]July 21, 19626
"Johnny Get Angry"Joanie Sommers[29]July 21, 19627
"I Need Your Loving"Don Gardner and Dee Dee FordJuly 28, 196220
"Bongo Stomp"Little Joey and the FlipsJuly 28, 196233
"Summertime, Summertime"The JamiesAugust 4, 196238
"You'll Lose a Good Thing"Barbara Lynn[30]August 11, 19628
"Party Lights"Claudine ClarkSeptember 1, 19625
"Till Death Do Us Part"Bob BraunSeptember 1, 196226
"Silver Threads and Golden Needles"The Springfields[31]September 22, 196220
"A Wonderful Dream"The MajorsSeptember 22, 196222
"(I'm the Girl On) Wolverton Mountain"Jo Ann CampbellSeptember 22, 196238
"Alley Cat"Bent Fabric and his PianoSeptember 29, 19627
"I Remember You"Frank Ifield[32]October 13, 19625
"Do You Love Me"[33]The ContoursOctober 27, 19623
"Hide and Go Seek–Part 1"Bunker HillOctober 27, 196233
"Close to Cathy"Mike CliffordNovember 3, 196212
"Torture"Kris JensenNovember 3, 196220
"Pop Pop Pop-Pie"The SherrysNovember 17, 196235
"That Stranger Used to Be My Girl"Trade MartinNovember 17, 196228
"Mama Sing a Song"Stan Kenton[34]November 17, 196232
"I Got a Woman, Part 1"Jimmy McGriffNovember 24, 196220
"Bobby's Girl"Marcie BlaneDecember 1, 19623
"The Push and Kick"Mark ValentinoDecember 15, 196227
"Telstar"The Tornados[35]December 22, 19621
"Let's Go (Pony)"The RoutersDecember 22, 196219

1963[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Wiggle Wobble"Les Cooper and his Soul RockersJanuary 12, 196322
"Tell Him"The ExcitersJanuary 19, 19634
"Remember Then"The Earls[36]January 26, 196324
"Cinnamon Cinder (It's a Very Nice Dance)"The Pastel SixFebruary 2, 196325
"Loop De Loop"Johnny ThunderFebruary 9, 19634
"From a Jack to a King"Ned Miller[7]February 16, 19636
"Fly Me to the Moon–Bossa Nova"Joe Harnell and his OrchestraFebruary 23, 196314
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind"Vince Guaraldi Trio[37]February 23, 196322
"Rhythm of the Rain"The CascadesMarch 9, 19633
"Wild Weekend"The RebelsMarch 9, 19638
"Mama Didn't Lie"Jan BradleyMarch 9, 196314
"Our Winter Love"Bill PursellMarch 30, 19639
"Yakety Sax"Boots Randolph[38]April 6, 196335
"Pipeline"The ChantaysMay 4, 19634
"Little Band of Gold"James GilreathMay 11, 196321
"Killer Joe"The Rocky FellersMay 18, 196316
"Hot Pastrami"The DartellsMay 25, 196311
"El Watusi"Ray Barretto[39]June 1, 196317
"The Love of My Man"Theola KilgoreJune 1, 196321
"That's How Heartaches Are Made"Baby Washington[40]June 1, 196340
"Still"Bill Anderson[41]June 8, 19638
"Sukiyaki"Kyu Sakamoto[42]June 15, 19631
"On Top of Spaghetti"Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus[43]July 6, 196314
"Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"Rolf Harris[44]July 13, 19633
"Swingin' on a Star"Big Dee Irwin[45]July 13, 196338
"Just One Look"Doris TroyJuly 27, 196310
"Hootenanny"The GlencovesJuly 27, 196338
"Till Then"The ClassicsAugust 3, 196320
"Six Days on the Road"Dave Dudley[46]August 3, 196332
"Wipe Out"[47]The Surfaris'[48]August 10, 19632
"The Lonely Surfer"Jack Nitzsche[49]August 10, 196339
"More"Kai WindingAugust 24, 19638
"Denise"Randy & the RainbowsAugust 24, 196310
"Mockingbird"Inez and Charlie FoxxSeptember 7, 19637
"Please Don't Talk to the Lifeguard"Diane RaySeptember 21, 196331
"Sally Go 'Round the Roses"The JaynettsSeptember 28, 19632
"Martian Hop"The Ran-DellsSeptember 28, 196316
"The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget"The Raindrops[50]September 28, 196317
"Part Time Love"Little Johnny Taylor[51]October 5, 196319
"Birthday Party"The Pixies ThreeOctober 5, 196340
"Bust Out"The BustersOctober 12, 196325
"Talk to Me"Sunny & the SunglowsOctober 26, 196311
"Maria Elena"Los Indios TabajarasNovember 16, 19636
"Wonderful Summer"Robin Ward[52]November 16, 196314
"Cry to Me"Betty HarrisNovember 16, 196325
"Washington Square"The Village StompersNovember 23, 19632
"Dominique"The Singing Nun[53]December 7, 19631
"I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight"Barry & the TamerlanesDecember 7, 196321
"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry"The CaravellesDecember 21, 19633
"The Boy Next Door"The SecretsDecember 28, 196318

1964[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Midnight Mary"Joey PowersJanuary 4, 196410
"Popsicles and Icicles"The MurmaidsJanuary 11, 19643
"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"The Tams[54]February 22, 19649
"Letter from Sherry"Dale WardFebruary 22, 196425
"California Sun"The RivierasFebruary 29, 19645
"Penetration"The PyramidsMarch 14, 196418
"Who Do You Love"The SapphiresMarch 14, 196425
"I Wish You Love"Gloria LynneMarch 14, 196428
"High-Heel Sneakers"Tommy TuckerMarch 21, 196411
"Hippy Hippy Shake"The Swinging Blue Jeans[55]April 4, 196424
"Rip Van Winkle"The DevotionsApril 4, 196436
"We Love You Beatles"The CarefreesApril 11, 196439
"Forever"Peter Drake and his Talking Steel GuitarApril 25, 196425
"Shangri-La"Robert Maxwell and His Harp and OrchestraMay 2, 196415
"Charade"Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra[56]May 9, 196436
"White on White"Danny Williams[57]May 16, 19649
"Wish Someone Would Care"Irma Thomas[58]May 16, 196417
"(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet"The ReflectionsMay 30, 19646
"Remember Me"Rita Pavone[59]July 11, 196426
"The Girl from Ipanema"Astrud Gilberto[60][61]July 18, 19645
"Farmer John"The PremiersAugust 1, 196419
"You're My World"Cilla Black[62]August 1, 196426
"I Wanna Love Him So Bad"The Jelly BeansAugust 8, 19649
"I'm Into Somethin' Good"Earl-Jean[63]August 8, 196438
"Steal Away"Jimmy HughesAugust 15, 196417
"She's the One"The ChartbustersAugust 15, 196433
"Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl"Patty & the EmblemsAugust 15, 196437
"Selfish One"Jackie RossSeptember 5, 196411
"Haunted House"Jumpin' Gene Simmons[64]September 26, 196411
"Funny (How Time Slips Away)"Joe HintonOctober 10, 196413
"We'll Sing in the Sunshine"Gale GarnettOctober 17, 19644
"Little Honda"The HondellsOctober 31, 19649
"Last Kiss"J. Frank Wilson and the CavaliersNovember 7, 19642
"Tobacco Road"The Nashville Teens[65]November 7, 196414
"Have I the Right?"The HoneycombsNovember 14, 19645
"Shaggy Dog"Mickey Lee LaneNovember 28, 196438
"Ringo"Lorne Greene[66]December 5, 19641

1965[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"The Wedding"Julie RogersJanuary 2, 196510
"My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)"Robert Goulet[67]January 2, 196516
"Leader of the Laundromat"The Detergents[68]January 9, 196519
"The Jerk"The LarksJanuary 16, 19657
"Hawaii Tattoo"The WaikikisJanuary 16, 196533
"Twine Time"Alvin Cash and the CrawlersFebruary 20, 196514
"The Boy from New York City"The Ad LibsFebruary 27, 19658
"I've Got a Tiger By the Tail"Buck Owens and The Buckaroos[69]February 27, 196525
"It's Alright"Adam Faith[70] with The RoulettesFebruary 27, 196531
"The Birds and the Bees"Jewel AkensMarch 20, 19653
"Goldfinger"Shirley Bassey[71]March 27, 19658
"Don't Mess Up a Good Thing"Bobby McClure[72]March 27, 196533
"Land of a Thousand Dances"Cannibal & the HeadhuntersApril 24, 196530
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind"Sounds OrchestralMay 8, 196510
"The Entertainer"Tony ClarkeMay 8, 196531
"We're Gonna Make It"Little Milton[73]May 15, 196525
"Baby the Rain Must Fall"Glenn Yarbrough[74]May 22, 196512
"Concrete and Clay"Eddie RambeauJune 5, 196535
"Concrete and Clay"Unit 4 + 2June 12, 196528
"I Do"The MarvelowsJuly 3, 196537
"A Walk in the Black Forest"Horst JankowskiJuly 10, 196512
"Oo Wee Baby, I Love You"Fred HughesJuly 10, 196523
"You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)"Ian Whitcomb and BluesvilleJuly 17, 19658
"Eve of Destruction"Barry McGuire[75]September 25, 19651
"The Dawn of Correction"The SpokesmenOctober 16, 196536
"Liar, Liar"The CastawaysOctober 23, 196512
"Keep on Dancing"The Gentrys[76]October 30, 19654
"Hungry for Love"San Remo Golden StringsOctober 30, 196527
"Everyone's Gone to the Moon"Jonathan King[77]November 6, 196517
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"The SilkieNovember 27, 196510
"May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose"Little Jimmy Dickens[78]December 4, 196515

1966[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"Barry YoungJanuary 1, 196613
"Harlem Nocturne"The ViscountsJanuary 1, 196639
"Flowers on the Wall"The Statler Brothers[7]January 8, 19664
"The Duck"Jackie Lee[79]January 22, 196614
"Lies"The Knickerbockers[80]January 22, 196620
"No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)"The T-Bones[81]February 5, 19663
"The Men in My Little Girl's Life"Mike Douglas[82]February 5, 19666
"Michelle"David and Jonathan[83]February 12, 196618
"Elusive Butterfly"Bob LindMarch 12, 19665
"The Cheater"Bob Kuban and the In-MenMarch 12, 196612
"Batman Theme"Neal Hefti[84]March 12, 196635
"Love Makes the World Go Round"Deon Jackson[85]March 19, 196611
"Walkin' My Cat Named Dog"Norma TanegaApril 9, 196622
"Caroline, No"Brian Wilson[86]April 30, 196632
"I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree"Just Us[87]May 14, 196634
"History Repeats Itself"Buddy StarcherMay 14, 196639
"The Ballad of Irving"Frank Gallop[88]May 28, 196634
"Barefootin'"Robert ParkerJune 18, 19667
"Oh How Happy"The Shades of BlueJune 25, 196612
"Cool Jerk"The Capitols[89]July 2, 19667
"Doubleshot (Of My Baby's Love)"The Swingin' MedallionsJuly 2, 196617
"Day of Decision"Johnny Sea[7]July 2, 196635
"Little Girl"Syndicate of SoundJuly 9, 19668
"Dirty Water"The Standells[90]July 9, 196611
"Hey Joe"The Leaves[91]July 9, 196631
"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"Napoleon XIV[92]August 13, 19663
"Somewhere, My Love"Ray Conniff[93]August 13, 19669
"Searching for My Love"Bobby Moore & the Rhythm AcesAugust 13, 196627
"Sweet Dreams"Tommy McLainAugust 20, 196615
"Tar and Cement"Verdelle SmithAugust 20, 196638
"7 and 7 Is"Love[94]September 24, 196633
"Black Is Black"Los Bravos[95]October 1, 19664
"Almost Persuaded"David Houston[96]October 1, 196624
"Open the Door to Your Heart"Darrell Banks[85]October 1, 196627
"Psychotic Reaction"Count Five[97]October 15, 19665
"Summer Samba (So Nice)"Walter Wanderley[98]October 15, 196626
"Winchester Cathedral"The New Vaudeville Band[99]December 3, 19661
"(When She Needs Good Lovin') She Comes to Me"Chicago LoopDecember 3, 196637
"But It's Alright"J.J. Jackson[100]December 10, 196622

1967[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Talk Talk"The Music MachineJanuary 14, 196715
"Gallant Men"Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen[101]January 21, 196729
"Wild Thing"Senator Bobby[102]February 4, 196720
"(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet"Blues MagoosFebruary 11, 19675
"Stand By Me"Spyder TurnerFebruary 11, 196712
"Music to Watch Girls By"Bob Crewe Generation[103]February 11, 196715
"Hello Hello"Sopwith CamelFebruary 11, 196726
"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"Cannonball Adderley[104]February 25, 196711
"Pushin' Too Hard"The Seeds[105]February 25, 196736
"It Takes Two"Kim Weston[106]March 4, 196714
"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"The CasinosMarch 11, 19676
"Niki Hoeky"P.J. Proby[107]March 11, 196725
"Sit Down, I Think I Love You"The Mojo MenMarch 18, 196736
"For What It's Worth"Buffalo Springfield[108]March 25, 19677
"Friday on My Mind"The Easybeats[109]May 20, 196716
"Yellow Balloon"The Yellow BalloonMay 20, 196725
"Sunshine Girl"ParadeMay 27, 196720
"My Girl Josephine"Jerry JayeMay 27, 196729
"I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman"Whistling Jack SmithJune 3, 196720
"Do It Again a Little Bit Slower"Jon and Robin and the In-CrowdJune 24, 196718
"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"The Fifth EstateJuly 1, 196711
"Little Bit O' Soul"The Music ExplosionJuly 8, 19672
"Come on Down to My Boat"Every Mother's SonJuly 8, 19676
"For Your Precious Love"Oscar Toney, Jr.July 8, 196723
"Let the Good Times Roll and Feels So Good"Bunny SiglerAugust 19, 196722
"The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven"Chris BartleyAugust 19, 196732
"Hypnotized"Linda Jones [110]August 26, 196721
"(I Wanna) Testify"The Parliaments[111]September 9, 196720
"Blue's Theme"Davie Allan and the ArrowsSeptember 23, 196737
"Little Ole Man (Uptight–Everything's Alright)"Bill Cosby[112]October 14, 19674
"Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)"The HombresNovember 18, 196712
"Everlasting Love"Robert KnightNovember 18, 196713
"Pata Pata"Miriam Makeba[113]November 25, 196712
"Back on the Street Again"Sunshine CompanyNovember 25, 196736
"An Open Letter to My Teenage Son"Victor LundbergDecember 2, 196710
"Beautiful People"Kenny O'Dell[114]December 16, 196738
"Next Plane to London"The Rose GardenDecember 30, 196717

1968[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"John Fred and His Playboy BandJanuary 20, 19681
"Love Power"The SandpebblesJanuary 27, 196822
"Green Tambourine"The Lemon PipersFebruary 3, 19681
"Nobody but Me"The Human BeinzFebruary 3, 19688
"Love Is Blue"[115]Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra[116]February 10, 19681
"Skip a Rope"Henson Cargill[7]February 10, 196825
"Born Free"The HesitationsFebruary 17, 196838
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"Madeline Bell[117]March 23, 196826
"A Question of Temperature"The Balloon FarmMarch 23, 196837
"Playboy"Gene and DebbeApril 13, 196817
"Sweet Inspiration"The Sweet Inspirations[118]April 27, 196818
"Summertime Blues"Blue Cheer[119]May 4, 196814
"Does Your Mama Know About Me"Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers[120]May 25, 196829
"The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"Hugo MontenegroJune 1, 19682
"Master Jack"Four Jacks and a Jill[121]June 8, 196818
"MacArthur Park"Richard Harris[66]June 22, 19682
"Reach Out of the Darkness"Friend and LoverJune 22, 196810
"I Love You"PeopleJune 22, 196814
"The Horse"Cliff Nobles and Co.June 29, 19682
"Angel of the Morning"Merrilee Rush and the TurnaboutsJune 29, 19687
"Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me"Tiny Tim[122]June 29, 196817
"Here Comes the Judge"Shorty LongJuly 6, 19688
"Grazing in the Grass"Hugh Masekela[60]July 20, 19681
"Here Comes the Judge"Pigmeat Markham[123]July 27, 196819
"Classical Gas"Mason Williams[124]August 3, 19682
"Pictures of Matchstick Men"Status Quo[125]August 3, 196812
"Journey to the Center of the Mind"The Amboy Dukes[126]August 24, 196816
"Love Makes a Woman"Barbara Acklin[127]August 31, 196815
"Harper Valley PTA"Jeannie C. Riley[7]September 21, 19681
"Girl Watcher"The O'KaysionsOctober 5, 19685
"Indian Reservation"Don FardonOctober 5, 196820
"Fire"Crazy World of Arthur Brown[128]October 19, 19682
"All Along the Watchtower"The Jimi Hendrix Experience[129]October 19, 196820
"Shape of Things to Come"Max Frost and the Troopers[130]October 26, 196822
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"Iron Butterfly[119]October 26, 196830
"Baby, Come Back"The Equals[131]October 26, 196832
"Naturally Stoned"The Avant-Garde[132]October 26, 196840
"Piece of My Heart"Big Brother and the Holding Company[133]November 9, 196812
"The Funky Judge"Bull & the MatadorsNovember 16, 196839
"Little Arrows"Leapy LeeDecember 7, 196816
"Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)"Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus[134]December 7, 196825
"Shame, Shame"The Magic LanternsDecember 21, 196829

1969[edit]

SongPerformerPeak datePeak
"Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You)"Rene y ReneJanuary 4, 196914
"The Worst That Could Happen"Brooklyn Bridge[135]February 1, 19693
"I Got a Line on You"Spirit[136]March 15, 196925
"The Letter"The ArborsApril 5, 196920
"Hot Smoke and Sassafras"Bubble PuppyApril 12, 196914
"Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'"Crazy ElephantMay 3, 196912
"Will You Be Staying After Sunday"Peppermint RainbowMay 3, 196932
"Nothing but a Heartache"The FlirtationsMay 24, 196934
"Love (Can Make You Happy)"MercyMay 31, 19692
"Morning Girl"The Neon Philharmonic[137]June 7, 196917
"More Today Than Yesterday"Spiral StarecaseJune 14, 196912
"Israelites"Desmond Dekker and the Aces[138]June 28, 19699
"Black Pearl"The Checkmates, LTD.July 5, 196913
"Medicine Man"The Buchanan BrothersJuly 5, 196922
"In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)"Zager and EvansJuly 12, 19691
"Color Him Father"The WinstonsJuly 19, 19697
"Abraham, Martin and John"Moms Mabley[139]July 19, 196935
"My Pledge of Love"Joe Jeffrey GroupJuly 26, 196914
"Quentin's Theme"Charles Randolph Grean SoundeAugust 2, 196913
"Yesterday, When I Was Young"Roy Clark[140]August 2, 196919
"Good Old Rock and Roll"Cat Mother & the All Night News BoysAugust 2, 196921
"Reconsider Me"Johnny AdamsAugust 2, 196928
"Moonflight"Vik VenusAugust 9, 196938
"Polk Salad Annie"Tony Joe White[141]August 23, 19698
"Get Together"[142]The Youngbloods[143]September 6, 19695
"Birthday"Underground SunshineSeptember 6, 196926
"Did You See Her Eyes"The IllusionSeptember 6, 196932
"Nobody But You Babe"Clarence Reid[144]September 13, 196940
"Keem-O-Sabe"The Electric IndianSeptember 27, 196916
"When I Die"MotherlodeOctober 11, 196918
"In a Moment"The IntriguesOctober 11, 196931
"Sugar on Sunday"CliqueOctober 18, 196922
"Tracy"The Cuff LinksOctober 25, 19699
"You, I"The RugbysOctober 25, 196924
"Make Believe"Wind[145]October 25, 196928
"Baby It's You"SmithNovember 1, 19695
"Jealous Kind of Fella"Garland GreenNovember 1, 196920
"Jesus Is a Soul Man"Lawrence ReynoldsNovember 1, 196928
"Something in the Air"Thunderclap NewmanNovember 1, 196937
"Echo Park"Keith BarbourNovember 1, 196940
"Smile a Little Smile for Me"The Flying MachineNovember 22, 19695
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"SteamDecember 6, 19691
"Groovy Grubworm"Harlow Wilcox and the OakiesDecember 13, 196930

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Better known as songwriters (The Lion Sleeps Tonight, I Will Follow Him, Can't Help Falling in Love).
  2. ^ Not the sportscaster of the same name
  3. ^ A founding member of hugely influential rockabilly band The Rock and Roll Trio, later cited by The Beatles.
  4. ^ Not to be confused with the Motown-based group of the same name.
  5. ^ Not to be confused with another recording of the song the same year by one-hit wonder Garry Miles.
  6. ^ Had more success in his native UK.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Had several Top 40 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  8. ^ Not to be confused with another recording of the song the same year by one-hit wonder Garry Mills.
  9. ^ A country music star of the 1940s through 1960s who had seven top 10 country hits, most notably 1965's "Ten Little Bottles."
  10. ^ A critically lauded jazz singer who had three Grammy nominations.
  11. ^ A seminal blues rock guitarist who has been cited as an influence by Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
  12. ^ Later gained fame as a DJ with New Orleans community station WWOZ.
  13. ^ Later becameThe Angels who had a #1 hit with "My Boyfriend's Back"
  14. ^ Pseudonym release by Don Everly of the Everly Brothers
  15. ^ An influential Hawaiian populariser of exotica.
  16. ^ Better known as an actress.
  17. ^ Half of prolific songwriting partnership with Cynthia Weil.
  18. ^ Most famous as a session bassist; played with Bob Dylan.
  19. ^ Seminal jazz group; their album Time Out is regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums.
  20. ^ British traditional jazz band; many UK top 40 hits from 1961 to 1964
  21. ^ British comic actor; had 3 other UK top 40 hits
  22. ^ One-third of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown Sound.
  23. ^ A seminal rock pioneer cited as an influence by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
  24. ^ Session musician who played on songs by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and Peter, Paul, and Mary.
  25. ^ Also known as a songwriter. Co-wrote "Runaround Sue" with Dion.
  26. ^ Had more success in his native United Kingdom.
  27. ^ The original group of Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx.
  28. ^ Better known as an actor
  29. ^ Also known as an actress (77 Sunset Strip).
  30. ^ One of first female rockers.
  31. ^ Band member Dusty Springfield would go on to have a successful career as a solo artist with many hits in the 1960s; the group also had several hits in the UK.
  32. ^ Has had more success in his native United Kingdom.
  33. ^ A re-issue of this song peaked at #11 on the Hot 100 in 1988.
  34. ^ An influential jazz bandleader and pianist.
  35. ^ Had wider success in their native UK and maintain a devoted cult following to this day.
  36. ^ Have a devoted cult following on oldies circuit.
  37. ^ Vince Guaraldi was a respected jazz pianist who is most remembered today as the composer of music for nearly 20 animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.
  38. ^ More well known as an accompanyist for many performers in rock, pop, and country music
  39. ^ Puerto Rican conga player who had a long career in jazz and Latin music; won a Grammy in 1990
  40. ^ successful R&B artist with 10 top 40 R&B hits between 1959 and 1973
  41. ^ Has had seven No. 1 hits (and many more top 10 hits) on the Hot Country Singles chart. In addition, he has been a highly successful and influential songwriter in the country genre.
  42. ^ Hugely successful in his native Japan, and ranked by HMV Japan as one of the 20 most influential popular musicians in that country.
  43. ^ A noted folk songwriter
  44. ^ More successful in the UK and Australia; but most famous as a comedian.
  45. ^ and Little Eva. Irwin had also been the lead singer of The Pastels on their 1958 hit "Been So Long"
  46. ^ Had many US top 40 country hits, 1961-1975
  47. ^ A re-issue of this song peaked at #16 on the Hot 100.
  48. ^ Have a devoted cult following; bassist Ken Forssi later played with Love (listed below).
  49. ^ Most famous as a producer with Neil Young and The Rolling Stones.
  50. ^ The Raindrops were a studio creation of the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, who wrote many popular "girl group" songs in the early 1960s
  51. ^ a blues and soul singer more successful on the R&B charts, where he had 5 top 40 hits between 1963 and 1973
  52. ^ More famous as a session singer in film music: it is said that her voice can be heard in over eight hundred films.
  53. ^ Well known as a social activist after she left religious life in 1967 and performed as Luc Dominique.
  54. ^ Had two other hits on the R&B chart, and three UK Top 40 hits in 1970, 1971 and 1987.
  55. ^ Featured Jim Rodford of The Kinks and Terry Sylvester of The Hollies; also had other hits in the United Kingdom.
  56. ^ Better known as a big band jazz songwriter and performer.
  57. ^ South African pop singer who worked in the UK; his version of "Moon River" was a #1 hit there
  58. ^ More successful on R&B charts, and also retains devoted cult following.
  59. ^ Italian singer and actress popular in Spain, the UK, and Italy
  60. ^ a b An acclaimed jazz artist.
  61. ^ Stan Getz is also credited on this song.
  62. ^ Had nineteen UK Top 40 hits, and at one point the richest female entertainer there.
  63. ^ The lead singer of girl group The Cookies
  64. ^ Not to be confused with Gene Simmons, the bassist from KISS.
  65. ^ Had wider success in their native UK; also featured renowned keyboardist John Hawken and drummer Barry Jenkins.
  66. ^ a b Better known as an actor.
  67. ^ Better known as actor, but also performed much film music.
  68. ^ Lead singer Ron Dante later had hits fronting The Archies, in addition to extensive session work.
  69. ^ Had 21 No. 1 hits on the Hot Country Singles chart, plus many more top 10 hits; influential for the Bakersfield Sound of country music and as co-host of the TV series Hee Haw. At least five other Owens songs were bigger hits on the country charts but never made the top 40.
  70. ^ A teen idol and pop singer hugely popular in the UK in the early 1960s
  71. ^ Hugely successful in her native UK where she has received a DBE.
  72. ^ and Fontella Bass
  73. ^ Had seventeen R&B Top 40 hits.
  74. ^ Member of The Limeliters, the popular folk revival group. The Limeliters and Yarbrough had few hit singles, but their albums charted well.
  75. ^ In the 1970s, McGuire had a second successful career in contemporary Christian music.
  76. ^ A band that featured Jimmy Hart, who is a well known professional wrestling manager.
  77. ^ Most famous as a record producer, boss of record labels Decca and UK and finally as a U.S. reporter on Top of the Pops.
  78. ^ A legendary country music artist and longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had many country hits from 1949 through the late 1960s.
  79. ^ The Earl of Bob & Earl.
  80. ^ Cited as an influence by The Knack.
  81. ^ Later had several soft rock hits in the 1970s, recording under their new band name Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.
  82. ^ Better known as a talk show host.
  83. ^ Better known as a songwriting duo (Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress).
  84. ^ Better known as a jazz musician with Count Basie; also played with Frank Sinatra.
  85. ^ a b Has had more success with two top 40 hits on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.
  86. ^ The main creative force and founding member of The Beach Boys.
  87. ^ Member Chip Taylor is better known as a songwriter (Wild Thing, Angel of the Morning).
  88. ^ A well-known television and radio personality.
  89. ^ Cited as an influence by Archie Bell.
  90. ^ Have a devoted cult following; also sometimes seen as protopunk influence. Briefly featured Lowell George of Little Feat fame.
  91. ^ Bassist Jim Pons later joined The Turtles.
  92. ^ Pseudonym of Jerry Samuels, a successful songwriter who also wrote #17 hit "The Shelter of Your Arms" for Sammy Davis, Jr.
  93. ^ Well known in the easy listening genre, with considerable success on album charts.
  94. ^ A highly influential psychedelic band; their 1967 album Forever Changes is a staple of best-albums lists. Locally stars but never toured outside L.A. thus had no success elsewhere.
  95. ^ Had two top 40 hits in the UK.
  96. ^ The godson of 1920s singer Gene Austin, Houston had many top 10 singles, including seven No. 1 songs, on the Hot Country Singles chart from 1963-1974.
  97. ^ An influential protopunk band, cited by The Stooges and The Doors; made famous by Lester Bangs.
  98. ^ A popular bossa nova pianist, cited as an influence by the aforementioned Astrud Gilberto.
  99. ^ Fronted by well-known songwriter Geoff Stephens (The Crying Game, There's a Kind of Hush.)
  100. ^ Also a well-known songwriter
  101. ^ At the time, he was serving the last of his three terms in the United States Senate. He is most remembered today as the main drafter of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  102. ^ Pseudonymous release by Bill Minkin.
  103. ^ Bob Crewe is a very well known songwriter and producer.
  104. ^ An influential musician in the jazz scene, where he played with Miles Davis and Bill Evans on Kind of Blue and Milestones.
  105. ^ A cult garage band, cited as an influence by many post-punk groups like The Fall.
  106. ^ and Marvin Gaye.
  107. ^ More successful in his home country of the UK, and in Australia.
  108. ^ A highly influential folk-rock group that spawned the career of Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Jim Messina.
  109. ^ Had wider success in Australian homeland.
  110. ^ Had a number of R&B hits before her early death in 1972
  111. ^ Members later formed funk group Parliament; group member George Clinton is the leader of Parliament-Funkadelic.
  112. ^ Better known as a television comedian/actor with The Bill Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and The Cosby Show.
  113. ^ More famous as an anti-apartheid activist.
  114. ^ More successful as a country music songwriter ("Behind Closed Doors" by Charlie Rich, "Mama He's Crazy" by The Judds, and many others). Also had a few country hits of his own.
  115. ^ Love Is Blue is the first instrumental to hit #1 on the Billboard pop chart since Telstar did it on Dec. 22, 1962.
  116. ^ Mauriat was highly successful as a songwriter for Mireille Mathieu and was a superstar in Europe, and Japan. His orchestra also had eight hits on the U.S. easy listening/adult contemporary charts.
  117. ^ Later a vocalist for UK pop group Blue Mink on a number of hits there; provided backing vocals for Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, and others
  118. ^ Had other hits on the R&B charts, and a hit on the dance charts as late as 2005.
  119. ^ a b A highly influential band in the development of heavy metal.
  120. ^ Group included Thomas Chong, later known as Tommy Chong of famed comedy duo Cheech and Chong
  121. ^ More successful in their native South Africa.
  122. ^ Has a highly devoted cult following, and has been cited as an influence by Current 93 and Nurse with Wound.
  123. ^ Better known as comedian.
  124. ^ Also a successful composer, writer, and comedian
  125. ^ One of the most successful bands ever in their UK homeland, and has a devoted cult called the "Quo Army". Had over 50 hits in their native UK.
  126. ^ Best known for spawning the career of Ted Nugent.
  127. ^ Had other appearances on the R&B charts, although this was her biggest hit
  128. ^ Founder of shock rock and major influence on Alice Cooper and KISS. A later edition of the band featured drummer Carl Palmer, more famous with ELP.
  129. ^ An extremely influential band led by guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
  130. ^ Fictional band depicted in the film Wild in the Streets.
  131. ^ The group's leader was Eddy Grant, later of "Electric Avenue" fame.
  132. ^ Group member Chuck Woolery is better known as a game show host.
  133. ^ At this time, the group's lead singer was influential singer and later one-hit wonder Janis Joplin.
  134. ^ A group featuring many well known bubblegum pop musicians.
  135. ^ Lead singer Johnny Maestro was also the original lead singer of The Crests.
  136. ^ One of the leaders of the psychedelic rock movement; more critically than commercially lauded.
  137. ^ The original band of session bassist and record producer Norbert Putnam.
  138. ^ Regarded as the most popular Jamaican reggae singer before Bob Marley.
  139. ^ More famous as a comedian.
  140. ^ Better known as a country artist, where in his genre had a string of top 40 hits — many of them top 10 — on the Hot Country Singles chart from 1963-1980. Co-host of Hee Haw.
  141. ^ An important influence on swamp rock.
  142. ^ Originally charted at #62 in 1967.
  143. ^ A highly acclaimed folk-rock group. Member Jesse Colin Young went on to a successful solo career.
  144. ^ Better known for his X-rated rap albums under the name Blowfly.
  145. ^ Lead singer Tony Orlando was more famous with the band Dawn.

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