Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Top tens 1960-64

First, a minute's silence please in memory of Sam Cooke, who died 42 years ago yesterday.
Now, some more golden oldies from my personal hit parades of the early 60s:
Dec 12, 1960: 1= Last date - Floyd Cramer, My girl Josephine - Fats Domino, and Hushabye little guitar - Paul Evans; 4. Poetry in motion - Johnny Tillotson; 5. Perfidia - Ventures; 6= Lonely teenager - Dion, and Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs; 8. Sway - Bobby Rydell; 9. Ready for love - Jimmy Jones; 10= You've got to move two mountains - Marv Johnson, and Alone at last - Jackie Wilson.
Dec 16, 1961: 1= So long baby - Del Shannon, Happy birthday sweet 16 - Neil Sedaka, and Run to him - Bobby Vee; 4. Johnny will - Pat Boone; 5. Multiplication - Bobby Darin; 6. Happy times - Marv Johnson; 7. Walk on by - Leroy Van Dyke; 8. Please Mr Postman - Marvelettes; 9= Look at me - Buddy Holly, and Settin' the woods on fire - Johnny Burnette.
Dec 12, 1962: Love came to me - Dion; Stop the music - Shirelles; 3. Spanish lace - Gene McDaniels; 4. If you were a rock and roll record - Freddy Cannon; 6. Keep your hands off my baby - Little Eva; 6. I can't help it - Johnny Tillotson; 7. Nothing can change this love - Sam Cooke; 8. Don't hang up - Orlons; 9. Lonely bull - Tijuana Brass; 10. Leah - Roy Orbison.
Dec 13, 1963: Run Rudolph run - Chuck Berry; 2. Swingin' on a star - Big Dee Irwin; 3. Little red rooster - Sam Cooke; 4. 24 hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney; 5. Drip drop - Dion; 6. Fine fine boy - Darlene Love; 7. Hey little girl - Major Lance; 8. Bo Diddley is a lover - Bo Diddley; 9. Walking the dog - Rufus Thomas; 10. I'm leaving it up to you - Dale & Grace.
Dec 16, 1964: 1. Needle in a haystack - Velvelettes; 2. How sweet it is - Marvin Gaye; 3. Dance dance dance - Beach Boys; 4. Oh no not my baby - Maxine Brown; 5. The jerk - Larks; 6. That's what love is made of - Miracles; 7. Big man in town - Tokens; 8. Don't turn your back on me - Jackie DeShannon; 9. Going out of my head - Little Anthony & the Imperials; 10= Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley, and Dancing in the street - Martha & the Vandellas.

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