Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Nick's top 30 - 1960

Back in spring 1960 I started my personal top ten (which bore little relation to the actual record charts) and continued it once or twice a week until the end of 1965. Here's my top 30 for 1960 (10 points for no 1 down to 1 point for no 10):
1. Sam Cooke Wonderful World - 131 pts
2. Jimmy Jones I just go for you - 120
3. Roy Orbison Only the lonely - 99
4. Marv Johnson You gotta move two mountains - 90
5. Hollywood Argylls Alley oop - 89
6. Buddy Holly Learning the game - 86
7. Ventures Perfidia - 82
8= Hank Lochlin Please help me I'm falling - 78
8= Piltdown Men McDonald's cave - 78
10 Bobby Vee Devil or angel - 75
11= Eddie Cochran Three steps to heaven - 73
11= Marv Johnson It ain't gonna be that way - 73
11= Floyd Cramer Last date - 73
14. Paul Evans Hushabye little guitar - 66
15. Johnny Tillotson Poetry in motion - 65
16. Jimmy Jones Good timin' - 64
17. Four Preps Got a girl - 62
18. Connie Francis Robot man - 59
19. Johnny Burnette You're sixteen - 55
20. Billy Bland Let the little girl dance - 54
21. Fats Domino My girl Josephine - 53
22. Billy Fury Wondrous place - 52
23. Drifters Save the last dance for me - 51
24= Jim Reeves He'll have to go - 50
24= Marv Johnson I love the way you love - 50
24= Everly Brothers So sad - 50
27= Sam Cooke Chain gang - 49
27= Jimmy Jones Ready for love - 49
29. Elvis Presley It's now or never - 45
30. Billy Fury That's love - 44.
Other chart entries of note included Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's (my first no 1), Gene Vincent Pistol packin' mama, James Brown Think, Ron Holden Love you so, Ivy Three Yogi, Jackie Wilson A woman a lover a friend, Shirley and Lee Let the good times toll. Mickey and Sylvia Sweeter as the days go by, Joe Jones You talk too much, Tracey Pendarvis Is it me, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs Stay and Ray Peterson Corrine Corrina.
Next time - the (non) hits of 1961!

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