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100 Greatest Songs From 1960

Criteria: - These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Edited By:
1960
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1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist



Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles record lable


Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles single cover


Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison record lable


Chain Gang - Sam Cooke single cover


Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters single cover


Shop Around - Miracles record lable


The Twist - Chubby Checker single cover


Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers single cover


Shakin' All Over - single cover


Walk--Don't Run - Ventures single cover


I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee single cover
1
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Shirelles
2
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
3
Only The Lonely
Roy Orbison
4
Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
5
Stay
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
6
Chain Gang
Sam Cooke
7
Save The Last Dance For Me
Drifters
8
Shop Around
Miracles
9
The Twist
Chubby Checker
10
Cathy's Clown
Everly Brothers
11
Shakin' All Over
Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
12
Spoonful
Howlin' Wolf
13
Spanish Harlem
Ben E. King
14
Walk--Don't Run
Ventures
15
Wonderful World
Sam Cooke
16
New Orleans
Gary U.S. Bonds
17
At Last
Etta James
18
He Will Break Your Heart
Jerry Butler
19
It's Now Or Never
Elvis Presley
20
I'm Sorry
Brenda Lee
21
When Will I Be Loved
Everly Brothers
22
Gee Whiz
Carla Thomas
23
This Magic Moment
Drifters
24
Doggin' Around
Jackie Wilson
25
Fingerpoppin' Time
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
26
Back Door Man
Howlin' Wolf
27
Please Come Home For Christmas
Charles Brown
28
Stuck On You
Elvis Presley
29
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Elvis Presley
30
Blue Angel
Roy Orbison
31
Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
32
Big Boss Man
Jimmy Reed
33
Walking To New Orleans
Fats Domino
34
A Rockin' Good Way
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
35
A Fool In Love
Ike & Tina Turner
36
Let It Rock
Chuck Berry
37
The Sky Is Crying
Elmore James
38
I Count The Tears
Drifters
39
True Love Ways
Buddy Holly
40
Kiddio
Brook Benton
41
Dance By The Light Of The Moon
Olympics
42
Wild Weekend
Rockin' Rebels
43
My Girl Josephine
Fats Domino
44
Big Boy Pete
Olympics
45
The Wind
Jesters
46
You Talk Too Much
Joe Jones
47
Hot Rod Lincoln
Johnny Bond
48
Mule Skinner Blues
Fendermen
49
You Can Have Her
Roy Hamilton
50
Angel Baby
Rosie & the Originals
51
Tonight's The Night
Shirelles
52
Good Timin'
Jimmy Jones
53
Bye Bye Johnny
Chuck Berry
54
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
Jessie Hill
55
Bye Bye Baby
Mary Wells
56
There Is Something On Your Mind
Bobby Marchan
57
Sleep
Little Willie John
58
Bewildered
James Brown
59
(I Don't Know Why) But I Do
Clarence "Frogman" Henry
60
That's All You Gotta Do
Brenda Lee
61
Such A Night
Elvis Presley
62
All In My Mind
Maxine Brown
63
Wang Dang Doodle
Howlin' Wolf
64
(I Wanna) Love My Life Away
Gene Pitney
65
I'll Go Crazy
James Brown
66
Wild One
Bobby Rydell
67
You're Sixteen
Johnny Burnette
68
A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
Jackie Wilson
69
Because They're Young
Duane Eddy
70
Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)
Jon Thomas / Little Willie John
71
Volare
Bobby Rydell
72
Think
James Brown
73
Step By Step
Crests
74
Tell Laura I Love Her
Ray Peterson
75
I Want To Be Wanted
Brenda Lee
76
Harbor Lights
Platters
77
Lonely Teenager
Dion
78
Shoppin' For Clothes
Coasters
79
Rip Van Winkle
Devotions
80
A Thousand Stars
Kathy Young & the Innocents
81
Once In Awhile
Chimes
82
A Million To One
Jimmy Charles
83
All I Could Do Was Cry
Etta James
84
Sugar Bee
Cleveland Crochet
85
Once Upon A Time
Rochell & the Candles
86
Three Nights A Week
Fats Domino
87
I Gotta Know
Elvis Presley
88
Let The Little Girl Dance
Billy Bland
89
Lonely Weekends
Charlie Rich
90
Calendar Girl
Neil Sedaka
91
Alley Oop
Hollywood Argyles / Dante & the Evergreens
92
Reconsider Baby
Elvis Presley
93
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
Everly Brothers
94
The Madison Time
Ray Bryant Combo
95
I Love The Way You Love
Marv Johnson
96
Image Of A Girl
Safaris
97
Baby You're Right
James Brown
98
White Silver Sands
Bill Black's Combo
99
Diamonds And Pearls
Paradons
100
Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Connie Francis
20 more worth mentioning.
101
The Watusi
Vibrations
102
Apache
Shadows / Jørgen Ingmann
103
I Fought The Law
Crickets
104
A Mess Of Blues
Elvis Presley
105
Trouble In Paradise
Crests
106
Twistin' U.S.A.
Chubby Checker
107
Boys
Shirelles
108
Swingin' School
Bobby Rydell
109
To Be Loved (Forever)
Pentagons
110
Pennies From Heaven
Skyliners
111
Stand By Me
Little Junior Parker
112
You've Got The Power
James Brown
113
Close Together
Jimmy Reed
114
Cry, Cry, Cry
Bobby "Blue" Bland
115
This Old Heart
James Brown
116
Darling, Honey, Angel, Child
Earl King
117
I'm Shakin'
Little Willie John
118
Puppy Love
Paul Anka
119
Fools Rush In
Brook Benton
120
Corinna, Corinna
Ray Peterson
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1960
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1960
*
Let's Do The Cha-Cha
Magnificents
Adam's Choice:
*
Don't Cry Baby
Phil Phillips
Brett's Choice:
*
Christmas (Comes Once A Year)
Amos Milburn

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