AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 60’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 1960

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American Top 40- The 60’s- Week of October 23, 1960. I thought I would run through the 60’s once a week as I am the 80’s. I was surprised at how strong this week was back in 1960 with hits- some classics- “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Chain Gang”, “It’s Now Or Never”, “Georgia On My Mind”, “Stay”, “North To Alaska”, “Walk Don’t Run”, “Blue Angel” all received A+ grades and a lot of others in the A to B range. This is much stronger than the late 80’s or mid’70’s.

1 4 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 3 MY HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (1)C
3 2 CHAIN GANG –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-10 (2) A+
4 9 I WANT TO BE WANTED –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (4)B-
5 5 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-12 (1)B
6 8 DEVIL OR ANGEL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-12 (6) B-
7 1 MR. CUSTER –•– Larry Verne (Era)-8 (1) C
8 6 A MILLION TO ONE –•– Jimmy Charles (Promo)-9 (5) B-
9 7 SO SAD (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (7) A
10 11 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (1) A+
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11 13 LET’S THINK ABOUT LIVING –•– Bob Luman (Warner Brothers)-7 (11) B+
12 10 KIDDIO –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (7) B+
13 24 GEORGIA ON MY MIND –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-4 (13) A+
14 14 THEME FROM “THE APARTMENT” –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-13 (10) B-
15 12 WALK–DON’T RUN –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-14 (2) A+
16 15 THREE NIGHTS A WEEK –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (15) A
17 16 PINEAPPLE PRINCESS –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-10 (11) D
18 18 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-6 (18) B
19 19 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS –•– The Paradons (Milestone)-9 (19) A
20 29 (You’ve Got To) MOVE TWO MOUNTAINS –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-7 (20) B
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21 26 SLEEP –•– Little Willie John (King)-7 (21) A
22 22 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-11 (22) B-
23 17 YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-11 (17) B
24 36 SUMMER’S GONE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (24) C
25 33 YOU TALK TOO MUCH –•– Joe Jones (RIC/Roulette)-5 (25) A
26 41 ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (26) B+
27 30 A FOOL IN LOVE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-8 (27) A
28 32 RUN SAMSON RUN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (28) C
29 27 TWISTIN’ U.S.A. –•– Danny and the Juniors (Swan)-5 (27)C
30 23 DREAMIN’ –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-13 (11) A
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31 43 TOGETHERNESS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (31) D
32 21 LUCILLE –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (21) B-
33 48 BLUE ANGEL –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-5 (33)A+
34 49 LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-5 (34) A-
35 20 THE SAME ONE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (16) A-
36 40 STAY –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-3 (36) A+
37 59 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-5 (37) A+
38 28 MISSION BELL –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-19 (7) C
39 35 ANYMORE –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-11 (31) C
40 53 TONIGHTS THE NIGHT –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (40) B

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