AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 60’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 1960

American Top 40- The 60’s- Week Of January 3, 1960. The first Top 40 of the 1960’s. Not a roaring start to the new decade. The music would change. A lot of easy listening here.

1 2 WHY –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-6 (1 week at #1) (1) C
2 3 EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-8 (2) A+
3 4 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-7 (3) C
4 6 IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (4) C
5 5 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-6 (5) C+
6 1 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-13 (1) C+
7 9 AMONG MY SOUVENIRS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (7) C
8 7 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-19 (1) A+
9 10 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-7 (9) C
10 19 PRETTY BLUE EYES –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-6 (10) C
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11 24 RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-11 (11) B
12 8 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-12 (6) C+
13 14 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-9 (13) B
14 18 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-8 (14) F
15 47 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-12 (13) B
16 29 SANDY –•– Larry Hall (Strand)-6 (16) C
17 15 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (6) B
18 11 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-15 (4) B
19 35 GO, JIMMY, GO –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-4 (19) C
20 12 THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (12) D
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21 13 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-15 (2) C+
22 17 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-17 (1) C
23 28 SMOKIE (Part 2) –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-5 (23) B
24 21 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (8) A
25 16 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-12 (9) A
26 20 I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (20) A
27 25 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-9 (25) B
28 56 THE VILLAGE OF ST. BERNADETTE –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-3 (28) C
29 32 FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-10 (29) C
30 23 TEAR DROP –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-5 (23) B
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31 26 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-10 (20) B
32 52 NOT ONE MINUTE MORE –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-3 (32) C
33 27 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-14 (10)B
34 76 THE HAPPY REINDEER –•– Dancer, Prancer and Nervous (Capitol)-4 (34)D
35 31 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-8 (31) C
36 22 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-13 (12) A
37 33 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-12 (15) A+
38 37 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-20 (32) C
39 36 GOD BLESS AMERICA –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (36) B-
40 34 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-9 (19) B

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 60’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 1960

  1. When I went to listen to the #1 song I too was asking “WHY??” for a different reason. But a sprinkling of good stuff here. These were the years they tried to stamp out rock, but it would return with a vengeance!
    Happy New Year!

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