100 Greatest Songs From 1960

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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.

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
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
Lew's Choice:
* Today's Teardrops Roy Orbison

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