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Top 100 Songs of the 60's - Billboard's Chart

Top 100 Songs of the 60's - Billboard's Chart

Billboard is the most authoritative American magazine that dates back to 1894. Since the time Billboard began to make musical charts in 1936, it became an integral part of the world of music. Moreover, and today it is the most popular and most basic rating chart for new music releases. His current title chart was obtained in 1958 when from the method of counting the popularity were turned off the rotation on radio stations and playback on music devices.

Today, we will focus our attention on that certain period in music, when the most noticeable changes took place, namely the 60's. And what else will help us to collect all these songs, if not Billboard Hot 100? But before listening to them, let's have some information about those times.

The seeds that germinated in the U.S. in the 1950s by popular music, namely by rock 'n' roll, began to grow vigorously. The American rock and roll of the 1950s gave a strong impetus to the development of rock music, becoming an inspiration for groups that emerged in the early 1960s, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Troggs. Thereafter, the term "British invasion" appeared, as the was impregnation of the popular British musical culture to the territory of the United States. The beginning of this phenomenon is considered the "landing" of The Beatles on the American coast in February 1964.

Further, other British groups became more popular: the main The Beatles rivals - The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, The Yardbirds. In the wake of the popularity of these groups, musical life around the world began to intensify rapidly.

The golden age of music was the second half of the 1960's - the period of "human warming", which was marked by the creation of many musical groups, the movement of hippies in America and the youth revolution in Europe. It was a time of rejection of social values and clichés, a vivid example of which are more experimental, psychedelic and non-standard musical compositions, so there were significant changes in the appearance and behavior of rock musicians. For example, the Beatles, who originally wore neat hairstyles and costumes, later raised long hair, mustache, and beard, and began to wear carnival costumes and hippie clothing. Eventually, the music of rock groups went beyond the former framework and began to develop freely in different directions.

Psychedelics, especially LSD and mescaline, provided the strong influence on the changes in music as well as marijuana, actively used by many rock musicians. In the mid-1960s, in California on a wave of psychedelic spread a new direction of rock music was emerging psychedelic rock. This music took on its base of blues-rock, North American folk rock and brought it a vivid expression, characterized by recognizable sound, elongated solo instruments and more.

By the end of the 1960s, such rock-legends whose music was somewhat fascinatingly hypnotic as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane appeared in the U.S. The apogee of the American psychedelic of the late 1960s and rock music in general was the legendary Woodstock Festival (which began August 15, 1969) - "Three Days of Peace and Music."

Artist(s) - Single – Reached number one - Weeks at number one

  1. Marty Robbins - "El Paso", January 4, 1960,  2
  2. Percy Faith - "Theme from 'A Summer Place'", February 22, 1960, 9
  3. Elvis Presley      "Stuck on You", April 25, 1960, 4
  4. Elvis Presley      "It's Now or Never", August 15, 1960, 5
  5. Connie Francis  "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own", September 26, 1960, 2
  6. The Drifters       "Save the Last Dance for Me", October 17, 1960, 3
  7. Elvis Presley      "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", November 28, 1960, 6
  8. Bert Kaempfert               "Wonderland by Night", January 9, 1961, 3
  9. The Shirelles     "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", January 30, 1961, 2
  10. Chubby Checker             "Pony Time", February 27, 1961, 3
  11. Del Shannon     "Runaway", April 24, 1961, 4
  12. Ricky Nelson     "Travelin' Man", May 29, 1961, 2
  13. Bobby Lewis      "Tossin' and Turnin'", July 10, 1961, 7
  14. Bobby Vee         "Take Good Care of My Baby", September 18, 1961, 3
  15. Jimmy Dean      "Big Bad John", November 6, 1961, 5
  16. Chubby Checker             "The Twist", January 13, 1962, 2
  17. Mr. Acker Bilk   "Stranger on the Shore", May 26, 1962, 1
  18. Bobby Vinton   "Roses Are Red (My Love)", July 14, 1962,4
  19. The Four Seasons           "Sherry", September 15, 1962, 5
  20. The Four Seasons           "Big Girls Don't Cry", November 17, 1962, 5
  21. Steve Lawrence              "Go Away Little Girl", January 12, 1963, 2
  22. The Chiffons     "He's So Fine", March 30, 1963, 4
  23. Little Stevie Wonder     "Fingertips (pt. II)", August 10, 1963, 3
  24. Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs "Sugar Shack", October 12, 1963, 5
  25. The Beatles       "I Want to Hold Your Hand", February 1, 1964, 7
  26. The Beatles       "She Loves You", March 21, 1964, 2
  27. The Beatles       "Can't Buy Me Love", April 4, 1964, 5
  28. Louis Armstrong              "Hello, Dolly!", May 9, 1964, 1
  29. The Beatles       "Love Me Do", May 30, 1964, 1
  30. The Dixie Cups "Chapel of Love", June 6, 1964, 3
  31. The Beach Boys               "I Get Around", July 4, 1964, 2
  32. Dean Martin      "Everybody Loves Somebody", August 15, 1964, 1
  33. The Supremes  "Where Did Our Love Go", August 22, 1964, 2
  34. The Animals      "The House of the Rising Sun", September 5, 1964, 3
  35. Roy Orbison      "Oh, Pretty Woman", September 26, 1964, 3
  36. The Supremes  "Baby Love", October 31, 1964, 4
  37. The Beatles       "I Feel Fine", December 26, 1964, 3
  38. The Righteous Brothers               "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", February 6, 1965, 2
  39. The Beatles       "Eight Days a Week", March 13, 1965, 2
  40. Freddie and the Dreamers         "I'm Telling You Now", April 10, 1965, 2
  41. The Beach Boys               "Help Me Rhonda", May 29, 1965, 2
  42. Four Tops           "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)", June 19, 1965, 2
  43. The Rolling Stones          "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", July 10, 1965, 4
  44. Sonny & Cher   "I Got You Babe", August 14, 1965, 3
  45. The Beatles       "Help!", September 4, 1965, 3
  46. The McCoys      "Hang On Sloopy", October 2, 1965, 1
  47. The Beatles       "Yesterday", October 9, 1965, 4
  48. The Supremes  "I Hear a Symphony", November 20, 1965, 2
  49. The Beatles       "We Can Work It Out", January 8, 1966, 3
  50. Petula Clark       "My Love", February 5, 1966, 2
  51. Barry Sadler       "The Ballad of the Green Berets", March 5, 1966, 5
  52. The Mamas & the Papas             "Monday, Monday", May 7, 1966, 3
  53. The Rolling Stones          "Paint It Black", June 11, 1966, 2
  54. Frank Sinatra     "Strangers In The Night", July 2, 1966, 1
  55. Donovan             "Sunshine Superman", September 3, 1966, 1
  56. The Monkees   "Last Train to Clarksville", November 5, 1966, 1
  57. The Beach Boys               "Good Vibrations", December 10, 1966, 1
  58. The Buckinghams           "Kind of a Drag", February 18, 1967, 2
  59. The Rolling Stones          "Ruby Tuesday", March 4, 1967, 1
  60. The Supremes  "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone", March 11, 1967, 1
  61. The Turtles        "Happy Together", March 25, 1967, 3
  62. The Supremes  "The Happening",           May 13, 1967, 1
  63. Young Rascals   "Groovin'", May 20, 1967, 4
  64. Aretha Franklin                "Respect", June 3, 1967, 2
  65. The Association               "Windy", July 1, 1967, 4
  66. The Doors          "Light My Fire", July 29, 1967, 3
  67. The Beatles       "All You Need Is Love", August 19, 1967, 1
  68. Bobbie Gentry "Ode to Billie Joe", August 26, 1967, 4
  69. Box Tops             "The Letter", September 23, 1967, 4
  70. Lulu       "To Sir With Love", October 21, 1967, 5
  71. Strawberry Alarm Clock               "Incense and Peppermints", November 25, 1967, 1
  72. The Monkees   "Daydream Believer",   December 2, 1967, 4
  73. John Fred & His Playboy Band   "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" , January 20, 1968, 2
  74. The Lemon Pipers          "Green Tambourine", February 3, 1968, 1
  75. Paul Mauriat     "Love Is Blue", February 10, 1968, 5
  76. Bobby Goldsboro           "Honey", April 13, 1968, 5
  77. Archie Bell & the Drells "Tighten Up", May 18, 1968, 2
  78. Simon & Garfunkel        "Mrs. Robinson", June 1, 1968, 3
  79. Herb Alpert       "This Guy's in Love with You", June 22, 1968, 4
  80. Hugh Masekela               "Grazing in the Grass", July 20, 1968, 2
  81. The Doors          "Hello, I Love You", August 3, 1968, 2
  82. Jeannie C. Riley               "Harper Valley P.T.A.", September 21, 1968, 1
  83. The Beatles       "Hey Jude", September 28, 1968, 9
  84. Diana Ross & the Supremes       "Love Child", November 30, 1968, 2
  85. Marvin Gaye     "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", December 14, 1968, 7
  86. Tommy James & the Shondells "Crimson and Clover", February 1, 1969, 2
  87. Sly and the Family Stone             "Everyday People", February 15, 1969, 4
  88. Tommy Roe       "Dizzy",                March 15, 1969, 4
  89. The 5th Dimension         "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", April 12, 1969, 6
  90. The Beatles with Billy Preston   "Get Back", May 24, 1969, 5
  91. Henry Mancini  "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet",                 June 28, 1969, 2
  92. Zager and Evans              "In the Year 2525", July 12, 1969, 6
  93. The Rolling Stones          "Honky Tonk Women", August 23, 1969, 4
  94. The Archies       "Sugar, Sugar", September 20, 1969, 4
  95. The Temptations            "I Can't Get Next To You", October 18, 1969, 2
  96. Elvis Presley      "Suspicious Minds", November 1, 1969, 1
  97. The 5th Dimension         "Wedding Bell Blues", November 8, 1969, 3
  98. The Beatles       "Come Together"/"Something", November 29, 1969, 1
  99. Steam  "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", December 6, 1969, 2
  100. Peter, Paul & Mary         "Leaving on a Jet Plane", December 20, 1969, 1


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