Top 100 Hits from 1960 to 1969

Position Artist Title
01 The Beatles She Loves You
02 Mr Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore
03 Engelbert Humperdinck Release Me
04 Frank Ifield I Remember You
05 Ken Dodd Tears
06 Engelbert Humperdinck The Last Waltz
07 The Shadows Wonderful Land
08 Tom Jones Green Green Grass Of Home
09 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never
10 The Tornados Telstar
11 The Beatles From Me To You
12 Cliff Richard The Young Ones
13 Elvis Presley Wooden Heart
14 Jim Reeves Distant Drums
15 Del Shannon Runaway
16 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown
17 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days
18 Archies Sugar Sugar
19 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World / Cabaret
20 Helen Shapiro You Don't Know
21 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
22 The Shadows Apache
23 Shirley Bassey As Long As He Needs Me
24 Frank Ifield Lovesick Blues
25 Cliff Richard Please Don't Tease
26 Anthony Newley Why
27 Jim Reeves I Love You Because
28 The Scaffold Lily The Pink
29 Hugo Montenegro The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
30 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm
31 Cliff Richard The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
32 The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand
33 Helen Shapiro Walking Back To Happiness
34 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely
35 Scott Mckenzie San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
36 Des O'Connor I Pretend
37 Beatles With Billy Preston Get Back
38 Gerry & The Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone
39 The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
40 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale
41 John Leyton Johnny Remember Me
42 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again
43 Jim Reeves I Won't Forget You
44 The Seekers The Carnival Is Over
45 Dave Clark Five Glad All Over
46 Engelbert Humperdinck There Goes My Everything
47 Union Gap Young Girl
48 The Beatles Hello Goodbye
49 Roy Orbison Oh Pretty Woman
50 Jimmy Jones Handy Man
51 Roy Orbison It's Over
52 Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night
53 Eden Kane Well I Ask You
54 Gerry & The Pacemakers How Do You Do It?
55 The Beatles Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
56 The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes
57 Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard Come Outside
58 Gerry & The Pacemakers I Like It
59 Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String
60 The Monkees I'm A Believer
61 Elvis Presley Mess Of Blues
62 Frank Ifield Confessin'
63 The Bee Gees Massachusetts
64 Allisons Are You Sure
65 Billy Fury Halfway To Paradise
66 Fleetwood Mac Albatross
67 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You
68 The Seekers I'll Never Find Another You
69 Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra Somethin' Stupid
70 Jimmy Jones Good Timin'
71 Elvis Presley Return To Sender
72 The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me
73 Tommy James & The Shondells Mony Mony
74 The Beatles I Feel Fine
75 Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
76 Joe Brown A Picture Of You
77 Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus
78 Adam Faith Poor Me
79 Tom Jones I'll Never Fall In Love Again
80 The Beatles All You Need Is Love
81 Cliff Richard Summer Holiday
82 Cliff Richard I Love You
83 Danny Williams Moon River
84 The Beatles Hey Jude
85 Anthony Newley Do You Mind?
86 Ned Miller From A Jack To A King
87 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight?
88 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
89 Johnny Preston Running Bear
90 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
91 Chris Montez Let's Dance
92 Elvis Presley His Latest Flame / Little Sisters
93 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales
94 Elvis Presley Surrender
95 Eddie Cochran Three Steps To Heaven
96 Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
97 Ricky Valance Tell Laura I Love Her
98 Cilla Black You're My World
99 The Beatles Help!
100 Marmalade Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

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A Synopsis of The Years From 1960 to 1969

The 1960's was a decade of huge change in virtually every imaginable way. Across the Atlantic, the decade started with John F. Kennedy defeating Richard Nixon to become the 35th US President. The decade would end with Nixon in the White House, Kennedy having been assassinated and Lyndon B Johnson, Kennedy's successor being instrumental in a huge escalation of the US involvement in the Vietnam war.

The space race between Russia and America was hotting up with Russia being first into space and first to orbit the earth. However, by the end of the 60's, America had overtaken Russia with the Apollo space programme responsible for successful manned moon landings.

The cold war was at its height with the erection of the Berlin wall to segregate the Russian controlled East from West Berlin. which was part of West Germany, but completely surrounded by East Germany.

In sport, Sir Francis Chichester sailed straight into the record books for his solo crossing of the Atlantic. The Tokyo Olympics would make household names of Lynn Davies, Ann Packer and Mary Rand, whilst The Mexico Olympics were memorable for the British double medal success in the 400m hurdles with David Hemery and John Sherwood. A new high jump technique was unleashed on the world by Dick Fosbury whose "Fosbury Flop" would henceforth be the method universally adopted. And oh yes, I almost forgot, England won the football World Cup.

In literature, we saw the publication of best sellers "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Catch 22", "Tropic of Cancer", and "Dune". Television continued to make great strides with the introduction of 625 lines coinciding with the launch of BBC2, the second BBC TV channel. Later in the decade, BBC2 would be the first UK channel to broadcast in colour and by the end of the decade, all three TV channels were broadcasting regularly in colour.

The creation of "ARPANET", the forerunner of today’s internet, and the invention of the microprocessor would lay firm foundations for the technological shake-ups which would occur in decades to come.

Musically, the decade would start much the same as the 50’s had ended, but by 1963, the face of British music would be transformed by the rocketing to prominence of a huge number of "provincial" groups with Liverpool acts such as The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry and The Pacemakers and Cilla Black to the fore. Not to be outdone, bands from the south of England such as the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Kinks also started to feature in the charts, whilst from the US, Elvis was still the King and Jim Reeves was selling well to country fans: the Motown factory was cranking out a string of hits and people were starting to talk about Bob Dylan as though he were the next Messiah.

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