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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES
TOP 100 POP SONGS
OF THE 1960s






  peak wks   year
1 "The Twist"

from the LP
Twist With Chubby Checker
1960:
Billboard chart run: 11 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 3 - 4 - 24 - 29 - off
1962:
Billboard chart run: 27 - 16 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 13 - 24 - 32 - off
Chubby Checker 1(3) 33 Chubby Checker - "The Twist" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1960
1962
2 Hey Jude

from the LP
Hey Jude (The Beatles Again)
Billboard chart run: 10 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 11 - 15 - 23 - 30 - 38 - off
The Beatles 1(9) 19 The Beatles - "Hey Jude" (Single)
iTunes
1968
3 The Theme From A Summer Place

from the LP
Theme From A Summer Place
Billboard chart run: 28 - 19 - 12 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 18 - 35 - off
Percy Faith 1(9) 17 Percy Faith - "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1960
4 Tossin' And Turnin'

from the LP
Tossin' And Turnin'
Billboard chart run: 34 - 24 - 17 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 15 - 16 - off
Bobby Lewis 1(7) 17 Bobby Lewis - "Tossin' And Turnin'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1961
5 I Want To Hold Your Hand

from the LP
Meet The Beatles!
Billboard chart run: 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 19 - 24 - off
The Beatles 1(7) 14 The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (Single)
iTunes
1964
6 Sugar, Sugar

from the LP
Everything's Archie
Billboard chart run: 24 - 14 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 16 - 19 - 32 - 32 - off
Archies 1(4) 18 The Archies - "Sugar, Sugar" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1969
7 Walk Don't Run

from the LP
Walk, Don't Run
1960:
Billboard chart run: 39 - 18 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 12 - 15 - 34 - off
1964:
Billboard chart run: 29 - 20 - 13 - 8 - 8 - 15 - 26 - off
The Ventures 2 21 The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1960
1964
8 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In 5th Dimension 1(6) 16 The 5th Dimension - "Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" (Single) 1969
9 I'm A Believer The Monkees 1(7) 13 The Monkees - "I'm A Believer" (Single) 1967
10 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye 1(7) 15   1969
11 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves 2 20 Jim Reeves - "He'll Have To Go" (Single) 1960
12 It's Now Or Never Elvis Presley 1(5) 16   1960
13 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong 1(1) 19   1964
14 I'm Sorry Brenda Lee 1(3) 18   1960
15 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley 1(6) 14   1961
16 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles 1(5) 14   1962
17 Love Is Blue Paul Mauriat 1(5) 15   1968
18 Limbo Rock Chubby Checker 2 17   1962
19 Running Bear Johnny Preston 1(3) 14   1960
20 Big Girls Don't Cry

from the LP
Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 17 - 6 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 18 - 27 - off
The Four Seasons 1(5) 14 The Four Seasons - "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1962
21 To Sir With Love Lulu 1(5) 15   1967
22 Exodus Ferrante & Teicher 2 18   1961
23 Wipeout The Surfaris 2 20   1963
1966
24 Cathy's Clown Everly Brothers 1(5) 13   1960
25 Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer
& The Fireballs
1(5) 13 Jimmy Gilmer - "Sugar Shack" (Single) 1963
26 El Paso Marty Robbins 1(2) 16   1960
27 Peppermint Twist Joey Dee
& The Starliters
1(3) 14   1962
28 Stranger On The Shore Mr. Acker Bilk 1(1) 15   1962
29 Everyday People Sly &
The Family Stone
1(4) 14   1969
30 Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert
& His Orchestra
1(3) 15   1961
31 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean 1(5) 13   1961
32 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding 1(4) 14   1968
33 Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones 1(4) 14   1969
34 Love Child Diana Ross
& The Supremes
1(2) 15   1968
35 Last Date Floyd Cramer 2 15   1960
36 Honey Bobby Goldsboro 1(5) 13   1968
37 People Got To Be Free The Rascals 1(5) 13   1968
38 North To Alaska Johnny Horton 4 18   1960
39 Everybody's Somebody's Fool Connie Francis 1(2) 16   1960
40 Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton 1(4) 13   1962
41 Crimson And Clover Tommy James
& The Shondells
1(2) 15   1969
42 Greenfields Brothers Four 2 15   1960
43 She Loves You The Beatles 1(2) 14   1964
44 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own Connie Francis 1(2) 14   1960
45 I Can't Get Next To You The Temptations 1(2) 15   1969
46 Stuck On You Elvis Presley 1(4) 13   1960
47 In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) Zager & Evans 1(6) 12   1969
48 Come Together The Beatles 1(1) 16   1969
49 Runaway Del Shannon 1(4) 12   1961
50 Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul & Mary 1(1) 15   1969
51 Light My Fire The Doors 1(3) 14   1967
52 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles 1(2) 15   1961
53 Sixteen Reasons Connie Stevens 3 17   1960
54 Something The Beatles 3 16   1969
55 Pony Time Chubby Checker 1(3) 14   1961
56 Save The Last Dance For Me The Drifters 1(3) 14   1960
57 Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band 1(3) 13 New Vaudeville Band - "Winchester Cathedral" (Single) 1966
58 Calcutta Lawrence Welk 1(2) 13   1961
59 Get Back The Beatles 1(5) 12   1969
60 The Letter The Box Tops 1(4) 13   1967
61 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Righteous Brothers 1(2) 13 Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Single) 1965
62 Teen Angel Mark Dinning 1(2) 14   1960
63 Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp 2 15   1962
64 Sherry

from the LP
Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 22 - 11 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 34 - off
The Four Seasons 1(5) 12 The Four Seasons - "Sherry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1962
65 Windy Association 1(4) 13   1967
66 Ode To Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry 1(4) 12   1967
67 Return To Sender Elvis Presley 2 14   1962
68 Dizzy Tommy Roe 1(4) 13   1969
69 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones 1(4) 12   1965
70 Only The Lonely Roy Orbison 2 15   1960
71 He's So Fine The Chiffons 1(4) 12   1963
72 This Guy's In Love With You Herb Alpert 1(4) 12   1968
73 Handy Man Jimmy Jones 2 14   1960
74 Sweet Nothin's Brenda Lee 4 15   1960
75 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 1(3) 14   1964
76 Wooly Bully Sam The Sham
& The Pharaohs
2 14   1965
77 Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 1(1) 15   1961
78 The Ballad Of The Green Berets SSgt. Barry Sadler 1(5) 11   1966
79 Runaround Sue Dion 1(2) 12   1961
80 Daydream Believer The Monkees 1(4) 12   1967
81 Louie Louie The Kingsmen 2 13   1964
82 Happy Together The Turtles 1(3) 12   1967
83 Travelin' Man Ricky Nelson 1(2) 15   1961
84 Dominique Singing Nun 1(4) 12   1963
85 Downtown Petula Clark 1(2) 13   1965
86 Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares 1(2) 13   1962
87 I Get Around Beach Boys 1(2) 13   1964
88 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight
& The Pips
2 14   1967
89 Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton 1(1) 14   1964
90 Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton 1(3) 12   1963
91 Telstar The Tornadoes 1(3) 13   1962
92 Wedding Bell Blues The 5th Dimension 1(3) 14   1969
93 My Guy Mary Wells 1(2) 13   1964
94 I Can't Help Myself Four Tops 1(2) 13   1965
95 Hey Paula Paul & Paula 1(3) 12   1963
96 Soldier Boy The Shirelles 1(3) 13   1962
97 Come See About Me The Supremes 1(2) 13   1965
98 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Hugo Montenegro 2 14   1968
99 Go Away Little Girl Steve Lawrence 1(2) 12   1963
100 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred
& His Playboy Band
1(2) 13   1968

Only songs that have peaked between January, 1960 and December, 1969 are included.

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