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The First Hot 100 of the '60s
The First Hot 100 of the '60s

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7097
As adjuncts to our highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series of collections for each calendar year in the 50s and early ‘60s, we have already produced collections based on landmark moments in the Billboard charts – “The First Top 100 Nov. 1955” (ACQCD7062) and “The First Hot 100 Aug. 1958” (ACQCD7083). This collection highlights another musical landmark with the very first Hot 100 chart of the 1960s, the dawn of a momentous decade in the annals of popular music. It simply comprises every record in that chart, published by Billboard on 4th January 1960, from No. 1 (Marty Robbins’ “El Paso”) to No. 100 (Rod Bernard’s “One More Chance”, capturing the musical zeitgeist of the era, as pop music made the transition from the rock ‘n’ roll era into a period which would see equally iconoclastic developments in the genre. Alongside the major names there are a host of obscure and collectable records – minor one-hit wonders on relatively unknown labels which are not generally available on CD and which give a fascinating insight into the music of the time. It contains a 10,000+ word booklet featuring background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 El Paso Marty Robbins
2 Why Frankie Avalon
3 The Big Hurt Toni Fisher
4 Running Bear Johnny Preston
5 Way Down Yonder I New Orleans Freddie Cannon
6 Heartaches By The Number Guy Mitchell
7 It’s Time To Cry Paul Anka
8 Among My Souvenirs Connie Francis
9 Pretty Blue Eyes Steve Lawrence
10 Go Jimmy Go Jimmy Clanton
11 We Got Love Bobby Rydell
12 Mack The Knife Bobby Darin
13 The Village Of St. Bernadette Andy Williams
14 Uh! Oh! (Part 2) The Nutty Squirrels
15 Sandy Larry Hall
16 Hound Dog Man Fabian
17 Scarlet Ribbons Browns
18 Smokie (Pt. 2) Bill Black's Combo
19 Not One Minute More Della Reese
20 Friendly World Fabian
21 In The Mood Ernie Fields
22 The Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
23 You Got What It Takes Marv Johnson
24 First Name Initial Annette
25 So Many Ways Brook Benton
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Oh Carol Neil Sedaka
2 Be My Guest Fats Domino
3 Teardrop Santo & Johnny
4 Teen Angel Mark Dinning
5 Come Into My Heart Lloyd Price
6 Mr. Blue Fleetwoods
7 I Wanna Be Loved Ricky Nelson
8 Danny Boy Conway Twitty
9 Don't You Know Della Reese
10 Talk That Talk Jackie Wilson
11 Marina Rocco Granata & The International Quintet
12 Just Come Home Hugo & Luigi
13 How About That Dee Clark
14 Swingin' On A Rainbow Frankie Avalon
15 Misty Johnny Mathis
16 He’ll Have To Go Jim Reeves
17 Believe Me Royal Teens
18 Dance With Me The Drifters
19 Just As Much As Ever Bob Beckham
20 The Happy Reindeer Dancer, Prancer And Nervous (The Singing Reindeer)
21 Bonnie Came Back Duane Eddy
22 (New In) The Ways Of Love Tommy Edwards
23 If I Had A Girl Rod Lauren
24 Mighty Good Ricky Nelson
25 What About Us The Coasters
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Where Or When Dion And The Belmonts
2 Clouds The Spacemen
3 Mary, Don't You Weep Stonewall Jackson
4 Marina Willy Alberti
5 (If You Cry) True Love, True Love The Drifters
6 No Love Have I Webb Pierce
7 Reveille Rock Johnny & The Hurricanes
8 Uh! Oh! (Part 1) The Nutty Squirrels
9 Always Sammy Turner
10 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko Bop Little Anthony & The Imperials
11 Chipmunk Song David Seville & The Chipmunks
12 Down By The Station Four Preps
13 A Year Ago Tonight The Crests
14 Honey Hush Joe Turner
15 Lonely Blue Boy Conway Twitty
16 Won'tcha Come Home Lloyd Price
17 Handy Man Jimmy Jones
18 Crazy Arms Bob Beckham
19 High School USA Tommy Facenda
20 Lucky Devil Carl Dobkins Jr.
21 Let's Try Again Clyde McPhatter
22 Baciare, Baciare (Kissing, Kissing) Dorothy Collins
23 Seven Little Girls (Sittin' In The Back Seat) Paul Evans & The Curls
24 Primrose Lane Jerry Wallace With The Jewels
25 This Time Of The Year Brook Benton
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Love Potion No. 9 The Clovers
2 Climb Ev'ry Mountain Tony Bennett
3 Skokiaan Bill Haley & The Comets
4 Sweet Nothin's Brenda Lee
5 Run, Red, Run The Coasters
6 Promise Me A Rose (A Slight Detail) Anita Bryant
7 Rockin' Little Angel Ray Smith
8 I'm Movin' On Ray Charles And His Orchestra
9 Tracy's Theme Spencer Ross
10 The Little Drummer Boy Johnny Cash
11 Little Things Mean A Lot Joni James
12 Riverboat Faron Young
13 Harlem Nocturne The Viscounts
14 God Bless America Connie Francis
15 The Sound Of Music Patti Page
16 I Don't Know What It Is The Bluenotes
17 Darling Lorraine The Knockouts
18 (I Remember) In The Still Of The Nite The Five Satins
19 Do-Re-Mi Mitch Miller & The Kids
20 Little Coco Palm Jerry Wallace
21 Deck Of Cards Wink Martindale
22 One Mint Julep Chet Atkins
23 Happy Anniversary Jane Morgan
24 Smokie (Pt. 2) Bill Doggett
25 One More Chance Rod Bernard
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