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The 1960 British Hit Parade Part 1
The 1960 British Hit Parade Part 1

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7031
Acrobat Music’s series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year. This year, the collection moves out of the ‘50s, and with the introduction of the Record Retailer Top 50 chart in 1960 alongside the NME, MM, Disc and Record Mirror charts, the number of records qualifying for inclusion has risen significantly – no less than 353 titles. Because many of them were extraordinarily short, these can be accommodated on 12 CDs, and we have chosen to present the series in three 4-CD collections, our now established format. Part One includes the original versions of every record that featured in the charts mentioned between 1st January and the 12th May (one 12th May entry starts Part 2) in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. The music of 1960 reflected the way the business was in a state of flux - teen idols stepping into the shoes of the rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, instrumental hits of all kinds making a strong showing, glamorous pop starlets, ‘50s icons still hanging in there, trad jazz taking over from the last vestiges of skiffle, international novelties, and of course, some important new names emerging alongside a fine array of one-hit wonders. The three collections, each with nearly 120 tracks, tell an absorbing story of a musical year which heralded a momentous decade. You may be aware that another company has made an opportunist attempt to mimic our series – we like to think that Acrobat’s are the “official” version, and we offer the only complete, comprehensive, coherent annual series. We thank our customers for supporting our British Hit Parade releases, and are sure this will one will prove as popular as the rest.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Freddie Cannon
2 Starry Eyed Michael Holliday
3 Dance With Me The Drifters
4 I’ll Stay Single Jerry Lordan
5 Wild Cat Gene Vincent
6 Why Anthony Newley
7 Too Good Little Tony
8 The shrine on the second floor Cliff Richard
9 When You Ask About Love The Crickets
10 Too Young Bill Forbes
11 I Wanna Be Loved Ricky Nelson
12 A Voice In The Wilderness Cliff Richard
13 Why Frankie Avalon
14 Summer Set Mr Acker Bilk
15 The Big Hurt Maureen Evans
16 Poor Me Adam Faith
17 Hallelujah I Love Her So Eddie Cochran
18 Pretty Blue Eyes Craig Douglas
19 Harbour Lights The Platters
20 Misty Johnny Mathis
21 Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
22 El Paso Marty Robbins
23 What More Do You Want Frankie Vaughan
24 On A Slow Boat To China Emile Ford & the Checkmates
25 Happy Anniversary Joan Regan
26 Time And The River Nat King Cole
27 You Got What It Takes Marv Johnson
28 Let It Be Me Everly Brothers
29 Running Bear Johnny Preston
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Old Shep Elvis Presley
2 You Got What It Takes Johnny Kidd And The Pirates
3 The Big Hurt Toni Fisher
4 Bonnie Came Back Duane Eddy
5 Be Mine Lance Fortune
6 Lucky Devil Frank Ifield
7 Running Bear Garry Mills
8 Delaware Perry Como
9 Who Could Be Bluer Jerry Lordan
10 It’s Time To Cry Paul Anka
11 Royal Event Russ Conway
12 A Summer Place Percy Faith
13 Hit And Miss John Barry Seven Plus Four
14 California Here I Come Freddy Cannon
15 What In The World's Come Over You Jack Scott
16 Johnny Rocco Marty Wilde
17 Looking High High High Bryan Johnson
18 Listen To The Ocean Nina And Frederick
19 Sink The Bismark Don Lang
20 Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be Max Bygraves
21 Colette Billy Fury
22 Wild One Bobby Rydell
23 Hound Dog Man Fabian
24 Big Beat Boogie Bert Weedon
25 Teen Angel Mark Dinning
26 My Heart Gene Vincent
27 No Hiding Place Ken Mackintosh
28 Love Kisses And Heartaches Maureen Evans
29 Teensville Chet Atkins
30 A Summer Place Norrie Paramor
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Handy Man Jimmy Jones
2 Valentino Connie Francis
3 Too Much Tequila The Champs
4 Darktown Strutters Ball Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
5 Indiana Freddie Cannon
6 Sweet Nothin’s Brenda Lee
7 Beatnik Fly Johnny And The Hurricanes
8 Country Boy Fats Domino
9 Heartbeat The England Sisters
10 Hallelujah I Love Her So Dick Jordan
11 You Are Beautiful Johnny Mathis
12 Mean To Me Shaye Cogan
13 Answer Me Ray Peterson
14 My Old Man’s A Dustman Lonnie Donegan
15 Fall In Love With You Cliff Richard
16 Willie And The Hand Jive Cliff Richard
17 Do You Mind Anthony Newley
18 He’ll Have To Go Jim Reeves
19 As Time Goes By Richard Allan
20 Ooh La La Joe Mr Piano Henderson
21 Puppy Love Paul Anka
22 With These Hands Shirley Bassey
23 Footsteps Ronnie Carroll
24 Lucky Devil Carl Dobkins Jr
25 Midnight Special Paul Evans
26 Summertime Al Martino
27 Teardrop Santo And Johnny
28 Clementine Bobby Darin
29 It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling Frank Sinatra
30 Stuck On You Elvis Presley
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Fame And Fortune Elvis Presley
2 Stairway To Heaven Neil Sedaka
3 Someone Else’s Baby Adam Faith
4 Cathy’s Clown Everly Brothers
5 Standing On The Corner King Brothers
6 Skylark Michael Holliday
7 I Enjoy Being A Girl Pat Suzuki
8 Footsteps Steve Lawrence
9 Mack The Knife Ella Fitzgerald
10 Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be Russ Conway
11 Cradle Of Love Johnny Preston
12 Lady Luck Lloyd Price
13 Heart Of A Teenage Girl (RM) Craig Douglas
14 Shazam Duane Eddy
15 Don’t Throw Away All Those Teardrops Frankie Avalon
16 Beat For Beatniks John Barry Seven
17 Standing On The Corner Four Lads
18 The Lonely Man Theme Cliff Adams Orchestra
19 Tom Pillibi Jacqueline Boyer
20 Chattanooga Choo Choo Ernie Fields
21 Must You Always Tease Me Keith Kelly
22 Ooh La La Keith Kelly
23 This Love I Have For You Lance Fortune
24 Sixteen Reasons Connie Stevens
25 Kookie Kookie Ed Byrnes and Connie Stevens
26 I Love The Way You Love Marv Johnson
27 The Old Payola Roll Blues Stan Freberg
28 Dream Talk Alma Cogan
29 More Than I Can Say The Crickets
30 Three Steps To Heaven Eddie Cochran
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