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The 1960 British Hit Parade Part 2
The 1960 British Hit Parade Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7032
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 Two includes, in chronological order of chart entry, the original versions of every record that featured in the charts mentioned between mid-May and the beginning of September (one 1st. Sept. entry closes Part 2) 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 Milord Edith Piaf
2 Let The Little Girl Dance Billy Bland
3 Green Jeans The Fleerekkers
4 Robot Man Connie Francis
5 Mama Connie Francis
6 Lucky Five Russ Conway
7 The Fight Marty Wilde
8 The Urge Freddie Cannon
9 Sweet Dreams Dave Sampson
10 Big Time Adam Faith
11 That’s You Nat King Cole
12 I Wanna Go Home Lonnie Donegan
13 True Love Ways Buddy Holly
14 That’s Love Billy Fury with The Four Jays
15 Paper Roses Anita Bryant
16 You’ll Never Know What You’re Missin’ Emile Ford & the Checkmates
17 Got A Girl Four Preps
18 Baby My Heart The Crickets
19 Big Iron Marty Robbins
20 Ain’t Misbehavin Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
21 Mustapha Bob Azzam
22 Heart Of A Teenage Girl George Chakiris
23 Burnin' Bridges Jack Scott
24 Sing Like An Angel Jerry Lordan
25 Paper Roses Maureen Evans
26 Little Christine Dick Jordan
27 Twelfth Street Rag Bert Weedon
28 Angela Jones Michael Cox
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Baby Baby Bye Bye Jerry Lee Lewis
2 Rockin’ Redwing Sammy Masters
3 Goodnight Sweet Prince Mr Acker Bilk
4 River Stay Way From My Door Frank Sinatra
5 Happy To Make Your Acquaintance Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRae
6 Down Yonder Johnny And The Hurricanes
7 Good Timin’ Jimmy Jones
8 Pistol Packin Mama Gene Vincent
9 Shakin’ All Over Johnny Kidd And The Pirates
10 Green Fields Brothers Four
11 You’re Singing Our Love Song To Somebody Else Jerry Wallace
12 How Do You Know Its Love Teresa Brewer
13 What A Mouth Tommy Steele
14 Walking The Floor Over You Pat Boone
15 He'll Have To Stay Jeanne Black
16 Green Fields Beverley Sisters
17 Talking Army Blues Josh Macrae
18 Why Didn’t You Tell Me Marke Anthony
19 Mountain Of Love Kenny Lynch
20 When Johnny Comes Marching Home Adam Faith with John Barry & His Orchestra
21 Made You Adam Faith with John Barry & His Orchestra
22 Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home Bobby Darin
23 Please Don’t Tease Cliff Richard
24 Cherry Pie Jess Conrad
25 Swinging School Bobby Rydell
26 I’m Sorry Brenda Lee
27 Look For A Star Jericho Brown (MM only)
28 Angela Jones Johnny Ferguson
29 The Lady Is A Tramp Buddy Greco
30 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Brian Hyland
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Wonderful World Sam Cooke
2 Young Emotions Ricky Nelson
3 We’re Only Young Once The Avons
4 Love Is Like A Violin Ken Dodd
5 Look For A Star Gary Mills
6 Paper Roses Kaye Sisters
7 Never Let Go John Barry Seven
8 When Will I Be Loved Everly Brothers
9 If She Should Come To You Anthony Newley
10 Come Back Again Anne Shelton
11 Make me know it Elvis Presley
12 Angry Marty Wilde
13 Banjo Boy Jan And Kjeld
14 Is A Bluebird Blue Conway Twitty
15 Because They’re Young Duane Eddy
16 Romantica Jane Morgan
17 Happy-Go-Lucky-Me George Formby
18 Banjo Boy George Formby
19 Apache The Shadows
20 Walking To New Orleans Fats Domino
21 Alley Oop Hollywood Argyles
22 Another Sleepless Night Jimmy Clanton
23 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport Rolf Harris
24 Banjo Boy Valerie Masters
25 Mais Oui King Brothers
26 Consider Yourself Max Bygraves
27 Starbright Johnny Mathis
28 Papa Loves Mama Joan Regan
29 A Mess Of Blues Elvis Presley
30 The Girl Of My Best Friend Elvis Presley
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Only The Lonely Roy Orbison
2 Apache Bert Weedon
3 I’m Starting To Go Steady Johnny Preston
4 Mustapha Cha Cha Cha Staiffi & His Mustafas
5 Papa Loves Mama Donald Peers
6 As Long As He Needs Me Shirley Bassey
7 Step By Step Steve Perry
8 The Old Oaken Bucket Tommy Sands
9 Feel So Fine Johnny Preston
10 Ooh What A Day Craig Douglas
11 The Train Of Love Alma Cogan
12 Ain’t Gonna Be That Way Marv Johnson
13 Because They’re Young James Darren
14 Please Help Me I’m Falling Hank Locklin
15 Muleskinner Blues Rusty Draper
16 Everybody's Somebody's Fool Connie Francis
17 Theme From ‘The Apartment’ Ferrante And Teicher
18 Listen Little Girl Keith Kelly
19 Blueberry Hill John Barry Seven
20 Girls Girls Girls Steve Lawrence
21 Muleskinner Blues Fendermen
22 White Cliffs Of Dover Mr Acker Bilk
23 Please Help Me I’m Falling Brook Brothers
24 Image Of A Girl Mark Wynter
25 Tell Laura I Love Her Ricky Valance
26 Lorelei Lonnie Donegan
27 Going Back To My Home Town Hal Paige And The Whalers
28 I'd Do Anything Mike Preston
29 Image Of A Girl Nelson Keene
30 Let's Have A Party Wanda Jackson
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