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America's Greatest Hits 1960
America's Greatest Hits 1960

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7035
This release continues the series of “America’s Greatest Hits” which over the years has provided annual collections of the biggest hits of each year in the Billboard pop charts. The collection for 1960 is an excellent value 97-track 4-CD set which includes every record that featured in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 during the year, regardless of when it actually entered the chart. Many of the tracks are, inevitably, well-known hits, which went on to score chart success in the UK, but there is a fair sprinkling of lesser known material, either recording by major artists that didn’t make it in the UK, or more obscure hits by artists that never made it in the UK. The whole collection is a highly entertaining trawl through the American music scene of the times, a rather different musical experience from listening to collections from the UK charts, which naturally feature a high proportion of home-grown talent. It captures the essence of the strands of musical creativity that were active at the time, from Brill Building producers to the country sounds from Nashville. As ever, it includes comprehensive booklet notes with commentary on every track as well as the distinctive series packaging. It is likely to appeal to the many collectors who enjoy these completest anthologies, and will hopefully provide useful programming for the specialist radio programmes which feature pop nostalgia.

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 in 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 The Village of St. Bernadette Andy Williams
12 Where or When Dion And The Belmonts
13 Handy Man Jimmy Jones
14 He’ll Have to Go Jim Reeves
15 Teen Angel Mark Dinning
16 Lonely Blue Boy Conway Twitty
17 You Got What It Takes Marv Johnson
18 Theme from a Summer Place Percy Faith
19 Let It Be Me The Everly Brothers
20 What in the World’s Come Over You Jack Scott
21 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin
22 Baby Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
23 Wild One Bobby Rydell
24 Puppy Love Pauk Anka
25 Harbour Lights The Platters
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Sweet Nothin’s Brenda Lee
2 Forever Little Dippers
3 O Dio Mio Annette Funicello
4 Green Fields The Brothers Four
5 Stuck On You Elvis Presley
6 Sink the Bismarck Johnny Horton
7 Footsteps Steve Lawrence
8 I Love the Way You Love Marv Johnson
9 Sixteen Reasons Connie Stevens
10 White Silver Sands Bill Black’s Combo
11 Night Jackie Wilson
12 Cradle of Love Johnny Preston
13 Let the Little Girl Dance Billy Bland
14 Stairway to Heaven Neil Sedaka
15 Cathy’s Clown Everly Brothers
16 Good Timin’ Jimmy Jones
17 He’ll Have to Stay Jeanne Black
18 Paper Roses Anita Bryant
19 Burning Bridges Jack Scott
20 The Old Lamplighter The Browns
21 Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool Connie Francis
22 Love You So Ron Holden
23 Alley Oop Hollywood Argyles
24 Swingin’ School Bobby Rydell
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Happy Go Lucky Me Paul Evans
2 Because They’re Young Duane Eddy
3 A Rockin’ Good Way Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
4 Muleskinner Blues The Fendermen
5 My Home Town Paul Anka
6 Only the Lonely Roy Orbison
7 I’m Sorry Brenda Lee
8 When Will I Be Loved Everly Brothers
9 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Brian Hyland
10 Image of a Girl The Safaris
11 Please Help Me I’m Fallin’ Hank Locklin
12 It’s Now or Never Elvis Presley
13 Walk, Don’t Run The Ventures
14 Walkin’ to New Orleans Fats Domino
15 The Twist Chubby Checker
16 Finger Poppin’ Time Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
17 Volare Bobby Rydell
18 Mission Bell Donnie Brooks
19 In My Little Corner of the World Anita Bryant
20 My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own Connie Francis
21 Theme from 'The Apartment' Ferrante And Teicher
22 Kiddio Brook Benton
23 Yogi The Ivy Three
24 Chain Gang Sam Cooke
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Mr. Custer Larry Verne
2 A Million to One Jimmy Charles
3 Save the Last Dance for Me The Drifters
4 So Sad The Everly Brothers
5 Devil or Angel Bobby Vee
6 Poetry in Motion Johnny Tillotson
7 I Want to Be Wanted Brenda Lee
8 Let’s Think About Livin’ Bob Luman
9 Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
10 You Talk Too Much Joe Jones
11 Stay Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs
12 Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
13 Blue Angel Roy Orbison
14 Last Date Floyd Cramer
15 Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
16 New Orleans Gary U.S. Bonds
17 Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert
18 North to Alaska Johnny Horton
19 Alone At Last Jackie Wilson
20 Sailor Lolita
21 A Thousand Stars Kathy Young And The Innocents
22 Exodus Ferrainte And Teicher
23 Many Tears Ago Connie Francis
24 You're Sixteen Johnny Burnette
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