Category Archive: 1960

THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN

Three Steps to Heaven (song) – 1960 “Three Steps to Heaven” is a song co-written and recorded by Eddie Cochran, released in 1960. The record became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car accident in April 1960. In the US it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100. “Three …

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WONDERFUL WORLD (Sam Cooke song)

Wonderful World (Sam Cooke song) – 1960 “Wonderful World” (occasionally referred to as “(What A) Wonderful World”) is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Released on April 14, 1960 by Keen Records, it had been recorded during an impromptu session the previous year, Cooke’s last recording session at Keen Records. He signed with RCA …

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ONLY THE LONELY

Only the Lonely – 1960 “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Orbison’s recording of the song, produced by Fred Foster for Monument Records, was the first major hit for the singer. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of …

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A ROCKIN GOOD WAY (Song)

A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love) – 1960 “A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)” is a song first recorded in 1958 by Priscilla Bowman, on the Abner Records label (ABNER DJ 1018). Bowman was given vocal backing by The Spaniels. In 1960, the song was …

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THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND

The Girl of My Best Friend – 1960 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “The Girl of My Best Friend” is a song written by Sam Bobrick and Beverly Ross and first released in 1959 by Charlie Blackwell as the B-side to his single “Choppin’ Mountains”. It was made famous as a cover by Elvis Presley …

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song) – 1960 “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” is a song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. It was recorded several times in 1927—first by Charles Hart, with successful versions by Vaughn De Leath and the duet of Jerry Macy and John Ryan. In 1950 the Blue …

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DARIN AT THE COPA

Darin at the Copa – 1960 Darin at the Copa is Bobby Darin’s fourth album and third straight top-ten charting LP in the US. It debuted on 17 October 1960, peaked at number 9 and remained in the LP chart for 38 weeks. The album was recorded live at the Copacabana nightclub in New York. …

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WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

Will You Love Me Tomorrow – 1960 “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, also known as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was originally recorded in 1960 by The Shirelles, who took their single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song …

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TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

tell laura i love herTell Laura I Love Her – 1960 “Tell Laura I Love Her”, a teenage tragedy song written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh, was an American Top Ten popular music hit for singer Ray Peterson in 1960 on RCA Victor Records, reaching #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later …

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ITSY BITSY TEEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLADOT BIKINI

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini – 1960 “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” is a novelty song telling the story of a shy girl wearing a revealing polkadot bikini at the beach. It was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and first released in June 1960 by Brian Hyland with orchestra …

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