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Ain't That Just Like a Woman - Fats Domino   (#33)
All in My Mind - Maxine Brown   (#19)
Amor - Ben E. King   (#18)
Angel on My Shoulder - Shelby Flint   (#22)
Anybody But Me - Brenda Lee   (#31)
Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar   (#2)  (instrumental)
As If I Didn't Know - Adan Wade   (#10)
Asia Minor - Kokomo   (#8)  (instrumental)
The Astronaut (Parts 1 & 2) - Jose Jimenez   (#19)
Baby Blue - The Echoes   (#12)
Baby It's You - The Shirelles   (#8)
Baby Sittin' Boogie - Buzz Clifford   (#6)
Baby's First Christmas - Connie Francis   (#26)
Barbara-Ann - The Regents   (#13)
Better Tell Him No - The Starlets   (#38)
Bewildered - James Brown & The Famous Flames   (#40)
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean   (#1)
Big Cold Wind - Pat Boone   (#19)
Big John (Ain't You Gonna Marry Me) - The Shirelles   (#21)
The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams   (#37)
Bless You - Tony Orlando   (#15)
Blue Moon - The Marcels   (#1)
The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton   (#2)
Bonanza - Al Caiola & His Orchestra   (#19)  (instrumental)
Brass Buttons - The String-A-Longs   (#35)  (instrumental)
Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis   (#7)
Bristol Stomp - The Dovells   (#2)
Bumble Boogie - B. Bumble & The Stingers   (#21)  (instrumental)
Candy Man - Roy Orbison   (#25)
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The Chipmunks   (#39)
The Continental Walk - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters   (#33)
Count Every Star - Donnie & The Dreamers   (#35)
Crazy - Patsy Cline   (#9)
Crying - Roy Orbison   (#2)
Cupid - Sam Cooke   (#17)
Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites   (#2)
Dance on Little Girl - Paul Anka   (#10)
(Dance the) Mess Around - Chubby Checker   (#24)
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles   (#3)
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group   (#5)
Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott   (#9)
Don't Blame Me - The Everly Brothers   (#20)
Don't Cry, Baby - Etta James   (#39)
Don't Worry - Marty Robbins   (#3)
Dreamy Eyes - Johnny Tillotson   (#35)
Dum Dum - Brenda Lee   (#4)
Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers   (#8)
Everlovin' - Rick Nelson   (#16)
Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips   (#6)
Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher   (#2)  (instrumental)
Exodus - Eddie Harris   (#36)  (instrumental)
Fell in Love on Monday - Fats Domino   (#32)
Find Another Girl - Jerry Butler   (#27)
The Fish - Bobby Rydell   (#25)
Flaming Star - Elvis Presley   (#14)
The Fly - Chubby Checker   (#7)
Fool #1 - Brenda Lee   (#3)
Foot Stomping (Part 1) - The Flares   (#25)
For My Baby - Brook Benton   (#28)
Frankie and Johnny - Brook Benton   (#20)
Frogg - The Brothers Four   (#32)
Funny - Maxine Brown   (#25)
Gee Whiz - The Innocents   (#28)
Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas   (#10)
(Ghost) Riders In the Sky - Ramrods   (#30)  (instrumental)
Ginnie Bell - Paul Dino   (#38)
Girl of My Best Friend - Ral Donner & The Starfires   (#19)
God, Country and My Baby - Johnny Burnette   (#18)
Good Time Baby - Bobby Rydell   (#11)
Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren   (#3)
(The Graduation Song) Pomp and Circumstance - Adrian Kimberly   (#34)  (instrumental)
Gypsy Woman - The Impressions   (#20)
Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando   (#39)
Happy Birthday Blues - Kathy Young with The Innocents   (#30)
Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka   (#6)
Hats Off to Larry - Del Shannon   (#5)
Heart and Soul - The Cleftones   (#18)
Heartaches - The Marcels   (#7)
Hearts Of Stone - Bill Black's Combo   (#20)  (instrumental)
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson   (#9)
Hello Walls - Faron Young   (#12)
(He's My) Dreamboat - Connie Francis   (#14)
(He's) the Great Impostor - The Fleetwoods   (#30)
Hey! Little Girl - Del Shannon   (#38)
Hide Away - Freddy King   (#29)  (instrumental)
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles   (#1)
The Hoochi Coochi Coo - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters   (#23)
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels   (#3)
Hurt - Timi Yuro   (#4)
I Count the Tears - The Drifters   (#17)
I Don't Know Why - Linda Scott   (#12)
(I Don't Know Why) But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry   (#4)
I Don't Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson   (#36)
I Don't Want to Take a Chance - Mary Wells   (#33)
I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven - Tex Ritter   (#20)
I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline   (#12)
I Feel So Bad - Elvis Presley   (#5)
I Just Don't Understand - Ann-Margret   (#17)
I Like it Like That (Part 1) - Chris Kenner   (#2)
I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters   (#5)
I Really Love You - The Stereos   (#29)
I Understand (Just How You Feel) - G-Clefs   (#9)
I Wanna Thank You - Bobby Rydell   (#21)
(I Wanna) Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney   (#39)
I'll Be There - Damita Jo   (#12)
I'll Never Smile Again - The Platters   (#25)
I'm a Fool to Care - Joe Barry   (#24)
I'm A-Telling You - Jerry Butler   (#25)
I'm Comin' on Back to You - Jackie Wilson   (#19)
I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door - Eddie Hodges   (#12)
I'm in the Mood for Love - The Chimes   (#38)
I'm Learning About Love - Brenda Lee   (#33)
I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott   (#3)
If I Didn't Care - The Platters   (#30)
If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody - James Ray   (#22)
In the Middle of a Heartache - Wanda Jackson   (#27)
It Keeps Rainin' - Fats Domino   (#23)
It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike & Tina Turner   (#14)
Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated ... Pills - Ray Stevens   (#35)
Jimmy's Girl - Johnny Tillotson   (#25)
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker   (#21)
Jura (I Swear I Love You) - Les Paul & Mary Ford   (#37)
Just For Old Time's Sake - The McGuire Sisters   (#20)
Just Out of Reach (of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke   (#24)
Kissin' on the Phone - Paul Anka   (#35)
Language of Love - John D. Loudermilk   (#32)
Last Night - Mar-Keys   (#3)  (instrumental)
Lazy River - Bobby Darin   (#14)
Let Me Belong to You - Brian Hyland   (#20)
Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino   (#15)
Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson   (#7)  (instrumental)
Let's Get Together - Hayley Mills   (#8)
Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters   (#39)
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker   (#8)
Letter Full of Tears - Gladys Knight & The Pips   (#19)
Like, Long Hair - Paul Revere & The Raiders   (#38)  (instrumental)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens   (#1)
A Little Bit of Soap - The Jarmels   (#12)
Little Boy Sad - Johnny Burnette   (#17)
Little Devil - Neil Sedaka   (#11)
The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale   (#22)
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) - The Coasters   (#23)
Little Sister - Elvis Presley   (#5)
Lonely Man - Elvis Presley   (#32)
Look in My Eyes - The Chantels   (#14)
Lost Love - H.B. Barnum   (#35)  (instrumental)
Love Theme from "One Eyed Jacks" - Ferrante & Teicher   (#37)  (instrumental)
Lovers' Island - The Blue Jays   (#31)
Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari   (#23)
The Magnificent Seven - Al Caiola & His Orchestra   (#35)  (instrumental)
The Majestic - Dion   (#36)
Mama Said - The Shirelles   (#4)
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley   (#4)
Mexico - Bob Moore & His Orchestra   (#7)  (instrumental)
Michael (Row the Boat Ashore) - The Highwaymen   (#1)
Missing You - Ray Peterson   (#29)
Model Girl - Johnny Maestro, The Voice of The Crests   (#20)
Moody River - Pat Boone   (#1)
Moon River - Jerry Butler   (#11)
More Money for You and Me (Medley) - The Four Preps   (#17)
Mother-in-Law - Ernie K-Doe   (#1)
The Mountain's High - Dick & Deedee   (#2)
My Empty Arms - Jackie Wilson   (#9)
My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro   (#18)
My Last Date (with You) - Skeeter Davis   (#26)
My True Story - The Jive Five   (#3)
Nag - The Halos   (#25)
Nature Boy - Bobby Darin   (#40)
Never on Sunday - The Chordettes   (#13)
No One - Connie Francis   (#34)
Norman - Sue Thompson   (#3)
Ole Buttermilk Sky - Bill Black's Combo   (#25)  (instrumental)
On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer   (#4)  (instrumental)
Once In Awhile - The Chimes   (#11)
Once Upon A Time - Rochell & The Candles with Johnny Wyatt   (#26)
One Mint Julep - Ray Charles   (#8)  (instrumental)
One Summer Night - The Diamonds   (#22)
One Track Mind - Bobby Lewis   (#9)
Peanut Butter - The Marathons   (#20)
Pepe - Duane Eddy   (#18)  (instrumental)
Please Don't Go - Ral Donner   (#39)
Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean & The Roommates   (#12)
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes   (#1)
Please Stay - The Drifters   (#14)
Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson   (#20)
Pony Time - Chubby Checker   (#1)
Poor Fool - Ike & Tina Turner   (#38)
Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence   (#9)
Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee   (#7)
Princess - Frank Gari   (#30)
Quarter To Three - Gary "U.S." Bonds   (#1)
Quite a Party - The Fireballs   (#27)  (instrumental)
Raindrops - Dee Clark   (#2)
Rainin' in My Heart - Slim Harpo   (#34)
Ram-Bunk-Shush - The Ventures   (#29)  (instrumental)
Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels   (#21)
Right or Wrong - Wanda Jackson   (#29)
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Aretha Franklin   (#37)
Rock-a-Hula Baby ("Twist" Special) - Elvis Presley   (#23)
Run To Him - Bobby Vee   (#2)
Runaround - The Regents   (#28)
Runaround Sue - Dion   (#1)
Runaway - Del Shannon   (#1)
Running Scared - Roy Orbison   (#1)
Sacred - The Castells   (#20)
Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson   (#5)
San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer   (#8)  (instrumental)
Saved - LaVern Baker   (#37)
School Is In - Gary "U.S." Bonds   (#28)
School Is Out - Gary "U.S." Bonds   (#5)
Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson   (#21)
September In the Rain - Dinah Washington   (#23)
Shu Rah - Fats Domino   (#32)
Small Sad Sam - Phil McLean   (#21)
So Long Baby - Del Shannon   (#28)
Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters   (#32)
Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King   (#10)
Stand By Me - Ben E. King   (#4)
Stayin' In - Bobby Vee   (#33)
Stick Shift - Duals   (#25)  (instrumental)
The Story of My Love - Paul Anka   (#16)
Surrender - Elvis Presley   (#1)
Sweets For My Sweet - The Drifters   (#16)
The Switch-a-Roo - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters   (#26)
Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet   (#25)  (instrumental)
Take Good Care Of Her - Adam Wade   (#7)
Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee   (#1)
A Tear - Gene McDaniels   (#31)
Tell Me Why - The Belmonts   (#18)
Temptation - The Everly Brothers   (#27)
Tenderly - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra   (#31)  (instrumental)
That Old Black Magic - Bobby Rydell   (#21)
That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On - Sam Cooke   (#31)
That's What Girls Are For - Spinners   (#27)
The Theme from Dixie - Duane Eddy   (#39)  (instrumental)
There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris   (#3)
There She Goes - Jerry Wallace   (#26)
There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris   (#3)
Think Twice - Brook Benton   (#11)
This Time - Troy Shondell   (#6)
Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) - Little Caesar & The Romans   (#9)
Three Hearts in a Tangle - Roy Drusky   (#35)
Together - Connie Francis   (#6)
Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher   (#8)  (instrumental)
Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets   (#26)
Tonight I Fell in Love - The Tokens   (#15)
Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka   (#13)
Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis   (#1)
Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels   (#5)
Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney   (#13)
Tragedy - The Fleetwoods   (#10)
Transistor Sister - Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon   (#35)
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson   (#1)
Triangle - Janie Grant   (#29)
Trust in Me - Etta James   (#30)
Utopia - Frank Gari   (#27)
Wait a Minute - The Coasters   (#37)
Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke   (#5)
Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers   (#7)
Water Boy - Don Shirley Trio   (#40)  (instrumental)
The Watusi - The Vibrations   (#25)
The Way You Look Tonight - The Lettermen   (#13)
Well, I Told You - The Chantels   (#29)
What A Party - Fats Domino   (#22)
What A Price - Fats Domino   (#22)
What A Surprise - Johnny Maestro, The Voice of The Crests   (#33)
What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis   (#30)
Wheels - The String-A-Longs   (#3)  (instrumental)
Wheels - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra   (#28)  (instrumental)
When Liking Turns to Loving - Ronnie Dove   (#18)
When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers   (#10)
Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis   (#4)
White Christmas - Bing Crosby   (#12)
Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann   (#7)
Wild in the Country - Elvis Presley   (#26)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? - The Shirelles   (#1)
Wings Of A Dove - Ferlin Husky   (#12)
Without You - Johnny Tillotson   (#7)
A Wonder Like You - Rick Nelson   (#11)
Wonderland by Night - Anita Bryant   (#18)
Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra   (#1)  (instrumental)
Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell   (#1)
The Writing on the Wall - Adam Wade   (#5)
Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey   (#7)
Years from Now - Jackie Wilson   (#37)
Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group   (#4)  (instrumental)
You Always Hurt the One You Love - Clarence "Frogman" Henry   (#12)
You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee   (#6)
You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton   (#12)
You Can't Sit Down (Part 2) - Philip Upchurch Combo   (#29)  (instrumental)
You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner   (#4)
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Bobby Darin   (#5)
You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards   (#11)
Your Friends - Dee Clark   (#34)
Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night - Kenny Dino   (#24)
Your One and Only Love - Jackie Wilson   (#40)