Monday, 4 July 2011

Billboard Hot 100 (1960)

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Thursday. Each chart is dated with the "week-ending" date of the Saturday two weeks after. Example:

  • Monday, January 1 – sales tracking-week begins
  • Wednesday, January 3 – airplay tracking-week begins
  • Sunday, January 7 – sales tracking-week ends
  • Tuesday, January 9 – airplay tracking-week ends
  • Thursday, January 11 – new chart released, with issue date of Saturday, January 20.

The first number one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson on August 4, 1958.

1960, what a year it was! Elvis Presley is discharged from the Army and he hits the ground singing. The album "Elvis Is Back" was released and included three No1 singles, "It's Now Or Never", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Stuck On You". Two more songs "Wooden Spoon" and "Surrender" rounded out Elvis's chart entries.

music of 1960

WhyFrankie Avalon112/28
El PasoMarty Robbins21/4
Running BearJohnny Preston31/18
Teen AngelMark Dinning22/8
The Theme from "A Summer Place"Percy Faith82/22
Stuck on YouElvis Presley44/25
Cathy's ClownEverly Brothers55/23
Everybody's Somebody's FoolConnie Francis26/27
Alley-OopHollywood Argyles17/11
I'm SorryBrenda Lee37/18
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot BikiniBrian Hyland18/8
It's Now or NeverElvis Presley58/15
The TwistChubby Checker19/19
My Heart Has a Mind of It's OwnConnie Francis29/26
Mr. CusterLarry Verne110/10
Save the Last Dance For MeThe Drifters110/17
I Want To Be WantedBrenda Lee310/24
Georgia On My MindRay Charles111/14
StayMaurice Williams & Zodiacs111/21
Are You Lonesome Tonight?Elvis Presley611/28

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