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Biggest 1960 One Hit Wonders
ranked most popular 1960 songs
1.Greenfields
The Brothers Four
2.Alley-Oop
Hollywood Argyles
3.Stay
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
4.Mr. Custer
Larry Verne
5.Diamonds And Pearls
The Paradons
6.Love You So
Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds
7.Mule Skinner Blues
The Fendermen
8.Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea)
Lolita
9.Let The Little Girl Dance
Billy Bland
10.Darling Lorraine
The Knockouts
11.Forever
The Little Dippers
12.Let's Think About Living
Bob Luman
13.Look For A Star
The Statues With Garry Miles
14.Yogi
The Ivy Three
15.Over The Rainbow
The Demensions

1960 Pop Top 100 Songs
the top songs of 1960 in order

1960 Number One Song Calendar
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Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1960. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a supergoup like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1960 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20.

     

1960 One Hit Wonders Page

One Hit Wonders from 1960 at Tunecaster

Here are the US 1960 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1. Sandy

     
    Jan 1960
     
     
    Larry Hall
     
     
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    Sandy was the only top 20 song for Larry Hall. He did not receive noticeable airplay with any other song.
     
     
  2. Darling Lorraine

     
    Feb 1960
     
     
    The Knockouts
     
     
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    Darling Lorraine was the only top 20 hit for The Knockouts. The group followed-up with Please Be Mine, which received slight radio airplay.
     
     
  3. Tracy's Theme

     
    Feb 1960
     
     
    Spencer Ross
     
     
    Tracy's Theme by Spencer Ross listen
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    Tracy's Theme was an instrumental from the television production of Philadelphia Story. Spencer Ross took his stage name from the characters. The song was featured as the back side of the single The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Spencer Ross became a top 20 one hit wonder. Tracy's Theme was written by Robert Ascher.
     
     
  4.  
    Mar 1960
     
     
    The Little Dippers
     
     
    Forever by The Little Dippers listen
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    Forever was the only top 20 song for The Little Dippers. The Little Dippers included group singing member Darrell McCall who became a popular country singer with songs like A Stranger Was Here, and Dreams Of A Dreamer which was a duet with Willie Nelson.
     
     
  5. Come Dance With Me

     
    Mar 1960
     
     
    Eddie Quinteros
     
     
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    Although Come Dance With Me was the only top 20 hit for Eddie Quinteros, he received minor regional radio airplay with other songs like Please Don't Go and Lindy Lou. This song was written by Eddie Quinteros.
     
     
  6. Greenfields

     
    Apr 1960
     
       
     
    Greenfields by The Brothers Four listen
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    Greenfields was a number one song and the only top 20 hit for folk group The Brothers Four.
     
     
  7.  
    Apr 1960
     
     
    Harold Dorman
     
     
    Mountain Of Love by Harold Dorman listen
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    Mountain Of Love was the only top 20 song for Harold Dorman. He received minor radio airplay with other songs too, like I'll Come Running. Many artists remade Mountain Of Love. The most popular version was the 1964 number 9 hit for Johnny Rivers. This song was written by Harold Dorman.
     
     
  8. Let The Little Girl Dance

     
    May 1960
     
     
    Billy Bland
     
     
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    Although Let The Little Girl Dance was the only top 20 hit for Bobby Bland, he had a long career in soul music.
     
     
  9. The Madison

     
    May 1960
     
     
    Al Brown's Tunetoppers Featuring Cookie Brown
     
     
    The Madison by Al Brown's Tunetoppers Featuring Cookie Brown listen
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    The Madison was a top 20 dance craze song. Al Brown did not receive any noticeable airplay with any other song.
     
     
  10. Love You So

     
    Jun 1960
     
     
    Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds
     
     
    Love You So by Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds listen
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    Love You So was the only top 20 hit for its writer, Ron Holden. In 1974, he came back with Can You Talk, which received slight radio airplay.
     
     
  11.  
    Jun 1960
     
       
     
    Alley-Oop by Hollywood Argyles listen
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    Alley-Oop was a number one song and the only top 20 hit for Hollywood Argyles. Alley-Oop featured Sandy Nelson on drums. Hollywood Argyles was actually the work of Gary Paxton, who was Skip in the duo Skip & Flip, which had a 1959 number 14 hit with It Was I. Alley-Oop was written by Dallas Frazier.
     
     
  12. Mule Skinner Blues

     
    Jul 1960
     
     
    The Fendermen
     
     
    Mule Skinner Blues by The Fendermen listen
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    Jimmie Rodgers and George Vaughn wrote Mule Skinner Blues, and Jimmie performed it in the 30s. That Jimmie Rodgers was from Meridian, Mississippi, and apparently not related to the Jimmie Rodgers who was popular in the 50s. Mule Skinner Blues was later used in a Levi's jeans commercial. The Fendermen received little airplay with follow-up song Don't You Just Know It.
     
     
  13.  
    Jul 1960
     
       
     
    Look For A Star by The Statues With Garry Miles listen
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    There were four moderately popular versions of Look For A Star in the summer of 1960. The Statues With Gary Miles version was the most popular. Look For A Star was the greatest hit by Garry Miles. He also received minor airplay with other songs like Wishing Well. Look For A Star was written by Mark Anthony.
     
     
  14.  
    Aug 1960
     
       
     
    Over The Rainbow by The Demensions listen
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    The Demensions, with lead singer Lenny Dell, made the top 20 one time with this remake of Over The Rainbow. The group released many additional songs, but never hit the top 20 again.
     
     
  15. Yogi

     
    Sep 1960
     
     
    The Ivy Three
     
     
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    Yogi was based on the cartoon character Yogi The Bear. Yogi was the only top 20 hit for The Ivy Three, which did not receive noticeable radio airplay with any other song.
     
     
  16. Mr. Custer

     
    Oct 1960
     
       
     
    Mr. Custer by Larry Verne listen
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    Larry Verne had a novelty one hit wonder in 1961 with Mr. Custer. He spent the next few years releasing more novelty songs, including The Return Of Mr. Custer, a sequel.
     
     
  17.  
    Oct 1960
     
     
    The Paradons
     
     
    Diamonds And Pearls by The Paradons listen
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    Diamonds And Pearls was the only top 20 hit for The Paradons. The group followed-up with Bells Ring which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  18. Let's Think About Living

     
    Oct 1960
     
     
    Bob Luman
     
     
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    Although Bob Luman never had another top 20 hit after Let's Think About Living, he had a long country music career with many popular songs like 1972 song When You Say Love which was most popular by Sonny And Cher that same year, and Neither One Of Us which was most popular when done by Gladys Knight & The Pips, also in the same year, 1973.
     
     
  19.  
    Nov 1960
     
       
     
    Stay by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs listen
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    Stay was the only top 20 hit for Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, who wrote the song. The song made the top 20 twice more, first number 12 in 1964 by The 4 Seasons, then number 8 in 1978 by Jackson Browne.
    Previously, under the name The Gladiolas, Maurice Williams wrote and recorded the first popular version of Little Darlin', which hit number one for The Diamonds in 1957.
     
     
  20. Ruby Duby Du

     
    Nov 1960
     
     
    Tobin Mathews & Co.
     
     
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    Mostly instrumental song Ruby Duby Du was a top 20 near miss, and the only popular song by Tobin Mathews & Co. The song was from the movie Key Witness.
     
     
  21. Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea)

     
    Dec 1960
     
     
    Lolita
     
     
    Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) by Lolita listen
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    Although Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) was the only top 20 hit for Lolita, she received airplay with other songs like the follow-up, Cowboy Jimmy Joe.
     


     



 
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