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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruby Duby Du
Tobin Mathews & Co.
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.