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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 16   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 12   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 12   Feb 1960  
  Spencer Ross  
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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 Come Dance With Me 15   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.  

  5 Forever 11   Mar 1960  
  The Little Dippers  
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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.  

  6 Greenfields 1   Apr 1960  
  The Brothers Four  
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  Greenfields was a number one song and the only top 20 hit for folk group The Brothers Four.  

  7 Mountain Of Love 18   Apr 1960  
  Harold Dorman  
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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 6   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 19   May 1960  
  Al Brown's Tunetoppers Featuring Cookie Brown  
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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 2   Jun 1960  
  Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds  
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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 Alley-Oop 1   Jun 1960  
  Hollywood Argyles  
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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 4   Jul 1960  
  The Fendermen  
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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 Look For A Star 12   Jul 1960  
  The Statues With Garry Miles  
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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 Over The Rainbow 13   Aug 1960  
  The Demensions  
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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 10   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 2   Oct 1960  
  Larry Verne  
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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 Diamonds And Pearls 2   Oct 1960  
  The Paradons  
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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 11   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 Stay 1   Nov 1960  
  Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs  
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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   Dec 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) 7   Dec 1960  
  Lolita  
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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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1960 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Greenfields
 The Brothers Four
2Alley-Oop
 Hollywood Argyles
3Stay
 Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
4Mr. Custer
 Larry Verne
5Diamonds And Pearls
 The Paradons
6Love You So
 Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds
7Mule Skinner Blues
 The Fendermen
8Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea)
 Lolita
9Let The Little Girl Dance
 Billy Bland
10Darling Lorraine
 The Knockouts
11Forever
 The Little Dippers
12Let's Think About Living
 Bob Luman
13Look For A Star
 The Statues With Garry Miles
14Yogi
 The Ivy Three
15Over The Rainbow
 The Demensions
16Tracy's Theme
 Spencer Ross
17Come Dance With Me
 Eddie Quinteros
18Sandy
 Larry Hall

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One Hit Wonders by Year

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1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
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Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes 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 super group 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 1980 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. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.