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Subject: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/29/04 at 2:34 pm

These are the songs that made #1 on the U.S. charts on this day.  Paul will be following with a UK rundown.  Feel free to rate these songs if you like...

1960 - Stuck On You - Elvis Presley

1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon

1962 - Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley

1963 - I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

1965 - Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

1966 - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers

1967 - Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension







Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: Paul on 04/29/04 at 3:15 pm

The ones that appeal to me here...

1961 - Del Shannon - Runaway
Great song and totally original performance...fantastic...

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles
Can't really ignore this...this was just after that historic US chart where every song in the top 5 was a Beatles song...!!

1966 - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
Which is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a pale imitation of 'Lovin' Feelin'' - I still think otherwise...fine song...

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
Brilliant...can't be described as anything less - fantastic group...







Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/29/04 at 3:50 pm

1960 - Stuck On You - Elvis Presley  Nah.  2

1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon  Catchy in the middle there!  4

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles  Not bad, but I prefer late-60's Beatles.  3.5

1966 - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers  Lovely song!  5

1967 - Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra  Never cared for (Frank) Sinatra.  2

1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro  So-so.  3.5

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension  Fabulous!  5

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 04/29/04 at 9:53 pm

1960 - Stuck On You - Elvis Presley  U/K

1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon  4.5 – good one

1962 - Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley  2.5 – Hmmm, not one of his best

1963 - I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March  4 – I quite liked it

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles  4 – a good rocker

1965 - Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders  4 – different, and good

1966 - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers  4.5 – I think this song really shows them at their strength

1967 - Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra  5 – I detest Frank Sinatra for many reasons, but I can’t deny his involvement in this song

1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro  0 – Oh my gawd, words fail me

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension  5 – Marilyn McCoo’s voice DOES something to me …..

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: SteveH on 04/30/04 at 4:19 am

1960 - Stuck On You - Elvis Presley  3- S'alright, but this guy had sooo many #1s....

1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon  5- Great song.  This guy never really came close again, what with songs like "Hats Off to Larry" and such

1962 - Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley 4- Cute little song.

1963 - I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March  3- I wonder if there was a Big Peggy March, too?

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles  5- No one comes close to Lennon/McCartney's ability to concoct pop confection like this.

1965 - Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders  3- If you check AMG you'll see that this one is on about 50 compilation cds.  Also recorded by Ike and Tina Turner on their hit album, "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter"

1966 - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers  4

1967 - Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra  3- Something a little bit creepy about a father and daughter singing a love song together.

1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro  1- YUCK.  The polyester king of whine strikes!

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension  4







Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: Paul on 04/30/04 at 7:10 am

I'll just sweep up the rest...

Both Elvis' songs were typical of his early sixties output...both okay, but lacking a certain 'something'...

Little Peggy March's effort never charted here, yet Petula Clark sung it in German and had a hit with it! An enjoyable one from the 'innocent age'...

Wayne & The Mindbenders 'Game Of Love' was pretty good...heard it probably too many times, though...

Frank & Nancy didn't actually record this as a duet - they performed their parts separately which were then magically dubbed together...s'okay, but I've heard it once too often...

As for 'Honey'...yeuch!!

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/30/04 at 2:42 pm

After seeing all the negative comments about "Honey", I'm beginning to think that it may not be the same tune I'm thinking of.  Perhaps I should have another listen... :-\

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: SteveH on 04/30/04 at 3:12 pm


After seeing all the negative comments about "Honey", I'm beginning to think that it may not be the same tune I'm thinking of.  Perhaps I should have another listen... :-\

No!!! Honey don't.  Bad mojo that.

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: mandamoo on 04/30/04 at 11:19 pm

1960 - Stuck On You - Elvis Presley 3....ok...

1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon  5......great song ! 8)

1963 - I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March 5.....another great song ! :D

1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles 5

1967 - Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra 5

1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro This is one of my all time 'loathe and detest' songs ! ::)

1969 - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension 5+ I LOVE this ! 8)






Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: hoogbest on 06/02/04 at 3:38 pm

As you read those lists, reflect back to the R & B and Doo Wop songs of the 50s and you'll lament the decline of teen music as the 60s took over. >:(

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: Albert on 11/13/04 at 7:17 am

"As you read those lists, reflect back to the R & B and Doo Wop songs of the 50s and you'll lament the decline of teen music as the 60s took over."

I collect music of the 60's & always make sure to know when the songs were from & I quite disagree. The 60's was still full of teen music, R&B, and doo-wop!

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: Albert on 11/13/04 at 7:22 am

If you don't believe me, I will name many songs to prove myself.

Subject: Re: Number One Song On This Day.....1960's (U.S.)

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 11/13/04 at 8:00 am


After seeing all the negative comments about "Honey", I'm beginning to think that it may not be the same tune I'm thinking of.  Perhaps I should have another listen... :-\


So, CF.  Did you ?  See the error of your ways ?  ;D

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