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Subject: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 11:20 am

"Looking High, High, High" is a song by British singer Bryan Johnson, that represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1960, performed in English.

The song was performed first on the night of the contest, held on 29 March 1960, preceding Sweden's Siw Malmkvist with "Alla andra får varann". The song received 25 points, placing 2nd in a field of 13.

The song reached #20 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/17/15 at 2:03 pm

Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 10:53 am

"I'm Sorry" is a 1960 hit song by 15-year-old American singer Brenda Lee. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in July 1960. Allmusic guide wrote that it is the pop star's "definitive song", and one of the "finest teen pop songs of its era". It was written by Dub Allbritten and Ronnie Self. On the UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at No.12.

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 9:25 am

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" was released as a single by Elvis Presley on November 1, 1960, with "I Gotta Know" on the B-side, and pressing was assigned to plants in New Jersey, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. Copies (with a sleeve featuring a smiling Presley in a chartreuse shirt against a blue background) were sent to 5,000 disc jockeys. Orders for the single began at 900,000 copies the first week and climbed to 1,200,000 during the second. The song debuted on Billboard's Top 40 at number 35 on November 14, moved a week later to number two and topped the chart by November 28 (replacing Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' "Stay"). Presley's 15th chart-topping single, it held the top position until January 9, 1961. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" peaked at number three on the R&B chart, remaining on it for ten weeks. The song topped the Cash Box singles chart and reached number 45 on the Cash Box country singles chart. A month after its UK release it topped the UK Singles Chart. Three months after its release, the single had sales of two million copies worldwide; that year, the Recording Industry Association of America certified it gold.

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 2:41 pm

"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time. Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100  and #33 on the UK Singles Chart.Twelve years later it was revived by Donny Osmond.

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 10:28 am

"Alone At Last", released in 1960, sung by Jackie Wilson. The song is based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto.

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Subject: Re: 1960: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 10:51 am

"Tell Laura I Love Her", a teenage tragedy song written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh, was an American Top Ten popular music hit for singer Ray Peterson in 1960 on RCA Victor Records, reaching #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later that same year, the song was recorded and released by Ricky Valance in the United Kingdom, where it went all the way to the #1 spot in the UK Singles Chart. "Tell Laura I Love Her" has been a hit in 14 countries, and has sold over seven million copies.

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