Top 10 best selling singles of 1960

Top 10 best selling singles of 1960

Here are the top 10 best-selling singles for 1960. Take a look at the list and listen to some of the best songs to come out that year. 

10) Jimmy Jones - Good Timin'

In at number 10 for the best selling singles of 1960 is Jimmy Jones with Good Timin' a song written by Fred Tobias and Clint Ballard Jnr. The Song reached number 3 on the top 100 billboard chart but eventually dropped to 10 once the year had finished. Have a listen below...

9) Elvis Presley - Mess Of Blues

At nine we have the king of rock n' roll, who is bound to pop-up again later in this list. His first entry in the top 10 list is with Mess of Blues. Mess of Blues was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.

8) Jimmy Jones - Handy Man

Jimmy Jones returns to the top ten list with another hit single, this time it is Handy Man. It went straight to number 2 on the top 100 Billboard charts for 1960. It was written by Jimmy Jones and Otis Blackwell.

7) Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never

Elvis Presley makes another impression on the top 10 singles list for 1960 this time it's with his song, It's Now or Never. It spent eight weeks at number one in the uk charts for 1960 and made it to number one again in 2005 due to a re-release. 

6) Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely

Roy Orbison steps in at number six with his song 'Only the Lonely' it was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It spent 2 weeks at number one in the UK charts. 

5) Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me

Going into the top five now, we have Shirley Bassey with As Long As He Needs Me. Originally sang by Nancy in the film Oliver, the song grew in popularity to the point where Shirley Bassey covered it and subsequently spent 30 weeks in the UK charts. 

4) Anthony Newley - Why

At four we have Anthony Newley with Why.

3) Cliff Richard - Please Don't Tease

Cliff Richard emerges in our list at Number 3. Please Don't Tease, spent three weeks at number one and was recorded by Cliff Richard & The Shadows and was written by the Shadow's lead guitarist Bruce Welch. 

2) The Shadows- Apache

Having just appeared with Cliff Richard at number three, The Shadows now make their own entry with Apache. It spent five weeks at the top of the UK charts. 

1) The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

At number one we have The Everly Brothers with Cathy's Clown. It spent seven weeks in the UK's singles chart. Cathy's Clown was a huge hit and ended up being a major influence on The Beatles.