Coming in at #40 ... "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel (from 1962)!
#39 - Fingertips, Part 2 - Little Stevie Wonder (1963)
#38 - Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler (1962)
#37 - Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles (1961)
#36 - Telstar - Tornadoes (1962)
We heard from drummer Clem Cattini during our British Invasion Countdown a few weeks ago. This was their #1 Hit from 1962 ... the first British Group to top the U.S. Charts.
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#35 - Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares (1962)
We grew up loving her on "The Donna Reed Show" ... who knew this girl could sing? (Her series co-star Paul Petersen also placed a few records on the pop charts.)
#34 - Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters (1960)
#33 - Soldier Boy - The Shirelles (1962)
Two songs on today's countdown from these Jersey Girls.
#32 - Louie Louie - The Kingsmen (1963)
Although it never officially hit #1 in Billboard (damn you, Singing Nun!) it DID top the charts in both Cash Box and Record World ... and nearly every other city across the country that dared to play it.
#31 - Last Date - Floyd Cramer (1960)
#30 - Hey Paula - Paul and Paula (1963)
Another classic boy / girl duet from this era ... and one that I guess Donny and Marie really couldn't cover (now could they!)
#29 - He's So Fine - The Chiffons (1963)
#28 - Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton (1963)
One of FOUR Chart Toppers for The Polish Prince between 1962 and 1964.
#27 - Pony Time - Chubby Checker (1961)
Another dance record by this premier dance artist.
#26 - Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (1961)
Instrumentals were big in the early '60's ... and even the champagne sounds of Lawrence Welk made the countdown!
#25 - Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis (1960)
One of my favorites by her.
#24 - Dominique - The Singing Nun (1963)
OK, we've given Sister Luc-Gabrielle more than her fair share of flack over the years ... and maybe this song deserved some attention for the pure novelty and unusualness of it all ... but #1 for FOUR WEEKS?!?! Man, I'll NEVER get that. America NEEDED The Beatles after this one!!!
#23 - Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk (1962)
The first British Artist to hit #1 here in The States with an instrumental ... BEFORE The Tornadoes (as pointed out during our British Invasion Countdown a few weeks ago)
#22 - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis (1960)
More from Connie!
#21 - El Paso - Marty Robbins (1960)
This was the #1 Song that ushered in the decade.
The countdown wraps up tomorrow in Forgotten Hits ...
Don't miss The Top 20 Biggest Hits, 1960 - 1963.