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  • UKmix Retro Charts Records :: Chart Facts, Year-End charts, Records and more... First Cycle 2010-2019



    More than a decade ago, Dustin ( tdc2000 ) created the Retro Charts, a place where music lovers could come, vote and "rebuild" charts from 50-40-30-20-10 years ago. But revisting those charts, you realize that this amazing body of work also is a fantastic database of so many singles released during so many years.

    I have started to slowly compile all the charts into one big file, for personal pleasure in order to build some Spotify playlists for my own entertainment. But as I keep adding info, I see that this info Dustin gathered, with many ukmixers (and some...) votes considered, has a life of its own!

    So welcome to this little thread, where I'll honour the Retro Charts by bringing Chart facts, Records, certifications and Year-End charts. Hope you enjoy and find here interesting and fun data! It's still a database under contruction but in time we'll have here a cool place to check music from the past!

    This thread will summarize the First cycle of the Retro Charts, and to set a starting point, the cycle goes from Retro charts posted on January 2010 to December 2019. By the end of the year I'll be creating a new thread for the Second cycle that started January 2020.

    I won't go in order, but there'll be some logic in it. And as 1950s charts only had one run I'll start in 1960 so we'll eventaully compare performance in the first cycle versus the second one!

    Thanks Dustin for your hard work!
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    FIRST CYCLE or SECOND CYCLE



  • #2
    Chart Facts

    1960
    Song of the Year: Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
    Artist of the Year: Elvis Presley

    #1s
    Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife (3 weeks)
    Percy Faith - Theme From 'A Summer Place' (1 week)
    Bobby Darin - La Mer (Beyond The Sea) (2 weeks)
    Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want) (8 weeks)
    Elvis Presley - Stuck On You (2 weeks)
    Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown (4 weeks)
    Sam Cooke - Wonderful World (6 weeks)
    Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over (1 week)
    Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (2 weeks)
    Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never (2 weeks)
    Chubby Checker - The Twist (6 weeks)
    The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me (5 weeks)
    Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay (2 weeks)
    Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen (2 weeks)
    Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1 week)
    Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (4 weeks)
    Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl (1 week)
    1970
    Song of the Year: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Artist of the Year: Simon & Garfunkel

    #1s
    Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (2 weeks)
    Badfinger - Come And Get It (2 weeks)
    Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (2 weeks)
    Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (7 weeks)*
    Beatles - Let It Be (5 weeks)*
    Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia (3 weeks)
    Beatles - The Long & Winding Road (2 weeks)
    Free - All Right Now (1 week)
    Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (2 weeks)*
    Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You (1 week)
    Kinks - Lola (4 weeks)
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (4 weeks)
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (2 weeks)
    Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun (4 weeks)
    Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (3 weeks)
    T.Rex - Ride A White Swan (2 weeks)
    Santana - Black Magic Woman (1 week)
    Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (1 week)
    Elton John - Your Song (4 weeks)
    1980
    Song of the Year: Blondie - Call Me
    Artist of the Year: Blondie

    #1s
    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 (6 weeks)
    Vapors - Turning Japanese (1 week)
    Blondie - Call Me (6 weeks)
    Lipps, Inc - Funkytown (5 weeks)
    Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York (4 weeks)*
    Billy Joel - It's Still Rock & Roll To Me (2 weeks)*
    Irene Cara - Fame (3 weeks)
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (1 week)
    Diana Ross - Upside Down (3 weeks)
    ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (2 weeks)
    Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (3 weeks)
    Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (2 weeks)
    Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz - Crazy Train (1 week)
    Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (5 weeks)
    John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (1 week)
    Blondie - The Tide Is High (2 weeks)
    ABBA - Super Trouper (1 week)
    REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (3 weeks)
    AC/DC - Back In Black (1 week)
    1990
    Song of the Year: Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
    Artist of the Year: Depeche Mode

    #1s
    Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun (1 week)
    Alannah Myles - Black Velvet (2 weeks)
    Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (4 weeks)
    Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (5 weeks)
    Snap! - The Power (1 week)
    Cure - Picture Of You (1 week)
    Madonna - Vogue (3 weeks)
    MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This (1 week)
    Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth (4 weeks)
    Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love (2 weeks)
    Maxi Priest - Close To You (1 week)
    Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (2 weeks)
    Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection (2 weeks)
    Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory (3 weeks)*
    DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Dinner (1 week)
    Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (1 week)
    George Michael - Praying For Time (2 weeks)
    Janet Jackson - Black Cat (1 week)
    INXS - Suicide Blonde (1 week)
    AC/DC - Thunderstruck (2 weeks)
    Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now (1 week)
    a-ha - Crying In The Rain (1 week)
    Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (1 week)
    George Michael - Freedom'90 (1 week)
    EMF - Unbelievable (3 weeks)
    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (1 week)
    Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) (1 week)
    Seal - Crazy (3 weeks)
    2000
    Song of the Year: Coldplay - Yellow
    Artist of the Year: Britney Spears

    #1s
    Celine Dion - That's The Way It Is (1 week)
    Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely (3 weeks)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside (2 weeks)
    Britney Spears - Born To Make You Happy (1 week)
    Sash! - Adelante (1 week)
    Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body (2 weeks)
    All Saints - Pure Shores (2 weeks)
    French Affair - My Heart Goes Boom (1 week)
    Savage Garden - Crash And Burn (1 week)
    3 Doors Down - Kryptonite (2 weeks)
    Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch (2 weeks)
    Britney Spears - Oops ... I Did It Again (1 week)
    Aaliyah - Try Again (1 week)
    Bon Jovi - It's My Life (4 weeks)
    Sonique - It Feels So Good (1 week)
    Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (1 week)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (2 weeks)
    Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You (1 week)
    Coldplay - Yellow (2 weeks)
    Britney Spears - Lucky (2 weeks)
    Robbie Williams - Rock DJ (1 week)
    Melanie C - I Turn To You (4 weeks)
    Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (4 weeks)
    Destiny's Child - Independent Women (Part 1) (1 week)
    Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids (1 week)
    Lenny Kravitz - Again (1 week)
    Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment (2 weeks)
    Madonna - Don't Tell Me (1 week)
    Britney Spears - Stronger (2 weeks)
    Daft Punk - One More Time (1 week)
    Rui da Silva feat. Cassandra - Touch Me (1 week)

    *: non-consecutive weeks atop the chart
    Last edited by Leo; Tue December 22, 2020, 17:18.
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    • #3
      Records (including data from: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000)

      Artists with most #1s
      Code:
      4 Britney Spears
      3 Elvis Presley
      2 ABBA
      2 AC/DC
      2 Beatles
      2 Blondie
      2 Bobby Darin
      2 Carpenters
      2 Depeche Mode
      2 Destiny's Child
      2 George Michael
      2 Led Zeppelin
      2 Madonna
      2 Red Hot Chili Peppers
      2 Robbie Williams
      2 Simon & Garfunkel

      Longest Running #1s
      Code:
      8 weeks Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
      7 weeks Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
      6 weeks Blondie - Call Me
      6 weeks Chubby Checker - The Twist
      6 weeks Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
      6 weeks Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

      Most weeks at #1
      Code:
      10 weeks Simon & Garfunkel
      9 weeks Depeche Mode
      8 weeks Barrett Strong
      8 weeks Blondie
      7 weeks Beatles
      6 weeks Britney Spears
      6 weeks Chubby Checker
      6 weeks Pink Floyd
      6 weeks Sam Cooke

      Highest weekly tallies
      Code:
      101 points Blondie - Call Me (week 8, 1980)
      101 points Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (week 9, 1990)
      100 points Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (week 8, 1990)
      100 points Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (week 10, 1990)
      97 points Blondie - Call Me (week 10, 1980)
      Last edited by Leo; Sat December 12, 2020, 17:12.
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      FIRST CYCLE or SECOND CYCLE


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      • #4
        Certifications (songs opening in: 1960, 1970, 1980,1990, 2000)
        Gold: 100 points, Platinum: 200 points

        7xPlatinum †7
        Code:
        Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
        5xPlatinum †5
        Code:
        Beatles - Let It Be
        Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
        4xPlatinum †4
        Code:
        Blondie - Call Me
        Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth
        Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
        Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
        3xPlatinum †3
        Code:
        ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
        Chubby Checker - The Twist
        Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
        Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
        Free - All Right Now
        Madonna - Vogue
        Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
        Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
        Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
        Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
        Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
        Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
        Wilson Phillips - Hold On
        2xPlatinum †2
        Code:
        AC/DC - Thunderstruck
        AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
        Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
        Alizee - Moi ... Lolita
        Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
        Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
        Beatles - The Long & Winding Road
        Black Sabbath - Paranoid
        Blondie - Atomic
        Bobby Darin - La Mer (Beyond The Sea)
        Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
        Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
        Bon Jovi - It's My Life
        Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
        Celine Dion - That's The Way It Is
        Coldplay - Yellow
        David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
        Deep Purple - Black Night
        Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
        Diana Ross - Upside Down
        Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
        Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
        EMF - Unbelievable
        Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York
        French Affair - My Heart Goes Boom
        Irene Cara - Fame
        Jackson 5 - ABC
        Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
        Jam - Going Underground
        Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
        Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory
        Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
        Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
        Kaoma - Lambada
        Kinks - Lola
        Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
        Madonna - Dear Jessie
        Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
        MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
        Melanie C - I Turn To You
        New Kids On The Block - Tonight
        Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
        Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
        Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
        Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
        Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
        Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love Her
        Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
        Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
        Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa
        Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
        They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul

        Platinum
        Code:
        3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
        Aaliyah - Try Again
        ABBA - Super Trouper
        Adamski - Killer
        Adventures Of Stevie V. - Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
        Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
        a-ha - Crying In The Rain
        Alice Deejay - Back In My Life
        All Saints - Pure Shores
        Anne Murray - Snowbird
        Anthony Newley - Do You Mind
        Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
        Backstreet Boys - The One
        Badfinger - Come And Get It
        Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out?
        Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
        Beatles - Come Together
        Beautiful South - A Little Time
        Belinda Carlisle - La Luna
        Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain
        Bette Midler - From A Distance
        Bette Midler - The Rose
        Billy Joel - It's Still Rock & Roll To Me
        Bing Crosby - White Christmas
        BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
        Black Box Recorder - Facts Of Life
        Blondie - The Tide Is High
        Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
        Bob Seger - Against The Wind
        Bomfunk MC's - Freestyler
        Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
        Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
        Britney Spears - Born To Make You Happy
        Britney Spears - Lucky
        Britney Spears - Oops ... I Did It Again
        Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
        Buddy Holly - True Love Ways
        C&C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams & Martha Wash - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
        Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
        Charlatans - The Only One I Know
        Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
        Chicane - No Ordinary Morning
        Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
        Chuck Berry - Let It Rock
        Clash - London Calling
        Cliff Richard - Carrie
        Coldplay - Shiver
        Coldplay - Trouble
        Corrs - Breathless
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain
        Cure - Pictures Of You
        Daft Punk - One More Time
        Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
        Darude - Sandstorm
        David Bowie - Space Oddity
        Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
        Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens
        Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes
        Devo - Whip It
        Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
        DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
        Donna Summer - On The Radio
        Drifters - This Magic Moment
        Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
        Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven
        Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
        Edwin Starr - War
        Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body
        Elton John - Sacrifice
        Elton John - Your Song
        Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
        Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
        Eminem f/ Dido - Stan
        Erasure - Blue Savannah
        Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
        Faith No More - Epic
        Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
        Filter - Take A Picture
        Fragma Featuring Coco - Toca's Miracle
        Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
        Gabrielle - Rise
        George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
        George Michael - Freedom '90
        George Michael - Praying For Time
        Gigi D'Agostino - La Passion
        Goombay Dance Band - Sun Of Jamaica
        Guess Who - American Woman
        Guru Josh - Infinity
        Incubus - Pardon Me
        Inspiral Carpets - This Is How It Feels
        INXS - Suicide Blonde
        Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
        Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
        Janet Jackson - Black Cat
        Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
        Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
        Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile
        Jimmie Rodgers - Waltzing Matilda
        John Farnham - You're The Voice
        John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
        Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen
        Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
        Kate Bush - Babooshka
        Keith Michel - Captain Beaky
        Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
        Kim Wilde - It's Here
        King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
        Kirsty MacColl - Don't Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim
        KLF Featuring the Children Of The Revolution - What Time Is Love?
        Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
        Lara Fabian - I Will Love Again
        La's - There She Goes
        Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
        Lennon Ono & The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
        Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
        Lipps, Inc - Funkytown
        Liquid ft Silvy (Sylver) - Turn The Tide
        Lolly - Per Sempre Amore
        Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
        Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
        M2M - Don't Say You Love Me
        Madison Avenue - Who The Hell Are You?
        Madonna - Justify My Love
        Madonna - Music
        Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven
        Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time
        Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love
        Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
        Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face
        Maxi Priest - Close To You
        Michael Jackson - Rock With You
        Miracles - Shop Around
        Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
        Moloko - The Time Is Now
        Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
        Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
        Muse - Unintended
        Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
        Neil Diamond - Solitary Man
        Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol
        Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection
        New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
        Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
        NSync - Bye Bye Bye
        NSync - It's Gonna Be Me
        Olivia Newton-John - Magic
        Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu
        Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) - Enola Gay
        Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz - Crazy Train
        Paola & Chiara - Vamos A Bailar
        Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
        Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
        Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
        Percy Faith - Theme From 'A Summer Place'
        Perry Como - Delaware
        Pet Shop Boys - You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
        Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
        Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)
        Primal Scream - Loaded
        R.E.M. - The Great Beyond
        Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
        Rank 1 - Airwave
        Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
        Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
        REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
        Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
        Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
        Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
        Romantics - What I Like About You
        Roxette - Dangerous
        S Club 7 - Reach
        Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
        Santana - Black Magic Woman
        Sash! Featuring Tina Cousins - Just Around The Hill
        Seal - Crazy
        Shadows - Apache
        Sheena Easton - (Morning Train) 9 to 5
        Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me
        Shocking Blue - Venus
        Snap! - The Power
        Specials - Rat Race
        Spiller Featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Groovejet (If This Isn't Love)
        Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/ Forgive Me Girl
        Split Enz - I Got You
        Sting Featuring Cheb Mami - Desert Rose
        Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On
        Sugababes - Overload
        Sugarhill Gang - Rappers' Delight
        T.Rex - Ride A White Swan
        Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
        U2 - Beautiful Day
        Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
        Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
        Whitney Houston - I Learned From The Best
        Wilson Phillips - Release Me

        Gold
        Code:
        3 Doors Down - Loser
        A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
        A Perfect Circle - Judith
        ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
        ABBA - I Have A Dream
        AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
        AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)
        AC/DC - Money Talks
        Ace Of Base - C'est La Vie
        Adam Faith - Poor Me
        Agnelli & Nelson - Embrace
        Air - Playground Love
        Air Supply - All Out Of Love
        Alannah Myles - Love Is
        Anastacia - I'm Outta Love
        Andy Gibb - Desire
        Andy Stewart - Donald, Where's Your Troosers?
        Ann Lee - 2 Times
        Ann Lee - Voices
        April Stevens - Teach Me Tiger
        Aqua - Cartoon Heroes
        Aretha Franklin - Call Me
        Artful Dodger Featuring Craig David - Re-Rewind
        ATB - Killer
        ATB - The Summer
        B-52's - Love Shack
        B-52's - Roam
        Backstreet Boys - Shape Of My Heart
        Badfinger - No Matter What
        Barbra Streisand - Stoney End
        Barbra Streisand/ Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
        Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me
        Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
        Beatles - Something
        Beautiful South - I'll Sail This Ship Alone
        Bee Gees - Spirits (Having Flown)
        Belinda Carlisle - (We Want) The Same Thing
        Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On
        Berlin - Take My Breath Away
        Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love
        Billy Joel - The Downeaster 'Alexa'
        Billy Joel - You May Be Right
        Blink 182 - Adam's Song
        Blondie - Dreaming
        Blondie - Union City Blue
        Blue Pearl - Naked In The Rain
        Bluetones - Keep The Home Fires Burning
        Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved
        Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
        Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
        Britney Spears - Stronger
        Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
        Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever
        Canned Heat - Let's Work Together
        Carpenters - Ticket To Ride
        Cat Stevens - Lady D'Arbanville
        Celine Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now?
        Cher - Heart Of Stone
        Cher - Just Like Jesse James
        Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
        Chicane & Bryan Adams - Don't Give Up
        Chris Franklin - Bloke
        Christie - Yellow River
        Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You
        Christopher Cross - Sailing
        Clash - Bankrobber
        Clash - Train In Vain
        Cliff Richard - Nine Times Out Of Ten
        Cliff Richard - Please Don't Tease
        Clovers - Love Potion #9
        Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck
        Concrete Blonde - Joey
        Crazy Town - Butterfly
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Long As I Can See The Light
        Cure - A Forest
        Damn Yankees - High Enough
        Dana - All Kinds Of Everything
        Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
        Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
        David Seville & The Chipmunks - The Christmas Song (Christmas Please Don't Be Late)
        Dawn - Knock Three Times
        Debelah Morgan - Dance With Me
        Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Remix)
        Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want
        Destiny's Child - Independent Women (Part 1)
        Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin'
        Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno
        Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
        Donna Summer - The Wanderer
        Dr Dre featuring Eminem - Forgot About Dre
        Duane Eddy - Because They're Young
        Duran Duran - Violence Of Summer (Love's Taking Over)
        Edith Piaf - Milord
        Edoardo Bennato & Gianna Nannini - Un estate italiana
        Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World
        Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
        Elvis Presley - Old Shep (Strictly Elvis EP)
        Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
        Emile Ford & The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
        Emiliana Torrini - Easy
        Enigma - Sadeness Part 1
        Enrique Iglesias - The Rhythm Divine
        Enya - Only Time
        Eric Clapton - After Midnight
        Everclear - Wonderful
        Everly Brothers - (''Til) I Kissed You
        Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans
        Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well
        Fleetwood Mac - Sara
        Four Bucketeers - The Bucket Of Water Song
        Frankie Laine - Rawhide
        Freddy Cannon - California, Here I Come
        Generation X - Dancing With Myself
        Genesis - Misunderstanding
        Gigi D'Agostino - The Riddle
        Go West - King Of Wishful Thinking
        Happy Mondays - Step On
        Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
        Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
        Heart - Stranded
        Heather Small - Proud
        Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
        Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
        Hunters & Collectors - When The River Runs Dry
        Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
        Incubus - Drive
        Incubus - Stellar
        INXS - Disappear
        Isley Brothers - Shout
        James Taylor - Fire And Rain
        Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love
        Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
        Janet Jackson - Escapade
        Jason Donovan - Rhythm Of The Rain
        Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
        Jennifer Lopez - Love Don't Cost A Thing
        Jessica Simpson - I Think I'm In Love With You
        Jimmy Somerville With June Miles-Kingston - Comment Te Dire Adieu
        Johnny & The Hurricanes - Beatnik Fly
        Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
        Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - You've Got What It Takes
        Johnny Logan - What's Another Year
        Johnny Preston - Running Bear
        Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry
        Journey - Any Way You Want It
        Kelis - Caught Out There
        Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
        KISS - Forever
        Kool & The Gang - Celebration
        Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
        Kosmonova - Dancse Avec Moi
        Kylie Minogue - On A Night Like This
        Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
        LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight
        Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain
        Led Zeppelin - Living Loving Maid
        LEN - Steal My Sunshine
        Lenny Kravitz - Again
        Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
        Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
        Linda Ronstadt - Hurt So Bad
        Linkin Park - One Step Closer
        Little Anthony & The Imperials - Shummy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop
        Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
        Lonestar - Amazed
        Love - Alone Again Or
        Luciano Pavorotti - Nessun Dorma
        Lutricia McNeal - Fly Away
        Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
        Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
        Madness - Baggy Trousers
        Madness - Night Boat To Cairo
        Madonna - American Pie
        Madonna - Don't Tell Me
        Madonna - Hanky Panky
        Madonna - Oh Father
        Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra - House Of The Blue Danube
        Mama Cass - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
        Mantronix featuring Wondress - Got To Have Your Love
        Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
        Marti Webb - Tell Me On A Sunday
        Matchbox 20 - Bent
        Matchbox 20 - If You're Gone
        Matthew's Southern Comfort - Woodstock
        Mauro Picotto - Komodo
        Melanie - Ruby Tuesday
        Melanie C - Northern Star
        Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
        Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
        Michael Penn - No Myth
        Mike Berry - The Sunshine Of Your Smile
        Moby - Porcelain
        Moloko - Sing It Back
        Moody Blues - Question
        Motley Crue - Without You
        Motorhomes - Into The Night
        Murray Head - Superstar
        Muse - Muscle Museum
        Muse - Sunburn
        Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
        Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl
        Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself
        Nightwish - Deep Silent Complete
        Nina And Frederick - Little Donkey
        No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend
        Oasis - Go Let It Out
        Oasis - Sunday Morning Call
        Ooberman - Shorley Wall
        P!nk - Most Girls
        Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
        Pat Benatar - We Live For Love
        Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
        Paul McCartney - Coming Up
        Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
        Pet Shop Boys - So Hard
        Phil Collins - I Wish It Would Rain Down
        Phil Collins - Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
        Pink - There You Go
        Placebo - Taste In Men
        Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
        Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
        Police - Message In A Bottle
        Powderfinger - My Happiness
        Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
        Prince - Thieves In The Temple
        Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
        Queen - Flash
        Queen Adreena - I Adore You
        Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
        Reamonn - Supergirl
        Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
        Richard Ashcroft - A Song For Lovers
        Ricky Martin - She Bangs
        Ricky Martin & Meja - Private Emotion
        Robbie Williams - She's The One
        Robert Palmer - Johnny And Mary
        Rod Stewart - Downtown Train
        Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
        Rui da Silva Featuring Cassandra - Touch Me
        Rush - Spirit Of Radio
        Sam Cooke - Only Sixteen
        Santana - Evil Ways
        Santana f/Product G&B - Maria Maria
        Sash! - Adelante
        Sash! - With My Own Eyes
        Savage Garden - Affirmation
        Savage Garden - Crash And Burn
        Scooch - More Than I Needed To Know
        Sheena Easton - Modern Girl
        Sinead O'Connor - The Emperor's New Clothes
        Sisqo - Thong Song
        Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
        Sonique - It Feels So Good
        Sonique - Sky
        SoulDecision - Faded
        Soup Dragons - I'm Free
        Spice Girls - Let Love Lead The Way
        Stevie Wonder - Masterblaster (Jammin')
        Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours)
        Sting - Englishman In New York
        Stone Roses - Made Of Stone
        Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
        Technotronic - Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)
        Tesla - Love Song
        Third Eye Blind - Never Let You Go
        Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
        Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Lose You
        Tom Jones & Mousse T - Sexbomb
        Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
        Tom Petty & The Heartbeakers - Refugee
        Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Here Comes My Girl
        Toni Braxton - He Wasn't Man Enough
        Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
        Underdog Project - Summer Jam
        Vapors - Turning Japanese
        Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)
        Vengaboys - Shalala Lala
        Vengaboys - Uncle John From Jamaica
        Ventures - Walk Don't Run
        Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
        Vertical Horizon - You're A God
        Warrant - Cherry Pie
        Watergate - Heart Of Asia
        Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
        Who - See Me, Feel Me
        York - O.T.B. (On The Beach)
        Youngbloods - Darkness Darkness
        Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
        Note: As I am still capturing charts, certifications can improve for some songs in future updates as this only consider years I've added to the final database.
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        • #5
          1960 Year-End Chart :: Part I


          40. Emile Ford & The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?

          Retro Debut: week 1, 1960
          Retro Peak: #6
          Retro Chart run: 6 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 7 - 8 - 13 - 18 - 17 - 18 - 26 - 40 - 34 - 43 - 45 - 48 (16 weeks)
          Facts: It was a UK #1. It debuted in October 1959 and was the last chart topper of the year 1959 and also the first chart topper of 1960!


          39. Isley Brothers - Shout

          Retro Debut: week 2, 1960
          Retro Peak: #4
          Retro Chart run: 5 - 4 - 6 - 14 - 15 - 28 - 31 - 37 - 37 - 36 - 28 - 27 - 26 - 30 - 28 - 28 - 26 - 27 (18 weeks)
          Facts: Released in August 1959, the single reached number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's first chart hit. It was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at number 118 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".


          38. Anthony Newley - Do You Mind

          Retro Debut: week 14, 1960
          Retro Peak: #8
          Retro Chart run: 10 - 8 - 29 - 37 - 14 - 14 - 17 - 16 - 19 - 22 - 23 - 26 - 31 - 36 - 32 - 37 - 25 - 28 - 23 - 24 - 28 - 29 - 31 - 30 - 30 - 28 - 26 - 29 - 28 - 28 - 31 - 29 - 28 - 31 - 32 - 32 - 37 - 32 - 32 - 28 - 23 - 24 - 24 - 25 (44 weeks)
          Facts: It first charted on the UK Charts on 30 March 1960 where it went to #1. It was the 100th number 1 single in chart history.


          37. Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop

          Retro Debut: week 23, 1960
          Retro Peak: #5
          Retro Chart run: 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 19 - 22 - 32 (10 weeks)
          Facts: The Hollywood Argyles, a short-lived studio band, recorded the song in 1960, and it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the US R&B chart. It also went to #24 on the UK chart.


          36. Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck

          Retro Debut: week 11, 1960
          Retro Peak: #5
          Retro Chart run: 6 - 5 - 6 - 11 - 16 - 15 - 16 - 16 - 17 - 19 - 20 - 15 - 19 - 19 - 22 - 22 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 26 - 33 - 33 (22 weeks)
          Facts: It is a march song by country music singer Johnny Horton and songwriter Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit and eventual sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, during World War II. Horton released this song through Columbia Records in 1960, when it reached #3 on the charts.


          35. Buddy Holly - True Love Ways

          Retro Debut: week 23, 1960
          Retro Peak: #7
          Retro Chart run: 9 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 9 - 12 - 13 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 16 - 22 - 30 - 30 - 40 - 38 - 39 (19 weeks)
          Facts: It was recorded with the Dick Jacobs Orchestra in October 1958, four months before the singer's death. It was first released on the posthumous album The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2


          34. Jimmie Rodgers - Waltzing Matilda

          Retro Debut: week 5, 1960
          Retro Peak: #5
          Retro Chart run: 5 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 10 - 11 - 19 - 17 - 16 - 17 - 21 - 25 - 40 - 42 - 45 (18 weeks)
          Facts: It is Australia's best-known bush ballad, and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem". The original lyric was written in 1895 by Australian poet Banjo Paterson, and were first published as sheet music in 1903. The National Film and Sound Archive says that there are more recordings of "Waltzing Matilda" than any other Australian song.


          33. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn

          Retro Debut: week 1, 1960
          Retro Peak: #5
          Retro Chart run: 21 - 24 - 42 - OUT - RE 6 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 11 - 17 - 16 - 12 - 12 - 23 - 21 - 37 - 35 - 44 - 42 - 46 - 46 - 46 - 43 - 44 - 42 - 38 - 37 - 40 - 40 - 36 - 39 - 37 - 39 - 37 (33 weeks)
          Facts: It is the theme music composed by Henry Mancini for the television show of the same name. Mancini won an Emmy Award and also a Grammy for Best Arrangement . This instrumental version by guitarist Duane Eddy reached number six on the UK Singles Chart on June 25, 1959 and number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 14, 1960.


          32. Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol

          Retro Debut: week 1, 1960
          Retro Peak: #2
          Retro Chart run: 3 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 11 - 15 - 26 - 29 - 29 - 36 - 37 - 44 (17 weeks)
          Facts: The song spent 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 9 on December 6, 1959, while reaching No. 3 on the UK's New Musical Express chart. It also earned Sedaka his first No. 1 ranking when it went to the top in the Netherlands and Wallonia.


          31. Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry

          Retro Debut: week 23, 1960
          Retro Peak: #4
          Retro Chart run: 4 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 12 - 14 - 18 - 18 - 21 - 24 - 29 - 32 - 34 - 18 - 20 - 24 - 24 - 25 - 29 - 34 - 35 (22 weeks)
          Facts: The singer released this with only 15-year-old. 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".
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          • #6
            1960 Year-End Chart :: Part II

            30. Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion

            Retro Debut: week 42, 1960
            Retro Peak: #3
            Retro Chart run: 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 11 - 14 - 22 - 24 - 28 - 31 - 29 - 36 - 37 - 41 - 42 - 44 - 45 - 36 - 34 - 34 (23 weeks)
            Facts: This is a UK number-one hit single while in the US Billboard Hot 100 it peaked at number 2 in November 1960, kept out of the number 1 by Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles. The song was written by Paul Kaufman and Mike Anthony, who said that the inspiration for it came from looking up from their work and seeing a procession of young ladies from a nearby school pass by on the sidewalk outside each afternoon.


            29. Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me

            Retro Debut: week 33, 1960
            Retro Peak: #8
            Retro Chart run: 11 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 11 - 10 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 13 - 11 - 13 - 11 - 14 - 12 - 19 - 20 - 26 - 30 - 32 - 27 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 23 - 21 - 20 - 18 - 30 - 21 (30 weeks)
            Facts: It is a torch song sung by the character of Nancy in the 1960 musical Oliver! Its popularity grew by virtue of renditions by several popular singers, including Shirley Bassey who reached number two for 5 weeks on the United Kingdom charts with the song. Bassey's recording became one of the highest sellers of 1960 staying on the UK charts for 30 weeks.


            28. Chuck Berry - Let It Rock

            Retro Debut: week 7, 1960
            Retro Peak: #3
            Retro Chart run: 3 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 7 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 15 - 11 - 21 - 25 - 36 - 39 - 42 - 47 (20 weeks)
            Facts: Chess Records released it as single, which reached number 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1960. Chess later added it to Berry's album Rockin' at the Hops (1960). In 1963, Pye Records released it as a single in the UK, where it reached number six.


            27. Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?

            Retro Debut: week 47, 1960
            Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
            Retro Chart run: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 7 - 8 - 25 - 10 - 13 - 12 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 12 - 12 - 13 - 13 - 14 - 13 - 14 - 14 - 15 - 15 - 14 - 14 - 17 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 11 (30 weeks)
            Facts: In April 1960, after Elvis Presley's two-year service in the United States Army, he recorded the song at the suggestion of manager Colonel Tom Parker; Its release was delayed by RCA Victor executives, who thought the song did not fit Presley's new (and publicized) style. When "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" was released in November 1960 it was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard's Pop Singles chart and reaching number three on the R&B chart. A month after the song's release, it topped the UK Singles Chart.


            26. Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

            Retro Debut: week 28, 1960
            Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
            Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 8 - 8 - 13 - 13 - 17 - 15 - 17 - 25 - 28 - 32 (14 weeks)
            Facts: It is a novelty song telling the story of a shy girl wearing a revealing polka dot bikini at the beach. It was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and first released in June 1960 by Brian Hyland. This version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, selling a million copies in the US, and was a worldwide hit. The song has been adapted into French and into German, reaching number one on national charts in both languages.


            25. Shadows - Apache

            Retro Debut: week 31, 1960
            Retro Peak: #6
            Retro Chart run: 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 24 - 32 - 18 - 26 - 27 - 39 - 38 - 39 - 35 - 38 - 49 - 49 (29 weeks)
            Facts: "It is an instrumental written by English composer Jerry Lordan. The Shadows recorded "Apache" in June 1960; and when it was released the next month, their version topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Apache" by the Shadows at No. 96 on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.


            24. Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen

            Retro Debut: week 45, 1960
            Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
            Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 22 - 19 - 27 - 34 - 36 - 38 - 41 - 35 - 42 (17 weeks)
            Facts: This version, the first one recorded, peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the UK in 1961.


            23. Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport

            Retro Debut: week 31, 1960
            Retro Peak: #2
            Retro Chart run: 2 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 14 - 17 - 16 - 22 - 18 - 22 - 27 - 35 - 46 - 47 (20 weeks)
            Facts: Inspired by Harry Belafonte's calypsos, most noticeably "The Jack-Ass Song", it is about an Australian stockman on his deathbed. The song is one of the best-known and most successful Australian songs. Harris originally offered four unknown Australian backing musicians 10% of the royalties for the song in 1960, but they decided to take a recording fee of 28 among them because they thought the song would be a flop.


            22. Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven

            Retro Debut: week 21, 1960
            Retro Peak: #3
            Retro Chart run: 4 - 3 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 8 - 11 - 11 - 12 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 13 - 14 - 13 - 15 - 29 - 29 - 32 - 33 - 33 - 33 - 37 - 41 (27 weeks)
            Facts: The record became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car accident in April 1960. In the US it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100.


            21. Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman

            Retro Debut: week 14, 1960
            Retro Peak: #2
            Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 22 - 16 - 20 - 24 - 31 - 34 - 39 - 33 - 35 - 35 (23 weeks)
            Facts: It reached number one in the British, Irish, Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand singles charts in 1960. The song represented a change in style for Donegan, away from American folk and towards British music hall.
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            • #7
              1960 Year-End Chart :: Part III

              20. Percy Faith - Theme From 'A Summer Place'

              Retro Debut: week 4, 1960
              Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
              Retro Chart run: 1 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 7 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 25 - 31 - 33 - 10 - 11 - 41 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 16 - 14 - 14 - 16 - 16 - 16 - 29 - 28 - 27 - 27 - 20 - 40 (30 weeks)
              Facts: Following its initial film appearance, the theme has been recorded by many artists in both instrumental and vocal versions, and has also appeared in a number of subsequent films and television programs. The best-known version of the theme is an instrumental version by Percy Faith and his orchestra that was a Number One hit for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960.


              19. Drifters - This Magic Moment

              Retro Debut: week 10, 1960
              Retro Peak: #2
              Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 24 - 24 - 25 - 28 - 34 - 36 - 41 (20 weeks)
              Facts: This version spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 16 on April 2, 1960.


              18. Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

              Retro Debut: week 48, 1960
              Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
              Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 11 - 13 - 18 - 16 - 18 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 18 - 29 - 25 - 25 - 30 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 10 (31 weeks)
              Facts: It is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was originally recorded in 1960 by the Shirelles, who took their single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is also notable for being the first song by a black all-girl group to reach number one in the United States.


              17. Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved

              Retro Debut: week 23, 1960
              Retro Peak: #2
              Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 26 - 27 - 29 - 20 - 24 - 33 - 34 - 37 - 36 - 43 - 44 (22 weeks)
              Facts: The Everly Brothers scored a number 8 hit single with "When Will I Be Loved" in the summer of 1960 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track had been recorded in 1960 while the duo were contracted to Cadence Records; by 1960 they had moved to Warner Brothers and recording in a more mainstream pop/rock style than previously. The belated release by Cadence of "When Will I Be Loved" provided the Everly Brothers with a final rockabilly-style hit.


              16. Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love Her

              Retro Debut: week 25, 1960
              Retro Peak: #5
              Retro Chart run: 10 - 23 - 25 - 30 - 39 - OUT - RE 5 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 11 - 17 - 21 - 19 - 22 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 28 - 28 - 29 - 32 (35 weeks)
              Facts: It is a teenage tragedy song written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh. It was a US top ten popular music hit for singer Ray Peterson in 1960 on RCA Victor Records, reaching No. 7 on the 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 No. 1 spot on the UK Singles Chart. "Tell Laura I Love Her" has been a hit in 14 countries, and has sold over seven million copies.


              15. Perry Como - Delaware

              Retro Debut: week 8, 1960
              Retro Peak: #3
              Retro Chart run: 4 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 11 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 16 - 24 - 29 - 27 - 29 - 36 - 42 (30 weeks)
              Facts: It is a popular song, written by Irving Gordon. The song was published in 1959 and has references to 15 states of the United States. Gordon was apparently inspired to write the song after the success of another song that he wrote punning on the name of States of the United States of America: "Mister and Mississippi." The hit version of the song was recorded by Perry Como on December 28, 1959. The record reached #22 on the Billboard charts in March 1960 and then #3 in the UK Singles Chart.


              14. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay

              Retro Debut: week 41, 1960
              Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
              Retro Chart run: 2 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 18 - 27 - 32 - 33 - 31 - 36 - 35 - 34 (22 weeks)
              Facts: It is a doo-wop song first recorded in 1960 by Williams with his group the Zodiacs. Commercially successful versions were later also issued by The Hollies, The Four Seasons and Jackson Browne. The song was written by Williams in 1953 when he was 15 years old. He had been trying to convince his date not to go home at 10 o'clock as she was supposed to. He lost the argument, but as he was to relate years later, "Like a flood, the words just came to me." In 1960, the song was put on a demo by Williams and his band, the Zodiacs, but it attracted no interest until a ten-year-old heard it and impressed the band members with her positive reaction to the tune.


              13. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind

              Retro Debut: week 40, 1960
              Retro Peak: #2
              Retro Chart run: 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 25 - 30 - 38 - 34 - 42 - 39 - 41 - 39 - 40 - 34 - 34 - 16 - 17 - 21 - 21 - 21 - 21 - 19 - 21 (30 weeks)
              Facts: This song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year. It has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. His version went to No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot 100.


              12. Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife

              Retro Debut: week 1, 1960
              Retro Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
              Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 16 - 15 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 10 (19 weeks)
              Facts: "Mack the Knife" was introduced to the United States hit parade by Louis Armstrong in 1956, but the song is most closely associated with Bobby Darin, who recorded his version at Fulton Studios on West 40th Street, New York City, on December 19, 1958. Even though Darin was reluctant to release the song as a single, in 1959 it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the Black Singles chart, and earned him a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.


              11. Bobby Darin - La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

              Retro Debut: week 5, 1960
              Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
              Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 13 - 17 - 28 - 32 - 33 - 35 - 35 - 42 - 38 (25 weeks)
              Facts: "Beyond the Sea" has been recorded by many artists, but Bobby Darin's version released in late 1959 is the best known by many, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 15 on the US R&B Chart, and No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart. in early 1960.

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                • #9
                  1960 Year-End Chart :: Part IV

                  10. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang

                  Retro Debut: week 34, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #2
                  Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 13 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 14 - 10 - 22 - 17 - 39 - 43 (19 weeks)
                  Facts: The song became one of Cooke's most successful singles, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.


                  9. Elvis Presley - Stuck On You

                  Retro Debut: week 15, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 11 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 22 (19 weeks)
                  Facts: This was Elvis' first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army. He recorded the song during March 1960, and the single was released within weeks and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late-April 1960, becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth overall.


                  8. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over

                  Retro Debut: week 26, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                  Retro Chart run: 3 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 8 - 10 - 14 - 16 - 15 - 21 - 23 - 21 - 23 - 30 - 34 - 45 - 19 - 24 - 20 - 24 - 22 - 23 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: It was written by leader Johnny Kidd, and his original recording reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1960. Kidd's recording was not a hit outside of Europe. In other parts of the world the song is better known by recordings of other artists.


                  7. Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)

                  Retro Debut: week 7, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (8 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 10 - 24 - 23 - 43 - 33 - 41 - 48 (20 weeks)
                  Facts: It is a rhythm and blues song written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, which was the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise. The song developed out of a spontaneous recording session at the Hitsville studio A in Detroit. Gordy and Strong began by improvising on piano and vocals and were joined by Benny Benjamin on drums and Brian Holland on tambourine. Authors Jim Cogan and William Clark only identify the guitarist and bass guitarist as "two white kids walking home from high school [who] heard the music out on the street and wandered in to Hitsville [and] asked if they could play along."


                  6. Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me

                  Retro Debut: week 37, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (5 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 12 - 18 - 11 - 12 - 10 - 13 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 21 - 28 - 29 - 29 - 33 - 31 - 34 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: In a 1990 interview, songwriter Doc Pomus tells the story of the song being recorded by the Drifters and originally designated as the B-side of the record. He credits Dick Clark with turning the record over and realizing "Save The Last Dance" was the stronger song. The Drifters' version of the song, released a few months after Ben E. King left the group, would go on to spend three non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. pop chart. In the UK The Drifters' recording reached #2 in December 1960.


                  5. Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely

                  Retro Debut: week 32, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #2
                  Retro Chart run: 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 16 - 12 - 15 - 18 - 16 - 8 - 18 - 14 - 14 - 15 - 14 - 16 - 16 - 20 - 24 - 31 - 32 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: Orbison's recording of the song, produced by Fred Foster for Monument Records, was the first major hit for the singer. It was described by The New York Times as expressing "a clenched, driven urgency". Released as a 45 rpm single by Monument Records in May 1960, "Only the Lonely" went to No. 2 on the United States Billboard pop music charts on 25 July 1960 (blocked by Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry"). It reached Number One in the United Kingdom, a position it achieved on 20 October 1960, staying there for two weeks (out of a total of 24 weeks spent on the UK singles chart from 28 July 1960).


                  4. Chubby Checker - The Twist

                  Retro Debut: week 32, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 13 - 9 - 13 - 14 - 13 - 16 - 34 - 34 - 35 - 33 - 37 - 43 - 47 - 47 - 47 - 45 - 46 - OUT - RE 19 - 22 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 28 - 36 - 33 - 38 - 37 - 36 (41 weeks)
                  Facts: Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the song gave birth to the Twist dance craze. His single became a hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960, where it stayed for one week, and setting a record as the only song to reach number 1 in two different hit parade runs when it resurfaced and topped the popular hit parade again for two weeks starting on January 13, 1962.


                  3. Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never

                  Retro Debut: week 30, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 8 - 11 - 15 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 19 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 14 - 15 - 19 - 21 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: The song is the best-selling single by Presley (20 million copies), and one of the best-selling singles of all time. It was a number-one record in the U.S. for Elvis Presley, spending five weeks at number one and the UK, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue. Its British release was delayed for some time because of rights issues, allowing the song to build up massive advance orders and to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one, a very rare occurrence at the time.


                  2. Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

                  Retro Debut: week 17, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 16 - 25 - 26 - 30 - 25 - 34 - 34 - 30 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: It is noted for its unorthodox structure, such as beginning on a chorus and having bridges but no verses. The song was a worldwide success and the best-selling single of the Everly Brothers career. Due to its enduring influence on popular music the song was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2013.


                  1. Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

                  Retro Debut: week 20, 1960
                  Retro Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
                  Retro Chart run: 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 21 - 15 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 24 - 21 - 20 - 19 - 19 - 43 - 26 (30 weeks)
                  Facts: Released on April 14, 1960, by Keen Records, it had been recorded during an impromptu session the previous year in March 1959, at Sam Cooke's last recording session at Keen. He signed with RCA Victor in 1960 and "Wonderful World," then unreleased, was issued as a single in competition. "Wonderful World" ended up doing substantially better on the charts than several of his early RCA singles, becoming his biggest hit single since "You Send Me" (1957). The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number two on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart.
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                  • #10
                    1960 Year-End Chart :: Part V - Artists

                    20. Lonnie Donegan

                    Retro Hits during 1960: My Old Man's A Dustman (#2), Likely (#28)

                    Lonnie's Dustman ended up #31 in the Year-End chart, and reached Platinum certification, but follow up single Likely failed to impress. Still, one big song helped the star to reach the top20 in the Artist's chart.



                    19. Ricky Valance

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Tell Laura I Love Her (#5)

                    Only one single for Ricky was enough to chart in the top20 Artist's chart, mainly because the Platinum single managed 11 weeks inside the top10!



                    18. Neil Sedaka

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Oh Carol (#2), Stairway To Heaven (#11), Calendar Girl (#1)

                    Oh Carol started the year at #3 and eventually peaked at #2, but that was not all we saw from Neil! He would peak at #11 with follow up Stairway to Heaven and finally topped the chart during week 52 with Calendar Girl. Only one week was enough to reach Top100 status in the Year end chart for Calendar, but you'll have to wait for the 1961 chart to know how high it'll reach in that YE.



                    17. Brenda Lee

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Sweet Nothin's (#11), I'm Sorry (#4), That's All You Gotta Do (#28), I Want To Be Wanted (Per Totta La Vita) (#31), Just A Little (#31), Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (#4)

                    The first lady to appear in which will be a man dominated chart, Brenda managed to chart 6 songs, including two top10, one of which reached Platinum status and #31 in the Year-End song list.



                    16. Shirelles

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Tonight's The Night (#16), Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (#1)

                    And with Shirelles we conclude female participation in this year's Artist chart... They were the first female group to top the BB Hot100 and also the first females to top Retro Charts! And their hit song Will You Love Me Tomorrow managed to climb into the YE Top20 group with only 5 charting weeks!



                    15. Perry Como

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Delaware (#3)

                    Delaware was Perry's sole entry this year, but it managed an outstanding total of 15 weeks inside the Top10 so his name deserves the spot in this top20.



                    14. Eddie Cochran

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Somethin' Else (#39), Hallelujah I Love Her So (#24), Three Steps To Heaven (#3), Sweetie Pie (#25), Lonely (#32)

                    Many songs charted from Eddie, but none as high as his Platinum hit Three Steps To Heaven, shich manages a place in 1960 Songs Year-End list.



                    13. Duane Eddy

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Peter Gunn (#5), Bonnie Came Back (#41), Shazam (#7), Because They're Young (#5), Kommotion (#19)

                    Three Top10 in a year for Duane, although only one reached Platinum status and Top40 in the Year-end song list. Of the others, Because They're Young managed a Gold certification.



                    12. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Stay (#1)

                    Only one song charted, but that went to the top and pushed Maurice & Co almost into top10 status here.



                    11. Ray Charles

                    Retro Hits during 1960: What'd I Say (#27), Let The Good Times Roll (#12), Georgia On My Mind (#2), Ruby (#31), Hearthearted Hannah (#38), Come Rain Or Come Shine (#38)

                    A legendary artist charting many songs but only one making real noise here.



                    10. Cliff Richard

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Travelin' Light (#27), A Voice In The Wilderness (#22), Fall In Love With You (#13), Please Don't Tease (#4), Nine Times Out Of Ten (#9), I Love You (#11)

                    Cliff scored multiple hits this year, with the Shadows or by himself. In fact his solo work reached top10 status twice, and almost three times!



                    9. Barrett Strong

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Money (That's What I Want) (#1)

                    Only one hit, but #1 fir a record setting 8 weeks pushes Barrett to #9 in the Top Artist list of the year!



                    8. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

                    Retro Hits during 1960: You've Got What It Takes (#15), Shakin' All Over (#1), Restless (#22)

                    The band scored three hits, including chart topper Shakin' All Over.



                    7. Roy Orbison

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Uptown (#40), Only The Lonely (#2), Blue Angel (#8), I'm Hurtin' (#41)

                    Two Top10 hits for one of the year's top voices, including 3xPlatinum hit song Only The Lonely, which is the highest ranked song in the Year End List that did not reach #1 in the weekly tallies.



                    6. Chubby Checker

                    Retro Hits during 1960: The Twist (#1), Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (#16), The Hucklebuck (#18)

                    One of the most transcendental R&R songs of all time, which managed 6 weeks atop the Retro chart and reached 3xPlatinum status pushes Chubby Cheker to #6 in this list. His two follow up songs managed Top20 status but failed to impress following the massive success of its predecessor.



                    5. The Drifters

                    Retro Hits during 1960: This Magic Moment (#2), Save The Last Dance For Me (#1), White Christmas (#33)

                    Two BIG hits on a row places The Drifters up in the Top5 Artist list of the year. Save The Last Dance... was only 9 points away te reach 3xPlatinum status but had to settle with "only" 2x.



                    4. Bobby Darin

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Mack The Knife (#1), Dream Lover (#14), La Mer (Beyond The Sea) (#1), Clementine (#14)

                    Probably one of the year's shocking results, as his two history-defining hits of the year ended up right outside the Songs Year-End top10 and himself is "just found in the #4 spot here in the Artist list. Let's see what cycle two brings!



                    3. Everly Brothers

                    Retro Hits during 1960: (''Til) I Kissed You (#8), Let It Be Me (#22), Cathy's Clown (#1), When Will I Be Loved (#2), Be-Bop-A-Lula (#5), Lucille (#37), Like Strangers (#46)

                    It was a prolific year for the brothers, including 4 Top10 hits, one of which went all the way up!



                    2. Sam Cooke

                    Retro Hits during 1960: Only Sixteen (#9), Wonderful World (#1), Chain Gang (#2), Sad Mood (#36)

                    Sam got the Song of the Year recognition for his chart topper Wonderful World, and is only one of two artists that scored 2 Top10 songs in the Year-End list, but that was not enough and finishes the race at #2!



                    1. Elvis Presley

                    Retro Hits during 1960: A Big Hunk O' Love (#40), Old Shep (Strictly Elvis EP) (#12), Stuck On You (#1), Fame & Fortune (#39), It's Now Or Never (#1), A Mess Of Blues (#39), Are You Lonesome Tonight? (#1)

                    If someone was going to upset Sam it had to be Elvis! With three #1 songs, the most of any artist so far, and two of them right inside the Song Year-End Top10 list, it was definetly Elvis' year! And we will see him around in the upcoming years for sure!
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                    • #11
                      29. Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me
                      27. Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
                      26. Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
                      25. Shadows - Apache
                      21. Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
                      18. Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
                      13. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
                      12. Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
                      10. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
                      6. Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
                      5. Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
                      4. Chubby Checker - The Twist
                      3. Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
                      1. Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

                      Some tremendous songs in there! So good to see the likes of Shirelles and Drifters in there with two bonafide classics, two of my all-time favourite songs - and King Roy, what a legend!

                      Amazing to see Sam Cooke in the top 2 artists of the year, just pipped at the post by Elvis.

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                      • #12
                        Brilliant work, Leo! This is a genuinely awesome idea and I'll definitely be following the series.

                        Definitely happy to see Sam Cooke having done so well!
                        Your Billboard Top Ten: #1 Good 4 U [11 weeks] + Drake invasion

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the comments guys!

                          Although I already have 61-64 calculated, I'll jump to the year 1970, and the to 80/90/00, in order to have them presented before the year is over and I create the second cycle thread. Those year-end charts will have very interesting changes!

                          So expect sometime in the weekend the 1970 YE charts popping up here
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                            So many wonderful songs and artists.
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                            • #15
                              1970 Year-End Chart :: Part I



                              40. BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

                              Retro Debut: week 1, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #12
                              Retro Chart run: 13-12-12-14-13-14-15-19-15-23-14-39-14-55-30-54-31-44-29-38-27-45-24-37-31-29-18-13-22-28-28-25 (32 weeks - pending 1969 run)
                              Facts: It is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The song was recorded by B. J. Thomas in seven takes, after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six. In the film version of the song, Thomas had been recovering from laryngitis, which made his voice sound huskier than in the 7-inch release.



                              39. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile

                              Retro Debut: week 46, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #2
                              Retro Chart run: 2-3-5-7-6-9-8 (7 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                              Facts: "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is a song recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 that appears as the final track on the Electric Ladyland album released that year. After his death in 1970, Track Records released the song as a single in the United Kingdom using the title "Voodoo Chile". Jimi Hendrix occasionally used different names and spellings for some of his songs. In his handwritten lyrics, he used "Voodoo Chile" for the longer song, while he used both "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" for the following one recorded with the Experience. It became Hendrix's only number one single on the UK Singles Chart, reaching the top position during the week of November 15, 1970.



                              38. Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again

                              Retro Debut: week 1, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #4
                              Retro Chart run: 7-4-9-19-10-17-28-28-29-18-34-21-23-30-22-25-30-31-20-19-16-54-63-63 (24 weeks - pending 1969 run)
                              Facts: It is a popular song by composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David that was written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises. Several recordings of the song were released in 1969, the most popular of which was by Dionne Warwick, who took it to number six on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 and spent three weeks with it at number one on the magazine's list of the 40 most popular Easy Listening songs in the US.



                              37. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain

                              Retro Debut: week 6, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #2
                              Retro Chart run: 3-4-2-5-8-7-17-35-26-34-30-12-13-25-23-20-32 (17 weeks)
                              Facts: It is a song written by John Fogerty and originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival for their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory. Backed with "Travelin' Band", it was one of three double-sided singles from that album to reach the top five on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and the first of two to reach the No. 2 spot on the American charts. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 188 on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.



                              36. Guess Who - American Woman

                              Retro Debut: week 13, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #4
                              Retro Chart run: 4-4-4-4-4-8-11-12-18-27-36 (11 weeks)
                              Facts: It is a song released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in March 1970 as a single backed with "No Sugar Tonight", and it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard magazine placed the single at number three on the Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970 list. The music and lyrics of the song were improvised on stage during a concert in Southern Ontario. Bachman was playing notes while tuning his guitar after replacing a broken string, and he realised he was playing a new riff that he wanted to remember. He continued playing it and the other band members returned to the stage and joined in, creating a jam session in which Cummings improvised the lyrics.



                              35. Freda Payne - Band Of Gold

                              Retro Debut: week 18, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #5
                              Retro Chart run: 5-5-5-6-12-12-22-28-34-29-21-23-28-42 (14 weeks)
                              Facts: "Band of Gold" is a popular song written and composed by former Motown producers Holland–Dozier–Holland (under the pseudonym of Edythe Wayne) and Ron Dunbar. It was a major hit when first recorded by Freda Payne in 1970 for the Invictus label, owned by H-D-H. In 2004, Freda Payne's "Band of Gold" was voted #391 in Rolling Stone magazine's listing of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.



                              34. King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King

                              Retro Debut: week 6, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #2
                              Retro Chart run: 2-3-3-4-6-5-10-13-16-19-15-16-17-32-34-37 (16 weeks)
                              Facts: "The Court of the Crimson King" is the fifth and final track from the British progressive rock band King Crimson's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. Also released as a single, it reached #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.



                              33. Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

                              Retro Debut: week 5, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks
                              Retro Chart run: 1-1-2-4-3-4-10-32-38-39-51-48-23-38-37-42-45 (17 weeks)
                              Facts: It is a popular song by Edison Lighthouse, originally recorded by Jefferson. The single reached the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending on 31 January 1970, where it remained for a total of five weeks. It also became the first number one single of the 1970s.



                              32. Badfinger - Come And Get It

                              Retro Debut: week 3, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                              Retro Chart run: 1-1-3-7-10-30-14-15-15-14-21-25-28-23-29-30-42-46-47-39-39 (21 weeks)
                              Facts: It is a song composed by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney for the 1969 film The Magic Christian. The song was performed by Badfinger, produced by McCartney and issued as a single on the Beatles' Apple label. It was the band's first release under the Badfinger name (having previously recorded as The Iveys) and was their international breakthrough, hitting the top 10 in both the UK and US singles charts.



                              31. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door

                              Retro Debut: week 33, 1970
                              Retro Peak: #3
                              Retro Chart run: 3-3-5-6-6-11-11-13-14-18-22-39-24-22-31-35-45 (17 weeks)
                              Facts: Written by the band's lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter, John Fogerty, it is included on their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory; this was the group's fifth album, and was also their fifth and final number-two Billboard hit, held off the top by Diana Ross's version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". The song's lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, lead some to believe that it is about drugs. Fogerty, however, has stated in interviews that the song was actually written for his then three-year-old son, Josh.
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                              • #16
                                1970 Year-End Chart :: Part II


                                30. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

                                Retro Debut: week 1, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #4
                                Retro Chart run: 5-6-6-5-9-12-12-11-7-7-4-7-16-10-13 (15 weeks - pending 1969 run)
                                Facts: It is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. After this recording failed commercially, it was cut by Elvis Presley with producer Chips Moman, becoming a No.1 song in 1969, and one of the most memorable hits of Presley's career. "Suspicious Minds" was one of the singles that revived Presley's chart success in the U.S., following his '68 Comeback Special. It was his eighteenth and last No.1 single in the United States. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.



                                29. Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime

                                Retro Debut: week 24, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #3
                                Retro Chart run: 3-4-7-9-10-7-11-12-12-15-18-25-26-21-34-35-39-33-34-34 (20 weeks)
                                Facts: It is the debut single by British rock band Mungo Jerry. Written and composed by its lead singer, Ray Dorset, it celebrates the carefree days of summer. In 1970, it reached number one in charts around the world, including seven weeks on the UK Singles Chart, two weeks on one of the Canadian charts, and number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US. It became one of the best-selling singles of all-time, eventually selling 30 million copies. Dorset has said that the song only took ten minutes to write.



                                28. Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

                                Retro Debut: week 39, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #2
                                Retro Chart run: 2-3-3-4-4-7-10-10-10-19-36-46-44 (13 weeks)
                                Facts: The song was recorded by The Jackson 5 and released by Motown Records as the first single from their Third Album. It was The Jackson 5's fourth number-one hit in a row, making them the first group to have their first four singles reach number one and the first black Male group with four consecutive number-one pop hits. "I'll Be There" is also notable as the most successful single released by Motown during its "Detroit era" (1959–72).



                                27. T.Rex - Ride A White Swan

                                Retro Debut: week 44, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                                Retro Chart run: 2-1-1-2-6-9-13-15-17 (9 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: It was released as a stand-alone single on 9 October 1970 by record label Fly, and was the first single credited under the band's new, shorter name. Like all of the band's songs, it was written by the group's singer, guitarist and founder Marc Bolan. The song was the band's first hit, and, according to Ned Raggett of AllMusic, the song "inadvertently founded glam rock mania" although Bolan did not wear characteristic glam stage clothing until the promotion of follow up single "Hot Love".



                                26. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song

                                Retro Debut: week 48, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                                Retro Chart run: 1-3-3-3-3 (5 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: It is built upon a repeating riff and features lyrical references to Norse mythology, with singer Robert Plant's howling vocals mentioning war-making and Valhalla. The song was included on their 1970 album, Led Zeppelin III and released as a single. Though Led Zeppelin is regarded as an album-oriented group, "Immigrant Song" is one of the band's several hit singles.



                                25. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend

                                Retro Debut: week 18, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #2
                                Retro Chart run: 2-4-4-3-3-9-14-21-26-17-24-26-28-24-24-35-40 (17 weeks)
                                Facts: Written by the band's lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Fogerty. The song was composed and recorded only a few days prior to the band's April 1970 European tour and was included on the album Cosmo's Factory. Released as a single, with "Run Through the Jungle" on the flipside, the double-sided single climbed to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1970.



                                24. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

                                Retro Debut: week 49, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #2
                                Retro Chart run: 2-2-2-2 (4 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: It was Harrison's first single as a solo artist, and topped charts worldwide. It was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK, and both in America as in Britain, the song was the first number-one single by an ex-Beatle. Harrison wrote "My Sweet Lord" in praise of the Hindu god Krishna, while intending the lyrics as a call to abandon religious sectarianism through his blending of the Hebrew word hallelujah with chants of "Hare Krishna" and Vedic prayer. Later in the 1970s, "My Sweet Lord" was at the centre of a heavily publicised copyright infringement suit due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song "He's So Fine", a 1963 hit for the New York girl group the Chiffons. In 1976, Harrison was found to have subconsciously plagiarised the song, a verdict that had repercussions throughout the music industry. Rather than the Chiffons song, he said he used the out-of-copyright Christian hymn "Oh Happy Day" as his inspiration for the melody.



                                23. Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie

                                Retro Debut: week 35, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #3
                                Retro Chart run: 3-5-5-7-8-9-8-8-8-13-12-14-19-21-40-29-29-33 (18 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: The song became Diamond's first American No.1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, and his third to sell a million copies. It was his breakthrough single on the UK Singles Chart, reaching No.3 for four weeks in November and December. Billboard ranked the record as the No.17 song of 1970.



                                22. Elton John - Your Song

                                Retro Debut: week 49, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
                                Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1 (4 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: The song was recorded at Trident Studios in London in January 1970 and released in the United States in October 1970 as the B-side to "Take Me to the Pilot". Both songs received airplay, but "Your Song" was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced "Take Me to the Pilot" as the A-side, eventually making it to number eight on the Billboard chart. The song also peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart, as well as charting in the top 10 in several other countries. In 1998, "Your Song" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.



                                21. Anne Murray - Snowbird

                                Retro Debut: week 30, 1970
                                Retro Peak: #3
                                Retro Chart run: 4-3-3-5-4-6-10-10-18-18-16-16-22-24-23-27-27-27-26-27-31-30-35 (23 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                Facts: Though it has been recorded by many performers (including Bing Crosby, Lynn Anderson, and Elvis Presley), it is best known through Anne Murray's 1969 recording, which—after appearing as an album track in mid-1969—was eventually released as a single in the summer of 1970. It was a No. 2 hit on Canada's pop chart and went to No. 1 on both the Canadian adult contemporary and country charts. The song reached No. 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart, spent six weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, and became a surprise Top 10 U.S. country hit as well.
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                                  1970 Year-End Chart :: Part III



                                  20. Lennon Ono & The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)

                                  Retro Debut: week 9, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #2
                                  Retro Chart run: 2-3-3-5-6-6-7-10-11-23-50-57-58 (13 weeks)
                                  Facts: It is a song by English rock musician John Lennon, released as a single on Apple Records in February 1970. The lyric focuses on a concept in which the causality of one's actions is immediate rather than borne out over a lifetime. The song reached the top five in the British and American singles charts, competing with the Beatles' "Let It Be" in the US, where it became the first solo single by a member of the band to sell a million copies. "Instant Karma!" was conceived, written, recorded and released within a period of ten days, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history. The recording was produced by Phil Spector, marking a comeback for the American producer after his self-imposed retirement in 1966, and leading to him being offered the producer's role on the Beatles' Let It Be album.



                                  19. Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You

                                  Retro Debut: week 26, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                                  Retro Chart run: 1-2-3-5-12-14-18-22-25-33-39-42-42-37-46-44-16-19-18-21-18-17-18-19-19-20-19 (27 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                  Facts: It is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The most well-known version is that recorded by US-American duo The Carpenters for their second studio album Close to You (1970) and produced by Jack Daugherty. Released on May 14, 1970, the single topped both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. It also reached the top of the Canadian and Australian charts, and peaked at number six on the charts of both the UK and Ireland.



                                  18. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

                                  Retro Debut: week 1, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #2
                                  Retro Chart run: 2-2-4-4-5-6-8-8-11-5-8-12-15-17-20-31-34-37-21-20-17 (21 weeks - pending 1969 run)
                                  Facts: It is the first national single by the Jackson 5. It was released by Motown on October 7, 1969, and became the first number-one hit for the band on January 31, 1970. It was performed on the band's first television appearances, on October 18, 1969 on Diana Ross's The Hollywood Palace and on their milestone performance on December 14, 1969 on The Ed Sullivan Show. "I Want You Back" was ranked 121st on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.



                                  17. Partridge Family - I Think I Love You

                                  Retro Debut: week 42, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
                                  Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-2-4-5-7-13-16-18-24 (11 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                  Facts: It is a song composed by songwriter Tony Romeo in 1970. It was released as the debut single by The Partridge Family pop group, featuring David Cassidy on lead vocals and Shirley Jones on background vocals. The Partridge Family version was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1970.



                                  16. Deep Purple - Black Night

                                  Retro Debut: week 35, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #4
                                  Retro Chart run: 4-4-4-4-5-7-9-10-18-20-22-26-15-11-11-14-13-7 (18 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                  Facts: The song became a hit following its release, peaking at No. 2 on UK charts, and to this day remains Deep Purple's highest charting UK single. It topped the charts in Switzerland, and is one of only two singles from the band to chart in Ireland, peaking at No. 4, thus making it the group's only Irish Top 10 hit.



                                  15. Beatles - The Long & Winding Road

                                  Retro Debut: week 22, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                                  Retro Chart run: 1-1-2-3-5-7-9-12-13-13-15-14-19-21-21-17-26-29-43-38 (20 weeks)
                                  Facts: It was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. When issued as a single in May 1970, a month after the Beatles' break-up, it became the group's 20th and last number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The main recording of the song took place in January 1969 and featured a sparse musical arrangement. When preparing the tapes from these sessions for release in April 1970, producer Phil Spector added orchestral and choral overdubs. Spector's modifications angered McCartney to the point that when the latter made his case in the British High Court for the Beatles' disbandment, he cited the treatment of "The Long and Winding Road" as one of six reasons for doing so. In 2011, Rolling Stone ranked "The Long and Winding Road" at number 90 on their list of 100 greatest Beatles songs.



                                  14. Jackson 5 - ABC

                                  Retro Debut: week 12, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #3
                                  Retro Chart run: 3-3-3-3-5-6-6-9-9-10-30-17-15-18-17-19-20-21-24-23-23-20-30-32-32-28-31-32-33-35 (30 weeks)
                                  Facts: "ABC" knocked The Beatles' "Let It Be" off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970, and was #1 on the soul singles chart for four weeks. Written with a similar structure and feel as the Jacksons' first hit of 1970, "I Want You Back". ABC was performed on television on American Bandstand (February 21, 1970), The Ed Sullivan Show (May 10, 1970), and The Flip Wilson Show (November 4, 1971), among many other broadcasts. "ABC" is considered one of the band's signature songs. It is one of the shortest titles to hit #1, and is the first alphabetically in a list of #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.



                                  13. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

                                  Retro Debut: week 33, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #2
                                  Retro Chart run: 2-2-2-3-3-6-7-8-7-9-9-11-14-13-14-17-34-37-39-42 (20 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                  Facts: The composition was first successful as a 1967 hit single recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and became a hit again in 1970 when recorded by former Supremes frontwoman Diana Ross. The song became Ross's first solo number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Motown chief Berry Gordy did not like the record upon first hearing it. He hated the spoken-word passages and wanted the song to begin with the climactic chorus/bridge. It was not until radio stations nationwide were editing their own versions and adding it to their playlists that Ashford and Simpson were able to convince Gordy to release an edited three-minute version as a single.



                                  12. Kinks - Lola

                                  Retro Debut: week 28, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
                                  Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1-2-4-5-10-11-11-14-14-19-29-33-30-37-43-43-41-24 (21 weeks)
                                  Facts: It is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by English rock band the Kinks on their album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. The song details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible transvestite, whom he meets in a club in Soho, London. In the song, the narrator describes his confusion towards Lola, who "walked like a woman but talked like a man". Commercially, the single reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Due to its controversial subject matter and use of the brand name Coca-Cola, the single received backlash and even bans in Britain and Australia. The track has since become one of The Kinks' most iconic and popular songs, later being ranked number 422 on "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" as well as number 473 on the "NME's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time" list.



                                  11. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

                                  Retro Debut: week 10, 1970
                                  Retro Peak: #2
                                  Retro Chart run: 2-2-4-5-5-5-6-5-7-8-8-7-16-15-19-24-24-24-25-24-29-34-34-37-38-35-38-39 (28 weeks)
                                  Facts: The single became a gold record, selling two million copies from 1969 to 1970, and reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (April 18, 1970), where it lasted for 15 weeks in the Top 100. Billboard ranked the record the #22 song of 1970. It also climbed to #1 on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" #333 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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                                    1970 Year-End Chart :: Part IV


                                    10. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

                                    Retro Debut: week 36, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-3-4-5-5-5-5-5-6-11-8-10-10-10-21-14 (17 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                    Facts: Featured on their second album Paranoid (1970), it is the first single from the album, while the B-side is the song "The Wizard". It reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler shared "The song "Paranoid" was written as an afterthought. We basically needed a 3 minute filler for the album, and Tony came up with the riff. I quickly did the lyrics, and Ozzy was reading them as he was singing.



                                    9. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

                                    Retro Debut: week 1, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-2-2-2-4-5-5-6-9-6-11-40-18-18-14-18-15-17-14-13-19-31-33-36 (25 weeks - pending 1969 run)
                                    Facts: It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 April 1970, having sold one million copies. In 2004, the song was ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and in March 2005, Q magazine placed "Whole Lotta Love" at number three in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. In 2009 it was named the third greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. In 2014, listeners to BBC Radio 2 voted "Whole Lotta Love" as containing the greatest guitar riff of all time.



                                    8. Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa

                                    Retro Debut: week 38, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #2
                                    Retro Chart run: 2-3-2-2-3-2-4-5-6-7-8-12-12-12-12 (15 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                    Facts: Originally, it is an orchestral musical piece from the zarzuela El Cndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Aloma Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean music. It is the best-known Peruvian song in the English-speaking world due to a 1970 cover by Simon & Garfunkel on their Bridge over Troubled Water album.



                                    7. Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun

                                    Retro Debut: week 38, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1-2-3-3-4-5-6-14-22-23-26-22 (15 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                    Facts: It is a single by The Carpenters written by Roger Nichols (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics). Ranked at No. 414 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Although it only charted at number 28 in the UK Singles Chart in 1970, its subsequent growth in popularity in the UK saw it voted second in The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song, broadcast by ITV in 2016.



                                    6. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

                                    Retro Debut: week 25, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-2-1-2-3-7-9-10-11-10-16-16-12-15-16-17-15-19-13-16-16-15-18-20-41-49-48-51 (28 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                    Facts: It is a song written, composed, and originally recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in 1970, and originally released on her album Ladies of the Canyon. It was a hit in her native Canada (No. 14) as well as Australia (No. 6) and the UK (No. 11). It only reached No. 67 in the US in 1970, but was later a bigger hit there for her in a live version released in 1974, which peaked at No. 24. Joni said "I wrote 'Big Yellow Taxi' on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart... this blight on paradise. That's when I sat down and wrote the song."



                                    5. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown

                                    Retro Debut: week 32, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1-2-2-5-6-6-4-6-6-9-13-23-38-54 (17 weeks)
                                    Facts: It is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder and originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of Motown, first appearing on the 1967 album Make It Happen. It was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970, and it became a #1 hit on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 12 September 1970. Subsequently, Motown released "The Tears of a Clown" as a single in the United States as well, where it quickly became a #1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts.



                                    4. Free - All Right Now

                                    Retro Debut: week 24, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-2-3-3-4-6-8-6-7-7-9-11-9-9-10-10-14-17-23-23-25-26-25-16-13-15-17-16-9 (29 weeks - pending 1971 run)
                                    Facts: The song, released in 1970, hit #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. According to drummer Simon Kirke, "All Right Now" was written by Free bassist Andy Fraser and singer Paul Rodgers in the Durham Students' Union building, Dunelm House. He said: "'All Right Now' was created after a bad gig in Durham. We finished our show and walked off the stage to the sound of our own footsteps. The applause had died before I had even left the drum riser. It was obvious that we needed a rocker to close our shows. All of a sudden the inspiration struck Fraser and he started bopping around singing 'All Right Now'"



                                    3. Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia

                                    Retro Debut: week 16, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-3-3-4-5-6-9-11-10-14-11-13-16-15-16-16-17-19-22-19-9-17-22-43 (26 weeks)
                                    Facts: Written by Paul Simon, the song's origins lie in a late-night party, in which the duo and friends began banging on a piano bench. They recorded the sound with a tape recorder, employing reverb and matching the rhythm created by the machine. Simon later wrote the song's guitar line and lyrics on the subject of an untrustworthy lover. The song's title refers to St. Cecilia, patron saint of music in the Catholic tradition.



                                    2. Beatles - Let It Be

                                    Retro Debut: week 12, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (5 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1-2-2-4-1-2-2-4-3-5-6-9-12-8-9-10-11-9-9-12-12-12-8-13-13-25-27 (30 weeks)
                                    Facts: At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning its chart run at number 6 and eventually reaching the top. It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band.



                                    1. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

                                    Retro Debut: week 7, 1970
                                    Retro Peak: #1 (7 weeks)
                                    Retro Chart run: 1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-1-1-7-4-7-7-8-8-7-8-9-8-6-6-6-7-7 (30 weeks)
                                    Facts: It is a song composed by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to "The Boxer" in January 1970. The song became Simon & Garfunkel's biggest hit single, and it is often considered their signature song. It was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, and it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and New Zealand.
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                                      Simon & Garfunkel and the Carpenters are two of my most favorite bands ever. Such great voices, such beautiful music.
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                                        1970 Year-End Chart :: Part V - Artists



                                        20. Partridge Family

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: I Think I Love You (#1)

                                        Only one hit for the band was enough to rank inside the Top20, but it was 7 weeks inside the top10 with 3 of them at the top! We may see them around in the future as the band released albums all through 1973.



                                        19. Guess Who

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: No Time (#18), American Woman (#4), No Sugar Tonight (#11), Hand Me Down World (#18), Share The Land (#10)

                                        The band started the year with No Time, which probably peaked in 1969 but we'll have to wait to know. Then two Top10 hits, including the outstanding American Woman peaking at #4 and staying there for 4 weeks in a row.



                                        18. Elton John

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Border Song (#17), Your Song (#1)

                                        A very young Elton started to make some noise in the charts, with a top20 hit first and then closing up the year with the 4-weeks (and maybe more in 1971) #1 song Your Song.



                                        17. Deep Purple

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Black Night (#4)

                                        With only one hit, the band makes it all the way to #17. Black Night opened and peaked at #4 onweek 35, but by week 52 it was climbing back into the top10 after 9 weeks out, helping the artist to become on of the year's top representatives.



                                        16. Badfinger

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Come And Get It (#1), No Matter What (#3)

                                        The band, which is the first group to be signed by The Beatles' Apple label, kicked off with the right foot with chart topper Come And Get It, and then followed with another top 5 hit, which places them inside the top20 here.



                                        15. Norman Greenbaum

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Spirit In The Sky (#2)

                                        Spirit... may be Norman's only hit this year, and even failed to top the chart, but it's longevity (28 weeks) and long run inside the top10 (12 weeks) fueled a good place in this year-end list.



                                        14. Black Sabbath

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Paranoid (#1)

                                        Long before Ozzy's high profile reality show in MTV; he was the frontman of Black Sabbath, that managed with Paranoid a very solid chart run, including 2 weeks at #1 and 14 weeks inside the top10, pushing them to #14 in this list.



                                        13. Elvis Presley

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Suspicious Minds (#4), Kentucky Rain (#11), Don't Cry Daddy (#51), The Wonder Of You (#5), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (#29), Patch It Up (#34)

                                        First and only name that will repeat from the 1960 list already presented, Elvis was coming for a dubious decade in which he devoted mainly to Hollywood. So by the end of the decade, his Las Vegas shows pushed his career back up and 1970 started with Suspicious Minds at #4. It probably topped the chart in 1969, but we'll have to wait to see. The year was not all gold, as only one of his other 5 singles managed to crack into the top10.



                                        12. Joni Mitchell

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Big Yellow Taxi (#1)

                                        Taking advantage of the amazing ride Big Yellow Taxi had, including 2 weeks atop and 24 weeks in the top 20, Joni is our 12th top artist of the year, and not that far away from the top10!



                                        11. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Point It Out (#24), The Tears Of A Clown (#1)

                                        Point... was closing its chart run during week 1 of 1970, so it will probably hit harder in the 1969 YE chart. But in the second half of the year, Clown ruled the chart and then spent 2 additional weeks as the runner-up, pushing Smokey & Co. to #11 here.



                                        10. Neil Diamond

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Shilo (#43), Soolaimon (#19), Solitary Man (#4), Cracklin' Rosie (#3), He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (#29)

                                        Kind of a hit/miss year for Neil's singles, although two top10 consecutive hits are enough for him to rank inside the year's top10 artists!



                                        9. Diana Ross

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Someday We'll Be Together (with The Supremes) (#18), Why (Must We Fall In Love) (with The Supremes & The Temptations) (#28), Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) (#17), Ain't No Mountain High Enough (#2)

                                        In the 1960 list we only had 2 female artists, and both in the bottom half of the




                                        8. Kinks

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Victoria (#15), Lola (#1), Apeman (#4)

                                        Three single-word singles pushed Kinks right inside the YE top10 Artists list. Lola ruled for 4 weeks, and stayed a week as runner-up, while Apeman hit #4 in the closing week of the year, so it still has a good chart run right into 1971.



                                        7. Free

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: All Right Now (#1), Stealer (#20)

                                        Around halfway into 1970 the band started atop the charts with All Right Now, and by week 52 the song was climbing back into the top10! So it didn't matter that follow-up single only managed a Top 20 placing, Free flew all the way up to #7 in the YE artists list.



                                        6. Led Zeppelin

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Whole Lotta Love (#1), Living Loving Maid (#6), Immigrant Song (#1)

                                        With two #1s and one top10, Led Zeppelin total more than 1000 points but still "only" managed a #6 in this list. It was a very competitive year, but the band brough some harder rock sound into the top.



                                        5. Carpenters

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Ticket To Ride (#10), (They Long To Be) Close To You (#1), We've Only Just Begun (#1)

                                        Another artist with two chart toppers and an additional Top 10 hit, it was a great year for the siblings in the charts. And Karen is our top lady of the year!



                                        4. Creedence Clearwater Revival

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Fortunate Son (#11), Down On The Corner (#16), Who'll Stop The Rain (#2), Travelin' Band (#9), Run Through The Jungle (#14), Up Around The Bend (#2), Lookin' Out My Back Door (#3), Long As I Can See The Light (#7)

                                        Creedence had a very productive year, with 8 singles all reaching top20, including 5 Top 10 and two runner-ups! Unfortunately, they couldn't hit the top and that probably explains the #4 in this list despite such a massive turn out of hits.



                                        3. Jackson 5

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: I Want You Back (#2), ABC (#3), The Love You Save (#2), I'll Be There (#2)

                                        Outstanding year for the siblings, including all Top3 singles. No chart topper which seems like they were robbed as the four songs are such amazing tracks!



                                        2. Beatles

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Something (#4), Come Together (#6), The Ballad Of John & Yoko (#30), Let It Be (#1), The Long & Winding Road (#1)

                                        This year will always be remembered as the last year of Beatles dominance, as by the time Widning Road was release the band were no longer a thing... Two chart toppers adn two hot tracks that started its chart run in 1969, it was once again a Beatles' year, although this time around another band stole the spotlight.



                                        1. Simon & Garfunkel

                                        Retro Hits during 1970: Bridge Over Troubled Water (#1), Cecilia (#1), El Condor Pasa (#2)

                                        This time around, the Song & Artist of the year award goes to the same artist! And there was no doubt this was going to happen... With two chart toppers, and a third one that reached #2 in 4 different weeks, Simon & Garfunkel really got our attention. And Bridge managed to stay inside the top10 during ALL its chart run, something I am not sure any other song will manage ever in this cycle. We'll see!
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                                          Neil Diamond: one of my most beloved male singers. Incredible songwriter.
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                                            39. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile
                                            38. Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
                                            35. Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
                                            30. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
                                            28. Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
                                            22. Elton John - Your Song
                                            21. Anne Murray - Snowbird
                                            19. Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
                                            18. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
                                            15. Beatles - The Long & Winding Road
                                            13. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
                                            12. Kinks - Lola
                                            9. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                                            7. Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
                                            6. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
                                            5. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
                                            4. Free - All Right Now
                                            3. Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
                                            2. Beatles - Let It Be
                                            1. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

                                            Wow, loads of Simon and Garfunkel in the top 10! Great to see some Carpenters also, they had a tremendous 1970s. Amazing that the Beatles are also so high up, given their peak was half a decade prior.

                                            Random but Voodoo Chile is one of the tracks I most associate with professional wrestling.



                                            Hollywood Hulk Hogan's entrance, to Jimi Hendrix's most famous song, was incredible as a wrestling fan.

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                                              This weekend: 1980! Female artist will continue to invade the top songs & artists charts!
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                                                1980 Year-End Chart :: Part I




                                                40. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

                                                Retro Debut: week 7, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #2
                                                Retro Chart run: 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 28 - 31 - 39 - 44 - 36 - 43 - 44 - 44 - 43 - 46 - 54 - 51 - 56 - 64 - 65 - 61 (21 weeks)
                                                Facts: It is a song written and recorded by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released on his 1980 self-titled solo album, where it included backing vocals by Kate Bush. The song's lyrics are interpreted as a commentary on war and international diplomacy being like children's games. The single became Gabriel's first top-10 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at No. 4, and – tied with 1986's "Sledgehammer" – his highest-charting song in the United Kingdom.



                                                39. Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

                                                Retro Debut: week 47, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #5
                                                Retro Chart run: 5 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 11 - 10 - 15 (8 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                Facts: Initially issued as a 7" vinyl single on 27 October 1980 as a preview to the album Ace of Spades and autumn tour, the song was also released by Bronze Records as a 12" vinyl pressing in special Christmas picture sleeves, limited to 50,000 copies. The picture of the band in Santa outfits used on the cover was taken at the Aylesbury Fair, while the band were on tour.



                                                38. Devo - Whip It

                                                Retro Debut: week 36, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #5
                                                Retro Chart run: 5 - 6 - 11 - 16 - 25 - 18 - 20 - 24 - 25 - 24 - 28 - 33 - 14 - 38 - 46 - 50 (16 weeks)
                                                Facts: The apparently nonsensical lyrics have a common theme revolving around the ability to deal with one's problems by "whipping it". Although "Whip It" was released as the second single from Freedom of Choice, Warner Bros. Records did not expect it to be a hit, due to its nonstandard tempo and strange lyrics. The disc jockey Kal Rudman took an interest in the song and it was soon being played on several radio stations in the Southeastern United States. Peaking at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100, "Whip It" became a hit single and found chart success in several countries. Mothersbaugh believes the song sold well because some people assumed the lyrics are about masturbation or sadomasochism.



                                                37. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening

                                                Retro Debut: week 33, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #3
                                                Retro Chart run: 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 16 - 24 - 25 - 29 - 23 - 25 - 22 - 24 - 34 - 39 - 47 - 49 - 36 - 44 - 45 - 47 (20 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                Facts: Simon's first single release for Warner, "Late in the Evening" was released in July 1980 and became a hit on several charts worldwide. In the U.S., the song hit number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song was a top "20 hit in the Netherlands, Belgium, and New Zealand. Drummer Steve Gadd devised the distinctive drum part by using two pairs of drumsticks - one in each hand - in order to give the impression of two drummers playing together, as he has demonstrated in drum clinics.



                                                36. Clash - London Calling

                                                Retro Debut: week 1, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #2
                                                Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 11 - 19 - 22 - 47 (8 weeks - pending 1979 run)
                                                Facts: This apocalyptic, politically charged rant features The Clash's post-punk sound, electric guitar and vocals. The song was written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. The title alludes to the BBC World Service's station identification: "This is London calling ...", which was used during World War II, often in broadcasts to occupied countries. The lyrics reflect the concern felt by Strummer about world events with the reference to "a nuclear error" - the incident at Three Mile Island, which occurred earlier in 1979. Joe Strummer has said: "We felt that we were struggling about to slip down a slope or something, grasping with our fingernails. And there was no one there to help us."



                                                35. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You

                                                Retro Debut: week 49, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
                                                Retro Chart run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 (4 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                Facts: It was the first REO Speedwagon single to break the top 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching the number-one spot for one week in March 1981. "Keep On Loving You" has been a mainstay on 1980s soft rock compilations and has appeared on dozens of 'various artists' compilation albums, as well as several REO Speedwagon greatest hits albums. Songwriter Kevin Cronin shared "... I walked into rehearsal and sat down at the piano, which I rarely do because I’m a guitar player, and started playing "Keep on Loving You." ... And the guys in the band looked at me like I was from another planet. And I’m like, "Dude, this song really means a lot to me." [And they said] "So, dude, that’s not an REO Speedwagon song." And I kind of was like, "You know what? I’m the main songwriter for REO Speedwagon, so if I write a song, it’s an REO Speedwagon song. It’s the band's job to turn it into an REO Speedwagon song."



                                                34. Cliff Richard - Carrie

                                                Retro Debut: week 6, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #6
                                                Retro Chart run: 8 - 8 - 9 - 13 - 16 - 13 - 20 - 16 - 15 - 22 - 21 - 29 - 25 - 35 - 35 - 33 - 44 - 44 - 36 - 35 - 28 - 32 - 55 - 59 - 57 - 61 - 43 - 51 - 56 - 63 (30 weeks)
                                                Facts: Written by Terry Britten and B. A. Robertson, it was the third single lifted from Richard's 1979 album Rock 'n' Roll Juvenile. It reached no. 4 in the UK Singles Chart and became an international hit.



                                                33. Donna Summer - On The Radio

                                                Retro Debut: week 3, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #2
                                                Retro Chart run: 4 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 12 - 19 - 39 - 20 - 19 - 16 - 25 - 23 - 47 - 47 - 50 - 49 - 26 - 25 - 23 (19 weeks)
                                                Facts: produced by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in late 1979 on the Casablanca record label. It was written for the soundtrack to the film Foxes and included on Summer's first international compilation album On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II. The instrumental parts of this song were occasionally heard on the US version of The Price Is Right in the early 1980s when they displayed jukeboxes and stereos as prizes.



                                                32. Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot

                                                Retro Debut: week 41, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #2
                                                Retro Chart run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 11 - 20 - 16 - 40 - 65 - 67 - 66 (12 weeks)
                                                Facts: The song is one of Benatar's most recognizable tracks. Heard at many baseball and soccer games, the song has been featured on many compilation albums, including both multi-artist works as well as those just focusing on Benatar.



                                                31. Keith Michel - Captain Beaky

                                                Retro Debut: week 5, 1980
                                                Retro Peak: #18
                                                Retro Chart run: 23 - 18 - 18 - 22 - 27 - 33 - 28 - 29 - 32 - 30 - 27 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 31 - 34 - 34 - 29 - 31 - 30 - 32 - 24 - 21 - 25 - 26 - 26 - 22 - 31 - 34 - 31 (30 weeks)
                                                Facts: Captain Beaky is the title of two albums (volumes 1 and 2) of poetry by Jeremy Lloyd set to music by Jim Parker and recited by various British celebrities. The albums generated two books of poetry, BBC television shows, a West End musical, a pantomime (Captain Beaky and His Musical Christmas performed by Twiggy, Eleanor Bron, Keith Michell and Jeremy Lloyd at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, in December 1981), performances by the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain and a gala in aid of UNICEF performed by Roger Moore, Joanna Lumley, Jeremy Lloyd and the National Youth Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in December 2011.
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                                                  1980 Year-End Chart :: Part II



                                                  30. Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

                                                  Retro Debut: week 1, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #10
                                                  Retro Chart run: 10 - 11 - 10 - 25 - 27 - 25 - 28 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 27 - 23 - 26 - 25 - 24 - 24 - 26 - 27 - 29 - 31 - 28 - 25 - 25 - 27 - 25 - 26 - 22 - 31 - 34 - 31 (25 weeks - pending 1979 run)
                                                  Facts: It is a song by American poet and songwriter Shel Silverstein. It was originally recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, with the name spelled "Jordon". The song describes the disillusionment and mental deterioration of a suburban housewife, who climbs to a rooftop "when the laughter grew too loud". The song was recorded by the English singer Marianne Faithfull for her 1979 album Broken English. This version was released as a single in October 1979, and became one of her highest-charting songs.



                                                  29. Romantics - What I Like About You

                                                  Retro Debut: week 8, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #2
                                                  Retro Chart run: 2 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 14 - 15 - 14 - 16 - 47 - 53 - 66 (14 weeks)
                                                  Facts: Marinos, the band's drummer, is the lead vocalist on the song. The band filmed a music video for the song that appeared frequently on MTV during the early 1980s. When first released, "What I Like About You" was already a popular song on the Romantics' concert playlist. In terms of record sales and radio airplay, however, the song was only a moderate success.



                                                  28. Bob Seger - Against The Wind

                                                  Retro Debut: week 19, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #8
                                                  Retro Chart run: 9 - 8 - 12 - 14 - 19 - 18 - 39 - 39 - 43 - 18 - 23 - 22 - 20 - 32 - 33 - 27 - 28 - 27 - 29 - 31 - 31 - 35 - 32 - 33 - 25 - 30 - 26 - 33 - 38 - 40 (30 weeks)
                                                  Facts: During an interview on WWFX, "100 FM The Pike", Bob Seger said that "Against the Wind" came about from his days as a high-school cross country runner. He described the song as "about trying to move ahead, keeping your sanity and integrity at the same time." The "Janey" Seger references in the opening lyrics of the song refers to Janey Dinsdale, with whom he had a long-term relationship from 1972 until 1983.



                                                  27. Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor

                                                  Retro Debut: week 1, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #18
                                                  Retro Chart run: 20 - 21 - 26 - 33 - 39 - 34 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 25 - 22 - 19 - 23 - 21 - 20 - 22 - 20 - 22 - 24 - 24 - 22 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 21 - 18 - 20 - 21 (28 weeks - pending 1979 run)
                                                  Facts: The novelty song was released in 1979 and peaked at number 3 at the start of 1980. The song was written by Debbie Cook and recorded by the lead singer of the band, Cathy Lesurf. The single was the group's only chart entry in their career, making them one hit wonders.



                                                  26. ABBA - Super Trouper

                                                  Retro Debut: week 47, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                                                  Retro Chart run: 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 9 (6 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                  Facts: The song – with lead vocals by Anni-Frid Lyngstad – had the working title "Blinka Lilla Stjrna" (i.e. Twinkle Little Star, in Swedish), and was the last track to be written and recorded for the album (ultimately replacing the track "Put On Your White Sombrero"). "Super Trouper" is included on the compilation album Gold: Greatest Hits, and also features in the musical Mamma Mia!. The song's name refers to the Super Trouper, a make of followspot used in large venues. It was to become ABBA's ninth (and final) No. 1 in the United Kingdom.



                                                  25. Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/ Forgive Me Girl

                                                  Retro Debut: week 1, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #5
                                                  Retro Chart run: 5 - 6 - 36 - 24 - 33 - 36 - 32 - 28 - 22 - 28 - 25 - 21 - 29 - 28 - 25 - 23 - 23 - 24 - 27 - 27 - 24 - 21 - 23 - 26 - 27 - 26 - 23 - 29 (28 weeks - pending 1979 run)
                                                  Facts: The lyrics tell about a man who cheated on his girlfriend and also emotionally abused her. When she leaves, he realizes that he did love her and is very remorseful about his past actions. He vows to win her love back.



                                                  24. Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz - Crazy Train

                                                  Retro Debut: week 38, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #1 (1 week)
                                                  Retro Chart run: 2 - 1 - 4 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 19 - 27 - 17 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 17 - 15 - 16 (15 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                  Facts: It is the first single from British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, released in 1980. It is also his first solo single. The song was written by Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. The lyrics deal with the subject of the Cold War and the fear of annihilation that existed during this period. The song is one of Osbourne's best known and recognizable as a solo performer. It was rated 9th-greatest guitar solo ever by readers of Guitar World magazine. The song was also ranked ninth by VH1 on the list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 23rd-greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1, the highest placement by a solo artist on the list.



                                                  23. Split Enz - I Got You

                                                  Retro Debut: week 34, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #4
                                                  Retro Chart run: 9 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 7 - 10 - 13 - 14 - 11 - 13 - 17 - 17 - 29 - 29 - 29 (15 weeks)
                                                  Facts: Split Enz's most commercially successful single, "I Got You" was written by Neil Finn and released in December 1979. The single became a commercial success, reaching top forty charting spots in nations such as Australia and Canada. In 2001, it was additionally voted 11th best New Zealand song of all time by APRA.



                                                  22. Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love

                                                  Retro Debut: week 32, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #9
                                                  Retro Chart run: 9 - 11 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 15 - 15 - 25 - 27 - 30 (21 weeks - pending 1981 run)
                                                  Facts: Written by Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry, the song was originally intended for Elvis Presley but he died before it could be pitched to him. When it was originally released on Pye Records in 1979, the song was a sleeper hit on the Scottish club scene before breaking through nationally in the summer of 1980, reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart in September. The following year, aided by a number of remixes the song became a club hit in the US, reaching number ten on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.



                                                  21. Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You

                                                  Retro Debut: week 1, 1980
                                                  Retro Peak: #6
                                                  Retro Chart run: 33 - 32 - 40 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 7 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 16 - 14 - 19 - 16 - 18 - 28 - 30 - 32 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 26 - 26 (23 weeks - pending 1979 run)
                                                  Facts: It is a song written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde. The debut solo single released by British singer Dusty Springfield under her long-time producer Johnny Franz, "I Only Want to Be with You" peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles chart in January 1964. Three remakes of the song have been UK chart hits, the first two by the Bay City Rollers (1976) and The Tourists (1979) matching the number 4 peak of the Dusty Springfield original, while the 1989 remake by Samantha Fox peaked at number 16.
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