Song artist 55 - Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison Region Profile

Roy Orbison Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Roy Orbison.A list of the hit albums by Roy Orbison is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Sang with The Wink Westerners and The Teen Kings before going solo. He also was a member of Traveling Wilburys.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman 1964 UK 1 - Sep 1964 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1964 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1964, Canada 1 - Aug 1964 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1964 (13 weeks), Flanders 1 - Oct 1964 (5 months), Germany 1 - Jan 1965 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1964, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1964, NZ Lever 1 - Oct 1964 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1964, Europarade 1 for 10 weeks - Oct 1964, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1964, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1964), Library of Congress artifact added 2007 (1964), Keener 2 - Aug 1964 (7 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1965 (8 weeks), US BB 4 of 1964, US CashBox 4 of 1964, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1964), KQV 5 of 1964, WABC NY 6 of 1964, US Radio 7 of 1964 (peak 1 11 weeks), DDD 8 of 1964, South Africa 15 of 1964, 16 in 2FM list, US invalid BB 17 of 1964, POP 17 of 1964, Australia 20 of 1964, D.Marsh 20 of 1964, Belgium 21 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), RIAA 43, nuTsie 45 of 1960s, DMDB 49 (1964), OzNet 62, Germany 64 of the 1960s (peak 1 16 weeks), Acclaimed 77 (1964), Europe 83 of the 1960s (1964), Rolling Stone 222, Belgium 234 of all time, UKMIX 252, WXPN 655, RYM 13 of 1964, BBC Rich Song 9 (songwriter royalties $21.5M), Party 147 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) 1960 UK 1 - Jul 1960 (24 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1960, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1960), US Billboard 2 - Jun 1960 (21 weeks), Canada 2 - Jun 1960 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Sep 1960 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1960, DDD 3 of 1960, Norway 4 - Oct 1960 (15 weeks), Flanders 6 - Oct 1960 (5 months), WABC NY 10 of 1960, South Africa 14 of 1960, US invalid BB 14 of 1960, POP 14 of 1960, US CashBox 15 of 1960, US BB 20 of 1960, US Radio 20 of 1960 (peak 2 10 weeks), UKMIX 79, Acclaimed 108 (1960), Vinyl Surrender 154 (1960), Rolling Stone 232, RYM 5 of 1960
3 Roy Orbison Crying 1961 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1961, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1961), US Billboard 2 - Aug 1961 (16 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Oct 1961 (5 weeks), Canada 3 - Aug 1961 (15 weeks), US BB 4 of 1961, DDD 5 of 1961, Australia 7 of 1961, Japan (Tokyo) 17 - Nov 1992 (9 weeks), UK 25 - Sep 1961 (9 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1961, US Radio 30 of 1961 (peak 2 10 weeks), US invalid BB 30 of 1961, POP 30 of 1961, WABC NY 40 of 1961, Rolling Stone 69, nuTsie 94 of 1960s, Scrobulate 95 of rockabilly, Vinyl Surrender 183 (1962), RIAA 209, Acclaimed 232 (1961), WXPN 417, RYM 3 of 1961
4 Roy Orbison It's Over 1964 UK 1 - May 1964 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1964, NZ Lever 1 - Jun 1964 (5 weeks), Europarade 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1964, Flanders 4 - Jun 1964 (4 months), Peel list 4 of 1964, Record World 8 - 1964, US Billboard 9 - Apr 1964 (11 weeks), Norway 10 - Jul 1964 (1 week), Keener 22 - Apr 1964 (1 week), Canada 29 - Apr 1964 (6 weeks), US BB 73 of 1964, DDD 77 of 1964, US Radio 82 of 1964 (peak 9 6 weeks), UKMIX 249, Acclaimed 2157 (1964), RYM 51 of 1964
5 Roy Orbison Running Scared 1961 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1961 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1961 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Jul 1961 (3 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1961, D.Marsh 4 of 1961, UK 9 - May 1961 (15 weeks), DDD 10 of 1961, US BB 13 of 1961, US CashBox 21 of 1961, US invalid BB 35 of 1961, POP 35 of 1961, US Radio 36 of 1961 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 61 of 1961, Acclaimed 882 (1961), RYM 6 of 1961
6 Roy Orbison In Dreams 1963 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1963, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1963, UK 6 - Mar 1963 (23 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 7 - Feb 1963 (11 weeks), Flanders 7 - Apr 1963 (5 months), Australia 15 of 1963, DDD 40 of 1963, US BB 59 of 1963, US Radio 69 of 1963 (peak 7 8 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1963, Rolling Stone 312, UKMIX 358, Acclaimed 562 (1963), RYM 8 of 1963
7 Roy Orbison Blue Bayou 1963 Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1963, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1963, UK 3 - Sep 1963 (19 weeks), Flanders 3 - Oct 1963 (4 months), NZ Lever 5 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), Norway 10 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), Canada 14 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), US Billboard 29 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), POP 42 of 1963, DDD 67 of 1963, UKMIX 459, Acclaimed 2421 (1963), RYM 17 of 1963
8 Roy Orbison You Got It 1989 Belgium 1 - Jan 1989 (11 weeks), UK 3 - Jan 1989 (10 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1989 (11 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1989 (6 weeks), Austria 4 - Mar 1989 (5 weeks), Poland 6 - Feb 1989 (9 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 8 - Feb 1989 (14 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jan 1989 (18 weeks), Sweden 9 - Jan 1989 (5 weeks), France 9 - Jan 1989 (1 week), Switzerland 9 - Mar 1989 (11 weeks), Germany 9 - Feb 1989 (3 months), Australia 25 of 1989, Brazil 91 of 1990, US Radio 133 of 1989 (peak 14 3 weeks), OzNet 218, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1989), RYM 25 of 1989
9 Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 1962 UK 2 - Mar 1962 (14 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1962 (12 weeks), Norway 5 - Apr 1962 (10 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - Apr 1962 (2 weeks), Canada 8 - Feb 1962 (11 weeks), US invalid BB 21 of 1962, POP 21 of 1962, DDD 59 of 1962, US BB 65 of 1962, Brazil 76 of 1962, US Radio 78 of 1962 (peak 4 6 weeks), RYM 20 of 1962
10 Roy Orbison Mean Woman Blues 1963 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1963, UK 3 - Sep 1963 (19 weeks), NZ Lever 4 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 14 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), US BB 46 of 1963, US Radio 49 of 1963 (peak 5 8 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1964, DDD 78 of 1963, RYM 17 of 1963
11 Roy Orbison Ride Away 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1965, Canada 12 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), Flanders 13 - Oct 1965 (1 month), Record World 17 - 1965, US Billboard 25 - Aug 1965 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Sep 1965 (7 weeks), UK 34 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), RYM 187 of 1965
12 Roy Orbison Pretty Paper 1963 NZ Lever 4 - Jan 1964 (2 weeks), Keener 5 - Dec 1963 (3 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1964 (11 weeks), Canada 9 - Dec 1963 (7 weeks), Holland 13 - Jan 1965 (4 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Dec 1963 (7 weeks), US Radio 160 of 1964 (peak 15 2 weeks), RYM 82 of 1963
13 Roy Orbison Working For the Man 1962 Australia 1 of 1962, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1962, NZ Lever 6 - Dec 1962 (4 weeks), Canada 19 - Oct 1962 (7 weeks), US Billboard 33 - Sep 1962 (11 weeks), UK 50 - Nov 1962 (1 week), RYM 22 of 1962
14 Roy Orbison Goodnight 1965 Flanders 2 - Feb 1965 (5 months), Holland 6 - Mar 1965 (18 weeks), UK 14 - Feb 1965 (9 weeks), Canada 14 - Feb 1965 (8 weeks), Record World 17 - 1965, US Billboard 21 - Feb 1965 (7 weeks), Keener 21 - Feb 1965 (2 weeks)
15 Roy Orbison (Say) You're My Girl 1965 Holland 8 - Jul 1965 (23 weeks), Flanders 15 - Aug 1965 (1 month), Canada 20 - Jul 1965 (6 weeks), UK 23 - Jul 1965 (8 weeks), Keener 23 - Jul 1965 (2 weeks), US Billboard 39 - Jul 1965 (7 weeks), Record World 39 - 1965
16 Roy Orbison Blue Angel 1960 US Billboard 9 - Sep 1960 (14 weeks), UK 11 - Oct 1960 (16 weeks), Canada 14 - Oct 1960 (11 weeks), DDD 30 of 1960, WABC NY 55 of 1960, US Radio 102 of 1960 (peak 9 4 weeks), RYM 30 of 1960
17 Roy Orbison Penny Arcade 1969 Australia 1 of 1969, Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1969, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1969 (22 weeks), NZ Listner 7 - Oct 1969 (9 weeks), UK 27 - Sep 1969 (14 weeks), RYM 132 of 1969
18 Roy Orbison Too Soon to Know 1966 UK 3 - Aug 1966 (17 weeks), Flanders 8 - Oct 1966 (2 months), Australia Goset 19 - Oct 1966 (1 week), Holland 29 - Sep 1966 (4 weeks), US Billboard 68 - Aug 1966 (5 weeks), UKMIX 734
19 Roy Orbison Candy Man 1961 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1961, Canada 3 - Aug 1961 (15 weeks), Australia 7 of 1961, US Billboard 25 - Aug 1961 (14 weeks), RYM 3 of 1961
20 Roy Orbison Falling 1963 Flanders 8 - Jul 1963 (2 months), UK 9 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), US Billboard 22 - Jun 1963 (8 weeks), Canada 29 - Jun 1963 (5 weeks), RYM 89 of 1963
21 Roy Orbison Breakin' Up is Breakin' My Heart 1966 Flanders 14 - Mar 1966 (2 months), UK 22 - Jan 1966 (6 weeks), Record World 24 - 1966, US Billboard 31 - Jan 1966 (8 weeks), Holland 35 - Feb 1966 (3 weeks)
22 Roy Orbison Leah 1962 Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1962, Canada 19 - Oct 1962 (6 weeks), US Billboard 25 - Oct 1962 (10 weeks), RYM 22 of 1962
23 Roy Orbison Crawlin' Back 1965 UK 19 - Nov 1965 (9 weeks), Flanders 20 - Dec 1965 (1 month), Record World 29 - 1965, US Billboard 46 - Nov 1965 (7 weeks)
24 Roy Orbison Lana 1966 Flanders 2 - Jul 1966 (4 months), UK 15 - Jun 1966 (9 weeks), Holland 19 - Jul 1966 (11 weeks)
25 Roy Orbison I'm Hurting 1960 US Billboard 27 - Dec 1960 (8 weeks), Canada 27 - Jan 1961 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 31 of 1960, RYM 75 of 1960
26 Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby 1956 DDD 46 of 1956, US CashBox 48 - Jun 1956 (4 weeks), US Billboard 59 - Jun 1956 (8 weeks), RYM 27 of 1956
27 Roy Orbison Twinkle Toes 1966 UK 29 - Apr 1966 (5 weeks), Record World 35 - 1966, US Billboard 39 - Apr 1966 (6 weeks), Canada 41 - May 1966 (3 weeks)
28 Roy Orbison The Crowd 1962 Canada 25 - Jun 1962 (6 weeks), US Billboard 26 - Jun 1962 (10 weeks), UK 40 - Jun 1962 (4 weeks)
29 Roy Orbison I Drove All Night 1992 France 6 - Jul 1992 (2 weeks), UK 7 - Jul 1992 (12 weeks), RYM 136 of 1992
30 Roy Orbison Communication Breakdown 1967 Australia Goset 6 - Jan 1967 (12 weeks), NZ Listner 8 - Mar 1967 (5 weeks), US Billboard 60 - Dec 1966 (7 weeks)
31 Roy Orbison Cry Softly Lonely One 1967 Australia Goset 11 - Aug 1967 (8 weeks), Canada 21 - Jul 1967 (5 weeks), US Billboard 52 - Jul 1967 (6 weeks)
32 Roy Orbison Beautiful Dreamer 1963 Flanders 17 - Jan 1964 (1 month), RYM 82 of 1963
33 Roy Orbison California Blues 1989 Poland 16 - Jul 1989 (8 weeks), Belgium 21 - Jul 1989 (4 weeks), UK 77 - Jul 1989 (3 weeks)
34 Roy Orbison There Won't Be Many Coming Home 1966 UK 12 - Dec 1966 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Mar 1967 (8 weeks)
35 Roy Orbison Uptown 1959 US Billboard 72 - Jan 1960 (6 weeks), RYM 182 of 1959
36 Roy Orbison So Good 1967 Australia Goset 27 - Apr 1967 (5 weeks), UK 32 - Feb 1967 (6 weeks)
37 Roy Orbison Walk On 1968 Australia Goset 35 - Aug 1968 (2 weeks), UK 39 - Jul 1968 (10 weeks)
38 Roy Orbison Heartbreak Radio 1992 UK 36 - Nov 1992 (3 weeks)
39 Roy Orbison That Lovin' You Feelin' Again 1980 US Billboard 55 - Jun 1980 (8 weeks)
40 Roy Orbison Borne On the Wind 1964 UK 15 - Feb 1964 (10 weeks)
41 Roy Orbison Break My Mind 1970 Australia Goset 33 - Feb 1970 (7 weeks)
42 Roy Orbison Let the Good Times Roll 1965 US Billboard 81 - Nov 1965 (3 weeks)
43 Roy Orbison She 1967 Australia Goset 21 - Nov 1967 (7 weeks)
44 Roy Orbison Wild Hearts 1985 UK 76 - Jun 1985 (4 weeks)
45 Roy Orbison Born To Be Loved By You 1968 Australia Goset 26 - Mar 1968 (6 weeks)
46 Roy Orbison Heartache 1968 UK 44 - Sep 1968 (4 weeks)
47 Roy Orbison My Friend 1969 UK 35 - May 1969 (4 weeks)
48 Roy Orbison Seems To Me 1958 RYM 187 of 1958
49 Roy Orbison Sweet & Innocent 1958 RYM 187 of 1958
50 Roy Orbison With The Bug 1959 RYM 132 of 1959
51 Roy Orbison Paper Boy 1959 RYM 132 of 1959
52 Roy Orbison Go Go Go 1956 RYM 27 of 1956
53 Roy Orbison Pretty One 1959 RYM 182 of 1959
54 Roy Orbison Trying to Get to You 1956 RYM 51 of 1956
55 Roy Orbison You're My Baby 1956 RYM 124 of 1956
56 Roy Orbison Rock the House 1956 RYM 124 of 1956
57 Roy Orbison Here Comes That Song Again 1960 RYM 5 of 1960
58 Roy Orbison Shaharoba 1963 RYM 8 of 1963
59 Roy Orbison Distant Drums 1963 RYM 89 of 1963
60 Roy Orbison Today's Teardrops 1960 RYM 30 of 1960
61 Roy Orbison I Can't Stop Loving You 1960 RYM 75 of 1960
62 Roy Orbison Love Hurts 1961 RYM 6 of 1961
63 Roy Orbison The Actress 1962 RYM 20 of 1962
64 Roy Orbison The Only One 1989 RYM 25 of 1989
65 Roy Orbison Yo Te Amo Maria 1964 RYM 13 of 1964
66 Roy Orbison Indian Wedding 1964 RYM 51 of 1964
67 Roy Orbison Wondering 1965 RYM 187 of 1965
68 Roy Orbison Tennessee Owns My Soul 1969 RYM 132 of 1969

In addition to the above listed songs Roy Orbison also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Roy Orbison & U2 She's a Mystery to Me 1989 Belgium 12 - Apr 1989 (5 weeks), Holland 18 - Apr 1989 (5 weeks), Poland 20 - May 1989 (7 weeks), UK 27 - Apr 1989 (5 weeks), RYM 88 of 1989
2 Roy Orbison & kd Lang Crying 1992 UK 13 - Aug 1992 (6 weeks)

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15 Mar 2015

Only ghe lonely

#2 and #35 are duplicates I'm pretty sure

Data fixed, thanks


1 Nov 2014

(Say) You're My Girl - Double Listing

Looks like #16 and #40 are the same recording.

Looks right, data fixed, thanks