Regional Hits of 1960

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The standard page for 1960 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1960 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Chubby Checker The Twist Moves -2 Moves -2 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? Moves -1 Moves -4 Rocco Granata Marina 1
2 Percy Faith Theme From 'A Summer Place' Moves -2 Moves -2 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never Moves -1 Moves 1 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2
3 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? Moves 2 Moves 2 Chubby Checker The Twist Moves -36 Moves 1 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never 3
4 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never Moves 2 Moves 2 Percy Faith Theme From 'A Summer Place' Moves -17 Moves -2 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown 4
5 The Drifters Save the Last Dance For Me Moves -2 Moves -100 Rocco Granata Marina Moves 4 Moves -4 Sam Cooke Wonderful World 5
6 Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind Moves -12 Moves -3 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Moves 2 Moves -15 Edith Piaf Milord 6
7 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Moves -9 Moves 2 The Drifters Save the Last Dance For Me Moves -13 Moves -21 Cliff Richard Please Don't Tease 7
8 Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Moves -2 Moves -3 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) Moves -5 Moves -9 The Shadows Apache 8
9 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Moves 3 Moves -11 Sam Cooke Wonderful World Moves 4 Moves -13 Jimmy Jones Good Timin' 9
10 The Ventures Walk Don't Run Moves -10 Moves 2 Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Moves -63 Moves -14 Blue Diamonds Ramona 10
11 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) Moves 3 Moves -4 Elvis Presley Stuck On You Moves -5 Moves -3 Johnny Preston Running Bear 11
12 Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go Moves -1 Moves -9 Connie Francis Everybody's Somebody's Fool Moves -34 Moves -23 Jan & Kjeld Banjo Boy 12
13 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Shop Around Moves -14 Moves 1 Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go Moves -19 Moves 5 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) 13
14 Mark Dinning Teen Angel Moves -22 Moves -4 Johnny Preston Running Bear Moves 3 Moves -5 Johnny Tillotson Poetry in Motion 14
15 Elvis Presley Stuck On You Moves 4 Moves -1 Brian Hyland Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Moves -16 Moves -51 Ricky Valance Tell Laura I Love Her 15
16 Brian Hyland Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Moves 1 Moves 9 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Moves -83 Moves 5 Elvis Presley Stuck On You 16
17 Floyd Cramer Last Date Moves -24 Moves -100 The Shadows Apache Moves 9 Moves -13 Elvis Presley A Mess of Blues 17
18 Johnny Preston Running Bear Moves 4 Moves 12 Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind Moves -100 Moves -34 Eddie Cochran Three Steps to Heaven 18
19 Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs Stay Moves -7 Moves -9 Johnny Tillotson Poetry in Motion Moves 5 Moves -24 Bob Azzam Mustapha 19
20 Sam Cooke Wonderful World Moves 11 Moves 10 The Ventures Walk Don't Run Moves -161 Moves 13 The Drifters Save the Last Dance For Me 20

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