Song and Music - 60s

Song title Release datesort descending Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
Poetry in Motion 1960 JOHNNY TILLOTSON Poetry in Motion USA POP song
My Girl Josephine 1960 FATS DOMINO A Lot of Dominos! USA R&B
Wonderful World Apr. 1960 SAM COOKE The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke USA Soul music
El Matador Apr. 1960 THE KINGSTON TRIO El Matador USA Folk music
Dreamin' May 1960 JOHNNY BURNETTE Dreamin' USA POP
Tous les garçons et les Filles Jun. 1960 FRANÇOISE HARDY Tous les garçons et les filles France Various
It's Now or Never Jul. 1960 ELVIS PRESLEY Elvis Presley in 1970 (Washington) It's Now or Never USA POP Its melody is derived from the Italian song "O Sole Mio" recorded in 1907 by Giuseppe Anselmi
Save the Last Dance for Me Aug. 1960 THE DRIFTERS Save the Last Dance for Me USA R&B Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman; first sung by The Drifters' lead singer Ben E. King
Georgia On My Mind Sept. 1960 RAY CHARLES The Genius Hits the Road USA Blues Written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael
Ghost Riders in the Sky 1961 THE RAMRODS Ghost Riders in the Sky USA Instrumental music It was written by Stan Jones which and had been a big hit in 1949 for Vaughn Monroe
Runaway Feb. 1961 DEL SHANNON Runaway with Del Shannon USA ROCK song
Stand by Me Apr. 1961 BEN E. KING Don't Play That Song! USA Soul music Inspired by the gospel hymn written by Charles Albert Tindley in 1905
Santiano Dec. 1961 HUGUES AUFRAY Santiano France Various Adapted from the English sailor song "Santianna"
Les Amours d'Antan 1962 GEORGES BRASSENS Georges Brassens in 1966 (Paris) Georges Brassens n°9 France Various
Pour une amourette 1962 LENY ESCUDERO Leny Escudero France Various
Nut Rocker Feb. 1962 BEE BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS Nut Rocker USA Instrumental music It was a version of Tchaikovsky's "March of the Toy Soldiers", from his ballet "The Nutcracker"
Return to Sender Sept. 1962 ELVIS PRESLEY Girls! Girls! Girls! USA R&B
Mathilde 1963 JACQUES BREL Ces gens-là France Various
I Saw Linda Yesterday 1963 DICKEY LEE I Saw Linda Yesterday USA ROCK
Please Please Me Jan. 1963 THE BEATLES Please Please Me England POP Written by John Lennon
A Taste of Honey Feb. 1963 THE BEATLES Please Please Me England POP song Written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow
I Saw Her Standing There Mar. 1963 THE BEATLES Please Please Me England ROCK Written by McCartney, with the participation of Lennon
Twist and Shout Mar. 1963 THE BEATLES Please Please Me England Rock and roll Recorded by The Top Notes in 1961; it became a hit for The Isley Brothers in 1962
Blowin' in the Wind May 1963 BOB DYLAN The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan USA Folk music As a perfect example of protest song, his human and poetic scope made it the anthem of a generation
She Loves You Aug. 1963 THE BEATLES She Loves You England POP Written by Lennon and McCartney
Be My Baby Aug. 1963 THE RONETTES Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica USA POP Written by Phil Spector (husband of Ronnie Bennett), Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
Washington Square Oct. 1963 THE VILLAGE STOMPERS Washington Square USA Instrumental music
Manha de Carnaval - Te Ador Nov. 1963 JOAN BAEZ Joan Baez in 2003 (Charlotte) Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2 U.S. Latin music
All My Loving Nov. 1963 THE BEATLES With the Beatles England POP Written by McCartney; it is about his girlfriend at the time, Jane Asher
I Want to Hold Your Hand Nov. 1963 THE BEATLES Meet the Beatles! England ROCK song Written by Lennon and McCartney, it started the famous "British invasion" of the American music industry