1960 British Hit Parade Part 2: July – December

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 6 Disc
Release date: 17 Jan 2011


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CAT No: FVSD091UPC TEXT: 5055311000916

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Fantastic Voyage’s Hit Parade series, which compiles every record that entered the British charts, boldly moves into the Sixties.

March 1960 saw the UK singles chart grow from 30 to 50 positions, which means that the 1960 British Hit Parade comprises two 6CD sets, compared to the pair of 4CD sets which sufficed for 1959. Once again record producer and music historian Stuart Colman is our host, expertly guiding us through the year’s hits and headlines. In July 1960 Francis Chichester completed a record 40-day solo crossing of the Atlantic aboard Gypsy Moth II. Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, Psycho had its London premiere in August. September saw Rocking Goose (Johnny & The Hurricanes) become the last 78 to be pressed in the UK and the television debut of The Flintstones. The following month Cliff Richard published his autobiography and was voted top British Male Vocalist by the New Musical Express. In November Penguin Books was cleared of breaking the Obscene Publications Act, paving the way for the publication in the UK of a paperback edition of D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Also that month, John F Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th President of the United States. In December Frank Sinatra announced he was setting up Reprise Records, Adam Faith was John Freeman’s interviewee on BBC TV’s Face To Face and Granada broadcast the first episode of Coronation Street.

Chart-toppers in the second half of 1960 included Only The Lonely (Roy Orbison), It’s Now Or Never (Elvis Presley), I Love You (Cliff Richard & The Shadows), Poetry In Motion (Johnny Tillotson) and Tell Laura I Love Her (in a version by Ricky Valance, after Decca delayed in releasing the original cut of the “death disc” by Ray Peterson). Another number 1, The Shadows’ Apache, set the benchmark for aspiring beat instrumental combos throughout Britain. Falling short of number 1 was an embarrassment of riches including Wonderful World (Sam Cooke), Walk Don’t Run (The Ventures), Let’s Think About Living (Bo Luman), The Twist (Chubby Checker), Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters) and Portrait Of My Love (Matt Monro). And you would have to be pretty stony-faced not to be amused by at least one of the trio of Goodness Gracious Me! (Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren), Strawberry Fair (Anthony Newley) and Donald Where’s Your Troosers? (Andy Stewart).



  1. Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
  2. Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland)
  3. When Will I Be Loved (The Everly Brothers)
  4. Paper Roses (The Kaye Sisters)
  5. Never Let Go (John Barry & His Orchestra)
  6. If She Could Come To You (La Montana) (Anthony Newley)
  7. Dirty, Dirty Feeling [from Elvis Is Back LP] (Elvis Presley)
  8. Because They're Young (Duane Eddy)
  9. Is A Blue Bird Blue (Conway Twitty)
  10. Romantica (Jane Morgan)
  11. Alley-Oop (The Hollywood Argyles)
  12. Banjo Boy (Jan & Kjeld)
  13. Another Sleepless Night (Jimmy Clanton)
  14. Walking To New Orleans (Fats Domino)
  15. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport (Rolf Harris)
  16. Angela Jones (Johnny Ferguson)
  17. Apache (The Shadows)
  18. Quatermassters Stores (The Shadows)
  19. Come Back Again (Anne Shelton)
  20. Mustafa - Cha Cha Cha Oriental (Staiffi & His Mustafas)
  21. Mais Oui (The King Brothers)
  22. Starbright (Johnny Mathis)
  23. Consider Yourself (Max Bygraves)
  24. Papa Loves Mama (Joan Regan)
  25. Happy Go Lucky Me (George Formby)
  26. Banjo Boy (George Formby)
  27. Talking Army Blues (Josh MacRae)
  28. Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) (Roy Orbison)
  29. The Girl Of My Best Friend (Elvis Presley)
  30. A Mess Of Blues (Elvis Presley)


  1. As Long As He Needs Me (Shirley Bassey)
  2. The Old Oaken Bucket (Tommy Sands)
  3. Step By Step (Steve Perry)
  4. Apache (Bert Weedon)
  5. Banjo Boy (Valerie Masters)
  6. Please Help Me, I'm Falling (Hank Locklin)
  7. Feel So Fine (Johnny Preston)
  8. I'm Starting To Go Steady (Johnny Preston)
  9. The Train Of Love (Alma Cogan)
  10. Ain't Gonna Be That Way (Marv Johnson)
  11. Oh! What A Day (Craig Douglas)
  12. Because They're Young (James Darren)
  13. Mule Skinner Blues (Rusty Draper)
  14. Please Help Me I'm Falling (The Brook Brothers)
  15. Everybody's Somebody's Fool (Connie Francis)
  16. Blueberry Hill (John Barry & His Orchestra)
  17. Listen Little Girl (Keith Kelly)
  18. White Cliffs Of Dover (Acker Bilk (as Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band))
  19. Theme From 'The Apartment' (Ferrante & Teicher)
  20. Girls, Girls, Girls (Steve Lawrence)
  21. Mule Skinner Blues (The Fendermen)
  22. Image Of A Girl (Mark Wynter)
  23. Lorelei (Lonnie Donegan)
  24. I'd Do Anything (Mike Preston)
  25. Going Back To My Home Town (Hal Paige & The Whalers)
  26. Tell Laura I Love Her (Ricky Valance)
  27. Volare (Bobby Rydell)
  28. Them There Eyes (Emile Ford & The Checkmates)
  29. Little Boy Lost (Michael Holliday)
  30. I Just Go For You (Jimmy Jones)
  31. Walk Don't Run (The Ventures)


  1. Let's Have A Party (Wanda Jackson)
  2. You Mean Everything To Me (Neil Sedaka)
  3. Nice 'N' Easy (Frank Sinatra)
  4. Image Of A Girl (Nelson Keene)
  5. McDonald's Cave (The Piltdown Men)
  6. Let's Think About Living (Bob Luman)
  7. White Silver Sands (Bill Black's Combo)
  8. Broken Doll (Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers)
  9. Walk Don't Run (John Barry Seven)
  10. (You Were Made For) All My Love (Jackie Wilson)
  11. How About That! (Adam Faith)
  12. Hello Young Lovers (Paul Anka)
  13. Caribbean Honeymoon (Frank Weir & His Orchestra)
  14. Nine Times Out Of Ten (Cliff Richard & The Shadows)
  15. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (The Everly Brothers)
  16. Lucille (The Everly Brothers)
  17. The Twist (Chubby Checker)
  18. Fish Man (Ian Menzies)
  19. Jet Black Machine (Vince Taylor)
  20. I'll Be Your Hero (Vince Taylor)
  21. Wondrous Place (Billy Fury)
  22. Kookie Little Paradise (Frankie Vaughan)
  23. Ee-O-Eleven (Sammy Davis Jr)
  24. Passing Breeze (Russ Conway)
  25. Chain Gang (Sam Cooke)
  26. Gotta Get A Date (Frank Ifield)
  27. Sweetie Pie (Eddie Cochran)
  28. Tell Laura I Love Her (Ray Peterson)
  29. Dreamin' (Johnny Burnette)


  1. Rocking Goose (Johnny & The Hurricanes)
  2. Restless (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates)
  3. How High The Moon (Part 1) (Ella Fitzgerald)
  4. My Love For You (Johnny Mathis)
  5. Never On Sunday (Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains)
  6. Happy-Go-Lucky Blues (Tommy Steele)
  7. My Little Corner Of The World (aka In My Little Corner Of The World) (Anita Bryant)
  8. Kiddio (Brook Benton)
  9. Never On Sunday (Don Costa)
  10. Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rocking Chair) (Miki & Griff)
  11. Sunday Date (The Fleerekkers)
  12. Shortnin' Bread (The Viscounts (UK))
  13. Four Little Heels (Brian Hyland)
  14. Never On Sunday (Lyn Cornell)
  15. Top Teen Baby (Garry Mills)
  16. Along Came Caroline (Michael Cox)
  17. Learning The Game (Buddy Holly)
  18. I Want To Be Wanted (Brenda Lee)
  19. Never On Sunday (Makadopoulos & His Greek Serenaders)
  20. Milord (Frankie Vaughan)
  21. Obsession (Reg Owen & His Orchestra)
  22. Four Little Heels (The Avons)
  23. Sorry Robbie (Bert Weedon)
  24. Never On Sunday (Chaquito & His Orchestra)
  25. Lonely (Eddie Cochran)
  26. Mr Custer (Charlie Drake)
  27. My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own (Connie Francis)
  28. Don't Be Cruel (Bill Black's Combo)


  1. Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters)
  2. Blue Angel (Roy Orbison)
  3. Today's Teardrops (Roy Orbison)
  4. It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) (Elvis Presley)
  5. Three Nights A Week (Fats Domino)
  6. Kommotion (Duane Eddy)
  7. Il Nostro Concerto (Umberto Bindi)
  8. Goodness Gracious Me (Peter Sellers)
  9. Man Of Mystery (The Shadows)
  10. The Stranger (The Shadows)
  11. Just As Much As Ever (Nat "King" Cole)
  12. Kickin' Up The Leaves (Mark Wynter)
  13. Ready For Love (Jimmy Jones)
  14. Little Donkey (Nina & Frederik)
  15. Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) (Adam Faith)
  16. One Of The Lucky Ones (Joan Regan)
  17. Ol' Mac Donald (Frank Sinatra)
  18. Wild Side Of Life (Josh MacRae)
  19. Lively (Lonnie Donegan & His Group)
  20. I Believe (David Whitfield)
  21. Even More Party Pops (Russ Conway)
  22. Strawberry Fair (Anthony Newley)
  23. A Boy Without A Girl (Anthony Newley)
  24. Gurney Slade (Max Harris)
  25. Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
  26. I Love You (Cliff Richard & The Shadows)
  27. D In Love (Cliff Richard & The Shadows)
  28. Perfidia (The Ventures)


  1. Poetry In Motion (Johnny Tillotson)
  2. Counting Teardrops (Emile Ford & The Checkmates)
  3. Deep Feeling (Mike Sagar & The Cresters)
  4. Charming Billy (Johnny Preston)
  5. Time Will Tell (Ian Gregory)
  6. Shoppin' Around (Elvis Presley)
  7. Black Stockings (John Barry Seven)
  8. Virgin Mary (Lonnie Donegan)
  9. Buona Sera (Acker Bilk (as Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band))
  10. Sway (Bobby Rydell)
  11. Why, Why, Bye, Bye (Bob Luman)
  12. Like Strangers (The Everly Brothers)
  13. You Talk Too Much (Johnny Carson)
  14. Donald Where's Your Troosers? (Andy Stewart)
  15. Portrait Of My Love (Matt Monro)
  16. Little White Berry (Roy Castle)
  17. Togetherness (Mike Preston)
  18. Strawberry Blonde (The Band Rocked On) (Frank D'rone)
  19. Alone At Last (Jackie Wilson)
  20. Little Girl (Marty Wilde)
  21. Onward Christian Soldiers (The Harry Simeone Chorale)
  22. Blue-Eyed Boy (Al Saxon)
  23. Till (Tony Bennett)
  24. Let's Slip Away (Cleo Laine)
  25. Pepe (Russ Conway)
  26. Let's (Sarah Vaughan)
  27. Serenata (Sarah Vaughan)
  28. It's You That I Love (Marion Ryan)
  29. Ten Swingin' Bottles (Peter Chester & The Consulates)
  30. Must Be Santa (Tommy Steele)