One-Hit Wonders – Continued (1959 thru 1962)

One-Hit Wonders Continued ( 1959 thru 1962 )

As stated in a previous blog [One-Hit Wonders 1955-1958], there have been many One-Hit Wonders over the years. This listing will chronologically arrange the One-Hit Wonders from 1959 thru 1962 that peaked in the top ten of the Top 40 Of The U.S. Pop Chart (The Billboard Hot 100)


  • In 1959 there were many One-Hit Wonders that reached the Top 40. Here are the songs that peaked in the top ten:                                                                                                                      Gotta Travel On by Billy Grammer – peaked @ #4 on January 19.                                          Manhattan Spiritual by Reg Owen – peaked @ #10 on February 9.                                            Petite Fleur (little Flower) by Chris Barber’s Jazz Band – peaked @ #5 on March 2.              I’ve Had It by The Bell Notes – peaked @ #6 on March 9.                                                            Tragedy by Thomas Wayne with The DeLons – peaked @ #5 on March 23.                            Pink Shoe Laces by Dodie Stevens – peaked @ #3 on April 13.                                                    Tell Him No by Travis and Bob – peaked @ #8 on April 27.                                                          Guitar Boogie Shuffle by The Virtues – peaked @ #5 on April 27.                                              Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) by Edward Byrnes – peaked @ #4 on May 11.            Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) by The Impalas – peaked @ #2 on May 11.                          Only You by Frank Pourcel’s French Fiddles – peaked @ #9 on June 1.                                    Waterloo by Stonewall Jackson – peaked @ #4 on July 13.                                                          Sea Of Love by Phil Phillips with The Twilights – peaked @ #2 on August 24.                        Deck Of Cards by Wink Martindale – peaked @ #7 on November 2.                                          In The Mood by Ernie Fields – peaked @ #4 on December 14.

1960 was a banner year for One-Hit Wonders, with quite a few in the top ten. I remember most of them. How about you? Here is the 1960 list:                                                                                               Teen Angel by Mark Dinning – peaked @ #1 on February 8.                                                                     Forever by The Little Dippers – peaked @ #9 on March 28.                                                                     Let The Little Girl Dance by Billy Bland – peaked @ #7 on May 16.                                                       He’ll Have To Stay by Jeanne Black – peaked @ #4 on May 30.                                                             Love You So by Ron Holden – peaked @ #7 on June 13.                                                                             Alley Oop by The Hollywood Argyles – peaked @ #1 on July 11.                                                             Mule Skinner Blues by The Fendermen – peaked @ #5 on July 11.                                                         Image Of A Girl by The Safaris – peaked @ #6 on August 1.                                                                   Please Help Me I’m Falling by Hank Locklin – peaked @ #8 on August 8.                                           Yogi by The Ivy Three – peaked @ #8 on September 19.                                                                         A Million To One by Jimmy Charles – peaked @ #5 on September 26.                                                 Mr. Custer by Larry Verne – peaked @ #1 on October 10.                                                                       Let’s Think About Living by Bob Luman – peaked @ #7 on October 24.                                                 You Talk Too Much by Joe Jones – peaked @ #3 on November 14.                                                       Stay by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs – peaked @ #1 on November 21.                                       Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) by Lolita – peaked @ #5 on December 19.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1961 brought a fresh batch of One-Hit Wonders as follows:                                                                       Angel Baby by Rosie and The Originals – peaked @ #5 on January 23.                                                 There’s a Moon Out Tonight by The Capris – peaked @ #3 on February 27.                                         Baby Sittin’ Boogie by Buzz Clifford – peaked @#6 on March 13.                                                           Apache by Jorgen Ingmann and His Guitar – peaked @ #2 on April 3.                                                   Asia Minor by Kokomo – peaked @ #8 on April 17.                                                                                     Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe – peaked @ #1 on May 22.                                                                     Daddy’s Home by Shep and The Limelites – peaked @ #2 on May 29.                                                   Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) by Little Caesar & The Romans – peaked @ #9                                                                                   on June 26.                                                                          Yellow Bird by Arthur Lyman – peaked @ #4 on July 24.                                                                           I Like It Like That, Part 1 by Chris Kenner – peaked @ #2 on July 31.                                                   Last Night by The Mar-Keys – peaked @ #3 on August 7.                                                                          Pretty Little Angel Eyes by Curtis Lee – peaked @ #7 on August 7.                                                         When We Get Married by The Dreamlovers – peaked @ #10 on September 18.                                 Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) by Barry Mann – peaked @ #7 on Sept. 25.       Mexico by Bob Moore and His Orchestra – peaked @ #6 on October 2.                                                 This Time by Troy Shondell – peaked @ #6 on October 23.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1962 produced a bundle of One-Hit Wonders that peaked in the top 10. See if you can recall any of these tunes:                                                                                                                                                         I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) by Barbara George – peaked @ #3 on January 27.                 Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel – peaked @ #1 on March 10.                                                                       Midnight In Moscow by Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen – peaked @ #2 on March 17.                           Let Me In by The Sensations – peaked @ #4 on March 17.                                                                         What’s Your Name by Don and Juan – peaked @ #7 on March 17.                                                         Percolator (Twist) by Billy Joe and The Checkmates – peaked @ #10 on March 17.                           Love Letters by Ketty Lester – peaked @ #5 on April 14.                                                                           Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) by Ernie Maresca – peaked @ #6 on May 19.                             Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk – peaked @ #1 on May 26.                                                   Al Di La by Emilio Pericoli – peaked @ #6 on July 7.                                                                                 Snap Your Fingers by Joe Henderson – peaked @ #8 on July 7.                                                             Wolverton Mountain by Claude King – peaked @ #6 on July 21.                                                             Johnny Get Angry by Joannie Sommers – peaked @ #7 on July 21.                                                       You’ll Lose A Good Thing by Barbara Lynn – peaked @#8 on August 11.                                               Party Lights by Claudine Clark – peaked @ #5 on September 1.                                                             Alley Cat by Bent Fabric and His Piano – peaked @ #7 on September 7.                                               I Remember You by Frank Ifield – peaked @ #5 on October 13.                                                               Do You Love Me by The Contours – peaked @ #3 on October 27.                                                           Bobby’s Girl by Marcie Blane – peaked @ #3 on December 1.                                                                 Telstar by The Tornados – peaked @ #1 on December 22.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Watch for more One-Hit Wonders in future blogs, featuring more 1960′s.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sources: Wikipedia, Top Pop Singles

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