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1. The top rated song for 1960 achieved that status in a walk-away. It was a movie theme instrumental and it would ultimately be the second highest rated song for the entire decade after The Beatles' "Hey Jude" in 1968. What was the title of this record?
2. "Just like a willow we would cry an ocean
If we lost true love and sweet devotion
Your lips excite me let your arms invite me
For who knows when we'll meet again this way"
These are lyrics from the song rated number two in 1960. Which Elvis recording, sung to the music of "O Sole Mio", do the lyrics come from?
3. "You can't say the words I want to hear while you're with another man
Do you want me, answer yes or no, darling I will understand"
This lyric segment is taken from the song that would rank number three for 1960. Your clue is that it was not a number one song on the Hot 100, just a number two for three weeks, but it was number one on the Country chart for 14 weeks. What was the song?
4. The fourth-ranked song for 1960 spent 23 weeks in the Hot Hundred, three at number one accumulating 1506 points. Brenda Lee was the vocalist and it would prove to be the biggest pop hit of her career. What song was it?
5. "He couldn't swim the raging river 'cause the river was too wide
He couldn't reach Little White Dove, waiting on the other side"
These are lyrics from the song that would rank number five for 1960. What was it?
6. "I've gotta stand tall, you know a man can't crawl
But when he knows you tell lies and he hears them passing by
He's not a man at all"
The number six ranked song of 1960, it topped the Hot Hundred for five weeks during its 17-week run on the charts for a total of 1406 points. Can you identify the title? Be careful!
7. Sitting at number seven for 1960 was "THE" dance song of the decade. What song was it, performed by Chubby Checker?
8. "Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle
I'm getting weary, unable to ride"
From what song are these lyrics, the number eight ranked recording for 1960? It was number one for the first two weeks of that year earning 1304 Hot Hundred points.
9. The following lyric comes from the number nine song of 1960. It wasn't a number one hit, peaking at number four, but it did spend 20 weeks in the Hot Hundred and ten weeks in the top ten en route to gathering 1270 points.
"Big Sam left Seattle in the year of ninety-two
With George Pratt, his partner, and brother Billy too
They crossed the Yukon River and found the bonanza gold
Below that old white mountain
Just a little southeast of _____"
The question is, where in Alaska did the boys go to find their fortune?
10. In the number ten spot for 1960 was the second instrumental to rank in the top 100 that year. It was performed by that consummate piano playing session man, Floyd Cramer. It was the first and biggest hit he would have in his brief career as a solo recording artist.
11. I'll bet that the following slice of lyric will steer you to the correct answer in guessing the number 11 ranked song of 1960, a four week number one hit and Presley's second entry in this recap.
"Hide in the kitchen, hide in the hall
Ain't gonna do you no good at all
'Cause once I catch ya and the kissin' starts
A team of wild horses couldn't tear us apart"
12. "The tears I cried for you could fill an ocean
But you don't care how many tears I cry
And though you only lead me on and hurt me
I couldn't bring myself to say goodbye"
From these lyrics, guess the Connie Francis hit from 1960 that would finish the year as the 12th ranked song with 1228 points. It topped the charts for two weeks.
13. Connie Stevens had the number 13 ranked song of 1960 with her follow-up to "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)". It was entitled "Sixteen Reasons" and in it, she itemized that number of reasons why she loved her man. Is it possible that one of those reasons was "the way you comb your hair"? Yes or no!
14. The following lyric is from the song that would rank as number 14 for 1960 with 1218 points. It was a folk song performed by the Brothers Four and the blank in the lyric represents the song's title. See if you can identify it.
"Once there were ____________, kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys, where rivers used to run
Once there were blue skies, with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love"
15. We conclude this quiz with a song that would finish as the 57th ranked song for 1960. It hit number one on October 15 and in my humble opinion, it is the all-time worst song ever to achieve number one status in the annals of pop music. Performed by one hit wonder Larry Verne, it purports to recount an episode in the life of a rather ignominious historical figure. Who was that person?
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