Top 20 Music Hits - by Year
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Some of you may ask why list songs from 1959 & the early 1960's?  AFVN Saigon seemed to play some of them often in the mid to late 1960's, sad and slow songs often filled the airways after dark.

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        Top 20 - 1959

1. Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin

2. The Battle Of New Orleans , Johnny Horton

3. Personality, Lloyd Price

4. Venus, Frankie Avalon

5. Lonely Boy, Paul Anka

6. Mr. Blue, Fleetwoods

7. The Three Bells, Browns

8. Come Softly To Me, Fleetwoods

9. Kansas City , Wilbert Harrison

10. Dream Lover, Bobby Darin

11. Sleep Walk, Santo & Johnny

12. Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Paul Anka

13. Stagger Lee, Lloyd Price

14. Donna, Ritchie Valens

15. ('Til) I Kissed You, Everly Brothers

16. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Platters

17. Charuk Brown, Coasters

18. Quiet Village , Martin Denny

19. My Heart Is An Open Book, Carl Dobkins Jr.

20. Pink Shoelaces, Dodie Stevens


       Top 20 - 1961

1. I Fall To Pieces, Patsy Cline

2. Tossin' And Turnin', Bobby Lewis

3. Michael, Highwaymen

4. Cryin', Roy Orbison

5. Runaway , Del Shannon

6. My True Story, Jive Five

7. Running Scared, Roy Orbison

8. Wheels, String-a-longs

9. Raindrops, Dee Clark

10. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn), Joe Dowell

11. Exodus, Ferrante & Teicher

12. Take Good Care Of My Baby, Bobby Vee

13. Pony Time, Chubby Checker

14. Dedicated To The One I Love, The Shirelles

15. Last Night, Mar-keys

16. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry), Sue Thompson

17. Calcutta , Lawrence Welk

18. Where The Boys Are, Connie Francis

19. Hit The Road Jack, Ray Charles

20. (Will You Love Me) Tomorrow, Shirelles


      Top 20 - 1963

1. Surfin' U.S.A. , Beach Boys

2. Sugar Shack, Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

3. The End Of The World, Skeeter Davis

4. Rhythm Of The Rain, Cascades

5. Hey Paula, Paul & Paula

6. Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton

7. He's So Fine, Chiffons

8. Fingertips II, Little Stevie Wonder

9. Washington Square , Village Stompers

10. So Much In Love, Tymes

11. Can't Get Used To Losing You, Andy Williams

12. My Boyfriend's Back, Angels

13. Sukiyaki, Kyu Sakamoto

14. She's A Fool, Lesley Gore

15. It's All Right, Impressions

16. Puff (The Magic Dragon), Peter, Paul & Mary

17. Blowin' In The Wind, Peter, Paul & Mary

18. Wipe Out, The Surfaris

19. Deep Purple, Nino Tempo & April Stevens

20. I'm Leaving It Up To You, Dale & Grace


         Top 20 - 1965

1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Rolling Stones

2. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Four Tops

3.Wooly Bully, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

4. My Girl, Temptations

5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Righteous Brothers

6. Downtown, Petula Clark

7. Help!, Beatles

8. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Herman's Hermits

9. Crying In The Chapel, Elvis Presley

10. You Were On My Mind, We Five

11. I Got You Babe, Sonny & Cher

12. Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter, H. Hermits

13. The Birds And The Bees, Jewel Aikens

14. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Mel Carter

15. Shotgun, Jr. Walker & The All Stars

16. Help Me, Rhonda, Beach Boys

17. This Diamond Ring, Gary Lewis & The Playboys

18. The "In" Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio

19. King Of The Road, Roger Miller

20. Stop! In The Name Of Love, Supremes


         Top 20 - 1967

1. To Sir With Love, Lulu

2. Happy Together, Turtles

3. Windy, Association

4. Ode To Billie Joe, Bobby Gentry

5. I'm A Believer, Monkees

6. Light My Fire, Doors

7. Somethin' Stupid, Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

8. The Letter, Box Tops

9. Groovin', Young Rascals

10. Kind Of A Drag, Buckinghams

11. Little Bit O' Soul, Music Explosion

12. I Think We're Alone Now, T. James & The Shondells

13. Respect, Aretha Franklin

14. I Was Made To Love Her, Stevie Wonder

15. Come Back When You Grow Up, B. Vee & The Strangers

16. Sweet Soul Music, Arthur Conley

17. Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Frankie Valli

18. Never My Love, Association

19. Soul Man, Sam & Dave

20. Expressway To Your Heart, Soul Survivors


         Top 20 - 1969

1. Aquarius, Fifth Dimension

2. Sugar, Sugar, Archies

3. I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations

4. Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones

5. Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations

6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe

7. Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly & The Family Stone

8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones

9. Everyday People, Sly & The Family Stone

10. Get Together, Youngbloods

11. One, Three Dog Night

12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, T.  James & The Shondells

13. Hair, Cowsills

14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye

15. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet, H.Mancini & His  Orch.

16. Crimson And Clover, Tommy James & The Shondells

17. Grazin' In The Grass, Friends Of Distinction

18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley

19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival

20. What Does It Take,  Jr. Walker &  All Stars


         Top 20 - 1971

1. Joy To The World, Three Dog Night

2. Maggie May, Rod Stewart

3. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Bee Gees

4. Me And Bobby Mcgee, Janis Joplin

5. It's Too Late, Carole King

6. Indian Reservation, Raiders

7. Go Away Mule Girl, Donny Osmond

8. Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver

9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), Temptations

10. Knock Three Times, Pawn

11. Brown Sugar, Rolling Stones

12. Tired Of Being Alone, Al Green

13. Want Ads, Honey Cone

14. Smiling Faces Sometimes, Undisputed Truth

15. Treat Her Like A Lady, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

16. You've Got A Friend, James Taylor

17. Mr. Big Stuff, Jean Knight

18. One Bad Apple, Osmonds

19. Do You Know What I Mean, Lee Michaels

20. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Joan Baez

        Top 20 - 1960

1. Cathy's Clown, Everly Brothers

2. He'll Have To Go, Jim Reeves

3. Theme From "A Summer Place", Percy Faith

4. It's Now Or Never, Elvis Presley

5. Teen Angel, Mark Dinning

6. I'm Sorry, Brenda Lee

7. Running Bear, Johnny Preston

8. Handy Man, Jimmy Jones

9. Stuck On You, Elvis Presley

10. The Twist, Chubby Checker

11. Everybody's Somebody's Fool, Connie Francis

12. Alley-oop, Hollywood Argyles

13. Greenfields, Brothers Four

14. What In The World's Come Over You, Jack Scott

15. El Paso , Marty Robbins

16. Weld One, Bobby Rydell

17. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own, Connie Francis

18. Sweet Nothin's, Brenda Lee

19. Only The Lonely, Roy Orbison

20. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini, B.  Hyland


       Top 20 - 1962

1. Roses Are Red, Bobby Vinton

2. I Can't Stop Loving You, Ray Charles

3. The Twist, Chubby Checker

4. Stranger On The Shore, Mr. Acker Bilk

5. The Stripper, David Rose

6. Johnny Angel, Shelley Fabares

7. The Loco-Motion, Little Eva

8. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka

9. Mashed Potato Time, Dee Dee Sharp

10. Soldier Boy, Shirelles

11. Hey! Baby, Bruce Channel

12. The Wanderer, Dion

13. Duke Of Earl, Gene Chandler

14. Good Luck Charm, Elvis Presley

15. Let Me In, Sensations

16. Wolverton Mountain , Claude King

17. Slow Twistin', Chubby Checker

18. It Keeps Right On A-hurtin', Johnny Tillotson

19. The One Who Really Loves You, Mary Wells

20. Palisades Park , Freddy Cannon


      Top 20 - 1964

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand, Beatles

2. She Loves You, Beatles

3. Where Did Our Love Go, Supremes

4. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison

5. I Get Around, Beach Boys

6. Everybody Loves Somebody, Dean Martin

7. My Guy, Mary Wells

8. People, Barbara Streissand

9. Last Kiss, J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

10. Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong

11.We'll Sing In The Sunshine, Gale Garnett

12. Java, Al Hirt

13. A Hard Day's Night, Beatles

14. Love Me Do, Beatles

15. Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Manfred Mann

16. Under The Boardwalk, Drifters

17. Dancing In The Street, Martha & The Vandellas

18. Little Children, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

19. Love Me With All Your Heart, Ray Charles Singers

20. Please Please Me, Beatles


        Top 20 - 1966

1. The Ballad Of The Green Berets, Sgt. Barry Sadler

2. Cherish, Association

3. (You're My) Soul And Inspiration, Righteous Brothers

4. Monday, Monday, Mama's & The Papa's

5. 96 Tears, ? & The Mysterians

6. Last Train To Clarksville , Monkees

7. Reach Out I'll Be There, Four Tops

8. Summer In The City, Lovin' Spoonful

9. Poor Side Of Town, Johnny Rivers

10. California Dreamin', Mama's & The Papa's

11. You Can't Hurry Love, Supremes

12. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, Jimmy Ruffin

13. These Boots Are Made For Walkin', Nancy Sinatra

14. Born Free, Roger Williams

15. Strangers In The Night, Frank Sinatra

16. We Can Work It Out, Beatles

17. When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge

18. Winchester Cathedral, New Vaudeville Band

19. Hanky Panky, Tommy James & The Shondells

20. Good Lovin', Young Rascals


         Top 20 - 1968

1. Hey Jude, Beatles

2. Honey, Bobby Goldsboro

3. Love Is Blue, Paul Mauriat

4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding

5. People Got To Be Free, Rascals

6. Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream

7. This Guy's In Love With You, Herb Alpert

8. Stoned Soul Picnic, Fifth Dimension

9. Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel

10. Tighten Up, Archie Bell & The Drells

11. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Hugo Montenegro

12. Little Green Apples, O.C. Smith

13. Mony, Mony, Tommy James & The Shondells

14. Hello, I Love You, Doors

15. Young Girl, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

16. Cry Like A Baby, Box Tops

17. Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley

18. Grazing In The Grass, Hugh Masekela

19. Midnight Confessions, Grass Roots

20. Dance To The Music, Sly & The Family Stone



         Top 20 - 1970

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel

2. (They Long To Be) Close To You, Carpenters

3. Let It Be, Beatles

4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, B.J. Thomas

5. I'll Be There, Jackson 5

6. Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross

7. War, Edwin Starr

8. Get Ready, Rare Earth

9. American Woman Guess Who

10. Band Of Gold, Freda Payne

11. Mama Told Me (Not To Come), Three Dog Night

12. Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens

13. Make It With You, Bread

14. Hitchin' A Ride, Vanity Fair

15. Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again), Sly & The Family Ston

16. The Love You Save / I Found That Girl, Jackson 5

17. Cracklin' Rose, Neil Diamond

18. Candida, Dawn

19. ABC, Jackson 5

20. Spill The Wine, Eric Burdon & War


         Top 20 - 1972

1. American Pie, Don McLean

2. Alone Again (Naturally), Gilbert O'Sullivan

3. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack

4. Without You, Nilsson

5. Lean On Me, Bill Withers

6. I Gotcha, Joe Tex

7. Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.

8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me, Mac Davis

9. Brand New Key, Melanie

10. Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast, Wayne Newton

11. Let's Stay Together, Al Green

12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl), Looking Glass

13. Oh Girl, Chi-Lites

14. Nice To Be With You, Gallery

15. Ben, Michael Jackson

16. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right, Luther Ingram

17. Heart Of Gold, Neil Young

18. Betcha By Golly, Wow, Stylistics

19. I'll Take You There, Staple Singers

20. My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry

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