Some Christmas top tens 1960-64
My Christmas top tens as recorded at the time - 1960 to 1964:
Dec 27, 1960: 1. Like strangers - Everly Brothers; 2. Corrine Corrina - Ray Peterson; 3. Counting teardrops - Emile Ford; 4. Last date - Floyd Cramer; 5= Hushabye little guitar - Paul Evans, Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, My girl Josephine - Fats Domino and Why why bye bye - Bob Luman; 9. Perfidia - The Ventures; 10. Doll house - Donnia Brooks.
Dec 28, 1961: 1. Happy birthday sweet 16 - Neil Sedaka; 2= The avenger - Duane Eddy and Run to him - Bobby Vee; 4= So long baby - Del Shannon and Multiplication - Bobby Darin; 6. The twist - Chubby Checker (re-entry); 7. Let's twist again - Chubby Checker; 8= Peppermint twist - Joey Dee & the Starliters, and Rock a hula baby - Elvis Presley; 10. Language of love - John D Loudermilk.
Dec 27, 1962: 1. Love came to me - Dion; 2. Chains - The Cookies; 3. Stop the music - The Shirelles; 4. Under the moon of love - Curtis Lee; 5. If you were a rock and roll record - Freddy Cannon; 6. I can't help it - Johny Tillotson; 7. Rumors - Johnny Crawford; 8. Don't hang up - The Orlons; 9. Spanish lace - Gene McDaniels; 10. Your cheating heart - Ray Charles.
Dec 27, 1963: 1. Run Rudolph run - Chuck Berry; 2. Swinging on a star - Big Dee Irwin; 3. We wish you a merry Christmas - Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva; 4. Fine fine boy - Darlene Love; 5. Gotta dance to keep from crying - The Miracles; 6. 24 hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney; 7. Little red rooster - Sam Cooke; 8. Hey little girl - Major Lance; 9. Drip drop - Dion; 10. Don't you know - The Lockets.
Dec 29, 1964: 1. Needle in a haystack - The Velvelettes; 2. The jerk - The Larks; 3. Oh no not my baby - Maxine Brown; 4. How sweet it is - Marvin Gaye; 5. Dance dance dance - The Beach Boys; 6. Getting mighty crowded - Betty Everett; 7. Night train - James Brown; 8= Sidewalk surfin' - Jan & Dean, Going out of my head - Little Anthony & the Imperials, and That's what love is made of - The Miracles.