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The Top 60 Best Selling Records of the 60s

Tony Blackburn counts down the biggest selling singles of the 1960s in a chart specially compiled for Radio 2.

Tony Blackburn counts down the biggest selling singles of the 1960s in a chart specially compiled for Radio 2. Expect The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to crop up more than once, alongside a couple of crooners, a few instrumentals and even the odd one-hit-wonder, in a chart that throws up some genuine surprises.
Alongside the music, we also relive some of the big news stories of the era with original archive footage of events that defined the decade.

4 hours

Last on

Mon 31 May 2010 10:00

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  • The Rolling Stones

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    • The Rolling Stones - Remastered.
    • Abkco.
  • Tom Jones

    Delilah

    • Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits.
    • Old Gold.
  • Elvis Presley

    Surrender

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • The Beatles

    Lady Madonna

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 020.
  • Jim Reeves

    I Won't Forget You

    • The Essential Jim Reeves.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Roy Orbison

    Oh, Pretty Woman

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
    • 16.
  • Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Summer Holiday

  • Jim Reeves

    I Love You Because

    • That's Country (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 006.
  • The Beatles

    Penny Lane

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 017.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Honky Tonk Women

  • Tom Jones

    It's Not Unusual

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • The Rolling Stones

    19th Nervous Breakdown

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Elvis Presley

    Wooden Heart

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • The Beatles

    Magical Mystery Tour

    • Magical Mystery Tour.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Mary Hopkin

    Those Were The Days

    • Those Were The Days.
    • Apple.
  • The Beatles

    Ticket to ride

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 009.
  • The Rolling Stones

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    • The Rolling Stones - Remastered.
    • Abkco.
  • The Beatles

    Paperback Writer

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 014.
  • The Monkees

    I'm A Believer

    • Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel.
    • Old Gold.
    • 7.
  • The Beatles

    Eleanor Rigby

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 016.
  • The Allisons

    Are You Sure

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1961.
    • Premier.
  • The Seekers

    I'll Never Find Another You

    • The Seekers.
    • EMI.
  • Elvis Presley

    Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • The Rolling Stones

    The Last TimeĀ 

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Strangers In The Night

    • Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years.
    • Reprise.
  • The Beatles

    All You Need Is Love

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 018.
  • The Beatles

    Get Back (feat. Billy Preston)

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 022.
  • Gerry & The Pacemakers

    You'll Never Walk Alone

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1963.
    • Premier.
  • Jim Reeves

    Distant Drums

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.
  • Frank Sinatra

    My Way

    • Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years.
    • Reprise.
  • Frank Ifield

    Lovesick Blues

    • The Hits Of 1962 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • The Shadows

    Apache

    • The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T.
    • EMI.
  • Cilla Black

    Anyone Who Had A Heart

    • Cilla Black- The Best Of The EMI Year.
    • Castle.
  • The Searchers

    Needles and Pins

    • (Single).
    • Pye.
  • The Dave Clark Five

    Glad All Over

    • Glad All Over Again.
    • EMI.
  • The Everly Brothers

    Cathy's Clown

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.
  • The Beatles

    Help!

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 010.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    There Goes My Everything

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.
  • The Beatles

    Hello, Goodbye

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 019.
  • The Beatles

    Hey Jude

    • Love.
    • Parlophone.
    • 021.
  • Rolf Harris

    Two Little Boys

    • Didgereely-Doo All That.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    From Me To You

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 002.
  • The Tornados

    Telstar

  • Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    The Next Time

    • Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • The Archies

    Sugar, Sugar

    • Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's.
    • Old Gold.
  • Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    The Young Ones

    • Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • Frank Ifield

    I Remember You

    • The Hits Of 1962 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Acker Bilk

    Stranger On The Shore

    • Jukebox Instrumentals Vol.2.
    • Old Gold.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    The Last Waltz

    • Engelbert Humperdinck - Greatest Hits.
    • Deram.
  • Tom Jones

    Green Green Grass Of Home

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Elvis Presley

    It's Now Or Never

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Release Me

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.
  • The Beatles

    We Can Work It Out

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 013.
  • The Seekers

    The Carnival Is Over

    • The Seekers.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    I Feel Fine

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 007.
  • The Beatles

    Can't Buy Me Love

  • Ken Dodd

    Tears

    • The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • The Beatles

    I Want To Hold Your Hand

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 004.
  • The Beatles

    She Loves You

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 003.

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