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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1960, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1960, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Mercury 71565
chartposition: R&B #1 (10 weeks), US #5
weeksinr&bchart: 17
writtenby: Clyde Otis, Murray Stein & Brook Benton
Dinah Washington & Brook Benton Baby, You've Got What It Takes 1960 Mercury
2 recordlabel: Fire 1008
chartposition: RandB #1 (1 week), US #38
weeksinr&bchart: 25
writtenby: Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis and Waymon Glasco
Buster Brown Fannie Mae 1960 Fire
3 recordlabel: Tamla 54034
chartposition: R&B #1 (8 weeks), US #2
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Shop Around 1960 Tamla
4 recordlabel: Mercury 1109
chartposition: R&B #1 (9 weeks), US #7, UK #41
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Brook Benton & Clyde Otis
album: Golden Hits
Brook Benton Kiddio 1960 Mercury
5 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 354
chartposition: R&B #1 (7 weeks), US #7
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield & Calvin Carter
Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart 1960 VeeJay
6 recordlabel: Brunswick 55166
chartposition: R&B #1 (3 weeks), US #15
weeksinr&bchart: 19
writtenby: Lena Agree
Jackie Wilson Doggin' Around 1960 Brunswick
7 recordlabel: Tamla 54027
chartposition: R&B #2 (6 weeks), US #23
weeksinr&bchart: 21
writtenby: Janie Bradford & Berry Gordy
Barrett Strong Money 1960 Tamla
8 recordlabel: Hi 2018
chartposition: RandB #1 (4 weeks), US #17
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Bill Black
comments: [instrumental]
Bill Black's Combo Smokie 1960 Hi
9 recordlabel: Scepter 1211
chartposition: R&B #2 (4 weeks), UK #4, US #1
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow? 1960 Scepter
10 recordlabel: King 5400
chartposition: R&B #1 (1 week), US #6
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Hank Ballard
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go 1960 King
11 recordlabel: King 5341
chartposition: R&B #2 (2 weeks), US #7
weeksinr&bchart: 21
writtenby: Hank Ballard
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Finger Poppin' Time 1960 King
12 recordlabel: Sue 730
chartposition: R&B #2 (1 week), US #27
weeksinr&bchart: 21
writtenby: Ike Turner
mpcode: 0ky_Y1v94rM
Ike & Tina Turner A Fool in Love 1960 Sue
13 recordlabel: Mercury 1099
chartposition: R&B #1 (4 weeks), US #7
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Brook Benton, Clyde Otis & Luchi DeJesus
Dinah Washington & Brook Benton A Rockin' Good Way 1960 Mercury
14 recordlabel: Brunswick 4027
chartposition: R&B #1 (4 weeks), US #15
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Sid Wyche
Jackie Wilson A Woman, a Lover, a Friend 1960 Brunswick
15 recordlabel: RCA Victor 1202
chartposition: R&B #2 (2 weeks), US #2, UK #9
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Sam Cooke & Charles Cooke
album: Swing Low
Sam Cooke Chain Gang 1960 RCA Victor
16 recordlabel: Mercury 71635
chartposition: R&B #1 (1 week), US #24
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Clyde Otis
album: Unforgettable
Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth 1960 Mercury
17 recordlabel: Atlantic 2071
chartposition: R&B #1 (1 week), US #1, UK #2
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me 1960 Atlantic
18 recordlabel: Fire 1022
chartposition: RandB #1 (1 week), US #31
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Big Jay McNeely
Bobby Marchan There's Something on Your Mind (Part 2) 1960 Fire
19 recordlabel: Parkway 811
chartposition: R&B #2 (2 weeks), US #1, UK #44
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Hank Ballard
album: Twist with Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker The Twist 1960 Parkway
20 recordlabel: VeeJay 332
chartposition: RandB #1 (1 week), US #64
weeksinr&bchart: 17
writtenby: D. Gordon
Rosco Gordon Just a Little Bit 1960 VeeJay
21 recordlabel: Argo 5359
chartposition: RandB #2 (1 week), US #33
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Billy Davis [Roquel Davis], Berry Gordy and Gwen Gordy
album: At Last!
Etta James All I Could Do Was Cry 1960 Argo
22 recordlabel: Kent 45330
chartposition: RandB #2 (1 week)
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: King, Josea
B.B. King Sweet Sixteen (Pt. 1) 1960 Kent
23 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10135
chartposition: R&B #3 (4 weeks), US #1, UK #24
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
album: The Genius Hits the Road
Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind 1960 ABCParamount
24 recordlabel: Herald 552
chartposition: R&B #3 (2 weeks), US #1, UK #14
weeksinr&bchart: 18
writtenby: Maurice Williams
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs Stay 1960 Herald
25 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10118
chartposition: RandB #2 (1 week), US #40
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Henry Glover and Titus Turner
Ray Charles Sticks and Stones 1960 ABCParamount
26 recordlabel: United Artists 208
chartposition: R&B #2 (1 week), US #9, UK #35
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Berry Gordy & Mikaljon
Marv Johnson I Love the Way You Love 1960 United Artists
27 recordlabel: Keen 82112
chartposition: R&B #2 (2 weeks), US #12, UK #27
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert & Lou Adler
Sam Cooke Wonderful World 1960 Keen
28 recordlabel: Imperial 5675
chartposition: R&B #2 (1 week), US #6, UK #19
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), Dave Bartholomew & Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry)
album: Million Sellers by Fats
Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans 1960 Imperial
29 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 45-10075
chartposition: R&B #3 (3 weeks), US #14, UK #45
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Lloyd Price & Harold Logan
Lloyd Price Lady Luck 1960 ABCParamount
30 recordlabel: Brunswick 55166
chartposition: R&B #3 (1 week), US #4
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Camille Saint-Saëns (as Saint-Saëns), Johnny Lehman & Herb Miller
Jackie Wilson Night 1960 Brunswick
31 recordlabel: Minit 607
chartposition: R&B #3 (1 week), US #28
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Jessie Hill
Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo 1960 Minit
32 recordlabel: Jurny 501
chartposition: RandB #3 (1 week)
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Jon Thomas
Jon Thomas & Orchestra Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me) 1960 Jurny
33 recordlabel: Columbia 41628
chartposition: RandB #5, US #30
weeksinr&bchart: 18
writtenby: Ray Bryant and Eddie Morrison
comments: [instrumental]
Ray Bryant Combo Madison Time 1960 Columbia
34 recordlabel: Argo 5368
chartposition: RandB #5, US #34
weeksinr&bchart: 17
writtenby: Eddie Bo (as Edwin Bocage) and Paul Gayten
album: At Last!
Etta James My Dearest Darling 1960 Argo
35 recordlabel: Peacock 1697
chartposition: RandB #3 (1 week), US #43
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Don Robey (as Deadric Malone)
comments: [instrumental]
James Booker Gonzo 1960 Peacock
36 recordlabel: Duke 327
chartposition: RandB #9, US #71
weeksinr&bchart: 18
writtenby: Don Robey (as Deadric Malone)
album: Two Steps from the Blues
Bobby Bland Cry, Cry, Cry 1960 Duke
37 recordlabel: Legrand 1003
chartposition: R&B #5, US #6, UK #16
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
Gary U.S. Bonds New Orleans 1960 Legrand
38 recordlabel: King 5356
chartposition: RandB #6, US #38
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Jon Thomas
Little Willie John Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me) 1960 King
39 recordlabel: Federal 12370
chartposition: RandB #7, US #33
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Lowman Pauling
album: Think!
James Brown Think 1960 Federal
40 recordlabel: Atlantic 2050
chartposition: R&B #4, US #16
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Drifters This Magic Moment 1960 Atlantic
41 recordlabel: King 5171
chartposition: RandB #6, US #28
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Hank Ballard
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters The Twist 1960 King
42 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 45-10123
chartposition: R&B #5, US #19
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Lloyd Price & Harold Logan
Lloyd Price Question 1960 ABCParamount
43 recordlabel: Kent 346
chartposition: RandB #8
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: B.B. King
B.B. King Partin' Time 1960 Kent
44 recordlabel: Check 103
chartposition: RandB #4
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Ronald Dean Badger, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Bob Geddins (as Robert L. Geddins)
Sugar Pie DeSanto I Want to Know 1960 Check
45 recordlabel: Prestige 180
chartposition: RandB #5, US #36
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: David A. Mann, Arthur Kent and Redd Evans
Etta Jones Don't Go to Strangers 1960 Prestige
46 recordlabel: Imperial 5704
chartposition: R&B #7, US #14 UK #32
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew
album: Million Sellers by Fats
Fats Domino My Girl Josephine 1960 Imperial
47 recordlabel: King 45-5799
chartposition: RandB #11, US #100
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: Sonny Thompson
Little Willie John Let Them Talk 1960 King
48 recordlabel: Paramount 10062
chartposition: RandB #6, US #43
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Harold Logan and Lloyd Price
comments: US B side to Come Into My Heart
Lloyd Price Won't Cha Come Home 1960 Paramount
49 recordlabel: Chess 1760
chartposition: RandB #6, US #52
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Etta James and Harvey Fuqua
Etta James & Harvey If I Can't Have You 1960 Chess
50 recordlabel: Ric 972
chartposition: R&B #9, US #3
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Reggie Hall (as Reginald Hall) & Joe Jones
Joe Jones You Talk Too Much 1960 Ric
51 recordlabel: Dade 1804
chartposition: RandB #8, US #84
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Rozier
Nat Kendrick & the Swans (Do the) Mashed Potatoes 1960 Dade
52 recordlabel: Columbia 41793
chartposition: R&B #10
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: Curtis Lewis
album: Aretha (with the Ray Bryant Combo)
Aretha Franklin Today I Sing the Blues 1960 Columbia
53 recordlabel: Mercury 71660
chartposition: R&B #7, US #23
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Clyde McPhatter & Jimmy Oliver
album: Ta Ta!
Clyde McPhatter Ta Ta 1960 Mercury
54 recordlabel: Promo 1002
chartposition: R&B #8, US #5
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Phil Medley
Jimmy Charles A Million to One 1960 Promo
55 recordlabel: Hi 2026
chartposition: R&B #9, US #11, UK #32
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
album: Solid and Raunchy
Bill Black's Combo Don't Be Cruel 1960 Hi
56 recordlabel: Cub 9067
chartposition: R&B #8, US #3, UK #1
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Fred Tobias & Clint Ballard Jr.
Jimmy Jones Good Timin 1960 Cub
57 recordlabel: King 45-5394
chartposition: R&B #10, US #13
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Earl Burnett & Adam Geibel
Little Willie John Sleep 1960 King
58 recordlabel: Mercury 71722
chartposition: R&B #5, US #24, UK #50
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer
Brook Benton Fools Rush in (Where Angels Fear to Tread) 1960 Mercury
59 recordlabel: Atlantic 2062
chartposition: RandB #9, US #54
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Drifters Lonely Winds 1960 Atlantic
60 recordlabel: Old Town 1076
chartposition: R&B #11, US #7, UK #15
writtenby: Carl Spencer & Henry Glover
Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance 1960 Old Town
61 recordlabel: Donna 1315
chartposition: R&B #11, US #7
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Ron Holden
Ron Holden Love You So 1960 Donna
62 recordlabel: Federal 12369
chartposition: R&B #15, US #15
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: James Brown
album: Think!
James Brown I'll Go Crazy 1960 Federal
63 recordlabel: Verve 10209
chartposition: R&B #6, US #27, UK #19
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
Ella Fitzgerald Mack the Knife 1960 Verve
64 recordlabel: Brunswick 55170
chartposition: RandB #10, US #32
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Bob Hamilton and Tom King
Jackie Wilson Am I the Man 1960 Brunswick
65 recordlabel: Sue 735
chartposition: RandB #5, US #82
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Ike Turner
album: The Soul of Ike and Tina Turner
Ike & Tina Turner I Idolize You 1960 Sue
66 recordlabel: End 1060
chartposition: RandB #14, US #24
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Bob Smith
Little Anthony & the Imperials Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko Bop 1960 End
67 recordlabel: Scepter 1208
chartposition: RandB #14, US #39
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Luther Dixon and Shirley Owens
album: Tonight's the Night
Shirelles Tonight's the Night 1960 Scepter
68 recordlabel: DeLuxe 6189
chartposition: RandB #17, US #104
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: James and Gibson
Annie Laurie If You're Lonely 1960 DeLuxe
69 recordlabel: Atlantic 2068
chartposition: RandB #13
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Lowman Pauling
album: Ray Charles in Person
Ray Charles Tell the Truth 1960 Atlantic
70 recordlabel: Mercury 71563
chartposition: R&B #15, US #8, UK #11
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Will Grosz (as Hugh Williams) & Jimmy Kennedy
Platters Harbor Lights 1960 Mercury
71 recordlabel: Imperial 5687
chartposition: R&B #8, US #15, UK #45
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
album: Million Sellers by Fats
Fats Domino Three Nights a Week 1960 Imperial
72 recordlabel: United Artists 273
chartposition: RandB #7, UK #58
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.) and Toni McKnight
Marv Johnson Happy Days 1960 United Artists
73 recordlabel: Brunswick 55170
chartposition: R&B #20, US #8, UK #50
writtenby: Johnny Lehman
Jackie Wilson Alone at Last 1960 Brunswick
74 recordlabel: VeeJay 333
chartposition: RandB #10, US #37
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Jimmy Reed
Jimmy Reed Baby, What Do You Want Me to Do 1960 VeeJay
75 recordlabel: Amy 804
chartposition: RandB 14, US #23
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Al Brown
Al Brown's Tunetoppers with Cookie Brown The Madison 1960 Amy
76 recordlabel: Atco 6168
chartposition: RandB #14, US #51
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Billy Guy
album: Coast Along with the Coasters
mpcode: YHLWameumQY
Coasters Wake Me, Shake Me 1960 Atco
77 recordlabel: Federal 12370
chartposition: RandB #14, US #86
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: James Brown
album: Think!
comments: B side to Think
James Brown with Bea Ford You've Got the Power 1960 Federal
78 recordlabel: Duke 318
chartposition: RandB #9
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Don Robey (as Deadric Malone)
album: Two Steps from the Blues
Bobby Bland Lead Me On 1960 Duke
79 recordlabel: Atlantic 2052
chartposition: RandB #10, US #62
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Chuck Willis
mpcode: k8GkhW5EEq4
Ruth Brown Don't Deceive Me 1960 Atlantic
80 recordlabel: Signature 12026
chartposition: RandB #12
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Ray Bryant
Ray Bryant Trio Little Susie 1960 Signature
81 recordlabel: RCA 477644
chartposition: RandB #13, US #16
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Ella Robertson, Donald Robertson and Hal Blair
Della Reese Not One Minute More 1960 RCA
82 recordlabel: Kent 333
chartposition: RandB #8
weeksinr&bchart: 3
writtenby: B.B. King and Joe Josea
B.B. King Got a Right to Love My Baby 1960 Kent
83 recordlabel: VeeJay 357
chartposition: RandB #18, US #75
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Jimmy Reed
Jimmy Reed Hush-Hush 1960 VeeJay
84 recordlabel: United Artists 241
chartposition: R&B #12, US #20
weeksinr&bchart: 3
writtenby: Berry Gordy
Marv Johnson (You've Got To) Move Two Mountains 1960 United Artists
85 recordlabel: Parkway 813
chartposition: R&B #15, US #14
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Andy Gibson & Roy Alfred
album: Twist with Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker The Hucklebuck 1960 Parkway
86 recordlabel: Atlantic 2047
chartposition: RandB #17, US #95
weeksinr&bchart: 7
writtenby: Joe Greene
album: The Genius of Ray Charles
Ray Charles Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' 1960 Atlantic
87 recordlabel: VeeJay 344
chartposition: RandB #10, US #70
weeksinr&bchart: 3
writtenby: Jesse Stone
Wade Flemons Easy Lovin' 1960 VeeJay
88 recordlabel: Atlantic 452087
chartposition: R&B #6, US #17, UK #28
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Drifters I Count the Tears 1960 Atlantic
89 recordlabel: Abner 1032
chartposition: RandB #10, US #33
weeksinr&bchart: 3
writtenby: Doris Troy (as Doris Payne) and Frank Augustus
album: How About That
Dee Clark How About That 1960 Abner
90 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10164
chartposition: RandB #10, US #28
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: Mitchell Parish and Heinz Roemheld
album: Dedicated to You
Ray Charles Ruby 1960 ABCParamount
91 recordlabel: Capitol Records 4393
chartposition: RandB #12
weeksinr&bchart: 4
writtenby: Ollie Jones
Nat King Cole & Stan Kenton My Love 1960 Capitol...
92 recordlabel: MGM 12843
chartposition: RandB #13, US #48
weeksinr&bchart: 4
writtenby: Billy Smith
mpcode: clyde-mcphatter-let-s-try-again.mp3
Clyde McPhatter Let's Try Again 1960 MGM
93 recordlabel: Atlantic 2048
chartposition: RandB #13
weeksinr&bchart: 4
writtenby: Joe Morris
album: Saved
LaVern Baker Shake a Hand 1960 Atlantic
94 recordlabel: Capitol 4325
chartposition: RandB #15, US #92
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Nat King Cole
comments: US B side to Time and The River
Nat King Cole What 'Cha Gonna Do 1960 Capitol
95 recordlabel: Fire 1016
chartposition: RandB #15
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Elmore James, Morris Levy and Clarence Lewis
Elmo James & His Broomdusters The Sky Is Crying 1960 Fire
96 recordlabel: Mercury 71652
chartposition: R&B #21, US #16
writtenby: Brook Benton & Clyde Otis
album: Golden Hits
Brook Benton The Same One 1960 Mercury
97 recordlabel: Atco 6153
chartposition: RandB #29, US #36
weeksinr&bchart: 6
writtenby: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Coasters Run Red Run 1960 Atco
98 recordlabel: Value 213
chartposition: RandB #19, US #78
weeksinr&bchart: 7
writtenby: Oscar Straus
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes My Hero 1960 Value
99 recordlabel: Ace 577
chartposition: RandB #14
weeksinr&bchart: 4
writtenby: J. Joseph and Alvin Tyler
Joe & Ann Gee Baby 1960 Ace
100 recordlabel: Milestone 2003
chartposition: R&B #27, US #18
writtenby: West Tyler
Paradons Diamonds and Pearls 1960 Milestone

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