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Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley was the biggest mover on the US Billboard Pop charts in the sixties. On August 31 it went from Number 81 to 7 in one week. But Jeannie C. Riley didn't reach number one until September 21. The other biggest movers in the sixties were Stuck On You with Elvis Presley, Cathy's Clown with Everly Brothers, Ain't No Way with Aretha Franklin, and Eleanor Rigby also with Aretha Franklin.

Jeannie C. Riley became the first woman to have a single become a Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time.

People Got To Be Free - The Rascals 1. People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf 2. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano 3. Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley 4. Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
Hello, I Love You - The Doors 5. Hello, I Love You - The Doors
No cover available 6. (-) The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
No cover available 7. (-) 1,2,3, Red Light - 1910 Fruitgum Co.
No cover available 8. You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell
No cover available 9. I Can't Stop Dancing - Archie Bell And The Drells
Stay In My Corner - The Dells 10. Stay In My Corner - The Dells

Best Selling Records in USA

Billboard is the leading weekly American music magazine, founded way back in 1894. In 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and four years later, the first music Popularity Chart was calculated.

Since 1958, Billboard has published the Hot 100. The chart is frequently used as the standard measure for ranking songs in the United States. If not stated otherwise, Billboard is used when referring to U.S. chart positions on Ultimate 60s.

The Billboard Hot 100 combines single sales and radio airplay, and as of 2005 it also includes paid digital downloads from digital music stores.

A- and-B-sides charted separately from 1958 and onward (with the initiation of the Hot 100 in 1958). But starting with the Hot 100 chart for the week ending November 29, 1969, this rule was altered. If both sides of a record received significant airplay, they were listed together.

The "Billboard 200" survey is the corresponding chart for album sales.

Top Singles on Billboard During the Sixties

Pos Artist Title
1. Percy Faith And His Orchestra Theme From a Summer Place
2. The Beatles Hey Jude
3. Bobby Lewis Tossin' And Turnin'
4. The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand
5. The Monkees I'm a Believer
6. Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
7. The 5th Dimension Aquarious / Let The Sunshine In
8. Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight?
9. Zager And Evans In The Year 2525
10. Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never
11. Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You
12. Paul Maurait and His Orchestra Love Is Blue
13. lulu To Sir With Love
14. The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown
15. The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry
16. Jimmy Dean Big Bad John
17. Jimmy Gilmer And the Fireballs Sugar Shack
18. Bobby Goldsboro Honey
19. The Rascals People Got To Be Free
20. The Four Seasons Sherry
21. SSgt. Barry Sadler Ballad Of Green Berets
22. The Beatles with Billy Preston Get Back
23. The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
24. The Archies Sugar Sugar
25. Sly And the Family Stone Everyday People
26. Del Shannon Runaway
27. Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
28. Elvis Presley Stuck On You
29. The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
30. Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love)

Top Artists on Billboard All Times (Most Top 10 Hits)

Pos Artist No of Hits
1 Elvis Presley 38
1 Madonna 38
3 The Beatles 34
4 Rihanna 30
5 Michael Jackson 28
5 Stevie Wonder 28
7 Janet Jackson 27
7 Elton John 27
7 Mariah Carey 27
10 The Rolling Stones 23
10 Whitney Houston 23
10 Paul McCartney 23

Elvis Presley's hits include songs from before Hot 100 and 1958. Counting only songs on Hot 100, Elvis had 25 hits. The Beatles last hit was Free as a Bird in 1995. Madonna scored her 38th and most recent top 10 with Give Me All Your Luvin' in 2012.

The list was last updated May 3, 2017

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