Top 20 R&B Singles, 1960


Have you sat around with friends and you hear a song and you try to remember when it was released and who was the original artist? Well this list is for you and your friends. Before Race Music started to be called Soul it was classified as R&B. These are the top twenty releases in 1960:

  1. Brook Benton “Kiddio/The Same One”
  2. Brook Benton/Dinah Washington “Baby (You've Got What It Takes)/I Do”
  3. Ike & Tina Turner “A Fool In Love/The Way You Love Me”
  4. Chubby Checker “The Twist/Toot”
  5. Sam Cooke “Chain Gang?I Fall In Love Every Day”
  6. Jackie Wilson “A Woman, A LLover, A Friend/(You Were Made For) All My Love”
  7. The Drifters “Save The Last Dance For Me/Nobody But Me”
  8. Jackie Wilson  “Night/Doggin' Around” (Doggin' was the chart hit)
  9. Ray Charles “Georgia On My Mind/Carry Me Back To Old Virginny”
  10. Dinah Washington “This Bitter Earth/I Understand”
  11. Jerry Butler “He will Break Your Heart/Thanks To You”
  12. Brook Benton/Dinah Washington “A Rockin' Good Way(To Mess Around And Fall In Love/I Believe”
  13. Etta James “My Dearest Darling/ tough Mary”
  14. Bill Black's Combo “White Silver Sands/The Wheel”
  15. Bobby Marchan “There's Something On Your Mind (Parts 1&2)”
  16. Etta James “All I Could Do Was Cry/Girl of My Dreams”
  17. Ray Charles and His Orchestra “Stick And Stones/Worried Life Blues”
  18. Rosco Gordon “Just A Little Bit/Goin' Home”
  19. Marv Johnson “I Love The Way You Love/Let Me Love You”
  20. Jimmy Jones “Handy Man/The Search Is Over”

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