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Longest-running Billboard #1 singles from the 1960s


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Longest-running Billboard #1 singles from the 1960s

the Beatles in a studio portrait



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#44. Sugar, Sugar

Don Kirschner receives award for the best single of 1969 for the record ‘Sugar Sugar’



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#43. Honky Tonk Women

The Rolling Stones on a London street



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#42. Dizzy

Tommy Roe at EMI House in Manchester Square



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#41. Everyday People

“Sly & The Family Stone” pose for a portrait in 1968



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#40. This Guy’s in Love with You

American musician Herb Alpert playing a trumpet,



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#39. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Close up of Otis Redding in 1967



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#38. Daydream Believer

The Monkees seated in four director chairs with their logo on the back



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#37. The Letter

The Box Tops pose in Central Park, New York City



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#36. Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry performs on the Bobbie Gentry music series for BBC Television



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#35. Windy

Russ Giguere and Jim Yester at a recording session



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#34. Groovin’

Portrait of The Young Rascals



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#33. Somethin’ Stupid

Frank Sinatra performing with daughter Nancy Sinatra



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#32. Yesterday

The Beatles rehearse at alpha T.V. studios



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#31. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones on stage at Regal Cinema, Cambridge



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#30. Baby Love



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#29. There! I’ve Said It Again

Bobby Vinton during a TV appearance



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#28. Dominique

The singing nun performs on her guitar for two other nuns.



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#27. He’s So Fine

Still life of a 45 rpm record of the single ‘He’s So Fine’



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#26. Roses Are Red (My Love)

Bobby Vinton sitting and adjusting stereo equipment



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#25. Runaway

Del Shannon recording in a studio at a vintage microphone



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#24. Stuck on You

Elvis Presley performs in a television appearance



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#23. Get Back

The Beatles lined up in profile.



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#22. People Got to Be Free

The Rascals in an unspecified recording studio



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#21. Honey

Bobby Goldsboro, performing ‘Honey’



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#20. Love is Blue

View of a 7″ 45rpm single by Paul Mauriat that features ‘Love Is Blue’



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#19. To Sir With Love

Lulu performing on her own BBC TV show



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#18. Ballad of the Green Berets

Sleeve Of SSgt. Barry Sadler’s ‘The Ballad Of The Green Berets/Letter From Vietnam’



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#17. Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles pose with British p[olice wearing Bobby hats



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#16. Sugar Shack

Jimmy Gilmer performs with the Fireballs on a TV show



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#15. Big Girls Don’t Cry

The Four Seasons, circa 1963, playing instruments and singing



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#14. Sherry

The Four Seasons perform on stage



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#13. I Can’t Stop Loving You

Ray Charles performing at the Olympia in Paris



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#12. Big Bad John

Photo of Country Music singer Jimmy Dean



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#11. It’s Now or Never

Sergeant Elvis Presley at a Press Conference



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#10. Cathy’s Clown

The Everly Brothers sing during a TV appearance



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#9. In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)

Photo of Zager & Evans in studio



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#8. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)

The 5 members of the 5th Dimension perform onstage



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#7. Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Elvis in a publicitiy still holding a guitar



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#6. I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye with Barney Ales of Motown with gold discs of single ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’



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#5. I’m a Believer

The Monkees frolic on the beach for a photo shoot



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#4. I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles prepare to perform on a TV set



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#3. Tossin’ and Turnin’

Bobby Lewis posed with a microphone



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#2. Hey Jude

The Beatles wave to fans at an airport



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#1. Theme from A Summer Place

Bandleader Percy Faith makes notes on sheet music


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