Billboard’s Longest Running No. 1 Singles of the 1960s – KION546

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Longest-running Billboard No. 1 singles of the 1960s

the Beatles in a studio portrait



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#44. sugar sugar

Don Kirschner accepts the award for 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 is in love with you

American musician Herb Alpert playing the trumpet,



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#39. (Sittin’ On) The Quay of the Bay

Close-up of Otis Redding in 1967



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#38. Believing in reverie

The Monkees sitting in four director’s chairs with their logo on the back



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#37. The letter

The Box Tops pose in Central Park, New York



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#36. Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry stars on the Bobbie Gentry musical series for BBC Television



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#35. Windy

Russ Giguere and Jim Yester during a recording session



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#34. groove

Portrait of the Young Rascals



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#33. something stupid

Frank Sinatra playing with his daughter Nancy Sinatra



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#32. Yesterday

The Beatles rehearse at alpha TV studios



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#31. (I can’t get no) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones on stage at the Regal Cinema, Cambridge



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#30. Baby Love



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#29. The! I said it again

Bobby Vinton during a television appearance



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#28. Dominica

The singing nun plays her guitar for two other nuns.



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#27. He is so good

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



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#26. Roses are red (my love)

Bobby Vinton sitting and adjusting the stereo equipment



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#25. Run away

Del Shannon recording in a studio with a vintage microphone



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#24. stuck to you

Elvis Presley performs during a television appearance



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#23. Come back

The Beatles lined up in profile.



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#22. people should 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″ 45 rpm single by Paul Mauriat with ‘Love Is Blue’



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#19. To sir with love

Lulu performs on her own BBC TV show



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#18. Ballad of the Green Berets

Sleeve of SSgt. “The Ballad of the Green Berets / Letter from Vietnam” by Barry Sadler



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#17. I can’t buy myself love

The Beatles pose with British p[olicewearingBobbyhats[oliceportantdeschapeauxBobby[olicewearingBobbyhats



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#16. sugar shack

Jimmy Gilmer plays with the Fireballs in a TV show



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#15. Big girls don’t cry

The Four Seasons, around 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 in concert 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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#ten. Cathy’s Clown

The Everly Brothers sing during a TV appearance



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

Photo by Zager & Evans in studio



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#8. Aquarius/Let The Sun In (The Failures Of The Flesh)

The 5 members of the 5th Dimension perform on stage



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#seven. Are you alone tonight?

Elvis in an ad still holding a guitar



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#6. I heard it through the vine

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



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#5. I am a believer

The Monkees frolic on the beach for a photo op



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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. Turn and turn

Bobby Lewis posed with a microphone



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#2. Hey Jude

The Beatles greet fans at an airport



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#1. Theme of a summer place

Conductor Percy Faith takes notes on sheet music


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