This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held from — The Billboard Hot chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During — the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio stations. Note : The year-end number-one singles for , and were " Surfin' U.
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In honor of Billboard magazine's th anniversary on Nov. The '60s was the first full decade of rock and roll, and the top twenty singles of the decade reflect a battle between old and new forms. Elvis Presley and Ray Charles , who helped lay the foundation for the explosion of rock and soul in the '50s, each appear on the list; so does the smooth doo-wop of the Four Seasons.
She emits a spectral trill, as confident and crestfallen as a death-row inmate. Poised to the brink of formality, the song moves with the utterly unhurried grace of a woman in a ball gown. Perfect composure is one way to keep the tears inside, after all. Sure, the official version released in moves and grooves just fine, especially with Brown doing double duty on the mic and on the drums. On the greatest stage in the world, Mr. The story is almost as romantic as that of the two lovers who sing it. With Alton Ellis crying eternal affection above a gentle, stuttering riddim, this is the perfect starry-eyed Jamaican wedding song, right? Not quite.
The swinging 60s might be more than half a century ago now, but their revolutionary impact still remains to this day. Whether you were Team Beatles or Team Stones, the two bands still stand as arguably the biggest this country has ever produced, but there were more to these years than just John and Jagger. From the hit machine and conveyor belt of in-house stars produced by Motown to the burgeoning, melon-twisting dawn of psychedelia, it was a decade of exploration and experimentation. Cash boosted it with the mariachi horns that give it its overriding, buoyant character. Although its chart performance was modest, the song has deservedly been covered on countless occasions by everyone from Jimmy Somerville to Leonard Cohen. Laughing Len once sang in a honey-smeared pop register before trilbies and dodgy accountants had taken their toll. OK, it nearly was.