Instead of a regular Top Ten @ 10, Alan Seltzer featured the Top 25 of 1960 as part of a Flashback special. Here’s the Top Ten songs from that year:
#10 “Save the Last Dance for Me” by The Drifters
#9 “Handy Man” by Jimmy Jones
#8 “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston
#7 “It’s Now or Never” by Elvis Presley
#6 “Night” by Jackie Wilson
#5 “Why” by Frankie Avalon
#4 “Alley-Oop” by Dante and the Evergreens
#3 “Cathy’s Clown” by The Everly Brothers
#2 “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
This video is from a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and features Chubby backed up with Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Julian Lennon, Billy Joel, Sean Lennon, Steve Winwood, Paul Schaefer, Will Lee, David Sanborn Sid McGinnis and Steve Jordan. By itself, this is a compelling argument why Chubby Checker should be inducted. Join this Facebook group to add your support.
…and #1 “The Theme From “A Summer Place’ “ by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
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