#1 Hits by One-Hit Wonders from the 1960s

There were 20 one-hit wonder songs that reached the top of the U.S. charts in the 1960s.
Here they are in chronological order.

Teen Angel

by Mark Dinning

#1 on Feb 8, 1960


Alley Oop

 

by The Hollywood Argyles

#1 on Jul 11, 1960


Mr. Custer

 

by Larry Verne

#1 on Oct 10, 1960


Stay

 

by Maurice Williams

#1 on Nov 21, 1960


Mother-In-Law

 

by Ernie K-Doe

#1 on 22-May-1961


Hey! Baby

 

by Bruce Channel

#1 on 10-Mar-1962


Stranger On The Shore

 

by Mr. Acker Bilk

#1 on 26-May-1962


Telstar

 

by The Tornados

#1 on 22-Dec-1962


Sukiyaki

 

by Kyu Sakamoto

#1 on 15-Jun-1963


Dominique

 

by The Singing Nun

#1 on 7-Dec-1963


Ringo

 

by Lorne Greene

#1 on 8-Feb-1960


Eve Of Destruction

 

by Barry McGuire

#1 on 25-Sep-1965


Winchester Cathedral

 

by New Vaudeville Band

#1 on 3-Dec-1966


Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)

 

by John Fred and His Playboy Band

#1 on 20-Jan-1968


Green Tambourine

 

by The Lemon Pipers

#1 on 3-Feb-1968


Love is Blue

 

by Paul Mauriat

#1 on 10-Feb-1968


Grazing In The Grass

 

by Hugh Masekela

#1 on 20-Jul-1968


Harper Valley PTA

 

by Jeannie C. Riley

#1 on 21-Sep-1968


In the Year 2525

 

by Zager and Evans

#1 on 12-Jul-1969


Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

 

by Steam

#1 on 6-Dec-1969

 

 

Here are more than 400 other one-hit wonders from the 1960’s that didn’t reach #1.

 

7 and 7 is – Love – 1966
A Little Bit of Soap – The Jarmels – 1961
A Million to One – Jimmy Charles – 1960
A Question of Temperature – The Balloon Farm – 1968
A Walk in the Black Forest – Horst Jankowski – 1965
A Wonderful Dream – The Majors – 1962
Abraham, Martin and John – Moms Mabley – 1969
Al Di La – Emilio Pericoli – 1962
All Along the Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – 1968
Alley Cat – Bent Fabric and his Piano – 1962
Alley Oop – Dante & the Evergreens – 1960
Almost Persuaded – David Houston – 1966
An Open Letter to My Teenage Son – Victor Lundberg – 1967
Angel Baby – Rosie and the Originals – 1961
Angel of the Morning – Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts – 1968
Angel on My Shoulders – Shelby Flint – 1961
Angela Jones – Johnny Ferguson – 1960
Apache – Jørgen Ingmann and his Guitar – 1961
Asia Minor – Kokomo – 1961
Baby Blue – The Echoes – 1961
Baby It’s You – Smith – 1969
Baby Sittin’ Boogie – Buzz Clifford – 1961
Baby the Rain Must Fall – Glenn Yarbrough – 1965
Baby, Come Back – The Equals – 1968
Baby, Oh Baby – The Shells – 1961
Back on the Street Again – The Sunshine Company – 1967
Barbara – The Temptations – 1960
Barefootin’ – Robert Parker – 1966
Batman Theme – Neal Hefti – 1966
Beautiful People – Kenny O’Dell – 1967
Better Tell Him No – The Starlets – 1961
Birthday – Underground Sunshine – 1969
Birthday Party – The Pixies Three – 1963
Black Is Black – Los Bravos – 1966
Black Pearl – The Checkmates, LTD. – 1969
Blue’s Theme – Davie Allan and the Arrows – 1967
Bobby’s Girl – Marcie Blane – 1962
Bongo Stomp – Little Joey and the Flips – 1962
Born Free – The Hesitations – 1968
Bust Out – The Busters – 1963
But It’s Alright – J.J. Jackson – 1966
California Sun – The Rivieras – 1964
Caroline, No – Brian Wilson – 1966
Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Sounds Orchestral – 1965
Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Vince Guaraldi Trio – 1963
Charade – Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra – 1964
Cinderella – Jack Ross – 1962
Cinnamon Cinder – The Pastel Six – 1963
Classical Gas – Mason Williams – 1968
Close to Cathy – Mike Clifford – 1962
Color Him Father – The Winstons – 1969
Come on Down to My Boat – Every Mother’s Son – 1967
Concrete and Clay – Eddie Rambeau – 1965
Concrete and Clay – Unit 4 + 2 – 1965
Cool Jerk – The Capitols – 1966
Count Every Star – Donnie and the Dreamers – 1961
Cry to Me – Betty Harris – 1963
Daddy’s Home – Shep and the Limelites – 1961
Day of Decision – Johnny Sea – 1966
Dear One – Larry Finnegan – 1962
Denise – Randy & the Rainbows – 1963
Diamonds and Pearls – The Paradons – 1960
Did You See Her Eyes – The Illusion – 1969
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead – The Fifth Estate – 1967
Dirty Water – The Standells – 1966
Do It Again a Little Bit Slower – Jon and Robin and the In-Crowd – 1967
Do You Love Me – The Contours – 1962
Does Your Mama Know About Me – Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers – 1968
Don’t Go Near the Indians – Rex Allen – 1962
Don’t Go to Strangers – Etta Jones – 1960
Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Bobby McClure – 1965
Don’t Think Twice – The Wonder Who – 1965
Doubleshot Of My Baby’s Love – The Swingin’ Medallions – 1966
Echo Park – Keith Barbour – 1969
El Watusi – Ray Barretto – 1963
Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind – 1966
Everlasting Love – Robert Knight – 1967
Everyone’s Gone to the Moon – Jonathan King – 1965
Exodus – Eddie Harris – 1961
Fannie Mae – Buster Brown – 1960
Farmer John – The Premiers – 1964
Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – 1968
Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers – 1966
Fly Me to the Moon–Bossa Nova – Joe Harnell and his Orchestra – 1963
Foot Stompin’–Part 1 – The Flares – 1961
For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield – 1967
For Your Precious Love – Oscar Toney, Jr. – 1967
Forever – Peter Drake and his Talking Steel Guitar – 1964
Forever – The Little Dippers – 1960
Friday on My Mind – The Easybeats – 1967
From a Jack to a King – Ned Miller – 1963
Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Joe Hinton – 1964
Funny How Time Slips Away – Jimmy Elledge – 1962
Gallant Men – Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen – 1967
Get Together – The Youngbloods – 1969
Ghost Riders in the Sky – The Ramrods – 1961
Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ – Crazy Elephant – 1969
Ginnie Bell – Paul Dino – 1961
Girl Watcher – The O’Kaysions – 1968
Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey – 1965
Good Old Rock and Roll – Cat Mother & the All Night News Boys – 1969
Groovy Grubworm – Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies – 1969
Harlem Nocturne – The Viscounts – 1966
Haunted House – Jumpin’ Gene Simmons – 1964
Have I the Right? – The Honeycombs – 1964
Hawaii Tattoo – The Waikikis – 1965
Heart and Soul – The Cleftones – 1961
He’ll Have to Stay – Jeanne Black – 1960
Hello Hello – Sopwith Camel – 1967
Hello Walls – Faron Young – 1961
Here Comes the Judge – Pigmeat Markham – 1968
Here Comes the Judge – Shorty Long – 1968
Hey Joe – The Leaves – 1966
Hide and Go Seek–Part 1 – Bunker Hill – 1962
Hideaway – Freddy King – 1961
High-Heel Sneakers – Tommy Tucker – 1964
Hippy Hippy Shake – The Swinging Blue Jeans – 1964
History Repeats Itself – Buddy Starcher – 1966
Hootenanny – The Glencoves – 1963
Hot Pastrami – The Dartells – 1963
Hot Rod Lincoln – Charlie Ryan and the Timberlane Riders – 1960
Hot Rod Lincoln – Johnny Bond – 1960
Hot Smoke and Sassafras – Bubble Puppy – 1969
Hungry for Love – San Remo Golden Strings – 1965
Hypnotized – Linda Jones  – 1967
I Can’t Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree – Just Us – 1966
I Do – The Marvelows – 1965
I Got a Line on You – Spirit – 1969
I Got a Woman, Part 1 – Jimmy McGriff – 1962
I Just Don’t Understand – Ann-Margret – 1961
I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) – Barbara George – 1962
I Like It Like That, Part 1 – Chris Kenner – 1961
I Love You – People – 1968
I Love You – The Volume’s – 1962
I Need Your Loving – Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford – 1962
I Really Love You – The Stereos – 1961
I Remember You – Frank Ifield – 1962
I Sold My Heart to the Junkman – The Blue-Belles – 1962
I Wanna Love Him So Bad – The Jelly Beans – 1964
I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman – Whistling Jack Smith – 1967
I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie & the Hi-Lites – 1962
I Wish You Love – Gloria Lynne – 1964
I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight – Barry & the Tamerlanes – 1963
If I Had a Girl – Rod Lauren – 1960
If You Got to Make a Fool of Somebody – James Ray – 1962
I’m a Fool to Care – Joe Barry – 1961
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Madeline Bell – 1968
I’m Into Somethin’ Good – Earl-Jean – 1964
I’m the Girl On Wolverton Mountain – Jo Ann Campbell – 1962
Image of a Girl – The Safaris – 1960
In a Moment – The Intrigues – 1969
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly – 1968
Indian Reservation – Don Fardon – 1968
Israelites – Desmond Dekker and the Aces – 1969
It Takes Two – Kim Weston – 1967
It’s Alright – Adam Faith with The Roulettes – 1965
I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail – Buck Owens and The Buckaroos – 1965
Jamie – Eddie Holland – 1962
Jealous Kind of Fella – Garland Green – 1969
Jesus Is a Soul Man – Lawrence Reynolds – 1969
Johnny Get Angry – Joanie Sommers – 1962
Journey to the Center of the Mind – The Amboy Dukes – 1968
Just Come Home – Hugo and Luigi – 1960
Just Like Romeo and Juliet – The Reflections – 1964
Just One Look – Doris Troy – 1963
Keem-O-Sabe – The Electric Indian – 1969
Keep on Dancing – The Gentrys – 1965
Killer Joe – The Rocky Fellers – 1963
Land of a Thousand Dances – Cannibal & the Headhunters – 1965
Last Kiss – J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers – 1964
Last Night – The Mar-Keys – 1961
Leader of the Laundromat – The Detergents – 1965
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) – The Hombres – 1967
Let Me In – The Sensations – 1962
Let the Good Times Roll and Feels So Good – Bunny Sigler – 1967
Let the Little Girl Dance – Billy Bland – 1960
Let’s Go (Pony) – The Routers – 1962
Let’s Think About Living – Bob Luman – 1960
Letter from Sherry – Dale Ward – 1964
Liar, Liar – The Castaways – 1965
Lies – The Knickerbockers – 1966
Little Arrows – Leapy Lee – 1968
Little Band of Gold – James Gilreath – 1963
Little Bit O’ Soul – The Music Explosion – 1967
Little Girl – Syndicate of Sound – 1966
Little Honda – The Hondells – 1964
Little Ole Man (Uptight–Everything’s Alright) – Bill Cosby – 1967
Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You) – René y René – 1969
Look for a Star – Deane Hawley – 1960
Look for a Star – Garry Miles – 1960
Look for a Star – Garry Mills – 1960
Loop De Loop – Johnny Thunder – 1963
Lost Love – H.B. Barnum – 1961
Love (Can Make You Happy) – Mercy – 1969
Love Letters – Ketty Lester – 1962
Love Makes a Woman – Barbara Acklin – 1968
Love Makes the World Go Round – Deon Jackson – 1966
Love Power – The Sandpebbles – 1968
Love You So – Ron Holden – 1960
Lovers Island – The Blue Jays – 1961
MacArthur Park – Richard Harris – 1968
Make Believe – Wind – 1969
Mama Didn’t Lie – Jan Bradley – 1963
Mama Sing a Song – Stan Kenton – 1962
Maria Elena – Los Indios Tabajaras – 1963
Martian Hop – The Ran-Dells – 1963
Master Jack – Four Jacks and a Jill – 1968
May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose – Little Jimmy Dickens – 1965
Medicine Man – The Buchanan Brothers – 1969
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Cannonball Adderley – 1967
Mexico – Bob Moore and His Orchestra – 1961
Michelle – David and Jonathan – 1966
Midnight in Moscow – Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen – 1962
Midnight Mary – Joey Powers – 1964
Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl – Patty & the Emblems – 1964
Mockingbird – Inez and Charlie Foxx – 1963
Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong – 1960
Moonflight – Vik Venus – 1969
More – Kai Winding – 1963
More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Starecase – 1969
Morning Girl – The Neon Philharmonic – 1969
Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman – 1960
Mule Skinner Blues – The Fendermen – 1960
Music to Watch Girls By – Bob Crewe Generation – 1967
My Boomerang Won’t Come Back – Charlie Drake – 1962
My Girl Josephine – Jerry Jaye – 1967
My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami) – Robert Goulet – 1965
My Pledge of Love – Joe Jeffrey Group – 1969
Nag – The Halos – 1961
Naturally Stoned – The Avant-Garde – 1968
Next Plane to London – The Rose Garden – 1967
Niki Hoeky – P.J. Proby – 1967
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – The T-Bones – 1966
Nobody but Me – The Human Beinz – 1968
Nobody But You Babe – Clarence Reid – 1969
Nothing but a Heartache – The Flirtations – 1969
Oh How Happy – The Shades of Blue – 1966
On Top of Spaghetti – Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus – 1963
Once Upon a Time – Rochell and the Candles – 1961
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) – Barry Young – 1966
Oo Wee Baby, I Love You – Fred Hughes – 1965
Ooh Poo Pah Doo–Part II – Jessie Hill – 1960
Open the Door to Your Heart – Darrell Banks – 1966
Our Winter Love – Bill Pursell – 1963
Over the Rainbow – The Demensions – 1960
Part Time Love – Little Johnny Taylor – 1963
Party Lights – Claudine Clark – 1962
Pata Pata – Miriam Makeba – 1967
Penetration – The Pyramids – 1964
Percolator (Twist) – Billy Joe and the Checkmates – 1962
Pictures of Matchstick Men – Status Quo – 1968
Piece of My Heart – Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1968
Pipeline – The Chantays – 1963
Playboy – Gene and Debbe – 1968
Please Don’t Talk to the Lifeguard – Diane Ray – 1963
Please Help Me, I’m Falling – Hank Locklin – 1960
Please Love Me Forever – Cathy Jean and the Roommates – 1961
Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White – 1969
Pop Pop Pop-Pie – The Sherrys – 1962
Popsicles and Icicles – The Murmaids – 1964
Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee – 1961
Psychotic Reaction – Count Five – 1966
Pushin’ Too Hard – The Seeds – 1967
Quentin’s Theme – Charles Randolph Grean Sounde – 1969
Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) – Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus – 1968
Rama Lama Ding Dong – The Edsels – 1961
Reach Out of the Darkness – Friend & Lover – 1968
Reconsider Me – Johnny Adams – 1969
Remember Me – Rita Pavone – 1964
Remember Then – The Earls – 1963
Rhythm of the Rain – The Cascades – 1963
Rip Van Winkle – The Devotions – 1964
Rockin’ Little Angel – Ray Smith – 1960
Ruby Duby Du – Tobin Mathews and Co. – 1960
Sailor (Your Home Is the Sea) – Lolita – 1960
Sally Go ‘Round the Roses – The Jaynetts – 1963
Sandy – Larry Hall – 1960
Searching for My Love – Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces – 1966
Selfish One – Jackie Ross – 1964
Shaggy Dog – Mickey Lee Lane – 1964
Shame, Shame – The Magic Lanterns – 1968
Shangri-La – Robert Maxwell and His Harp and Orchestra – 1964
Shape of Things to Come – Max Frost and the Troopers – 1968
She’s the One – The Chartbusters – 1964
Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) – Ernie Maresca – 1962
Silver Threads and Golden Needles – The Springfields – 1962
Sit Down, I Think I Love You – The Mojo Men – 1967
Six Days on the Road – Dave Dudley – 1963
Skip a Rope – Henson Cargill – 1968
Small Sad Sam – Phil McLean – 1962
Smile a Little Smile for Me – The Flying Machine – 1969
Smoky Places – The Corsairs – 1962
Snap Your Fingers – Joe Henderson – 1962
Something in the Air – Thunderclap Newman – 1969
Somewhere, My Love – Ray Conniff – 1966
Stand By Me – Spyder Turner – 1967
Steal Away – Jimmy Hughes – 1964
Stick Shift – The Duals – 1961
Still – Bill Anderson – 1963
Sugar on Sunday – Clique – 1969
Summer Samba (So Nice) – Walter Wanderley – 1966
Summer Set – Monty Kelly – 1960
Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer – 1968
Sunshine Girl – Parade – 1967
Sweet Dreams – Tommy McLain – 1966
Sweet Inspiration – The Sweet Inspirations – 1968
Swingin’ on a Star – Big Dee Irwin – 1963
Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet – 1961
Talk Talk – The Music Machine – 1967
Talk to Me – Sunny & the Sunglows – 1963
Tar and Cement – Verdelle Smith – 1966
Teach Me Tonight – George Maharis – 1962
Tell Him – The Exciters – 1963
Testify – The Parliaments – 1967
That Stranger Used to Be My Girl – Trade Martin – 1962
That’s How Heartaches Are Made – Baby Washington – 1963
The Astronaut (Part 1 and 2) – Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) – 1961
The Ballad of Irving – Frank Gallop – 1966
The Birds and the Bees – Jewel Akens – 1965
The Boy from New York City – The Ad Libs – 1965
The Boy Next Door – The Secrets – 1963
The Cheater – Bob Kuban and the In-Men – 1966
The Dawn of Correction – The Spokesmen – 1965
The Duck – Jackie Lee – 1966
The Entertainer – Tony Clarke – 1965
The Funky Judge – Bull & the Matadors – 1968
The Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto – 1964
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Hugo Montenegro – 1968
The Graduation Song…Pomp and Circumstance – Adrian Kimberly – 1961
The Horse – Cliff Nobles and Co. – 1968
The Jam–Part 1 – Bobby Gregg and His Friends – 1962
The Jerk – The Larks – 1965
The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget – The Raindrops – 1963
The Letter – The Arbors – 1969
The Lonely Surfer – Jack Nitzsche – 1963
The Love of My Man – Theola Kilgore – 1963
The Madison – Al Brown’s Tunetoppers featuring Cookie Brown – 1960
The Madison Time–Part 1 – Ray Bryant Trio – 1960
The Men in My Little Girl’s Life – Mike Douglas – 1966
The Push and Kick – Mark Valentino – 1962
The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven – Chris Bartley – 1967
The Wedding – Julie Rogers – 1965
The Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge – 1969
Theme from Ben Casey – Valjean – 1962
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – The Casinos – 1967
There Was a Tall Oak Tree – Dorsey Burnette – 1960
There’s a Moon Out Tonight – The Capris – 1961
There’s Something on Your Mind – Bobby Marchan – 1960
They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! – Napoleon XIV – 1966
This Time – Troy Shondell – 1961
Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) – Little Caesar & the Romans – 1961
Three Hearts in a Tangle – Roy Drusky – 1961
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport – Rolf Harris – 1963
Till Death Do Us Part – Bob Braun – 1962
Till Then – The Classics – 1963
Tip Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me – Tiny Tim – 1968
Tobacco Road – The Nashville Teens – 1964
Tonight (Could Be the Night) – The Velvets – 1961
Torture – Kris Jensen – 1962
Tracy – The Cuff Links – 1969
Tracy’s Theme – Spencer Ross – 1960
Triangle – Janie Grant – 1961
Twine Time – Alvin Cash and the Crawlers – 1965
Village of Love – Nathaniel Mayer and the Fabulous Twilights – 1962
Walk on the Wild Side–Part 2 – Jimmy Smith – 1962
Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog – Norma Tanega – 1966
Washington Square – The Village Stompers – 1963
Water Boy – Don Shirley – 1961
We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet – Blues Magoos – 1967
We Love You Beatles – The Carefrees – 1964
We’ll Sing in the Sunshine – Gale Garnett – 1964
We’re Gonna Make It – Little Milton – 1965
What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) – The Tams – 1964
What’s Your Name – Don and Juan – 1962
When I Die – Motherlode – 1969
When She Needs Good Lovin’ – Chicago Loop – 1966
When We Get Married – The Dreamlovers – 1961
White on White – Danny Williams – 1964
Who Do You Love – The Sapphires – 1964
Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) – Barry Mann – 1961
Wiggle Wobble – Les Cooper and his Soul Rockers – 1963
Wild Thing – Senator Bobby – 1967
Wild Weekend – The Rebels – 1963
Will You Be Staying After Sunday – The Peppermint Rainbow – 1969
Wipe Out – The Surfaris’ – 1963
Wish Someone Would Care – Irma Thomas – 1964
Wolverton Mountain – Claude King – 1962
Wonderful Summer – Robin Ward – 1963
Yakety Sax – Boots Randolph – 1963
Yellow Balloon – The Yellow Balloon – 1967
Yellow Bird – Arthur Lyman – 1961
Yesterday, When I Was Young – Roy Clark – 1969
Yogi – The Ivy Three – 1960
You Better Move On – Arthur Alexander – 1962
You Can’t Sit Down, Part 2 – Philip Upchurch Combo – 1961
You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry – The Caravelles – 1963
You Talk Too Much – Joe Jones – 1960
You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) – Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville – 1965
You, I – The Rugbys – 1969
You’ll Lose a Good Thing – Barbara Lynn – 1962
Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night – Kenny Dino – 1961
You’re My World – Cilla Black – 1964
You’re the Reason – Bobby Edwards – 1961
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Silkie – 1965