Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 26, 1960
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 5
Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
Philips / Columbia - 4 weeks at No.1
2 / 3
week 6
He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves
RCA Victor
4 / 7
week 3
Wild One - Bobby Rydell
3 / 2
week 12
Running Bear - Johnny Preston
7 / 4
week 8
Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
5 / 6
week 5
What In The World's Come Over You - Jack Scott
Top Rank
8 / 10
week 4
Harbor Lights - Platters
10 / 8
week 6
Let It Be Me - Everly Brothers
London / Cadence
new.JPG (991 bytes) Delaware - Perry Como
new.JPG (991 bytes) Puppy Love - Paul Anka
ABC-Paramount / Columbia

"Theme From A Summer Place" was originally a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 film A Summer Place, which starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. It was recorded for the film as an instrumental by Hugo Winterhalter. Following its initial film appearance, the theme has been recorded by many artists in both instrumental and vocal versions, and has also appeared in a unmber of subsequent films and television programs. But the best-known cover version is the instrumental by Percy Faith. His recording of "Theme From A Summer Place" held the no.1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States for nine consecutive weeks, in United Kingdom it went to no.2. It won the Grammy Award for the Record Of The Year in 1961. This was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record Of The Year Grammy.

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