Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to February 20, 1960
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1 / 1
week 7
Running Bear - Johnny Preston
Mercury - 3 weeks at No.1
2 / 4
week 4
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
MGM
7 / 10
week 3
Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
Cub
new.JPG (991 bytes) He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves
RCA Victor
new.JPG (991 bytes) Beyond The Sea (La Mer) - Bobby Darin
Atco / London
3 / 2
week 9
El Paso - Marty Robbins
Columbia / Fontana
4 / 3
week 9
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon
Swan
new.JPG (991 bytes) Let It Be Me - Everly Brothers
London / Cadence
6 / 5
week 10
Why - Frankie Avalon
Chancellor
5 / 7
week 3
Where Or When - Dion & The Belmonts
Laurie
 

"Running Bear", the lovely story about Running Bear, a 'young indian brave', and Little White Dove, an 'indian maid' was written by Jiles Perry 'The Big Bopper' Richardson in 1958. The version by Johnny Preston was released in August 1959, seven months after Richardson's death in the plane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. The song featured background vocals by Richardson, George Jones, and producer Bill Hall, who provided the indian chanting of 'uga uga' during the three verses, as well as the 'indian war cries' at the start and end of the record. "Running Bear" reached the no.1 positions in the United States and United Kingdom.

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