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 July 30, 1960
compiled and provided by

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1 / 3
week 5
I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
Brunswick / Decca - 2 weeks at No.1
2 / 4
week 8
Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
MGM
6 / 9
week 3
Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
Monument
3 / 2
week 6
Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
Lyte
new.JPG (991 bytes) Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
Leader / London
4 / 1
week 13
Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers
Warner Bros.
5 / 5
week 11
Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones
Cub
new.JPG (991 bytes) When Will I Be Loved - Everly Brothers
London / Cadence
9 / 7
week 3
Mule Skinner Blues - Fendermen
Soma
7 / 6
week 5
Because They're Young - Duane Eddy
Jamie
 

Brenda Lee recorded the song early in 1960, but her label held it from release for several months out of concern that a 15 year-old girl was not mature enough to sing about unrequited love. When the song finally was released on April 30, 1960, it was considered to be the flip side of the more uptempo "That's All You Gotta Do". Although the latter was a chart success in its own right, reaching no.6 in the United States, it was "I'm Sorry" that became the big smash hit and the standard. The languishing love ballad jumped at the top position in the United States and went to no.7 in Canada, no.12 in United Kingdom, no.25 in Germany, no.2 in Belgium and no.14 in the Netherlands.

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