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 October 1, 1960
compiled and provided by

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week 9
It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
RCA - 5 weeks at No.1
4 / 7
week 3
My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis
MGM
2 / 4
week 6
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Parkway
5 / 5
week 7
Walk, Don't Run - Ventures
Dolton
3 / 2
week 10
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
Leader / London
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RCA
7 / 8
week 7
A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley
RCA
10 / -
week 2
Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
Era
8 / 6
week 17
Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
MGM
6 / 3
week 14
I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
Brunswick / Decca
 

"It's Now Or Never" based on the Italian song of the Neapolitan language, "O Sole Mio". In the late 1950s, while stationed in Germany with the U.S.Army, Presley heard this song. It's also likely that he was inspired to record this because of his fondness for Mario Lanza who had first popularized "Oh Sole Mio" to American audiences and who had died the year before "It's Now Or Never" was recorded. Released on July 5, 1960, "It's Now Or Never" became Elvis' biggest hit, it was a number one smash in almost all countries around the world. And it was also the largest global success of the year 1960 with a total of 10.981.000 points.

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