R&B Hits 1959-1965

Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1959
1. STAGGER LEE - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
2. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME - Brook Benton (Mercury)
3. KANSAS CITY - Wilbert Harrison (Fury)
4. LONELY TEARDROPS - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
5. PERSONALITY - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
6. I CRIED A TEAR - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)
7. TRY ME (I Need You) - James Brown & the Famous Flames (Federal)
8. THERE GOES MY BABY - Drifters (Atlantic)
9. WHAT'D I SAY - Bay Charles (Atlantic)
10. THANK YOU PRETTY BABY - Brook Benton (Mercury)
11. THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND - Big Jay McNeely (Swingin')
12. YOU'RE SO FINE - Falcons (Unart)
13. I LOVES YOU PORGY - Nina Simone (Bethlehem)
14. SO FINE - Fiestas (Old Town)
15. (NIGHT TIME IS) THE RIGHT TIME - Ray Charles (Atlantic)
16. I'M GONNA GET MARRIED - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
17. CHARLIE BROWN - Coasters (Atco)
18. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - Platters (Mercury)
19. POISON IVY - Coasters (Atco)
20. 16 CANDLES - Crests (Coed)
21. I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME - Fats Domino (Imperial)
22. THAT'S WHY- Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
23. BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - Johnny Horton (Columbia)
24. NOBODY BUT YOU - Dee Clark (Abner)
25. PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE - Eugene Church (Class)
26. A LOVER'S QUESTION - Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)
27. EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA - Sam Cooke (Keen)
28. SEA OF LOVE - Phil Phillips (Mercury)
29. WHAT A DIFF'RENCE A DAY MAKES - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
30. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - Flamingos (End)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1960
1. KIDDIO - Brook Benton (Mercury)
2. BABY - Brook Benton & Dinah Washington (Mercury)
3. A FOOL IN LOVE - Ike & Tina Turner (Sue)
4. THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
5. CHAIN GANG - San Cooke (RCA Victor)
6. MONEY - Barrett Strong (Anma)
7. LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (King)
8. FINGER POPPIN' TIME - Rank Ballard & the Midnighters (King)
9. A WOMAN, A LOVER, A FRIEND - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
10. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - Drifters (Atlantic)
11. DOGGIN' AROUND - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
12. GEORGIA ON MY MIND - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
13. THIS BITTER EARTH - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
14. FANNIE MAE - Buster Brown (Fire)
13. HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART - Jerry Butler (Wee Jay)
16. A ROCKIN' GOOD WAY - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
17. MY DEAREST DARLING - Etta James (Argo)
18. WHITE SILVER SANDS - Bill Black's Combo (Hi)
19. THERE'S SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND - Bobby Marchan (Fire)
20. ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY - Etta James (Argo)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1961
1. TOSSIN' AND TURNIN' - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)
2. IT'S GONNA WORK OUT FINE - Ike & Tina Turner (Sue)
3. DON'T CRY NO MORE - Bobby Bland (Duke)
4. HIDEAWAY - Freddy King (Federal)
5. SHOP AROUND - Miracles (Tamla)
6. MY TRUE STORY - Jive Five (Beltone)
7. I LIKE IT LIKE THAT - Chris Kenner (Instant)
8. STAND BY ME - Ben E. King (Atco)
9. MOTHER-IN-LAW - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)
10. ALL IN MY MIND - Maxine Brown (Nomar)
11. I PITY THE FOOL - Bobby Bland (Duke)
12. EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART - Pips (Wee Jay)
13. BABY, YOU'RE RIGHT - James Brown (King)
14. LAST NIGHT - Mar-Keys (Satellite)
15. FOR MY BABY - Brook Bentom (Mercury)
16. BOLL WEEVIL SONG - Brook Benton (Mercury)
17. HIT THE ROAD JACK - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
18. I DON'T MIND James Brown (King)
19. YA-YA - Lee Dorsey (Fury)
20. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW - Shirelles (Scepter)
21. ONE MINT JULEP - Ray Charles (Impulse)
22. BLUE MOON - Marcels (Colpix)
23. QUARTER TO THREE - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (LeGrand)
24. AT LAST - Etta James (Argo)
25. RAINDROPS - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)
26. PONY TIME - (hubby Checker (Parkway)
27. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY - Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay)
28. DADDY'S HOME - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)
29. THINK TWICE Brook Benton (Mercury)
30. PLEASE MR, POSTMAN - Marvelettes (Tamla)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1962
1. SOUL TWIST - King Curtis (Enjoy)
2. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU - Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount)
3. TWIST AND SHOUT - Isley brothers (Wand)
4. BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)
5. LOST SOMEONE - James Brown & the Famous Flames (King)
6. MASHED POTATO TIME - Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo)
7. ANY DAY NOW - Chuck Jackson (Wand)
8, SNAP YOUR FINGERS - Joe Henderson (Todd)
9. PARTY LIGHTS - Claudine Clark (Chancellor)
10. YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - Barbara Lynn (Jamie)
11. DUKE OF EARL - Gene (Duke of Earl) Chandler (Vee Jay)
12. TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)
13. SOMETHING'S GOT A HOLD ON ME - Etta James (Argo)
14. I KNOW - Barbara George (AFO)
15. SOLDIER BOY - Shirelles (Scepter)
16. I NEED YOUR LOYIN' - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford (Fire)
17. NIGHT TRAIN - James Brown & the Famous Flames (King)
18. THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU - Mary Wells (Motown)
19. THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
20. DON'T PLAY THAT SONG - Ben E. King (Atco)
21. LOVE LETTERS - Ketty Lester (Era)
22. LETTER FULL OF TEARS - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury)
23. GREEN ONIONS - Booker T. & the MG's (Stax)
24. LOCO-MOTION - Little Eva (Dimension)
25. SHERRY - Four Seasons (Vee Jay)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1963
1. PART TIME LOVE - Little Johnny Taylor (Galaxy)
2. MOCKINGBIRD - Inez Foxx (Symbol)
3. BABY WORKOUT - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
4. FINGERTIPS (Part II) - Little Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
3. HEAT WAVE - Martha & the Vandellas (Gordy)
6, PRIDE AND JOY - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
7. THE LOVE OF MY MAN - Theola Gilgore (Serock)
8. CRY BABY - Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters (United Artists)
9. YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME - Miracles (Tamla)
10. HELLO STRANGER - Barbara Lewis (Atlantic)
11. JUST ONE LOOK - Doris Troy (Atlantic)
12. THE MONKEY TIME - Major Lance (Okeb)
13. THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS - Bobby Bland (Duke)
14. OUR DAY WILL COME - Ruby & The Romantics (Kapp)
15. HE'S SO FINE - Chiffons (Laurie)
16. IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY - Jimmy Soul (S.P.Q.R.)
17. TWO LOVERS - Mary Wells (Motown)
18. EASIER SAID THAN DONE - Essex (Roulette)
19. MICKEY'S MONKEY .- Miracles (Tamla)
20. WALK LIKE A MAN - Four Seasons (Vee Jay)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1964
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Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1965
1. I CAN'T HELP MYSELF - Four Tops (Motown)
2, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)
3. SHOTGUN - Jr. Walker & the All Stars (Soul)
4. I DO LOVE YOU - Billy Stewart (Chess)
5. YES, I'M READY - Barbara Mason (Arctic)
6. PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG - James Brown (King)
7. THE TRACK OF MY TEARS - Miracles (Tamla)
8. WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT - Little Milton (Checker)
9. TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT - Solomon Burke (Atlantic)
10. I'LL BE DOGGONE - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
11. NOTHING CAN STOP ME - Gene Chandler (Constellation)
12. DON'T MESS UP A GOOD THING - Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure (Checker)
13. MY GIRL - Temptations (Gordy)
14. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE - Supremes (Motown)
15. OO WEE BABY I LOVE YOU - Fred Hughes (Vee Jay)
16. NOWHERE TO RUN - Martha & the Vandellas (Gordy)
17. SINCE I LOST MY BABY - Temptations (Gordy)
18. IT'S A MAN DOWN THERE - G. L. Crockett (Brothers)
19. OOO BABY BABY - Miracles (Tamla)
20. BABY I'M YOURS - Barbara Lewis (Atlantic)
21. IT'S THE SAME OLD SONG - Four Tops (Motown)
22. GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND - Solomon Burke (Atlantic)
23. BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN - Supremes (Motown)
24. AGENT OO SOUL - Edwin Starr (Ric Tic)
25. IT'S GROWING - Temptations (Gordy)
26. THE "IN" CROWD - Ramsey Lewis Trio (Cadet)
27. SHAKE - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)
28. SITTING IN THE PARK - Billy Stewart (Chess)
29. TWINE TIME - Alvin Cash & The Crawlers (Mar-V-Lus )
30. YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY - O. V. Wright (Back Beat)



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