Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 FEMALE SOLO SINGERS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. Patti Page - All My Love, The Tennessee Waltz, Mockin' Bird Hill,
    I Went to Your Wedding, The Doggie in the Window, Allegheny Moon
  2. Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now, My Happiness, Everybody's Somebody's Fool, My Heart Has a Mind of its Own, Where the Boys Are
  3. Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's, I'm Sorry, I Want to Be Wanted, Fool #1, All Alone Am I
  4. Kay Starr - Wheel of Fortune, Side By Side, If You Love Me (Really Love Me), Rock and Roll Waltz
  5. Doris Day - A Guy is a Guy, Secret Love; Whatever Will Be, Will Be
    (Que Sera, Sera); Everybody Loves a Lover
  6. Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had a Heart, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, (Theme from) Valley of the Dolls
  7. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You), Respect, Baby I Love You, Chain of Fools
  8. Teresa Brewer - Music! Music! Music!, Till I Waltz Again With You, Ricochet, A Tear Fell
  9. Jo Stafford - Shrimp Boats, You Belong to Me, Jambalaya,
    Make Love to Me!
  10. Rosemary Clooney - Come On-A My House, Half as Much, Hey There,
    This Ole House
  11. Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me, Have You Heard,
    Your Cheatin' Heart, How Important Can it Be?
  12. Petula Clark - Downtown, I Know a Place, My Love, This is My Song
  13. Dinah Washington - I Don't Hurt Anymore, What a Diff'rence a Day Makes, Unforgettable, This Bitter Earth
  14. Mary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You, You Beat Me to the Punch, Two Lovers, My Guy
  15. Georgia Gibbs - Kiss of Fire, Tweedlee Dee, Dance With Me Henry
  16. Lesley Gore - It's My Party, She's a Fool, You Don't Own Me
  17. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'; How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?; Sugartown
  18. Sarah Vaughan - Make Yourself Comfortable, Whatever Lola Wants, Broken-Hearted Melody
  19. Dusty Springfield - Wishin' and Hopin', You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Son-Of-A Preacher Man
  20. Ruth Brown - Teardrops From My Eyes, 5-10-15 Hours, (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  21. Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, Makin' Believe, Heartbreak U.S.A.
  22. Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry, At Last, Tell Mama
  23. LaVern Baker - Tweedlee Dee, Jim Dandy, I Cried a Tear
  24. Gale Storm - I Hear You Knocking, Teen Age Prayer, Dark Moon
  25. Dinah Shore - My Heart Cries For You, Sweet Violets
  26. Jaye P. Morgan - That's All I Want From You, The Longest Walk
  27. Eydie Gorme - You Need Hands, Blame it on the Bossa Nova
  28. Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes), B-A-B-Y
  29. Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces
  30. Peggy Lee - Lover, Fever
  31. Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time, Ride!
  32. Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean a Lot, Chapel in the Moonlight
  33. Annette - Tall Paul, O Dio Mio
  34. Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), You Better Sit Down Kids
  35. Barbra Streisand - People, Second Hand Rose
  36. Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star, Don't Bet Money Honey
  37. Connie Smith - Once a Day, Ain't Had No Lovin'
  38. Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger, Baby I'm Yours
  39. Anita Bryant - Paper Roses, In My Little Corner of the World
  40. Skeeter Davis - The End of the World, I Can't Stay Mad at You
  41. Sue Thompson - Sad Movies (Make Me Cry), Norman
  42. Della Reese - And That Reminds Me, Don't You Know
  43. Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind), Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)
  44. Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song, There Comes a Time
  45. Jackie DeShannon - What the World Needs Now is Love, Put a Little Love in Your Heart
  46. Timi Yuro - Hurt, What's a Matter Baby
  47. Debbie Reynolds - Tammy, Am I That Easy to Forget
  48. Gogi Grant - Suddenly There's a Valley, The Wayward Wind
  49. Maxine Brown - All in My Mind, Oh No Not My Baby
  50. Betty Johnson - I Dreamed, The Little Blue Man
  51. Jean Shepard - A Satisfied Mind, Beautiful Lies
  52. Shirley Ellis - The Nitty Gitty, The Name Game
  53. Little Eva - The Loco-Motion, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  54. Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, Yours
  55. Eartha Kitt - C'est Si Bon, Santa Baby
  56. Lulu - To Sir With Love, Best of Both Worlds
  57. June Valli - Crying in the Chapel, I Understand
  58. Connie Stevens - Sixteen Reasons, Mr. Songwriter
  59. Jane Morgan - Fascination, The Day the Rains Came
  60. Nancy Wilson - (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am; Face it Girl, it's Over
  61. Esther Phillips - Release Me, And I Love Him
  62. Vikki Carr - It Must Be Him, The Lesson
  63. Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him; Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love
  64. Mindy Carson - Candy and Cake, My Foolish Heart
  65. Sandy Posey - Born a Woman, Single Girl
  66. Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe, Fancy
  67. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts, When I'm Gone
  68. Eileen Rodgers - Miracle of Love, Treasure of Your Love
  69. Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose a Good Thing, Second Fiddle Girl
  70. Dottie West - Here Comes My Baby, Would You Hold it Against Me
  71. Baby Washington - That's How Heartaches Are Made, Leave Me Alone
  72. Kathy Linden - Billy; Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye
  73. Cathy Carr - Ivory Tower, First Anniversary
  74. Fontella Bass - Rescue Me, Recovery
  75. Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready; Sad, Sad Girl
  76. Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By, Summer Nights
  77. Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel, Johnny Loves Me
  78. Wanda Jackson - Let's Have a Party, In the Middle of a Heartache
  79. Tammy Wynette - D-I-V-O-R-C-E, Stand By Your Man
  80. Mama Cass - Dream a Little Dream of Me, It's Getting Better
  81. Faye Adams - Shake a Hand, Hurts Me to My Heart
  82. Jill Corey - I Love My Baby, Love Me to Pieces
  83. Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces, No
  84. Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours, Don't Touch Me
  85. Jan Howard - Evil on Your Mind, Bad Seed
  86. Nina Simone - I Loves You, Porgy; Ain't Got No; I Got Life
  87. Norma Jean - Go Cat Go, I Wouldn't Buy a Used Car From Him
  88. Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt, West of the Wall
  89. Damita Jo - I'll Be There, If You Go Away
  90. Patty Duke - Don't Just Stand There, Say Something Funny
  91. Bonnie Guitar - Dark Moon, Mister Fire Eyes
  92. Gloria Lynne - I Wish You Love, Watermelon Man
  93. Jody Miller - Queen of the House, Home of the Brave
  94. Gisele MacKenzie - Hard to Get, The Star You Wished Upon Last Night
  95. Betty Madigan - Joey, Dance Everyone Dance
  96. Ketty Lester - Love Letters, But Not For Me
  97. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More), You Talk
    About Love
  98. Joanie Sommers - One Boy, Johnny Get Angry
  99. Irma Thomas - Don't Mess With My Man, Wish Someone Would Care
  100. Diane Renay - Navy Blue, Kiss Me Sailor

Solo female vocalists in all areas of music (pop, rhythm and blues, country, jazz, folk, etc.) are included on this list. Any female lead singer or member of a group or duo is ineligible for inclusion, qualifying instead for the Top 100 Music Groups and/or Music Duos lists. Rankings are based on the popularity of each artist during the period of 1950 through 1969.





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