Top 100 Lists

OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie,
    All I Have to Do is Dream, Bird Dog, Problems, Cathy's Clown
  2. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Mockin' Bird Hill, How High the Moon,
    The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, Vaya Con Dios
  3. Jan and Dean - Baby Talk, Surf City, Dead Man's Curve,
    The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
  4. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound,
    I Am a Rock, Mrs. Robinson
  5. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',
    Unchained Melody, Ebb Tide, (You're My) Soul and Inspiration
  6. Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love, I Go to Pieces,
    Lady Godiva
  7. Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe, Baby Don't Go, The Beat Goes On
  8. Ferrante and Teicher - (Theme from) The Apartment, Exodus, Tonight
  9. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Your Precious Love, Ain't Nothing
    Like the Real Thing, You're All I Need to Get By
  10. Sam and Dave - Hold On! I'm a Comin', Soul Man, I Thank You
  11. Chad and Jeremy - Yesterday's Gone, A Summer Song,
    Willow Weep For Me
  12. Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in Love, It's Gonna Work Out Fine,
    Poor Fool
  13. Peaches and Herb - Let's Fall in Love, Close Your Eyes,
    Love is Strange
  14. Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High, Tell Me, Thou Shalt Not Steal
  15. Nino Tempo and April Stevens - Deep Purple, Whispering,
    All Strung Out
  16. James and Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet, Shake a Tail Feather,
    Let Love Come Between Us
  17. Paul and Paula - Hey Paula, Young Lovers
  18. Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk, Tear Drop
  19. The Wilburn Brothers - Trouble's Back in Town, Hurt Her Once For Me
  20. Jo Stafford and Frankie Laine - Hey, Good Lookin'; Hambone
  21. Mickey and Sylvia - Love is Strange, What Would I Do
  22. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Cabin on the Hill, The Ballad of
    Jed Clampett
  23. Dale and Grace - I'm Leaving it Up to You, Stop and Think it Over
  24. The Kalin Twins - When, Forget Me Not
  25. Patience and Prudence - Tonight You Belong to Me, Gonna Get
    Along Without Ya Now
  26. Shirley and Lee - Feel So Good, Let the Good Times Roll
  27. Johnnie and Jack - Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely); Goodnight,
    Sweetheart, Goodnight
  28. Gary Crosby and Friend - Play a Simple Melody, Sam's Song
  29. Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely - Broken Down
    Merry-Go-Round, Let's Go to Church (Next Sunday Morning)
  30. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight,
    Alice Long
  31. The Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby,
    My Baby's Gone
  32. Billy and Lillie - La Dee Dah, Lucky Ladybug
  33. Buchanan and Goodman - The Flying Saucer, Flying Saucer the 2nd
  34. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - Jackson, Lady Bird
  35. Brook Benton and Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What it
    Takes), A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)
  36. Kitty Wells and Red Foley - One By One, You and Me
  37. Skip and Flip - It Was I, Cherry Pie
  38. Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper - Big Midnight Special, There's a
    Big Wheel
  39. Inez and Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird
  40. Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
  41. Betty Everett and Jerry Butler - Let it Be Me
  42. The Caravelles - You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
  43. Ernest Tubb and Red Foley - Goodnight, Irene
  44. Johnny Cash and June Carter - Jackson
  45. Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson - Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries
  46. Gene and Eunice - Ko Ko Mo
  47. Red Sovine and Webb Pierce - Why Baby Why
  48. Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
  49. Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly - True Love
  50. Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells - What's the Matter With You Baby
  51. Perry Como and Eddie Fisher - Maybe
  52. Dinah Shore and Tony Martin - A Penny a Kiss
  53. Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Loving
  54. Louis Prima and Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
  55. Bill Anderson and Jan Howard - For Loving You
  56. Steve and Eydie - I Want to Stay Here
  57. Rene and Rene - Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero
  58. David Houston and Tammy Wynette - My Elusive Dreams
  59. Johnnie and Joe - Over the Mountain Across the Sea
  60. Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky - A Dear John Letter
  61. Gene and Debbe - Playboy
  62. Marvin and Johnny - Tick Tock
  63. Dean and Jean - Tra La La La Suzy
  64. Otis and Carla - Tramp
  65. Homer and Jethro - (How Much Is) That Hound Dog in the Window
  66. Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - It Takes Two
  67. Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena
  68. Don and Juan - What's Your Name
  69. Jan and Arnie - Jennie Lee
  70. Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie Ford - I'll Never Be Free
  71. Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter - The Aba Daba
  72. Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp - Slow Twistin'
  73. Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me
    Your Comb)
  74. The Davis Sisters - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
  75. Perry Como and Betty Hutton - A Bushel and a Peck
  76. Friend and Lover - Reach Out of the Darkness
  77. Robert and Johnny - We Belong Together
  78. The Delmore Brothers - Blues Stay Away From Me
  79. Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown - Something You Got
  80. The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
  81. Tony Martin and Fran Warren - I Said My Pajamas (And Put on
    My Pray'rs)
  82. Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd - Tell Me a Story
  83. Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema
  84. Andy Williams and Peggy Powers - I Like Your Kind of Love
  85. Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell - Let It Be Me
  86. Travis and Bob - Tell Him No
  87. Art and Dotty Todd - Chanson D'Amour
  88. Mel and Tim - Backfield in Motion
  89. Doris Day and Frankie Laine - Sugarbush
  90. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Desafinado
  91. The Teen Queens - Eddie My Love
  92. Ray Bolger and Ethel Merman - Dearie
  93. Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell - Yes, Mr. Peters
  94. Billy Vera and Judy Clay - Country Girl - City Man
  95. Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure - Don't Mess Up a Good Thing
  96. David and Jonathan - Michelle
  97. The Soul Sisters - I Can't Stand It
  98. Bob and Earl - Harlem Shuffle
  99. Marlene Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney - Too Old to Cut the
  100. Jesse and Marvin - Dream Girl

Two equal singing, instrumental, comedy or novelty partners are considered duos and are eligible for inclusion on this list. A bandleader with a singer or a featured musician does not qualify. Permanent duet acts are included as well as any two artists who came together to record duets separate from his or her individual careers. Rankings are based on the popularity of each artist during the period of 1950 through 1969.

Two artists appear three times: Frankie Laine, with Jo Stafford (#20), Jimmy Boyd (#82) and Doris Day (#89); and Marvin Gaye, with Tammi Terrell (#9), Mary Wells (#50) and Kim Weston (#66).

Eight artists appear twice: Bing Crosby as the "friend" of Gary Crosby (#28) and with Grace Kelly (#49); Perry Como, with Eddie Fisher (#51) and Betty Hutton (#75); Tony Martin, with Dinah Shore (#52) and Fran Warren (#81); Red Foley, with Kitty Wells (#36) and Ernest Tubb (#43); Marvin Phillips, with Johnny Perry (#62) and Jesse Belvin (#100); Jan Berry, with Dean Torrence (#3) and Arnie Ginsburg (#69); Stan Getz, with Astrud Gilberto (#83) and Charlie Byrd (#90); and Nancy Sinatra, with Lee Hazlewood (#34) and Frank Sinatra (#48).


The Everly Brothers Les Paul and Mary Ford Jan and Dean The Righteous Brothers Peter and Gordon Sonny and Cher Chad and Jeremy Ike and Tina Turner Peaches and Herb James and Bobby Purify Paul and Paula Dale and Grace