Top 100 Lists

OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome To-night?, Suspicious Minds
  2. Perry Como - Hoop-De-Doo, If, Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes, No Other Love, Wanted, Papa Loves Mambo, Hot Diggity, Round and Round, Catch a Falling Star
  3. Nat "King" Cole - Mona Lisa, Too Young, Pretend, A Blossom Fell,
    Send For Me, Looking Back, Ramblin' Rose, Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
  4. Pat Boone - Ain't That a Shame, I'll Be Home, I Almost Lost My Mind, Don't Forbid Me, Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Moody River
  5. Fats Domino - Ain't it a Shame, I'm in Love Again, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I'm Walkin', Whole Lotta Loving, Walking to New Orleans
  6. Ray Charles - I've Got a Woman, What'd I Say, Georgia on My Mind, Hit the Road Jack, I Can't Stop Loving You, You Don't Know Me, Busted
  7. Ricky Nelson - A Teenager's Romance, Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Travelin' Man, Young World
  8. Frank Sinatra - Young-At-Heart, Learnin' the Blues, Love and Marriage, Hey! Jealous Lover, Strangers in the Night, That's Life
  9. Eddie Fisher - Any Time, Wish You Were Here, I'm Walking Behind You, Oh! My Pa-Pa, I Need You Now, Dungaree Doll
  10. James Brown - Try Me, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You (I Feel Good), It's a Man's Man's Man's World, Cold Sweat, I Got the Feelin'
  11. Tony Bennett - Because of You; Cold, Cold Heart; Rags to Riches, Stranger in Paradise, I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  12. Paul Anka - Diana, Lonely Boy, Put Your Head on My Shoulder,
    It's Time to Cry, Puppy Love
  13. Bobby Darin - Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife, Things,
    You're the Reason I'm Living
  14. Brook Benton - It's Just a Matter of Time, So Many Ways, Kiddio,
    The Boll Weevil Song, Hotel Happiness
  15. Sam Cooke - You Send Me, Chain Gang, Twistin' the Night Away,
    Another Saturday Night, Shake
  16. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops, Night, Alone at Last, Baby Workout, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  17. Andy Williams - Butterfly, Are You Sincere, Lonely Street, The Village of St. Bernadette, Can't Get Used to Losing You
  18. Johnny Mathis - Wonderful! Wonderful!, It's Not For Me to Say, Chances Are, Gina, What Will Mary Say
  19. Eddy Arnold - There's Been a Change in Me, I Wanna Play House With You, The Cattle Call, Make the World Go Away
  20. Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love), Blue Velvet, There! I've Said it Again, Mr. Lonely
  21. Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I'll Be Doggone,
    I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  22. Dean Martin - That's Amore, Memories Are Made of This, Return to Me, Everybody Loves Somebody
  23. Chubby Checker - The Twist, Pony Time, Let's Twist Again,
    Limbo Rock
  24. Webb Pierce - There Stands the Glass, Slowly, More and More,
    In the Jailhouse Now
  25. Frankie Laine - The Cry of the Wild Goose, Jezebel, I Believe,
    Moonlight Gambler
  26. Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel), Running Scared, Crying, Oh Pretty Woman
  27. Dion - Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Lovers Who Wander,
    Ruby Baby
  28. Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line, Guess Things Happen That Way,
    Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue
  29. Bobby Vee - Devil or Angel, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him,
    Come Back When You Grow Up
  30. Marty Robbins - A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation), El Paso,
    Don't Worry, Devil Woman
  31. Bobby Rydell - Wild One, Swingin' School, Volare, Forget Him
  32. Guy Mitchell - My Heart Cries For You, The Roving Kind, Singing the Blues, Heartaches by the Number
  33. Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Part 2, Uptight (Everything's Alright),
    I Was Made to Love Her, For Once in My Life
  34. Frankie Avalon - Dede Dinah, Venus, Just Ask Your Heart, Why
  35. Chuck Berry - Maybellene, School Day, Rock and Roll Music,
    Sweet Little Sixteen
  36. Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine;
    Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again; Secretly
  37. Jerry Butler - He Will Break Your Heart, Moon River, Never Give You Up, Only the Strong Survive
  38. Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl; Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen; Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Next Door to an Angel
  39. Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity, (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance, Only Love Can Break a Heart, It Hurts to Be in Love
  40. Johnny Tillotson - Poetry in Motion, Without You, It Keeps Right on
    A-Hurtin', Talk Back Trembling Lips
  41. Al Martino - Here in My Heart, I Love You Because, I Love You More and More Every Day, Spanish Eyes
  42. Johnnie Ray - Cry, The Little White Cloud That Cried, Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Just Walking in the Rain
  43. Johnny Rivers - Memphis, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town,
    Baby I Need Your Lovin'
  44. Bing Crosby - Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Chattanoogie Shoe
    Shine Boy, Harbor Lights, Around the World
  45. Tony Martin - There's No Tomorrow, I Get Ideas, Kiss of Fire, Here
  46. Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes, Footsteps, Portrait of My Love,
    Go Away Little Girl
  47. Little Richard - Tutti-Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Keep a Knockin';
    Good Golly, Miss Molly
  48. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Stagger Lee, Personality,
    I'm Gonna Get Married
  49. Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour, 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.),
    Land of 1000 Dances, Funky Broadway
  50. Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat?, I'll Never Fall
    in Love Again, Without Love (There is Nothing)
  51. Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Palisades Park, Action
  52. Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long, Respect, (Sittin' On)
    The Dock of the Bay
  53. Jack Scott - My True Love, What in the World's Come Over You,
    Burning Bridges
  54. Jim Reeves - Mexican Joe, He'll Have to Go, I Guess I'm Crazy
  55. Clyde McPhatter - Treasure of Love, A Lover's Question, Lover Please
  56. Joe Tex - Hold What You've Got, I Want To (Do Everything For You),
    Skinny Legs and All
  57. Bobby Bland - Turn on Your Love Light, Call on Me, Ain't Nothing
    You Can Do
  58. Bobby Goldsboro - See the Funny Little Clown, Little Things, Honey
  59. Hank Snow - I'm Moving On, I Don't Hurt Anymore, I've Been Everywhere
  60. Ray Price - Crazy Arms, City Lights, One More Time
  61. Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe, Danny Boy, Lonely Blue Boy
  62. Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John, P.T. 109, The First Thing Ev'ry Morning
    (And the Last Thing Ev'ry Night)
  63. George Jones - White Lightning, Tender Years, She Thinks I Still Care
  64. Carl Smith - Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way; Hey, Joe; Loose Talk
  65. Roger Miller - Dang Me, King of the Road, Engine Engine #9
  66. Tommy Roe - Sheila, Everybody, Dizzy
  67. Buck Owens - Act Naturally, Love's Gonna Live Here, I've Got a
    Tiger by the Tail
  68. Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry; Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon;
    Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
  69. Faron Young - Alone With You, Country Girl, Hello Walls
  70. Del Shannon - Runaway, Hats Off to Larry, Keep Searchin' (We'll
    Follow the Sun)
  71. Tommy Edwards - It's All in the Game, Love is All We Need,
    Please Mr. Sun
  72. Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,
    Sealed With a Kiss, The Joker Went Wild
  73. Glen Campbell - By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman,
  74. Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl, Just Be True, Nothing Can Stop Me
  75. B.B. King - Three O'Clock Blues, You Know I Love You, Please Love Me
  76. Donovan - Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man
  77. Ronnie Dove - Right or Wrong, One Kiss For Old Times' Sake,
    A Little Bit of Heaven
  78. Rusty Draper - Gambler's Guitar; The Shifting, Whispering Sands;
    Freight Train
  79. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On, Great Balls of Fire, Breathless
  80. Solomon Burke - Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms), Got to Get You Off My Mind, Tonight's the Night
  81. Sammy Davis Jr. - Something's Gotta Give, The Shelter of Your Arms,
    I've Gotta Be Me
  82. Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem, Stand By Me, Don't Play That Song
  83. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,
    Lay Lady Lay
  84. Jack Jones - Wives and Lovers, The Race is On, The Impossible Dream
  85. Mario Lanza - Be My Love, The Loveliest Night of the Year,
    Because You're Mine
  86. Jimmy Clanton - Just a Dream; Go, Jimmy, Go; Venus in Blue Jeans
  87. Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me, Blue Blue Day, Sea of Heartbreak
  88. Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell, Mary's Boy Child, Banana Boat
  89. Dee Clark - Just Keep it Up, Hey Little Girl, Raindrops
  90. Buddy Knox - Party Doll, Hula Love, Somebody Touched Me
  91. Little Willie John - All Around the World, Fever, Sleep
  92. Chuck Jackson - I Don't Want to Cry, I Wake Up Crying, Any Day Now
  93. Johnny Horton - The Battle of New Orleans, Sink the Bismark,
    North to Alaska
  94. Sonny James - Young Love; First Date, First Kiss, First Love;
    You're the Only World I Know
  95. Hank Williams - Why Don't You Love Me, Jambalaya (On the Bayou),
  96. Gary (U.S.) Bonds - New Orleans, Quarter to Three, School is Out
  97. Louis Armstrong - A Kiss to Build a Dream On, A Theme from the Threepenny Opera (Mack the Knife); Hello, Dolly!
  98. Fabian - Turn Me Loose, Tiger, Hound Dog Man
  99. Lou Christie - Two Faces Have I, Lightnin' Strikes, I'm Gonna
    Make You Mine
  100. Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman, Warm and Tender Love,
    Take Time to Know Her

Solo male vocalists in all areas of music (pop, rhythm and blues, country, jazz, folk, etc.) are included on this list. Any male 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.


Elvis Presley Perry Como Nat (King) Cole Pat Boone Fats Domino Ray Charles Ricky Nelson Frank Sinatra Eddie Fisher James Brown Tony Bennett Paul Anka