Top 100 Lists

OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. The 4 Seasons - Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn (Go Away), Rag Doll, Let's Hang On
  2. The Four Aces - Sin, Tell Me Why, Stranger in Paradise, Three Coins in the Fountain, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
  3. The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces, Because,
    Over and Over
  4. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself, Reach Out I'll Be There, Bernadette
  5. The Four Lads - Moments to Remember; No, Not Much!; Standing on the Corner
  6. The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley, The Tijuana Jail, Reverend Mr. Black
  7. The 5th Dimension - Up - Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
  8. The Four Preps - 26 Miles (Santa Catalina), Big Man, Down by the Station
  9. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two - I Walk the Line, Ballad of a Teenage Queen, Guess Things Happen That Way
  10. The 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says; 1, 2, 3, Red Light;
    Indian Giver
  11. Classics IV - Spooky, Stormy, Traces
  12. George Hamilton IV - A Rose and a Baby Ruth, Abilene
  13. The Four Knights - Oh, Happy Day; I Get So Lonely (When I Think About You)
  14. Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look of Love, The Fool on
    the Hill
  15. Three Dog Night - One, Easy to Be Hard
  16. The "5" Royales - Baby, Don't Do It; Help Me Somebody
  17. The Four Coins - Memories of You, Shangri-La
  18. The Five Keys - The Glory of Love; Ling, Ting, Tong
  19. The New Colony Six - I Will Always Think About You, Things I'd Like
    to Say
  20. Kenny Rogers and the First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In); Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  21. The Brothers Four - Greenfields, Frogg
  22. The Five Satins - In the Still of the Nite, To the Aisle
  23. The Ramsey Lewis Trio - The "In" Crowd, Hang On Sloopy
  24. The Five Americans - I See the Light, Western Union
  25. The Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About a Mover, Mendocino
  26. The Jive Five - My True Story, I'm a Happy Man
  27. The Five Stairsteps - World of Fantasy
  28. The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Do Your Thing
  29. The Four Freshmen - Graduation Day
  30. The Four Esquires - Hideaway
  31. We Five - You Were on My Mind
  32. The Four Tunes - I Understand Just How You Feel
  33. The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law
  34. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
  35. The Four Blazes - Mary Jo
  36. The Norman Petty Trio - Mood Indigo
  37. The Three Chuckles - Runaround
  38. The Pixies Three - Birthday Party
  39. The Fantastic Four - The Whole World is a Stage
  40. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
  41. The Four Voices - Lovely One
  42. The Chad Mitchell Trio - The Marvelous Toy
  43. Four Jacks and a Jill - Master Jack
  44. Napoleon XIV - They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
  45. The Six Teens - A Casual Look
  46. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  47. The Moe Koffman Quartette - The Swingin' Shepherd Blues
  48. The Mark IV - I Got a Wife
  49. The Ivy Three - Yogi
  50. The Fifth Estate - Ding, Dong! The Witch is Dead
  51. Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete and Clay
  52. The Harry Grove Trio - Meet Mr. Callaghan
  53. The Pastel Six - The Cinnamon Cinder
  54. The Don Shirley Trio - Water Boy
  55. The Frank Petty Trio - Rain
  56. The Owen Bradley Quintet - Big Guitar
  57. The Mickey Mozart Quintet - Little Dipper
  58. The Five Blobs - The Blob
  59. The Joe Cuba Sextet - Bang Bang
  60. The Young Holt Trio - Wack Wack
  61. The Harden Trio - Tippy Toeing
  62. The Four Buddies - I Will Wait
  63. The Three Suns - Moonlight and Roses
  64. The Four Fellows - Soldier Boy
  65. The Four Pennies - My Block
  66. The Lynn Hope Quintet - Tenderly
  67. The Emitt Slay Trio - My Kind of Woman
  68. The Johnny Pate Quintet - The Swingin' Shepherd Blues
  69. The Five Du-Tones - Shake a Tail Feather
  70. The Third Rail - Run, Run, Run
  71. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
  72. Five By Five - Fire
  73. The 3 Degrees - Gee Baby (I'm Sorry)
  74. The Mike Pedicin Quintet - Shake a Hand
  75. The Kirby Stone Four - Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  76. Pieces of Eight - Lonely Drifter
  77. The Three G's - Let's Go Steady for the Summer
  78. The David Rockingham Trio - Dawn
  79. The Four Lovers - You're the Apple of My Eye
  80. The Cannonball Adderley Sextet - The Jive Samba
  81. The Armenian Jazz Sextet - Harem Dance
  82. The Five Emprees - Little Miss Sad
  83. The Mark II - Night Theme
  84. The Rock and Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Co. of Philadelphia - 19141 - Bubble Gum Music
  85. The Four-Evers - Be My Girl
  86. The Four Sportsmen - Pitter-Patter
  87. Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds - Get Down
  88. The Mary Kaye Trio - You Can't Be True Dear
  89. The Preludes Five - Starlight
  90. The Three Friends - Dedicated (To the Songs I Love)
  91. The Four Sonics - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  92. 2 of Clubs - Walk Tall Like a Man
  93. The Chris Columbo Quintet - Summertime
  94. 100 Proof Aged in Soul - Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)
  95. The Four Dates - I'm Happy
  96. The Victor Feldman Quartet - A Taste of Honey
  97. The Three Playmates - Sugah Wooga
  98. The Pete Klint Quintet - Walkin' Proud
  99. Soul Brothers Six - Some Kind of Wonderful
  100. Lord Rockingham's XI - Fried Onions

All recording acts with a number in his, her or their name qualifies for this list: actual numbers (1, 2, 3 or one, two, three) and Roman Numerals (II, III, IV). Variables are included (first, second, third, etc.) as well as any group identified as a trio, quartet, quintet, etc. Rankings are based on the popularity of each artist during the period of 1950 through 1969.


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