Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 UNITED ARTISTS HITS
1958-1969

  1. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro - 1968
  2. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher - 1961
  3. Michael - The Highwaymen - 1961
  4. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - 1964
  5. Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney - 1962
  6. Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters - 1963
  7. Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay and the Americans - 1964
  8. Cara, Mia - Jay and the Americans - 1965
  9. Tell Him - The Exciters - 1963
  10. She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones - 1962
  11. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney - 1962
  12. (Theme from) The Apartment - Ferrante and Teicher - 1960
  13. You Got What it Takes - Marv Johnson - 1960
  14. She Cried - Jay and the Americans - 1962
  15. It Hurts to Be in Love - Gene Pitney - 1964
  16. This Magic Moment - Jay and the Americans - 1969
  17. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group - 1967
  18. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey - 1965
  19. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence - 1961
  20. Girl on the Billboard - Del Reeves - 1965
  21. I Love the Way You Love - Marv Johnson - 1960
  22. See the Funny Little Clown - Bobby Goldsboro - 1964
  23. White on White - Danny Williams - 1964
  24. Tonight - Ferrante and Teicher - 1961
  25. Don't Just Stand There - Patty Duke - 1965
  26. I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney - 1964
  27. You're So Fine - The Falcons - 1959
  28. Never on Sunday - Don Costa - 1960
  29. Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen - 1962
  30. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney - 1962
  31. Midnight Cowboy - Ferrante and Teicher - 1969
  32. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds - George Jones and
    Melba Montgomery
    - 1963
  33. Sha La La - Manfred Mann - 1964
  34. Close to Cathy - Mike Clifford - 1962
  35. The Race is On - George Jones - 1964
  36. I'm a Man - Spencer Davis Group - 1967
  37. Half Heaven - Half Heartache - Gene Pitney - 1963
  38. Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key) - Jay and the Americans - 1965
  39. Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats - 1967
  40. Mecca - Gene Pitney - 1963
  41. Little Things - Bobby Goldsboro - 1965
  42. Be Glad - Del Reeves - 1969
  43. Some Enchanted Evening - Jay and the Americans - 1965
  44. Keem-O-Sabe - The Electric Indian - 1969
  45. Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney - 1963
  46. Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers - 1959
  47. Bonanza - Al Caiola - 1961
  48. (You've Got To) Move Two Mountains - Marv Johnson - 1960
  49. True Love Never Runs Smooth - Gene Pitney - 1963
  50. Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night -
    Kenny Dino - 1961
  51. With Pen in Hand - Johnny Darrell - 1968
  52. Sunday and Me - Jay and the Americans - 1965
  53. Autumn of My Life - Bobby Goldsboro - 1968
  54. Come to Me - Marv Johnson - 1959
  55. Only in America - Jay and the Americans - 1963
  56. A Girl I Used to Know - George Jones - 1962
  57. (Theme from) The Unforgiven - Don Costa - 1960
  58. Voodoo Woman - Bobby Goldsboro - 1965
  59. You Comb Her Hair - George Jones - 1963
  60. Say Something Funny - Patty Duke - 1965
  61. Good Time Charlie - Del Reeves - 1969
  62. It's Too Late - Bobby Goldsboro - 1966
  63. For Your Precious Love - Garnet Mimms and the
    Enchanters
    - 1963
  64. Try the Impossible - Lee Andrews and the Hearts - 1958
  65. The Magnificent Seven - Al Caiola - 1960
  66. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann - 1966
  67. The Belles of Southern Bell - Del Reeves - 1965
  68. Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was on the Right) -
    George Jones - 1964
  69. I'll Take Good Care of You - Garnet Mimms - 1966
  70. How Long Has it Been - Bobby Lewis - 1966
  71. Not What I Had in Mind - George Jones - 1963
  72. Baby Don't You Weep - Garnet Mimms and the
    Enchanters
    - 1963
  73. Crying - Jay and the Americans - 1966
  74. Looking at the World Through a Windshield - Del Reeves - 1968
  75. I Must Be Seeing Things - Gene Pitney - 1965
  76. Blue Autumn - Bobby Goldsboro - 1968
  77. I'm a Happy Man - The Jive Five - 1965
  78. The Straight Life - Bobby Goldsboro - 1968
  79. (I Wanna) Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney - 1961
  80. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Johnny Darrell - 1967
  81. From Heaven to Heartache - Bobby Lewis - 1968
  82. Footsteps of a Fool - Judy Lynn - 1962
  83. (Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks - Ferrante and
    Teicher
    - 1961
  84. Whenever He Holds You - Bobby Goldsboro - 1964
  85. The Gypsy Rover - The Highwaymen - 1961
  86. The Green Mosquito - The Tune Rockers - 1958
  87. Every Breath I Take - Gene Pitney - 1961
  88. I'm a Drifter - Bobby Goldsboro - 1969
  89. Women Do Funny Things to Me - Del Reeves - 1966
  90. Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group - 1967
  91. That Girl Belongs to Yesterday - Gene Pitney - 1964
  92. Where Does a Little Tear Come From - George Jones - 1964
  93. Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Little Anthony and the
    Imperials
    - 1969
  94. Ringo's Theme (This Boy) - George Martin - 1964
  95. Broomstick Cowboy - Bobby Goldsboro - 1965
  96. Sometime - Gene Thomas - 1961
  97. He's Got the Power - The Exciters - 1963
  98. Gazachstahagen - The Wild-Cats - 1959
  99. Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony and the
    Imperials
    - 1966
  100. Happy Days - Marv Johnson - 1961

This list is comprised of songs released on United Artists Records and its subsidiary labels Unart, Ascot and Veep, in addition to Musicor Records (through early 1965, when UA and Musicor parted ways). Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1958 through 1969.

Musicor artist Gene Pitney leads all others with 13 entries on the list, followed by several UA acts: Bobby Goldsboro appears eleven times, while Jay and the Americans have nine songs, George Jones has eight and Del Reeves has six. Ferrante and Teicher and Marv Johnson are each on the list five times; Garnet Mimms has four entries (three of which feature his backing group The Enchanters). The Highwaymen, Manfred Mann and the Spencer Davis Group have three entries apiece. Country singer Bobby Lewis should not be confused with the R&B singer of the same name.

The record label, a division of the United Artists film studio, was founded in 1957 for the purpose of releasing soundtrack music. Instrumentals are well-represented with 12 recordings, nine of which are from films or television; in addition, there are three vocal film themes. The company's peak came in the mid-1960s; 14 songs on the list are from 1965 and there are 13 each from 1963 and 1964.




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