Week 49 – 1960

Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler, #7 this week

The weekly playlist is available here! ;)

#1 Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome To-night?

This song was already number one last week.

#2 Floyd Cramer – Last Date

This song was already number two last week.

#3 Johnny Tillotson – Poetry in Motion

This song was already number three two weeks ago.

#4 Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay

This song was number one two weeks ago.

#5 Kathy Young with The Innocents – A Thousand Stars

This song will be number three next week. Wait a moment.

#6 Johnny Horton – North To Alaska

This song will be number four in two weeks. Wait a moment.

#7 Jerry Butler – He Will Break Your Heart

The first song co-written by Curtis Mayfield that reaches the first place of R&B charts. Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield were members of Jerry Butler & The Impressions, band renamed The Impressions in 1960 after Jerry Bulter left.
As usual Bobby Vee made a syrupy version of it, in 1961. This song seems to have been made for brothers, because it has been covered by The Righteous Brothers in 1966 and The Walker Brothers in 1965 (reaaaally good cover). Jimmy Griffin and Kane and Abel (remember about the brothers…) also covered the song in 1966. Jackie Edwards made a really beautiful cover in 1969.
In 1975, Tony Orlando and Dawn covered it as He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You), reaching the first place of the Billboard chart, so the song has been covered again under that name, but this is another story. Another story that made this happen.

#8 Gary U.S. Bonds – New Orleans

This song was number six last week.

#9 Lolita – Sailor (Your Home is The Sea)

This song will be number five in two weeks. Wait a moment.

#10 Hank Ballad & The Midnighters – Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go

This song was number six two weeks ago.

Bonus : An “uncredited record”. :)

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