1960s Instrumental Hits

Does one remember the 1960’s? I do. I have put together a listing of the best instrumentals for any decade of that sixties. I remember several great hits while visiting high school and serving inside military. Some these songs became vocals for some terrific TV commercials.

This list was compiled utilize the following formula: The greatest position reached relating to the charts, number of weeks inside peak position, amount of weeks in the superior 10, number of weeks inside top 40, and then finally the total amount of weeks charted.

This can be the list of the superior 100 greatest instrumental hits in the 60s. The checklist shows the show up, title, artist, peak position () along with the year the log reached the optimum position.

The Theme With a Summer Place/Percy Confidence (1) 1960
Really enjoy Is Blue/Paul Mauriat (1) 1968
Wonderland Just by Night/Bert Keampfert (1) 1961
Telstar/The Tornadoes (1) 1962
Calcutta/Lawrence Welk (1) 1961
Really enjoy Theme From Romeo & Juliet/Henry Mancini (1) 1969
Grazing Inside Grass/Hugh Mesekela (1) 1968
Stranger Relating to the Shore/Acker Bilk (1) 1962
That Stripper/David Rose (1) 1962
Previous Date/Floyd Cramer (2) 1960
That Horse/Cliff Nobles & Company. (2) 1968
Normal Gas/Mason Williams (2) 1968
Apache/Jorgen Ingmann (2) 1961
Exodus/Ferrante & Teicher (2) 1961
Go around Don’t Run/The Investment strategies (2) 1960
Wipeout/The Surfaris (2) 1963
The nice The Bad Along with the Ugly/Hugo Montenegro (2) 1968
Night In Moscow/Kenny Tennis ball (2) 1962
Houston Square/The Village Stompers (2) 1963
Wheels/The String-A-Longs (3) 1961
Previous Night/Mar-Keys (3) 1961
Using Limits/The Marketts (3) 1964
Natural Onions/Booker T & That MG’s (3) 1962
Whatever the Shape/The T-Bones (3) 1966
Pipeline/Chantay’s (4) 1963
Since They’re Young/Duane Eddy (4) 1960
Java/Al Pain (4) 1964
Relating to the Rebound/Floyd Cramer (4) 1961
Orange Bird/Arthur Lyman Set (4) 1961
Beautiful hawaii Five-O/The Ventures (4) 1969
That “In” Crowd/Ramsey Lewis Trio (5) 1965
Memphis/Lonnie Mack (5) 1963
Time period Is Tight/Booker Longer & The MG’s (6) 1969
Nancy Elena/Los Indois Tabajaras (6) 1963
That Lonely Bull/Herb Alpert (6) 1962
Tastes Of Honey/Herb Alpert (7) 1965
Street Cat/Bent Fabric (7) 1962
Permit There Be Drums/Sandy Nelson (7) 1961
Mexico/Bob Moore (7) 1961
An individual Mint Julep/Ray Charles (8) 1961
Go around Don’t Run 64/The Investment strategies (8) 1964
More/Kai Turning (8) 1963
Mad Weekend/The Rebels (8) 1963
Parts of asia Minor/Kokomo (8) 1961
Tonight/Ferrante & Teicher (8) 1961
San Antonio Rose/Floyd Cramer (8) 1961
Stay ‘Em High/Booker Longer & The MG’s (9) 1969
White-colored Silver Sands/Bill Black’s Arrangement (9) 1960
Some of our Winter Love/Bill Pursell (9) 1963
Theme In the Apartment/Ferrante & Teicher (10) 1960
Melon Man/Mongo Santamaria (10) 1963
Caste Your Fate To your Wind/Sounds Orchestral (10) 1965
Rinky Dink/Dave “Baby” Cortez (10) 1962
Percolator (Twist)/Billy May well & The Checkmates (10) 1962
Red Roses To get a Blue Lady/Bert Keampfert (11) 1965
Whim, Mercy, Mercy/Cannonball Adderley (11) 1967
Hold on Sloopy/Ramsey Lewis Trio (11) 1965
Avoid getting Cruel/Bill Black’s Arrangement (11) 1960
Zorba That Greek/Herb Alpert (11) 1966
A Walk In the Black Forest/Horst Jankowski (12) 1965
Quentin’s Theme/Charles Randolph Grean Sounde (13) 1969
Tracy’s Theme/Spencer Ross (13) 1960
Some sort of Swingin Safari/Billy Vaughn (13) 1962
String Time/Alvin Cash & That Crawlers (14) 1965
Fly Me To your Moon Bossa Nova/Joe Harnell (14) 1963
Shangri-La/Robert Maxwell (15) 1964
Desafinado/Stan Getz (15) 1962
Wonderland Just by Night/Louis Prima (15) 1961
Silk cotton Candty/Al Hurt (15) 1964
Beatnik Fly/Johnny & That Hurricanes (15) 1960
Perfidia/Ventures (15) 1960
Music To look at Girls By/Bob Crewe Age bracket (15) 1967
Infant Scratch My Back/Slim Harpo (16) 1966
Keem-O-Sabe/Electric American indian (16) 1969
Orange Tango/Bill Black’s Arrangement (16) 1960
Tuff/Ace Canon (17) 1962
Cardiovascular system Twist/King Curtis (17) 1962
Smokie A part 2/Bill Black’s Arrangement (17) 1960
Batman Theme/The Marketts (17) 1966
Cardiovascular system Finger/Bar-Kays (17) 1967
Cardiovascular system Limbo/Booker T & That MG’s (17) 1968
The effort Song/Herb Alpert (18) 1966
Josephine/Bill Black’s Arrangement (18) 1960
Pepe/Duane Eddy (18) 1961
Penetration/Pyramids (18) 1964
Wade Inside Water/Ramsey Lewis Trio (19) 1966
Do not ever On Sunday/Don Costa (19) 1960
We should Go/Routers (19) 1962
Find a Star/Billy Vaughn (19) 1960
Bonanza/Al Calola (19) 1961
I’ve Got A lady Part 1/Jimmy McGriff (20) 1962
As i Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman/Whistling Jack port Smith (20) 1967
Hearts and minds Of Stone/Bill Black’s Arrangement (20) 1961
Groovin’/Booker Longer & The MG’s (21) 1967
Mr. Lucky/Henry Mancini (21) 1960
Walk Relating to the Wild Side A part 1/Jimmy Smith (21) 1962
Bumble Boogie/B. Bumble & That Stingers (21) 1961
Previous Date/Lawrence Welk (21) 1960
Vibrate Wobble/Les Cooper (22) 1963
Caste Your Fate To your Wind/Vince Guaraldi Trio (22) 1963

If you happen to were like people, I was really surprised by the following list. Maybe you’ve got the same effect. These are great songs on their own right. To produce this list the song must rank nationally inside top 40 that’s quite a task. Hopefully you have several songs in ones collection.

If this checklist was of interest back I have a listing of the top 100 50’s instrumentals.

Happy playing!