The Sounds Of The Sixties

Number 1 Lyrics

The lyrics from all the number 1’s


1960

Michael Holliday - Starry Eyed


Why am I so starry eyed

Starry eyed and mystified

Every time I look at you

Falling stars come into view


Can it be that am in love

With an angel from above

I asked my heart my heart replied

Yes that's just why your so starry eyed

(That's just why your so starry eyed)


When we touch I hear angles sing

(Starry eyed)

When we kiss I hear wedding bells ring

(Starry eyed)

Can't explain what I feel inside

But I know it's love

True love at last

I know why I'm starry eyed

Starry eyed and mistified

All my dreams are coming true

Just because I'm so in love with you


(Starry eyed)

When we touch I hear angles sing

(Starry eyed)

When we kiss I hear wedding bells ring

(Starry eyed)

I can't explain what I feel inside

But I know it's love

True love at last

I know why I'm starry eyed

Starry eyed and mistified

All my dreams are coming true

Just because I'm so in love with you


Starry eyed


Starry eyed

Starry eyed

Anthony Newley - Why


I'll never let you go, Why? Because I love you

I'll always love you so, Why? Because you love me

No broken hearts for us, cause we love each other

And with our faith and trust, there could be no other

Why? 'Cause I love you

Why? 'Cause you love me


I think you're awfully sweet, Why? Because I love you

You say I'm your special treat, Why? Because you love me

We found the perfect love

Yes, a love that's yours and mine

I love you and you love me all the time


(I'll never let you go)

(Why? Because I love you)

Yes, I love you

(I'll always love you so)

(Why? Because you love me)

Because, you love me

We found the perfect love

Yes, a love that's yours and mine

I love you and you love me

I love you and you love me

We'll love each other, dear, forever




 Adam Faith - Poor Me


Poor me  - wa a ha a ho

Poor me -  wa a ha a ho

Sorry thoughts leaping around my head

It's been heard and it's been said

That you tried to date another guy

Didn't hide, didn't even try

Cheating me with lies again

Making me remember when


I used to hold you baby

So tight, each night, that's right

I kinda hoped that maybe you might

Fall for me


Why oh why do voices say to me

Sit and cry, that this was meant to be

Love's unkind and loves untrue

Oh why did love pick out you

For me, for me

Wa ha poor me

Poor me


I used to hold you baby

So tight, each night, that's right

I kinda hoped that maybe you might

Fall for me

Johnny Preston - Running Bear


On the bank of the river

Stood Runnin' Bear, young Indian brave

On the other side of the river

Stood his lovely Indian maid

Little White Dove was-a her name

Such a lovely sight to see

But their tribes fought with each other

So their love could never be


Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love big as the sky

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love that couldn't die


He couldn't swim the raging river

'cause the river was too wide

He couldn't reach Little White Dove

Waiting on the other side

In the moonlight he could see her

Throwing kisses 'cross the waves

Her little heart was beating faster

Waiting there for her brave


Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love big as the sky

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love that couldn't die


Runnin' Bear dove in the water

Little White Dove did the same

And they swam out to each other

Through the swirling stream they came

As their hands touched and their lips met

The ragin' river pulled them down

Now they'll always be together

In that happy hunting ground


Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love big as the sky

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove

With a love that couldn't die


Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman


Now here's a little story

To tell it is a must

About an unsung hero

That moves away the dust


Some people make a fortune

Others earn a mint

My old man don't earn much

In fact he's bloomin' skint


Oh my old man's a dustman

He wears a dustman's hat

He wears cor blimey trousers

And he lives in a council flat

He looks a proper 'nana

In his great big hob nailed boots

He's got such a job to pull 'em up

That he calls 'em daisy roots


Some folks give tips at christmas

And some of them forget

So when he picks their bins up

He spills some on the step

Now one old man got nasty

And to the council wrote

Next time my old man went round there

He punched him up the throat


Oh my old man's a dustman

He wears a dustman's hat

He wears cor blimey trousers

And he lives in a council flat


I say I say Les

(Yeah)

I found a police dog in my dustbin

(How do you know it was a police dog)

He had a policeman with him


Though my old mans a dustman

He's got an 'art of gold

He got married recently

Though he's 86 years old

We said 'ere hang on dad

You're getting past your prime

He said well when you get my age

It 'elps to pass the time


Oh my old man's a dustman

He wears a dustman's hat

He wears cor blimey trousers

And he lives in a council flat


I say I say I say

My dustbin's full of lilies

(Well throw'em away then)

I can't lily's wearing 'em


Now one day whilst in a hurry

He missed a ladies bin

He hadn't gone but a few yards

When she chased after him

What game d'you think you're playing

She cried right from the 'art

You've missed me am I too late

Nah jump up on the cart


Oh my old man's a dustman

He wears a dustman's hat

He wears cor blimey trousers

And he lives in a council flat


I say I say I say

(Not you again)

My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools

(How d'you know it's full)

Cuz there's not mushroom inside


He found a tiger's head one day

Nailed to a piece of wood

The tiger looked quite miserable

But I suppose he should

Just then from out the window

A voice began to wail

He said Oy where's me tigers head

Four feet from his tail


Oh my old man's a dustman

He wears a dustman's hat

He wears cor blimey trousers

And he lives in a council flat


Next time you see a dustman

Looking all pale and sad

Don't kick him in the dustbin

It might me my old dad


Anthony Newley - Do You Mind


If I say I love you do you mind

Make an idol of you do you mind

If I shower you with kisses

If I tell you honey this is

How I think of heaven do you mind


I want to whisper, whisper sweet nothings in your ear

Nothings that are meant for my love alone to hear


So then

If I say I love you do you mind

Make an idol of you do you mind

If I shower you with kisses

If I tell you honey this is

How I think of heaven do you mind


I want to whisper, whisper sweet nothings in your ear

Nothings that are meant for my love alone to hear


So then

If I say I love you do ya mind baby

Make an idol of you do you mind

If I shower you with kisses

If I tell you honey this is

How I think of heaven do you mind


Do you mind

Do you mind

Honey do you mind



The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown


Don’t want your love anymore

Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure

I die each time I hear this sound

Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown


I’ve gotta stand tall, you know a man can’t crawl

But when he knows you tell lies and he hears ‘em passin’ by

He’s not a man at all


Don’t want your love anymore

Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure

I die each time I hear this sound

Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown


When you see me shed a tear and you know that it’s sincere

Don'tcha think it’s kinda sad that you’re treatin’ me so bad

Or don’t you even care


Don’t want your love anymore

Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure

I die each time I hear this sound

Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown


That’s Cathy’s clown

That’s Cathy’s clown

That’s Cathy’s clown


Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven


Now there are three steps to heaven

Just listen and you will plainly see

And as life travels on

And things do go wrong

Just follow Steps 1, 2 and 3


Step 1: You find a girl you love

Step 2: She falls in love with you

Step 3: You kiss and hold her tightly

Yeah that sure seems like heaven to me


The formula for heaven's very simple

Just follow the rules and you will see

And as life travels on

And things do go wrong

Just follow Steps 1, 2 and 3


Step 1: You find a girl you love

Step 2: She falls in love with you

Step 3: You kiss and hold her tightly

Yeah that sure seems like heaven to me

Just follow Steps 1, 2 and 3


Jimmy Jones - Good Timin'


Oh you need timin' a tick a tick a tick a

Good timin' a tock a tock a tock a tock a

Timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


If little little David hadn't grabbed that stone

Lyin' there on the ground

Big Goliath might've stomped on him

Instead of the other way

But he had


Timin' a tick a tick a tick a

Good timin' a tock a tock a tock a tock a

Timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


Who in the world would've ever known

What Columbus could do

If Queen Isabella hadn't hocked her jewels

In fourteen ninety two

But she had


Timin' a tick a tick a tick a

Good timin' a tock a tock a tock a tock a

Timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


What would've happened if you and I

Hadn't just happened to meet

We might've spent the rest of our lives

Walkin' down Misery Street

But we had


Timin' a tick a tick a tick a

Good timin' a tock a tock a tock a tock a

Timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


Yeah we had timin'

Woah, woah, woah good timin'

Yay,yay,yay,yay timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


Yeah we had timin'

Woah, woah, woah good timin'

Yay,yay,yay,yay timin' is the thing it's true

Good timin' brought me to you


Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Please Don't Tease


You tell me that you love me baby

Then you say you don't

You tell me that you'll come on over

Then you say you won't

You love me like a hurricane

Then you start to freeze

I'll give it to you straight right now

Please don't tease


You come right out and tell me

You're out with someone new

You play it oh so doggone cool

I don't know what to do

You never seem to answer me

You just don't hear my pleas

I'll give it to you one more time

Please don't tease


Oh please don't tease me

You know it hurts so much

Come on and squeeze me

You know I need your tender touch


But you tell me that you love me baby

Then you say you don't

You tell me that you'll come on over

Then you say you won't

You love me like a hurricane

Then you start to freeze

I'll give it to you straight right now

Please don't tease


Oh please don't tease me

You know it hurts so much

Come on and squeeze me

You know I need your tender touch


But you tell me that you love me baby

Then you say you don't

You tell me that you'll come on over

Then you say you won't

You love me like a hurricane

Then you start to freeze

I'll give it to you straight right now

Please don't tease


Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over


When you move in right up close to me

That's when I get the shakes all over me


Quivers down my backbone

I got the shakes down my knee bone

Yeah the tremors in my thigh bone

Shakin' all over


Just the way that you say goodnight to me

Brings that feelin' on inside of me


Quivers down the backbone

I got the shivers down the thigh bone

Yeah the tremors in my back bone

Shakin' all over


Quivers down my backbone

Yeah the shakes in my knee bone

I got the tremors in my thigh bone

Shakin' all over


Well, you make me shake and I like it, baby

You make me shake and I like it, baby

Well, shake, shake, shake

Shake, shake

Shake, shake, shake

Shake, shake, shake


Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love Her


Laura and Tommy were lovers

He wanted to give her everything

Flowers, presents and most of all a wedding ring

He saw a sign for a stock car race

A thousand dollar prize it read

He couldn't get Laura on the phone

So to her mother Tommy said


Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura I may be late

I've something to do that cannot wait


He drove his car to the racing ground

He was the youngest driver there

The crowed roared as they started the race

Round the track they drove at a deadly pace

No one knows what happened that day

How his car overturned in flames

But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck

With his dying breath, they heard him say


Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura not to cry

My love for her will never die


Now in the chapel where Laura prays

For her Tommy who passed away

It was just for Laura he lived and died

Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry


Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura not to cry

My love for her will never die

Tell Laura I love her

Tell Laura I need her


Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely


(Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)

(Oh, oh oh oh oh ooh-ah-ah, only the lonely, only the lonely)


Only the lonely (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)

Know the way I feel tonight (Ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)

Only the lonely (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)

Know this feeling ain’t right (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)


There goes my baby, there goes my heart

They’re gone forever, so far apart

But only the lonely know why I cry, only the lonely

(Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)

(Oh, oh oh oh oh ooh-ah-ah, only the lonely, only the lonely)


Only the lonely (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)

Know the heartaches I’ve been through (Ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah

Only the lonely (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)

Know I cry and cry for you (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)


Maybe tomorrow, a new romance

No more sorrow, but that’s the chance

You’ve got to take, if your lonely heart breaks

Only the lonely (Dum-dum-dummy doo-wah)


Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never


It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait


When I first saw you

With your smile so tender

My heart was captured

My soul surrendered

I spent a lifetime

Waiting for the right time

Now that you're near

The time is here at last


It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait


Just like a willow

We would cry an ocean

If we lost true love

And sweet devotion

Your lips excite me

Let your arms invite me

For who knows when

We'll meet again this way


It's now or never

Come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling

Be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late

It's now or never

My love won't wait


It's now or never

My love won't wait


It's now or never

My love won't wait


It's now or never

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