The Sounds Of The Sixties

Number 1 Lyrics

The lyrics from all the number 1’s


Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion


When I see my baby

What do I see

Poetry, poetry in motion


Poetry in motion walking by my side

Her lovely locomotion

Keeps my eyes open wide

Poetry in motion see her gentle sway

A wave out on the ocean

Could never move that way


I love every movement

There's nothing I would change

She doesn't need improvement

She's much too nice to rearrange


Poetry in motion dancing close to me

A flower of devotion for all the world to see


Oh-awoh-woh-woh-woh-woh

Awoh-woh-woh-woh-woh

Awoh-woh-woh-woh-woh

Awoh

Poetry in motion see her gentle sway

A wave out on the ocean

Could never move that way


I love every movement

There's nothing I would change

She doesn't need improvement

She's much too nice to rearrange


Poetry in motion all that I adore

No number nine love potion

Could make me love her more


Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh

Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh


Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight


Are you lonesome tonight

Do you miss me tonight

Are you sorry we drifted apart

Does your memory stray to a bright sunny day

When I kissed you and called you sweetheart

Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare

Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight


I wonder if you're lonesome tonight

You know someone said that the world's a stage

And each must play a part

Fate had me playing in love with you as my sweetheart

Act one was when we met

I loved you at first glance

You read your lines so cleverly and never missed a cue

Then came act two

You seemed to change, you acted strange

And why I'll never know

Honey, you lied when you said you love me

And I had no cause to doubt you

But I'd rather go on hearing your lies

Than to go on living without you

Now the stage is bare and I'm standing there

With emptiness all around

And if you won't come back to me

Then they can bring the curtain down


Is your heart filled with pain

Shall I come back again

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight

Petula Clark - Sailor


(Sailor stop your roaming)


Sailor, stop your roaming

Sailor, leave the sea

Sailor, when the tide turns

Come home, safe to me


As you sail across the sea

All my love is there beside you

In Capri or Amsterdam, Honolulu or Siam

To the harbour of my heart

I will sent my love to guide you

As I call across the sea

Come home to me


Sailor, stop your roaming

Sailor, leave the sea

Sailor, when the tide turns

Come home, safe to me


As you sail across the sea

All my love is there beside you

In Capri or Amsterdam, Honolulu or Siam

To the harbour of my heart

I will sent my love to guide you

As I call across the sea

Come home to me

The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back


I want you to tell me why you walked out on me

I’m so lonesome every day

I want you to know that since you walked out on me

Nothin’ seems to be the same old way


Think about the love that burns within my heart for you

The good times we had before you went away, oh me

Walk right back to me this minute

Bring your love to me, don’t send it

I’m so lonesome every day


I want you to tell me why you walked out on me

I’m so lonesome every day

I want you to know that since you walked out on me

Nothin’ seems to be the same old way


Think about the love that burns within my heart for you

The good times we had before you went away, oh me

Walk right back to me this minute

Bring your love to me, don’t send it

I’m so lonesome every day


I’m so lonesome every day

I’m so lonesome every day

Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart


Can't you see I love you

Please don't break my heart in two

That's not hard to do

'Cause I don't have a wooden heart


And if you say goodbye

Then I know that I would cry

Maybe I would die

'Cause I don't have a wooden heart


There's no strings upon this love of mine

It was always you from the start

Treat me nice treat me good

Treat me like you really should

'Cause I'm not made of wood

And I don't have a wooden heart


Muss i denn, muss i denn

Zum Stadtele hinaus

Stadtele hinaus

Und du, mein schatz, bleibst hier


Muss i denn, muss i denn

Zum Stadtele hinaus

Stadtele hinaus

Und du, mein schatz, bleibst hier


There's no strings upon this love of mine

It was always you from the start

Sei mir gut, sei mir gut

Sei mir wie du wirkflich sollst

Wie du wirklich sollst

'Cause I don't have a wooden heart

The Marcels - Blue Moon


Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang

Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip

Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang

Ba ba ding a dong ding


Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for


And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will ever hold

I heard somebody whisper please adore me

And when I looked the moon had turned to gold


Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own


Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang

Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip

Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang

Ba ba ding a dong ding


Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang

Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon

Elvis Presley - Surrender


When we kiss my heart's on fire

Burning with a strange desire

And I know each time I kiss you

That your heart's on fire too


So, my darling, please surrender

All your love so warm and tender

Let me hold you in my arms, dear

While the moon shines bright above


All the stars will tell the story

Of our love and all its glory

Let us take this night of magic

And make it a night of love


Won't you please surrender to me

Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear

Be mine forever

Be mine tonight

The Temperance Seven - You're Driving Me Crazy


You left me sad and lonely

Why did you leave me lonely

'Cause here's a heart that's only for

Nobody but you


I'm burning like a flame dear

I'll never be the same dear

I'll always place the blame dear

On nobody but you


You, you're driving me crazy

What did I do

Oh what did I do

My tears for you make everything hazy

Clouding the skies of blue


How true

Were the friends who were near me to cheer me

Believe, me they knew

That you

Were the kind who would hurt me

Desert me, when I needed you

You, you're driving me crazy

What did I do to you

Del Shannon - Runaway


As I walk along I wonder

What went wrong with our love

A love that was so strong

And as I still walk on I think of

The things we've done together

While our hearts were young


I'm a-walking in the rain

Tears are falling and I feel the pain

Wishing you were here by me

To end this misery and I wonder

I wah, wah, wah, wah wonder

Why

Why, why, why, why, why she ran away

And I wonder when she will stay

My little runaway a-run, run, run, run, a-runaway


I'm a-walking in the rain

Tears are falling and I feel the pain

Wishing you were here by me

To end this misery and I wonder

I wah, wah, wah, wah wonder

Why

Why, why, why, why, why she ran away

And I wonder when she will stay

My little runaway, a-run, run, run, run, a-runaway

Run run run run runaway

Run run run run runaway

The Everly Brothers - Temptation


Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah


You came, I was alone

I should have known

You were temptation

You sighed, leading me on

I should have known

You were temptation


It would be thrilling, if you were willing

But if it can never be, well then pity me


You were born to be kissed

I can't resist, you are temptation

(I'm yours, here is my heart)

(Take it and say we'll never part )

(I'm just a slave, only a slave)


Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah


Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah


Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah Yay yay yay yeah

Eden Kane - Well I Ask You


Well I ask ya

What a way to treat a guy

What a way to cheat and lie

Because I wanted you


Well I ask ya

Did you have to bring me down

Did you have to go to town

And smash my world in two


Don't think you're getting away with it

You're gonna pay me some how

You cruelly wrecked my life

But oh you want me now

Baby just you ask me

Get down on your knees and try

I won't break till I see you cry

Like me when I ask you

Alright


Don't think you're getting away with it

You're gonna pay me some how

You cruelly wrecked my life

But oh you want me now


Just you ask me

Get down on your knees and try

I won't break till I see you cry

Like me when I ask you


Well I ask ya

Well I ask ya

Well I ask ya

Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know


Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

All though I love you so

Oh you don't know

You don't know just how I feel

For my love I daren't reveal

I am so, I'm so afraid

You might not care


Every time you pass me by

Oh you don't know, you don't know

What I go through

Seeing someone else with you

Oh I wish the one with you, were me

But you don't know


I would tell you, if I believed

That you might care some day

But until then I'll never give this away


So a secret it must stay

And you don't know, you don't know

How hard to bear

Is this one way love affair

For it breaks my heart to be in love

When you don't know


I would tell you, if I believed

That you might care some day

But until then I'll never give this away


So a secret it must stay

And you don't know, you don't know

How hard to bear

Is this one way love affair

For it breaks my heart to be in love

When you don't know

Woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah


John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me


When the mist's a-rising

And the rain is falling

And the wind is blowing cold across the moor

I hear the voice of my darlin'

The girl I loved and lost a year ago


(Johnny remember me)


Well it's hard to believe I know

But I hear her singing in the sighing of the wind

Blowin' in the tree tops way above me


(Johnny remember me)


Yes I'll always remember

Till the day I die

I'll hear her cry

Johnny remember me


Well some day I guess

I'll find myself another little girl

To take the place of my true love

But as long as I live I know

I'll hear her singing in the sighing of the wind

Blowin' in the tree tops way above me


(Johnny remember me)


Yes I'll always remember

Till the day I die

I'll hear her cry

Johnny remember me


(Johnny remember me)

Shirley Bassey - Reach For The Stars


I reach for the stars

When I reach for your love

For so far above me you always will be

Like a clown longs to be a king in a play

I long for the things that are so far away


I reach for the stars

When I reach for your hand

But stars tumble down

From the clouds to the land

When you come to my arms

In that moment devine

All the stars in the sky

Are mine, all mine


I reach for the stars

When I reach for your hand

But stars tumble down

From the clouds to the land

When you come to my arms

In that moment devine

All the stars in the sky

Are mine, all mine


The Highwaymen - Michael


Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya

Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya


Sister helped to trim the sails, alleluya

Sister helped to trim the sails, alleluya


Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya

Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya


The river Jordan is chilly and cold, alleluya

Chills the body but not the soul, alleluya


Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya

Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya


The river is deep and the river is wide, alleluya

Milk and honey on the other side, alleluya


Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya

Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya



Danny Williams - Moon River


Moon river, wider than a mile

I'm crossing you in style some day

Oh dream maker, you heart breaker

Wherever you're going, I'm going your way


Two drifters, off to see the world

There's such a lot of world to see

We're after the same rainbow's end, waiting 'round the bend

My huckleberry friend, Moon River and me


(Two drifters, off to see the world)

(There's such a lot of world to see)

We're after the same rainbow's end, waiting 'round the bend

My huckleberry friend, Moon River, and me

Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness


Funny, but it's true

What lonliness can do

Since I've been away

I have loved you more each day


Walking back to happiness, woopah oh yeah yeah

Said goodbye to lonliness, woopah oh yeah yeah

I never knew I'd miss you

Now I know what I must do

Walking back to happiness

I shared with you

(Yay, yay, yay, yay ba dum be do)


Making up for things we said, woopah oh yeah yeah

and mistakes to which they led, woopah oh yeah yeah

I shouldn't have gone away

So I'm coming back today

Walking back to happiness I threw away

(Yay, yay, yay, yay ba dum be do)


Walking back to happiness with you

Said farewell to lonliness I knew

Laid aside foolish pride

Learnt the truth from tears I cried


Spread the news I'm on my way, woopah oh yeah yeah

All my blues have blown away, woopah oh yeah yeah

I'm bringing you love so true

Cuz that's what I owe to you

Walking back to happiness I shared with you

(Yay, yay, yay, yay ba dum be do)


Walking back to happiness with you

Said farewell to lonliness I knew

Laid aside foolish pride

Learnt the truth from tears I cried


Spread the news I'm on my way, woopah oh yeah yeah

All my blues have blown away, woopah oh yeah yeah

I'm bringing you love so true

Cuz that's what I owe to you

Walking back to happiness I shared with you

(Yay, yay, yay, yay ba dum be do)


Walking back to happiness again

Walking back to happiness again

Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame


A very old friend came by today

'Cause he was telling everyone in town

About the love that he just found

And Marie's the name of his latest flame


He talked and talked and I heard him say

That she had the longest blackest hair

The prettiest green eyes anywhere

And Marie's the name of his latest flame


Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning

I wished him luck and then he said goodbye

He was gone but still his words kept returning

What else was there for me to do but cry


Would you believe that yesterday

This girl was in my arms and swore to me

She'd be mine eternally

And Marie's the name of his latest flame


Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning

I wished him luck and then he said goodbye

He was gone but still his words kept returning

What else was there for me to do but cry


Would you believe that yesterday

This girl was in my arms and swore to me

She'd be mine eternally

And Marie's the name of his latest flame

Yeah Marie's the name of his latest flame

Oh Marie's the name of his latest flame


Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength


If I were a tower of strength, I'd walk away

I'd look in your eyes and here's what I'd say

I don't want you, I don't need you, I don't love you any more

And I'd walk out the door

You'd be down on your knees

You'd be calling to me

But a tower of strength is a-something

I'll never be


If I were a tower of strength, I'd watch you cry

I'd laugh at your tears and tell you goodbye

I don't want you, I don't need you, I don't love you any more

And I'd walk out the door

You'd be down on your knees

You'd be calling to me

But a tower of strength is a-something

I'll never be


No I don't want you, I don't need you, I don't love you any more

And I'd walk out the door

You'd be down on your knees, yeah

You'd be calling to me

But a tower of strength is a-something

I'll never be

Well a tower of strength is a-something

I'll never be

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