List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1960s

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The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1960s.

The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report". These charts were calculated in the 1990s in retrospect, by David Kent, using archival data.

1960[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Bill Haley & His Comets "Joey's Song" / "Ooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?" 8 weeks

(3 weeks in Dec 1959)

9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February Crash Craddock "Boom Boom Baby" 4 weeks
13 February
20 February Johnny O'Keefe Australia "She's My Baby" 1 week
27 February Crash Craddock "Boom Boom Baby" 4 weeks
5 March
12 March Emile Ford and the Checkmates "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" 4 weeks
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Johnny and the Hurricanes "Beatnik Fly" 2 weeks
16 April
23 April Jim Reeves "He'll Have to Go" 4 weeks
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May Elvis Presley "Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune" 1 week
28 May Lonnie Donegan and His Group "My Old Man's a Dustman" 2 weeks
4 June
11 June Rolf Harris Australia "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" 3 weeks
18 June
25 June
2 July Bobby Rydell "Swingin' School" / "Ding-a-Ling" 2 weeks
9 July
16 July Connie Francis "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" 3 weeks
23 July
30 July
6 August Jimmie Rodgers "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" 2 weeks
13 August
20 August The Beau Marks "Clap Your Hands" 4 weeks
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September The Ventures "Walk, Don't Run" 2 weeks
24 September
1 October Johnny O'Keefe Australia "Come On and Take My Hand" / "Don't You Know (Pretty Baby)" 1 week
8 October Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never" 7 weeks
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
14 November
19 November
26 November The Drifters "Save the Last Dance for Me" 4 weeks
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Elvis Presley "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 6 weeks
31 December

1961[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Elvis Presley "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 6 weeks
14 January
21 January
28 January
4 February Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra "Wonderland by Night" 3 weeks
11 February
18 February
25 February Bobby Vee "Rubber Ball" 3 weeks
4 March
11 March
18 March Crash Craddock "One Last Kiss" 1 week
25 March Elvis Presley "Wooden Heart" 4 weeks
1 April
8 April
15 April
22 April "Surrender" 3 weeks
29 April
6 May
13 May Del Shannon "Runaway" 6 weeks
20 May
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June Andy Stewart "A Scottish Soldier" 1 week
1 July Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man" / "Hello Mary Lou" 5 weeks
8 July
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August Eddie Hodges "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" 7 weeks
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September The Highwaymen "Michael" 1 week
30 September Johnny O'Keefe Australia "I'm Counting on You" / "Right Now" 3 weeks
7 October
14 October
21 October Bob Moore and His Orchestra "Mexico" 2 weeks
28 October
4 November Roy Orbison "Crying" / "Candy Man" 3 weeks
11 November
18 November
25 November James Darren "Goodbye, Cruel World" 2 weeks
2 December
9 December Charlie Drake "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" 6 weeks
16 December
23 December
30 December

1962[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Charlie Drake "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" 6 weeks
13 January
20 January Sandy Nelson "Let There Be Drums" 1 week
27 January Elvis Presley "Can't Help Falling in Love" / "Rock-A-Hula Baby" 5 weeks
3 February
10 February
17 February
24 February
3 March Bobby Darin "Multiplication" / "Irresistible You" 3 weeks
10 March
17 March
24 March Mr Acker Bilk "Stranger on the Shore" 1 week
31 March Dion "The Wanderer" 1 week
7 April Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen "Midnight in Moscow" 1 week
14 April Elvis Presley "Good Luck Charm" / "Anything That's Part of You" 6 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May Lucky Starr Australia "I've Been Everywhere" 2 weeks
2 June
9 June Larry Finnegan "Dear One" 2 weeks
16 June
23 June Ray Charles "I Can't Stop Loving You" 4 weeks
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July Toni Fisher "West of the Wall" 2 week
28 July
4 August Claude King "Wolverton Mountain" 1 week
11 August Bobby Vinton "Roses Are Red (My Love)" 4 weeks
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September Frank Ifield "I Remember You" 2 weeks
15 September
22 September Tommy Roe "Sheila" 3 weeks
29 September
6 October
13 October Nat King Cole "Ramblin' Rose" 1 week
20 October Del Shannon "The Swiss Maid" 3 weeks
27 October
3 November
10 November Roy Orbison "Working for the Man" / "Leah" 5 weeks
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert "The Lonely Bull" / "Acapulco" 3 weeks
22 December
29 December

1963[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January The Four Seasons "Big Girls Don't Cry" / "Conny-O" 1 week
12 January Elvis Presley "Return to Sender" 3 weeks
19 January
26 January
2 February The Shadows "The Boys" 2 weeks
9 February
16 February Del Shannon "Little Town Flirt" 1 week
23 February The Rooftop Singers "Walk Right In" 1 week
2 March Ned Miller "From a Jack to a King" 2 weeks
9 March
16 March Paul and Paula "Hey Paula" 3 weeks
23 March
30 March
6 April The Four Seasons "Walk Like a Man" 1 week
13 April Roy Orbison "In Dreams" 2 weeks
20 April
27 April The Chantays "Pipeline" 4 weeks
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May Little Peggy March "I Will Follow Him" 2 weeks
1 June
8 June Bill Justis "Tamoure" 4 weeks
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July Lesley Gore "It's My Party" 1 week
13 July Kyu Sakamoto "Sukiyaki" 2 weeks
20 July
27 July Johnny O'Keefe Australia "Move Baby Move" / "You'll Never Cherish a Love So True" 2 weeks
3 August
10 August Jan and Dean "Surf City" 1 week
17 August Rob E.G. Australia "55 Days at Peking" 4 weeks
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September Allan Sherman "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" 1 week
21 September The Atlantics Australia "Bombora" 2 weeks
28 September
5 October Helen Shapiro "No Trespassing" / "Not Responsible" 2 weeks
12 October
19 October Roy Orbison "Blue Bayou" / "Mean Woman Blues" 2 weeks
26 October
2 November Kathy Kirby "Dance On!" 3 weeks
9 November
16 November
23 November Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs "Sugar Shack" 3 weeks
30 November
7 December
14 December Gerry & The Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone" 2 weeks
21 December
28 December The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 7 weeks

1964[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 7 weeks
11 January
18 January
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February "I Saw Her Standing There" / "Love Me Do" 7 weeks
22 February
29 February
7 March
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April "Roll Over Beethoven" / "Hold Me Tight" 2 weeks
11 April
18 April All My Loving EP 3 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May "Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That" 5 weeks (and a sixth on 27 June)
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June Mary Wells "My Guy" 2 weeks
20 June
27 June The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That" 1 week (also, 5 weeks starting 9 May)
4 July Requests (EP): "Long Tall Sally" / "Boys" / "I Call Your Name" 1 week
11 July Cilla Black "You're My World" 2 weeks
18 July
25 July The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" / "Things We Said Today" 6 weeks
1 August
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September "I Should Have Known Better" / "If I Fell" 5 weeks
12 September
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October Roy Orbison "Pretty Woman" 2 weeks
17 October
24 October The Honeycombs "Have I the Right?" 2 weeks
31 October
7 November Ray Columbus and the Invaders "She's a Mod" 2 weeks
14 November
21 November Elvis Presley "Ain't That Loving You, Baby" / "Ask Me" 3 weeks
28 November
5 December
12 December The Beatles "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" 8 weeks
19 December
26 December

1965[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January The Beatles "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" 8 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February Julie Rogers "The Wedding" 1 week
13 February Petula Clark "Downtown" 1 week
20 February The Rolling Stones "Under the Boardwalk" / "Walking the Dog" 3 weeks
27 February
6 March
13 March The Seekers Australia "I'll Never Find Another You" 3 weeks
20 March
27 March
3 April The Beatles "Rock and Roll Music" / "Honey Don't" 4 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May "Ticket to Ride" / "Yes It Is" 3 weeks
8 May
15 May
22 May Herman's Hermits "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" 4 weeks
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June Elvis Presley "Crying in the Chapel" 6 weeks
26 June
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs Australia "I Told the Brook" / "Funny Face" 1 week
7 August The Rolling Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 1 week
14 August The Beatles "Help!" / "I'm Down" 8 weeks
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October Normie Rowe Australia "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" / "Shakin' All Over" 8 weeks
16 October
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December The Seekers Australia "The Carnival Is Over" 6 weeks
11 December
18 December
25 December

1966[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January The Seekers Australia "The Carnival Is Over" 6 weeks
8 January
15 January The Beatles "We Can Work It Out" / "Day Tripper" 7 weeks
22 January
29 January
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 8 weeks
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April The Beatles "Nowhere Man" / "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" 2 weeks
7 May
14 May Bobby and Laurie Australia "Hitch Hiker" 5 weeks
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June The Rolling Stones "Paint It, Black" / "Long Long While" 3 weeks
25 June
2 July
9 July The Beatles "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" 1 week
16 July Frank Sinatra "Strangers in the Night" 2 weeks
23 July
30 July The Troggs "Wild Thing" 2 weeks
6 August
13 August B. J. Thomas "Mama" 1 week
20 August The Easybeats Australia Easyfever (EP): "I'll Make You Happy" / "Too Much" 2 weeks
27 August
3 September The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" / "Eleanor Rigby" 8 weeks
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October Peter and Gordon "Lady Godiva" 3 weeks
5 November
12 November
19 November New Vaudeville Band "Winchester Cathedral" 1 week
26 November The Easybeats Australia "Sorry" / "Funny Feelin'" 1 week
3 December Herman's Hermits "No Milk Today" 1 week
10 December The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" 1 week
17 December Normie Rowe Australia "Ooh La La" / "Ain't Nobody Home" 1 week (and another two weeks in 1967)
24 December The Easybeats Australia "Friday on My Mind" 2 weeks
31 December

1967[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Normie Rowe Australia "Ooh La La" / "Ain't Nobody Home" 2 weeks (also one week in 1966)
14 January
21 January Tom Jones "Green, Green Grass of Home" 3 weeks
28 January
4 February
11 February The Monkees "I'm a Believer" / "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" 1 week
18 February The Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" 5 weeks
25 February
4 March
11 March
18 March
25 March The Seekers Australia "Georgy Girl" 1 week
1 April The Beatles "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" 5 weeks
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra "Somethin' Stupid" 3 weeks
13 May
20 May
27 May Petula Clark "This Is My Song" 6 weeks
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale" 3 weeks
15 July
22 July
29 July The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" / "Baby, You're a Rich Man" 5 weeks
5 August
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September The 5th Dimension "Up, Up and Away" 2 weeks
9 September
16 September Petula Clark "Don't Sleep in the Subway" 2 weeks
23 September
30 September Vikki Carr "It Must Be Him" 3 weeks
7 October
14 October
21 October Engelbert Humperdinck "The Last Waltz" 9 weeks
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December
23 December The Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy's Christmas" 2 weeks
30 December

1968[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January The Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" / "I Am the Walrus" 2 weeks
13 January
20 January John Farnham Australia "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)" 6 weeks
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February
24 February
2 March John Fred and His Playboy Band "Judy in Disguise" 2 weeks
9 March
16 March Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra "Love Is Blue" 5 weeks
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April The Beatles "Lady Madonna" / "The Inner Light" 2 weeks
27 April
4 May Bobby Goldsboro "Honey" 5 weeks
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June The Irish Rovers "The Unicorn" 4 weeks
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "This Guy's in Love with You" 2 weeks
13 July
20 July Merrilee Rush "Angel of the Morning" 2 weeks
27 July
3 August The Irish Rovers "The Orange and the Green" / "Whiskey on a Sunday" 3 weeks
10 August
17 August
24 August Richard Harris "MacArthur Park" 2 weeks
31 August
7 September Mama Cass with The Mamas & the Papas "Dream a Little Dream of Me" 1 week
14 September Tom Jones "Help Yourself" 2 weeks
21 September
28 September Jeannie C. Riley "Harper Valley PTA" 1 week
5 October The Beatles "Hey Jude" / "Revolution" 13 weeks
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

1969[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Cream "White Room" / "Those Were the Days" 2 weeks
11 January
18 January Barry Ryan "Eloise" 3 weeks
24 January
1 February
8 February The Scaffold "Lily the Pink" 2 weeks
15 February
22 February Bee Gees "I Started a Joke" 2 weeks
1 March
8 March The Beatles "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" / "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" 6 weeks
15 March
22 March
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" 4 weeks
26 April
3 May
10 May
17 May Russell Morris Australia "The Real Thing" 2 weeks
24 May
31 May The Beatles "Get Back" / "Don't Let Me Down" 4 weeks
7 June
14 June
21 June
28 June The Cowsills "Hair" 2 weeks
5 July
12 July The Beatles "The Ballad of John and Yoko" 4 weeks
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August Elvis Presley "In the Ghetto" 4 weeks
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September The Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women" 5 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October Russell Morris Australia "Part Three into Paper Walls" / "The Girl That I Love" 3 weeks
18 October
25 October
1 November Ross D. Wylie Australia "The Star" 2 weeks
8 November
15 November The Beatles "Something" / "Come Together" 5 weeks
22 November Roy Orbison "Penny Arcade" 1 week
29 November The Beatles "Something" / "Come Together" 5 weeks
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg "Je t'aime... moi non plus" 1 week

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