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The Best of "Crossover Music" of the Sixties

 Country to Pop, Rock, Easy Listening Charts

 

Crossover Music of the 60s

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Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical tastes, or genres. In some contexts the term "crossover" can have negative connotations, implying the watering-down of a music's distinctive qualities to accommodate to mass tastes. For example, in the early years of rock and roll, many songs originally recorded by African-American musicians such as Fats Domino were re-recorded by white artists (such as Pat Boone)("Ain't That a Shame") in a more toned-down style (often with changed lyrics) that lacked the hard edge of the original versions. These covers were popular with a much broader audience.

Crossover music had a major impact on the 60s and below are listed my choice of the top crossover country hits of the 60s. These are in no particular order. Want to add something or argue email me at webmaster@the60sofficialsite.com or leave a message in the guestbook.

the 60s Top Country and Western Songs - Johnny Cashhe 60s Top Country and Western Songs - Patsy Cline

 

  

  1. "Old Rivers" by Walter Brennan  (1962)
  2. "Dang Me" by Roger Miller  (1964) 
  3. "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean (1961)   **** 
  4. "Hello Walls" by Faron Young (1961) 
  5. "Sea of Heartbreak" by Don Gibson (1961) 
  6. "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" by Kenny Rogers (1969)   (Mel Tillis wrote this song about a couple who lived next door when he was growing up in Florida. The wife , tired of caring for her shell-shocked World War II veteran husband, began walking the streets. Reset in the Vietnam era the song was a timely hit for Kenny Rogers.)
  7. "North To Alaska" by Johnny Horton (1960)
  8. "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campell (1969) 
  9. "He'll Have to Go" by Jim Reeves (1960) 
  10. "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash (1964) 
  11. "El Paso" by Marty Robbins (1960)   ****
  12. "Crazy" by Patsy Cline (1962) 
  13. "Flowers On The Wall" by The Statler Brothers (1966) 
  14. "Born A Woman" by Sandy Posey (1966) 
  15. "Detroit City" by Bobby Bare (1963) 
  16. "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeanne C. Riley (1968)   ****
  17. "Make The World Go Away" by Eddie Arnold (1965) 
  18. "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston (1966) 
  19. "Skip A Rope" by Henson Cargill (1968) 
  20. "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette (1968) 
  21. "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro (1968)   ****
  22. "She's Got You" by Patsy Cline (1962) 
  23. "Still" by Bill Anderson (1963) 
  24. "500 Miles Away From Home" by Bobby Bare (1963) 
  25. "End Of The World" by Skeeter Davis (1963) 
  26. "Wolverton Mountain" by Claude King (1962) 
  27. "Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke (1961) 
  28. "King Of The Road" by Roger Miller (1965) 

 

**** Number one hit in both country and The Hot 100 Pop Hits

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