Unchain My Heart Ray Charles 1961 (#9) Freddy James, Agnes Jones
Unchained Melody   Righteous Brothers, The 1965 (#4) Hy Zaret & Alex North (also #13 in 1990 in Ghost) (Les Baxter #1 in ‘55, Roy Hamilton #6 in ‘55)
Undecided Ames Brothers, The 1951 Sid Robin & Charlie Shavers
Under the Boardwalk Drifters, The 1964 (#4) Arthur Resnick, Kenny Young
Unforgettable   Dinah Washington 1959 (#17) Irving Gordon (Nat "King" Cole, 1951)
Unfortunate Miss Bailey Kingston Trio, The 1959 Lou Gottlieb (of The Limelighters)
Unicorn, The Irish Rovers, The 1968 (#7) Shel Silverstein, on his album "Inside Folk", 1961
United We Stand   1971 Tony Hiller, Peter Simons
Universal Soldier Glen Campbell 1965 Buffy Sainte-Marie
Unkle Albert/Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney & Wings 1971 Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Until It’s Time for You to Go Buffy Sainte-Marie 1967 Buffy Sainte-Marie (also rec. 1970 by Neil Diamond); first recorded by Bobby Darin, 1966; by Elvis Presley, 1972
Up A Lazy River Mills Brothers, The 1948 Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin, 1931 (also Si Zentner, 1961 #43 and Bobby Darin, #14, 1961)
Up Around the Bend Credence Clearwater Revival 1970 John Fogarty
Up On a House Top Traditional   ca 1880
Up On Cripple Creek Band, The 1969 Robbie Robertson
Up On the Roof Drifters, The 1962 (#5) Carole King, Gerry Goffin
Up Tight, Everything Is All Right Stevie Wonder 1965 (#3) Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder
Up Where We Belong Jennifer Warnes 1982 (#1 for 3 weeks) from An Officer And A Gentleman
Up, Up And Away Fifth Dimension, The 1967 Jim Webb; 2 Grammies 1967 (song, record)
Uptown Girl Billy Joel 1983 (#3)
Use Me Up Bill Withers 1972 (#2 for 2 weeks)
Vacation Connie Francis 1962 (#9)
Vatican Rag, The   Tom Lehrer   Tom Lehrer
Vaya Con Dios Les Paul & Mary Ford 1953 (#1) Larry Russell, Inez James, Buddy Pepper
Vehicle   1970 James Peterik
Veni-Vidi-Vici (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered) Gaylords, The 1954 (#30)
Ventura Highway   America 1972 (#8) Lee Bunnell
Venus In Blue Jeans Jimmy Clanton 1962 (#7) Words & Music by Neil Sedaka
Venus Frankie Avalon 1959 (#1) Ed Marshall
Very Last Day Peter, Paul & Mary   Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey
Very Thought of You, The   Doris Day 1950 Ray Noble, 1934; revived in the 1950 movie ‘Man With a Horn"
Very Unfortunate Man Kingston Trio, The    
Vie En Rose, La Edith Piaf 1946 Edith Piaf (E. Mack David), R.S.Louiguy (Luis Guglielmi)
Village of St. Bernadette, The Andy Williams 1959 (#7)
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Don McLean 1971 Don McLean
Voláre   Domenico Modugno 1958 (#1) Domenico Modugno, Francesco Migliacci, Eng. Mitchell Parrish (later); also Bobby Rydell, #4 ‘60; 2 Grammies, 1958
Volcano Jimmy Buffettt 1979 (#66)
Wabash Canonball Carter Family, The 1940 A.P. Carter
Wade In the Water Ramsey Lewis Trio 1966 (#19)
Wah Watusi Orlons, The 1962 (#2) Dave Appell, Kal Mann
Wait Beatles, The 1965 John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Waitin’ in School Ricky Nelson 1957 (#18) Johnny & Dorsey Burnette (Dorsey died at 47 of heart attack, 1979)
Wake the Town and Tell the People Les Baxter & His Orchestra 1955 (#5) Sammy Gallop, Jerry Livingston
Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers, The 1957 (#1 for 4 weeks) Boudleaux & Felice Bryant
Walk - Don’t Run Ventures, The 1960 (#2) (instrumental) Johnny Smith
Walk A Mile in My Shoes Joe South 1970 (#12)
Walk Away Renee Left Banke, The 1966 (#5) Mike Brown, Mike Lookofsky, Tony Samsone, Bob Calilli; about Renee Fladen
Walk in the Black Forest, A Horst Jankowski 1965 (#12) Horst Jankowski
Walk Like A Man 4 Seasons, The 1963 (#1) Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
Walk On By Dionne Warwick 1964 (#6) Hal David, Bert Bacharach
Walk On By Leroy Van Dyke 1961 (#5)
Walk On the Wild Side Jimmy Smith & The Big Band 1962 (#21) Mack David, Elmer Bernstein
Walk Right Back   Everly Brothers, The 1961 (#7) Sonny Curtiss (formerly of The Cricketts); also rec. by Anne Murray, 1978
Walk Right In Rooftop Singers, The 1963 (#1) Gus Cannon, H. Woods, 1929; arr Erik Darling, W. Wvanoc, 1963
Walk This Way Aerosmith 1977 (#10) Joe Perry, Steven Tyler; also #4 in 1986
Walkin’ After Midnight   Patsy Cline 1957 (#12) Don Hecht, Alan Block
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home Nat "King" Cole 1952 (#8) Roy Turk & Fred Ahlert, 1930
Walkin’ The Floor Over You Ernest Tubb 1951 Ernest Tubb
Walkin’ to New Orleans Fats Domino 1960 (#6)
Walking the Dog Fusus Thomas 1963 (#10)
Waltzing Matilda A.B. "The Banjo" Anderson 1941 Marie Cowan, A.B. Anderson; tune based on Robert Tannahill’s "Craigielea"
Wanderer, The Dion 1961 (#2) Ernest Maresca
Wanderer, The Kingston Trio, The 1959 Irving Burgess
Wanderin’ Star   Lee Marvin 1969 Alan J. Lerner & Frederick Loewe, in Paint Your Wagon, 1952
Wanted Perry Como 1954 (#1) Jack Fulton, Lois Steele
Wanting You Roger Williams 1955 (#38) Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
War Edwin Star 1970 (#1 for 3 weeks) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
Washington Square Village Stompers, The 1963 (#2) Bob Goldstein, David Shire
Wasn’t that a Party Irish Rovers, The    
Wasted On the Way Crosby, Stills & Nash   Graham Nash
Watch What Happens Andy Williams 1967 Normal Gimbel & Michel Legrand; from "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
Watchin’ Scotty Grow Bobby Goldsboro 1975 Mac Davis
Water Boy Don Shirly Trio, The 1961 (#40) Avery Robinson, 1922
Waterloo Stonewall Jackson 1959 (#4) John D. Loudermilk, Marijohn Wilkin (also Abba, #6 in 1974)
Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria 1963 (#10) Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Weather Perry Como and Eddie Fisher 1952 (#19) Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster
Watusi, The Vibrations, The 1961 (#25)
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon 1959 (#3) Harry Creamer, J. Turner Layton, 1922
Way That I Want to Touch You, The Captain & Tenille 1975 (#4) Toni Tenille
Way We Were, The   Barbra Streisand 1973 (#1) Alan & Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch; in movie same name, Oscar winner, 1973; Grammy 1973 (song)
Way You Look Tonight, The   Lettermen, The 1961 (#13) Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern, in Swingtime, 1936; Oscar winner 1936; #2 on Hit Parade)
Wayfaring Stranger     Traditional, ca 1800
Wayward Wind, The   Gogi Grant 1956 (#1 for 10 weeks) Herb Newman, Stan Lebowsky
We Are Family Sister Sledge 1979 (#2) Bernard Edwards, Nile Rogers
We Can Work It Out Beatles, The 1966 John Lennon, Paul McCartney
We Didn’t Start the Fire Billy Joel 1989 (#1)
We Don’t Need Another Hero Tina Turner 1985 (#2) from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
We Got Love Bobby Rydell 1959 (#6)
We Just Disagree Dave Mason 1977  
We May Never Love This Way Again   1974 Al Kasha, Joe Harschorn; in Towering Inferno, Oscar winner 1974 (their 2nd)
We Shall Overcome Joan Baez 1963 (#90) Trad., based on "O Sanctissima," 1794; lyr Charles Albert Tindley, 1901
We Three Kings Traditional   John Hopkins, 1857
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 1954 (#29) Ross Parker & Hughie Charles; prev. recorded by Benny Goodman, 1942 (#16)
We’ll Sing In the Sunshine Gale Garnett 1964 (#4) Gale Garnett
We’ve Got Tonight Sheena Easton & Kenny Rodgers 1983 (#6) Bob Seger, 1979
We’ve Only Just Begun Carpenters, The 1970 (#2) Paul Williams, Roger Nichols; Karen died 2/4/83
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Elvis Presley 1958 (#2) Bert Carroll, Russell Moody
Wedding Bell Blues, The Marilyn McCoo 1969 Laura Nyro, 1966
Wedding Song, The (There Is Love) Paul Stookey 1971 Paul Stookey (#24)
Wednesday Morning 3 a.m. Simon & Garfunkel   Palul Simon
Weekend in New England Barry Manilow 1976 (#10)
Weight Band, The 1968 Jaime "Robbie" Robertson
Welcome Back John Sebastian 1976 (#1) John Sebastian; theme from Welcome Back Kotter
Welcome to My World Jim Reeves 1962 Ray Winkler & John Hathcock
Well-Respected Man Kinks, The 1965 (#13)
Western Movies Olympics, The 1958 (#8)
What A Difference A Day Makes Dinah Washington 1959 (#8) Eng. Stanley Adams, Maria Grover; Grammy winner 1959 (R&B); also #5 for Dorsey Brothers in 1934
What A Dream Patti Page 1954 (#10)
What A Fool Believes   Doobie Brothers, The 1978 (#1) Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald; double-Grammy winner 1978 (song, record)
What A Wonderful World   Louis Armstrong 1967 George David Weiss, George Douglas
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life     1970 Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand, in The Happy Ending
What Child Is This Traditional   Words by William Chatterton Dix, 1865, to the traditional tune "Greensleeves"
What Have They Done To The Rain Searchers, The 1965 (#29) Malvina Reynolds
What I Am Edie Brickel & the New Bohemians 1988 (#7)
What I Did For Love   Donna Drake 1975 Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch, in A Chorus Line
What In the World’s Come Over You Jack Scott 1960 (#5)
What It Was, Was Football Andy Griffith 1954 (#9)
What Kind of Fool Am I   Sammy Davis, Jr. 1962 (#17) Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley; (from Stop the World I Want to Get Off); Grammy 1962 (song)
What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am Tams, The 1963 (#9)
What Now My Love   Jane Morgan 1962 Eng. Carl Sigman, Gilbert Becaud, 1962 (also Herb Alpert, 1966)
What the World Needs Now is Love Jackie DeShannon 1965 (#7) Hal David, Bert Bacharach
What Will Mary Say Johnny Mathis 1963 (#9)
What’d I Say Ray Charles 1959 (#6) Ray Charles
What’ll I Do   Linda Ronstadt 1983 Irving Berlin, 1923, in Music Box Revue; by Berlin to wife Ellin (as was "Always")
What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 1984 (#1 for 3 weeks)
What’s New   Linda Ronstadt 1983 (#53) Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart, 1939
Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) Sarah Vaughn 1955 (#6) Richard Adler & Jerry Ross, in Damn Yankees
Whatever Will Be, Will Be Doris Day 1956 (#2)
What's New Pussycat? Tom Jones 1965 (#3) Hal David, Burt Bacharach
Wheel Of Fortune Kay Starr 1952 (#1) Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss
Wheels String-A-Longs, The 1961 (#3) Jimmy Tomes, Richard Stephens
When   Kalin Twins, The 1958 (#5) Paul Evans & Jack Reardon
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge 1966 (#1) Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
When I Fall In Love   Lettermen, The 1961 (#7) Edward Hayman, Victor Young (Doris Day #20 in 1952, also Nat "King" Cole, 1952)
When I Grow Up To Be A Man Beach Boys, The 1964 (#9)
When I Need You Leo Sayer 1977 (#1) Carole Bayer Sager, Albert Hammond
When I Was Young Animals, The   Eric Burdon, Brigs, Weider, Jenkins & McCulloch
When I Was Young Kingston Trio, The   Jane Bowers, Dave Guard (Guard died 3/22/91 of lymphoma)
When I’m Sixty-Four Beatles, The 1967 John Lennon, Paul McCartney
When Joanna Loved Me   Tony Bennett 1964 (#94) Robert Wells & Jack Segal
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Glenn Miller 1938 Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Elvis Presley 1956 (#19)
When My Dreamboat Comes Home Fats Domino 1956 (#14)
When Sonny Gets Blue   1956 Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal
When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain   Kate Smith   Howard Johnson, Harry Woods, 1931
When The Red Red Robin   1926 Harry Woods
When The River Meets the Sea John Denver & The Muppets    
When The Saints Go Marching In   Katharine Purvis, James Black, 1896
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano   1940 Leon Rene
When Will I Be Loved Everly Brothers, The 1960 (#8) Phil Everly (also Linda Ronstadt, #2 in 1975)
When Will I See You Again   1963 Alan Fielding
When You Wish Upon A Star   Cliff Edwards, as Jiminy Cricket 1940 Ned Washington, Leigh Harline; in Pinochio; Oscar Winner, 1940
When You Wore A Tulip   1910 Percy Wenrich, Jack Mahoney
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot Jerry Reed 1971 (#9)
When You’re In Love With a Beautiful Woman   1979 Even Stevens
When You’re Smiling   1928 Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay
When Your Lover Has Gone      
Where Did Our Love Go Supremes, The 1964 (#1)
Where Do I Begin Andy Williams 1971 (#9) from Love Story
Where Have All the Flowers Gone Kingston Trio, The 1962 (#21) Pete Seeger, 1961 (additional lyrics by Joe Hickerson?)
Where Is Love   1960 Lionel Bart; from the musical "Oliver"
Where Is the Love Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 1972 (#5) Ralph MacDonald, William Salter; Grammy Winner 1975 (R&B)
Where Love Has Gone Jack Jones 1964 (#62) Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen (1 of two #62s this year)
Where Or When   Dion & The Belmonts 1959 (#3) Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, 1937 (also by The Lettermen, 98 in 1963)
Where the Action Is Freddy Cannon 1965 (Top 20)
Where the Blue of the Night Bing Crosby 1931 Roy Turk, Bing Crosby & Fred Ahlert; Crosby’s theme song
Where the Boys Are Connie Francis 1961 (#4) Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
Where Was I? Charlie Barnett 1940 (#1) Al Dubin & W. Frank Harling; from the movie "Til We Meet Again"
Where Were You When I Needed You Grass Roots, The 1966 (#28) P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
Where’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home Billy Ray Cyrus   Billy Ray Cyrus & Cindy Cyrus
Where’s The Playground, Susie Glen Campbell 1969 Jim Webb
Wherefore And Why Gordon Lightfoot   Gordon Lightfoot
Whiffenpoof Song, The Rudy Vallee 1909 Guy H. Schull & Meade Minnigerode & George S. Pomeroy
Whispering   Nino Tempo & April Stevens 1963 (#11) Melvin Schonberger, John Schonberger
Whispering Bells Del-Vikings, The 1957 (top 10)
Whistling Away the Dark Henry Mancini 1969 Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini; from the movie "Darling Lili"
White Christmas   Bing Crosby 1942 Irving Berlin; had sold 45 million records by 1963; in Holiday Inn and White Christmas; Oscar winner, 1942
White Cliffs of Dover   Glenn Miller 1941 Burton & Kent
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane 1967 (#8) Darby Slick
White Room   Cream 1968 Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
White Silver Sands   Don Rondo 1957 (#7) Red Mathews (music authorship & partial lyric credit cliamed by Gladys Reinhart)(Bill Black Combo #7 in ‘60)
Whither Thou Goest Les Paul & Mary Ford 1954 (#10)
Who Can I Turn To   Tony Bennett 1964 (#33) Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd"
Who Kissed Me Last Night? Rosemary Clooney 1953 (#23)
Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) Barry Mann 1961 (#7) Barry Mann, Gerry Goffin
Who’ll Stop the Rain Credence Clearwater Revival 1970 John Fogarty
Who’s Sorry Now   Connie Francis 1958 (#4) (charted 22 wks) Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby & Ted Snyder (‘23); her first hit, recorded at father’s request
Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 (#3) Dave Williams, Sunny David
Whole New World Peabo Bryson & Reginna Belle 1993 (#1) from Walt Disney’s "Aladdin" (academy award winner)
Why Baby Why Pat Boone 1957 (#5) Luther Dixon, Larry Harrison
Why Can’t We Be Friends War 1975 (#6) Sylvester Allen, Harold Brown, et al
Why Do Fools Fall In Love Frankie Lymon 1956 (#6) Jimmy Merchant, Herman Santiago (group members) ; Lymon d 2/12/68 at 25 of a heroin overdose
Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw Jimmy Buffett   Marvin Gardens
Why Don’t You Do Right Peggy Lee 1943 recorded with Benny Goodman Orchestra
Why Don't You Believe Me   Joni James 1952 (#1) Lew Douglas, King Laney, Roy Rodde
Why Me Kris Kristopherson 1973 Kris Kristopherson
Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell 1969 (#3) Jim Webb
Wild Colonial Boy     Traditional
Wild Horses Perry Como 1953 (#6) Johnny Burke
Wild Is the Wind Johnny Mathis 1957 (#22) Ned Washington, Dimitri Tiomkin
Wild One Bobby Rydell 1960 (#2) Dave Appell, Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Wild Rover, The      
Wild Thing Troggs, The 1966 (#1) Chip Taylor
Wild Weekend The Rebels 1962 (#8) (instrumental)
Wild World Cat Stevens 1971 (#11) Cat Stevens
Wildfire Michael Martin Murphy 1975 (#3) Michael Murphy, Larry Cansler
Wildwood Flower The Carter Family 1928 A.P. Carter?
Wildwood Weed Jim Stafford 1974 (#7) music "Wildwood Flower" credited to A.P.Carter; words Jim Stafford & Don Bowman
Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston 1973 (#1) Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston
Will The Circle Be Unbroken   1907 Ada Habershon, Charles Gabriet
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Shirelles, The 1960 (#1) Carole King, Gerry Goffin; King was 17 when she wrote it
Willie and the Hand Jive Johnny Otis Show 1958 (#9) Johnny Otis
Willow Weep For Me   Chad & Jeremy 1964 Ann Ronell, 1932 (#15), dedicated to George Gershwin
Winchester Cathedral New Vaudville Band 1966 (#1) Geoff Stevens
Wind Beneath My Wings, The Bette Midler 1989 (#1)
Windmills of You Mind   Dusty Springfield 1969 (#31) Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand, Thomas Crown Affair, 1968; Oscar winner, 1968
Windsong   John Denver 1975 John Denver, Joe Henry; on "Windsong"
Windy Association, The 1967 (#1) (on charts 14 weeks, written by Ruthann Friedman, a fan)
Wings Of A Dove   Ferlin Husky 1960 (#12)
Winnie The Pooh     Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman
Winter Romance Dean Martin 1959 Sammy Cahn & Ken Lane
Winter Wonderland   Andrews Sisters, The 1950 Richard B. Smith, Felix Bernard
Winter World of Love Engelbert Humperdink 1969 (#16)
Wipe Out Surfaris, The 1963 (#2) Ron Wilson, James Fuller, Bob Berryhill et al (a high school band)
Wish You Were Here Eddie Fisher w/Hugo Winterhalter 1952 (#1) Harold Rome
Wishin’ And Hopin’ Dusty Springfield 1964 (#6) Hal David, Bert Bacharach
Witch Doctor, The David Seville 1958 (#1 for 3 weeks) Ross Bagdasarian (aka David Seville)
Witchcraft Frank Sinatra 1958 (#6) Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman
Witchy Woman Eagles, The 1973 Don Henley, Bernie Leadon
With A Song In My Heart Jane Froman    
With A Little Help From My Friends Beatles, The   John Lennon, Paul McCartney
With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming Patti Page 1949  
With Or Without You U2 1987 (#1 for 3 weeks)
With Pen In Hand Vicki Carr 1969 Bobby Goldsboro
Without A Song   Ray Hamilton 1955 (#77) Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans, 1929
Without You Harry Nilsson 1971 (#1 for 4 weeks) Peter Ham, Tom Evans
Wives And Lovers   Jack Jones 1963 (#14) Hal David, Bert Bacharach
W-O-L-D Harry Chapin 1974 (#36)
Wolverton Mountain Claude King 1962 (#6) Merle Kilgore, Claude King
Woman (Uh-Huh) Jose Ferrer 1954 (#16)
Woman in Love, A Four Aces 1955 (#14) Frank Loesser
Woman Johnny Desmond 1953 (#9)
Wonder of You, The Ray Peterson 1959 (#25) Baker Knight
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton 1977 Eric Clapton
Wonderful World Herman’s Hermits 1965 (#1) (also Sam Cooke, #12 in 1960)
Wonderful! Wonderful!   Johnny Mathis 1957 (#14) Ben Raleigh & Sherman Edwards
Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert 1960 (#1 for 3 weeks) Lincoln Chase, Klaus Neumann
Wooden Heart Joe Dowell 1961 (#1) Fred Wise, Benjamin Weisman, et al, based on the German folksong "Muss I Denn"
Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1970 (top 15) Joni Mitchell (who wasn’t there!)
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs 1965 (#2) Domingo Samudio
Words of Love   Mamas & Papas 1966 (#5) John Phillips
Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues Jim Croce 1974 Jim Croce
Workin’ In the Coal Mine Lee Dorsey   Allen Toussaint
World I Used to Know, The   Kingston Trio, The 1964 Rod McKuen
World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, The Les Paul & Mary Ford 1951 (#3) Eugene Lockhart & Ernest Seitz, 1919
World Of Our Own, A   Seekers, The 1965 (#19) Tom Springfield
World We Knew, The (Over and Over)   Frank Sinatra 1967 (#30) Herbert Rehbein & Bert Kaempfert; Eng. Lyric by Carl Sigman
Worried Man Kingston Trio, The 1959 (#20) Dave Guard, Tom Glazer; based on A.P. Carter’s 1935 song (#20); (Guard died 3/22/91 of lymphoma)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice Beach Boys, The   Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Bing Crosby 1931 (#4) Ted Koehler, Billy Moll & Harry Barris
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot 1976 (32) Gordon Lightfoot
Wynken, Blynken and Nod   Simon Sisters, The 1964 Eugene Field; the Simon Sisters included Carly, before she went solo
Ya Mo B There James Ingram & Michael McDonald 1984 (#19) James Ingram, Michael McDonald
Ya Ya Lee Dorsey 1961 (#7)
Yakety Sax Boots Randolph 1963 (#35)
Yakety Yak Coasters, The 1958 (#1) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; bass is Will "Dub" Jones, sax solos by King Curtiss
Y'all Come Bing Crosby 1954 (#20)
Yankee Doodle Boy   1904 George M. Cohan
Year Clayton Delaney Died, The Tom T. Hall 1971 (#42) Tom T. Hall
Year of the Cat Al Stewart 1976 (#8)
Yearning   Nat "King’ Cole   Benny Davis, Joe Burke, 1925
Yeh, Yeh Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames 1965 (#21)
Yellow Bird Arthur Lyman Group 1961 (#4) Norman Luboff, Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman
Yellow Rose of Texas, The Mitch Miller & His Orchestra & Chorus 1955 (#1) c 1858; arr by Don George, 1955
Yellow Submarine Beatles, The 1966 John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Yes, I'm Ready Barbara Mason 1965 (#5)
Yesterday Once More Carpenters, The 1973 (#2) John Betts, Richard Carpenter; Karen died 2/4/83
Yesterday When I Was Young   Roy Clark 1966 (#19) Chas. Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer
Yesterday Beatles, The 1965 Paul McCartney (#8 when finally released as a single in 1976)
Yesterday’s Gone   Chad & Jeremy 1964 (#21) David Stewart & Wendy Kidd
Yester-me, Yester-You, Yesterday Stevie Wonder 1969 Ronald Miller, Bryan Wells
YMCA Village People, The 1978 (#2)
Yoda Weird Al Yankovic   Weird Al Yankovic parody to "Lola"
You Tommy Dorsey 1935 (#1) Harold Adamson & Walter Donaldson
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet   Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1974 (#1) Randy Bachman
You Alone Perry Como 1953 (#9) Al Stillman, Robert Allen
You Always Hurt the One You Love Mills Brothers, The 1944 Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts, 1944; later by Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1958
You And Me Against the World   Helen Reddy    
You Are My Destiny Paul Anka 1958 (#7)
You Are My Love Joni James 1955 (#6)
You Are My Special Angel Bobby Helms 1957 (#7)
You Are My Sunshine   1940 Jimmie Davis (later Gov of Louisiana) & Charles Mitchell, in Take Me Back to Oklahoma
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker 1975 Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder 1973 Stevie Wonder
You Baby     P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
You Belong To Me   Jo Stafford 1952 (#1) Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price
You Better Sit Down Kids Cher 1967 (#9)
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis Peggy Lee 1959 John Benson Brooks & Bob Russell, 1948
You Can’t Do That   Beatles, The   John Lennon, Paul McCartney; featured in the movie "A Hard Day’s Night"
You Can’t Hurry Love Supremes, The 1966 (#1) Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier
You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd Roger Miller 1966 (#40)
You Can’t Sit Down The Dovells 1963 (#3)
You Decorated My Life Kenny Rogers 1979 Bob Morrison, Debbie Hupp; Grammy winner 1979 (C&W)
You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice Lovin’ Spoonful, The 1965 (#10)
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Barbra Streisand/Neil Diamond 1978 (#1)
You Don’t Even Call Me By My Name     David Alan Coe
You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry Caravelles, The 1963 (#3)
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield 1966 (#4) Eng. Vicki Wickham, Simon Napier-Bell, P. Donaggio
You Don’t Know Me   Ray Charles 1962 (#2) Cindy Walker, Eddy Arnold; also Jerry Vale #14 in 1956
You Don’t Mess Around With Jim Jim Croce 1972 (#8) Jim Croce
You Don’t Own Me Leslie Gore 1963 (#2) John Madera, David White
You Go To My Head   Frank Sinatra 1945 Haven Gillespie & J. Fred Coots
You Got What it Takes Marv Johnson 1959 (#10)
You Keep Me Hanging On Supremes, The 1966 (#1) Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier
You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone 1977 (#1 for 10 weeks, on charts for 25 weeks) Joseph Brooks; in movie same name, Oscar Winner, 1977
You Made Me Love You Harry James Orchestra    
You Made Me So Very Happy   Blood, Sweat & Tears   Gordy, Holloway, Holloway & Wilson
You Make Me Feel Brand New Stylistics, The 1974 (#2) Linda Creed, Thomas Bell
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer 1976 (#1) Vicki Poncia, Leo Sayer; Grammy Winner 1977 (R&B)
You May Be Right Billy Joel 1980 (#7)
You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby Bobby Darin 1961 (#5) Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren; prev. rec. by Bing Crosby, 1938 (#1)
You Needed Me   Anne Murray 1978 (#1) Randy Goodrum
You Really Got Me Kinks, The 1964 (#7) Ray Davies
You Send Me Sam Cooke 1957 (#1 for 3 weeks, on charts 26 weeks) L. C. Cook (Theresa Brewer #8)
You Should Hear How She Talks About You Melissa Manchester 1982 (#5)
You Talk Too Much Joe Jones 1960 (#3) Joe Jones, Reginal Hall
You Tell Me Your Dream   1910 Charles Daniels
You Were Always On My Mind Willie Nelson 1982 (#5)
You Were on My Mind We Five 1965 (#3) Sylvia Fricker
You Were Only Fooling Vic Damone 1965 (#30)
You Won’t See Me Beatles, The 1966 John Lennon & Paul McCartney (also Anne Murray, ‘74)
You You You Ames Brothers, The 1953 (#1) Robert Mellin, Lotar Olias
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To Frank Sinatra 1957 Cole Porter
You’ll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart Dionne Warwick 1964 (#34) Hal David, Bert Bacharach
You’ll Never Know   Dick Haymes 1943 Mack Gordon & Harry Warren; by Alice Faye in Hello, Frisco, Hello; Oscar winner, 1943 (writer’s 2nd Oscar)
You’ll Never Walk Alone   Claramae Turner 1945 Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (in the movie Carousel); also by Roy Hamilton, 1954
You’re A Grand Old Flag George M. Cohan 1906 George M. Cohan
You’re All I Need to Get By Tammi Terrell 1968 (#7) d 1970 at 24 of brain tumor
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl Beatles, The   John Lennon, Paul McCartney
You’re Just In Love Rosemary Clooney 1954 (#24) Irving Berlin; from the Broadway show "Call Me Madam"
You’re My One and Only Love Ricky Nelson 1957 (#14)
You’re My Soul and Inspiration Righteous Brothers, The 1966 (#1 for 3 weeks) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
You’re No Good Linda Ronstadt 1974 (#1) Clint Ballard, Jr.
You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You Dean Martin 1964 (#25) Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh
You’re Sixteen Johnny Burnette 1960 (#8) Richard & Roger Sherman; brother of Dorsey Burnette ("Hey Little One"); Ringo Starr #1, 1973
You’re So Vain Carly Simon 1972 Carly Simon (#1 for 3 weeks) she’s the daughter of Simon & Schuster
You’re The One Vogues, The 1965 (#4)
You’ve Got A Friend Carole King 1971 (#1) Carole King; Grammy Winner, 1971 (song) (1 of 3 for album) (also by James Taylor)
You’ve Got It Roy Orbison 1989 (#9)
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away Beatles, The   John Lennon, Paul McCartney
You’ve Got Your Troubles, I’ve Got Mine Fortunes, The 1965 (#7)Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’   Righteous Brothers, The 1964 (#1) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears 1969 (#2) Barry Gordy, Frank Wilson, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway
You'd Be Surprised Johnnie Ray 1954 (#25)
You'll Never Get Away Teresa Brewer 1952 (#17)
Young Abe Lincoln Don Cornell 1955 (#25)
Young At Heart   Frank Sinatra 1954 (#2) Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards
Young Blood Coasters, The 1957 (#8) Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller
Young Love   Sonny James 1956 (#1) Carole Joyner, Ric Cartey (Tab Hunter version #1 in 1957)
Young World Ricky Nelson 1963 Jerry Fuller (also wrote S.F.Bay Blues)
Younger Girl Lovin’ Spoonful, The   John Sebastian
Your Cheatin’ Heart   Ray Charles 1962 (#29) Hank Williams, 1952 (recorded by him 4 months before he died, released posthumously)
Your Love’s Return Gordon Lightfoot   Gordon Lightfoot
Your Mama Don’t Dance Loggins & Messina 1972 (#4) Grammy nominee for best song, 1972
Your Mother’s Here to Stay Allan Sherman 1963 Allan Sherman, to George & Ira Gershwin’s "Your Love Is Here to Stay"
Your Song Elton John 1970 (#8) Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Your Used to Be Brenda Lee 1963 (#32)
You're Just In Love Rosemary Clooney 1954 (#24) Irving Berlin, 1950, in Call Me Madam
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away Silkie, The 1965 (#10) John Lennon, Paul McCartney
You've Gotta Have Heart Eddie Fisher 1958 Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, in Damn Yankees, 1955
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah   1947 Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel; in Song of the South; Oscar winner, 1947
Zombie Jamborie Kingston Trio, The   Attributed to "Lord Invador & His 12 Penetrators"
Zorba the Greek Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 1965 (#11) Mikos Theodorakis
Zorro Chordettes, The 1958 (#17)