Tracklist

CD 1: It’s Now or Never – Hot Hits of 1960
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It’s Now or Never
Elvis Presley 3:17
2 Only the Lonely
Roy Orbison 2:26
3 Three Steps to Heaven
Eddie Cochran 2:24
4 Sweet Nothin’s
Brenda Lee 2:22
5 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Freddy Cannon 2:30
6 Be My Guest
Fats Domino 2:16
7 Apache
The Shadows 2:54
8 Shakin’ All Over
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 2:23
9 Stuck on You
Elvis Presley 2:20
10 Ain’t Misbehavin’
Tommy Bruce and The Bruisers 2:09
11 McDonald’s Cave
The Piltdown Men 2:27
12 Stairway to Heaven
Neil Sedaka 2:42
13 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Brian Hyland 2:22
14 Beatnik Fly
Johnny and The Hurricanes 2:11
15 Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool
Connie Francis 2:40
16 When Will I Be Loved
The Everly Brothers 1:59
17 A Mess of Blues
Elvis Presley 2:39
18 Colette
Billy Fury 1:51
19 Handy Man
Jimmy Jones 2:05
20 You Talk Too Much
Jo Jones 2:36
21 Hit and Miss
John Barry 2:01
22 Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
Brook Benton 2:47
23 Walking the Floor Over You
Pat Boone 2:24
24 Bad Boy
Marty Wilde 2:24
25 Stay
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs 1:40
26 Rocking Goose
Johnny and The Hurricanes 1:50
27 Running Bear
Johnny Preston 2:37
CD 2: Let’s Have a Party – Party Rock 1960
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let’s Have Party
Wanda Jackson 2:11
2 Cradle of Love
Johnny Preston 2:23
3 Walk, Don’t Run
The Ventures 2:05
4 Let It Rock
Chuck Berry 1:44
5 A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)
Brook Benton 2:28
6 Let the Little Girl Dance
Billy Bland 2:21
7 Lovey Dovey
Buddy Knox 2:12
8 Reveille Rock
Johnny and The Hurricanes 2:23
9 Finger Poppin’ Time
Hank Ballard 1:50
10 Good Timin’
Jimmy Jones 2:11
11 (Baby) Hully Gully
The Olympics 2:06
12 Money (That’s What I Want)
Barrett Strong 2:37
13 I Gotta Know
Elvis Presley 2:16
14 Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go
Hank Ballard 2:27
15 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko‐Ko‐Bop
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:10
16 The Madison Time, Part 1
The Ray Bryant Combo 3:08
17 The Twist
Hank Ballard 2:37
18 Nine Times Out of Ten
Cliff Richard 2:08
19 Brontosaurus Stomp
The Piltdown Men 2:34
20 Pistol Packin’ Mama
Gene Vincent 2:09
21 Alley‐Oop
The Hollywood Argyles 2:45
22 Kiddio
Brook Benton 2:38
23 Robot Man
Connie Francis 1:54
24 Lady Luck
Lloyd Price 2:15
25 Go, Jimmy, Go
Jimmy Clanton 2:11
26 Telephone Baby
The Johnny Otis Show 2:11
27 Think
James Brown 2:47
CD 3: True Love Ways – Teenage Love 1960
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dreamin’
Johnny Burnette 2:17
2 Let It Be Me
The Everly Brothers 2:39
3 I’m Sorry
Brenda Lee 2:39
4 Are You Lonesome Tonight
Elvis Presley 3:08
5 Pretty Blue Eyes
Craig Douglas 2:10
6 Why
Frankie Avalon 2:38
7 What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?
Emile Ford & The Checkmates 2:07
8 Teen Angel
Mark Dinning 2:41
9 Tell Laura I Love Her
Ray Peterson 2:58
10 Like Strangers
The Everly Brothers 2:00
11 True Love Ways
Buddy Holly 2:49
12 Last Date
Floyd Cramer 2:29
13 Puppy Love
Paul Anka 2:46
14 He Will Break Your Heart
Jerry Butler 2:45
15 Poor Me
Adam Faith 1:47
16 That’s All You Gotta Do
Brenda Lee 2:29
17 I Love the Way You Love
Marv Johnson 2:40
18 Devil or Angel
Bobby Vee 2:19
19 When You Ask About Love
The Crickets 2:06
20 Blue Angel
Roy Orbison 2:52
21 I Want to Be Wanted
Brenda Lee 3:05
22 Where or When
Dion 2:39
23 What in the World’s Come Over You
Jack Scott 2:44
24 Doggin’ Around
Jackie Wilson 2:49
25 A Fool in Love
Ike & Tina Turner 2:53

Credits

CD 1: It’s Now or Never – Hot Hits of 1960

composer:
John Barry (film composer; known for James Bond) (track 21)
Phil Everly (track 16)
T.J. Fowler (track 26)
Billy Fury (track 18)
Jack Keller (track 15)
Tom King (50s & 60s songwriter) (track 26)
Turner Layton (track 5)
Jerry Lordan (track 7)
Ira Mack (track 26)
John Marascalco (track 6)
Joe Melson (track 2)
Roy Orbison (track 2)
Neil Sedaka (track 12)
Eduardo di Capua (track 1)
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) (track 6)
Johnny Kidd (track 8)
Ronnie Self (track 4)
Ernest Tubb (track 23)
Marty Wilde (track 24)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 25)
Harry Brooks (jazz pianist & songwriter) (1929) (track 10)
Fats Waller (1929) (track 10)
J. Leslie McFarland (composer) (1960-03-20) (track 9)
lyricist:
Phil Everly (track 16)
Billy Fury (track 18)
John Marascalco (track 6)
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) (track 6)
Henry Creamer (track 5)
Wally Gold (track 1)
Howard Greenfield (tracks 12, 15)
Johnny Kidd (track 8)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 1)
Ronnie Self (track 4)
Ernest Tubb (track 23)
Marty Wilde (track 24)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 25)
Andy Razaf (1929) (track 10)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (1960-03-20) (track 9)
writer:
Brook Benton (track 22)
The Big Bopper (track 27)
Otis Blackwell (track 19)
Ed Cobb (track 11)
Bob Cochran (track 3)
Eddie Cochran (track 3)
Reginald Hall (US songwriter) (track 20)
Jimmy Jones (writer of "Good Timin'" and "Handy Man") (track 19)
Joe Jones (US R&B singer, songwriter & arranger) (track 20)
Tom King (50s & 60s songwriter) (track 14)
Ira Mack (track 14)
Lincoln Mayorga (track 11)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (track 22)
Lee Pockriss (track 13)
Doc Pomus (track 17)
Johnny Preston (track 27)
Mort Shuman (track 17)
Murray Stein (track 22)
Paul Vance (track 13)
publisher:
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! file releases under its imprint "BMG Chrysalis") (track 10)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 10)
Emily Music Corp. (track 13)
Leeds Music Ltd. (track 4)
Redwood Music (track 10)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 10)
Cherio Corp (1960) (track 25)
was commissioned by:
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
眼看手勿動 (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Roadie-Lied (track 25)
Seit du fort bist (track 17)
later versions:
J'irai au paradis (track 3)
Tu parles trop (You Talk too Much) (track 20)
recording of:
A Mess of Blues (track 17)
Apache (track 7)
Bad Boy (track 24)
Be My Guest (track 6)
Beatnik Fly (track 14)
Colette (track 18)
Handy Man (track 19)
Hit & Miss (track 21)
McDonald’s Cave (track 11)
Only the Lonely (track 2)
Rocking Goose (track 26)
Running Bear (track 27)
Shakin’ All Over (track 8)
Stairway to Heaven (Neil Sedaka song) (track 12)
Stay (track 25)
Stuck on You (track 9)
Sweet Nothin’s (track 4)
You Talk Too Much (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (tracks 2, 13)
Ja-Da Medley (track 5)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (tracks 2, 13)
version of:
’O sole mio (track 1)

CD 2: Let’s Have a Party – Party Rock 1960

composer:
Hank Ballard (tracks 9, 14, 17)
Otis Blackwell (track 18)
Dallas Frazier (track 21)
Cliff Goldsmith (track 11)
Waldense Hall (track 18)
Fred Smith (60's producer) (track 11)
Johnny Smith (track 3)
Robert Smith (unknown, maybe dupe) (track 15)
Chuck Berry (track 4)
Al Dexter (track 20)
Johnny Otis (track 26)
Lowman Pauling (track 27)
lyricist:
Hank Ballard (tracks 9, 14, 17)
Dallas Frazier (track 21)
Robert Smith (unknown, maybe dupe) (track 15)
Chuck Berry (track 4)
Al Dexter (track 20)
Johnny Otis (track 26)
Lowman Pauling (track 27)
other vocals [calls]:
Eddie Morrison (radio dj) (track 16)
writer:
Clint Ballard, Jr. (track 10)
Brook Benton (tracks 5, 22)
Janie Bradford (track 12)
Ray Bryant (track 16)
Ed Cobb (track 19)
Carl Conatser (track 8)
Sylvia Dee (track 23)
Nuggy (track 7)
Paul Evans (50s US rock n roll singer/songwriter) (track 13)
Jack Fautheree (track 2)
Henry Glover (track 6)
Greg Goehring (track 23)
Berry Gordy (track 12)
Wayne Gray (songwriter) (track 2)
Luchi de Jesus (track 5)
Tom King (50s & 60s songwriter) (track 8)
Harold Logan (track 24)
Lincoln Mayorga (track 19)
Memphis Curtis (track 7)
Eddie Morrison (radio dj) (track 16)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (tracks 5, 22)
Pomus-Shuman (track 25)
Lloyd Price (track 24)
Fred Tobias (Broadway lyricist) (track 10)
Matt Williams (US songwriter "I Gotta Know") (track 13)
publisher:
Progressive Music Co. ( – ????) (track 7)
Embassy Music Corporation (2016-06 –) (track 17)
part of:
cover recording of:
Walk, Don’t Run (track 3)
is the basis for:
Peanut Butter (track 11)
later translated versions:
Gib mir Liebe (Money (That’s What I Want)) (track 12)
L’ABC du madison (track 16)
later versions:
Pas de chance (track 12)
recording of:
A Rockin' Good Way (track 5)
Alley Oop (track 21)
Brontosaurus Stomp (track 19)
Cradle of Love (track 2)
Go, Jimmy, Go (track 25)
Good Timin’ (track 10)
Hully Gully (track 11)
I Gotta Know (track 13)
Kiddio (track 22)
Lady Luck (track 24)
Let It Rock (track 4)
Lovey Dovey (track 7)
Pistol-Packin' Mama (1943 song) (track 20)
Reveille Rock (track 8)
Robot Man (track 23)
Telephone Baby (track 26)
The Madison Time (track 16)
The Twist (track 17)
Think (track 27)

CD 3: True Love Ways – Teenage Love 1960

composer:
Jeff Barry (track 9)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 10)
Jerry Butler (soul singer) (track 14)
Gilbert Bécaud (track 2)
Calvin Carter (track 14)
Floyd Cramer (track 12)
Lou Handman (track 4)
Howard Johnson (songwriter / lyricist) (track 7)
Curtis Mayfield (track 14)
Joseph McCarthy (songwriter/lyricist) (track 7)
Joe Melson (track 20)
James V. Monaco (track 7)
Roy Orbison (track 20)
Jerry Reed (track 16)
Ike Turner (track 25)
Conway Twitty (track 12)
Peter de Angelis (track 6)
Paul Anka (track 13)
Blanche Carter (track 18)
Jean Surrey (track 8)
Paul Tarnopol (track 24)
Les Van Dyke (track 15)
Richard Rodgers (1937) (track 22)
lyricist:
Boudleaux Bryant (track 10)
Jerry Reed (track 16)
Ike Turner (track 25)
Paul Anka (track 13)
Blanche Carter (track 18)
Pierre Delanoë (track 2)
Robert P. Marcucci (track 6)
Ben Raleigh (track 9)
Jean Surrey (track 8)
Paul Tarnopol (track 24)
Roy Turk (track 4)
Les Van Dyke (track 15)
Lorenz Hart (1937) (track 22)
translator:
Mann Curtis (track 2)
writer:
Al Abrams (Motown public relations) (track 17)
Dub Albritton (track 3)
Jerry Allison (track 19)
Sonny Curtis (track 19)
Barry De Vorzon (track 1)
Ted Ellis (track 1)
Kim Gannon (track 21)
Berry Gordy (track 17)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 11)
Mike Ossman (track 17)
John O’Den (track 17)
Norman Petty (track 11)
Teddy Randazzo (track 5)
Jack Scott (track 23)
Ronnie Self (track 3)
Pino Spotti (track 21)
Alberto Testa (track 21)
Bob Weinstein (US film producer) (track 5)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 22)
EMA-Suisse (track 2)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 2)
cover recording of:
Let It Be Me (1960-01) (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
Pauvre Laura (Tell Laura I Love Her) (track 9)
later translated versions:
¿Estás sola esta noche? (spanish translation of Are You Lonesome Tonight?) (track 4)
情難再續 (track 4)
later versions:
recording of:
A Fool in Love (track 25)
Blue Angel (track 20)
Devil or Angel (track 18)
Doggin' Around (track 24)
Dreamin' (track 1)
I’m Sorry (Brenda Lee song, 1960) (track 3)
Last Date (track 12)
Like Strangers (1960 song) (track 10)
Poor Me (track 15)
Pretty Blue Eyes (1959 song) (track 5)
Puppy Love (track 13)
Teen Angel (track 8)
True Love Ways (track 11)
Where or When (track 22)
Why (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
Je t’appartiens (track 2)

Release Group

part of: The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll (The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll) (number: 5)