In the spirit of the following threads (one of which is active but winding down, the others already dealt with) . . . Every UK #1 Single of The 1980's Discussion Thread. (still current) - and going backwards . . . Every UK #1 Single of 1979 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single of 1978 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single of 1977 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single of 1976 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single Of 1975 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single Of 1974 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single Of 1973 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single Of 1972 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single Of 1971 Discussion Thread Every UK #1 Single of 1970 Discussion Thread . . . and as a tip to such thread starters as @Bobby Morrow, @Randoms, @Yam Graham and even @cut to the chase, we will be looking at a decade which was just as jarring from the beginning of the decade to the end as would be, say, the 1980's - the period from 1960 to 1969, where the whole music scene radically changed by leaps and bounds. I will, at first every day, but as interest peaks up the later we get in this timeline, go every other day depending on numerous variables, unveil each new #1. The format will be what I usually do in such threads as US Billboard country #1 charts - and, on UK #1 chart threads, juxtaposing UK with US single labels. Instead of copying from the Wikipedia entries, I shall be linking thereto. I invite any of the above participants mentioned, with access to chart info week-by-week, to provide same so they can be sliced and diced as they are on the current '80's thread. Up to 10 March 1960, what is considered the 'canonical' history of the UK Singles Charts was directly drawn from the New Musical Express (mostly known as NME), after that they switched to Record Retailer as the main source. Then on 15 February 1969, Record Retailer partnered with the BBC into a venture called the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB), which marked the beginning of the road to the current Official Charts. As always, year-by-year, after the last #1 of the old year, we will be looking at any "extra" #1's from NME, if any - and which toppers in the "official" canon missed reaching same on NME. As we begin, still at the top was Emile Ford & The Checkmates' "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?," which began its run on 18 (or 19, depending on which source you look) December 1959 and stayed there for a total of 6 weeks. The UK single: The US single: Wikipedia entry After a break, the first "new" #1 of 1960.