Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jeff Barry - Happy 80th Birthday! His Top 30 Songs

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Jeff Barry

Top 30 Songs

Pop singwriter Jeff Barry was born Joel Adleberg on 4/3/1938 in Brooklyn, NY. He often worked with his wife, Ellie Greenwich, as one of the famous Brill Building songwriting teams. Their song, “Be My Baby,” is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Songs of the Rock Era, 1954-1999. For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.

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Top 30 Songs

Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Be My Baby (The Ronettes, 1963) #1 CB
2. Sugar, Sugar (The Archies, 1969) #1 US, CB, HR, UK, CN
3. River Deep, Mountain High (Ike & Tina Turner, 1966)

DMDB Top 5%:

4. I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton-John, 1974) #1 US, CB, HR, RR, AC, CN, AU
5. Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups, 1964) #1 US, CB, HR, RB, CN
6. Da Doo Ron Ron (The Crystals, 1963)
7. Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann, 1964) #1 US, CB, HR, UK, CN
8. Leader of the Pack (The Shangri-La’s, 1964) #1 US, CB, HR, RB
9. Hanky Panky (Tommy James & the Shondells, 1966) #1 US, CB, HR, CN
10. Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals, 1963)

DMDB Top 10%:

11. Tell Laura I Love Her (Ricky Valance, 1960) #1 UK

DMDB Top 20%:

12. Take Me Home Tonight (Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector, 1986) #1 AR
13. Baby I Love You (The Ronettes, 1963)
14. I Can Hear Music (The Beach Boys, 1969)
15. A Fine Fine Boy (Darlene Love, 1963)
16. Teenage Sonata (Sam Cooke, 1960)
17. Jingle Jangle (The Archies, 1969)
18. Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom, 1970)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

19. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Darlene Love, 1963)
20. Little Boy (The Crystals, 1964)

21. Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home (Darlene Love, 1963)
22. Not Too Young to Get Married (Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, 1963)
23. I Got to Go Back and Watch That Little Girl Dance (The McCoys, 1966)
24. Nasty Girl (Nitty, 2004) #1 AU
25. I Have a Boyfriend (The Chiffons, 1963)
26. Chip Chip (Gene McDaniels, 1962)
27. All Grown Up (The Crystals, 1964)
28. Good Night Baby (The Butterflys, 1964)
29. Bang-Shang-A-Lang (The Archies, 1968)
30. Who’s Your Baby? (The Archies, 1970)

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First posted 12/15/2019; last updated 6/5/2022.

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