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Top 60 Greatest Top 40 Finales (1960-89)

The following is a list of the Top 60 greatest last Top 40 hits for established artists (five or more Top 40 hits) that peaked between the years 1960-89:

1. Abracadabra–Steve Miller Band (#1, 1982)
2. Do That To Me One More Time–Captain & Tennille (#1, 1980)
3. Please Don’t Go–KC & The Sunshine Band (#1, 1980)
4. The Candy Man–Sammy Davis Jr. (#1, 1972)
5. Grease–Frankie Valli (#1, 1978)
6. Just The Two Of Us–Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers (#2, 1981)
7. Love Machine–The Miracles (#1, 1976)
8. Calcutta–Lawrence Welk (#1, 1961)
9. Leaving On A Jet Plane–Peter, Paul & Mary (#1, 1969)
10. You & I–Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle (#7, 1983)

11. Good Times–Chic (#1, 1979)
12. Kokomo–The Beach Boys (#1, 1988)
13. With You I’m Born Again–Billy Preston & Syreeta (#4, 1980)
14. Gypsy Woman–Brian Hyland (#3, 1970)
15. Let’s Do It Again–The Staple Singers (#1, 1975)
16. You Should Hear How She Talks About You–Melissa Manchester (#5, 1982)
17. Raindrops–Dee Clark (#2, 1961)
18. Nightshift–The Commodores (#3, 1985)
19. Make Me Lose Control–Eric Carmen (#3, 1988)
20. After The Lovin’–Englebert Humperdinck (#8, 1977)

21. Abraham, Martin & John–Dion (#4, 1968)
22. Make It Real–The Jets (#4, 1988)
23. Love Is Like Oxygen–Sweet (#8, 1978)
24. Born Free–Roger Williams (#7, 1966)
25. Stand By Me–Ben E. King (#9, 1986)
26. Living In America–James Brown (#4, 1986)
27. Forget Him–Bobby Rydell (#4, 1964)
28. Every 1’s A Winner–Hot Chocolate (#6, 1979)
29. Rainy Night In Georgia–Brook Benton (#4, 1970)
30. When Smokey Sings–ABC (#5, 1987)

31. Garden Party–Rick Nelson (#6, 1972)
32. Sweet Freedom–Michael McDonald (#7, 1986)
33. Is This Love?–Survivor (#9, 1987)
34. You Can’t Sit Down–The Dovells (#3, 1963)
35. Bad Time–Grand Funk (#4, 1975)
36. I Don’t Want To Live Without You–Foreigner (#5, 1988)
37. Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ To The Music)–Johnny Rivers (#10, 1977)
38. Speedy Gonzalez–Pat Boone (#6, 1962)
39. Breakdance–Irene Cara (#8, 1984)
40. Poison–Alice Cooper (#7, 1989)

41. Missing You–Diana Ross (#10, 1985)
42. Nobody Told Me–John Lennon (#5, 1984)
43. Nobody’s Fool–Kenny Loggins (#8, 1988)
44. Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor)–Joe Simon (#8, 1975)
45. Lost Without Your Love–Bread (#9, 1977)
46. This Time I Know It’s For Real–Donna Summer (#7, 1989)
47. Think Of Laura–Christopher Cross (#9, 1984)
48. Then He Kissed Me–The Crystals (#6, 1963)
49. Love Is The Answer–England Dan & John Ford Coley (#10, 1979)
50. One Heartbeat–Smokey Robinson (#10, 1987)

51. Don’t Let Go–Isaac Hayes (#18, 1980)
52. Hawaii Five-0–The Ventures (#4, 1969)
53. Wrapped Around Your Finger–The Police (#8, 1984)
54. You Got It–Roy Orbison (#9, 1989)
55. You’re My World–Helen Reddy (#18, 1977)
56. I Drove All Night–Cyndi Lauper (#6, 1989)
57. Stone Love–Kool & The Gang (#10, 1987)
58. What’s Forever For–Michael Martin Murphey (#19, 1982)
59. You Showed Me–The Turtles (#6, 1969)
60. Theme From Midnight Cowboy–Ferrante & Teicher (#10, 1970)

 

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