Roy Orbison's Top Hot 100 Hits: A Playlist
Roy Orbison's Top Hot 100 Hits: A Playlist

The top 10 highest-ranking songs of Roy Orbison's career span nearly three decades, from his breakthrough "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)" in 1960 to his final smash, "You Got It," in 1989. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birth, Billboard.com presents a playlist of his top hits on the Hot 100.

Roy Orbison's 75th Celebrated With New Singles Set

1. Oh, Pretty Woman Debut Date: 8/29/1964

2. Only The Lonely Debut Date: 6/6/1960

3. Crying Debut Date: 8/14/1961

4. Running Scared Debut Date: 4/10/1961

5. Mean Woman Blues Debut Date: 9/7/1963

6. In Dreams Debut Date: 2/9/1963

Play NOW 7. Dream Baby Debut Date: 2/17/1962
8. You Got It Debut Date: 1/21/1989

9. It's Over Debut Date: 4/11/1964

10. Blue Angel Debut Date: 9/19/1960


This Hot 100 ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.

To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted ti account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.

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