The Most Nostalgic Summer Songs Of The 1960s

The Everly Brothers: “Cathy’s Clown” – 1960

Cathy's Clown
GAB Archive/Redferns
GAB Archive/Redferns

Bringing their 1950s sound into the 60s, The Everly Brothers released their hit “Cathy’s Clown” in April 1960. Although there were many contenders for the top summer song of 1960, “Cathy’s Song” takes the cake. It was No. 1 on the Hot 100 for five weeks and No.1 for one week on the R&B chart.

The track was also extremely successful in the UK, spending seven weeks at the No.1 spot on the UK Singles Chart. It was the Everly Brother’s most successful single and their last US No.1 hit.