1960: Theme from A Summer Place

Artist: Percy Faith

Seven years after hitting #1 with “Song from Moulin Rouge,” Percy Faith returned to the Billboard charts with an even bigger movie soundtrack smash hit: “Theme from A Summer Place.” The single, an instrumental that does not even play over the film's credits, sold more physical copies than any other in 1960, and won the Grammy for Record of the Year. It is the most popular instrumental song in history.