Regional Hits of 1963

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The standard page for 1963 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1963 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Kingsmen Louie Louie Moves -2 Moves -39 Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise Moves 0 Moves 0 Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise 1
2 The Fireballs Sugar Shack Moves -4 Moves -3 Paul & Paula Hey Paula Moves -14 Moves -3 Trini Lopez If I Had a Hammer 2
3 The Ronettes Be My Baby Moves -1 Moves 2 Kingsmen Louie Louie Moves -69 Moves -15 Cliff Richard Lucky Lips 3
4 Lesley Gore It's My Party Moves -7 Moves 1 The Ronettes Be My Baby Moves -37 Moves -32 Cliff Richard The Next Time 4
5 Paul & Paula Hey Paula Moves 3 Moves -47 Trini Lopez If I Had a Hammer Moves 3 Moves -5 Ned Miller From a Jack to a King 5
6 The Chiffons He's So Fine Moves -11 Moves 4 The Fireballs Sugar Shack Moves -100 Moves -6 Cliff Richard Summer Holiday 6
7 The Tymes So Much in Love Moves -21 Moves -1 Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him Moves -100 Moves -15 Elvis Presley Kiss Me Quick 7
8 Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him Moves 1 Moves -15 Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki Moves -24 Moves -44 Petula Clark Chariot (I will follow him) 8
9 The Surfaris Wipe Out Moves -7 Moves -1 Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) Dominique Moves -26 Moves -56 Cliff Richard Don't Talk to Him 9
10 Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) Dominique Moves 1 Moves -39 Ned Miller From a Jack to a King Moves 5 Moves -19 The Beatles From Me to You 10
11 Skeeter Davis The End of the World Moves -10 Moves 7 Lesley Gore It's My Party Moves -100 Moves -70 Petula Clark Monsieur 11
12 Henry Mancini Days Of Wine & Roses Moves -25 Moves -100 Cliff Richard Summer Holiday Moves 6 Moves -87 The Shadows Dance On 12
13 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire Moves -7 Moves -6 Jan & Dean Surf City Moves -42 Moves -34 Gerry & the Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone 13
14 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Moves 0 Moves 0 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Moves -66 Moves -26 Cliff Richard Bachelor Boy 14
15 The Four Seasons Walk Like a Man Moves -9 Moves -62 Los Indios Tabajaras Maria Elena Moves 0 Moves 0 Los Indios Tabajaras Maria Elena 15
16 The Angels My Boyfriend's Back Moves -15 Moves 7 The Surfaris Wipe Out Moves -161 Moves 14 Paul & Paula Hey Paula 16
17 Dale & Grace I'm Leaving it (All) Up to You Moves -18 Moves 11 The Chiffons He's So Fine Moves -100 Moves -15 Roy Orbison Blue Bayou 17
18 The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) Moves -7 Moves -100 Cliff Richard Lucky Lips Moves 15 Moves -55 Frank Ifield Confessin' (That I Love You) 18
19 Jan & Dean Surf City Moves 6 Moves -12 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me Moves -19 Moves -56 The Tremeloes Do You Love Me? 19
20 Stevie Wonder Fingertips Moves -34 Moves 7 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire Moves -100 Moves -28 Gerry & the Pacemakers I Like It 20

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16 Jul 2015

The Beatles' "She Loves You"?

"She Loves You" was the best-selling UK single of 1963, spending 33 weeks onchart, 18 of them in the Top 3, and 6 at No.1 (split between two stints) and selling 1.9 million copies (making it the best-selling single in the UK in the 1960s) and YET somehow it does manage to make the Top 20 for Europe in 1963, but "Do You Love Me?" by The Tremeloes does... Yes, I know that the UK isn't "Europe", but I'm sure "She Loves You" was selling well in Ireland and Scandanavia at least, as well as the UK, even if the other countries didn't wake up to Beatlemania until 1964. I find your chart a little hard to believe!

"She Loves You" did not spend 33 weeks in the charts in 1963, it spent more like 16 weeks. The remaining 17 weeks it was in the UK charts were during 1964. So which year should the song be listed under?

"She Loves You" was a hit in 1963 in the UK, Canada, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, it was a hit in 1964 in the USA, Belgium, Brazil, Germany and Italy. It was a hit in many different US charts in 1964 so that means that the record has been assigned to 1964.

In the 1964 list "She Loves You" was the 4th biggest hit in Europe.

You are just looking under the wrong year