Songs from the Year 1963

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This page lists the top songs of 1963 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1963 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1963.

The top ten song artists of 1963 were:

1:Cliff Richard2:Elvis Presley3:Rita Pavone4:Roy Orbison5:Petula Clark
6:Trini Lopez7:The Beach Boys8:Paul & Paula9:Gerry & the Pacemakers10:The Ronettes
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise 1963 UK 1 - Jul 1963 (12 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1963 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1963 (14 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jul 1963 (4 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1963, Europarade 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1963, France 1 for 1 week - Sep 1963, Germany 2 - Aug 1963 (5 months), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Aug 1963 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Scrobulate 37 of rock & roll, US Radio 40 of 1963 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1963, DDD 101 of 1963, Germany 107 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks), RYM 21 of 1963
2 Trini Lopez If I Had a Hammer 1963 Flanders 1 - Sep 1963 (7 months), Europarade 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1963, France 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1963, Norway 2 - Oct 1963 (11 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1964 (5 months), NZ Lever 2 - Sep 1963 (4 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jul 1963 (14 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1963 (17 weeks), Canada 5 - Aug 1963 (12 weeks), US Radio 39 of 1963 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1963, KQV 42 of 1963, Brazil 48 of 1964, Germany 58 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks), WABC NY 60 of 1963, Italy 61 of 1964, UKMIX 926, RYM 151 of 1963
3 Paul & Paula Hey Paula 1963 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1962 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1962 (16 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Feb 1963 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1963, US Radio 2 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), Norway 2 - Mar 1963 (14 weeks), Flanders 4 - Mar 1963 (4 months), Italy 4 of 1963, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1963), UK 8 - Feb 1963 (17 weeks), WABC NY 8 of 1963, Australia 9 of 1963, US CashBox 14 of 1963, Germany 16 - May 1963 (2 months), South Africa 16 of 1963, KQV 25 of 1963, US BB 33 of 1963, POP 33 of 1963, Brazil 58 of 1963, RYM 123 of 1962
4 The Ronettes Be My Baby 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1963), Library of Congress artifact (1963), US Billboard 2 - Aug 1963 (13 weeks), WABC NY 2 of 1963, Canada 2 - Sep 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Oct 1963 (4 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 3 (1963), UK 4 - Oct 1963 (13 weeks), KQV 4 of 1963, Flanders 4 - Nov 1963 (3 months), D.Marsh 4 of 1963, DDD 5 of 1963, Norway 9 - Dec 1963 (4 weeks), Acclaimed 15 (1963), Rolling Stone 22, Scrobulate 22 of oldies, US Radio 29 of 1963 (peak 2 9 weeks), nuTsie 29 of 1960s, US BB 30 of 1963, POP 30 of 1963, US CashBox 44 of 1963, DMDB 96 (1963), 99 in 2FM list, RIAA 253, WXPN 412, RYM 2 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
5 Kingsmen Louie Louie 1963 Keener 1 - Nov 1963 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1963 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1963), DDD 1 of 1963, POP 1 of 1963, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1963 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Feb 1964 (6 weeks), US BB 3 of 1963, Peel list 3 of 1964, D.Marsh 3 of 1963, KQV 4 of 1964, US CashBox 6 of 1964, US Radio 7 of 1963 (peak 2 9 weeks), nuTsie 9 of 1960s, Acclaimed 10 (1963), 19 in 2FM list, UK 26 - Feb 1964 (7 weeks), DMDB 34 (1963), WABC NY 40 of 1964, Brazil 42 of 1964, Rolling Stone 55, RIAA 57, RYM 5 of 1963, Party 139 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
6 Ned Miller From a Jack to a King 1963 Canada 1 - Nov 1962 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1963 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 9 weeks - Mar 1963, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1963, Europarade 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1963, UK 2 - Feb 1963 (21 weeks), Australia 4 of 1963, Flanders 5 - Mar 1963 (5 months), US Billboard 6 - Dec 1962 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - Mar 1963 (2 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1963, US CashBox 47 of 1963, US Radio 72 of 1963 (peak 6 6 weeks), WABC NY 79 of 1963, UKMIX 344
7 Cliff Richard Summer Holiday 1963 UK 1 - Feb 1963 (18 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1963 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1963 (21 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Mar 1963 (6 weeks), Europarade 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1963, Flanders 5 - Mar 1963 (3 months), South Africa 12 of 1963, Australia 20 of 1963, Japan (Tokyo) 91 - Aug 1991 (2 weeks), UKMIX 445, RYM 43 of 1963
8 Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) Dominique 1963 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1963 (7 weeks), Norway 2 - Jan 1964 (9 weeks), Grammy in 1963 (Nominated), KQV 5 of 1963, Keener 5 - Nov 1963 (6 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1964, UK 7 - Dec 1963 (14 weeks), Germany 7 - Feb 1964 (4 months), US Radio 8 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1964, WABC NY 26 of 1963, Brazil 29 of 1964, Germany 239 of the 1960s (peak 7 17 weeks), RYM 77 of 1963
9 Elvis Presley Kiss Me Quick 1963 Europarade 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1963, Flanders 2 - Apr 1963 (5 months), Canada 3 - Apr 1964 (13 weeks), Norway 3 - Apr 1963 (15 weeks), Germany 3 - Jun 1963 (4 months), UK 14 - Dec 1963 (10 weeks), Record World 29 - 1964, US Billboard 34 - May 1964 (6 weeks), Germany 134 of the 1960s (peak 3 17 weeks), RYM 162 of 1964
10 Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki 1963 US Billboard 1 - May 1963 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1963 (18 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Jul 1963 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1963, Canada 4 - May 1963 (10 weeks), UK 6 - Jun 1963 (13 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1963 (peak 1 11 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1963, US CashBox 29 of 1963, US BB 34 of 1963, POP 34 of 1963, KQV 41 of 1963, WABC NY 46 of 1963, Germany 119 of the 1960s (peak 2 17 weeks)
11 Los Indios Tabajaras Maria Elena 1963 Flanders 1 - Jan 1964 (5 months), Canada 4 - Sep 1963 (12 weeks), UK 5 - Nov 1963 (17 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Sep 1963 (14 weeks), Norway 7 - Jan 1964 (6 weeks), NZ Lever 8 - Dec 1963 (1 week), Holland 25 - Jan 1965 (6 weeks), Italy 27 of 1964, KQV 29 of 1963, US CashBox 56 of 1964, US Radio 77 of 1963 (peak 6 6 weeks), Brazil 85 of 1964, UKMIX 946, RYM 110 of 1963
12 The Fireballs Sugar Shack 1963 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1963 (15 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1963 (peak 1 12 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1963 (16 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Oct 1963 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1963, Top Song of 1963 of the Billboard 50th list, KQV 3 of 1963, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1963), Australia 11 of 1963, WABC NY 12 of 1963, US BB 36 of 1963, US CashBox 39 of 1964, POP 43 of 1963, UK 45 - Nov 1963 (8 weeks), DDD 75 of 1963, Brazil 95 of 1964, RYM 134 of 1963
13 Cliff Richard Lucky Lips 1963 Norway 1 - May 1963 (17 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jun 1963 (3 months), Europarade 1 for 1 week - Jun 1963, UK 4 - May 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 7 - Jul 1963 (2 weeks), US Billboard 62 - Aug 1963 (8 weeks), RYM 105 of 1963
14 Jan & Dean Surf City 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1963 (13 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1963, Canada 2 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Jul 1963 (4 weeks), Holland 3 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Sep 1979 (9 weeks), Australia 10 of 1963, DDD 15 of 1963, US Radio 17 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1963, UK 26 - Aug 1963 (10 weeks), US BB 26 of 1963, US CashBox 26 of 1963, POP 26 of 1963, D.Marsh 32 of 1963, Acclaimed 1218 (1963), RYM 32 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
15 Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him 1963 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1963 (14 weeks), WABC NY 1 of 1963, Canada 1 - Mar 1963 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - May 1963 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1963, US CashBox 6 of 1963, Australia 8 of 1963, South Africa 9 of 1963, US Radio 10 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1963, KQV 30 of 1963, D.Marsh 30 of 1963, US BB 37 of 1963, POP 37 of 1963, Germany 275 of the 1960s (peak 6 21 weeks), RYM 55 of 1963, NY Daily Love list 25
16 Petula Clark Monsieur 1963 Germany 1 - Jan 1963 (6 months), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1962, Flanders 18 - Jan 1963 (1 month), Germany 24 of the 1960s (peak 1 26 weeks), Italy 65 of 1963
17 Lesley Gore It's My Party 1963 US Billboard 1 - May 1963 (13 weeks), US BB 1 of 1963, Canada 1 - May 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Jun 1963 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Jul 1963, POP 3 of 1963, UK 9 - Jun 1963 (12 weeks), KQV 12 of 1963, US Radio 15 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 17 of 1963, US CashBox 30 of 1963, DDD 30 of 1963, Brazil 77 of 1963, RIAA 229, Acclaimed 1286 (1963), RYM 22 of 1963
18 Cliff Richard The Next Time 1963 UK 1 - Dec 1962 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1963, Europarade 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1963, Norway 2 - Jan 1963 (8 weeks), Flanders 3 - Jan 1963 (3 months), NZ Lever 5 - Jan 1963 (2 weeks), UKMIX 275, RYM 56 of 1962
19 Cliff Richard Rote Lippen soll man kuessen (Lucky Lips) 1963 Germany 1 - Jan 1964 (7 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jun 1963, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1963, Canada 8 - Jul 1963 (10 weeks), Germany 11 of the 1960s (peak 1 30 weeks), RYM 189 of 1963
20 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me 1963 UK 2 - Sep 1963 (14 weeks), Canada 3 - Aug 1963 (11 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Aug 1963 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - Oct 1963 (3 weeks), Norway 8 - Oct 1963 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 11 of 1963, Flanders 15 - Nov 1963 (2 months), US BB 32 of 1963, DDD 32 of 1963, POP 32 of 1963, WABC NY 44 of 1963, US Radio 65 of 1963 (peak 6 8 weeks), US CashBox 98 of 1963, Rolling Stone 493, UKMIX 834, Acclaimed 1725 (1963), RYM 15 of 1963
21 The Surfaris Wipe Out 1963 Keener 1 - Sep 1966 (7 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jun 1963 (16 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Sep 1963 (5 weeks), UK 5 - Jul 1963 (14 weeks), Australia 6 of 1963, Record World 11 - 1966, DDD 17 of 1963, US Radio 31 of 1963 (peak 2 9 weeks), KQV 35 of 1963, D.Marsh 38 of 1963, US CashBox 45 of 1963, Brazil 45 of 1963, WABC NY 52 of 1963, Acclaimed 867 (1963), RYM 13 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
22 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet 1963 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1963 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Oct 1963 (5 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 1990 (10 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1963, WABC NY 11 of 1963, KQV 11 of 1963, South Africa 15 of 1963, Belgium 26 - Dec 1990 (1 week), Brazil 55 of 1963, RYM 38 of 1963
23 The Chiffons He's So Fine 1963 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1963 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - May 1963 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1963, WABC NY 3 of 1963, US Radio 4 of 1963 (peak 1 11 weeks), DDD 11 of 1962, US CashBox 13 of 1963, UK 16 - Apr 1963 (12 weeks), South Africa 18 of 1963, KQV 19 of 1963, US BB 35 of 1963, POP 35 of 1963, Acclaimed 453 (1963), RYM 36 of 1963, NY Daily Love list 24
24 Cascades Rhythm of the Rain 1963 Canada 1 - Jan 1963 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - May 1963, US Billboard 3 - Jan 1963 (16 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Apr 1963 (5 weeks), UK 5 - Mar 1963 (16 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1963, Norway 7 - Apr 1963 (5 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1963 (peak 3 11 weeks), Flanders 14 - May 1963 (1 month), KQV 34 of 1963, WABC NY 35 of 1963, DDD 60 of 1962, RYM 63 of 1962
25 Elvis Presley Bossa Nova Baby 1963 Norway 2 - Nov 1963 (11 weeks), Flanders 2 - Nov 1963 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), US Billboard 8 - Oct 1963 (10 weeks), UK 13 - Oct 1963 (8 weeks), Keener 19 - Nov 1963 (1 week), Canada 21 - Oct 1963 (8 weeks), Brazil 72 of 1964, US Radio 92 of 1963 (peak 8 4 weeks), RYM 75 of 1963
26 Roy Orbison Blue Bayou 1963 Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1963, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1963, UK 3 - Sep 1963 (19 weeks), Flanders 3 - Oct 1963 (4 months), NZ Lever 5 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), Norway 10 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), Canada 14 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), US Billboard 29 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), POP 42 of 1963, DDD 67 of 1963, UKMIX 459, Acclaimed 2421 (1963), RYM 17 of 1963
27 The Beatles From Me to You 1963 UK 1 - Apr 1963 (25 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - May 1963, NZ Lever 1 - Jun 1963 (5 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1963, Canada 6 - Feb 1964 (11 weeks), Norway 9 - Jun 1963 (1 week), DDD 24 of 1963, US Billboard 41 - Feb 1964 (7 weeks), Italy 63 of 1964, UKMIX 82, Scrobulate 82 of nice elevator music, RYM 14 of 1963
28 Gitte Haenning Ich will 'nen Cowboy als Mann 1963 Germany 1 - Jul 1963 (4 months), Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1963, Germany 49 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 76 of 1963
29 Gitte & Rex Gildo Vom Stadtpark die Laternen 1963 Germany 1 - Jan 1964 (4 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1963, Germany 57 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 131 of 1963
30 Billy Mo Ich kauf' mir lieber einen Tirolerhut 1963 Germany 1 - Mar 1963 (4 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1963, Germany 68 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 112 of 1963
31 Connie Francis Barcarole in der Nacht 1963 Germany 1 - Jun 1963 (4 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1963, Germany 92 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 181 of 1963
32 Manuela Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova 1963 Germany 1 - May 1963 (5 months), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1963, Germany 25 of the 1960s (peak 1 21 weeks)
33 The Four Seasons Walk Like a Man 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1963 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Mar 1963 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Apr 1963, US BB 10 of 1963, POP 10 of 1963, UK 12 - Mar 1963 (12 weeks), US Radio 12 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1963, US CashBox 18 of 1963, D.Marsh 39 of 1963, DDD 43 of 1963, Acclaimed 1454 (1963), RYM 19 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
34 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1963), Scrobulate 2 of country, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Canada 12 - Jun 1963 (9 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Jun 1963 (13 weeks), US BB 39 of 1963, POP 39 of 1963, DDD 59 of 1963, Switzerland 77 - Sep 2008 (1 week), Rolling Stone 87, US Radio 143 of 1963 (peak 17 4 weeks), RIAA 157, WXPN 159, Acclaimed 277 (1963), RYM 7 of 1963, Party 115 of 2007
35 Die Tahiti-Tamouros Wini-Wini 1963 Germany 1 - Mar 1963 (4 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1963, Germany 108 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks)
36 Cliff Richard Bachelor Boy 1963 UK 1 - Dec 1962 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1963, Canada 2 - Apr 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Dec 1962 (7 weeks), Flanders 3 - Jan 1963 (3 months), South Africa 3 of 1963, Norway 8 - Jan 1963 (3 weeks), Keener 27 - Jul 1964 (1 week), US Billboard 99 - Aug 1964 (1 week), RYM 56 of 1962
37 The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) 1963 D.Marsh 1 of 1963, US Billboard 3 - Apr 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 3 - May 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Jun 1963 (3 weeks), UK 5 - Jun 1963 (16 weeks), DDD 16 of 1963, US BB 17 of 1963, POP 17 of 1963, WABC NY 32 of 1963, KQV 37 of 1963, US Radio 46 of 1963 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1963, Rolling Stone 114, Acclaimed 150 (1963), UKMIX 326, RYM 25 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
38 Roy Orbison In Dreams 1963 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1963, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1963, UK 6 - Mar 1963 (23 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 7 - Feb 1963 (11 weeks), Flanders 7 - Apr 1963 (5 months), Australia 15 of 1963, DDD 40 of 1963, US Radio 69 of 1963 (peak 7 8 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1963, Rolling Stone 312, UKMIX 358, Acclaimed 562 (1963), RYM 8 of 1963
39 Petula Clark Chariot (I will follow him) 1963 France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1962, Germany 6 - Jun 1963 (5 months), Italy 58 of 1963, Germany 275 of the 1960s (peak 6 21 weeks), RYM 133 of 1963
40 Cliff Richard Don't Talk to Him 1963 Norway 1 - Dec 1963 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1963, UK 2 - Nov 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 5 - Dec 1963 (4 weeks), Flanders 7 - Dec 1963 (2 months), Canada 14 - Jan 1964 (9 weeks), RYM 130 of 1963
41 Ruby & The Romantics Our Day Will Come 1963 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Mar 1963 (5 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1963, KQV 15 of 1963, Canada 16 - Feb 1963 (10 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1963, US Radio 25 of 1963 (peak 1 8 weeks), DDD 25 of 1962, US BB 28 of 1963, POP 28 of 1963, UK 38 - Mar 1963 (6 weeks), Brazil 63 of 1963, RYM 91 of 1963
42 The Rooftop Singers Walk Right In 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1962 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Feb 1963 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1963, UK 10 - Feb 1963 (12 weeks), Norway 10 - Mar 1963 (3 weeks), WABC NY 16 of 1963, US Radio 16 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1963, RYM 105 of 1962
43 Cliff Richard It's All in the Game 1963 Canada 1 - Oct 1963 (17 weeks), UK 2 - Aug 1963 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 1963 (9 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Oct 1963 (3 weeks), Keener 4 - Dec 1963 (4 weeks), Flanders 6 - Sep 1963 (4 months), US Billboard 25 - Dec 1963 (13 weeks), RYM 170 of 1963
44 Skeeter Davis The End of the World 1963 Canada 1 - Feb 1963 (14 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jan 1963 (17 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1963, NZ Lever 3 - Mar 1963 (5 weeks), US BB 4 of 1963, POP 6 of 1963, South Africa 17 of 1963, US Radio 22 of 1963 (peak 2 9 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1963, WABC NY 33 of 1963, Acclaimed 1811 (1962), RYM 50 of 1962
45 The Angels My Boyfriend's Back 1963 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Aug 1963 (5 weeks), Canada 2 - Aug 1963 (14 weeks), US Radio 5 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 7 of 1963, US BB 11 of 1963, POP 11 of 1963, DDD 19 of 1963, US CashBox 21 of 1963, KQV 22 of 1963, D.Marsh 35 of 1963, UK 50 - Oct 1963 (1 week), RYM 18 of 1963
46 Gerry & the Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone 1963 UK 1 - Oct 1963 (20 weeks), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1963, NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1963 (4 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1963, Holland 24 - Feb 1995 (6 weeks), US Billboard 48 - Jun 1965 (6 weeks), Europe 94 of the 1960s (1962), UKMIX 147, RYM 26 of 1963
47 Dale & Grace I'm Leaving it (All) Up to You 1963 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1963 (15 weeks), Canada 2 - Oct 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Dec 1963 (6 weeks), Keener 6 - Nov 1963 (6 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1964 (3 weeks), KQV 7 of 1963, US Radio 13 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 21 of 1963, US CashBox 27 of 1964, UK 42 - Jan 1964 (2 weeks), RYM 180 of 1963
48 The Tymes So Much in Love 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1963 (15 weeks), KQV 1 of 1963, NZ Lever 5 - Jul 1963 (4 weeks), WABC NY 6 of 1963, US CashBox 12 of 1963, Canada 13 - Jun 1963 (8 weeks), US Radio 20 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), UK 21 - Jul 1963 (8 weeks), US BB 25 of 1963, POP 25 of 1963, DDD 29 of 1963, Acclaimed 1913 (1963)
49 Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994 (1963), Scrobulate 3 of folk, DDD 9 of 1963, Rolling Stone 14, WXPN 42, nuTsie 65 of 1960s, UK 93 - Mar 2009 (3 weeks), Europe 95 of the 1960s (1963), DMDB 95 (1963), RIAA 110, Acclaimed 187 (1963), RYM 1 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
50 Eydie Gorme Blame it On the Bossa Nova 1963 Norway 2 - Apr 1963 (15 weeks), Canada 4 - Jan 1963 (12 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jan 1963 (15 weeks), Brazil 15 of 1963, South Africa 20 of 1963, UK 32 - Feb 1963 (6 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1963, WABC NY 37 of 1963, US Radio 58 of 1963 (peak 7 8 weeks)
51 Gerry & the Pacemakers I Like It 1963 UK 1 - Jun 1963 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1963, NZ Lever 1 - Jul 1963 (3 weeks), Canada 6 - Oct 1964 (12 weeks), Norway 6 - Jul 1963 (3 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Sep 1964 (9 weeks), Record World 25 - 1964, US Radio 165 of 1964 (peak 17 2 weeks), UKMIX 337, RYM 46 of 1963
52 The Beach Boys Surfin' USA 1963 Canada 2 - Apr 1963 (16 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Mar 1963 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Jun 1963 (2 weeks), DDD 6 of 1963, US BB 8 of 1963, POP 8 of 1963, D.Marsh 9 of 1963, US CashBox 16 of 1963, WABC NY 29 of 1963, US Radio 30 of 1963 (peak 3 10 weeks), UK 34 - Aug 1963 (7 weeks), nuTsie 62 of 1960s, Acclaimed 492 (1963), RYM 16 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
53 Michelle Se mi vuoi lasciare 1963 Italy 1 for 1 week - Sep 1963, Italy 5 of 1963, Brazil 23 of 1965
54 The Drifters Up On the Roof 1963 POP 2 of 1963, D.Marsh 2 of 1962, US Billboard 5 - Nov 1962 (20 weeks), NZ Lever 7 - Mar 1963 (1 week), DDD 7 of 1962, US CashBox 11 of 1963, US BB 14 of 1963, Canada 34 - Jan 1963 (6 weeks), WABC NY 40 of 1963, US Radio 71 of 1963 (peak 5 7 weeks), Rolling Stone 113, Acclaimed 689 (1962), RYM 54 of 1962, NY Daily Love list 23, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
55 Henry Mancini Days Of Wine & Roses 1963 Oscar in 1962 (film 'Days of Wine & Roses'), Grammy in 1963, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1963), Canada 17 - Feb 1963 (8 weeks), US Billboard 33 - Jan 1963 (18 weeks), AFI 39, Brazil 61 of 1963, RYM 151 of 1962
56 Jimmy Soul If You Wanna Be Happy 1963 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1963 (14 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - May 1963 (5 weeks), Canada 5 - Apr 1963 (11 weeks), WABC NY 13 of 1963, US BB 18 of 1963, POP 18 of 1963, US CashBox 19 of 1963, US Radio 21 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), KQV 32 of 1963, UK 39 - Jul 1963 (5 weeks), DDD 76 of 1963, RYM 58 of 1963
57 Nino Tempo & April Stevens Deep Purple 1963 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1963 (5 weeks), Canada 3 - Sep 1963 (12 weeks), UK 17 - Nov 1963 (11 weeks), KQV 18 of 1963, WABC NY 19 of 1963, US Radio 19 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 44 of 1964, Brazil 63 of 1964, RYM 48 of 1963
58 Gerry & the Pacemakers How Do You Do It? 1963 UK 1 - Mar 1963 (18 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - May 1963 (5 weeks), Norway 7 - May 1963 (4 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1964 (11 weeks), Record World 15 - 1964, Keener 17 - Jul 1964 (5 weeks), WABC NY 68 of 1964, US Radio 92 of 1964 (peak 9 5 weeks), DDD 94 of 1963, UKMIX 331, RYM 51 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
59 Richard Anthony C'est ma Fete 1963 France 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1963, Flanders 11 - Sep 1963 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 139 of the 1960s (peak 2, 26 weeks, 400k sales estimated, 1963)
60 Elvis Presley One Broken Heart For Sale 1963 Norway 2 - Mar 1963 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Flanders 9 - Mar 1963 (2 months), Canada 10 - Feb 1963 (9 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Feb 1963 (9 weeks), UK 12 - Mar 1963 (9 weeks), US Radio 112 of 1963 (peak 11 5 weeks)
61 Martha & The Vandellas Heat Wave 1963 US BB 2 of 1963, US Billboard 4 - Aug 1963 (14 weeks), POP 4 of 1963, NZ Lever 6 - Oct 1963 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1963, DDD 12 of 1963, Canada 24 - Aug 1963 (6 weeks), WABC NY 34 of 1963, US Radio 37 of 1963 (peak 4 9 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1963, Acclaimed 508 (1963), OzNet 917, RYM 3 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
62 Chantays Pipeline 1963 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1963, Australia 3 of 1963, US Billboard 4 - Mar 1963 (16 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - May 1963 (2 weeks), Canada 12 - Mar 1963 (8 weeks), UK 16 - Apr 1963 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 23 of 1963, US CashBox 33 of 1963, US Radio 50 of 1963 (peak 4 8 weeks), DDD 57 of 1963, WABC NY 89 of 1963, Acclaimed 1228 (1963), RYM 49 of 1963, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
63 Rita Pavone Come te non c'e nessuno 1963 Italy 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1963, Italy 2 of 1963
64 Ray Charles Busted 1963 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1963 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 4 - Oct 1963 (3 weeks), Flanders 20 - Nov 1963 (1 month), UK 21 - Nov 1963 (10 weeks), POP 23 of 1963, US BB 27 of 1963, Canada 29 - Sep 1963 (6 weeks), US Radio 34 of 1963 (peak 4 8 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1964, DDD 61 of 1963, Scrobulate 98 of r & b, RYM 74 of 1963
65 The Shadows Dance On 1963 UK 1 - Dec 1962 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1963, Norway 2 - Jan 1963 (7 weeks), Flanders 14 - Feb 1963 (2 months), RYM 27 of 1962
66 Steve Lawrence Go Away Little Girl 1963 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1962 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Jan 1963 (5 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1963, WABC NY 10 of 1963, US Radio 14 of 1963 (peak 1 11 weeks), Canada 18 - Oct 1962 (9 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1963, RYM 196 of 1962
67 Rufus Thomas Walkin' the Dog 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1963), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1996), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1963 (14 weeks), Keener 16 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 24 of 1963, POP 29 of 1963, DDD 34 of 1963, US CashBox 41 of 1964, WABC NY 86 of 1963, US Radio 88 of 1963 (peak 10 6 weeks), RYM 113 of 1963
68 Essex Easier Said Than Done 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Jul 1963 (5 weeks), Canada 4 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), WABC NY 5 of 1963, KQV 16 of 1963, US Radio 18 of 1963 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1963, UK 41 - Aug 1963 (5 weeks), DDD 62 of 1963, RYM 106 of 1963
69 Rita Pavone Cuore 1963 Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1963, Italy 3 of 1963
70 Exciters Tell Him 1963 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1962 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - Jan 1963 (3 weeks), Canada 12 - Dec 1962 (11 weeks), Australia 17 of 1963, KQV 18 of 1962, D.Marsh 25 of 1962, POP 27 of 1963, DDD 28 of 1962, WABC NY 31 of 1963, US CashBox 43 of 1963, UK 46 - Feb 1963 (1 week), US Radio 59 of 1963 (peak 4 6 weeks), RYM 48 of 1962
71 Peppino di Capri Roberta 1963 Belgium 7 - Sep 1972 (7 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1963, Holland 22 - Sep 1972 (5 weeks), Italy 38 of 1963
72 The Tremeloes Do You Love Me? 1963 UK 1 - Sep 1963 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1963, NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1963 (4 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 1963 (4 weeks), Australia 13 of 1963, UKMIX 414, RYM 64 of 1963
73 Ray Charles Take These Chains From My Heart 1963 UK 5 - May 1963 (20 weeks), Norway 7 - Jul 1963 (3 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 8 - Jun 1963 (1 week), Flanders 13 - Jul 1963 (2 months), Canada 15 - Apr 1963 (8 weeks), US Radio 102 of 1963 (peak 8 6 weeks), UKMIX 737
74 Andy Williams Can't Get Used to Losing You 1963 NZ Lever 1 - Apr 1963 (6 weeks), UK 2 - Mar 1963 (18 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1963 (15 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1963, South Africa 8 of 1963, Canada 12 - Mar 1963 (12 weeks), US Radio 23 of 1963 (peak 2 9 weeks), KQV 44 of 1963, WABC NY 49 of 1963, UKMIX 870
75 Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' in the Wind 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1963), US Billboard 2 - Jun 1963 (15 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Aug 1963 (5 weeks), UK 13 - Oct 1963 (16 weeks), Canada 25 - Jul 1963 (9 weeks), US Radio 32 of 1963 (peak 2 8 weeks), WABC NY 38 of 1963, US CashBox 39 of 1963, Acclaimed 849 (1963), RYM 114 of 1963
76 Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann Dansevise 1963 EuroVision Song Contest winner 1963 (for Denmark in London), Norway 7 - Apr 1963 (4 weeks), RYM 127 of 1963
77 Caravelles You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry 1963 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1963 (13 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1963 (8 weeks), NZ Lever 5 - Dec 1963 (3 weeks), UK 6 - Aug 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 14 - Nov 1963 (9 weeks), Keener 17 - Nov 1963 (2 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1964, US Radio 64 of 1963 (peak 3 6 weeks)
78 Dion Ruby Baby 1963 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1963 (13 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 4 - Feb 1963 (3 weeks), Flanders 15 - Apr 1963 (1 month), US CashBox 25 of 1963, US Radio 28 of 1963 (peak 2 8 weeks), DDD 38 of 1962, WABC NY 48 of 1963, RYM 99 of 1963
79 The Searchers Sweets For My Sweet 1963 UK 1 - Jun 1963 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Aug 1963, NZ Lever 1 - Aug 1963 (6 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1963 (5 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1963, UKMIX 528, RYM 66 of 1963
80 Stevie Wonder Fingertips 1963 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1963 (15 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1963 (peak 1 10 weeks), Canada 6 - Jul 1963 (12 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1963, WABC NY 9 of 1963, D.Marsh 13 of 1963, DDD 25 of 1963, KQV 40 of 1963, Acclaimed 1640 (1963), RYM 28 of 1963
81 Brenda Lee As Usual 1963 UK 5 - Jan 1964 (15 weeks), Norway 9 - Mar 1964 (2 weeks), Canada 11 - Dec 1963 (10 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Dec 1963 (11 weeks), Keener 13 - Dec 1963 (3 weeks), Flanders 18 - Feb 1964 (2 months), US Radio 109 of 1964 (peak 12 5 weeks), RYM 155 of 1963
82 Rita Pavone La Partita di Pallone 1963 Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1963, Italy 12 of 1963, RYM 173 of 1962
83 Del Shannon Little Town Flirt 1963 Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1963, Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1963, UK 4 - Jan 1963 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 7 - Feb 1963 (1 week), Canada 9 - Jan 1963 (11 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Dec 1962 (14 weeks), DDD 50 of 1962, US CashBox 74 of 1963, US Radio 133 of 1963 (peak 12 3 weeks), RYM 59 of 1962
84 Inez & Charlie Foxx Mockingbird 1963 Canada 1 - Jul 1963 (13 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jun 1963 (18 weeks), US BB 12 of 1963, US CashBox 22 of 1963, UK 33 - Feb 1969 (5 weeks), KQV 33 of 1963, DDD 46 of 1963, WABC NY 47 of 1963, POP 48 of 1963, US Radio 80 of 1963 (peak 7 6 weeks), RYM 149 of 1963
85 Adriano Celentano Sabato triste 1963 Italy 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1963, Italy 7 of 1963
86 Adriano Celentano Il Tangaccio 1963 Italy 1 for 1 week - Jun 1963, Italy 8 of 1963
87 Paul & Paula Young Lovers 1963 US Billboard 6 - Mar 1963 (10 weeks), Norway 7 - Jun 1963 (4 weeks), UK 9 - Apr 1963 (14 weeks), Canada 9 - Mar 1963 (9 weeks), Flanders 18 - May 1963 (1 month), KQV 32 of 1963, US Radio 82 of 1963 (peak 6 5 weeks)
88 Neil Sedaka La Terza luna 1963 Italy 1 for 1 week - Apr 1963, Italy 10 of 1963
89 Petula Clark Casanova Baciami 1963 Germany 2 - Feb 1963 (4 months), Flanders 15 - Mar 1963 (1 month), Germany 125 of the 1960s (peak 2 17 weeks)
90 Francoise Hardy L'Eta dell'amore 1963 Italy 1 for 1 week - Dec 1963, Italy 14 of 1963
91 Johnny Hallyday Pour Moi La Vie Va Commencer 1963 France 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1963, Flanders 16 - Feb 1964 (1 month)
92 Edoardo Vianello O mio signore 1963 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1964, Italy 17 of 1963
93 Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night 1963 US Billboard 10 - Apr 1963 (11 weeks), US BB 16 of 1963, POP 16 of 1963, D.Marsh 18 of 1963, DDD 22 of 1963, UK 23 - May 1963 (12 weeks), Canada 30 - Apr 1963 (4 weeks), WABC NY 94 of 1963, US CashBox 95 of 1963, US Radio 110 of 1963 (peak 10 5 weeks), Acclaimed 2372 (1963), RYM 20 of 1963
94 Johnny Hallyday Ma Guitarre 1963 France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1963, Flanders 18 - Dec 1963 (2 months)
95 Pino Donaggio Giovane giovane 1963 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1963, Italy 18 of 1963
96 Bobby Bare Detroit City 1963 Norway 1 - Oct 1963 (22 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Jun 1963 (12 weeks), US Radio 152 of 1963 (peak 16 3 weeks), Acclaimed 1152 (1963)
97 Allan Sherman Hello Muddah Hello Faddah 1963 NZ Lever 1 - Sep 1963 (4 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1963, US Billboard 2 - Aug 1963 (10 weeks), Canada 4 - Aug 1963 (14 weeks), UK 14 - Sep 1963 (10 weeks), US Radio 33 of 1963 (peak 2 8 weeks), WABC NY 70 of 1963, US CashBox 97 of 1963
98 Rita Pavone Non e facile avere 18 anni 1963 Italy 1 for 1 week - Jan 1964, Italy 28 of 1963
99 Sheila L'ecole est Finie 1963 France 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1963, France (InfoDisc) 34 of the 1960s (peak 1, 39 weeks, 697k sales estimated, 1963)
100 Rita Pavone Il Ballo del mattone 1963 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1963, Italy 36 of 1963

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16 Apr 2014

small time girl in a big time world?

What was the song?

No one has ever had a hit with a song called "Small Town Girl", but that lyric sounds like Journey's song of that name.


29 Mar 2014

name of song

I can't remember the name of the song or the artist, but I'm sure it came out in 1963 or 1964. +Something about being a small time girl in a big time world. +What WAS that song? +Please help, it's driving me nuts.


15 Jan 2014

secret love

"secret love" by kathy kirby

The Kathy Kirby version was a hit only in the 1960s


4 Jan 2014

#66

the right first name is GRETHE & Jorgen

That looks right, the name has been fixed, thanks


2 Jun 2013

CD +for the Songs from 1963

I would like to get a CD of this entire set of songs from the year 1963. Is it available, who would I contact ?

Thank you

As far as we know there is no CD of this music available. We think you can obtain all these tracks on iTunes or Amazon and write your own CD


20 May 2013

Mike Stone query of JAN 19, 2013

Mike Stone: it's an old oil field song (artists & years unknown) called "The Gates of Hell". Other lyrics besides the ones you listed are "...Black gold is the devil's treasure/Roused from the grave & crude is he." Hope that helps a bit. I couldn't find any listings for it, but sporadic hunts may turn it up in time w/ the proper worded query. Good luck.


27 Apr 2013

Ballad of the Green Berets

Wasnt this song a number 1 hit in like 1963? During the Vietnam War.

Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler had a major hit with "Ballad of the Green Berets" in 1966.

Incidently the ONLY other hit that has "Green Beret" in its title was Nancy Ames song "He Wore The Green Beret" which was also a (very minor) hit in 1966


28 Mar 2013

SONG

Wasn"t there a number 1 song entilded "I MET HER ON MONDAY" ??? Ron

According to our sources Horace Heidt released the song "I Met Her On Monday" in 1942 but it wasn't a hit.

That line has also been used in many other hits, for example The Crystals "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)", Craig David "7 Days" and Spinal Tap "Big Bottom".


22 Mar 2013

song title/artist

I just came across Mike Stone's query of 19 jan 2013 re: song about black gold. I too am searching for that song/info---"black gold can make a man a fortune, black gold can make a man a king "are the lyrics I can remember. +HELP +thanks Bob A


19 Jan 2013

song from tulsa radio station may 1963

I am looking for the word or downloadable version of a song black/gold played during ther springof 1963 black/gold coming up the drill ppipe, black/gold headed for the sunlight. black/gold is the devils treasure locked inthe ground..... mike stone


31 Oct 2012

Marine Corps Group

The group of Marines was The Essex, and their 1963 hit song was "Easier Said Than Done".

Check out my blog post at http://jeffsharletandvietnamgi.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html

Thanks for the info


8 Jun 2012

Song by black Marines

I believe you may be talking about "Easier Said Than Done", by Essex.


21 Mar 2012

1963 hit by black us group men and women all us marines - one was in my USC unit

I am looking for a 1963 or 1964 us hit record by a black group of men and women all members of the us marine corps

The obvious candidate would be "Ballad of the Green Berets" by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. Except that was 1966 and he wasn't black (we're almost certain).

So, no we don't have a clue.


26 Feb 2012

Two Little Boys

OK, so what about this one?

Unfortunately the Rolf Harris song "Two Little Boys" (1969) was not a hit in the USA (we have entries listed as "UK 1 - Nov 1969 (25 weeks), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1969, Australia Goset 8 - Jan 1970 (22 weeks), Springbok 16 - Feb 1970 (3 weeks), Australia 24 of 1970, TOTP 32, UKMIX 74, RYM 124 of 1969")

So not enough to make the world's top 100 (in 1969 or 1970).

Rolf's biggest hit (beating "Two Little Boys" by a narrow margin) was "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" (1963) - Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1960, Australia 2 of 1960, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 4 - Aug 1963 (3 weeks), UK 9 - Jul 1960 (13 weeks), RYM 19 of 1960, Canada 20 - Jul 1963 (4 weeks), US Radio 53 of 1963 (peak 3 7 weeks), WABC NY 80 of 1963

Even that didn't make the top 100 for its year


6 Jan 2012

#1 song for the week of my birthday

Can u please tell me the song that was #1 on the charts for the week of February 15th, 1963? Thanks.

Where? You might try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hot_100_number-one_singles_of_1963_%28U.S.%29


3 Nov 2011

Bobby Bare

Could you tell me, please chart info for Bare's "500 Miles" and "American Boy" (recorded as Bill Parsons)?

Bobby Bare didn't have enough hits to have his own page, his 1963 hit "500 Miles Away From Home" Has the following entry: Canada 7 - Oct 1963 (11 weeks), Norway 7 - Dec 1963 (11 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1963 (11 weeks), US Radio 125 of 1963 (peak 10 4 weeks)

This was the second biggest of his 8 hits under his own name. The biggest was "Detroit City" - Norway 1 - Oct 1963 (22 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Jun 1963 (12 weeks), US Radio 152 of 1963 (peak 16 3 weeks), Acclaimed 1152 (1963)

There is only one hit under the name Bill Parsons, that is the 1958 hit "All American Boy" - US Billboard 2 - Dec 1958 (16 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1959 (11 weeks), UK 22 - Apr 1959 (2 weeks), US Radio 46 of 1959 (peak 2 9 weeks)


8 Aug 2011

Bobby Bare

How did U.S. singer Bobby Bare with "Detroit City"? I Guessed, it was one of the biggest European hits of 1963? No. 1 in Norway and Sweden, Top 10 in Denmark and Top 40 in Germany.

"Detroit City" was by far Bobby Bare's biggest hit. However it was well below Elvis Presley's "Kiss Me Quick" in terms of European score. We estimate it was the 146th highest placed song of 1963.


16 Feb 2011

Looking for a tune

Hi! I'm looking for +Paul Anka tune " Hello Jim " in french is it possible tosend me in Mp3 please Thank's

We have no mp3s at this site, get your music from iTunes or Amazon


17 Aug 2010

Looking for song title

In 1963 (around November) there was a song by a female vocalist with the title that contained reference to Rio.

Can you remember it?

What was the tile and who sang it?

Help please Willem South Africa

The obvious candidate would be "The Girl From Ipanema" which was performed by various artists and was a hit for Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto in 1964. A number of versions by other artists were released towards the end of 1963

None of the songs with "Rio" in the title look like good candidates, "Roses of Rio" by The Four Aces and "La Luna nel rio" by Marisa Brando are both from the mid 1950s, "Rio" by "Os Cariocas" and "Im kleinen Dorf am Rio Grande" by Geschwister Leismann are from the right era but too obscure. "A Rainy Night in Rio" by Dinah Shore is too early, but probably the best option.


21 Jul 2010

Credits

In those days of way back when I started listening to Radio Luxemburg late in the evening. So I recall all these songs at the threshold of British music invasion. Some titles I recall different from your list, as there are:

# 16 Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs # 48 Brian Poole & The Tremeloes # 71 Ruby & The Romantics # 95 Barbara Lewis & The Dells.

# 58 is spelled "Rote Lippen soll man Kuessen".

# 28 and # 52 are the same record.

Thanks for your fantastic work!

Let us start at the end, you suggest that "Devil In Disguise" and "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" are the same song, you are of course entirely correct. The data has been changed, thanks for the input.

Of course the issue here is that different source charts decided to pick either variation, neither could really said to be "wrong". However when we bring the data together we have to pick just one name for the song, so that all its chart entries can be listed.

Well we have the same issue with group names, except here of course we don't just have a single song, we have a whole career to deal with. So for example you are correct that the song "Do You Love Me?" was credited to "Brian Poole & the Tremeloes" in most locations, however they have more songs credited to "The Tremeloes". So in order to ensure that we associate all their material together we have to use the "wrong" name for that one song. We have added a note on to their page to outline some of this.

With "Ruby & The Romatics" we have the additional complication that some of their songs were credited to "The Romatics" and there was also a completely different group called the same name 20 years later.

Even working within these constraints you have identified some entries that need to be further corrected. We've tried to do that for the groups you mentioned, thanks again for the input.

Your knowledge of German is clearly much greater than ours so we have changed the spelling of Cliff Richard's song.

As I am sure you can imagine identifying these types of inconsistencies between our 150 input charts is a continual challenge. Your suggestions are appriciated.