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.
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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