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Top Songs of 1963

1962 <-1963-> 1964


  

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I Want to Hold Your Hand
1.
12/1963
391

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #16]
[Capitol 5112]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Sukiyaki (Ue O Muite Arukou)
2.
05/1963
312

✫1
US
✫1
AC


18
R&B
6
UK
[Capitol 4945]
written by Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura, Abraham Quintanilla III (as Abraham Quintanilla Jr.) & Pete Astudillo
3.
03/1963
311

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 42674]
written by Doc Pomus (as Jerome "Doc" Pomus) & Mort Shuman
4.
11/1963
307

✫1
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
[Philips 40152]
written by The Singing Nun (as Jeanine Deckers)
5.
01/1963
299

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
(You're the) Devil in Disguise
6.
06/1963
286

3
US




9
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8188]
written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
7.
02/1963
281

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
16
UK
[Laurie 3152]
written by Ronald Mack
Walk Like a Man
8.
01/1963
279

✫1
US




3
R&B
12
UK
[Vee-Jay 485]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Be My Baby
9.
08/1963
273

2
US




4
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #22]
[Philles 116]
written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector
10.
05/1963
267

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72119]
written by Herb Weiner, Wally Gold & John Gluck (as John Gluck Jr.)
11.
11/1963
265

✫1
US
✫1
AC




34
UK
#1 hit for Vaughn Monroe in 1945
written by Redd Evans & David Mann
Wipe Out
12.
06/1963
261

2
US




10
R&B
5
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 45-16479]
written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson
13.
01/1963
261

3
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Valiant 6026]
written by John Gummoe (as John Claude Gummoe)
Deep Purple
14.
09/1963
259

✫1
US




4
R&B
17
UK
#1 hit for Larry Clinton in 1939
[Atco 6273]
written by Peter DeRose & Mitchell Parish
15.
09/1963
257

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

written by Keith McCormack & Jimmy Torres
16.
11/1963
256

6
US






✫1
UK
written by Dave Clark & Mike Smith
If You Wanna Be Happy
17.
03/1963
251

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
39
UK
[S.P.Q.R. 3305]
written by Carmela Guida, Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
The End of the World
18.
01/1963
248

2
US
✫1
AC
2
country
4
R&B
18
UK
[RCA 8098]
written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
Blue Velvet
19.
08/1963
246

✫1
US
✫1
AC






hit for Tony Bennett in 1951
[Epic 9614]
written by Bernie Wayne & Lee Morris
20.
10/1963
244

✫1
US
✫1
AC


6
R&B


[Montel 921]
written by Dewey Terry & Don Harris (as Donald Harris)
Our Day Will Come
21.
02/1963
243

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
38
UK
[Kapp 501]
written by Bob Hilliard & Mort Garson
How Do You Do It?
22.
03/1963
242

9
US






✫1
UK
written by Mitch Murray
23.
08/1963
241

9
US






✫1
UK
24.
09/1963
239

5
US




8
R&B
3
UK
charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Claude Demetrius
25.
08/1963
237

6
US




8
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #493]
[Philles 115]
written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry
My Boyfriend's Back
26.
08/1963
237

✫1
US




2
R&B


Da Doo Ron Ron
27.
04/1963
237

3
US




5
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #114]
[Philles 112]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
28.
08/1963
235

3
US
2
AC




6
UK
[Smash 1852]
written by Bob Merrill & Terry Shand
Surf City
29.
06/1963
234

✫1
US




3
R&B
26
UK
[Liberty 55580]
written by Jan Berry & Brian Wilson
I Will Follow Him
30.
03/1963
231

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[RCA 8139]
written by Jacques Plante, Franck Pourcel (as J.W. Stole), Paul Mauriat (as Del Roma), Norman Gimbel & Arthur Altman
31.
06/1963
230

✫1
US




4
R&B
21
UK
originally titled "so in love"
[Parkway 871]
written by George Williams [George R. Williams], Bill Jackson & Roy Straigis
Easier Said Than Done
32.
06/1963
229

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Roulette 4494]
written by William Linton & Larry Huff
Fingertips
33.
06/1963
229

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Little Stevie Wonder
[Tamla 54080]
written by Clarence Paul & Henry Cosby
Blowin' in the Wind
34.
06/1963
223

2
US
✫1
AC




13
UK
[Warner 5368]
written by Bob Dylan
35.
09/1963
223

6
US
3
AC




5
UK
#1 hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1941 [instrumental]
[RCA 47-8216]
written by Lorenzo Barcelata
36.
07/1963
221

3
US




12
R&B
4
UK
[live]
[Reprise 20198]
written by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays
37.
11/1963
221

2
US




✫1
R&B
26
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #55]

[Wand 143]
written by Richard Berry
38.
08/1963
216

2
US






14
UK
[comedy]
[live]
adaptation of ponchielli's dance of the hours
written by Amilcare Ponchielli & Allan Sherman
In Dreams
39.
02/1963
215

7
US
3
AC


19
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #312]
[Monument 806]
written by Roy Orbison
40.
09/1963
214

3
US






9
UK

[ABC-Paramount 45-10478]
written by Tommy Roe
41.
05/1963
210

4
US
3
AC




13
UK
[Cameo 280]
written by Tony Hatch (as Mark Anthony)
42.
04/1963
210

8
US
3
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
with the Jack Halloran Singers
[ABC-Paramount 10435]
written by Fred Rose & Hy Heath
Washington Square
43.
09/1963
210

2
US
✫1
AC


22
R&B


[instrumental]
[Epic 9617]
written by Bobb Goldsteinn & David Shire
44.
03/1963
208

6
US
3
AC


14
R&B
9
UK
[Philips 40096]
written by Ray Hildebrand & Jill Jackson
45.
03/1963
208

6
US
2
AC


13
R&B
10
UK
[Decca 31478]
written by Jean Renard & Carl Sigman
46.
08/1963
199

2
US




4
R&B


[Tuff 369]
written by Zelma Sanders & Lona Stevens
47.
03/1963
196

4
US




11
R&B
16
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 16440]
written by Brian Carman & Bob Spickard
Busted
48.
09/1963
191

4
US




3
R&B
21
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10481]
written by Harlan Howard
49.
01/1963

Ruby Baby by Dion

from Ruby Baby   
190

2
US




5
R&B


as Dion Di Muci
[Columbia 4-42662]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Puff (The Magic Dragon)
50.
03/1963
190

2
US
✫1
AC


10
R&B


[Warner 5348]
written by Peter Yarrow & Leonard Lipton
51.
05/1963
188

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2184]
written by Barbara Lewis
I Like It
52.
06/1963
184

17
US






✫1
UK
written by Mitch Murray
Surfin' U.S.A.
53.
03/1963
183

3
US




20
R&B
34
UK
[Capitol 4932]
written by Chuck Berry & Brian Wilson
54.
11/1963
183

3
US
2
AC






[Chattahoochee 628]
written by David Gates
55.
05/1963
182

3
US
2
AC






[Epic 9593]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
56.
02/1963
180

3
US




4
R&B


[Cameo 243]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
57.
07/1963
172

3
US




13
R&B


[Vee-Jay 539]
written by Larry Santos
58.
04/1963
172

3
US
✫1
AC




48
UK
[Capitol 4930]
written by Leon Payne
59.
03/1963
170

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Brunswick 55239]
written by Alonzo Tucker & Jackie Wilson
60.
01/1963
170

3
US




9
R&B


[Capitol 4897]
written by Bobby Darin
61.
06/1963
170

5
US




6
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #460]

[Laurie 3179]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
62.
04/1963
168

3
US




10
R&B


[Parkway 867]
written by Dee Clark, Cornell Muldrow & Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
63.
12/1963
166

3
US








[Warner 5391**]
written by Michael Gordon (as Michael Z. Gordon) & Marius Constant
Bossa Nova Baby
64.
10/1963
165

8
US




20
R&B
13
UK
[RCA 47-8243]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
65.
12/1963
165

8
US
2
AC


6
R&B
42
UK
[Scepter 1262]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
66.
06/1963
164

5
US




4
R&B


[Fraternity 906]
written by Chuck Berry
67.
02/1963
163

8
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Decca 31458]
written by Bill Anderson
Cry Baby
68.
08/1963
160

4
US




✫1
R&B


as Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
[United Artists 629]
written by Bert Russell & Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
(Love Is Like a) Heatwave
69.
08/1963
160

4
US




✫1
R&B


70.
12/1963
159

6
US
✫1
AC




14
UK
as Rick Nelson
hit for John Boles in 1930
[Decca 31574]
written by Al Dubin & Joe Burke
Surfin' Bird
71.
12/1963
157

4
US








Mockingbird
72.
06/1963
157

7
US




2
R&B


as Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx
written by Inez Foxx & Charlie Foxx
73.
05/1963
156

6
US
3
AC


11
R&B


[Capitol 4965]
written by Hans Carste & Charles Tobias
74.
09/1963
156

4
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10487]
written by Curtis Mayfield
You Don't Own Me
75.
12/1963
155

2
US








produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72206]
written by John Medora (as John Madara) & David White
76.
10/1963
151

4
US
3
AC






[Cadence 1439]
written by Buddy Johnson
77.
12/1963
148

12
US
5
AC




5
UK
[Decca 31570]
written by Alex Zanetis
78.
01/1963
147

9
US
3
AC


21
R&B
49
UK
[Columbia 42666]
written by Eddie Snyder & Paul Vance
From Me to You
79.
04/1963
146

116
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 522]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
80.
08/1963
145

25
US
10
AC




2
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[Epic 9633]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
81.
03/1963
144

4
US




9
R&B
38
UK
[Scepter 1248]
written by Helen Miller & Howard Greenfield
82.
07/1963
144

8
US
2
AC






[instrumental]
[Verve 10295]
written by Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero
83.
03/1963
143

7
US




3
R&B


[Dimension 1008]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
84.
10/1963
143

48
US






✫1
UK
charted as You'll Never Walk Alone / It's Alright in Australia charts
written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
85.
11/1963
142

12
US






4
UK
[Philips 40162]
written by Mike Hawker & Ivor Raymonde
86.
02/1963
140

9
US
4
AC


20
R&B


[instrumental]
[Columbia 42619]
written by Johnny Cowell
87.
140

6
US








[Capitol 5084]
written by Earl Lawrence
She Loves You
88.
08/1963
138









✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #64]
(in the US : first release; white label; did not chart)
[Swan 4152]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
89.
12/1963
138

4
US








[Columbia 42921]
written by Carol Connors & Marshall H. Connors
90.
09/1963
137

6
US




17
R&B


as Dion Di Muci
[Columbia 4-42852]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
91.
06/1963
137

58
US
16
AC




✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 553]
written by Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds & Al Neiburg
92.
08/1963
137

7
US




18
R&B


[Capitol 5009]
written by Brian Wilson
93.
12/1963
137

24
US






2
UK
written by Chan Romero
Pride and Joy
94.
05/1963
136

10
US




2
R&B


Be True to Your School
95.
11/1963
136

6
US




27
R&B


[Capitol 5069]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
96.
10/1963
135

10
US
4
AC
5
country




[RCA 47-8238]
written by Hedy West
97.
10/1963
134

17
US
6
AC




5
UK
[Musicor 1034]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
98.
05/1963
134

10
US
5
AC


28
R&B
37
UK
[Capitol 4970]
written by Bobby Darin
Blame It on the Bossa Nova
99.
01/1963
134

7
US




16
R&B
32
UK
[Columbia 42661]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Just One Look
100.
06/1963
133

10
US




3
R&B


[Atlantic 2188]
written by Gregory Carroll & Doris Troy (as Doris Payne)

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