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Top Songs of 1963

1962 <-1963-> 1964
    

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1.
12/1963
465

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #16]
[Capitol 5112]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
2.
03/1963
447

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 42674]
written by Doc Pomus (as Jerome "Doc" Pomus) & Mort Shuman
3.
06/1963
411

3
US




9
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8188]
written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
4.
05/1963
405

✫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
5.
11/1963
384

✫1
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
[Philips 40152]
written by The Singing Nun (as Jeanine Deckers)
6.
01/1963
384

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
7.
08/1963
380

2
US




4
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #22]
[Philles 116]
written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector
8.
05/1963
363

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72119]
written by Herb Wiener, Wally Gold & John Gluck (as John Gluck Jr.)
9.
11/1963
360

6
US






✫1
UK
written by Dave Clark & Mike Smith
10.
01/1963
360

3
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Valiant 6026]
written by John Gummoe (as John Claude Gummoe)
11.
06/1963
356

2
US




10
R&B
5
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 16479]
written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson
12.
08/1963
343

6
US




8
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #493]
[Philles 115]
written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry
13.
01/1963
340

✫1
US




3
R&B
12
UK
[Vee-Jay 485]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
14.
07/1963
335

3
US




12
R&B
4
UK
[live]
[Reprise 20198]
written by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays
15.
02/1963
335

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
16
UK
[Laurie 3152]
written by Ronnie Mack (as Ronald Mack)
16.
04/1963
331

3
US




5
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #114]
[Philles 112]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
17.
03/1963
329

9
US






✫1
UK
written by Mitch Murray
18.
08/1963
329

9
US






✫1
UK
19.
08/1963
327

3
US
2
AC




6
UK
[Smash 1852]
written by Bob Merrill & Terry Shand
20.
09/1963
326

5
US




8
R&B
3
UK
charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Claude Demetrius
21.
09/1963
320

✫1
US




4
R&B
17
UK
#1 hit for Larry Clinton in 1939
[Atco 6273]
written by Peter DeRose & Mitchell Parish
22.
06/1963
311

2
US
✫1
AC




13
UK
[Warner 5368]
written by Bob Dylan
23.
06/1963
308

✫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
24.
06/1963
299

✫1
US




3
R&B
26
UK
[Liberty 55580]
written by Jan Berry & Brian Wilson
25.
11/1963
298

✫1
US
✫1
AC




34
UK
#1 hit for Vaughn Monroe in 1945
[Epic 9638]
written by Redd Evans & David Mann
26.
09/1963
297

6
US
3
AC




5
UK
#1 hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1941 [instrumental]
[RCA 47-8216]
written by Lorenzo Barcelata
27.
02/1963
292

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
38
UK
[Kapp 501]
written by Bob Hilliard & Mort Garson
28.
03/1963
292

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
39
UK
[S.P.Q.R. 3305]
written by Carmela Guida, Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
29.
06/1963
290

17
US






✫1
UK
written by Mitch Murray
30.
04/1963
289

8
US
3
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
with the Jack Halloran Singers
[ABC-Paramount 10435]
written by Fred Rose & Hy Heath
31.
10/1963
287

✫1
US
✫1
AC


6
R&B


[Montel 921]
written by Dewey Terry & Don Harris (as Donald Harris)
32.
02/1963
281

7
US
3
AC


19
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #312]
[Monument 806]
written by Roy Orbison
33.
11/1963
277

2
US




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

[Wand 143]
written by Richard Berry
34.
08/1963
276

2
US






14
UK
[comedy]
[live]
adaptation of ponchielli's dance of the hours
written by Amilcare Ponchielli & Allan Sherman
35.
09/1963
270

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
[Dot 16487]
written by Keith McCormack & Jimmy Torres
36.
08/1963
270

✫1
US
✫1
AC






hit for Tony Bennett in 1951
[Epic 9614]
written by Bernie Wayne & Lee Morris
37.
09/1963
270

3
US






9
UK

[ABC-Paramount 45-10478]
written by Tommy Roe
38.
06/1963
268

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Roulette 4494]
written by William Linton & Larry Huff
39.
03/1963
268

✫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
40.
06/1963
268

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Little Stevie Wonder
[Tamla 54080]
written by Clarence Paul & Henry Cosby
41.
03/1963
265

6
US
3
AC


14
R&B
9
UK
[Philips 40096]
written by Ray Hildebrand & Jill Jackson
42.
08/1963
265

✫1
US




2
R&B


43.
05/1963
262

4
US
3
AC




13
UK
[Cameo 280]
written by Tony Hatch (as Mark Anthony)
44.
03/1963
261

6
US
2
AC


13
R&B
10
UK
[Decca 31478]
written by Jean Renard & Carl Sigman
45.
08/1963
252

25
US
10
AC




2
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[Epic 9633]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
46.
06/1963
249

58
US
16
AC




✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 553]
written by Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds & Al Neiburg
47.
03/1963
247

2
US
✫1
AC


10
R&B


[Warner 5348]
written by Peter Yarrow & Leonard Lipton
48.
10/1963
244

48
US






✫1
UK
charted as You'll Never Walk Alone / It's Alright in Australia charts
written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
49.
09/1963
244

2
US
✫1
AC


22
R&B


[instrumental]
[Epic 9617]
written by Bobb Goldsteinn & David Shire
50.
12/1963
242

12
US
5
AC




5
UK
[Decca 31570]
written by Alex Zanetis
51.
12/1963
241

24
US






2
UK
written by Chan Romero
52.
03/1963
240

4
US




11
R&B
16
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 16440]
written by Brian Carman & Bob Spickard
53.
11/1963
237

12
US






4
UK
[Philips 40162]
written by Mike Hawker & Ivor Raymonde
54.
09/1963
236

4
US




3
R&B
21
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10481]
written by Harlan Howard
55.
12/1963
236

6
US
✫1
AC




14
UK
as Rick Nelson
hit for John Boles in 1930
[Decca 31574]
written by Al Dubin & Joe Burke
56.
04/1963
231

116
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 522]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
57.
01/1963
229

104
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 499]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
58.
08/1963
227

2
US




4
R&B


[Tuff 369]
written by Zell Sanders (as Zelma Sanders) & Lona Stevens
59.
08/1963
226









✫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
60.
02/1963
225









✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows & The Norrie Paramor Strings
written by Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett
61.
09/1963
225









✫1
UK
as Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
[London 9625]
written by Berry Gordy
62.
01/1963
225









✫1
UK
written by Jerry Lordan
63.
06/1963
225









✫1
UK
[Mercury 72172*]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
64.
03/1963
225









✫1
UK
[instrumental]
written by Bruce Welch & Hank B. Marvin (as Hank Marvin)
65.
01/1963

Ruby Baby by Dion

from Ruby Baby   
224

2
US




5
R&B


as Dion Di Muci
[Columbia 42662]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
66.
10/1963
221

17
US
6
AC




5
UK
[Musicor 1034]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
67.
04/1963
221

3
US
✫1
AC




48
UK
[Capitol 4930]
written by Leon Payne
68.
07/1963
217

28
US
8
AC




3
UK
[Columbia 42815]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
69.
10/1963
214

44
US






2
UK
[Liberty 55646]
written by Tony Hatch (as Fred Nightingale)
70.
12/1963
212

15
US
10
AC




6
UK
[Monument 830]
written by Willie Nelson
71.
03/1963
208

3
US




20
R&B
34
UK
[Capitol 4932]
written by Chuck Berry & Brian Wilson
72.
09/1963
206

29
US




26
R&B
3
UK
B side to Mean Woman Blues ; charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
73.
05/1963
205

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2184]
written by Barbara Lewis
74.
12/1963
202

2
US








produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72206]
written by John Medora (as John Madara) & David White
75.
11/1963
201

3
US
2
AC






[Chattahoochee 628]
written by David Gates
76.
05/1963
201

3
US
2
AC






[Epic 9593]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
77.
06/1963
200

5
US




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

[Laurie 3179]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
78.
12/1963
200

5
US




✫1
R&B
40
UK
[Okeh 7187]
written by Curtis Mayfield
79.
03/1963
197

4
US




9
R&B
38
UK
[Scepter 1248]
written by Helen Miller & Howard Greenfield
80.
02/1963
195

3
US




4
R&B


[Cameo 243]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
81.
10/1963
195

8
US




20
R&B
13
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8243]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
82.
04/1963
194









2
UK
written by Jerry Lordan
83.
01/1963
194









2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #184]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
84.
08/1963
194









2
UK
85.
11/1963
194









2
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
written by Bruce Welch & Cliff Richard
86.
05/1963
194









2
UK
87.
06/1963
194









2
UK
[instrumental]
written by Jerry Lordan
88.
08/1963
193

4
US




✫1
R&B


as Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
[United Artists 629]
written by Bert Russell & Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
89.
08/1963
193

4
US




✫1
R&B


90.
09/1963
193

4
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10487]
written by Curtis Mayfield
91.
11/1963
187

30
US






4
UK
92.
01/1963
187

3
US




9
R&B


[Capitol 4897]
written by Bobby Darin
93.
04/1963
185

3
US




10
R&B


[Parkway 867]
written by Dee Clark, Cornell Muldrow & Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
94.
10/1963
184

4
US
3
AC






[Cadence 1439]
written by Buddy Johnson
95.
07/1963
184

3
US




13
R&B


[Vee-Jay 539]
written by Larry Santos
96.
03/1963
180

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Brunswick 55239]
written by Alonzo Tucker & Jackie Wilson
97.
12/1963
178

8
US
2
AC


6
R&B
42
UK
[Scepter 1262]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
98.
02/1963
175

11
US




21
R&B
12
UK
with the Mellow Men
[RCA Victor 47-8134]
written by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott
99.
12/1963
173

3
US








[Warner 5391**]
written by Michael Gordon (as Michael Z. Gordon) & Marius Constant
100.
04/1963
171

10
US




✫1
R&B
23
UK
[RCA Victor 8164]
written by Sam Cooke

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