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1963 Music Charts

1963's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Robert Goulet (1962's Best New Artist Grammy Winner, awarded in 1963)
The Broadway star was the first to open the "Grammy New Artist" Curse. He did end up having My Love, Fogive Me crack Billboard's Top 20 in 1965, and had a successful stage and acting career, but he never really became a popular music star. He earned the New Artist Grammy for his Signature Sing, What Kind of Fool Am I.
Vaughn Meader (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Vaughn's best-selling album, The First Family, spoofed life in the Camelot Whitehouse, but after JFK's assassination, sales plummeted, and his impression of the late President was no longer in demand. Although a pioneer in the celebrity impersonation field, he career struggled until his death in 2004.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett (Grammy for Record of the Year)
Tony also won a Grammy three decades later, in 1995 for MTV Unplugged.
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, Johnny Taylor, Darlene Love, Roy Clark, Wilson PIckett and Joan Baez

1963's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
2. Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics
3. Walk The Dog - Rufus Thomas
4. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
5. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
6. Talk To Me - Sunny and the Sunglows
7. If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
8. Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul and Mary
9. Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells
10. Hey Paula - Paul and Paula

1963's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
2. Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades
3. On Top of Spaghetti - Tom Glazer
4. Memphis - Lonnie Mack
5. Just One Look - Doris Troy
6. Sally Go 'Round The Roses - The Jaynetts
7. Tell Him - The Exciters
8. You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles
9. Hot Pastrami - The Dartells
10. Pipeline - Chantay's

1963's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Mickey's Monkey - Miracles
2. Monkey Time - Major Lance
3. Let's Stomp - Bobby Comstock
4. Wipe Out - Surfaris
5. Shake A Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones
6. Mockingbird - Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx
7. Remember Then - The Earls
8. Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
9. South Street - The Orlons
10. It's My Party - Leslie Gore

1963's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List

1. Denise - Randy and the Rainbows
2. Walk Like A Man - Four Seasons
3. So Much In Love - The Tymes
4. Remember Then - Earls
5. Have You Heard - The Duprees
6. Til Then - The Classics
7. I Believe - The Earls
8. Play Those Oldies, Mr DeeJay - Anthony and the Sophomores
9. Candy Girl - Four Seasons
10. Unchained Melody - Vito & the Salutations

1963's R&B/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. The Monkey Time - Major Lance
2. Heatwave - Martha and the Vandellas
3. Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye
4. Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
5. It's All Right - The Impressions
6. Two Lovers - Mary Wells
7. Pride and Joy - Marvin Gaye
8. Busted - Ray Charles
9. Talk to Me - Sunny & The Sunglows
10. Part Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor

1963's Girl Groups Top 10 Hit List

1. Heatweave - Martha and the Vandellas
2. Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals
3. My Boyfriends Back The Angels
4. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
5. South Street - The Orlons
6. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
7. On Fine Day - The Chiffins
8. Tell Him - The Exciters
9. I Adore Him - The Angels
10. Baby I Love You - The Ronettes

More Girl Groups Song Hits:

  Popsicles And Icicles - Murmaids
  I Have A Boyfriend - The Chiffons
  Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye - The Shirelles
  Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby - The Cookies
  Sally, Go Round The Roses - Jaynettes
  Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya - The Ribbons
  He's Got The Power - The Exciters
  Down The Aisle - Patti Labelle And The Bluebelles
  Come And Get These Memories - Martha and the Vandellas
  You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles
  (Down At) Papa Joe's - Dixie Belles
  What a Guy - TheRaindrops

PCM's 1963 Top 10 Hit List

1. Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
2. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
3. Up on the Roof - The Drifters
4. It's My Party - Leslie Gore
5. South Street - The Orlons
6. The End of the World - Skeeter Davis
7. Pride and Joy - Marvin Gaye
8. Surfin U.S.A. - Beach Boys
9. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas
10. Walk Like a man - The Four Seasons
Check Out the Full PCM 1963
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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1963 Oscars
1963 Grammy Winners
1963 In History


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