AMERICAN TOP 50- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 1963

American Top 40- The 60’s- Week of January 19, 1963. In listening to these hit singles- while there were some quality stuff- overall- the music needed a shake up- which was still a year away. Music still seemed stuck in the 1950’s.

1 1 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Steve Lawrence (Columbia)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1) F
2 2 TELSTAR –•– The Tornadoes (London)-12 (1) A
3 4 HOTEL HAPPINESS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (3) A
4 6 TELL HIM –•– The Exciters (United Artists)-8 (4) A
5 7 THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-7 (5) C
6 3 LIMBO ROCK –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-20 (2) C
7 9 TWO LOVERS –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-8 (7) A
8 10 MY DAD –•– Paul Petersen (Colpix)-10 (8) C
9 5 PEPINO THE ITALIAN MOUSE –•– Lou Monte (Reprise)-7 (5) F
10 30 HEY PAULA –•– Paul and Paula (Philips)-4 (10) C+

11 35 WALK RIGHT IN –•– The Rooftop Singers (Vanguard)-3 (11) B
12 14 IT’S UP TO YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-6 (12) A-
13 16 UP ON THE ROOF –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-12 (13) A+
14 17 I SAW LINDA YESTERDAY –•– Dickey Lee (Smash)-7 (14) C
15 8 ZIP-A-DEE DOO-DAH –•– Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (Philles)-10 (8) A-
16 19 LOOP DE LOOP –•– Johnny Thunder (Diamond)-5 (16) B-
17 20 HALF HEAVEN – HALF HEARTACHE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-6 (17) C
18 11 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-14 (1) C
19 12 BOBBY’S GIRL –•– Marcie Blane (Seville)-14 (3) C+
20 21 EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-8 (20) B

21 13 RETURN TO SENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (2) A
22 15 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-10 (7) A
23 37 I’M GONNA BE WARM THIS WINTER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (23) C
24 24 SHUTTERS AND BOARDS –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-10 (24) C
25 32 REMEMBER THEN –•– The Earls (Old Town)-6 (25) B
26 28 DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (26)A
27 38 MY COLORING BOOK –•– Kitty Kallen (RCA Victor)-5 (27) C
28 33 YOU’VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-7 (28) A+
29 22 WIGGLE WOBBLE –•– Les Cooper and the Soul Rockers (Everlast)-14 (22) B
30 18 THE LONELY BULL (El Solo Torro) –•– The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert (A&M)-13 (6) A

31 23 RELEASE ME –•– Esther Phillips “Little Esther” (Lenox)-13 (8) B
32 42 MY COLORING BOOK –•– Sandy Stewart (Colpix)-4 (32) C
33 34 TROUBLE IS MY MIDDLE NAME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (33) C
34 36 SEE SEE RIDER –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-8 (34) A-
35 26 CHAINS –•– The Cookies (Dimension)-11 (17) B
36 49 CINNAMON CINDER (It’s a Very Nice Dance) –•– The Pastel Six (Zen)-4 (36) C
37 27 LOVE CAME TO ME –•– Dion (Laurie)-11 (10) A
38 40 LET’S KISS AND MAKE UP –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (38) C
39 25 DEAR LONELY HEARTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-11 (13)B
40 57 HE’S SURE THE BOY I LOVE –•– The Crystals (The Blossoms) (Philles)-4 (40)

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 50- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 1963

  1. Some good stuff in there…Limbo Rock, Up on the Roof, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Return to Sender… Then, there is See See Rider. I’ve never heard that version but, I am familiar with Mitch Ryder’s version in the movie C.C. & Company.

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