AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF APRIL 11, 1964

American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of April 11, 1964. Who are these Beatles? They are holding down the #1, #2, #4, #7 #9, #14 and #38 spots in the Top 40. How the music changed in just a year- the Top 40 I posted last week from 1963 was rather lame.

1 1 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-3 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 TWIST AND SHOUT –•– The Beatles (Tollie)-5 (2) A+
3 6 SUSPICION –•– Terry Stafford (Crusader)-8 (3) C-
4 3 SHE LOVES YOU –•– The Beatles (Swan)-12 (1) A+
5 7 HELLO, DOLLY! –•– Louis Armstrong (Kapp)-9 (5) B
6 8 THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (It’s In His Kiss) –•– Betty Everett (Vee-Jay)-7 (6) A
7 4 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-13 (1) A+
8 10 GLAD ALL OVER –•– The Dave Clark Five (Epic)-9 (8) A
9 5 PLEASE PLEASE ME –•– The Beatles (Vee-Jay)-11 (3) A+
10 14 DON’T LET THE RAIN COME DOWN (Crooked Little Man) –•– The Serendipity Singers (Philips)-7 (10) B-

11 12 THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (11) A
12 9 MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (9) C
13 15 NEEDLES AND PINS –•– The Searchers (Kapp)-6 (13) A
14 46 DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET –•– The Beatles (Vee-Jay)-3 (14) C
15 25 DEAD MAN’S CURVE –•– Jan and Dean (Liberty)-6 (15) A-
16 16 STAY –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-9 (16) C
17 18 YOU’RE A WONDERFUL ONE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (17) A
18 13 FUN, FUN, FUN –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-9 (5) A+
19 22 MONEY –•– The Kingsmen (Wand)-5 (19) A
20 21 AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN DO –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-6 (20) A

21 11 DAWN (Go Away) –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-11 (3) B-
22 48 BITS AND PIECES –•– The Dave Clark Five (Epic)-2 (22) A
23 39 THAT’S THE WAY BOYS ARE –•– Lesley Gore (Mercury)-3 (23) C
24 24 HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE –•– The Swinging Blue Jeans (Imperial)-6 (24) B
25 26 THINK –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (25) C
26 50 MY GUY –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-2 (26) A+
27 34 WHITE ON WHITE –•– Danny Williams (United Artists)-6 (27) C
28 35 HEY, BOBBA NEEDLE –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (28) C
29 30 NADINE (Is It You) –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (29) A+
30 20 HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Tommy Tucker (Checker)-10 (11 A

31 19 JAVA –•– Al Hirt (RCA Victor)-15 (4) A-
32 51 THE MATADOR –•– Major Lance (Okeh)-3 (32) C
33 33 TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-6 (33) C
34 17 KISSIN’ COUSINS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (12) C
35 47 EBB TIDE –•– Lenny Welch (Cadence)-4 (35) B-
36 44 FOREVER –•– Pete Drake and His Talking Steel Guitar (Smash)-6 (36) C
37 40 THE NEW GIRL IN SCHOOL –•– Jan and Dean (Liberty)-4 (37) C
38 31 I SAW HER STANDING THERE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-10 (14) A+
39 42 WE LOVE YOU BEATLES –•– The Carefrees (London International)-4 (39) C
40 28 BLUE WINTER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (24) B-

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF APRIL 11, 1964

  1. I love the change that was happening…moving away from the Fabian period into…or rather back into rock and roll.

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