AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 1963

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American Top 40 The 1960’s -Week of August 24, 1963. My Mount Rushmore for this week-: Ring Of Fire- Johnny Cash/ Heatwave- Martha and The Vandellas/ “Detroit City’- Bobby Bare and ‘Fingertips Part 2- by some kid named Stevie Wonder.

1 1 FINGERTIPS (Part 2) –•– Little Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 7 HELLO MUDDUH, HELLO FADDUH! (A Letter From Camp) –•– Allan Sherman (Warner Brothers)-4 (2) B
3 6 CANDY GIRL –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-8 (3) C
4 10 MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK –•– The Angels (Smash)-4 (4) A
5 5 JUDY’S TURN TO CRY –•– Lesley Gore (Mercury)-8 (5) A-

6 2 BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-9 (2) B
7 4 WIPE OUT –•– The Surfaris (Dot)-10 (2) A
8 9 MORE –•– Kai Winding and Orchestra (Verve)-8 (8) C
9 3 (You’re the) DEVIL IN DISGUISE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (3) B+
10 15 DENISE –•– Randy and the Rainbows (Rust)-11 (10) C

11 17 IF I HAD A HAMMER –•– Trini Lopez (Reprise)-5 (11) B
12 13 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx (Symbol)-10 (12) B
13 18 DANKE SCHOEN –•– Wayne Newton (Capitol)-7 (13) C
14 8 SO MUCH IN LOVE –•– The Tymes (Parkway)-13 (1) B
15 11 SURF CITY –•– Jan and Dean (Liberty)-11 (1)A
16 21 HEY, GIRL –•– Freddie Scott (Colpix)-5 (16) C
17 14 GREEN, GREEN –•– The New Christy Minstrels (Columbia)-9 (14)C
18 28 SURFER GIRL –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-4 (18)A
19 34 HEAT WAVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-4 (19)A+
20 26 THE MONKEY TIME –•– Major Lance (Okeh)-7 (20)B

21 23 TRUE LOVE NEVER RUNS SMOOTH –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-8 (21)B
22 33 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-5 (22)B
23 37 PAINTED, TAINTED ROSE –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-5 (23) C
24 20 MEMPHIS –•– Lonnie Mack (Fraternity)-12 (5) B
25 27 TWIST IT UP –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (25) C
26 31 MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-6 (26) C
27 12 EASIER SAID THAN DONE –•– The Essex (Roulette)-12 (1) B
28 24 MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWN –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (24)B
29 35 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-9 (29)B
30 53 BLUE VELVET –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-3 (30) A

31 43 I WANT TO STAY HERE –•– Steve and Eydie (Columbia)-6 (31)C
32 16 ABILENE –•– George Hamilton IV (RCA Victor)-10 (15) B
33 44 WAIT TIL’ MY BOBBY GETS HOME –•– Darlene Love (Philles)-6 (33)A
34 22 HOPELESS –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-10 (13) C
35 29 DETROIT CITY –•– Bobby Bare (RCA Victor)-11 (16)A+
36 19 JUST ONE LOOK –•– Doris Troy (Atlantic)-12 (10)A
37 25 I WONDER –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (25) C
38 36 MARLENA –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-7 (36)C
39 30 RING OF FIRE –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-13 (17) A+
40 54 YOU CAN NEVER STOP ME LOVING YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-3 (40)C

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 24, 1963

  1. I don’t recognize all songs in this chart, but based on what I know, this looks pretty good to me overall. Every time I listen to “Little Stevie Wonder”, I’m just blown away by the talent. Other than perhaps his voice, you really don’t get any clues you’re listening to a 12-year-old.

    I’ve also always loved Johnny Cash, even though until fairly recently (5-6 years ago), when you would ask me about country, I’d dismiss it as hillbilly music! But Cash was always cool to me and I guess basically in a category by himself. I’m glad I’ve since come to appreciate county!

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