Top Songs of 1963; #11

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto. The original title of the song was ”Ue o Muite Aruko” (I Shall Walk Looking Up) but was changed for English speaking countries. The song tells the story of a man who looks up and whistles while he is …

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Top Songs of 1963; #6

The next songs to go to the top of the record charts in 1963 was “He’s So Fine” The Chiffons. The song was written by Ronald Mack, an acquaintance of the Chiffons who became their manager.The background vocal of “doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang” makes this a instantly recognizable song. The group was originally named the Three …

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Top Songs of 1963; #3

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The song’s writer, Ray Hildebrand (Paul), was a student at Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. “Paula” was Jill Jackson, the niece of the owner of the boarding house where Ray lived. The song was …

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Top Songs of 1963; #2

The second song to hit the top of the music charts in 1963 is Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers. The song was written by musician Gus Cannon and originally recorded by Cannon’s “Jug Stompers” in 1929. The Rooftop Singers was composed of Erik Darling, Bill Svanoe and Lynne Taylor. They made some small …

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