Top Songs of 1963; #16

Continuing to list the top songs of 1963, we reach a song that was called a novelty song. “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” was by Allan Sherman. The song is about the awful time at fictional “Camp Granada” and it is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.” …

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Grandpa Song

This may be an old song but it seems more relevant than ever as families get more complicated. It is “I’m My Own Grandpa” written n 1947, about a man who, through an unlikely (but legal) combination of marriages, becomes stepfather to his own stepmother and by dropping the “step” modifiers, he becomes his own …

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Top Songs of 1963; #12

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Easier Said Than Done” by The Essex. The song was written by William Linton and Larry Huff. It was originally recorded as a “B” side but became popular than the “A” side (“Are You Going My Way”). Accounts of the recording …

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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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