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 originally released as Paul and Paula but was later changed to Hey Paula for national release.

There were a few other songs released by Paul and Paula but the best they could do on the music charts was Young Lovers which ended up in the #6 spot on the record charts.

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