The first song to hit the top of the music charts in 1964 was “There! I’ve Said It Again” by Bobby Vinton. The song was popularized originally in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe. There was also a country version released by Mickey Gilley in 1989.
Bobby had 2 songs hit the top of the music charts in 1963; Roses are Red (My Love) and “Blue Velvet” both of which are in the archives of this blog. Bobby’s version of There! I’ve Said It Again” was the number one song on the Cash Box chart for only the week of Dec. 29 – Jan. 5, 1964. It was on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Song chart for 4 weeks (Dec. 29 – Jan 25).
Bobby was born to a musical family. His father was a band leader. Bobby started his first band at age 16. His first hit song in 1962 was “Roses Are Red (My Love).” Bobby is especially known for his love songs. He owned, and performed at the Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until 2002. He continues to tour. See his website for a long bio, and tour dates.
Download Bobby Vinton songs (for a small fee) from Amazon.com.