Top Songs of 1964; #7

After months of The Beatles controlling the top of the record charts in 1964, someone was to break their streak. It wasn’t a rock song. It was “Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong and the All Stars. The play “Hello, Dolly” opened on January 16, 1964 in New york City. The month before the play opened, …

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Top Songs of 1964; #6

Yet another Beatles song is to hit the top of the US record charts in 1964. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was hit the top spot only a little more than a month after it was recorded. The backgrounds were recorded in Paris in January and then Paul’s vocal and George’s guitar were recorded later in …

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Top Songs of 1964; #2

The second song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964  was “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen. The song was banned in some places because some people thought that the lyrics were indecent. In fact, the lead singer would later say that he had forgotten the words so he just mumbled. The song …

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Top Songs of 1963; #23

The last song to hit the top of the record chart in 1963 was very unusual. “Dominique” was written and preformed by by The Singing Nun also known as  “Sœur Sourire” (“Sister Smile”). The song is about Saint Dominic, a Spanish-born priest and founder of the Dominican Order, of which the Sister was a member. Although …

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Top Songs of 1963; #22

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “I’m Leaving It All Up to You” by Dale and Grace. The song was written by Donald Harris and Dewey Terry who issued a record of the song in 1957. Robert Dale Houston and Grace Broussard had both had been singing for several …

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Top Songs of 1963; #21

The next songs to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo and April Stevens. The song was written in the early 1930s by pianist Peter DeRose and recorded as an instrumental. Then in 1938 lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish and was recorded by a few other artists. The …

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