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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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #23

The last song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 was “Telstar” by The Tornados. It was an instrumental written and produced by Joe Meek, and featured a clavioline, a keyboard instrument with a distinctive electronic sound. The song was named after Telstar, the first communications satellite, which was launched in July …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #22

The next song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 was “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker. Chubby had a string of hit songs beginning with “The Twist” in 1960. Most were songs about dance styles. This was another dance that he made popular. The song was written by Kal Mann and Billy …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #21

The next song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 is “Return to Sender” by Elvis. The song was written by Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell. It was also featured in the Elvis movie Girls! Girls! Girls!  That is the movie in which Elvis is a fishing guide in Hawaii and longs to …

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