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Top 100 Songs of 1963

Below is a list from Billboard magazine’s Top ear-End Hot 100 songs for 1963. Chart © by Billboard, a part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. All Rights Reserved. Learn more about Billboard here.

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Top 100 Songs of 1963

Top 100 Songs of 1963

[nb]1[/nb]Rhythm of the Rain – The Cascades

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7T-PJD_M3U[/yt]

[nb]2[/nb]Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJwXbZAoI_A[/yt]

[nb]3[/nb]Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfq_foa5Mo[/yt]

[nb]4[/nb]Hey Paula – Paul and Paula

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vOo-3XWxpo[/yt]

[nb]5[/nb]Fingertips, Pt. 2 – Little Stevie Wonder

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cSjOxqldFs[/yt]

[nb]6[/nb]Washington Square – Village Stompers

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihenbyTzQ2A[/yt]

[nb]7[/nb]It’s All Right – The Impressions

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LLwC7N1h8[/yt]

[nb]8[/nb]Can’t Get Used to Losing You – Andy Williams

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzuZ0JWA6n4[/yt]

[nb]9[/nb]My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1MRTjYiI90[/yt]

[nb]10[/nb]Puff, the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z15pxWUXvLY[/yt]

[nb]11[/nb]Blowin’ In the Wind – Peter, Paul and Mary

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fAO4idaI[/yt]

[nb]12[/nb]I’m Leaving It All Up to You – Dale and Grace

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5L5i7ARdAY[/yt]

[nb]13[/nb]Deep Purple – Nino Tempo and April Stevens

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KwIYxXDLMA[/yt]

[nb]14[/nb]Wild Weekend – The Rockin’ Rebels

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z49t7c5cRmk[/yt]

[nb]15[/nb]Mockingbird – Inez and Charlie Foxx

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g47_NI1CWNQ[/yt]

[nb]16[/nb]Pipeline – The Chantays

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7c2ZKamzS4[/yt]

[nb]17[/nb]Surf City – Jan and Dean

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERrwjR4ZlfI[/yt]

[nb]18[/nb]It’s My Party – Lesley Gore

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCIdpnQoWk[/yt]

[nb]19[/nb]Blame It On The Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XpWOBEZLEs[/yt]

[nb]20[/nb]Heat Wave – Martha and The Vandellas

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k0GDQrK2jo[/yt]

[nb]21[/nb]Surfer Girl – The Beach Boys

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGjky5U64LM[/yt]

[nb]22[/nb]If You Wanna Be Happy – Jimmy Soul

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBO_10GVf74[/yt]

[nb]23[/nb]Ruby Baby – Dion

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1doOc3njI[/yt]

[nb]24[/nb]Maria Elena – Los Indios Tabajaras

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4dljMqW31g[/yt]

[nb]25[/nb]Our Day Will Come – Ruby and The Romantics

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9RVjEN9OI[/yt]

[nb]26[/nb]I Can’t Stay Mad At You – Skeeter Davis

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXuFjhF0v0o[/yt]

[nb]27[/nb]Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BRuWS9iAk[/yt]

[nb]28[/nb]Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TpvTEb4BaQ[/yt]

[nb]29[/nb]Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWZZ71yzas[/yt]

[nb]30[/nb]The Monkey Time – Major Lance

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9jdPrME7Mw[/yt]

More 70 Top Songs of 1963

  1. Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys
  2. The End of the World – Skeeter Davis
  3. He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
  4. Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto
  5. She’s a Fool – Lesley Gore
  6. So Much In Love – The Tymes
  7. Wipe Out – The Surfaris
  8. I Love You Because – Al Martino
  9. You’re the Reason I’m Living – Bobby Darin
  10. Walk Like a Man – Four Seasons
  11. I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March
  12. You Can’t Sit Down – The Dovells
  13. Denise – Randy and The Rainbows
  14. Walk Right In – The Rooftop Singers
  15. If I Had a Hammer – Trini Lopez
  16. Everybody – Tommy Roe
  17. Easier Said Than Done – Essex
  18. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  19. South Street – The Orlons
  20. Candy Girl – The Four Seasons
  21.  Stil – Bill Anderson
  22.  Blue On Blue – Bobby Vinton
  23.  Cry Baby’ – Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters
  24.  Two Faces Have I – Lou Christie
  25.  Busted – Ray Charles
  26.  Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
  27.  Foolish Little Girl – The Shirelles
  28.  Memphis – Lonnie Mack
  29.  In Dreams – Roy Orbison
  30.  More – Kai Winding
  31.  Fools Rush In – Rick Nelson
  32.  Losing You – Brenda Lee
  33.  Our Winter Love – Bill Pursell
  34.  I Wanna Be Around… – Tony Bennett
  35.  You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me – The Miracles
  36.  Sally Go ‘Round the Roses – The Jaynetts
  37.  Little Red Rooster – Sam Cooke
  38.  And Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
  39.  (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley
  40.  Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole
  41.  Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson
  42.  Pride and Joy – Marvin Gaye
  43.  Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
  44.  From A Jack To A King – Ned Miller
  45.  Up On the Roof – The Drifters
  46.  What Will My Mary Say – Johnny Mathis
  47.  Mama Didn’t Lie – Jan Bradley
  48.  The Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee
  49.  Don’t Say Nothin’ (Bad About My Baby) – The Cookies
  50.  Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  51.  Just One Look – Doris Troy
  52.  Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp) – Allan Sherman
  53.  Judy’s Turn to Cry – Lesley Gore
  54.  Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – Rolf Harris
  55.  Mickey’s Monkey – The Miracles
  56.  Donna the Prima Donna – Dion
  57.  That Sunday, That Summer – Nat King Cole
  58.  Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke
  59.  Painted, Tainted Rose – Al Martino
  60.  (Down At) Papa Joe’s – Dixiebelles With Cornbread and Jerry
  61.  Go Away Little Girl – Steve Lawrence
  62.  Take These Chains from My Heart – Ray Charles
  63.  Talk To Me – Sunny and The Sunglows
  64.  Come and Get These Memories – Martha and The Vandellas
  65.  Bossa Nova Baby – Elvis Presley
  66.  Do the Bird – Dee Dee Sharp
  67.  Shut Down – The Beach Boys
  68.  One Fine Day – The Chiffons
  69.  500 Miles Away from Home – Bobby Bare
  70.  Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon

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Top 100 Songs of 1963 – Final Thoughts

The top 100 songs of 1963 were a reflection of the social, cultural, and political changes of the time. The emergence of the British Invasion, the Civil Rights Movement, and the growing popularity of folk and protest music all contributed to the diversity of the music scene.

The songs ranged from doo-wop and R&B to rock and roll and folk, with iconic hits like “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys, “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, and “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan. The music of 1963 had a lasting impact on popular culture, and many of these songs remain beloved classics to this day.

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