Sunday, September 4, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Songs of 1963

All the Kingsmen

I'm happy. Just got back from the stadium, where my football (= soccer, for U.S. friends) team won. After three matches, we are on the top spot... and before going to sleep I wanna celebrate this incredible circumstance with some music... a new playlist. Well, actually, a new playlist with old songs. It's the Top 20 from year 1963, according to Acclaimed Music time machine. With only five missing tracks from the original chart: I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Blowin' in the Wind. Beatles and Bob Dylan: still out of the Spotify club. Fortunately, in 1963 there were many other great musical ways to celebrate. Surfin' with Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. Rockin' with The Kingsmen and Johnny Cash. Dirtydancing with The Ronettes and Martha & The Vandellas. And coverin' that Bob Dylan song about how many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man (Peter, Paul and Mary). Enjoy a little one-hour long jump back to the jukebox era!

(This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. In a perfect world, it should be a weekly project...)

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TOP 20 SONGS OF 1963
Source: Acclaimed Music
(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (11) The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
2 (13) The Ronettes - Be My Baby
- (23) The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand
- (103) The Beatles - She Loves You
3 (163) The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
4 (233) Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
- (279) Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
5 (497) The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
6 (566) Roy Orbison - In Dreams
7 (594) The Chiffons - He's So Fine
8 (665) Martha and The Vandellas - Heatwave
9 (855) The Beach Boys - In My Room
10 (894) The Chiffons - One Fine Day
11 (938) The Drifters - On Broadway
12 (971) The Surfaris - Wipeout
13 (1026) The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
-- (1057) The Beatles - Please Please Me
14 (1065) Peter, Paul and Mary - Blowin' in the Wind
-- (1155) The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
15 (1246) The Four Seasons - Walk Like a Man
16 (1272) The Chantays - Pipeline
17 (1276) The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round the Roses
18 (1286) Jan and Dean - Surf City
19 (1442) Bobby Bare - Detroit City
20 (1705) James Brown - Prisoner of Love

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