From “Darkest” Africa-1963


Top 20 Hit Singles of 1963

1. FROM ME TO YOU – Beatles
2. SHE LOVES YOU – Beatles
3. BACHELOR BOY – Cliff Richard &The Shadows
4. TULIPS FOR ‘TOINETTE – Johnny Kongos

5. FOOT TAPPER – The Shadows
6. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND – Beatles
7. OP MY OU RAMKIEKIE – Dawie Couzyn / Doris Brasch
8. CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU – Andy Williams
9. I WILL FOLLOW HIM – Little Peggy March
10. FROM A JACK TO A KING – Ned Miller

11. EXCLUSIVELY YOURS – Dickie Loader
12. SUMMER HOLIDAY – Cliff Richard &The Shadows
13. WAYWARD WIND – Frank Ifield
14. SWEETS FOR MY SWEET – Searchers
15. BLUE VELVET – Bobby Vinton

16. HEY PAULA – Paul & Paula
17. THE END OF THE WORLD – Skeeter Davis
18. HE’S SO FINE – The Chiffons
19. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE – Al Martino
20. BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA – Eydie Gorme

Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 and John Samson with help from Kevin Farquharson, September 2000.

4 Responses to From “Darkest” Africa-1963

  1. How many of today’s songs will still be played in 50 years’ time – like those from 1963!

  2. You’ve sent me on a time trip on youtube!

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