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100 Greatest Songs From 1963

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Louie Louie single cover
She Loves You single cover
I Want To Hold Your Hand single cover
Be My Baby single cover
Surfin' USA single cover
Glad All Over single cover
Blowin' In The Wind single cover
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave single cover
Surf City single cover
Da Doo Ron Ron single cover
He's So Fine record lable
1
Louie Louie
Kingsmen
2
She Loves You
Beatles
3
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Beatles
4
Be My Baby
Ronettes
5
I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles
6
Surfin' USA
Beach Boys
7
Glad All Over
Dave Clark Five
8
It's All Right
Impressions
9
Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan / Peter Paul & Mary
10
Please Please Me
Beatles
11
Twist And Shout
Beatles
12
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Martha & the Vandellas
13
On Broadway
Drifters
14
Surf City
Jan & Dean
15
Da Doo Ron Ron
Crystals
16
He's So Fine
Chiffons
17
One Fine Day
Chiffons
18
My Boyfriend's Back
Angels
19
Surfer Girl
Beach Boys
20
Hello Stranger
Barbara Lewis
21
Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke
22
In My Room
Beach Boys
23
From Me To You
Beatles
24
Fingertips - Pt. 2
Little Stevie Wonder
25
Can I Get A Witness
Marvin Gaye
26
Baby Workout
Jackie Wilson
27
All My Loving
Beatles
28
So Much In Love
Tymes
29
It's My Party
Lesley Gore
30
Little Deuce Coupe
Beach Boys
31
Then He Kissed Me
Crystals
32
Cry Baby
Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters
33
Walking The Dog
Rufus Thomas
34
Just One Look
Doris Troy
35
Baby I Love You
Ronettes
36
You Don't Own Me
Lesley Gore
37
Dead Man's Curve
Jan & Dean
38
Anyone Who Had A Heart
Dionne Warwick
39
I Only Want To Be With You
Dusty Springfield
40
In Dreams
Roy Orbison
41
The Shoop Shoop Song
Betty Everett
42
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Darlene Love
43
Walk Like A Man
Four Seasons
44
Donna The Prima Donna
Dion
45
Denise
Randy & the Rainbows
46
Mockingbird
Inez & Charlie Foxx
47
Mickey's Monkey
Miracles
48
Quicksand
Martha & the Vandellas
49
Hey Girl
Freddy Scott
50
Come And Get These Memories
Martha & the Vandellas
51
Little Saint Nick
Beach Boys
52
Love Potion Number Nine
Searchers
53
Drag City
Jan & Dean
54
Surfin' Bird
Trashmen
55
Pride And Joy
Marvin Gaye
56
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
Tams
57
Shut Down
Beach Boys
58
Hippy Hippy Shake
Swinging Blue Jeans
59
Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash
60
Since I Fell For You
Lenny Welch
61
Busted
Ray Charles
62
Easier Said Than Done
The Essex
63
Part Time Love
Little Johnny Taylor
64
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
Major Lance
65
Roll Over Beethoven
Beatles
66
Blue Bayou
Roy Orbison
67
South Street
Orlons
68
(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Darlene Love
69
Down The Aisle (Wedding Song)
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles
70
It Won't Be Long
Beatles
71
Everybody
Tommy Roe
72
This Boy
Beatles
73
Talking About My Baby
Impressions
74
Sugar Shack
Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
75
If You Wanna Be Happy
Jimmy Soul
76
The Monkey Time
Major Lance
77
Mean Woman Blues
Roy Orbison
78
Prisoner Of Love
James Brown
79
The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis
80
Hey Little Cobra
Rip Chords
81
Have You Heard
Duprees
82
Drip Drop
Dion
83
You Can't Sit Down
Dovells
84
Bad To Me
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
85
Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home
Darlene Love
86
Foolish Little Girl
Shirelles
87
Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)
Cookies
88
Little Latin Lupe Lu
Righteous Brothers
89
Memphis
Lonnie Mack
90
If You Need Me
Wilson Pickett / Solomon Burke
91
Share Your Love With Me
Bobby "Blue" Bland
92
The Love Of My Man
Theola Kilgore
93
How Do You Do It
Gerry & the Pacemakers
94
Two Faces Have I
Lou Christie
95
She's A Fool
Lesley Gore
96
The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget
Raindrops
97
I'm Telling You Now
Freddie & the Dreamers
98
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan
99
Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
Jaynetts
100
Judy's Turn To Cry
Lesley Gore
20 more worth mentioning.
101
When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
Supremes
102
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
Elvis Presley
103
Thank You Girl
Beatles
104
Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart?
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
105
Pain In My Heart
Otis Redding
106
Not Too Young To Get Married
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
107
Who Do You Love
Sapphires
108
Harlem Shuffle
Bob & Earl
109
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan / Peter, Paul & Mary
110
I Will Follow Him
Little Peggy March
111
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Beatles
112
Candy Girl
Four Seasons
113
Be True To Your School
Beach Boys
114
Out Of Limits
Marketts
115
Sleigh Ride
Ronettes
116
I'm Leavin' It Up To You
Dale & Grace
117
Down At Papa Joe's
Dixiebelles
118
Killer Joe
Rocky Fellers
119
Mr. Bass Man
Johnny Cymbal
120
Till Then
Classics
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1963
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1963
*
Gonna Make It Alone
Ronnie Dio & Prophets
Lew's Choice:
*
Only In America
Jay and the Americans
Adam's Choice:
*
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dave Van Ronk
Brett's Choice:
*
Leaving Here
Eddie Holland




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