100 Greatest Songs From 1963

  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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Last Updated: 2009-01-08

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.

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.