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Top R&B Songs of 1963

1962 <-1963-> 1964


  

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Sukiyaki (Ue O Muite Arukou)
1.
05/1963
312

✫1
US
✫1
AC


18
R&B
6
UK
[Capitol 4945]
written by Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura, Abraham Quintanilla III (as Abraham Quintanilla Jr.) & Pete Astudillo
2.
03/1963
311

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 42674]
written by Doc Pomus (as Jerome "Doc" Pomus) & Mort Shuman
3.
01/1963
299

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
(You're the) Devil in Disguise
4.
06/1963
286

3
US




9
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8188]
written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
5.
02/1963
281

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
16
UK
[Laurie 3152]
written by Ronald Mack
Walk Like a Man
6.
01/1963
279

✫1
US




3
R&B
12
UK
[Vee-Jay 485]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Be My Baby
7.
08/1963
273

2
US




4
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #22]
[Philles 116]
written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector
8.
05/1963
267

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72119]
written by Herb Weiner, Wally Gold & John Gluck (as John Gluck Jr.)
Wipe Out
9.
06/1963
261

2
US




10
R&B
5
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 45-16479]
written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson
10.
01/1963
261

3
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Valiant 6026]
written by John Gummoe (as John Claude Gummoe)
Deep Purple
11.
09/1963
259

✫1
US




4
R&B
17
UK
#1 hit for Larry Clinton in 1939
[Atco 6273]
written by Peter DeRose & Mitchell Parish
12.
09/1963
257

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

written by Keith McCormack & Jimmy Torres
If You Wanna Be Happy
13.
03/1963
251

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
39
UK
[S.P.Q.R. 3305]
written by Carmela Guida, Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
The End of the World
14.
01/1963
248

2
US
✫1
AC
2
country
4
R&B
18
UK
[RCA 8098]
written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
15.
10/1963
244

✫1
US
✫1
AC


6
R&B


[Montel 921]
written by Dewey Terry & Don Harris (as Donald Harris)
Our Day Will Come
16.
02/1963
243

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
38
UK
[Kapp 501]
written by Bob Hilliard & Mort Garson
17.
09/1963
239

5
US




8
R&B
3
UK
charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Claude Demetrius
18.
08/1963
237

6
US




8
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #493]
[Philles 115]
written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry
My Boyfriend's Back
19.
08/1963
237

✫1
US




2
R&B


Da Doo Ron Ron
20.
04/1963
237

3
US




5
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #114]
[Philles 112]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
Surf City
21.
06/1963
234

✫1
US




3
R&B
26
UK
[Liberty 55580]
written by Jan Berry & Brian Wilson
I Will Follow Him
22.
03/1963
231

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[RCA 8139]
written by Jacques Plante, Franck Pourcel (as J.W. Stole), Paul Mauriat (as Del Roma), Norman Gimbel & Arthur Altman
23.
06/1963
230

✫1
US




4
R&B
21
UK
originally titled "so in love"
[Parkway 871]
written by George Williams [George R. Williams], Bill Jackson & Roy Straigis
Easier Said Than Done
24.
06/1963
229

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Roulette 4494]
written by William Linton & Larry Huff
Fingertips
25.
06/1963
229

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


as Little Stevie Wonder
[Tamla 54080]
written by Clarence Paul & Henry Cosby
26.
07/1963
221

3
US




12
R&B
4
UK
[live]
[Reprise 20198]
written by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays
27.
11/1963
221

2
US




✫1
R&B
26
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #55]

[Wand 143]
written by Richard Berry
In Dreams
28.
02/1963
215

7
US
3
AC


19
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #312]
[Monument 806]
written by Roy Orbison
29.
04/1963
210

8
US
3
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
with the Jack Halloran Singers
[ABC-Paramount 10435]
written by Fred Rose & Hy Heath
Washington Square
30.
09/1963
210

2
US
✫1
AC


22
R&B


[instrumental]
[Epic 9617]
written by Bobb Goldsteinn & David Shire
31.
03/1963
208

6
US
3
AC


14
R&B
9
UK
[Philips 40096]
written by Ray Hildebrand & Jill Jackson
32.
03/1963
208

6
US
2
AC


13
R&B
10
UK
[Decca 31478]
written by Jean Renard & Carl Sigman
33.
08/1963
199

2
US




4
R&B


[Tuff 369]
written by Zelma Sanders & Lona Stevens
34.
03/1963
196

4
US




11
R&B
16
UK
[instrumental]
[Dot 16440]
written by Brian Carman & Bob Spickard
Busted
35.
09/1963
191

4
US




3
R&B
21
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10481]
written by Harlan Howard
36.
01/1963

Ruby Baby by Dion

from Ruby Baby   
190

2
US




5
R&B


as Dion Di Muci
[Columbia 4-42662]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Puff (The Magic Dragon)
37.
03/1963
190

2
US
✫1
AC


10
R&B


[Warner 5348]
written by Peter Yarrow & Leonard Lipton
38.
05/1963
188

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2184]
written by Barbara Lewis
Surfin' U.S.A.
39.
03/1963
183

3
US




20
R&B
34
UK
[Capitol 4932]
written by Chuck Berry & Brian Wilson
40.
02/1963
180

3
US




4
R&B


[Cameo 243]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
41.
07/1963
172

3
US




13
R&B


[Vee-Jay 539]
written by Larry Santos
42.
03/1963
170

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Brunswick 55239]
written by Alonzo Tucker & Jackie Wilson
43.
01/1963
170

3
US




9
R&B


[Capitol 4897]
written by Bobby Darin
44.
06/1963
170

5
US




6
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #460]

[Laurie 3179]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
45.
04/1963
168

3
US




10
R&B


[Parkway 867]
written by Dee Clark, Cornell Muldrow & Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
Bossa Nova Baby
46.
10/1963
165

8
US




20
R&B
13
UK
[RCA 47-8243]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
47.
12/1963
165

8
US
2
AC


6
R&B
42
UK
[Scepter 1262]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
48.
06/1963
164

5
US




4
R&B


[Fraternity 906]
written by Chuck Berry
Cry Baby
49.
08/1963
160

4
US




✫1
R&B


as Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
[United Artists 629]
written by Bert Russell & Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
(Love Is Like a) Heatwave
50.
08/1963
160

4
US




✫1
R&B


Mockingbird
51.
06/1963
157

7
US




2
R&B


as Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx
written by Inez Foxx & Charlie Foxx
52.
05/1963
156

6
US
3
AC


11
R&B


[Capitol 4965]
written by Hans Carste & Charles Tobias
53.
09/1963
156

4
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10487]
written by Curtis Mayfield
54.
01/1963
147

9
US
3
AC


21
R&B
49
UK
[Columbia 42666]
written by Eddie Snyder & Paul Vance
55.
03/1963
144

4
US




9
R&B
38
UK
[Scepter 1248]
written by Helen Miller & Howard Greenfield
56.
03/1963
143

7
US




3
R&B


[Dimension 1008]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
57.
02/1963
140

9
US
4
AC


20
R&B


[instrumental]
[Columbia 42619]
written by Johnny Cowell
58.
09/1963
137

6
US




17
R&B


as Dion Di Muci
[Columbia 4-42852]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
59.
08/1963
137

7
US




18
R&B


[Capitol 5009]
written by Brian Wilson
Pride and Joy
60.
05/1963
136

10
US




2
R&B


Be True to Your School
61.
11/1963
136

6
US




27
R&B


[Capitol 5069]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
62.
05/1963
134

10
US
5
AC


28
R&B
37
UK
[Capitol 4970]
written by Bobby Darin
Blame It on the Bossa Nova
63.
01/1963
134

7
US




16
R&B
32
UK
[Columbia 42661]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Just One Look
64.
06/1963
133

10
US




3
R&B


[Atlantic 2188]
written by Gregory Carroll & Doris Troy (as Doris Payne)
65.
10/1963
132

10
US




4
R&B


[Stax 140]
written by Rufus Thomas
Judy's Turn to Cry
66.
07/1963
129

5
US




10
R&B


produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72143]
written by Beverly Ross & Edna Lewis
She's a Fool
67.
09/1963
127

5
US




26
R&B


produced by Quincy Jones
[Mercury 72180]
written by Ben Raleigh & Mark Barkan
68.
06/1963
125

10
US




18
R&B


[Rust 5059]
written by Neil Levenson
On Broadway
69.
03/1963
124

9
US




7
R&B


[Atlantic 2182]
written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
70.
07/1963
124

10
US




10
R&B


[Colpix 692]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Another Saturday Night
71.
04/1963
120

10
US




✫1
R&B
23
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8164]
written by Sam Cooke
Blue Bayou
72.
09/1963
119

29
US




26
R&B
3
UK
B side to Mean Woman Blues ; charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
73.
03/1963
119

6
US




11
R&B


[Roulette 4481]
written by Twyla Herbert & Lou Christie (as Lugee Sacco)
74.
08/1963
115

7
US
2
AC


23
R&B


[Parkway 884]
written by Sherman Edwards & Ben Raleigh
75.
02/1963
115

11
US




21
R&B
12
UK
with the Mellow Men
[RCA 47-8134]
written by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott
76.
07/1963
113

8
US




2
R&B


[Okeh 7175]
written by Curtis Mayfield
77.
09/1963
112

12
US




24
R&B
12
UK
as Rick Nelson
# 1 for glenn miller in 1940
[Decca 31533]
written by Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer
78.
11/1963
112

8
US




4
R&B


[Congress 202]
written by Lincoln Chase
79.
12/1963
109

9
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10502]
written by Ray Whitley
80.
07/1963
107

14
US
2
AC


4
R&B
30
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8215]
written by traditional
81.
08/1963
106

8
US




3
R&B


[Tamla 54083]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
82.
03/1963
100

10
US
3
AC


8
R&B


[instrumental]

[Battle 45909]
written by Herbie Hancock
83.
09/1963
100

11
US
4
AC


6
R&B


as Sunny & The Sunglows
[Tear Drop 3014]
written by Joe Seneca
84.
12/1963
99

24
US




6
R&B
11
UK
[Philles 118]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
85.
11/1963
97

8
US




7
R&B


86.
04/1963
95

8
US




15
R&B


[Capitol 4951]
written by Billy Edd Wheeler, Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber
87.
02/1963
92

20
US




16
R&B
13
UK
[Dimension 1006]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Harlem Shuffle
88.
12/1963
91

44
US




3
R&B
7
UK
[Marc 104]
written by Bob Relf (as Bobby Relf) & Earl Nelson
89.
03/1963
90

10
US




8
R&B


[Cameo 244]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
90.
08/1963
89

12
US
3
AC


19
R&B


[Capitol 5027]
written by Joe Sherman & George David Weiss
91.
11/1963
89

17
US
6
AC


3
R&B


[Reprise 20216]
written by Napoleon XIV (as Jerry Samuels)
Little Red Rooster
92.
10/1963
87

11
US




2
R&B


[RCA Victor 47-8247]
written by Willie Dixon
93.
11/1963
84

12
US




4
R&B


[Parkway 890]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
94.
01/1963
81

13
US




2
R&B


[RCA Victor 47-8129]
written by Leo Price & John Marascalco
95.
06/1963
79

12
US




8
R&B


[Cameo 257]
written by Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson) & Frank Guida
96.
08/1963
78

19
US




✫1
R&B


[Galaxy 722]
written by Clay Hammond
97.
06/1963
78

21
US
6
AC


9
R&B
35
UK
as Ray Charles & The Raelets
US B side to Without Love (There Is Nothing)
[ABC-Paramount 10453]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
98.
04/1963
77

11
US




15
R&B


[Dot 16453]
written by Dessie Rozier
99.
01/1963
75

14
US




8
R&B


[Chess 1845]
written by Curtis Mayfield
100.
03/1963
74

21
US




19
R&B
29
UK
[Joy 274]
written by James Gilreath

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