Friday, December 30, 2022

VA - In The Charts JANUARY 1963 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3


VA - In The Charts JANUARY 1963 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

Welcome to a New series of "In The Charts" ... visiting the tracks that are familiar and forgotten.

All these tracks were in the US and/or UK charts in JANUARY 1963

It seems like yesterday we were dancing to these tunes. I hope you enjoy this mix of artists from USA and UK. 

I hope you have enjoyed all of the sometimes-forgotten tracks from 1963.



Track lists


01 Esther Phillips Release Me 3:19

02 Bobby Bland Call On Me 2:29

03 Johnny Mathis What Will My Mary Say 3:09

04 Dean Martin From The Bottom Of My Heart (Dammi, Dammi, Dammi) 2:38

05 Skeeter Davis The End Of The World 2:39

06 Sam Cooke Send Me Some Lovin' 2:46

07 Little Eva Keep Your Hands Off My Baby 2:32

08 Dion Ruby Baby 2:36

09 Chucks Loo-Be-Loo 2:54

10 Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike 2:34

11 Four Seasons Walk Like A Man 2:17

12 Johnny Crawford Proud 2:18

13 Peggy Lee I'm A Woman 2:05

14 Dobie Gray Look At Me 2:35

15 Sherrys Slop Time 2:01

16 Eydie Gorme Blame It On The Bossa Nova 2:27

17 David Thorne The Alley Cat Song 2:29

18 Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie 2:03

19 Supremes Let Me Go The Right Way 2:31

20 Cascades Rhythm Of The Rain 2:28

21 Jet Harris & Tony Meehan Diamonds 2:28


22 Bobby Vee The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 2:35

23 Paul Anka Love (Makes The World Go Round) 2:26

24 Rick Nelson It's Up To You 2:45

25 Etta James Would It Make Any Difference To You 2:39

26 Julie Grant Up On The Roof 2:17

27 Brenda Lee She'll Never Know 2:31

28 Lou Christie The Gypsy Cried 2:10

29 Connie Francis Al Di La 3:19

30 Peter, Paul & Mary Big Boat 2:44

31 The Alley Cats Puddin' N' Tain 2:47

32 Cookies Chains 2:27

33 Del Shannon Little Town Flirt 2:49

34 Bobby Bland That's The Way Love Is 2:36

35 Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry 2:26

36 Crickets My Little Girl 1:57

37 Steve Alaimo Every Day I Have To Cry 2:25

38 Jerry Landis The Lone Teen Ranger 2:19

39 Rooftop Singers Walk Right In 2:36

40 Sammy Davis Jr As Long As She Needs Me 3:03

41 Steve Lawrence Go Away Little Girl 2:10

42 Adam Faith What Now (Mono) 1:59


43 Mike Berry Don't You Think It's Time 1:41

44 Frank Ifield The Wayward Wind 2:49

45 Patsy Cline Leavin' On Your Mind 2:24

46 Marty Robbins Ruby Ann 2:02

47 Bobby Darin You're The Reason I'm Living 2:28

48 Tony Bennett I Will Live My Life For You 2:26

49 Jimmy Clanton Darkest Street In Town 2:20

50 Kingston Trio Greenback Dollar 2:50

51 Acker Bilk A Taste Of Honey 2:58

52 Chris Montez Some Kinda Fun 2:17

53 Duprees I'd Rather Be Here In Your Arms 2:13

54 Roosevelt Fountain And The Pens Of Rhythm Red Pepper  Pt.1 2:19

55 Bachelors Charmaine 2:30

56 Moments Walk Right In 2:11

57 Vernons Girls Funny All Over 2:01

58 Jimmy Mcgriff All About My Girl 2:54

59 Tornados Globetrotter 2:38

60 Dave Brubeck Quartet Bossa Nova Usa 2:26

61 Booker T. & The Mg's Jellybread 2:30

62 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) 2:17

63 Henry Mancini Days Of Wine And Roses 4:15




  1. Many thanks for all your posts. Happy New Year.

  2. Great idea and looks to be an eagerly awaited series. Not sure about it being only yesterday I was dancing to these tunes, but I remember The Ritz in Kingsbury (Middlesex) where I practiced a dance called "The Quaker" - which was pick your partner, shuffle three times round the dance hall and then out to the car park for me "Oats". 'Knee trembling' was the order of the day. Ah, those black and white days of yore.

    1. Hi Man from Mordor.
      You make it sound like fun.

  3. BB Thanks for staying in the Sixties. I was 12.

  4. Replies
    1. Hope you will enjoy the series, Domenic.

  5. Yay! The year of my birth. A very interesting year in music. Right before the British Invasion (or the year it started, depending on who you ask). Looking forward to hearing the music. Thanks so much BB! And Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Mark L.
      I hope you won't be disappointed.
      Happy New Year.

  6. Thanks so much! I'd hoped you'd consider my request for 1963 and am delighted to see 1963!! A very Happy New Year to you and everyone who loves this wonderful blog!! Best wishes, Paul

    1. Thanks Paul,
      Happy New Year to you.
      Just 11 more 1963 sets to go.