Number Ones:
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong [Kapp 573] (Herman) is the title song for the 1964 Broadway musical starring Carol Channing. The main theme of the song is based on the 1949 hit ‘Sunflower’, by Russ Morgan [Decca 24568] among others, - close enough for successful litigation!
There! I’ve Said It Again - Bobby Vinton [Epic 9638] (Evans, Mann) is from 1945: Vaughn Monroe [Victor 20-1637], Jimmy Dorsey [Decca 18670], and the Modernaires with Paula Kelly [Columbia 36800]. It was first recorded by Benny Carter [‘41, Bluebird 11090].
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann [Ascot 2157] (Barry, Greenwich) was originally ‘Do-Wah-Diddy’ by the Exciters [‘64, United Artists 662].
Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups [Red Bird 001] (Barry, Greenwich, Spector) was recorded in May 1963 by Darlene Love, for Phil Spector, but it was unreleased. Spector also recorded it for the Ronettes, and it was on their debut album [‘64, Philles 4006].
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin [Reprise 0281] (Lane, Taylor) was first recorded in late 1947 by Peggy Lee [11/20, Capitol 15151] and Frank Sinatra [12/4, Columbia 38825]
Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton [Epic 9730] (Allen, Vinton) is from Vinton’s 1962 LP Roses Are Red [Epic 26020]. It was released at the time as a single by Buddy Greco [Epic 9536], using the same instrumental track.
A Hard Day’s Night - Beatles [Capitol 5222] (Lennon, McCartney) is the title song to the first Beatles movie. It made Top 30 in 1966 with a jazz-oriented instrumental version by the Ramsey Lewis Trio [Cadet 5525].
House of the Rising Sun - Animals [MGM 13264] (Price) could be considered the first big hit of folk rock, although it usually isn’t thought of in that way. Meade, Spottswood, Meade suggest a connection with the blues song ‘Motherless Child Blues’ by Elvie Thomas [‘30, Paramount 12977]. It is a much-recorded country folk song: Ashley & Foster [‘33, ‘Rising Sun Blues’], Homer Callahan [‘36, ‘Rounder’s Luck’, ARC 6-02-59], Roy Acuff [‘38, ‘Rising Sun’, Vocalion 04909], the Almanack Singers, Woody Guthrie lead vocal [‘41, General 5020], Libby Holman, with Josh White on guitar [‘42, Decca 18306], Leadbelly [‘44, ‘In New Orleans’ Musicraft 312, and ‘48 unreleased for Asch], Josh White [‘47, Keynote 542 and ;56, ABC Paramount LP 124 The Josh White Stories], Hally Wood [‘53, American Folksongs of Sadness and Melancholy, Elektra EKL-10], Pete Seeger [‘58, American Favorite Ballads, Vol. II Folkways FA2321], Glenn Yarbrough [‘58, Here We Go, Baby Elektra EKL-135], the Weavers [‘59, Traveling On with the Weavers, Vanguard VRS 9043], Joan Baez, [‘60, Joan Baez Vanguard 2077], Nina Simone [‘61, Nina at the Village Gate, Colpix SCP-421], Carolyn Hester [‘61, Carolyn Hester, Tradition 1043], Bob Dylan [‘62, Bob Dylan, Columbia CK8579], Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley [‘62, possibly on ‘63, Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley’s, Vol. 2 Folkways 2359], Dave Van Ronk [‘64, Just Dave Van Ronk Mercury SR-60908], Ramblin’ Jack Elliott [‘64, Jack Elliott, Vanguard VSD-79151]. British acts that recorded it before the Animals are Lonnie Donegan [‘59, Lonnie Rides Again, Decca NPL 18043] and the Sundowners [‘63, Piccadilly 7N 35142], the Animals‘ version is said to be based on Josh White‘s. It was also a hit for Frijid Pink, based on the Animals’ version [‘70, Parrot 341].
Love Me Do - Beatles [Tollie 9008] (Lennon, McCartney) was the Beatles’ first charting record in the U.K., in October ‘62.
A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon [Capitol 5175] (Lennon, McCartney) was covered by Bobby Rydell [Cameo 320].
Number Twos:
Louie Louie - Kingsmen [Wand 143] (Berry) originated with Richard Berry [‘57, Flip 321]; it had some similarity with Chuck Berry’s ‘Havana Moon’ [‘56, Checker 1645]. It is said by Rypens to be inspired by ‘El Loco Cha Cha’ by the Filipino brothers Bobby & Barry Rillera & the Rhythm Rockers or the Mexican group Ricky Rivera & the Rhythm Rockers (according to the Rhino liner notes) ; a Cuban version was cut by René Touzet. Berry’s song was covered by the Seattle group the Wailers, led by Rockin’ Robin Roberts [‘61?, released on the ‘64 LP Tall Cool One, Imperial 12262]. Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded it [‘63, Columbia 42814]the day after the Kingsmen. It later charted for the Sanpipers [‘66, A&M 819] and has been recorded by numerous artists.
Twist and Shout - Beatles [Tollie 9001] (Medley, Russell) is a cover of the Isley Brothers 1962 hit. (see 1962).
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers [Josie 923] (Cochran) was originally by its writer, Wayne Cochran [‘64, King 5856].
Memphis - Johnny Rivers [Imperial 66032] (Berry) is the Chuck Berry song (see 1963).
Do You Want to Know a Secret - Beatles [Vee Jay 587] (Lennon, McCartney) is from the Beatles ‘63 debut album, Please Please Me. It became a hit in England when covered by Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas [Parlophone R 5023].
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small [Smash 1893] (Levy, Roberts, Spencer) was first recorded by Barbie Gaye [‘56, DARL 1002]. The Jamaican ‘blue beat girl’ was known simply as ‘Millie’ in Jamaica and the U.K.
Top Fives:
Love Me With All Your Heart - Ray Charles Singers [Command 4046] (Rigual, Vaughn) is a Mexican song ‘Cuando Calienta el Sol’ by the Hermanos Rigual [‘61, Victor]. English versions include (according to Rypens) the Newports [‘62, ‘Love Me With All Of Your Heart‘], the Four Coins [‘62, ‘Love With All Your Heart‘], the Ames Brothers [‘62, Epic 9530] and Steve Allen [‘63, ‘When the Sun Is Hot’ Dot 16507].
Please Please Me - Beatles [Vee Jay 581] (Lennon, McCartney) charted in England in January 1963, and was their first big hit.
Suspicion - Terry Stafford [Crusader 101] (Pomus, Shuman) is from Elvis’ LP Pot Luck [‘62, RCA Victor LSP 2523].
We’ll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett [RCA Victor 8388] (Garnett) was first recorded as ‘Sing in the Sunshine’ by Garnett’s boyfriend, Hoyt Axton [‘63, Horizon 6].
Java - Al Hirt [RCA 8280] (Friday, Toussaint, Tyler) was first recorded by Allen Toussaint as Al Tousan [‘58, The Wild Sounds of New Orleans, RCA Victor LPM 1767] and charted for Floyd Cramer in early 1963 [RCA Victor 8116].
Bits and Pieces - Dave Clark Five [Epic 9671] (Clark, Smith) is very similar to ‘Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night’ by Kenny Dino [‘61, Musicor 1013].
Surfin’ Bird - Trashmen [Garrett 4002] (Frazier, Harris, White, Wilson) is based on two songs by the Rivingtons: ‘The Bird’s the Word’ [Liberty 55553] and ‘Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow’ [Liberty 55427].
People - Barbra Streisand [Columbia 42965] (Merrill, Styne) is from the Broadway musical Funny Girl, starring Streisand.
Let It Be Me - Betty Everett/Jerry Butler [Vee Jay 613] (Becaud, Curtis) is a French song that had been a hit for the Everly Brothers (see 1060).
The Girl from Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto [Verve 10323] (Jobim, Gimbel) was recorded in Brazil in 1962 by Pery Ribeiro, as ‘Garota de Ipanema’ [‘62, Pery E’ Todo Bossa Odeon 3314], and was recorded the next day by the song’s writer, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
California Sun - Rivieras [Riviera 1401] (Glover, Levy) was originally by Joe Jones [‘61, Roulette 4344].
Top Tens:
Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) - Serendipity Singers [Philips 40175] (Hickey, Miller), based on the nursery rhyme ‘There Was a Crooked Man‘ (published in the 1765 ‘Mother Goose‘ collection), was (according to Rypens) first recorded by Jimmie Rodgers [‘60, Roulette].
Wishin’ and Hopin’ - Dusty Springfield [Philips 40207] (David, Bacharach) was on Presenting Dionne Warwick, her debut LP [Scepter SS-508].
Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones [London 9708] (Meade) was first recorded, largely as an instrumental, by jazz trumpeter Kai Winding [‘63, Verve VK10307]. Irma Thomas’s version [‘64, Imperial 66041] was covered by the Stones.
The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) - Betty Everett [Vee Jay 585] (Clark) was first recorded by Merry Clayton [‘63, ‘It’s In His Kiss’ Capitol 4984].
For You - Rick Nelson [Decca 31574] (Burke, Dubin) was sung in the 1930 film Captain of the Guard [Victor 22373]. It was featured in the 1931 film Holy Terror, and recorded by Joe Green’s Marimba Band [‘31, Columbia 2429-D] and Leo Reisman [‘31, Victor 22670], and later by the Casa Loma Orchestra [‘33, Brunswick 6606].
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart - Dean Martin [Reprise 0307] (Willis) wa a doo-wop ballad by the Cardinals [‘55, Atlantic 45-1054], covered by Don Cornell [Coral 61393].
It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney [Musicor 1040] (Greenfield, Miller) also exists by Greenfield's frequent collaborator Neil Sedaka. It appears to have been recorded in 1964 but may have been unreleased; more details are perhaps given on the Bear Family collection Oh Carol.
Talk Back Trembling Lips - Johnny Tillotson [MGM 13181] (Loudermilk) was a country hit for Ernest Ashworth [‘63, Hickory 1214].
Walk - Don’t Run ‘64 - Ventures [Dolton 96] (Smith) is a remake of their ‘60 hit (see 1960)
I’m Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney [Musicor 1045] (Mann, Weil) was originally by Frankie Laine [‘63, Columbia 42843 and 42884, slightly different versions] and was released as a single earlier in 1964 by Jackie De Shannon [Liberty 55673].
Mountain of Love - Johnny Rivers [Imperial 66075] (Dorman) originally charted for Harold Dorman [‘60, Rita 1003].
My Heart Belongs to Only You - Bobby Vinton [Epic 9662] (Daniels, Daniels) was recorded by Betty McLaurin & the Striders [‘52, Derby 804] and June Christy [‘53, Capitol 1073].
Little Honda - Hondells [Mercury 72324] (Wilson, Love) is from the Beach Boys album All Summer Long [Capitol 2110] and was also released on the EP 4-By the Beach Boys [Capitol R-5267].
Midnight Mary - Joey Powers [Amy 892] (Wayne, Raleigh) was a single ‘Midnite Mary’ by Jerry Cole [‘63, Capitol 5056].
Diane - Bachelors [London 9639] (Rapee, Pollack) was played during the 1927 silent film Seventh Heaven. It was popular in 1928, recorded by several acts: Ben Selvin, as the Troubadours [Victor 21000], Franklyn Baur [Victor 21019], James Melton [Columbia 1206-D], Nathan Glantz [Banner 6101], Jesse Crawford [Victor 21146], and Sam Lanin [Okeh 40902].
P.S. I Love You - Beatles [Tollie 9008] (Lennon, McCartney) was from the 1963 LP Please Please Me.
No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry [Chess 1898] (Berry) was based on his 1957 hit ‘School Day’ [Chess 1653].
Top Twenties:
Whispering - Nino Tempo/April Stevens [Atco 6281] (Schomburger, Cobum, Rose) was a hit in 1920 for Paul Whiteman [Victor 18690] and others: John Steel [Victor 18695], Art Hickman [Columbia A-3301], Yerkes Dance Orchestra [Vocalion 14100]. Featured in the film Greenwich Village sung by Vivian Blaine, it was recorded in 1944 by Tommy Dorsey, with Frank Sinatra [Victor 20-1579] and Horace Heidt [Columbia 36727]. It was revived again by Les Paul [‘51, Capitol 1748] and Gordon Jenkins [‘51, Decca 27585]. A new version by Whiteman’s Orchestra was recorded in 1954 [Coral 61228].
Haunted House - Jumpin’ Gene Simmons [Hi 2076] (Geddins) was originally by Johnny Fuller [‘59, Specialty 655].
Do You Love Me - Dave Clark Five [Epic 9678] (Gordy) was a hit by the Contours in 1962 (Gordy 7005).
Good News - Sam Cooke [RCA 8299] (Cooke) is based on a gospel song of the same name by the Pilgrim Travelers [‘47, Specialty 310]. There are many recordings that may be the same song, sometimes called ‘Ain’t That Good News’: Birmingham Jubilee Singers [’29, Columbia 14408], Morris Brown Quartet [’40, Bluebird B8428], Heavenly Gospel Singers [’39, Bluebird B8047], Brothers Son Bonds [‘34, Decca 7039], Highway QC’s [’62, Vee Jay LP 5040], Staples Singers [’59, Vee Jay LP 5014], and the Meditation Singers [’59, Specialty 919] A commonly recorded song for the first half of the century often titled ‘Good News’ is ‘Good News, the Chariot’s Coming’ which is a different song.
Ask Me - Elvis Presley [RCA 8440] (Modugno, Giant, Baum, Kaye) was the Italian song ‘Io’, Domenico Modugno’s follow-up to ‘Volare’ [‘58, Decca 30747].
And I Love Her - Beatles [Capitol 5235] (Lennon, McCartney) is from the film A Hard Day’s Night.
Maybellene - Johnny Rivers [Imperial 66056] (Berry, Fratto, Freed) was Chuck Berry’s first hit in 1955 [Chess 1604]; it is said to be based on ‘Ida Red’ by Bob Wills, but I don’t her the similarity.
Kissin’ Cousins - Elvis Presley [RCA 8307] (Wise, Starr) is a movie title song.
Needles and Pins - Searchers [Kapp 577] (Bono, Nitzche) was originally recorded by Jackie De Shannon [‘63, Liberty 55563].
I’m Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits [MGM 13280] (Goffin, King) charted earlier in the year for Earl-Jean, the lead singer of the Cookies [Colpix 729].
Funny - Joe Hinton [Back Beat 541] (Willie Nelson) is a Willie Nelson standard (see 1962).
Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway [Tamla 54094] (Ed Cobb) was previously recorded by Holloway for Donna [‘63], but not released.
Tell Me Why - Bobby Vinton [Epic 9687] (Alberts, Gold) charted first for Eddy Howard [‘49, Mercury 5314], and was a hit in 1952 for the Four Aces [Decca 9-27860] and Eddie Fisher [RCA Victor 47-4444], and charted R&B for Dinah Washington [Mercury 8267].
Tobacco Road - Nashville Teens [London 9689] (Loudermilk) was first recorded by its writer, John D. Loudermilk [‘60, Columbia 4-41562], again for RCA [’62, Twelve Side of Loudermilk RCA LSP 2539], then by Lou Rawls [ ‘63, Capitol 5349].
Right or Wrong - Ronnie Dove [Diamond 173] (Jackson) charted for Wanda Jackson in 1961 [Capitol 4553].
Shangri-La - Robert Maxwell [Decca 25622] (Maxwell, Malneck) charted previously for the Four Coins, and also made Top 30 for Vic Dana [Dolton 92]. (see 1957).
Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison [Monument 830] (Nelson), a hit for the ‘63 Christmas season, was released as a single by Willie Nelson for Christmas ‘64 [RCA 8484].
Money - Kingsmen [Wand 150] (Gordy, Bradford) was originally and R&B hit for Barrett Strong [‘60, Anna 1111]. It was covered by the Beatles in ‘63 on their second U.K. album With the Beatles [in the U.S, on The Beatles’ Second Album ‘64]; and later by Jr. Walker & the All Stars [‘66, Soul 35026] and the British group the Flying Lizards [‘79, Virgin 67003].
Stay - Four Seasons [Vee Jay 582] (Williams) was originally a hit for Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs [‘60, Herald 552]. A version charted for Jackson Browne in 1978 [Asylum 45485].
Ain’t That Loving You Baby - Elvis Presley [RCA 8440] (Otis, Hunter) was recorded by Elvis in 1958, a cover of a little-known song by R&B singer Eddie Riff [‘56, Dover 102].
Don’t Throw Your Love Away - Searchers [Kapp 593] (Jackson, Wisner) was originally the B-side of the Orlons’ ‘Bon-Doo-Wah’ [‘63, Cameo 287].
Such a Night - Elvis Presley [RCA 8400] (Chase), recorded in 1961, was an R&B hit for Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters [3/54, Atlantic 45-1019], covered by Johnnie Ray [‘54, Columbia 40200].
Today - New Christy Minstrels [Columbia 43000] (Randy Sparks) is from the film Advance to the Rear.
Hooka Tooka - Chubby Checker [Parkway 890] (Evans, Henske) was recorded by folk singer Judy Henkse on her 1963 self-titled debut [Elektra EKS 7231].
Matchbox -Beatles [Capitol 5255] (Perkins) originated with prolific Dallas bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson [‘27, ‘Match Box Blues’, Okeh 8455]. Carl Perkins [‘57, Sun 261] was influenced by Roy Newman’s country version [‘39, Vocalion 04578], although there were other r&b and country recordings. It also appeared on Jerry Lee Lewis [‘57, Sun SLP-1230].
Ain’t She Sweet - Beatles [Atco 6308] (Ager, Yellen) is a 1927 song, sung by Eddie Cantor on stage, recorded first by Lou Gold’s Melody Men [Gennett 6068], then by Ben Bernie [Brunswick 3444], Gene Austin [Victor 20568], Harry Richman [Brunswick 3435], Johnny Marvin [Okeh 40769] and Nat Shillkret [Victor 20508]. It was revived in 1949 by Mr. Goon Bones & Mr. Ford [Crystalette 1803].
Farmer John - Premiers [Warner 5443] (Terry, Harris) was originally by Don & Dewey [‘59, Specialty 659].
That Lucky Old Sun - Ray Charles [ABC Paramount 10509] (Gillespie, Smith) was a hit in 1949 for Frankie Laine [Mercury 5316], Vaughn Monroe [RCA Victor 20-3531], Louis Armstrong [Decca 24752], Sarah Vaughan [Columbia 38559], and Frank Sinatra [Columbia 38608]. (This song also formed the basis of the gospel hit ‘Walk Around Heaven All Day’ by the Caravans [‘64, Vee Jay 945].)
Reach Out For Me - Dionne Warwick [Scepter 1285] (David, Bacharach) was recorded in 1963 by Lou Johnson [Big Top 3153].
Top Thirties :
What’d I Say - Elvis Presley [RCA Victor 47-8360] (Charles) is a remake of Ray Charles’ 1959 hit for the movie Viva Las Vegas (see 1961).
Handy Man - Del Shannon [Amy 905] (Blackwell, Jones) is a remake of Jimmy Jones’ hit (see 1960).
Oh Baby Don’t You Weep (Part 1) - James Brown [King 5842] (Brown) adapts elements from the gospel song ‘Oh Mary Don’t You Weep.’ That song was recorded in 1915 by the Fisk University Male Quartette [Columbia A1895]. Other recordings include the Southern 4 [’21, ’O Mary, Doan You Weep, Doan You Moan’ Edison 50885], the Virginia Female Jubilee Singers [’21, Okeh 4430], the West Virginia Collegiate Institute Glee Club [’27, Brunswick 4027], the Utica Institute Jubilee Singers [’28, Victor 21373] and Leadbelly [’35 Library of Congress recording, and ‘48 Folkways LP 241], the Swan Silvertones [‘58, Vee Jay 867], the Caravans, featuring Inez Andrews [‘58, Gospel 1017], the Harmonizing Four [‘59, Vee Jay LP5009 God Will Take Care of You], Mississippi John Hurt [‘64, Piedmont LP 13161 Worried Blues], Pete Seeger [‘57, American Favorite Ballads Folkways FA-2320], Aretha Franklin on her live gospel album Amazing Grace [‘2, Atlantic 906] and Bruce Springsteen [2006, We Shall Overcome Columbia 82876].
Hey, Bobba Needle - Chubby Checker [Parkway 907] (Kal Mann, Dave Appell) Based on children’s song “Bob-a-Needle”, found on Pete Seeger’s Song and Play Time [‘60, Folkways FC7526].
Hippy Hippy Shake - Swingin’ Blue Jeans [Imperial 66021] (Romero) was by Chan Romero [‘59, Del-Fi 4119].
Forever - Pete Drake [Smash 1867] (Killen) was a hit for the Little Dippers, a studio group with vocals by the Anita Kerr Singers [‘60, University 210]. It first appeared on a Floyd Cramer album [‘59, Hello Blues RCA 2151].
It’s All in the Game - Cliff Richard [Epic 9633] (Sigman, Dawes) is a remake of Tommy Edwards’ hit (see 1958).
Sidewalk Surfin’ - Jan & Dean [Liberty 55727] (Wilson, Christian) is based on the Beach Boys’ ‘Catch a Wave’ [‘63, Surfer Girl Capitol 1981].
Ebb Tide - Lenny Welch [Cadence 1422] (Sigman, Maxwell) was originally recorded as an instrumental by harpist Bobby Maxwell [‘53 Mercury 70177], with a hit version by Frank Chacksfield [London 1358]. Vocal versions were by Vic Damone [Mercury 70216], Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots [‘53, King 1297], Roy Hamilton [‘54, Epic 9068], the Platters [‘60, Mercury 71624] and the Righteous Brothers [Philles 130]. It was featured in Paul Newman’s 1962 film Sweet Bird of Youth, but it is not clear which version.
Be Anything (But Be Mine) - Connie Francis [MGM 13237] (Gordon) was a 1952 hit for several artists: Eddy Howard [Mercury 5815], Peggy Lee [Decca 28142], Champ Butler [Columbia 39690], and Helen O’Connell [Capitol 2011]. Another 1964 version was by Gloria Lynne (Fontana 1890).
I’ll Cry Instead - Beatles [Capitol 5234] (Lennon, McCartney) is from the movie A Hard Day’s Night.
Slow Down - Beatles [Capitol 5255] (Williams) was originally by Larry Williams [‘58, Specialty 626].
It’s All Over Now - Rolling Stones [London 9687] (B. & S. Womack) was originally by Bobby Womack’s group, the Valentinos [‘64, SAR 152].
You’re My World - Cilla Black [Capitol 5196] (Paoli, Sigmund, Bindi) is the 1963 Italian song ‘Il Mio Mondo’ by Umberto Bindi.
For Your Precious Love - Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters [United Artists 658] (Brooks, Brooks, Butler) was originally a hit for Jerry Butler & the Impressions [‘58, Abner 1013], and later charted for Oscar Toney, Jr. [’67, Bell 672].
The Very Thought of You - Rick Nelson [Decca 31612] (Noble) was a 1934 hit for Ray Noble, featuring Al Bowlly [Victor 24657], Victor Young [Brunswick 6931] and Bing Crosby [Decca 179], and in 1944 for Vaughn Monroe [Victor 20-1605]. The song was used as a 1944 film title song.
My Bonnie - Beatles with Tony Sheridan [MGM 13213] (trad. arr. Sheridan), originally released in 1962 [Decca 31382, by Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers], is a traditional song (see 1960 ‘Bonnie Came Back’).
Softly, As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra [Reprise 0301] (Shaper, DeVita) is the 1960 Italian song ‘Piano’ by Mina, a U.K. hit for Matt Monro in 1962 [Parlophone R 4868].
Turn Around - Dick & DeeDee [Warner 5396] (Greene, Belafonte, Reynolds) was introduced by Harry Belafonte [‘59, Love Is a Gentle Thing RCA Victor 1927], recorded by the Kingston Trio [‘64, Time to Think Capitol 2011] and used in a TV commercial (Kodak?).
Alone - Four Seasons [Vee-Jay 597] (Craft, Craft) was originally a hit for the Shepherd Sisters [‘57, Lance 125].
Three Window Coupe - Rip Chords [Columbia 43035] (Berry, Christian) appeared at the same time on Jan & Dean’s LP Dead Man’s Curve/The New Girl in School [Liberty 7361].
On the Street Where You Live - Andy Williams [Columbia 43128] (Lerner, Loewe) is from the musical My Fair Lady (see 1956). The B-side, Almost There (Keller, Shayne), which was the hit side in Massachusetts, is from the movie I’d Rather Be Rich.
I Wish You Love - Gloria Lynne [Everest 2036] (Trenet, Wilson) is the 1943 French hit for Charles Trenet ‘Que reste-t-il de nos amours?’ , introduced in English by Keely Smith [‘56, Capitol F3445].
Al Di La - Ray Charles Singers [Command 4049] (Donida, Drake) is the 1962 Italian movie hit (see 1962).
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley [RCA Victor 47-8360] (Pomus, Shuman) is a movie title song.
She Understands Me - Johnny Tillotson [MGM 13284] (Kilgore, Singleton), which just missed the Top 30, was originally recorded by Teresa Brewer as ‘He Understands Me‘ [‘63, Phillips 40135], and charted in 1966 for Bobby Vinton as ‘Dum-De-Da’ [Epic 10014].