LOGIN
  SEARCH
  

NEW ZEALAND CHARTS 
 
Top 40 Singles 
 
Top 40 Albums 
SEARCH 
BEST OF ALL TIME 
FORUM
Chart Beat 2018
Best of 2018
New Zealand Music Month 2018
Top 1000 Songs Of The 90's For New Z...
Best of 2017


 
HOMEFORUMCONTACT

DISCUSSION FORUM
Forum - General - 1963 Chart

The Lever Hit Parade continues here where 1962 left off. A new wave of music hit the charts this year. Watch out for the Beat Music from the UK to take over the chart.
My thanks to Warwick Freeman for these charts.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 3, 1963
1NEW1Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
2Re-entry3Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
3Re-entry5Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
423Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
552Sun Arise - Rolf Harris
684Working For The Man - Roy Orbison
732(Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy and the Rebellettes
875Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Last edited:
Great new entry to kick off 1963
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 10, 1963
124Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
212Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
336Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
453Sun Arise - Rolf Harris
544Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
6Re-entry2Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
7NEW1Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
8NEW1Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp

Last edited:
Not sure about the artist at #7 as there were several who did this song. Can anyone elaborate?
Hi Tempest, you asked about song No.7, Susan Maughan had the English hit, everywhere else it was Marcie Blane.

It got to No.3 here in Sydney spending 17 weeks on the chart, No. 3 in Adelaide spending 20 weeks, No. 1 in Brisbane with 15 weeks, No. 4 in Melbourne with 18 weeks and No. 4 in Perth with 12 weeks on the chart.

I hope that helps.

All those chart positions I got from chart books that were released by a gentleman by the name of "Gavin Ryan", who like "Dean Scapolo" is a chart enthusiast, if your interested you can still buy his books on line by Google "Gavin Ryan" or you can buy them via credit card or bank cheque / Money Order from "Time Warp Records" from there web site.

Regards John.

P.S. If your wife will let you.
Thanx John, that explains a lot. Gavin's book sound great, will look it up. Now; how to persuade the wife lol
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 17, 1963
123Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
215Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
337Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
472Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
5NEW1The Next Time - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
6NEW1Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
744Sun Arise - Rolf Harris
863Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
9NEW1Orange Blossom Special - The Spotnicks

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
Last edited:
Hi Tempest, I think I misled you a little bit "Gavin Ryan" has bought out a chart book for each state, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney.

There was talk of a chart book for Hobart as well, but I think it's still a work in progress.

You can find all his books including "Dean's" book at chart book archives, or phone (61) 02-9997-6636 (61 being the code for Australia.) that phone No. is for "Time Warp Records" who specialize in the music of the 50's, 60's, 70's 80's & 90's in particular "Australian" & "New Zealand" artists.

As for "Bobby's Girl" even on the "Lever" site they have it listed as "Marcie Blane.

Regards John.
Thanx again John. Will look into it. I have a book Australian Encyclopedia Of Rock & Pop by Noel McGrath which shows every Australian artist that charted up to 1983.
My original copy of the Lever chart which I got from the Flavour Of NZ site showed Bobby's Girl by Marcie Blane but charts I have from Warwick showed Susan Maughan so I was a bit unsure. I am trying to match up the two charts which in most cases show the same data. Based on your research I have changed the artist back. If anyone else can shed some light on this, please let me know. NB: The charts on the flavour site changed a few years back and are slightly different from the ones I originally got from there. Gee this chart can be confusing at times. If only someone had kept the originals.
Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 24, 1963
138Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
214Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
326Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
462Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
5NEW1Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton
6NEW1Tell Him - The Exciters
743Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
852The Next Time - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Hi Tempest, I've noticed the same thing, particularly with songs like "Bobby's Girl" & "Go Away Little Girl", the "Lever site" has them both as Marcie Blane & Steve Lawrence, yet the charts that "Warwick" sent me & I sent you lists them both as Susan Maughan & Mark Wynter, so the only thing I can suggest is to have both songs by both artists as sharing the chart position.

Also some time ago when you first started doing these charts for 1960-65, I suggested that you have a BEX, a stiff drink and a good lie down.

Regards John.
John, you make me laugh, Thanx. One BEX coming up.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 31, 1963
143Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
225Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
337Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
4Re-entry5Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
552Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton
619Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
762Tell Him - The Exciters
8Re-entry3(Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy and the Rebellettes
Big news, nine more missing charts have been found from 1965.
Awesome news!!!! One of my fav years ever....

65' is the year when contemporary music exploded into a massive melting pot of new, original and greatly differing sound scapes, paving the way for the late 60's experimentation.

Can't wait to see these missing charts

Also loving these 63' charts too mate, great work
But wait...there's more. Looks like those missing charts could actually be a cut down version of the 2ZB chart from Wellington. I desperately want them to be Lever charts but the jury is still out on this one. Fingers crossed...
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 7, 1963
114Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
2NEW1The Boys - The Shadows
346Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
426Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
5NEW1Pepino The Italian Mouse - Lou Monte
638Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
7NEW1My Dad - Paul Peterson
873Tell Him - The Exciters
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 14, 1963
122The Boys - The Shadows
237Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
3NEW1Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
4NEW1Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
5NEW1Globe Trotter - The Tornados
615Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
7NEW1Like I Do - Maureen Evans

NOTE: This chart was only a Top 7
Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 21, 1963
142Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
232Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
3NEW1Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
413The Boys - The Shadows
5NEW1Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
652Globe Trotter - The Tornados
7NEW1My Colouring Book - Kitty Kallen
8NEW1Ruby Baby - Dion

Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 28, 1963
113Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
232Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
323Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
452Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
544The Boys - The Shadows
682Ruby Baby - Dion
7NEW1Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon
8NEW1The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee

Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 7, 1963
143Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
223Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
314Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
463Ruby Baby - Dion
582The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
6NEW1Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
734Diamonds - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
8NEW1Loop De Loop - Johnny Thunder

Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 14, 1963
124Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
214Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
335Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
462Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
5NEW1The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield
653The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
7NEW1Up On The Roof - The Drifters
8NEW1From A Jack To A King - Ned Miller
A musical phenomenon is about to turn the music world on it's head. Can you guess who I'm talking about
In the words of one of the members "just four shit kickers from Liverpool"...hahahahaha

Looking forward to this Tempest
Ha Ha Ha. Bring on the Liverpulians.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 21, 1963
143Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
215Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
352The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield
425Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
5NEW1Please Please Me - The Beatles
682From A Jack To A King - Ned Miller
7NEW1That's What Love Will Do - Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
864The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 28, 1963
114Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
252Please Please Me - The Beatles
3NEW1Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
426Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
533The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield
6NEW1The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
772That's What Love Will Do - Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
8NEW1Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 4, 1963
132Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
223Please Please Me - The Beatles
382Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
415Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
562The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
6NEW1Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
7NEW1Surfside - Digger Revell's Denver Men
8NEW1Island Of Dreams - The Springfields
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 11, 1963
133Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
213Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
353The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
424Please Please Me - The Beatles
562Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
682Island Of Dreams - The Springfields
746Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
8NEW1You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
It's good to see The Beatles started gathering similar momentum in New Zealand as the UK....most regions and countries didn't catch on until late 63' - early 64'...
In the UK their first single was My Bonnie which was a minor hit in 1961 (#48). Then came Love Me Do in December 1962 (#17) and Please Please Me in 1963 (#2). It was their third hit From Me To You that gave them their first #1. Please Please Me was also their first hit in the US as it was here. It may be slow at the start here as well but momentum will build.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 18, 1963
114Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
224Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
334The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
4NEW1Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
553Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
6NEW1Foot Tapper - The Shadows
782You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
845Please Please Me - The Beatles
9NEW1Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
The "My Bonnie" single was released by Tony Sheridan with The Beatles backing him as The Beat Brothers, they where only contracted for one session with him whilst they where in Hamburg, it's technically not a Beatles release. They then got there record contract with Parlophone in June 1962, released "Love Me Do" in October 62'. "Please Please Me single in Jan 63' followed by the "Please Please Me" album in March 63'.

By the this time (April 63') they held the number 1 single "From Me To You" and the number 1 album "Please Please Me" in the UK, so Beatlemania was well on it's way by this stage in the UK, and went supernova by August 63' with the release of "She Loves You".

I just assumed a similar event happening with New Zealand considering the "Please Please Me" single had enter the charts at this early stage, when other countries really didn't see Beatles chart movement until late 63' - early 64'.

Anyways keep up the good work
You're right Joe. I was just quoting the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles. Beatlemania didn't really kick off here until their 1964 NZ tour but songs did trickle into the chart before then.
It's interesting to see the other groups follow The Beatles into the charts too. Gerry and the Pacemakers were the first and are only a few charts away.
I was living in Wirrel (just across the Mersey) when all this happened although just one and a half years old. I do remember Beatlemania though a bit later on.
Thanx for your comments.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 25, 1963
142Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
262Foot Tapper - The Shadows
325Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
454Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
515Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
673You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
735The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
892Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
Yeah a similar thing happened in the UK, Gerry And The Pacemakers (who at one point during 63' where performing better on the charts than The Beatles [first three singles went to No.#1]), followed by The Searchers then Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas... The Merseybeat boom of 1963!!!!

Love it!!!! England would have been an amazing scene back then

Hope it's replicated in NZ to some degree
Oh yes, it will be Joe. Watch this space.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 2, 1963
113Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
223Foot Tapper - The Shadows
345Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
436Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
564You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
6NEW1Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul and Mary
7NEW1I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
883Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
9NEW1Like I've Never Been Gone - Billy Fury

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 9, 1963
172I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
214Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
3NEW1He's So Fine - The Chiffons
424Foot Tapper - The Shadows
562Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul and Mary
684Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
7NEW1How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers
892Like I've Never Been Gone - Billy Fury
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 16, 1963
113I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
232He's So Fine - The Chiffons
353Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul and Mary
472How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers
525Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
645Foot Tapper - The Shadows
783Like I've Never Been Gone - Billy Fury
8NEW1If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
9NEW1Little Band Of Gold - James Gilreath

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 23, 1963
123He's So Fine - The Chiffons
214I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
334Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul and Mary
443How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers
582If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
6NEW1Pipeline - Chantay's
756Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
8NEW1Say Wonderful Things - Ronnie Carroll
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 30, 1963
114He's So Fine - The Chiffons
225I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
344How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers
453If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
535Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul and Mary
6NEW1Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Buddy Holly
762Pipeline - Chantay's
8NEW1South Street - Dee Dee Sharp
9NEW1Say I Won't Be There - The Springfields

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 6, 1963
144If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
215He's So Fine - The Chiffons
382South Street - Dee Dee Sharp
426I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
535How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers
6NEW1Losing You - Brenda Lee
792Say I Won't Be There - The Springfields
8NEW1Nobody's Darling But Mine - Frank Ifield
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 13, 1963
115If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
2NEW1From Me To You - The Beatles
3NEW1It's My Party - Leslie Gore
426He's So Fine - The Chiffons
582Nobody's Darling But Mine - Frank Ifield
6NEW1Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
733South Street - Dee Dee Sharp
8NEW1Tamoure - Bill Justice
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 20, 1963
122From Me To You - The Beatles
232It's My Party - Leslie Gore
362Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
4NEW1Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - The Crystals
5NEW1Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles
682Tamoure - Bill Justice
7NEW1You Can't Sit Down - The Dovells
8NEW1Take These Chains From My Heart - Ray Charles

And The Beatles hit the top, yay
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 27, 1963
123It's My Party - Leslie Gore
213From Me To You - The Beatles
342Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - The Crystals
4NEW1Do You Want To Know A Secret - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
572You Can't Sit Down - The Dovells
6NEW1Scarlett O'Hara - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
763Tamoure - Bill Justice
8NEW1Still - Bill Anderson

Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 4, 1963
114It's My Party - Leslie Gore
224From Me To You - The Beatles
342Do You Want To Know A Secret - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
462Scarlett O'Hara - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
553You Can't Sit Down - The Dovells
633Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - The Crystals
7NEW1I Like It - Gerry and the Pacemakers
874Tamoure - Bill Justice

Last edited:
Hi Tempest, I don't mean to be picky, but it's "O'Hara" not "Ohara" secondly you have "Tony Meehan and Jet Harris" it's the other way around "Jet Harris and Tony Meehan", I noticed the same mistake with their first hit "Diamonds" you also had it back to front.

Again sorry for being so picky.

Regards John.
No, all good John and thanx. Another mistake slips through the net. Must get that net fixed. lol. I invited people to pick up on these mistakes as I want to get it right. I fixed them, thanx.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 11, 1963
133Do You Want To Know A Secret - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
272I Like It - Gerry and the Pacemakers
3NEW1Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
415It's My Party - Leslie Gore
543Scarlett O'Hara - Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
625From Me To You - The Beatles
7NEW1Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
8NEW1Blue On Blue - Bobby Vinton
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 18, 1963
123I Like It - Gerry and the Pacemakers
232Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
372Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
4NEW1Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
582Blue On Blue - Bobby Vinton
6NEW1Atlantis - The Shadows
714Do You Want To Know A Secret - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
8NEW1Surf City - Jan and Dean
Great work as always Tempest

Nice to see the "Merseybeat Boom" kicking along nicely and a couple of entries produced by Brian Wilson

The "British Invasion" of 1964 is going to be amazing!!!
Thanx Joe.
Yes the Mersybeat is starting to pick up. 1964 it will explode but for now we have a little trickle.
Compare 1963 to 1962 and the Brits are definitely starting to take over but The Beach Boys and 4 Seasons are also picking up steam.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 25, 1963
123Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
242Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
382Surf City - Jan and Dean
462Atlantis - The Shadows
5NEW1(You're The) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
6NEW1So Much In Love - The Tymes
7NEW1If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - Freddy and the Dreamers
853Blue On Blue - Bobby Vinton
9NEW1Lucky Lips - Cliff Richard and the Shadows

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 1, 1963
114Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
223Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
352(You're The) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
433Surf City - Jan and Dean
572If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - Freddy and the Dreamers
662So Much In Love - The Tymes
792Lucky Lips - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
8NEW1I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 8, 1963
124Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
244Surf City - Jan and Dean
382I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield
415Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
533(You're The) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
6NEW1Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie
763So Much In Love - The Tymes
8NEW1I Love You Because - Jim Reeves
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 15, 1963
133I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield
215Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
3NEW1Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
454(You're The) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
5NEW1Memphis - Lonnie Mack
682I Love You Because - Jim Reeves
7NEW1Twist and Shout - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
874So Much In Love - The Tymes
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 22, 1963
114I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield
232Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
3NEW1Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
472Twist and Shout - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
5NEW1Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris
6NEW1One Fine Day - The Chiffons
763I Love You Because - Jim Reeves
8NEW1Judy's Turn To Cry - Lesley Gore
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 29, 1963
123Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
232Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
315I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield
452Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris
5NEW1Candy Girl - The Four Seasons
643Twist and Shout - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
7Re-entry4The Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale
8NEW1My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels

Last edited:
Hi Tempest, I just thought you might like to know that "Wink Martindale's" "Deck Of Cards" originally charted here in Sydney on the 31/10/1959 and spent 7 weeks on the charts, so I don't know if it also charted in New Zealand around the same time or not. Warwick (Was Was) might know.

Regards John.
That's interesting John. The charts before 1960 are missing but there is a list of songs/artists that charted back to 1957. It shows peak and number of weeks charted. The Wink Martindale song Deck Of Cards originally charted in 1959 peaking at #5 and charting 3 weeks. I suppose that makes it a re-entry here eh?
Thanx for spotting that one.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 5, 1963
114Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
223Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
352Candy Girl - The Four Seasons
4NEW1Wipe Out - The Surfaris
564Twist and Shout - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
643Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris
782My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
8NEW155 Days In Peking - Rob E.G.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 12, 1963
173My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
242Wipe Out - The Surfaris
324Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
415Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
533Candy Girl - The Four Seasons
6NEW1Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
755Twist and Shout - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
8NEW1Bombora - The Atlantics
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 19, 1963
114My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
262Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
323Wipe Out - The Surfaris
4NEW1Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman
5NEW1I'm Tellin' You Now - Freddy and the Dreamers
6NEW1If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
735Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
846Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 26, 1963
123Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
242Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman
315My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
434Wipe Out - The Surfaris
562If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
652I'm Tellin' You Now - Freddy and the Dreamers
7NEW1In Summer - Billy Fury
8Re-entry2Bombora - The Atlantics
9NEW1I Want To Stay Here - Steve and Eydie

#9 is Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme although the record label said Steve and Eydie.
NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
Hi Tempest, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme had a few duets together as "Steve and Eydie", the other one being "I Can't Stop Thinking About You".

Regards John.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 3, 1963
123Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman
253If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
3NEW1She Loves You - The Beatles
492I Want To Stay Here - Steve and Eydie
514Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
663I'm Tellin' You Now - Freddy and the Dreamers
772In Summer - Billy Fury
845Wipe Out - The Surfaris
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 10, 1963
132She Loves You - The Beatles
2NEW1Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
314Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman
4NEW1It's All In The Game - Cliff Richard
524If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
643I Want To Stay Here - Steve and Eydie
7NEW1Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
855Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 17, 1963
122Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
213She Loves You - The Beatles
342It's All In The Game - Cliff Richard
4NEW1Sally, Go 'Round The Roses - The Jaynettes
572Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
6NEW1Cry Baby - Garnet Mims and the Enchanters
7NEW1I'll Never Get Over You - Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
8NEW1Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 24, 1963
113Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
224She Loves You - The Beatles
342Sally, Go 'Round The Roses - The Jaynettes
433It's All In The Game - Cliff Richard
562Cry Baby - Garnet Mims and the Enchanters
682Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
7NEW1Donna The Prima Donna - Dion (Di Muci)
872I'll Never Get Over You - Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 31, 1963
114Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
233Sally, Go 'Round The Roses - The Jaynettes
325She Loves You - The Beatles
4NEW1Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
5NEW1Be My Baby - The Ronettes
663Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
7NEW1Busted - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
872Donna The Prima Donna - Dion (Di Muci)
9NEW1Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 7, 1963
142Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
252Be My Baby - The Ronettes
336She Loves You - The Beatles
472Busted - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
515Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
6NEW1Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison
792Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
8NEW1Washington Square - The Village Stompers

Note: The Roy Orbison entry I decided to make a double A side as both sides charted separatly but at alternate weeks.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 14, 1963
113Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
223Be My Baby - The Ronettes
3NEW1Do You Love Me - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
462Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison
582Washington Square - The Village Stompers
673Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
7NEW1I Can't Stay Mad At You - Skeeter Davis
843Busted - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 21, 1963
114Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
232Do You Love Me - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
353Washington Square - The Village Stompers
4NEW1You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
543Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison
6NEW1I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey
7NEW1The First Time - Adam Faith with the Roulettes
824Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Hi Tempest, I don't about the rest of the New Zealand radio charts, maybe Warwick (Was Was) might know, but here in Australia "She Loves You" was and still is one of most successful songs ever to make the charts.

Here in Sydney it spent 42 weeks on the chart reaching No.3, in Perth it spent 30 weeks reaching No.3, in Adelaide it spent 15 weeks reaching No 1, then re entered the charts spending 25 weeks reaching No.3, in Brisbane it spent 14 weeks reaching No.8 then re entered as a double sided hit with "I'll Get You" spending 21 weeks reaching No.1 and in Melbourne it spent a massive 48 weeks on chart reaching No. 1.

Regards John.
Hi John. As you know the only charts in New Zealand in 1963 were these Lever Hit Parade charts based on what a group of DJ's thought were the hits based on overseas trends. She Loves you charted as follows:
3 Oct 63She Loves You1(1)6wks
Hi Tempest, thanks for your quick reply, I've managed to find a New Zealand Top 40 chart dated 8/6/1963 from 2ZC so I don't know if they had any other charts or if the station even still exists

Regards John.

P.S. You can view the chart at "New Zealand Charts" the genesis, also at "ARSA" radio surveys, which I referred you to sometime ago.
Hi John. That radio station was from Wellington, I think. The Wellington region anyway.
All radio stations in New Zealand now broadcast in Auckland. They pretend to be local but they are far from it. Even Radio Dunedin now broadcasts there.
The way radio used to exist in New Zealand was locally defined by the number. 1 is for the top half of the North Island, 2 the lower half, 3 the top half of the South Island and 4 the lower. I used to broadcast on 4XO which was a Dunedin station.
Z means it was part of the controlled network of stations. X means independent.
Thanx again
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 28, 1963
123Do You Love Me - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
215Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
342You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
4NEW1Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
534Washington Square - The Village Stompers
654Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison
7NEW1Dominique - The Singing Nun
862I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey
9NEW1Sugar And Spice - The Searchers

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 5, 1963
133You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
242Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
372Dominique - The Singing Nun
414Do You Love Me - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
5NEW1I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
692Sugar And Spice - The Searchers
726Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
8NEW1She's A Fool - Lesley Gore
9NEW1Don't Talk To Him - Cliff Richard and the Shadows

NOTE: This chart was a Top 9
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 12, 1963
123Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
233Dominique - The Singing Nun
352I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
414You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
5NEW1I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale and Grace
692Don't Talk To Him - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
782She's A Fool - Lesley Gore
8NEW1Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 19, 1963
124Dominique - The Singing Nun
233I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
314Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
452I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale and Grace
563Don't Talk To Him - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
682Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
7NEW1Everybody - Tommy Roe
8NEW1You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles

Last edited:
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 26, 1963
124I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
243I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale and Grace
3NEW1I'll Keep You Satisfied - Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas
472Everybody - Tommy Roe
554Don't Talk To Him - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
635Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
715Dominique - The Singing Nun
882You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles

Last edited:
Based on points, here is the Top 20 for 1963

NZ Hit Parde Top Songs of 1963
1Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
2He's So Fine - The Chiffons
3Sugar Shack - Jimmy Glimmer and the Fireballs
4Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
5She Loves You - The Beatles
6Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
7I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy Marsh
8Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
9Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
10Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
11Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
12It's My Party - Leslie Gore
13Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
14Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
15Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
16From Me To You - The Beatles
17Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
18Deep Purple - Nino Temple and April Stevens
19Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics
20I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield:

Last edited:
And that's it for another year. I'm away for the next week in Sydney so will start 1964 when I get back
Hi Tempest, I hope you enjoy your stay in Sydney, bring your winter woolies with you it's freezing here.

I always look forward to meeting fellow music lovers, hopefully someday we'll meet face to face, if not here maybe in New Zealand.

Regards John.
Thanx John. Just compared our temperatures. 13 in Sydney at 10:32 and 11 here at 12:32.
Would be nice to catch up. Are you in Sydney? I'm staying in Paramatta and coming over for the Hillsong conference.

John
Hi Tempest, I live about 5 - 10 mins from the airport at Arncliffe.

Regards John.
Just looked on the map. Thats close to the airport eh. Can you recommend any record shops in Sydney
Hi Tempest, it depends if you're interested in 2nd hand records/compact discs there is "Revolve" records at Erskineville Rd. Erskineville but they charge like wounded bulls, or there is "Lawson's" records in Pitt St. in the city near I think Liverpool St. and they sell mostly compact discs with the odd record and mostly Australian artists and a few New Zealand artists as well, but if you're after new releases then there are heaps of J.B. Hi Fi shops around there is about 6 in the city alone all fairly close to each other and almost every "Westfield" has a J.B. Hi Fi you might even find the odd one at Parramatta.

Regards John.
Hi Tempest, I just checked the address for "Lawson's Records" it's 380 Pitt St, across the road from "World Square" and there is a "J.B. Hi Fi" at "Westfield" Parramatta also at "Top Ryde" shopping center which is 9.52 k/m from Parramatta.

Regards John.
Thanx John. Hopefully i will have time. Im at conference all day at Olympic Park but i have saturday free.
Hi Tempest, I don't know all that much about "Hill song", only what I've seen on the news regarding the conference you're attending, from what I can understand it's open to all religions.

I'm not sure if you have any music shops in New Zealand specializing in Christian music, but there is a music shop not all that far from where you are staying called "Koorong" at West Ryde the address is 28 West Pde. West Ryde which runs of Victoria Rd. the hours are Monday to Friday 8-00 A.M. to 9-00 P.M. & Saturday 8-00 A.M. to 5-00 P.M. they also have some "Hill song" CD's.

Regards John.
Great work Tempest, thoroughly enjoyed 63'... some absolute gems popped up throughout the thread.

Sooooo looking forward to 64', should be amazing
Thanx John
Thanx Joe.
Busy time here in Sydney but home tomorrow night


Add a message (*=mandatory field)
Name*   
E-Mail   
Add Smilies:
Text*   
 



Copyright © 2018 Hung Medien. Design © 2003-2018 eMedia Jungen. All rights reserved.
Page was generated in: 0.05 seconds