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    Default April - Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    This thread is intended to serve as the musical equivalent of a "Page-A-Day" calendar...

    For the month of April the year 1964 has been chosen and in May the Top 100 Songs for the year 1965 will appear...

    Each day 3 to 5 tunes from the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 will appear...

    The tunes will be links only rather that embedded videos and thus accessible to all forum members...


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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 1st -

    100.) - The Searchers - "Needles and Pins" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES05IQwnFUY

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    99.) - The Kingsmen - "Louie Louie" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

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    98.) - Bobby Vinton - "There! I've Said It Again" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmmkCRODxM

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    97.) - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - "Bad To Me" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNzHfGCndWo

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    96.) - Andy Williams - "A Fool Never Learns" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6dSCel5xCM

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 2nd -


    95.) - The Beatles - "I Saw Her Standing There"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxwAB3SECtc

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    94.) - Jimmy Hughes - "Steal Away" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1tIThj58V8

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    93.) - Jumpin' Gene Simmons - "Haunted House" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcZ8vWZ32pg

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    92.) - Robert Maxwell, His Harp and Orchestra - "Shangri-La" -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EsNPMEH-gs

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 3rd -


    91.) - Dave Clark Five - "Do You Love Me?" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkGM2SDBuHQ


    90.) - The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3Xugl541g


    89.) - Gerry and the Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN-8oFU3yIg

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 4th -


    88.) - Tommy Tucker - "Hi-Heel Sneakers"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zgn2uZr2xQ


    87.) - The Searchers - "Don't Throw Your Love Away" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ych-mE4AO90


    86.) - The Kingsmen - "Money" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm8-yp0uqc


    85.) - Nancy Wilson - "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHFi-YRwqKk

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 5th -

    84.) - Al Hirt - "Cotton Candy" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCpyviKu97I


    83.) - Roger Miller - "Dang Me" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3tlBEKTftU


    82.) - Roger Miller - "Chug-A-Lug" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkJQkdH7Ju4

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    "Steal Away" is a fabulous song. I hadn't heard that version before. "Louie Louie" has a claim to being in the 100 most covered pop/rock songs of all time. Not necessarily on disc but it was the starting point for so many amateur bands. The Robert Maxwell track is very interesting in a "curious" way. I have been known to dig out unusual uses of harp because it is seen as quite stereotypical - celtic etc - when it has been taken a lot further! I'm learning from your thread as 1964 is not a year I was aware of at the time.
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    I saw that Al Hirt played Hello Dolly on that album. I looked it up and that musical came out in 1964. He was "on the ball"!!

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 6th -

    81.) - Jelly Beans - "I Want To Love Him So Bad" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntb8Pp94m68


    80.) - The Impressions - "I'm So Proud" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgTz12DuygA


    79.) - Sammy Davis Jr. - "The Shelter Of Your Arms" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVlc3a_JQtc

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 7th -

    78.) - The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Mb3Q-zhCI


    77.) - Dean Martin - "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7saNnY6tVX4


    76.) - The Tams - "What Kind Of Fool ( Do You Think I Am?)"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfNNdf2uqGQ

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    I love the Impressions' song. I love the Impressions. That Kinks hit always seems to me to be a lead in to punk although it is many years earlier. The Tams were in the UK charts with an old record - "Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me" - in the early 1970s. There are other examples of resurrected records. Mary Wells's "My Guy" was huge in the UK in, I think, 1972 (?) but as a child I had no way of knowing any of their eras.
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    This list is so different from the British one. I’ve never heard of half of them.
    One of my best friends was at primary school with Chris Curtis, the Searchers’ drummer, and Gerry Marsden (Pacemakers) was a good friend of my husband’s cousin from when they were in the Scouts together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LezLee View Post
    This list is so different from the British one. I’ve never heard of half of them.
    One of my best friends was at primary school with Chris Curtis, the Searchers’ drummer, and Gerry Marsden (Pacemakers) was a good friend of my husband’s cousin from when they were in the Scouts together.
    It can be extraordinarily difficult to find accurate UK chart information as they are drawn from a variety of sources and thus no two lists were ever the same but your post inspired me to make a further effort at tracking this info down and I've found a really-first rate source that I can use for future threads.

    My thanks for the inspiration - - MJ

    You're right about the difference in charts - in the UK on the Top 100 Hits for 1964 List Jim Reeves held down both the number one and two slots with "I Love You Because" and "I Won't Forget You" respectively.

    In the US "I Love You Because" did not even chart and "I Won't Forget You" never reached higher than # 93 for the week of 11-21-1964 and fell off the charts completely two weeks later.

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 8th -

    75.) - The Trashmen - "Surfin' Bird" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgmh0BjLKVM


    74.) - The Four Seasons - "Ronnie" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZWi3G027Ag


    73.) - Roy Orbison - "It's Over" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a37tFLckO40

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    Countdown to the Billboard Top 100 Songs for the year 1964 -

    April 9th -

    72.) - Al Martino - "I Love You More And More Every Day"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjTXIsMeDTg


    71.) - Dionne Warwick - "Anyone Who Had A Heart" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elGoNdWkiOM


    70.) - The Temptations - "The Way You Do The Things You Do" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J389L9NDm2Q


    69.) - Joe Hinton - "Funny (How Time Slips Away)" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkGn2jifbM

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    The Joe Hinton song sounds like pure Willie Nelson (who wrote it) even with a soul delivery and a rather dated (for 1964) arrangement. Those final notes are especially memorable. Cilla Black's "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (early Bacharach/David) was the biggest in the UK. The Orbison one is, of course, a classic.
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