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Who Wrote the 1963 #1 Hit?

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1. Walk Right In was at #1 for two weeks for The Rooftop Singers. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Gus Cannon
  • Erik Darling
  • Bill Svanoe

2. Steve Lawrence had a #1 Hit with Go Away Little Girl. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme
  • Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Moses Hart and Adrian Quinn

3. Walk Like a Man would be a #1 Hit for The Four Seasons. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Tommy DeVito and Nick Macioci
  • Frankie Valli and Charles Calello
  • Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

4. If You Wanna Be Happy is a song recorded by Jimmy Soul. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 18 in 1963. The song's melody is based on the calypso tune Ugly Woman by Roaring Lion. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Frank Guida
  • Jimmy Soul
  • James McCleese

5. On June 1, Lesley Gore had a #1 hit with It's My Party. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Gold/Gottlieb/Gluck Jr./Wiener
  • Bob Crewe
  • Gerry Goffin and Carole King

6. On July 20th, Surf City hit #1 for Jan and Dean. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Mike Love
  • Brian Wilson
  • Bob Johnston

7. The Angels had a #1 Hit with My Boyfriend's Back. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer
  • Hittman, Connors and Meagers
  • Gold/Gottlieb/Gluck Jr./Wiener

8. Blue Velvet is a popular song, written by in year unknown, that has been recorded by many artists. It was first a hit for Tony Bennett in 1951 (when it peaked at #16) and a #1 Hit for Bobby Vinton. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris
  • Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • Stanley Vintula, Sr.

9. Sugar Shack was written in 1962. The song was recorded in 1963 by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. Sugar Shack hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Cashbox charts in October of that year. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Keith McCormack and Fay Voss
  • Chuck Tharp and Stan Lark
  • Eric Budd and Dan Trammell

10. Nino Tempo is best known for his 1963 duet Deep Purple with his sister Carol (singing under the stage name April Stevens) that went to #1 on the Billboard charts. Who wrote this 1963 #1 Hit?

  • Peter De Rose and Mitchell Parish
  • Paul Whiteman and Eugene Mumford
  • Nino Tempo & April Stevens

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Gus Cannon
  • 2. Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • 3. Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • 4. Frank Guida
  • 5. Gold/Gottlieb/Gluck Jr./Wiener
  • 6. Brian Wilson
  • 7. Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer
  • 8. Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris
  • 9. Keith McCormack and Fay Voss
  • 10. Peter De Rose and Mitchell Parish

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