Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1963

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Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1963
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits 1963.jpg
Compilation album by various artists
Released 1988
1993 (re-release)
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 24:28 (original 1988 release)
24:04 (1993 re-release)
Label Rhino
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits chronology
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1962
(1988)
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1963
(1988)
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1964
(1988)

Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1963 is a compilation album released by Rhino Records in 1988, featuring 10 hit recordings from 1963.

The album includes eight songs that reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the year's No. 1 song, "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs. The remaining three tracks each reached the Hot 100's Top 5.

Rhino re-issued the album with a revised track lineup in 1993. Two tracks on the original 1988 release—"Fingertips" by "Little" Stevie Wonder and "Walk Like a Man" by The 4 Seasons—were replaced on the re-issue with "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul and "Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo & April Stevens.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 30, 1997.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1988 original release

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Sugar Shack" (Billboard peak No. 1 in October) McCormack/Voss Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs 2:03
2. "Surf City" (Billboard peak No. 1 in July) Berry/Wilson Jan & Dean 2:29
3. "He's So Fine" (Billboard peak No. 1 in March) Mack The Chiffons 1:55
4. "It's My Party" (Billboard peak No. 1 in June) Weiner/Gold/Gluck Lesley Gore 2:24
5. "Fingertips - Pt. 2" (Billboard peak No. 1 in August) Paul/Cosby Stevie Wonder 3:13
6. "Louie Louie" (Billboard peak No. 2 in December) Berry The Kingsmen 2:45
7. "Easier Said Than Done" (Billboard peak No. 1 in July) Linton/Huff The Essex 2:09
8. "Walk Like a Man" (Billboard peak No. 1 in March) Crewe/Gaudio The Four Seasons 2:17
9. "My Boyfriend's Back" (Billboard peak No. 1 in August) Feldman/Goldstein/Gottehrer The Angels 2:37
10. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Billboard peak No. 3 in May) Berry/Wilson The Beach Boys 2:29

1993 re-release, replacement tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
5. "If You Wanna Be Happy" (Billboard peak No. 1 in May) Guida/Guida/Royster Jimmy Soul 2:23
8. "Deep Purple" (Billboard peak No. 1 in November) DeRose/Parish Nino Tempo & April Stevens 2:45

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