Etta James Top Ten

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Etta James Top Ten
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 29, 1963
GenreBlues, R&B
ProducerLeonard Chess
Etta James chronology
Etta James Sings for Lovers
Etta James Top Ten
Etta James Rocks the House
Singles from Etta James Top Ten
  1. "Something's Got a Hold on Me"
    Released: 1962
  2. "Stop the Wedding"
    Released: 1962
  3. "Would It Make Any Difference to You"
    Released: 1962
  4. "Pushover"
    Released: 1963
Professional ratings
Review scores

Etta James Top Ten is the first compilation album by American rhythm and blues artist, Etta James. The album was released on Argo Records in 1963 and was produced by Leonard Chess. The album peaked at number 117 on the Billboard 200 in 1963, her first album to make that chart since 1961.


Etta James Top Ten was released in 1963 on the blue and silver Argo label. The album's title was derived from the tracks it contained, being the release consisted of James's ten top record hits in the past three years. It included previously released tracks such as, "At Last", "All I Could Do Was Cry", "My Dearest Darling", "Trust in Me", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "A Sunday Kind of Love". It also included the newer songs: "Pushover", "Stop the Wedding", and "Would It Make Any Difference to You" which all became major hits on the Rhythm and Blues Records and Billboard Pop Chart.[2] The album was released on a 12-inch LP, available on stereo.[3]

The album was given four and a half, out of five stars by Allmusic, although no review was provided.[4]

A cover of Pushover is on Wanda Jackson's 2012 album Unfinished Business.

The song "Something's Got a Hold on Me" was used by Swedish DJ, Avicii, with the hit song "Levels." Also, the rapper and Grammy Award winner Flo Rida had a no.1 hit song with "Good Feeling", which includes a sample of this song, as well as Levels. Christina Aguilera also covered "Something's Got a Hold on Me" with a little twist added.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Something's Got a Hold on Me" – (Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods) 2:48
  2. "My Dearest Darling" – (Eddie Bocage, Paul Gayten) 2:45
  3. "At Last" – (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) 3:00
  4. "Fool That I Am" – (Floyd Hunt) 2:50
  5. "A Sunday Kind of Love" – (Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes) 3:00

Side two

  1. "Pushover" – (Billy Davis, Tony Clarke) 2:48
  2. "All I Could Do Was Cry" – (Davis) 2:35
  3. "Stop the Wedding" – (Freddy Johnson, Kirkland, Woods) 2:40
  4. "Trust in Me" – (Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Wever) 2:55
  5. "Would It Make Any Difference to You" – (Bob Forshee) 2:35

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1963 Billboard Pop Albums 117
Year Single Chart Position
1962 "Something's Got a Hold on Me" U.S. R&B Singles 4
U.S. Pop Singles 37
"Stop the Wedding" U.S. R&B Singles 6
U.S. Pop Singles 34
"Would It Make Any Difference to You" U.S. Pop Singles 64
1963 "Pushover" U.S. R&B Singles 7
U.S. Pop Singles 25


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Etta Top Ten 1963 LP". go antiques. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  3. ^ "Etta James Top Ten (LP)". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  4. ^ "Etta James Top Ten Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-25.