1963 Made In The USA!

A 10-song medley of Billboard Top 40 hits from 1963!

You may note that this medley includes only American artists (if you’re wondering, Trini Lopez was born in Dallas). That’s because the British Invasion was still a year away.
In fact, The Beatles released From Me To You on Vee-Jay Records in May 1963 and the interest level was so low that the song peaked at #116 on the Billboard Hot 100!

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

1963 American Medley!
Kingsmen – Ronettes – Jay & The Americans
Trini Lopez – Dion – Orlons – Chiffons
Cookies – Johnny Tillotson – Johnny Cash

Comments (6)

  1. Hawthorne Mary Helen

    Louie Louie always takes me back to Congo Church dances with bands like the Invaders
    Always some songs that are new to me or forgotten
    Can’t beat Johnny Cash’s voice

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary Helen. To this day, every single time I hear Louie Louie, I automatically think of The Invaders.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed the medley, even the “new” songs. 🙂

  2. fred

    Ray how do you do it!! I used to sing Louie Louie depending on where we were We had two versions!! I’m sure most people didn’t know the FBI looked into this song!! All it is about a sailor retuning to see his girl friend!! The Darling Sisters almost like that better than the Ronettes!! Only in America Ray makes dreams come true!! They say Tini died of Covid!! What can I say about Dion except he had no money and got his heart broken!! Not that familar of the Orlons!! I don’t know how I’m going to do it!! I just can’t wait he’s so fine they were talking about that wild man Ray Lemire!! And I won’t say nothin’ bad about your baby!! Poor Johnny was breakin’in two!! Ray I think we both fell into a ring of fire!! Great tunes Ray!! Stay warm love ya!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      My goodness, Fred, you are smokin’ hot today! I wish could say that about me but after starting the morning at 15 below, the temperature only made it to 19 above by 3:00 this afternoon.
      Give my best to your bride!
      Love Ya both! ❤️

  3. Sandy Gaither

    This was great Ray. I loved all the songs I guess I’m just so easy to please but just listening to all songs it’s always such a great trip back through Time for me. Thank you so much for this. You’re the best!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, any time I can bring back wonderful memories for someone, I am very happy. ❤️

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