Pop is trending younger and more international the year before Beatlemania and The Supremes sweep the nation as the Baby Boom starts coming of age. Girl Groups are everywhere, Surf and Hot Rod sounds become California’s hot new cultural export, and Americans turn to Pop to soothe the shock of the JFK assassination at year’s end.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – Sugar Shack

Artists of the Year   

  1. The Beach Boys
  2. Chubby Checker
  3. Ray Charles

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • Rick Nelson (9)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 25.2 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Steve Lawrence – Go Away, Little Girl (January, 2 wks)
  2. Rooftop Singers – Walk Right In (January, 2 wks)
  3. Paul & Paula – Hey Paula (February, 3 wks)
  4. Four Seasons – Walk like a Man (March, 3 wks)
  5. Ruby & The Romantics – Our Day Will Come (March, 1 wks)
  6. Chiffons – He’s So Fine (March, 4 wks)
  7. Little Peggy March – I Will Follow Him (April, 3 wks)
  8. Jimmy Soul – If You Wanna Be Happy (May, 2 wks)
  9. Lesley Gore – It’s My Party (June, 2 wks)
  10. Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki (June, 3 wks)
  11. Essex – Easier Said than Done (July, 2 wks)
  12. Jan & Dean – Surf City (July, 2 wks)
  13. The Tymes – So Much in Love (August, 1 wks)
  14. Stevie Wonder – Fingertips, Part 2 (August, 3 wks)
  15. Angels – My Boyfriend’s Back (August, 3 wks)
  16. Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet (September, 3 wks)
  17. Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – Sugar Shack (October, 5 wks)
  18. Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Deep Purple (November, 1 wks)
  19. Dale & Grace – I’m Leaving It Up to You (November, 2 wks)
  20. Singing Nun – Dominique (December, 4 wks)
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