The Baby Boom generation surfaces as a cultural force as Beatlemania and The Supremes sweep the nation following the surreal shock of the Kennedy assassination. Motown, the British Invasion and the previously nonexistent concept of the “rock band” change music and the Pop charts forever.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand

Artists of the Year   

  1. The Beatles
  2. The Dave Clark Five
  3. The Four Seasons

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • The Beatles (28)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 27.3 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Bobby Vinton – There! I’ve Said It Again (January, 4 wks)
  2. Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand (February, 7 wks)
  3. Beatles – She Loves You (March, 2 wks)
  4. Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love (April, 5 wks)
  5. Louis Armstrong – Hello, Dolly! (May, 1 wks)
  6. Mary Wells – My Guy (May, 2 wks)
  7. Beatles – Love Me Do (May, 1 wks)
  8. Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love (June, 3 wks)
  9. Peter & Gordon – A World Without Love (June, 1 wks)
  10. Beach Boys – I Get Around (July, 2 wks)
  11. Four Seasons – Rag Doll (July, 2 wks)
  12. Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (August, 2 wks)
  13. Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody (August, 1 wks)
  14. Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (August, 2 wks)
  15. Animals – The House of the Rising Sun (September, 3 wks)
  16. Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman (September, 3 wks)
  17. Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy (October, 2 wks)
  18. Supremes – Baby Love (October, 4 wks)
  19. Shangri-Las – Leader of the Pack (November, 1 wks)
  20. Lorne Greene – Ringo (December, 1 wks)
  21. Bobby Vinton – Mr. Lonely (December, 1 wks)
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