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121_ A 1963 hit tells the sad story of a man who walks down the street with his head held back, so the tears don't roll off his face.  Does it sound familiar to you?  Well, the song peaked at number 2 on 77 WABC, New York in July of 1963 but made it to the top of the Billboard pop chart.  It was Billboards number 7 song of the year 1963.  It was, also, the number 1 international song of all-time by a Japanese singer.  So, if you don't remember it by its storyline, maybe it's because you don't understand Japanese.  The title of this song may bring back memories of this great sixties hit, or it may remind you of dinner at a Japanese restaurant.    The name of the singer was Kyu Sakamoto.  What is the name of this international all-time great song?  Click to go to Answer

122_  This guy claimed to be "The Pied Piper" in this 1966 hit record, and  he will show us where its at!  Then, he never offers to let us know what "it" is.  Who sang the 1966 top 5 hit "The Pied Piper?"  Click to go to Answer

123_  Who had a top 5 record in 1965 with "You Were On My Mind?"   Not "You Were Always On My Mind," just "You Were On My Mind."  Click to go to Answer

124_  Little Anthony & The Imperials were one of the top groups of the rock and roll era.  Their first hit was in 1958 and it was a million seller.  Their second hit, which was a top 10 song and a million seller in 1960, was the last song Alan Freed played before he resigned from WINS in New York.  This happened as the song was climbing the charts in 1960.  What is the name of Alan Freed's swan song's song? Click to go to Answer

125_ What was the name of Little Anthony and The Imperials first hit which was a million seller in 1958?  Click to go to Answer

126_ 1963 was a very interesting year in pop music.  It was the last year before the Beatles and the British Invasion.  The next several questions are about some of the treasured hits of 1963.  Let us begin:
This song had the name of one of its singers in contained in its title. The song was number 1 for 6 weeks and was Billboard's number 4 song of the year 1963.  This song is a duet.  What is the name of the song or the singers?  Click to go to Answer

127_  & 128_ For these next 2 questions, here is your only clue: Dulang, dulang, dulang.  Dulang, dulang.  Question 127_  What is the name of the song?  Click to go to Answer

Question 128_  Who were the artists that recorded the song?  Click to go to Answer

129_ & 130_ This group had a follow up hit in 1963 called "A Walkin' Miracle."  Question 129_ What is the name of the song "A Walking Miracle" followed up?  It was the number 1 song for 2 weeks on 77 WABC, New York and Billboard's number 16 song of the year 1963.  Click to go to Answer

Question 130_   What was the name of the group who recorded the songs discussed in question 129? Click to go to Answer

131_  & 132_  Continuing along the theme of treasured hits of 1963.  This song was the debut record for a young lady who continued on to have a very distinguished career as a pop singer.  This first entry became the number 1 song for 3 weeks on 77 WABC, New York and was Billboard's number 14 song of the year 1963.  The sequel to her first hit record peaked at number 14. In this song, she totally turned the tables on the sad outcome of the first song.  Question 131_ What is the name of this first song which became a 1963 number 1 hit?

Question 132_ What was the name of young budding superstar that recorded this record?

133_ One of the best do-wop groups of all time had a hit that was number 1 for 4 weeks on 77 WABC, New York's weekly surveys and Billboard's number 18 song of 1963.  The name of the top notch do-woppers is The Tymes.  What is the name of the song?  Click to go to Answer

134_ With a song that seems to want to start a brawl, The Angels sat atop 77 WABC, New York's weekly surveys for 5 weeks and boasted Billboard's number 5 song of the year 1963.  What is the name of this  pugnacious hit?  Click to go to Answer

135_  & 136_ In this 1963 number 1 record, the singer's name and song's name make an odd sort of a connection.  The name of the song could mean that the singer is destined to walk behind one particular guy as if she was in a parade, and the singer's last name describes what you do in a parade.  (Weird clue, huh?)  Question 135_ What is the name of this singer which could inspire thoughts of a diminutive, parade walker? Click to go to Answer
Question 136_ What is the name of the number 1 song she sang?   Click to go to Answer

137_  & 138_ A brand new girl group came along in late 1963 and released a record which topped 77 WABC, New York's weekly survey for 6 weeks.  It was Billboard's number 24 record of the year 1963.  The group had several more top 40 hits through the coming years. The lead singer of this girl group trio would eventually marry Phil Spector.  Her pre married name was Veronica Bennett.  She with her sister and her cousin formed this 60's super group.  Question 137_ What was the name of this group? Click to go to Answer
Question 138_ What was the name of their big number 1 hit from 1963? Click to go to Answer

139_ & 140_ The number 1 song of 1963 was about a place.  In this place:
"There's a cute little girlie she's a-workin' there,
A black leotard and her feet are bare."  Question 139_ What is the name of this place? Click to go to Answer
Question 140_ Who recorded the number 1 song about this place?  Click to go to Answer

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