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Pre-1964 Pop Songs by Artist and Lyric

All of these songs were recorded and released pre-1964. As in, 1963 and before.
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Last updated: May 7, 2021
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Lyrics
Artist
Song Title
(Longest running #1 instrumental in US chart history)
Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Theme from A Summer Place
If the sky that we look upon / Should tumble and fall / Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops / Away above the chimney tops / That's where you'll find me
Judy Garland
Over the Rainbow
Lived by the sea / And frolicked in the autumn mist / In a land called Honalee
Peter, Paul and Mary
Puff the Magic Dragon
Everybody's doin' a brand new dance now / I know you'll get to like it / If you give it a chance now
Little Eva
The Loco-Motion
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Ritchie Valens
La Bamba
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive / With their vocal group, 'The Crypt-Kicker Five'
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett
Monster Mash
Well, he walked up to me / And he asked me if I wanted to dance
The Crystals
Then He Kissed Me
Now, I don't mean to bother you / But I'm in distress / There's danger of me losing all of my happiness
Sam Cooke
Cupid
'Cause I want / A girl / To call / My own
Bobby Darin
Dream Lover
The night we met I knew I needed you so / And if I had the chance I'd never let you go
The Ronettes
Be My Baby
I wonder / I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder / Why / Why, why, why, why, why / She ran away
Del Shannon
Runaway
I was alright / For a while / I could smile for a while
Roy Orbison
Crying
When you hold my hand / I understand / The magic that you do / You're my dream come true / My one and...
The Platters
Only You
And don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more
Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack
(only lyric = a certain distilled beverage)
The Champs
Tequila
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Level 59
Jan 23, 2023
I was born in 1963, got 14/16 correct.