THE STORY OF 1963

Welcome To Every Chart Entry Of 1963

Welcome to the Story Of 1963

 

Record Retailer hires an independent auditor to oversee compilation of its now *official* charts.

 

In March The Beatles 'From Me To You' becomes the legendary four-piece's first Number 1 single. It sets in motion a record for any group of 17 Number 1 Singles, spanning the next six years.

She Loves You becomes The Beatles first million-seller after its release in August. To date, the legendary four-piece have six titles in the all-time UK Million Sellers list (She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, We Can Work It Out/Daytripper and Hey Jude).

 

Up until 2002 both The Beatles and Elvis Presley held joint at the top of the most U.K. Number Ones. However for the 25th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's death a german DJ known as JXL remixed the 1968 Presley single 'A Little Less Conversation' which rocketed to the top of the U.K. U.S. and most EU charts declaring Elvis as the most U.K. number ones. In 2005 for his 70th birthday Sony BMG released all his U.K. number ones weekly as a numbered box set. The sale of these singles gave Elvis 3 repeated number ones with 'Jailhouse Rock' 'One Night' and 'It's Now Or Never'. 'One Night' was the U.K. 1000th number one and 'It's Now Or Never' gave him a total of 21.

 

The Beatles remain 2nd with 17 U.K. Number Ones and Cliff Richard / Westlife coming up 3rd with 14.

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