Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to February 9, 1963
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 15
Telstar - Tornados
London / Decca - 12 weeks at No.1
3 / 3
week 3
Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers
Philips / Vanguard
2 / 2
week 13
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
RCA
4 / 5
week 3
Hey Paula - Paul & Paula
Philips
5 / 7
week 4
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
Liberty
8 / -
week 2
It's Up To You - Ricky Nelson
London / Imperial
9 / 9
week 3
Junge, Komm Bald Wieder - Freddy
Polydor
10 / -
week 2
Loop De Loop - Johnny Thunder
Diamond
6 / 4
week 15
Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
Parkway
7 / 6
week 7
Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
Columbia
 

"Telstar", released on Agust 17, 1962, is one of the most successful instrumentals in the music history. The tune was named after the Telstar commmunications satellite, which was launched into orbit on July 10, 1962. Written and produced my Joe Meek, it featured either a clavioline or the similar Jennings Univox, both keyboard instruments with distinctive electrinc sounds. It was recorded in Meek's studio in a small flat above a shop in Holloway Road, North London. "Telstar" won an Ivor Novello Award and was one of the earliest pop tracks influenced by science fiction, absolutely futuristic for its time. It peaked at the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and entered the Top 10 in many other countries around the globe.

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