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60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
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dated to June 3, 1963
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new.JPG (991 bytes) It's My Party - Lesley Gore
Mercury - 1 week at No.1
2 / 3
week 5
If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
1 / 2
week 7
I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
RCA Victor
3 / 6
week 4
Losing You - Brenda Lee
Brunswick / Decca
10 / -
week 2
I Love You Because - Al Martino
6 / 8
week 4
Surfin' U.S.A. - Beach Boys
4 / 1
week 9
Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
CBS / Columbia
5 / 9
week 3
Foolish Little Girl - Shirelles
new.JPG (991 bytes) Take These Chains From My Heart - Ray Charles
new.JPG (991 bytes) Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - Crystals

"It's My Party" was released on April 5, 1963, as the lead single from Lesley Gore's debut album I'll Cry If I Want To (1963). Lyrically it portrays the discomfort of a teenage girl at her birthday party when her boyfriend Johnny disappears, only to return in the company of Judy, another girl, who is "wearing his ring", to indicate he has replaced the birthday girl as his love interest. The song's effectiveness is enhanced by several musical touches that producer Quincy Jones incorporated, including Latin-sounding rhythms, double tracked vocals, and effective horn parts. "It's My Party" reached the number one position in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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