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posted by: Alley Gator
09/23/11 5:39 pm
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 FAVORITES
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Favorite Songs of White Plains (New York) High School Class of 1963 as voted in 2003 poll for 40th Reunion. To be eligible, songs must have reached their chart peak from summer 1960 through summer 1963.
RANK -- TITLE -- ARTIST -- CHART PEAK
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01 -- Will You Love Me Tomorrow -- The Shirelles -- January 1961
02 -- Blue Moon -- The Marcels -- April 1961
03 -- Duke of Earl -- Gene Chandler -- February 1962
04 -- Save the Last Dance for Me -- The Drifters -- October 1960
04 -- Runaround Sue -- Dion -- October 1961
06 -- He's So Fine -- The Chiffons -- March 1963
07 -- So Much in Love -- The Tymes -- August 1963
08 -- Sherry -- The Four Seasons -- September 1962
09 -- Tonight's The Night -- The Shirelles -- October 1960
10 -- Runaway -- Del Shannon -- April 1961

11 -- The Lion Sleeps Tonight -- The Tokens -- December 1961
11 -- Up On The Roof -- The Drifters -- February 1963
13 -- Stay -- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs -- November 1960
13 -- Blowin' in the Wind -- Peter, Paul & Mary -- August 1963
15 -- Baby It's You -- The Shirelles -- February 1962
16 -- The Wanderer -- Dion -- February 1962
17 -- Stand By Me -- Ben E. King -- June 1961
18 -- I Will Follow Him -- Little Peggy March -- April 1963
19 -- Big Girls Don't Cry -- The Four Seasons -- November 1962
20 -- Twist & Shout -- The Isley Brothers -- August 1962

21 -- Dedicated to the One I Love -- The Shirelles -- March 1961
22 -- Hit the Road, Jack -- Ray Charles -- October 1961
22 -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me -- The Miracles -- February 1963
24 -- One Fine Day -- The Chiffons -- July 1963
25 -- Do You Love Me -- The Contours -- October 1962
26 -- Can't Help Falling in Love -- Elvis Presley -- February 1962
27 -- He's A Rebel -- The Crystals -- November 1962
28 -- The Loco-Motion -- Little Eva -- August 1962
29 -- Take Good Care of My Baby -- Bobby Vee -- September 1961
30 -- Are You Lonesome Tonight -- Elvis Presley -- November 1960

31 -- Only the Lonely -- Roy Orbison -- July 1960
31 -- Crying -- Roy Orbison -- October 1961
31 -- Breaking Up is Hard to Do -- Neil Sedaka -- August 1962
34 -- Shop Around -- The Miracles -- February 1961
34 -- There's A Moon Out Tonight -- The Capris -- February 1961
34 -- Mama Said -- The Shirelles -- May 1961
34 -- Hey Paula -- Paul & Paula -- February 1963
34 -- It's My Party -- Lesley Gore -- June 1963 (graduation)
39 -- Please Mr. Postman -- The Marvelettes -- December 1961
39 -- Puff (The Magic Dragon) -- Peter, Paul & Mary -- May 1963

All these songs appeard on at least 14% of ballots cast
Songs ranked 2 through14 appeared on 25%-33% of ballots
Will You Love Me Tomorrow appeared on 48% of ballots!!

Favorite "party" records were Twist & Shout and Do You Love Me
"Most reminds me of White Plains High School" was Duke of Earl