Category Archive: 1964

BABY I NEED YOUR LOVING

Baby I Need Your Loving “Baby I Need Your Loving” is a 1964 hit single recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song was the group’s first Motown single and their first pop Top 20 hit, making it to number eleven on the …

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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES (Jewel Akens song)

The Birds and the Bees (Jewel Akens song) “The Birds and the Bees” was a 1964 single release by Jewel Akens with a lyric based on the “birds and the bees” idiom commonly referenced with regard to affording young people their introductory sex education. An international hit in 1965, “The Birds and the Bees” was …

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DOWNTOWN (Petula Clark song)

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: PETULA CLARK Top Position (Australia): 4 Song Author: Tony Hatch Record Label: Astor Label Number: AP-1096 “Downtown” is a song composed by Tony Hatch which, as recorded by Petula Clark in 1964, became an international hit, reaching No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 in UK Singles …

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DEAR HEART (song)

Dear Heart (song) Released November 1964 Genre Vocal Length 2:51 Label Columbia Records 43180 Writer(s) Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston “Dear Heart” is a song written by Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, and Jay Livingston and performed by Andy Williams. The song reached #2 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart and #24 on the Billboard …

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OH NO NOT MY BABY

Oh No Not My Baby “Oh No Not My Baby” is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.The song’s lyrics describe how friends and family repeatedly warn the singer about a partner’s infidelities. The song is regarded as an American standard due to its long-time popularity with both music listeners and recording artists. …

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COME SEE ABOUT ME

Come See About Me B-side “You’re Gone, But Always in My Heart” “Long Gone Lover” Released October 27, 1964 Format Vinyl record (7″ 45 RPM) Written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it was the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two separate weeks: December 13, 1964 to December …

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WALK AWAY

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: MATT MONRO Top Position (Australia): 5 Record Label: Parlophone 1964 Label Number: A8132 His daughter Michele has written a biography, The Singer’s Singer: The Life and Music of Matt Monro and has been instrumental, along with sound engineer Richard Moore, in releasing rare and unreleased material by Matt in …

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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN

HIT DETAILS Artist Name: THE SEARCHERS From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Top Position (Australia): 26 Record Label: Astor Label Number: AP-1087 Released November 1964 (UK); January 1965 (US) Format 7″ single Genre Pop Length 2:33 Label Pye 7N15739 (UK) Kapp 644 (USA) Writer(s) Malvina Reynolds “What Have They Done to the Rain” is a song …

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AND I LOVE HER

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: THE BEATLES Top Position (Australia): 28 Song Author: Lennon and McCartney Year Recorded: 1964 Record Label: Parlophone Label Number: GEPO-8920 SONG PROFILE And I Love Her Song by The Beatles from the album A Hard Day’s Night Released 10 July 1964 Recorded 25–27 February 1964 Abbey Road Studios Length …

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DANCE DANCE DANCE

Dance, Dance, Dance (song) – 1964 “Dance, Dance, Dance” is a song composed by Brian and Carl Wilson with lyrics by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in 1964 backed with “The Warmth of the Sun” and was released the following …

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