Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, April 25, 2019


A lot of these are not underappreciated, at least by my generation, but may surely be underappreciated by the young whippersnappers out there.  In 1964 The Beatles controlled the airwaves and the "British Invasion," Motown, girl groups were all big things, Yet there was room for the likes of Dean Martin, Al Hirt, Sammy Davis Jr., and the Ray Charles Singers.

The Number One hit single of 1964 was "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

Number Two:  "She Loves You"

Number Three:  "Hello Dolly"

Number Four:  "Pretty Woman"

Number Five:  "I Get Around"

Number Six:  "Everybody Loves Somebody"

Number Seven:  "My Guy"

Number Eight:  "We'll Sing in the Sunshine'

Number Nine:  "Last Kiss"

Number Ten:  "Where Did Our Love Go"

Number Eleven:  "People"

Number Twelve:  "Java"

Number Thirteen:  "A Hard Day's Night"

Number Fourteen:  "Love Me Do"

Number Fifteen:  "Do Wah Diddy"

Number Sixteen:  "Please Please Me"

Number Seventeen:  "Dancing in the Street"

Number Eighteen:  "Little Children"

Number Nineteen:  "Love Me With All Your Heart"

Number Twenty:  "Under the Boardwalk"

Rounding out the Top One Hundred were songs by The Dixie Cups. The Dave Clark Five, The Four Seasons, The Newbeats, Gene Pitney, Jan and Dean, Jay and the Americans, Peter and Gordon, The Honeycombs, Serendipity Singers, Betty Everett (both solo and with Jerry Butler), Dusty Springfield, Leslie Gore, Dionne Warwick, the Animals, Ronny & The Daytonas, Johnny Rivers, Danny Williams, The Rip Cords, Millie Small, Major Lance, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Chad and Jeremy, Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, The Shangri-Las, Bobby Freeman, The Impressions, The Four Tops, Diane Renay, The Bachelors, The Markeets, The Hondells, Roger Miller, The Reflections, Rick Nelson, The New Christy Minstrels, Joe Hinton, The Temptations, Al Martino, The Trashmen, The Trams, The Kinks, Sammy Davis Jr., The Impressions, The Jelly Beans, The Kingsmen, The Searchers, Tommy Tucker, The Ventures, Robert Maxwell, Jimmy Hughes, Andy Williams, Jumpin' Gene Simmons, and more songs from The Supremes, The Drifters, Roy Orbison, and The Beatles.


  1. I don't think I've heard "Little Children" before. Not a great song, but pleasant enough. As one born in 1964, it does and doesn't seem like 55 years...

  2. From Facebook: Sandra Watterson: Love them all