1963 Bobby Vee – Charms
Bobby Vee reached #3 on the Hot 100 with his last single of 1963, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes. Helen Miller (who had been writing songs since the forties) had just begun co-writing songs with Howard Greenfield, who had been co-writing songs with Neil Sedaka. They had just had a hit with Foolish Little Girl by The Shirelles and Bobby recorded another song they had written, Charms.
The record peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The b-side of the single did better in the UK, where Charms failed to chart. Bobby Tomorrow sounded a lot like some of Bobby’s other hits and reached #21 in the UK. That was the last time Bobby reached the top forty in the UK.
Bobby’s next single, Be True To Yourself, stalled at #34 on the Hot 100 in 1963.
By the end of the year, the Beatles had arrived on the radio in the US, dealing a blow to the careers of countless US musicians. It would be 1967 before any of Bobby’s singles again reached the top forty on the Hot 100.
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