Part of the reason for all the Beatle success on the charts in early 1964 was that three labels had rights to Beatles releases in the US -- Swan's license was only for the one singel; VeeJay's rights would expire at the end of 1964.
title artist week debuted highest ranking
Heat Wave Martha & the Vandellas 1963 8 17 4
Cry Baby Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters 1963 9 7 4
Be My Baby The Ronettes 1963 9 14 2
Donna the Prima Donna Dion 1963 9 28 6
Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs 1963 9 28 1
It's All Right The Impressions 1963 10 12 4
Blue Bayou Roy Orbison 1963 10 12 29
I'm Leaving It Up To You Dale & Grace 1963 10 26 1
Since I Fell For You Lenny Welch 1963 11 23 4
Can I Get a Witness Marvin Gaye 1963 11 23 22
Louie Louie The Kingsmen 1963 11 30 2
As Usual Brenda Lee 1963 12 28 12
I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 1964 1 25 1
She Loves You The Beatles 1964 2 1 1
I Only Want to Be With You Dusty Springfield 1964 2 15 12
Fun Fun Fun The Beach Boys 1964 2 22 5
Please Please Me The Beatles 1964 2 22 3
Glad All Over The Dave Clark Five 1964 3 7 6
Needles and Pins The Searchers 1964 3 21 13
Twist and Shout The Beatles 1964 3 21 2
A World Without Love Peter & Gordon 1964 5 16 1
I Get Around The Beach Boys 1964 6 6 1
Wishin' And Hopin' Dusty Springfield 1964 7 11 6
Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes 1964 7 18 1
A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 1964 7 18 1
My favorite 25 songs (in chronological order) during the Class of 65's junior year. These are not necessarily the top songs of the year (see rankings), but they do make a good "Junior Soundtrack."