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Official Singles Chart on 17/10/1963

17 October 1963 - 23 October 1963

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2023.

 

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Institute for Music Research

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No 32. The label of London HLU 9793 shows the artist is 'The Ronettes'.

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Definite articles seem to be applied semi-randomly in the database. At no.2, by the same token, it should surely be 'The Crystals', although here it's just listed as 'Crystals'. [The] Fourmost and [The] Caravelles suffer the same thing on this page.

The Guinness British Hit Singles books perhaps sensibly used to sidestep the issue by removing all definite articles from artist names, except in very rare cases such as The The, who would otherwise have been listed as the rather gnomic 'The'.