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Playlist: What Was On The Radio 50 Years Ago Today, On The Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Assassination

by Caitlin Carter   Nov 22, 2013 13:49 PM EST

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Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. For many, it marked a turning point in American history. That day, everything came to a standstill. People still remember where they were and what they were doing when their president was shot. One detail that people may or may not remember is the music that was playing on the radio that day, November 22, 1963.

In our playlist below, we feature the songs that were topping the charts that day as well as songs that were popular then. The No. 1 hit in America on the day Kennedy was shot was “I’m Leaving It All Up To You” by Dale & Grace. Take a step back in time while you honor a president who was taken before his time.

01.“I’m Leaving it All Up to You” by Dale & Grace

02.“Dominique” by the Singing Nun

03. “Washington Square” by The Village Stompers

04. “It’s All Right” by The Impressions

05.“She’s a Fool” by Leslie Gore

06.“Everybody” by Tommy Roe

07. “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo & April Stevens

08. “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer

09. “Maria Elena” by Los Indios Tabajaras

10.“500 Miles Away From Home” by Bobby Bare

11. “Fools Rush In” by Rick Nelson

12.“Mean Woman Blues” by Roy Orbison

13.“Busted” by Ray Charles

14.“I Can’t Stay Mad At You” by Skeeter Davis

15. “That Sunday, That Summer” by Nat King Cole

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