Today in Four Seasons History, March 13, 1976: December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) Tops the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!March 13th, 2013
Thirty-seven years ago today, on March 13, 1976, The Four Seasons had their fifth Number One hit with â€œDecember 1963â€³ (Oh, What a Night),â€ which was their first hit to top the charts since â€œRag Dollâ€ in 1964. â€œDecember 1963â€³ remained in the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks and was also their only British Number One single.
Written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker, â€œOh, What A Nightâ€ broke right around Christmas of â€˜75, and slowly climbed to Number One by mid-March. The song spent six months on the charts and sold more than three million copies, making it The Four Seasonsâ€™ best-selling single ever.
In 1976, â€œOh, What A Nightâ€ spent 27 weeks on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100, then it hit the chart again for another 27 weeks in 1994, peaking at #14 on the chart.