Then He Kissed Me – Crystals

The Crystals occupied the UK top 10 for eight weeks in 1963 with this track.

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Fifty years ago this week, Then he kissed me by the Crystals was at number 10 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 eight weeks previously at number 22 and broke into the top 10 a week later. The song spent eight weeks in the top 10, two of them at its peak position of number 2, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

Then he kissed me was released on the London record label and was the second of two UK top 10 hits for the Crystals. The song returned to the top 40 in 1967 when the Beach Boys took a cover version, with an altered perspective and a title of Then I kissed her, to number 4.

More music from the Crystals


UK singles chart for the week ending 16 November 1963

  1. You’ll never walk aloneGerry and the Pacemakers

  2. Sugar and spiceSearchers

  3. She loves youBeatles

  4. Blue bayou / Mean woman bluesRoy Orbison

  5. Be my babyRonettes

  6. Let it rock / Memphis TennesseeChuck Berry

  7. Don’t talk to himCliff Richard and the Shadows

  8. Do you love me?Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

  9. I (who have nothing)Shirley Bassey

  10. Then he kissed meCrystals

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