32. Tell Him – The Exciters
- #4 for 2 Weeks in 1963 (January-February)
- Best higher charting song: Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
- Worst higher charting song: Hey Paula - Paul & Paula
- Top 100 #4 Hits 1955-2003 Rank: #27
This and Please Mr. Postman represent the early 60s Motown Girl Group entrants (The Supremes would explode the paradigm later). While the singing is excellent and the song is great for fitting to type it is the strings that call out across the decades and inform us of this classic. The Exciters only trip to the top 40 was built around a a truly exciting trills that echoed in the vocal but original from the violins. Given how important bass was and became for Motown, it is hard to believe that something so treble could be one of their biggest pre-Supremes national hits.
Coming up: #31 - "Maybe you'll let me walk you home"