Written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil Spector, no wonder this is one of the all-time great pop songs. It topped the US chart in November 1962, beating Pitney’s own single Only Love Can Break a Heart into second place. (Pitney never hit the US No 1 spot as a singer). It reached 19 in Britain.
In 2004, He’s a Rebel was ranked at 263 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.