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Lesley Gore's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

David Redfern/Redferns

Lesley Gore performs on a television show in the 1960's.

The late Lesley Gore -- who died on Feb. 16 of cancer in New York at the age of 68 -- racked up a string of hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1960s, including her signature No. 1 hit "It's My Party." It's Gore's biggest hit of all time (see list, below).

Gore notched 19 entries on the Hot 100, including such familiar tunes as "You Don't Own Me" (No. 2 in 1964) and "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" (No. 13 in 1965).

Gore later earned an Academy Award nomination for best original song, for co-writing "Out Here On My Own" from Fame (with her brother Michael Gore). The song was also a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Irene Cara, who performed the tune in the film and on its soundtrack.

The below list is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.

Lesley Gore's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits:

10. "My Town, My Guy and Me"
Peak Position: No. 32
Peak Date: Oct. 9, 1965

9. "Look of Love"
Peak Position: No. 27
Peak Date: Feb. 13, 1965

8. "Maybe I Know"
Peak Position: No. 14
Peak Date:  Sept. 12, 1964

7. "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
Peak Position: No. 13
Peak Date:  Aug. 7, 1965

6. That's the Way Boys Are"
Peak Position: No. 12
Peak Date: April 25, 1964

5. "California Nights"
Peak Position: No. 16
Peak Date: March 18, 1967

4. "Judy's Turn To Cry"
Peak Position: No. 5
Peak Date: Aug. 17, 1963

3. "She's a Fool"
Peak Position: No. 5
Peak Date: Dec. 7, 1963

2. "You Don't Own Me"
Peak Position: No. 2
Peak Date: Feb. 1, 1964

1. "It's My Party"
Peak Position: No. 1 (two weeks)
Peak Date: June 1, 1963