Ranking my favourite songs by these two bands is tough. It's something like this:
This Diamond Ring - Playboys
Ferry Cross the Mersey - Pacemakers
Walk Hand in Hand - Pacemakers
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - Pacemakers
You'll Never Walk Alone - Pacemakers
Green Grass - Playboys
Count Me In - Playboys
Everybody Loves a Clown - Playboys
Girl on a Swing - Pacemakers
My Heart's a Symphony - Playboys
But my favourites by Gerry & the Pacemakers are all ballads!
It's Gary Lewis & the Playboys who are the better rockers. So it's really difficult to choose, but I suppose I have to go with the Pacemakers on the basis of my list above.