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RADIO STATION WMCA/WABC'S (NEW YORK CITY) TOP SINGLES OF 1962 (TOP 14)* PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Aug 13, 2016 at 09:26 PM

RADIO STATION WMCA/WABC'S (NEW YORK CITY) TOP SINGLES OF 1962 (TOP 14)*

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  1-MASHED POTATO TIME-DEE DEE SHARP-CAMEO-APRIL                                          814
  2-BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY-FOUR SEASONS-VEE JAY-November                                     710
  3-DUKE OF EARL-GENE CHANDLER-VEE JAY-March                                              670
  4-I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC Paramount-June                                668
  5-SHERRY-FOUR SEASONS-Vee Jay-September                                                 656
  6-THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-Parkway-January                                              656
  7-ROSES ARE RED-BOBBY VINTON-Epic-July                                                  648
  8-SOLDIER BOY-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                                     646
  9-LIMBO ROCK-Chubby Checker-Parkway-December                                            630
 10-TWIST AND SHOUT-ISLEY BROTHERS-Wand-August                                            606
 11-The Peppermint Twist-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-January             602
 12-Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March                                                   600
 13-Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October                                                 582
 14-Tell Him-Exciters-United Artist-December                                              570
 15-The Wanderer-Dion-Laurie-February                                                     570
 16-The Stripper-David Rose-MGM-June                                                      554
 17-The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August                                           550
 18-Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July                                                          520
 19-He's A Rebel-Crystals-Philles-November                                                508
 20-Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett-Garpax-October                                     482
 21-Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December                                            480
 22-Palisades Park-Freddy Cannon-Swan-July                                                478
 23-Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball-Kapp-March                                              468
 24-Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June                                                        466
 25-The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June                                   462
 26-Stranger On The Shore-Mr. Acker Bilk-Atco-May                                         448
 27-Johnny Angel-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April                                             438
 28-Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-October                                         438
 29-Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker-Parkway-March                                            424
 30-I Know-Barbara George-AFO-January                                                     422
 31-She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May                                       410
 32-Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-July                                    402
 33-All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-Decca-November                                              402
 34-I Love You-Volumes-Chex-June                                                          380
 35-Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February                                              378
 36-Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-May                                                         372
 37-What's Your Name-Don & Juan-Big Top-March                                             370
 38-Return To Sender-Elvis Presley-RCA-November                                           368
 39-Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July                                        368
 40-Uptown-Crystals-Philles-April                                                         360
 41-Ramblin'Rose-Nat King Cole-Capitol-September                                          356
 42-Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-September                                           354
 43-You'll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn-Jamie-August                                    348
 44-Smokey Places-Corsairs-Tuff-March                                                     346
 45-Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March                                           346
 46-Sheila-Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September                                              342
 47-Telstar-Tornadoes-London-December                                                     340
 48-Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys-Capitol-October                                             336
 49-You Belong To Me-Duprees-Coed-September                                               336
 50-Afrikaan Beat-Bert Kaempfert-Decca-February                                           314
 51-Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-September                                      308
 52-I Wish That We Were Married-Ronnie & the Hi-Lites-Joy-April                           300
 53-Al Di La-Emillo Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July                                         296
 54-Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-November                                                   292
 55-Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April                                                   288
 56-Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February                                                  276
 57-You Beat Me To The Punch-Mary Wells-Motown-September                                  274
 58-Dear Lady Twist-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-February                                     272
 59-Don't Play That Song-Ben E. King-Atco-June                                            268
 60-You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September                                 264
 61-Ride!-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-November                                                    262
 62-Remember Then-The Earls-Old Town-December                                             256
 63-Only Love Can Break Your-Gene Pitney-Musicor-October                                  246
 64-Shout-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May                                          246
 65-I Sold My Heart to the Junkman-The Blue-Belles-Newtown-May                            246
 66-Beechwood 4-5789-Marvelettes-Tamla-September                                          244
 67-Desafinado-Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd-Verve-November                                      244
 68-Bring It on Home to Me-Sam Cooke-RCA-August                                           240
 69-What Kind of Fool Am I-Sammy Davis, Jr.-Reprise-November                              234
 70-Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-April                                                232
 71-Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah-Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans-Philles-December                       228
 72-Popeye-Chubby Checker-Parkway-October                                                 218
 73-A Wonderful Dream-Majors-Imperial-September                                           218
 74-Release Me-"Little Esther"Phillips-Lenox-December                                     214
 75-Any Day Now(My Wild Beautiful Bird)-Chuck Jackson-Wand-June                           212
 76-Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January                                  210
 77-Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                                 208
 78-Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-August                                                  194
 79-Keep Your Hands Off My Baby-Little Eva-Dimension-December                             194
 80-Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes)-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-July                                174
 81-Theme From Dr. Kildare-Richard Chamberlain-MGM-July                                   146
 82-Echo-Emotions-Kapp-November                                                           146
 83-Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-July                                             144
 84-Soul Twist-King Curtis & Noble Knights-Enjoy-March                                    142
 85-Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May                                              140
 86-Lie To Me-Brook Benton-Mercury-October                                                134
 87-Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis-MGM-April                         120
 88-Twist,Twist Senora-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-May                                       120
 89-Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October                                                       116
 90-I Need Your Loving-Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford-Fire-July                               116
 91-Village of Love-Nathaniel Mayer & Fabulous Twilights-Fortune-June                     116
 92-Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney-Musicor-January                                         114
 93-Multiplication-Bobby Darin-Atco-January                                               114
 94-Irresistible You-Bobby Darin-Atco-January                                             114
 95-It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June                             110
 96-Our Anniversary-Shep & the Limelites-Hull-February                                    106
 97-Please Mr. Postman-The Marvelettes-Tamla-January                                       86
 98-Wiggle Wobble-Les Cooper & the Soul Rockers-Everlast-December                          82
 99-Having a Party-Sam Cooke-RCA-July                                                      80
100-Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-Monument-April                                                  80
101-There's No Other(Like My Baby)-The Crystals-Philles-January                            80
102-Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June                                                     78
103-Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-August                                         78
104-Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March                                           76
105-The Lonely Bull-The Tijuana Brass-A&M-December                                         74
106-Shout! Shout!(Knock Yourself Out)-Ernie Maresca-Seville-May                            72
107-Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April                                                 72
108-She's Not You-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                              70
109-Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August                                               70
110-Poor Fool-Ike and Tina Turner-Sue-January                                              68
111-What Kind of Love Is This -Joey Dee & the Starliters-Roulette-September                42
112-Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke-RCA-October                                     40
113-Gina-Johnny Mathis-Columbia--November                                                  38 
114-I've Got Bonnie-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-March                                               38
115-Little Diane-Dion-Laurie-August                                                        36
116-A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February                                           36
117-Venus In Blue Jeans-Jimmy Clanton-Ace-October                                          34
118-Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                               34
119-Letter Full of Tears-Gladys Knight & the Pips-Fury-February                            34

* On August 1,1962 Radio Station WMCA introduced it's first on-air survey.So all the surveys
used in the compilation of this list for the weeks of August 1st and there after are surveys
from Radio Station WMCA. Surveys used in this compilationfor the weeks prior to August 1
in 1962 are the surveys of Radio station WABC.Like WMCA,WABC is a radio station from New York
City.
  WMCA off-air surveys ,all from December of 1961,are also used in the compilation of this list.
They are used in computing the scores for songs that peaked on the WABC chart in 1962.As more
off-air WMCA surveys come into my possession this more than likely will change the positions of
songs on this list. So this list is basically tentative.

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