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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (HONOR ROLL OF HITS) TOP SINGLES OF 1962 PDF Print E-mail
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Jul 25, 2017 at 03:01 AM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (HONOR ROLL OF HITS) TOP SINGLES OF 1962

             

  1 THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-PARKWAY-JANUARY 838
  2 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC PARAMOUNT-June                               722
  3 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY-FOUR SEASONS-VEE JAY-November                                                       702
  4 THE PEPPERMINT TWIST JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-Roulette-January                   702
  5 LIMBO ROCK-CHUBBY CHECKER-Parkway-December                                                              660
  6 ROSES ARE RED-BOBBY VINTON-Epic-July                                                                    640
  7 STRANGER ON THE SHORE-MR. ACKER BILK-Atco-May                                                           640
  8 JOHNNY ANGEL-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April                                                               598
  9 RETURN TO SENDER-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                                                             572
 10 SHERRY-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-September                                                                   566
 11 Mashed Potato Time-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-May                                                              566
 12 Soldier Boy-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                                                       562
 13 He's A Rebel Crystals-Philles-November                                                                  528
 14 Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler-Vee Jay-March                                                                514
 15 Ramblin'Rose-Nat King Cole-Capitol-September                                                            504
 16 The Stripper-David Rose-MGM-July                                                                        492
 17 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July                                                          490
 18 The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August                                                             488
 19 Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                                                   488
 20 Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December                                                              476
 21 Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett-Garpax-October                                                       472
 22 Sheila Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September                                                                458
 23 Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March                                                                     456
 24 Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January                                                    452
 25 Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball-Kapp-March                                                                446
 26 Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker-Parkway-April                                                              436
 27 The Wanderer-Dion-Laurie-February                                                                       416
 28 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You Connie Francis-MGM-April                              410
 29 Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July                                                                            404
 30 Palisades Park-Freddie Cannon-Swan-July                                                                 402
 31 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June                               384
 32 Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-August                                                          382
 33 Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October                                                                         368
 34 All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-November                                                                      364
 35 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen-Neil Sedaka-RCA-January                                                    358
 36 Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-October                                                           356
 37 Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February                                                                    350
 38 Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-August                                                    346
 39 I Know-Barbara George-AFO-January                                                                       334
 40 Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-May                                                                           326
 41 Only Love Can Break Your-Gene Pitney-Musicor-November                                     326
 42 Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August                                                                312
 43 You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September                                         296
 44 Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October                                                                   294
 45 Dear Lady Twist-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-February                                                       292
 46 Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-December                                                                     286
 47 Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April                                                                     286
 48 Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-October                                                               284
 49 Johnny Get Angry-Joanie Sommers-Warner Brothers-July                                                    278
 50 Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April                                                                  278
 51 Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-July                                                                      270
 52 Lonely Bull-Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-A&M-December                                                268
 53 Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                                                264
 54 Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March                                                            262
 55 Gina-Johnny Mathis-Columbia-November                                                                    258
 56 A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February                                                            258
 57 What's Your Name-Don & Juan-Big Top-March                                                               256
 58 Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June                                                                          250
 59 Alley Cat-Bent Fabric & His Piano-Atco-September                                                        248
 60 The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallence-Gene Pitney-Musicor-June                                              242
 61 She's Not You-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                                               240
 62 Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-RCA-November                                                          236
 63 Things-Bobby Darin-Atco-August                                                                          234
 64 Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-September                                                        234
 65 Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June                                                                      232
 66 Al Di La-Emillo Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July                                                           228
 67 Ride-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-December                                                                       224
 68 Shout-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May                                                            224
 69 She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May                                                         222
 70 Teen Age Idol-Rick Nelson-Imperial-September                                                            218
 71 P.T. 109-Jimmy Dean-Columbia-May                                                                        214
 72 Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May                                                                212
 73 Release Me-"Little Esther"Phillips-Lenox-October                                                        212
 74 The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June                                                     210
 75 You Are My Sunshine-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-December                                        210
 76 Everybody Loves Me But You-Brenda Lee-Decca-May                                                         204
 77 When I Fall In Love-Lettermen-Capitol-January                                                           202
 78 Old Rivers-Walter Brennan-Liberty-May                                                                   194
 79 I Remember You-Frank Ifield-Vee Jay-October                                                             188
 80 Shout!Shout!-Ernie Maresca-Seville-May                                                                  180
 81 Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February                                                                170
 82 Cindy's Birthday-Johnny Crawford-Del Fi-June                                                            162
 83 Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-July                                                               162
 84 Twist,Twist Senora-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-May                                                         156
 85 You Beat Me To The Punch-Mary Wells-Motown-September                                                    154
 86 Unchain My Heart-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-January                                                      152
 87 Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-Monument-April                                                                   144
 88 Her Royal Majesty-James Darren-Colpix-March                                                             144
 89 Second Hand Love-Connie Francis-MGM-June                                                                132
 90 Little Diane-Dion-Laurie-August                                                                         126
 91 You Belong To Me-Duprees-Coed-September                                                                 124
 92 Vacation-Connie Francis-MGM-August                                                                      124
 93 Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March                                                             124
 94 Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes)-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-July                                                  122
 95 The Cha-Cha-Cha-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-November                                                             120
 96 When The Boy In Your Arms-Connie Francis-MGM-January                                                    120
 97 You'll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn-Jamie-August                                                      120
 98 If I Had A Hammer-Peter,Paul & Mary-Warner Brothers-October                                             114
 99 Venus In Blue Jeans-Jimmy Clanton-Ace-October                                                           114
100 Rinky Dink-Dave "Baby" Cortez-Chess-September                                                           114
101 Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-May                                                                    110
102 Love Me Warm And Tender-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-April                                                   108
103 Cotton Fields-Highwaymen-United Artist-February                                                         106
104 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby-Little Eva-Dimension-December                                               106
105 Rumors-Johnny Crawford-Del-fi-December                                                                  106
106 Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke-RCA-November                                                     104
107 Conscience-James Darren-Colpix-June                                                                      84
108 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)-Chubby Checker-Parkway-November                                                  82
109 Percolator Twist-Billy Joe & The Checkmates-Dore-March                                                   80
110 That's Old Fashioned-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-June                                                78
111 Funny Way Of Laughin'-Burl Ives-Decca-May                                                                76
112 Theme From Dr.Kildare-Richard Chamberlain-MGM-July                                                       74
113 What's A Matter Baby-Timi Yuro-Liberty-September                                                         74
114 Don't Play That Song-Ben E.King-Atco-June                                                                72
115 Dancing Party-Chubby Checker-Parkway-July                                                                72
116 Chip Chip-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-March                                                                   72
117 Close To Cathy-Mike Clifford-United Artist-November                                                      72
118 My Own True Love-Duprees-Coed-December                                                                   70
119 A Swingin' Safari-Bert Kaempfert-Decca-September                                                         68
120 (Dance With The) Guitar Man-Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes-December                     38
121 Love Came To Me-Dion-Laurie-December                                                                     38
122 Rain,Rain Go Away-Bobby Vinton-Epic-October                                                              38
123 Bring It On Home To Me-Sam Cooke-RCA-August                                                              36
124 Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys-Capitol-October                                                                34
125 A Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney-Musicor-February                                                         34
126 Smoky Places-Corsairs?Tuff-March                                                                         34
127 She's Got You-Patsy Cline-Decca-March                                                                    34
128 Lie To Me-Brook Benton-Mercury-October                                                                   34
129 Dear Lonely Hearts-Nat "King" Cole-Capitol-December                                                      34
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