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MUSIC VENDOR (USA) MAGAZINE'S (MAGAZINE'S CHART) TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1962 PDF Print E-mail
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Jan 30, 2017 at 02:31 PM
MUSIC VENDOR (USA) MAGAZINE'S (MAGAZINE'S CHART) TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1962*








POS.-TITLE?Artist-Label-Peak Month
 1 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC-PARAMOUNT-JUNE
  2 THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-PARKWAY-January
  3 ROSES ARE RED (MY LOVE)?BOBBY VINTON-EPIC-July
  4 RAMBLIN'ROSE-NAT KING COLE-Capitol-September
  5 STRANGER ON THE SHORE-MR. ACKER BILK-Atco-May
  6 SHERRY?THE FOUR SEASONS-VEE JAY-September
  7 THE STRIPPER?DAVID ROSE & HIS ORCHESTRA-MGM-June
  8 THE PEPPERMINT TWIST (PART. 1)?Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-January
  9 DUKE OF EARL-Gene Chandler-Vee Jay-March 
 10 SOLDIER BOY-Shirelles-Scepter-May
 11 Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March
 12 The Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens-RCA Victor-January
 13 Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-April
 14 The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August
 15 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July
 16 Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January
 17 Mashed Potato Time?Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-April
 18 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You Connie Francis-MGM-March
 19 Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October
 20 Big Girls Don't Cry-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-November
 21 Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers-Garpax-October
 22 The Wanderer-Dion-Laurie-February
 23 Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-March
 24 Run To Him-Bobby Vee-Liberty-January
 25 Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February
 26 Palisades Park-Freddy Cannon-Swan-June
 27 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June
 28 I Know(You Don?t Love Me No More)-Barbara George-AFO-January
 29 Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March
 30 Walk On By-Leroy Van Dyke-Mercury-January
 31 The Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July
 32 Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August
 33 She's Not You-Elvis Presley-RCA-September
 34 Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-September
 35 Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October
 36 Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen-Kapp-March
 37 All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-Decca-November
 38 Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-July
 39 Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-July
 40 Sheila-Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September
 41 Return To Sender-Elvis Presley-RCA-December
 42 Everybody Loves Me But You-Brenda Lee-Decca-May
 43 Good-bye Cruel World-James Darren-January
 44 He's A Rebel Crystals-Philles-November
 45 Big Bad John-Jimmy Dean-Columbia-January
 46 A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February
 47 Only Love Can Break Your-Gene Pitney-Musicor-November
 48 She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May
 49 Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May
 50 Johnny Angel-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April
 51 Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-July
 52 You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September
 53 Please Mr. Postman?The Marvelettes-Tamla-January
 54 Let There Be Drums-Sandy Nelson-Imperial-January
 55 Limbo Rock?Chubby Checker-Parkway-December 
 56 The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June
 57 Second Hand Love-Connie Francis-MGM-June
 58 Things-Bobby Darin-Atco-August 
 59 Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-August
 60 Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp-Parkway-April
 61 Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-October
 62 Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April 
 63 Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-June
 64 When The Boy In Your Arms(Is The Boy In Your Heart)-Connie Francis-MGM-January
 65 Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December
 66 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)-Roy Orbison-Monument-March 
 67 P.T. 109-Jimmy Dean-Columbia-May 
 68 Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March
 69 Alley Cat-Bent Fabric & His Piano-Atco-October
 70 Vacation-Connie Francis?MGM-August
 71 Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-RCA-November
 72 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Vallence-Gene Pitney-Musicor-June
 73 Al Di La'-Emilio Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July
 74 Gina-Johnny Mathis-Columbia-November
 75 She?s Got You-Patsy Cline?Decca-March 
 76 Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February
 77 Shout (pt. 1)?Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May 
 78 Teen Age Idol-Rick Nelson-Imperial-September
 79 Old Rivers-Walter Brennan-Liberty-May
 80 Moon River?Henry Mancini & His Orchestra-RCA Victor-January
 81 Funny Way Of Laughin?-Burl Ives?Decca-May
 82 Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-November
 83 Love Me Warm And Tender-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-April
 84 Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June
 85 Venus In Blue Jeans-Jimmy Clanton-Ace-October
 86 Desafinado-Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd?Verve-November
 87 Ride!-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-December
 88 Lonely Bull(El Solo Torro)-Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-A&M-December
 89 Happy Birthday,Sweet Sixteen-Neil Sedaka-RCA-January
 90 Tonight-Ferrante & Teicher-United Artist-January
 91 Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-April
 92 Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes)-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-July
 93 Rinky Dink-Dave ?Baby? Cortez?Chess-September 
 94 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-September
 95 Lie To Me-Brook Benton-Mercury-September
 96 Cotton Fields-Highwaymen?United Artists-February
 97 Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March
 98 Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April 
 99 Shout! Shout!(Knock Yourself Out)-Ernie Maresca?Seville-May
100 Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June

* As published in the December 29,1962 issue of Music Vendor Magazine

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