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NEW ZEALAND'S WEEKLY (Lever Hit Parade) BEST SELLING SINGLES FOR 1962 PDF Print E-mail
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May 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM
NEW ZEALAND'S WEEKLY (Lever Hit Parade) BEST SELLING SINGLES FOR 1962





No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-JANUARY 518 
  2 PEPPERMINT TWIST PART 1-JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-February 492 
  3 SHERRY-THE FOUR SEASONS-October 462 
  4 TELSTAR-THE TORNADOS-November 416 
  5 RUNAROUND SUE-DION-January 412 
  6 I REMEMBER YOU-FRANK IFIELD-September 406 
  7 SOLDIER BOY-THE SHIRELLES-May 378 
  8 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-Ray Charles-June 378 
  9 CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE-Elvis Presley-February 376 
 10 GOOD LUCK CHARM-Elvis Presley-May 370 
 11 The Young Ones-Cliff Richard & The Shadows-July 364 
 12 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-August 358 
 13 Roses Are Red (My Love)-Bobby Vinton-August 354 
 14 Johnny Angel-Shelley Fabares-May 350 
 15 Wonderful Land-The Shadows-June 350 
 16 The Stripper-David Rose & His Orchestra-August 340 
 17 He?s A Rebel-The Crystals-December 338 
 18 Tower Of Strength-Gene Mcdaniels-January 336 
 19 Ramblin? Rose-Nat King Cole-October 328 
 20 Let's Twist Again-Chubby Checker-March 328 
 21 Hey Baby-Bruce Channel-April 302 
 22 The Locomotion-Little Eva-September 296 
 23 Stranger On The Shore-Acker Bilk-April 282 
 24 Bachelor Boy-Cliff Richard & The Shadows-December 282 
 25 She?s Not You-Elvis Presley-September 278 
 26 Green Onions-Booker T.& The Mg?s-November 276 
 27 All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-November 272 
 28 Come Outside-Mike Sarne & Wendy Richard-August 272 
 29 Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen-March 270 
 30 I?m Looking Out The Window-Cliff Richard-September 270 
 31 Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker With Dee Dee Sharp-May 266 
 32 Sheila-Tommy Roe-October 266 
 33 A Picture Of You-Joe Brown And The Bruvvers-August 262 
 34 Let?s Dance-Chris Montez-November 260 
 35 Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-August 258 
 36 Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler-March 254 
 37 Monster Mash-Bobby Pickett And The Crypt-kickers-November 250 
 38 Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)-Sue Thompson-January 250 
 39 The Lion Sleeps Tonight-The Tokens-March 248 
 40 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis-April 236 
 41 Mashed Potato Time-Dee Dee Sharp-May 222 
 42 Only Love Can Break A Heart-Gene Pitney-November 218 
 43 Palisades Park-Freddy Cannon-August 212 
 44 The Wanderer-Dion-March 210 
 45 Ahab, The Arab-Ray Stevens-August 208 
 46 Goodbye Cruel World-James Darren-February 206 
 47 The Wah-watusi-The Orlons-August 206 
 48 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance-Gene Pitney-July 204 
 49 Run To Him-Bobby Vee-March 204 
 50 Walk On By-Leroy Van Dyke-January 200 
 51 When My Little Girl Is Smiling-The Drifters-June 198 
 52 Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-September 196 
 53 Things-Bobby Darin-September 194 
 54 The Lonely Bull-Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-December 186 
 55 I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)-Barbara George-April 158 
 56 Lovers Who Wander-Dion-July 158 
 57 Nut Rocker-B Bumble And The Stingers-May 158 
 58 It?ll Be Me-Cliff Richard & The Shadows-November 156 
 59 Tell Me What He Said-Helen Shapiro-April 156 
 60 Norman-Sue Thompson-March 154 
 61 March Of The Siamese Children-Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen-May 154 
 62 When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart-Cliff Richard-February 154 
 63 Please Mr Postman-The Marvelettes-March 154 
 64 Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-November 152 
 65 The Swiss Maid-Del Shannon-December 152 
 66 She Cried-Jay And The Americans-June 152 
 67 Patches-Dickey Lee-October 152 
 68 You Don?t Know Me-Ray Charles-October 150 
 69 Young World-Rick Nelson-May 146 
 70 Guitar Tango-The Shadows-September 146 
 71 Multiplication-Bobby Darin-March 144 
 72 Alley Cat-Bent Fabric-October 142 
 73 I?ve Been Everywhere-Lucky Starr-July 142 
 74 Working For The Man-Roy Orbison-December 142 
 75 You're The Reason-Bobby Edwards-January 106 
 76 Ginny Come Lately-Brian Hyland-July 106 
 77 Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)-Ernie Maresca-June 104 
 78 (Dance With The) Guitar Man-Duane Eddy And The Rebelettes-December 102 
 79 Let Me In-The Sensations-April 102 
 80 Wimoweh-Karl Denver-March 102 
 81 Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-April 100 
 82 Follow That Dream-Elvis Presley-July 100 
 83 Silver Threads And Golden Needles-The Springfields-October 100 
 84 Take Five-Dave Brubeck Quartet-April 100 
 85 Let There Be Drums-Sandy Nelson-February 100 
 86 Bobby?s Girl-Susan Maughan-December 98 
 87 P.t. 109-Jimmy Dean-June 96 
 88 Fortuneteller-Bobby Curtola-August 96 
 89 Percolator Twist-Peter Posa-March 96 
 90 Speak To Me Pretty-Brenda Lee-June 96 
 91 It Might As Well Rain Until September-Carole King-November 96 
 92 I?d Never Find Another You-Billy Fury-May 94 
 93 Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen-Neil Sedaka-February 94 
 94 Party Lights-Claudine Clark-September 94 
 95 It Keeps Right On A-hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-June 94 
 96 Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-April 94 
 97 Old Rivers-Walter Brennan-July 94 
 98 Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-July 92 
 99 Forget Me Not-Eden Kane-May 92 
100 This Time-Troy Shondell-March 92 
101 Right Said Fred-Bernard Cribbins-October 88 
102 A Lover's Question-Johnnie Ray-April 56 
103 Don?t Hang Up-The Orlons-December 54 
104 Teenage Idol-Rick Nelson-October 54 
105 The Time Has Come-Eden Kane-April 52 
106 Funny-Gene Mcdaniels-June 50 
107 Let's Get Together-Hayley Mills-March 50 
108 Do You Love Me-The Contours-December 50 
109 Wild Wind-Mike Butler-January 48 
110 What's Your Name-Don And Juan-May 48 
111 Love Letters-Ketty Lester-June 48 
112 Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-March 46 
113 As You Like It-Adam Faith-August 46 
114 Al Di La-Emilio Pericoli-August 46 
115 You?ll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn-October 46 
116 A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-March 46 
117 So Long Baby-Del Shannon-May 46 
118 Crying In The Rain-The Everly Brothers-April 46 
119 Don?t Ever Change-The Crickets-October 46 
120 Don?t That Beat All-Adam Faith-November 46 
121 The Bossa Nova-Dena Cansco-November 46 
122 Double Trouble-Bill And Boyd-October 46 
123 When My Little Girl Is Smiling-Jimmy Justice-May 46 
124 Venus In Blue Jeans-Mark Wynter-November 46 
125 She Can?t Find Her Keys-Paul Petersen-May 44 
126 Little Miss Lonely-Helen Shapiro-September 44 
127 Devil Woman-Marty Robbins-September 44 
128 Handsome Guy-Dick Lorey-November 44 
129 Johnny Will-Pat Boone-February 44 

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