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WABC'S TOP SINGLES OF 1962 (TOP 14) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Nov 13, 2016 at 09:28 PM


   1-THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-Parkway-JANUARY                                              826
   2-MASHED POTATO TIME-DEE DEE SHARP-CAMEO-April                                          814
   4-BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY-FOUR SEASONS-Vee Jay-November                                     726
   5-DUKE OF EARL-GENE CHANDLER-Vee Jay-March                                              670
   6-I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC Paramount-June             668
   7-TWIST AND SHOUT-ISLEY BROTHERS-Wand-August                                            660
   8-ROSES ARE RED-Bobby Vinton-Epic-July                                                  658
   9-SOLDIER BOY-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                                     646
 10-SHERRY-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-September                                                 630
 11-Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October                                                 628
 12-The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August                                           606
 13-Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December                                            604
 14-Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March                                                   600
 15-Limbo Rock-Chubby Checker-Parkway-December                                            580
 16-The Stripper-David Rose-MGM-July                                                      558
 17-I Know-Barbara George-AFO-January                                                     552
 18-He's A Rebel-Crystals-Philles-November                                                516
 19-Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July                                                          512
 20-Pepino the Italian Mouse-Lou Monte-Reprise-December                                   510
 21-Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-October                                         492
 22-Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett-Garpax-October                                     478
 23-Palisades Park-Freddy Cannon-Swan-July                                                478
 24-All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-Decca-November                                              470
 25-Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball-Kapp-March                                              468
 26-Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June                                                        466
 27-The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June                                   462
 28-Ramblin'Rose-Nat King Cole-Capitol-September                                          458
 29-The Wanderer-Dion-Laurie-February                                                     454
 30-You Belong To Me-Duprees-Coed-September                                               450
 31-Stranger On The Shore-Mr. Acker Bilk-Atco-May                                         448
 32-Johnny Angel-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April                                             438
 33-Sheila-Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September                                              428
 34-Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker-Parkway-March                                            424
 35-Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-August                                  414
 36-She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May                                       410
 37-Return To Sender-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                                           402
 38-Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-November                                                   400
 39-I Love You-Volumes-Chex-June                                                          380
 40-Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February                                              378
 41-Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-May                                                         372
 42-What's Your Name-Don & Juan-Big Top-March                                             370
 43-Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-October                                             368
 44-Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July                                        366
 45-Uptown-Crystals-Philles-April                                                         360
 46-Remember Then-The Earls-Old Town-December                                             358
 47-Smokey Places-Corsairs-Tuff-March                                                     346
 48-Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March                                           346
 49-Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys-Capitol-October                                             336
 50-You'll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn-Jamie-August                                    332
 51-Afrikaan Beat-Bert Kaempfert-Decca-February                                           314
 52-Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah-Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans-Philles-December                       314
 53-Beechwood 4-5789-Marvelettes-Tamla-September                                          310
 54-I Wish That We Were Married-Ronnie & the Hi-Lites-Joy-April                           300
 55-Al Di La-Emillo Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July                                         296
 56-Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-September                                      296
 57-Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April                                                   288
 58-You Beat Me To The Punch-Mary Wells-Motown-September                                  278
 59-Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February                                                  276
 60-Dear Lady Twist-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-February                                     272
 61-Desafinado-Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd-Verve-November                                      268
 62-Don't Play That Song-Ben E. King-Atco-June                                            268
 63-Popeye-Chubby Checker-Parkway-December                                                260
 64-Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January                                  252
 65-I Sold My Heart to the Junkman-The Blue-Belles-Newtown-May                            246
 66-Shout-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May                                          246
 67-Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-April                                                232
 68-Any Day Now(My Wild Beautiful Bird)-Chuck Jackson-Wand-June                           212
 69-Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                                 208
 70-You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September                                 206
 71-Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-July                                                    206
 72-A Wonderful Dream-Majors-Imperial-September                                           198
 73-Echo-Emotions-Kapp-November                                                           194
 74-Bring It on Home to Me-Sam Cooke-RCA-August                                           190
 75-Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes)-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-July                                174
 76-Release Me-"Little Esther"Phillips-Lenox-October                                      148
 77-Theme From Dr. Kildare-Richard Chamberlain-MGM-July                                   146
 78-Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-July                                             144
 79-Ride!-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-November                                                    142
 80-Soul Twist-King Curtis & Noble Knights-Enjoy-March                                    142
 81-Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May                                              140
 82-Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October                                                       130
 83-Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis-MGM-April                         120
 84-Twist,Twist Senora-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-May                                       120
 85-I Need Your Loving-Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford-Fire-July                               118
 86-Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-August                                        118
 87-Village of Love-Nathaniel Mayer & Fabulous Twilights-Fortune-June                     116
 88-Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney-Musicor-January                                         114
 89-Multiplication-Bobby Darin-Atco-January                                               114
 90-Irresistible You-Bobby Darin-Atco-January                                             114
 91-My Own True Love-Duprees-Coed-November                                                112
 92-It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June                             110
 93-Our Anniversary-Shep & the Limelites-Hull-February                                    106
 94-Having a Party-Sam Cooke-RCA-July                                                      80
 95-Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-Monument-April                                                  80
 96-Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June                                                     78
 97-Only Love Can Break Your-Gene Pitney-Musicor-November                                  78
 98-Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August                                               76
 99-Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March                                           76
100-Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke-RCA-October                                     76
101-Shout! Shout!(Knock Yourself Out)-Ernie Maresca-Seville-May                            72
102-Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April                                                 72
103-She's Not You-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                              72
104-What Kind of Fool Am I-Sammy Davis, Jr.-Reprise-November                               70
105-You Are My Sunshine-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-December                                 70
106-What Kind of Love Is This -Joey Dee & the Starliters-Roulette-September                68
107-Poor Fool-Ike and Tina Turner-Sue-January                                              68
108-Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-RCA-November                                         42
109-I Remember You-Frank Ifield-Vee Jay-October                                            40
110-Alley Cat-Bent Fabric & His Piano-Atco-September                                       40
111-Love Came to Me-Dion-Laurie-November                                                   40
112-I've Got Bonnie-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-March                                               38
113-Little Diane-Dion-Laurie-August                                                        36
114-Unchain My Heart-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-January                                     36
115-A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February                                           36
116-Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                               34
117-Letter Full of Tears-Gladys Knight & the Pips-Fury-February                            34
118-Lie To Me-Brook Benton-Mercury-October                                                 34
119-Silver Dollar-Barry Davell-January                                                     34

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