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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 OF 1962 (TOP 100) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Aug 13, 2017 at 09:32 PM

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 OF 1962 (TOP 100)

 No.-Song-Artist-Label-Month                                        Score   Peak
  1-THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-PARKWAY-JANUARY                         1802     1
  2-LIMBO ROCK-CHUBBY CHECKER-PARKWAY-December                       1769     2
  3-STRANGER ON THE SHORE-MR. ACKER BILK-ATCO-May                    1610     1
  4-MOON RIVER-HENRY MANCINI-RCA-January                             1574    11
  5-THE PEPPERMINT TWIST-JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-Roulette-January  1515     1
  6-I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC Paramount-June           1473     1
  7-MASHED POTATO TIME-DEE DEE SHARP-Cameo-May                       1441     2
  8-BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-November                1405     1
  9-RETURN TO SENDER-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                      1386     2
 10-THE WANDERER-Dion-Laurie-February                                1357     2
 11-Roses Are Red-Bobby Vinton-Epic-July                             1308     1
 12-The Stripper-David Rose-MGM-July                                 1305     1
 13-He's A Rebel-Crystals-Philles-November                           1294     1
 14-Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December                       1281     3
 15-Johnny Angel-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April                        1261     1
 16-Ramblin'Rose-Nat King Cole-Capitol-September                     1258     2
 17-The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August                      1247     1
 18-Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-May                                    1237     4
 19-Alley Cat-Bent Fabric & His Piano-Atco-September                 1224     7
 20-I Know-Barbara George-AFO-January                                1223     3
 21-Soldier Boy-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                1212     1
 22-Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March                              1205     1
 23-Sherry-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-September                            1197     1
 24-Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler-Vee Jay-March                         1192     1
 25-Palisades Park-Freddie Cannon-Swan-July                          1190     3
 26-Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January             1181     2
 27-Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October                            1181     3
 28-Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July                   1180     1
 29-Dear Lady Twist-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-February                1173     9
 30-Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-October                    1171     3
 31-Cotton Fields-Highwaymen-United Artist-February                  1166    13
 32-Town Without Pitney-Gene Pitney-Musicor-January                  1152    13
 33-Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker=Parkway-April                       1147     3
 34-Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett-Garpax-October                1144     1
 35-Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-August                   1142     6
 36-It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June        1137     3
 37-Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February                             1130     3
 38-Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                            1126     1
 39-The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June              1126     8
 40-Sheila-Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September                         1123     1
 41-Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October                                  1123     6
 42-Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball-Kapp-March                         1122     2
 43-Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-December                              1109     4
 44-Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March                      1108     9
 45-I Left My Heart In San Francisco-Tony Bennett-Columbia-December  1105    19
 46-Only Love Can Break Your-Gene Pitney-Musicor-November            1104     2
 47-Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April                              1086     5
 48-Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen-Neil Sedaka-RCA-January             1080     6
 49-Surfin'Safari-Beach Boys-Capitol-October                         1069    14
 50-Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February                         1067     8
 51-Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July                                     1062     2
 52-Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June                                   1061     7
 53-Release Me-"Little Esther"Phillips-Lenox-October                 1060     8
 54-Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-August             1057     3
 55-Johnny Get Angry-Joanie Sommers-Warner Brothers-July             1051     7
 56-Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis-MGM-April    1046     1
 57-When I Fall In Love-Lettermen-Capitol-January                    1045     7
 58-She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May                  1043     5
 59-Ride-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-December                                1037     5
 60-Lonely Bull-Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-A&M-December         1024     6
 61-Twist & Shout-Isley Brothers-Wand-August                         1013    17
 62-(Dance With The) Guitar Man-Duane Eddy-RCA-December              1005    12
 63-Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-September                  998     5
 64-Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-October                         994     4
 65-Theme From Dr.Kildare-Richard Chamberlain-MGM-August              994    10
 66-Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March                      993     4
 67-A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February                      990     9
 68-Tuff-Ace Cannon-Hi-February                                       987    17
 69-Desafinado-Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd-Verve-November                986    15
 70-Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May                          977     7
 71-Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April                            975     5
 72-Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-July                                966     6
 73-Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March          964     6
 74-Al Di La-Emillo Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July                     952     6
 75-Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-RCA-November                    950     5
 76-Venus In Blue Jeans-Jimmy Clanton-Ace-October                     945     7
 77-Keep Your Hands Off Of My Baby-Little Eva-Dimension-December      944    12
 78-Shout!Shout!-Ernie Maresca-Seville-May                            943     6
 79-What's Your Name-Don & Juan-Big Top-March                         934     7
 80-Smokey Places-Corsairs-Tuff-March                                 930    12
 81-Popeye-Chubby Checker-Parkway-December                            912    10
 82-Having A Party-Sam Cooke-RCA-July                                 912    17
 83-You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September             903     2
 84-Shout-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May                      898     6
 85-Unchain My Heart-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-January                895     9
 86-Rinky Dink-Dave "Baby" Cortez-Chess-September                     895    10
 87-Gina-Johnny Mathis-Columbia-November                              892     6
 88-You Belong To Me-Duprees-Coed-September                           890     7
 89-Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August                          886     5
 90-Things-Bobby Darin-Atco-August                                    882     3
 91-The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallence-Gene Pitney-Musicor-June        879     4
 92-Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-April                            877    11
 93-Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-July                         869     8
 94-Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-Monument-April                             865     4
 95-Cindy's Birthday-Johnny Crawford-Del Fi-June                      859     8
 96-What Kind Of Fool Am I-Sammy Davis,Jr.-Reprise-November           859    17
 97-Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June                                856     3
 98-You Are My Sunshine-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-December            851     7
 99-Everybody Loves Me But You-Brenda Lee-Decca-May                   847     6
100-You Beat Me To The Punch-Mary Wells-Motown-September              847     9

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