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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP SINGLES OF 1962 (TOP 14) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Oct 23, 2017 at 09:35 PM

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP SINGLES OF 1962 (TOP 14)




 1 THE TWIST-CHUBBY CHECKER-PARKWAY-JANUARY     836
  2 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU-RAY CHARLES-ABC PARAMOUNT-June                            674
  3 THE PEPPERMINT TWIST-JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-Roulette-January                670
  4 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY-FOUR SEASONS-Vee Jay-November                                        654
  5 LIMBO ROCK-CHUBBY CHECKER-Parkway-December                                                     654
  6 ROSES ARE RED-BOBBY VINTON-Epic-July                                                                  600
  7 STRANGER ON THE SHORE-MR. ACKER BILK-Atco-May                                                         598
  8 RETURN TO SENDER-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                                                           576
  9 JOHNNY ANGEL-Shelley Fabares-Colpix-April                                                             560
 10 SOLDIER BOY-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                                                     556
 11 The Loco-Motion-Little Eva-Dimension-August                                                           544
 12 Sherry-Four Seasons-Vee Jay-September                                                                 540
 13 Mashed Potato Time-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-May                                                            522
 14 Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler-See Jay-March                                                              514
 15 Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel-Smash-March                                                                   506
 16 Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-January                                                  494
 17 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka-RCA-July                                                        484
 18 The Stripper-David Rose-MGM-July                                                                      480
 19 Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett-Garpax-October                                                     480
 20 He's A Rebel Crystals-Philles-November                                                                478
 21 Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                                                 476
 22 Ramblin'Rose-Nat King Cole-Capitol-September                                                          472
 23 Bobby's Girl-Marcie Blane-Seville-December                                                            472
 24 Sheila Tommy Roe-ABC Paramount-September                                                              432
 25 Slow Twistin'-Chubby Checker-Parkway-April                                                            430
 26 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis-MGM-April                                         416
 27 Wah Watusi-Orlons-Cameo-July                                                                          406
 28 The Wanderer-Dion-Laurie-February                                                                     394
 29 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-June                                             384
 30 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen-Neil Sedaka-RCA-January                                                  370
 31 All Alone Am I-Brenda Lee-November                                                                    364
 32 Midnight In Moscow-Kenny Ball-Kapp-March                                                              360
 33 Norman-Sue Thompson-Hickory-February                                                                  356
 34 Palisades Park-Freddie Cannon-Swan-July                                                               354
 35 Green Onions-Booker T. & The MGs-Stax-October                                                         346
 36 Sealed With A Kiss-Brian Hyland-ABC Paramount-August                                                  344
 37 Break It To Me Gently-Brenda Lee-Decca-March                                                          336
 38 Patches-Dicky Lee-Smash-October                                                                       336
 39 Only Love Can Break Your Heart-Gene Pitney-Musicor-November                                 322
 40 When I Fall In Love-Lettermen-Capitol-January                                                         314
 41 I Know-Barbara George-AFO-January                                                                     312
 42 Ahab,The Arab-Ray Stevens-Mercury-August                                                              312
 43 Wolverton Mountain-Claude King-Columbia-August                                                        308
 44 Crying In The Rain-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                                              306
 45 You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-September                                           304
 46 Don't Hang Up-Orlons-Cameo-December                                                                   298
 47 Let's Dance-Chris Montez-Monogram-October                                                             286
 48 Let Me In-Sensations-Argo-May                                                                         280
 49 Young World-Rick Nelson-Imperial-April                                                                278
 50 She's Not You-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                                             276
 51 Speedy Gonzales-Pat Boone-Dot-July                                                                    276
 52 Gina-Johnny Mathis-Columbia-November                                                                  274
 53 Lovers Who Wander-Dion-Laurie-June                                                                    272
 54 Love Letters-Kitty Lester-Era-April                                                                   260
 55 Do You Love Me-Contours-Gordy-October                                                                 258
 56 Ride-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-December                                                                     258
 57 She Cried-Jay & The Americans-United Artist-May                                                       254
 58 Shout-Joey Dee & The Starliters-Roulette-May                                                          252
 59 Dear Lady Twist-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-February                                                     248
 60 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Vallence-Gene Pitney-Musicor-June                                     246
 61 Things-Bobby Darin-Atco-August                                                                        244
 62 Next Door To An Angel-Neil Sedaka-RCA-November                                                        240
 63 Johnny Get Angry-Joanie Sommers-Warner Brothers-July                                                  240
 64 The One Who Really Loves You-Mary Wells-Motown-June                                                   240
 65 A Little Bitty Tear-Burl Ives-Decca-February                                                          232
 66 Lonely Bull-Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-A&M-December                                              226
 67 Playboy-Marvelettes-Tamla-June                                                                        224
 68 What's Your Name-Don & Juan-Big Top-March                                                             224
 69 Party Lights-Claudine Clark-Chancellor-September                                                      222
 70 Everybody Loves Me But You-Brenda Lee-Decca-May                                                       220
 71 Release Me-"Little Esther"Phillips-Lenox-October                                                      214
 72 Al Di La-Emilio Pericoli-Warner Brothers-July                                                         212
 73 P.T. 109-Jimmy Dean-Columbia-May                                                                      212
 74 Alley Cat-Bent Fabric & His Piano-Atco-September                                                      210
 75 Baby It's You-Shirelles-Scepter-February                                                              202
 76 Unchain My Heart-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-January                                                    194
 77 Old Rivers-Walter Brennan-Liberty-May                                                                 194
 78 I Remember You-Frank Ifield-See Jay-October                                                           192
 79 Dream Baby-Roy Orbison-Monument-April                                                                 192
 80 Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter-Mercury-May                                                              188
 81 Teen Age Idol-Rick Nelson-Imperial-September                                                          186
 82 Shout!Shout!-Ernie Maresca-Seville-May                                                                184
 83 You Are My Sunshine-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-December                                        170
 84 Cindy's Birthday-Johnny Crawford-Del Fi-June                                                          170
 85 Little Diane-Dion-Laurie-August                                                                       166
 86 Twist,Twist Senora-Gary U.S. Bonds-LeGrande-May                                                       166
 87 Snap Your Fingers-Joe Henderson-Todd-July                                                             164
 88 You Beat Me To The Punch-Mary Wells-Motown-September                                                  164
 89 Venus In Blue Jeans-Jimmy Clanton-Ace-October                                                         160
 90 Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke-RCA-March                                                           156
 91 If I Had A Hammer-Peter,Paul & Mary-Warner Brothers-October                                           154
 92 Funny Way Of Laughin'-Burl Ives-Decca-May                                                             154
 93 The Cha-Cha-Cha-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-November                                                           152
 94 You'll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn-Jamie-August                                                    150
 95 Her Royal Majesty-James Darren-Colpix-March                                                           138
 96 Second Hand Love-Connie Francis-MGM-June                                                              138
 97 You Belong To Me-Duprees-Coed-September                                                               128
 98 Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes)-Dee Dee Sharp-Cameo-July                                                124
 99 Vacation-Connie Francis-MGM-August                                                                    124
100 When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)-Connie Francis-MGM-January           120
101 That's Old Fashoined-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-June                                             118
102 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)-Chubby Checker-Parkway-October                                                116
103 Chip Chip-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-February                                                             116
104 Rinky Dink-Dave "Baby" Cortez-Chess-September                                                         114
105 Dear One-Larry Finnegan-Old Town-May                                                                  114
106 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby-Little Eva-Dimension-December                                             112
107 Love Came To Me-Dion-Laurie-December                                                                  110
108 Love Me Warm & Tender-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-April                                                   110
109 Close To Cathy-Mike Clifford-United Artist-November                                                   110
110 Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke-RCA-November                                                   108
111 Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney-Musicor-January                                                         106
112 Cotton Fields-Highwaymen-United Artist-February                                                       106
113 Conscience-James Darren-Colpix-May                                                                     80
114 Percolator-Billy Joe and the Checkmates-Dore-March                                                     80
115 Don't Play That Song-Ben E. King-Atco-June                                                             78
116 Theme From Dr. Kildare-Richard Chamberlain-MGM-July                                                    78
117 Dancin' Party-Chubby Checker-Parkway-July                                                              76
118 What's A Matter Baby-Timi Yuro-Liberty-September                                                       72
119 Uptown-Crystals-Philles-May                                                                            72
120 My Own True Love-Duprees-Coed-December                                                                 70
121 Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys-Capitol-October                                                              68
122 Smoky Places-Corsairs-Tuff-March                                                                       38
123 (Dance With) The Guitar Man-Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes?RCA-December       38
124 White Christmas-Bing Crosby-Decca-January                                          (1942)              38
125 Rumours-Johnny Crawford-Del fi-December                                                                38
126 Rain Rain Go Away-Bobby Vinton-Epic-October                                                            38
127 Lie To Me-Brook Benton-Mercury-October                                                                 36
128 A Swingin' Safari-Billy Vaughn-Dot-September                                                           36
129 Bring It On Home To Me-Sam Cooke-RCA-August                                                            36
130 A Steel Guitar & A Glass Of Wine-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-July                                          36
131 Dear Lonely Hearts-Nat "King" Cole-Capitol-December                                                    36
132 Your Nose Is Gonna Grow-Johnny Crawford-Del fi-September                                               34
133 'Til-The Angels-Caprice-January                                                                        34
134 She's Got You-Patsy Cline-Decca-April                                                                  34
135 I'll Never Dance Again-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-July                                                         34
136 (Girls, Girls, Girls) Were Made To Love-Eddie Hodges?Cadence-August                                    34

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