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1962's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Peter Nero (Best New Artist Grammy Winner)
He currently is the artistic director and conductor of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and has been part of that organization since 1979.
Judy Garland (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Judy's concert appearance at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961, which produced the 2-record Judy at Carnegie Hall lasted 13 weeks at number one, and earned a total of four Grammys. It has been described as "the greatest night in show business history".
Moon River - Henry Mancini (Grammy for Record of the Year)
Although it was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, Andy Williams performed it at the 1962 Grammy ceremony, and his version is best known today, although it has been recorded by dozens of artists.
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Booker T and the MG's, Patti LaBelle, Peter, Paul and Mary and Stan Getz

1962's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Green Onions - Booket T and the MGs
2. Baby Its You - The Shirelles
3. Bongo Stomp - Little Joey and the Flips
4. Patches - Dickie Lee
5. Sheila - Tommy Roe
6. Having A Party - Sam Cooke
7. 409 - Beach Boys
8. Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
9. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starlighters
10. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney

1962's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Do You Love Me - The Contours
2. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
3. Party Lights - Claudine Clark
4. Desafinado - Charlie Bird with Stan Getz
5. Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and His Piano
6. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blaine
7. Telstar - The Tornadoes
8. Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
9. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
10. What's Your Name - Don and Juan

1962's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
2. Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
3. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
4. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
5. The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
6. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
7. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
8. Soul Twist - King Curtis
9. Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
10. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka

1962's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List

1. Up On The Roof - The Drifters
2. You Belong To Me - The Capris
3. Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
4. Papa Oom-Mow-Mow - Rivingtons
5. Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
6. Sherry - Four Seasons
7. What Time Is It? - The Volumes
8. Never Let You Go - Five Discs
9. Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
10. I Love You - The Volumes

1962's Girl Groups Top 10 Hit List

1. He's So Fine - The Chiffons
2. Uptown - The Crystals
3. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
4. Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
5. 'Til - The Angels
6. He's a Rebel - The Crystals
7. Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
8. The Wah-Watusi - The Orlons
9. Chains - The Cookies
10. He's Sure The Boy I Love - The Crystals

More Girl Groups Song Hits:

  Cry, Baby, Cry - The Angels
  I'm Blue - The Ikettes
  Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
  Playboy - The Marvelettes

PCM's 1962 Top 10 Hit List

1. Miserlou - Dick Dale
2. Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
3. Do You Love Me - The Contours
4. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
5. You Belong To Me - The Duprees
6. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
7. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
8. Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
9. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
10. Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
Check Out the Full PCM 1962
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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1962 Oscars
1962 Grammy Winners
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