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The Most Popular Song Hits Of 1962

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1962's Most Popular Song Hits

* The Twist by Chubby Checker was a bigger hit in 1960, but we just had to mention it again.

Miserlou - Dick Dale
(surf guitar instrumental, originally a soft big band tune by Harry James)

2. Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
"Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Ah, ah, ah, ah.... "
3. Do You Love Me - Contours
"Well do you love me (I can really move)
Well do you love me (I'm in the groove)
Ah do you love me (do you love me)
Now that I can dance"
4. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
"Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be.
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
5. You Belong To Me - The Duprees
"See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sun rise on a tropic isle
Just remember, darling, all the while
You belong to me"
6. The Loco-motion - Little Eva
"...so come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me.
You gotta swing your hips, now. Come on, baby.
Jump up. Jump back. Well, now, I think you've got the knack"
7. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
"But let's dance, well let's dance
We'll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too,
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let's dance, well let's dance"
8. Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
"Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.
We had a quarrel, a lover's spat
I write I'm sorry but my letter keeps coming back"
9. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
"First you spread your limbo feet
Then you move to limbo beat
Limbo ankle limbo knee,
Bend back like a limbo tree
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let's do the limbo rock"
10. Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
"Big girls don't cry (they don't cry)
Big girls don't cry (who said they don't cry)
Baby I was cruel (I was cruel)
Baby I'm a fool (I'm such a fool"
11. 11. Party Lights - Claudine Clark
12. Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cooke
13. The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
14. Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
15. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
16. Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys
17. Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
18. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
19. Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
20. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
21. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Roy Orbison
22. The Stripper - David Rose
23. Desafinado - Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
24. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
25. The Wanderer - Dion
26. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney
27. Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's
28. Sherry - Four Seasons
29. Having A Party - Sam Cooke
30. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
31. Soldier Boy - Shirelles
32. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
33. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee and the Starlighters
34. Lovers Who Wander - Dion
35. Surfin' - Beach Boys
36. Whats Your Name - Don and Juan
37. Baby Its Cold Outside - Ray Charles & Betty Carter
38. Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Welk
39. Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
40. Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
41. Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
42. Bongo Stomp - Little Joey & The Flips
43. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
44. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Roy Orbison
45. I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
46. Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle
47. You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
48. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
49. Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
50. Telstar - The Tornadoes
51. Me and My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr
52. Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk
53. Shiela - Tommy Roe
54. Don't Break The Heart that Loves You - Connie Francis
55. Papa-oom-Mow-Mow - The Rivingtons
56. Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball
57. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blaine
58. You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
59. Shout - Joey Dee and the Starlighters
60. Norman - Sue Thompson
61. Roses are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
62. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George
63. She Cried - Jay and the Americans
64. Let Me In - The Sensations
65. What Kind Of Fool Am I - Sammy Davis, Jr
66. Young World - Rick Nelson
67. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
68. Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp
69. Chains - The Cookies
70. Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone
71. Don't Hang Up - the Orlons
72. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
73. You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles
74. Playboy - The Marvelettes
75. 409 - Beach Boys
76. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
77. 'Til - The Angels
78. Release Me - Little Esther Phillips
79. Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
80. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
81. Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole
82. Dear Lady Twist - Gary U.S. Bonds
83. Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp
84. Rinky Dink - Baby Cortez
85. Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
86. Dear One - Larry Finnegan
87. ... And Then There Were Drums - Sandy Nelson
88. Come On Little Angel - The Belmonts
89. Patches - Dickey Lee
90. Jamie - Eddie Holland
91. Little Black Book - Jimmy Dean
92. Hide & Go Seek - Bunker Hill
93. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) - The Tijuana Brass
94. Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen
95. If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary
96. Tuff - Ace Cannon
97. Ahab, The Arab - Ray Stevens
98. Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
99. Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul & Mary
100. She's Not You - Elvis Presley

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