The Number One Hits Of 1962

The Number One Hits Of 1962:
December 18, 1961 – January 12, 1962:
The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
January 13, 1962 – January 26, 1962:
Chubby Checker – The Twist
January 27, 1962 – February 16, 1962:
Joey Dee and the Starliters – Peppermint Twist – Part 1
February 17, 1962 – March 9, 1962:
Gene Chandler – Duke of Earl
March 10, 1962 – March 30, 1962:
Bruce Channel – Hey! Baby
March 31, 1962 – April 6, 1962:
Connie Francis – Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You
April 7, 1962 – April 20, 1962:
Shelley Fabares – Johnny Angel
April 21, 1962 – May 4, 1962:
Elvis Presley – Good Luck Charm
May 5, 1962 – May 25, 1962:
The Shirelles – Soldier Boy
May 26, 1962 – June 1, 1962:
Mr. Acker Bilk – Stranger on the Shore
June 2, 1962 – July 6, 1962:
Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You
July 7, 1962 – July 13, 1962:
David Rose – The Stripper
July 14, 1962 – August 10, 1962:
Bobby Vinton – Roses Are Red (My Love)
August 11, 1962 – August 24, 1962:
Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
August 25, 1962 – August 31, 1962:
Little Eva – The Loco-Motion
September 1, 1962 – September 14, 1962:
Tommy Roe – Sheila
September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962:
The Four Seasons – Sherry
October 20, 1962 – November 2, 1962:
Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash
November 3, 1962 – November 16, 1962:
The Crystals – He’s a Rebel
November 17, 1962 – December 21, 1962:
The Four Seasons – Big Girls Don’t Cry
December 22, 1962 – January 11, 1963:
The Tornados – Telstar

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s “Pop,” “Airplay,” “R&B” and “Singles” Charts. “Hot 100” is the primary chart used starting October, 1958)

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