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Top 100 Songs of 1962

Below is a list from Billboard magazine’s Top ear-End Hot 100 songs for 1962. Chart © by Billboard, a part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. All Rights Reserved. Learn more about Billboard here.

Top 100 Songs of 1962


Top 100 Songs of 1962

1 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do – Neil Sedaka

2 Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon

3 Slow Twistin’ – Chubby Checker

4 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ – Johnny Tillotson

5 The One Who Really Loves You – Mary Wells

6 Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley

7 Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke

8 Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball

9 The Wah Watusi – The Orlons

10 Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee and The Starlighters

11 Break It to Me Gently – Brenda Lee

12 Playboy – The Marvelettes

13 She Cried – Jay & The Americans

14 Norman – Sue Thompson

15 Love Letters – Ketty Lester

16 Alley Cat – Bent Fabric

17 Cotton Fields – The Highwaymen

18 Twist and Shout – The Isley Brothers

19 Lover Please – Clyde Mcphatter

20 I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) – Barbara George

21 Young World – Rick Nelson

22 Baby It’s You – The Shirelles

23 Speedy Gonzales – Pat Boone

24 Crying In the Rain – The Everly Brothers

25 Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out) – Ernie Maresca

26 What’s Your Name – Don & Juan

More 73 Top Songs of 1962

    1. Stranger On the Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk
    2. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
    3. Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
    4. Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton
    5. The Stripper – David Rose
    6. Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares
    7. The Loco-Motion – Little Eva
    8. Let Me In – The Sensations
    9. The Twist – Chubby Checker
    10. Soldier Boy – The Shirelles
    11. Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel
    12. Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler
    13. The Wanderer – Dion
    14. Wolverton Mountain – Claude King
    15. Sheila – Tommy Roe
    16. Ramblin’ Rose – Nat King Cole
    17. Sealed With a Kiss – Brian Hyland
    18. Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis
    19. Dear Lady Twist – Gary “U.S.” Bonds
    20. Party Lights – Claudine Clark
    21. Theme From Dr Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) – Richard Chamberlain
    22. Tuff – Ace Cannon
    23. A Little Bitty Tear – Burl Ives
    24. Al di La’ – Emillo Pericoli
    25. Smoky Places – The Corsairs
    26. Having a Party – Sam Cooke
    27. Green Onions – Booker T and The MG’s
    28. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
    29. Sherry – The Four Seasons
    30. Johnny Get Angry – Joanie Sommers
    31. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
    32. Shout – Joey Dee and The Starlighters
    33. Rinky Dink – Dave “Baby” Cortez
    34. Moon River – Henry Mancini
    35. Ahab the Arab – Ray Stevens
    36. Things – Bobby Darin
    37. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney
    38. You Belong to Me – The Duprees
    39. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) – Roy Orbison
    40. Snap Your Fingers – Joe Henderson
    41. Lovers Who Wander – Dion
    42. Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
    43. Cindy’s Birthday – Johnny Crawford
    44. You Beat Me to the Punch – Mary Wells
    45. You’ll Lose a Good Thing – Barbara Lynn
    46. Uptown – The Crystals
    47. Everybody Loves Me But You – Brenda Lee
    48. Patches – Dickie Lee
    49. Venus In Blue Jeans – Jimmy Clanton
    50. Love Me Warm and Tender – Paul Anka
    51. Teenage Idol – Rick Nelson
    52. She’s Got You – Patsy Cline
    53. Dear One – Larry Finnegan
    54. Her Royal Majesty – James Darren
    55. Old Rivers – Walter Brennan
    56. Funny Way of Laughin’ – Burl Ives
    57. A Swingin’ Safari – Billy Vaughn
    58. Tell Me – Dick & Deedee
    59. P.T. 109 – Jimmy Dean
    60. Little Diane – Dion
    61. Percolator (Twist) – Billy Joe & The Checkmates
    62. Twist, Twist Senora – Gary “U.S.” Bonds
    63. Twistin’ Matilda (And the Channel) – Jimmy Soul
    64. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) – Dee Dee Sharp
    65. Walk On the Wild Side – Jimmy Smith
    66. Soul Twist – King Curtis
    67. I’ll Never Dance Again – Bobby Rydell
    68. I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) – The Ikettes
    69. Where Have All The Flowers Gone – The Kingston Trio
    70. (Girls Girls Girls Were) Made To Love – Eddie Hodges
    71. Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney
    72. If I Had a Hammer – Peter, Paul & Mary
    73. I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie & The Hi-lites
    74. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys

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Top 100 Songs of 1962 – Final Thoughts

The year 1962 saw the continuation of the early rock and roll sound, with popular songs reflecting the optimism and energy of the time. The charts were dominated by artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison, who all had multiple entries on the Top 100 Songs of 1962 list.

The year was also marked by a number of classic ballads, including “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis and “Sealed with a Kiss” by Brian Hyland. Overall, the music of 1962 reflected the spirit of a generation that was on the cusp of change, and the Top 100 Songs of that year remain beloved classics to this day.

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About Paul Thompson

Paul loves guitars, guitarists, and music made with a guitar to an almost worrying extent. But he didn't start out playing the guitar and was a good pianist until the age of nine when 'Rock' entered his life. Since then, he has also become accomplished on a range of other instruments, but Guitar is still his number one love!

He has played in a lot of bands over the years, the majority of them rock bands and mainly playing guitar. He has a substantial home recording studio and enjoys recording his own and other people's music as often as he can.

His passion for the guitar always comes through in his writing, and he hopes to continue to preach the importance of guitar music for decades to come.

He lives in Chicago with his girlfriend Pam and lots and lots of guitars!

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