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Top Songs of 1962

1961 <-1962-> 1963


  

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I Can't Stop Loving You
1.
05/1962
403

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
Telstar
2.
09/1962
378

✫1
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[intrumental]

[London 9561]
written by Joe Meek
Good Luck Charm
3.
03/1962
354

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[RCA 47-7992]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold
Hey! Baby
4.
01/1962
335

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
harmonica-player is delbert mcclinton
[Smash 1731]
written by Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
The Loco-Motion
5.
06/1962
331

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #350]

[Dimension 1000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
6.
10/1962
326

2
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell
7.
08/1962
314

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Vee-Jay 456]
written by Bob Gaudio
8.
07/1962
314

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Vee-Jay 457]
written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
9.
07/1962

Sheila by Tommy Roe

from Sheila   
314

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC 10329]
written by Tommy Roe
10.
06/1962
304

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
15
UK
[Epic 9509]
written by Paul Evans & Al Byron
Big Girls Don't Cry
11.
10/1962
303

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Vee-Jay 465]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
12.
12/1962
300

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Philips 40084]
written by Ray Hildebrand
She's Not You
13.
08/1962
297

5
US
2
AC


13
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8041]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
14.
08/1962
281

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Capitol 4804]
written by Noel Sherman & Joe Sherman
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
15.
12/1962
276

3
US
2
AC


8
R&B
3
UK
[Liberty 55521]
written by Ben Weisman (as Benjamin Weisman), Dorothy Wayne & Marilynn Garrett
16.
12/1962
270

6
US
3
AC
2
country


2
UK
[R]
[Fabor 114]
written by Ned Miller
He's a Rebel
17.
09/1962
265

✫1
US




2
R&B
19
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #263]
[Philles 106]
written by Gene Pitney
18.
06/1962
265

✫1
US




12
R&B
7
UK
[RCA 8046]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
Let's Dance
19.
08/1962
261

4
US




15
R&B
2
UK
[Monogram 505]
written by Jim Lee
You Don't Know Me
20.
07/1962
256

2
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
9
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10345]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
21.
02/1962
253

4
US






2
UK
[Monument 456]
written by Cindy Walker
22.
03/1962
252

✫1
US




3
R&B
23
UK
[Scepter 1228]
written by Luther Dixon, Florence Green, Bob Elgin & Kay Rogers
23.
07/1962
251

3
US






2
UK
[Atco 6229]
written by Bobby Darin
24.
06/1962
248

3
US






3
UK
[ABC 10336]
written by Peter Udell & Gary Geld
25.
09/1962
244

3
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
US B side to Save All Your Lovin' For Me
[Decca 31424]
written by Manos Hadjidakis & Arthur Altman
26.
02/1962
243

✫1
US
✫1
AC




39
UK
[MGM 13059]
written by Benny Davis & Ted Murry
27.
05/1962
243

✫1
US
✫1
AC


12
R&B


[instrumental]
[MGM 13064]
written by David Rose
Duke of Earl
28.
01/1962
242

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 416]
written by Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon), Earl Edwards & Bernice Williams
29.
11/1962
238

✫1
US
✫1
AC


14
R&B


[Columbia 42601]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
30.
06/1962
232

6
US






2
UK
[Dot 16368]
written by Buddy Kaye, David Hess & Ethel Lee
31.
09/1962
230

✫1
US




9
R&B


[novelty]
written by Bobby Pickett & Leonard L. Capizzi
Limbo Rock
32.
09/1962
226

2
US




3
R&B
32
UK
[Parkway 849]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Billy Strange
33.
09/1962
213

2
US
✫1
AC


16
R&B


B side to If I Didn't Have a Dime ; charted as If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox) / Only Love Can Break a Heart in Australia charts
[Musicor 1022]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
34.
02/1962
213

5
US




2
R&B
4
UK
hit for Dick Haymes in 1945
[Era 3068]
written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman
Johnny Angel
35.
03/1962
211

✫1
US








[Colpix 621]
written by Lee Pockriss & Lyn Duddy
36.
03/1962
205

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Cameo 212]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Harry Land
37.
06/1962
201

2
US




5
R&B


[Cameo 218]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
38.
03/1962
200

3
US




3
R&B
23
UK
as Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp
[Parkway 835]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
Crying in the Rain
39.
01/1962
197

6
US






6
UK
[Warner 5250]
written by Howard Greenfield & Carole King
Palisades Park
40.
05/1962
196

3
US




15
R&B
20
UK
[Swan 4106]
written by Chuck Barris
41.
05/1962
191

3
US


4
country
6
R&B
31
UK
[Cadence 1418]
written by Johnny Tillotson
42.
10/1962
188

4
US




3
R&B
39
UK
[Cameo 231]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
43.
08/1962
186

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7005]
written by Berry Gordy
44.
04/1962
185

5
US
2
AC
3
country


38
UK
[spoken]
[Liberty 55436]
written by Cliff Crofford
45.
01/1962
182

4
US




2
R&B


written by Yvonne Baker
46.
05/1962
181

6
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 42352]
written by Merle Kilgore & Claude King
47.
02/1962
178

9
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7983]
written by Sam Cooke
48.
11/1962
177

3
US




2
R&B


[Mercury 72055]
written by Leon Carr & Earl Shuman
49.
05/1962
174

6
US
3
AC




30
UK
[Warner 5259]
written by Carlo Donida & Mogol (as Giulio Rapetti)
Bobby's Girl
50.
10/1962
172

3
US




14
R&B


[Seville 120]
written by Gary Klein & Henry Hoffman
Green Onions
51.
08/1962
170

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #181]
[instrumental]
[Stax 127]
written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg & Al Jackson Jr.
52.
11/1962
168

6
US
2
AC


19
R&B


[Colpix 663]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
53.
01/1962
167

4
US






46
UK
[Decca 31348]
written by Joe Seneca & Diane Lambert
54.
11/1962
166

5
US




4
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #113]
[Atlantic 2162]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
55.
10/1962
163

6
US






22
UK
as The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert
written by Sol Lake
56.
04/1962
163

3
US




16
R&B


[Laurie 3123]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
57.
06/1962
162

5
US




3
R&B


[Chancellor 1113]
written by Claudine Clark
Vacation
58.
07/1962
162

9
US






10
UK
[MGM 13087]
written by Connie Francis, Gary Weston & Hank Hunter
59.
03/1962
160

23
US






✫1
UK
[Rendezvous 166]
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Kim Fowley
60.
09/1962
159

6
US
2
AC






[Columbia 42582]
written by Leon Carr & Paul Vance
61.
04/1962
159

4
US








[Musicor 1020]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
62.
04/1962
159

10
US
3
AC
9
country


29
UK
[Decca 31371]
written by Hank Cochran
63.
04/1962
159

6
US
2
AC






[Decca 31379]
written by Ronnie Self
64.
05/1962
158

8
US
5
AC


2
R&B


[Todd 1072]
written by Grady Martin & Alex Zanetis
Tell Him
65.
12/1962
155

4
US




5
R&B
46
UK
[United Artists 544]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
66.
07/1962
154

7
US
2
AC






[instrumental]
[Atco 6226]
written by Bent Fabric (as Frank Björn) & Jack Harlen
67.
03/1962
154

8
US
2
AC
3
country




[Columbia 42338]
written by Marijohn Wilkin & Fred Burch
68.
08/1962
152

6
US




10
R&B


[Smash 1758]
written by Barry Mann & Larry Kolber
69.
05/1962
152

7
US




4
R&B


Lovesick Blues
70.
10/1962
151

44
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 477]
written by Cliff Friend & Irving Mills
71.
03/1962
151

5
US






19
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5805]
written by Jerry Fuller
Wonderful Land
72.
03/1962
150









✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[Atlantic 2146]
written by Jerry Lordan
73.
10/1962
150

8
US




✫1
R&B


as Little Esther Phillips
written by Eddie Miller, James Pebworth & Robert Yount
74.
11/1962
150

7
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10375]
written by Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell
75.
06/1962
149

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Jamie 1220]
written by Huey P. Meaux & Barbara Lynn (as Barbara Lynn Ozen)
76.
12/1962
148

5
US








77.
03/1962
148

6
US




25
R&B


[Seville 117]
written by Ernie Maresca & Thomas Bogdany (as Thomas F. Bogdany)
78.
10/1962
148

12
US






4
UK
[RCA 47-8087]
written by Duane Eddy & Lee Hazlewood
79.
05/1962
147

7
US
3
AC






[MGM 13074]
written by Phil Spector & Hank Hunter
80.
12/1962
147

12
US






4
UK
81.
08/1962
146

5
US
2
AC




39
UK
as Rick Nelson

[Imperial 5864]
written by Jack Lewis
82.
12/1962
146

6
US
4
AC


24
R&B
22
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5901]
written by Jerry Fuller
Next Door to an Angel
83.
10/1962
146

5
US




19
R&B
29
UK
[RCA 8086]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
84.
07/1962
145

16
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Columbia 42486]
written by Marty Robbins
85.
01/1962
140









✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[Big Top 3101]
written by Roy Bennett & Sid Tepper
86.
03/1962
136

7
US








[Mercury 71941]
written by Billy Swan (as Bill Swan)
87.
05/1962
136

7
US








[Warner 5275]
written by Hal David & Sherman Edwards
88.
12/1962
135

4
US




6
R&B


[Diamond 129]
written by Teddy Vann
Shout (Part 1)
89.
03/1962
135

6
US








written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley & Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.)
90.
11/1962
134

8
US




7
R&B


[Philles 107]
written by Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert
91.
12/1962
134

8
US




28
R&B


[instrumental]

[Swan 4125]
written by Phil Todaro & Tom Shannon
92.
06/1962
133

10
US
4
AC




12
UK
[MGM 13075]
written by Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo & Hal Winn
93.
06/1962
131

5
US




9
R&B


[Mercury 71966]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
94.
10/1962
131

5
US




7
R&B


[Cameo 230]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & David Leon
95.
12/1962
129

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Motown 1035]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
96.
08/1962
128

7
US








#1 hit for Jo Stafford in 1952
[Coed 569]
written by Chilton Price, Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart
97.
02/1962
128

7
US








written by Claude Johnson
98.
12/1962
128

99
US






✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard, The Shadows & The Norrie Paramor Strings
charted as The Next Time / Bachelor Boy in UK charts
written by Bruce Welch & Cliff Richard
99.
05/1962
127

9
US
4
AC






It Might As Well Rain Until September
100.
08/1962
127

22
US






3
UK
[Companion 2000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King

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