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Top Songs of 1962

1961 <-1962-> 1963
    

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1.
05/1962
471

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
2.
09/1962
433

✫1
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[intrumental]

[London 9561]
written by Joe Meek
3.
03/1962
415

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[RCA 47-7992]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold
4.
06/1962
414

✫1
US




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

[Dimension 1000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
5.
01/1962
410

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
harmonica-player is delbert mcclinton
[Smash 1731]
written by Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
6.
10/1962
403

2
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell
7.
07/1962

Sheila by Tommy Roe

from Sheila   
374

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10329]
written by Tommy Roe
8.
08/1962
368

5
US
2
AC


13
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8041]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
9.
07/1962
364

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Vee-Jay 457]
written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
10.
08/1962
350

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Capitol 4804]
written by Noel Sherman & Joe Sherman
11.
12/1962
339

3
US
2
AC


8
R&B
3
UK
[Liberty 55521]
written by Ben Weisman (as Benjamin Weisman), Dorothy Wayne & Marilyn Garrett (as Marilynn Garrett)
12.
08/1962
335

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Vee-Jay 456]
written by Bob Gaudio
13.
12/1962
335

6
US
3
AC
2
country


2
UK
[R]
[Fabor 114]
written by Ned Miller
14.
12/1962
334

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Philips 40084]
written by Ray Hildebrand
15.
08/1962
328

4
US




15
R&B
2
UK
[Monogram 505]
written by Jim Lee
16.
07/1962
328

3
US






2
UK
[Atco 6229]
written by Bobby Darin
17.
06/1962
323

✫1
US




12
R&B
7
UK
[RCA Victor 8046]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
18.
06/1962
321

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
15
UK
[Epic 9509]
written by Paul Evans & Al Byron
19.
02/1962
319

4
US






2
UK
[Monument 456]
written by Cindy Walker
20.
07/1962
314

2
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
9
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10345]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
21.
10/1962
310

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Vee-Jay 465]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
22.
12/1962
302

2
US
✫1
AC
2
country
4
R&B
18
UK
[RCA Victor 8098]
written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
23.
06/1962
301

3
US






3
UK
[ABC 10336]
written by Peter Udell & Gary Geld
24.
06/1962
294

6
US






2
UK
[Dot 16368]
written by Buddy Kaye, David Hess & Ethel Lee
25.
02/1962
292

5
US




2
R&B
4
UK
hit for Dick Haymes in 1945
[Era 3068]
written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman
26.
09/1962
288

✫1
US




2
R&B
19
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #263]
[Philles 106]
written by Gene Pitney
27.
09/1962
286

3
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
US B side to Save All Your Lovin' For Me
[Decca 31424]
written by Manos Hadjidakis & Arthur Altman
28.
03/1962
274

✫1
US




3
R&B
23
UK
[Scepter 1228]
written by Luther Dixon, Florence Green, Bob Elgin & Kay Rogers
29.
02/1962
261

✫1
US
✫1
AC




39
UK
[MGM 13059]
written by Benny Davis & Ted Murry
30.
05/1962
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC


12
R&B


[instrumental]
[MGM 13064]
written by David Rose
31.
11/1962
249

✫1
US
✫1
AC


14
R&B


[Columbia 42601]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
32.
03/1962
245

23
US






✫1
UK
[Rendezvous 166]
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Kim Fowley
33.
01/1962
240

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 416]
written by Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon), Earl Edwards & Bernice Williams
34.
01/1962
234

6
US






6
UK
[Warner 5250]
written by Howard Greenfield & Carole King
35.
02/1962
233

9
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[RCA Victor 7983]
written by Sam Cooke
36.
09/1962
231

2
US




3
R&B
32
UK
[Parkway 849]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Billy Strange
37.
09/1962
225

✫1
US




9
R&B


[novelty]
written by Bobby Pickett & Leonard L. Capizzi
38.
10/1962
220

44
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 477]
written by Cliff Friend & Irving Mills
39.
09/1962
220

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
40.
03/1962
217

3
US




3
R&B
23
UK
with Dee Dee Sharp
[Parkway 835]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
41.
05/1962
213

3
US


4
country
6
R&B
31
UK
[Cadence 1418]
written by Johnny Tillotson
42.
10/1962
212

12
US






4
UK
[RCA 47-8087]
written by Duane Eddy & Lee Hazlewood
43.
12/1962
212

12
US






4
UK
44.
03/1962
211

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Cameo 212]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Harry Land
45.
03/1962
211

✫1
US








[Colpix 621]
written by Lee Pockriss & Lyn Duddy
46.
05/1962
211

3
US




15
R&B
20
UK
[Swan 4106]
written by Chuck Barris
47.
07/1962
208

16
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Columbia 4-42486]
written by Marty Robbins
48.
03/1962
203









✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[Atlantic 2146]
written by Jerry Lordan
49.
01/1962
203









✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[Big Top 3101]
written by Roy Bennett & Sid Tepper
50.
12/1962
202









✫1
UK

written by Buddy Kaye, Phil Springer (as Philip Springer), Bruce Welch & Cliff Richard
51.
12/1962
202









✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard, The Shadows & The Norrie Paramor Strings
charted as The Next Time / Bachelor Boy in UK charts
written by Buddy Kaye & Phil Springer (as Philip Springer)
52.
12/1962
202









✫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
53.
05/1962
201









✫1
UK
54.
06/1962
201

2
US




5
R&B


[Cameo 218]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
55.
12/1962
201









✫1
UK
[instrumental]
written by Elaine Murtagh, Ray Adams & Valerie Murtagh
56.
04/1962
194

5
US
2
AC
3
country


38
UK
[spoken]
[Liberty 55436]
written by Cliff Crofford
57.
08/1962
192

22
US






3
UK
[Companion 2000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
58.
09/1962
192

64
US
19
AC




2
UK
[Big Top 3117]
written by Roger Miller
59.
12/1962
187

6
US
4
AC


24
R&B
22
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5901]
written by Jerry Fuller
60.
10/1962
187

4
US




3
R&B
39
UK
[Cameo 231]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
61.
08/1962
183

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7005]
written by Berry Gordy
62.
08/1962
182

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.
63.
03/1962
182

5
US






19
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5805]
written by Jerry Fuller
64.
11/1962
179

3
US




2
R&B


[Mercury 72055]
written by Leon Carr & Earl Shuman
65.
12/1962
178

4
US




5
R&B
46
UK
[United Artists 544]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
66.
08/1962
175

5
US
2
AC




39
UK
as Rick Nelson

[Imperial 5864]
written by Jack Lewis
67.
06/1962
173

10
US
4
AC




12
UK
[MGM 13075]
written by Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo & Hal Winn
68.
02/1962
173









2
UK
[Capitol 4735]
written by Jeff Barry
69.
09/1962
173









2
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
written by Jack Clement
70.
05/1962
173









2
UK
as Cliff Richard with The Norrie Paramor Orchestra / as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
written by Don Raye & Bobby Freeman
71.
05/1962
173









2
UK
as Joe Brown & the Bruvvers
written by John Beveridge & Peter Oakman
72.
03/1962
172

21
US






5
UK
[ABC 10294]
written by Gary Geld & Peter Udell
73.
05/1962
171

6
US
3
AC




30
UK
[Warner 5259]
written by Carlo Donida & Mogol (as Giulio Rapetti)
74.
07/1962
171

9
US






10
UK
[MGM 13087]
written by Connie Francis, Gary Weston & Hank Hunter
75.
01/1962
171

4
US




2
R&B


[Argo 5405]
written by Yvonne Baker
76.
10/1962
169

5
US




19
R&B
29
UK
[RCA Victor 8086]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
77.
05/1962
165

6
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 4-42352]
written by Merle Kilgore & Claude King
78.
10/1962
165

6
US






22
UK
as The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert
written by Sol Lake
79.
10/1962
164

3
US




14
R&B


[Seville 120]
written by Gary Klein & Henry Hoffman
80.
04/1962
163

3
US




16
R&B


[Laurie 3123]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
81.
01/1962
162

4
US






46
UK
[Decca 31348]
written by Joe Seneca & Diane Lampert
82.
09/1962
160

15
US
4
AC




11
UK
[instrumental]
[Verve 10260]
written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Jon Hendricks & Jessie Cavanaugh
83.
12/1962
159

4
US




6
R&B


[Diamond 129]
written by Teddy Vann
84.
10/1962
159

61
US






3
UK
85.
11/1962
153

6
US
2
AC


19
R&B


[Colpix 663]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
86.
06/1962
153

5
US




3
R&B


[Chancellor 1113]
written by Claudine Clark
87.
11/1962
152

5
US




4
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #113]
[Atlantic 2162]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
88.
04/1962
147

10
US
3
AC
9
country


29
UK
[Decca 9-31371]
written by Hank Cochran
89.
04/1962
146









3
UK
written by By Dunham & Henry Vars
90.
08/1962
146









3
UK
written by Al Byron & Paul Evans
91.
12/1962
146









3
UK
written by Richard Manning
92.
01/1962
146









3
UK
[London 9516]
written by Les Vandyke
93.
10/1962
146









3
UK
94.
09/1962
146

6
US
2
AC






[Columbia 42582]
written by Leon Carr & Paul Vance
95.
04/1962
146

6
US
2
AC






[Decca 31379]
written by Ronnie Self
96.
04/1962
146

4
US








[Musicor 1020]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
97.
10/1962
145

5
US




7
R&B


[Cameo 230]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & David Leon
98.
05/1962
144

15
US






10
UK
[Liberty 55451]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
99.
02/1962
143

88
US






4
UK
100.
05/1962
143

8
US
5
AC


2
R&B


[Todd 1072]
written by Grady Martin & Alex Zanetis

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