Top 100 Hits of 1962

Do these bring back memories?
Here are the top 100 hit songs from 1962!

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Chart # Song Title

Artist

  1. Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp
  2. I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles
  3. Twist and Shout The Isley Brothers
  4. Duke of Earl Gene Chandler
  5. Sherry The Four Seasons
  6. Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton
  7. The Twist Chubby Checker
  8. Soldier Boy The Shirelles
  9. Loco-Motion Little Eva
10. Do You Love Me The Contours
11. Hey! Baby Bruce Channel
12. The Stripper - (Instrumental) David Rose & His Orchestra
13. Big Girls Don't Cry The Four Seasons
14. The Wah Watusi The Orlons
15. He's A Rebel The Crystals
16. Monster Mash Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
17. Midnight In Moscow - (Instrumental) Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
18. The One Who Really Loves You Mary Wells
19. Playboy The Marvelettes
20. Green Onions - (Instrumental) Booker T & The MGs
21. Stranger On The Shore - (Instrumental) Acker Bilk
22. I Know Barbara George
23. Peppermint Twist Joey Lee & The Starliters
24. Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares
25. Palisades Park Freddy Cannon
26. Don't Hang Up The Orlons
27. Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp
28. All Alone Am I Brenda Lee
29. Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole
30. The Wanderer Dion
31. You Belong To Me The Duprees
32. She Cried Jay & The Americans
33. Bobby's Girl Marcie Blane
34. Sheila Tommy Roe
35. Sealed With A Kiss Brian Hyland
36. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka
37. Let Me In The Sensations
38. I Love You The Volume's
39. Limbo Rock Chubby Checker
40. What's Your Name Don & Juan
41. Baby It's You The Shirelles
42. Smokey Places The Corsairs
43. Let's Dance Chris Montez
44. Uptown The Crystals
45. Surfin' Safari The Beach Boys
46. Return to Sender Elvis Presley
47. Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke
48. You'll Lose A Good Thing Barbara Lynn
49. Afrikaan Beat  - (Instrumental) Bert Kaempfert
50. The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
51. Al Di La' Emilio Pericoli
52. Beechwood 4-5789 The Marvelettes
53. Desafinado - (Instrumental) Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
54. Norman Sue Thompson
55. I Wish That We Were Married Ronnie & The Hi-Lites
56. Popeye (The Hitchhiker) Chubby Checker
57. Love Letters Ketty Lester
58. Don't Play That Song (You Lied) Ben E King
59. Party Lights Claudine Clark
60. You Beat Me To The Punch Mary Wells
61. Dear Lady Twist Gary "US" Bonds
62. Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
63. I Sold My Heart to The Junkman The Blue-Belles (Starlets)
64. Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) Chuck Jackson
65. Pepino, The Italian Mouse Lou Monte
66. Shout Joey Dee & The Starliters
67. You Don't Know Me Ray Charles
68. Run To Him Bobby Vee
69. Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley
70. Dear One Larry Finnegan
71. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) Dee Dee Sharp
72. Lover Please Clyde McPhatter
73. Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone
74. A Wonderful Dream The Majors
75. Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke & Lou Rawls
76. Having A Party Sam Cooke & Lou Rawls
77. Patches Dickey Lee
78. Echo The Emotions
79. Don't Break the Heart That Loves You Connie Francis
80. Tell Him The Exciters
81. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen Neil Sedaka
82. Remember Then The Earls
83. I Need Your Loving Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
84. Village Of Love Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights
85. Three Stars Will Shine Tonight (Theme From Dr Kildare) Richard Chamberlain
86. Ride! Dee Dee Sharp
87. Telstar - (Instrumental) The Tornadoes
88. What Kind Of Love Is This Joey Dee & The Starliters
89. Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes
90. Goodbye Cruel World James Darren
91. Soul Twist - (Instrumental) King Curtis & His Noble Knights
92. Snap Your Fingers Joe Henderson
93. Town Without Pity Gene Pitney
94. My Own True Love The Duprees
95. Lovers Who Wander Dion
96. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson
97. Only Love Can Break A Heart Gene Pitney
98. Twist, Twist Seņora Gary "US" Bonds
99. Wolverton Mountain Clyde King
100. Our Anniversary Shep & The Limelites

                   


Lyrics for favorite hits from previous years...

UNCHAINED MELODY '55
Righteous Brothers
Lyrics by Hy Zaret, Music by Alex North

Oh, my love, my darling,
I've hungered for your touch
a long, lonely time.
And time goes by so slowly
and time can do so much,
are you still mine?
I need your love,
I need your love,
God speed your love ..... to me!

Lonely rivers flow
to the sea, to the sea,
To the open arms of the sea.
Lonely rivers sigh,
"Wait for me, wait for me!"
I'll be coming home, wait for me!

Oh, my love, my darling,
I've hungered, for your touch
a long, lonely time.
And time goes by so slowly
and time can do so much,
are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love,
God speed your love...... to me!

Additional verse:
Lonely mountains gaze
at the stars, at the stars,
Waiting for the dawn of the day.
All alone, I gaze
at the stars, at the stars,
Dreaming of my love far away.

Oh, my love, my darling,
I've hungered for your touch
a long, lonely time.
And time goes by so slowly
and time can do so much,
are you still mine?
I need your love,
I need your love,
God speed your love to me!
 
             
TEDDY BEAR
'57
Elvis Presley

Baby let me be,
Your lovin' Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck,
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

I don't wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don't wanna be a lion
'Cause lions ain't the kind
You love enough.
Just wanna be, your Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight


 
    MULE SKINNER BLUES '60
The Fendermen

Well, good morning, Captain
Well, good morning to you
Do you need another mule skinner
Down on your new mud run
Ha, ha, hip, ee, ee.........

CHORUS
Well, I'm an old mule skinner
From down Kentucky way
And I can make any mule listen
Or I won't accept your pay
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee, ha, ha
Well hey, hey

Little water boy, come here boy
Bring that water bucket around
Ha, ha, ha
If you don't like your job
Water boy, put that bucket down
Ha, ha, ha, ee, ee, ha, ha, ha

(CHORUS)
     
                  GREAT BALLS OF FIRE '57
Jerry Lee Lewis

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, but what a thrill
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

I laughed at love 'cause I thought it was funny
You came along and moooooved me honey
I've changed my mind, this love is fine
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

Kiss me baby, wooo feels good
Hold me baby, wellllll I want to love you
Like a lover should
Your fine, sooo kind
I want to tell this world that your mine mine mine mine
I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I'm real nervous, but it sure is fun
Cīmon baby, drive my crazy
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire
             
WHERE THE BOYS ARE
'61
Connie Francis
Lyrics and Music by Howie Greenfield and Neil Sedaka


Where the boys are, someone waits for me
A smilin' face, a warm embrace, two arms to hold me tenderly
Where the boys are, my true love will be
He's walkin' down some street in town and I know he's lookin' there for me

In the crowd of a million people I'll find my valentine
And then I'll climb to the highest steeple and tell the world he's mine

Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me

Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me



 
     
              THE STROLL '58
The Diamonds

Come, let's stroll
Stroll across the floor
Come, let's stro-oh-oh-oll
Stroll across the floor
Now turn around, baby
Let's stroll once more

Feel so good
Take me by my hand
I feel so goo-ooh-ooh-ood
Take me by my hand
And let's go strolling
In wonderland

Strollin', , strollin' aah-huh-uh
Rock and ro-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh-llin'
Strollin'
Well rock my so-oul
How I love to stroll

There's my love
Strolling in the door
There's my lo-o-o-ove
Strolling in the door
Baby, let's go strolling
By the candy store



 
                         
RUNAROUND SUE
'61
Dion

Here's my story, sad but true
It's about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town
Ah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I'm telling you
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

I miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl's warm embrace
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

She likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue
     
             

SIXTEEN CANDLES
'59

The Crests
Lyrics and Music by Luther Dixon and Allyson Khent


Happy birthday, happy birthday, baby
Oh, I love you so

Sixteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight
(As your eyes tonight, oh)
Blow out the candles
Make your wish come true
For I'll be wishing that you love me, too
(That you love me, too)

You're only sixteen (sixteen)
But you're my teenage queen
(You're my queen)
You're the prettiest
Loveliest girl I've ever seen
(I've ever seen, oh)

Sixteen candles in my heart will glow
For ever and ever for I love you so
(For I love you so)

You're only sixteen (sixteen)
But you're my teenage queen
(You're my queen)
Oh, you're the prettiest
Loveliest girl I've ever seen
(I've ever seen, oh)

Sixteen candles in my heart will glow
For ever and ever for I love you so
(For I love you so)
For I love you so
     
THE TWIST
'61
Chubby Checker

Come on baby let's do the twist
Come on baby let's do the twist
Take me by my little hand and go like this
Ee-oh twist baby baby twist
Oooh-yeah just like this
Come on little miss and do the twist

My daddy is sleepin' and mama ain't around
Yeah daddy is sleepin' and mama ain't around
We're gonna twisty twisty twisty
'Til we turn the house down
Come on and twist yeah baby twist
Oooh-yeah just like this
Come on little miss and do the twist

Yeah you should see my little Sis
You should see my my little Sis
She really knows how to rock
She knows how to twist
Come on and twist yeah baby twist
Oooh-yeah just like this
Come on little miss and do the twist
Yeah rock on now
Yeah twist on now
Twist







 
     


WHO PUT THE BOMP
'61
Barry Mann
Lyrics and Music by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin


I'd like to thank the guy
Who wrote the song
That made my baby
Fall in love with me

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

When my baby heard
"Bomp bah bah bomp "
"Bah bomp bah bomp bah bomp bomp"
Every word went right into her heart
And when she heard them singin'
"Rama lama lama lama"
"Rama ding dong"
She said we'd never have to part
So...

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

Each time that we're alone
Boogity boogity boogity
Boogity boogity boogity shoo
Sets my baby's heart all aglow
And every time we dance to
Dip da dip da dip
Dip da dip da dip
She always says she loves me so
So...

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

MIXTURE: Barry SPEAKS: Darlin', bomp bah bah bomp, bah bomp bah bomp bomp
And my honey, rama lama ding dong forever
And when I say, dip da dip da dip da dip
You know I mean it from the bottom of my boogity boogity boogity shoo

Backups conclude with 3 more (bomp bah bomp bah bomp, rama lama ding dong, dip da dip da dip, boogity boogity shoo)s with that same soloist overlaying "oh-oh-oh"s.

FADE in the middle of the second one.


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