1962 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1962.

Events[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1962.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Return to Sender 1962 United States UK 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Oct 1962, Norway 1 – Dec 1962, Éire 1 – Dec 1962, Peel list 1 of 1961, US BB 2 – Oct 1962, RYM 6 of 1962, US BB 8 of 1962, POP 8 of 1962, US CashBox 10 of 1963, Germany 15 – Jan 1963, DDD 27 of 1962, Scrobulate 83 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 2154
2 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962 United States UK 1 – Jun 1962, US BB 1 – May 1962, Canada 1 – May 1962, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Dec 1961, Norway 4 – Jul 1962, US CashBox 6 of 1962, DDD 6 of 1962, Germany 8 – Sep 1962, South Africa 11 of 1962, RYM 16 of 1962, US BB 30 of 1962, POP 30 of 1962, Italy 75 of 1963, Scrobulate 80 of r & b, Rolling Stone 161, Acclaimed 507
3 The Tornados Telstar 1962 United Kingdom UK 1 – Aug 1962, US BB 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Nov 1962, Éire 1 – Nov 1962, South Africa 1 of 1962, RYM 2 of 1962, Norway 3 – Oct 1962, US CashBox 5 of 1963, Germany 6 – Jan 1963, Australia 8 of 1962, DDD 62 of 1962, Germany 224 of the 1960s, Acclaimed 739
4 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love 1962 United States UK 1 – Feb 1962, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Aug 1961, US BB 2 – Dec 1961, US BB 4 of 1962, Canada 4 – Nov 1961, POP 4 of 1962, Australia 5 of 1962, South Africa 5 of 1962, RYM 11 of 1961, DDD 12 of 1961, US CashBox 28 of 1962, Party 33 of 2007, Scrobulate 64 of oldies, Italy 75 of 1962, Rolling Stone 394, WXPN 441, Acclaimed 1361
5 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm 1962 United States UK 1 – May 1962, US BB 1 – Mar 1962, Canada 1 – Mar 1962, Norway 1 – Apr 1962, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Oct 1961, Germany 6 – May 1962, US BB 10 of 1962, South Africa 13 of 1962, POP 17 of 1962, RYM 33 of 1962, US CashBox 42 of 1962, DDD 80 of 1962, Germany 203 of the 1960s

Singles released[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Other notable songs[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes to the Rafael Kubelik/Nicolai Gedda/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau DG recording.
  2. ^ The Independent obituary, 3 March 2009. Accessed 22 March 2013