List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1962

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These are the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits of 1962.

NOTE: Billboard changed its issue dates from a Monday back to a Saturday schedule on January 6, thus fixing the previous one-week inconsistency. The issue dates were originally changed from a Saturday to a Monday schedule on April 29, 1957.

The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1962 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 6 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The Tokens
January 13 "The Twist" Chubby Checker
January 20
January 27 "Peppermint Twist" Joey Dee and the Starliters
February 3
February 10
February 17 "Duke of Earl" Gene Chandler
February 24
March 3
March 10 "Hey! Baby" Bruce Channel
March 17
March 24
March 31 "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You" Connie Francis
April 7 "Johnny Angel" Shelley Fabares
April 14
April 21 "Good Luck Charm" Elvis Presley
April 28
May 5 "Soldier Boy" The Shirelles
May 12
May 19
May 26 "Stranger on the Shore" Mr. Acker Bilk
June 2 "I Can't Stop Loving You" Ray Charles
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7 "The Stripper" David Rose
July 14 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Bobby Vinton
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka
August 18
August 25 "The Loco-Motion" Little Eva
September 1 "Sheila" Tommy Roe
September 8
September 15 "Sherry" The Four Seasons
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20 "Monster Mash" Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
October 27
November 3 "He's a Rebel" The Crystals
November 10
November 17 "Big Girls Don't Cry" The Four Seasons
November 24
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22 "Telstar" The Tornados
December 29


  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Sixties (ISBN 0-89820-074-1)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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