List of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 1962

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This is a list of singles that have peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1962.

Top-ten singles[edit]

Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
Singles from 1961
December 4 "The Twist" Chubby Checker 1 January 13 13
December 11 "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen" Neil Sedaka 6 January 6 6
December 18 "Peppermint Twist - Part 1" Joey Dee and the Starliters 1 January 27 11
December 25 "Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley 2 February 3 8
Singles from 1962
January 6 "When I Fall in Love" The Lettermen 7 January 27 3
"Unchain My Heart" Ray Charles 9 January 13 2
January 13 "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" Barbara George 3 January 27 6
"When the Boy in Your Arms" Connie Francis 10 January 13 1
January 20 "Norman" Sue Thompson 3 February 24 7
January 27 "The Wanderer" Dion 2 February 24 7
"Baby It's You" The Shirelles 8 February 3 2
February 3 "Duke of Earl" Gene Chandler 1 February 17 8
"Break It to Me Gently" Brenda Lee 4 March 3 7
February 10 "A Little Bitty Tear" Burl Ives 9 February 10 2
"Dear Lady Twist" Gary U.S. Bonds 9 February 24 3
February 17 "Crying in the Rain" The Everly Brothers 6 March 3 5
February 24 "Hey! Baby" Bruce Channel 1 March 10 8
March 3 "Midnight in Moscow" Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen 2 March 17 7
"Chip Chip" Gene McDaniels 10 March 3 1
March 10 "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You" Connie Francis 1 March 31 6
"Let Me In" The Sensations 4 March 17 4
"Her Royal Majesty" James Darren 6 March 17 3
"What's Your Name" Don and Juan 7 March 17 4
March 17 "Percolator (Twist)" Billy Joe and the Checkmates 10 March 17 1
March 24 "Dream Baby" Roy Orbison 4 March 31 3
"Slow Twistin'" Chubby Checker 3 April 14 7
"Twistin' the Night Away" Sam Cooke 9 March 24 2
March 31 "Johnny Angel" Shelley Fabares 1 April 7 9
"Good Luck Charm" Elvis Presley 1 April 21 7
April 7 "Young World" Rick Nelson 5 April 21 4
"Love Letters" Ketty Lester 5 April 14 3
"Mashed Potato Time" Dee Dee Sharp 2 May 5 9
April 14 "Lover Please" Clyde McPhatter 7 April 21 4
April 21 "Soldier Boy" The Shirelles 1 May 5 8
"Shout" Joey Dee and the Starliters 6 May 5 4
"Stranger on the Shore" Mr. Acker Bilk 1 May 26 11
April 28 "Twist, Twist Senora" Gary U.S. Bonds 9 May 12 3
May 5 "P.T. 109" Jimmy Dean 8 May 26 3
May 12 "She Cried" Jay and the Americans 5 May 19 3
"Old Rivers" Walter Brennan 5 May 26 4
"Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)" Ernie Maresca 6 May 19 3
May 19 "Everybody Loves Me But You" Brenda Lee 6 May 26 3
"Funny Way of Laughin'" Burl Ives 10 May 19 1
May 26 "I Can't Stop Loving You" Ray Charles 1 June 2 11
"Lovers Who Wander" Dion 3 June 9 4
June 2 "The One Who Really Loves You" Mary Wells 8 June 9 3
"(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" Gene Pitney 4 June 16 5
June 9 "It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'" Johnny Tillotson 3 June 16 6
"Second Hand Love" Connie Francis 7 June 9 3
"Palisades Park" Freddy Cannon 3 June 23 7
"Playboy" The Marvelettes 7 June 23 5
June 16 "The Stripper" David Rose and His Orchestra 1 July 7 9
June 23 "Cindy's Birthday" Johnny Crawford 8 June 23 2
"That's Old Fashioned" The Everly Brothers 9 June 23 1
June 30 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" Bobby Vinton 1 July 14 10
"Al Di La" Emilio Pericoli 6 July 7 3
July 7 "Wolverton Mountain" Claude King 6 July 21 4
"Snap Your Fingers" Joe Henderson 8 July 7 1
"Johnny Get Angry" Joanie Sommers 7 July 21 2
July 14 "The Wah-Watusi" The Orlons 2 July 21 6
"Sealed with a Kiss" Brian Hyland 3 July 28 6
"Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" Dee Dee Sharp 9 July 14 3
July 21 "Speedy Gonzales" Pat Boone 6 July 28 5
July 28 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka 1 August 11 7
"Ahab the Arab" Ray Stevens 5 August 4 5
August 4 "The Loco-Motion" Little Eva 1 August 25 7
"Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)" Richard Chamberlain 10 August 4 1
August 11 "You'll Lose a Good Thing" Barbara Lynn 8 August 11 1
"Things" Bobby Darin 3 August 25 5
August 18 "You Don't Know Me" Ray Charles 2 September 8 5
"Little Diane" Dion 8 August 18 3
August 25 "Sheila" Tommy Roe 1 September 1 6
"Party Lights" Claudine Clark 5 September 1 3
"She's Not You" Elvis Presley 5 September 8 5
September 1 "Vacation" Connie Francis 9 September 1 2
September 8 "Ramblin' Rose" Nat "King" Cole 2 September 22 8
"Teen Age Idol" Rick Nelson 5 September 22 4
September 15 "Sherry" The Four Seasons 1 September 15 7
"Green Onions" Booker T. & the M.G.'s 3 September 29 6
"Patches" Dickey Lee 6 October 6 7
"Rinky Dink" Dave "Baby" Cortez 10 September 15 1
September 22 "Let's Dance" Chris Montez 4 October 6 5
"You Belong to Me" The Duprees 7 September 22 2
"You Beat Me to the Punch" Mary Wells 9 September 22 2
September 29 "Monster Mash" Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers 1 October 20 7
"Alley Cat" Bent Fabric 7 September 29 3
October 6 "Venus in Blue Jeans" Jimmy Clanton 7 October 6 1
"I Remember You" Frank Ifield 5 October 13 4
October 13 "Do You Love Me" The Contours 3 October 20 5
"If I Had a Hammer" Peter, Paul and Mary 10 October 13 1
October 20 "He's a Rebel" The Crystals 1 November 3 7
"Only Love Can Break a Heart" Gene Pitney 2 November 3 4
October 27 "All Alone Am I" Brenda Lee 3 November 10 7
"Gina" Johnny Mathis 6 November 17 5
November 3 "Big Girls Don't Cry" The Four Seasons 1 November 17 10
"Limbo Rock" Chubby Checker 2 December 22 12
"Next Door to an Angel" Neil Sedaka 5 November 17 5
"Return to Sender" Elvis Presley 2 November 17 10
November 10 "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" Chubby Checker 10 November 10 1
November 17 "Bobby's Girl" Marcie Blane 3 December 1 8
"Don't Hang Up" The Orlons 4 December 8 6
"The Cha-Cha-Cha" Bobby Rydell 10 November 17 1
November 24 "Ride!" Dee Dee Sharp 5 December 8 4
December 1 "The Lonely Bull" The Tijuana Brass 6 December 8 3
December 8 "Telstar" The Tornados 1 December 22 8
"Release Me" "Little Esther" Phillips 8 December 22 4
December 22 "You Are My Sunshine" Ray Charles 7 December 29 2
"Love Came to Me" Dion 10 December 22 1

1961 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1962 which peaked in 1961
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
November 20 "Goodbye Cruel World" James Darren 3 December 4 7
December 4 "Walk on By" Leroy Van Dyke 5 December 11 8
December 11 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The Tokens 1 December 18 8
"Run to Him" Bobby Vee 2 December 25 6

1963 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1962 which peaked in 1963
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
December 15 "Go Away Little Girl" Steve Lawrence 1 January 12 9
December 29 "Hotel Happiness" Brook Benton 3 January 19 4
"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans 8 January 12 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2012). Pop Annual, 1955–2011 (8th ed.). Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-194-2.
  • 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.