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The Most Popular Song Hits Of 1962


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1962's Most Popular Song Hits

* Buy It! The Twist by Chubby Checker was a bigger hit in 1960, but we just had to mention it again.
1. Buy It!

Miserlou - Dick Dale
(surf guitar instrumental, originally a soft big band tune by Harry James)

2. Buy It! Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
"Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Ah, ah, ah, ah.... "
3. Buy It! Do You Love Me - Contours
"Well do you love me (I can really move)
Well do you love me (I'm in the groove)
Ah do you love me (do you love me)
Now that I can dance"
4. Buy It! Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
"Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be.
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
5. Buy It! You Belong To Me - The Duprees
"See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sun rise on a tropic isle
Just remember, darling, all the while
You belong to me"
6. Buy It! The Loco-motion - Little Eva
"...so come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me.
You gotta swing your hips, now. Come on, baby.
Jump up. Jump back. Well, now, I think you've got the knack"
7. Buy It! Let's Dance - Chris Montez
"But let's dance, well let's dance
We'll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too,
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let's dance, well let's dance"
8. Buy It! Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
"Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.
We had a quarrel, a lover's spat
I write I'm sorry but my letter keeps coming back"
9. Buy It! Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
"First you spread your limbo feet
Then you move to limbo beat
Limbo ankle limbo knee,
Bend back like a limbo tree
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let's do the limbo rock"
10. Buy It! Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
"Big girls don't cry (they don't cry)
Big girls don't cry (who said they don't cry)
Baby I was cruel (I was cruel)
Baby I'm a fool (I'm such a fool"
11. Buy It! 11. Party Lights - Claudine Clark
12. Buy It! Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cooke
13. Buy It! The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
14. Buy It! Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
15. Buy It! Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
16. Buy It! Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys
17. Buy It! Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
18. Buy It! Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
19. Buy It! Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
20. Buy It! Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
21. Buy It! Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Roy Orbison
22. Buy It! The Stripper - David Rose
23. Buy It! Desafinado - Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
24. Buy It! Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
25. Buy It! The Wanderer - Dion
26. Buy It! Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney
27. Buy It! Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's
28. Buy It! Sherry - Four Seasons
29. Buy It! Having A Party - Sam Cooke
30. Buy It! I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
31. Buy It! Soldier Boy - Shirelles
32. Buy It! Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
33. Buy It! Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee and the Starlighters
34. Buy It! Lovers Who Wander - Dion
35. Buy It! Surfin' - Beach Boys
36. Buy It! Whats Your Name - Don and Juan
37. Buy It! Baby Its Cold Outside - Ray Charles & Betty Carter
38. Buy It! Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Welk
39. Buy It! Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
40. Buy It! Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
41. Buy It! Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
42. Buy It! Bongo Stomp - Little Joey & The Flips
43. Buy It! Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
44. Buy It! Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Roy Orbison
45. Buy It! I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
46. Buy It! Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle
47. Buy It! You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
48. Buy It! I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
49. Buy It! Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
50. Buy It! Telstar - The Tornadoes
51. Buy It! Me and My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr
52. Buy It! Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk
53. Buy It! Shiela - Tommy Roe
54. Buy It! Don't Break The Heart that Loves You - Connie Francis
55. Buy It! Papa-oom-Mow-Mow - The Rivingtons
56. Buy It! Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball
57. Buy It! Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blaine
58. Buy It! You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
59. Buy It! Shout - Joey Dee and the Starlighters
60. Buy It! Norman - Sue Thompson
61. Buy It! Roses are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
62. Buy It! I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George
63. Buy It! She Cried - Jay and the Americans
64. Buy It! Let Me In - The Sensations
65. Buy It! What Kind Of Fool Am I - Sammy Davis, Jr
66. Buy It! Young World - Rick Nelson
67. Buy It! Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
68. Buy It! Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp
69. Buy It! Chains - The Cookies
70. Buy It! Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone
71. Buy It! Don't Hang Up - the Orlons
72. Buy It! Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
73. Buy It! You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles
74. Buy It! Playboy - The Marvelettes
75. Buy It! 409 - Beach Boys
76. Buy It! Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
77. Buy It! 'Til - The Angels
78. Buy It! Release Me - Little Esther Phillips
79. Buy It! Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
80. Buy It! The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
81. Buy It! Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole
82. Buy It! Dear Lady Twist - Gary U.S. Bonds
83. Buy It! Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp
84. Buy It! Rinky Dink - Baby Cortez
85. Buy It! Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
86. Buy It! Dear One - Larry Finnegan
87. Buy It! ... And Then There Were Drums - Sandy Nelson
88. Buy It! Come On Little Angel - The Belmonts
89. Buy It! Patches - Dickey Lee
90. Buy It! Jamie - Eddie Holland
91. Buy It! Little Black Book - Jimmy Dean
92. Buy It! Hide & Go Seek - Bunker Hill
93. Buy It! The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) - The Tijuana Brass
94. Buy It! Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen
95. Buy It! If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary
96. Buy It! Tuff - Ace Cannon
97. Buy It! Ahab, The Arab - Ray Stevens
98. Buy It! Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
99. Buy It! Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul & Mary
100. Buy It! She's Not You - Elvis Presley

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