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1962's Hit Music & Song Charts
1962's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs
Buy It! Peter Nero (Best New Artist Grammy Winner)
He currently is the artistic director and conductor of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and has been part of that organization since 1979.
Buy It! Judy Garland (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Judy's concert appearance at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961, which produced the 2-record Judy at Carnegie Hall lasted 13 weeks at number one, and earned a total of four Grammys. It has been described as "the greatest night in show business history".
Buy It! Moon River - Henry Mancini (Grammy for Record of the Year)
Although it was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, Andy Williams performed it at the 1962 Grammy ceremony, and his version is best known today, although it has been recorded by dozens of artists.
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Booker T and the MG's, Patti LaBelle, Peter, Paul and Mary and Stan Getz
1962's Retro Pop Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Green Onions - Booket T and the MGs
2. Buy It! Baby Its You - The Shirelles
3. Buy It! Bongo Stomp - Little Joey and the Flips
4. Buy It! Patches - Dickie Lee
5. Buy It! Sheila - Tommy Roe
6. Buy It! Having A Party - Sam Cooke
7. Buy It! 409 - Beach Boys
8. Buy It! Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
9. Buy It! Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starlighters
10. Buy It! Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney
1962's One Hit Wonders &
'Money Song' Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Do You Love Me - The Contours
2. Buy It! Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
3. Buy It! Party Lights - Claudine Clark
4. Buy It! Desafinado - Charlie Bird with Stan Getz
5. Buy It! Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and His Piano
6. Buy It! Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blaine
7. Buy It! Telstar - The Tornadoes
8. Buy It! Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
9. Buy It! Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
10. Buy It! What's Your Name - Don and Juan
1962's Dance Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
2. Buy It! Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
3. Buy It! The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
4. Buy It! Let's Dance - Chris Montez
5. Buy It! The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
6. Buy It! Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
7. Buy It! I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
8. Buy It! Soul Twist - King Curtis
9. Buy It! Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
10. Buy It! Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
1962's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Up On The Roof - The Drifters
2. Buy It! You Belong To Me - The Capris
3. Buy It! Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
4. Buy It! Papa Oom-Mow-Mow - Rivingtons
5. Buy It! Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
6. Buy It! Sherry - Four Seasons
7. Buy It! What Time Is It? - The Volumes
8. Buy It! Never Let You Go - Five Discs
9. Buy It! Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
10. Buy It! I Love You - The Volumes
1962's Girl Groups Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! He's So Fine - The Chiffons
2. Buy It! Uptown - The Crystals
3. Buy It! I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - The Blue-Belles
4. Buy It! Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
5. Buy It! 'Til - The Angels
6. Buy It! He's a Rebel - The Crystals
7. Buy It! Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
8. Buy It! The Wah-Watusi - The Orlons
9. Buy It! Chains - The Cookies
10. Buy It! He's Sure The Boy I Love - The Crystals
More Girl Groups Song Hits:
  Buy It! Cry, Baby, Cry - The Angels
  Buy It! I'm Blue - The Ikettes
  Buy It! Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
  Buy It! Playboy - The Marvelettes
PCM's 1962 Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Miserlou - Dick Dale
2. Buy It! Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
3. Buy It! Do You Love Me - The Contours
4. Buy It! Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
5. Buy It! You Belong To Me - The Duprees
6. Buy It! The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
7. Buy It! Let's Dance - Chris Montez
8. Buy It! Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
9. Buy It! Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
10. Buy It! Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
Check Out the Full PCM 1962
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Top 40 Pop Charts,
songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
Hot Pop Songs/PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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