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Top Songs of 1962

1961 <-1962-> 1963
    

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1.
05/1962
398

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
2.
09/1962
375

✫1
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[intrumental]

[London 9561]
written by Joe Meek
3.
03/1962
352

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[RCA 47-7992]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold
4.
01/1962
332

✫1
US




2
R&B
2
UK
harmonica-player is delbert mcclinton
[Smash 1731]
written by Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
5.
06/1962
330

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #350]

[Dimension 1000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
6.
10/1962
324

2
US




5
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8100]
written by Winfield Scott & Otis Blackwell
7.
08/1962
313

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Vee-Jay 456]
written by Bob Gaudio
8.
07/1962

Sheila by Tommy Roe

from Sheila   
312

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC 10329]
written by Tommy Roe
9.
07/1962
312

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Vee-Jay 457]
written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
10.
06/1962
303

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
15
UK
[Epic 9509]
written by Paul Evans & Al Byron
11.
10/1962
302

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Vee-Jay 465]
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
12.
12/1962
299

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Philips 40084]
written by Ray Hildebrand
13.
08/1962
296

5
US
2
AC


13
R&B
✫1
UK
[RCA 47-8041]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
14.
08/1962
279

2
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
5
UK
[Capitol 4804]
written by Noel Sherman & Joe Sherman
15.
12/1962
274

3
US
2
AC


8
R&B
3
UK
[Liberty 55521]
written by Ben Weisman (as Benjamin Weisman), Dorothy Wayne & Marilyn Garrett (as Marilynn Garrett)
16.
12/1962
270

6
US
3
AC
2
country


2
UK
[R]
[Fabor 114]
written by Ned Miller
17.
09/1962
263

✫1
US




2
R&B
19
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #263]
[Philles 106]
written by Gene Pitney
18.
08/1962
261

4
US




15
R&B
2
UK
[Monogram 505]
written by Jim Lee
19.
06/1962
260

✫1
US




12
R&B
7
UK
[RCA 8046]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
20.
07/1962
253

2
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
9
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10345]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
21.
02/1962
253

4
US






2
UK
[Monument 456]
written by Cindy Walker
22.
07/1962
249

3
US






2
UK
[Atco 6229]
written by Bobby Darin
23.
06/1962
247

3
US






3
UK
[ABC 10336]
written by Peter Udell & Gary Geld
24.
12/1962
247

2
US
✫1
AC
2
country
4
R&B
18
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8098]
written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
25.
03/1962
246

✫1
US




3
R&B
23
UK
[Scepter 1228]
written by Luther Dixon, Florence Green, Bob Elgin & Kay Rogers
26.
09/1962
243

3
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
US B side to Save All Your Lovin' For Me
[Decca 31424]
written by Manos Hadjidakis & Arthur Altman
27.
02/1962
243

✫1
US
✫1
AC




39
UK
[MGM 13059]
written by Benny Davis & Ted Murry
28.
05/1962
243

✫1
US
✫1
AC


12
R&B


[instrumental]
[MGM 13064]
written by David Rose
29.
01/1962
240

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 416]
written by Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon), Earl Edwards & Bernice Williams
30.
11/1962
233

✫1
US
✫1
AC


14
R&B


[Columbia 42601]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
31.
09/1962
230

✫1
US




9
R&B


[novelty]
written by Bobby Pickett & Leonard L. Capizzi
32.
06/1962
230

6
US






2
UK
[Dot 16368]
written by Buddy Kaye, David Hess & Ethel Lee
33.
09/1962
224

2
US




3
R&B
32
UK
[Parkway 849]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Billy Strange
34.
09/1962
214

2
US
✫1
AC


16
R&B


B side to If I Didn't Have a Dime ; charted as If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox) / Only Love Can Break a Heart in Australia charts
[Musicor 1022]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
35.
02/1962
209

5
US




2
R&B
4
UK
hit for Dick Haymes in 1945
[Era 3068]
written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman
36.
03/1962
206

✫1
US








[Colpix 621]
written by Lee Pockriss & Lyn Duddy
37.
06/1962
201

2
US




5
R&B


[Cameo 218]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
38.
03/1962
201

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Cameo 212]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & Harry Land
39.
03/1962
199

3
US




3
R&B
23
UK
with Dee Dee Sharp
[Parkway 835]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon)
40.
01/1962
197

6
US






6
UK
[Warner 5250]
written by Howard Greenfield & Carole King
41.
05/1962
196

3
US




15
R&B
20
UK
[Swan 4106]
written by Chuck Barris
42.
10/1962
189

4
US




3
R&B
39
UK
[Cameo 231]
written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
43.
05/1962
187

3
US


4
country
6
R&B
31
UK
[Cadence 1418]
written by Johnny Tillotson
44.
08/1962
185

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7005]
written by Berry Gordy
45.
04/1962
185

5
US
2
AC
3
country


38
UK
[spoken]
[Liberty 55436]
written by Cliff Crofford
46.
01/1962
183

4
US




2
R&B


written by Yvonne Baker
47.
05/1962
183

6
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 4-42352]
written by Merle Kilgore & Claude King
48.
11/1962
177

3
US




2
R&B


[Mercury 72055]
written by Leon Carr & Earl Shuman
49.
02/1962
175

9
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7983]
written by Sam Cooke
50.
05/1962
174

6
US
3
AC




30
UK
[Warner 5259]
written by Carlo Donida & Mogol (as Giulio Rapetti)
51.
10/1962
172

3
US




14
R&B


[Seville 120]
written by Gary Klein & Henry Hoffman
52.
11/1962
169

6
US
2
AC


19
R&B


[Colpix 663]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
53.
01/1962
169

4
US






46
UK
[Decca 31348]
written by Joe Seneca & Diane Lampert
54.
08/1962
167

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #181]
[instrumental]
[Stax 127]
written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg & Al Jackson Jr.
55.
11/1962
166

5
US




4
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #113]
[Atlantic 2162]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
56.
10/1962
163

6
US






22
UK
as The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert
written by Sol Lake
57.
04/1962
163

3
US




16
R&B


[Laurie 3123]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
58.
07/1962
162

9
US






10
UK
[MGM 13087]
written by Connie Francis, Gary Weston & Hank Hunter
59.
06/1962
162

5
US




3
R&B


[Chancellor 1113]
written by Claudine Clark
60.
04/1962
161

4
US








[Musicor 1020]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
61.
09/1962
160

6
US
2
AC






[Columbia 42582]
written by Leon Carr & Paul Vance
62.
04/1962
160

6
US
2
AC






[Decca 31379]
written by Ronnie Self
63.
04/1962
159

10
US
3
AC
9
country


29
UK
[Decca 9-31371]
written by Hank Cochran
64.
05/1962
158

8
US
5
AC


2
R&B


[Todd 1072]
written by Grady Martin & Alex Zanetis
65.
03/1962
157

23
US






✫1
UK
[Rendezvous 166]
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Kim Fowley
66.
07/1962
154

7
US
2
AC






[instrumental]
[Atco 6226]
written by Bent Fabric (as Frank Björn) & Jack Harlen
67.
08/1962
154

6
US




10
R&B


[Smash 1758]
written by Barry Mann & Larry Kolber
68.
03/1962
153

8
US
2
AC
3
country




[Columbia 4-42338]
written by Marijohn Wilkin & Fred Burch
69.
05/1962
152

7
US




4
R&B


70.
12/1962
151

4
US




5
R&B
46
UK
[United Artists 544]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
71.
10/1962
151

8
US




✫1
R&B


as Little Esther Phillips
written by Eddie Miller, James Pebworth & Robert Yount
72.
11/1962
150

7
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10375]
written by Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell
73.
06/1962
150

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Jamie 1220]
written by Huey P. Meaux & Barbara Lynn (as Barbara Lynn Ozen)
74.
12/1962
150

5
US








75.
03/1962
149

6
US




25
R&B


[Seville 117]
written by Ernie Maresca & Thomas Bogdany (as Thomas F. Bogdany)
76.
10/1962
148

44
US






✫1
UK
[Vee-Jay 477]
written by Cliff Friend & Irving Mills
77.
03/1962
147

5
US






19
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5805]
written by Jerry Fuller
78.
05/1962
147

7
US
3
AC






[MGM 13074]
written by Phil Spector & Hank Hunter
79.
03/1962
147









✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[Atlantic 2146]
written by Jerry Lordan
80.
10/1962
145

12
US






4
UK
[RCA 47-8087]
written by Duane Eddy & Lee Hazlewood
81.
12/1962
145

12
US






4
UK
82.
08/1962
143

5
US
2
AC




39
UK
as Rick Nelson

[Imperial 5864]
written by Jack Lewis
83.
12/1962
143

6
US
4
AC


24
R&B
22
UK
as Rick Nelson
[Imperial 5901]
written by Jerry Fuller
84.
10/1962
143

5
US




19
R&B
29
UK
[RCA 8086]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
85.
07/1962
143

16
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Columbia 4-42486]
written by Marty Robbins
86.
01/1962
137









✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
[Big Top 3101]
written by Roy Bennett & Sid Tepper
87.
03/1962
137

7
US








[Mercury 71941]
written by Billy Swan (as Bill Swan)
88.
05/1962
137

7
US








[Warner 5275]
written by Hal David & Sherman Edwards
89.
03/1962
135

6
US








written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley & Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.)
90.
12/1962
135

8
US




28
R&B


[instrumental]
[Swan 4125]
written by Phil Todaro & Tom Shannon
91.
11/1962
134

8
US




7
R&B


[Philles 107]
written by Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert
92.
12/1962
132

4
US




6
R&B


[Diamond 129]
written by Teddy Vann
93.
06/1962
130

10
US
4
AC




12
UK
[MGM 13075]
written by Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo & Hal Winn
94.
08/1962
129

7
US








#1 hit for Jo Stafford in 1952
[Coed 569]
written by Chilton Price, Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart
95.
02/1962
129

7
US








written by Claude Johnson
96.
06/1962
128

5
US




9
R&B


[Mercury 71966]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
97.
10/1962
128

5
US




7
R&B


[Cameo 230]
written by Kal Mann (as Jon Sheldon) & David Leon
98.
05/1962
127

9
US
4
AC






[Warner 5273]
written by Bernie Baum, Bill Giant & Florence Kaye
99.
12/1962
126

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Motown 1035]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
100.
08/1962
124

22
US






3
UK
[Companion 2000]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King

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