Top Songs of 1962


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
127
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions
2
480
The Miracles You've Really Got a Hold on Me
3
516
Little Eva The Loco-Motion
4
602
John Lee Hooker Boom Boom
5
615
The Crystals He's a Rebel
6
650
The Tornados Telstar
7
966
The Contours Do You Love Me
8
1048
The Drifters Up on the Roof
9
1129
Sam Cooke Bring It On Home to Me
10
1287
Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You
11
1609
The Chantays Pipeline
12
1739
The Beatles Love Me Do
13
1884
Dick Dale Miserlou
14
1931
The Isley Brothers Twist and Shout
15
1942
Françoise Hardy Tous les garçons et les filles
16
2215
The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry
17
2375
Solomon Burke Cry to Me
18
2554
Peter, Paul and Mary If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)
19
2599
George Jones She Thinks I Still Care
20
2720
Ketty Lester Love Letters
21
2875
Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man
22
2928
The Four Seasons Sherry
23
2930
Barbara Lynn You'll Lose a Good Thing
24
2935
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Desafinado
25
2945
Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over
26
3475
The Rivingtons Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
27
3607
Skeeter Davis The End of the World
28
3639
James Brown Night Train
29
3697
Johnny Cash Delia's Gone
30
3772
Elvis Presley Return to Sender
31
3813
Sam Cooke Twistin' the Night Away
32
4246
The Beach Boys Surfin' Safari
33
4310
John Barry Orchestra James Bond Theme
34
4417
Claudine Clark Party Lights
35
4604
Gene Pitney (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
36
4681
Sam Cooke Having a Party
37
4688
Jeanne Moreau Le Tourbillon
38
5086
Ray Charles You Don't Know Me
39
5155
The Falcons I Found a Love
40
5207
Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco
41
5301
Quincy Jones Soul Bossa Nova
42
5552
Patsy Cline She's Got You
43
5701
Chuck Jackson Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)
44
5764
The Crystals He's Sure the Boy I Love
45
5961
The Shirelles Soldier Boy
46
6301
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers Monster Mash
47
6336
Bo Diddley You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover
48
6502
The Exciters Tell Him
49
6508
Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
50
6712
Mary Wells You Beat Me to the Punch
51
6741
Otis Redding These Arms of Mine
52
6872
Bobby Vee The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
53
6936
Ben E. King Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
54
7063
Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales
55
7076
Tommy Roe Sheila
56
7193
Nathaniel Mayer and The Fabulous Twilights Village of Love
57
7394
The Rockin' Rebels Wild Weekend
58
7693
The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789
59
7711
Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm
60
7736
Françoise Hardy Le temps de l'amour
61
7799
Jacques Brel Le Plat pays
62
7897
Ray Charles Born to Lose
63
8017
Andy Williams Moon River
64
8185
Timi Yuro What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You?)
65
8280
Brian Hyland Sealed With a Kiss
66
8338
Carole King It Might As Well Rain Until September
67
8655
Bobby Bland Stormy Monday Blues
68
8673
Richard Anthony Et j'entends siffler le train
69
8689
Muddy Waters You Need Love
70
8700
The Crystals Uptown
71
8761
Irma Thomas It's Raining
72
8783
Georges Brassens Les Trompettes de la renommée
73
8785
Claude Nougaro Le Cinéma
74
8829
The Crystals He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
75
8941
Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford I Need Your Loving
76
8972
King Curtis & His Noble Knights Soul Twist
77
9013
Cliff Richard The Young Ones
78
9088
Ray Barretto El Watusi
79
9105
Ernie Maresca Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
80
9353
The Duprees You Belong to Me
81
9396
Dion Lovers Who Wander
82
9869
Freddy Cannon Palisades Park
83
9870
The Orlons Don't Hang Up
84
9945
Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike
85
9989
The Springfields Island of Dreams

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love)
Chris Montez Let's Dance
Shelley Fabares Johnny Angel
Paul and Paula Hey Paula
Charles Aznavour Les Comédiens
Frank Ifield I Remember You
The Excellents Coney Island Baby
Clyde McPhatter Lover Please
The Miracles I'll Try Something New
The Shadows Wonderful Land
The Volumes I Love You
Lennie Tristano C Minor Complex
Hasil Adkins Chicken Walk
Serge Gainsbourg Black Trombone
The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain
Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie
Jimmy McGriff I've Got a Woman
Tito Puente Oye Como Va
Rahsaan Roland Kirk You Did It, You Did It
Billy Joe & The Checkmates Percolator (Twist)
The Contours Shake Sherry
Gene Pitney Only Love Can Break a Heart
Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Tijuana Brass feat. Herb Alpert The Lonely Bull
Luigi Tenco Mi sono innamorato di te
Barbra Streisand Happy Days Are Here Again
Rolf Harris Sun Arise
Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose
Johnny Hallyday L'Idole des jeunes
Marcel Amont Le Mexicain
Sacha Distel La Belle vie
Benny Carter The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
B. Bumble & The Stingers Nut Rocker
Nolan Strong & The Diablos Mind Over Matter
Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me
Frank Proffitt Tom Dooley (Dula)
Roy Orbison Dream Baby, How Long Must I Dream
Brenda Lee All Alone Am I
Elmore James Shake Your Moneymaker
Bill Evans My Foolish Heart
Sergio Endrigo Io che amo solo te
Snooks Eaglin Brown Skinned Woman
Cannonball Adderley Gemini
Chris Kenner Land of 1,000 Dances
Hank Snow I've Been Everywhere
Bob Dylan Baby Let Me Follow You Down
The Jive Five What Time Is It?
Maurice Jarre Theme from Lawrence of Arabia
The Cookies Chains
Arthur Alexander Anna (Go to Him)
Little Eva Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Arthur Alexander Soldier of Love
Henry Mancini Days of Wine and Roses
Colette Déréal À la gare Saint-Lazare
Steve Lawrence Go Away Little Girl
Lou Christie The Gypsy Cried
Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
Pete Seeger Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow
Gene Pitney Half Heaven - Half Heartache
Vince Guaraldi Trio Cast Your Fate to the Wind
Frank Sinatra Come Rain or Come Shine
Sammy Davis Jr. What Kind of Fool Am I