Here they are, the absolutely greatest hits from the history of popular music in the USA.
The very best music.
The Year is 1962

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull - 11-62 (A&M)
Paul Anka - Love Me Warm And Tender - 04-62 (RCA)
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow - 03-62 (Kapp)
The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari - 10-62 (Capitol)
Brook Benton - Hotel Happiness - 12-62 (Mercury)
Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore - 04-62 (Atco)
Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl - 11-62 (Seville)
Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist - 02-62 (Legrand)
Gary U.S. Bonds - Twist, Twist Senora - 04-62 (Legrand)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions - 09-62 (Stax)
Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales - 07-62 (Dot)
Walter Brennan - Old Rivers - 05-62 (Liberty)
Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park - 06-62 (Swan)
Richard Chamberlain - Theme From Doctor Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) - 07-62 (MGM)
Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl - 02-62 (Vee Jay)
Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby - 02-62 (Smash)
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You - 05-62 (ABC Paramount)
Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart - 01-62 (ABC Paramount)
Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine - 12-62 (ABC Paramount)
Ray Charles - You Don't Know Me - 08-62 (ABC Paramount)
Chubby Checker - Dancin' Party - 07-62 (Parkway)
Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock - 11-62 (Parkway)
Chubby Checker - Popeye (The Hitchhiker) - 10-62 (Parkway)
Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin' - 03-62 (Parkway)
Jimmy Clanton - Venus In Blue Jeans - 10-62 (Ace)
Claudine Clark - Party Lights - 08-62 (Chancellor)
Mike Clifford - Close To Cathy - 11-62 (UA)
Nat 'King' Cole - Dear Lonely Hearts - 12-62 (Capitol)
Nat 'King' Cole - Ramblin' Rose - 09-62 (Capitol)
The Contours - Do You Love Me - 10-62 (Gordy)
Sam Cooke - Nothing Can Change This Love - 11-62 (RCA)
Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away - 03-62 (RCA)
The Cookies - Chains - 12-62 - (Dimension 1002)
Dave 'Baby' Cortez - Rinky Dink - 09-62 (Chess)
Johnny Crawford - Cindy's Birthday - 06-62 (Del-Fi)
Johnny Crawford - Your Nose Is Gonna Grow - 08-62 (Del-Fi)
Johnny Crawford - Rumors - 12-62 (Del-Fi)
The Crystals - He's A Rebel - 10-62 (UA)
The Crystals - Uptown - 05-62 (Philles)
Bobby Darin - Irresistible You - 02-62 (Atco)
Bobby Darin - Things - 08-62 (Atco)
James Darren - Conscience - 05-62 (Colpix)
James Darren - Her Royal Majesty - 03-62 (Colpix)
Jimmy Dean - P.T. 109 - 05-62 (Columbia)
Joey Dee & The Starliters - Shout, Part 1 - 04-62 (Roulette)
Dion - Little Diane - 08-62 (Laurie)
Dion - Love Came To Me - 12-62 (Laurie)
Dion - Lovers Who Wander - 05-62 (Laurie)
Dion - The Wanderer - 01-62 (Laurie)
Don & Juan - What's Your Name - 03-62 (Big Top)
The Duprees - You Belong To Me - 09-62 (Coed)
Duane Eddy - (Dance With The) Guitar Man - 12-62 (RCA)
The Everly Brothers - Cryin' In The Rain - 02-62 (Warner Bros.)
The Everly Brothers - That's Old-Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be) - 06-62 (Warner Bros.)
Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel - 03-62 (Colpix)
Bent Fabric - Alley Cat - 09-62 (Atco)
Larry Finnegan - Dear One - 04-62 (Old Town)
The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry - 11-62 (Vee Jay)
The Four Seasons - Sherry - 09-62 (Vee Jay)
Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You - 02-62 (MGM)
Connie Francis - Second Hand Love - 06-62 (MGM)
Connie Francis - Vacation - 08-62 (MGM)
Connie Francis - When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) - 01-62 (MGM)
Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - 01-62 (AFO)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Desafinado - 10-62 - (Verve)
Joe Henderson - Snap Your Fingers - 06-62
The Highwaymen - Cotton Fields - 01-62 (UA)
Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss - 07-62 (ABC Paramount)
Frank Ifield - I Remember You - 10-62 (Vee Jay)
Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear -01-62 (Decca)
Burl Ives - Funny Way Of Laughin' - 05-62 (Decca)
Jay & The Americans - She Cried - 05-62 (UA)
Billy Joe & The Checkmates - Percolator (Twist) - 03-62 (Dore)
Ben E. King - Don't Play That Song (You Lied) - (Atco)
Claude King - Wolverton Mountain - 07-62 (Columbia)
Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl - 12-62 (Columbia)
Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I - 10-62 (Decca)
Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently - 02-62 (Decca)
Brenda Lee - Everybody Loves Me But You - 05-62 (Decca)
Dickey Lee - Patches - 09-62 (Smash)
Ketty Lester - Love Letters - 04-62 (Era)
Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - 12-62 (Dimension)
Little Eva - The Loco-Motion - 08-62 (Dimension)
Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing - 08-62 (Jamie)
Ernie Maresca - Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - 05-62 (Seville)
The Marvelettes - Playboy - 06-62 (Tamla)
Johnny Mathis - Gina - 10-62 (Columbia)
Gene McDaniels - Chip Chip 02-62 (Liberty)
Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please - 04-62 (Mercury)
Chris Montez - Let's Dance - 09-62 (Monogram)
Rick Nelson - Teenage Idol -09-62 (Imperial)
Rick Nelson - Young World - 04-62 (Imperial)
Roy Orbison - Dream Baby - 02-62 (Monument)
The Orlons - Don't Hang Up - 11-62 (Cameo)
The Orlons - The Wah-Wahtusi - 07-62 (Cameo)
Emilio Pericoli - Al Di La - 06-62 (Warner Bros.)
Peter, Paul & Mary - If I Had A Hammer - 10-62 (Warner Bros.)
Little Esther Phillips - Release Me - 12-62 (Lenox)
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash - 09-62 (Garpax)
Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break A Heart - 10-62 (Musicor)
Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - 06-62 (Musicor)
Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity - 01-62 (Musicor)
Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm - 03-62 (RCA)
Elvis Presley - Return To Sender - 11-62 (RCA)
Elvis Presley - She's Not You - 08-62 (RCA)
Tommy Roe - Sheila - 08-62 (ABC Paramount)
David Rose & His Orchestra - The Stripper - 06-62 (MGM)
The Routers - Let's Go - 11-62 - (Warner Bros.)
Bobby Rydell - I'll Never Dance Again - 07-62 (Cameo)
Bobby Rydell - The Cha Cha Cha - 11-62 (Cameo)
Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - 07-62 (RCA)
Neil Sedaka - Next Door To An Angel - 11-62 (RCA)
The Sensations - Let Me In - 03-62 (Argo)
Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) - 07-62 (Cameo)
Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time - 04-62 (Cameo)
Dee Dee Sharp - Ride - 11-62 (Cameo)
The Shirelles - Baby It's You - 01-62 (Scepter)
The Shirelles - Soldier Boy - 04-62 (Scepter)
Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry - 07-62 (Warner Bros.)
Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah - 12-62 (Philles)
Ray Stevens - Ahab, The Arab - 07-62 (Mercury)
Sue Thompson - James (Hold The Ladder Steady) - 11-62 (Hickory)
Sue Thompson - Norman - 01-62 (Hickory)
Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - 06-62 (Cadence)
The Tornados - Telstar - 12-62 (London)
Bobby Vee - Please Don't Ask About Barbara - 06-62 (Liberty)
Bobby Vinton - Rain Rain Go Away - 10-62 (Epic)
Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love) - 06-62 (Epic)
The Volumes - I Love You - 06-62 - (Chex)
Mary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You - 05-62 (Motown)
Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch - 09-62 (Motown)





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