The Biggest Hits and Artists of 1962

The top hits of 1962 are calculated from the individual positions of the songs on the national charts and are based on the calendar year 1962.

The Top 100 Hits of 1962
  1. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  2. Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
  3. Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
  4. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
  5. Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
  6. The Stripper - David Rose and His Orchestra
  7. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  8. Soldier Boy - Shirelles
  9. Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole
  10. Sherry - 4 Seasons
  11. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
  12. Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
  13. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  14. Big Girls Don't Cry - 4 Seasons
  15. He's a Rebel - Crystals
  16. The Wanderer - Dion
  17. Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka
  18. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
  19. Peppermint Twist – Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  20. Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires
  21. Return to Sender - Elvis Presley with the Jordanires
  22. Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
  23. All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
  24. Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker (with Dee Dee Sharp)
  25. The Wah Watusi - Orlons
  26. Sheila - Tommy Roe
  27. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
  28. Midnight in Moscow - Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
  29. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - Johnny Tillotson
  30. Norman - Sue Thompson
  31. Patches - Dickey Lee
  32. Break It to Me Gently - Brenda Lee
  33. Don't Break the Heart That Loves You - Connie Francis
  34. Sealed With a Kiss - Brian Hyland
  35. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
  36. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
  37. Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires
  38. Do You Love Me - Contours
  39. Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney
  40. Let Me In - Sensations
  41. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George
  42. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
  43. She Cried - Jay & the Americans
  44. Dear Lady Twist - Gary U.S. Bonds
  45. Don't Hang Up - Orlons
  46. Crying in the Rain - Everly Brothers
  47. Ahab, the Arab - Ray Stevens
  48. You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
  49. Baby It's You - Shirelles
  50. Young World - Rick Nelson
  51. Love Letters - Ketty Lester
  52. Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and His Piano
  53. A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives
  54. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
  55. Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone
  56. She's Not You - Elvis Presley With the Jordanires
  57. Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
  58. Johnny Get Angry - Joanie Sommers
  59. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
  60. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens
  61. Al Di La' - Emilio Pericoli
  62. Playboy - Marvelettes
  63. Things - Bobby Darin
  64. Lovers Who Wander - Dion
  65. Gina - Johnny Mathis
  66. Party Lights - Claudine Clark
  67. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
  68. Cotten Fields - Highwaymen
  69. Next Door to an Angel - Neil Sedaka
  70. Shout – Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  71. What's Your Name - Don & Juan
  72. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
  73. Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp
  74. Everybody Loves Me But You - Brenda Lee
  75. Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
  76. Venus in Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton
  77. Theme From Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) - Richard Chamberlain
  78. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  79. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) - Roy Orbison
  80. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
  81. Telstar - Tornadoes
  82. Twist, Twist Senora - Gary U.S. Bonds
  83. P.T. 109 - Jimmy Dean
  84. Run to Him - Bobby Vee
  85. I Remember You - Frank Ifield
  86. Teen Age Idol - Rick Nelson
  87. Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson
  88. When I Fall in Love - Lettermen
  89. You Belong to Me - Duprees
  90. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) - Dee Dee Sharp
  91. The Cha-Cha-Cha - Bobby Rydell
  92. Her Royal Majesty - James Darren
  93. Release Me - Esther Phillips “Little Esther”
  94. You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells
  95. Love Me Warm and Tender - Paul Anka
  96. Popeye (The Hitchhiker) - Chubby Checker
  97. You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn
  98. Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys
  99. Cindy's Birthday - Johnny Crawford
  100. Close to Cathy - Mike Clifford

The Top 50 Artists of 1962
  1. Chubby Checker
  2. Elvis Presley (with the Jordanaires)
  3. Dee Dee Sharp
  4. Ray Charles
  5. Brenda Lee
  6. Dion
  7. Connie Francis
  8. 4 Seasons
  9. Neil Sedaka
  10. Shirelles
  11. Joey Dee & the Starliters
  12. Gene Pitney
  13. Sam Cooke
  14. Orlons
  15. Crystals
  16. Bobby Vinton
  17. Little Eva
  18. Bobby Vee
  19. Gary U.S. Bonds
  20. Burl Ives
  21. Nat King Cole
  22. Shelley Fabares
  23. Johnny Tillotson
  24. Rick Nelson
  25. Mary Wells
  26. Mr. Acker Bilk
  27. Bobby Rydell
  28. Bobby Darin
  29. Sue Thompson
  30. James Darren
  31. Marvelettes
  32. Brian Hyland
  33. Johnny Crawford
  34. David Rose and His Orchestra
  35. Jimmy Dean
  36. Everly Brothers
  37. Brook Benton
  38. Gene Chandler
  39. Bruce Channel
  40. Paul Anka
  41. Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
  42. Tommy Roe
  43. Roy Orbison
  44. Freddy Cannon
  45. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
  46. Dickey Lee
  47. Duprees
  48. Booker T. & the MG's
  49. Claude King
  50. Lettermen

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