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Billboard Hot 100 Top Songs

1962

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Starting in 1958, Billboard magazine has tracked the performance of music singles in the United States through the Billboard Hot 100. Taking a look through their archives of top songs is like viewing a time capsule. To better cater to this journey, I have listed all songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 each week for the year. I have embedded a video to easily listen to them, given a link to the lyrics, included the date it topped the chart, and given a way to purchase the song. Enjoy listening to the best songs of 1962!

Billboard Hot 100

January 6th

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was The Hot 100's #1 song on January 6th, 1962

January 13th

January 20th

"The Twist" by Chubby Checker
"The Twist" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from January 13th to the 20th.

January 27th

February 3rd

February 10th

"Peppermint Twist - Part I" by Joey Dee & the Starliters
"Peppermint Twist - Part I" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from January 27th to the 10th.

February 17th

February 24th

March 3rd

"Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler
"Duke Of Earl" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from February 17th to March 3rd.

March 10th

March 17th

March 24th

"Hey! Baby" by Bruce Channel
"Hey! Baby" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from March 10th to the 24th.

March 31st

"Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" by Connie Francis
"Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" was The Hot 100's #1 song on May 31st, 1962.

April 7th

April 14th

"Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares
"Johnny Angel" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from April 7th to April 14th.

April 21st

April 28th

"Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
"Good Luck Charm" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from April 21st to the 28th.

May 5th

May 12th

May 19th

"Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles
"Soldier Boy" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from May 5th to the 19th.

May 26th

"Stranger On The Shore" by Mr. Acker Bilk
"Stranger On The Shore" was The Hot 100's #1 song on May 26th, 1962.

June 2nd

June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

June 30th

"I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
"I Can't Stop Loving You" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1962 from June 2nd to the 30th.
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Fun Facts

"The Twist" by Chubby Checker and "The Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee and the Starlifters, two songs telling people how to twist topped the charts in back to back weeks.

Song titles that were names dominated all of September this year, with "Sheila" by Tommy Roe and "Sherry" by The 4 Seasons, as well the September of 1961 with "Michael" by The Highwaymen.

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