#1 Songs In 1962

Today we travel back sixty years to hear #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1962. Music was going to change dramatically over the next two years, but these ten songs were the ones blasting out of transistor radios and AM car radios (because FM wasn’t readily available in cars until 1963, and even then, FM stations were few and far between.)

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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#1 Songs From 1962

Elvis Presley – Four Seasons
Shelley Fabares – Bobby Vinton
Ray Charles – Crystals
Bruce Channel – Gene Chandler
Tommy Roe – Neil Sedaka

Comments (12)

  1. Rodger Capron

    Great songs , I graduated in 1962

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Rodger, I’m glad I was able to bring back some memories for you!

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  2. fred

    How can you not love Elvis!! Seems like more than Four Seasons Ray..seems like longer than that!! And by the way she is busy and won’t be coming out tonight!! And who the heck is Johnny Angel looks like we don’t stand a chance?? (we will be going to Heaven Ray) besides a long time ago roses were red and violets were blue(did that change) Ray those times long ago oh my does time fix a broken heart!! Nothing like a good sax in a song almost like a rebel than double time. I didsay I was going to make her mine oh mine and she sure did give me whirl and Ray she still is my girl!! Did anybody ever stop the Duke of Earl?? Thanks Ray now I’m going to be trying to falsetto all day! And we both know true love will never die!! Ray I beg of you let’s never break up think of all those trusted “Streamingoldies!! Love ya great choices as always!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Fred, you did another great job stringing these songs into a wonderful commentary. You haven’t lost your touch!
      Love Ya!

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  3. Sandy Gaither

    1962, my high school graduation! 60 years ago!! I must’ve played all of the songs 1 million times, but had kind of forgotten a couple of them. Not exactly like you can just tune them in on any radio station. I love these trips back in time, they are so much fun and so stimulating. I mean it could start, You can start singing, and you know the words! Mine boggling! Thank you for this trip back it was so fun. You sure do know how to put it all together Ray. You’re the best! 🥰

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Sandy 🥰
      You graduated the same year as Rodger Capron! I’m glad the memories came rushing back for you. I think the reason we all remember the lyrics to old songs is our brains only remember the important things … like songs. ❤️

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  4. Penny

    what a great medley .. am on my 2nd round and will likely do another time or two 🙂
    You are so amazing and hope you are doing well my friend!!
    xxoo

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny 🥰
      I am so glad you’re enjoying this medley! It was really a much more innocent time.
      I hope you’re doing well. As for me, the long delayed vacation will actually start by the middle of next week. I have put it off for almost 2 months but it is time. 🙂

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  5. Mary Helen

    Ah the tribulations if young love…
    Who was the drummer on the Tommy Roe selection?

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary Helen. It was Buddy Harman.

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  6. Pat Conant

    Oh, the memories from 1962. My summer job babysitting fell through, so had nothing to do, but dances, drive-in movies, swimming. Just a carefree summer for my sixteenth year! The music of 1962 was just great. Thanks for putting this together, Ray

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      So glad you enjoyed the music (and the memories), Pat 🥰

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