Tuesday, January 31, 2006

My top 30 - 1962

Top 30 records for 1962 as recorded at the time in my personal top 10:
1. Sam Cooke Nothing can change this love - 126
2. Freddy Cannon Palisades Park - 120
3. Bruce Channel Hey baby - 110
4. Benny Spellman Lipstick traces - 95
5. Del Shannon Hey little girl - 94
6. Crystals He's a rebel - 92
7. Shirelles Soldier boy - 87
8. Shirelles Stop the music - 85
9. Chris Montez Let's dance - 83
10. Roy Orbison The crowd - 80
11. Johnny & the Hurricanes Salvation - 78
12. Del Shannon Cry myself to sleep - 77
13. Dion Love came to me - 76
14. Johnny Burnette I wanna thank your folks - 73
15= Roy Orbison Working for the man - 72
15= Freddy Cannon If you were a rock & roll record - 72
17. Sam Cooke Twistin' the night away - 67
18. Roy Orbison Dream baby - 62
19. Don and Juan What's your name - 61
20= Showmen It will stand - 58
20= Dion I was born to cry - 58
22= Neil Sedaka King of clowns - 57
22= Sam Cooke Havin' a party - 57
24. Little Richard He got what he wanted - 55
25= Bruce Channel Number one man - 54
25= Cookies Chains - 54
27= Lettermen Come back silly girl - 52
27= Brian Hyland Sealed with a kiss - 52
29= Dion The wanderer - 50
29= Ray Peterson I could have loved you so well
Other notable entries included Ritchie Valens La Bamba, Lee Dorsey Do re mi and Ya ya, Barbara George I know, Miracles What's so good about goodbye, Ben E King Don't play that song, Clyde McPhatter Lover please, Dr Feelgood Dr Feelgood, Solomon Burke Down in the valley, Lafayettes Life's too short, Gene McDaniels Point of no return, Beatles Love me do (1 week at no 10 - their only chart entry), Contours Do you love me and Chuck Jackson I keep forgettin'.

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