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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1962:





1 "The Twist"

from the LP
Twist With Chubby Checker
Billboard chart run: 27 - 16 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 13 - 24 - 32 - off
Chubby Checker Chubby Checker - "The Twist" (Single)
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1(2) 18
2 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles   1(5) 14
3 Limbo Rock Chubby Checker   2 17
4 Big Girls Don't Cry

from the LP
Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 17 - 6 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 18 - 27 - off
The Four Seasons The Four Seasons - "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Single)
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1(5) 14
5 Peppermint Twist Joey Dee
& The Starliters
  1(3) 14
6 Stranger On The Shore Mr. Acker Bilk   1(1) 15
7 Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton   1(4) 13
8 Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp   2 15
9 Sherry

from the LP
Sherry & 11 Others
Billboard chart run: 22 - 11 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 34 - off
The Four Seasons The Four Seasons - "Sherry" (Single)
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1(5) 12
10 Return To Sender Elvis Presley   2 14
11 Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares   1(2) 13
12 Telstar The Tornadoes   1(3) 13
13 Soldier Boy The Shirelles   1(3) 13
14 Duke Of Earl Gene Chandler   1(3) 11
15 Hey! Baby Bruce Channell   1(1) 12
16 He's A Rebel The Crystals   1(2) 12
17 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

from the LP
Neil Sedaka Sings His Greatest Hits
Billboard chart run: 26 - 19 - 13 - 8 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 11 - 34 - off
Neil Sedaka Neil Sedaka - "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" (Single)
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1(2) 12
18 The Stripper David Rose
& His Orchestra
  1(1) 13
19 Bobby's Girl Marcie Blane   3 13
20 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole   2 13
21 The Loco-Motion Little Eva   1(1) 12
22 Monster Mash

from the LP The Original Monster Mash
Billboard chart run: 37 - 13 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 8 - 14 - 21 - 31 - off
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash" (Single)
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1(2) 12
23 The Wanderer Dion   2 13
24 Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley   1(2) 11
25 Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley   2 12
26 Do You Love Me The Contours   3 11
27 Sheila Tommy Roe   1(2) 11
28 All Alone Am I Brenda Lee   3 12
29 Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker   3 12
30 Palisades Park Freddy Cannon   3 12
31 Midnight In Moscow Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen   2 12
32 The Wah-Watusi The Orions   2 11
33 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson   3 12
34 I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) Barbara George   3 11
35 Norman Sue Thompson   3 11
36 Green Onions Booker T. & The MG's   3 12
37 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You Connie Francis   1(1) 10
38 Let Me In The Sensations   4 12
39 Sealed With A Kiss Brian Hyland   3 11
40 Patches Dickey Lee   6 11
41 Break It To Me Gently Brenda Lee   4 11
42 Only Love Can Break A Heart Gene Pitney   2 11
43 Don't Hang Up The Orions   4 11
44 Wolverton Mountain Claude King   6 11
45 Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen Neil Sedaka   6 11
46 Alley Cat Bent Fabric   7 12
47 Dear Lady Twist Gary "U.S." Bonds   9 11
48 She Cried Jay & The Americans   5 11
49 The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) Tijuana Brass   6 11
50 When I Fall In Love The Lettermen   7 9
51 Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke   9 13
52 Love Letters Ketty Lester   5 11
53 You Don't Know Me Ray Charles   2 9
54 Let's Dance Chris Montez   4 9
55 Young World Ricky Nelson   5 10
56 Baby It's You The Shirelles   8 11
57 Playboy The Marvelettes   7 11
58 Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone   6 10
59 Cotton Fields The Highwaymen   13 13
60 Crying In The Rain Everly Brothers   6 9
61 The One Who Really Loves You Mary Wells   8 10
62 A Little Bitty Tear Burl Ives   9 11
63 Ahab The Arab Ray Stevens   5 9
64 Party Lights Claudine Clark   5 10
65 Johnny Get Angry Joanie Sommers   7 11
66 Lover, Please Clyde McPhatter   7 10
67 Release Me "Little Esther" Phillips   8 10
68 Things Bobby Darin   3 9
69 Al Di La Emilio Pericoli   6 10
70 Lovers Who Wander Dion   3 9
71 She's Not You Elvis Presley   5 9
72 Gina Johnny Mathis   6 9
73 Ride! Dee Dee Sharp   5 9
74 Next Door To An Angel Neil Sedaka   5 9
75 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance Gene Pitney   4 8
76 What's Your Name Don & Juan   7 9
77 Shout Joey Dee & The Starliters   6 9
78 Venus In Blue Jeans Jimmy Clanton   7 10
79 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Roy Orbison   4 9
80 Theme From Dr. Kildare
(Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)
Richard Chamerlain   10 10
81 Old Rivers Walter Brennan   5 9
82 Town Without Pity Gene Pitney   13 10
83 Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) Ernie Maresca   6 9
84 Unchain My Heart Ray Charles   9 10
85 Teen Age Idol Ricky Nelson   5 9
86 Everybody Loves Me But You Brenda Lee   6 8
87 Snap Your Fingers Joe Henderson   8 10
88 I Remember You Frank Ifield   5 8
89 P.T. 109 Jimmy Dean   8 9
90 Surfin' Safari Beach Boys   14 10
91 You Belong To Me The Druprees   7 9
92 You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles   7 9
93 Twist, Twist Senora Gary "U.S." Bonds   9 9
94 Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) Dee Dee Sharp   9 9
95 You Beat Me To The Punch Mary Wells   9 9
96 Cindy's Birthday Johnny Crawford   8 9
97 Her Royal Majesty James Darren   6 8
98 When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) Connie Francis   10 9
99 Twist And Shout Isley Brothers   17 11
100 Desafinado Stan Gets & Charlie Byrd   15 10



Based on songs that peaked in 1962 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Chart methodology used for the
ARC Weekly Top 40 applied to the chart runs to determine final rankings.




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