100 Greatest Songs From 1962

  1. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
  2. Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
  3. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Miracles
  4. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
  5. Sherry - Four Seasons
  6. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  7. Up On The Roof - Drifters
  8. Twist And Shout - Isley Brothers
  9. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
10. Do You Love Me - Contours
11. Wipe Out - Surfaris
12. Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
13. He's A Rebel - Crystals
14. Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys
15. Love Me Do - Beatles
16. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
17. You Belong To Me - Duprees
18. Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
19. Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
20. Having A Party - Sam Cooke
21. Sheila - Tommy Roe
22. Soldier Boy - Shirelles
23. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
24. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
25. Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics
26. You'll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn
27. Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
28. Tell Him - Exciters
29. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
30. Lovers Who Wander - Dion
31. Chains - Cookies
32. Cry To Me - Solomon Burke
33. Two Lovers - Mary Wells
34. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
35. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - Rivingtons
36. Soul Twist - King Curtis & the Noble Knights
37. Ruby Baby - Dion
38. I Need Your Loving - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
39. I Found A Love - Falcons
40. Uptown - Crystals
41. Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
42. 409 - Beach Boys
43. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
44. What's A Matter Baby - Timi Yuro
45. You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
46. You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
47. Pipeline - Chantays
48. Playboy - Marvelettes
49. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
50. Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon
51. Love Came To Me - Dion
52. Remember Then - Earls
53. Beechwood 4-5789 - Marvelettes
54. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
55. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover - Bo Diddley
56. Party Lights - Claudine Clark
57. He's Sure The Boy I Love - Crystals
58. Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye
59. Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
60. Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades
61. Don't Play That Song - Ben E. King
62. Telstar - Tornadoes
63. Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker (with Dee Dee Sharp)
64. P.S. I Love You - Beatles
65. Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
66. Stormy Monday Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland
67. Make It Easy On Yourself - Jerry Butler
68. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye
69. Rainbow - Gene Chandler
70. Shout - Joey Dee & the Starliters
71. Don't Hang Up - Orlons
72. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
73. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
74. Let's Go (Pony) - Routers
75. Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley
76. Release Me - Esther Phillips
77. Nut Rocker - B. Bumble & the Stingers
78. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
79. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
80. All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
81. Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
82. Call On Me - Bobby "Blue" Bland
83. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - Little Eva
84. Lookin' For A Love - Valentinos
85. The Wah Watusi - Orlons
86. Wiggle Wobble - Les Cooper
87. She Cried - Jay & the Americans
88. Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
89. Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
90. I Love You - Volumes
91. Little Diane - Dion
92. My Own True Love - Duprees
93. I Wish That We Were Married - Ronnie & the Hi-Lites
94. Our Anniversary - Shep & the Limelites
95. Dancin' Party - Chubby Checker
96. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - Blue-Belles
97. Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez
98. Village Of Love - Nathaniel Mayer & the Fabulous Twilights
99. Anna (Go To Him) - Arthur Alexander
100. Miserlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Down In The Valley - Solomon Burke
102. Hide & Go Seek - Bunker Hill
103. Twist, Twist Senora - Gary U.S. Bonds
104. Let's Stomp - Bobby Comstock
105. What Time Is It - Jive Five
106. What Kind Of Love Is This - Joey Dee & the Starliters
107. Oh My Angel - Bertha Tillman
108. Forever - Marvelettes
109. Trick Bag - Earl King
110. Lipstick Traces - Benny Spellman
111. It's Raining - Irma Thomas
112. The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
113. Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul & Mary
114. Love Letters - Ketty Lester
115. You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles
116. Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers
117. Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton
118. Next Door To An Angel - Neil Sedaka
119. The Gypsy Cried - Lou Christie
120. I'll Try Something New - Miracles
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1962
Bruce's choice -
An unheralded great record from 1962

* Little Jewel of The Vieux Carre - Joe Barry

Adam's choice -
* She's My Hearts Desire - Ohio Untouchables

Brett's choice -
* Don't Ever Change - The Crickets

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Last Updated: 2009-01-06

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.