The first round contest for the top songs of 1962 was unusually close, with only .26% separating the top five songs, and the top eight separated by less than a percent. Freddy Cannon, Dion and the Isley Brothers all repeated in the highest positions for a second year.
Here’s the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist:
“Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon
“Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler
“The Wanderer” by Dion and the Belmonts
“Twist and Shout” by The Isley Brothers
“The Loco-motion” by Little Eva
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