The first round contest for the top songs of 1962 was filled with upsets, with only one song repeating from 2019 and a song that never appeared on the final Great 88 survey reaching the Top Five. Gene Chandler had one of the top songs for a second year, while The Contours–a potential first-time Great 88 artist–and The Majors were both first-time Top Five artists.
Here’s the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist:
“Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler
“Do You Love Me” by The Contours
“You Belong to Me” by The Duprees
“A Wonderful Dream” by The Majors
“The Wash-Watusi” by The Orlons
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