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
Check out the rest of the first round schedule, plus links to open surveys and results from other years here, and details on this year’s Grooveyard Great 88 here. And don’t forget to listen for updates and your favorite songs on…