Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962. In last year’s record voting, no songs repeated to the top five. Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin.
Here’s the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist:
“Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon
“Venus in Blue Jeans” by Jimmy Clanton
“The Wanderer” by Dion and the Belmonts
“Twist and Shout” by The Isley Brothers
“The Wah 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…