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
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…