Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1962. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 17 1961 – January 6 1962 Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight 3
January 7 – 20 1962 Chubby Checker - The Twist 2
January 21 – February 10 1962 Joey Dee and The Starliters - Peppermint Twist (Part 1) 3
February 11 – March 3 1962 Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl 3
March 4 – 24 1962 Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby 3
March 25 – 31 1962 Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You 1
April 1 – 14 1962 Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel 2
April 15 – 28 1962 Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm 2
April 29 – May 19 1962 Shirelles - Soldier Boy 3
May 20 – 26 1962 Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore 1
May 27 – June 30 1962 Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You 5
July 1 – 7 1962 David Rose - The Stripper 1
July 8 – August 4 1962 Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love) 4
August 5 – 18 1962 Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 2
August 19 – 25 1962 Little Eva - The Loco-Motion 1
August 26 – September 8 1962 Tommy Roe - Sheila 2
September 9 – October 13 1962 Four Seasons - Sherry 5
October 14 – 27 1962 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash 2
October 28 – November 10 1962 Crystals - He's A Rebel 2
November 11 – December 15 1962 Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry 5
December 16 1962 – January 5 1963 Tornados - Telstar 3
Source: Billboard Magazine

21 different songs hit number one in the US during 1962.

Top 5 Songs of 1962

Number One Song of 1962: Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
  1. Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
  2. Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
  3. Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
  4. Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red
  5. David Rose - The Stripper
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1962.