Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs, or read some frequently asked questions about the Billboard year end charts.

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Position  Artist Song Title
« 1962 1963 1964 »
1 Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs Sugar Shack
2 Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A.
3 Skeeter Davis The End of the World
4 Cascades Rhythm of the Rain
5 Chiffons He's so Fine
6 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet
7 Paul and Paula Hey Paula
8 Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips II
9 Village Stompers Washington Square
10 Impressions It's All Right
11 Andy Williams Can't Get Used to Losing You
12 Angels My Boyfriend's Back
13 Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki
14 Lesley Gore She's a Fool
15 Tymes So Much in Love
16 Peter, Paul and Mary Puff (The Magic Dragon)
17 Peter, Paul and Mary Blowin' in the Wind
18 Dale and Grace I'm Leaving It up to You
19 Nino Tempo and April Stevens Deep Purple
20 Surfaris Wipe Out
21 Al Martino I Love You Because
22 Rebels Wild Weekend
23 Bobby Darin You're the Reason I'm Living
24 Four Seasons Walk Like a Man
25 Inez Foxx Mockingbird
26 Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him
27 Chantays Pipeline
28 Jan and Dean Surf City
29 Lesley Gore It's My Party
30 Eydie Gorme Blame It on the Bossa Nova
31 Dovells You Can't Sit Down
32 Martha and The Vandellas Heat Wave
33 Randy and The Rainbows Denise
34 Rooftop Singers Walk Right In
35 Jimmy Soul If You Wanna Be Happy
36 Beach Boys Surfer Girl
37 Trini Lopez If I Had a Hammer
38 Tommy Roe Everybody
39 Essex Easier Said Than Done
40 Dion Ruby Baby
41 Los Indios Tabajaras Maria Elena
42 Ruby and The Romantics Our Day Will Come
43 Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad at You
44 Barbara Lewis Hello, Stranger
45 Ronettes Be My Baby
46 Roy Orbison Mean Woman Blues
47 Orlons South Street
48 Henry Mancini Days of Wine and Roses
49 Major Lance The Monkey Time
50 Four Seasons Candy Girl
51 Bill Anderson Still
52 Bobby Vinton Blue on Blue
53 Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters Cry Baby
54 Lou Christie Two Faces Have I
55 Ray Charles Busted
56 Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron
57 Shirelles Foolish Little Girl
58 Lonnie Mack Memphis
59 Roy Orbison In Dreams
60 Kai Winding More
61 Rick Nelson Fools Rush In
62 Brenda Lee Losing You
63 Bill Pursell Our Winter Love
64 Tony Bennett I Wanna Be Around
65 Miracles You've Really Got a Hold on Me
66 Jaynetts Sally Go 'Round the Roses
67 Sam Cooke Little Red Rooster
68 Crystals Then He Kissed Me
69 Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise
70 Nat King Cole Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
71 Jackie Wilson Baby Workout
72 Marvin Gaye Pride and Joy
73 Rufus Thomas Walking the Dog
74 Ned Miller From a Jack to a King
75 Drifters Up on the Roof
76 Johnny Mathis What Will My Mary Say
77 Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie
78 Bobby Vee The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
79 Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby
80 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
81 Doris Troy Just One Look
82 Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)
83 Lesley Gore Judy's Turn to Cry
84 Rolf Harris Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
85 Miracles Mickey's Monkey
86 Dion Donna, the Prima Donna
87 Nat King Cole That Sunday, That Summer
88 Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night
89 Al Martino Painted, Tainted Rose
90 Dixiebelles With Cornbread and Jerry (Down At) Papa Joe's
91 Steve Lawrence Go Away Little Girl
92 Ray Charles Take These Chains From My Heart
93 Sunny and The Sunglows Talk to Me
94 Martha and The Vandellas Come and Get These Memories
95 Elvis Presley Bossa Nova Baby
96 Dee Dee Sharp Do the Bird
97 Beach Boys Shut Down
98 Chiffons One Fine Day
99 Bobby Bare 500 Miles Away From Home
100 Del Shannon Little Town Flirt