AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 60’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 1962

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American Top 40- The 60’s- Week Of January 13, 1962. This week lives up to the reputation that the early 60’s has- as a time for pretty lame music. There are a few highlights but mostly bland easy listening or silly dance music. How many Twist songs you want to hear?

1 2 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-27 (2 weeks at #1) (1) B
2 1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-9 (1) A+
3 4 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-8 (3) C
4 5 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (4) A+
5 15 I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) –•– Barbara George (A.F.O.)-9 (5) B
6 6 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-9 (6) C
7 8 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-11 (5) B
8 3 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-9 (2) C
9 10 UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-7 (9) A
10 11 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (10) C
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11 7 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-13 (3) C-
12 9 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-8 (9) B-
13 13 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-19 (1) A+
14 17 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-11 (7) B
15 18 REVENGE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (15) B
16 34 BABY IT’S YOU –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-4 (16) A
17 46 NORMAN –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-6 (17) C
18 28 A LITTLE BITTY TEAR –•– Burl Ives (Decca)-4 (18) B
19 32 COTTON FIELDS –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-7 (19)B
20 30 THE WANDERER –•– Dion (Laurie)-6 (20) A+
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21 24 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-11 (21) B
22 14 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-12 (14) B-
23 21 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo)-5 (21) C
24 25 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-13 (20) A
25 20 THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-8 (20) A
26 16 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-11 (12) C
27 29 IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY –•– James Ray (Caprice)-8 (27) B-
28 44 SMALL SAD SAM –•– Phil McLean (Versatile)-6 (28) C-
29 31 FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY –•– Jimmy Elledge (RCA Victor)-9 (29)C
30 33 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (30) B+
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31 23 ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist” Special) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (23) C
32 19 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-14 (11) B-
33 48 DEAR LADY TWIST –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-5 (33) C
34 27 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-14 (11) B
35 37 JOHNNY WILL –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (35) D
36 53 IRRESISTIBLE YOU –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (36) B+
37 65 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-20 (8) C
38 35 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-10 (24) C
39 42 POOR FOOL –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-7 (39)B
40 38 HEY! LITTLE GIRL –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-7 (38) B

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