AMERICAN TOP 40- 1960’S- WEEK OF MARCH 24, 1962

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1 1 HEY! BABY –•– Bruce Channel (Smash)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1) B-
2 3 DON’T BREAK THE HEART THAT LOVES YOU –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (2) C
3 2 MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW –•– Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen (Kapp)-8 (2)C
4 4 LET ME IN –•– The Sensations (Argo)-12 (4) C
5 5 DUKE OF EARL –•– Gene Chandler (Vee-Jay)-11 (1) A+
6 18 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (6) A
7 14 SLOW TWISTIN’ –•– Chubby Checker (with Dee Dee Sharp) (Parkway)-4 (7)C
8 7 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Don and Juan (Big Top)-7 (7) C
9 13 TWISTIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-8 (9) A+
10 6 HER ROYAL MAJESTY –•– James Darren (Colpix)-8 (6 C

11 28 JOHNNY ANGEL –•– Shelley Fabares (Colpix)-4 (11) B
12 23 LOVE LETTERS –•– Ketty Lester (Era)-5 (12) C
13 8 CRYING IN THE RAIN –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (6) A+
14 51 GOOD LUCK CHARM –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (14) B+
15 16 SHE’S GOT YOU –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-9 (15) A+
16 37 YOUNG WORLD –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-4 (16) B+
17 10 PERCOLATOR (Twist) –•– Billy Joe and the Checkmates (Dore)-11 (10)C
18 9 BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-11 (4) B
19 11 THE WANDERER –•– Dion (Laurie)-16 (2) A+
20 12 SMOKY PLACES –•– The Corsairs Featuring Jay “Bird” Uzzell (Tuff)-13 (1 C

21 17 TUFF –•– Ace Cannon (Hi)-13 (17) C
22 35 PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT BARBARA –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-5 (22) B-
23 36 LOVE ME WARM AND TENDER –•– Paul Anka (RCA Victor)-5 (23)C
24 27 COME BACK SILLY GIRL –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (24)C
25 25 WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-10 (25)A
26 32 MASHED POTATO TIME –•– Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo)-4 (26)B
27 15 DEAR LADY TWIST –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-15 (9)B
28 22 (I’ve Got) BONNIE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (22) C
29 19 CHIP CHIP –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-10 (10)C
30 31 JAMIE –•– Eddie Holland (Motown)-10 (30 B

31 21 MY BOOMERANG WON’T COME BACK –•– Charlie Drake (United Artists)-11 (21)C
32 24 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-37 (1)B
33 39 YOU WIN AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (33) A
34 29 DRUMS ARE MY BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-7 (29)B
35 56 LOVER PLEASE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Mercury)-4 (35)A
36 30 COTTON FIELDS –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-17 (13)B
37 33 I’M BLUE (The Gong-Gong Song) –•– The Ikettes (Atco)-11 (19)B
38 26 NORMAN –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-16 (3)C
39 52 WHEN MY LITTLE GIRL IS SMILING –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (39) B
40 20 HEY, LET’S TWIST –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-6 (20 C

One response to “AMERICAN TOP 40- 1960’S- WEEK OF MARCH 24, 1962

  1. Bruce was quite the fellow. That song was cut in Dallas Texas. Smokey Montgomery of the Light Crust Doughboys arranged the tune and played rhythm guitar, and Bill Simmons on piano. Ronny Dawson, the famous rock-a-billy performer played drums, and Delbert McClinton played harmonica. It was a bare-bones studio group but it worked. It was Delbert that showed John Lennon how to play the mouth harp. I never got to meet Bruce, but Smokey, Ronnie and Bill were my friends for most of my life. The hit song, ‘Hey Paula’ was also recorded in Dallas at Sumit Sounds. Smokey arranged that one also and played organ and vibes on the tune. Both singers were from Dallas and didn’t know each other before the session.

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