AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 1962

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American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of August 18, 1962. Not a bad week for 1962- my two favorites are by Ray Charles- “I Can’t Stop Loving You’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me.’

1 1 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)A
2 4 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Little Eva (Dimension)-8 (2) A+
3 2 ROSES ARE RED (My Love) –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11 (1) B
4 3 THE WAH WATUSI –•– The Orlons (Cameo)-11 (2)B
5 11 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-4 (5) A+
6 9 THINGS –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 (6) A
7 5 AHAB, THE ARAB –•– Ray Stevens (Mercury)-8 (5) C
8 13 LITTLE DIANE –•– Dion (Laurie)-7 (8)A
9 6 SPEEDY GONZALES –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (6) F
10 7 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-11 (3)B
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11 18 PARTY LIGHTS –•– Claudine Clark (Chancellor)-8 (11) B
12 24 SHEILA –•– Tommy Roe (ABC-Paramount)-4 (12) A
13 26 SHE’S NOT YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (13) A
14 8 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Barbara Lynn (Jamie)-10 (8) C
15 10 THE STRIPPER –•– David Rose and His Orchestra (MGM)-15 (1) B
16 12 WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN –•– Claude King (Columbia)-13 (6) A
17 32 VACATION –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (17) C
18 20 HEART IN HAND –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (18) B
19 17 TWIST AND SHOUT –•– The Isley Brothers (Wand)-12 (17) A+
20 14 (Girls, Girls, Girls) MADE TO LOVE –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-9 (14)C
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21 27 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-7 (21) A+
22 28 CALL ME MR. IN-BETWEEN –•– Burl Ives (Decca)-5 (22) B
23 33 WHAT’S A MATTER BABY (Is It Hurting You) –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-6 (23) C
24 15 JOHNNY GET ANGRY –•– Joanie Sommers (Warner Brothers)-13 (7) C
25 29 A SWINGIN’ SAFARI –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (25) C
26 16 THEME FROM “DR. KILDARE” (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) –•– Richard Chamberlain (MGM)-12 (10)C
27 34 RINKY DINK –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Julia/Chess)-6 (27)C
28 22 I NEED YOUR LOVING –•– Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford (Fire)-12 (20)C
29 19 I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-16 (1) A+
30 21 DANCIN’ PARTY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-9 (12)C
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31 42 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-7 (31) A
32 30 ROUTE 66 THEME –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-12 (30) A
33 49 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (33) A
34 63 RAMBLIN’ ROSE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-3 (34) A
35 36 THE BALLAD OF PALADIN –•– Duane Eddy (RCA Victor)-7 (35)A
36 23 LITTLE RED RENTED ROWBOAT –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-9 (23) C
37 51 SHAME ON ME –•– Bobby Bare (RCA Victor)-5 (37) B
38 31 HAVE A GOOD TIME –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-10 (31) C
39 50 TILL DEATH DO US PART –•– Bob Braun (Decca)-5 (39)C
40 25 GRAVY (For My Mashed Potatoes) –•– Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo)-10 (9)B

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