AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S -WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 1962

Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash (1962,  Bridgeport Pressing, Vinyl) - Discogs

American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of October 27, 1962. Appropriate for Halloween week- ‘Monster Mash’ at #1. My favorite from this week-‘Green Onions’- Booker T. & The M.G.S.

1 1 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Garpax)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1) C
2 4 HE’S A REBEL –•– The Crystals (The Blossoms) (Philles)-8 (2) A+
3 3 DO YOU LOVE ME –•– The Contours (Gordy)-12 (3) A+
4 8 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK A HEART –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-7 (4)A
5 2 SHERRY –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-10 (1) C
6 15 ALL ALONE AM I –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (6) B
7 6 PATCHES –•– Dickey Lee (Smash)-10 (6) C
8 7 RAMBLIN’ ROSE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-13 (2)A
9 20 GINA –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-6 (9) A
10 5 I REMEMBER YOU –•– Frank Ifield (Vee-Jay)-8 (5)B+
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11 16 POPEYE THE HITCHHIKER –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-7 (11)C
12 9 GREEN ONIONS –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-12 (3)A+
13 10 LET’S DANCE –•– Chris Montez (Monogram)-12 (4)B
14 22 CLOSE TO CATHY –•– Mike Clifford (United Artists)-7 (14)C
15 29 NEXT DOOR TO AN ANGEL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (15)B
16 12 VENUS IN BLUE JEANS –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-11 (7)C
17 66 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY –•– The Four Seasons (Vee-Jay)-2 (17)C
18 23 LIMBO ROCK –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-8 (18) C
19 13 ALLEY CAT –•– Bent Fabric and His Piano (Atco)-14 (7)C
20 68 RETURN TO SENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (20)A+
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21 14 SURFIN’ SAFARI –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-12 (14)A+
22 31 NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-5 (22)A
23 26 TORTURE –•– Kris Jensen (Hickory)-9 (23)C
24 18 WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. (Reprise)-9 (18)B
25 37 JAMES (Hold the Ladder Steady) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-5 (25)C
26 33 WARMED OVER KISSES (Left Over Love) –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-6 (26)C
27 19 I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-12 (19)A+
28 47 THE CHA-CHA-CHA –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (28) B
29 32 LITTLE BLACK BOOK –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-7 (29)C
30 17 DON’T GO NEAR THE INDIANS –•– Rex Allen (Mercury)-7 (17)C
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31 52 DESAFINADO –•– Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd (Verve)-5 (31)A
32 11 IF I HAD A HAMMER (The Hammer Song) –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-11 (10)A
33 35 HIDE AND GO SEEK (Part 1) –•– Bunker Hill (Mala)-10 (33)C
34 60 I’VE GOT A WOMAN (Part 1) –•– Jimmy McGriff (Sue)-3 (34)C
35 25 HULLY GULLY BABY –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-12 (25)C
36 53 WORKIN’ FOR THE MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (36)A
37 48 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Richard Chamberlain (MGM)-4 (37)C
38 42 IF A MAN ANSWERS –•– Bobby Darin (Capitol)-5 (38)B+
39 30 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (From the “Kid Galahad” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (30)C
40 27 RAIN RAIN GO AWAY –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-10 (12)C

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S -WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 1962

  1. Once more- the diversity of the charts in the 60s is almost schizophrenic. 24- Sammy Davis, schmaltz, 25-, Sue Thompson, humour(?) 27- Tony Bennett, Old Old School, 30- Rex Allen, creepy schlock saga. Something for everyone!

    • It has been generations now- since there has been something for everyone in a Top 40–I’d guess back in the early 80’s- if you stretch it..

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