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BRI's Top Ten Hits of 1962
Music from 1962
"The BRI (Bathroom Readers' Institute), in consultation with DJ Bob Shannon of WCBS-FM has published lists of the top ten hits for various years. If I give you some lyrics, can you identify the songs on their list for 1962?"
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What was the #10 hit for the year 1962?
"You were my first love,
And you'll be my last love,
I will never make you blue,
I'll be true to you.
In the whole world,
You can love but one girl,
Let me be that one girl,
For I'll be true to you."
Baby It's You
My Love is a Charm
I Met Him on a Sunday
The #9 hit for the year 1962 was an instrumental by clarinet player Acker Bilk. However, later that year Robert Mellin wrote some lyrics for the song which was recorded by Andy Williams. Williams' version only got as high as #38 on the charts, while Bilk's instrumental version made it to #1. Here is a sampling of the lyrics.
"Here I stand, watching the tide go out,
So all alone and blue,
Just dreaming dreams of you."
Stranger on the Shore
What was the #8 hit for the year 1962?
"I can see the dancin', (let me in)
The silhouettes on the shade.
I hear the music, (music)
All the lovers on parade.
Open up, (let me in)
I wanna come in again."
Let Me In
My Heart Cries for You
Ain't She Sweet
What was the #7 hit for the year 1962?
Everybody's doin' a brand-new dance, now.
(Come on baby, do the __________.)
I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now.
(Come on baby, do the _____________.)
My little baby sister can do it with me,
It's easier than learning your A-B-C's."
The Mashed Potato
What was the #6 hit for the year 1962?
"How I tingle when he passes by.
Every time he says "Hello" my heart begins to fly.
I'm in Heaven, I get carried away.
I dream of him and me, and how it's gonna be.
Other fellas call me up for a date,
But I just sit and wait, I'd rather concentrate..."
Johnny Loves Me
The Things We Did Last Summer
What was the #5 hit of the year 1962?
"Told my girl we had to break up. (Silly boy)
Thought that she would call my bluff. (Silly boy)
But she said to my surprise,
Oh What a Night
Big Girls Don't Cry
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
What was the #4 hit for the year 1962?
"Sugar is sweet, my love,
But not as sweet as you.
We dated through high school,
And when the big day came,
I wrote into your book,
next to my name..."
Roses are Red
Blue on Blue
What was the #3 hit for the year 1962?
"____________ started long time ago,
With a guy named Sloppy Joe.
You'll find this dance is so cool to do,
Come on baby, gonna teach it to you."
Mashed Potato Time
What was the #2 song for the year 1962?
"I can't stop loving you.
I've made up my mind,
To live in memories of the lonesome times.
I can't stop wanting you.
It's useless to say,
So I'll just live my life, in dreams of yesterday."
I Can't Stop Wanting you
Born to Lose
I Can't Stop Loving You
What was the #1 hit for the year 1962?
"Yeah you should see my little Sis.
You should see my my little Sis.
She really knows how to rock,
She knows how to ________."
The Mashed Potato
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