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Billboard Number 1 Songs of 1962
Music from 1962
"Chart information for this quiz is taken from "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits.""
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The twist craze was huge during the first week of 1962. Who took "The Peppermint Twist-Part 1" to number one on January 27th?
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
Ruby and the Romantics
Maurice Williams and the Zodiaks
Joey Dee and the Starlighters
Gene Chandler included himself among royalty with his number one hit of February 17th, 1962. What was the title of the song?
Queen of the Hop
Duke of Earl
Her Royal Majesty
From a Jack to a King
A teen television personality had a hit with "Johnny Angel, taking it to the top of the charts on April 7, 1962. Which television family cast member had this hit?
Twenty months before the British Invasion an Englishman named Acker Bilk had a number one song. What was the title of this instrumental chart-topper the week of May 26, 1962?
Stranger on the Shore
Theme from "A Summer Place"
Wonderland by Night
Bobby Vinton had notable chart success in the sixties and went on to have his own television show. What song did he first take to the top of the hot 100 during the week of July 14, 1962?
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Sealed With a Kiss
Roses Are Red
In August a baby-sitter named Eva Narcissus had a hit with a dance craze song. What was the title of this song that hit number one the week of August 25, 1962?
Gene Pitney wrote a song which was produced by Phil Spector for one of his girl groups. What song did the Crystals take to number one the week of November 3, 1962?
He's a Rebel
Walking in the Rain
Be My Baby
Baby I Love You
Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt Kickers released a song that went to number one on October 20, 1962 just in time for Halloween. Which spooky number is he noted for?
The Purple People Eater
Mean Monster Mashed Potato
The Monster Mash
The Four Seasons had two number one hits in 1962. Their breakthrough hit topped the charts on September 15, 1962. Which song was it?
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
The week of December 22, 1962, saw an instrumental song from a British group top the charts. What was the name of this hit?
The Happy Organ
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