Albums from the Year 1962

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This page lists the top albums of 1962 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1962 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1962 were:

1:Ray Charles2:Elvis Presley3:Vaughan Meader4:Henry Mancini5:Chubby Checker
6:The Shadows7:Mr Acker Bilk8:The Kingston Trio9:Allan Sherman10:John Coltrane
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Original Soundtrack West Side Story 1962 UK 1 - Mar 1962 (175 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1962, US 1 of 1962, US num 1 for 53 weeks - May 1962, US BB 1 of 1962, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1964, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1961), Grammy in 1961 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Billboard 3 - Aug 1963 (104 weeks) (23 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1996), US Longest Running Album 38 1961 (198 weeks), Guiness 100, Acclaimed 1420 (1962), RYM 8 of 1961
2 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music 1962 US num 1 for 14 weeks - Jun 1962, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1962), Grammy in 1962 (Nominated), BEA 3 of 1961, US BB 4 of 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1962), US CashBox 5 of 1962, UK 6 - Jul 1962 (21 weeks), Billboard 25 - Aug 1963 (32 weeks), Rolling Stone 104, WTMD 142, Acclaimed 235 (1962), WXPN 756 (1962), RYM 9 of 1962
3 Vaughan Meader The First Family 1962 US num 1 for 12 weeks - Dec 1962, Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1962), Grammy in 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1962), UK 12 - Dec 1962 (8 weeks), US BB 22 of 1963, US CashBox 56 of 1963, Billboard 63 - Aug 1963 (10 weeks), RYM 153 of 1962
4 Henry Mancini Breakfast At Tiffany's 1962 US num 1 for 12 weeks - Mar 1962, US CashBox 2 of 1962, US 2 of 1962, Grammy in 1961 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1962), US BB 5 of 1962, RYM 34 of 1961
5 Allan Sherman My Son, the Folk Singer 1962 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1962, Grammy in 1962 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1962), US BB 11 of 1962, Billboard 37 - Aug 1963 (8 weeks), RYM 121 of 1962
6 James Cleveland & The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still 1962 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1962), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1962), Acclaimed 2002 (1962)
7 Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose 1962 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), Billboard 7 - Aug 1963 (115 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), US BB 13 of 1962, US CashBox 37 of 1965, US Longest Running Album 84 1962 (162 weeks), RYM 192 of 1962
8 Original Soundtrack The Music Man 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1963), UK 14 - Sep 1962 (9 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1962, US Longest Running Album 22 1957 (245 weeks), Billboard 97 - Aug 1963 (7 weeks), RYM 87 of 1962
9 Elvis Presley Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 UK 2 - Jan 1963 (21 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1963), US BB 17 of 1962, US CashBox 76 of 1963, RYM 146 of 1962
10 Ray Charles Ray Charles' Greatest Hits 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), UK 16 - Jul 1963 (5 weeks), US BB 19 of 1962, US CashBox 36 of 1962, Billboard 84 - Aug 1963 (5 weeks)
11 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962 BEA 2 of 1962, UK 13 - May 1965 (6 weeks), WXPN 862 (1962), Acclaimed 2009 (1962), RYM 29 of 1962
12 Elvis Presley Pot Luck 1962 UK 1 - Jul 1962 (25 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1963, US BB 22 of 1962, RYM 70 of 1962
13 Joan Baez Joan Baez, Vol 2 1962 US CashBox 4 of 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1966), Billboard 21 - Aug 1963 (36 weeks), US BB 51 of 1962, RYM 50 of 1961
14 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music, Volume Two 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), UK EP 15 - Feb 1963, US BB 16 of 1962, Acclaimed 1927 (1962), RYM 46 of 1962
15 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf 1962 BEA 1 of 1962, Rolling Stone 223, Acclaimed 402 (1962), RYM 16 of 1962
16 Mr Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1967), UK 6 - May 1962 (28 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1962, US BB 18 of 1962
17 Earl Grant Ebb Tide 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1967), Italy 29 of 1965, US CashBox 45 of 1962, US BB 59 of 1961
18 Elvis Presley Follow That Dream 1962 UK EP 1 - Jun 1962, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992)
19 The Kingston Trio The Best Of The Kingston Trio 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1964), US CashBox 24 of 1962, Billboard 37 - Aug 1963 (43 weeks), US BB 39 of 1962
20 Mitch Miller Holiday Sing Along with Mitch 1962 US num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1962)
21 Elvis Presley Kid Galahad 1962 UK EP 1 - Nov 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992)
22 Sonny Rollins The Bridge 1962 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1962), Acclaimed 1158 (1962), RYM 7 of 1962
23 John Coltrane Ballads 1962 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1962), Acclaimed 2277 (1962), RYM 11 of 1963
24 Booker T & the MGs Green Onions 1962 BEA 4 of 1962, UK 11 - Jul 1964 (4 weeks), Acclaimed 1368 (1962), RYM 14 of 1962
25 Frank Sinatra Sinatra & Strings 1962 UK 6 - Jun 1962 (20 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1962, US BB 31 of 1962, RYM 36 of 1962
26 Dave Brubeck Time Further Out 1962 UK 12 - Apr 1962 (16 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1962, US BB 56 of 1962, RYM 33 of 1961
27 David Rose The Stripper & Other Fun Songs For The Family 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1969), US CashBox 13 of 1962, US BB 15 of 1962
28 Henry Mancini Hatari! 1962 US CashBox 21 of 1962, US BB 26 of 1962, Billboard 133 - Oct 1963 (2 weeks), RYM 83 of 1962
29 Ray Conniff So Much In Love 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1962), US CashBox 42 of 1962, US BB 55 of 1962
30 Ray Conniff We Wish You A Merry Christmas 1962 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), UK 12 - Dec 1962 (1 week), RYM 131 of 1962
31 The Shadows Out Of The Shadows 1962 UK 1 - Oct 1962 (38 weeks), RYM 116 of 1962
32 Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods 1962 BEA 3 of 1962, Acclaimed 1110 (1964), RYM 5 of 1962
33 Chubby Checker Your Twist Party 1962 US BB 6 of 1962, US CashBox 7 of 1962, RYM 188 of 1962
34 Dexter Gordon Go 1962 BEA 10 of 1962, Acclaimed 1681 (1962), RYM 6 of 1962
35 Helen Shapiro Helen's Hit Parade 1962 UK EP 1 - Feb 1962
36 The Shadows Spotlight On The Shadows 1962 UK EP 1 - Feb 1962
37 George Mitchell Minstrels On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels 1962 UK 1 - Oct 1962 (26 weeks)
38 Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Mr Acker Bilk The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk 1962 UK 1 - Aug 1962 (24 weeks)
39 The Shadows The Boys 1962 UK EP 1 - Oct 1962
40 Frank Ifield Frank Ifield's Hits 1962 UK EP 1 - Dec 1962
41 Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums 1962 US BB 24 of 1962, US CashBox 29 of 1962, RYM 116 of 1961
42 Jim Reeves Songs To Warm The Heart 1962 UK EP 12 - Dec 1962, Norway 19 - Sep 1975 (2 weeks)
43 Jimmy Smith Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith 1962 US CashBox 35 of 1962, US BB 37 of 1962, RYM 31 of 1962
44 Dion Lovers Who Wander 1962 US BB 46 of 1962, US CashBox 48 of 1962, RYM 174 of 1962
45 Joey Dee & The Starliters Doin' The Twist At The Peppermint Lounge 1962 US BB 9 of 1962, US CashBox 10 of 1962
46 Chubby Checker Twist With Chubby Checker 1962 US CashBox 11 of 1962, UK 13 - Jan 1962 (4 weeks)
47 The Kingston Trio College Concert 1962 US BB 14 of 1962, US CashBox 16 of 1962
48 Chubby Checker For Twisters Only 1962 UK 17 - Mar 1962 (3 weeks), US BB 32 of 1962
49 The Four Seasons Sherry 1962 UK 20 - Jul 1963 (1 week), US BB 28 of 1962
50 Lettermen A Song For Young Love 1962 US CashBox 17 of 1962, US BB 21 of 1962
51 Original Soundtrack Rome Adventure 1962 US CashBox 17 of 1962, US BB 25 of 1962
52 Original Cast No Strings 1962 US CashBox 16 of 1962, US BB 30 of 1962
53 Lawrence Welk Moon River 1962 US CashBox 14 of 1962, US BB 53 of 1962
54 Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red 1962 US BB 23 of 1962, US CashBox 38 of 1962
55 Original Cast Milk & Honey 1962 US CashBox 26 of 1962, US BB 34 of 1962
56 The Kingston Trio Something Special 1962 US BB 27 of 1962, US CashBox 37 of 1962
57 Bent Fabric Alley Cat 1962 US CashBox 29 of 1963, US BB 44 of 1962
58 Johnny Tillotson It Keeps Right On A-hurtin' 1962 US BB 36 of 1962, US CashBox 43 of 1962
59 Johnny Mathis Live It Up 1962 US CashBox 34 of 1962, US BB 48 of 1962
60 Original Soundtrack State Fair 1962 US CashBox 39 of 1962, US BB 43 of 1962
61 George Maharis George Maharis Sings! 1962 US CashBox 41 of 1962, US BB 42 of 1962
62 Ray Charles Do The Twist! 1962 US BB 38 of 1962, US CashBox 49 of 1962
63 Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen Midnight In Moscow 1962 US CashBox 45 of 1962, US BB 50 of 1962
64 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey 1962 UK 14 - Feb 1962 (11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1978)
65 Patsy Cline Sentimentally Yours 1962 BEA 5 of 1962, RYM 139 of 1962
66 Mahalia Jackson Songs for Christmas: Silent Night 1962 Sweden 35 - Dec 1975 (2 weeks), RYM 182 of 1962
67 Billy Fury Play It Cool 1962 UK EP 2 - Jun 1962
68 Karl Denver By A Sleepy Lagoon 1962 UK EP 2 - Sep 1962
69 Helen Shapiro Tops With Me 1962 UK 2 - Mar 1962 (25 weeks)
70 Bobby Vee & The Crickets Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets 1962 UK 2 - Oct 1962 (27 weeks)
71 Mr Acker Bilk Four Hits & A Mister 1962 UK EP 2 - Apr 1962
72 The Tornados The Sound Of The Tornados 1962 UK EP 2 - Dec 1962
73 Bill Evans Moonbeams 1962 BEA 7 of 1962, RYM 74 of 1962
74 Chet Baker Chet Is Back! 1962 BEA 8 of 1962, RYM 53 of 1962
75 Jim Reeves Country Side Of Jim Reeves 1962 UK 12 - Sep 1964 (5 weeks), RYM 68 of 1962
76 Frank Sinatra Great Songs From Great Britain 1962 UK 12 - Oct 1962 (9 weeks), RYM 138 of 1962
77 The Supremes Meet The Supremes 1962 UK 13 - Dec 1964 (6 weeks), RYM 88 of 1962
78 Frank Sinatra Sinatra With Swinging Brass 1962 UK 14 - Dec 1962 (11 weeks), RYM 102 of 1962
79 Dick Dale Surfers' Choice 1962 D.Marsh 21 of 1963, RYM 109 of 1962
80 Roy Orbison Crying 1962 UK 17 - Jun 1963 (3 weeks), RYM 38 of 1962
81 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again 1962 US BB 35 of 1962, RYM 157 of 1962
82 The Beach Boys Surfin' Safari 1962 Billboard 47 - Aug 1963 (11 weeks), RYM 92 of 1962
83 Duke Ellington Money Jungle 1962 Acclaimed 1268 (1962), RYM 1 of 1962
84 Stan Getz Big Band Bossa Nova 1962 US BB 57 of 1963, RYM 133 of 1962
85 Vince Guaraldi Trio Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus 1962 US CashBox 59 of 1963, RYM 49 of 1962
86 Joe Brown & The Bruvvers A Picture Of You 1962 UK 3 - Sep 1962 (29 weeks)
87 Original Soundtrack It's Trad Dad 1962 UK 3 - Apr 1962 (21 weeks)
88 Lonnie Donegan Golden Age Of Donegan 1962 UK 3 - Sep 1962 (23 weeks)
89 Cliff Richard 32 Minutes & 17 Seconds 1962 UK 3 - Sep 1962 (21 weeks)
90 Chubby Checker King Of The Twist 1962 UK EP 3 - Mar 1962
91 John Barry & Monty Norman Dr No 1962 Billboard 82 - Aug 1963 (7 weeks), RYM 191 of 1962
92 John Coltrane Coltrane 'Live' at the Village Vanguard 1962 Acclaimed 848 (1962), RYM 2 of 1962
93 Wes Montgomery Full House 1962 Acclaimed 2011 (1962), RYM 3 of 1962
94 Chico Hamilton Man From Two Worlds 1962 Billboard 145 - Dec 1964 (4 weeks), RYM 106 of 1962
95 Chipmunks Christmas With the Chipmunks 1962 Billboard 170 - Dec 2012 (3 weeks), RYM 160 of 1962
96 John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues 1962 Acclaimed 1600 (1962), RYM 11 of 1962
97 Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring 1962 Acclaimed 1159 (1962), RYM 19 of 1962
98 Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington & John Coltrane 1962 Acclaimed 1400 (1962), RYM 19 of 1963
99 Bill Evans & Jim Hall Undercurrent 1962 Acclaimed 2306 (1962), RYM 18 of 1962
100 Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones 1962 Acclaimed 1761 (1962), RYM 21 of 1962

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21 Apr 2016

#30 - James Cleveland - Peace Be Still

This album was selected for Library of Congress (National Recording Registry) in 2004.

Data fixed, thanks


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - #30 - James Cleveland

Peace Be Still was selected for Library of Congress in 2004. Google National Recording Registry. Click on 2004. Recordings are listed chronologically. This Album is from 1962.

Library of Congress chart needs redoing, we'll do it as soon as we have time


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - #5 - Vaughn Meader

The First Family was selected for Library of Congress in 2013. Google National Recording Registry. Click on 2013. Recordings are listed chronologically. This Album is from 1962.

Library of Congress chart needs redoing, we'll do it as soon as we have time


20 Jan 2015

#30 - James Cleveland - Peace Be Still

This album was selected for Library of Congress (NRR) in 2004.


20 Jan 2015

#5 - Vaughn Meader - The First Family

This album was selected for Library of Congress (NRR) in 2013.


20 Jan 2015

#1 - Leonard Bernstein-West Side Story ST

(2) of your Chart Entries here should be removed and transferred to 1957 - West Side Story - Original Broadway Cast (currently #6). The entries are 1. Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991 (1958) & 2. UK 3-28 weeks (Jan. 1959).

We think those are all done