Regional Hits of 1962

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The standard page for 1962 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1962 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You Moves 0 Moves 0 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You Moves -8 Moves -1 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales 1
2 Little Eva The Loco-Motion Moves -5 Moves -59 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales Moves 1 Moves -1 The Tornados Telstar 2
3 Gene Chandler Duke of Earl Moves -19 Moves -21 The Tornados Telstar Moves 1 Moves -1 Elvis Presley Return to Sender 3
4 Mr Acker Bilk Stranger On the Shore Moves -5 Moves -16 Elvis Presley Return to Sender Moves 1 Moves -9 Elvis Presley She's Not You 4
5 Booker T & the MGs Green Onions Moves -9 Moves -4 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love Moves -9 Moves -3 Chris Montez Let's Dance 5
6 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers The Monster Mash Moves -14 Moves -9 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm Moves 0 Moves 0 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm 6
7 The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry Moves -4 Moves 5 Little Eva The Loco-Motion Moves -10 Moves -23 Conny Froboess Zwei kleine Italiener 7
8 Neil Sedaka Breaking Up is Hard to Do Moves -4 Moves -30 Chris Montez Let's Dance Moves 3 Moves -21 Cliff Richard The Young Ones 8
9 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love Moves 4 Moves 5 Mr Acker Bilk Stranger On the Shore Moves -7 Moves 8 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 9
10 Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red Moves 0 Moves 0 Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red Moves -12 Moves -25 Frank Ifield Lovesick Blues 10
11 The Crystals He's a Rebel Moves -16 Moves 4 The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry Moves -100 Moves -35 Freddy Quinn Junge komm bald wieder 11
12 Contours Do You Love Me? Moves -3 Moves 4 Neil Sedaka Breaking Up is Hard to Do Moves -98 Moves -31 Francoise Hardy Tous les garcons & les filles 12
13 The Four Seasons Sherry Moves -3 Moves -53 Elvis Presley She's Not You Moves 9 Moves -53 Gerhard Wendland Tanze mit mir in den Morgen 13
14 Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time Moves -26 Moves 9 Booker T & the MGs Green Onions Moves -55 Moves 9 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love 14
15 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm Moves 9 Moves 3 Contours Do You Love Me? Moves -51 Moves -17 Elvis Presley Rock a Hula Baby 15
16 Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) Moves -9 Moves 3 The Four Seasons Sherry Moves -93 Moves 7 Mr Acker Bilk Stranger On the Shore 16
17 Shelley Fabares Johnny Angel Moves -11 Moves -6 Tommy Roe Sheila Moves -6 Moves 10 Little Eva The Loco-Motion 17
18 The Shirelles Soldier Boy Moves -13 Moves -11 Joey Dee & The Starliters Peppermint Twist Moves -50 Moves -46 The Shadows Wonderful Land 18
19 The Isley Brothers Twist & Shout Moves -14 Moves -9 Dion The Wanderer Moves -162 Moves -69 Nana Mouskouri Ich schau den weissen Wolken nach 19
20 Elvis Presley Return to Sender Moves 16 Moves 14 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers The Monster Mash Moves -76 Moves -69 Peter Kraus Sweety 20

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