1962 British Hit Parade Part 1 January-June

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 5 Disc
Release date: 1 Jan 2013

'Continuing the excellent year by year survey of the British Charts this set , annotated by writer/producer Stuart Colman, casts a light on pop just around Beatles arrival. It disproves the notion that the Pre Fab charts were bereft of life or fire, there’s a host of treats in store for graveyard pop pickers.' 4/5 Daily Mirror

'Fascinating series' 4/5 Mojo

'The sets remain a monument to microcosmic research and boundless knowledge'  4/5 Record Collector



CAT No: FVSD152UPC TEXT: 5055311001524

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The 1962 British Hit Parade Parts 1 and 2 collectively present every recording to debut on the UK hit singles chart during 1962, drawing on the Record Retailer Top 50, as well as the New Musical Express, Melody Maker and Record Mirror charts. In the extensive booklet notes, record producer and music historian Stuart Colman guides us through the year’s hits and headlines.



  1. Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke)
  2. Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night (Doug Sheldon)
  3. Can’t You Hear The Beat Of A Broken Heart (Iain Gregory)
  4. Revival (Chris Barber)
  5. What A Crazy World We’re Living In (Joe Brown and The Bruvvers)
  6. The Young Ones (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
  7. The Twist (Chubby Checker)
  8. Twist, Twist (Les Chakachas)
  9. The Peppermint Twist (Danny Peppermint and The Jumping Jacks)
  10. Forget Me Not (Eden Kane)
  11. Lonesome (Adam Faith)
  12. Crying In The Rain (The Everly Brothers)
  13. Small Sad Sam (Phil McLean)
  14. The Comancheros (Lonnie Donegan)
  15. He’s Old Enough To Know Better (The Brook Brothers)
  16. Norman (Carol Deene)
  17. D-Darling (Anthony Newley)
  18. Jeannie (Danny Williams)
  19. Wimoweh (Karl Denver)
  20. A Little Bitty Tear (Burl Ives)
  21. Lonesome Number One (Don Gibson)
  22. Walk Away (Shane Fenton and The Fentones)
  23. Don’t Stop - Twist! (Frankie Vaughan)
  24. Pianissimo (Ken Dodd)
  25. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  26. Rock-A-Hula Baby (Elvis Presley)
  27. It’s A Raggy Waltz (The Dave Brubeck Quartet)
  28. Break It To Me Gently (Brenda Lee)
  29. I’m Counting On You (Petula Clark)
  30. Little Bitty Tear (Miki and Griff)


  1. Tell Me What He Said (Helen Shapiro)
  2. Peppermint Twist Part 1 (Joey Dee and The Starliters)
  3. Softly As I Leave You (Matt Monro)
  4. Tonight (Shirley Bassey)
  5. The Hole In The Ground (Bernard Cribbins)
  6. March Of The Siamese Children (Kenny Ball)
  7. Lessons In Love (The Allisons)
  8. The Wanderer (Dion)
  9. From Here To There To You (Hank Locklin)
  10. I’ll See You In My Dreams (Pat Boone)
  11. Lesson One (Russ Conway)
  12. Somebody To Love (Brad Newman)
  13. Babette (Tommy Bruce)
  14. Walk With Me My Angel (Don Charles)
  15. Never Goodbye (Karl Denver)
  16. Ring-A-Ding Girl (Ronnie Carroll)
  17. The Dr. Kildare Theme (Johnnie Spence)
  18. Wonderful Land (The Shadows)
  19. Theme From Z-Cars (Johnny Keating)
  20. Fanlight Fanny (Clinton Ford)
  21. I Ain’t Got Nobody (Buddy Greco)
  22. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now (Emile Ford and The Checkmates)
  23. Please Don’t Ask About Barbara (Bobby Vee)
  24. Dream Baby (Roy Orbison)
  25. Twistin’ The Night Away (Sam Cooke)
  26. Town Without Pity (Gene Pitney)
  27. Letter Full Of Tears (Billy Fury)
  28. Love Me Warm And Tender (Paul Anka)
  29. Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
  30. Hey! Little Girl (Del Shannon)


  1. Lone Rider (John Leyton)
  2. Frankie And Johnny (Acker Bilk)
  3. Listen To Me (Buddy Holly)
  4. When My Little Girl Is Smiling (Craig Douglas)
  5. Heaven’s Plan (Mark Wynter)
  6. Drums Are My Beat (Sandy Nelson)
  7. Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel)
  8. Brazilian Love Song (Nat King Cole)
  9. What Kind Of Fool Am I (Sammy Davis Jr)
  10. Gonna Build A Mountain (Sammy Davis Jr)
  11. Theme From Z-Cars (Norrie Paramor )
  12. Young World (Rick Nelson)
  13. When My Little Girl Is Smiling (Jimmy Justice)
  14. Jambalaya (Fats Domino)
  15. Her Royal Majesty (James Darren)
  16. The Maigret Theme (Joe Loss)
  17. Everybody’s Twistin’ (Frank Sinatra)
  18. Slow Twistin’ (Chubby Checker)
  19. The Party’s Over (Lonnie Donegan)
  20. It’s All Over Now (Shane Fenton and The Fentones)
  21. Speak To Me Pretty (Brenda Lee)
  22. When My Little Girl Is Smiling (The Drifters)
  23. The Wonderful World Of The Young (Danny Williams)
  24. Honest I Do (Danny Storm)
  25. Nut Rocker (B. Bumble and The Stingers)
  26. King Of Clowns (Neil Sedaka)
  27. Love Letters (Ketty Lester)
  28. Teach Me To Twist (Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell)
  29. The Mexican (The Fentones)
  30. She’s Got You (Patsy Cline)
  31. Big Man In A Big House (Leroy Van Dyke)


  1. Johnny Angel (Shelley Fabares)
  2. Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You (Connie Francis)
  3. I’m Gonna Clip Your Wings (Frankie Vaughan)
  4. Cutty Sark (The John Barry Seven)
  5. Ave Maria (Shirley Bassey)
  6. I Know Where I’m Going (The Countrymen)
  7. Tavern In The Town (Terry Lightfoot)
  8. Lonely City (John Leyton)
  9. Let’s Talk About Love (Helen Shapiro)
  10. As You Like It (Adam Faith)
  11. Last Night Was Made For Love (Billy Fury)
  12. Caterina (Perry Como)
  13. I Don’t Know Why (Eden Kane)
  14. Good Luck Charm (Elvis Presley)
  15. Ginny Come Lately (Brian Hyland)
  16. I’m Lookin’ Out The Window (Cliff Richard)
  17. Do You Want To Dance (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
  18. Unsquare Dance (The Dave Brubeck Quartet)
  19. Johnny Angel (Patti Lynn)
  20. Come Outside (Mike Sarne)
  21. Clown Shoes (Johnny Burnette)
  22. Swinging In The Rain (Norman Vaughan)
  23. Funny Way Of Laughin’ (Burl Ives)
  24. Besame Mucho (Jet Harris)
  25. A Picture Of You (Joe Brown and The Bruvvers)
  26. Lover Please (The Vernons Girls)
  27. How Can I Meet Her? (The Everly Brothers)
  28. Quando, Quando, Quando (Pat Boone)
  29. The Green Leaves Of Summer (Kenny Ball)
  30. Jezebel (Marty Wilde)


  1. Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Duane Eddy)
  2. Soldier Boy (The Shirelles)
  3. Ginny Come Lately (Steve Perry)
  4. Sharing You (Bobby Vee)
  5. The Right Thing To Say (Nat King Cole)
  6. Drummin’ Up A Storm (Sandy Nelson)
  7. Far Away (Shirley Bassey)
  8. A Little Love, A Little Kiss (Karl Denver)
  9. English Country Garden (Jimmie Rodgers)
  10. Theme From Dr. Kildare (Richard Chamberlain)
  11. The River’s Run Dry (Vince Hill)
  12. Ain’t That Funny (Jimmy Justice)
  13. Orange Blossom Special (The Spotnicks)
  14. I Can’t Stop Loving You (Ray Charles)
  15. Stranger On The Shore (Andy Williams)
  16. Don’t Ever Change (The Crickets)
  17. Here Comes That Feeling (Brenda Lee)
  18. When Love Comes Along (Matt Monro)
  19. Follow That Dream (Elvis Presley)
  20. Conscience (James Darren)
  21. Ya Ya Twist (Petula Clark)
  22. Adios Amigo (Jim Reeves)
  23. The Crowd (Roy Orbison)
  24. Yes My Darling Daughter (Eydie Gorme)
  25. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (Vo-Do-De-O) (Dorothy Provine)
  26. Steel Men (Roger Whittaker)
  27. Al Di La (Emilio Pericoli)
  28. Old Rivers (Walter Brennan)
  29. Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon)
  30. Our Favourite Melodies (Craig Douglas)