1962 British Hit Parade Part 2 July-December

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: FVSD153UPC TEXT: 5055311001531

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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. I’m Just A Baby (Louise Cordet)
  2. Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
  3. I Remember You (Frank Ifield)
  4. Tears (Danny Williams)
  5. Johnny Get Angry (Carol Deene)
  6. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ (Johnny Tillotson)
  7. Speedy Gonzales (Pat Boone)
  8. Little Miss Lonely (Helen Shapiro)
  9. Cindy’s Birthday (Shane Fenton and The Fentones)
  10. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Neil Sedaka)
  11. But Not For Me (Ketty Lester)
  12. Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
  13. Once Upon A Dream (Billy Fury)
  14. Things (Bobby Darin)
  15. A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine (Paul Anka)
  16. Roses Are Red (My Love) (Bobby Vinton)
  17. Gotta See Baby Tonight (Acker Bilk)
  18. That Noise (Anthony Newley)
  19. Johnny Get Angry (Joanie Sommers)
  20. Guitar Tango (The Shadows)
  21. Vacation (Connie Francis)
  22. Sealed With A Kiss (Brian Hyland)
  23. Roses Are Red (My Love) (Ronnie Carroll)
  24. (Girls, Girls, Girls) Made To Love (Eddie Hodges)
  25. Peter And The Wolf (The Clyde Valley Stompers)
  26. Dancin’ Party (Chubby Checker)
  27. Welcome Home, Baby (The Brook Brothers)
  28. The Man With The Golden Arm (Jet Harris)


  1. She’s Gone (Buddy Knox)
  2. Pick A Bale Of Cotton (Lonnie Donegan)
  3. Roses Are Red (My Love) (David MacBeth)
  4. Spanish Harlem (Jimmy Justice)
  5. Hot Pepper (Floyd Cramer)
  6. Let’s Twist Again (Chubby Checker)
  7. Some People (Carol Deene)
  8. Down The River Nile (John Leyton)
  9. So Do I (Kenny Ball)
  10. Ballad Of Paladin (Duane Eddy)
  11. You Know What I Mean (The Vernons Girls)
  12. Will I What (Mike Sarne)
  13. Don’t That Beat All (Adam Faith)
  14. Telstar (The Tornados)
  15. What Now My Love? (Shirley Bassey)
  16. She’s Not You (Elvis Presley)
  17. Teen Age Idol (Ricky Nelson)
  18. The Loco-Motion (Little Eva)
  19. Bristol Express (The Eagles)
  20. It’ll Be Me (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
  21. Sheila (Tommy Roe)
  22. Sweet Little Sixteen (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  23. Cry Myself To Sleep (Del Shannon)
  24. The Rocket Man (The Spotnicks)
  25. Some People (Jet Harris)
  26. Puff (Up In Smoke) (Kenny Lynch)
  27. Loco-motion (The Vernons Girls)
  28. It Started All Over Again (Brenda Lee)


  1. Reminiscing (Buddy Holly)
  2. Your Tender Look (Joe Brown and The Bruvvers)
  3. You Don’t Know Me (Ray Charles)
  4. It Might As Well Rain Until September (Carole King)
  5. Blue Week-End (Karl Denver)
  6. Some People (Valerie Mountain)
  7. Hercules (Frankie Vaughan)
  8. Devil Woman (Marty Robbins)
  9. Ramblin’ Rose (Nat King Cole)
  10. The Breeze And I (The Fentones)
  11. A Forever Kind Of Love (Bobby Vee)
  12. Lonely (Acker Bilk)
  13. Venus In Blue Jeans (Mark Wynter)
  14. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Johnny Tillotson)
  15. Out Of This World (Tony Hatch)
  16. If A Man Answers (Bobby Darin)
  17. Let’s Dance (Chris Montez)
  18. Sherry (The 4 Seasons)
  19. The Swiss Maid (Del Shannon)
  20. Pretty Jenny (Jess Conrad)
  21. Baubles, Bangles And Beads (George Shearing)
  22. Bobby’s Girl (Susan Maughan)
  23. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had) (Little Richard)
  24. Love Me Do (The Beatles)
  25. Keep Away From Other Girls (Helen Shapiro)
  26. Oh, Lonesome Me (Craig Douglas)
  27. The Pay-Off (Kenny Ball)
  28. No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile (The Everly Brothers)
  29. Ever Since You Said Goodbye (Marty Wilde)


  1. The James Bond Theme (John Barry)
  2. Lovesick Blues (Frank Ifield)
  3. She Taught Me How To Yodel (Frank Ifield)
  4. Must Be Madison (Joe Loss)
  5. Sun Arise (Rolf Harris)
  6. Because Of Love (Billy Fury)
  7. Love Me Tender (Richard Chamberlain)
  8. Desafinado (Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd)
  9. King Of The Whole Wide World (Elvis Presley)
  10. Limbo Rock (Chubby Checker)
  11. Workin’ For The Man (Roy Orbison)
  12. Can-Can ’62 (Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers)
  13. Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love) (Brian Hyland)
  14. Little Black Book (Jimmy Dean)
  15. My Love And Devotion (Matt Monro)
  16. (Dance With The) Guitar Man (Duane Eddy)
  17. The Madison (Ray Ellington)
  18. It Only Took A Minute (Joe Brown and The Bruvvers)
  19. The Main Attraction (Pat Boone)
  20. If Only Tomorrow (Could Be Like Today) (Ronnie Carroll)
  21. We’re Gonna Go Fishin’ (Hank Locklin)
  22. I’m Gonna Change Everything (Jim Reeves)
  23. Next Door To An Angel (Neil Sedaka)
  24. He’s A Rebel (The Crystals)
  25. James (Hold The Ladder Steady) (Carol Deene)
  26. Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) (Ella Fitzgerald)
  27. Always You And Me (Russ Conway)
  28. Heartaches (Patsy Cline)


  1. Baby Face (Bobby Darin)
  2. Return To Sender (Elvis Presley)
  3. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)
  4. Like I Do (Maureen Evans)
  5. The Next Time (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
  6. Bachelor Boy (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
  7. Up On The Roof (Kenny Lynch)
  8. Susie Darlin’ (Tommy Roe)
  9. Your Cheating Heart (Ray Charles)
  10. Go Away Little Girl (Mark Wynter)
  11. Gossip Calypso (Bernard Cribbins)
  12. Dance On! (The Shadows)
  13. Me And My Shadow (Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr)
  14. Island Of Dreams (The Springfields)
  15. Baby Take A Bow (Adam Faith)
  16. Jingle Bell Rock (Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell)
  17. I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter (Connie Francis)
  18. Onward Christian Soldiers (The Harry Simeone Chorale)
  19. Merry Christmas You Suckers (Paddy Roberts)
  20. Up On The Roof (Julie Grant)
  21. Dear Lonely Hearts (Nat King Cole)
  22. I Can’t Help It (Johnny Tillotson)
  23. Go Away Little Girl (Ray Bennett)
  24. Don’t You Think It’s Time (Mike Berry and The Outlaws)
  25. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Little Eva)
  26. Up On The Roof (The Drifters)
  27. Don’t Hang Up (The Orlons)
  28. Let’s Go (The Routers)