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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1962, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1962, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10330
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Don Gibson
album: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962 ABCParamount
2 recordlabel: Dimension 1000
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #2
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
album: Llllloco-Motion
Little Eva The Loco-Motion 1962 Dimension
3 recordlabel: AFO 302
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Barbara George
Barbara George I Know 1962 AFO
4 recordlabel: Enjoy 1000
chartposition: R&B #1 (2 weeks), US #17
weeksinr&bchart: 19
writtenby: King Curtis (as Curtis Ousley)
King Curtis Soul Twist 1962 Enjoy
5 recordlabel: Cameo 212
chartposition: R&B #1 (4 weeks), US #2
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Jon Sheldon & Harry Land
mpcode: rwfQbMyh2i0
Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time 1962 Cameo
6 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 456
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #8
writtenby: Bob Gaudio
album: Sherry & 11 Others
mpcode: AapxXRlsdwA
Four Seasons Sherry 1962 VeeJay
7 recordlabel: Motown 1035
chartposition: R&B #1 (4 weeks), US #7
weeksinr&bchart: 14
writtenby: William Robinson
album: Two Lovers and Other Great Hits
Mary Wells Two Lovers 1962 Motown
8 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 465
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #13
writtenby: Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry 1962 VeeJay
9 recordlabel: Capitol 4804
chartposition: R&B #7, US #2, UK #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Joe Sherman & Noel Sherman
Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose 1962 Capitol
10 recordlabel: Philles 106
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #19
writtenby: Gene Pitney
Crystals He's a Rebel 1962 Philles
11 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10345
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2, UK #9, US AC #1
writtenby: Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
album: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Ray Charles You Don't Know Me 1962 ABCParamount
12 recordlabel: Scepter 1228
chartposition: R&B #3, US #1, UK #23
writtenby: Luther Dixon And Florence Green
Shirelles Soldier Boy 1962 Scepter
13 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 416
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1
writtenby: Bernice Williams, Earl Edwards & Eugene Dixon
album: The Duke of Earl
Gene Chandler Duke of Earl 1962 VeeJay
14 recordlabel: Parkway 849
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2, UK #32
writtenby: Billy Strange And Sheldon
Chubby Checker Limbo Rock 1962 Parkway
15 recordlabel: Mercury 72055
chartposition: R&B #2 (1 week), US #3
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Leon Carr & Earl Shuman
album: Golden Hits, Volume 2
comments: [released 1962, charted 1963]
Brook Benton Hotel Happiness 1962 Mercury
16 recordlabel: Era 3068
chartposition: R&B #2, US #5, UK #4
writtenby: Victor Young & Edward Heyman
album: Love Letters
Ketty Lester Love Letters 1962 Era
17 recordlabel: Cameo 218
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2
writtenby: Kal Mann & Dave Appell
album: The Wah-Watusi
mpcode: K3b5WS2xAYk
Orlons The Wah-Watusi 1962 Cameo
18 recordlabel: Parkway 835
chartposition: R&B #3, US #3, UK #23
writtenby: Jon Sheldon
album: For Teen Twisters Only
Chubby Checker (with Dee Dee Sharp) Slow Twistin' 1962 Parkway
19 recordlabel: Swan 4106
chartposition: R&B #15, US #3, UK #20
writtenby: Chuck Barris
album: Freddy Cannon at Palisades Park
Freddy Cannon Palisades Park 1962 Swan
20 recordlabel: Cameo 231
chartposition: R&B #3, US #43, UK #39
writtenby: Kal Mann & Dave Appell
album: The Wah-Watusi
Orlons Don't Hang Up 1962 Cameo
21 recordlabel: Gordy 7005
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Jr.
album: Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
Contours Do You Love Me 1962 Gordy
22 recordlabel: Argo 5405
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4
writtenby: Yvonne Baker
Sensations Let Me In 1962 Argo
23 recordlabel: RCA Victor 47-7983
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, UK #6
writtenby: Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke Twistin' The Night Away 1962 RCA Victor
24 recordlabel: Atlantic 2162
chartposition: R&B #4, US #5
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
album: Up on the Roof: The Best of the Drifters
Drifters Up On The Roof 1962 Atlantic
25 recordlabel: Stax 127
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewis Steinberg & Al Jackson Jr.
album: Green Onions
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Green Onions 1962 Stax
26 recordlabel: Mercury 71912
chartposition: US #77
writtenby: J.T. Adams
album: If You Believe
Brook Benton The Lost Penny 1962 Mercury
27 recordlabel: Chancellor 1113
chartposition: R&B #3, US #5
writtenby: Claudine Clark
Claudine Clark Party Lights 1962 Chancellor
28 recordlabel: Todd 1072
chartposition: R&B #2, US #8, US AC #5
writtenby: Grady Martin & Alex Zinetis
album: Snap Your Fingers
Joe Henderson Snap Your Fingers 1962 Todd
29 recordlabel: United Artists 544
chartposition: R&B #5, US #4, UK #46
weeksinr&bchart: 11
writtenby: Bert Russell
Exciters Tell Him 1962 United Artists
30 recordlabel: Tamla 54060
chartposition: R&B #4, US #7
writtenby: Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Gladys Horton & Mickey Stevenson
album: Playboy
Marvelettes Playboy 1962 Tamla
31 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10375
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7
writtenby: Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell
album: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Ray Charles You Are My Sunshine 1962 ABCParamount
32 recordlabel: Atlantic 2160
chartposition: R&B #7, US #101
weeksinr&bchart: 8
writtenby: James Bennett & Johnnie Mae Matthews
mpcode: ph7LYQQ_lNw
Bettye LaVette My Man - He's A Lovin' Man 1962 Atlantic
33 recordlabel: Lenox 5555
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8
writtenby: Miller, Williams & Yount
album: Release Me!
Esther Phillips Release Me 1962 Lenox
34 recordlabel: Jamie 1220
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8
writtenby: Barbara Lynn Ozen
Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing 1962 Jamie
35 recordlabel: Dimension 1002
chartposition: R&B #6, US #17
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
album: Chains
Cookies Chains 1962 Dimension
36 recordlabel: Cameo 230
chartposition: R&B #7, US #5
writtenby: Jon Sheldon & David Leon
Dee Dee Sharp Ride! 1962 Cameo
37 recordlabel: Chess 124
chartposition: R&B #9, US #10
writtenby: David Clowney
album: Rinky Dink
comments: [instrumental]
Dave Baby Cortez Rinky Dink 1962 Chess
38 recordlabel: Parkway 849
chartposition: R&B #13, US #10
writtenby: Kal Mann & Dave Appell
Chubby Checker Popeye (The Hitchhiker) 1962 Parkway
39 recordlabel: Diamond 129
chartposition: R&B #6, US #4
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Teddy Vann And Joe Dong
Johnny Thunder Loop De Loop 1962 Diamond
40 recordlabel: Motown 1024
chartposition: R&B #2, US #8
writtenby: William Robinson
album: The One Who Really Loves You
Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You 1962 Motown
41 recordlabel: Motown 1032
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9
writtenby: William Robinson and Ronnie White
album: The One Who Really Loves You
Mary Wells You Beat Me To The Punch 1962 Motown
42 recordlabel: Philles 107
chartposition: R&B #7, US #8
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Ray Gilbert & Allie Wrubel
Bob B. Soxx And Blue Jeans Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah 1962 Philles
43 recordlabel: Capitol 4870
chartposition: R&B #15, UK #37, US #13, US AC #2 UK #37,
writtenby: Bob Halley & Emil Anton
album: Dear Lonely Hearts
Nat King Cole Dear Lonely Hearts 1962 Capitol
44 recordlabel: RCA Victor 47-8088
chartposition: R&B #2, US #12, US AC #4
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: Mr. Soul
Sam Cooke Nothing Can Change This Love 1962 RCA Victor
45 recordlabel: Dimension 1003
chartposition: R&B #6, US #12, UK #30
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
album: Llllloco-Motion
Little Eva Keep Your Hands Off My Baby 1962 Dimension
46 recordlabel: Cameo 219
chartposition: R&B #11, US #9
writtenby: Kal Mann & Dave Appell
Dee Dee Sharp Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) 1962 Cameo
47 recordlabel: Atco 6222
chartposition: R&B #2, US #11
writtenby: Ahmet Ertegun
Ben E. King Don't Play That Song 1962 Atco
48 recordlabel: Wand 124
chartposition: R&B #2, US #17, UK #42
writtenby: Phil Medley & Bert Russell
album: Twist & Shout
Isley Brothers Twist And Shout 1962 Wand
49 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 299
chartposition: R&B #23, US #29, UK #13, US AC #7
writtenby: Hank Williams
album: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Volume Ywo)
Ray Charles Your Cheatin' Heart 1962 ABCParamount
50 recordlabel: RCA Victor 47-8036
chartposition: R&B #4, US #17, US AC #12
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: The Best of Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke Having A Party 1962 RCA Victor
51 recordlabel: RCA Victor 47-8036
chartposition: R&B #2, US #13
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: The Best of Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke Bring It On Home To Me 1962 RCA Victor
52 recordlabel: Mercury 72024
chartposition: R&B #3, US #13
writtenby: Margie Singleton & Brook Benton
album: Singing the Blues - Lie to Me
Brook Benton Lie To Me 1962 Mercury
53 recordlabel: Philles 109
chartposition: R&B #18, US #11
writtenby: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Crystals He's Sure The Boy I Love 1962 Philles
54 recordlabel: Philles 102
chartposition: R&B #18, US #13
writtenby: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
album: Twist Uptown
Crystals Uptown 1962 Philles
55 recordlabel: ATCO 456212
chartposition: R&B #3, US #19
writtenby: Tina Turner written by Ike Turner
Ikettes I'm Blue 1962 ATCO
56 recordlabel: Newtown 5000
chartposition: R&B #13, US #15
writtenby: Leon T. Rene & Otis J. Rene
album: Sweethearts of the Apollo
Patti LaBelle And Bluebelles I Sold My Heart To The Junkman 1962 Newtown
57 recordlabel: Liberty 55469
chartposition: R&B #16, US #12
writtenby: Clyde Otis & Joy Byers
Timi Yuro What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You) 1962 Liberty
58 recordlabel: Tamla 54065
chartposition: R&B #7, US #17
writtenby: Gaye, Stevenson, And Gordy
album: Playboy
Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789 1962 Tamla
59 recordlabel: Fire 508
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20
writtenby: Don Gardner And Bobby Robinson
Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford I Need Your Loving 1962 Fire
60 recordlabel: Wand 122
chartposition: R&B #2, US #23
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Bob Hilliard
album: Any Day Now
Chuck Jackson Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) 1962 Wand
61 recordlabel: Everlast 5019
chartposition: R&B #12, US #22
writtenby: Les Cooper
Les Cooper And Soul Rockers Wiggle Wobble 1962 Everlast
62 recordlabel: Sue 770
chartposition: R&B #5, US #20
writtenby: Ray Charles
comments: [instrumental]
Jimmy McGriff I've Got A Woman 1962 Sue
63 recordlabel: S.P.Q.R. 45-3300
chartposition: R&B #20, US #22
writtenby: Norman Span
Jimmy Soul Twistin' Matilda 1962 S.P.Q.R.
64 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 438
chartposition: R&B #16, US #60, UK #16
writtenby: John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker Boom Boom 1962 VeeJay
65 recordlabel: Fortune 449
chartposition: R&B #16, US #22
writtenby: Nathaniel Mayer And Devora Brown
Nathaniel Mayer And Fabulous Twilights Village Of Love 1962 Fortune
66 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10314
chartposition: R&B #7, US #20
writtenby: Percy Mayfield
Ray Charles Hide Nor Hair 1962 ABCParamount
67 recordlabel: Vee-Jay 451
chartposition: R&B #18, US #20
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Jerry Butler Make It Easy On Yourself 1962 VeeJay
68 recordlabel: Imperial 5855
chartposition: R&B #23, US #22
writtenby: Norman Margolies And C. Marshall
Majors A Wonderful Dream 1962 Imperial
69 recordlabel: Scepter 1234
chartposition: R&B #20, US #22
writtenby: Luther Dixon
album: The Shirelles Greatest Hits
Shirelles Welcome Home Baby 1962 Scepter
70 recordlabel: Motown 1021
chartposition: R&B #6, US #30
writtenby: B. Strong And M. Stevenson
album: Eddie Holland
Eddie Holland Jamie 1962 Motown
71 recordlabel: King 5614
chartposition: R&B #5, US #35
writtenby: Oscar Washington, Lewis P. Simpkins & Jimmy Forrest
James Brown And Famous Flames Night Train 1962 King
72 recordlabel: RCA Victor 47-8088
chartposition: RandB #3, US #70
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: Twistin' The Night Away
Sam Cooke Somebody Have Mercy 1962 RCA Victor
73 recordlabel: Atlantic 2131
chartposition: RandB #5, US #44
writtenby: Bert Russell
Solomon Burke Cry To Me 1962 Atlantic
74 recordlabel: Duke 345
chartposition: RandB #6, US #51
writtenby: Joe Scott And Deadric Malone
album: Driving Wheel
Little Junior Parker Annie Get Your Yo-Yo 1962 Duke
75 recordlabel: Argo 5409
chartposition: RandB #4, US #37
writtenby: Pearl Woods, Leroy Kirkland, and Etta James
album: Etta James Top Ten
Etta James Something's Got A Hold On Me 1962 Argo
76 recordlabel: Argo 5418
chartposition: RandB #6, US #34
writtenby: Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods, And Fred Johnson
album: Etta James Top Ten
Etta James Stop The Wedding 1962 Argo
77 recordlabel: Lupine 1003
chartposition: RandB #6, US #75
writtenby: Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield And Robert West
Falcons And Band (Ohio Untouchables) I Found A Love 1962 Lupine
78 recordlabel: Columbia 4-42520
chartposition: US #100
writtenby: Harry M. Woods, James Campbell, And Reginald Connelly
album: The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin Try A Little Tenderness 1962 Columbia
79 recordlabel: Atlantic 2165
chartposition: UK #13, US #36
writtenby: Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough
album: Comin' Home Baby!
Mel Torme Comin' Home Baby 1962 Atlantic
80 recordlabel: Hull 748
chartposition: RandB #7, US #59
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Shane Sheppard
Shep And Limelites Our Anniversary 1962 Hull
81 recordlabel: Smash 1731
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #2, US #1
writtenby: Margaret Cobb & Bruce Channel
album: Hey! Baby (And 11 Other Songs About Your Baby)
Bruce Channel Hey! Baby 1962 Smash
82 recordlabel: Decca 25574
chartposition: RandB #9, US #55
weeksinr&bchart: 7
writtenby: Ray Charles
album: Earl Grant at Basin Street East
comments: [instrumental]
Earl Grant Sweet Sixteen Bars 1962 Decca
83 recordlabel: Atlantic 2163
chartposition: RandB #9, US #41
writtenby: Sam Cooke
mpcode: sEab2sJOPy0
Carla Thomas I'll Bring It Home To You 1962 Atlantic
84 recordlabel: Duke 355
chartposition: RandB #5, US #22
writtenby: Aaron Walker
album: Here's the Man
Bobby Bland Stormy Monday Blues 1962 Duke
85 recordlabel: Mercury 71941
chartposition: US #7
writtenby: Bill Swan
album: Lover Please!
Clyde McPhatter Lover Please 1962 Mercury
86 recordlabel: Tamla 54059
chartposition: RandB #11, US #39
writtenby: William Robinson
album: I'll Try Something New
Smokey Robinson & Miracles I'll Try Something New 1962 Tamla
87 recordlabel: Todd 1066
chartposition: RandB #7, US #106
weeksinr&bchart: 10
writtenby: Robert Riley And Joe Henderson
Joe Henderson Baby Don't Leave Me 1962 Todd
88 recordlabel: Sar 132
chartposition: RandB #8, US #72
writtenby: James Alexander and Zelda Samuels
Valentinos Lookin' For A Love 1962 Sar
89 recordlabel: Tamla 54068
chartposition: RandB #8, US #46
writtenby: Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson, And George Gordy
album: That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind Of Fellow 1962 Tamla
90 recordlabel: Liberty 55410
chartposition: US #66, US AC #15
writtenby: Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman
Timi Yuro Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1962 Liberty
91 recordlabel: One-derful! 4804
chartposition: RandB #8, US #115
writtenby: Rice, Mitchell, And Dodd
McKinley Mitchell The Town I Live In 1962 Onederful!
92 recordlabel: Duke 352
chartposition: RandB #10, US #56
writtenby: D. Malone
Bobby Bland Yield Not To Temptation 1962 Duke
93 recordlabel: Dot 16387
chartposition: RandB #10, US #68
writtenby: Arthur Alexander
Arthur Alexander Anna (Go To Him) 1962 Dot
94 recordlabel: Tamla 54054
chartposition: RandB #13, US #34
writtenby: Robert Bateman, Brian Holland and William Stevens
album: The Marvelettes Sing
Marvelettes Twistin' Postman 1962 Tamla
95 recordlabel: King 45-5579
chartposition: RandB #6
writtenby: Johnny Guitar Watson (as John Watson)
Johnny Guitar Watson Cuttin' In 1962 King
96 recordlabel: Duke 347
chartposition: RandB #12, US #76
writtenby: Charlie Rich
album: Here's the Man
Bobby Bland Who Will The Next Fool Be 1962 Duke
97 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10314
chartposition: RandB #7, US #44
writtenby: Percy Mayfield
Ray Charles At The Club 1962 ABCParamount
98 recordlabel: Fire 513
chartposition: RandB #7, US #66
writtenby: B. Robinson And D. Gardner
Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don't You Worry 1962 Fire
99 recordlabel: Tamla 54053
chartposition: RandB #16, US #35
writtenby: William Robinson
album: I'll Try Something New
Smokey Robinson & Miracles What's So Good About Good-By 1962 Tamla
100 recordlabel: Tamla 54065
chartposition: RandB #8
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Freddie Gorman
album: Playboy
comments: US B side to Beechwood 4-5789
Marvelettes Someday, Someway 1962 Tamla

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