Top Song 50 Years Ago; #23

The last song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 was “Telstar” by The Tornados. It was an instrumental written and produced by Joe Meek, and featured a clavioline, a keyboard instrument with a distinctive electronic sound. The song was named after Telstar, the first communications satellite, which was launched in July …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #22

The next song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 was “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker. Chubby had a string of hit songs beginning with “The Twist” in 1960. Most were songs about dance styles. This was another dance that he made popular. The song was written by Kal Mann and Billy …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #21

The next song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 is “Return to Sender” by Elvis. The song was written by Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell. It was also featured in the Elvis movie Girls! Girls! Girls!¬† That is the movie in which Elvis is a¬†fishing guide in Hawaii and longs to …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #19

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “He’s A Rebel” by The Crystals. The song was written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil Spector. Spector learned that Vikki Carr was to record the song and decided to rush out his own version. The Crystals were touring on the …

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