Top Song 50 Years Ago; #13

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was a very romantic song. Roses are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton was originally recorded as an R&B song but he was allowed to record it again with a new arrangement including strings. It was Bobby’s first hit song. The song hit …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #8

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 is “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp. She had already had a hit song in 1962. That was “Slow Twistin’” with Chubby Checker.  Both ’62 and ’63 were big years for Dee Dee. After that her music career mostly disappeared even though …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #5

The fifth song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You” by Connie Frances. This song has a two part harmony with Connie singing with herself. It is a plea from a heartbroken lover trying to understand why her lover is going out of his way …

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