Hi, Peeps! Welcome to my Flashback Friday blog, “Top Ten Songs of 1962”!
(Congratulations to Bonnie for winning the contest and a $5 Amazon card!)
For today’s Flashback Friday, I’m getting in the mood for my soon-to-be-published debut novel, Gunnysack Hell, which takes place in 1962. Music has always been important to me, and I often feel like there’s a soundtrack running through my mind as I’m living my life. Do any of you ever feel like this (or am I crazy? Don’t answer that!)? What are your favorite songs from 1962?
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Anyway, here are the most popular songs of 1962 that you might have heard first-hand as a young whippersnapper (or that maybe you’ve enjoyed as oldies-but-goodies). Originally, they would have been heard on radios or played on 45 rpm vinyl records. Remember, there weren’t cell phones, CDs, the cloud, or networks to call up music back then! To hear them today, Pat and I just called them up on “Alexa,” and listening to them was a blast from the past!
#1 Stranger on the Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk
#2 I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
#3 Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
#4 Roses are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton
#5 The Stripper – David Rose
#6 Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares
#7 The Loco-Motion – Little Eva
#8 Let Me In – The Sensations
#9 The Twist – Chubby Checker
#10 Soldier Boy – The Shirelles