CASH BOX Top 100 -  JANUARY 27, 1962 with full details
       (thanks to Randy Price)

CASH BOX Top 100 Singles

Red square = bullet (strong upward move)

Week ending JANUARY 27, 1962

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TITLE | Artist–Label

 

LW

2WK

3WK

WKS

  1

THE TWIST
    Chubby Checker–Parkway 811

  1

  1

  1

32

  2

PEPPERMINT TWIST (pt. 1)
    Joey Dee & Starliters–Roulette 4401

  3

  3

  6

11

  3

I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More)
    Barbara George–A.F.O. 302

  4

  5

10

10

  4

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
    Tokens–RCA Victor 47-7954

  2

  2

  2

11

  5

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
    Elvis Presley–RCA Victor 47-7968

  5

  4

  5

  8

  6

NORMAN
    Sue Thompson–Hickory 1159

  6

21

28

  7

  7

THE WANDERER
    Dion–Laurie 3115

  8

20

27

  7

  8

DUKE OF EARL
    Gene Chandler–Vee-Jay 416

28

63

97

  4

  9

A LITTLE BITTY TEAR
    Burl Ives–Decca 31330
    Wanda Jackson–Capitol 4681

  7
 

12
 

21
 

  7
 

10

BABY IT’S YOU
    Shirelles–Scepter 1227

10

15

23

  7

11

TOWN WITHOUT PITY
    Gene Pitney–Musicor 1009

12

18

24

11

12

DEAR LADY TWIST
    Gary (U.S.) Bonds–Legrand 1015

15

30

46

  7

13

UNCHAIN MY HEART
    Ray Charles–ABC-Paramount 10266

  9

13

14

  9

14

RUN TO HIM
    Bobby Vee–Liberty 55388

11

  6

  4

11

15

WALK ON BY
    Leroy Van Dyke–Mercury 71834

14

  7

  3

14

16

COTTON FIELDS
    Highwaymen–United Artists 370

19

23

29

  9

17

BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY
    Brenda Lee–Decca 31348

39

65

  3

18

IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY
    James Ray–Caprice 110

18

19

22

11

19

IRRESISTIBLE YOU
    Bobby Darin–Atco 6214

23

33

43

  6

20

LETTER FULL OF TEARS
    Gladys Knight & Pips–Fury 1054

25

40

48

  7

21

WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is The Boy In Your Heart)
    Connie Francis–MGM 13051

13

  8

  8

10

22

DEAR IVAN
    Jimmy Dean–Columbia 42259

29

39

72

  4

23

MOON RIVER
    Henry Mancini & Orchestra–RCA Victor 47-7916
    Jerry Butler–Vee-Jay 405

21
 

11
 

11
 

16
 

24

PLEASE MR. POSTMAN
    Marvelettes–Tamla 54046

16

10

  7

20

25

SHE’S EVERYTHING (I Wanted You To Be)
    Ral Donner–Gone 5121

34

47

57

  7

26

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN
    Neil Sedaka–RCA Victor 47-7957

20

  9

  9

11

27

POOR FOOL
    Ike & Tina Turner–Sue 753

24

27

34

10

28

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
    Lettermen–Capitol 4658

22

14

13

10

29

TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT
    Bobby Bland–Duke 344

30

32

41

  8

30

GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD
    James Darren–Colpix 609

26

16

12

14

31

LET THERE BE DRUMS
    Sandy Nelson–Imperial 5775

17

17

18

13

32

POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES
    Frank Sinatra–Reprise 20,040

37

48

54

  6

33

DO-RE-MI
    Lee Dorsey–Fury 1056

40

45

60

  6

34

FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
    Jimmy Elledge–RCA Victor 47-7946

41

35

33

  9

35

SMALL SAD SAM
    Phil McLean–Versatile 107

32

25

20

  8

36

REVENGE
    Brook Benton–Mercury 71903

27

26

16

10

37

TWIST-HER
    Bill Black’s Combo–Hi 2042

38

44

49

  7

38

TUFF
    Ace Cannon–Hi 2040

51

61

76

  8

39

GYPSY WOMAN
    Impressions–ABC-Paramount 10241

33

29

26

14

40

LOST SOMEONE
    James Brown & Famous Flames–King 5573

50

55

69

  5

41

THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby)
    Crystals–Philles 100

31

22

19

13

42

MULTIPLICATION
    Bobby Darin–Atco 6214

49

56

65

  6

43

SO DEEP
    Brenda Lee–Decca 31348

53

68

  3

44

THE GREATEST HURT
    Jackie Wilson–Brunswick 55221

58

76

  3

45

GO ON HOME
    Patti Page–Mercury 71906

55

60

70

  7

46

SHADRACK
    Brook Benton–Mercury 71912

60

78

  3

47

LET ME IN
    Sensations–Argo 5405

62

83

100 

  4

48

CRYING IN THE RAIN
    Everly Brothers–Warner Bros. 5250

75

  2

49

ROCK-A-HULA BABY
    Elvis Presley–RCA Victor 47-7968

36

37

30

  8

50

SMOKY PLACES
    Corsairs–Tuff 1808

66

89

98

  4

51

LET’S TWIST AGAIN
    Chubby Checker–Parkway 824

42

31

32

23

52

FLYING CIRCLE
    Frank Slay & Orchestra–Swan 4085

52

43

50

  9

53

I’M BLUE (The Gong-Gong Song)
    Ikettes–Atco 6212

71

82

93

  5

54

BIG BAD JOHN
    Jimmy Dean–Columbia 42175

44

34

25

17

55

DREAMY EYES
    Johnny Tillotson–Cadence 1409

46

49

53

10

56

THAT’S MY PA
    Sheb Wooley–MGM 13046

64

79

86

  5

57

I DON’T KNOW WHY
    Linda Scott–Canadian-American 129

35

24

15

13

58

’TIL
    Angels–Caprice 107

43

28

17

19

59

MARIA
    Roger Williams–Kapp 437
    Johnny Mathis–Columbia 41684
    Clebanoff Strings–Mercury 71905

47
 

41
 

40
 

  9
 

60

SURFER’S STOMP
    Mar-Kets–Liberty 55401

78

88

  3

61

I NEED SOME ONE
    Belmonts–Sabina 502

57

59

64

  9

62

HAPPY JOSE (Ching-Ching)
    Jack Ross–Dot 16302
    Dave Appell & Orchestra–Cameo 207

72
 

84
 

99
 

  4
  2

63

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT GOOD-BY
    Miracles–Tamla 54053

77

100 

  3

64

JAMBALAYA (On The Bayou)
    Fats Domino–Imperial 5796

45

38

39

  8

65

CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
    Floyd Cramer–RCA Victor 47-7978

80

  2

66

IT WILL STAND
    Showmen–Minit 632

65

62

68

10

67

CHIP CHIP
    Gene McDaniels–Liberty 55405

90

  2

68

I COULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO WELL
    Ray Peterson–Dunes 2009

69

70

78

  7

69

YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT
    Kenny Dino–Musicor 1013

56

46

42

16

70

I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
    Pat Boone–Dot 16312

98

  2

71

LITTLE ALTAR BOY
    Vic Dana–Dolton 48

61

42

45

  9

72

LET’S GO TRIPPIN’
    Dick Dale & Del-Tones–Deltone 5017

70

75

81

  9

73

THE CAJUN QUEEN
    Jimmy Dean–Columbia 42282

  1

74

BLUE WATER LINE
    Brothers Four–Columbia 42256

94

  2

75

MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW
    Kenny Ball & Jazzmen–Kapp 442

85

  2

76

TO A SLEEPING BEAUTY
    Jimmy Dean–Columbia 42282

73

  2

77

PERCOLATOR (Twist)
    Billy Joe & Checkmates–Dore 620

89

  2

78

SHE’S GOT YOU
    Patsy Cline–Decca 31354

  1

79

JAMIE
    Eddie Holland–Motown 1021

  1

80

HEY! BABY
    Bruce Channel–Smash 1731

100 

  2

81

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
    Kingston Trio–Capitol 4671

87

95

  3

82

A LITTLE TOO MUCH
    Clarence Henry–Argo 5408

86

  2

83

THERE’LL BE NO NEXT TIME
    Jackie Wilson–Brunswick 55221

81

87

  3

84

OLIVER TWIST
    Rod McKuen–Spiral 1407

92

  2

85

IMAGINATION
    Quotations–Verve 10245

79

85

  3

86

HEY! LITTLE GIRL
    Del Shannon–Big Top 3091

63

57

59

10

87

TEARS FROM AN ANGEL
    Troy Shondell–Liberty 55398

88

  2

88

MY BOOMERANG WON’T COME BACK
    Charlie Drake–United Artists 398

93

  2

89

NITE OWL
    Dukays–NAT 4002

  1

90

THE DOOR IS OPEN
    Tommy Hunt–Scepter 1226

91

99

  3

91

MIDNIGHT
    Johnny Gibson–Big Top 3088

  1

92

AFRIKAAN BEAT
    Bert Kaempfert & Orchestra–Decca 31350

  1

93

TONIGHT
    Ferrante & Teicher–United Artists 373

48

36

31

14

94

THE LOST PENNY
    Brook Benton–Mercury 71912

96

  2

95

WHAT’S THE REASON
    Bobby Edwards–Capitol 4674

97

  2

96

IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH ME
    Adam Wade–Coed 565

  1

97

BANDIT OF MY DREAMS
    Eddie Hodges–Cadence 1410

99

  2

98

TEEN QUEEN OF THE WEEK
    Freddy Cannon–Swan 4096

  1

99

LOVE IS THE SWEETEST THING
    Saverio Saridis–Warner Bros. 5243

  1

100 

THE BATTLE
    Duane Eddy & Rebels–Jamie 1209

  1

100 

TWISTIN’ POSTMAN
    Marvelettes–Tamla 54054

  1

100 

LIZZIE BORDEN
    Chad Mitchell Trio–Kapp 439

  1








NOTE: On the original chart, Cash Box listed the artist and label for every version in current release under each title, with a star next to the artist(s) who had the best-selling version(s). Those designated artists are listed above. In addition, Cash Box included the secondary category “other versions strongly reported,” designated by an asterisk. Artists in this category are shown above in smaller italic type. Figures in the “Weeks on Chart” (WKS) column indicate only the weeks an artist was listed as having a best-selling version.