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The 'Twist' Hot 100 13th January 1962
The 'Twist' Hot 100 13th January 1962

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7151
As adjuncts to our highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series of collections for each calendar year in the 50s and early ‘60s, we have already produced collections based on landmark moments in the Billboard charts – “The First Top 100 Nov. 1955” (ACQCD7062), “The First Hot 100 Aug. 1958” (ACQCD7083), “The First Hot 100 of the '60s” (ACQCD7097), “The 'Heartbreak Hotel' Top 100” (ACQCD7122)and “The Day The Music Died - Feb 3rd 1959 Hot 100” (ACQCD7134) and “The 'Telstar' Hot 100 December 22nd 1962” (ACQCD7144) each comprising the records in the Top 100 for the date in question. This collection celebrates a notable chart event of January 1962, namely when Chubby Checker’s record “The Twist” topped the US pop charts for the second time, signalling the approaching peak of the worldwide Twist dance craze – he had first made No.1 well over a year earlier, in September 1960, since which time the dance had started to catch on all round the world. This collection comprises just about all the records in the Billboard Hot 100 of that week (one record is unavailable for copyright reasons) and it provides a fascinating and evocative snapshot of the music scene at what was already a dynamic and transitional time, with The Beatles’ first UK hit only nine months away. It includes seven Twist hits which underline the popularity of the dance. It’s a window onto a vibrant and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even pop enthusiasts may not be too aware, and which will be welcome additions to their collections. It contains a 12,000+ word booklet featuring background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Twist Chubby Checker
2 The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
3 Peppermint Twist Joey Dee & the Starliters
4 Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
5 I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) Barbara George
6 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen Neil Sedaka
7 Walk On By Leroy Van Dyke
8 Run To Him Bobby Vee
9 Unchain My Heart Ray Charles & His Orchestra
10 When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) Connie Francis
11 Goodbye Cruel World James Darren
12 When I Fall In Love The Lettermen
13 Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes
14 Let There Be Drums Sandy Nelson
15 Revenge Brook Benton
16 Norman Sue Thompson
17 A Little Bitty Tear Burl Ives
18 Cotton Fields The Highwaymen
19 The Wanderer Dion
20 Town Without Pity Gene Pitney
21 Til The Angels
22 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker
23 Gypsy Woman The Impressions
24 There's No Other (Like My Baby ) The Crystals
25 I Don't Know Why Linda Scott
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody James Ray
2 Small Sad Sam Phil McLean
3 Funny How Time Slips Away Jimmy Elledge
4 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Fats Domino
5 Rock-A-Hula Baby Elvis Presley
6 Moon River Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus
7 Dear Lady Twist Gary U.S. Bonds
8 Moon River Jerry Butler
9 Johnny Will Pat Boone
10 Irresistible You Bobby Darin
11 Let's Twist Again Chubby Checker
12 Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night Kenny Dino
13 Poor Fool Ike & Tina Turner
14 Hey, Little Girl Del Shannon
15 Twist-Her Bill Black's Combo
16 Dear Ivan Jimmy Dean
17 Do-Re-Mi Lee Dorsey
18 Dreamy Eyes Johnny Tillotson
19 Tonight Ferrante & Teicher
20 Turn On Your Love Light Bobby Bland
21 Pocketful Of Miracles Frank Sinatra
22 Little Altar Boy Vic Dana
23 Well, I Told You The Chantels
24 Multiplication Bobby Darin
25 Letter Full of Tears Gladys Knight & the Pips
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 She's Everything (I Wanted You To Be) Ral Donner
2 Maria Roger Williams
3 Flying Circle Frank Slay And His Orchestra
4 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean
5 Break It To Me Gently Brenda Lee
6 Walkin' With My Angel Bobby Vee
7 Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) Solomon Burke
8 Gypsy Rover The Highwaymen
9 Up A Lazy River Si Zentner And His Orchestra
10 Tuff Ace Cannon
11 Shadrack Brook Benton
12 It Will Stand The Showmen
13 Just Got To Know Jimmy McCracklin
14 Let's Go Trippin' Dick Dale & The Del-Tones
15 So Deep Brenda Lee
16 Turn Around, Look At Me Glen Campbell
17 Go On Home Patti Page
18 Smoky Places The Corsairs
19 The Majestic Dion
20 Baby's First Christmas Connie Francis
21 The Greatest Hurt Jackie Wilson
22 Lost Someone James Brown & The Famous Flames
23 I Could Have Loved You So Well Ray Peterson
24 Let Me In The Sensations
25 What's The Reason Bobby Edwards
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 I Need Someone The Belmonts
2 Twistin' All Night Long Danny & the Juniors
3 My Boomerang Won't Come Back Charlie Drake
4 The Lost Penny Brook Benton
5 I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) The Ikettes
6 Room Full Of Tears The Drifters
7 Tears From An Angel Troy Shondell
8 I Told The Brook Marty Robbins
9 What's So Good About Goodbye The Miracles
10 But On The Other Hand Baby Ray Charles & His Orchestra
11 A Little Too Much Clarence Henry
12 Pop Goes The Weasel Anthony Newley
13 Crying In The Rain Everly Brothers
14 Happy Jose (Ching Ching) Jack Ross
15 Unsquare Dance Dave Brubeck Quartet
16 Island In The Sky Troy Shondell
17 Duke Of Earl Gene Chandler
18 That's My Pa Sheb Wooley
19 Surfer's Stomp The Mar-Kets
20 Searchin' Jack Eubanks' Orchestra
21 Basie Twist Count Basie & His Orchestra
22 The Comancheros Claude King
23 Lonesome Number One Don Gibson
24 Percolator (Twist) Billy Joe & The Checkmates
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