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The 1962 British Hit Parade Part 3
The 1962 British Hit Parade Part 3

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7053
Acrobat Music’s series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year. As the collections move into the ‘60s, the steady but inexorable shift in the balance of the music styles represented in the charts continues. As with the last two years, with the New Musical Express and Record Retailer charts extended to a Top 50, and including all the records which only charted in Melody Maker, Disc or Record Mirror, the number of titles in the complete anthology is just under 300, meaning that the collection comprises 12 CDs, once again released by Acrobat as three 4-CD box sets, our well-established format for these releases, along with the customary substantial 15,000 word booklet. Once again, we are also producing parallel collections of the B sides of these hits. Part Three includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 6th September (other 6th September entries close Part 2) in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. The charts of 1962 had a rather “safe” feel to the music – whether this is just us knowing in hindsight the revolution that was about to happen or not, it was clear that Tin Pan Alley was well in charge, with dozens of solo artists guided by their recording managers and brilliant backroom songwriters making skilfully crafted but sometimes bland recordings. The bite and challenge that the advent of rock ‘n’ roll had brought had been watered down. That’s not to say the music wasn’t entertaining and interesting, and the commercial environment laid the way open for an eclectic mix of genres to be accommodated in the charts, with modern jazz, country and early soul music finding their niche alongside the always collectable offerings of the forgotten one-hit wonders. One record in this Part, of course, heralds the changing times with the first Beatles hit, and the landscape would change dramatically within just a few short months. We would point out once again that another company has made an opportunist attempt to mimic our series – we like to think that Acrobat’s are the “official” version, and we offer the only complete, comprehensive, coherent annual series. We thank our customers for supporting our British Hit Parade releases, and are sure this will one will prove as popular as the rest.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Locomotion Little Eva
2 It'll Be Me Cliff Richard & The Shadows
3 Sheila Tommy Roe
4 Cry Myself To Sleep Del Shannon
5 Sweet Little Sixteen Jerry Lee Lewis
6 Rocket Man The Spotnicks
7 Loco-motion The Vernons Girls
8 You Don't Know Me Ray Charles
9 It Started All Over Again Brenda Lee
10 Reminiscing Buddy Holly
11 Your Tender Look Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
12 Puff Kenny Lynch
13 Some People Valerie Mountain
14 Johnny's Tune The Eagles
15 Too Late Valerie Mountain
16 It Might As Well Rain Until September Carole King
17 Blue Weekend Karl Denver
18 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole
19 Devil Woman Marty Robbins
20 A Forever Kind Of Love Bobby Vee
21 Lonely Mr. Acker Bilk
22 Hercules Frankie Vaughan
23 The Breeze And I The Fentones
24 Let's Dance Chris Montez
25 Venus In Blue Jeans Mark Wynter
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Sherry Four Seasons
2 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On Johnny Tillotson
3 If A Man Answers Bobby Darin
4 Baubles Bangles And Beads The George Shearing Quintet
5 Out Of This World Tony Hatch & His Orchestra
6 Swiss Maid Del Shannon
7 Bobby's Girl Susan Maughan
8 Love Me Do The Beatles
9 He Got What He Wanted Little Richard
10 Pretty Jenny Jess Conrad
11 Oh Lonesome Me Craig Douglas
12 The Pay Off Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
13 Keep Away From Other Girls Helen Shapiro
14 Lovesick Blues Frank Ifield
15 Sun Arise Rolf Harris
16 No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile Everly Brothers
17 Because Of Love Billy Fury
18 Ever Since You Said Goodbye Marty Wilde
19 She Taught Me How To Yodel Frank Ifield
20 Love Me Tender Richard Chamberlain
21 Must Be Madison Joe Loss & His Orchestra
22 James Bond Theme The John Barry Seven & Orchestra
23 Limbo Rock Chubby Checker
24 King Of The Whole Wide World Elvis Presley
25 This Is Living Elvis Presley
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Riding The Rainbow Elvis Presley
2 Dance With The Guitar Man Duane Eddy And The Rebelettes
3 Desafinado Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd
4 Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love) Brian Hyland
5 My Love And Devotion Matt Monro
6 Can Can 62 Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
7 Little Black Book Jimmy Dean
8 Workin' For The Man Roy Orbison
9 It Only Took A Minute Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
10 The Main Attraction Pat Boone
11 We're Gonna Go Fishin' Hank Locklin
12 If Only Tomorrow Ronnie Carroll
13 The Madison Ray Ellington
14 He's A Rebel The Crystals
15 Next Door To An Angel Neil Sedaka
16 Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) Ella Fitzgerald
17 I'm Gonna Change Everything Jim Reeves
18 Jame Hold The Ladder Steady Carol Deene
19 Return To Sender Elvis Presley
20 Like I Do Maureen Evans
21 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
22 Heartaches Patsy Cline
23 Always You And Me Russ Conway
24 Baby Face Bobby Darin
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 The Next Time Cliff Richard, The Shadows and the Norrie Paramor Strings
2 Bachelor Boy Cliff Richard & The Shadows
3 Up On The Roof Kenny Lynch
4 Susie Darlin' Tommy Roe
5 Dance On! The Shadows
6 Go Away Little Girl Mark Wynter
7 Baby Take A Bow Adam Faith
8 Your Cheating Heart Ray Charles
9 Island Of Dreams The Springfields
10 Me And My Shadow Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr.
11 Gossip Calypso Bernard Cribbins
12 Dear Lonely Hearts Nat King Cole
13 Onward Christian Soldiers The Harry Simeone Chorale
14 Jingle Bell Rock Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell
15 I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter Connie Francis
16 Up On The Roof Julie Grant
17 Just For Kicks Mike Sarne
18 Go Away Little Girl Ray Bennett
19 Let's Go (Pony) The Routers
20 I Can't Help It Johnny Tillotson
21 Don't Hang Up The Orlons
22 Don't You Think It's Time Mike Berry & The Outlaws
23 Merry Christmas You Suckers Paddy Roberts
24 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby Little Eva
25 Up On The Roof The Drifters
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