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The 1962 British Hit Parade Part 2
The 1962 British Hit Parade Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7052
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 Two includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 3rd May and the 6th September (another 3rd May entry ends Part One and other 6th September entries start Part 3) 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. In Part 3, of course, the changing times were heralded with the first Beatles hit, but for now, Cliff and Elvis still ruled, and there was precious little hint of the storm brewing a few months ahead. 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 Last Night Was Made For Love Billy Fury
2 Let's Talk About Love Helen Shapiro
3 Lonely City John Leyton
4 Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley
5 Come Outside Mike Sarne
6 I'm Looking Out The Window Cliff Richard
7 Do You Wanna Dance Cliff Richard
8 Ginny Come Lately Brian Hyland
9 I Don't Know Why Eden Kane
10 Caterina Perry Como
11 Johnny Angel Patti Lynn
12 A Picture Of You Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
13 The Green Leaves Of Summer Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
14 How Can I Meet Her Everly Brothers
15 Unsquare Dance Dave Brubeck Quartet
16 Lover Please Maureen & The Vernons Girls
17 Funny Way Of Laughin' Burl Ives
18 Swinging In The Rain Norman Vaughan
19 Clown Shoes Johnny Burnette
20 Deep In The Heart Of Texas Duane Eddy
21 Jezebel Marty Wilde
22 Besame Mucho Jet Harris
23 Quando Quando Quando Pat Boone
24 Far Away Shirley Bassey
25 The Right Thing To Say Nat King Cole
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Soldier Boy The Shirelles
2 Ginny Come Lately Steve Perry
3 Sharing You Bobby Vee
4 Theme From "Dr. Kildare" (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) Richard Chamberlain
5 A Little Love A Little Kiss Karl Denver
6 Drummin' Up A Storm Sandy Nelson
7 The River's Run Dry Vince Hill
8 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles
9 English Country Garden Jimmie Rodgers
10 Ain't That Funny Jimmy Justice
11 Orange Blossom Special The Spotnicks
12 Stranger On The Shore Andy Williams
13 When Love Comes Along Matt Monro
14 Don't Ever Change The Crickets
15 Here Comes That Feeling Brenda Lee
16 Yes My Darling Daughter Eydie Gorme
17 Conscience James Darren
18 Follow That Dream Elvis Presley
19 Angel Elvis Presley
20 Our Favourite Melodies Craig Douglas
21 Al Di La Emilio Pericoli
22 Old Rivers Walter Brennan
23 Adios Amigo Jim Reeves
24 Ya Ya Twist Petula Clark
25 Palisades Park Freddy Cannon
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 The Crowd Roy Orbison
2 Crazy Words Crazy Tune Dorothy Provine
3 Steel Men Rog Whittaker
4 I Remember You Frank Ifield
5 Johnny Get Angry Carole Deene
6 Right Said Fred Bernard Cribbins
7 I'm Just A Baby Louise Cordet
8 Tears Danny Williams
9 Johnny Get Angry Joanie Sommers
10 Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone
11 Little Miss Lonely Helen Shapiro
12 Cindy's Birthday Shane Fenton & The Fentones
13 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson
14 Things Bobby Darin
15 Once Upon A dream Billy Fury
16 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka
17 Let There Be Love Nat King Cole
18 But Not For Me Ketty Lester
19 Gotta See Baby Tonight Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
20 That Noise Anthony Newley
21 A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine Paul Anka
22 Roses Are Red Ronnie Carroll
23 Vacation Connie Francis
24 Guitar Tango The Shadows
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Sealed With A Kiss Brian Hyland
2 Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton
3 Dancin' Party Chubby Checker
4 Peter And The Wolf The Clyde Valley Stompers
5 Made To Love (Girls Girls Girls) Eddie Hodges
6 Pick A Bale Of Cotton Lonnie Donegan
7 Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm' Jet Harris
8 Welcome Home Baby The Brook Brothers
9 She's Gone Buddy Knox
10 Roses Are Red David Macbeth
11 Ballad Of Paladin Duane Eddy
12 So Do I Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
13 Spanish Harlem Jimmy Justice
14 Some People Carole Deene
15 You Know What I Mean The Vernons Girls
16 Down The River Nile John Leyton
17 Hot Pepper Floyd Cramer
18 Some People Jet Harris
19 She's Not You Elvis Presley
20 What Now My Love Shirley Bassey
21 Don't That Beat All Adam Faith
22 Will I What Mike Sarne
23 Teenage Idol Ricky Nelson
24 Telstar The Tornados
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