At the beginning of the year in Britain Danny Williams continued with “Moon River” written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer.
The song from the movie “The Young Ones” by Cliff Richard & the Shadows took over the top spot and in March the Shadows hit the top with the Jerry Lordan instrumental composition “Wonderful Land”. This had the longest run at number one in the U.K. charts in 1962.
Yodeling pop singer Frank Ifield had two number ones “I Remember You” written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer and in November “lovesick Blues” composed by Cliff Friend & Irving Mills.
Elvis had four number ones in the U.K. that year “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, “She’s Not You” the only number one to top both charts “Good Luck Charm” composed by Shroeder & Gold and the final number one of 1962 in the U.K. written by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott “Return to Sender”.
Member of the Du-Kays, Eugene Dixon changed his name to Gene Chandler and had a hit in February in the U.S. with the “Duke of Earl”.
The Four Seasons had two number ones in the U.S. Charts “Sherry” written by Bob Gaudio and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe.
Ray Charles had a number one on both sides of the Atlantic with the Don Gibson song “I Can’t Stop Loving You”.
Little Eva reached number one in August with the song written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King The Locomotion this became one of the many dance crazes of the sixties.
Getting to the top in October in the U.K. and December in the U.S. Telstar written and produced by Joe Meek gave the Tornados the last number one in the U.S. for 1962. They were the first British group to have an American number one hit record.