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The Essential Songs Of An Essential Decade: 1962

f 1962 reflect the virtuosity of Ray Charles, who started the year with the boss nova based “Unchain My Heart” and ruled the rest of the year with his modern sounds in The Essential Songs of 1962 reflect the virtuosity of Ray Charles, who started the year with the boss nova based “Unchain My Heart” and ruled the rest of the year with his modern sounds in country and western music. In other news, the Wall of Sound became a commercial reality, the house band for the Stax Record label hit the charts, and a teenager named Little Eva started a new dance craze.

Anna (Go to Him), Arthur Alexander

Big Girls Don’t Cry, The Four Seasons

Bring It On Home to Me, Sam Cooke

Crazy, Patsy Cline

Do You Love Me, The Contours

Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler

Green Onions, Booker T. and the M.G.s

Having A Party, Sam Cooke

He’s A Rebel, The Crystals

I’ve Been Everywhere, Hank Snow

The Locomotion, Little Eva

Love Me Do, The Beatles

Night Train, James Brown and His Famous Flames

Return to Sender, Elvis Presley

She Thinks I Still Care, George Jones

Sherry, The Four Seasons

She’s Got You, Patsy Cline

Soldier Boy, The Shirelles

Success, Loretta Lynn

Tell Him, The Exciters

These Arms of Mine, Otis Redding

Twisting the Night Away, Sam Cooke

Unchain My Heart, Ray Charles

Up on the Roof, The Drifters

What Time Is It, The Jive Five

You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover, Bo Diddley

You Don’t Know Me, Ray Charles

You Really Got A Hold on Me, The Miracles

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