Various Artists

Various Artists: Twist Hot 100 25th January 1962 (Various Artists)

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Various Artists

Title: Twist Hot 100 25th January 1962 (Various Artists)
Label: Acrobat
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

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.

Tracks:
1.1 Chubby Checker - the Twist
1.2 The Tokens - the Lion Sleeps Tonight
1.3 Joey Dee ; the Starliters - Peppermint Twist
1.4 Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
1.5 Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
1.6 Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
1.7 Leroy Van Dyke - Walk on By
1.8 Bobby Vee - Run to Him
1.9 Ray Charles ; His Orchestra - Unchain My Heart
1.10 Connie Francis - When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)
1.11 James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
1.12 The Lettermen - When I Fall in Love
1.13 The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
1.14 Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
1.15 Brook Benton - Revenge
1.16 Sue Thompson - Norman
1.17 Burl Ives - a Little Bitty Tear
1.18 The Highwaymen - Cotton Fields
1.19 Dion - the Wanderer
1.20 Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity
1.21 The Angels - Til
1.22 Bobby Rydell ; Chubby Checker - Jingle Bell Rock
1.23 The Impressions - Gypsy Woman
1.24 The Crystals - There's No Other (Like My Baby)
1.25 Linda Scott - I Don't Know Why
1.26 James Ray - If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
1.27 Phil McLean - Small Sad Sam
1.28 Jimmy Elledge - Funny How Time Slips Away
1.29 Fats Domino - Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
1.30 Elvis Presley - Rock-A-Hula Baby
1.31 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus - Moon River
1.32 Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
1.33 Jerry Butler - Moon River
1.34 Pat Boone - Johnny Will
1.35 Bobby Darin - Irresistible You
1.36 Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
1.37 Kenny Dino - Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night
1.38 Ike ; Tina Turner - Poor Fool
1.39 Del Shannon - Hey, Little Girl
1.40 Bill Black's Combo - Twist-Her
1.41 Jimmy Dean - Dear Ivan
1.42 Lee Dorsey - Do-Re-Mi
1.43 Johnny Tillotson - Dreamy Eyes
1.44 Ferrante ; Teicher - Tonight
1.45 Bobby Bland - Turn on Your Love Light
1.46 Frank Sinatra - Pocketful of Miracles
1.47 Vic Dana - Little Altar Boy
1.48 The Chantels - Well, I Told You
1.49 Bobby Darin - Multiplication
1.50 Gladys Knight ; the Pips - Letter Full of Tears
1.51 Ral Donner - She's Everything (I Wanted You to Be)
1.52 Roger Williams - Maria
1.53 Frank Slay and His Orchestra - Flying Circle
1.54 Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
1.55 Brenda Lee - Break It to Me Gently
1.56 Bobby Vee - Walkin' with My Angel
1.57 Solomon Burke - Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
1.58 The Highwaymen - Gypsy Rover
1.59 Si Zentner and His Orchestra - Up a Lazy River
1.60 Ace Cannon - Tuff
1.61 Brook Benton - Shadrack
1.62 The Showmen - It Will Stand
1.63 Jimmy McCracklin - Just Got to Know
1.64 Dick Dale ; the Del-Tones - Let's Go Trippin'
1.65 Brenda Lee - So Deep
1.66 Glen Campbell - Turn Around, Look at Me
1.67 Patti Page - Go on Home
1.68 The Corsairs - Smoky Places
1.69 Dion - the Majestic
1.70 Connie Francis - Baby's First Christmas
1.71 Jackie Wilson - the Greatest Hurt
1.72 James Brown ; the Famous Flames - Lost Someone
1.73 Ray Peterson - I Could Have Loved You So Well
1.74 The Sensations - Let Me in
1.75 Bobby Edwards - What's the Reason
1.76 The Belmonts - I Need Someone
1.77 Danny ; the Juniors - Twistin' All Night Long
1.78 Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back
1.79 Brook Benton - the Lost Penny
1.80 The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
1.81 The Drifters - Room Full of Tears
1.82 Troy Shondell - Tears from An Angel
1.83 Marty Robbins - I Told the Brook
1.84 The Miracles - What's So Good About Goodbye
1.85 Ray Charles ; His Orchestra - But on the Other Hand Baby
1.86 Clarence Henry - a Little Too Much
1.87 Anthony Newley - Pop Goes the Weasel
1.88 Everly Brothers - Crying in the Rain
1.89 Jack Ross - Happy Jose (Ching Ching)
1.90 Dave Brubeck Quartet - Unsquare Dance
1.91 Troy Shondell - Island in the Sky
1.92 Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl
1.93 Sheb Wooley - That's My Pa
1.94 The Mar-Kets - Surfer's Stomp
1.95 Jack Eubanks' Orchestra - Searchin'
1.96 Count Basie ; His Orchestra - Basie Twist
1.97 Claude King - the Comancheros
1.98 Don Gibson - Lonesome Number One
1.99 Billy Joe ; the Checkmates - Percolator (Twist)

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