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Date:  December 30, 2017
Host:  Gregory James
Feature:  Hot 100 for the final week of 1962

Birthday Calendar
December 28
Alex Chilton                        1950

December 30

Mike Nesmith (Monkees)   75 years old today
Jeff Lynne  (ELO,      72 years old today
Del Shannon                      1939
Skeeter Davis                    1931
Bo Diddley                         1928
Davy Jones  (Monkees)     1945

OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)


Unless otherwise noted in bold font, songs are from the spotlight date of 12-29-62.  All chart information comes from the Billboard Hot 100. 

[The first number to the left of each song below is the order in which the record was played. The second number (if any) is the record’s Billboard Hot 100 chart number for the week ending 12/29/62. The record label is in parentheses. The first eight songs with asterisks were clues to the Trivia Question.]

1. *47. He’s a Rebel: Crystals (Phillies) 
2, *87. I Need You: Rick Nelson (Imperial)    
3, *32. Your Cheating Heart: Ray Charles (ABC Paramount) 
4. *42. Let’s Kiss and Make Up: Bobby Vinton (Epic)    
5. *93. He’s Sure the Boy I love: Crystals (Phillies)
6. *30. It’s Up to You: Rick Nelson (Imperial) 
7. *7. You Are My Sunshine: Ray Charles (ABC Paramount) 
8. *49. Trouble is my Middle Name: Bobby Vinton (Epic)    
9. Bubbling Under: Walk Right In: Rooftop Singers (Vanguard) Hit #1 four weeks later 

10. 44. See See Rider: Laverne Baker (Atlantic)
11. 96. Hey Paula: Paul and Paula (Phillips) Hit #1 six weeks later

12. 3. Bobby’s Girl: Marcie Blane (Seville)
13. 5. Big Girls Don’t Cry: 4 Seasons (VeeJay) 
14. 10. Hotel Happiness: Brook Benton (Mercury)
15. 33. (Dance to the) Guitar Man: Duane Eddy (RCA)
16. 18. Love Came to Me: Dion (Laurie)
17. 81. Little Town Flirt: Del Shannon (Big Top) Birthday 12/30/39
18.  Norman: Sue Thompson
19.  End of the World: Skeeter Davis Birthday 12/30/31
20.  Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Birthday 12/30/28

21.  Daydream Believer: Davy Jones (Monkees) Birthday 12/30/45
22.  Pleasant Valley Sunday: Mike Nesmith (Monkees) 75 years old today
23.  Strange Magic: Jeff Lynne (ELO, 72 years old today
24.  A Little Bit Me: Davy Jones (Monkees) Birthday 12/30/45
25.  The Letter: Alex Chilton (Box Tops) Birthday 12/28/50

26.  2. Limbo Rock: Chubby Checker (Parkway)
27.  12. Keep Your Hands off my Baby: Little Eva (Dimension)  She was the baby sitter for             Carole King and Jerry Goffin who wrote Loco-Motion for her.

28.  84. Wild Weekend: Rebels (Swan)
29.  8. Release Me: Little Esther Phillips (Lenox) 
30. 6. Return to Sender: Elvis Presley (RCA)
31. 19. Two Lovers: Mary Wells (Motown) 

32.  29. Up on the Roof: Drifters (Atlantic) 
33. 35. Let’s Go: Routers (Warner Bros)
34.  52. Some Kinda Fun: Chris Montez (Monogram) 
35. 72. Strange I Know: Marvelettes (Tamla)
36.  48. Spanish Lace: Gene McDaniels (Liberty)
37. 14. Tell Him: Exciters (United Artists)
38.  46. Don’t Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick (Scepter)
39.  54. You Threw a Lucky Punch: Gene (Duke of Earl) Chandler (Vee Jay)

40.  69. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me: Miracles (Tamla)
41.  55. Coney Island Baby: Excellents (Blast)
42. 58. Remember Then: Earls (Old Town) 
43.  25. Ride: DeeDee Sharp (Cameo)
44. 61. Loop de Loop: Johnny Thunder (Diamond) 
45. 16. Don’t Hang Up: Orlons (Cameo)

46.  I Can’t Stay Mad: Skeeter Davis Birthday 12/30/31
47.  Runaway: Del Shannon Birthday 12/30/39
48. 71. Shake Sherry: Contours (Gordy) 
49. 17. Chains: Cookies (Dimension)
50. 43. Half Heaven-Half Heartache: Gene Pitney (Musicor)
51.  Be My Baby: Ronettes
52.  Sweet Talking Guy: Chiffons
53.  Since I Fell for You: Lenny Welch
54. 92. The 2000 Pound Bee: Ventures (Dolton)

55. 1. Telstar: Tornadoes (London)

TRIVIA QUESTION: What four artists or groups 

had two records in the Hot 100 in this week in 


ANSWER: Ray Charles, The Crystals, Rick 

Nelson, Bobby Vinton

Jerry from Trumansburg had the correct answer 

and won a $25 gift certificate to Rasa Spa.

Host Next Week (January 6):  JR with a spotlight on the first Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1970.

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