Category Archive: 1962

SUCH AN EASY QUESTION

(Such an) Easy Question – 1962 “(Such an) Easy Question” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1962. It was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. It was first released on the Pot Luck album in 1962 and again in 1965 as a single due to its inclusion in the Elvis Presley movie …

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THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Days of Wine and Roses – 1962 “Days of Wine and Roses” is a popular song, from the 1962 movie of the same name. The music was written by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. They received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work. In 2004 it finished at #39 in …

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WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?

What Kind of Fool Am I? – 1962 “What Kind of Fool Am I?” is a popular song written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and published in 1962. It was introduced by Anthony Newley in the musical Stop The World – I Want To Get Off. It comes at the end of Act Two …

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ANOTHER TEAR FALLS (1962)

Another Tear Falls – 1962 “Another Tear Falls” is a song written by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David which was first a song for the American singer Gene McDaniels in 1962 for the British film It’s Trad, Dad! as well as the flip side of his hit single “Chip Chip” and was later …

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CRYING IN THE RAIN

Crying in the Rain – 1962 “Crying in the Rain” is a song written by Howard Greenfield and Carole King and originally recorded by The Everly Brothers. The single peaked at #6 on the U.S. pop charts in 1962. The song was the only collaboration between successful songwriters Greenfield (lyrics) and King (music), both of …

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YOU WERE ON MY MIND

You Were on My Mind – 1962 “You Were on My Mind” is a popular song written by Sylvia Fricker in 1962. It was written in a bathtub in a suite at the Hotel Earle in Greenwich Village. She wrote it in the bathroom because “it was the only place … the cockroaches would not …

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ISLAND OF DREAMS

Island of Dreams (song) – 1962 “Island of Dreams” is a song released by The Springfields in 1962. The song spent 26 weeks on the UK’s Record Retailer chart, peaking at No. 5, while reaching No. 2 in Ireland, No. 2 in Israel, and No. 7 on New Zealand’s “Lever Hit Parade”. The song was …

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THE END OF THE WORLD

The End of the World (Skeeter Davis song) – 1962 “The End of the World” is a country and pop music hit song recorded by Skeeter Davis that enjoyed international success in the 1960s. “The End of the World” was written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee; the latter drew on her sorrow from her …

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THINGS (song)

Things (Bobby Darin song) – 1962 “Things” is a song which was written and recorded by Bobby Darin in 1962. It reached #3 in the US, #2 in the UK, and #3 in the first ever official Irish Singles Chart, published by RTÉ in October 1962. However, there had been an Irish Top 10 before …

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THE YOUNG ONES – (song)

The Young Ones (song) – 1962 “The Young Ones” is a single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The song, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, is the title song to the 1961 film The Young Ones and its soundtrack album. It was released in January 1962 on the Columbia (EMI) label and …

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