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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1962

Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1962

This week 53 years ago, former Vice President Richard Nixon was defeated in the race for governor of California; Ted Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate; Nelson Mandela began a prison sentence in South Africa; Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady, died; "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)," Chubby Checker

Dear someone from 1962: What is this song and why?

9. "Do You Love Me," The Contours

Written by Motown founder Berry Gordy, "Do...

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