Interestingly "Big Girls Don't Cry" was totally left out of the Billboard end of year charts due to its popularity coming so late in the calendar year.
"Telstar" was the most popular instrumental of our sophomore year. It was the last #1 song of 1962 and the first #1 song of 1963.
TELSTAR:
"Telstar" Top 20:
#39--11/17/1962
#18--11/24/1962
#13--12/01/1962
#07--12/08/1962
#05--12/15/1962
#01--12/22/1962
#01--12/29/1962
#01--01/05/1963
#02--01/12/1963
#02--01/19/1963
#08--01/26/1963
#17--02/02/1963
TOP 40 SOPHOMORE RECORDS
based on Top Twenty Points
(20 pts. for #1 rank .... 1 pt. for #20 rank)
title artist highest ranking weeks #1 weeks on chart Top Twenty Points
Big Girls Don't Cry The Four Seasons 1 5 14 288
Limbo Rock Chubby Checker 2
17 277
Return to Sender Elvis Presley 2
14 242
He's So Fine The Chiffons 1 4 12 238
Hey Paula Paul & Paula 1 3 12 237
Sherry The Four Seasons 1 5 12 233
My Boyfriend's Back The Angels 1 3 12 230
Telstar The Tornadoes 1 3 13 224
Go Away Little Girl Steve Lawrence 1 2 12 223
Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto 1 3 12 215
Fingertips - Part 2 Little Stevie Wonder 1 3 12 215
I Will Follow Him Little Peggy March 1 3 11 213
Walk Like A Man The Four Seasons 1 3 12 205
Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole 2
13 204
Rhythm of the Rain The Cascades 3
13 204
Bobby's Girl Marcie Blane 3
13 203
He's a Rebel The Crystals 1 2 12 198
Monster Mash Bobby Boris Pickett 1 2 12 197
It's My Party Lesley Gore 1 2 11 192
Walk Right In The Rooftop Singers 1 2 11 190
Surf City Jan & Dean 1 2 11 189
Easier Said Than Done The Essex 1 2 10 188
Sheila Tommy Roe 1 2 11 184
So Much In Love The Tymes 1 1 12 182
If You Wanna Be Happy Jimmy Soul 1 2 11 180
Can't Get Used to Losing You Andy Williams 2
12 173
The End of the World Skeeter Davis 2
13 172
Our Day Will Come Ruby & the Romantics 1 1 10 170
You're the Reason I'm Living Bobby Darin 3
12 169
All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 3
12 168
Puff, The Magic Dragon Peter, Paul & Mary 2
11 167
Ruby Baby Dion 2
11 162
Blowing in the Wind Peter, Paul & Mary 2
12 161
Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys 3
14 161
Wipe Out The Surfaris 2
10 159
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes Bobby Vee 3
11 150
Patches Dickey Lee 6
11 150
Green Onions Booker T. & The MGs 3
12 147
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh Alan Sherman 2
8 145
Don't Hang Up The Orlons 4
11 140
Devil in Disguise Elvis Presley 3
8 138
Candy Girl The Four Seasons 3
10 138
Billboard Top 20 for 1962:

1. Stranger On The Shore Acker Bilk
2. I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles
3. Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp
4. Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton
5. The Stripper David Rose Orchestra
6. Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares
7. The Locomotion Little Eva
8. Let Me In The Sensations
9. The Twist Chubby Checker
10. Soldier Boy The Shirelles
11. Hey! Baby Bruce Channel
12. The Wanderer Dion
13. Duke Of Earl Gene Chandler
14. Palisades Park Freddy Cannon
15. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka
16. Wolverton Mountain Claude King
17. Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker
18. It Keeps Right On A Hurtin’ Johnny Tillotson
19. The One Who Really Loves You Mary Wells
20. Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley

Billboard Top 20 for 1963:

1. Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
2. Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys
3. The End Of The World Skeeter Davis
4. Rhythm Of The Rain The Cascades
5. He's So Fine The Chiffons
6. Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton
7. Hey Paula Paul & Paula
8. Fingertips - Part 2 Little Stevie Wonder
9. Washington Square The Village Stompers
10. lt's All Right The Impressions
11. Can't Get Used To Losing You Andy Williams
12. My Boyfriend's Back The Angels
13. Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto
14. She's A Fool Lesley Gore
15. So Much In Love The Tymes
16. Puff, The Magic Dragon Peter, Paul & Mary
17. Blowing in the Wind Peter, Paul & Mary
18. I'm Leaving It Up To You Dale & Grace
19. Deep Purple Nino Tempo & April Stevens
20. Wipe Out The Surfaris
"The Locomotion" peaked at #1 just prior to the start of our sophomore year.