A Time to Remember: 20 Original Chart Hits from 1962 compiles songs from the British charts from 1962. The songs are a quite varied mix of middle-of-the-road pop, Brill Building pop, novelty songs, and tame rock & roll. Judging from the songs, you might think 1962 wasn't such a hot year for popular music in Britain, with the likes of Bobby Vee, Adam Faith, the Crickets (sans Buddy Holly), and Walter Brennan leading the charge. True, it isn't very impressive, but there are some gems here, like Little Eva's stomping "The Locomotion," Carole King's melancholy "It Might As Well Rain Until September," Ricky Nelson's innocent "(It's A) Young World," and John Barry's timeless "James Bond Theme." This is one of the weaker entries in the Time to Remember series, but is still worth a listen for more open-minded nostalgia fans.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra