Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of May 3, 1961

                        WABC Swingin Sound Survey
                           Week of May 3, 1961
 
 TW                                                                 LW
  1. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit) *1 week #1*                 2
  2. Daddy?s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                      3
  3. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                                 1
  4. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)             5
  5. But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (Argo)                      4
  6. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                             9
  7. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)                   6
  8. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)          10
  9. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                                7
 10. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)               11
 11. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                                41
 12. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)        8
 13. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)       13
 14. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                      14
 15. Funny - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                                   12
 16. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                      20
 17. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                                16
 18. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                        51
 19. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                         22
 20. African Waltz - Johnny Dankworth (Roulette)                    15
 21. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                                   23
 22. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                        27
 23. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                        19
 24. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                        60
 25. Take Good Care of Her - Adam Wade (Coed)                       25
 26. In My Heart - The Timetones (Times Square)                     21
 27. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)               34
 28. The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams (Cadence)                      53
 29. Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis (MGM)    37
 30. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           17
 31. Kissin' Game - Dion (Laurie)                                   47
 32. The Charanga - Merv Griffin (Carlton)                          24
 33. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari (Crusade)                         38
 34. (Dance the) Mess Around - Chubby Checker (Parkway)             28
 35. This World We Love In (Il Cielo In una Stanza) - Mina (Time)   39
 36. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)               56
 37. To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons (Donna)                  29
 38. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                               18
 39. He Needs Me - Gloria Lynne (Everest)                           40
 40. I Want You - The Celebrities (Music Makers)                    33
 41. Nobody Cares (About Me) - Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune) 36
 42. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                           --
 43. That Old Black Magic - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                    --
 44. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                           26
 45. The Continental Walk - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (King)   --
 46. I'm In the Mood for Love - The Chimes (Tag)                    31
 47. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                    --
 48. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It - Freddy Cannon (Swan)                   42
 49. Bumble Boogie - B. Bumble & the Stingers (Rendezvous)          48
 50. For Your Love - The Wanderers (Cub)                            62
 51. Bring Back Your Heart - The Del Vikings (ABC-Paramount)        --
 52. (Theme from) My Three Sons - Lawrence Welk (Dot)               59
 53. Hello Walls - Faron Young (Capitol)                            --
 54. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                               --
 55. That's the Way With Love - Don Costa (United Artists)          55
 56. Bonanza - Al Caiola (United Artists)                           54
 57. I'm a Fool to Care - Joe Barry (Smash)                         49
 58. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                                  --
 59. Lullaby of the Leaves - The Ventures (Dolton)                  --
 60. Tragedy - The Fleetwoods (Dolton)                              64
 61. The Touchables In Brooklyn - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)           --
 62. What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis & his Pumping Piano (Sun)       --
 63. Merry-Go-Round - Marv Johnson (United Artists)                 --
 64. Humpty Dumpty - Bob Bristol (Rider)                            --
 65. Louisiana Mama - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                         61
 66. Song of the Rain - Roger Williams (Kapp)                       --
 67. Every Beat of My Heart - The Pips (Vee-Jay)                    --
 68. Peanut Butter - The Marathons (Arvee)                          --
 69. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                    --
 70. Are You Sure - The Allisons (London)                           69

    THE SOARIN' SEVEN SINGLES
 1. Respectable - The Chants (MGM) 
 2. Charlie Wasn't There - Barbara Evans (Pioneer) 
 3. Little Egypt - The Coasters (Atco) 
 4. What a Surprise - Johnny Maestro the Voice of the Crests (Coed) 
 5. Be My Boy - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark) 
 6. Man In Orbit - Space Man & the Satellites (Chess) 
 7. Another Lonely Girl - Mark Dinning (MGM) 
    Girl of My Best Friend - Ral Donner (Gone) 66
    I'm So Young - The Students (Argo) 
    Miss Fine - The New Yorkers (Wall) 67

    77 SOUND SLEEPER
    Through the Eyes of Love - Allen Reynolds (RCA Victor) 

    BIG 7 LPs
 1. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise) 
 2. All the Way - Frank Sinatra (Capitol) 
 3. Camelot - Original Cast (Columbia) 
 4. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists (UA) 
 5. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco) 
 6. G.I. Blues - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor) 
 7. Emotions - Brenda Lee (Decca) 

    SURE-SHOT 7 LPs
 1. Tonight: In Person - The Limeliters (Capitol) 
 2. Cozy - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (United Artists) 
 3. The Second Time Around - Jane Morgan (Kapp) 
 4. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia) 
 5. Orange Blossom Special and Wheels - Billy Vaughn 
                                          & his Orchestra (Dot) 
 6. Tara's Theme - Percy Faith (Columbia) 
 7. Apasionada - The Norman Luboff Choir (RCA Victor) 

THE 7-70 SWINGIN SOUND SURVEY is compiled each week by WABC, 
New York,and is based on an accurate unbiased account of record
sales gathered from leading retail outlets in the New York 
Metropolitan Area.


NOTE: This is a text-only survey. The song titles and artists shown above are presented exactly as they are shown on the printed survey. Any typos, spelling errors and/or other anomalies are as they appear on the printed sheet.

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