Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of March 1, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of March 1, 1961       

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)          *2 weeks #1*  1
  2. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                           48
  3. Please Love Me Forever -                                     
                            Cathy Jean & the Roommates (Valmor)  4
  4. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (Atco)                         2
  5. There’s a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (Old Town)          3
  6. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                              5
  7. Surrender - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                     14
  8. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)      16
  9. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis (MGM)                   9
 10. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)      22
 11. Good Time Baby - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                       6
 12. Wheels - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)                      13
 13. Baby Sittin’ Boogie - Buzz Clifford (Columbia)              8
 14. The Touchables - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)                   17
 15. All In My Mind - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                      10
 16. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles (Scepter)        11
 17. Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)                7
 18. You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton (Epic)                     15
 19. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin’)        23
 20. Shop Around - The Miracles (Tamla)                         12
 21. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)    27
 22. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)                   19
 23. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                       25
 24. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & his Guitar (Atco)                26
 25. I Don’t Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                 18
 26. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                           51
 27. Asia Minor - Kokomo (Felsted)                              33
 28. Utopia - Frank Gari (Crusade)                              21
 29. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)   --
 30. At Last - Etta James (Argo)                                24
 31. Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (Highland)              20
 32. Once In Awhile - The Chimes (Tag)                          29
 33. Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky (Capitol)                   34
 34. Baby Oh Baby - The Shells (Johnson)                        30
 35. The Watusi - The Vibrations (Checker)                      55
 36. The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)           52
 37. Theme from Tunes of Glory -                                  
                           Cambridge Strings & Singers (London) 50
 38. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (Motown)                         28
 39. In Jerusalem - Jane Morgan (Kapp)                          37
 40. It’s Unbelievable - The Larks (Sheryl)                     --
 41. Jimmy’s Girl - Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)                  --
 42. Raisin’ Sugar Cane - The Untouchables (Madison)            --
 43. Them That Got - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)                35
 44. There She Goes - Jerry Wallace (Challenge)                 38
 45. Lazy River - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            32
 46. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                            --
 47. Emotions - Brenda Lee (Decca)                              31
 48. The Story of My Love - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           39
 49. Wait a Minute - The Coasters (Atco)                        41
 50. Marie, Marie - Roger Williams (Kapp)                       42
 51. Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins (Columbia)                     70
 52. Hearts of Stone - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)                  --
 53. Help Me - The Twilighters (Ricki)                          40
 54. Little Girl, Little Boy - Al Martino (20th Century Fox)    66
 55. The Tear of the Year - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)           61
 56. Cowboy Jimmy Joe (Die Sterne der Prarie) - Lolita (Kapp)   --
 57. My Empty Arms - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)                  --
 58. (I Wanna) Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney (Musicor)        --
 59. Little Miss Stuckup - The Playmates (Roulette)             --
 60. Happy Birthday Blues - Kathy Young & the Innocents (Indigo)59
 61. Pony Express - Danny & the Juniors (Swan)                  69
 62. Ginnie Bell - Paul Dino (Promo)                            --
 63. Your Friends - Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)                         43
 64. Wait Til’ Tomorrow - Eileen Rodgers (Kapp)                 67
 65. “Pepe” - Duane Eddy (Jamie)                                68
 66. Kneel and Pray - The Paragons (Winley)                     --
 67. I Count the Tears - The Drifters (Atlantic)                36
 68. Stayin’ In - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                           45
 69. Mo Jo Hand - Lightnin’ Hopkins (Fire)                      --
 70. The Nightingale Who Sang Off Key - Eileen Rodgers (Kapp)   57

“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Come Softly to Me - Raymond Lefevre (Atlantic)               
  2. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)          
  3. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                      
  4. Bounty Hunter - The Nomads (Rust)                            
  5. A Night With Daddy G (Part 2) - The Church Street 5 (Legrand)
  6. Little Pedro - The Olympics (Arvee)                          
  7. Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)               

“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Little Lonely One - The Jarmels (Laurie)                     

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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