Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Silver Dollar Survey” Week of December 26, 1961

   WABC Silver Dollar Sound Survey for Week of December 26, 1961   

 TW                                                             LW
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)    *4 weeks #1*  1
  2. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                        2
  3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 -                                   
                           Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette)  3
  4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                4
  5. Run to Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                            5
  6. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)                 6
  7. I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)   9
  8. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)           7
  9. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                      13
 10. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)           15
 11. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)   11
 12. Till - The Angels (Caprice)                                19
 13. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)                8
 14. Silver Dollar - Barry Darvell (Atlantic)                   --
 15. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)              14
 16. Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)                        10
 17. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody - James Ray (Caprice) --
 18. The Wanderer - Dion (Laurie)                               12
 19. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)             17
 20. Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)               --
 21. The Closer You Are - The Magnificent 4 (Whale)             32
 22. Love Is the Sweetest Thing - Saverio Saridis (Warner Bros.)--
 23. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                       16
 24. Norman - Sue Thompson (Hickory)                            26
 25. I Don’t Know Why - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)         21
 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - Jimmy Elledge (RCA)            --
 27. I Need Some One - The Belmonts (Sabina)                    27
*28. A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives (Decca)                    --
 29. Irresistible You - Bobby Darin (Atco)                      20
 30. Imagination - The Quotations (Verve)                       30
 31. Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)              18
 32. Small Sad Sam - Phil McLean (Versatile)                    29
 33. When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart) - 
                                           Connie Francis (MGM) 38
 34. Baby’s First Christmas - Connie Francis (MGM)              22
 35. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo) 23
*36. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) -                      
                                    Jimmy Dean (Columbia) Pick Hit
 37. Pocketful of Miracles - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)            28
 38. Johnny Will - Pat Boone (Dot)                              34
 39. Hey! Little Girl - Del Shannon (Big Top)                   35
*40. Turn Around, Look at Me - Glen Campbell (Crest)            36

Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     If I Had Only Known - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                   

*denotes former Radio 77 Pick Hit


NOTES: 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. Some formatting may have been done to allow survey to display properly on the blog.

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