Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of December 5, 1961

      WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of December 5, 1961     

 TW                                                             LW
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)     *1 week #1*  2
  2. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                1
  3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 -                                   
                           Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette)  3
  4. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)                 6
  5. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                        5
  6. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                        4
  7. Till - The Angels (Caprice)                                16
  8. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)    9
  9. Run to Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                           12
 10. Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)                        10
 11. Tonight - Jay & the Americans (United Artists)             15
 12. You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (Crest)                   8
 13. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)               20
 14. Heartaches - The Marcels (Colpix)                          19
 15. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)          23
 16. The Closer You Are - The Magnificent 4 (Whale)             13
 17. Hey You - The Imaginations (Music Makers)                  31
 18. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)              37
 19. Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)                               7
 20. I Don’t Know Why - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)         22
 21. Fool #1 - Brenda Lee (Decca)                               21
 22. Maria - Roger Williams (Kapp)                              28
 23. Bristol Stomp - The Dovells (Parkway)                      11
 24. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody -                   
                                     Aretha Franklin (Columbia) 38
 25. Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)            29
 26. I Need Some One - The Belmonts (Sabina)                    --
 27. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                      27
 28. September in the Rain - Dinah Washington (Mercury)         --
 29. Irresistible You - Bobby Darin (Atco)                      --
 30. Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)               26
 31. When I Fall In Love - The Lettermen (Capitol)              30
 32. Crazy - Patsy Cline (Decca)                                32
 33. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)           --
 34. The Wanderer - Dion (Laurie)                               36
 35. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)      17
 36. Jingle Bells Imitations -                                    
                        Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo) --
 37. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)             --
 38. Revenge - Brook Benton (Mercury)                           --
 39. Smile - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                --
 40. I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)  --

Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives (Decca)                    --


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.

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