Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Silver Dollar Sound Survey” For the Week of January 2, 1962

    WABC Silver Dollar Sound Survey for Week of January 2, 1962    

 TW                                                             LW
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)    *5 weeks #1*  1
  2. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 -                                   
                           Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette)  3
  3. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                        2
  4. I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)   7
  5. The Wanderer - Dion (Laurie)                               18
  6. Run to Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                            5
  7. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                4
  8. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)                 6
  9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)   11
 10. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)           8
 11. Norman - Sue Thompson (Hickory)                            24
 12. Baby It’s You - The Shirelles (Scepter)                    --
 13. Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)                        16
 14. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)           10
 15. Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen (United Artists)            --
 16. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)               13
 17. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)              15
 18. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                       23
 19. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                       9
 20. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)             19
 21. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                  --
*22. If I Had Only Known - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)           Pick Hit
 23. Silver Dollar - Barry Darvell (Atlantic)                   14
 24. Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)               20
 25. She’s Everything (I Wanted You to Be) - Ral Donner (Gone)  --
 26. Poor Fool - Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)                      --
 27. I Need Some One - The Belmonts (Sabina)                    27
 28. Hey! Little Girl - Del Shannon (Big Top)                   39
 29. Irresistible You - Bobby Darin (Atco)                      29
 30. Maria - Roger Williams (Kapp)                              --
 31. I Don’t Know Why - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)         25
*32. Turn Around, Look at Me - Glen Campbell (Crest)            40
 33. Pocketful of Miracles - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)            37
 34. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody - James Ray (Caprice) 17
 35. The Closer You Are - The Magnificent 4 (Whale)             21
 36. Till - The Angels (Caprice)                                12
 37. Love Is the Sweetest Thing - Saverio Saridis (Warner Bros.)22
 38. Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)              31
 39. Funny How Time Slips Away - Jimmy Elledge (RCA)            26
*40. A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives (Decca)                    28

Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     Break It to Me Gently - Brenda Lee (Decca)                   

*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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