Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of March 21, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of March 21, 1961      

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)              *3 weeks #1*  1
  2. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                             5
  3. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)       2
  4. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                        3
  5. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)       4
  6. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                            8
  7. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)   12
  8. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin’)         7
  9. Please Love Me Forever -                                     
                            Cathy Jean & the Roommates (Valmor)  6
 10. Surrender - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                      9
 11. The Touchables - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)                   10
 12. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis (MGM)                  11
 13. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & his Guitar (Atco)                14
 14. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (Atco)                        13
 15. I Don’t Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                 17
 16. Wheels - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)                      15
 17. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                       19
 18. Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins (Columbia)                     21
 19. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                             16
 20. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                 28
 21. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)    18
 22. The Watusi - The Vibrations (Checker)                      23
 23. You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton (Epic)                     20
 24. It’s Unbelievable - The Larks (Sheryl)                     25
 25. The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)           27
 26. Theme from Tunes of Glory -                                  
                           Cambridge Strings & Singers (London) 29
 27. Raisin’ Sugar Cane - The Untouchables (Madison)            37
 28. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)   51
 29. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (Motown)                         33
 30. Funny - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                               41
 31. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)              --
 32. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                            39
 33. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)       60
 34. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)                 40
 35. Hearts of Stone - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)                  35
 36. Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)               32
 37. In Jerusalem - Jane Morgan (Kapp)                          30
 38. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                    66
 39. Asia Minor - Kokomo (Felsted)                              22
 40. Lazy River - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            48
 41. There’s a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (Old Town)         26
 42. Baby Sittin’ Boogie - Buzz Clifford (Columbia)             31
 43. Please Say You Want Me -                                     
                           Little Anthony & the Imperials (End) 58
 44. Hop Scotch - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)            --
 45. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                        --
 46. What’d I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis & his Pumping Piano (Sun)   65
 47. I’m In the Mood for Love - The Chimes (Tag)                --
 48. Good Time Baby - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                      24
 49. All In My Mind - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                      34
 50. Pony Express - Danny & the Juniors (Swan)                  49
 51. Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)             45
 52. Find Another Girl - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                 54
 53. Bewildered - James Brown & his Famous Flames (King)        43
 54. Happy Birthday Blues - Kathy Young & the Innocents (Indigo)38
 55. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)           --
 56. Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky (Capitol)                   52
 57. In My Heart - The Timetones (Times Square)                 --
 58. This World We Love In (Il Cielo In una Stanza) -             
                                                    Mina (Time) --
 59. Dance Girl - The Charts (Everlast)                         --
 60. Marie, Marie - Roger Williams (Kapp)                       56
 61. Little Pedro - The Olympics (Arvee)                        --
 62. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                               --
 63. Them That Got - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)                46
 64. Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         --
 65. Little Miss Stuckup - The Playmates (Roulette)             36
 66. (Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks - Ferrante & Teicher (UA) --
 67. Help Me - The Twilighters (Ricki)                          47
 68. Wait a Minute - The Coasters (Atco)                        62
 69. Take All the Kisses - Connie & the Cones (Roulette)        59
 70. Little Girl, Little Boy - Al Martino (20th Century Fox)    61

“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. You Always Hurt the One You Love - Ada Lee (Atco)            
  2. Elijah Rock - Mahalia Jackson (Columbia)                     
  3. Come Along - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (Herald)         
  4. The Door Is Still Open - The Skyliners (Colpix)              
  5. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                    
  6. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                    
  7. Angel’s Dolly - The Browns (RCA Victor)                      
     African Waltz - Johnny Dankworth (Roulette)                  
     (Theme from) My Three Sons - Lawrence Welk (Dot)             

“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     The Continental Walk - The Rollers (Liberty)                 

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.


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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