Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Sound Survey” April 18, 1961

       WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of April 18, 1961      
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)               *3 weeks #1*  1
  2. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                  4
  3. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)                  3
  4. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                         6
  5. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)         9
  6. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                            2
  7. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)               8
  8. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)    5
  9. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                            7
 10. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)           18
 11. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)   14
 12. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                            13
 13. Funny - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                               16
 14. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)       20
 15. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin’)        11
 16. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                  25
 17. African Waltz - Johnny Dankworth (Roulette)                24
 18. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)      10
 19. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                    17
 20. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)      44
 21. In My Heart - The Timetones (Times Square)                 32
 22. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)      12
 23. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                       15
 24. I’m In the Mood for Love - The Chimes (Tag)                28
 25. The Charanga - Merv Griffin (Carlton)                      23
 26. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                               38
 27. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                        --
 28. Take Good Care of Her - Adam Wade (Coed)                   45
 29. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                  51
 30. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                       19
 31. I Want You - The Celebrities (Music Makers)                34
 32. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                     43
 33. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                    --
 34. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & his Guitar (Atco)                22
 35. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari (Crusade)                     40
 36. This World We Love In (Il Cielo In una Stanza) -             
                                                    Mina (Time) 37
 37. Please Love Me Forever -                                     
                            Cathy Jean & the Roommates (Valmor) 21
 38. Nobody Cares (About Me) -                                    
                           Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune) 42
 39. On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)                 65
 40. To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons (Donna)              57
 41. Please Say You Want Me -                                     
                           Little Anthony & the Imperials (End) 39
 42. Asia Minor - Kokomo (Felsted)                              33
 43. The Touchables - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)                   27
 44. Theme from “My Three Sons” - Bob Moore (Monument)          48
 45. Like, Long Hair - Paul Revere & the Raiders (Gardena)      56
 46. The Watusi - The Vibrations (Checker)                      29
 47. Bonanza - Al Caiola (United Artists)                       --
 48. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)           60
 49. Where I Fell In Love - The Capris (Old Town)               59
 50. Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)             31
 51. Are You Sure - The Allisons (London)                       54
 52. He Needs Me - Gloria Lynne (Everest)                       --
 53. Bumble Boogie - B. Bumble & the Stingers (Rendezvous)      --
 54. The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)           49
 55. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           --
 56. Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins (Columbia)                     36
 57. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                    --
 58. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It - Freddy Cannon (Swan)               --
 59. That’s It-I Quit-I’m Movin’ On - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)    46
 60. (Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks - Ferrante & Teicher (UA) --
 61. Beatnik Baby - The Bee Hives (Fleetwood)                   --
 62. Merry-Go-Round - Marv Johnson (United Artists)             --
 63. Surrender - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                     30
 64. Kissin’ Game - Dion (Laurie)                               --
 65. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)    35
 66. I Don’t Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                 26
 67. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro (Warwick)                     --
 68. Tragedy - The Fleetwoods (Dolton)                          --
 69. Mr. Pride - Chuck Jackson (Beltone)                        --
 70. Breakin’ In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis (MGM)--
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                      
  2. (Dance the) Mess Around - Chubby Checker (Parkway)           
  3. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                                
  4. Was It Alright? - The Unforgettables (Colpix)                
  5. So Sick - Lucky Clark (Chess)                                
  6. Hello Walls - Faron Young (Capitol)                          
  7. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                              
     The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams (Cadence)                    
     Shu Rah - Fats Domino (Imperial)                             
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Bewitched - Ronnie Savoy (MGM)                               
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  2. All the Way - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)                        
  3. I’ll Buy You a Star - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)               
  4. Camelot - Original Cast (Columbia)                           
  5. G.I. Blues - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                      
  6. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                               
  7. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists (UA)           
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. It’s Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                    
  2. Tonight: In Person - The Limeliters (Capitol)                
  3. Emotions - Brenda Lee (Decca)                                
  4. Happy Times! Sing Along with Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia) 
  5. Cozy - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (United Artists)         
  6. The Greatest Horn In the World - Al Hirt (RCA Victor)        
  7. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook -            
                                        Ella Fitzgerald (Verve)   
     
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.
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