Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Sound Survey” April 25, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of April 25, 1961      
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)               *4 weeks #1*  1
  2. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                         4
  3. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                  2
  4. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)                  3
  5. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)         5
  6. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)               7
  7. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                            6
  8. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)    8
  9. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                        27
 10. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)      20
 11. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)           10
 12. Funny - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                               13
 13. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)   11
 14. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                  16
 15. African Waltz - Johnny Dankworth (Roulette)                17
 16. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                            12
 17. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)       14
 18. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                            9
 19. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                    19
 20. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                  29
 21. In My Heart - The Timetones (Times Square)                 21
 22. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                     32
 23. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                               26
 24. The Charanga - Merv Griffin (Carlton)                      25
 25. Take Good Care of Her - Adam Wade (Coed)                   28
 26. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                       23
 27. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                    33
 28. (Dance the) Mess Around - Chubby Checker (Parkway)         --
 29. To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons (Donna)              40
 30. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin’)        15
 31. I’m In the Mood for Love - The Chimes (Tag)                24
 32. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)      18
 33. I Want You - The Celebrities (Music Makers)                31
 34. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           55
 35. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                       30
 36. Nobody Cares (About Me) -                                    
                           Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune) 38
 37. Breakin’ In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis (MGM)70
 38. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari (Crusade)                     35
 39. This World We Love In (Il Cielo In una Stanza) -             
                                                    Mina (Time) 36
 40. He Needs Me - Gloria Lynne (Everest)                       52
 41. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                            --
 42. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It - Freddy Cannon (Swan)               58
 43. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)      22
 44. Like, Long Hair - Paul Revere & the Raiders (Gardena)      45
 45. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & his Guitar (Atco)                34
 46. On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)                 39
 47. Kissin’ Game - Dion (Laurie)                               64
 48. Bumble Boogie - B. Bumble & the Stingers (Rendezvous)      53
 49. I’m a Fool to Care - Joe Barry (Smash)                     --
 50. (Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks - Ferrante & Teicher (UA) 60
 51. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                    --
 52. Where I Fell In Love - The Capris (Old Town)               49
 53. The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams (Cadence)                  --
 54. Bonanza - Al Caiola (United Artists)                       47
 55. That’s the Way With Love - Don Costa (United Artists)      --
 56. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)           48
 57. Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)             50
 58. Flaming Star - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                  --
 59. (Theme from) My Three Sons - Lawrence Welk (Dot)           --
 60. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                    57
 61. Louisiana Mama - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                     --
 62. For Your Love - The Wanderers (Cub)                        --
 63. Just For Old Time’s Sake - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)     --
 64. Tragedy - The Fleetwoods (Dolton)                          68
 65. Dance Girl - The Charts (Everlast)                         --
 66. Girl of My Best Friend - Ral Donner (Gone)                 --
 67. Miss Fine - The New Yorkers (Wall)                         --
 68. Beatnik Baby - The Bee Hives (Fleetwood)                   61
 69. Are You Sure - The Allisons (London)                       51
 70. Underwater - The Frogmen (Candix)                          --
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. The Touchables In Brooklyn - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)         
  2. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)           
  3. Peanut Butter - The Marathons (Arvee)                        
  4. Saved - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)                              
  5. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)                              
  6. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                             
  7. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                         
     Little Devil - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)                      
     Ain’t It, Baby - The Miracles (Tamla)                        
     Ronnie - Marcy Joe (Robbee)                                  
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Ritmo de Chunga - Perez Prado (RCA Victor)                   
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  2. All the Way - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)                        
  3. Camelot - Original Cast (Columbia)                           
  4. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists (UA)           
  5. G.I. Blues - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                      
  6. Genius + Soul = Jazz - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                
  7. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. Tonight: In Person - The Limeliters (Capitol)                
  2. Emotions - Brenda Lee (Decca)                                
  3. Cozy - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (United Artists)         
  4. Just For Old Time’s Sake - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)       
  5. The Voice of the Sixties - Joanie Sommers (Warner Brothers)  
  6. The Second Time Around - Jane Morgan (Kapp)                  
  7. On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)                   
     
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 music 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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