Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Sound Survey” Week of April 4, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of April 4, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                *1 week #1*  2
  2. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                            1
  3. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)    4
  4. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)                 10
  5. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                            5
  6. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)       3
  7. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin’)         6
  8. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                 14
  9. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)       7
 10. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                        8
 11. Please Love Me Forever -                                     
                            Cathy Jean & the Roommates (Valmor)  9
 12. Think Twice - Brook Benton (Mercury)                       12
 13. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                            19
 14. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                        26
 15. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)              23
 16. I Don’t Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                 13
 17. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)   24
 18. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & his Guitar (Atco)                17
 19. The Touchables - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)                   11
 20. Funny - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                               22
 21. Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins (Columbia)                     15
 22. Surrender - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                     16
 23. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)        51
 24. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)       30
 25. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (Impulse!)                    35
 26. The Watusi - The Vibrations (Checker)                      21
 27. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)    18
 28. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)           33
 29. The Charanga - Merv Griffin (Carlton)                      31
 30. Wheels - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)                      25
 31. Asia Minor - Kokomo (Felsted)                              37
 32. Please Tell Me Why - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)             27
 33. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis (MGM)                  20
 34. Hop Scotch - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)            39
 35. In My Heart - The Timetones (Times Square)                 50
 36. That’s It-I Quit-I’m Movin’ On - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)    41
 37. I’m In the Mood for Love - The Chimes (Tag)                43
 38. Nobody Cares (About Me) -                                    
                           Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune) 54
 39. The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)           42
 40. This World We Love In (Il Cielo In una Stanza) -             
                                                    Mina (Time) 48
 41. Please Say You Want Me -                                     
                           Little Anthony & the Imperials (End) 36
 42. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (Motown)                         28
 43. Hearts of Stone - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)                  55
 44. To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons (Donna)              --
 45. Are You Sure - The Allisons (London)                       --
 46. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                  --
 47. Dance Girl - The Charts (Everlast)                         34
 48. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                               53
 49. Like, Long Hair - Paul Revere & the Raiders (Gardena)      --
 50. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (Atco)                        29
 51. Little Pedro - The Olympics (Arvee)                        63
 52. Find Another Girl - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                 59
 53. (Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks - Ferrante & Teicher (UA) 45
 54. African Waltz - Cannonball Adderley (Riverside)            60
 55. African Waltz - Johnny Dankworth (Roulette)                64
 56. It’s Unbelievable - The Larks (Sheryl)                     32
 57. Bewildered - James Brown & his Famous Flames (King)        47
 58. Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)               56
 59. I Want You - The Celebrities (Music Makers)                68
 60. You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton (Epic)                     38
 61. Theme from “My Three Sons” - Bob Moore (Monument)          --
 62. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari (Crusade)                     --
 63. Merry-Go-Round - Marv Johnson (United Artists)             61
 64. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)      --
 65. What’d I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis & his Pumping Piano (Sun)   40
 66. In Jerusalem - Jane Morgan (Kapp)                          46
 67. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                             49
 68. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                     70
 69. La Pachanga - Genie Pace (Capitol)                         --
 70. Raisin’ Sugar Cane - The Untouchables (Madison)            44
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Everybody’s Doin’ the Pony - Fay Simmons (Senca)             
  2. I’m So Young - The Students (Argo)                           
  3. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                          
  4. Girl of My Best Friend - Ral Donner & the Starfires (Gone)   
  5. Ronnie - Marcy Joe (Robbee)                                  
  6. The Wayward Wind - Bobby Comstock & the Counts (Mohawk)      
  7. Down the Aisle - Jimmy Clanton & Mary Ann Mobley (Ace)       
     Flaming Star - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                    
     Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)     
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     He Needs Me - Gloria Lynne (Everest)                         
     
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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