Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of May 31, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of May 31, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)               *2 weeks #1*  1
  2. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                         2
  3. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                        6
  4. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                     8
  5. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)         3
  6. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                         4
  7. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                   7
  8. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                           10
  9. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                    13
 10. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)                    16
 11. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                  5
 12. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)       9
 13. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                            Little Caesar & the Romans (Del-Fi) 15
 14. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                    11
 15. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                                 Nino & the Ebb Tides (Madison) 12
 16. Peanut Butter - The Marathons (Arvee)                      26
 17. Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury/VJ)20
 18. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           19
 19. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)                 18
 20. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                     17
 21. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)              29
 22. Bring Back Your Heart - The Del Vikings (ABC-Paramount)    43
 23. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)           36
 24. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                  21
 25. Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                23
 26. The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams (Cadence)                  25
 27. Life Is But a Dream - The Earls (Rome)                     28
 28. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                            14
 29. Lullaby of Love - Frank Gari (Crusade)                     30
 30. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)      48
 31. You Always Hurt the One You Love -                           
                                Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo) 33
 32. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                              31
 33. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                            49
 34. Triangle - Janie Grant (Caprice)                           59
 35. Breakin’ In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis (MGM)40
 36. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)   22
 37. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (Sabrina)                       50
 38. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)           32
 39. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)              24
 40. That Old Black Magic - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                58
 41. Kissin’ Game - Dion (Laurie)                               34
 42. Temptation - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         --
 43. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-Am.)   41
 44. Little Devil - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)                    45
 45. Exodus - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                            --
 46. Sucu Sucu - Ping-Pong (Kapp)                               27
 47. Dance On Little Girl - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           68
 48. I’m a Fool to Care - Joe Barry (Smash)                     62
 49. (Dance the) Mess Around - Chubby Checker (Parkway)         35
 50. I Feel So Bad - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                 37
 51. She Gives Me Fever - The Premiers (Rust)                   --
 52. I Left There Crying - Valerie Carr (Roulette)              --
 53. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                           53
 54. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi-Fi)               64
 55. Lucy’s Theme - The Clebanoff Strings (Mercury)             60
 56. Michael - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                  --
 57. Summertime - The Marcels (Colpix)                          56
 58. Take Good Care of Her - Adam Wade (Coed)                   38
 59. Bobby - Neil Scott (Portrait)                              --
 60. Respectable - The Chants (MGM)                             --
 61. Just For Old Time’s Sake - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)     42
 62. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                --
 63. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It - Freddy Cannon (Swan)               57
 64. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)         54
 65. Tiny Cloud - The Elegants (ABC-Paramount)                  --
 66. Hello Walls - Faron Young (Capitol)                        47
 67. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                   65
 68. Fool That I Am - Etta James (Argo)                         --
 69. The Writing On the Wall - Adam Wade (Coed)                 --
 70. A Little Feeling (Called Love) - Jack Scott (Capitol)      --
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Dooley - The Olympics (Arvee)                                
  2. (Theme from) Goodbye Again - Ferrante & Teicher (UA)         
  3. Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                         
  4. You Thrill Me - Ray Peterson (Dunes)                         
  5. (I’ve Got) Spring Fever - Little Willie John (King)          
  6. Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                    
  7. Cupid - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)                               
     Wild In the Country - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)             
     Better Tell Him No - The Starlets (PAM)                      
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Pomp and Circumstance - Adrian Kimberly (Calliope)           
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Carnival - Original Cast (MGM)                               
  2. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  3. All the Way - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)                        
  4. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
  5. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia)           
  6. Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                      
  7. More Greatest Hits - Connie Francis (MGM)                    
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. Rick is 21 - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                         
  2. Girls, Girls, Girls - Duane Eddy (Jamie)                     
  3. The Shirelles Sing - The Shirelles (Scepter)                 
  4. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)        
  5. I’m Glad There Is You - Gloria Lynne (Everest)               
  6. You Always Hurt the One You Love -                           
                                Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo)   
  7. Hawaii - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)                  
     
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 and modifying may have been done to allow survey to display properly on the blog.

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