Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of June 14, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of June 14, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)       *2 weeks #1*  1
  2. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)                     3
  3. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                            5
  4. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                        4
  5. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)               9
  6. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                            Little Caesar & the Romans (Del-Fi)  6
  7. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                             2
  8. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                     7
  9. Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                15
 10. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                                 Nino & the Ebb Tides (Madison) 13
 11. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                            19
 12. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)         8
 13. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                        11
 14. Life Is But a Dream - The Earls (Rome)                     16
 15. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                    14
 16. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                        10
 17. Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury/VJ)21
 18. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                              24
 19. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)      27
 20. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                  12
 21. You Always Hurt the One You Love -                           
                                Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo) 20
 22. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (Sabrina)                       22
 23. Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                  32
 24. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           23
 25. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)      18
 26. Daddy’s Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                 17
 27. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi-Fi)               37
 28. Bring Back Your Heart - The Del Vikings (ABC-Paramount)    28
 29. Peanut Butter - The Marathons (Arvee)                      26
 30. I Feel So Bad - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                 29
 31. Temptation - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         36
 32. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)           25
 33. Little Devil - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)                    40
 34. Triangle - Janie Grant (Caprice)                           31
 35. Nature Boy - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            59
 36. Dance On Little Girl - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           41
 37. The Bilbao Song - Andy Williams (Cadence)                  33
 38. Exodus - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                            44
 39. Solitaire - The Embers (Empress)                           52
 40. Please Stay - The Drifters (Atlantic)                      --
 41. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                39
 42. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis - Merv Griffin (Carlton)53
 43. Glory of Love - The Roommates (Valmor)                     30
 44. Bobby - Neil Scott (Portrait)                              49
 45. Follow That Girl - Vinne Monte (Jubilee)                   48
 46. Sad Eyes (Don’t You Cry) - The Echoes (Seg-Way)            --
 47. I’m a Fool to Care - Joe Barry (Smash)                     45
 48. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)         47
 49. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                          42
 50. I’m Comin’ On Back to You - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)      --
 51. The Writing On the Wall - Adam Wade (Coed)                 --
 52. La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) - Ray Ellis (RCA Victor)    --
 53. Ole Buttermilk Sky - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)               --
 54. Lucy’s Theme from “Parrish” -                                
                               George Greeley (Warner Brothers) --
 55. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee (Decca)                  35
 56. Breakin’ In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis (MGM)43
 57. Summertime - The Marcels (Colpix)                          46
 58. I Left There Crying - Valerie Carr (Roulette)              57
 59. It Keeps Rainin’ - Fats Domino (Imperial)                  68
 60. A Love of My Own - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)                 --
 61. Tears In My Eyes - The Capris (Old Town)                   --
 62. Theme from a Silent Movie - Kokomo (Felsted)               51
 63. The Young Savages - Hugo Montenegro (Time)                 --
 64. I’ve Seen Everything - The Elegants (ABC-Paramount)        62
 65. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                   --
 66. Dream - Etta James (Argo)                                  --
 67. Better Tell Him No - The Starlets (PAM)                    67
 68. Ring of Fire - Duane Eddy (Jamie)                          --
 69. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro (Warwick)                     --
 70. Hello Walls - Faron Young (Capitol)                        60
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Granada - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                            
  2. No, No, No - The Chanters (DeLuxe)                           
  3. When I Go to Sleep At Night - The Tokens (RCA Victor)        
  4. Somebody Nobody Wants - Dion (Laurie)                        
  5. Sombrero - The Champs (Challenge)                            
  6. You Can’t Sit Down, Part 1 - The Phil Upchurch Combo (Boyd)  
  7. The Switch-a-Roo - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (King)     
     Eventually - Brenda Lee (Decca)                              
     Cupid - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)                               
     Sacred - The Castells (Era)                                  
     San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)                 
     Quite a Party - The Fireballs (Warwick)                      
     Jimmy Love - Cathy Carroll (Triodex)                         
     I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (Instant)         
     Rainin’ In My Heart - Slim Harpo (Excello)                   
     Charlie Wasn’t There - Barbara Evans (Pioneer)               
     Pomp and Circumstance - Adrian Kimberly (Calliope)           
     Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (Dunes)                
     Tell Me What She Said - The Playmates (Roulette)             
     I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges (Cadence)        
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Last Night - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                        
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                      
  2. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  3. Carnival - Original Cast (MGM)                               
  4. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia)           
  5. All the Way - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)                        
  6. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
  7. Rick is 21 - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                         
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. The Shirelles Sing - The Shirelles (Scepter)                 
  2. Golden Hit Instrumentals - Al Caiola (United Artists)        
  3. Goin’ Places - The Kingston Trio (Capitol)                   
  4. Jane Morgan Sings the Big Hits from Broadway -               
                                             Jane Morgan (Kapp)   
  5. Hawaii - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)                  
  6. Something for Everybody - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)         
  7. Golden Piano Hits - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)      
     
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 and improve searching ability.

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