Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Sound Survey” Week of July 11, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of July 11, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)       *4 weeks #1*  1
  2. Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                 5
  3. Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                   3
  4. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                     2
  5. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)               4
  6. Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)               17
  7. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                             8
  8. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)       7
  9. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (Dunes)              13
 10. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi-Fi)               11
 11. I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (Instant)       29
 12. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                        6
 13. Dum Dum - Brenda Lee (Decca)                               24
 14. Together - Connie Francis (MGM)                            40
 15. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                            Little Caesar & the Romans (Del-Fi)  9
 16. Sacred - The Castells (Era)                                31
 17. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                              12
 18. Please Stay - The Drifters (Atlantic)                      21
 19. Runaround - The Regents (Gee)                              36
 20. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                           10
 21. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (Sabrina)                       15
 22. Life Is But a Dream - The Earls (Rome)                     14
 23. What a Sweet Thing That Was - The Shirelles (Scepter)      34
 24. Never On Sunday - The Chordettes (Cadence)                 35
 25. Don’t Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)    47
 26. A Thing of the Past - The Shirelles (Scepter)              --
 27. Cupid - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)                             25
 28. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                                 Nino & the Ebb Tides (Madison) 16
 29. Nature Boy - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            19
 30. Solitaire - The Embers (Empress)                           32
 31. Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury/VJ)18
 32. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                26
 33. Exodus - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                            27
 34. Wizard of Love - The Lydells (Master)                      --
 35. Back Beat No. 1 - The Rondels (Amy)                        50
 36. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (Smash)                          58
 37. The Fish - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                            --
 38. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)         37
 39. That’s What Girls Are Made For - The Spinners (Tri-Phi)    39
 40. You Can’t Sit Down, Part 1 - The Phil Upchurch Combo (Boyd)--
 41. Summertime Lies - Kitty Kallen (Columbia)                  51
 42. Song of the Nairobi Trio -                                   
                             The Fortune Tellers (Music Makers) --
 43. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           22
 44. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                            20
 45. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                    28
 46. Temptation - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         33
 47. Pomp and Circumstance - Adrian Kimberly (Calliope)         67
 48. Granada - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                          --
 49. You Always Hurt the One You Love -                           
                                Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo) 30
 50. Maggie’s Theme - Vardi (Medallion)                         66
 51. Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                       49
 52. I’m Comin’ On Back to You - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)      56
 53. No, No, No - The Chanters (DeLuxe)                         68
 54. I’ll Be There - Damita Jo (Mercury)                        --
 55. Ole Buttermilk Sky - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)               43
 56. Wooden Heart - Gus Backus (Fono-Graf)                      52
 57. Michael - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                  --
 58. Ready for Your Love - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)          --
 59. Bring Back Your Heart - The Del Vikings (ABC-Paramount)    23
 60. Summertime - The Marcels (Colpix)                          48
 61. Tiny Cloud - The Elegants (ABC-Paramount)                  --
 62. Dance On Little Girl - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           38
 63. Off to Work Again - Wilbert Harrison (Neptune)             57
 64. I Can’t Stop Her From Dancing - Billy Bland (Old Town)     --
 65. I Don’t Mind - James Brown & his Famous Flames (King)      --
 66. Yo Yo Girl - The Portraits (RCA Victor)                    --
 67. Bobby - Neil Scott (Portrait)                              41
 68. When I Go to Sleep At Night - The Tokens (RCA Victor)      45
 69. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro (Warwick)                     53
 70. Mr. D.J. - Van McCoy (Rock’n)                              --
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Human - Tommy Hunt (Scepter)                                 
  2. The Piano Boy - Joanie Sommers (Warner Brothers)             
  3. I Just Don’t Understand - Ann-Margaret (RCA Victor)          
  4. Lover’s Island - The Blue Jays (Milestone)                   
  5. Water Boy - The Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)                   
  6. Around the World - Buddy Greco (Epic)                        
  7. Guilty of Loving You - Jerry Fuller (Challenge)              
     Somebody Nobody Wants - Dion (Laurie)                        
     No Substitute for Love - Roy Hamilton (Epic)               69
     Last Night - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                        
     I Wake Up Crying - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                      
     Dedicated (to the Songs I Love) - The 3 Friends (Imperial)   
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     The Mountain’s High - Dick & DeeDee (Liberty)                
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                      
  2. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
  3. Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland (Capitol)               
  4. Rick is 21 - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                         
  5. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  6. Something for Everybody - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)         
  7. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia)           
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. Star Light, Star Bright - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)    
  2. Golden Hit Instrumentals - Al Caiola (United Artists)        
  3. Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 3 - Various Artists (Original Sound)
  4. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                            
  5. Love Swings - Bobby Darin (Atco)                             
  6. Sabre Dance - Johnny Maddox (Dot)                            
  7. Dance ‘Til Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)           
     
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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