Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of July 5, 1961

        WABC Swingin’ Sound Survey for Week of July 5, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)       *3 weeks #1*  1
  2. Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                     2
  3. Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                   4
  4. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)               3
  5. Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                 5
  6. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                        7
  7. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)      10
  8. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                             6
  9. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                            Little Caesar & the Romans (Del-Fi)  9
 10. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                            8
 11. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi-Fi)               12
 12. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                              11
 13. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (Dunes)              17
 14. Life Is But a Dream - The Earls (Rome)                     16
 15. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (Sabrina)                       18
 16. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                                 Nino & the Ebb Tides (Madison) 14
 17. Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)               26
 18. Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury/VJ)15
 19. Nature Boy - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            21
 20. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                            13
 21. Please Stay - The Drifters (Atlantic)                      25
 22. Goodnight Baby - The Imaginations (Music Makers)           20
 23. Bring Back Your Heart - The Del Vikings (ABC-Paramount)    28
 24. Dum Dum - Brenda Lee (Decca)                               23
 25. Cupid - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)                             31
 26. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                34
 27. Exodus - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                            35
 28. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                    19
 29. I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (Instant)       29
 30. You Always Hurt the One You Love -                           
                                Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo) 24
 31. Sacred - The Castells (Era)                                27
 32. Solitaire - The Embers (Empress)                           30
 33. Temptation - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         22
 34. What a Sweet Thing That Was - The Shirelles (Scepter)      37
 35. Never On Sunday - The Chordettes (Cadence)                 32
 36. Runaround - The Regents (Gee)                              --
 37. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)         46
 38. Dance On Little Girl - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)           33
 39. That’s What Girls Are Made For - The Spinners (Tri-Phi)    40
 40. Together - Connie Francis (MGM)                            --
 41. Bobby - Neil Scott (Portrait)                              59
 42. Count Every Star - Donnie & the Dreamers (Whale)           44
 43. Ole Buttermilk Sky - Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)               69
 44. Think of Me - Maxine Brown (ABC-Paramount)                 58
 45. When I Go to Sleep At Night - The Tokens (RCA Victor)      65
 46. The Writing On the Wall - Adam Wade (Coed)                 53
 47. Don’t Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)    --
 48. Summertime - The Marcels (Colpix)                          --
 49. Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                       39
 50. Back Beat No. 1 - The Rondels (Amy)                        42
 51. Summertime Lies - Kitty Kallen (Columbia)                  43
 52. Wooden Heart - Gus Backus (Fono-Graf)                      45
 53. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro (Warwick)                     --
 54. Mighty Good Lovin’ - The Miracles (Tamla)                  63
 55. Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay)                        --
 56. I’m Comin’ On Back to You - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)      47
 57. Off to Work Again - Wilbert Harrison (Neptune)             --
 58. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (Smash)                          50
 59. I Feel So Bad - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                 54
 60. Dinky Doo - Eddie Bo (Ric)                                 64
 61. Some Day - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (Herald)         --
 62. I’ve Seen Everything - The Elegants (ABC-Paramount)        --
 63. Triangle - Janie Grant (Caprice)                           41
 64. You Broke My Heart - The Rosettes (Herald)                 60
 65. The Young Savages - Hugo Montenegro (Time)                 61
 66. Maggie’s Theme - Vardi (Medallion)                         --
 67. Pomp and Circumstance - Adrian Kimberly (Calliope)         48
 68. No, No, No - The Chanters (DeLuxe)                         62
 69. No Substitute for Love - Roy Hamilton (Epic)               --
 70. Have a Drink On Me - Buddy Thomas (Todd)                   --
     
“THE SOARIN’ SEVEN SINGLES”
  1. Yo Yo Girl - The Portraits (RCA Victor)                      
  2. Old Smokie - Johnny & the Hurricanes (Big Top)               
  3. A Tear - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)                            
  4. The Guns of Navarone - Joe Reisman & his Orchestra (Landa)   
  5. I Wake Up Crying - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                      
  6. Time Was - The Flamingos (End)                               
  7. Da Doo - Dante & the Evergreens (Madison)                    
     The Third House - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                       
     The Fish - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                              
     In Time - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)                    
     Dedicated (to the Songs I Love) - The 3 Friends (Imperial)   
     Let the Sun Shine In - Teddy Randazzo (ABC-Paramount)        
     Theme from Come September -                                  
                             Bobby Darin & his Orchestra (Atco)   
     School Is Out - Gary “U.S.” Bonds (Legrand)                  
     You Gotta Know - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)                
     Tears On My Pillow - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)             
     Run, Run, Run - Ronny Douglas (Everest)                      
     
“77 SOUND SLEEPER”
     Dum Papa Too Tah Tah - The Vonnair Sisters (Buena Vista)     
     
“BIG 7 LPs”
  1. Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                      
  2. Ring a Ding Ding - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
  3. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
  4. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia)           
  5. Something for Everybody - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)         
  6. Rick is 21 - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                         
  7. The Shirelles Sing - The Shirelles (Scepter)                 
     
“SURE-SHOT 7 LPs”
  1. Starlight, Starbright - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)      
  2. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)        
  3. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                         
  4. Golden Hit Instrumentals - Al Caiola (United Artists)        
  5. Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 3 - Various Artists (Original Sound)
  6. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                            
  7. Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland (Capitol)               
     
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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