Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “All American Survey” Week of July 26, 1966

          WABC All American Survey for Week of 26 July 1966        
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Hanky Panky -                                                
           Tommy James & the Shondells (Roulette)  *3 weeks #1*  1
  2. Wild Thing - The Troggs (Atco/Fontana)                      2
 *3. Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (MGM)    4
 *4. They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! -                   
                                 Napoleon XIV (Warner Brothers)  3
  5. Summer In the City - The Lovin' Spoonful (Kama Sutra)       5
 *6. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones (London)        6
 *7. I Saw Her Again - The Mamas & the Papas (Dunhill)           8
  8. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters (Jamie)                7
  9. Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe (ABC)                                16
 10. Sunny - Bobby Hebb (Philips)                               22
 11. Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)            9
 12. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (Gordy)           19
 13. See You In September - The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)         29
*14. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle (Columbia)                    11
 15. Dirty Water - The Standells (Tower)                        10
 16. Paperback Writer - The Beatles (Capitol)                   14
 17. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Jack Jones (Kapp)       20
 18. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me -                          
                                    Dusty Springfield (Philips) 17
 19. This Door Swings Both Ways - Herman's Hermits (MGM)        23
 20. Hungry - Paul Revere & the Raiders (Columbia)              21
*21. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (Capitol)             58
 22. Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds (Epic)            28
 26. Mr. Dieingly Sad - The Critters (Kapp)                     --
 29. Blowin' In the Wind - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                32
 34. Misty - Richard "Groove" Holmes (Prestige)                 43
*38. Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)            PH
 83. Turn-Down Day - The Cyrkle (Columbia)                      --
Hot Prospects:
     Satisfied With You - The Dave Clark Five (Epic)              
     The Dangling Conversation - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)     
     Go Ahead and Cry - The Righteous Brothers (Verve)            
Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes (Motown)                 
*Former Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Charlie Greer - Midnight - 6:00AM, Tuesday-Saturday

NOTES: “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV (on the Warner Brothers label) generated massive amounts of protest in New York and elsewhere. The protests mostly came from mental health professionals, advocates for mental health, and families of those afflicted with mental illness or psychological/psychiatric disorders. Both New York Top 40 stations (WABC and WMCA) banned airplay of the song; WABC doing so in the middle of last week’s survey, when the song reached its peak position. WABC acknowledged this on the air, continued to list the song on the survey, and its position was noted during Cousin Brucie’s (Morrow) Top 20 countdown on Tuesday evenings, but it was never again played on the air.

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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