Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Sound Survey” Week of July 25, 1961

        WABC Swingin' Sound Survey for Week of July 25, 1961       
                                                                  
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)       *6 weeks #1*  1
  2. Tossin? and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                 2
  3. I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (Instant)        6
  4. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (Dunes)               4
  5. Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                3
  6. Hats off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                   5
  7. Together - Connie Francis (MGM)                            10
  8. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)               9
  9. Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)    16
 10. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi-Fi)               12
 11. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                     7
 12. Runaround - The Regents (Gee)                              14
 13. School Is Out - Gary "U.S." Bonds (Legrand)                30
 14. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                             8
 15. Dum Dum - Brenda Lee (Decca)                               13
 16. What a Sweet Thing That Was - The Shirelles (Scepter)      17
 17. Wizard of Love - The Lydells (Master)                      23
 18. Solitaire - The Embers (Empress)                           20
 19. A Thing of the Past - The Shirelles (Scepter)              18
 20. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)      11
 21. Sacred - The Castells (Era)                                15
 22. Never On Sunday - The Chordettes (Cadence)                 25
 23. Last Night - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                      43
 24. Please Stay - The Drifters (Atlantic)                      19
 25. Song of the Nairobi Trio -                                   
                             The Fortune Tellers (Music Makers) 29
 26. The Fish - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                            41
 27. Time - Jerry Jackson (Kapp)                                33
 28. Dedicated (to the Songs I Love) - The 3 Friends (Imperial) 38
 29. Cupid - Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)                             21
 30. Back Beat No. 1 - The Rondels (Amy)                        27
 31. Moody River - Pat Boone (Dot)                              24
 32. Wooden Heart - Gus Backus (Fono-Graf)                      70
 33. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (Smash)                          31
 34. You Can?t Sit Down, Part 2 - The Phil Upchurch Combo (Boyd)47
 35. That's What Girls Are Made For - The Spinners (Tri-Phi)    39
 36. Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino (Imperial)           --
 37. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro (Warwick)                     42
 38. Granada - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                          40
 39. Music, Music, Music - The Sensations (Argo)                56
 40. My True Story - The Jive Five (Beltone)                    64
 41. Exodus - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                            45
 42. Rainin' In My Heart - Slim Harpo (Excello)                 --
 43. San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)               --
 44. Yo Yo Girl - The Portraits (RCA Victor)                    52
 45. Princess - Frank Gari (Crusade)                            --
 46. Michael - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                  --
 47. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (Sabrina)                       28
 48. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges (Cadence)      58
 49. Maggie's Theme - Vardi (Medallion)                         --
 50. Heart and Soul - Jan & Dean (Challenge)                    --
 51. Summertime Lies - Kitty Kallen (Columbia)                  37
 52. Mr. D.J. - Van McCoy (Rock'n)                              49
 53. Since Gary Went In the Navy - Marcy Joe (Robee)            --
 54. I'm a Tellin' You - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)                 50
 55. Nature Boy - Bobby Darin (Atco)                            36
 56. Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury/VJ)62
 57. Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                       --
 58. Magic Moon (Clair de Lune) - The Rays (XYZ)                --
 59. Love Makes the World Go Round - Jane Morgan (Kapp)         48
 60. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                       26
 61. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Over   
              Night) - Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group (Dot) --
 62. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) -                 
                                     Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount) --
 63. Broken Heart - Roy Marten (Highland)                       --
 64. I'm So Happy (Tra La La) - The Ducanes (Goldisc)           69
 65. Charleston - Cozy Cole (Artistique)                        68
 66. Temptation - The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)         67
 67. Tears On My Pillow - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)           --
 68. Clair de Lune - Roger Williams (Kapp)                      --
 69. I'm Comin' On Back to You - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)      --
 70. Bless You - Tony Orlando (Epic)                            --
     
     THE SOARIN' SEVEN SINGLES
  1. Crying - Roy Orbison (Monument)                              
  2. Missing You - Ray Peterson (Dunes)                           
  3. Amor - Ben E. King (Atco)                                    
  4. Girls - Johnny Burnette (Liberty)                            
  5. You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) -         
                                              Ral Donner (Gone)   
  6. Lonely Street - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (Argo)              
  7. I Only Want You - Cathy Jean (Valmor)                        
     Drivin' Home - Duane Eddy (Jamie)                            
     As If I Didn?t Know - Adam Wade (Coed)                       
     Hurt - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                   
     Guess Who - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Fury)                  
     Three Gassed Rats - The Handclappers (Collier)               
     In Time - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)                    
     Somebody Nobody Wants - Dion (Laurie)                      44
     I'll Never Smile Again - The Platters (Mercury)              
     
     77 SOUND SLEEPER
     [there is no "Sound Sleeper" this week]
     
     BIG 7 LPs
  1. Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland (Capitol)               
  2. Swing Along With Me - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                
  3. Dance ?Til Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)           
  4. Come Swing With Me - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)                 
  5. Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris (Vee Jay)                      
  6. The Bobby Darin Story - Bobby Darin (Atco)                   
  7. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk (Dot)                            
     
     SURE-SHOT 7 LPs
  1. Ray Charles and Betty Carter -                               
                     Ray Charles & Betty Carter (ABC-Paramount)   
  2. All the Way - Brenda Lee (Decca)                             
  3. The Boll Weevil Song and 11 Other Great Hits -               
                                         Brook Benton (Mercury)   
  4. Somebody Loves Me - Ray Conniff (Columbia)                   
  5. Portrait of Johnny - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)                
  6. Golden Hit Instrumentals - Al Caiola (United Artists)        
  7. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (Atco)                          
     
  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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