Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Swingin’ Sound Survey” Week of November 21, 1961

            WABC Swingin' Sound Survey for Week of November 21, 1961     

                                                                  
       TW                                                             LW
        1. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)   *2 weeks #1  2
        2. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                        1
        3. Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)                               3
        4. You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (Crest)                   5
       *5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA Victor)          31
        6. Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)                4
       *7. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 -                                   
                                 Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette) 25
       *8. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)                39
        9. Heartaches - The Marcels (Colpix)                           8
       10. Fool #1 - Brenda Lee (Decca)                               14
       11. Bristol Stomp - The Dovells (Parkway)                      12
       12. Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                        19
       13. Tonight - Jay & the Americans (United Artists)             23
       14. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)       9
       15. Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)              --
       16. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                       27
       17. 'Til - The Angels (Caprice)                                22
       18. The Closer You Are - The Magnificent 4 (Whale)             18
      *19. I Don't Know Why - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)         --
       20. I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs (Terrace)    7
       21. There's No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)   26
       22. This Time- Troy Shondell (Liberty)                         10
       23. The Fly - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                         11
       24. Crazy - Patsy Cline (Decca)                                --
      *25. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)               --
       26. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody -                   
                                           Aretha Franklin (Columbia) 30
       27. September in the Rain - Dinah Washington (Mercury)         28
       28. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson (Hickory)          12
       29. Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)            13
      *30. Run to Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                           --
       31. Foot Stomping, Part 1 - The Flares (Felsted)               17
       32. I Need Some One - The Belmonts (Sabina)                    --
      *33. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                      --
       34. When I Fall In Love - The Lettermen (Capitol)              --
       35. Three Steps from the Altar - Shep and the Limelites (Hull) 33
       36. In the Middle of A Heartache - Wanda Jackson (Capitol)     --
       37. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)   40
       38. Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)            20
       39. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)              35
       40. Hey You - The Imaginations (Music Makers)                  15

       *WABC Soaring 7 Singles
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          WABC BIG 7 LPs
       1. I Remember Tommy - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                   
       2. Your Twist Party - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                  
       3. Doin' the Twist - Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette)       
       4. West Side Story - Soundtrack (Columbia)                      
       5. Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                     
       6. Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)                                
       7. Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland (Capitol)               
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          WABC SURE SHOT 7 LPs
       1. Jose Jimenez in Orbit/Bill Dana on Earth - Bill Dana (Kapp)  
       2. Holiday Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (Columbia)      
       3. Silent Night and 13 Other Best Loved Christmas Songs -       
                                                  Lawrence Welk (Dot)   
       4. Time Further Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)       
       5. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying -           
                                     Original Cast (RCA Victor)   
       6. Greatest Hits - Roger Williams (Kapp)                        
       7. The Flower Drum Song - Soundtrack (Decca)                    
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      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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