WABC – New York, NY Top 100 Music Survey of 1961

                             WABC TOP 100 of 1961                       
    
                                                                  
             1. Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)                                
             2. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)                      
             3. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)                              
             4. Bristol Stomp - The Dovells (Parkway)                        
             5. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)                             
             6. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                 
             7. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                      
             8. There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (Old Town)           
             9. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)                          
            10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles (Scepter)          
            11. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                  
            12. Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites (Hull)                   
            13. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                         
            14. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                         
            15. Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee (Liberty)              
            16. Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)                 
            17. Michael - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                    
            18. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)          
            19. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk & his Orchestra (Dot)               
            20. Shop Around - The Miracles (Tamla)                           
            21. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)                              
            22. My True Story - The Jive Five (Beltone)                      
            23. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (Dunes)                
            24. Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean & the Roommates (Valmor) 
            25. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (Atco)                          
            26. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)                         
            27. But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (Argo)                   
            28. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)                
            29. Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (Highland)                
            30. Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)              
            31. Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)        
            32. Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                 
            33. Hats Off to Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)                    
            34. School Is Out - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)                  
            35. I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (Instant)         
            36. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
            37. Mama Said - The Shirelles (Scepter)                          
            38. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)                             
            39. Bless You - Tony Orlando (Epic)                              
            40. Crying - Roy Orbison (Monument)                              
            41. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)                             
            42. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)        
            43. Last Night - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                        
            44. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA Victor)            
            45. Hurt - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                   
            46. Heartaches - The Marcels (Colpix)                            
            47. Once In Awhile - The Chimes (Tag)                            
            48. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) -                
                                    Little Caesar & the Romans (Del-Fi)   
            49. Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)                              
            50. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & the Starliters (Roulette)      
            51. All In My Mind - Maxine Brown (Nomar)                        
            52. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Over   
                         Night) - Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group (Dot)   
            53. Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (Swingin')          
            54. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens (Warwick)                
            55. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence (United Artists)        
            56. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis (MGM)                    
            57. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                         
            58. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)        
            59. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)                  
            60. You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (Crest)                    
            61. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)                      
            62. Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)      
            63. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando (Epic)                    
            64. Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)                          
            65. This Time - Troy Shondell (Liberty)                          
            66. Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)      
            67. Surrender - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                       
            68. The Way You Look Tonight - The Lettermen (Capitol)           
            69. The Fly - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                           
            70. I Count the Tears - The Drifters (Atlantic)                  
            71. Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets (Monument)        
            72. Good Time Baby - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                        
            73. A Little Bit of Soap - The Jarmels (Laurie)                  
            74. Together - Connie Francis (MGM)                              
            75. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (Twin)                      
            76. A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young with the Innocents (Indigo)   
            77. Wizard of Love - The Ly-Dells (Master)                       
            78. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)                 
            79. The Touchables - Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)                     
            80. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) -                 
                                           Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)   
            81. Solitaire - The Embers (Empress)                             
            82. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (Fury)                                    
            83. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)                     
            84. The Mountain's High - Dick & Deedee (Liberty)                
            85. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)                  
                                      - Nino & the Ebb Tides (Madison)   
            86. Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)                 
            87. Run to Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                             
            88. Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                            
            89. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson (Hickory)            
            90. There's No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)     
            91. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (Atlantic)             
            92. Wheels - The String-a-Longs (Warwick)                        
            93. Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert (Decca)                 
            94. Baby Sittin' Boogie - Buzz Clifford (Columbia)               
            95. (Good Goodbye) So So Long - The Bob Knight Four (Laurel)     
            96. I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs (Terrace)     
            97. Look In My Eyes - The Chantels (Carlton)                     
            98. Till - The Angels (Caprice)                                  
            99. Trust In Me - Etta James (Argo)                              
           100. Let's Get Together - Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)              


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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