WMCA Weekly Music Surveys

WMCA kept weekly surveys of the best selling records in New York City throughout its years as a Top 40 Music station. These surveys were based on the record sales of local record stores in New York City. The lists are an accurate reflection of what songs were played each week on WMCA. This was the "heyday" of Top 40 music and these surveys are fascinating.

Peter Kanze, Greg Lance, Randy Price, Charlie Holz, Tom Natoli, Don Tandler, Joe Persek, Mike Riccio and Gary Pfeifer have done an extraordinary job collecting and restoring these surveys. This is an enormous task as there are literally hundreds of surveys. They have taken great care to restore them as closely as possible.

 

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1962

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1963

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1964

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1965

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1966

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1967

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1968

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1969

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1970

 

Prior to the "Good Guy" era, WMCA was a popular music radio station and it did collect surveys. Here are as many of them as we have been able to find:

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1957

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1958

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1960

WMCA Weekly Surveys for 1961

 

 

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