WMCA Weekly Survey for November 15, 1957

Courtesy of the WMCA Good Guys Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Randy Price, Gary Pfeifer and Tom Natoli
For more information contact Allan Sniffen


 1   1  SILHOUETTES - The Rays (Cameo)
 2   2  YOU SEND ME - Sam Cooke (Keen)
 3   3  MY SPECIAL ANGEL - Bobby Helms (Decca)
 4  11  KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE - Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)
 5   8  APRIL LOVE - Pat Boone (Dot)
 6  16  RAUNCHY - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (Phillips Int’l)
 7   4  JAILHOUSE ROCK - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
 8  10  COULD THIS BE MAGIC - The Dubs (Gone)
 9   9  LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE - Thurston Harris (Aladdin)
10   6  CHANCES ARE - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)
11   5  WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - The Everly Brothers (Cadence)
12  12  ALL THE WAY - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
13   7  BE-BOP BABY - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
14  17  PEGGY SUE - Buddy Holly (Coral)
15  14  LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA - Will Glahe & His Orchestra (London)
16  13  MELODIE D’AMOUR (Melody Of Love) - The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)
17  --  ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC - Chuck Berry (Chess)
18  19  HEY! LITTLE GIRL - The Techniques (Roulette)
19  15  LOVE ME FOREVER - The Four Esquires (Paris)
20  --  THE JOKER (That’s What They Call Me) - Billy Myles (Ember)
21  --  SWANEE RIVER ROCK (Talkin’ ’Bout That River) - Ray Charles (Atlantic)

    TEAR DROPS - Lee Andrews & The Hearts (Chess)
    OH, BOY! - The Crickets (Brunswick)
    IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY - Billy Eckstine (Mercury)
    WHEN SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN - Tony Perkins (RCA Victor)
    PUT A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW - The Four Lads (Columbia)
    DANCE TO THE BOP - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)
    NERVOUS BOOGIE - Paul Gayten & His Band (Argo)
    WHY DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND - George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)
    LOVE BUG CRAWL - Jimmy Edwards (Mercury)
    SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS - Lillian Briggs (Epic)

    RICKY - Ricky Nelson
    THE FABULOUS DORSEYS - Ted Heath & His Orchestra (London)
    JIMMIE RODGERS - Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)
    BLUE STARR - Kay Starr (RCA Victor)
    YOU GO TO MY HEAD - Billy Daniels (Verve)
    JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS - Nat “King” Cole (Capitol)

The following note appeared on this week’s printed survey:

MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE, study and testing, and a survey of top record
men in the nation, have convinced WMCA that there can be no real
accuracy in measuring disc popularity beyond the first 21 tunes!

This week WMCA introduces the magic “TOP 21”--destined to become the
big number in music--the latest most authentic guide to New York’s
top tunes plus an up-to-the-minute report on up-and-coming albums
and singles heading for the “TOP 21”!

Thanks for making WMCA your music station!

   Roger Gallagher & Joe O'Brien
   Bob Callan
   Ernie Stone
   Bert Knapp
   Alun Williams
   Dave Leeds
   Murray Kaufman
   Ed Welch

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