WMCA Weekly Survey for December 28, 1961

Courtesy of the WMCA Good Guys Internet Web Site
www.musicradio77.com/wmca



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

 

TW  LW
 1   1  THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2   2  PEPPERMINT TWIST (pt. 1) - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)
 3   3  GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 4   4  THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
 5   5  RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
 6   6  WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
 7   7  TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 8   8  MOON RIVER - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay) / Henry Mancini & His Orch. (RCA 
        Victor)
 9   9  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
10  10  MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
11  11  THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)
12  12  GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
13  13  LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
14  14  UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
15  15  CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / ROCK-A-HULA BABY - Elvis Presley (RCA 
        Victor)
16  16  NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)
17  17  BABY IT’S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)
18  18  TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)
19  19  GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen (United Artists)
20  20  WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is The Boy In Your Heart) / BABY’S FIRST 
        CHRISTMAS - Connie Francis (MGM)
21  21  REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)
22  22  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - The Lettermen (Capitol)
23  23  TO A SLEEPING BEAUTY - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)
24  24  STEP RIGHT UP (And Say You Love Me) / MAGIC MOMENT - Nat “King” Cole 
        (Capitol)
        STEP RIGHT UP - Teresa Brewer (Coral)
25  25  IRRESISTIBLE YOU / MULTIPLICATION - Bobby Darin (Atco)
26  26  JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)
27  27  WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)
28  28  SMALL SAD SAM - Phil McLean (Versatile)
29  29  A LITTLE BITTY TEAR - Burl Ives (Decca)
30  30  POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)

40  40  TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME - Glen Campbell (Crest)
57  57  LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

Note: This week, the survey was “frozen” from the week before. It was the 
final survey of 1961 for WMCA, and is the final survey that we know of until 
the “Good Guy” era began in the summer of 1962.

 

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