WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of December 12, 1961

Courtesy of www.musicradio77.com

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

 

 

TW  LW                                                               WOC
 1   1  THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)              4
 2   2  THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                          23
 3   3  PEPPERMINT TWIST - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)        5
 4   4  GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)                    7
 5   7  RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                               5
 6  10  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)       4
 7  13  WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                          4
 8  12  LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)                   5
 9   9  PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                  11
10   8  I DON’T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)             7
11   5  THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)       5
12   6  TONIGHT - Jay & The Americans (United Artists) /
        Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)                            7
13  11  ’TIL - The Angels (Caprice)                                    6
14  21  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - The Lettermen (Capitol)                  3
15  16  LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                  17
16  17  LANGUAGE OF LOVE - John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)             4
17  18  GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)                  7
18  14  MOON RIVER - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                           10
19  20  THE GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen
        (United Artists)                                               6
20  23  WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR HEART (Is The Boy In Your Arms) -
        Connie Francis (M-G-M)                                         3
21  31  THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)                                   2
22  40  I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (A.F.O.)   2
23  24  YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT - Kenny Dino
        (Musicor)                                                      4
24  25  WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)                      5
25  35  UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)                 2
26  33  MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)                                  3
27  28  JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)                                  5
28  34  REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)                               3
29  39  CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist”
        Special) - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                          2
30  32  TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                      3
31  --  BABY IT’S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)                        1
32  36  I NEED SOME ONE - The Belmonts (Sabina)                        3
33  --  IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY - James Ray (Caprice)     1
34  --  HEY! LITTLE GIRL - Del Shannon (Big Top)                       1
35  --  TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME - Glen Campbell (Crest)                1
36  37  POP GOES THE WEASEL - Anthony Newley (London)                  3
37  --  FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY - Jimmy Elledge (RCA Victor)         1
38  --  JAMBALAYA (On The Bayou) - Fats Domino (Imperial)              1
39  --  NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)                                1
40  --  JINGLE BELL ROCK - Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker (Cameo)       1

 

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