WMGM Top 40 Survey

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

 

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