WMGM Top 40 Survey

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

 

WMGM Surveys for 1961

WABC Musicradio 77

WMCA Good Guys