WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of December 5, 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)              3
 2   3  THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                          22
 3   2  PEPPERMINT TWIST - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)        4
 4   4  GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)                    6
 5   7  THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)       4
 6   6  TONIGHT - Jay & The Americans (United Artists) /
        Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)                            6
 7  16  RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                               4
 8  13  I DON’T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)             6
 9   5  PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                  10
10  18  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)       3
11  10  ’TIL - The Angels (Caprice)                                    5
12  15  LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)                   4
13  14  WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                          3
14   8  MOON RIVER - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                            9
15   9  YOU’RE THE REASON - Bobby Edwards (Crest)                     10
16  21  LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                  16
17  27  LANGUAGE OF LOVE - John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)             3
18  20  GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)                  6
19  17  CRAZY - Patsy Cline (Decca)                                    7
20  30  THE GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen
        (United Artists)                                               5
21  31  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - The Lettermen (Capitol)                  2
22  11  BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                          10
23  40  WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR HEART (Is The Boy In Your Arms) -
        Connie Francis (M-G-M)                                         2
24  37  YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT - Kenny Dino
        (Musicor)                                                      3
25  28  WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)                      4
26  26  IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW - Etta James (Argo)                      5
27  32  UP A LAZY RIVER - Si Zenter & His Orchestra (Liberty)          2
28  29  JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)                                  4
29  36  IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE - Wanda Jackson (Capitol)         2
30  24  SMILE - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                    5
31  --  THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)                                   1
32  33  TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                      2
33  34  MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)                                  2
34  39  REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)                               2
35  --  UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)                 1
36  38  I NEED SOME ONE - The Belmonts (Sabina)                        2
37  35  POP GOES THE WEASEL - Anthony Newley (London)                  2
38  19  SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Dinah Washington (Mercury)             7
39  --  CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist”
        Special) - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                          1
40  --  I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (A.F.O.)   1

 

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