WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of January 16, 1962

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  21  DUKE OF EARL - Gene Chandler (Vee-Jay)                         2
 2   1  I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George (A.F.O.)   7
 3   6  BABY IT’S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)                        6
 4   2  NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)                                6
 5   4  CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)        7
 6   5  THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                          28
 7   8  DEAR LADY TWIST - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)                  3
 8   9  THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)                                   7
 9  10  IRRESISTIBLE YOU - Bobby Darin (Atco)                          5
10  13  A LITTLE BITTY TEAR - Burl Ives (Decca)                        5
11   3  THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)              9
12  11  UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)                 7
13  22  LET ME IN - The Sensations (Argo)                              3
14  14  TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                      8
15  --  MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen (Kapp)           1
16  12  COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen (United Artists)               11
17  15  IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY - James Ray (Caprice)     6
18  19  POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)                5
19   7  PEPPERMINT TWIST - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)       10
20  24  IMAGINATION - The Quotations (Verve)                           3
21  30  LETTER FULL OF TEARS - Gladys Knight & The Pips (Fury)         3
22  26  TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT - Bobby Bland (Duke)                   4
23  35  BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY - Brenda Lee (Decca)                     2
24  37  CRYING IN THE RAIN - The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)        2
25  31  SHE’S EVERYTHING (I Wanted You To Be) - Ral Donner (Gone)      4
26  27  REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)                               8
27  28  I NEED SOME ONE - The Belmonts (Sabina)                        8
28  32  DREAMY EYES - Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)                       4
29  34  DO-RE-MI - Lee Dorsey (Fury)                                   3
30  33  POOR FOOL - Ike & Tina Turner (Sue)                            5
31  40  SHADRACK - Brook Benton (Mercury)                              2
32  --  SMOKY PLACES - The Corsairs (Tuff)                             1
33  25  MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)                                  8
34  23  JAMBALAYA (On The Bayou) - Fats Domino (Imperial)              6
35  --  GO ON HOME - Patti Page (Mercury)                              1
36  38  OLIVER TWIST - Rod McKuen (Spiral)                             2
37  --  THE GREATEST HURT - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)                  1
38  --  THAT’S MY PA - Sheb Wooley (M-G-M)                             1
39  --  MOMMY AND DADDY WERE TWISTIN’ - Susan Summers (Diamond)        1
40  --  CHIP CHIP - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)                           1

Note: This is the last WMGM survey

 

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