WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of November 21, 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  29  PEPPERMINT TWIST - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)        2
 2   2  BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)                           8
 3   1  PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - The Marvelettes (Tamla)                   8
 4  21  THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                          20
 5  10  MOON RIVER - Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)                            7
 6  16  GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)                    4
 7   7  HEARTACHES - The Marcels (Colpix)                              7
 8   3  YOU’RE THE REASON - Bobby Edwards (Crest)                      8
 9  23  THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) - The Crystals (Philles)       2
10  15  TONIGHT - Jay & The Americans (United Artists) /
        Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)                            4
11  11  THE FLY - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                             8
12   4  RUNAROUND SUE - Dion (Laurie)                                 11
13   5  I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)         10
14  22  I DON’T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)             4
15  --  THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)              1
16  17  ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY - Aretha Franklin
        (Columbia)                                                     7
17   9  FOOL #1 - Brenda Lee (Decca)                                   8
18  19  SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Dinah Washington (Mercury)             5
19  20  CRAZY - Patsy Cline (Decca)                                    5
20   6  I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs (Terrace)       8
21  12  TOWER OF STRENGTH - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)                   8
22   8  FOOT STOMPING (pt. 1) - The Flares (Felsted)                   9
23  24  JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke
        (Atlantic)                                                     4
24  34  ’TIL - The Angels (Caprice)                                    3
25  26  GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)                  4
26  27  LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)                   2
27  28  LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                  14
28  35  RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                               2
29  31  IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW - Etta James (Argo)                      3
30  32  SMILE - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                    3
31  18  UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE - Curtis Lee (Dunes)                    6
32  14  I WANNA THANK YOU - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)                       7
33  36  WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)                      2
34  37  JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)                                  2
35  --  THE CLOSER YOU ARE - The Magnificent Four (Whale)              1
36  39  THE GYPSY ROVER - The Highwaymen (United Artists)              3
37  --  WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)                          1
38  --  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)       1
39  --  LANGUAGE OF LOVE - John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)             1
40  25  A WONDER LIKE YOU - Rick Nelson (Imperial)                     8

 

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