WMGM Top 40 Survey

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

 

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