WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of September 12, 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  TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                6
 2   3  MY TRUE STORY - The Jive Five (Beltone)                        6
 3   2  MICHAEL - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                      8
 4  10  LOOK IN MY EYES - The Chantels (Carlton)                       6
 5   4  DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On The Bedpost
        Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group (Dot)         7
 6   8  BLESS YOU - Tony Orlando (Epic)                                7
 7  15  LITTLE SISTER / (Marie’s The Name) HIS LATEST FLAME -
        Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                                     2
 8   5  HURT - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                     6
 9  11  CRYING - Roy Orbison (Monument)                                4
10  13  A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP - The Jarmels (Laurie)                    3
11   7  WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann
        (ABC-Paramount)                                                7
12  32  BRISTOL STOMP - The Dovells (Parkway)                          2
13  12  LOVER’S ISLAND - The Blue Jays (Milestone)                     4
14  24  YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY - Bobby Darin (Atco)       3
15  14  WOODEN HEART - Joe Dowell (Smash)                             10
16  20  THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH - Dick & DeeDee (Liberty)                  3
17   6  SCHOOL IS OUT - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)                    9
18   9  LAST NIGHT - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                          8
19  22  FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - The Cleftones (Gee)                  6
20  38  MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME - The Four Preps (Capitol)           5
21  16  WHEN WE GET MARRIED - The Dreamlovers (Heritage)               5
22  27  MISSING YOU - Ray Peterson (Dunes)                             6
23  --  YA YA - Lee Dorsey (Fury)                                      1
24  --  WITHOUT YOU - Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)                       1
25  --  MEXICO - Bob Moore & His Orchestra (Monument)                  1
26  --  FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - Brook Benton (Mercury)                    1
27  --  BIG COLD WIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                                1
28  --  ONE TRACK MIND - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                         1
29  26  HUMAN - Tommy Hunt (Scepter)                                   5
30  --  THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - The Lettermen (Capitol)             1
31  --  EVERY BREATH I TAKE - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                    3
32  --  LET ME BELONG TO YOU - Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)            1
33  18  JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT - Nino & The Ebb Tides (Madison)       6
34  21  ANNIVERSARY OF LOVE - The Caslons (Seeco)                      4
35  --  RUNAROUND SUE - Dion (Laurie)                                  1
36  --  SWEETS FOR MY SWEET - The Drifters (Atlantic)                  1
37  28  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) -
        Ral Donner (Gone)                                              4
38  39  GIRL IN MY DREAMS - The Capris (Old Town)                      2
39  31  IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE - Ike & Tina Turner (Sue)             2
40  --  KISSIN’ ON THE PHONE - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)               1

 

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