WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of September 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   3  TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY - Bobby Vee (Liberty)                5
 2   1  MICHAEL - The Highwaymen (United Artists)                      7
 3   2  MY TRUE STORY - The Jive Five (Beltone)                        5
 4   5  DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On The Bedpost
        Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group (Dot)         6
 5   4  HURT - Timi Yuro (Liberty)                                     5
 6   6  SCHOOL IS OUT - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)                    8
 7   8  WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann
        (ABC-Paramount)                                                6
 8  11  BLESS YOU - Tony Orlando (Epic)                                6
 9   7  LAST NIGHT - The Mar-Keys (Satellite)                          7
10  10  LOOK IN MY EYES - The Chantels (Carlton)                       5
11  18  CRYING - Roy Orbison (Monument)                                3
12  20  LOVER’S ISLAND - The Blue Jays (Milestone)                     3
13  --  A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP - The Jarmels (Laurie)                    2
14   9  WOODEN HEART - Joe Dowell (Smash)                              9
15  --  LITTLE SISTER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                     1
16  13  WHEN WE GET MARRIED - The Dreamlovers (Heritage)               4
17  33  PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - Curtis Lee (Dunes)                 12
18  14  JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT - Nino & The Ebb Tides (Madison)       5
19  23  WIZARD OF LOVE - The Ly-Dells (Master)                         9
20  39  THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH - Dick & DeeDee (Liberty)                  2
21  15  ANNIVERSARY OF LOVE - The Caslons (Seeco)                      3
22  19  FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - The Cleftones (Gee)                  5
23  22  A THING OF THE PAST - The Shirelles (Scepter)                  8
24  30  YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY - Bobby Darin (Atco)       2
25  12  SOLITAIRE - The Embers (Empress)                              11
26  29  HUMAN - Tommy Hunt (Scepter)                                   4
27  40  MISSING YOU - Ray Peterson (Dunes)                             5
28  34  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) -
        Ral Donner (Gone)                                              3
29  26  I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (pt. 1) - Chris Kenner (Instant)          11
30  --  BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY - Richard Hayman (Mercury)               1
31  --  IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE - Ike & Tina Turner (Sue)             1
32  --  BRISTOL STOMP - The Dovells (Parkway)                          1
33  32  LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (Parkway)                  11
34  --  DON’T BET MONEY HONEY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)        9
35  --  I WAKE UP CRYING - Chuck Jackson (Wand)                        3
36  27  BAND OF GOLD - The Roommates (Valmor)                          4
37  --  WHAT A SWEET THING THAT WAS - The Shirelles (Scepter)          9
38  25  MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME - The Four Preps (Capitol)           4
39  --  GIRL IN MY DREAMS - The Capris (Old Town)                      1
40  --  TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)                   14

Note: Beginning this week, WMGM moved its new-survey day from Monday to
Tuesday

 

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