WABC All American Survey for Week of 2 August 1966

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Wild Thing - The Troggs (Atco/Fontana)         *1 week #1*  2
  2. Summer In the City - The Lovin' Spoonful (Kama Sutra)       5
 *3. Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (MGM)    3
 *4. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones (London)        6
  5. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells (Roulette)        1
 *6. They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! -                   
                                 Napoleon XIV (Warner Brothers)  4
  7. See You In September - The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)         13
  8. Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe (ABC)                                 9
 *9. I Saw Her Again - The Mamas & the Papas (Dunhill)           7
 10. Sunny - Bobby Hebb (Philips)                               10
 11. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (Gordy)           12
 12. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters (Jamie)                8
*13. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (Capitol)             21
 14. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Jack Jones (Kapp)       17
 15. This Door Swings Both Ways - Herman's Hermits (MGM)        19
 16. Paperback Writer - The Beatles (Capitol)                   16
 17. Mr. Dieingly Sad - The Critters (Kapp)                     26
 18. Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)           11
 19. Where Were You When I Needed You - The Grassroots (Dunhill)--
 20. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me -                          
                                    Dusty Springfield (Philips) 18
 21. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love -                          
                                 Petula Clark (Warner Brothers) --
 23. Blowin' In the Wind - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                29
 26. Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds (Epic)            22
 27. Bus Stop - The Hollies (Imperial)                          --
*28. Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)            38
     Somewhere, My Love - Ray Conniff & the Singers (Columbia)  --
*36. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes (Motown)               PH
 56. Wade In the Water - Ramsey Lewis (Cadet)                   --
Hot Prospects:
     Turn-Down Day - The Cyrkle (Columbia)                        
     The Dangling Conversation - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)     
     Go Ahead and Cry - The Righteous Brothers (Verve)            
Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks (Reprise)                        
*Former Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Bob Lewis - 12:00Noon- 5:00 PM, Sunday
                  4:00 AM - 6:00 AM, Monday

SPECIAL NOTES:  "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by 
Napoleon XIV (on the Warner Brothers label) generated massive 
amounts of protest in New York and elsewhere.  The protests mostly 
came from mental health professionals, advocates for mental 
health, and families of those afflicted with mental illness or 
psychological/psychiatric disorders.  Both New York Top 40 
stations (WABC and WMCA) banned the song; WABC doing so when the 
song reached its peak position.  WABC continued to list the song 
as it declined on the survey, and its position was noted on the 
air during Cousin Brucie's Top 20 countdown on Tuesday evenings, 
but it never again received airplay.

There was another Top 20 song not receiving airplay this week;  
the Beatles at #16 was not played due to a short period on WABC 
when all Beatles records were banned!  This was in response to the 
infamous statement in an interview where John Lennon allegedly 
said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ (a 
statement most now agree was taken out of context).  For the 
seven-day period of this survey (2 August - 9 August 1966), no 
Beatles records were played on "WABeatleC."

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