WABC All American Survey for Week of 9 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. Summer In the City -                                         
                  The Lovin' Spoonful (Kama Sutra)  *1 week #1*  2
  2. Wild Thing - The Troggs (Atco/Fontana)                      1
 *3. Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (MGM)    3
  4. Sunny - Bobby Hebb (Philips)                               10
  5. See You In September - The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)          7
  6. Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe (ABC)                                 8
 *7. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones (London)        4
  8. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells (Roulette)        5
 *9. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (Capitol)             13
*10. They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! -                   
                                 Napoleon XIV (Warner Brothers)  6
 11. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (Gordy)           11
*12. I Saw Her Again - The Mamas & the Papas (Dunhill)           9
 13. Blowin' In the Wind - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                23
*14. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes (Motown)               36
 15. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters (Jamie)               12
 16. Mr. Dieingly Sad - The Critters (Kapp)                     17
 17. Sunshine Superman - Donovan (Epic)                         --
 18. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Jack Jones (Kapp)       14
 19. Bus Stop - The Hollies (Imperial)                          27
 20. This Door Swings Both Ways - Herman's Hermits (MGM)        15
 21. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love -                          
                                 Petula Clark (Warner Brothers) 21
*23. Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)            28
 24. Somewhere, My Love - Ray Conniff & the Singers (Columbia)    
 25. Turn-Down Day - The Cyrkle (Columbia)                      HP
*30. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks (Reprise)                      PH
 31. My Heart's Symphony - Gary Lewis & the Playboys (Liberty)  --
 34. Warm and Tender Love - Percy Sledge (Atlantic)             --
 37. The Dangling Conversation - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)   HP
 40. Summertime - Billy Stewart (Chess)                         --
     Wade In the Water - Ramsey Lewis (Cadet)                   56
Hot Prospect:
     Sweet Dreams - Tommy McLain (MSL)                            
Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     Guantanamera - The Sandpipers (A&M)                          
*Former Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Herb Oscar Anderson - 6:00-10:00 AM Monday - Saturday

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 the mental health community.  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.

WABC partially lifted its Beatles ban (begun the previous week), 
with the restoration of "Yesterday" and album cut "Michelle" to 
oldies rotation.  The ban was implemented in reaction to a 
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).  Note that the songs exempted 
from the ban this week featured vocals by Paul McCartney.

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