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RADIO STATION WMCA'S (NEW YORK CITY) WEEKLY SINGLES CHARTS FOR 1961 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jan 18, 2008 at 06:53 AM

RADIO STATION WMCA'S (NEW YORK CITY) WEEKLY SINGLES CHARTS FOR 1961

WMCA SURVEY FOR FEBRUARY 2,1961* (See notes below)
TW
 
1 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW - The Shirelles (Scepter)
 2 EXODUS - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 3 THERE?S A MOON OUT TONIGHT - The Capris (Old Town)
 4 SHOP AROUND - The Miracles (Tamla)
 5 SPANISH HARLEM - Ben E. King (Atco)
 6 ALL IN MY MIND - Maxine Brown (Nomar)
 7 CALCUTTA - Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (Dot)
 8 ONCE IN AWHILE - The Chimes (Tag)
 9 CALENDAR GIRL - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
10 PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
11 ANGEL BABY - Rosie & The Originals (Highland)
12 I COUNT THE TEARS - The Drifters (Atlantic)
13 BABY SITTIN? BOOGIE - Buzz Clifford (Columbia)
14 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean & The Roomates (Valmor)
15 YOU CAN HAVE HER - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
16 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Al Caiola & His Orchestra (United Artists)
17 BABY OH BABY - The Shells (Johnson)
18 GOOD TIME BABY - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
19 AT LAST - Etta James (Argo)
20 RUBBER BALL - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
22 WHERE THE BOYS ARE / NO ONE - Connie Francis (MGM)
23 EMOTIONS - Brenda Lee (Decca)
24 WHEELS - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)
25 UTOPIA - Frank Gari (Crusade)
37 AIN?T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Fats Domino (Imperial)

WMCA SURVEY FOR FEBRUARY 9,1961
TW LW
 1  5 SPANISH HARLEM - Ben E. King (Atco)
 2  3 THERE?S A MOON OUT TONIGHT - The Capris (Old Town)
 3  1 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW - The Shirelles (Scepter)
 4  4 SHOP AROUND - The Miracles (Tamla)
 5 10 PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
 6  7 CALCUTTA - Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (Dot)
 7  2 EXODUS - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 8  6 ALL IN MY MIND - Maxine Brown (Nomar)
 9  8 ONCE IN AWHILE - The Chimes (Tag)
10  9 CALENDAR GIRL - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
11 11 ANGEL BABY - Rosie & The Originals (Highland)
12 19 AT LAST - Etta James (Argo)
13 15 YOU CAN HAVE HER - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
14 18 GOOD TIME BABY - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
15 24 WHEELS - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)
16 22 WHERE THE BOYS ARE / NO ONE - Connie Francis (MGM)
17 17 BABY OH BABY - The Shells (Johnson)
18 13 BABY SITTIN? BOOGIE - Buzz Clifford (Columbia)
19 12 I COUNT THE TEARS - The Drifters (Atlantic)
20 23 EMOTIONS - Brenda Lee (Decca)
21 37 AIN?T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Fats Domino (Imperial)
22 14 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean & The Roomates (Valmor)
23 ?? WALK RIGHT BACK - The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)
24 25 UTOPIA - Frank Gari (Crusade)
25 87 I DON?T WANT TO CRY - Chuck Jackson (Wand)
26 16 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Al Caiola & His Orchestra (United Artists)
27 20 RUBBER BALL - Bobby Vee (Liberty)

WMCA SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 30,1961
TW
 1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2 BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)
 3 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 4 TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 5 MOON RIVER-Jerry Butler(Vee-Jay)/Henry Mancini & His Orch.(RCA)
 6 RUN TO HIM/WALKIN? WITH MY ANGEL-Bobby Vee(Liberty)
 7 YOU?RE THE REASON - Bobby Edwards (Crest)
 8 LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
 9 I DON?T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
10 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
11 MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
12 FOOL #1 - Brenda Lee (Decca)
13 GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
14 CRAZY - Patsy Cline (Decca)
15 REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)
16 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
17 WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)
18 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY - Aretha Franklin (Columbia)
19 GYPSY ROVER - The Highwaymen (United Artists)
20 UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
24 ROCK-A-HULA BABY/CAN?T HELP FALLING IN LOVE-Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
25 TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)
30 JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)

WMCA SURVEY FOR DECEMBER 7,1961
TW LW
 1  1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2  3 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 3  4 TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 4  6 RUN TO HIM / WALKIN? WITH MY ANGEL - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
 5  5 MOON RIVER-Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)/Henry Mancini & His Orch.(RCA Victor)
 6 10 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
 7  8 LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
 8  9 I DON?T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
 9 11 MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
10 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
11 13 GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
12 20 UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
13 16 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
14 ?? THE WANDERER / THE MAJESTIC - Dion (Laurie)
15 12 FOOL #1 - Brenda Lee (Decca)
16 17 WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)
17 18 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY - Aretha Franklin (Columbia)
18 ?? BABY IT?S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)
19 15 REVENGE - Brook Benton (Mercury)
20 30 JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)
21 ?? HEY! LITTLE GIRL - Del Shannon (Big Top)
22 25 TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)
23 24 ROCK-A-HULA BABY/CAN?T HELP FALLING IN LOVE-Elvis Presley(RCA Victor)
24 ?? IRRESISTIBLE YOU / MULTIPLICATION - Bobby Darin (Atco)
25 ?? ????
26  2 BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)
27  7 YOU?RE THE REASON - Bobby Edwards (Crest)
28 ?? ????
29 14 CRAZY - Patsy Cline (Decca)
30 19 GYPSY ROVER - The Highwaymen (United Artists)

WMCA SURVEY FOR DECEMBER 14,1961
TW LW
 1  1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2  2 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 3  4 RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
 4  5 MOON RIVER-Jerry Butler(Vee-Jay)/Henry Mancini & His Orch. (RCA Victor)
 5  9 MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
 6  3 TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 7 10 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
 8  6 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
 9  7 LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
10  8 I DON?T KNOW WHY - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
11 14 THE WANDERER / THE MAJESTIC - Dion (Laurie)
12 11 GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
13 20 JOHNNY WILL - Pat Boone (Dot)
14 21 HEY! LITTLE GIRL - Del Shannon (Big Top)
15 12 UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
16 16 WELL, I TOLD YOU - The Chantels (Carlton)
17 -- NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)
18 18 BABY IT?S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)
19 24 IRRESISTIBLE YOU / MULTIPLICATION - Bobby Darin (Atco)
20 30 GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen (United Artists)

WMCA SURVEY FOR DECEMBER 21,1961
TW LW
 1  1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2 36 PEPPERMINT TWIST (pt. 1) - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)
 3  2 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 4 37 THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
 5  3 RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
 6  8 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
 7  6 TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 8  4 MOON RIVER-Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)/Henry Mancini & His Orch. (RCA Victor)
 9  7 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
10  5 MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
11 11 THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)
12 12 GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
13  9 LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
14 15 UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
15 21 CAN?T HELP FALLING IN LOVE/ROCK-A-HULA BABY-Elvis Presley(RCA Victor)
16 17 NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)
17 18 BABY IT?S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)
18 26 TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)
19 20 GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen (United Artists)
20 22 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS(Is The Boy ...Heart)/BABY?S FIRST CHRISTMAS-Connie Francis

WMCA SURVEY FOR DECEMBER 28,1961
TW LW
 1  1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - The Tokens (RCA Victor)
 2  2 PEPPERMINT TWIST (pt. 1) - Joey Dee & The Starliters (Roulette)
 3  3 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD - James Darren (Colpix)
 4  4 THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
 5  5 RUN TO HIM - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
 6  6 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
 7  7 TONIGHT - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
 8  8 MOON RIVER-Jerry Butler(Vee-Jay)/Henry Mancini & His Orch.(RCA Victor)
 9  9 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
10 10 MARIA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
11 11 THE WANDERER - Dion (Laurie)
12 12 GYPSY WOMAN - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
13 13 LET THERE BE DRUMS - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)
14 14 UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
15 15 CAN?T HELP FALLING IN LOVE/ROCK-A-HULA BABY-Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
16 16 NORMAN - Sue Thompson (Hickory)
17 17 BABY IT?S YOU - The Shirelles (Scepter)
18 18 TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Musicor)
19 19 GYPSY ROVER / COTTON FIELDS - The Highwaymen (United Artists)
20 20 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS(Is The Boy...Heart)/BABY?S FIRST CHRISTMAS-Connie Francis

   Thesee are off-air surveys from Radio Station WMCA.As you can tell many of the numbers on the surveys
and many surveys are missing.If anyone has the missing numbers or any of the missing off air surveys
please contact me.
  

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