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Post  Adric on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 am

----- DROPOUTS -----
I Wanna Thank You - Bobby Rydell ----- 21 (2) / 6  
A Wonder Like You - Rick Nelson ----- 11 / 9
You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards ----- 11 / 9
This Time - Troy Shondell ----- 6 / 12
I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters ----- 5 / 11
In The Middle Of A Heartache - Wanda Jackson ----- 27 / 3
September In The Rain - Dinah Washington ----- 23 (2) / 6
The Fly - Chubby Checker ----- 7 / 11


32 40 --- Language Of Love - John D. Loudermilk
Suspect  39 --- Small Sad Sam - Phil McLean (60)
Suspect  38 --- I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George (56)
Suspect  37 --- Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney (42)
Suspect  36 --- The Majestic - Dion (48 )
23 35 --- Heartaches - The Marcels
18 34 --- Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels
Suspect  33 --- White Christmas - Bing Crosby (66)
Suspect  32 --- Rock-A-Hula Baby ("Twist" Special) - Elvis Presley (47)
38 31 --- Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke

27 30 --- Bristol Stomp - The Dovells
31 29 --- Well. I Told You - The Chantels
Suspect  28 --- Revenge - Brook Benton (46)
33 27 --- Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night - Kenny Dino
34 26 --- There's No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals
14 25 --- Crazy - Patsy Cline
16 24 --- I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs
29 23 --- 'Til - The Angels
25 22 --- Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
20 21 --- Gypsy Woman - The Impressions

12 20 --- Runaround Sue - Dion   Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  
13 19 --- Fool #1 - Brenda Lee
Suspect  18 --- Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (41)
26 17 --- Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
24 16 --- When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) - Connie Francis
11 15 --- Moon River - Jerry Butler
21 14 --- When I Fall In Love - The Lettermen
19 13 --- I Don't Know Why - Linda Scott
17 12 --- Moon River - Henry Mancini & his Orchestra
08 11 --- Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher

15 10 --- Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & The Starliters
02 09 --- Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean   Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  
10 08 --- Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
09 07 --- Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
03 06 --- Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
05 05 --- Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
04 04 --- The Twist - Chubby Checker   Like a Star @ heaven  
07 03 --- Run To Him - Bobby Vee
01 02 --- Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes   Like a Star @ heaven  
06 01 --- The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens   Like a Star @ heaven  


Some notes on this week's countdown....
1) - #39 is a parody of "Big Bad John"
2) - #37 is the title song from the movie starring Kirk Douglas.
3) - Since 1954, this is the 5th time "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby has made the Top 40. On 12/31/55, it peaked at #7.
4) - Both Elvis Presley debuts come from the movie "Blue Hawaii".

New acts ,,, Phil McLean and Barbara George

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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:49 am

R1 SINGLES CHART - 21-27 December 1961

01 01 TOWER OF STRENGTH Frankie Vaughan ***
02 02 MOON RIVER Danny Williams
03 03 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY Bobby Vee
04 11 JOHNNY WILL Pat Boone
05 05 MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
06 14 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Acker Bilk
07 08 MY FRIEND, THE SEA Petula Clark
08 06 BIG, BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean
09 04 WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS Helen Shapiro ***
10 05 LITTLE SISTER / (MARIE'S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME Elvis Presley ****

11 20 SO LONG, BABY Del Shannon
12 10 I'LL GET BY Shirley Bassey
13 09 THE TIME HAS COME Adam Faith
14 23 TOY BALLOONS Russ Conway
15 27 LET THERE BE DRUMS Sandy Nelson
16 12 THE SAVAGE The Shadows
17 18 WHEN THE GIRL IN YOUR ARMS IS THE GIRL IN YOUR HEART Cliff Richard
18 17 YOU'RE THE ONLY GOOD THING Jim Reeves
19 19 I UNDERSTAND The G-Clefs
20 13 TAKE FIVE Dave Brubeck

21 -- I'D NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU Billy Fury
22 15 RUNAROUND SUE Dion
23 16 BAMBINO The Springfields
24 -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN Neil Sedaka
25 30 DON'T BRING LULu Dorothy Provine
26 21 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME Jimmy Crawford
27 -- MULTIPLICATION Bobby Darin
28 29 CHARLESTON The Temperance Seven
29 25 THIS TIME Troy Shondell
30 35 MEDLEY Mrs Mills

31 28 SUCU SUCU Nina & Frederick
32 33 LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN Nat 'King' Cole
33 -- THE NIGHT IS YOUNG / THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN Gary Miller
34 -- KING KONG Terry Lightfoot
35 26 STARS AND STRIPES / CREOLE JAZZ Acker Bilk
36 24 MEXICALI ROSE Karl Denver
37 22 HIT THE ROAD, JACK Ray Charles
38 31 TALL, DARK STRANGER Rose Brennan
39 32 LET'S GET TOGETHER Hayley Mills
40 -- THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT The Tokens

-- 34 I'M A MOODY GUY Shane Fenton and the Fentones
-- 36 SUCU SUCU Laurie Johnson Orchestra
-- 37 EVERLOVIN' Ricky Nelson
-- 38 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bobby Darin
-- 39 MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK Charlie Drake
-- 40 MY SUNDAY BABY The Dale Sisters


The one and only hit for The Tokens, #40 was originally a 1939 tune by Solomon Linda, which came to this point via the efforts of Pete Seeger : Mbube etc
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Post  Adric on Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:12 am

----- DROPOUTS ----- (Peak Position / Weeks on Chart) - USA

She Really Loves You - Timi Yuro ----- 93 / 2
(How Can I Write On Paper) What I Feel In My Heart - Jim Reeves ----- 92 / 2
Losing Your Love - Jim Reeves ----- 89 / 3
Happy Times (Are Here To Stay) - Tony Orlando ----- 82 (2) / 3
Sometime - Gene Thomas ----- 53 / 7
I Hear You Knocking - Fats Domino ----- 67 / 2
God, Country And My Baby - Johnny Burnette ----- 18 / 9
Smile - Timi Yuro ----- 42 / 6
Foot Stomping - Part 1 - The Flares ----- 25 / 15
Tonight - Eddie Fisher ----- 44 / 6
Up A Lazy River - Si Zentner & his Orchestra ----- 43 / 5
I Wanna Thank You - Bobby Rydell ----- 21 (2) / 9
A Wonder Like You - Rick Nelson ----- 11 / 11
This Time - Troy Shondell ----- 6 / 13
I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters ----- 5 / 15


Suspect 100 --- You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength - Gloria Lynne
Suspect 99 --- I Could Have Loved You So Well - Ray Peterson
Suspect 98 --- Pushin' Your Luck - Sleepy King
RE 97 --- Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues - The Miracles
Suspect 96 --- Lost Someone - James Brown & The Famous Flames
Suspect 95 --- Seven Day Fool - Etta James
91 94 --- Maria - Johnny Mathis
84 93 --- Tennessee Flat-Top Box - Johnny Cash
74 92 --- Never, Never - The Jive Five
87 91 --- Let's Go Trippin' - Dick Dale & The Del-Tones

94 90 --- But On The Other Hand Baby - Ray Charles
95 89 --- Irresistible You - Bobby Darin
97 88 --- Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck Quartet
Suspect 87 --- Pocket Full Of Miracles - Frank Sinatra
Suspect 86 --- Multiplication - Bobby Darin
90 85 --- Dreamy Eyes - Johnny Tillotson
85 84 --- Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Suspect 83 --- Room Full Of Tears - The Drifters
Suspect 82 --- Do-Re-Mi - Lee Dorsey
88 81 --- Just Got To Know - Jimmy McCracklin

99 80 --- Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight & The Pips
80 79 --- Walkin' With My Angel - Bobby Vee
100 78 --- Flying Circle - Frank Slay & his Orchestra
86 77 --- Maria - Roger Williams
Suspect 76 --- Twist-Her - Bill Black's Combo
59 75 --- Lonesome Number One - Don Gibson
96 74 --- Turn On Your Love Light - Bobby Bland
Suspect 73 --- A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives
75 72 --- Three Steps From The Altar - Shep & The Limelites
79 71 --- The Comancheros - Claude King

76 70 --- Turn Around, Look At Me - Glen Campbell
98 69 --- The Little Drummer Boy - The Harry Simeone Chorale
78 68 --- Twistin' U.S.A. - Chubby Checker
72 67 --- It Will Stand - The Showmen
83 66 --- Norman - Sue Thompson
Suspect 65 --- Baby It's You - The Shirelles
69 64 --- It's Too Soon To Know - Etta James
RE 63 --- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The Chipmunks w/ The Music of David Seville
54 62 --- The Peppermint Twist - Danny Peppermint & The Jumping Jacks
28 61 --- September In The Rain - Dinah Washington

30 60 --- In The Middle Of A Heartache - Wanda Jackson
37 59 --- You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards
68 58 --- Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
22 57 --- The Fly - Chubby Checker
70 56 --- The Wanderer - Dion
55 55 --- Hey Little One - Del Shannon
73 54 --- Baby's First Christmas - Connie Francis
65 53 --- Dear Lady Twist - Gary U.S. Bonds
RE 52 --- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - David Seville & The Chipmunks
57 51 --- Little Altar Boy - Vic Dana

52 50 --- It's All Because - Linda Scott
61 49 --- If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - James Ray
67 48 --- Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen
58 47 --- Poor Fool - Ike & Tina Turner
50 46 --- Johnny Will - Pat Boone
71 45 --- Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Rydell / Chubby Checker
53 44 --- Funny How Time Slips Away - Jimmy Elledge
51 43 --- The Gypsy Rover - The Highwaymen
49 42 --- Soothe Me - The Sims Twins
63 41 --- Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Fats Domino

32 40 --- Language Of Love - John D. Loudermilk
60 39 --- Small Sad Sam - Phil McLean
56 38 --- I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George
42 37 --- Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney
48 36 --- The Majestic - Dion
23 35 --- Heartaches - The Marcels
18 34 --- Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels
66 33 --- White Christmas - Bing Crosby
47 32 --- Rock-A-Hula Baby ("Twist" Special) - Elvis Presley
38 31 --- Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke

27 30 --- Bristol Stomp - The Dovells
31 29 --- Well. I Told You - The Chantels
46 28 --- Revenge - Brook Benton
33 27 --- Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night - Kenny Dino
34 26 --- There's No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals
14 25 --- Crazy - Patsy Cline
16 24 --- I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs
29 23 --- 'Til - The Angels
25 22 --- Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
20 21 --- Gypsy Woman - The Impressions

12 20 --- Runaround Sue - Dion Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
41 18 --- Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
26 17 --- Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
24 16 --- When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) - Connie Francis
11 15 --- Moon River - Jerry Butler
21 14 --- When I Fall In Love - The Lettermen
19 13 --- I Don't Know Why - Linda Scott
17 12 --- Moon River - Henry Mancini & his Orchestra
08 11 --- Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher

15 10 --- Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & The Starliters
02 09 --- Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
10 08 --- Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
09 07 --- Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
03 06 --- Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
05 05 --- Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
04 04 --- The Twist - Chubby Checker Like a Star @ heaven
07 03 --- Run To Him - Bobby Vee
01 02 --- Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes Like a Star @ heaven
06 01 --- The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens Like a Star @ heaven
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