WABC's All American Survey for Week of 24 November 1964

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. She's Not There - The Zombies (Parrot)         *1 week #1*  2
  2. Baby Love - The Supremes (Motown)                           1
  3. Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones (London)            4
  4. Ringo - Lorne Greene (RCA)                                 10
  5. You Really Got Me - The Kinks (Reprise)                     6
 *6. Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las (Red Bird)             3
  7. I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits (MGM)           11
  8. My Love, Forgive Me - Robert Goulet (Columbia)             12
  9. Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton (Epic)                           15
 10. Walking in the Rain - The Ronettes (Philles)                7
 11. Goin' Out of My Head - Little Anthony & the Imperials (DCP) 9
 12. I Feel Fine - The Beatles (Capitol)                        HP
 13. Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers (Josie)         5
 14. She's a Woman - The Beatles (Capitol)                      HP
 15. Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & the Americans (UA)        13
 16. Ask Me - Elvis Presley (RCA)                               22
 17. Come See About Me - The Supremes (Motown)                  29
*18. Any Way You Want It - The Dave Clark Five (Epic)           41
*19. Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters (Atlantic)     HP
*20. Big Man In Town - The 4 Seasons (Philips)                  33
 23. I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney (Musicor)                20
 26. Have I the Right? - The Honeycombs (Interphon)             16
*28. Too Many Fish in the Sea - The Marvelettes (Tamla)         PH
 37. Keep Searchin' - Del Shannon (Amy)                         HP
     Mountain of Love - Johnny Rivers (Imperial)                HP
     Hawaii Tattoo - The Waikikis (Kapp)                        --
    *Dance, Dance, Dance - The Beach Boys (Capitol)             23
Hot Prospects:
     Love Potion No. 9 - The Searchers (Kapp)                     
     Leader of the Laundromat - The Detergents (Roulette)         
     Right Or Wrong - Ronnie Dove (Diamond)                       
     I'm Gonna Love You Too - The Hullaballoos (Roulette)         
     Amen - The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)                       
     Simon Says - The Shangri-Las (Smash)                         
     Shaggy Dog - Mickey Lee Lane (Swan)                          
     The Wedding - Julie Rogers (Mercury)                         
     Fiddler On the Roof - The Village Stompers (Epic)            
     Oh No Not My Baby - Maxine Brown (Wand)                      
     Smile - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)               
     (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me -              
                                          Sandie Shaw (Reprise)   
     The Jerk - The Larks (Money)                                 
     Everything's Alright - The Newbeats (Hickory)                
First and Exclusive Collector's Item on WABC!:
     I've Got a Woman - The Beatles [no label]                    
Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     The Promised Land - Chuck Berry (Chess)                      
*Previous Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Scott Muni - 7:15 PM-10:00 PM Monday - Friday
                  7:00 PM-10:30 PM Sunday

SPECIAL NOTES:  No play on "Mountain of Love" or "Hawaii Tattoo."

The "First and Exclusive Collector's Item" this week was announced 
as a European recording not available in the U.S.  This 
"Collector's Item" is what would later be known as a "bootleg 
recording."  The quality was terrible, sounding like it was 
recorded off a radio, using a microphone sitting next to a 
speaker, rather than a line input.  Even parts of the intro and 
outro of the song were chopped, as though to eliminate DJ patter.  
The fact that WABC would play a song of this quality (definitely 
not broadcast quality) and questionable origin underscores the 
intense level of competition Top 40 radio stations felt at the 
time, to satiate the public's still heavy appetite for anything by 
or about the Beatles.  (Now THIS was Beatlemania!)  It should also 
be noted here that this is the first time in nine weeks that the 
Beatles are (once again) in the Top 20 on WABC.

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