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1961 Music compiled by Ted Yates

 

 1961 IN MUSIC
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TOP 100 HITS OF 1961

1. Tossin' And Turnin'   Bobby Lewis                           1961 Trivia
2. Big Bad John    Jimmy Dean
3. Runaway    Del Shannon
4. The Lion Sleeps Tonight  Tokens
5. Wonderland By Night   Bert Kaempfert
6. Take Good Care Of My Baby   Bobby Vee
7. Blue Moon    Marcels
8. Ponytime    Chubby Checker
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow   Shirelles
10.Travelin' Man   Rick Nelson
11.Calcutta    Lawrence Welk
12.Michael    Highwayman
13.Quarter To Three   Gary U.S.Bonds
14.Surrender    Elvis Presley
15.Runaround Sue   Dion
16.Hit The Road Jack   Ray Charles
17.Running Scared   Roy Orbison
18.Please Mr. Postman   Marvelettes
19.Wooden Heart    Joe Dowell
20.Mother-In-Law   Ernie K.Doe
21.Moody River    Pat Boone
22.Shop Around    Miracles
23.The Boll Weevil Song   Brook Benton
24.Bristol Stomp   Dovells
25.I Like It Like That   Chris Kenner
26.Raindrops    Dee Clark
27.Exodus    Ferrante & Teicher
28.Apache    Jorgen Ingmann
29.The Mountain's High   Dick And Deedee
30.Crying    Roy Orbison
31.Run To Him    Bobby Vee
32.Daddy's Home    Shep & The Limelites
33.A Hundred Pounds Of Clay   Gene McDaniels
34.I've Told Every Little Star   Linda Scott
35.My True Story   Jive Five
36.Goodbye Cruel World   James Darren
37.Dedicated To The One I Love  Shirelles
38.Stand By Me    Ben E. King
39.Calendar Girl   Neil Sedaka
40.Wheels    String-a-Longs
41.Last Night    Mar-Keys
42.There's A Moon Out Tonight   Capris
43.Marie's The Name His Latest Flame   Elvis Presley
44.Fool #1    Brenda Lee
45.(I Don't Know Why) But I Do  Clarence "Frogman' Henry
46.Where The Boys Are    Connie Francis
47.Don't Worry    Marty Robbins
48.On The Rebound   Floyd Cramer
49.You Don't Know What You've Got   Ral Donner
50.Little Sister   Elvis Presley
51.Hats Off To Larry   Del Shannon
52.Walk On By    Leroy Van Dyke
53.I Love How You Love Me    Paris Sisters
54.Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen    Neil Sedaka
55.Mama Said    Shirelles
56.Hurt     Timi Yuro
57.Dum Dum    Brenda Lee
58.Angel Baby    Rosie & The Originals
59.Rubber Ball    Bobby Vee
60.Who Put The Bomp   Barry Mann
61.Does Your Chewing Gum...Flavor   Lonnie Donegan
62.Tower Of Strength   Gene McDaniels
63.Yellow Bird    Arthur Lyman
64.Sad Movies    Sue Thompson
65.You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby Bobby Darin
66.School Is Out   Gary U.S.Bonds
67.This Time    Troy Shondell
68.Baby Sittin' Boogie   Buzz Clifford
69.Let's Twist Again   Chubby Checker
70.The Writing On The Wall    Adam Mitchell
71.I Feel So Bad   Elvis Presley
72.Let There Be Drums   Sandy Nelson
73.Walk Right In   Everly Bros.
74.Mexico    Bob Moore
75.Ya Ya    Lee Dorsey
76.Every Beat Of My Heart  Gladys Knight & The Pips
77.Without You    Johnny Tillotson
78.Pretty Little Angel Eyes   Curtis Lee
79.Ebony Eyes    Everly Bros.
80.Hello Mary Lou   Rick Nelson
81.Crazy    Patsy Cline
82.You Can Depend On Me   Brenda Lee
83.The Fly    Chubby Checker
84.Take Good Care Of Her   Adam Wade
85.Moon River    Henry Mancini
86.Spanish Harlem   Ben E. King
87.Tonight    Ferrante & Teicher
88.Corinna, Corrina   Ray Peterson
89.Together    Connie Francis
90.Heartaches    Marcels
91.Emotions    Brenda Lee
92.Asia Minor    Kokomo
93.Those Oldies But Goodie  Little Caesar & Romans
94.Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart   Connie Francis
95.Let's Get Together   Hayley Mills
96.One Mint Julep   Ray Charles
97.Portrait Of My Love   Steve Lawrence
98.I Understand    G-Clefs
99.Dance On Little Girl   Paul Anka
100.You're The Reason   Bobby Edwards 

TOP ALBUMS OF 1961

1. Blue Hawaii    Elvis Presley
2. Calcutta    Lawrence Welk
3. Stars For A Summer Night  Various Artists
4. Judy At Carnegie Hall  Judy Garland
5. Camelot    Original Broadway Cast
6. Wonderland By Night   Bert Kaempfert
7. Stereo 35/MM    Enoch Light & His Orchestra
8. Exodus    Soundtrack
9. Something For Everybody  Elvis Presley
10.The Button-Down Mind Srikes Back! Bob Newhart  

TOP 10 COUNTRY HITS OF 1961

1. Walk On By    Leroy Van Dyke
2. Don't Worry    Marty Robbins
3. Hello Walls    Faron Young
4. Tender Years    George Jones
5. North To Alaska   Johnny Horton
6. Heartbreak U.S.A.   Kitty Wells
7. I Fall To Pieces   Patsy Cline
8. Big Bad John    Jimmy Dean
9. Crazy    Patsy Cline
10.Last Date    Floyd Cramer  

TOP 10 ONE HIT WONDERS OF 1961

1. Ernie K-Doe    Mother-In-Law
2. Shep & The Limelites   Daddy's Home
3. Jorgen Ingmann   Apache
4. Chris Kenner    I Like It Like That
5. Capris    There's A Moon Out Tonight
6. Rosie & The Originals  Angel Baby
7. Troy Shondell   This Time
8. Curtis Lee    Pretty Little Angel Eyes
9. Bob Moore    Mexico
10.Buzz Clifford   Baby Sittin' Boogie
    

10 GREAT 'LOST 45's FROM 1961

1. Rama Lama Ding Dong   Edsels
2. Tonight I Fell In Love  Tokens
3. Girl Of My Best Friend   Ral Donner
4. I Just Don't Understand  Ann Margaret
5. You Can Have Her   Roy Hamilton
6. Angel On My Shoulder   Shelby Flint
7. You're The Reason   Bobby Edwards
8. Little Devil    Neil Sedaka
9. Good Time Baby   Bobby Rydell
10.Bumble Boogie   B.Bumble & The Stingers