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Top Songs of 1961

1960 <-1961-> 1962



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Date
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Title down up
Album
Comment

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Runaway
1.
03/1961
361

✫1
US




3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #466]
[Big Top 3067]
written by Del Shannon (as Charles Westover) & Max Crook
2.
10/1961
358

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[spoken]
[Columbia 42175]
written by Jimmy Dean
3.
03/1961
353

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Colpix 186]
written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
4.
07/1961
341

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
19th century folk song
written by traditional
Surrender
5.
02/1961
333

✫1
US






✫1
UK
adapted from the italian song "come back to sorrento"
[RCA 47-7850]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Stranger on the Shore
6.
12/1961
326

✫1
US
✫1
AC


7
R&B
2
UK
with the Leon Young String Chorale
[instrumental]
[Atco 6217]
written by Mr. Acker Bilk (as Acker Bilk) & Robert Mellin
7.
12/1961
321

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #394]
charted as Rock-A-Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling in Love in UK charts
[RCA 47-7968]
written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss
Travelin' Man
8.
04/1961
303

✫1
US






2
UK
charted as Hello Mary Lou / Travellin' Man in UK charts
[Imperial 5741]
written by Jerry Fuller
9.
08/1961
296

✫1
US






3
UK
[Liberty 55354]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
10.
08/1961
291

4
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
charted as His Latest Flame / Little Sister in UK charts
[RCA Victor 47-7908]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Hit the Road Jack
11.
09/1961
282

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #377]
[ABC-Paramount 10244]
written by Percy Mayfield
12.
11/1961
282

2
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[instrumental]
written by Vasilii Petrovich Soloviev-Sedoy & Kenny Ball (arrangement)
13.
04/1961
274

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Beltone 1002]
written by Ritchie Adams & Malou Rene
14.
05/1961
274

✫1
US




3
R&B
7
UK
as U.S. Bonds
[Legrand 1008]
written by Gene Barge, Frank Guida & Joseph Royster
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
15.
11/1961
271

✫1
US




7
R&B
11
UK
aka Wimoweh, a south african zulu song
[RCA 47-7954]
written by Solomon Linda, Paul Campbell, Albert Stanton, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss
16.
08/1961
268

5
US






✫1
UK
US: B-side to (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame, UK: Double A-side with (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame ; charted as His Latest Flame / Little Sister in UK charts
[RCA Victor 47-7908]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
17.
11/1961
264

✫1
US




4
R&B
14
UK
[R]
[Parkway 811]
written by Hank Ballard
18.
03/1961
262

4
US




16
R&B
✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 7840]
written by Floyd Cramer
19.
09/1961
259

✫1
US




4
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #342]
[Laurie 3110]
written by Dion (as Dion DiMucci) & Ernie Maresca
20.
01/1961
253

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
27
UK
[Parkway 818]
written by Don Covay & John Berry
21.
04/1961
252

✫1
US






9
UK
[Monument 438]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
Ebony Eyes
22.
01/1961
243

8
US


25
country
25
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes in UK charts
[Warner 5199]
written by John D. Loudermilk
23.
02/1961
243

7
US






✫1
UK
charted as Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes in UK charts
[Warner 5199]
written by Sonny Curtis
24.
03/1961
243

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Minit 623]
written by Allen Toussaint
25.
11/1961
240

✫1
US




8
R&B
33
UK
as Joey Dee & The Starlighters
inspired by New York City's Peppermint Lounge Club
[Roulette 4401]
written by Joey Dee & Henry Glover
26.
11/1961
239

2
US






6
UK
[Liberty 55388]
written by Gerry Goffin & Jack Keller
Moody River
27.
05/1961
238

✫1
US
4
AC




18
UK
[Dot 16209]
written by Chase Webster (as Gary Daniel Bruce)
28.
02/1961
232

4
US






3
UK
as Clarence "Frogman" Henry
written by Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry) & Paul Gayten
Please, Mr. Postman
29.
09/1961
231

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


30.
10/1961
230

5
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Mercury 71834]
written by Kendall Hayes & Gary Walker
31.
05/1961
226

2
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B
30
UK
[novelty]
[Mercury 71820]
written by traditional
I Feel So Bad
32.
05/1961
219

5
US




15
R&B
4
UK
hit for Chuck Willis in 1954
[RCA 47-7880]
written by Chuck Willis
33.
12/1961
217

2
US






10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #239]
[Laurie 3115]
written by Ernie Maresca
34.
06/1961
217

✫1
US
✫1
AC






based on german folk song Muss I Denn
[Smash 1708]
written by Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey & Bert Kaempfert
35.
01/1961
214

3
US




19
R&B
8
UK
[instrumental]
[Warwick 603]
written by Richard Stephens, Jimmy Torres & Norman Petty (uncredited)
36.
06/1961
213

6
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
#1 hit for Paul Whiteman in 1928
[MGM 13019]
written by Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown
Hello Mary Lou
37.
05/1961
209

9
US






2
UK
charted as Hello Mary Lou / Travellin' Man in UK charts
[Imperial 5741]
written by Gene Pitney & Cayet Mangiaracina
38.
06/1961
203

5
US






6
UK
[Big Top 3075]
written by Del Shannon
39.
08/1961
203

2
US






25
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #69]
B side to Candy Man
[Monument 447]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
40.
12/1961
200

9
US
✫1
AC
2
country


9
UK
[Decca 31330]
written by Hank Cochran
41.
05/1961
199

2
US




2
R&B


[Instant 3229]
written by Chris Kenner & Allen Toussaint
Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
42.
11/1961
195

6
US






3
UK
[RCA 7957]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
43.
03/1961
192

3
US




22
R&B
7
UK
[Canadian American 123]
written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
44.
05/1961
191

4
US




✫1
R&B
27
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #121]
[Atco 6194]
written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
45.
01/1961
190

2
US




9
R&B


[instrumental]
written by Jerry Lordan
46.
05/1961
189

2
US




3
R&B


[Vee-Jay 383]
written by Dee Clark
47.
09/1961
187

2
US




7
R&B


[Parkway 827]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
48.
07/1961
185

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Beltone 1006]
written by Eugene Pitt, Oscar Waltzer & Phil Belmonte
49.
11/1961
185

3
US




✫1
R&B


[AFO 302]
written by Barbara George
50.
07/1961
182

2
US






37
UK
[Liberty F-55350]
written by Dick St. John
51.
10/1961
181

7
US






3
UK
[instrumental]
[Imperial 5775]
written by Sandy Nelson & Richie Allen (as Richard Podolor)
52.
07/1961
178

3
US




2
R&B


[instrumental]
[Satellite 107]
written by Charles Axton, Jerry Lee Smith, Floyd Newman, Chips Moman & Gil Caple
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
53.
09/1961
176

5
US






10
UK
#1 hit for Bing Crosby in 1938
[Atco 6206]
written by Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer
54.
06/1961
174

4
US






22
UK
[Decca 31272]
written by Jackie DeShannon & Sharon Sheeley
55.
01/1961
173

3
US




2
R&B


[R]
[Scepter 1203]
written by Ralph Bass & Lowman Pauling
56.
10/1961
171

3
US






38
UK
[Decca 31309]
written by Kathryn R. Fulton
57.
03/1961
169

3
US




11
R&B


[Liberty 55308]
written by Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon & Bob Elgin
58.
05/1961
168

4
US
2
AC






[instrumental]
[Hi Fi 5024]
written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn Keith) & Norman Luboff
59.
12/1961
166

23
US






✫1
UK
US: B-side to Can't Help Falling In Love, UK: Double A-side with Can't Help Falling In Love ; charted as Rock-A-Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling in Love in UK charts
written by Ben Weisman, Fred Wise & Dolores Fuller
You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
60.
07/1961
166

4
US






25
UK
[Gone 5108]
written by Paul Burton & Paul Hampton
61.
01/1961
164

3
US


✫1
country




[Columbia 41922]
written by Marty Robbins
62.
04/1961
164

7
US






12
UK
[MGM 12995]
written by Howard Greenfield & Jack Keller
63.
03/1961
163

2
US




4
R&B


[Hull 740]
written by James Sheppard & William H. Miller
64.
10/1961
163

3
US






28
UK
[Colpix 609]
written by Gloria Shayne Baker (as Gloria Shayne)
65.
09/1961
159

6
US






22
UK
[Goldcrest 161]
written by Chips Moman
66.
05/1961
159

5
US
5
AC


21
R&B


[Coed 550]
written by Mark Barkan, Sandy Baron & George Eddy
67.
05/1961
158

6
US




✫1
R&B


as The Pips
[Vee-Jay 386]
written by Johnny Otis
68.
10/1961
157

5
US




5
R&B


[Liberty 55371]
written by Burt Bacharach & Bob Hilliard
69.
10/1961
157

8
US




4
R&B


[Sar 117]
written by Sam Cooke
70.
08/1961
154

7
US
✫1
AC


22
R&B


as Bob Moore and his Orchestra
[instrumental]
[Monument 446]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
Where the Boys Are
71.
01/1961
154

4
US








US B side to No One
[MGM 12971]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
72.
09/1961
153

8
US






17
UK
[from the movie The Parent Trap]
[Buena Vista F-385]
written by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman) & Robert B. Sherman (as Robert Sherman)
73.
06/1961
151

8
US
3
AC
8
country


36
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA 47-7893]
written by Bob Wills
74.
09/1961
150

9
US






17
UK
adaptation of "auld lang syne"-melody
[Terrace 7500]
written by Pat Best
75.
02/1961
148

14
US






2
UK
hit for Hoagy Carmichael in 1932
[Atco 6188]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Sidney Arodin
76.
03/1961
146

7
US




20
R&B
38
UK
[Coed 546]
written by Arthur Kent & Ed Warren
Ya Ya
77.
08/1961
146

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Fury 1053]
written by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Bobby Robinson (as Morgan Robinson) & Morris Levy
78.
01/1961
145

6
US


28
country
27
R&B
17
UK
[novelty]
[Columbia 41876]
written by Johnny Parker
79.
05/1961
144

27
US






✫1
UK
hit for Bing Crosby in 1934
[Warner 5220]
written by Nacio Brown & Arthur Freed
80.
12/1961
144

3
US








[Hickory 1159]
written by John D. Loudermilk
81.
07/1961
143

5
US




12
R&B


[Legrand 1009]
written by Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson) & Gene Barge
82.
07/1961
140

4
US
2
AC


22
R&B


[Liberty 55343]
written by Al Jacobs & Jimmie Crane
83.
09/1961
140

5
US
✫1
AC






[Hickory 1153]
written by John D. Loudermilk
84.
03/1961
140

6
US




25
R&B


[Decca 31231]
written by Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap & Earl Hines
85.
03/1961
138

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Impulse 200]
written by Rudy Toombs
86.
04/1961
138

4
US




2
R&B


[Scepter 1217]
written by Luther Dixon & Willie Denson
87.
02/1961
136

8
US






35
UK
[Felsted 8612]
written by Jimmy Wisner (as James J. Wisner), Roger Mozian & Edvard Grieg
Let's Twist Again
88.
08/1961
136

22
US






2
UK
[R]
[Parkway 824]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
89.
11/1961
135

9
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10266]
written by Bobby Sharp & Teddy Powell (disputed credit)
90.
10/1961
134

7
US




19
R&B


#1 hit for Ted Weems in 1947
[Colpix 612]
written by Al Hoffman & John Klenner
91.
09/1961
134

7
US




11
R&B


[Parkway 830]
written by John Medora (as John Madara) & David White
92.
05/1961
134

12
US




11
R&B
6
UK
#1 hit for the Mills Brothers in 1944
[Argo 5388]
written by Allan Roberts & Doris Fisher
Wooden Heart
93.
03/1961
134









✫1
UK
US: B-side to Blue Christmas and Puppet On a String
[RCA 47-7865]
written by Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey & Bert Kaempfert
94.
08/1961
133

25
US






2
UK
[Monument 447]
written by Beverly Ross & Fred Neil
95.
10/1961
132

8
US
2
AC






[instrumental]
[United Artists 373]
written by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
96.
12/1961
131

9
US




5
R&B


[Legrand 1015]
written by Frank Guida (as Frank J. Guida)
97.
07/1961
129

10
US
4
AC


16
R&B


[Coed 553]
written by Scott David & Larry Kusik
Let's Twist Again
98.
06/1961
129

8
US




26
R&B



[Parkway 824]
written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
99.
08/1961
129

7
US








100.
11/1961
128

10
US
2
AC






written by Sid Tepper & Roy Bennett

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