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The popular songsof 1961 are listed in the chart below. Clicking on the header will sort the table by that category
title artist week debuted highest ranking Top Twenty Top Forty
409 The Beach Boys 1962/10/01 76 0
Ahab the Arab Ray Stevens 1962/07/14 5 8 9
Al Di La Emilio Pericoli 1962/06/09 6 7 10
A Little Bitty Tear Burl Ives 1962/01/06 9 8 11
All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 1962/10/06 3 9 12
Alley Cat Bent Fabric 1962/08/25 7 8 12
Any Day Now Chuck Jackson 1962/06/02 23 0 6
A Steel Guitar & a Glass of Wine Paul Anka 1962/06/16 13 4 7
A Swingin' Safari Billy Vaughn 1962/08/11 13 2 8
A Wonderful Dream The Majors 1962/09/08 22 0 5
Baby It's You The Shirelles 1962/01/06 8 9 11
Beechwood 4 5789 The Marvelettes 1962/09/01 17 3 7
Big Girls Don't Cry The Four Seasons 1962/10/27 1 13 14
Bobby's Girl Marcie Blane 1962/11/10 3 11 13
Bonnie Bobby Rydell 1962/03/10 18 1 7
Born To Lose Ray Charles 1962/05/19 41 0
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka 1962/07/07 1 10 12
Break It To Me Gently Brenda Lee 1962/01/20 4 9 11
Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke 1962/08/04 13 1 5
Call Me Mr. Inbetween Burl Ives 1962/08/11 19 1 4
Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley 1961/12/18 2 11 12
The Cha Cha Cha Bobby Rydell 1962/10/27 10 6 8
Chains The Cookies 1962/12/01 17 3 8
Chip Chip Gene McDaniels 1962/02/10 10 5 7
Cinderella Jack Ross 1962/04/07 16 2 6
Cindy's Birthday Johnny Crawford 1962/06/02 8 4 9
Close to Cathy Mike Clifford 1962/10/13 12 5 8
Come Back Silly Girl The Lettermen 1962/03/10 17 2 7
Come On Little Angel The Belmonts 1962/08/25 28 14
Conscience James Darren 1962/05/05 11 5 7
Cotton Fields The Highwaymen 1961/12/25 13 7 13
Crying in the Rain The Everly Brothers 1962/02/02 6 8 9
Cry To Me Solomon Burke 1962/01/12 44
Dancin' Party Chubby Checker 1962/07/07 12 4 7
Dear Lady Twist Gary U.S. Bonds 1962/01/13 9 8 11
Dear Lonely Hearts Nat King Cole 1962/12/01 13 4 8
Dear One Larry Finnegan 1962/03/31 11 4 8
Desafinado Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd 1962/10/27 15 5 10
Devil Woman Marty Robbins 1962/08/18 16 3 7
Don't Break The Heart That Loves You Connie Francis 1962/02/24 1 8 10
Don't Go Near the Indians Rex Allen 1962/10/06 17 1 4
Don't Hang Up The Orlons 1962/11/03 4 8 11
Don't Play That Song Ben E. King 1962/05/19 11 4 7
Do You Love Me The Contours 1962/09/22 3 8 19
Dream Baby Roy Orbison 1962/03/30 4 6 9
Dreamy Eyes Johnny Tillotson 1962/01/20 35 0 1
Duke of Earl Gene Chandler 1962/01/27 1 11 11
Ecstacy Ben E. King 1962/01/03 56
Eso Beso Paul Anka 1962/11/24 19 1 5
Everybody Loves Me But You Brenda Lee 1962/04/28 6 6 8
Follow That Dream Elvis Presley 1962/05/19 15 2 7
Funny Way of Laughin' Burl Ives 1962/04/21 10 5 8
Gina Johnny Mathis 1962/10/13 6 7 9
Girls Were Made To Love Eddie Hodges 1962/07/07 14 5 8
Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley 1962/03/24 1 10 11
Gravy Dee Dee Sharp 1962/06/23 9 5 9
Green Onions Booker T. & The MGs 1962/09/01 3 8 12
Happy Birthday Sweet 16 Neil Sedaka 1961/11/27 6 9 11
Having a Party Sam Cooke 1962/06/16 17 2 9
Heart in Hand Brenda Lee 1962/07/21 15 3 7
Her Royal Majesty James Darren 1962/02/17 6 5 8
He's a Rebel The Crystals 1962/10/06 1 10 12
Hey! Baby Bruce Channel 1962/02/10 1 10 12
Hey Let's Twist Joey Dee & The Starliters 1962/03/03 20 1 4
Hide Nor Hair Ray Charles 1962/04/21 20 1 4
Hully Gully Baby The Dovells 1962/09/15 25 0 7
I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles 1962/05/19 1 12 14
If I Had A Hammer Peter, Paul & Mary 1962/09/08 10 5 8
If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody James Ray 1961/12/25 22 0 10
I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) Barbara George 1961/12/18 3 8 11
I Left My Heart In San Francisco Tony Bennett 1962/09/29 19 1 10
I'll Never Dance Again Bobby Rydell 1962/06/23 14 4 7
I Love You The Volumes 1962/06/02 22 0 6
I'm Blue The Ikettes 1962/02/03 19 3 8
I Need Your Loving Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford 1962/07/07 20 2 7
I Remember You Frank Ifield 1962/09/22 5 5 8
Irresistable You Bobby Darin 1962/01/13 15 3 8
I Sold My Heart to the Junkman The Blue-Belles 1962/05/12 15 3 7
It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson 1962/05/19 3 9 12
I've Got A Woman Jimmy McGriff 1962/10/27 20 1 7
I Wish That We Were Married Ronnie & The Hi-Lites 1962/04/21 16 3 8
James (Hold the Ladder Steady) Sue Thompson 1962/10/20 17 3 6
Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares 1962/03/17 1 10 13
Johnny Get Angry Joanie Sommers 1962/06/16 7 7 11
Keep Your Hands off My Baby Little Eva 1962/11/24 12 6 8
Lemon Tree Peter, Paul & Mary 1962/06/09 35 0 2
Let Me In The Sensations 1962/02/10 4 8 12
Let's Dance Chris Montez 1962/09/08 4 7 9
Let's Go The Routers 1962/11/24 19 2 7
Letter Full of Tears Gladys Knight & the Pips 1962/01/20 19 1 6
Lie To Me Brook Benton 1962/09/15 13 3 6
Limbo Rock Chubby Checker 1962/09/29 2 14 17
Little Bitty Pretty One Clyde McPhatter 1962/06/30 25 0 5
Little Diane Dion 1962/07/21 8 5 8
Lizzie Borden Chad Mitchel Trio 1962/01/01 44 0
Love Came To Me Dion 1962/11/24 10 4 9
Love Letters Ketty Lester 1962/03/10 5 7 11
Love Me Warm And Tender Paul Anka 1962/03/17 12 5 9
Lover Please Clyde McPhatter 1962/03/24 7 8 10
Lovers Who Wander Dion 1962/05/05 3 7 9
Make It Easy On Yourself Jerry Butler 1962/08/18 20 1 4
Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp 1962/03/17 2 12 15
Midnight in Moscow Kenny Ball 1962/02/17 2 9 12
Monster Mash Bobby Boris Pickett 1962/09/15 1 9 12
Moon River Henry Mancini 1961/11/13 11 5 16
Moon River Andy Williams 1961/12/01 0
My Boomerang Won't Come Back Charlie Drake 1962/02/17 21 0 6
My Own True Love The Duprees 1962/11/10 13 3 6
Next Door To An Angel Neil Sedaka 1962/10/20 5 6 9
Norman Sue Thompson 1962/01/13 3 9 11
Nothing Can Change This Love Sam Cooke 1962/10/20 12 3 8
Old Rivers Walter Brennan 1962/04/21 5 6 9
Only Love Can Break a Heart Gene Pitney 1962/09/29 2 8 11
Palisades Park Freddy Cannon 1962/05/26 3 9 12
Papa Oom Mow Mow The Rivingtons 1962/03/16 48
Party Lights Claudine Clark 1962/07/21 5 6 10
Patches Dickey Lee 1962/09/08 6 9 11
Peppermint Twist Joey Dee & the Starliters 1961/12/04 1 14 14
Percolator Billy Joe & The Checkmates 1962/02/17 10 5 7
Playboy The Marvelettes 1962/05/26 7 7 11
Please Don't Ask About Barbara Bobby Vee 1962/03/17 15 2 6
Popeye (The Hitchhiker) Chubby Checker 1962/09/29 10 5 9
P.T. 109 Jimmy Dean 1962/04/14 8 6 9
Punish Her Bobby Vee 1962/09/15 20 1 6
Rain Rain Go Away Bobby Vinton 1962/09/15 12 4 7
Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole 1962/08/18 2 10 13
Release Me Esther Phillips 1962/11/17 8 7 10
Return to Sender Elvis Presley 1962/10/27 2 12 14
Revenge Brook Benton 1961/12/18 15 2 5
Ride Dee Dee Sharp 1962/11/10 5 6 9
Rinky Dink Dave Baby Cortez 1962/08/11 10 4 9
Rock-a-Hula Baby Elvis Presley 1961/12/08 23 0 5
Roses Are Red Bobby Vinton 1962/06/16 1 12 13
Ruby Ann Marty Robbins 1962/12/08 18 1 5
Rumours Johnny Crawford 1962/11/24 12 4 7
Sealed With a Kiss Brian Hyland 1962/06/30 3 8 11
Second Hand Love Connie Francis 1962/05/19 7 5 7
Send Me The Pillow You Dream On Johnny Tillotson 1962/08/25 17 2 6
Shadrack Brook Benton 1962/01/27 19 1 5
Sharing You Bobby Vee 1962/06/09 15 4 6
She Can't Find Her Keys Paul Petersen 1962/03/31 19 1 7
She Cried Jay & the Americans 1962/04/07 5 8 11
Sheila Tommy Roe 1962/08/11 1 9 11
Sherry The Four Seasons 1962/09/01 1 10 12
She's Everything Ral Donner 1962/02/03 18 2 4
She's Got You Patsy Cline 1962/02/24 14 5 8
She's Not You Elvis Presley 1962/08/11 5 7 9
Shout Joey Dee & The Starliters 1962/03/31 6 7 9
Shout Shout Ernie Maresca 1962/04/21 6 6 9
Silver Threads & Golden Needles The Springfields 1962/09/01 20 2 6
Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker 1962/03/10 3 10 12
Smoky Places The Corsairs 1962/01/27 12 3 10
Snap Your Fingers Joe Henderson 1962/06/02 8 6 10
Soldier Boy The Shirelles 1962/03/31 1 10 13
So This Is Love The Castells 1962/05/26 21 0 5
Soul Twist King Curtis 1962/04/07 17 2 8
Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone 1962/06/30 6 7 10
Stop the Music The Shirelles 1962/10/06 36 0 3
Stranger On The Shore Acker Bilk 1962/04/07 1 13 15
Super Skier Chad Mitchel Trio 1962/01/01 0
Surfin' Safari The Beach Boys 1962/09/15 14 3 10
Teenage Idol Ricky Nelson 1962/02/28 5 6 9
Tell Me Dick & Dee Dee 1962/05/12 22 0 5
Telstar The Tornadoes 1962/11/17 1 11 13
That's Old Fashioned The Everly Brothers 1962/06/02 10 3 7
The Crowd Roy Orbison 1962/06/23 26 0 6
The Guitar Man Duane Eddy 1962/11/03 12 3 10
The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens 1961/11/27 1 12 13
The Locomotion Little Eva 1962/07/21 1 10 12
Lonely Bull Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 1962/11/10 6 9 11
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Gene Pitney 1962/05/19 4 6 8
Theme From Dr. Kildare Richard Chamberlain 1962/06/23 10 7 10
The One Who Really Loves You Mary Wells 1962/05/05 8 7 10
There's No Other The Crystals 1961/12/11 20 1 7
The Stripper David Rose Orchestra 1962/06/02 1 11 13
The Twist Chubby Checker 1961/11/20 1 15 18
The Wah Watusi The Orlons 1962/06/23 2 9 11
The Wanderer Dion 1961/12/16 2 11 13
Things Bobby Darin 1962/07/21 3 6 9
Til The Angels 1961/12/04 14 3 7
Torture Kris Jensen 1962/10/06 20 1 6
Town Without Pity Gene Pitney 1961/12/18 13 4 10
Tuff Ace Cannon 1962/01/27 17 4 10
Turn On Your Love Light Bobby Bland 1962/01/20 28 0 3
Twist & Shout Isley Brothers 1962/06/30 17 4 11
Twistin' the Night Away Sam Cooke 1962/02/17 9 7 13
Twistin' Matilda Jimmy Soul 1962/05/05 22 0 8
Twistin Postman The Marvelettes 1962/03/03 34 0 1
Twist Twist Senora Gary U.S. Bonds 1962/04/07 9 6 9
Unchain My Heart Ray Charles 1961/12/10 9 7 10
Uptown The Crystals 1962/04/28 13 5 8
Vacation Connie Francis 1962/08/11 9 4 6
Venus In Blue Jeans Jimmy Clanton 1962/09/01 7 7 10
Walking With My Angel Bobby Vee 1961/12/03 53 0 1
Walk On The Wild Side Jimmy Smith 1962/06/09 21 0 7
Welcome Home Baby The Shirelles 1962/07/07 22 0 6
What Kind Of Fool Am I Sammy Davis, Jr 1962/10/06 17 3 10
What Kind of Love Is This Joey Dee & The Starliters 1962/09/15 18 2 6
What's A Matter Baby Timi Yuro 1962/08/11 12 3 6
What's Your Name Don & Juan 1962/02/24 7 7 9
When I Fall In Love The Lettermen 1961/12/04 6 9 11
When the Boy In Your Arms Connie Francis 1961/12/04 10 7 9
Where Have All the Flowers Gone The Kingston Trio 1962/03/03 21 0 7
Wiggle Wobble Les Cooper & The Soul Rockers 1962/11/17 22 0 11
Wolverton Mountain Claude King 1962/06/16 6 10 11
Workin For The Man Roy Orbison 1962/10/27 33 0 4
You Are Mine Frankie Avalon 1962/05/03 26
You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles 1962/12/01 7 5 9
You Beat Me to the Punch Mary Wells 1962/08/25 9 5 9
You Belong to Me The Duprees 1962/08/25 7 6 9
You Better Move On Arthur Alexander 1962/03/31 24 0 6
You Don't Know Me Ray Charles 1962/08/04 2 6 9
You'll Lose a Good Thing Barbara Lynn 1962/07/14 8 5 8
Young World Ricky Nelson 1962/03/17 5 7 10
Your Nose Is Gonna Grow Johnny Crawford 1962/08/25 14 2 6