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Aug 14, 2015 at 05:57 PM

AUSTRALIAN CHART BOOK'S (Barry Kowal) TOP SINGLES FOR 1961*



No.Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1-WOODEN HEART-ELVIS PRESLEY-APRIL                                        872
  2-A SCOTTISH SOLDIER (GREEN HILLS OF TYROL)-ANDY STEWART-June                      846
  3-I?M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR-EDDIE HODGES-August                                 830
  4-EXODUS-FERRANTE & TEICHER-May                                                    820
  5-TRAVELIN' MAN/HELLO,MARY LOU-RICK NELSON-July                                    810
  6-RUNAWAY-DEL SHANNON-May                                                          784
  7-NORTH TO ALASKA-JOHNNY HORTON-January                                            782  
  8-ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT/I GOTTA KNOW-Elvis Presley-January                      730
  9-WONDERLAND BY NIGHT-Bert Kaempfert-February                                      714 
 10-I'M COUNTING ON YOU/RIGHT NOW-Johnny O?Keefe-September                           664
 11-Crying-Roy Orbison-November                                                      660
 12-Goodbye Cruel World-James Darren-December                                        654
 13-My Boomerang Won?t Come Back-Charlie Drake-December                              652
 14-Mexico-Bob Moore-October                                                         628
 15-Candy Man-Roy Orbison-November                                                   616
 16-One Last Kiss-Crash Craddock-March                                               570
 17-Rubber Ball-Bobby Vee-March                                                      570  
 18-Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee-November                                     564
 19-Wheels-String-A-Longs-April                                                      564
 20-Surrender-Elvis Presley-April                                                    554
 21-Michael-Highwaymen-September                                                     514
 22-Sad Movies(Make Me Cry)-Sue Thompson-December                                    514
 23-(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister-Elvis Presley-October          512
 24-Baby Face/How Many Tears-Bobby Vee-August                                        494    
 25-Sailor-Lolita-January                                                            490
 26-Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles-November                                           480
 27-Donald Where's Your Troosers?-Andy Stewart-October                               466
 28-Little Devil Neil Sedaka-July                                                    462
 29-Runaround Sue-Dion-December                                                      456
 30-Never On Sunday-Don Costa-April                                                  454
 31-Wings Of A Dove-Ferlin Husky-April                                               448
 32-Big Bad John-Jimmy Dean-December                                                 444
 33-Moody River-Pat Boone-August                                                     444
 34-Dream Girl-Bryan Davies-August                                                   444
 35-Kon-Tiki-The Shadows-November                                                    442
 36-Together-Connie Francis-September                                                440
 37-You're Sixteen-Johnny Burnette-January                                           440
 38-Sway-Bobby Rydell-February                                                       438
 39-Hats Off To Larry-Del Shannon-August                                             424
 40-Milord-Edith Piaf-February                                                       402
 41-Good Time Baby-Bobby Rydell-April                                                398
 42-A Hundred Pounds Of Clay-Gene McDaniels-June                                     390
 43-Where The Boys Are-Connie Francis-April                                          384
 44-Blue Moon-Marcels-May                                                            382
 45-Smokey Mokes-Joy Boys-September                                                  380
 46-Asia Minor-Kokomo-June                                                           370
 47-Flaming Star-Elvis Presley-June                                                  368
 48-More Money For You And Me-Four Preps-October                                     366
 49-Last Date-Floyd Cramer-March                                                     366
 50-You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby-Bobby Darin-November                         364
 51-Tower Of Strength-Gene McDaniels-December                                        360
 52-Yellow Bird-Arthur Lyman Group-August                                            360
 53-The Battle?s O?er (Soldier Laddie)-Andy Stewart-August                           356 
 54-I've Told Every Little Star-Linda Scott-July                                     342
 55-Calcutta/Last Date-Lawrence Welk-March                                           342
 56-Doll House/Round Robin-Donnie Brooks-February                                    340
 57-Temptation-Everly Brothers-July                                                  330
 58-Running Scared-Roy Orbison-June                                                  328
 59-Calendar Girl-Neil Sedaka-March                                                  314
 60-Dum Dum-Brenda Lee-September                                                     310
 61-Will You Love Me Tomorrow-Shirelles-March                                        310
 62-Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes-Everly Brothers-April                                 308
 63-Kissin' Time-Bobby Rydell-December                    (1959)                     290
 64-Time-Craig Douglas-November                                                      274
 65-But I Do-Clarence "Frogman" Henry-June                                           262
 66-Take Five-Dave Brubeck Quartet-December                                          254
 67-Take Good Care Of Her-Adam Wade-July                                             244
 68-Pretty Little Angel Eyes-Curtis Lee-September                                    242
 69-Corinna,Corinna-Ray Peterson-February                                            236
 70-Perfidia-Ventures-January                                                        236
 71-You Don't Want My Love-Roger Miller-February                                     226
 72-Sea Of Heartbreak-Don Gibson-September                                           222
 73-Breaking In A Brand New Heart-Connie Francis-July                                202
 74-Pony Time-Chubby Checker-May                                                     202
 75-You're The Reason-Bobby Edwards-December                                         174
 76-Nature Boy-Bobby Darin-August                                                    172
 77-On The Rebound-Floyd Cramer-May                                                  164
 78-Tonight-Ferrante & Teicher-December                                              158
 79-Memphis-Donnie Brooks-June                                                       154
 80-San Antonio Rose-Floyd Cramer-August                                             148 
 81-Mother-In-Law-Ernie K.Doe-June                                                   126
 82-Dream Girl-Mark Wynter-August                                                    112
 83-Little Boy Sad-Johnny Burnette-April                                             108
 84-Portrait Of My Love-Steve Lawrence-June                                          106
 85-Cherie-Bobby Rydell-March                                                         88
 86-Spanish Harlem-Ben E. King-April                                                  78
 87-That Old Black Magic-Bobby Rydell-July                                            74
 88-Without You-Johnny Tillotson-October                                              70
 89-Goin' Steady-Col Joye & The Joy Boys-June                                         70
 90-I Fall To Pieces-Patsy Cline-October                                              36
 91-You Can Have Her-Roy Hamilton-April                                               36
 92-Fools Rush In-Brook Benton-February                                               36
 93-A Wonder Like You/Everlovin?-Rick Nelson-November                                 34
 94-Theme From ?Come September?-Bobby Darin-October                                   34
* The data used in compilation of this list are the charts found in The 
Australian Top 20 Book (1940-2006) by David Kent.
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