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TOP 200 SINGLES OF 1961 IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (National Music Express) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Mar 14, 2011 at 05:50 PM

TOP 200 SINGLES OF 1961 IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (National Music Express)


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No. Pts Wks (HP) Artist: Title (Label)
  1 804 18  (1) Evis Presley: WOODEN HEART (RCA)
  2 784 22  (1) Del Shannon: RUNAWAY (London)
  3 750 23  (1) Helen Shapiro: YOU DON'T KNOW (Columbia)
  4 643 15  (1) Helen Shapiro: WALKIN' BACK TO HAPPINESS (Columbia)
  5 636 15  (1) John Leyton: JOHNNY REMEMBER ME (Top Rank)
  6 602 21  (1) Eden Kane: WELL I ASK YOU (Decca)
  7 592 16  (1) The Everly Brothers: EBONY EYES / WALK RIGHT BACK (Warner Bros)
  8 576 16  (2) The Allisons: ARE YOU SURE (Fontana)
  9 571 23  (3) Billy Fury: HALFWAY TO PARADISE (Decca)
 10 537 15  (1) Elvis Presley: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (RCA)
 11 519 15  (1) Elvis Presley: SURRENDER (RCA)
 12 506 18  (2) Ricky Nelson: HELLO MARY LOU / TRAVELLIN' MAN (London)
 13 494 18  (1) Shirley Bassey: REACH FOR THE STARS / CLIMB EV'RY MOUNTAIN (Columbia)
 14 492 10  (1) Elvis Presley: HIS LATEST FLAME / LITTLE SISTER (RCA)
 15 475 15  (1) The Everly Brothers: TEMPTATION (Warner Bros)
 16 460 15  (1) Petula Clark: SAILOR (Pye)
 17 437 16  (1) The Temperance Seven: YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY (Parlophone)
 18 437 20  (3) The Shadows: FRIGHTENED CITY (Columbia)
 19 426  9  (1) Frankie Vaughan: TOWER OF STRENGTH (Philips)
 20 419 13  (1) The Marcels: BLUE MOON (Pye Int.)
 21 393 10  (1) Danny Williams: MOON RIVER (HMV)
 22 392 40 (19) Andy Stewart: A SCHOTTISH SOLDIER (Top Rank)
 23 385 19  (6) The Shadows: F.B.I. (Columbia)
 24 383 19  (3) Clarence 'Frogman' Henry: BUT I DO (Pye Int.)
 25 373 17  (4) The Temperance Seven: PASADENA (Parlophone)
 26 367 14  (1) The Highwaymen: MICHAEL (ROW THE BOAT ASHORE) (HMV)
 27 356  9  (1) Johnny Tillotson: POETRY IN MOTION (London)
 28 355 14  (3) Cliff Richard: THEME FOR A DREAM (Columbia)
 29 355 16  (4) Bobby Vee: MORE THAN I CAN SAY / STAYING IN (London)
 30 354 11  (2) Jimmy Dean: BIG BAD JOHN (Philips)
 31 352 20  (3) Helen Shapiro: DON'T TREAT ME LIKE A CHILD (Columbia)
 32 340 12  (1) The Shadows: KON-TIKI (Columbia)
 33 336 15  (4) The Shirelles: WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW (Top Rank)
 34 335 15  (3) Petula Clark: ROMEO (Pye)
 35 328 14  (3) Cliff Richard: A GIRL LIKE YOU (Columbia)
 36 320 14  (1) Floyd Cramer: ON THE REBOUND (RCA)
 37 311 11  (3) Bobby Vee: TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY (London)
 38 307 12  (3) Cliff Richard:WHEN THE GIRL IN YOUR ARMS IS THE GIRL IN YOUR HEART
 39 299 14  (2) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: PEPE (London)
 40 292 12  (2) Billy Fury: JEALOUSY (Decca)
 41 292 17  (6) Ferrante & Teicher: THEME FROM EXODUS (London)
 42 289 10  (2) John Leyton: WILD WIND (Top Rank)
 43 278 12  (3) Matt Monro: PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE (Parlophone)
 44 276 13  (5) Cleo Laine: YOU'LL ANSWER TO ME (Fontana)
 45 275 13  (2) Bobby Darin: LAZY RIVER (London)
 46 274 14  (5) Adam Faith: THIS IS IT / WHO I AM (Parlophone)
 47 270 12  (3) Johnny Burnette: YOU'RE SIXTEEN (London)
 48 270 17  (6) Shirley Bassey: YOU'LL NEVER KNOW (Columbia)
 49 270 21  (9) Johnny Dankworth: AFRICAN WALTZ (Columbia)
 50 260 12  (4) Elvis Presley: WILD IN THE COUNTRY / I FEEL SO BAD (RCA)
 51 252 17  (7) Mr. Acker Bilk: THAT'S MY HOME (Columbia)
 52 251 11  (4) Adam Faith: THE TIME HAS COME (Parlophone)
 53 249 14  (4) Cliff Richard: GEE WHIZ IT'S YOU (Columbia)
 54 248 20  (8) Karl Denver: MARCHETA (Decca)
 55 248 15  (9) Roy Orbison: RUNNING SCARED (London)
 56 247 12  (5) Matt Monro: MY KIND OF GIRL (Parlophone)
 57 246 10  (2) Cliff Richard: I LOVE YOU (Columbia)
 58 241 14  (5) Brook Brothers: WARPAINT (Pye)
 59 238  9  (2) Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen: MINIGHT IN MOSCOW (Pye Jazz)
 60 232 14  (9) Craig Douglas: TIME (Top Rank)
 61 227 12  (6) Del Shannon: HATS OFF TO LARRY (London)
 62 217 16  (8) The String-a-Longs: WHEELS (London)
 63 217 12  (8) The Ramrods: RIDERS IN THE SKY (London)
 64 216 11  (6) Dave Brubeck Quartet: TAKE FIVE (Fontana)
 65 215 12  (6) Clarence 'Frogman' Henry: YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE (Pye Int.)
 66 215 13  (7) Mr. Acker Bilk: BUONA SERA (Columbia)
 67 215 15  (8) Lonnie Donegan: HAVE A DRINK ON ME (Pye)
 68 213 21 (21) Joe Loss Orchestra: WHEELS CHA CHA (HMV)
 69 212 14  (5) Connie Francis: WHERE THE BOYS ARE / BABY ROO (MGM)
 70 211 12  (6) Anthony Newley: AND THE HEAVENS CRIED (Decca)
 71 210 13  (7) US Bonds: QUARTER TO THREE (Top Rank)
 72 210 15 (13) Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen: SAMANTHA (Pye Jazz)
 73 206 12  (9) Laurie Johnson: SUCU SUCU (Pye)
 74 205 11  (4) Bobby Vee: RUBBER BALL (London)
 75 204 14  (7) Sam Cooke: CUPID (RCA)
 76 203 11  (5) Tony Orlando: BLESS YOU (Fontana)
 77 203 14  (8) Neil Sedaka: CALENDAR GIRL (RCA)
 78 196 16 (15) Eddie Cochrane: WEEKEND (London)
 79 195 14 (12) Buddy Holly: BABY I DON'T CARE / VALLEY OF TEARS (Coral)
 80 193 11  (6) Connie Francis: TOGETHER (MGM)
 81 192 12  (6) Ray Charles: HIT THE ROAD JACK (HMV)
 82 191 13  (7) Linda Scott: I'VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR (Columbia)
 83 189 14 (10) Jerry Lee Lewis: WHAT'D I SAY (London)
 84 187 11  (8) Karl Denver: MEXICALI ROSE (Decca)
 85 186 13 (10) Bobby Vee: HOW MANY TEARS (London)
 86 181 15 (12) Brenda Lee: LET'S JUMP THE BROOMSTICK (Brunswick)
 87 179 10  (7) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: THEME FROM DIXIE (London)
 88 176  7  (4) Emile Ford & the Checkmates: COUNTING TEARDROPS (Pye)
 89 166 12  (9) Neil Sedaka: LITTLE DEVIL (RCA)
 90 165  8  (3) The Drifters: SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (London)
 91 165 11  (6) Lonnie Donegan: MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT / LUMBERED (Pye)
 92 164 11 (10) Eden Kane: GET LOST (Decca)
 93 162 10 (12) Adam Faith: DON'T YOU KNOW IT (Parlophone)
 94 157 13 (14) Don Gibson: SEA OF HEARTBREAK (RCA)
 95 155  9  (4) Elvis Presley: IT'S NOW OR NEVER (RCA)
 96 154 12 (12) Johnny Burnette: LITTLE BOY SAD (London)
 97 151 11 (14) Charlie Drake: MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK (Parlophone)
 98 151 13 (17) Buzz Clifford: BABY SITTIN' BOOGIE (Fontana)
 99 147 10 (12) Adam Faith: EASY GOING ME (Parlophone)
100 145  9  (9) Craig Douglas: A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY (Top Rank)
101 143 11 (10) Bobby Darin: YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY (London)
102 142 11 (12) Connie Francis: BREAKING IN A BRAND NEW BROKEWN HEART (MGM)
103 140  8 (10) The Shadows: THE SAVAGE (Columbia)
104 139  9  (9) Marty Wilde: RUBBER BALL (Phillips)
105 139  9 (11) Dion: RUNAROUND SUE (Top Rank)
106 138  5  (4) Pat Boone: JOHNNY WILL (London)
107 137  7  (4) The Ventures: PERFIDIA (London)
108 137 10 (13) Brook Brothers: AIN'T GONNA WASH FOR A WEEK (Pye)
109 136 18 (28) Ken Dodd: ONCE IN EVERY LIFETIME (Decca)
110 134  9 (12) Anthony Newley: POP GOES THE WEASAL / BEE-BUM (Decca)
111 133  6  (6) Mr. Acker Bilk: STRANGER ON THE SHORE (Columbia)
112 132  8  (7) Petula Clark: MY FRIEND THE SEA (Pye)
113 132 10 (14) Mike Preston: MARRY ME (Decca)
114 125  9 (12) Bobby Rydell: SWAY (Columbia)
115 125 10 (14) The Piltdown Men: PILTDOWN RIDES AGAIN (Capitol)
116 122 10 (18) Pat Boone: MOODY RIVER (London)
117 118  7 (10) Shirley Bassey: I'LL GET BY (Columbia)
118 118  9 (12) Connie Francis: MANY TEARS TO GO (MGM)
119 118 10 (17) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: RING OF FIRE (London)
120 116 10 (14) Billy Fury: A THOUSAND STARS (Decca)
121 116 11 (16) US Bonds: NEW ORLEANS (Top Rank)
122 116 13 (23) Nina & Frederick: SUCU SUCU (Columbia)
123 115  8 (10) Anne Shelton: SAILOR (Philips)
124 114 11 (17) Hayley Mills: LET'S GET TOGETHER (Decca)
125 111  4  (3) Sandy Nelson: LET THERE BE DRUMS (London)
126 110 11 (19) The King Brothers: 73 TROMBONES (Parlophone)
127 109  9 (14) Johnny & the Hurricanes: JA DA (London)
128 109  8 (14) Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs: STAY (Top Rank)
129 104 11 (23) Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson: HOW WONDERFUL TO KNOW (Columbia)
130 100  8 (12) Benny Hill: GATHER IN THE MUSHROOMS (Pye)
131 100  9 (19) Russ Conway: PEPE (Columbia)
132 100 10 (22) Troy Shondell: THIS TIME (London)
133  98  8 (15) Frank Sinatra: GRANADA (Reprise)
134  97  6  (7) Russ Conway: TOY BALLOONS (Columbia)
135  97 13 (28) Andy Stewart: THE BATTLE'S O'ER (Top Rank)
136  96 11 (22) Gene Vincent: SHE SHE LITTLE SHEILA (Capitol)
137  95 10 (21) The Viscounts: WHO PUT THE BOMP (Pye)
138  94 10 (22) Mr. Acker Bilk: STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER / CREOLE JAZZ (Columbia)
139  94 11 (26) Gene Pitney: I WANNA LOVE MY LIFE AWAY (London)
140  93  7 (17) Jim Reeves: YOU'RE THE ONLY GOOD THING (RCA)
141  92  6 (11) The Everly Brothers: LIKE STRANGERS (London)
142  90  9 (25) Roy Orbison: CRYIN' (London)
143  89  5  (6) Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren: GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (Parlophone)
144  89 10 (25) Ral Donner: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT (Parlophone)
145  89 11 (27) Ben E. King: FIRST TASTE OF LOVE (London)
146  88  8 (16) The Springfields: BAMBINO (Philips)
147  88 10 (18) Jess Conrad: MYSTERY GIRL (Decca)
148  87  6  (7) The Shadows: MAN OF MYSTERY / THE STRANGER (Columbia)
149  87 10 (23) Dorothy Squires & Russ Conway: SAY IT WITH FLOWERS (Columbia)
150  85  5 (11) Del Shannon: SO LONG BABY (London)
151  84  8 (22) Shane Fenton & The Fentones: I'M A MOODY GUY (Parlophone)
151  84  8 (22) Brenda Lee: DUM DUM (Brunswick)
153  84  9 (24) Matt Monro: WHY NOT NOW / CAN THIS BE LOVE (Parlophone)
154  83  8 (21) The King Brothers: DOLL HOUSE (Parlophone)
155  83 11 (23) Johnny Horton: NORTH TO ALASKA (Philips)
156  82  8 (18) The Piltdown Men: GOODNIGHT MRS. FLINTSTONE (Capitol)
157  78  6 (16) Marty Wilde: LITTLE GIRL (Phillips)
158  78  8 (18) Jimmy Crawford: I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME (Columbia)
159  75  6 (17) The G-Clefs: I UNDERSTAND (London)
160  75  9 (29) Fireballs: QUITE A PARTY (Pye Int.)
161  74  9 (30) Brook Benton: BOLL WEEVIL SONG (Mercury)
162  71  5  (8) Johnny & the Hurricanes: ROCKING GOOSE (London)
163  71  8 (25) Semprini: THEME FROM EXODUS (HMV)
164  68 10 (33) Krew-Kats: TRAMBONE (HMV)
165  67  8 (24) Johnny & the Hurricanes: OLD SMOKEY / HIGH VOLTAGE (London)
166  66  3  (6) Neil Sedaka: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXTEEN (RCA)
167  65  5 (14) Roy Orbison: BLUE ANGEL (London)
168  65  8 (29) Nat 'King' Cole: LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN (Capitol)
169  63 10 (36) Nat 'King' Cole: THE WORLD IN MY ARMS (Capitol)
170  62  4  (9) Billy Fury: I'D NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU (Decca)
171  62  8 (31) The Springfields: BREAKAWAY (Philips)
172  61  3  (7) Bobby Darin: MULTIPLICATION (London)
173  61  8 (26) Rhet Stoller: CHARLOT (Decca)
174  60  6 (20) The Everly Brothers: MUSKRAT / DON'T BLAME ME (Warner Bros)
175  59  7 (24) Bobby Darin: NATURE BOY (London)
176  59  6 (24) Mike Berry & The Outlaws: TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY (HMV)
177  58  4  (9) Anthony Newley: STRAWBERRY FAIR (Decca)
178  58  8 (32) Harry Belafonte & The Odettes: HOLE IN THE BUCKET (RCA)
179  57  8 (24) Jan & Dean: HEART & SOUL (London)
180  57  6 (24) Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen: I STILL LOVE YOU (Pye Jazz)
181  57  7 (29) Ernie K-Doe: MOTHER IN LAW (London)
182  56  5 (17) Dorothy Provine: DON'T BRING LULU (Warner Bros.)
183  56  6 (24) Benny Hill: TRANSISTOR RADIO (Pye)
184  55  8 (36) Floyd Cramer: SAN ANTONIO ROSE (RCA)
184  55  8 (36) Anthony Newley: WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I (Decca)
186  53  6 (28) Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen: SOMEDAY (Pye Jazz)
187  53  7 (33) Frank Sinatra: MY BLUE HEAVEN (Capitol)
188  52  7 (32) Mark Wynter: EXCLUSIVELY YOURS (Decca)
189  51  7 (21) Shirley Bassey: AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (Columbia)
190  51  5 (22) The Temperance Seven: CHARLESTON (Parlophone)
191  51  7 (27) Ben E. King: STAND BY ME (London)
192  50  6 (27) Chubby Checker: PONY TIME (Columbia)
193  50  8 (41) Danny Williams: THE MIRACLE OF YOU (HMV)
194  48  7 (29) Terry Lightfoot & his New Orleans Jazzmen: KING KONG (Columbia)
195  47  5 (22) Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren: BANGERS & MASH (Parlophone)
196  47  6 (28) The Drifters: I COUNT THE TEARS (London)
197  47  6 (33) Joe Brown: SHINE (Pye)
198  45  4 (18) Mrs. Mills: MRS. MILLS' MEDLEY (Parlophone)
199  45  7 (35) Kokomo: ASIA MINOR (London)
200  44  7 (41) Ray Peterson: CORINNA CORINNA (London)
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