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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (HONOR ROLL OF HITS) TOP SINGLES OF 1961 PDF Print E-mail
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Jul 14, 2017 at 11:24 PM
 BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (HONOR ROLL OF HITS) TOP SINGLES OF 1961

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  1 EXODUS-FERRANTE & TEICHER-UNITED ARTIST-FEBRUARY      888
  2 CALCUTTA-LAWRENCE WELK-DOT-February                                                              850
  3 TOSSIN' & TURNIN'-BOBBY LEWIS-BELTONE-August                                                 816
  4 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT-BERT KAEMPFERT-DECCA-January                                           720
  5 BIG BAD JOHN-JIMMY DEAN-COLUMBIA-November                                                               606
  6 RUNAROUND SUE-DION-LAURIE-October                                                                       606
  7 BLUE MOON-MARCELS-Colpix-April                                                                          586
  8 RUNAWAY-DEL SHANNON-Big Top-April                                                                       582
  9 MICHAEL-Highwaymen-United Artist-September                                                              570
 10 QUARTER TO THREE-Gary U.S.Bonds-Legrand-July                                                            564
 11 Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens-RCA-December                                                                 536
 12 Wheels-String Alongs-Warwick-March                                                                      526
 13 Pony Time-Chubby Checker-Parkway-March                                                                  516
 14 Mother-In-Law-Ernie K.Doe-Minit-May                                                                     510
 15 Boll Weevil Song-Brook Benton-Mercury-July                                                              508
 16 Travelin' Man-Rick Nelson-Imperial-May                                                                  496
 17 Never On Sunday-Chordettes-Cadence-August                                                               494
 18 Will You Love Me Tomorrow-Shirelles-Scepter-February                                                    490
 19 Good bye Cruel World-James Darren-Colpix-December                                                       490
 20 Bristol Stomp-Dovells-Parkway-November                                                                  476
 21 Dedicated To The One I Love-Shirelles-Scepter-March                                                     476
 22 Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-October                                                     474
 23 Wooden Heart-Joey Dowell-Smash-August                                                                   470
 24 Surrender-Elvis Presley-RCA-March                                                                       466
 25 Please,Mr.Postman-Marvelettes-Tamla-December                                                            464
 26 Run To Him-Bobby Vee-Liberty-December                                                                   462
 27 Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee-Liberty-October                                            452
 28 A Hundred Pounds Of Clay-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-May                                                442
 29 Walk On By-Leroy Van Dyke-Mercury-December                                                    418
 30 Moody River-Pat Poone-Dot-June                                                                          412
 31 Apache-Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar-Atco-March                                                   410
 32 Shop Around-Miracles-Tamla-February                                                                     402
 33 Crying-Roy Orbison-Monument-October                                                                     388
 34 Every Beat Of My Heart-Pips-Vee Jay-July                                                                386
 35 Raindrops-Dee Clark-Vee Jay-July                                                                        376
 36 Don't Worry-Marty Robbins-Columbia-March                                                                366
 37 Moon River-Jerry Butler-Vee Jay-December                                                                360
 38 This Time-Troy Shondell-Liberty-October                                                                 358
 39 Dum Dum-Brenda Lee-Decca-August                                                                         346
 40 Where The Boys Are-Connie Francis-MGM-March                                                             332
 41 I Like It Like That-Chris Kenner-Instant-August                                                         330
 42 Running Scared-Roy Orbison-Monument-June                                                                328
 43 Yellow Bird-Arthur Lyman Group-Hi Fi-July                                                               328
 44 Angel Baby-Rosie & Originals-Highland-February                                                          322
 45 Calendar Girl-Neil Sedaka-RCA-February                                                                  316
 46 Writing On The Wall-Adam Wade-Coed-July                                                                 310
 47 But I Do-Clarence Frogman Henry-Argo-April                                                              308
 48 On The Rebound-Floyd Cramer-RCA-April                                                                   300
 49 Fool #1-Brenda Lee-Decca-November                                                                       296
 50 I've Told Every Little Star-Linda-Scott Canadian American-May                                  292
 51 Sad Movies-Sue Thompson-Hickory-October                                                                 286
 52 Last Night-Mar keys-Satellite-August                                                                    282
 53 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor-Lonnie Donegan-Dot-September                 278
 54 You Don't Know What You've Got(Until You Lose It)-Ral Donner-Gone-September    272
 55 Little Sister-Elvis Presley-RCA-October                                                                 264
 56 Mexico-Bob Moore-Monument-October                                                                   260
 57 San Antonio Rose-Floyd Cramer-RCA-July                                                                  260
 58 Daddy's Home-Shep & Limelights-Hull-May                                                                 256
 59 Let's Get Together-Hayley Mills-Vista-October                                                           256
 60 Asia Minor-Kokomo-Felstead-April                                                                        256
 61 Hats Off To Larry-Del Shannon-Big Top-August                                                            252
 62 Tower Of Strength-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-November                                          246
 63 Together-Connie Francis-MGM-August                                                                      246
 64 Hurt-Timi Yuro-Liberty-September                                                                        246
 65 My True Story-Jive Five-Beltone-September                                                               242
 66 Portrait Of My Love-Steve Lawrence-United Artist-May                                                    242
 67 The Fly-Chubby Checker-Parkway-November                                                                 236
 68 Stand By Me-Ben E. King-Atco-June                                                                       234
 69 Let There Be Drums-Sandy Nelson-Imperial-December                                           232
 70 Ya Ya-Lee Dorsey-Fury-October                                                                           230
 71 There's A Moon Out Tonight-Capris-Old Town-February                                        230
 72 Many Tears Ago-Connie Francis-MGM-January                                                               226
 73 Corinna,Corinna-Ray Peterson-Dunes-January                                                              218
 74 Without You-Johnny Tillotson-Cadence-September                                                          218
 75 The Mountain's High-Dick & Dee Dee-Liberty-September                                                    210
 76 I Love How You Love Me-Paris Sisters-Gragmark-November                                                  206
 77 Ebony Eyes-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                                                        204
 78 Baby Sittin' Boogie-Buzz Clifford-Columbia-March                                                        202
 79 Those Oldies But Goodies-Little Caesar & The Romans-Del fi-June                             194
 80 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby-Bobby Darin-Atco-October                              182
 81 Pretty Little Angel Eyes-Curtis Lee-Dunes-August                                                        170
 82 Rubber Ball-Bobby Vee-Liberty-January                                                                   168
 83 You Can Depend On Me-Brenda Lee-Decca-May                                                               168
 84 Emotions-Brenda Lee-Decca-February                                                                      168
 85 Let's Twist Again-Chubby Checker-Parkway-August                                                         160
 86 Big John-Shirelles-Sceptor-December                                                                     160
 87 I Fall To Pieces-Patsy Cline-Decca-September                                                            150
 88 Hello Mary Lou-Rick Nelson-Imperial-June                                                                148
 89 Walk Right Back-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-April                                                   142
 90 As If I Didn't Know-Adam Wade-Coed-September                                                  138
 91 Mama Said-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                                                         134
 92 Breakin' In A Brand New Heart-Connie Francis-MGM-May                                                    130
 93 Who Put The Bomp-Barry Mann-ABC Paramount-September                                       130
 94 Take Good Care Of Her-Adam Wade-Coed-May                                                                128
 95 School Is Out-Gary US Bonds-Legrand-August                                                              124
 96 I Feel So Bad-Elvis Presley-RCA-June                                                                    124
 97 You?re The Reason-Bobby Edwards?Crest-November                                              122
 98 One Mint Julep-Ray Charles-Impulse-May                                                                  118
 99 Don't Bet Money Honey-Linda Scott-Canadian American-September                          114
100 Please Love Me Foreve-Cathy Jean & Roommates?Valmor-April                                 112
101 Just For Old Time's Sake-McGuire Sisters-Coral-May                                                      110
102 Marie's The Name(His Latest Flame)-Elvis Presley-September                                    96
103 Crazy-Patsy Cline-Decca-December                                                                         86
104 When We Get Married-Dreamlovers-Heritage-September                                             84
105 Think Twice-Brook Benton-Mercury-April                                                                   80
106 Heartaches-Marcels-Colpix-December                                                                       78
107 You Always Hurt The One You Love-Clarence Frogman Henry-Argo-June                        76
108 Wings Of A Dove-Ferlin Husky-Capitol-February                                                            76
109 Gee Whiz-Carla Thomas-Atlantic-March                                                                     74
110 I Don't Know Why-Linda Scott-Canadian American-December                                                  74
111 Spanish Harlem-Ben E.King-Atco-March                                                                     72
112 The Way You Look Tonight-Lettermen-Capitol-November                                                      72
113 I Understand (Just How You Feel)-G-Clefs-Terrace-December                                                40
114 Tragedy-Fleetwoods-Dolton-May                                                                            38
115 My Empty Arms-Jackie Wilson-Brunswick-February                                                           38
116 Dance On Little Girl-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-July                                                        34
117 Flaming Star-Elvis Presley-May                                                                           34
118 I'll Be There-Damita Jo-Mercury-August                                                                   34
119 A Wonder Like You-Ricky Nelson-Imperial-November                                                         34
120 Hello Walls-Faron Young-Capitol-May                                                                      34
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