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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 OF 1961 (TOP 40) PDF Print E-mail
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Sep 14, 2017 at 10:31 PM



  1-TOSSIN' & TURNIN'-BOBBY LEWIS-BELTONE-AUGUST                           806
  2-EXODUS-FERRANTE & TEICHER-UNITED ARTIST-February                       694
  3-WONDERLAND BY NIGHT-BERT KAEMPFERT-DECCA-January                       656
  4-BIG BAD JOHN-JIMMY DEAN-Columbia-November                              613
  5-CALCUTTA-LAWRENCE WELK-Dot-February                                    605
  6-RUNAROUND SUE-DION-Laurie-October                                      598
  7-WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW-SHIRELLES-Scepter-February                   591
  8-PONY TIME-Chubby Checker-Parkway-March                                 591
  9-RUNAWAY-Del Shannon-Big Top-April                                      582
 10-TRAVELIN' MAN-Rick Nelson-Imperial-May                                 574
 11-Bristol Stomp-Dovells-Parkway-November                                 565
 12-Dedicated To The One I Love-Shirelles-Scepter-March                    555
 13-Michael-Highwaymen-United Artist-September                             548
 14-Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens-RCA-December                                541
 15-Please,Mr.Postman-Marvelettes-Tamla-December                           528
 16-Quarter To Three-Gary U.S.Bonds-Legrand-July                           523
 17-Mother-In-Law-Ernie K.Doe-Minit-May                                    516
 18-Blue Moon-Marcels-Colpix-April                                         514
 19-Boll Weevil Song-Brook Benton-Mercury-July                             506
 20-Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles-ABC Paramount-October                    503
 21-Raindrops-Dee Clark-Vee Jay-July                                       499
 22-Run To Him-Bobby Vee-Liberty-December                                  495
 23-Surrender-Elvis Presley-RCA-March                                      493
 24-Don't Worry-Marty Robbins-Columbia-March                               492
 25-Walk On By-Leroy Van Dyke-Mercury-December                             484
 26-Good-bye Cruel World-James Darren-December                             483
 27-Crying-Roy Orbison-Monument-October                                    481
 28-A Hundred Pounds Of Clay-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-May                    481
 29-Wooden Heart-Joey Dowell-Smash-August                                  474
 30-Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee-Liberty-October                    465
 31-Moody River-Pat Poone-Dot-June                                         456
 32-Shop Around-Miracles-Tamla-February                                    455
 33-Apache-Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar-Atco-March                          454
 34-Running Scared-Roy Orbison-Monument-June                               450
 35-I Like It Like That-Chris Kenner-Instant-August                        442
 36-Angel Baby-Rosie & Originals-Highland-February                         436
 37-On The Rebound-Floyd Cramer-RCA-April                                  435
 38-Wheels-String Alongs-Warwick-March                                     430
 39-This Time-Troy Shondell-Liberty-October                                423
 40-Where The Boys Are-Connie Francis-MGM-March                            413
 41-Fool #1-Brenda Lee-Decca-November                                      411
 42-Last Night-Mar-keys-Satellite-August                                   403
 43-Dum Dum-Brenda Lee-Decca-August                                        400
 44-Calendar Girl-Neil Sedaka-RCA-February                                 382
 45-Daddy's Home-Shep & Limelights-Hull-May                                380
 46-Rubber Ball-Bobby Vee-Liberty-January                                  376
 47-Hats Off To Larry-Del Shannon-Big Top-August                           375
 48-The Fly-Chubby Checker-Parkway-November                                371
 49-Every Beat Of My Heart-Pips-Vee Jay-July                               362
 50-Let's Twist Again-Chubby Checker-Parkway-August                        361
 51-But I Do-Clarence Frogman Henry-Argo-April                             356
 52-Tower Of Strength-Gene McDaniels-Liberty-November                      356
 53-Many Tears Ago-Connie Francis-MGM-January                              355
 54-Yellow Bird-Arthur Lyman Group-Hi Fi-July                              353
 55-Stand By Me-Ben E. King-Atco-June                                      353
 56-I've Told Every Little Star-Linda Scott-Canadian American-May          349
 57-You're Sixteen-Johnny Burnette-Liberty-January                         349 
 58-I Love How You Love Me-Paris Sisters-Gragmark-November                 348
 59-Take Good Care Of Her-Adam Wade-Coed-May                               348
 60-You Don't Know What You've Got(Until You Lose It)-Ral Donner-Gone-Sep. 343
 61-Hello Mary Lou-Rick Nelson-Imperial-June                               337
 62-Let There Be Drums-Sandy Nelson-Imperial-December                      335
 63-My True Story-Jive Five-Beltone-September                              333
 64-Sad Movies-Sue Thompson-Hickory-October                                326
 65-Writing On The Wall-Adam Wade-Coed-July                                326
 66-Mama Said-Shirelles-Scepter-May                                        319
 67-Mexico-Bob Moore-Monument-October                                      319
 68-There's A Moon Out Tonight-Capris-Old Town-February                    319
 69-Corinna,Corinna-Ray Peterson-Dunes-January                             319
 70-Little Sister-Elvis Presley-RCA-October                                317
 71-Let's Get Together-Hayley Mills-Vista-October                          315
 72-The Mountain's High-Dick & Dee Dee-Liberty-September                   309
 73-Baby Sittin' Boogie-Buzz Clifford-Columbia-March                       303
 74-Wings Of A Dove-Ferlin Husky-Capitol-February                          299 
 75-Walk Right Back-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-April                  298
 76-Ya Ya-Lee Dorsey-Fury-October                                          298
 77-Hurt-Timi Yuro-Liberty-September                                       292
 78-Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor-Lonnie Donegan -Dot-September    292
 79-Ebony Eyes-Everly Brothers-Warner Brothers-March                       278
 80-One Mint Julep-Ray Charles-Impulse-May                                 278
 81-School Is Out-Gary US Bonds-Legrand-September                          276
 82-You Can Depend On Me-Brenda Lee-Decca-May                              266
 83-Portrait Of My Love-Steve Lawrence-United Artist-May                   262
 84-Asia Minor-Kokomo-Felstead-April                                       256
 85-I Understand Just How You Feel-G Cleffs-Terrace-December               253
 86-Those Oldies But Goodies-Little Caesar & The Romans-Del-fi-June        253
 87-Spanish Harlem-Ben E.King-Atco-March                                   245
 88-Gee Whiz-Carla Thomas-Atlantic-March                                   243
 89-Who Put The Bomp-Barry Mann-ABC Paramount-September                    240
 90-Tonight-Ferranti & Teicher-United Artist-December                      239
 91-Don't Bet Money Honey-Linda Scott-Canadian American-September          236
 92-You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby-Bobby Darin-Atco-October           226
 93-Moon River-Jerry Butler-Vee Jay-December                               219
 94-Hello Walls-Faron Young-Capitol-June                                   217
 95-The Way You Look Tonight-Lettermen-Capitol-October                     211
 96-Baby Blue-Echoes-Segway-May                                            199
 97-I Fall To Pieces-Patsy Cline-Decca-September                           191
 98-Think Twice-Brook Benton-Mercury-March                                 189
 99-My Kind Of Girl-Matt Monroe-Warwick-August                             187
100-Once In Awhile-The Chimes-Tags-February                                178

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