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1961's Most Popular Song Hits

1. At Last - Etta James
"You smile
oh and then the spell was cast
and here we are in heaven
for you are mine at last"
2. Crazy - Patsy Cline
"Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Wonderin', what in the world did I do?
Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I'm crazy for loving you"
3. Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
"Come on everybody clap your hands
Now you're looking good
I'm gonna sing my song and you won't take long
We gotta do the twist and it goes like this"
4. Bristol Stomp - Dovells
"The kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol
When they do the Bristol Stomp
Really somethin when they join in jumpin
When they do the Bristol Stomp"
5. Please Mr. Postman - Marvelettes
"There must be some word today
From my boyfriend who's so far away
Please mr. postman look and see
Is there a letter, a letter for me
I've been standing here waiting mr. postman sooo, so patiently"
6. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
"Woah Woman, oh woman, don't treat me so mean,
You're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen
I guess if you said so
I'd have to pack my things and go
That's right"
7. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
"When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me"
8. Runaround Sue - Dion
"Ah, she likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys"
9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - the Tokens
"In the jungle the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight"
10. Tossin and Turnin - Bobby Lewis
"Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night"
11. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee
12. Shop Around - the Miracles
13. Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Drifters
14. Blue Moon - Marcels
15. Will You Love Me Tomnorrow - Shirelles
16. There's A Moon Out Tonight - Capris
17. Runaway - Del Shannon
18. A Little Bit Of Soap - Jarmels
19. Cupid - Sam Cooke
20. Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
21. Barbara-Ann - The Regents
22. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
23. Dedicated To The One I Love - Shirelles
24. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
25. Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites
26. Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
27. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones
28. Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean & the Roommates
29. Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
30. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
31. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
32. Mother In Law - Ernie K. Doe
33. Hurt - Timi Yuro
34. Crying - Roy Orbison
35. Glory Of Love - The Roommates
36. Raindrops - Dee Clark
37. Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
38. I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
39. The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra
40. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
41. Little Sister - Elvis Presley
42. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann
43. Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
44. Running Scared - Roy Orbison
45. A Certain Girl - Ernie K Doe
46. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
47. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpast Over Night)? - Lonnie Donegan
48. Pony Time - Chubby Checker
49. Let's Get Together - Hayley Mills
50. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters
51. Those Oldies But Goodies (REmind Me of You) - Little Caesar and the Romans
52. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
53. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
54. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - The Ramrods
55. Surrender - Elvis Presley
56. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
57. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
58. Michael - The Highwaymen
59. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Aretha Franklin
60. Wonderland By Night - Bert Kampfert
61. The Mountain's High - Dick & DeeDee
62. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell
63. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
64. Moody River - Pat Boone
65. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
66. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
67. Wheels - The String-A-Longs
68. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher
69. Fool # 1 - Brenda Lee
70. Last Night - Mar-Kays
71. My True Story - The Jive Five
72. Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis
73. Don't Worry - Marty Robbins
74. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
75. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott
76. Moon River - Henry Mancini
77. On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer
78. You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards
79. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
80. Once In a While - The Chimes
81. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson
82. Hello Walls - Faron Young
83. Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
84. Wings Of a Dove - Ferlin Husky
85. But I Do - Clarence Henry
86. Wonderland By Night - Louis Prima
87. Take Good Care Of Her - Adam Wade
88. Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
89. Mexico - Bob Moore
90. My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro
91. Asia Minor - Kokomo
92. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
93. Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott
94. Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson
95. I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs
96. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke
97. Portrait Of My Love - Steve Lawrence
98. Missing You - Ray Peterson
99. Moon River - Jerry Butler
100. Baby Sittin' Boogie - Buzz Clifford

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