1961 Number One Hits

1961MusicNovember 28, 1960 – January 8, 1961:
Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
January 9 – January 29:
Wonderland By Night – Bert Kaempfert
January 30 – February 12:
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
February 13 – February 26:
Calcutta – Lawrence Welk
February 27 – March 19:
Pony Time – Chubby Checker
March 20 – April 2:
Surrender – Elvis Presley
April 3 – April 23:
Blue Moon – The Marcels
April 24 – May 21:
Runaway – Del Shannon
May 22 – May 28:
Mother-In-Law – Ernie K-Doe
May 29 – June 4:
Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson
June 5 – June 18:
Running Scared – Roy Orbison
June 19 – June 25:
Moody River – Pat Boone
June 26 – July 9:
Quarter To Three – Gary U.S. Bonds
July 10 – August 27:
Tossin’ And Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
August 28 – September 3:
Wooden Heart – Joe Dowell
September 4 – September 17:
Michael – The Highwaymen
September 18 – October 8:
Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
October 9 – October 22:
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
October 23 – November 5:
Runaround Sue – Dion
November 6 – December 10:
Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
December 11 – December 17:
Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
December 18, 1961 – January 12, 1962:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s “Pop,” “Airplay” and “Singles” Charts. “Hot 100” is the primary chart used starting October, 1958)

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