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1961's Most Popular Song Hits
1. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee
12. Buy It! Shop Around - the Miracles
13. Buy It! Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Drifters
14. Buy It! Blue Moon - Marcels
15. Buy It! Will You Love Me Tomnorrow - Shirelles
16. Buy It! There's A Moon Out Tonight - Capris
17. Buy It! Runaway - Del Shannon
18. Buy It! A Little Bit Of Soap - Jarmels
19. Buy It! Cupid - Sam Cooke
20. Buy It! Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
21. Buy It! Barbara-Ann - The Regents
22. Buy It! Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
23. Buy It! Dedicated To The One I Love - Shirelles
24. Buy It! Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
25. Buy It! Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites
26. Buy It! Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
27. Buy It! Heart and Soul - The Cleftones
28. Buy It! Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean & the Roommates
29. Buy It! Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
30. Buy It! Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
31. Buy It! Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
32. Buy It! Mother In Law - Ernie K. Doe
33. Buy It! Hurt - Timi Yuro
34. Buy It! Crying - Roy Orbison
35. Buy It! Glory Of Love - The Roommates
36. Buy It! Raindrops - Dee Clark
37. Buy It! Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
38. Buy It! I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
39. Buy It! The Second Time Around - Frank Sinatra
40. Buy It! Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
41. Buy It! Little Sister - Elvis Presley
42. Buy It! Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann
43. Buy It! Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
44. Buy It! Running Scared - Roy Orbison
45. Buy It! A Certain Girl - Ernie K Doe
46. Buy It! Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
47. Buy It! Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpast Over Night)? - Lonnie Donegan
48. Buy It! Pony Time - Chubby Checker
49. Buy It! Let's Get Together - Hayley Mills
50. Buy It! I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters
51. Buy It! Those Oldies But Goodies (REmind Me of You) - Little Caesar and the Romans
52. Buy It! Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
53. Buy It! Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
54. Buy It! (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - The Ramrods
55. Buy It! Surrender - Elvis Presley
56. Buy It! Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
57. Buy It! The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
58. Buy It! Michael - The Highwaymen
59. Buy It! Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Aretha Franklin
60. Buy It! Wonderland By Night - Bert Kampfert
61. Buy It! The Mountain's High - Dick & DeeDee
62. Buy It! Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell
63. Buy It! A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
64. Buy It! Moody River - Pat Boone
65. Buy It! Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
66. Buy It! I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
67. Buy It! Wheels - The String-A-Longs
68. Buy It! Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher
69. Buy It! Fool # 1 - Brenda Lee
70. Buy It! Last Night - Mar-Kays
71. Buy It! My True Story - The Jive Five
72. Buy It! Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis
73. Buy It! Don't Worry - Marty Robbins
74. Buy It! Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
75. Buy It! I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott
76. Buy It! Moon River - Henry Mancini
77. Buy It! On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer
78. Buy It! You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards
79. Buy It! Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
80. Buy It! Once In a While - The Chimes
81. Buy It! Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson
82. Buy It! Hello Walls - Faron Young
83. Buy It! Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
84. Buy It! Wings Of a Dove - Ferlin Husky
85. Buy It! But I Do - Clarence Henry
86. Buy It! Wonderland By Night - Louis Prima
87. Buy It! Take Good Care Of Her - Adam Wade
88. Buy It! Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
89. Buy It! Mexico - Bob Moore
90. Buy It! My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro
91. Buy It! Asia Minor - Kokomo
92. Buy It! Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
93. Buy It! Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott
94. Buy It! Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson
95. Buy It! I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs
96. Buy It! Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke
97. Buy It! Portrait Of My Love - Steve Lawrence
98. Buy It! Missing You - Ray Peterson
99. Buy It! Moon River - Jerry Butler
100. Buy It! Baby Sittin' Boogie - Buzz Clifford
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