The Number One Hits Of 1961

The Number One Hits Of 1961:
1961November 28, 1960 – January 8, 1961:
Elvis PresleyAre You Lonesome Tonight?

January 9, 1961 – January 29, 1961:
Bert KaempfertWonderland by Night

January 30, 1961 – February 12, 1961:
The ShirellesWill You Love Me Tomorrow

February 13, 1961 – February 26, 1961:
Lawrence WelkCalcutta

February 27, 1961 – March 19, 1961:
Chubby CheckerPony Time

March 20, 1961 – April 2, 1961:
Elvis PresleySurrender

April 3, 1961 – April 23, 1961:
The MarcelsBlue Moon

April 24, 1961 – May 21, 1961:
Del ShannonRunaway

May 22, 1961 – May 28, 1961:
Ernie K-DoeMother-in-Law

May 29, 1961 – June 4, 1961:
Ricky NelsonTravelin’ Man

June 5, 1961 – June 18, 1961:
Roy OrbisonRunning Scared

June 19, 1961 – June 25, 1961:
Pat BooneMoody River

June 26, 1961 – July 9, 1961:
Gary U.S. BondsQuarter to Three

July 10, 1961 – August 27, 1961:
Bobby LewisTossin’ and Turnin’

August 28, 1961 – September 3, 1961:
Joe DowellWooden Heart (Muss I Denn)

September 4, 1961 – September 17, 1961:
The HighwaymenMichael

September 18, 1961 – October 8, 1961:
Bobby VeeTake Good Care of My Baby

October 9, 1961 – October 22, 1961:
Ray CharlesHit the Road Jack

October 23, 1961 – November 5, 1961:
DionRunaround Sue

November 6, 1961 – December 10, 1961:
Jimmy DeanBig Bad John

December 11, 1961 – December 17, 1961:
The MarvelettesPlease Mr. Postman

December 18, 1961 – January 12, 1962:
The TokensThe Lion Sleeps Tonight

The biggest Pop Artists of 1961 include:
Adam Wade, Ben E. King, Bobby Bland, Bobby Lewis, Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vee, Brenda Lee, Brook Benton, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Del Shannon, Dion, The Dovells, Elvis Presley, Ernie K-Doe, Etta James, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Ike & Tina Turner, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Gary U.S. Bonds, Linda Scott, Ray Charles, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Shirelles, The Tokens

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

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