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List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1961

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1961.

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1961 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
No. Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
42 January 2 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Presley
43 January 9 "Wonderland by Night" Bert Kaempfert
January 16
January 23
44 January 30 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" The Shirelles
February 6
45 February 13 "Calcutta" Lawrence Welk
February 20
46 February 27 "Pony Time" Chubby Checker
March 6
March 13
47 March 20 "Surrender" Elvis Presley
March 27
48 April 3 "Blue Moon" The Marcels
April 10
April 17
49 April 24 "Runaway" Del Shannon
May 1
May 8
May 15
50 May 22 "Mother-in-Law" Ernie K-Doe
51 May 29 "Travelin' Man" Ricky Nelson
52 June 5 "Running Scared" Roy Orbison
re June 12 "Travelin' Man" Ricky Nelson
53 June 19 "Moody River" Pat Boone
54 June 26 "Quarter to Three" U.S. Bonds
July 3
55 July 10 "Tossin' and Turnin'" Bobby Lewis
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21
56 August 28 "Wooden Heart" Joe Dowell
57 September 4 "Michael" The Highwaymen
September 11
58 September 18 "Take Good Care of My Baby" Bobby Vee
September 25
October 2
59 October 9 "Hit the Road Jack" Ray Charles
October 16
60 October 23 "Runaround Sue" Dion
October 30
61 November 6 "Big Bad John" Jimmy Dean
November 13
November 20
November 27
December 4
62 December 11 "Please Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes
63 December 18 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The Tokens
December 25

SourcesEdit

  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Sixties (ISBN 0-89820-074-1)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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