List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1961

These are the number-one albums in the United States per Billboard magazine during the year 1961. Prior to August 1963, separate charts existed for albums in mono and stereo formats.

Chart historyEdit

Key
  Indicates best performing album of 1961
Issue date Album (mono) Artist(s) Label Album (stereo) Artist(s) Label
January 2 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor Nice 'N' Easy Frank Sinatra Capitol
January 9 The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! Bob Newhart Warner Bros. G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
January 16 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert Decca
January 23 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
January 30
February 6 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
February 13 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert Decca
February 20
February 27 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
March 6
March 13 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
March 20
March 27
April 3 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
April 10 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
May 22 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
May 29 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
June 5 Camelot   Original Broadway Cast Columbia Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17 Carnival! MGM Stars for a Summer Night Various Artists Columbia
July 24 Stars for a Summer Night Various Artists Columbia
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21 Something for Everybody Elvis Presley RCA Victor
August 28
September 4
September 11 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland Capitol
September 18 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland Capitol
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20 Stereo 35/MM Enoch Light & the Light Brigade Command
November 27
December 4
December 11 Blue Hawaii Elvis Presley RCA Victor / Soundtrack
December 18
December 25

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