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Top 20 Song Chart for December 2, 1961

The Twist tops the entire chart this week for Chubby Checker. Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean is at number two on the chart. Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes comes in at number three.


3 1   The Twist  
  Chubby Checker
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2 2   Big Bad John 1  
  Jimmy Dean
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1 3   Please Mr. Postman 1  
  The Marvelettes
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9 4   Goodbye Cruel World  
  James Darren
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8 5   Heartaches  
  The Marcels
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5 6   You're The Reason 5  
  Bobby Edwards
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17 7   The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1  
  The Tokens
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7 8   Runaround Sue 1  
  Dion
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15 9   I Understand (Just How You Feel) 7  
  The G-Clefs
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12 10   Crazy  
  Patsy Cline
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18 11   Moon River 8  
  Jerry Butler
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4 12   Hit The Road Jack 1  
  Ray Charles
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6 13   Tower Of Strength 4  
  Gene McDaniels
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- 14   Run To Him 3  
  Bobby Vee
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14 15   Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) 14  
  Solomon Burke
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- 16   There's No Other (Like My Baby) 6  
  The Crystals
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- 17   Tonight 15  
  Ferrante & Teicher
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13 18   Bristol Stomp 2  
  The Dovells
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10 19   Fool #1 8  
  Brenda Lee
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- 20   I Don't Know Why 6  
  Linda Scott
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