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Top 20 Song Chart for December 9, 1961

The number one song this week is The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. The Twist by Chubby Checker is at number two on the chart. At number three this week is Jimmy Dean with Big Bad John.


7 1   The Lion Sleeps Tonight  
  The Tokens
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1 2   The Twist 1  
  Chubby Checker
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2 3   Big Bad John 1  
  Jimmy Dean
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4 4   Goodbye Cruel World  
  James Darren
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3 5   Please Mr. Postman 1  
  The Marvelettes
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5 6   Heartaches 5  
  The Marcels
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9 7   I Understand (Just How You Feel)  
  The G-Clefs
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11 8   Moon River  
  Jerry Butler
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14 9   Run To Him 3  
  Bobby Vee
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16 10   There's No Other (Like My Baby) 6  
  The Crystals
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12 11   Hit The Road Jack 1  
  Ray Charles
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8 12   Runaround Sue 1  
  Dion
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6 13   You're The Reason 5  
  Bobby Edwards
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- 14   Walk On By 4  
  Leroy Van Dyke
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17 15   Tonight  
  Ferrante & Teicher
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20 16   I Don't Know Why 6  
  Linda Scott
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- 17   Peppermint Twist - Part I 1  
  Joey Dee & The Starliters
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- 18   Let There Be Drums 9  
  Sandy Nelson
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- 19   Gypsy Woman 17  
  The Impressions
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- 20   When I Fall In Love 4  
  The Lettermen
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