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Top 20 Song Chart for December 16, 1961

The Tokens has the number one hit this week with The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Finding a spot at number two this week is The Twist by Chubby Checker. Run To Him by Bobby Vee is at number three on the chart.


1 1   The Lion Sleeps Tonight  
  The Tokens
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2 2   The Twist 1  
  Chubby Checker
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9 3   Run To Him  
  Bobby Vee
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3 4   Big Bad John 1  
  Jimmy Dean
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4 5   Goodbye Cruel World 4  
  James Darren
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10 6   There's No Other (Like My Baby)  
  The Crystals
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17 7   Peppermint Twist - Part I 1  
  Joey Dee & The Starliters
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6 8   Heartaches 5  
  The Marcels
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8 9   Moon River 8  
  Jerry Butler
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14 10   Walk On By 4  
  Leroy Van Dyke
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16 11   I Don't Know Why 6  
  Linda Scott
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20 12   When I Fall In Love 4  
  The Lettermen
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18 13   Let There Be Drums 9  
  Sandy Nelson
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- 14   Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen 8  
  Neil Sedaka
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5 15   Please Mr. Postman 1  
  The Marvelettes
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11 16   Hit The Road Jack 1  
  Ray Charles
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19 17   Gypsy Woman  
  The Impressions
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- 18   When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart) 9  
  Connie Francis
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- 19   Moon River 16  
  Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
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- 20   Til 9  
  The Angels
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