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1961 Number One Song Calendar

What was the number one song in 1961 on any date... when you were born... graduated... married... The answers for 1961 are below. Find a song for any year since 1960.


Pop Number One Songs in Tune Timeline order


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  1 Will You Love Me Tomorrow 1   12-17-60  
  The Shirelles  
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  2 Wonderland By Night 1   12-24-60  
  Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra  
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        1-14-61  
  Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles returns to number one

 

  3 Calcutta 1   1-28-61  
  Lawrence Welk  
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  4 There's A Moon Out Tonight 1   2-04-61  
  The Capris  
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  5 Pony Time 1   3-04-61  
  Chubby Checker  
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  6 Surrender 1   3-25-61  
  Elvis Presley  
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  7 Blue Moon 1   4-01-61  
  The Marcels  
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  8 Runaway 1   4-08-61  
  Del Shannon  
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  9 Mother-In-Law 1   5-06-61  
  Ernie K-Doe  
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  10 Running Scared 1   6-03-61  
  Roy Orbison  
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  11 Travelin' Man 1   6-10-61  
  Ricky Nelson  
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        9-16-61  
  Michael by The Highwaymen returns to number one

 

  12 Quarter To Three 1   7-01-61  
  U.S. Bonds  
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  13 Tossin' And Turnin' 1   7-22-61  
  Bobby Lewis with Joe Rene Orchestra  
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  14 Pretty Little Angel Eyes 1   8-12-61  
  Curtis Lee  
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  15 Michael 1   8-26-61  
  The Highwaymen  
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  16 My True Story 1   9-09-61  
  The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra  
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  17 Take Good Care Of My Baby 1   9-23-61  
  Bobby Vee  
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  18 Runaround Sue 1   10-07-61  
  Dion  
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  19 Hit The Road Jack 1   11-04-61  
  Ray Charles  
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  20 Please Mr. Postman 1   11-11-61  
  The Marvelettes  
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  21 Big Bad John 1   11-18-61  
  Jimmy Dean  
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        11-25-61  
  Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes returns to number one

 

  22 The Twist 1   12-02-61  
  Chubby Checker  
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  23 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1   12-09-61  
  The Tokens  
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1961 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1961 in order

1961 One Hit Wonders

list of one-time top 20 makers and others with one well-known song

Number One Song Calendars

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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Tunecaster's Number One Song Calendar page is where to find all of the number one songs since late 1959 to the present. We can find a song for a birthday, a wedding, graduation, or find a song for that special day if it is after 1959.