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Tunecaster's Number One Song Calendar pages show all of the number one songs since late 1959 to the present. This is the 1961 Number One Song Calendar page. For other years besides 1961, click a link on the year grid above. For rock music, visit the Number One Song Calendar Home Page where there are rock number one song calendars from 1980. There are also top 100 songs for years at the Top Songs Of The Years Home Page for pop from 1960 and rock from 1980.

     

1961 Number One Song Calendar

What was the number one song in 1961 on any date? ...
when you were born ... graduated ... married ...

The 1961 Number One Song Calendar has the answer, from 1960 to present, all the number one songs in Tune Timeline order

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

     
     
  3.  
    1-28-61
     
     
    Lawrence Welk
     
     
    Calcutta by Lawrence Welk listen
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  4. There's A Moon Out Tonight

     
    2-04-61
     
       
     
    There's A Moon Out Tonight by The Capris listen
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  5. Pony Time

     
    3-04-61
     
       
     
    Pony Time by Chubby Checker listen
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  6. Surrender

     
    3-25-61
     
       
     
    Surrender by Elvis Presley listen
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  7. Blue Moon

     
    4-01-61
     
       
     
    Blue Moon by The Marcels listen
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  8. Runaway

     
    4-08-61
     
       
     
    Runaway by Del Shannon listen
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  9. Mother-In-Law

     
    5-06-61
     
       
     
    Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe listen
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  10. Running Scared

     
    6-03-61
     
       
     
    Running Scared by Roy Orbison listen
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  11. Travelin' Man

     
    6-10-61
     
       
     
    Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson listen
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    9-16-61
    Michael by The Highwaymen
    returns to number one.

     
     
  12. Quarter To Three

     
    7-01-61
     
       
     
    Quarter To Three by U.S. Bonds listen
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  13. Tossin' And Turnin'

     
    7-22-61
     
     
    Bobby Lewis with Joe Rene Orchestra
     
     
    Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis with Joe Rene Orchestra listen
    Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis with Joe Rene Orchestra listen
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  14. Pretty Little Angel Eyes

     
    8-12-61
     
       
     
    Pretty Little Angel Eyes by Curtis Lee listen
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  15. Michael

     
    8-26-61
     
     
    The Highwaymen
     
     
    Michael by The Highwaymen listen
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  16. My True Story

     
    9-09-61
     
     
    The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra
     
     
    My True Story by The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra listen
    My True Story by The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra listen
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  17. Take Good Care Of My Baby

     
    9-23-61
     
       
     
    Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee listen
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  18. Runaround Sue

     
    10-07-61
     
       
     
    Runaround Sue by Dion listen
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  19. Hit The Road Jack

     
    11-04-61
     
       
     
    Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles listen
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  20. Please Mr. Postman

     
    11-11-61
     
       
     
    Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes listen
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  21. Big Bad John

     
    11-18-61
     
       
     
    Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean listen
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    11-25-61
    Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes
    returns to number one.

     
     
  22.  
    12-02-61
     
       
     
    The Twist by Chubby Checker listen
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  23.  
    12-09-61
     
       
     
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens listen
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