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1961 Pop Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 pop songs of 1961, based on our weekly pop chart archive.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Pop Top 100 in popularity order


blue # = pop chart

  1 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1   Dec 1961  
  The Tokens  
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  2 Tossin' And Turnin' 1   Jul 1961  
  Bobby Lewis with Joe Rene Orchestra  
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  3 The Twist 1   Dec 1961  
  Chubby Checker  
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  4 Travelin' Man 1   Jun 1961  
  Ricky Nelson  
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  5 Runaround Sue 1   Oct 1961  
  Dion  
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  6 Hit The Road Jack 1   Nov 1961  
  Ray Charles  
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  7 Michael 1   Aug 1961  
  The Highwaymen  
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  8 Big Bad John 1   Nov 1961  
  Jimmy Dean  
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  9 Pony Time 1   Mar 1961  
  Chubby Checker  
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  10 Wonderland By Night 1   Dec 1960  
  Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra  
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  11 Quarter To Three 1   Jul 1961  
  U.S. Bonds  
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  12 Exodus 2   Jan 1961  
  Ferrante & Teicher  
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  13 Runaway 1   Apr 1961  
  Del Shannon  
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  14 There's A Moon Out Tonight 1   Feb 1961  
  The Capris  
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  15 Pretty Little Angel Eyes 1   Aug 1961  
  Curtis Lee  
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  16 Mother-In-Law 1   May 1961  
  Ernie K-Doe  
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  17 Please Mr. Postman 1   Nov 1961  
  The Marvelettes  
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  18 Take Good Care Of My Baby 1   Sep 1961  
  Bobby Vee  
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  19 Calcutta 1   Jan 1961  
  Lawrence Welk  
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  20 The Boll Weevil Song 2   Jul 1961  
  Brook Benton  
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  21 Running Scared 1   Jun 1961  
  Roy Orbison  
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  22 Daddy's Home 2   May 1961  
  Shep And The Limelites  
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  23 Surrender 1   Mar 1961  
  Elvis Presley  
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  24 My True Story 1   Sep 1961  
  The Jive Five With Joe Rene And Orchestra  
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  25 Bristol Stomp 2   Nov 1961  
  The Dovells  
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Top 100 Pop Songs By Year

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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