Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1961
The Top Songs from 1961

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistSingleSample
1 60 Ben E. King
Stand by Me

2 70 Del Shannon
Runaway

3 265 Roy Orbison
Crying

4 315 Dion
Runaround Sue

5 363 Patsy Cline
I Fall to Pieces

6 493 Ben E. King
Spanish Harlem

7 520 The Marvelettes
Please Mr. Postman

8 552 Etta James
At Last
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9 754 Ray Charles
Hit the Road, Jack

10 793 Henry Mancini
Moon River

11 949 The Marcels
Blue Moon

12 965 Gary "U.S." Bonds
Quarter to Three

13 992 Elvis Presley
Little Sister

14 993 Roy Orbison
Running Scared

15 1047 Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares for Me

16 1172 Jimmy Reed
Big Boss Man

17 1203 The Showmen
It Will Stand

18 1234 Dick Dale
Let's Go Tripping

19 1238 Dion
The Wanderer

20 1343 Ricky Nelson
Hello Mary Lou

21 1427 Sam Cooke
Cupid

22 1428 Freddie King
Hide Away
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23 1514 Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling in Love

24 1589 Faron Young
Hello Walls

25 1640 Del Shannon
Hats Off to Larry

26 1696 Bobby Bland
Turn On Your Love Light

27 1789 The Everly Brothers
Walk Right Back

28 1857 The Impressions
Gypsy Woman

29 1883 Ike and Tina Turner
It's Gonna Work Out Fine

30 1916 The Jive Five
My True Story

31 2062 Shep and The Limelites
Daddy's Home

32 2064 The Dovells
Bristol Stomp

33 2094 The Tokens
The Lion Sleeps Tonight

34 2144 Ernie K-Doe
Mother-in-Law

35 2345 Dinah Washington
Mad About the Boy

36 2364 John Coltrane
My Favourite Things
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37 2368 Bobby Bland
I Pity the Fool
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38 2375 Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights, Big City

39 2537 Bill Evans
Waltz for Debby
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40 2636 Slim Harpo
Rainin' in My Heart

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Clarence "Frogman" Henry
(I Don't Know Why) But I Do

Chubby Checker
Let's Twist Again

The Cleftones
Heart and Soul

The Jarmels
A Little Bit of Soap

Gene Pitney
Every Breath I Take

Leroy Van Dyke
Walk on By

Elvis Presley
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame

The Crystals
There's No Other (Like My Baby)

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
What's So Good About Goodbye

Howlin' Wolf
The Red Rooster
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Dick & DeeDee
The Mountain's High

The Marathons
Peanut Butter

Ricky Nelson
Travelin' Man



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