Top Songs of 1961



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 67 Ben E. King
Stand by Me
2 143 Patsy Cline
Crazy
3 160 Del Shannon
Runaway
4 350 Roy Orbison
Crying
5 525 Dion
Runaround Sue
6 606 John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
7 642 Patsy Cline
I Fall to Pieces
8 671 Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack
9 835 The Marvelettes
Please Mr. Postman
10 1021 Dion
The Wanderer
11 1028 Gene Chandler
Duke of Earl
12 1073 Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling in Love
13 1208 Henry Mancini
Moon River
14 1347 Sam Cooke
Cupid
15 1460 The Marcels
Blue Moon
16 1704 Roy Orbison
Running Scared
17 1759 Elvis Presley
Little Sister
18 2053 Ernie K-Doe
Mother-in-Law
19 2258 Ike and Tina Turner
It's Gonna Work Out Fine
20 2449 The Showmen
It Will Stand
21 2457 Ricky Nelson
Hello Mary Lou
22 2474 The Impressions
Gypsy Woman
23 2543 Freddie King
Hide Away
24 2550 The Jive Five
My True Story
25 2593 Gary "U.S." Bonds
Quarter to Three
26 2603 The Mar-Keys
Last Night
27 2638 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
A Night in Tunisia
28 2820 Howlin' Wolf
The Red Rooster
29 2877 James Brown
Lost Someone
30 2883 Dick Dale
Let's Go Trippin'
31 2949 Jimmy Reed
Big Boss Man
32 3035 Bobby Bland
I Pity the Fool
33 3052 Arthur Alexander
You Better Move On
34 3177 The Everly Brothers
Walk Right Back
35 3234 The Dovells
Bristol Stomp
36 3237 Oliver Nelson
Stolen Moments
37 3268 Howlin' Wolf
Back Door Man
38 3302 Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz
39 3347 The Shirelles
Baby It's You
40 3408 Bobby Bland
Turn On Your Love Light
41 3430 Joey Dee & The Starlighters
Peppermint Twist
42 3440 The Jarmels
A Little Bit of Soap
43 3448 William Bell
You Don't Miss Your Water
44 3471 Del Shannon
Hats Off to Larry
45 3584 Gilbert Bécaud
Et maintenant
46 3692 Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights, Big City
47 3772 Faron Young
Hello Walls
48 3773 Shep and The Limelites
Daddy's Home
49 4047 The Tokens
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
50 4181 The Shirelles
Mama Said
51 4210 Don & Juan
What's Your Name
52 4291 The Regents
Barbara-Ann
53 4321 Solomon Burke
Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)
54 4372 Dick & DeeDee
The Mountain's High
55 4552 Clarence "Frogman" Henry
But I Do
56 4592 Les Chats Sauvages
Twist à St. Tropez
57 4741 Ricky Nelson
Travelin' Man
58 4940 Bobby Vee
Take Good Care of My Baby
59 4987 Gene Pitney
Town Without Pity
60 5018 John Leyton
Johnny Remember Me
61 5303 Johnny Hallyday
Retiens la nuit
62 5314 The Paris Sisters
I Love How You Love Me
63 5380 Chubby Checker
Let's Twist Again
64 5394 Claude Nougaro
Une Petite Fille
65 5486 Chris Kenner
I Like It Like That, Part 1
66 5557 Curtis Lee
Pretty Little Angel Eyes
67 5719 Lee Dorsey
Ya Ya
68 5797 Elvis Presley
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
69 5910 Howlin' Wolf
Wang Dang Doodle


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Max Roach
Driva' Man
The Everly Brothers
Ebony Eyes
Acker Bilk
Stranger on the Shore
Barbara George
I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
Gary "U.S." Bonds
School Is Out
Léo Ferré
L'affiche Rouge
The Crystals
There's No Other (Like My Baby)
Fats Domino
Let the Four Winds Blow
Kyu Sakamoto
Ue o muite aruk?/Sukiyaki
Elvis Presley
Surrender
The Cleftones
Heart and Soul
The Everly Brothers
Crying in the Rain
Gene Pitney
Every Breath I Take
Slim Harpo
Rainin' in My Heart
Dee Clark
Raindrops
The Sensations
Let Me In
Bobby Vee
Run to Him
Eddie Holland
Jamie
Gino Paoli
Senza fine
Ral Donner
You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
Sœur Sourire [The Singing Nun]
Dominique
Leroy Van Dyke
Walk On By
The Coasters
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
The Marathons
Peanut Butter
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
What's So Good About Goodbye
Joyce Harris
No Way Out
The Showmen
Country Fool
Bobby Lewis
Tossin' and Turnin'
Jimmy Dean
Big Bad John
Troy Shondell
This Time
Gene McDaniels
Tower of Strength
Sandy Nelson
Let There Be Drums
Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Midnight in Moscow
James Ray
If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody

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