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Top 100 Hits of 1961/Top 100 Songs of 1961


Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart for 1961. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article "Billboard Hot 100".


1. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

2. I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

3. Michael - The Highwaymen

4. Crying - Roy Orbison

5. Runaway - Del Shannon

6. My True Story - The Jive Five

7. Pony Time - Chubby Checker

8. Wheels - String-a-longs

9. Raindrops - Dee Clark

10. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell

11. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

12. Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee

13. Running Scared - Roy Orbison

14. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles

15. Last Night - The Mar-keys

16. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

17. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher

18. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis

19. Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles

20. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson

21. Mother In Law - Ernie K-Doe

22. Bristol Stomp - The Dovells

23. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson

24. Shop Around - The Miracles

25. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton

26. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene Mcdaniels

27. The Mountain's High - Dick and Deedee

28. Don't Worry - Marty Robbins

29. On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer

30. Portrait of My Love - Steve Lawrence

31. Quarter to Three - Gary "U.S." Bonds

32. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp,Bomp)? - Barry Mann

33. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka

34. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner

35. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann

36. Don't Bet Money Honey - Linda Scott

37. Without You - Johnny Tillotson

38. Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

39. Little Sister - Elvis Presley

40. Blue Moon - The Marcels

41. Daddys Home - Shep and The Limelites

42. This Time - Troy Shondell

43. I don't know why but I do - Clarence "Frog Man" Henry

44. Asia Minor - Kokomo

45. Hello Walls - Faron Young

46. Runaround Sue - Dion

47. Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman

48. Hurt - Timi Yuro

49. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) - Ricky Nelson

50. There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris

51. Surrender - Elvis Presley

52. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters

53. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey

54. School Is Out - Gary "U.S." Bonds

55. Mexico - Bob Moore

56. You Don't Know What You've Got - Ral Donner

57. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers

58. The Way You Look Tonight - The Lettermen

59. Moody River - Pat Boone

60. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles

61. Take Good Care Of Her - Adam Wade

62. Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes - Carla Thomas

63. Stand By Me - Ben E. King

64. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

65. It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike and Tina Turner

66. Baby Blue - The Echoes

67. Baby Sittin' Boogie - Buzz Clifford

68. Hats Off to Larry - Del Shannon

69. Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of You - Caesar and The Romans

70. The Fly - Chubby Checker

71. (Marie's the Name Of) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley

72. Wonderland By Night (Wunderland bei Nacht) - Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra

73. Bless You - Tony Orlando

74. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott

75. One Track Mind - Bobby Lewis

76. Angel Baby - Rosie and The Originals

77. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee

78. Think Twice - Brook Benton

79. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Overnight) - Lonnie Donegan

80. Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart - Connie Francis

81. Mama Said - The Shirelles

82. Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino

83. The Writing On the Wall - Adam Wade

84. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro

85. Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka

86. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean

87. Good Time Baby - Bobby Rydell

88. San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer

89. Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee

90. Missing You - Ray Peterson

91. Dum Dum - Brenda Lee

92. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges

93. You Can Depend On Me - Brenda Lee

94. Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker

95. Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

96. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

97. Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson

98. More Money for You and Me (medley) - The Four Preps

99. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Bobby Darin

100. Please Stay - The Drifters

NOTE: We do NOT sell compilations of any of these songs, nor are we aware of anyone who makes even a Top 25 compilation of each year. However, many of the songs are available from iTunes. A link is provided for those songs so you can order them through the iTunes Store if desired.