OLD-CHARTS

Charts 1960 - 1969

1961 UK & USA CHARTS

 

 

 

                                

                YEAR-END UK TOP 150 of 1961 (Singles)

Based on point-system NME Charts (nr. 1 75 points, nr. 2 74 etc)

nr title artist pnts wks
1 A Scottish soldier Andy Stewart 1839 40
2 Wooden heart Elvis Presley 1524 27
3 Halfway to paradise Billy Fury 1433 23
4 You don't know Helen Shapiro 1392 23
5 Runaway Del Shannon 1373 22
6 Well I ask you Eden Kane 1305 21
7 Frightened city Shadows 1182 20
8 Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson 1156 18
9 FBI Shadows 1135 19
10 But I do Clarence Frogman Henry 1129 19
11 Don't treat me like a child Helen Shapiro 1088 20
12 African waltz Johnny Dankworth 1067 21
13 Reach for the stars Shirley Bassey 1050 18
14 Walk right back Everly Brothers 1041 16
15 Pasadena Temperance Seven 1036 17
16 Are you sure Allisons 1020 16
17 Johnny remember me John Leyton 992 15
18 Wheels cha cha Joe Loss 985 21
19 Marcheta Karl Denver 979 20
20 Walking back to happiness Helen Shapiro 974 14
21 Exodus Ferranti & Teicher 970 17
22 You're driving me crazy Temperance Seven 964 16
23 Temptation Everly Brothers 952 15
24 More than I can say Bobby Vee 947 16
25 Are you lonesome tonight Elvis Presley 939 15
26 Surrender Elvis Presley 928 15
27 That's my home Acker Bilk 927 17
28 Sailor Petula Clark 917 15
29 You'll never know Shirley Bassey 906 17
30 Will you love me tomorrow Shirelles 901 15
31 Romeo Petula Clark 890 15
32 A girl like you Cliff Richard 881 14
33 Running scared Roy Orbison 859 15
34 Theme for a dream Cliff Richard 846 14
35 Who am I Adam Faith 819 14
36 Michael Highwaymen 816 14
37 Blue moon Marcels 811 13
38 Weekend Eddie Cochran 808 16
39 On the rebound Floyd Cramer 807 14
40 Pepe Duane Eddy 803 14
41 Samantha Kenny Ball and Jazzband 800 15
42 Gee whiz Cliff Richard 800 14
43 Wheels cha cha String-a-Longs 796 16
44 Have a drink on me Lonnie Donegan 795 15
45 You'll answer to me Cleo Laine 792 13
46 Time Craig Douglas 787 14
47 War paint Brook Brothers 782 14
48 Buona sera Mr Acker Bilk 761 14
49 Portrait of my love Matt Monro 757 13
50 Where the boys are Connie Francis 748 15
51 Cupid Sam Cooke 747 14
52 Kon-tiki Shadows 739 12
53 Baby I don't care Buddy Holly 738 14
54 Lazy river Bobby Darin 735 13
55 Calendar girl Neil Sedaka 732 14
56 Let's jump the broomstick Brenda Lee 730 15
57 Quarter to three US Bonds 727 13
58 You're sixteen Johnny Burnette 718 12
59 What I'd say Jerry Lee Lewis 714 14
60 Hats off to Larry Del Shannon 712 12
61 When the girl in your arms Cliff Richard 711 11
62 Jealousy Billy Fury 709 12
63 Wild in the country Elvis Presley 708 12
64 Riders in the sky Ramrods 702 12
65 My kind of girl Matt Monro 699 12
66 You always hurt the one you love Clarence Frogman Henry 699 12
67 Sucu sucu Laurie Johnson 691 12
68 Once in every lifetime Ken Dodd 687 18
69 I told every little star Linda Scott 685 13
70 How may tears Bobby Vee 684 13
71 And the heavens cried Anthony Newley 684 12
72 Big bad John Jimmy Dean 674 10
73 Sea of heartbreak Don Gibson 659 13
74 Poetry in motion Johnny Tillotson 657 10
75 Take good care of my baby Bobby Vee 656 10
76 Baby sittin' boogie Buzz Clifford 652 13
77 I love you Cliff Richard 646 11
78 His latest flame Elvis Presley 646 9
79 Wild wind John Leyton 644 10
80 Bless you Tony Orlando 631 11
81 The time has come Adam Faith 630 10
82 Together Connie Francis 624 11
83 Mexicali rose Karl Denver 621 11
84 Take five Dave Brubeck 620 10
85 Rubber ball Bobby Vee 619 11
86 Little devil Neil Sedaka 617 12
87 Little boy sad Johnny Burnette 613 12
88 Hit the road Jack Ray Charles 609 11
89 My boomerang won't come back Charlie Drake 586 11
90 Michael row the boat Lonnie Donegan 582 11
91 Get lost Eden Kane 580 11
92 Breaking in a brandnew broken heart Connie Francis 578 11
93 Theme from Dixie Duane Eddy 573 10
94 Moon river Danny Williams 573 9
95 Don't you know it Adam Faith 561 10
96 Sucu sucu Nina & Frederik 557 13
97 It's now or never Elvis Presley 555 10
98 You must have been a beautifdul baby Bobby Darin 554 11
99 Easy going me Adam Faith 538 10
100 Tower of strength Frankie Vaughan 533 8
101 Ain't gonna wash for a week Brook Brothers 526 10
102 Counting teardrops Emile Ford 525 8
103 Sway Bobby Rydell 522 10
104 Save the last dance for me Drifters 521 9
105 Moody river Pat Boone 518 10
106 New Orleans U.S. Bonds 517 11
107 Marry me Mike Preston 515 10
108 Let's get together Hayley Mills 509 11
109 Piltdown rides again Piltdown Men 508 10
110 76 Trombones King Brothers 506 11
111 100 Pounds of clay Craig Douglas 505 9
112 Runaround Sue Dion 505 9
113 Ring of fire Duane Eddy 503 10
114 A thousand stars Billy Fury 494 10
115 The battles o'er Andy Stewart 490 13
116 Pop goes the Weasel Anthony Newley 490 9
117 How wonderful to know Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson 482 11
118 Rubber ball Marty Wilde 481 9
119 Perfidia Ventures 476 8
120 Midnight in Moscow Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen 475 8
121 Many tears ago Connie Francis 471 9
122 Stay Maurice Williams 468 9
123 She little Sheila Gene Vincent 460 11
124 I wanna love my life away Gene Pitney 458 11
125 Ja-Da Johnny & Hurricanes 455 9
126 Pepe Russ Conway 449 9
127 First taste of love Ben E King 440 11
128 Who put the bomp Viscounts 439 10
129 You don't know what you've got Ral Donner 427 10
130 Sailor Anne Shelton 424 8
131 North to Alaska Johnny Horton 422 11
132 The savage Shadows 421 7
133 This time Troy Shondell 419 9
134 Cryin' Roy Orbison 418 9
135 Say it with flowers Dorothy Squires & Russ Conway 416 10
136 Mystery girl Jess Conrad 414 10
137 Stars and stripes Acker Bilk 413 9
138 Gather in the mushrooms Benny Hill 405 8
139 Granada Frank Sinatra 405 8
140 Why not now Matt Monro 399 9
141 Dum dum Brenda Lee 387 8
142 Like strangers Everly Brothers 387 7
143 Doll house King Brothers 382 8
144 I'm a moody guy Shane Fenton 384 8
145 My friend the sea Petula Clark 375 7
146 The boll weevil song Brook Benton 374 9
147 Goodnight Mrs Flintstone Piltdown Men 373 8
148 Little girl Marty Wilde 365 7
149 Quite a party Fireballs 362 9
150 Man of mystery / The stranger Shadows 359 7
       
Bubbling under      
159 Rockin' goose Johnny & Hurricanes 322 6
161 Blue angel Roy Orbison 310 6
162 As long as he needs me Shirley Bassey 308 8
163 Breakaway Springfields 308 8
166 Hole in the bucket Harry Belafonte & Odetta 294 8
168 Heart and soul Jan & Dean 288 8
173 Tribute to Buddy Holly Mike Berry 272 6
183 Stand by me Ben E King 255 7
194 Corrina Corrina Ray Peterson 222 7
200 I'm gonna knock on your door Eddie Hodges 212 6
235 Georgia on my mind Ray Charles 142 4
242 Let's twist again Chubby Checker 124 4
245 Happy birthday sweet sixteen Neil Sedaka 118 2
260 Ol' MacDonald Frank Sinatra 103 3
278 The lion sleeps tonight Tokens 87 2
284 Milord Edith Piaf 76 2

 

 

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