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Billboard Hot 100 Top Songs

1961

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Starting in 1958, Billboard magazine has tracked the performance of music singles in the United States through the Billboard Hot 100. Taking a look through their archives of top songs is like viewing a time capsule. To better cater to this journey, I have listed all songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 each week for the year. I have embedded a video to easily listen to them, given a link to the lyrics, included the date it topped the chart, and given a way to purchase the song. Enjoy listening to the best songs of 1961!

Billboard Hot 100

January 7th

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" was The Hot 100's #1 song on January 7th, 1961

January 14th

January 21st

January 28th

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra
"Wonderland By Night" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from January 14th to the 28th.

February 4th

February 11th

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by Johnny Preston
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from February 4th to the 11th.

February 18th

February 25th

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk and his orchestra
"Calcutta" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from February 18th to the 25th.

March 4th

March 11th

March 18th

"Pony Time" by Chubby Checker
"Pony Time" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from March 4th to the 18th.

March 25th

April 1st

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
"Surrender" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from March 25th to April 1st.

April 8th

April 15th

April 22nd

"Blue Moon" by The Marcels
"Blue Moon" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from April 8th to April 22nd.

April 29th

May 6th

May 13th

May 20th

"Runaway" by Del Shannon
"Runaway" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1961 from April 29th to May 20th.

May 27th

"Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe
"Mother-In-Law" was The Hot 100's #1 song on May 27th, 1961.

June 3rd

"Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson
"Travelin' Man" was The Hot 100's #1 song on June 3rd, 1961.

June 10th

"Running Scared" by Roy Orbison
"Running Scared" was The Hot 100's #1 song on June 10th, 1961.

June 17th

"Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson
"Travelin' Man" was The Hot 100's #1 song on June 17th, 1961.

June 24th

"Moody River" by Pat Boone
"Moody River" was The Hot 100's #1 song on June 24th, 1961.
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