BILLBOARD TOP HIT SINGLES 1961
 
1 Bobby Lewis   Tossin’ And Turnin’
2 Patsy Cline   I Fall To Pieces
3 Highwaymen   Michael
4 Roy Orbison   Cryin’
5 Del Shannon   Runaway
6 Jive Five   My True Story
7 Chubby Checker   Pony Time
8 String-a-longs   Wheels
9 Dee Clark   Raindrops
10 Joe Dowell   Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)
11 Lawrence Welk   Calcutta
12 Bobby Vee   Take Good Care Of My Baby
13 Roy Orbison   Running Scared
14 The Shirelles   Dedicated To The One I Love
15 Mar-keys   Last Night
16 Shirelles   (Will You Love Me) Tomorrow
17 Ferrante and Teicher   Exodus
18 Connie Francis   Where The Boys Are
19 Ray Charles   Hit The Road Jack
20 Sue Thompson   Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)
21 Ernie K-Doe   Mother-In-Law
22 Dovells   Bristol Stomp
23 Ricky Nelson   Travelin’ Man
24 Miracles   Shop Around
25 Brook Benton   The Boll Weevil Song
26 Gene Mcdaniels   A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
27 Dick and Deedee   The Mountain’s High
28 Marty Robbins   Don’t Worry
29 Floyd Cramer   On The Rebound
30 Steve Lawrence   Portrait Op My Love
31 Gary   Quarter To Three
32 Barry Mann   Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
33 Neil Sedaka   Calendar Girl
34 Chris Kenner   I Like It Like That
35 Jørgen Ingmann   Apache
36 Linda Scott   Don’t Bet Money Honey
37 Johnny Tillotson   Without You
38 Ferlin Husky   Wings Of A Dove
39 Elvis Presley   Little Sister
40 Marcels   Blue Moon
41 Shep and The Limelites   Daddy’s Home
42 Troy Shondell   This Time
43 Clarence “Frog Man” Henry   I Don’t Know Why But I Do
44 Kokomo   Asia Minor
45 Faron Young   Hello Walls
46 Dion   Runaround Sue
47 Arthur Lyman   Yellow Bird
48 Timi Yuro   Hurt
49 Ricky Nelson   Hello Mary Lou
50 Capris   There’s A Moon Out Tonight
51 Elvis Presley   Surrender
52 Paris Sisters   I Love How You Love Me
53 Lee Dorsey   Ya Ya
54 Gary   School Is Out
55 Bob Moore   Mexico
56 Ral Donner   You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)
57 Everly Brothers   Walk Right Back
58 Lettermen   The Way You Look Tonight
59 Pat Boone   Moody River
60 Ray Charles   One Mint Julep
61 Adam Wade   Take Good Care Of Her
62 Carla Thomas   Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
63 Ben E. King   Stand By Me
64 Ben E. King   Spanish Harlem
65 Ike and Tina Turner   It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
66 Echoes   Baby Blue
67 Buzz Clifford   Baby Sittin’ Boogie
68 Del Shannon   Hats Off To Larry
69 Caesar and The Romans   Those Oldies But Goodies
70 Chubby Checker   The Fly
71 Elvis Presley   (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
72 Bert Kaempfert and His Orch.   Wonderland By Night
73 Tony Orlando   Bless You
74 Linda Scott   I’ve Told Every Little Star
75 Bobby Lewis   One Track Mind
76 Rosie and The Originals   Angel Baby
77 Curtis Lee   Pretty Little Angel Eyes
78 Brook Benton   Think Twice
79 Lonnie Donegan   Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight)
80 Connie Francis   Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart
81 Shirelles   Mama Said
82 Fats Domino   Let The Four Winds Blow
83 Adam Wade   The Writing On The Wall
84 Matt Monroe   My Kind Of Girl
85 Paul Anka   Tonight My Love, Tonight
86 Jimmy Dean   Big Bad John
87 Bobby Rydell   Good Time Baby
88 Floyd Cramer   San Antonio Rose
89 Bobby Vee   Rubber Ball
90 Ray Peterson   Missing You
91 Brenda Lee   Dum Dum
92 Eddie Hodges   I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door
93 Brenda Lee   You Can Depend On Me
94 Chubby Checker   Let’s Twist Again
95 Dave Brubeck   Take Five
96 Elvis Presley   Are You Lonesome Tonight
97 Don Gibson   Sea Of Heartbreak
98 Four Preps   More Money For You And Me Medley
99 Bobby Darin   You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
100 Drifters   Please Stay