Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1961. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight 6
Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland by Night 3
Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow 2
Lawrence Welk - Calcutta 2
Chubby Checker - Pony Time 3
Elvis Presley - Surrender 2
Marcels - Blue Moon 3
Del Shannon - Runaway 4
Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law 1
Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 2 (1)
Roy Orbison - Running Scared 1
Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 2 (1)
Pat Boone - Moody River 1
Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three 2
Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin' 7
Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart 1
Highwaymen - Michael 2
Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby 3
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack 2
Dion - Runaround Sue 2
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John 5
Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman 1
Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight 3
Source: Billboard Magazine

22 different songs hit number one in the US during 1961.

Top 5 Songs of 1961

Number One Song of 1961: Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
  1. Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
  2. Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces
  3. Highwaymen - Michael
  4. Roy Orbison - Cryin'
  5. Del Shannon - Runaway
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1961.