Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the UK 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. In the early years of the UK chart, occasionally two songs were at number one simultaneously. This will be indicated with two asterisks.
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Cliff Richard and The Shadows - I Love You 2
Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion 2
Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight 4
Petula Clark - Sailor 1
Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes 3
Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart 6
The Marcels - Blue Moon 2
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound 1
The Temperance Seven - You're Driving Me Crazy 1
Elvis Presley - Surrender 4
Del Shannon - Runaway 3
Everly Brothers - Temptation 2
Eden Kane - Well I Ask You 1
Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know 3
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me 4 (3)
Shirley Bassey - Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain 1
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me 4 (1)
Shadows - Kon Tiki 1
The Highwaymen - Michael 1
Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness 3
Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame 4
Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength 3
Danny Williams - Moon River 2

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