Here they are, the absolutely greatest hits from the history of popular music.
The very best music.
The Year is 1961.
These are the year's Favorites in the UK.


The Allisons - Are You Sure - 03-61
Kenny Ball - Samantha - 03-61
Kenny Ball - Midnight In Moscow - 11-61
Shirley Bassey - You'll Never Know - 05-61
Shirley Bassey - Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain - 08-61
Shirley Bassey - I'll Get By - 12-61
Acker Bilk - Buona Sera - 01-61
Acker Bilk - That's My Home - 08-61
Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore - 12-61
Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three - 08-61
Pat Boone - Moody River -07-61
Pat Boone - Johnny Will - 12-61
The Brook Brothers - Warpaint - 04-61
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five - 11-61
Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen - 01-61
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack - 10-61
Petula Clark - Sailor - 01-61
Petula Clark - Romeo - 07-61
Petula Clark - My Friend The Sea - 12-61
Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie - 04-61
Eddie Cochran - Weekend - 07-61
Sam Cooke - Cupid - 08-61
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound - 05-61
Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz - 04-61
Bobby Darin - Lazy River - 03-61
Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - 10-61
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five - 11-61
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John - 11-61
Karl Denver - Marcheta - 08-61
Karl Denver - Mexicali Rose - 10-61
Dion - Runaround Sue - 11-61
Lonnie Donegan - Have A Drink On Me - 06-61
Lonnie Donegan - Michael Row The Boat - 09-61
Craig Douglas - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay - 04-61
Craig Douglas - Time - 07-61
Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back - 10-61
Duane Eddy - Pepe - 01-61
Duane Eddy - Theme From Dixie - 05-61
The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back - 02-61
The Everly Brothers - Temptation - 06-61
Adam Faith - Who Am I / This Is It - 02-61
Adam Faith - Easy Going Me - 05-61
Adam Faith - Don't You Know It - 07-61
Adam Faith - The Time Has Come - 11-61
Ferrante & Teicher - Theme From Exodus - 03-61
Emile Ford & The Checkmates - Counting Teardrops - 02-61
Connie Francis - Many Tears Ago - 02-61
Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are - 04-67
Connie Francis - Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart - 07-61
Connie Francis - Together - 09-61
Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise - 06-61
Billy Fury - Jealousy - 09-61
Billy Fury - I'd Never Find Another You - 12-61
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - But I Do - 05-61
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - You Always Hurt The One You Love - 07-61
The Highwaymen - Michael - 09-61
Buddy Holly - Baby I Don't Care - 08-61
Johnny & The Hurricanes - Ja-Da - 03-61
Laurie Johnson - Sucu-Sucu - 10-61
Eden Kane - Well I Ask You - 06-61
Eden Kane - Get Lost - 09-61
Cleo Laine - You'll Answer To Me - 09-61
Brenda Lee - Let's Jump The Broomstick - 03-61
Jerry Lee Lewis - What'd I Say - 05-61
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me - 08-61
John Leyton - Wild Wind - 10-61
The Marcels - Blue Moon - 04-61
Hayley Mills - Let's Get Together - 11-61
Matt Monro - Portrait Of My Love - 01-61
Matt Monro - My Kind Of Girl - 03-61
Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou / Travellin' Man - 06-61
Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums - 12-61
Anthony Newley - And The Heavens Cried - 03-61
Anthony Newley - Pop Goes The Weasel - 06-61
Roy Orbison - Running Scared - 06-61
Tony Orlando - Bless You - 10-61
Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight - 01-61
Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart - 03-61
Elvis Presley - Surrender - 05-61
Elvis Presley - Wild In The Country - 09-61
Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame - 11-61
Dorothy Provine - Don't Bring Lulu - 12-61
The Ramrods - Riders In The Sky - 02-61
Cliff Richard - Theme For A Dream - 03-61
Cliff Richard - Gee Whiz It's You - 04-61
Cliff Richard - A Girl Like You - 06-61
Cliff Richard - When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart - 10-61
Bobby Rydell - Sway - 01-61
Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star - 06-61
Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl - 02-61
Neil Sedaka - Little Devil - 06-61
Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - 12-61
The Shadows - F.B.I. - 02-61
The Shadows - Frightened City - 05-61
The Shadows - Kon-Tiki - 09-61
The Shadows - The Savage - 11-61
Del Shannon - Runaway - 05-61
Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry - 09-61
Del Shannon - So Long Baby - 12-61
Helen Shapiro - Don't Treat Me Like A Child - 04-61
Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know - 07-61
Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness - 10-61
Anne Shelton - Sailor - 02-61
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow - 02-61
Frank Sinatra - Granada - 10-61
Ricky Stevens - I Cried For You - 12-61
The String-A-Longs - Wheels - 03-61
The Temperance Seven - You're Driving Me Crazy - 04-61
The Temperance Seven - Pasadena - 06-61
Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength - 11-61
Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball - 02-61
Bobby Vee - More Than I Can Say - 05-61
Bobby Vee - How Many Tears - 09-61
Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby - 11-61
Marty Wilde - Rubber Ball - 02-61
Danny Williams - Moon River - 11-61
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay - 01-61
 



 

1961 in the US

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