1961: All Charts

US Hot 40 Singles for the Week Ending 1st January, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

elvis-presley-with-the-jordanaires-are-you-lonesome-tonight-1960

1 1 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-7 (2)
3 2 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-12 (2)
4 7 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-10 (3)
5 6 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-7 (5)
6 4 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-15 (4)
7 8 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (7)
8 9 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-9 (8)
9 5 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-10 (5)
10 27 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-6 (10)
——
11 10 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-9 (7)
12 12 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-11 (12)
13 23 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-3 (13)
14 26 ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (14)
15 17 PERFIDIA –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-9 (15)
16 15 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-5 (15)
17 20 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-7 (17)
18 11 POETRY IN MOTION –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-12 (2)
19 18 NEW ORLEANS –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-11 (6)
20 22 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (20)
——
21 62 RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-2 (21)
22 19 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (14)
23 14 SWAY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-8 (14)
24 28 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-19 (13)
25 16 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-5 (16)
26 32 WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-70 (1)
27 47 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-4 (27)
28 21 ALONE AT LAST –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-12 (8)
29 33 FOOLS RUSH IN (Where Angels Fear To Tread) –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (24)
30 13 STAY –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-13 (1)
——
31 41 DOLL HOUSE –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-5 (31)
32 36 RUBY –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-6 (32)
33 25 LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-15 (6)
34 29 SAD MOOD –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-4 (29)
35 42 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-5 (35)
36 46 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Helms (Decca)-13 (6)
37 31 I’LL SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR YOU –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-10 (22)
38 34 BALLAD OF THE ALAMO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-11 (34)
39 30 I GOTTA KNOW –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (20)
40 38 THE HUCKLEBUCK –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-12 (14)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 24 LAST DATE –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (21)
43 39 AM I LOSING YOU –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-10 (31)
44 35 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-17 (1)
47 37 LIKE STRANGERS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-9 (22)
65 40 NATURAL BORN LOVER –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 65 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (42)
45 58 ADESTE FIDELES (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful) –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-3 (45)
46 66 OL’ MACDONALD –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (25)
48 54 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-6 (48)
49 44 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-9 (44)
50 75 A PERFECT LOVE –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

63 — YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (63)
75 — HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (75)
80 — (Let’s Do) THE HULLY GULLY TWIST –•– Bill Doggett (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
82 — CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats (Columbia)-1 (82)
92 — TALK TO ME BABY –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-1 (92)
93 — SOMEDAY YOU’LL WANT ME TO WANT YOU –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (93)
94 — ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-1 (94)
95 — CHILD OF GOD –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (95)
96 — WE HAVE LOVE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (96)
97 — MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-1 (98)
99 — OH, HOW I MISS YOU TONIGHT –•– Jeanne Black (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — SPOONFUL –•– Etta (James) and Harvey (Fuqua) (Chess)-1 (100)

US Hot 40 Singles for the Week Ending 8th January, 1961

elvis-presley-with-the-jordanaires-are-you-lonesome-tonight-1960

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-8 (2)
3 3 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-13 (2)
4 5 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-8 (4)
5 4 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and The Innocents (Indigo)-11 (3)
6 6 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-16 (4)
7 7 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (7)
8 8 YOU’RE XIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-10 (8)
9 13 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and The Originals (Highland)-4 (9)
10 10 CORRINA, CORRINA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-7 (10)

11 16 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-6 (11)
12 9 SAILOR (Your Home Is The Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-11 (5)
13 11 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-10 (7)
14 20 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-7 (14)
15 12 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-12 (12)
16 17 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-8 (16)
17 15 PERFIDIA –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-10 (15)
18 14 ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (14)
19 27 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-5 (19)
20 23 SWAY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-9 (14)

21 18 POETRY IN MOTION –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-13 (2)
22 42 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (22)
23 35 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-6 (23)
24 19 NEW ORLEANS –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-12 (6)
25 22 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (14)
26 25 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-6 (16)
27 62 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-3 (27)
28 32 RUBY –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-7 (28)
29 24 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-20 (13)
30 29 FOOLS RUSH IN (Where Angels Fear To Tread) –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (24)

31 28 ALONE AT LAST –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-13 (8)
32 53 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-4 (32)
33 39 I GOTTA KNOW –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (20)
34 31 DOLL HOUSE –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-6 (31)
35 30 STAY –•– Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs (Herald)-14 (1)
36 34 SAD MOOD –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-5 (29)
37 55 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (37)
38 57 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-3 (38)
39 38 BALLAD OF THE ALAMO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-12 (34)
40 51 I’M HURTIN’ –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 I’LL SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR YOU –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-11 (22)
45 40 THE HUCKLEBUCK –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-13 (14)
52 33 LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’s GO –•– Hank Ballard and The Midnighters (King)-16 (6)

POWER PLAYS

42 63 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (42)
43 52 GONZO –•– James Booker (Peacock)-9 (43)
44 48 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-7 (44)
46 59 BUMBLE BEE –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-8 (46)
47 56 DANCE BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-5 (47)
48 43 AM I LOSING YOU –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-11 (31)
49 61 TWISTIN’ BELLS –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-3 (49)
50 49 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-10 (44)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 – C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (72)
81 – MILK COW BLUES –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (81)
83 – EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (83)
84 – WHAT WOULD I DO –•– Mickey and Sylvia (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
85 – YES, I’M LONESOME TONIGHT –•– Thelma Carpenter (Coral)-1 (85)
86 – SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (86)
88 – THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-1 (88)
90 – FIRST TASTE OF LOVE –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (90)
91 – IF I KNEW –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (91)
92 – ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-1 (92)
94 – DON’T BELIEVE HIM, DONNA –•– Lenny Miles (Scepter)-1 (94)
95 – DON’T READ THE LETTER –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 – I DON’T WANT NOBODY –•– Ella Johnson With Buddy Johnson’s Orchestra (Mercury)-1 (96)
97 – OH LONESOME ME –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-1 (97)
98 – YES, I’M LONESOME TONIGHT –•– Dodie Stevens (Dot)-1 (98)
99 – SUGAR BEE – Cleveland Crochet (Goldband)-1 (99)
100 – THIS IS MY STORY –•– Mickey and Sylvia (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 15th January, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bert-kaempfert-and-his-orchestra-wonderland-by-night-wunderland-bei-nacht-decca

1 2 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1)
3 4 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-9 (3)
4 3 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-14 (2)
5 14 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-8 (5)
6 11 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-7 (6)
7 9 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-5 (7)
8 6 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-17 (4)
9 10 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-8 (9)
10 8 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-11 (8)
——
11 5 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-12 (3)
12 7 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (7)
13 22 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (13)
14 13 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-11 (7)
15 16 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-9 (15)
16 12 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-12 (5)
17 15 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-13 (12)
18 19 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-6 (18)
19 32 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-5 (19)
20 23 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-7 (20)
——
21 26 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-7 (16)
22 27 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-4 (22)
23 38 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (23)
24 17 PERFIDIA –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-11 (15)
25 42 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (25)
26 20 SWAY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-10 (14)
27 40 I’M HURTIN’ –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-5 (27)
28 28 RUBY –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-8 (28)
29 25 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (14)
30 37 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (30)
——
31 21 POETRY IN MOTION –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-14 (2)
32 33 I GOTTA KNOW –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (20)
33 24 NEW ORLEANS –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-13 (6)
34 44 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-8 (34)
35 35 STAY –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-15 (1)
36 60 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-4 (36)
37 34 DOLL HOUSE –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-7 (31)
38 36 SAD MOOD –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-6 (29)
39 31 ALONE AT LAST –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-14 (8)
40 61 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 BALLAD OF THE ALAMO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-13 (34)
51 30 FOOLS RUSH IN (Where Angels Fear To Tread) –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 50 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-11 (41)
42 74 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (42)
43 62 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-6 (43)
44 58 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-6 (44)
45 57 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Skeeter Davis (RCA Victor)-5 (45)
47 54 A PERFECT LOVE –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (47)
48 83 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-2 (48)
49 46 BUMBLE BEE –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-9 (46)
50 47 DANCE BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-6 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK

60 — MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (60)
80 — LOST LOVE –•– H.B. Barnum (Eldo)-1 (80)
81 — WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-1 (81)
82 — THE AGE FOR LOVE –•– Jimmy Charles (Promo)-5 (82)
84 — AND THE HEAVENS CRIED –•– Ronnie Savoy (MGM)-1 (84)
87 — IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (87)
88 — WHAT AM I GONNA DO –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-1 (88)
89 — IS THERE SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– Jack Scott (Top Rank)-1 (89)
92 — (Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– The Ramrods (Amy)-1 (92)
94 — CHILLS AND FEVER –•– Ronnie Love (Dot)-1 (94)
95 — JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-1 (95)
96 — BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — YOU’VE GOTTA LOVE HER WITH A FEELING –•– Freddy King (Federal)-1 (97)
98 — THE MUSKRAT RAMBLE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (98)
99 — ROCKIN’, ROLLIN’ OCEAN –•– Hank Snow (RCA Victor)-4 (87)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 22nd January, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bert-kaempfert-and-his-orchestra-wonderland-by-night-wunderland-bei-nacht-decca

1 1 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1)
3 3 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-10 (3)
4 5 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-9 (4)
5 13 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (5)
6 7 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-6 (6)
7 6 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-8 (6)
8 4 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-15 (2)
9 9 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-9 (9)
10 8 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-18 (4)
——
11 11 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-13 (3)
12 19 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-6 (12)
13 10 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-12 (8)
14 23 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (14)
15 15 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-10 (15)
16 16 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-13 (5)
17 12 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (7)
18 14 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-12 (7)
19 17 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-14 (12)
20 18 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-7 (18)
——
21 22 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-5 (21)
22 21 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-8 (16)
23 20 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-8 (20)
24 30 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (24)
25 41 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-12 (25)
26 48 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (26)
27 25 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (25)
28 34 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-9 (28)
29 60 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-2 (29)
30 27 I’M HURTIN’ –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (27)
——
31 36 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-5 (31)
32 29 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (14)
33 24 PERFIDIA –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-12 (15)
34 45 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Skeeter Davis (RCA Victor)-6 (34)
35 43 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-7 (35)
36 26 SWAY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-11 (14)
37 32 I GOTTA KNOW –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (20)
38 42 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (38)
39 57 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-3 (39)
40 44 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-4 (40)
43 37 DOLL HOUSE –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-8 (31)
44 35 STAY –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-16 (1)
47 31 POETRY IN MOTION –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-15 (2)
49 38 SAD MOOD –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-7 (29)
50 28 RUBY –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-9 (28)
56 39 ALONE AT LAST –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-15 (8)
97 33 NEW ORLEANS –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-14 (6)

POWER PLAYS

41 53 MAIN THEME FROM EXODUS (Ari’s Theme) –•– Mantovani and His Orchestra (London)-9 (41)
45 55 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Joni James (MGM)-5 (45)
46 73 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-3 (46)
48 81 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-2 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (72)
75 — AT LAST –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (75)
83 — SOUND-OFF –•– Titus Turner (Jamie)-1 (83)
87 — FLAMINGO EXPRESS –•– The Royaltones (Goldisc)-1 (87)
89 — THE STORY OF MY LOVE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (89)
90 — WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (90)
95 — THEM THAT GOT –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-1 (95)
98 — GIFT OF LOVE –•– The Van Dykes (Donna)-1 (98)
99 — WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Etta Jones (King)-1 (99)
100 — I REMEMBER –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 29th January, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bert-kaempfert-and-his-orchestra-wonderland-by-night-wunderland-bei-nacht-decca

1 1 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-11 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-11 (2)
3 5 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (3)
4 4 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-10 (4)
5 6 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-7 (5)
6 2 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1)
7 12 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-7 (7)
8 14 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-6 (8)
9 7 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-9 (6)
10 9 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-10 (9)
——
11 8 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-16 (2)
12 10 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-19 (4)
13 26 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (13)
14 25 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-13 (14)
15 11 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-14 (3)
16 23 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-9 (16)
17 29 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-3 (17)
18 16 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-14 (5)
19 15 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-11 (15)
20 13 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-13 (8)
——
21 18 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-13 (7)
22 24 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (22)
23 19 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-15 (12)
24 21 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-6 (21)
25 31 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-6 (25)
26 34 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Skeeter Davis (RCA Victor)-7 (26)
27 20 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-8 (18)
28 32 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (14)
29 38 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (29)
30 35 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-8 (30)
——
31 41 MAIN THEME FROM EXODUS (Ari’s Theme) –•– Mantovani and His Orchestra (London)-10 (31)
32 39 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-4 (32)
33 27 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (25)
34 48 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-3 (34)
35 40 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (35)
36 46 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-4 (36)
37 17 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-12 (7)
38 45 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Joni James (MGM)-6 (38)
39 28 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-10 (28)
40 22 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-9 (16)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 37 I GOTTA KNOW –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (20)
46 30 I’M HURTIN’ –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-7 (27)
54 33 PERFIDIA –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-13 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-5 (40)
42 90 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-2 (42)
44 52 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-6 (44)
45 59 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-4 (45)
47 54 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-4 (47)
48 43 DOLL HOUSE –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-9 (31)
49 — PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (49)
50 79 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (49)
53 — GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (53)
60 — THE TEAR OF THE YEAR –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (60)
68 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-5 (68)
78 — WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (78)
79 — LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE –•– Little Willie John (King)-10 (60)
83 — AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (83)
87 — PONY TIME –•– Don Covay and the Goodtimers (Arnold)-1 (87)
88 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The “5” Royales (King)-1 (88)
90 — THE EXODUS SONG (This Land Is Mine) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (90)
92 — TROUBLE IN MIND –•– Nina Simone (Colpix)-1 (92)
93 — RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-1 (93)
94 — APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-1 (94)
95 — TONITE, TONITE –•– The Mello-Kings (Herald)-11 (77)
98 — GINNIE BELL –•– Paul Dino (Promo)-1 (98)
99 — IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-24 (29)
100 — CHARLENA –•– The Sevilles (JC)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 5th February, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-shirelles-will-you-love-me-tomorrow-scepter

1 4 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-8 (2)
3 2 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-12 (2)
4 1 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-12 (1)
5 7 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-8 (5)
6 5 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-8 (5)
7 8 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (7)
8 13 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (8)
9 9 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-10 (6)
10 6 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1)
——
11 10 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-11 (9)
12 14 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-14 (12)
13 12 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-20 (4)
14 11 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-17 (2)
15 17 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (15)
16 16 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-10 (16)
17 22 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (17)
18 15 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-15 (3)
19 18 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-15 (5)
20 29 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-7 (20)
——
21 36 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-5 (21)
22 34 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-4 (22)
23 30 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-9 (23)
24 20 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-14 (8)
25 32 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-5 (25)
26 41 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-6 (26)
27 21 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-14 (7)
28 19 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-12 (15)
29 24 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-7 (21)
30 42 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (30)
——
31 49 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-2 (31)
32 27 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-9 (18)
33 47 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-5 (33)
34 45 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-5 (34)
35 55 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-4 (35)
36 25 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-7 (25)
37 31 MAIN THEME FROM EXODUS (Ari’s Theme) –•– Mantovani and His Orchestra (London)-11 (31)
38 33 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (25)
39 35 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (35)
40 50 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 37 MANY TEARS AGO –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-13 (7)
65 23 LONELY TEENAGER –•– Dion (Laurie)-16 (12)
70 26 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Skeeter Davis (RCA Victor)-8 (26)
74 40 BLUE TANGO –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-10 (16)
75 39 GEE WHIZ –•– The Innocents (Indigo)-11 (28)
88 38 MY LAST DATE (With You) –•– Joni James (MGM)-7 (38)
94 28 MY GIRL JOSEPHINE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-15 (14)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 DON’T BELIEVE HIM, DONNA –•– Lenny Miles (Scepter)-5 (41)
42 53 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-2 (42)
43 — I’M LEARNING ABOUT LOVE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (43)
44 60 THE TEAR OF THE YEAR –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-2 (44)
45 44 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-7 (44)
46 67 THE STORY OF MY LOVE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (46)
47 68 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (47)
49 64 AT LAST –•– Etta James (Argo)-3 (49)
50 56 WHAT AM I GONNA DO –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

43 — I’M LEARNING ABOUT LOVE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (43)
62 — YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (62)
67 — EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (67)
72 — DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (72)
77 — (I Wanna) LOVE MY LIFE AWAY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-1 (77)
78 — CLOSE TOGETHER –•– Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)-1 (78)
81 — CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats (Columbia)-5 (56)
84 — DANCE BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-8 (47)
86 — LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-1 (86)
96 — GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-1 (96)
98 — HONKY TONK (Part 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-30 (2)
99 — BYE BYE BABY –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-1 (99)
100 — WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 12th February, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-shirelles-will-you-love-me-tomorrow-scepter

1 1 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-12 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-9 (2)
3 3 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-13 (2)
4 5 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-9 (4)
5 7 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-8 (5)
6 4 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-13 (1)
7 6 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-9 (5)
8 8 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (8)
9 15 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (9)
10 9 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-11 (6)
——
11 10 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (1)
12 12 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-15 (12)
13 16 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-11 (13)
14 11 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-12 (9)
15 31 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-3 (15)
16 21 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-6 (16)
17 17 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (17)
18 20 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-8 (18)
19 13 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-21 (4)
20 30 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (20)
——
21 46 THE STORY OF MY LOVE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (21)
22 25 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-6 (22)
23 14 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-18 (2)
24 35 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-5 (24)
25 19 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-16 (5)
26 26 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-7 (26)
27 47 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-7 (27)
28 33 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-6 (28)
29 34 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-6 (29)
30 40 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (30)
——
31 42 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (31)
32 22 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-5 (22)
33 43 I’M LEARNING ABOUT LOVE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-2 (33)
34 23 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-10 (23)
35 57 LOST LOVE –•– H.B. Barnum (Eldo)-5 (35)
36 39 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (35)
37 53 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-7 (37)
38 52 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (38)
39 18 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-16 (3)
40 71 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 37 MAIN THEME FROM EXODUS (Ari’s Theme) –•– Mantovani and His Orchestra (London)-12 (31)
57 29 BABY OH BABY –•– The Shells (Johnson)-8 (21)
59 28 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Louis Prima (Dot)-13 (15)
60 36 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-8 (25)
63 38 YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (25)
68 27 HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-15 (7)
72 32 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-10 (18)
93 24 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-15 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-8 (41)
42 59 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (42)
44 62 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-2 (44)
45 41 DON’T BELIEVE HIM, DONNA –•– Lenny Miles (Scepter)-6 (41)
46 51 NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (46)
47 49 AT LAST –•– Etta James (Argo)-4 (47)
48 72 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-2 (48)
49 73 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-3 (49)
50 64 WHAT WOULD I DO –•– Mickey and Sylvia (RCA Victor)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

66 — LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-1 (66)
71 — WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (71)
73 — WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (73)
79 — YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-1 (79)
81 — THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
86 — HAVIN’ FUN –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (86)
90 — MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-1 (90)
92 — KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF HIM –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-1 (92)
94 — LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (94)
95 — ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-1 (95)
96 — CALCUTTA –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — CERVEZA –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-1 (98)
99 — COWBOY JIMMY JOE (Die Sterne Der Prarie) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-1 (99)
100 — DON’T LET HIM SHOP AROUND –•– Debbie Dean (Motown)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 19th February, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

lawrence-welk-and-his-orchestra-calcutta-dot

1 2 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-13 (1)
3 4 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-10 (3)
4 5 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-9 (4)
5 3 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-14 (2)
6 7 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-10 (5)
7 8 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (7)
8 6 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-14 (1)
9 15 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (9)
10 16 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-7 (10)
——
11 12 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-16 (11)
12 13 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-12 (12)
13 27 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-8 (13)
14 24 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 32 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-6 (15)
16 20 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (16)
17 21 THE STORY OF MY LOVE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (17)
18 9 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (9)
19 28 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-7 (19)
20 10 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-12 (6)
——
21 11 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (1)
22 18 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-9 (18)
23 17 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (17)
24 14 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-13 (9)
25 31 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (25)
26 29 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-7 (26)
27 38 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (27)
28 48 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-3 (28)
29 26 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-8 (26)
30 22 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-7 (22)
——
31 40 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-6 (31)
32 44 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-3 (32)
33 33 I’M LEARNING ABOUT LOVE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (33)
34 37 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-8 (34)
35 19 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-22 (4)
36 42 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (36)
37 25 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-17 (5)
38 41 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-9 (38)
39 49 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-4 (39)
40 52 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 35 LOST LOVE –•– H.B. Barnum (Eldo)-6 (35)
54 36 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-11 (35)
56 23 LAST DATE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-19 (2)
57 39 A THOUSAND STARS –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-17 (3)
59 30 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (30)
62 34 THE HOOCHI COOCHI COO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-11 (23)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (41)
43 55 (Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– The Ramrods (Amy)-6 (43)
44 71 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-2 (44)
45 78 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-3 (45)
46 66 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-2 (46)
47 50 WHAT WOULD I DO –•– Mickey and Sylvia (RCA Victor)-7 (47)
48 67 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-4 (48)
49 80 WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-3 (49)
50 94 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

69 — STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (69)
73 — THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (73)
87 — YOU’RE THE BOSS –•– LaVern Baker and Jimmy Ricks (Atlantic)-1 (87)
90 — THEME FROM TUNES OF GLORY –•– The Cambridge Strings and Singers (London)-1 (90)
97 — CHERIE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (97)
98 — A TEXAN AND A GIRL FROM MEXICO –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-1 (98)
100 — WHAT ABOUT ME –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 26th February, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

lawrence-welk-and-his-orchestra-calcutta-dot

1 1 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-11 (2)
3 2 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-14 (1)
4 9 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (4)
5 10 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-8 (5)
6 4 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-10 (4)
7 7 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (7)
8 5 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-15 (2)
9 13 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-9 (9)
10 15 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-7 (10)
——
11 16 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (11)
12 14 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-7 (12)
13 12 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-13 (12)
14 25 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-5 (14)
15 28 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (15)
16 17 THE STORY OF MY LOVE–•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (16)
17 6 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-11 (5)
18 40 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (18)
19 19 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-8 (19)
20 8 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-15 (1)
——
21 26 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-8 (21)
22 27 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (22)
23 18 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (9)
24 — SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (24)
25 46 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-3 (25)
26 48 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-5 (26)
27 31 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-7 (27)
28 34 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-9 (28)
29 11 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-17 (11)
30 43 (Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– The Ramrods (Amy)-7 (30)
——
31 32 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-4 (31)
32 39 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-5 (32)
33 22 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-10 (18)
34 38 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-10 (34)
35 36 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (35)
36 20 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-13 (6)
37 50 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-3 (37)
38 41 NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (38)
39 44 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (39)
40 45 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 24 CORINNA, CORINNA –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-14 (9)
44 23 I COUNT THE TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (17)
48 29 THERE SHE GOES –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-9 (26)
50 35 NORTH TO ALASKA –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-23 (4)
51 33 I’M LEARNING ABOUT LOVE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (33)
52 30 C’EST SI BON (It’s So Good) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-8 (22)
58 21 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (1)
82 37 SAILOR (Your Home Is the Sea) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-18 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-4 (41)
43 55 (I Wanna) LOVE MY LIFE AWAY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-4 (43)
45 69 STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-2 (45)
46 47 WHAT WOULD I DO –•– Mickey and Sylvia (RCA Victor)-8 (46)
47 51 THE AGE FOR LOVE –•– Jimmy Charles (Promo)-11 (47)
49 42 LOST LOVE –•– H.B. Barnum (Eldo)-7 (35)

NEW THIS WEEK

24 — SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (24)
70 — HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (70)
75 — ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-1 (75)
76 — I DON’T WANT TO CRY –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-1 (76)
79 — HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-1 (79)
80 — THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-1 (80)
83 — THE TOUCHABLES –•– Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)-1 (83)
84 — TO BE LOVED (Forever) –•– The Pentagons (Donna)-1 (84)
89 — LET’S GO AGAIN (Where We Went Last Night) –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (89)
90 — BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-1 (90)
96 — ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (96)
97 — PONY EXPRESS –•– Danny and the Juniors (Swan)-1 (97)
98 — I PITY THE FOOL –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-1 (98)
99 — TOP FORTY, NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS –•– Mark Dinning (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — DREAM BOY –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 5th March, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

chubby-checker-pony-time-parkway

1 4 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-12 (1)
3 5 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-9 (3)
4 24 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (4)
5 15 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-5 (5)
6 9 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-10 (6)
7 11 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (7)
8 2 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-12 (2)
9 18 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (9)
10 10 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-8 (10)
——
11 3 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-15 (1)
12 12 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-8 (12)
13 14 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (13)
14 8 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-16 (2)
15 6 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-11 (4)
16 7 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (7)
17 13 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-14 (12)
18 21 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-9 (18)
19 19 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-9 (19)
20 26 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-6 (20)
——
21 25 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-4 (21)
22 28 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-10 (22)
23 16 THE STORY OF MY LOVE–•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (16)
24 31 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-5 (24)
25 27 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-8 (25)
26 40 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 22 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (22)
28 39 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (28)
29 56 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (29)
30 17 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-12 (5)
——
31 32 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-6 (31)
32 34 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-11 (32)
33 35 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (33)
34 38 NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (34)
35 37 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (35)
36 20 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-16 (1)
37 41 WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-5 (37)
38 45 STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-3 (38)
39 43 (I Wanna) LOVE MY LIFE AWAY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-5 (39)
40 33 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-11 (18)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 23 MY EMPTY ARMS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (9)
45 36 RUBBER BALL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-14 (6)
47 29 ONCE IN AWHILE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-18 (11)
48 30 (Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– The Ramrods (Amy)-8 (30)

POWER PLAYS

42 53 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-4 (42)
43 55 WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (43)
44 70 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-2 (44)
46 75 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-2 (46)
49 54 HAVIN’ FUN –•– Dion (Laurie)-4 (49)
50 68 FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

71 — PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-1 (71)
84 — LONELY MAN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
86 — JA-DA –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Big Top)-1 (86)
91 — ALL OF EVERYTHING –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (91)
94 — BEWILDERED –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-1 (94)
95 — WON’T BE LONG –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — MORE THAN I CAN SAY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (96)
97 — TUNES OF GLORY –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — CHERRY BERRY WINE –•– Charlie McCoy (Cadence)-1 (99)
100 — BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG –•– Fred Darian (JAF)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 12th March, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

chubby-checker-pony-time-parkway

1 1 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (2)
3 10 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-9 (3)
4 5 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-6 (4)
5 7 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (5)
6 2 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-13 (1)
7 12 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 6 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-11 (6)
9 3 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-10 (3)
10 9 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (9)
——
11 13 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (11)
12 24 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-6 (12)
13 18 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-10 (13)
14 8 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-13 (2)
15 20 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-7 (15)
16 11 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-16 (1)
17 28 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (17)
18 14 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-17 (2)
19 15 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-12 (4)
20 17 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-15 (12)
——
21 21 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-5 (21)
22 26 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-6 (22)
23 29 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (23)
24 16 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-10 (7)
25 19 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-10 (19)
26 44 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-3 (26)
27 27 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (22)
28 22 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-11 (22)
29 31 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-7 (29)
30 32 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-12 (30)
——
31 35 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (31)
32 58 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-3 (32)
33 25 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-9 (25)
34 38 STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-4 (34)
35 71 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-2 (35)
36 42 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-5 (36)
37 43 WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (37)
38 37 WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-6 (37)
39 46 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-3 (39)
40 23 THE STORY OF MY LOVE–•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (16)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 NO ONE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (34)
43 33 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (33)
45 36 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-17 (1)
50 40 “PEPE” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-12 (18)
52 39 (I Wanna) LOVE MY LIFE AWAY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-6 (39)
54 30 ANGEL BABY –•– Rosie and the Originals (Highland)-13 (5)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 HAVIN’ FUN –•– Dion (Laurie)-5 (42)
44 84 LONELY MAN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (44)
46 50 FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (46)
47 61 I DON’T WANT TO CRY –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-3 (47)
48 57 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-5 (48)
49 60 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

51 — ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-1 (51)
65 — BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-1 (65)
66 — THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-1 (66)
70 — ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-1 (70)
74 — FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-1 (74)
76 — PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-1 (76)
77 — RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-1 (77)
78 — IT’S UNBELIEVABLE –•– The Larks (Sheryl)-1 (78)
81 — HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-1 (81)
86 — THE SECOND TIME AROUND –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (86)
87 — BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-1 (87)
89 — BLUE MOON –•– Herb Lance and the Classics (Promo)-1 (89)
92 — LITTLE MISS STUCK-UP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-1 (92)
93 — TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-1 (93)
95 — MILORD –•– Edith Piaf (Capitol)-1 (95)
97 — LING-TING-TONG –•– Buddy Knox (Liberty)-1 (97)
99 — I LIED TO MY HEART –•– The Enchanters (Musitron)-1 (99)
100 — APACHE –•– Sonny James (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 19th March, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

chubby-checker-pony-time-parkway

1 1 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (2)
3 3 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-10 (3)
4 4 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (4)
5 5 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (5)
6 7 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 8 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-12 (6)
8 6 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-14 (1)
9 10 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (9)
10 13 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-11 (10)
——
11 15 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-8 (11)
12 11 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-8 (11)
13 17 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (13)
14 9 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-11 (3)
15 22 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-7 (15)
16 12 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-7 (12)
17 21 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-6 (17)
18 16 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-17 (1)
19 18 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-18 (2)
20 23 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (20)
——
21 26 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-4 (21)
22 35 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-3 (22)
23 14 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-14 (2)
24 51 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-2 (24)
25 31 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (25)
26 19 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-13 (4)
27 30 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-13 (27)
28 37 WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (28)
29 27 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (22)
30 20 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-16 (12)
——
31 29 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-8 (29)
32 32 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-4 (32)
33 34 STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-5 (33)
34 24 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-11 (7)
35 44 LONELY MAN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (35)
36 39 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-4 (36)
37 43 AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (33)
38 36 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-6 (36)
39 49 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-4 (39)
40 47 I DON’T WANT TO CRY –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 28 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER –•– Shelby Flint (Valiant)-12 (22)
43 38 WAIT A MINUTE –•– The Coasters (Atco)-7 (37)
44 25 ALL IN MY MIND –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-11 (19)
48 33 JIMMY’S GIRL –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-10 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-6 (41)
45 48 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-6 (45)
46 53 I PITY THE FOOL –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-4 (46)
47 66 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-2 (47)
49 46 FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (46)
50 64 LET’S GO AGAIN (Where We Went Last Night) –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (56)
63 — TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (63)
75 — GINNIE BELL –•– Paul Dino (Promo)-7 (63)
77 — PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (77)
78 — TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (78)
84 — LONELY BLUE NIGHTS –•– Rosie Formerly with the Originals (Brunswick)-1 (84)
86 — I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-1 (86)
89 — JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (89)
90 — MERRY-GO-ROUND –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-1 (90)
91 — CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Etta Jones (Prestige)-1 (91)
92 — MEMPHIS –•– Donnie Brooks (Era)-1 (92)
93 — THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (93)
94 — OH, MEIN PAPA –•– Dick Lee (Blue Bell)-1 (94)
95 — EARLY EVERY MORNING (Early Every Evening, Too) –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (95)
97 — COWBOY JIMMY JOE (Die Sterne Der Prarie) –•– Lolita (Kapp)-3 (94)
98 — KOKOMO –•– The Flamingos (End)-1 (98)
99 — LITTLE TURTLE DOVE –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (King)-1 (99)
100 — YOUR ONE AND ONLY LOVE –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 26th March, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

elvis-presley-surrender-rca-victor

1 2 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-9 (1)
3 4 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-8 (3)
4 5 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (4)
5 7 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-13 (5)
6 11 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-9 (6)
7 3 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-11 (3)
8 9 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (8)
9 13 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (9)
10 6 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-11 (6)
——
11 10 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-12 (10)
12 15 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-8 (12)
13 20 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (13)
14 8 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-15 (1)
15 24 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-3 (15)
16 12 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-9 (11)
17 17 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-7 (17)
18 25 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 (18)
19 14 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-12 (3)
20 21 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-5 (20)
——
21 59 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-3 (21)
22 22 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-4 (22)
23 16 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-8 (12)
24 18 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-18 (1)
25 39 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-5 (25)
26 23 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-15 (2)
27 19 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-19 (2)
28 49 FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (28)
29 41 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-7 (29)
30 32 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-5 (30)
——
31 28 WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (28)
32 35 LONELY MAN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (32)
33 36 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-5 (33)
34 38 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-7 (34)
35 26 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-14 (4)
36 40 I DON’T WANT TO CRY –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-5 (36)
37 47 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-3 (37)
38 30 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-17 (12)
39 50 LET’S GO AGAIN (Where We Went Last Night) –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-5 (39)
40 52 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 29 WHAT A PRICE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (22)
49 33 STAYIN’ IN –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-6 (33)
51 31 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-9 (29)
58 34 EMOTIONS –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-12 (7)
76 27 UTOPIA –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-14 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-3 (41)
42 45 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-7 (42)
43 63 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-2 (43)
44 54 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-3 (44)
45 56 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (45)
47 57 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-3 (47)
48 46 I PITY THE FOOL –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-5 (46)
50 55 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — (Love Theme From) ONE EYED JACKS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-1 (75)
79 — BYE BYE BABY –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-7 (70)
84 — FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (84)
89 — FOOLIN’ AROUND –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-1 (89)
91 — A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-1 (91)
93 — THEME FROM DIXIE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (93)
94 — (Theme From) MY THREE SONS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (94)
95 — SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (95)
97 — SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (97)
99 — SEVENTEEN –•– Frankie Ford (Imperial)-1 (99)
100 — THE BLIZZARD –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 2nd April, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

elvis-presley-surrender-rca-victor

1 1 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-10 (1)
3 5 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-14 (3)
4 6 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-10 (4)
5 3 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-9 (3)
6 21 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-4 (6)
7 9 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (7)
8 7 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-12 (3)
9 4 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (4)
10 12 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-9 (10)
——
11 15 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-4 (11)
12 13 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (12)
13 8 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (8)
14 18 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-8 (14)
15 33 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-6 (15)
16 11 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-13 (10)
17 40 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-6 (17)
18 17 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-8 (17)
19 10 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-12 (6)
20 29 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-8 (20)
——
21 47 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-4 (21)
22 22 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-5 (22)
23 14 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-16 (1)
24 43 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-3 (24)
25 16 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-10 (11)
26 20 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-6 (20)
27 41 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-4 (27)
28 25 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-6 (25)
29 19 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-13 (3)
30 23 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-9 (12)
——
31 37 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-4 (31)
32 44 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-4 (32)
33 52 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-3 (33)
34 45 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (34)
35 42 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-8 (35)
36 27 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-20 (2)
37 30 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-6 (30)
38 26 SHOP AROUND –•– The Miracles (Featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson) (Tamla)-16 (2)
39 34 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-8 (34)
40 64 YOUR ONE AND ONLY LOVE –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 24 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-19 (1)
44 39 LET’S GO AGAIN (Where We Went Last Night) –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-6 (39)
52 31 WHEELS –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-8 (28)
53 36 I DON’T WANT TO CRY –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-6 (36)
57 38 WINGS OF A DOVE –•– Ferlin Husky (Capitol)-18 (12)
58 28 FOR MY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (28)
63 32 LONELY MAN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (32)
67 35 CALENDAR GIRL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-15 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 84 FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (41)
43 67 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-3 (43)
45 53 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-4 (45)
46 65 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-3 (46)
47 48 I PITY THE FOOL –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-6 (46)
48 54 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-4 (48)
49 59 BEWILDERED –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-5 (49)
50 55 BLUE MOON –•– Herb Lance and the Classics (Promo)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-1 (55)
62 — YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (62)
80 — BRASS BUTTONS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-1 (80)
83 — FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-1 (83)
85 — AIN’T IT, BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (85)
87 — TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-1 (87)
88 — DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-1 (88)
89 — SLEEPY-EYED JOHN –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-1 (90)
92 — I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-1 (92)
93 — I TOLD YOU SO –•– Jimmy Jones (Cub)-1 (93)
94 — LIKE LONG HAIR –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders (Gardena)-1 (94)
96 — TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-1 (96)
97 — WHERE I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Capris (Old Town)-1 (97)
98 — LITTLE PEDRO –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-1 (98)
100 — GREEN GRASS OF TEXAS –•– The Texans (Infinity)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 9th April, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-marcels-blue-moon-colpix

1 6 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-11 (2)
3 1 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (1)
4 2 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-11 (1)
5 3 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-15 (3)
6 5 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-10 (3)
7 11 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-5 (7)
8 7 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (7)
9 21 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-5 (9)
10 17 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-7 (10)
——
11 12 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (11)
12 8 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-13 (3)
13 15 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-7 (13)
14 10 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-10 (10)
15 9 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-12 (4)
16 22 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-6 (16)
17 13 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (8)
18 24 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-4 (18)
19 27 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-5 (19)
20 20 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-9 (20)
——
21 32 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-5 (21)
22 34 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (22)
23 55 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-2 (23)
24 16 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-14 (10)
25 46 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-4 (25)
26 71 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-3 (26)
27 33 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (27)
28 14 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-9 (14)
29 62 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-2 (29)
30 35 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-9 (30)
——
31 31 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-5 (31)
32 41 FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (32)
33 37 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-7 (30)
34 56 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-5 (34)
35 45 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-5 (35)
36 19 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-13 (6)
37 48 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-5 (37)
38 43 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-4 (38)
39 28 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-7 (25)
40 49 BEWILDERED –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 HEARTS OF STONE –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-7 (20)
42 23 CALCUTTA –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-17 (1)
43 18 LITTLE BOY SAD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-9 (17)
44 40 YOUR ONE AND ONLY LOVE –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (40)
45 30 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-10 (12)
48 25 GOOD TIME BABY –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-11 (11)
49 36 EXODUS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-21 (2)
51 29 THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT –•– The Capris (Old Town)-14 (3)
77 39 YOUR FRIENDS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-9 (34)

POWER PLAYS

46 64 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (46)
47 54 SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (47)
50 65 THE SECOND TIME AROUND –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — WELCOME HOME –•– Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra (Decca)-1 (72)
73 — THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (73)
82 — TREES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (82)
89 — WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-1 (89)
90 — (Theme From) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
92 — KOKOMO –•– The Flamingos (End)-3 (92)
93 — UNDERWATER –•– The Frogmen (Candix)-1 (93)
94 — A SCOTTISH SOLDIER (Green Hills Of Tyrol) –•– Andy Stewart (Warwick)-1 (94)
95 — LITTLE TURTLE DOVE –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (King)-3 (95)
97 — BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (97)
98 — CALIFORNIA SUN –•– Joe Jones (Roulette)-1 (98)
99 — THE NEXT KISS (Is the Last Goodbye) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — SWEET LITTLE KATHY –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 16th April, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-marcels-blue-moon-colpix

1 1 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-12 (2)
3 5 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-16 (3)
4 9 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-6 (4)
5 7 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-6 (5)
6 10 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-8 (6)
7 3 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1)
8 6 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-11 (3)
9 23 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-3 (9)
10 8 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (7)
——
11 4 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-12 (1)
12 13 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-8 (12)
13 18 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-5 (13)
14 16 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-7 (14)
15 11 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (11)
16 21 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-6 (16)
17 14 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-11 (10)
18 19 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-6 (18)
19 29 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (19)
20 26 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-4 (20)
——
21 12 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-14 (3)
22 27 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (22)
23 25 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-5 (23)
24 37 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-6 (24)
25 15 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-13 (4)
26 30 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-10 (26)
27 20 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-10 (20)
28 22 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (22)
29 35 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-6 (29)
30 34 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-6 (30)
——
31 17 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
32 38 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-5 (32)
33 32 FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (32)
34 33 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-8 (30)
35 59 TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-3 (35)
36 46 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (36)
37 60 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-3 (37)
38 55 GINNIE BELL –•– Paul Dino (Promo)-11 (38)
39 31 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-6 (31)
40 40 BEWILDERED –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 24 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-15 (10)
55 28 LAZY RIVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-10 (14)
58 36 BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE –•– Buzz Clifford (Columbia)-14 (6)
67 39 THE WATUSI –•– The Vibrations (Checker)-8 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 54 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (41)
42 47 SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (42)
43 57 (Love Theme From) ONE EYED JACKS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-4 (43)
45 65 BYE BYE BABY –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-10 (45)
46 53 THEME FROM DIXIE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (46)
47 56 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-6 (47)
48 83 LIKE LONG HAIR –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders (Gardena)-3 (48)
49 64 BRASS BUTTONS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-3 (49)
50 52 TO BE LOVED (Forever) –•– The Pentagons (Donna)-8 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — FROGG –•– The Brothers Four (Columbia)-1 (62)
69 — AFRICAN WALTZ –•– Cannonball Adderley Orchestra (Riverside)-1 (69)
71 — RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-1 (71)
73 — EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-1 (73)
75 — (It Never Happens) IN REAL LIFE –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-1 (75)
78 — THE CHARANGA –•– Merv Griffin (Carlton)-1 (78)
80 — GLORY OF LOVE –•– The Roommates (Valmor)-1 (80)
85 — THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– The Rollers (Liberty)-1 (85)
86 — I’LL JUST HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE (Then I’ll Go) –•– Claude Gray (Mercury)-1 (86)
87 — COME ALONG –•– Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (Herald)-1 (87)
88 — LA PACHANGA –•– Audrey Arno and the Hazy Osterwald Sextet (Decca)-1 (88)
89 — LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-1 (89)
90 — A CITY GIRL STOLE MY COUNTRY BOY –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (90)
91 — MR. PRIDE –•– Chuck Jackson (Beltone)-1 (91)
94 — COME ON OVER –•– The Strollers (Carlton)-1 (94)
95 — SAVED –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (95)
97 — HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-1 (97)
98 — THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE –•– Roy Drusky (Decca)-1 (98)
100 — GROUND HOG –•– The Browns Featuring Jim Edward Brown (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 23rd April, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-marcels-blue-moon-colpix

1 1 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-7 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-7 (2)
3 9 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-4 (3)
4 5 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-7 (4)
5 6 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-9 (5)
6 2 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-13 (2)
7 3 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-17 (3)
8 12 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-9 (8)
9 20 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-5 (9)
10 7 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1)
——
11 13 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-6 (11)
12 8 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-12 (3)
13 14 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-8 (13)
14 16 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-7 (14)
15 11 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-13 (1)
16 19 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (16)
17 18 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-7 (17)
18 23 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-6 (18)
19 28 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (19)
20 22 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (20)
——
21 10 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (7)
22 15 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (11)
23 24 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-7 (23)
24 17 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-12 (10)
25 41 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (25)
26 21 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-15 (3)
27 37 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-4 (27)
28 26 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-11 (26)
29 25 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-14 (4)
30 32 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-6 (30)
——
31 30 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-7 (30)
32 35 TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-4 (32)
33 29 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-7 (29)
34 42 SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (34)
35 49 BRASS BUTTONS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-4 (35)
36 36 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (36)
37 43 (Love Theme From) ONE EYED JACKS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-5 (37)
38 48 LIKE LONG HAIR –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders (Gardena)-4 (38)
39 46 THEME FROM DIXIE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (39)
40 27 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-11 (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 EBONY EYES –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)
43 33 FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (32)
49 39 THAT’S IT-I QUIT-I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-7 (31)
50 38 GINNIE BELL –•– Paul Dino (Promo)-12 (38)
57 34 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-9 (30)
65 40 BEWILDERED –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-8 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-4 (42)
44 47 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-7 (44)
45 53 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-4 (45)
46 52 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-4 (46)
47 62 FROGG –•– The Brothers Four (Columbia)-2 (47)
48 50 TO BE LOVED (Forever) –•– The Pentagons (Donna)-9 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (56)
69 — GOOD, GOOD LOVIN’ –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (69)
78 — MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (78)
82 — GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-1 (82)
85 — FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (85)
95 — THE MESS AROUND –•– Bobby Freeman (Josie)-1 (95)
96 — HOP SCOTCH –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-1 (96)
99 — TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 30th April, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

del-shannon-runaway-big-top

1 2 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-8 (1)
3 3 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-5 (3)
4 5 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-10 (4)
5 4 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-8 (4)
6 9 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-6 (6)
7 18 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-7 (7)
8 16 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (8)
9 11 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-7 (9)
10 14 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-8 (10)
——
11 6 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-14 (2)
12 13 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-9 (12)
13 7 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-18 (3)
14 17 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-8 (14)
15 8 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-10 (8)
16 19 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (16)
17 23 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-8 (17)
18 12 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-13 (3)
19 10 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1)
20 27 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-5 (20)
——
21 56 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-2 (21)
22 20 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (20)
23 15 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-14 (1)
24 21 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (7)
25 24 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-13 (10)
26 25 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (25)
27 31 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-8 (27)
28 44 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-8 (28)
29 22 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (11)
30 46 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-5 (30)
——
31 32 TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-5 (31)
32 34 SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (32)
33 42 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-5 (33)
34 85 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (34)
35 47 FROGG –•– The Brothers Four (Columbia)-3 (35)
36 35 BRASS BUTTONS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-5 (35)
37 33 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-8 (29)
38 54 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-3 (38)
39 53 WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-4 (39)
40 30 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-7 (30)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 ONCE UPON A TIME –•– Rochell and the Candles with Johnny Wyatt (Swingin’)-12 (26)
43 29 WHERE THE BOYS ARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-15 (4)
44 36 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (36)
45 26 WHEELS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-16 (3)
48 38 LIKE LONG HAIR –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders (Gardena)-5 (38)
50 37 (Love Theme From) ONE EYED JACKS –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-6 (37)
52 39 THEME FROM DIXIE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (39)
76 40 MODEL GIRL –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-12 (20)

POWER PLAYS

42 78 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-2 (42)
46 43 FELL IN LOVE ON MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (32)
47 51 THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-4 (47)
49 52 AIN’T IT, BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-5 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

71 — TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (71)
73 — A DOLLAR DOWN –•– The Limeliters (RCA Victor)-1 (73)
78 — THE TOUCHABLES IN BROOKLYN –•– Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)-1 (78)
79 — (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (79)
80 — BE MY BOY –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-1 (80)
81 — PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-1 (81)
82 — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-29 (1)
83 — THAT’S THE WAY WITH LOVE –•– Piero Soffici (Kip)-1 (83)
84 — WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-1 (84)
85 — LULLABY OF THE LEAVES –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-1 (85)
86 — THE BILBAO SONG –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (86)
91 — TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-1 (91)
92 — BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-1 (92)
93 — SHY AWAY –•– Jerry Fuller (Challenge)-1 (93)
94 — I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Oscar Black (Savoy)-1 (94)
95 — JURA (I Swear I Love You) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (96)
97 — (A Ship Will Come) EIN SCHIFF WIRD KOMMEN –•– Lale Anderson (King)-1 (97)
98 — WON’CHA COME HOME, BILL BAILEY –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
99 — I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-1 (99)
100 — NOBODY CARES (About Me) –•– Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 7th May, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

del-shannon-runaway-big-top

1 1 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-6 (2)
3 7 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-8 (3)
4 6 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-7 (4)
5 2 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-9 (1)
6 4 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-11 (4)
7 9 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-8 (7)
8 10 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-9 (8)
9 8 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (8)
10 5 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-9 (4)
——
11 17 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-9 (11)
12 14 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-9 (12)
13 16 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (13)
14 11 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-15 (2)
15 20 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-6 (15)
16 21 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (16)
17 28 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-9 (17)
18 42 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-3 (18)
19 34 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (19)
20 12 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-10 (12)
——
21 15 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-11 (8)
22 18 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-14 (3)
23 26 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (23)
24 38 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-4 (24)
25 19 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1)
26 33 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-6 (26)
27 13 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-19 (3)
28 79 (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-2 (28)
29 30 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-6 (29)
30 23 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-15 (1)
——
31 39 WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-5 (31)
32 35 FROGG –•– The Brothers Four (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 58 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-5 (33)
34 71 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (34)
35 31 TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-6 (31)
36 55 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-3 (36)
37 47 THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-5 (37)
38 54 SAVED –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-4 (38)
39 62 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-4 (39)
40 44 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 TRUST IN ME –•– Etta James (Argo)-8 (30)
44 27 FIND ANOTHER GIRL –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-9 (27)
47 37 HIDE AWAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-9 (29)
50 24 WALK RIGHT BACK –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (7)
51 36 BRASS BUTTONS –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-6 (35)
52 22 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (20)
59 29 THINK TWICE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-12 (11)
65 32 SHU RAH –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (32)
68 25 GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-14 (10)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-6 (41)
43 53 GOOD, GOOD LOVIN’ –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-3 (43)
45 64 AFRICAN WALTZ –•– Cannonball Adderley Orchestra (Riverside)-4 (45)
46 74 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-3 (46)
48 65 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-6 (48)
49 59 FOOLIN’ AROUND –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-7 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

53 — THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (53)
56 — LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-1 (56)
73 — HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (73)
80 — THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-1 (80)
88 — BUZZ BUZZ A-DIDDLE-IT –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (88)
90 — RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-1 (90)
92 — BIG BIG WORLD –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-1 (92)
93 — YOU’RE GONNA NEED MAGIC –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (93)
94 — COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-1 (94)
95 — MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (95)
96 — HALFWAY TO PARADISE –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-1 (96)
97 — A CROSS STANDS ALONE –•– Jimmy Witter (United Artists)-1 (97)
99 — KISSIN’ GAME –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (99)
100 — RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 14th May, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

del-shannon-runaway-big-top

1 1 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-7 (2)
3 4 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-8 (3)
4 3 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-9 (3)
5 5 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-10 (1)
6 9 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (6)
7 7 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-9 (7)
8 8 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-10 (8)
9 11 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-10 (9)
10 10 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-10 (4)
——
11 6 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-12 (4)
12 15 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-7 (12)
13 16 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (13)
14 18 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-4 (14)
15 17 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-10 (15)
16 19 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (16)
17 13 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-9 (13)
18 34 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (18)
19 24 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-5 (19)
20 12 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-10 (12)
——
21 26 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-7 (21)
22 23 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (22)
23 33 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-6 (23)
24 28 (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-3 (24)
25 29 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-7 (25)
26 36 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-4 (26)
27 73 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (27)
28 21 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-12 (8)
29 39 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-5 (29)
30 31 WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-6 (30)
——
31 46 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-4 (31)
32 14 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-16 (2)
33 20 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-11 (12)
34 56 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-2 (34)
35 37 THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-6 (35)
36 40 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (36)
37 38 SAVED –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 53 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-2 (38)
39 32 FROGG –•– The Brothers Four (Columbia)-5 (32)
40 27 DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-20 (3)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 25 SURRENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1)
54 30 PONY TIME –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-16 (1)
59 22 DON’T WORRY –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-15 (3)
64 35 TENDERLY –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-7 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 AFRICAN WALTZ –•– Cannonball Adderley Orchestra (Riverside)-5 (41)
43 55 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-5 (43)
44 64 UNDERWATER –•– The Frogmen (Candix)-6 (44)
45 43 GOOD, GOOD LOVIN’ –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (43)
46 57 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-5 (46)
47 41 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-7 (41)
48 48 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-7 (48)
49 49 FOOLIN’ AROUND –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-8 (49)
50 72 THE TOUCHABLES IN BROOKLYN –•– Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (75)
79 — NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-16 (19)
81 — A LOVE OF MY OWN –•– Carla Thomas (Atlantic)-1 (81)
83 — IN MY HEART –•– The Timetones (Times Square)-1 (83)
86 — YOU’D BETTER COME HOME –•– Russell Byrd (Wand)-1 (86)
89 — IN BETWEEN TEARS –•– Lenny Miles (Scepter)-1 (89)
90 — THIS WORLD WE LOVE IN (Il Cielo In Una Stanza) –•– Mina (Time)-1 (90)
91 — LIFE’S A HOLIDAY –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-1 (91)
97 — SON-IN-LAW –•– The Blossoms (Challenge)-1 (97)
98 — WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART –•– The Harptones (Companion)-1 (98)
99 — OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — SON-IN-LAW –•– Louise Brown (Witch)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 21st May, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

del-shannon-runaway-big-top

1 1 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-8 (2)
3 3 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-9 (3)
4 4 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-10 (3)
5 12 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-8 (5)
6 6 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (6)
7 5 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-11 (1)
8 18 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (8)
9 14 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-5 (9)
10 7 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-10 (7)
——
11 13 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (11)
12 9 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-11 (9)
13 8 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-11 (8)
14 16 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (14)
15 27 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (15)
16 19 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (16)
17 10 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-11 (4)
18 15 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-11 (15)
19 23 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-7 (19)
20 22 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (20)
——
21 11 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-13 (4)
22 31 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-5 (22)
23 34 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-3 (23)
24 26 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-5 (24)
25 25 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-8 (25)
26 29 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-6 (26)
27 24 (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (24)
28 21 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-8 (21)
29 20 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-11 (12)
30 17 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-10 (13)
——
31 38 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (31)
32 36 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (32)
33 35 THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-7 (33)
34 30 WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-7 (30)
35 43 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-6 (35)
36 48 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-8 (36)
37 28 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-13 (8)
38 47 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-8 (38)
39 32 APACHE –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-17 (2)
40 37 SAVED –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-6 (37)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 33 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER –•– Cathy Jean and the Roommates (Valmor)-12 (12)

POWER PLAYS

41 75 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-2 (41)
42 56 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-4 (42)
43 — I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (43)
44 46 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-6 (44)
45 50 THE TOUCHABLES IN BROOKLYN –•– Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)-4 (45)
46 52 (It Never Happens) IN REAL LIFE –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-6 (46)
47 45 GOOD, GOOD LOVIN’ –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (43)
48 51 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-4 (48)
49 44 UNDERWATER –•– The Frogmen (Candix)-7 (44)

NEW THIS WEEK

43 — I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (43)
59 — BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-1 (59)
76 — YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-1 (76)
77 — THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (77)
78 — (I’ve Got) SPRING FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (78)
81 — EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-1 (81)
83 — EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Fury)-1 (83)
85 — I DON’T MIND –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-1 (85)
87 — MISS FINE –•– The New Yorkers (Wall)-1 (87)
90 — THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (90)
91 — I CAN’T DO IT BY MYSELF –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-1 (91)
94 — IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (94)
95 — FOR YOUR LOVE –•– The Wanderers (Cub)-1 (95)
98 — BROTHER-IN-LAW (He’s a Moocher) –•– Paul Peek (Fairlane)-1 (98)
99 — THE GIRL’S A DEVIL –•– The Dukays (Nat)-1 (99)
100 — HERE’S MY CONFESSION –•– Wyatt (Earp) McPherson (Savoy)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 28th May, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

ernie-kdoe-motherinlaw-minit

1 2 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-12 (1)
3 5 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-9 (3)
4 3 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-10 (3)
5 8 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (5)
6 9 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (6)
7 16 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-7 (7)
8 11 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (8)
9 15 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (9)
10 4 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-11 (3)
——
11 6 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (6)
12 7 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-12 (1)
13 12 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-12 (9)
14 10 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-11 (7)
15 23 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (15)
16 22 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-6 (16)
17 43 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (17)
18 26 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-7 (18)
19 18 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-12 (15)
20 19 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (19)
——
21 20 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (20)
22 24 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-6 (22)
23 17 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-12 (4)
24 21 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-14 (4)
25 31 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (25)
26 13 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-12 (8)
27 14 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (14)
28 41 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-3 (28)
29 25 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-9 (25)
30 28 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-9 (21)
——
31 54 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (31)
32 27 (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (24)
33 35 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-7 (33)
34 36 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-9 (34)
35 59 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-2 (35)
36 48 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-5 (36)
37 32 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (32)
38 51 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-4 (38)
39 42 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-5 (39)
40 29 BABY BLUE –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-12 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 33 THE CONTINENTAL WALK –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-8 (33)
50 30 TONIGHT MY LOVE, TONIGHT –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-11 (13)
51 37 ASIA MINOR –•– Kokomo (Felsted)-14 (8)
75 34 WHAT’D I SAY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-8 (30)
85 40 SAVED –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-7 (37)
88 38 I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE –•– The Chimes (Tag)-9 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-7 (41)
42 45 THE TOUCHABLES IN BROOKLYN –•– Dickie Goodman (Mark-X)-5 (42)
43 58 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-4 (43)
44 55 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-5 (44)
45 52 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-5 (45)
46 57 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-4 (46)
47 46 (It Never Happens) IN REAL LIFE –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-7 (46)
48 76 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-2 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

81 — TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-1 (81)
82 — ANNA –•– Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar (Atco)-1 (82)
83 — MILORD –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (83)
91 — PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN –•– Pat Zill (Indigo)-1 (91)
92 — RONNIE –•– Marcy Joe (Robbee)-1 (92)
94 — LONESOME WHISTLE BLUES –•– Freddy King (Federal)-1 (94)
96 — I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-1 (96)
97 — NOBODY CARES (About Me) –•– Jeanette (Baby) Washington (Neptune)-4 (93)
98 — HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-1 (98)
99 — QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-1 (99)
100 — DRIVING WHEEL –•– Little Junior Parker (Duke)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 4th June, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

ricky-nelson-hello-mary-lou-1961-19

1 5 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-10 (2)
3 7 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-8 (3)
4 6 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-7 (4)
5 1 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-10 (1)
6 2 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-13 (1)
7 8 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (7)
8 4 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-11 (3)
9 17 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (9)
10 16 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-7 (10)
——
11 15 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (11)
12 18 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-8 (12)
13 28 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-4 (13)
14 31 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (14)
15 38 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-5 (15)
16 9 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (9)
17 10 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-12 (3)
18 13 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-13 (9)
19 22 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-7 (19)
20 35 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-3 (20)
——
21 25 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-5 (21)
22 11 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-10 (6)
23 19 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-13 (15)
24 33 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-8 (24)
25 48 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-3 (25)
26 12 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-13 (1)
27 21 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (20)
28 14 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-12 (7)
29 34 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-10 (29)
30 36 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-6 (30)
——
31 20 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (19)
32 56 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-3 (32)
33 46 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-5 (33)
34 44 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-6 (34)
35 45 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-6 (35)
36 39 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-6 (36)
37 41 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-8 (37)
38 57 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-6 (38)
39 24 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-15 (4)
40 65 HALFWAY TO PARADISE –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 32 (Dance the) MESS AROUND –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (24)
47 27 FLAMING STAR (From the “Elvis By Request” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (14)
48 37 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-11 (32)
56 26 ONE MINT JULEP –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-13 (8)
60 30 BUMBLE BOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-10 (21)
61 29 FUNNY –•– Maxine Brown (Nomar)-10 (25)
63 23 ON THE REBOUND –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-13 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-5 (41)
42 71 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (42)
43 63 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-3 (43)
44 59 THE BILBAO SONG –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-6 (44)
45 52 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-19 (19)
49 53 GLORY OF LOVE –•– The Roommates (Valmor)-8 (49)
50 55 YOU’D BETTER COME HOME –•– Russell Byrd (Wand)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (67)
71 — YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-1 (71)
77 — HOW MANY TEARS –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (77)
80 — MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-1 (80)
83 — JIMMY MARTINEZ –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (83)
86 — I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-1 (86)
87 — RAININ’ IN MY HEART –•– Slim Harpo (Excello)-1 (87)
89 — WHO ELSE BUT YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (89)
90 — SUMMERTIME –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-1 (90)
93 — BIG BOSS MAN –•– Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)-1 (93)
94 — TEMPTATION –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
95 — SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-1 (95)
96 — TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-1 (96)
97 — HERE’S MY CONFESSION –•– Wyatt (Earp) McPherson (Savoy)-2 (97)
98 — RING OF FIRE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (98)
99 — JURA (I Swear I Love You) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Columbia)-4 (85)
100 — A LITTLE FEELING (Called Love) –•– Jack Scott (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 11th June, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

roy-orbison-running-scared-1961

1 3 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (1)
3 2 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-11 (2)
4 4 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-8 (4)
5 9 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (5)
6 13 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-5 (6)
7 14 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (7)
8 8 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-12 (3)
9 15 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-6 (9)
10 7 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (7)
——
11 10 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-8 (10)
12 12 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-9 (12)
13 11 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-6 (11)
14 16 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (9)
15 6 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-14 (1)
16 20 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-4 (16)
17 25 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-4 (17)
18 32 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-4 (18)
19 5 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-11 (1)
20 19 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-8 (19)
——
21 43 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-4 (21)
22 33 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-6 (22)
23 24 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-9 (23)
24 34 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-7 (24)
25 35 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-7 (25)
26 42 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (26)
27 38 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-7 (27)
28 30 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-7 (28)
29 29 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-11 (29)
30 18 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-14 (9)
——
31 41 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-6 (31)
32 21 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (21)
33 65 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-3 (33)
34 17 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-13 (3)
35 36 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-7 (35)
36 37 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-9 (36)
37 44 THE BILBAO SONG –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-7 (37)
38 45 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-20 (19)
39 40 HALFWAY TO PARADISE –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-6 (39)
40 22 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-11 (6)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-13 (7)
43 23 TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE –•– The Tokens (Warwick)-14 (15)
44 27 JUST FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (20)
47 26 BLUE MOON –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-14 (1)
52 31 BONANZA –•– Al Caiola and His Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (19)
53 39 BUT I DO –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-16 (4)

POWER PLAYS

42 71 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-2 (42)
45 53 COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-6 (45)
46 57 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Fury)-4 (46)
48 67 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (48)
49 54 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-7 (49)
50 55 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-35 (1)

NEW THIS WEEK

73 — WILD IN THE COUNTRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (73)
85 — CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-1 (85)
87 — RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-1 (87)
90 — SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
92 — HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-1 (92)
93 — PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (94)
95 — THE LONELY CROWD –•– Teddy Vann (Columbia)-1 (95)
97 — STICK WITH ME BABY –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
98 — HOLD BACK THE TEARS –•– The Delacardos (United Artists)-1 (98)
100 — CAN’T HELP LOVIN’ THAT GIRL OF MINE –•– The Excels (RSVP)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 18th June, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

ricky-nelson-hello-mary-lou-1961-19

1 2 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (2)
3 1 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-10 (1)
4 6 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-6 (4)
5 9 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-7 (5)
6 18 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-5 (6)
7 5 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (5)
8 21 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-5 (8)
9 33 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-4 (9)
10 26 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (10)
——
11 22 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-7 (11)
12 4 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-9 (4)
13 16 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-5 (13)
14 17 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-5 (14)
15 14 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (9)
16 3 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-12 (2)
17 24 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-8 (17)
18 12 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-10 (12)
19 8 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-13 (3)
20 11 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-9 (10)
——
21 48 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (21)
22 19 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-12 (1)
23 42 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-3 (23)
24 28 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-8 (24)
25 27 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-8 (25)
26 31 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-7 (26)
27 25 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-8 (25)
28 10 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (7)
29 15 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-15 (1)
30 13 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (11)
——
31 23 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-10 (23)
32 59 TEMPTATION –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (32)
33 35 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-8 (33)
34 20 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-9 (19)
35 29 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-12 (29)
36 36 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-10 (36)
37 38 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-21 (19)
38 45 COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-7 (38)
39 37 THE BILBAO SONG –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-8 (37)
40 49 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 HALFWAY TO PARADISE –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-7 (39)
46 30 PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-15 (9)
47 32 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (21)
49 34 I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-14 (3)
56 40 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-12 (6)

POWER PLAYS

41 58 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-4 (41)
43 55 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-4 (43)
44 54 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (44)
45 46 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Fury)-5 (45)
48 73 WILD IN THE COUNTRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (48)
50 97 STICK WITH ME BABY –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (72)
79 — YELLOW BIRD –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (79)
80 — LONELY LIFE –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (80)
83 — FOOL THAT I AM –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (83)
84 — NATURE BOY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (84)
88 — DAYDREAMS –•– Johnny Crawford (Del-Fi)-1 (88)
91 — (Theme From) GOODBYE AGAIN –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-1 (91)
92 — WATCH YOUR STEP –•– Bobby Parker (V-Tone)-1 (92)
94 — MOM AND DAD’S WALTZ –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (94)
95 — SAD EYES (Don’t You Cry) –•– The Echoes (Seg-way)-1 (95)
97 — JOANIE –•– Frankie Calen (Spark)-1 (97)
98 — SHOULD I –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-1 (98)
99 — BLUE TOMORROW –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (99)
100 — BOBBY –•– Neil Scott (Portrait)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 25th June, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

pat-boone-moody-river-dot-2

1 2 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (1)
3 9 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-5 (3)
4 4 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-7 (4)
5 5 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-8 (5)
6 6 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-6 (6)
7 17 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-9 (7)
8 8 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-6 (8)
9 10 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (9)
10 11 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-8 (10)
——
11 3 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-11 (1)
12 14 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-6 (12)
13 13 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-6 (13)
14 7 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (5)
15 23 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-4 (15)
16 21 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (16)
17 15 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (9)
18 43 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-5 (18)
19 18 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-11 (12)
20 24 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-9 (20)
——
21 26 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-8 (21)
22 12 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-10 (4)
23 25 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-9 (23)
24 16 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-13 (2)
25 27 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-9 (25)
26 19 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-14 (3)
27 48 WILD IN THE COUNTRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (27)
28 22 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-13 (1)
29 32 TEMPTATION –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (29)
30 41 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-5 (30)
——
31 20 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-10 (10)
32 30 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-8 (11)
33 70 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-3 (33)
34 28 BREAKIN’ IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (7)
35 38 COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-8 (35)
36 34 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-10 (19)
37 31 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-11 (23)
38 40 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-9 (38)
39 37 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-22 (19)
40 44 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 29 RUNAWAY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-16 (1)
44 39 THE BILBAO SONG –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-9 (37)
45 35 TRIANGLE –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-13 (29)
50 33 WHAT A SURPRISE –•– Johnny Maestro (Coed)-9 (33)
56 36 EXODUS –•– Eddie Harris (Vee-Jay)-11 (36)

POWER PLAYS

41 50 STICK WITH ME BABY –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (41)
43 74 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-3 (43)
46 51 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-4 (46)
47 64 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-3 (47)
48 61 THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE –•– Roy Drusky (Decca)-11 (48)
49 72 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

68 — YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-1 (68)
69 — DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (69)
83 — A SCOTTISH SOLDIER (Green Hills Of Tyrol) –•– Andy Stewart (Warwick)-4 (83)
84 — I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-1 (84)
85 — LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (85)
87 — I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN –•– Ray Charles (Impulse)-1 (87)
91 — I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-1 (91)
92 — THE FLOAT –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (92)
93 — POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (93)
94 — DOOLEY –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-1 (94)
95 — SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (95)
97 — THE CHARLESTON –•– Ernie Fields Orchestra (Rendezvous)-1 (97)
98 — NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (98)
99 — NO, NO, NO –•– The Chanters (DeLuxe)-1 (99)
100 — I’LL NEVER BE FREE –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 2nd July, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

gary-us-bonds-quarter-to-three-legrand

1 3 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-9 (2)
3 1 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (1)
4 7 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-10 (4)
5 2 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (1)
6 6 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-7 (6)
7 9 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (7)
8 8 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-7 (8)
9 10 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-9 (9)
10 4 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-8 (4)
——
11 15 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-5 (11)
12 12 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-7 (12)
13 16 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (13)
14 11 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-12 (1)
15 14 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (5)
16 17 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (9)
17 13 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-7 (13)
18 33 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-4 (18)
19 43 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-4 (19)
20 30 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-6 (20)
——
21 19 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-12 (12)
22 18 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-6 (18)
23 20 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-10 (20)
24 25 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-10 (24)
25 21 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-9 (21)
26 27 WILD IN THE COUNTRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (26)
27 29 TEMPTATION –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (27)
28 40 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (28)
29 23 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-10 (23)
30 57 TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-5 (30)
——
31 69 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-2 (31)
32 49 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-3 (32)
33 46 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-5 (33)
34 55 OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-4 (34)
35 48 THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE –•– Roy Drusky (Decca)-12 (35)
36 47 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-4 (36)
37 31 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-11 (10)
38 53 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (38)
39 68 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-2 (39)
40 35 COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-9 (35)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 24 DADDY’S HOME –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-14 (2)
44 38 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-10 (38)
45 26 A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-15 (3)
46 28 MOTHER-IN-LAW –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-14 (1)
49 32 LITTLE DEVIL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-9 (11)
53 22 MAMA SAID –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-11 (4)
57 36 GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND –•– Ral Donner and the Starfires (Gone)-11 (19)
58 37 LULLABYE OF LOVE –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-12 (23)
59 39 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-23 (19)

POWER PLAYS

41 71 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-5 (41)
43 62 JURA (I Swear I Love You) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Columbia)-8 (43)
47 52 I DON’T MIND –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-7 (47)
48 — TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (48)
50 61 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

48 — TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (48)
63 — (The Graduation Song…) POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE –•– Adrian Kimberly (Don Everly) (Calliope)-1 (63)
67 — YOU’LL ANSWER TO ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (67)
72 — DREAM –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (72)
77 — THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (77)
82 — THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-1 (82)
83 — QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-1 (83)
87 — HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-1 (87)
90 — TE-TA-TE-TA-TA –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-1 (90)
98 — WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-1 (98)
99 — RAININ’ IN MY HEART –•– Slim Harpo (Excello)-4 (69)
100 — TAKE A FOOL’S ADVICE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 9th July, 1961

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

gary-us-bonds-quarter-to-three-legrand

1 1 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-11 (2)
3 7 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (3)
4 2 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-10 (2)
5 6 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-8 (5)
6 3 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (1)
7 5 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (1)
8 8 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-8 (8)
9 9 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-10 (9)
10 11 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-6 (10)
——
11 10 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-9 (4)
12 13 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (12)
13 18 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-5 (13)
14 14 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-13 (1)
15 16 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (9)
16 19 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-5 (16)
17 12 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-8 (12)
18 17 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-8 (13)
19 20 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-7 (19)
20 31 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (20)
——
21 38 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (21)
22 22 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-7 (18)
23 32 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (23)
24 28 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (24)
25 41 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-6 (25)
26 34 OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-5 (26)
27 21 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-13 (12)
28 30 TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-6 (28)
29 39 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-3 (29)
30 25 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-10 (21)
——
31 23 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-11 (20)
32 33 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-6 (32)
33 48 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-2 (33)
34 36 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-5 (34)
35 15 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (5)
36 68 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (36)
37 43 JURA (I Swear I Love You) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Columbia)-9 (37)
38 50 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-6 (38)
39 62 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-3 (39)
40 29 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-11 (23)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE –•– Roy Drusky (Decca)-13 (35)
42 24 I’M A FOOL TO CARE –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-11 (24)
44 27 TEMPTATION –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (27)
54 26 WILD IN THE COUNTRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (26)
62 40 COUNT EVERY STAR –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-10 (35)
64 37 TRAGEDY –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-12 (10)

POWER PLAYS

43 63 (The Graduation Song…) POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE –•– Adrian Kimberly (Don Everly) (Calliope)-2 (43)
45 59 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-24 (19)
46 44 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-11 (38)
47 51 NATURE BOY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (47)
48 87 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-2 (48)
49 54 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-7 (49)
50 61 FOOL THAT I AM –•– Etta James (Argo)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

60 — THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (60)
68 — LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-1 (68)
72 — EVENTUALLY –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (72)
74 — PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-1 (74)
81 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-1 (81)
83 — TIME WAS –•– The Flamingos (End)-1 (83)
84 — A TEAR –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-1 (84)
85 — DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-1 (85)
86 — I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-1 (86)
90 — TENDER YEARS –•– George Jones (Mercury)-1 (90)
91 — GRANADA –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (91)
92 — MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-1 (92)
95 — PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-1 (95)
96 — LA DOLCE VITA (The Sweet Life) –•– Ray Ellis and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (96)
97 — BROKEN HEARTED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (97)
98 — ONE SUMMER NIGHT –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — PEANUTS –•– Rick and the Keens (Smash)-1 (99)
100 — THE GUNS OF NAVARONE –•– Joe Reisman and His Orchestra (Landa)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 16th July, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 2 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (2)
3 1 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-8 (1)
4 4 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-11 (2)
5 5 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-9 (5)
6 8 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-9 (6)
7 6 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (1)
8 10 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-7 (8)
9 13 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-6 (9)
10 12 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (10)
——
11 16 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-6 (11)
12 7 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (1)
13 20 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (13)
14 25 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-7 (14)
15 9 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-11 (9)
16 11 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-10 (4)
17 21 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (17)
18 19 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-8 (18)
19 23 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (19)
20 33 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (20)
——
21 15 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (9)
22 14 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-14 (1)
23 24 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (23)
24 36 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-4 (24)
25 26 OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-6 (25)
26 28 TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-7 (26)
27 39 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (27)
28 34 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-6 (28)
29 29 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-4 (29)
30 22 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-8 (18)
——
31 38 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-7 (31)
32 32 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-7 (32)
33 48 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-3 (33)
34 43 (The Graduation Song…) POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE –•– Adrian Kimberly (Don Everly) (Calliope)-3 (34)
35 17 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-9 (12)
36 59 RAININ’ IN MY HEART –•– Slim Harpo (Excello)-6 (36)
37 60 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-2 (37)
38 58 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-4 (38)
39 27 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-14 (12)
40 47 NATURE BOY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 18 BARBARA-ANN –•– The Regents (Gee)-9 (13)
48 31 PEANUT BUTTER –•– The Marathons (Arvee)-12 (20)
52 37 JURA (I Swear I Love You) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Columbia)-10 (37)
70 30 RAMA LAMA DING DONG –•– The Edsels (Twin)-11 (21)
82 40 LITTLE EGYPT (Ying-Yang) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-12 (23)
86 35 I FEEL SO BAD –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-3 (41)
43 68 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-2 (43)
44 49 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-8 (44)
45 61 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-3 (45)
46 74 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-2 (46)
47 53 YOU’LL ANSWER TO ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (47)
49 51 SHOULD I –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-5 (49)
50 46 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-12 (38)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — READY FOR YOUR LOVE –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-1 (79)
83 — YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-1 (83)
88 — RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-1 (88)
89 — BOOGIE WOOGIE –•– B. Bumble and the Stingers (Rendezvous)-1 (89)
91 — MIGHTY GOOD LOVIN’ –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (91)
92 — A THING OF THE PAST –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (92)
93 — THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-1 (93)
95 — WISHIN’ ON A RAINBOW –•– Phill Wilson (Huron)-1 (95)
97 — BLACK LAND FARMER –•– Frankie Miller (Starday)-1 (97)
99 — WHAT WOULD YOU DO –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-1 (99)
100 — MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 23rd July, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (2)
3 3 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-9 (1)
4 4 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-12 (2)
5 8 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-8 (5)
6 9 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-7 (6)
7 6 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-10 (6)
8 11 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-7 (8)
9 14 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-8 (9)
10 13 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (10)
——
11 10 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (10)
12 7 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (1)
13 5 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-10 (5)
14 20 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (14)
15 27 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (15)
16 17 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (16)
17 12 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (1)
18 18 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-9 (18)
19 24 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-5 (19)
20 15 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-12 (9)
——
21 19 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (19)
22 32 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-8 (22)
23 16 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-11 (4)
24 22 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-15 (1)
25 21 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (9)
26 26 TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-8 (26)
27 28 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-7 (27)
28 23 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (23)
29 31 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-8 (29)
30 43 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-3 (30)
——
31 33 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-4 (31)
32 37 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (32)
33 41 THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-4 (33)
34 36 RAININ’ IN MY HEART –•– Slim Harpo (Excello)-7 (34)
35 55 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-4 (35)
36 46 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-3 (36)
37 45 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-4 (37)
38 38 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-5 (38)
39 57 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-3 (39)
40 25 OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-7 (25)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 30 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-9 (18)
43 29 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-5 (29)
44 34 (The Graduation Song…) POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE –•– Adrian Kimberly (Don Everly) (Calliope)-4 (34)
47 35 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-10 (12)
48 40 NATURE BOY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (40)
55 39 HELLO WALLS –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-15 (12)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 SHOULD I –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-6 (42)
45 53 THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE –•– Roy Drusky (Decca)-15 (35)
46 47 YOU’LL ANSWER TO ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (46)
49 66 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-3 (49)
50 61 NO, NO, NO –•– The Chanters (DeLuxe)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

82 — MY MEMORIES OF YOU –•– Donnie and the Dreamers (Whale)-1 (82)
83 — NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-1 (83)
84 — TOO MANY RULES –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (84)
87 — WHAT A SWEET THING THAT WAS –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (87)
93 — WATER BOY –•– Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)-1 (93)
94 — BIG RIVER, BIG MAN –•– Claude King (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — IF –•– The Paragons (Tap)-1 (95)
96 — STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-1 (96)
97 — MY CLAIRE DE LUNE –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-1 (97)
98 — I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — DRIVIN’ HOME –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (99)
100 — NOW YOU KNOW –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 30th July, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-14 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (2)
3 3 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-10 (1)
4 5 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-9 (4)
5 9 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-9 (5)
6 6 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-8 (6)
7 4 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-13 (2)
8 10 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (8)
9 14 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (9)
10 15 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (10)
——
11 8 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-8 (8)
12 30 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-4 (12)
13 7 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-11 (6)
14 16 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (14)
15 19 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (15)
16 12 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (1)
17 27 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-8 (17)
18 35 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-5 (18)
19 17 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-14 (1)
20 29 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-9 (20)
——
21 22 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-9 (21)
22 18 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-10 (18)
23 25 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (9)
24 36 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-4 (24)
25 31 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-5 (25)
26 33 THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-5 (26)
27 32 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (27)
28 39 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-4 (28)
29 23 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-12 (4)
30 24 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-16 (1)
——
31 37 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-5 (31)
32 21 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (19)
33 38 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-6 (33)
34 11 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-9 (10)
35 57 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-3 (35)
36 49 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-4 (36)
37 51 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-10 (37)
38 54 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-6 (38)
39 20 THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-13 (9)
40 13 THE WRITING ON THE WALL –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-11 (5)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 TONIGHT (Could Be the Night) –•– The Velvets (Monument)-9 (26)
67 34 RAININ’ IN MY HEART –•– Slim Harpo (Excello)-8 (34)
82 28 IT KEEPS RAININ’ –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (23)
84 40 OLE BUTTERMILK SKY –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-8 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 69 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-3 (41)
42 41 HEART AND SOUL –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-10 (18)
44 43 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-6 (29)
45 50 NO, NO, NO –•– The Chanters (DeLuxe)-6 (45)
46 46 YOU’LL ANSWER TO ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-5 (46)
47 79 RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-3 (47)
48 42 SHOULD I –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-7 (42)
49 52 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-5 (49)
50 73 READY FOR YOUR LOVE –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

52 — SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-1 (52)
56 — LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (56)
66 — HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-1 (66)
73 — I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-1 (73)
74 — RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-5 (74)
78 — AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (78)
90 — I NEVER KNEW –•– Clyde McPhatter (Mercury)-1 (90)
91 — THE GUNS OF NAVARONE –•– Joe Reisman and His Orchestra (Landa)-3 (91)
92 — TEARS ON MY PILLOW –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (92)
97 — I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — MR. HAPPINESS –•– Johnny Maestro with the Coeds (Coed)-1 (98)
99 — HERE IN MY HEART –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-18 (1)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 6th August, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-15 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-10 (2)
3 2 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-12 (2)
4 8 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (4)
5 6 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-9 (5)
6 3 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-11 (1)
7 12 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-5 (7)
8 9 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (8)
9 10 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-7 (9)
10 4 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-10 (4)
——
11 11 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-9 (8)
12 7 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-14 (2)
13 18 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-6 (13)
14 15 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (14)
15 14 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (14)
16 24 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-5 (16)
17 17 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-9 (17)
18 21 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-10 (18)
19 28 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-5 (19)
20 20 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-10 (20)
——
21 13 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-12 (6)
22 16 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (1)
23 41 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-4 (23)
24 35 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-4 (24)
25 27 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-5 (25)
26 26 THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-6 (26)
27 19 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-15 (1)
28 52 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-2 (28)
29 31 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-6 (29)
30 36 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-5 (30)
——
31 38 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-7 (31)
32 23 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-14 (9)
33 37 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-11 (33)
34 33 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-7 (33)
35 66 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-2 (35)
36 56 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (36)
37 47 RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-4 (37)
38 29 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-13 (4)
39 25 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-6 (25)
40 30 RUNNING SCARED –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-17 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 22 TELL ME WHY –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-11 (18)
49 32 I’M COMIN’ ON BACK TO YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (19)
70 34 DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-10 (10)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 NO, NO, NO –•– The Chanters (DeLuxe)-7 (41)
42 50 READY FOR YOUR LOVE –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-4 (42)
43 51 A TEAR –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-5 (43)
45 49 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-6 (45)
46 54 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-5 (46)
47 48 SHOULD I –•– The String-A-Longs (Warwick)-8 (42)
48 44 YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (Part 2) –•– The Philip Upchurch Combo (Boyd)-7 (29)
50 53 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-15 (38)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (72)
76 — IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-1 (76)
85 — MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-1 (85)
86 — TEARDROPS IN MY HEART –•– Joe Barry (Smash)-1 (86)
87 — I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (87)
89 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-1 (89)
90 — THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-1 (90)
91 — DEDICATED (To the Songs I Love) –•– The 3 Friends (Imperial)-1 (91)
92 — RUN, RUN, RUN –•– Ronny Douglas (Everest)-1 (92)
94 — NOW AND FOREVER –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-1 (94)
95 — TRANSISTOR SISTER –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (95)
97 — WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-1 (97)
98 — DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU –•– The Butanes (Enrica)-1 (98)
99 — SUMMER SOUVENIRS –•– Karl Hammel, Jr. (Arliss)-1 (99)
100 — THE BELLS ARE RINGING –•– The Van Dykes (DeLuxe)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 13th August, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-16 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-11 (2)
3 7 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-6 (3)
4 4 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (4)
5 5 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-10 (5)
6 8 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (6)
7 16 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-6 (7)
8 9 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-8 (8)
9 13 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-7 (9)
10 23 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-5 (10)
——
11 3 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-13 (2)
12 6 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-12 (1)
13 14 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (13)
14 19 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-6 (14)
15 24 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-5 (15)
16 28 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-3 (16)
17 17 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-10 (17)
18 18 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-11 (18)
19 11 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-10 (8)
20 35 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-3 (20)
——
21 10 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-11 (4)
22 36 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (22)
23 15 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (14)
24 20 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-11 (20)
25 30 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-6 (25)
26 31 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-8 (26)
27 29 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-7 (27)
28 33 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-12 (28)
29 37 RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-5 (29)
30 25 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (25)
——
31 12 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-15 (2)
32 59 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-3 (32)
33 45 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-7 (33)
34 61 I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-3 (34)
35 26 THE SWITCH-A-ROO –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-7 (26)
36 22 MOODY RIVER –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (1)
37 21 EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– The Pips (Vee-Jay)-13 (6)
38 27 TRAVELIN’ MAN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-16 (1)
39 43 A TEAR –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-6 (39)
40 53 ONE SUMMER NIGHT –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 34 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-8 (33)
49 32 HELLO MARY LOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-15 (9)
55 38 STAND BY ME –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-14 (4)
65 39 HEART AND SOUL –•– Jan and Dean (Challenge)-7 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-6 (41)
42 52 PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-6 (42)
44 56 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-6 (44)
45 57 TIME WAS –•– The Flamingos (End)-6 (45)
46 55 RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-7 (46)
47 50 BETTER TELL HIM NO –•– The Starlets (PAM)-16 (38)
48 51 THE CHARLESTON –•– Ernie Fields Orchestra (Rendezvous)-8 (48)
50 41 NO, NO, NO –•– The Chanters (DeLuxe)-8 (41)

NEW THIS WEEK

66 — WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-1 (66)
67 — DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (67)
71 — CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-1 (71)
75 — DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-1 (75)
76 — LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-1 (76)
78 — WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-1 (78)
87 — TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (87)
88 — LONELY STREET –•– Clarence (Frogman) Henry (Argo)-1 (88)
89 — DON’T CRY NO MORE –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-1 (89)
90 — HULLY GULLY AGAIN –•– Little Caesar and the Romans (Del-Fi)-1 (90)
95 — EVERY BREATH I TAKE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-1 (95)
96 — WELL-A, WELL-A –•– Shirley and Lee (Warwick)-1 (96)
97 — LOVEDROPS –•– Mickey and Sylvia (Willow)-1 (97)
98 — SAN-HO-ZAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-1 (98)
100 — MY HEART’S ON FIRE –•– Billy Bland (Old Town)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 20th August, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-17 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-12 (2)
3 3 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-7 (3)
4 4 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (4)
5 9 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-8 (5)
6 10 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-6 (6)
7 7 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-7 (7)
8 8 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-9 (8)
9 6 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (6)
10 16 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-4 (10)
——
11 15 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-6 (11)
12 14 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-7 (12)
13 13 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-9 (13)
14 5 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-11 (5)
15 20 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-4 (15)
16 25 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-7 (16)
17 22 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (17)
18 18 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-12 (18)
19 12 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-13 (1)
20 11 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-14 (2)
——
21 32 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-4 (21)
22 26 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-9 (22)
23 17 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-11 (17)
24 28 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-13 (24)
25 40 ONE SUMMER NIGHT –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-7 (25)
26 34 I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-4 (26)
27 33 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-8 (27)
28 29 RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-6 (28)
29 19 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-11 (8)
30 23 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-11 (14)
——
31 39 A TEAR –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-7 (31)
32 41 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-7 (32)
33 44 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-7 (33)
34 21 YELLOW BIRD –•– Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)-12 (4)
35 24 SACRED –•– The Castells (Era)-12 (20)
36 42 PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-7 (36)
37 27 THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-8 (27)
38 45 RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-8 (38)
39 43 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-9 (33)
40 75 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 31 RAINDROPS –•– Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)-16 (2)
58 30 THE FISH –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 87 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-2 (41)
42 51 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-5 (42)
43 62 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-4 (43)
44 66 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-2 (44)
45 45 TIME WAS –•– The Flamingos (End)-7 (45)
46 52 A THING OF THE PAST –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (46)
47 48 THE CHARLESTON –•– Ernie Fields Orchestra (Rendezvous)-9 (47)
48 58 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-3 (48)
49 84 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

53 — STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-3 (53)
67 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-2 (67)
71 — CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-1 (71)
73 — LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-1 (73)
83 — BACK BEAT NO. 1 –•– The Rondels (Amy)-1 (83)
87 — BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-1 (87)
88 — MAGIC MOON (Clair De Lune) –•– The Rays (XYZ)-1 (88)
89 — DEDICATED (To the Songs I Love) –•– The 3 Friends (Imperial)-2 (89)
91 — MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-1 (91)
92 — ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– The Velaires (Jamie)-1 (92)
94 — IN TIME –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-1 (94)
95 — MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC –•– The Sensations (Argo)-1 (95)
96 — STARLIGHT –•– The Preludes Five (Pik)-1 (96)
98 — MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Part 2) –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — PITTER-PATTER –•– The Four Sportsmen (Sunnybrook)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 27th August, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-lewis-tossin-and-turnin-1961-3

1 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-18 (7 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-9 (2)
3 6 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-7 (3)
4 3 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-8 (3)
5 2 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-13 (2)
6 11 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-7 (6)
7 7 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-8 (7)
8 4 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-10 (4)
9 8 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-10 (8)
10 10 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-5 (10)
——
11 16 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-8 (11)
12 15 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-5 (12)
13 9 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (6)
14 21 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-5 (14)
15 17 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (15)
16 24 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-14 (16)
17 22 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-10 (17)
18 12 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-8 (12)
19 13 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-10 (13)
20 14 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-12 (5)
——
21 32 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-8 (21)
22 25 ONE SUMMER NIGHT –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (22)
23 18 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-13 (18)
24 33 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-8 (24)
25 26 I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-5 (25)
26 40 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-3 (26)
27 19 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-14 (1)
28 20 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-15 (2)
29 38 RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-9 (29)
30 27 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-9 (27)
——
31 41 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-3 (31)
32 36 PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-8 (32)
33 44 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-3 (33)
34 49 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (34)
35 42 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-6 (35)
36 39 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-10 (33)
37 43 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-5 (37)
38 28 RUNAROUND –•– The Regents (Gee)-7 (28)
39 23 CUPID –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-12 (17)
40 48 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 30 PLEASE STAY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-12 (14)
51 29 SAN ANTONIO ROSE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-12 (8)
52 31 A TEAR –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-8 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 A THING OF THE PAST –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-7 (41)
42 68 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-4 (42)
43 54 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-6 (43)
44 61 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-3 (44)
45 52 DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-3 (45)
46 76 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-4 (46)
47 53 STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-4 (47)
48 67 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-3 (48)
49 71 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (61)
74 — NOTHING BUT GOOD –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (74)
75 — FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (75)
76 — BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (76)
88 — BABY YOU’RE SO FINE –•– Mickey and Sylvia (Willow)-1 (88)
90 — JEREMIAH PEABODY’S POLY UNSATURATED QUICK DISSOLVING FAST ACTING PLEASANT TASTING GREEN AND PURPLE PILLS –•– Ray Stevens (Mercury)-1 (90)
91 — YEARS FROM NOW –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (91)
92 — BLACK LAND FARMER –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-1 (92)
94 — BABY, YOU’RE RIGHT –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-1 (94)
95 — I WAKE UP CRYING –•– Chuck Jackson (Wand)-1 (95)
97 — KEEP ON DANCING –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (97)
98 — DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU –•– The Butanes (Enrica)-2 (98)
99 — WIZARD OF LOVE –•– The Ly-Dells (Master)-1 (99)
100 — DONALD, WHERE’S YOUR TROOSERS –•– Andy Stewart (Warwick)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 3rd September, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

joe-dowell-wooden-heart-1961

1 2 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-19 (1)
3 3 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-8 (3)
4 4 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-9 (3)
5 6 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-8 (5)
6 5 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-14 (2)
7 10 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-6 (7)
8 7 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-9 (7)
9 11 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-9 (9)
10 12 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-6 (10)
——
11 14 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-6 (11)
12 17 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-11 (12)
13 21 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-9 (13)
14 16 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-15 (14)
15 15 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (15)
16 9 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-11 (8)
17 8 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-11 (4)
18 13 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (6)
19 26 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-4 (19)
20 24 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-9 (20)
——
21 36 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-11 (21)
22 40 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-5 (22)
23 31 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-4 (23)
24 33 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-4 (24)
25 25 I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-6 (25)
26 61 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (26)
27 37 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-6 (27)
28 44 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-4 (28)
29 49 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-3 (29)
30 32 PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-9 (30)
——
31 34 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (31)
32 42 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-5 (32)
33 35 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-7 (33)
34 46 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-5 (34)
35 48 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-4 (35)
36 43 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-7 (36)
37 22 ONE SUMMER NIGHT –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-9 (22)
38 29 RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-10 (29)
39 18 I’LL BE THERE –•– Damita Jo (Mercury)-9 (12)
40 20 HATS OFF TO LARRY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-13 (5)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 19 NEVER ON SUNDAY –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-11 (13)
82 23 MY KIND OF GIRL –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-14 (18)
83 27 QUARTER TO THREE –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-15 (1)
92 28 THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-16 (2)
100 30 QUITE A PARTY –•– The Fireballs (Warwick)-10 (27)

POWER PLAYS

42 56 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-5 (42)
43 45 DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-4 (43)
44 47 STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-5 (44)
45 75 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-2 (45)
46 53 TRANSISTOR SISTER –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-5 (46)
47 68 SAN-HO-ZAY –•– Freddy King (Federal)-4 (47)
48 55 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-4 (48)
49 74 NOTHING BUT GOOD –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-2 (49)
50 57 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

60 — KISSIN’ ON THE PHONE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (60)
66 — (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (66)
69 — ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-1 (69)
77 — SWEET LITTLE YOU –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-1 (77)
80 — LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-1 (80)
88 — MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (88)
89 — BIG RIVER, BIG MAN –•– Claude King (Columbia)-4 (83)
91 — ROMEO –•– Janie Grant (Caprice)-1 (91)
93 — MY DREAM COME TRUE –•– Jack Scott (Capitol)-1 (93)
94 — YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Joe South (Fairlane)-1 (94)
97 — YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-1 (97)
98 — (Theme From) SILVER CITY –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-1 (98)
99 — I CAN’T TAKE IT –•– Mary Ann Fisher (Seg-way)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 10th September, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-highwaymen-michael-1960

1 3 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-11 (1)
3 2 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-20 (1)
4 5 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-9 (4)
5 7 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-7 (5)
6 23 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-5 (6)
7 13 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-10 (7)
8 10 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-7 (8)
9 9 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-10 (9)
10 11 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-7 (10)
——
11 19 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-5 (11)
12 14 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-16 (12)
13 4 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-10 (3)
14 24 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-5 (14)
15 26 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (15)
16 29 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-4 (16)
17 12 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-12 (12)
18 22 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-6 (18)
19 27 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-7 (19)
20 28 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-5 (20)
——
21 32 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-6 (21)
22 6 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-15 (2)
23 34 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-6 (23)
24 35 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-5 (24)
25 8 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-10 (7)
26 20 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-10 (20)
27 15 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (15)
28 21 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-12 (21)
29 31 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (29)
30 36 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-8 (30)
——
31 45 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (31)
32 66 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (32)
33 48 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-5 (33)
34 53 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (34)
35 46 TRANSISTOR SISTER –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-6 (35)
36 50 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-4 (36)
37 33 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-8 (33)
38 42 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-6 (38)
39 43 DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-5 (39)
40 57 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 25 I’M A TELLING YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-7 (25)
50 17 DUM DUM –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-12 (4)
52 16 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-12 (8)
56 18 TOGETHER –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (6)
70 30 PRINCESS –•– Frank Gari (Crusade)-10 (30)
98 38 RIGHT OR WRONG –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-11 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-4 (41)
43 60 KISSIN’ ON THE PHONE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (43)
44 59 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-4 (44)
45 69 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-2 (45)
46 51 WATER BOY –•– Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)-8 (46)
47 80 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-2 (47)
48 58 NOW AND FOREVER –•– Bert Kaempfert (Decca)-6 (48)
49 65 BABY, YOU’RE RIGHT –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (67)
71 — THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-3 (71)
78 — DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-1 (78)
81 — JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Nino and the Ebb Tides (Madison)-1 (81)
83 — A LITTLE DOG CRIED –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (83)
84 — SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-1 (84)
88 — FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-1 (88)
90 — I DON’T LIKE IT LIKE THAT –•– The Bobbettes (Gone)-1 (90)
92 — LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-1 (92)
93 — THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-1 (95)
96 — I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-1 (96)
97 — HUMAN –•– Tommy Hunt (Scepter)-1 (97)
100 — FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 17th September, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-highwaymen-michael-1960

1 1 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-6 (2)
3 7 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-11 (3)
4 8 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-8 (4)
5 4 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-10 (4)
6 2 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-12 (1)
7 11 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-6 (7)
8 14 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-6 (8)
9 15 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (9)
10 10 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-8 (10)
——
11 16 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-5 (11)
12 21 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-7 (12)
13 23 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-7 (13)
14 20 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-6 (14)
15 3 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-21 (1)
16 5 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-8 (5)
17 19 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-8 (17)
18 9 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-11 (9)
19 24 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-6 (19)
20 31 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (20)
——
21 12 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-17 (12)
22 32 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (22)
23 34 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (23)
24 41 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-5 (24)
25 29 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (25)
26 13 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-11 (3)
27 18 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-7 (18)
28 30 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-9 (28)
29 45 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-3 (29)
30 40 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-5 (30)
——
31 38 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-7 (31)
32 33 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-6 (32)
33 44 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-5 (33)
34 67 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-2 (34)
35 43 KISSIN’ ON THE PHONE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (35)
36 36 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-5 (36)
37 47 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-3 (37)
38 17 I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR –•– Eddie Hodges (Cadence)-13 (12)
39 39 DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-6 (39)
40 60 YEARS FROM NOW –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 22 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-16 (2)
43 27 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (15)
44 35 TRANSISTOR SISTER –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-7 (35)
45 28 SEA OF HEARTBREAK –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-13 (21)
47 26 I DREAMED OF A HILL-BILLY HEAVEN –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-11 (20)
51 25 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-11 (7)
65 37 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE –•– Mary Wells (Motown)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

42 55 EVERY BREATH I TAKE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-6 (42)
46 64 JEREMIAH PEABODY’S POLY UNSATURATED QUICK DISSOLVING FAST ACTING PLEASANT TASTING GREEN AND PURPLE PILLS –•– Ray Stevens (Mercury)-4 (46)
48 71 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-4 (48)
49 53 MAGIC MOON (Clair De Lune) –•– The Rays (XYZ)-5 (49)
50 51 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-1 (55)
64 — TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-1 (64)
74 — BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-1 (74)
76 — STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-1 (76)
78 — CINDERELLA –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (78)
87 — SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (87)
91 — ANNIVERSARY OF LOVE –•– The Caslons (Seeco)-1 (91)
93 — (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-1 (93)
95 — YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-1 (95)
97 — IT’S YOUR WORLD –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — IMPOSSIBLE –•– Gloria Lynne (Everest)-1 (98)
99 — SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — I LOVE YOU YES I DO –•– Bull Moose Jackson (7 Arts)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 24th September, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-vee-with-the-johnny-mann-singers-take-good-care-of-my-baby-liberty-2

1 2 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-11 (1)
3 3 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-12 (3)
4 22 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (4)
5 11 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (5)
6 7 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-7 (6)
7 14 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-7 (7)
8 6 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-13 (1)
9 29 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-4 (9)
10 13 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-8 (10)
——
11 5 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-11 (4)
12 19 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-7 (12)
13 9 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (9)
14 31 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-8 (14)
15 12 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-8 (12)
16 15 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-22 (1)
17 8 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-7 (8)
18 4 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-9 (4)
19 23 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (19)
20 20 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (20)
——
21 24 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-6 (21)
22 33 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-6 (22)
23 34 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-3 (23)
24 21 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-18 (12)
25 28 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-10 (25)
26 18 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-12 (9)
27 55 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-2 (27)
28 26 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-12 (3)
29 16 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-9 (5)
30 17 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-9 (17)
——
31 36 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-6 (31)
32 10 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-9 (10)
33 48 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-5 (33)
34 27 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-8 (18)
35 46 JEREMIAH PEABODY’S POLY UNSATURATED QUICK DISSOLVING FAST ACTING PLEASANT TASTING GREEN AND PURPLE PILLS –•– Ray Stevens (Mercury)-5 (35)
36 37 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-4 (36)
37 40 YEARS FROM NOW –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (37)
38 32 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-7 (32)
39 74 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-2 (39)
40 69 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 30 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-6 (30)
42 35 KISSIN’ ON THE PHONE –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (35)
43 25 I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (25)
47 39 DON’T CRY, BABY –•– Etta James (Argo)-7 (39)

POWER PLAYS

44 73 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-3 (44)
45 64 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-2 (45)
46 42 EVERY BREATH I TAKE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-7 (42)
48 41 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) –•– Chris Kenner (Instant)-17 (2)
49 43 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (15)
50 54 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-1 (75)
76 — TONIGHT I WON’T BE THERE –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (76)
77 — LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (77)
78 — I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-1 (78)
80 — NIGHT TRAIN –•– Richard Hayman (Mercury)-1 (80)
81 — MAGIC IS THE NIGHT –•– Kathy Young and the Innocents (Indigo)-1 (81)
85 — SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-1 (85)
87 — TAKE MY LOVE (I Want To Give It All To You) –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (87)
90 — SUMMER SOUVENIRS –•– Karl Hammel, Jr. (Arliss)-7 (68)
92 — GIRL IN MY DREAMS –•– The Capris (Old Town)-1 (92)
93 — BACK TO THE HOP –•– Danny and the Juniors (Swan)-1 (93)
94 — BERLIN MELODY –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (94)
95 — DEAR MR. D.J. PLAY IT AGAIN –•– Tina Robin (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 — JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-1 (96)
99 — PANIC –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (King)-1 (99)
100 — BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY –•– Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 1st October, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-vee-with-the-johnny-mann-singers-take-good-care-of-my-baby-1961

1 1 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 15 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-9 (2)
3 2 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-12 (1)
4 5 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-7 (4)
5 6 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-8 (5)
6 13 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (6)
7 17 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-8 (7)
8 3 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-13 (3)
9 7 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-8 (7)
10 4 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (4)
——
11 9 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-5 (9)
12 22 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-7 (12)
13 27 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-3 (13)
14 39 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-3 (14)
15 10 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-9 (10)
16 23 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (16)
17 21 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-7 (17)
18 14 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-9 (14)
19 19 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (19)
20 38 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-8 (20)
——
21 18 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-10 (4)
22 41 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-7 (22)
23 8 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-14 (1)
24 75 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-2 (24)
25 33 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-6 (25)
26 28 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-13 (3)
27 12 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-8 (12)
28 20 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (20)
29 58 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-9 (29)
30 40 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-4 (30)
——
31 24 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-19 (12)
32 30 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-10 (17)
33 73 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-3 (33)
34 29 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-10 (5)
35 31 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-7 (31)
36 26 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-13 (9)
37 64 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (37)
38 44 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-4 (38)
39 59 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-4 (39)
40 45 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 34 AMOR –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-9 (18)
44 11 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-12 (4)
48 37 YEARS FROM NOW –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (37)
49 35 JEREMIAH PEABODY’S POLY UNSATURATED QUICK DISSOLVING FAST ACTING PLEASANT TASTING GREEN AND PURPLE PILLS –•– Ray Stevens (Mercury)-6 (35)
50 36 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-5 (36)
51 32 AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-10 (10)
52 16 TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-23 (1)
64 25 NAG –•– The Halos (7 Arts)-11 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 63 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-4 (41)
42 — RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (42)
45 49 LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (15)
46 53 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-3 (46)
47 79 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-3 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK

42 — RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (42)
60 — THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (60)
67 — HOLLYWOOD –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (67)
71 — MOVIN’ –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (71)
72 — (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (72)
75 — FEEL IT –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-1 (75)
81 — PLEASE DON’T GO –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-1 (81)
85 — I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-1 (85)
87 — DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
88 — SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– The Lennon Sisters (Dot)-1 (88)
90 — FARAWAY STAR –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (90)
91 — RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (91)
92 — TRUE, TRUE LOVE –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (92)
93 — IT’S ALL RIGHT –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-1 (93)
96 — JOHNNY WILLOW –•– Fred Darian (JAF)-1 (96)
97 — HONKY TRAIN –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (97)
99 — YOUR LAST GOODBYE –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-1 (99)
100 — CINDERELLA –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (78)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 8th October, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

bobby-vee-with-the-johnny-mann-singers-take-good-care-of-my-baby-1961

1 1 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-10 (2)
3 4 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-8 (3)
4 13 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-4 (4)
5 6 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (5)
6 3 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-13 (1)
7 12 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-8 (7)
8 16 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (8)
9 5 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-9 (5)
10 14 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-4 (10)
——
11 7 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-9 (7)
12 9 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-9 (7)
13 11 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-6 (9)
14 33 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-4 (14)
15 30 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-5 (15)
16 38 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-5 (16)
17 24 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-3 (17)
18 22 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-8 (18)
19 25 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-7 (19)
20 8 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-14 (3)
——
21 42 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-2 (21)
22 17 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-8 (17)
23 50 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-6 (23)
24 39 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-5 (24)
25 20 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-9 (20)
26 10 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (4)
27 19 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (19)
28 37 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (28)
29 15 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-10 (10)
30 29 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-10 (29)
——
31 21 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-11 (4)
32 41 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-5 (32)
33 46 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-4 (33)
34 26 LAST NIGHT –•– The Mar-Keys (Satellite)-14 (3)
35 18 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-10 (14)
36 60 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-2 (36)
37 23 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-15 (1)
38 40 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-4 (38)
39 47 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-4 (39)
40 27 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-9 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-11 (17)
42 35 LOVER’S ISLAND –•– The Blue Jays (Milestone)-8 (31)
44 28 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (20)
45 34 SCHOOL IS OUT –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-11 (5)
47 36 DON’T BET MONEY HONEY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-14 (9)
48 31 I FALL TO PIECES –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-20 (12)

POWER PLAYS

43 68 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-3 (43)
46 87 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-2 (46)
49 56 WATER BOY –•– Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)-12 (46)
50 58 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

53 — BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-1 (53)
55 — CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-6 (55)
63 — WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (63)
66 — FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (66)
68 — EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-1 (68)
73 — A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-1 (73)
75 — BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (75)
76 — IT’S JUST A HOUSE WITHOUT YOU –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (76)
77 — ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (77)
84 — TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-1 (84)
85 — MUSKRAT –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
88 — YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (88)
93 — POCKETFUL OF RAINBOWS –•– Deane Hawley (Liberty)-1 (93)
94 — LINDA –•– Adam Wade (Coed)-1 (94)
97 — HANG ON –•– Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — BERLIN MELODY –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (94)
99 — BROKEN HEART AND A PILLOW FILLED WITH TEARS –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — THREE STEPS TO THE ALTER –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 15th October, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

ray-charles-and-his-orchestra-hit-the-road-jack-1961

1 4 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-9 (2)
3 1 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-10 (1)
4 21 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-3 (4)
5 10 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-5 (5)
6 8 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (6)
7 2 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-11 (2)
8 5 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (5)
9 15 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-6 (9)
10 7 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-9 (7)
——
11 6 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-14 (1)
12 32 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-6 (12)
13 17 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-4 (13)
14 14 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-5 (14)
15 18 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-9 (15)
16 16 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (16)
17 53 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-2 (17)
18 24 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-6 (18)
19 23 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-7 (19)
20 12 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-10 (7)
——
21 26 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (4)
22 36 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-3 (22)
23 9 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-10 (5)
24 28 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (24)
25 38 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-5 (25)
26 33 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-5 (26)
27 11 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-10 (7)
28 46 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (28)
29 55 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-7 (29)
30 13 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-7 (9)
——
31 43 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-4 (31)
32 59 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (32)
33 20 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-15 (3)
34 30 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-11 (29)
35 19 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-8 (19)
36 66 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-2 (36)
37 50 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-6 (37)
38 39 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-5 (38)
39 68 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-2 (39)
40 49 WATER BOY –•– Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)-13 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 22 MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND ME (Medley) –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-9 (17)
49 25 LET ME BELONG TO YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-10 (20)
50 29 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Dreamlovers (Heritage)-11 (10)
53 27 BIG COLD WIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (19)
55 35 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-11 (14)
61 40 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– The Jarmels (Laurie)-10 (12)
62 31 HURT –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-12 (4)
63 37 WOODEN HEART (Muss I Denn) –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 57 MOVIN’ –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-3 (41)
42 67 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-4 (42)
43 56 I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-3 (43)
44 63 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (44)
45 84 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-2 (45)
46 69 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-7 (46)
48 51 HUMAN –•– Tommy Hunt (Scepter)-6 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-1 (67)
74 — MORNING AFTER –•– The Mar-Keys (Stax)-1 (74)
79 — HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-1 (79)
84 — HERE COMES THE NIGHT –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (84)
85 — THE DOOR TO PARADISE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (85)
86 — COME SEPTEMBER –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (86)
89 — ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — LAUGH –•– The Velvets (Monument)-1 (90)
92 — HONKY TRAIN –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-2 (92)
93 — MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (93)
94 — I APOLOGIZE –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-1 (94)
96 — LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (77)
97 — GUILTY OF LOVING YOU –•– Jerry Fuller (Challenge)-1 (97)
98 — IMAGE (Part 1) –•– Hank Levine and His Orchestra (ABC-Paramount)-1 (98)
99 — LATE DATE –•– The Parkays (ABC-Paramount)-1 (99)
100 — MAKE BELIEVE WEDDING –•– The Castells (Era)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 22nd October, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

ray-charles-and-his-orchestra-hit-the-road-jack-1961

1 1 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-4 (2)
3 5 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-6 (3)
4 2 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-10 (2)
5 6 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 (5)
6 3 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-11 (1)
7 18 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-7 (7)
8 17 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-3 (8)
9 10 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-10 (7)
10 14 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-6 (10)
——
11 13 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-5 (11)
12 12 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-7 (12)
13 9 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-7 (9)
14 22 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (14)
15 16 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-7 (15)
16 7 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-12 (2)
17 8 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (5)
18 19 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-8 (18)
19 24 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (19)
20 28 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (20)
——
21 15 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-10 (15)
22 21 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (4)
23 45 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-3 (23)
24 46 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-8 (24)
25 32 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (25)
26 26 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-6 (26)
27 33 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-16 (3)
28 31 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-5 (28)
29 30 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-8 (9)
30 38 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-6 (30)
——
31 36 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (31)
32 37 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-7 (32)
33 42 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-5 (33)
34 39 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-3 (34)
35 52 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-7 (35)
36 27 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-11 (7)
37 20 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-11 (7)
38 58 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-3 (38)
39 54 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-3 (39)
40 43 I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 29 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-8 (29)
44 11 MICHAEL –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-15 (1)
45 34 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-12 (29)
46 25 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-6 (25)
47 35 THE ASTRONAUT (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) (Kapp)-9 (19)
53 23 DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On the Bedpost Over Night) –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Dot)-11 (5)
55 40 WATER BOY –•– Don Shirley Trio (Cadence)-14 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 59 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-3 (41)
42 44 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (42)
48 71 HOLLYWOOD –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (48)
49 55 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-12 (14)
50 67 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — YOUNG BOY BLUES –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-1 (75)
76 — I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (76)
77 — SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (77)
78 — I’LL BE SEEING YOU –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (78)
81 — GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-1 (81)
82 — DON’T CRY NO MORE –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-5 (71)
83 — ROCKIN’ BICYCLE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (83)
84 — TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-1 (84)
85 — UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-1 (85)
86 — THE BRIDGE OF LOVE –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-1 (86)
88 — GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-1 (88)
91 — ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-1 (91)
93 — BROKEN HEART AND A PILLOW FILLED WITH TEARS –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-2 (93)
95 — WHY NOT NOW –•– Matt Monro (Warwick)-1 (95)
96 — IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — FOR ME AND MY GAL –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (97)
99 — GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-1 (99)
100 — BACKTRACK –•– Faron Young (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 29th October, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

dion-runaround-sue-1961-3

1 2 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-7 (2)
3 8 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-4 (3)
4 1 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-7 (1)
5 7 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-8 (5)
6 11 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-6 (6)
7 12 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-8 (7)
8 13 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-8 (8)
9 10 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-7 (9)
10 14 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (10)
——
11 4 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-11 (2)
12 9 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-11 (7)
13 15 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-8 (13)
14 18 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-9 (14)
15 6 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-12 (1)
16 5 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-8 (5)
17 23 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-4 (17)
18 19 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (18)
19 25 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (19)
20 33 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-6 (20)
——
21 31 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (21)
22 34 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-4 (22)
23 20 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (20)
24 24 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-9 (24)
25 26 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-7 (25)
26 16 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-13 (2)
27 39 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-4 (27)
28 32 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-8 (28)
29 40 I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-5 (29)
30 35 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-8 (30)
——
31 38 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-4 (31)
32 27 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-17 (3)
33 41 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-4 (33)
34 17 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (5)
35 30 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-7 (30)
36 29 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-9 (9)
37 43 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-9 (29)
38 46 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-7 (25)
39 42 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (39)
40 21 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-11 (15)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 22 (Marie’s the Name) HIS LATEST FLAME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (4)
42 28 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-6 (28)
48 37 WITHOUT YOU –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-12 (7)
55 36 WHO PUT THE BOMP (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) –•– Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)-12 (7)

POWER PLAYS

43 50 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-3 (43)
44 58 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-3 (44)
45 52 IT’S JUST A HOUSE WITHOUT YOU –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (45)
46 48 HOLLYWOOD –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (46)
47 49 IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-13 (14)
49 77 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-2 (49)
50 45 MISSING YOU –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-13 (29)

NEW THIS WEEK

59 — SCHOOL IS IN –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-1 (59)
65 — CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-1 (65)
72 — MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (72)
76 — THE WAY I AM –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (76)
80 — SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY –•– Steve Lawrence (United Artists)-1 (80)
81 — HERE COMES THE NIGHT –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-2 (81)
86 — EVERYBODY’S GOTTA PAY SOME DUES –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (86)
89 — WASN’T THE SUMMER SHORT –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (89)
95 — SOOTHE ME –•– The Sims Twins (Sar)-1 (95)
98 — THREE STEPS TO THE ALTER –•– Shep and the Limelites (Hull)-2 (98)
99 — WHO CAN I COUNT ON –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-1 (99)
100 — BLUE MOON –•– The Ventures (Dolton)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 5th November, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

dion-runaround-sue-1961-3

1 1 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-8 (2)
3 3 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-5 (3)
4 4 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-8 (1)
5 7 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-9 (5)
6 5 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-9 (5)
7 9 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-8 (7)
8 8 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-9 (8)
9 10 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (9)
10 6 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-7 (6)
——
11 17 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-5 (11)
12 12 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-12 (7)
13 16 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-9 (5)
14 19 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (14)
15 11 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-12 (2)
16 18 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (16)
17 21 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (17)
18 24 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-10 (18)
19 13 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-9 (13)
20 14 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-10 (14)
——
21 27 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-5 (21)
22 23 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (20)
23 20 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-7 (20)
24 33 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-5 (24)
25 28 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-9 (25)
26 22 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-5 (22)
27 25 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-8 (25)
28 15 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-13 (1)
29 44 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-4 (29)
30 37 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-10 (29)
——
31 31 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (31)
32 32 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-18 (3)
33 30 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-9 (30)
34 34 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (5)
35 42 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-7 (28)
36 29 I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-6 (29)
37 39 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (37)
38 38 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-8 (25)
39 43 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-4 (39)
40 26 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-14 (2)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

57 35 (He’s) THE GREAT IMPOSTER –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-8 (30)
58 36 ONE TRACK MIND –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-10 (9)
61 40 BLESS YOU –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-12 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-3 (41)
42 59 SCHOOL IS IN –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-2 (42)
43 51 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-6 (43)
44 46 HOLLYWOOD –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (44)
45 65 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-2 (45)
46 62 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-4 (46)
47 53 MOVIN’ –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-6 (41)
48 69 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-3 (48)
49 66 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-3 (49)
50 54 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

86 — DANNY BOY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (86)
90 — SOMETIME –•– Gene Thomas (United Artists)-1 (90)
93 — I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-1 (93)
94 — LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-1 (94)
95 — ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-2 (91)
96 — TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-1 (96)
97 — TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME –•– Glen Campbell (Crest)-1 (97)
98 — WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — ON BENDED KNEES –•– Clarence Henry (Argo)-1 (99)
100 — I WONDER (If Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me) –•– The Pentagons (Jamie)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 12th November, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

jimmy-dean-big-bad-john-columbia

1 3 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-7 (1)
3 2 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-9 (2)
4 4 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-9 (1)
5 17 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (5)
6 6 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-10 (5)
7 10 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-8 (6)
8 9 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-7 (8)
9 5 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-10 (5)
10 11 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-6 (10)
——
11 8 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-10 (8)
12 7 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-9 (7)
13 21 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-6 (13)
14 19 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-10 (13)
15 18 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-11 (15)
16 14 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (14)
17 33 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-10 (17)
18 15 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-13 (2)
19 12 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-13 (7)
20 23 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-8 (20)
——
21 16 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (16)
22 37 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (22)
23 26 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-6 (22)
24 24 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-6 (24)
25 30 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-11 (25)
26 45 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-3 (26)
27 48 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-4 (27)
28 29 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-5 (28)
29 22 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (20)
30 25 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-10 (25)
——
31 27 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-9 (25)
32 42 SCHOOL IS IN –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-3 (32)
33 20 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-11 (14)
34 13 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-10 (5)
35 35 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-8 (28)
36 38 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-9 (25)
37 39 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-5 (37)
38 41 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-4 (38)
39 52 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (39)
40 53 GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 31 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-6 (31)
47 28 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-14 (1)
48 34 LITTLE SISTER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (5)
50 36 I REALLY LOVE YOU –•– The Stereos (Cub)-7 (29)
51 40 THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH –•– Dick and DeeDee (Liberty)-15 (2)
52 32 MY TRUE STORY –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-19 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-7 (41)
42 44 HOLLYWOOD –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (42)
44 46 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-5 (44)
45 50 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-8 (45)
46 49 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-4 (46)
49 54 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-5 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK

77 — YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-1 (77)
80 — SMILE –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-1 (80)
82 — TONIGHT –•– Eddie Fisher (7 Arts)-1 (82)
88 — FLY BY NIGHT –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (88)
91 — BROKEN HEART AND A PILLOW FILLED WITH TEARS –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (91)
92 — LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-1 (92)
93 — I CRIED MY LAST TEAR –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-1 (93)
94 — IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (94)
95 — THE GYPSY ROVER –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-1 (95)
98 — STEPS 1 AND 2 –•– Jack Scott (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — JUST BECAUSE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (99)
100 — LOSING YOUR LOVE –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 19th November, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

jimmy-dean-big-bad-john-columbia

1 1 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-8 (1)
3 5 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (3)
4 3 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-10 (2)
5 10 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-7 (5)
6 4 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-10 (1)
7 8 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-8 (7)
8 7 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-9 (6)
9 17 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-11 (9)
10 6 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-11 (5)
——
11 13 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-7 (11)
12 27 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-5 (12)
13 15 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-12 (13)
14 11 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-11 (8)
15 9 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-11 (5)
16 23 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-7 (16)
17 28 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-6 (17)
18 12 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-10 (7)
19 26 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-4 (19)
20 20 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-9 (20)
——
21 24 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-7 (21)
22 18 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-14 (2)
23 21 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (16)
24 40 GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-5 (24)
25 14 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-11 (13)
26 37 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-6 (26)
27 25 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-12 (25)
28 32 SCHOOL IS IN –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-4 (28)
29 46 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-5 (29)
30 39 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-5 (30)
——
31 19 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-14 (7)
32 38 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-5 (32)
33 16 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (14)
34 45 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-9 (34)
35 22 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (22)
36 49 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-6 (36)
37 36 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-10 (25)
38 30 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-11 (25)
39 41 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-8 (39)
40 29 DON’T BLAME ME –•– The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-9 (28)
42 33 LOOK IN MY EYES –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-12 (14)
45 31 STICK SHIFT –•– The Duals (Sue)-10 (25)
47 34 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-11 (5)

POWER PLAYS

43 44 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-6 (43)
44 69 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-3 (44)
46 89 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-3 (46)
48 43 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-7 (31)
49 64 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-5 (49)
50 56 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-19 (1)
57 — RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (57)
62 — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-1 (62)
70 — THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-1 (70)
80 — JOHNNY WILL –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (80)
84 — UP A LAZY RIVER –•– Si Zentner and His Orchestra (Liberty)-1 (84)
85 — THE COMANCHEROS –•– Claude King (Columbia)-1 (85)
86 — IT’S ALL BECAUSE –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-1 (86)
89 — IT WILL STAND –•– The Showmen (Minit)-1 (89)
91 — TENNESSEE FLAT-TOP BOX –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (91)
92 — WELL, I TOLD YOU –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-1 (92)
94 — THE DOOR TO PARADISE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-2 (85)
95 — A CERTAIN GIRL –•– Ernie K-Doe (Minit)-1 (95)
96 — SOOTHE ME –•– The Sims Twins (Sar)-2 (95)
97 — IT DO ME SO GOOD –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — NEVER, NEVER –•– The Jive Five (Beltone)-1 (98)
99 — I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) –•– Barbara George (A.F.O.)-1 (99)
100 — FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY –•– Jimmy Elledge (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 26th November, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

jimmy-dean-big-bad-john-columbia

1 1 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-9 (1)
3 3 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (3)
4 12 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-6 (4)
5 4 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-11 (2)
6 5 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-8 (5)
7 6 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-11 (1)
8 9 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-12 (8)
9 8 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-10 (6)
10 7 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-9 (7)
——
11 13 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-13 (11)
12 15 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-12 (5)
13 29 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-6 (13)
14 20 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-10 (14)
15 19 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-5 (15)
16 16 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-8 (16)
17 10 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-12 (5)
18 24 GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-6 (18)
19 17 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-7 (17)
20 11 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-8 (11)
——
21 30 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (21)
22 26 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-7 (22)
23 14 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-12 (8)
24 34 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-10 (24)
25 18 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-11 (7)
26 36 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-7 (26)
27 55 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-20 (1)
28 32 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-6 (28)
29 57 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-2 (29)
30 44 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-4 (30)
——
31 46 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-4 (31)
32 38 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-12 (25)
33 21 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-8 (21)
34 22 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-15 (2)
35 23 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-11 (16)
36 25 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-12 (13)
37 49 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-6 (37)
38 33 (He’s My) DREAMBOAT –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (14)
39 43 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-7 (39)
40 41 SO LONG BABY –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-10 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 27 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-13 (25)
44 39 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-9 (39)
46 28 SCHOOL IS IN –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-5 (28)
49 35 WHAT A PARTY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (22)
62 37 TAKE FIVE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-11 (25)
67 31 MEXICO –•– Bob Moore and His Orchestra (Monument)-15 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-8 (31)
42 52 IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-6 (42)
45 62 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-2 (45)
47 66 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-4 (47)
48 50 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-6 (48)
50 53 THE BRIDGE OF LOVE –•– Joe Dowell (Smash)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

65 — LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-13 (8)
68 — PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-1 (68)
80 — WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (80)
83 — REVENGE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (83)
89 — WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY –•– James Ray (Caprice)-1 (90)
91 — LOVE (I’m So Glad) I FOUND YOU –•– The Spinners (Tri-Phi)-1 (91)
92 — THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-1 (92)
93 — GREETINGS (This Is Uncle Sam) –•– The Valadiers (Miracle)-1 (93)
94 — WHAT A WALK –•– Bobby Lewis (Beltone)-1 (94)
97 — YOU’RE FOLLOWING ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME –•– Glen Campbell (Crest)-3 (97)
99 — STEPS 1 AND 2 –•– Jack Scott (Capitol)-2 (98)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 3rd December, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

jimmy-dean-big-bad-john-columbia

1 1 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-10 (1)
3 8 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-13 (3)
4 4 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-7 (4)
5 3 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (3)
6 5 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-12 (2)
7 19 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-8 (7)
8 6 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-9 (5)
9 15 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-6 (9)
10 9 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-11 (6)
——
11 10 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-10 (7)
12 31 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-5 (12)
13 13 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-7 (13)
14 14 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-11 (14)
15 11 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-14 (11)
16 27 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-21 (1)
17 29 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-3 (17)
18 20 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-9 (11)
19 12 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-13 (5)
20 22 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-8 (20)
——
21 21 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (21)
22 7 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-12 (1)
23 28 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-7 (23)
24 24 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-11 (24)
25 18 GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-7 (18)
26 26 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-8 (26)
27 30 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-5 (27)
28 45 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-3 (28)
29 42 IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-7 (29)
30 16 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-9 (16)
——
31 17 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-13 (5)
32 37 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-7 (32)
33 23 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-13 (8)
34 25 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-12 (7)
35 32 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-13 (25)
36 55 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-3 (36)
37 39 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-8 (37)
38 47 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-5 (38)
39 34 CRYING –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-16 (2)
40 65 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-14 (8)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 33 BIG JOHN –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-9 (21)
70 36 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-13 (13)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-4 (41)
42 59 SMILE –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-4 (42)
43 68 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-2 (43)
44 56 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-5 (44)
45 51 UP A LAZY RIVER –•– Si Zentner and His Orchestra (Liberty)-3 (45)
46 48 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE –•– Curtis Lee (Dunes)-7 (46)
47 57 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-6 (47)
48 41 ANYBODY BUT ME –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (31)
49 43 CANDY MAN –•– Roy Orbison (Monument)-14 (25)
50 53 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-1 (62)
78 — HEY! LITTLE GIRL –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-1 (78)
83 — I’LL NEVER STOP WANTING YOU –•– Brian Hyland (ABC-Paramount)-1 (83)
88 — SOOTHE ME –•– The Sims Twins (Sar)-3 (88)
91 — SEARCHING –•– Jack Eubanks and The Sound of the South (Monument)-1 (91)
93 — HAPPY TIMES (Are Here To Stay) –•– Tony Orlando (Epic)-1 (93)
94 — LET’S GO TRIPPIN’ –•– Dick Dale and the Del-Tones (Deltone)-1 (94)
95 — POOR FOOL –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-1 (95)
96 — WALKIN’ WITH MY ANGEL –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (96)
97 — YOUNG BOY BLUES –•– Ben E. King (Atco)-6 (66)
98 — IT DO ME SO GOOD –•– Ann-Margret (RCA Victor)-2 (97)
99 — LITTLE ALTER BOY –•– Vic Dana (Dolton)-1 (99)
100 — COTTON FIELDS –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 10th December, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

jimmy-dean-big-bad-john-columbia

1 1 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-14 (2)
3 4 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-8 (3)
4 2 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-11 (1)
5 5 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-10 (3)
6 16 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-22 (1)
7 12 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-6 (7)
8 8 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-10 (5)
9 14 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-12 (9)
10 9 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-7 (9)
——
11 17 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-4 (11)
12 13 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-8 (12)
13 7 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-9 (7)
14 20 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-9 (14)
15 11 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-11 (7)
16 27 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-6 (16)
17 36 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-4 (17)
18 6 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-13 (2)
19 10 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-12 (6)
20 32 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-8 (20)
——
21 28 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (21)
22 19 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-14 (5)
23 23 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-8 (23)
24 26 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-9 (24)
25 18 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-10 (11)
26 38 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-6 (26)
27 29 IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 15 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-15 (11)
29 43 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-3 (29)
30 24 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-12 (24)
——
31 21 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-8 (21)
32 40 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-15 (8)
33 47 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-7 (33)
34 35 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-14 (25)
35 55 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-3 (35)
36 41 LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-5 (36)
37 54 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (37)
38 62 UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-2 (38)
39 50 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-5 (39)
40 31 SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-14 (5)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 25 GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY –•– Johnny Burnette (Liberty)-8 (18)
47 22 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-13 (1)
48 30 EVERLOVIN’ –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-10 (16)
49 37 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Aretha Franklin (Columbia)-9 (37)
51 33 LET’S GET TOGETHER –•– Hayley Mills (Buena Vista)-14 (8)
52 34 YA YA –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-13 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 WELL, I TOLD YOU –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-4 (41)
43 68 THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-3 (43)
44 44 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-6 (44)
45 42 SMILE –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-5 (42)
46 57 TONIGHT –•– Eddie Fisher (7 Arts)-5 (46)
50 45 UP A LAZY RIVER –•– Si Zentner and His Orchestra (Liberty)-4 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

57 — CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (57)
59 — THE PEPPERMINT TWIST –•– Danny Peppermint and the Jumping Jacks (Carlton)-1 (59)
62 — ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist” Special) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (62)
64 — THE MAJESTIC –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (64)
66 — LONESOME NUMBER ONE –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (66)
67 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (67)
79 — THE WANDERER –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (79)
81 — TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-1 (81)
86 — SMALL SAD SAM –•– Phil McLean (Versatile)-1 (86)
87 — UNSQUARE DANCE –•– Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)-1 (87)
90 — LOSING YOUR LOVE –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-2 (90)
93 — TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME –•– Glen Campbell (Crest)-3 (93)
94 — NORMAN –•– Sue Thompson (Hickory)-1 (94)
95 — (How Can I Write On Paper) WHAT I FEEL IN MY HEART –•– Jim Reeves (RCA Victor)-1 (95)
96 — POP GOES THE WEASEL –•– Anthony Newley (London)-1 (96)
98 — SHE REALLY LOVES YOU –•– Timi Yuro (Liberty)-1 (98)
99 — DREAMY EYES –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-10 (63)
100 — WALKIN’ BACK TO HAPPINESS –•– Helen Shapiro (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 17th December, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-marvelettes-please-mr-postman-1961-4

1 2 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-11 (1)
3 3 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-9 (3)
4 6 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-23 (1)
5 7 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-7 (5)
6 17 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-5 (6)
7 11 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-5 (7)
8 12 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-9 (8)
9 16 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-7 (9)
10 21 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (10)
——
11 14 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-10 (11)
12 4 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-12 (1)
13 5 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-11 (3)
14 10 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-8 (9)
15 29 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-4 (15)
16 9 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-13 (9)
17 24 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-10 (17)
18 8 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-11 (5)
19 26 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-7 (19)
20 20 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-9 (20)
——
21 35 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-4 (21)
22 15 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-12 (7)
23 13 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-10 (7)
24 37 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (24)
25 32 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-16 (8)
26 38 UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-3 (26)
27 18 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-14 (2)
28 23 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-9 (23)
29 33 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-8 (29)
30 27 IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-9 (27)
——
31 41 WELL, I TOLD YOU –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-5 (31)
32 36 LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-6 (32)
33 39 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-6 (33)
34 43 THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-4 (34)
35 22 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)-15 (5)
36 19 THIS TIME –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-13 (6)
37 28 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-16 (11)
38 30 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-13 (24)
39 25 A WONDER LIKE YOU –•– Rick Nelson (Imperial)-11 (11)
40 31 I WANNA THANK YOU –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-9 (21)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 34 FOOT STOMPING (Part 1) –•– The Flares (Felsted)-15 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 57 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (41)
42 44 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-7 (42)
43 50 UP A LAZY RIVER –•– Si Zentner and His Orchestra (Liberty)-5 (43)
44 46 TONIGHT –•– Eddie Fisher (7 Arts)-6 (44)
46 56 REVENGE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (46)
47 62 ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist” Special) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (47)
48 64 THE MAJESTIC –•– Dion (Laurie)-2 (48)
49 60 SOOTHE ME –•– The Sims Twins (Sar)-5 (49)
50 55 JOHNNY WILL –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

63 — JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (63)
65 — DEAR LADY TWIST –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-1 (65)
66 — WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-71 (1)
68 — JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Helms (Decca)-14 (6)
71 — JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo)-1 (71)
73 — BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (73)
78 — TWISTIN’ U.S.A. –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (78)
85 — ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-5 (14)
86 — MARIA –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (86)
88 — JUST GOT TO KNOW –•– Jimmy McCracklin (Art-Tone)-1 (88)
91 — MARIA –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-5 (78)
94 — BUT ON THE OTHER HAND BABY –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-1 (94)
95 — IRRESISTIBLE YOU –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (95)
98 — THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-21 (13)
99 — LETTER FULL OF TEARS –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Fury)-1 (99)
100 — FLYING CIRCLE –•– Frank Slay and His Orchestra (Swan)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 24th December, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-tokens-tina-rca-victor

1 6 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-16 (1)
3 7 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-6 (3)
4 4 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-24 (1)
5 5 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-8 (5)
6 3 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-10 (3)
7 9 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-8 (7)
8 10 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-6 (8)
9 2 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-12 (1)
10 15 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-5 (10)
——
11 8 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-10 (8)
12 17 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-11 (12)
13 19 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-8 (13)
14 21 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-5 (14)
15 11 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-11 (11)
16 24 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (16)
17 26 UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-4 (17)
18 41 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (18)
19 13 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-12 (3)
20 12 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-13 (1)
——
21 20 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-10 (20)
22 25 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-17 (8)
23 29 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-9 (23)
24 16 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-14 (9)
25 14 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-9 (9)
26 34 THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-5 (26)
27 33 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-7 (27)
28 46 REVENGE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (28)
29 31 WELL, I TOLD YOU –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-6 (29)
30 27 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-15 (2)
——
31 38 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-14 (24)
32 47 ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist” Special) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (32)
33 66 WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-72 (1)
34 18 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-12 (5)
35 23 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-11 (7)
36 48 THE MAJESTIC –•– Dion (Laurie)-3 (36)
37 42 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-8 (37)
38 56 I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) –•– Barbara George (A.F.O.)-6 (38)
39 60 SMALL SAD SAM –•– Phil McLean (Versatile)-3 (39)
40 32 LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-7 (32)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

57 22 THE FLY –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-13 (7)
59 37 YOU’RE THE REASON –•– Bobby Edwards (Crest)-17 (11)
60 30 IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTACHE –•– Wanda Jackson (Capitol)-10 (27)
61 28 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-10 (23)

POWER PLAYS

41 63 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (41)
42 49 SOOTHE ME –•– The Sims Twins (Sar)-6 (42)
43 51 THE GYPSY ROVER –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-7 (43)
44 53 FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY –•– Jimmy Elledge (RCA Victor)-6 (44)
45 71 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo)-2 (71)
46 50 JOHNNY WILL –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (46)
47 58 POOR FOOL –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-4 (47)
48 67 COTTON FIELDS –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-4 (48)
49 61 IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY –•– James Ray (Caprice)-5 (49)
50 52 IT’S ALL BECAUSE –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

52 — RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-3 (21)
63 — THE CHIPMUNK SONG (Christmas Don’t Be Late) –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-22 (1)
65 — BABY IT’S YOU –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (65)
73 — A LITTLE BITTY TEAR –•– Burl Ives (Decca)-1 (73)
76 — TWIST-HER –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (76)
82 — DO-RE-MI –•– Lee Dorsey (Fury)-1 (82)
83 — ROOM FULL OF TEARS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — MULTIPLICATION –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (86)
87 — POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (87)
95 — SEVEN DAY FOOL –•– Etta James (Argo)-1 (95)
96 — LOST SOMEONE –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-1 (96)
97 — EVERYBODY’S GOTTA PAY SOME DUES –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-8 (52)
98 — PUSHIN’ YOUR LUCK –•– Sleepy King (Joy)-1 (98)
99 — I COULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO WELL –•– Ray Peterson (Dunes)-1 (99)
100 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gloria Lynne (Everest)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending 31st December, 1961

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

the-tokens-tina-rca-victor

1 1 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT –•– The Tokens (RCA Victor)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 RUN TO HIM –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-7 (2)
3 4 THE TWIST –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-25 (1)
4 6 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD –•– James Darren (Colpix)-11 (3)
5 5 WALK ON BY –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)-9 (5)
6 10 PEPPERMINT TWIST (Part 1) –•– Joey Dee and the Starliters (Roulette)-6 (6)
7 2 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-17 (1)
8 8 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (8)
9 7 LET THERE BE DRUMS –•– Sandy Nelson (Imperial)-9 (7)
10 18 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (10)
——
11 12 MOON RIVER –•– Henry Mancini and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-12 (11)
12 13 I DON’T KNOW WHY –•– Linda Scott (Canadian American)-9 (12)
13 14 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (13)
14 17 UNCHAIN MY HEART –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-5 (14)
15 16 WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS (Is the Boy In Your Heart) –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (15)
16 15 MOON RIVER –•– Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)-12 (11)
17 23 ‘TIL –•– The Angels (Caprice)-10 (17)
18 11 TONIGHT –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-11 (8)
19 9 BIG BAD JOHN –•– Jimmy Dean (Columbia)-13 (1)
20 33 WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-73 (1)
——
21 21 GYPSY WOMAN –•– The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)-11 (20)
22 28 REVENGE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (22)
23 26 THERE’S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) –•– The Crystals (Philles)-6 (23)
24 27 YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT –•– Kenny Dino (Musicor)-8 (24)
25 32 ROCK-A-HULA BABY (“Twist” Special) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (25)
26 38 I KNOW (You Don’t Love Me No More) –•– Barbara George (A.F.O.)-7 (26)
27 45 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker (Cameo)-3 (27)
28 19 FOOL #1 –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-13 (3)
29 22 LET’S TWIST AGAIN –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-18 (8)
30 31 JUST OUT OF REACH (Of My Two Open Arms) –•– Solomon Burke (Atlantic)-15 (24)
——
31 44 FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY –•– Jimmy Elledge (RCA Victor)-7 (31)
32 29 WELL, I TOLD YOU –•– The Chantels (Carlton)-7 (29)
33 39 SMALL SAD SAM –•– Phil McLean (Versatile)-4 (33)
34 69 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-23 (13)
35 41 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (35)
36 37 TOWN WITHOUT PITY –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-9 (36)
37 48 COTTON FIELDS –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-5 (37)
38 24 I UNDERSTAND (Just How You Feel) –•– The G-Clefs (Terrace)-15 (9)
39 49 IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY –•– James Ray (Caprice)-6 (39)
40 46 JOHNNY WILL –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

54 36 THE MAJESTIC –•– Dion (Laurie)-4 (36)
55 20 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Dion (Laurie)-14 (1)
57 25 CRAZY –•– Patsy Cline (Decca)-10 (9)
59 40 LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– John D. Loudermilk (RCA Victor)-8 (32)
77 30 BRISTOL STOMP –•– The Dovells (Parkway)-16 (2)
79 35 HEARTACHES –•– The Marcels (Colpix)-12 (7)
80 34 TOWER OF STRENGTH –•– Gene McDaniels (Liberty)-13 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 56 THE WANDERER –•– Dion (Laurie)-4 (41)
42 43 THE GYPSY ROVER –•– The Highwaymen (United Artists)-8 (42)
43 54 BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (43)
44 55 HEY! LITTLE GIRL –•– Del Shannon (Big Top)-5 (44)
45 65 BABY IT’S YOU –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-2 (45)
46 47 POOR FOOL –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Sue)-5 (46)
47 63 THE CHIPMUNK SONG (Christmas Don’t Be Late) –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-23 (1)
48 51 LITTLE ALTER BOY –•– Vic Dana (Dolton)-5 (48)
49 58 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Helms (Decca)-16 (6)
50 53 DEAR LADY TWIST –•– Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — UP A LAZY RIVER –•– Si Zentner and His Orchestra (Liberty)-6 (43)
76 — SHE’S EVERYTHING (I Wanted You To Be) –•– Ral Donner (Gone)-1 (76)
84 — ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-13 (3)
85 — PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Charles Brown (King)-1 (85)
87 — POP GOES THE WEASEL –•– Anthony Newley (London)-2 (87)
91 — GO ON HOME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (91)
92 — TUFF –•– Ace Cannon (Hi)-1 (92)
94 — I TOLD THE BROOK –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — SMOKY PLACES –•– The Corsairs Featuring Jay “Bird” Uzzell (Tuff)-1 (95)
96 — TEARS FROM AN ANGEL –•– Troy Shondell (Liberty)-1 (96)
97 — FREE ME –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — I NEED SOME ONE –•– The Belmonts (Sabrina)-1 (98)
99 — SANTA AND THE TOUCHABLES –•– Dickie Goodman (Rori)-1 (99)
100 — EV’RYBODY’S CRYIN’ –•– Jimmie Beaumont (May)-1 (100)