The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1961
TOP 100 POP SINGLES (As published in the December 30, 1961, issue)
POSTITLE – Artist (Label)
  1EXODUS – Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)
  2CALCUTTA – Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (Dot)
  3WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW – The Shirelles (Scepter)
  4TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ – Bobby Lewis (Beltone)
  5WONDERLAND BY NIGHT – Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (Decca)
  6ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT? – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
  7TRAVELIN’ MAN – Rick Nelson (Imperial)
  8MICHAEL – The Highwaymen (United Artists)
  9RUNAWAY – Del Shannon (Big Top)
10LAST DATE – Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)
11BLUE MOON – The Marcels (Colpix)
12THE BOLL WEEVIL SONG – Brook Benton (Mercury)
13NORTH TO ALASKA – Johnny Horton (Columbia)
14PONY TIME – Chubby Checker (Parkway)
15A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY – Gene McDaniels (Liberty)
16MOTHER-IN-LAW – Ernie K-Doe (Minit)
17RAINDROPS – Dee Clark (Vee-Jay)
18HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART – Jerry Butler (Vee-Jay)
19QUARTER TO THREE – Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)
20A THOUSAND STARS – Kathy Young & The Innocents (Indigo)
21RUNNING SCARED – Roy Orbison (Monument)
22WOODEN HEART – Joe Dowell (Smash)
23TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY – Bobby Vee (Liberty)
24WHEELS – The String-A-Longs (Warwick)
25SHOP AROUND – The Miracles (Tamla)
26LAST NIGHT – The Mar-Keys (Satellite)
27DADDY’S HOME – Shep & The Limelites (Hull)
28CRYING – Roy Orbison (Monument)
29WHERE THE BOYS ARE – Connie Francis (MGM)
30APACHE – Jorgen Ingmann (Atco)
31DON’T WORRY – Marty Robbins (Columbia)
32SURRENDER – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
33I’VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR – Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
34THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH – Dick & DeeDee (Liberty)
35HATS OFF TO LARRY – Del Shannon (Big Top)
36MOODY RIVER – Pat Boone (Dot)
37STAY – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (Herald)
38CALENDAR GIRL – Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
39(I Don’t Know Why) BUT I DO – Clarence Henry (Argo)
40DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE – The Shirelles (Scepter)
41POETRY IN MOTION – Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)
42YELLOW BIRD – The Arthur Lyman Group (Hi Fi)
43STAND BY ME – Ben E. King (Atco)
44NEW ORLEANS – Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)
45YOU’RE SIXTEEN – Johnny Burnette (Liberty)
46ANGEL BABY – Rosie & The Originals (Highland)
47SAILOR (Your Home Is The Sea) – Lolita (Kapp)
48DUM DUM – Brenda Lee (Decca)
49I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (pt. 1) – Chris Kenner (Instant)
50RUBBER BALL – Bobby Vee (Liberty)
51THERE’S A MOON OUT TONIGHT – The Capris (Old Town)
52LITTLE SISTER – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
53HELLO MARY LOU – Rick Nelson (Imperial)
54HURT – Timi Yuro (Liberty)
55MANY TEARS AGO – Connie Francis (MGM)
57MAMA SAID – The Shirelles (Scepter)
58SCHOOL IS OUT – Gary (U.S.) Bonds (Legrand)
59LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO – Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (King)
60THINK TWICE – Brook Benton (Mercury)
61GEORGIA ON MY MIND – Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
62LET’S TWIST AGAIN – Chubby Checker (Parkway)
63ON THE REBOUND – Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)
64CORINNA, CORINNA – Ray Peterson (Dunes)
66MY TRUE STORY – The Jive Five (Beltone)
67TOGETHER – Connie Francis (MGM)
68HELLO WALLS – Faron Young (Capitol)
69BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE – Buzz Clifford (Columbia)
70EMOTIONS – Brenda Lee (Decca)
71YOU TALK TOO MUCH – Joe Jones (Ric / Roulette)
72SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME – The Drifters (Atlantic)
73LONELY TEENAGER – Dion (Laurie)
74YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME – Brenda Lee (Decca)
75EBONY EYES – The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)
76DON’T BET MONEY HONEY – Linda Scott (Canadian-American)
77WINGS OF A DOVE – Ferlin Husky (Capitol)
78WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) – Barry Mann (ABC-Paramount)
79MEXICO – Bob Moore & His Orchestra (Monument)
80YOU CAN HAVE HER – Roy Hamilton (Epic)
81PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE – Steve Lawrence (United Artists)
82I FEEL SO BAD – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
83GEE WHIZ (Look At His Eyes) – Carla Thomas (Atlantic)
84TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER – Adam Wade (Coed)
85DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On The Bedpost Over Night) – Lonnie Donegan (Dot)
86SWAY – Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
87HIT THE ROAD JACK – Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
88PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER – Cathy Jean & The Roommates (Valmor)
89ALONE AT LAST – Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
90SPANISH HARLEM – Ben E. King (Atco)
91I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR – Eddie Hodges (Cadence)
92THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (Remind Me Of You) – Little Caesar & The Romans (Del-Fi)
93GOOD TIME BABY – Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
95YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT (Until You Lose It) – Ral Donner (Gone)
96I FALL TO PIECES – Patsy Cline (Decca)
97LITTLE DEVIL – Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
98ONE MINT JULEP – Ray Charles (Impulse)
99RUNAROUND SUE – Dion (Laurie)
100EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART – [Gladys Knight &] The Pips (Vee-Jay)
ALBUMS  |  1961