Number One Songs for 1961

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Number 1 Songs for 1961

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This table shows the date the song reached number one in the charts. If your exact birth date isn't shown find the closest date before your birthday - this is the song that was number 1 on the day you were born.

Date Reached No. 1


Song Title


1st JanuaryJohnny TillistonPoetry in Motion3
22nd JanuaryElvis PresleyAre You Lonesome Tonight4
19th FebruaryEverly BrothersWalk Right Back4
19th MarchElvis PresleyWooden Heart3
9th AprilThe AllisonsAre You Sure?2
23rd AprilElvis PresleyWooden Heart1
30th AprilThe Temperance SevenYou're Driving Me Crazy1
7th MayMarcelsBlue Moon2
21st MayDel ShannonRunaway1
28th MayElvis PresleySurrender4
25th JuneDel ShannonRunaway1
2nd JulyEverly BrothersTemptation4
30th JulyEden KaneWell I Ask You1
6th AugustHelen ShapiroYou Don't Know2
20th AugustJohn LeytonJohnny Remember Me5
24th SeptemberThe ShadowsKon-Tiki1
1st OctoberThe HighwaymenMichael Row the Boat1
8th OctoberHelen ShapiroWalkin' Back to Happiness4
5th NovemberElvis PresleyHis Latest Flame3
26th NovemberBobby VeeTake Good Care of my Baby1
3rd DecemberFrankie VaughanTower of Strength4
31st DecemberAcker BilkStranger on the Shore2
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