Number One Songs - School year 1960/1961

Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during school year from Sept 1960 thru June 1961. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.

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        Number One Songs
Dates Artist - Title Weeks
at #1
August 14 – September 17 1960 Elvis Presley - It's Now or Never 5
September 18 – 24 1960 Chubby Checker - The Twist 1
September 25 – October 8 1960 Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own 2
October 9 – 15 1960 Larry Verne - Mister Custer 1
October 16 – 22 1960 Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me 3 (1)
October 23 – 29 1960 Brenda Lee - I Want to Be Wanted 1
October 30 – November 12 1960 Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me 3 (2)
November 13 – 19 1960 Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind 1
November 20 – 26 1960 Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs - Stay 1
November 27 1960 – January 7 1961 Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight 6
January 8 – 28 1961 Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland by Night 3
January 29 – February 11 1961 Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow 2
February 12 – 25 1961 Lawrence Welk - Calcutta 2
February 26 – March 18 1961 Chubby Checker - Pony Time 3
March 19 – April 1 1961 Elvis Presley - Surrender 2
April 2 – 22 1961 Marcels - Blue Moon 3
April 23 – May 20 1961 Del Shannon - Runaway 4
May 21 – 27 1961 Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law 1
May 28 – June 3 1961 Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 2 (1)
June 4 – 10 1961 Roy Orbison - Running Scared 1
June 11 – 17 1961 Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man 2 (1)
June 18 – 24 1961 Pat Boone - Moody River 1

Academy Award 1960 Never On Sunday
Academy Award 1961 Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Other Favorites, some new and some old
Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Neil Diamond - Play Me
John Denver - Annie's Song
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
IZ - Somewhere over the Rainbow

Favorite songs added on request

Source: Billboard Magazine

 




Modified February 20th, 2014