List of top 10 adult contemporary singles of 1961 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1961.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1961
Top ten

entry date

Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

References
July 22 "The Boll Weevil Song" Brook Benton 1 July 22 6 [1]
"Yellow Bird" Arthur Lyman Group 2 July 22 5 [1]
"San Antonio Rose" Floyd Cramer 3 July 22 5 [1]
"Moody River" Pat Boone 4 July 22 3 [1]
"The Writing on the Wall" Adam Wade 5 July 22 2 [1]
"Together" Connie Francis 1 August 12 7 [1][2]
"Never on Sunday" The Chordettes 4 August 19 7 [1][3]
"My Kind of Girl" Matt Monro 6 August 12 6 [1][2]
"Wooden Heart" Joe Dowell 1 August 19 11 [1][3]
"Should I" The String-A-Longs 10 July 22 1 [1]
July 29 "Don't Bet Money Honey"[A] Linda Scott 3 August 19 7 [4][3]
August 5 "Hurt" Timi Yuro 2 September 16 10 [5][6]
August 12 "Michael" The Highwaymen 1 September 9 11 [2][7]
"As If I Didn't Know" Adam Wade 4 September 16 6 [2][6]
August 26 "I Fall To Pieces" Patsy Cline 6 September 2 5 [8][9]
September 2 "I'll Never Smile Again" The Platters 7 September 9 2 [9][7]
"Right Or Wrong" Wanda Jackson 9 September 2 1 [9]
September 9 "Frankie and Johnny" Brook Benton 6 September 16 4 [7][6]
"(Marie's the Name) Hist Latest Flame" Elvis Presley 2 September 23 8 [7][10]
"Big Cold Wind" Pat Boone 5 September 23 5 [7][10]
September 16 "More Money for You and Me" The Four Preps 4 September 30 4 [6][11]
September 23 "Mexico" Bob Moore 1 October 14 9 [10][12]
September 30 "The Astronaut" Jose Jimenez 4 October 7 4 [11][13]
"Missing You" Ray Peterson 7 October 21 5 [11][14]
October 7 "The Way You Look Tonight" The Lettermen 3 October 7 8 [13]
"Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" Sue Thompson 1 October 21 10 [13][14]
October 14 "Big Bad John" Jimmy Dean 1 October 28 11 [12][15]
"Take Five" Dave Brubeck 5 October 28 5 [12][15]
"Waterboy" Don Shirley 10 October 14 1 [12]
October 21 "Moon River" Jerry Butler 3 December 16 12 [14][16]
October 28 "It's Just a House Without You" Brook Benton 8 October 28 1 [15]
"September In the Rain" Dinah Washington 5 December 2 8 [15][17]
November 4 "Crazy" Patsy Cline 2 December 2 8 [18][17]
"Tonight" Ferrante & Teicher 2 November 25 9 [18][19]
"Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" Solomon Burke 6 November 18 8 [18][20]
November 18 "Moon River"[B] Henry Mancini 3 December 23 14 [20][21]
November 25 "The Bridge of Love" Joe Dowell 10 November 25 1 [19]
December 2 "Smile" Timi Yuro 9 December 2 1 [17]
"(Up A) Lazy River" Si Zentner 10 December 2 1 [17]
December 16 "I Don't Know Why" Linda Scott 4 December 23 5 [16][21]

1962 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1961 which peaked in 1962
Top ten

entry date

Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

References
December 9 "When I Fall in Love" The Lettermen 1 January 6 10 [22][23]
"When The Boy in Your Arms (Is The Boy in Your Heart)" Connie Francis 2 January 6 8 [22][23]
December 23 "White Christmas" Bing Crosby 3 January 6 3 [21][23]

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending August 19, 1961.[3]

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending May 19, 1962.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - July 22, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - August 12, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - August 19, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - July 29, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - August 5, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - September 16, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d e "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - September 9, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - August 26, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - September 2, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - September 23, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - September 30, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - October 14, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - October 7, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - October 21, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - October 28, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - December 16, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c d "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - December 2, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - November 4, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - November 25, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - November 18, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - December 23, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - December 9, 1961 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ a b c "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - January 6, 1962 | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  • ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - May 19, 1962.". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-29.