Popular Songs From 1961

SONGS FROM 1961: AFRICAN - ASTRONAUT

African Waltz - 1961 - Johnny Dankworth

And The Heavens Cried - 1961 - Anthony Newley

Angel Baby - 1961 - Rosie & the Originals

Anna (Instrumental) - 1961 - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar 

Apache (Instrumental) - 1961 - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar 

Are You Sure (are you sure it's not your foolish heart, that you agree that we're to be apart) - 1961 - Allisons 

As If I Didn't Know - 1961 - Adam Wade

Asia Minor - 1961 - Kokomo 

Astronaut, The (Parts 1 & 2) - 1961 - Jose Jiminez

SONGS FROM 1961: BABY - BUT

Baby Blue (are you really wise?, do you realize, that those devil eyes are bluer than the skies?) - 1961 - The Echoes

Baby Elephant Walk (playful instrumental) - 1961 – Henry Mancini

Baby I Don't Care (You're So Square) (cover version) - 1961 - Buddy Holly

Baby Sittin' Boogie - 1961 - Buzz Clifford

Barbara Ann - 1961 - Regents

Be My Boy - 1961 - Paris Sisters

Big Bad John - 1961 - Jimmy Dean

Bless You - 1961 - Tony Orlando

Blue Moon (blue moon you saw me standing alone, without a dream in my heart - without a love of my own) - 1961 - The Marcels

Boll Weevil Song, The - 1961 - Brook Benton

Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart - 1961 - Neil Sedaka

Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart - 1961 - Connie Francis

Bridge Of Love, The - 1961 - Joe Dowell

Bristol Stomp - 1961 - The Dovells

Buona Sera - 1961 - Mr. Acker Bilk

(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do (cover version) – 1961 – Clarence “Frogman” Henry

SONGS FROM 1961: CALCUTTA - CUPID

Calcutta (Instrumental) - 1961 - Lawrence Welk

Calendar Girl (I love I love I love my calendar girl) - 1961 - Neil Sedaka

Candy Man (come to me, let me be oh your own candy man) - 1961 - Roy Orbison

Climb Ev'ry Mountain - 1961 - Shirley Bassey

Corinna, Corinna - 1961 - Ray Peterson

Crazy (crazy for feeling so lonely) - 1961 - Patsy Cline

Crying (crying over you) - 1961 - Roy Orbison

Cupid (Cupid pull back your bow and let your arrow go) - 1961 - Sam Cooke

SONGS FROM 1961: DADDY'S - DUM

Daddy's Home - 1961 - Shep & the Limelites

Dance On Little Girl - 1961 - Paul Anka

Dedicated To The One I Love (this is dedicated to the one I love) - 1961 - The Shirelles

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost over night) - 1961 - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group

Don't Bet Money Honey -1961 - Linda Scott

Don't Bring Lulu - 1961 - Dorothy Provine

Don’t Cry No More – 1961 – Bobby Bland

Don't Treat Me Like A Child - 1961 - Helen Shapiro

Don't Worry - 1961 - Marty Robbins

Don't You Know It - 1961 - Adam Faith

Down The Street To 301 – 1961 – Johnny Cash

Dum Dum - 1961 - Brenda Lee

SONGS FROM 1961: EASY - EXODUS

Easy Going Me - 1961 - Adam Faith

Ebony Eyes - 1961 - Everly Brothers

Emotions - 1961 - Brenda Lee

Every Beat Of My Heart - 1961 - The Pips

Every Breath I Take - 1961 - Gene Pitney

Exodus (Instrumental) - 1961 - Ferrante and Teicher

SONGS FROM 1961: F.B.I. - FRIGHTENED

F.B.I. - 1961 - Shadows

Fly, The - 1961 - Chubby Checker

Fool #1 (am I fool #1?) - 1961 - Brenda Lee

Foolin’ Around – 1961 – Buck Owens

Foot Stomping - 1961 - The Flares

Frightened City - 1961 - Shadows

SONGS FROM 1961: GEE - GRANADA

Gee Whiz It's You - 1961 - Cliff Richard

Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - 1961 - Carla Thomas

Get Lost - 1961 - Eden Kane

Girl Like You, A - 1961 - Cliff Richard

Good Time Baby - 1961 - Bobby Rydell

Goodbye Cruel World (we're off to see the circus) - 1961 - James Darren

Granada - 1961 - Frank Sinatra

SONGS FROM 1961: HALFWAY - HURT

Halfway To Paradise - 1961 - Billy Fury

Hats Off To Larry - 1961 - Del Shannon

Have A Drink On Me - 1961 - Lonnie Donegan

Heart And Soul - 1961 - Cleftones

Heartaches - 1961 - The Marcels

Hello Mary Lou (hello Mary Lou goodbye heart, sweet Mary Lou I'm so in love with you) - 1961 - Ricky Nelson

Hello Walls - 1961 - Faron Young

Hideaway – 1961 – Freddy King

His Latest Flame (Marie's The Name) - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Hit The Road Jack (hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more) - 1961 - Ray Charles

How Many Tears - 1961 - Bobby Vee

Hundred Pounds Of Clay - 1961 - Gene McDaniels

Hundred Pounds Of Clay, A - 1961 -Craig Douglas

Hurt - 1961 - Timi Yuro

SONGS FROM 1961: I

I Cried For You - 1961 - Ricky Stevens

(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do (cover version) – 1961 – Clarence “Frogman” Henry

I Don't Wanna Cry - 1961 - Chuck Jackson

I Fall To Pieces - 1961 - Patsy Cline

I Feel So Bad - 1961 - Elvis Presley

I Just Don't Understand - 1961 - Ann Margret

I Like It Like That (oh baby come on let me show you where it's at, the name of the game is I like it like that) - 1961 - Chris Kenner

I Love How You Love Me - 1961 - Paris Sisters

I Understand (Just How You Feel) - 1961 - The G-Clefs

SONGS FROM 1961: I'D - I'VE

I'd Never Find Another You - 1961 - Billy Fury

I’ll Be Seeing You – 1961 – Frank Sinatra

I'll Be There - 1961 - Damita Jo

I'll Get By - 1961 - Shirley Bassey

I’m Comin’ On Back To You – 1961 – Jackie Wilson

I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - 1961 - Eddie Hodges

I'm Hurtin' - 1961 - Roy Orbison

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine – 1961 – Ike and Tina Turner

I've Told Every Little Star - 1961 - Linda Scott

SONGS FROM 1961: JA-DA - JUMP

Ja-Da - 1961 - Johnny and the Hurricanes

Jealousy - 1961 - Billy Fury

Johnny Remember Me - 1961 - John Leyton

Johnny Will - 1961 - Pat Boone

Jump In The Line (Shake, Shake Senora) (o.k., I believe you) - 1961 – Harry Belafonte 

SONGS FROM 1961: KON-TIKI

Kon-Tiki - 1961 - Shadows 

SONGS FROM 1961: LAST - LOVE

Last Night (Instrumental) - 1961 - The Mar-Keys

Lazy River - 1961 - Bobby Darin

Let The Four Winds Blow - 1961 - Fats Domino

Let There Be Drums (Instrumental heavy on drums) - 1961 - Sandy Nelson

Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide - 1961 - Marvin Gaye

Let's Get Together - 1961 - Hayley Mills

Let's Jump The Broomstick - 1961 - Brenda Lee

Let's Twist Again (let's twist again like we did last summer) - 1961 - Chubby Checker

Lion Sleeps Tonight, The (in the jungle the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight) - 1961 - The Tokens

Little Bit Of Soap, A - 1961 - Jarmels

Little Boy Sad - 1961 - Johnny Burnette

Little Devil - 1961 - Neil Sedaka

Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) (she had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe) - 1961 – The Coasters

Little Sister (don't you kiss me once or twice - say it's very nice and then you run, little sister don't you do what your big sister done) - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Lonely Man - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Look In My Eyes - 1961 - Chantels

Love Hurts (I really learned a lot, love is like a flame - it burns you when it's hot) – 1961 – The Everly Brothers

SONGS FROM 1961: MAMA - MY

Mama Said (mama there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this my mama said) - 1961 - The Shirelles

Marcheta - 1961 - Karl Denver

(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Mexicali Rose - 1961 - Karl Denver

Mexico - 1961 - Bob Moore

Michael - 1961 - The Highwaymen

Michael Row The Boat - 1961 - Lonnie Donegan

Midnight Bus – 1961 – Betty McQuade

Moody River - 1961 - Pat Boone

Moon River - 1961 - Jerry Butler

Moon River - 1961 - Henry Mancini

Moon River - 1961 - Danny Williams

More Than I Can Say - 1961 - Bobby Vee

Mother-In-Law (if she'd leave us alone we could have a happy home, sent from down below mother-in-law) - 1961 - Ernie K-Doe 

Mountain's High, The - 1961 - Dick and Deedee

My Bonnie - 1961/1963/1964 – Beatles (aka Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers/Tony Sheridan and The Beatles) 

My Boomerang Won't Come Back - 1961 - Charlie Drake

My Empty Arms - 1961 - Jackie Wilson

My Friend The Sea - 1961 - Petula Clark

My Kind Of Girl - 1961 - Matt Monro

My True Story - 1961 - The Jive Five

SONGS FROM 1961: NEVER 

Never On Sunday - 1961 - The Chordettes

SONGS FROM 1961: OH - OPERATION

Oh Lonesome Me – 1960/1961 – Johnny Cash

On The Rebound (Instrumental) - 1961 - Floyd Cramer

Once In A While - 1961 - Chimes

One Mint Julep (instrumental) - 1961 - Ray Charles

One Track Mind - 1961 - Bobby Lewis

Operation Heartbreak – 1961 – Aretha Franklin

SONGS FROM 1961: PASADENA - PRETTY

Pasadena - 1961 - Temperance Seven

Peanut Butter - 1961 - Marathons

Peanuts - 1961 – Rick And The Keens

Pepe - 1961 - Duane Eddy

Please Love Me Forever - 1961 - Cathy Jean & the Roommates

Please Mr. Postman (Mr. Postman look and see, is there a letter - a letter for me?) - 1961 - The Marvelettes

Please Stay - 1961 - The Drifters

Pocketful Of Miracles – 1961/1962 – Frank Sinatra

Pony Time - 1961 - Chubby Checker

Pop Goes The Weasel - 1961 - Anthony Newley

Portrait Of My Love - 1961 - Matt Monro

Portrait Of My Love - 1961 - Steve Lawrence

Pretty Little Angel Eyes (and when I'm in your arms it feels so heavenly, you know I love you my darling angel eyes) - 1961 - Curtis Lee

SONGS FROM 1961: QUARTER

Quarter To Three (I danced 'til a quarter to three; let me tell you that I never had it so good yeah and I know you never could) - 1961 - Gary U.S. Bonds

SONGS FROM 1961: RAINDROPS - RUNNING

Raindrops - 1961 - Dee Clark

Rama Lama Ding Dong - 1961 - The Edsels

Reach For The Stars - 1961 - Shirley Bassey

Riders In The Sky - 1961 - Ramrods

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody – 1961 – Aretha Franklin

Romeo - 1961 - Petula Clark

Rubber Ball - 1961 - Bobby Vee

Rubber Ball - 1961 - Marty Wilde

Run To Him - 1961 - Bobby Vee

Runaround Sue (keep away from Runaround Sue) - 1961 - Dion

Runaway (and I wonder - I wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder, why - why-why-why-why why she ran away) - 1961 - Del Shannon

Running Scared - 1961 - Roy Orbison

SONGS FROM 1961: SAD - SWEET

Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - 1961 - Sue Thompson

Sailor - 1961 - Petula Clark

Sailor - 1961 - Anne Shelton

Samantha - 1961 - Kenny Ball

San Antonio Rose - 1961 - Floyd Cramer

Savage, The – 1961 - Shadows

School Is Out - 1961 - Gary U.S. Bonds

Second Time Around, The – 1961 – Frank Sinatra

Shop Around (my mama told me you better shop around) - 1961 – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

So Long Baby - 1961 - Del Shannon

Spanish Harlem (there is a rose in Spanish Harlem) - 1961 - Ben E. King

Stand By Me (I won't shed a tear, just as long as you stand by me) - 1961 - Ben E. King

Story Of A Broken Heart, The – 1961 – Johnny Cash

Sucu-Sucu – 1961 – Laurie Johnson

Surrender - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Sweet Lips – 1961 - Webb Pierce 

SONGS FROM 1961: TAKE - THREE

Take Five - 1961 - Dave Brubeck Quartet

Take Good Care Of Her - 1961 - Adam Wade

Take Good Care Of My Baby - 1961 - Bobby Vee

Tear Of The Year, The (oh Lord I musta’ cried the tear of the year last night) – 1961 – Jackie Wilson

Tell Me Why (tell me why the stars in the sky are the same kind of stars that I see in your eyes, I love you yes I do oh won't you tell me why) - 1961 - The Belmonts

Temptation - 1961 - Everly Brothers

Tender Years – 1961 – George Jones

Tennessee Flat Top Box – 1961 – Johnny Cash

That Old Black Magic – 1961 – Frank Sinatra

That's My Home - 1961 - Mr. Acker Bilk

Theme For A Dream - 1961 - Cliff Richard

Theme From Dixie - 1961 - Duane Eddy

There's A Moon Out Tonight - 1961 - The Capris

Think Twice - 1961 - Brook Benton

This Is It - 1961 - Adam Faith

This Time - 1961 - Troy Shondell

Those Oldies But Goodies (those oldies but goodies remind me of you) - 1961 - Little Caesar & the Romans

Three Hearts In A Tangle – 1961 – Roy Drusky

SONGS FROM 1961: TIME - TRAVELIN'

Time - 1961 - Craig Douglas

Time Has Come, The - 1961 - Adam Faith

Together - 1961 - Connie Francis

Tonight - 1961 - Ferrante and Teicher

Tossin' And Turnin' - 1961 - Bobby Lewis

Tower Of Strength - 1961 - Gene McDaniels

Tower Of Strength - 1961 - Frankie Vaughan

Tragedy (you've gone from me whoa-o tragedy) - 1961 - The Fleetwoods

Travelin' Man (I'm a travelin' man and I've made a lot of stops all over the world, and in every port I've owned the heart of at least one lovely girl) - 1961 - Ricky Nelson

SONGS FROM 1961: UNDER

Under The Moon Of Love - 1961 - Curtis Lee

SONGS FROM 1961: WALK - WHO

Walk On By - 1961 - Leroy Van Dyke

Walk Right Back (walk right back to me this minute; I'm so lonesome every day) - 1961 - Everly Brothers

Walkin' Back To Happiness - 1961 - Helen Shapiro

Walking The Streets – 1960/1961 – Webb Pierce

Warpaint - 1961 - Brook Brothers

Way You Look Tonight, The - 1961 - Lettermen

Weekend - 1961 - Eddie Cochran

Well I Ask You - 1961 - Eden Kane

What To Do – 1961/1965 – Buddy Holly 

What'd I Say - 1961 - Jerry Lee Lewis

What’s Your Name (what’s your name?, is it Mary or Sue?) – 1961/1962 - Don and Juan

Wheels - 1961 - The String-A-Longs

When The Girl In Your... - 1961 - Cliff Richard

When We Get Married - 1961 - Dreamlovers

Where The Boys Are - 1961 - Connie Francis

Who Am I - 1961 - Adam Faith

Who Put The Bomp (who put the bomp in the bomp bomp bomp) - 1961 - Barry Mann

SONGS FROM 1961: WILD - WRITING

Wild In The Country - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Wild Wind - 1961 - John Leyton

Will You Love Me Tomorrow - 1961 - The Shirelles

Window Up Above – 1961 – George Jones

Wings Of A Dove - 1961 - Ferlin Husky

Without You - 1961 - Johnny Tillotson

Wonder Like You, A - 1961 - Rick Nelson

Wonderland By Night (Instrumental) - 1961 - Bert Kaempfert

Wonderland By Night (Instrumental) - 1961 - Louis Prima

Won’t Be Long – 1961 – Aretha Franklin

Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) - 1961 - Joe Dowell

Wooden Heart - 1961 - Elvis Presley

Writing On The Wall, The - 1961 - Adam Wade

SONGS FROM 1961: YA - YOU'RE

Ya Ya - 1961 - Lee Dorsey

Yellow Bird (Instrumental) - 1961 - Arthur Lyman Group

You Always Hurt The One You Love - 1961 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry

You Can Depend On Me - 1961 - Brenda Lee

You Can Have Her - 1961 - Roy Hamilton

You Don't Know - 1961 - Helen Shapiro

You Don't Know What You Got (Until You Lose It) - 1961 - Ral Donner

You Don't Know What You've Done - 1961 - Ral Donner

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - 1961 - Bobby Darin

You'll Answer To Me - 1961 - Cleo Laine

You'll Never Know - 1961 - Shirley Bassey

You're Driving Me Crazy - 1961 - Temperance Seven

(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (cover version) - 1961 - Buddy Holly

You're The Reason - 1961 - Bobby Edwards 

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