UK number one songs in 1961

What songs were number one in 1961? This is the full list of the UK number one songs from the year 1961. There were a total of 23 UK #1 tracks in the year 1961 starting with I Love You by Cliff Richard and The Shadows which went to #1 on 31st December, 1960 and remained at the top spot for 2 weeks.

The UK song that was number one for the longest single run in 1961 was Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley which went to number one on 25th March, 1961 and stayed at the top slot for 6 weeks.

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