US number one songs in 1961

What songs were number one in 1961? This is the full list of the US number one songs from the year 1961. There were a total of 23 US #1 tracks in the year 1961 starting with Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley which went to #1 on 28th November, 1960 and remained at the top spot for 6 weeks.

The US song that was number one for the longest single run in 1961 was Tossin' And Turnin by Bobby Lewis which went to number one on 10th July, 1961 and stayed at the top slot for 7 weeks.

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