The 1961 Million Sellers : The Good, Not So Good, & The Uglycompiled by JCMarion


The Good . . . . . .

Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk (Columbia)

Quarter To Three - Gary "U.S." Bonds (Legrand)

Take Five - Dave Brubeck (Columbia)

Moon River - Jerry Butler (Vee Jay)

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles (ABC Paramount)

One Mint Julep - Ray Charles (ABC Paramount)

Raindrops - Dee Clark (Vee Jay)

Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starlighters (Roulette)

Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)

Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (Fury)

Ebb Tide - Earl Grant (Decca)

I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner (Instant)

Every Beat Of My Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips (Vee Jay)

Tossin And Turnin - Bobby Lewis (Beltone)

One Hundred Pounds Of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)

Blue Moon - Marcels (Colpix)

Last Night - Markeys (Satellite)

Please Mister Postman - Marvelettes (Tamla)

Shop Around - Miracles (Tamla)

Crying - Roy Orbison (Monument)

Little Sister - Elvis (RCA)

Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)

You Can't Sit Down - Phil Upchurch (Boyd)

Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (Herald)

The Not So Good . . . . .

Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball (Pye)

Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)

Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway)

Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway)

The Fly - Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway)

On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer (RCA Victor)

Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)

Bristol Stomp - Dovells (Cameo-Parkway)

Funny - Jimmy Ellidge (RCA Victor)

Walk Right Back - Everly Brothers (Warner Bros)

Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists)

Mexico - Bob Moore (Monument)

Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)

Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson (Imperial)

Runnin Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)

I'm Hurtin - Roy Orbison (Monument)

Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney (Musicor)

Surrender - Elvis (RCA)

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis (RCA)

I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon (Big Top)

This Time - Troy Shondell (Liberty)

Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)

The Ugly . . . . . . .

Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)

The Mountains High - Dick & Dee Dee (Liberty)

Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (Smash)

Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis (MGM)

Together - Connie Francis (MGM)

Michael - The Highwaymen (United Artists)

Al Di La - Emilio Pericoli (Recordi)

Wheels - String-A-Longs (Warwick)

Sad Movies - Sue Thompson (Hickory)

Norman - Sue Thompson (Hickory)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens (RCA)

Tonight I Fell In Love - Tokens (Warwick)

Wheels - Billy Vaughn (Dot)

Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (Liberty)

Run To Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)

Calcutta - Lawrence Welk (Dot)

Perfidia - Ventures (Dolton)

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