History of Number One Songs (100)

The Twist

January 13 – January 26, 1962

Chubby Checker

The Twist

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

December 18, 1961 – January 12, 1962

The Tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Please Mr.Postman

December 11 – 17, 1961

The Marvelettes

Please Mr. Postman

Big Bad John

November 6 – December 10, 1961

Jimmy Dean

Big Bad John

Runaround Sue

October 23 – November 5, 1961

Dion

Runaround Sue

Hit the Road Jack

October 9 – 22, 1961

Ray Charles

Hit the Road Jack

Take Good Care of My Baby

September 18 – October 8, 1961

Bobby Vee

Take Good Care of My Baby

Michael

September 4 – 17, 1961

The Highwaymen

Michael

Wooden Heart

August 28 – September 3, 1961

Joe Dowell

Wooden Heart

Tossin' and Turnin'

July 10 – August 27, 1961

Bobby Lewis

Tossin’ and Turnin’

Quarter to Three

June 26 – July 9, 1961

Gary U.S. Bonds

Quarter to Three

Moody River

June 19 – 25, 1961

Pat Boone

Moody River

Running Scared

June 5 – 11, 1961

Roy Orbison

Running Scared

Travellin' Man

May 29 – June 4, 1961

Rick Nelson

Travellin’ Man

Mother-in-law

May 22 – 28, 1961

Ernie K-Doe

Mother-in-Law

Runaway

April 24 – May 21, 1961

Del Shannon

Runaway

Blue Moon

April 3 – 23, 1961

The Marcels

Blue Moon

Surrender

March 20 – April 2, 1961

Elvis Presley

Surrender

Pony Time

February 27 – March 19, 1961

Chubby Checker

Pony Time

Calcutta

February 13 – 26, 1961

Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra

Calcutta