Number One Songs

September, 1960 - June, 1961

(Music:  "Those Oldies But Goodies" by Little Caesar and the Romans)

 

 

During our Senior year at Sycamore High School (September, 1960 - June, 1961), a total of 19 different songs reached number one on the Billboard magazine list of top hits.  Following is a list of those songs.  What special memories do these songs bring back for you?

(left click on name with mouse to view individual page for songs which are underlined)

Title

Artist

Date

Number of Weeks

Itís Now or Never Elvis Presley

August 15, 1960

5 weeks

The Twist Chubby Checker

September 19, 1960

1 week

My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own Connie Francis

September 26, 1960

2 weeks

Mr. Custer Larry Verne

October 10, 1960

1 week

Save the Last Dance for Me The Drifters

October 17, 1960

1 week

I Want to Be Wanted Brenda Lee

October 24, 1960

1 week

Save the Last Dance for Me * The Drifters

October 31, 1960

2 weeks

Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles

November 14, 1960

1 week

Stay Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

November 21, 1960

1 week

Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley

November 28, 1960

6 weeks

Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert

January 9, 1961

3 weeks

Will You Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles

January 30, 1961

2 weeks

Calcutta Lawrence Welk

February 13, 1961

2 weeks

Pony Time Chubby Checker

February 27, 1961

3 weeks

Surrender Elvis Presley

March 20, 1961

2 weeks

Blue Moon The Marcels

April 3, 1961

3 weeks

Runaway Del Shannon

April 24, 1961

4 weeks

Mother-in-Law Ernie K-Doe

May 22, 1961

1 week

Traveliní Man Ricky Nelson

May 29, 1961

1 week

Running Scared Roy Orbison

June 5, 1961

1 week

* = Repeat Appearance at Number One.