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UK Top 50 Singles -- published by Record Retailer (now Music Week)

Week Ending
02.12.61
TW LW Wks Title Artist
1 1 5 LITTLE SISTER / HIS LATEST FLAME Elvis Presley
2 7 4 TOWER OF STRENGTH Frankie Vaughan
3 2 6 BIG BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean
4 3 10 WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS Helen Shapiro
5 5 6 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY Bobby Vee
6 8 5 MOON RIVER Danny Williams
7 4 6 THE TIME HAS COME Adam Faith
8 6 7 WHEN THE GIRL IN YOUR ARMS Cliff Richard & The Shadows
9 9 6 TAKE FIVE Dave Brubeck
10 13 3 THE SAVAGE Shadows
11 15 5 RUNAROUND SUE Dion
12 10 7 HIT THE ROAD JACK Ray Charles
13 21 4 MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball
14 14 7 MEXICALI ROSE Karl Denver
15 16 10 SUCU SUCU Laurie Johnson
16 34 2 I'LL GET BY Shirley Bassey
17 12 9 WILD WIND John Leyton
18 19 12 YOU'LL ANSWER TO ME Cleo Laine
19 18 8 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bobby Darin
20 11 9 BLESS YOU Tony Orlando
21 17 7 LET'S GET TOGETHER Hayley Mills
22 31 2 YOU'RE THE ONLY GOOD THING Jim Reeves
23 23 5 THIS TIME Troy Shondell
24 24 6 I'M A MOODY GUY Shane Fenton and The Fentones
25 43 3 MY FRIEND THE SEA Petula Clark
26 20 9 MY BOOMERANG WON'T COME BACK Charlie Drake
27 25 9 SUCU SUCU Nina and Frederick
28 26 5 STARS AND STRIPES / CREOLE JAZZ Acker Bilk
29 29 3 LET TRUE LOVE BEGIN Nat King Cole
30 35 3 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME Jimmy Crawford
31 22 13 MICHAEL Highwaymen
32 new! 1 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Acker Bilk
33 36 4 TOMORROW'S CLOWN Marty Wilde
34 38 3 EVERLOVIN' Ricky Nelson
35 28 3 BAMBINO Springfields
36 42 2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Lettermen
37 39 12 KON-TIKI Shadows
38 48 2 MY SUNDAY BABY Dale Sisters
39 41 2 THE COFFEE SONG Frank Sinatra
40 new! 1 I UNDERSTAND G-Clefs
41 new! 1 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN Dinah Washington
42 44 3 FOOL NUMBER ONE Brenda Lee
43 new! 1 WHAT A PARTY Fats Domino
44 27 12 HATS OFF TO LARRY Del Shannon
45 new! 1 TOY BALLOON Russ Conway
46 new! 1 JEANNIE, JEANNIE, JEANNIE Eddie Cochran
47 47 2 KING KONG Terry Lightfoot
48 45 23 YOU DON'T KNOW Helen Shapiro
49 re-entry! 2 TOWER OF STRENGTH Gene McDaniels
50 40 18 REACH FOR THE STARS / CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Shirley Bassey
 
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