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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1961
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1961 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 29th 1960
I Love You
Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Number One for 2 weeks
January 12th 1961
Poetry in Motion
Johnny Tillotson
Number One for 2 weeks
January 26th 1961
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Elvis Presley
Number One for 4 weeks
February 23rd 1961
Sailor
Petula Clark
Number One for 1 week
March 2nd 1961
Walk Right Back
The Everly Brothers
Number One for 3 weeks
March 23rd 1961
Wooden Heart
Elvis Presley
Number One for 6 weeks
May 4th 1961
Blue Moon
The Marcels
Number One for 2 weeks
May 18th 1961
On the Rebound
Floyd Cramer
Number One for 1 week
May 25th 1961
You're Driving Me Crazy
The Temperance Seven
Number One for 1 week
June 1st 1961
Surrender (Torna a Surriento)
Elvis Presley
Number One for 4 weeks
June 29th 1961
Runaway
Del Shannon
Number One for 3 weeks
July 20th 1961
Temptation
The Everly Brothers
Number One for 2 weeks
August 3rd 1961
Well I Ask You
Eden Kane
Number One for 1 week
August 10th 1961
You Don't Know
Helen Shapiro
Number One for 3 weeks
August 31st 1961
Johnny Remember Me
John Leyton
Number One for 3 weeks
September 21st 1961
Reach for the Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Shirley Bassey
Number One for 1 week
September 28th 1961
Johnny Remember Me
John Leyton
Number One for 1 week
October 5th 1961
Kon-Tiki
The Shadows
Number One for 1 week
October 12th 1961
Michael
The Highwaymen
Number One for 1 week
October 19th 1961
Walkin' Back to Happiness
Helen Shapiro
Number One for 3 weeks
November 9th 1961
Little Sister / (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
Elvis Presley
Number One for 4 weeks
December 7th 1961
Tower of Strength
Frankie Vaughan
Number One for 3 weeks
December 28th 1961
Moon River
Danny Williams
Number One for 2 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)