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Top 20 Hit Singles of 1961
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  1. WOODEN HEART - Elvis Presley
  2. SAILOR - Petula Clark
  3. WONDERLAND BY NIGHT - Bert Kaempfert
  4. WHIRLPOOL OF LOVE - June Dyer with the Silhouettes
  5. WALK RIGHT BACK - Everly Brothers
  6. D IN LOVE - Mickie Most
  7. THE TWIST - Chubby Checker
  8. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR - Knights
  9. ON THE REBOUND - Floyd CramerClick for bigger picture
  10. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley
  11. BLUE MOON - Marcels
  12. MOON RIVER - Danny Williams
  13. WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS - Helen Shapiro
  14. MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE - The Highwaymen
  15. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY - Bobby Vee
  16. CALCUTTA - Lawrence Welk
  17. MOODY RIVER - Pat Boone
  18. RUNAWAY - Del Shannon
  19. TOSSIN' 'N TURNIN' - Bobby Lewis Click for bigger picture
  20. PLEASE MR POSTMAN - Marvelettes

Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 and John Samson, September 2000.

South African artists are highlighted.

D In Love: Mickie Most was born in England, but he recorded 'D In Love' whilst living in South Africa between 1959 and 1962. He returned to England and made his name as the producer of Herman's Hermits, the Animals, Donovan, Suzi Quatro, Jeff Beck and many, many others.

Images supplied by Tertius Louw, February 2001



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