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Top 21 of 1961 - #15

#15 – Jorgen Ingmann – “Apache” – (1960)

Released in November of 1960, this song hit #2 on the Hot 100 in 1961. Written by Jerry Lorden, the song was originally recorded by Bert Weedon and later The Shadows, but Ingmann (who is Danish), had the biggest hit with it. 31 more words

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Top 21 of 1961 - #16

#16 – Neil Sedaka – “Calendar Girl” – (1960)

Neil Sedaka released this single at the tail end of 1960. It climbed the charts, peaking at #4 and becoming his first top five single.

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Top 21 of 1961 - #17

#17 – The Church Street Five – “A Night With Daddy ‘G'” – (1960)

If this sounds pretty familiar, it’s because Gary U.S. Bonds pretty much straight took it and turned it into “Quarter to Three” – but he was nice enough to leave a lyric in there about dancing with “the Church Street Five.” It’s a funky, upbeat instrumental. 8 more words

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Top 21 of 1961 - #18

#18 – The Highwaymen – “Michael” – (1961)

This #1 hit was by a folk group from Wesleyan University – not the country supergroup from the 1980s. 23 more words

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Top 21 of 1961 - #19

#19 – Patsy Cline – “Crazy” – (1961)

Patsy Cline took this song to #2 on the country charts in 1961 (and the top ten on the Hot 100). 39 more words

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Top 21 of 1961 - #20

#20 – The Marcels – “Blue Moon” – (1961)

“Blue Moon” was written originally in 1934 and was a hit upon release by Billy Eckstine and later Mel Torme. 35 more words

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Top 21 of 1961 - #21

#21 – Little Caesar & The Romans – “Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)” – (1961)

Welcome to 1961, when doo wop was still alive and well. 39 more words

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