Popular Songs for 1961

Go back in time and discover what songs were popular in 1961. Our music charts are updated daily and you can find other useful information below, such as the music key and BPM of the song.
Last updated on February 28, 2024
TrackArtistKeyCamelotBPM
1Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley Album CoverCan't Help Falling in LoveElvis PresleyD Major10B100
2The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Nat King Cole Album CoverThe Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)Nat King ColeD♭ Major3B73
3Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis Album CoverGreat Balls Of FireJerry Lee LewisG Minor6A79
4Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker Album CoverLet's Twist AgainChubby CheckerD Major10B120
5Crazy - Single Version by Patsy Cline, The Jordanaires Album CoverCrazy - Single VersionPatsy Cline, The JordanairesB♭ Major6B108
6Runaround Sue by Dion Album CoverRunaround SueDionD Major10B80
7Please Mr. Postman - Single Version / Mono by The Marvelettes Album CoverPlease Mr. Postman - Single Version / MonoThe MarvelettesD Major10B122
8Emotions by Brenda Lee Album CoverEmotionsBrenda LeeF Major7B99
9Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte Album CoverJump in the LineHarry BelafonteF Major7B116
10The Wanderer by Dion Album CoverThe WandererDionG Major9B114
11My Foolish Heart by Bill Evans Trio Album CoverMy Foolish HeartBill Evans TrioA Major11B115
12I Fall To Pieces - Single Version by Patsy Cline, The Jordanaires Album CoverI Fall To Pieces - Single VersionPatsy Cline, The JordanairesB♭ Major6B112
13Smile by Nat King Cole Album CoverSmileNat King ColeF Minor4A79
14Runaway by Del Shannon Album CoverRunawayDel ShannonB♭ Minor3A79
15September In The Rain by Dinah Washington Album CoverSeptember In The RainDinah WashingtonD♭ Major3B111
16Christmas Blues by Ramsey Lewis Trio Album CoverChristmas BluesRamsey Lewis TrioC Major8B139
17Moon River(Vocal Audrey Hepburn) by Henry Mancini Album CoverMoon River(Vocal Audrey Hepburn)Henry ManciniF Major7B133
18A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square by Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer Album CoverA Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareStan Getz, Bob BrookmeyerD♭ Major3B96
19Here Comes Santa Claus by Ramsey Lewis Trio Album CoverHere Comes Santa ClausRamsey Lewis TrioG Major9B79
20The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Mel Tormé Album CoverThe Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)Mel TorméD♭ Major3B82
21Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar by Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi Album CoverAbhi Na Jao Chhod KarAsha Bhosle, Mohammed RafiE♭ Major5B97
22Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Yo-Yo Ma Album CoverCarnival of the Animals, R. 125: The SwanCamille Saint-Saëns, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Yo-Yo MaG Major9B118
23Route 66 by Chuck Berry Album CoverRoute 66Chuck BerryB♭ Major6B79
24Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart - Remastered by Ricky Nelson Album CoverHello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart - RemasteredRicky NelsonA Major11B99
25Ain't That A Kick In The Head by Dean Martin Album CoverAin't That A Kick In The HeadDean MartinF♯ Minor11A108
26Travelin' Man - Remastered by Ricky Nelson Album CoverTravelin' Man - RemasteredRicky NelsonD Major10B123
27Why Don't You Do Right by Julie London Album CoverWhy Don't You Do RightJulie LondonB♭ Minor3A118
28Blue Moon - 1999 Remastered by Frank Sinatra Album CoverBlue Moon - 1999 RemasteredFrank SinatraD♭ Major3B114
29Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison Album CoverOnly the LonelyRoy OrbisonF Major7B123
30Orange Colored Sky by Nat King Cole Album CoverOrange Colored SkyNat King ColeB♭ Major6B129
31When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - 1998 Digital Remaster by Frank Sinatra Album CoverWhen You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - 1998 Digital RemasterFrank SinatraB♭ Minor3A79
32Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland Album CoverItsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot BikiniBrian HylandD Major10B123
33Lluvia con Nieve by Mon Rivera Album CoverLluvia con NieveMon RiveraF Major7B102
34Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King Album CoverSpanish HarlemBen E. KingD Major10B125
35Serenade by Franz Schubert, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra Album CoverSerenadeFranz Schubert, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia OrchestraC Major8B91
36Chain Gang by Sam Cooke Album CoverChain GangSam CookeG Major9B132
37Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson Album CoverStolen MomentsOliver NelsonC Minor5A107
38If You Love Me (Really Love Me) by Brenda Lee Album CoverIf You Love Me (Really Love Me)Brenda LeeE♭ Major5B98
39Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean Album CoverBig Bad JohnJimmy DeanA♭ Major4B174
40Some Other Time by Bill Evans Trio Album CoverSome Other TimeBill Evans TrioC Major8B61
41Unsquare Dance by The Dave Brubeck Quartet Album CoverUnsquare DanceThe Dave Brubeck QuartetG Major9B117
42Love Theme From Spartacus - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster / 2006 by Yusef Lateef Album CoverLove Theme From Spartacus - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster / 2006Yusef LateefE Minor9A134
43La chanson de Prévert by Serge Gainsbourg Album CoverLa chanson de PrévertSerge GainsbourgB♭ Major6B73
44Porgy (I Loves You Porgy) - Outtake by Bill Evans Trio Album CoverPorgy (I Loves You Porgy) - OuttakeBill Evans TrioF Major7B100
45West Side Story: Act I: America by Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Green, West Side Story Orchestra, Suzie Kaye, Betty Wand, George Chakiris Album CoverWest Side Story: Act I: AmericaLeonard Bernstein, Johnny Green, West Side Story Orchestra, Suzie Kaye, Betty Wand, George ChakirisD Minor7A159
46The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton Album CoverThe Battle Of New OrleansJohnny HortonA Major11B177
47Midnight Special - Rudy Van Gelder Digital Remaster/2007 by Jimmy Smith Album CoverMidnight Special - Rudy Van Gelder Digital Remaster/2007Jimmy SmithC Major8B90
48Foolin' Myself by Lee Konitz Album CoverFoolin' MyselfLee KonitzD♭ Major3B100
49(Ghost) Riders In The Sky by The Ventures Album Cover(Ghost) Riders In The SkyThe VenturesC Major8B126
50Union Dixie by Tennessee Ernie Ford Album CoverUnion DixieTennessee Ernie FordF Major7B106
51Rawhide by Frankie Laine Album CoverRawhideFrankie LaineF Minor4A104
52Moon River(Original Main Title) by Henry Mancini Album CoverMoon River(Original Main Title)Henry ManciniD♭ Major3B170
53My Favorite Things by John Coltrane Album CoverMy Favorite ThingsJohn ColtraneE Major12B175
54Bad Girls Sped by babii Album CoverBad Girls SpedbabiiC Major8B87
55Old Folks by Miles Davis Album CoverOld FolksMiles DavisD Minor7A104
56Adelita by Al Caiola Album CoverAdelitaAl CaiolaE♭ Major5B118
57Peer Gynt, Op. 23: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, Andrew Davis, Philharmonia Orchestra Album CoverPeer Gynt, Op. 23: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain KingEdvard Grieg, Andrew Davis, Philharmonia OrchestraG Major9B119
58Dream Lover by Dion Album CoverDream LoverDionC Major8B71
59Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean Album CoverBig Bad JohnJimmy DeanA♭ Major4B173
60Lujon by Henry Mancini Album CoverLujonHenry ManciniB♭ Minor3A100
61This Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington Album CoverThis Bitter EarthDinah WashingtonD♭ Major3B81
62The Merriest by June Christy Album CoverThe MerriestJune ChristyF Major7B148
63I Remember You by Lee Konitz Album CoverI Remember YouLee KonitzB♭ Minor3A116
64Nardis by Bill Evans Trio Album CoverNardisBill Evans TrioC Major8B80
65Moon River - Remastered by Henry Mancini Album CoverMoon River - RemasteredHenry ManciniC Major8B92
66More Than I Can Say by Bobby Vee Album CoverMore Than I Can SayBobby VeeD♭ Major3B101
67The Nearness Of You - Remastered by George Shearing Quintet, Nancy Wilson Album CoverThe Nearness Of You - RemasteredGeorge Shearing Quintet, Nancy WilsonE♭ Minor2A86
68Hey Paula by Paul & Paula Album CoverHey PaulaPaul & PaulaA Minor8A144
69Winter Wonderland by Chet Atkins Album CoverWinter WonderlandChet AtkinsC Major8B87
70Weaver Of Dreams - Remastered 2003/Rudy Van Gelder Edition by Freddie Hubbard Album CoverWeaver Of Dreams - Remastered 2003/Rudy Van Gelder EditionFreddie HubbardE Minor9A104
71Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude by Johann Sebastian Bach, Pierre Fournier Album CoverCello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. PréludeJohann Sebastian Bach, Pierre FournierG Major9B137
72Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee Album CoverRubber BallBobby VeeA Major11B143
73Shop Around by The Miracles Album CoverShop AroundThe MiraclesG Major9B132
74Walkin' After Midnight by Patsy Cline, The Jordanaires Album CoverWalkin' After MidnightPatsy Cline, The JordanairesC Major8B103
75Paloma Negra by Chavela Vargas Album CoverPaloma NegraChavela VargasD Major10B151
76Sånt är livet by Anita Lindblom Album CoverSånt är livetAnita LindblomE♭ Major5B113
77I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me by Dinah Washington Album CoverI Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeDinah WashingtonE♭ Major5B101
78West Side Story: Act I: Tonight by Leonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon, Johnny Green, West Side Story Orchestra Album CoverWest Side Story: Act I: TonightLeonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon, Johnny Green, West Side Story OrchestraD♭ Major3B84
79Blue Moon - 45 Version by The Marcels Album CoverBlue Moon - 45 VersionThe MarcelsG Major9B128
80Il faut savoir by Charles Aznavour Album CoverIl faut savoirCharles AznavourC Major8B110
81Take the Take the "A" TrainDuke EllingtonC Major8B94
82Dixie by Tennessee Ernie Ford Album CoverDixieTennessee Ernie FordF Major7B108
83Who Could Care? by Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer Album CoverWho Could Care?Stan Getz, Bob BrookmeyerC Major8B93
84Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley Album CoverBlue HawaiiElvis PresleyD♭ Major3B82
85Pretty Blue Eyes by Steve Lawrence Album CoverPretty Blue EyesSteve LawrenceF Major7B126
86Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Yo-Yo Ma Album CoverCarnival of the Animals, R. 125: AquariumCamille Saint-Saëns, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Yo-Yo MaA Minor8A81
87Chega de Saudade by João Gilberto Album CoverChega de SaudadeJoão GilbertoE Minor9A88
88Ruby, My Dear by Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane Album CoverRuby, My DearThelonious Monk, John ColtraneB♭ Major6B66
89Hoe Down by Oliver Nelson Album CoverHoe DownOliver NelsonC Major8B125
90Ehsan Tera Hoga Mujh Par by Mohammed Rafi Album CoverEhsan Tera Hoga Mujh ParMohammed RafiA♭ Minor1A90
91Waltz For Debby - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York / 1961 / Take 2 by Bill Evans Trio Album CoverWaltz For Debby - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York / 1961 / Take 2Bill Evans TrioF Major7B89
92West Side Story: Act I: Gee, Officer Krupke by Leonard Bernstein, Russ Tamblyn, Johnny Green, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, Bert Michaels, West Side Story Orchestra Album CoverWest Side Story: Act I: Gee, Officer KrupkeLeonard Bernstein, Russ Tamblyn, Johnny Green, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, Bert Michaels, West Side Story OrchestraD♭ Major3B146
93West Side Story: Act II: I Feel Pretty by Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Green, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya, Marni Nixon, West Side Story Orchestra Album CoverWest Side Story: Act II: I Feel PrettyLeonard Bernstein, Johnny Green, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya, Marni Nixon, West Side Story OrchestraF Major7B112
94West Side Story: Act I: Maria by Leonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Johnny Green Album CoverWest Side Story: Act I: MariaLeonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Johnny GreenD♭ Major3B90
95It Had to Be You by Bobby Darin Album CoverIt Had to Be YouBobby DarinD Major10B68
96Someday My Prince Will Come (feat. John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb) by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb Album CoverSomeday My Prince Will Come (feat. John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb)Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy CobbC Minor5A76
97Que Te Vaya Bonito by Chavela Vargas Album CoverQue Te Vaya BonitoChavela VargasF Major7B118
98West Side Story: Act I: Something's Coming by Leonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Johnny Green, West Side Story Orchestra Album CoverWest Side Story: Act I: Something's ComingLeonard Bernstein, Jim Bryant, Johnny Green, West Side Story OrchestraC Major8B72
99Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach, E. Power Biggs Album CoverToccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: ToccataJohann Sebastian Bach, E. Power BiggsD Major10B137
100Angel Eyes by Anita O'Day Album CoverAngel EyesAnita O'DayE♭ Major5B95

Top 5 Global Songs

1
Lovin On MeJack Harlow
D Major
105 BPM
2
D Major
110 BPM
3
CARNIVAL¥$, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti
D♭ Major
148 BPM
4
Beautiful ThingsBenson Boone
B♭ Major
105 BPM
5
Lose ControlTeddy Swims
A Major
160 BPM

Top 5 New Songs

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CARNIVAL¥$, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti
D♭ Major
148 BPM
2
D Major
110 BPM
3
C Minor
123 BPM
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TUTA GOLDMahmood
E Minor
125 BPM
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CONTIGO (with Tiësto)KAROL G, Tiësto
F Major
122 BPM