CHUM Charts

1961

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January 2  Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert
January 9  Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert
January 16  Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert
January 23  Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
January 30  Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
February 6  Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
February 13  A Scottish Soldier - Andy Stewart
February 20  A Scottish Soldier - Andy Stewart
February 27  A Scottish Soldier - Andy Stewart
March 6  Donald Where's Your Troosers - Andy Stewart
March 13  Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
March 20  Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
March 27  Surrender/Lonely Man - Elvis Presley
April 3  Blue Moon - Marcels
April 10 *  Blue Moon - Marcels
April 17  Runaway - Del Shannon
April 24  Runaway - Del Shannon
May 1  Runaway - Del Shannon
May 8  Runaway - Del Shannon
May 15  Hello Mary Lou/Travlin' Man - Ricky Nelson
May 22  Hello Mary Lou/Travlin' Man - Ricky Nelson
May 29  Running Scared - Roy Orbison
June 5  Hello Mary Lou/Travlin' Man - Ricky Nelson
June 12  Hello Mary Lou/Travlin' Man - Ricky Nelson
June 19  Moody River - Pat Boone
June 26  Moody River - Pat Boone
July 3  Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
July 10  Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
July 17  Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
July 24  I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges
July 31  I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges
August 7  I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges
August 14  Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) - Barry Mann
August 21 **  Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) - Barry Mann
August 28  Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) - Barry Mann
September 4  Johnny Willow - Fred Darian
September 11  (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister - Elvis Presley
September 18  Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
September 25  Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
October 2  Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
October 9  Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
October 16  You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards
October 23  You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards
October 30  Runaround Sue - Dion
November 6  Runaround Sue - Dion
November 13  Runaround Sue - Dion
November 20  Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
November 27  Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
December 4  Her Royal Majesty - James Darren
December 11  The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens
December 18  The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens
December 25  The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens

* First appearance of the "CHUMdinger", the fastest rising record of the week. There was no explanation that first week of what a CHUMdinger was; subsequent charts included an explanation.

** The chart of August 21 is the first to use the name "CHUM Chart." Previously, it was known as "CHUM's Hit Parade."


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