Week 22 – 1961

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson, #1 this week

#1 Ricky Nelson – Travelin’ Man

This song was the second and the last number of Ricky Nelson, who put 53 songs in the Billboard charts.

#2 Shep & The Limelites – Daddy’s Home

This song was covered in 1972 by Jermaine Jackson (sampled , in 1973 by Toots and the Maytals (my favourite version), and by Junior English with some reggae influences.

#3 Roy Orbisson – Running Scared

This song will be number one next week. Wait a moment.

#4 The Shirelles – Mama Said

This song was covered in 1964 by Dusty Springfield, in 2009 by Dionne Bromfield,
This song was sampled by Reflection Eternal in the song Midnight Hour, in 2010

#5 Ernie K-Doe – Mother-in-Law

This song was number one last week.

#6 Del Shannon – Runaway

This song was number one five weeks ago.

#7 Connie Francis – Breaking In A Brand New Broken Heart

This song, written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller, was recorded at the same time than Where the Boys Are, issued at the end of 1960, but was a minor hit. It was also recorded in Japanese, in Italian as La Valle Senza Eco (The Valley Whitout Echo),
It was covered by the Wilburn Brother.

#8 Gene McDaniels – A Hundred Pounds of Clay

This song was already number three three weeks ago.

#9 Elvis Presley – I Feel so Bad

This song will be number five next week. Wait a moment.

#10 The Fleetwoods – Tragedy

After the success of Come Softly and Mr Blue, this one was only the last song reaching the top ten of the Billboard chart, before the group splits with Gary Troxel being drafted into the Navy.

AND NOW, TMAVISUWWOTP (The Most Amazing Video I Stumbled Upon While Working On This Post)!!

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