VG-lista 1961

This is a complete list of all the singles that entered the VG-lista - the official Norwegian hit-chart - in 1961. 50 singles entered the VG-lista in 1961 altogether and these are all listed below according to how well they have charted over time.

Detailed listing of Number-ones in 1961

Week Artist Single Country Weeks Straight
to #1 ?
Top 1 Top 10 Top 20
1
Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never"
2
Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never"
3
Lolita "Seemann"
9
23
No
4
Lolita "Seemann"
5
Lolita "Seemann"
6
Lolita "Seemann"
7
Lolita "Seemann"
8
Lolita "Seemann"
9
Lolita "Seemann"
10
Lolita "Seemann"
11
Lolita "Seemann"
12
Robertino "Romantica"
6
17
No
13
Robertino "Romantica"
14
Robertino "Romantica"
15
Robertino "Romantica"
16
Robertino "Romantica"
17
Robertino "Romantica"
18
The Allisons "Are You Sure?"
5
14
No
19
The Allisons "Are You Sure?"
20
The Allisons "Are You Sure?"
21
The Allisons "Are You Sure?"
22
The Allisons "Are You Sure?"
23
The Brothers Four "Greenfields"
5
23
No
24
The Brothers Four "Greenfields"
25
The Brothers Four "Greenfields"
26
The Brothers Four "Greenfields"
27
The Brothers Four "Greenfields"
28
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
14
24
No
29
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
30
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
31
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
32
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
33
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
34
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
35
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
36
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
37
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
38
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
39
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
40
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
41
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou/Travellin' Man"
42
The Highwaymen "Michael"
5
15
No
43
The Highwaymen "Michael"
44
The Highwaymen "Michael"
45
The Highwaymen "Michael"
46
The Highwaymen "Michael"
47
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
8
12
No
48
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
49
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
50
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
51
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
52
Cliff Richard "When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"

Top singles of 1961

PositionArtistSong titleHighest positionPoints
1Ricky Nelson"Hello Mary Lou"1446
2The Brothers Four"Greenfields"1397
3Robertino"O sole mio"2329
4Elvis Presley"Wooden Heart"3313
5Robertino"Romantica"1297
6Ray Adams"Violetta"3283
7Elvis Presley"Surrender"2280
8The Highwaymen"Michael Row the Boat Ashore"1267
9Buzz Clifford"Babysitter-Boogie"4259
10Elvis Presley"Are You Lonesome To-Night?"3251
11The Allisons"Are You Sure"1246
12Die Blue Diamonds"Ramona"2231
13The Monn Keys"Åh Marie, jeg vil hjem"2221
14Eddie Hodges"I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door"2220
15Cliff Richard"When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"1219
16Cliff Richard & The Shadows"A Girl Like You"2201
17Pat Boone"Moody River"4191
18Blue Diamonds"Down by the Riverside"2181
19Helen Shapiro"Walkin' Back to Happiness"3170
20The Monn Keys"Sucu Sucu"4164
21Jay Epae"Putti Putti"2163
22Clarence "Frogman" Henry"(I Don't Know Why) But I Do"3159
23Jan Høiland"Sjømann"2146
24Helen Shapiro"You Don't Know"2139
25John Leyton"Johnny Remember Me"4132
25The String-A-Longs"Wheels"4132
27The Marcels"Blue Moon"4126
28Del Shannon"Runaway"4114
29Inger Jacobsen"Han er endelig, endelig min"5107
30Johnny Burnette"You're Sixteen - You're Beautiful (And You're Mine)"696
31Elvis Presley"Little Sister"691
32Elvis Presley"His Latest Flame"489
33Troy Shondell"This Time"487
34Johnny Tillotson"Poetry in Motion"486
35Jørgen Ingmann"Pepe"680
36Frankie Vaughan"Tower of Strength"573
37The Four Jacks"Oh Marie, jeg vil hjem til dig"872
38Petula Clark"Romeo"771
39Jimmy Dean"Big Bad John"668
39The Shadows"Kon-Tiki"768
41Alice & Titti Babs"Nattens underland"454
42Craig Douglas"A Hundred Pounds of Clay"838
43Johnny Horton"North to Alaska"834
43Dario Campeotto"Angelique"934
45The Everly Brothers"Walk Right Back"1022
46Nora Brockstedt"Du mener vel alvor, Halvor?"1011
46The Brothers Four"The Green Leaves of Summer"1011
46Lonnie Donegan"Michael Row the Boat Ashore"1011
46Don Gibson"Sea of Heartbreak"1011
46Jerry Lee Lewis"What'd I Say"1011
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