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The 1961 British Hit Parade Part 3
The 1961 British Hit Parade Part 3

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7039

Release date: 4th January 2012

Acrobat Music’s series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year. As the collections move into the ‘60s, the steady but inexorable shift in the balance of the music styles represented in the charts continues. As with 1960, when the New Musical Express and Record Retailer charts were extended to a Top 50, and including all the records which only charted in Melody Maker, Disc or Record Mirror, the number of titles in the complete anthology is well over 300, in this case 327, to be exact, meaning that the collection comprises 12 CDs, once again released by Acrobat as three 4-CD box sets, our well-established format for these releases. Part Two includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 28th April and 7th September (one 7th September entry starts Part 3) in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. Part Three includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 7th September and 30th December in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. Part One includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 1st January and the 27th April (one 28th April entry starts Part 2) in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. The charts of 1961 saw several important new names making their debut alongside the big names of rock ‘n’ roll who had managed to achieve commercial longevity which the Tin Pan Alley pundits said they would never do. There were still the inevitable lightweight novelty hits, and a strong showing from the trad jazz fraternity, while the popularity of instrumental hits of all kinds continued. Some excellent soul-flavoured American hits made their impact this year, while many 50s-era crooners maintained a solid chart presence. With the extended chart, there are also a healthy helping of obscure and collectable one-hit wonders. It was certainly a year that the musicologists would have fun analysing, but there was no hint yet of the musical storm that was brewing in Liverpool and Hamburg. We would point out once again that another company has made an opportunist attempt to mimic our series – we like to think that Acrobat’s are the “official” version, and we offer the only complete, comprehensive, coherent annual series. We thank our customers for supporting our British Hit Parade releases, and are sure this will one will prove as popular as the rest.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Jealousy Billy Fury
2 You Don't Know What You've Got Ral Donner
3 Together Connie Francis
4 Hats Off To Larry Del Shannon
5 Get Lost Eden Kane
6 Who Put The Bomp The Viscounts
7 Drivin' Home Duane Eddy
8 Don't Bet Money Honey Linda Scott
9 You'll Answer To Me Cleo Laine
10 Cryin' Roy Orbison
11 Hole In The Bucket Harry Belafonte & Odetta
12 Lonely Street Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
13 Why Can't You Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
14 Frankie & Johnny Brook Benton
15 Sucu Sucu Laurie Johnson
16 Walkin' Back To Happiness Helen Shapiro
17 Granada Frank Sinatra
18 Hard Hearted Hannah The Temperance Seven
19 Chili Bom Bom The Temperance Seven
20 I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door Eddie Hodges
21 Sucu Sucu Ping Ping & Al Verlaine
22 Longtime Boy Nina & Frederick
23 Gonna Build A Mountain Matt Monro
24 Wild Wind John Leyton
25 Bless You Tony Orlando
26 My Boomerang Won't Come Back Charlie Drake
27 Sucu Sucu Nina & Frederick
28 Muskrat Everly Brothers
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Blame Me Everly Brothers
2 Amor Amor Ben E. King
3 Caravan Duane Eddy
4 Sucu Sucu Ted Heath
5 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby Bobby Darin
6 Tribute To Buddy Holly Mike Berry
7 When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart Cliff Richard
8 Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
9 Mexicali Rose Karl Denver
10 Let's Get Together Hayley Mills
11 Sucu Sucu Joe Loss
12 Got A Funny Feeling Cliff Richard
13 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean
14 Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee
15 The Time Has Come Adam Faith
16 Take Five Dave Brubeck Quartet
17 I'm A Moody Guy Shane Fenton and the Fentones
18 The Mountan's High Dick & Deedee
19 Sad Movies Carol Deene
20 Come September Bobby Darin
21 Moon River Danny Williams
22 His Latest Flame Elvis Presley
23 Little Sister Elvis Presley
24 More Money For You And Me (Medley) Four Preps
25 Stars And Stripes Forever Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
26 Creole Jazz Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
27 This Time Troy Shondell
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Runaround Sue Dion
2 Sad Movies Sue Thompson
3 Night Of The Vampire Moontrekkers
4 Tower Of Strength Frankie Vaughan
5 Midnight In Moscow Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
6 Tomorrow's Clown Marty Wilde
7 Runaround Sue Doug Sheldon
8 Hey Look Me Over Ronnie Hilton
9 My Friend The Sea Petula Clark
10 The Savage The Shadows
11 Bambino The Springfields
12 I Love How You Love Me Jimmy Crawford
13 Everlovin' Ricky Nelson
14 Let True Love Begin Nat King Cole
15 Fool Number One Brenda Lee
16 Tower Of Strength Gene McDaniels
17 Married Brook Brothers
18 I'll Get By Shirley Bassey
19 You're The Only Good Thing Jim Reeves
20 King Kong Terry Lightfoot & His New Orleans Jazzmen
21 My Sunday Baby Dale Sisters
22 The Way You Look Tonight The Lettermen
23 The Coffee Song Frank Sinatra
24 Stranger On The Shore Mr. Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale
25 Toy Balloons Russ Conway
26 I Understand G-Clefs
27 Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie Eddie Cochran
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 September In The Rain Dinah Washington
2 What A Party Fats Domino
3 Helen (EP) Helen Shapiro
4 Johnny Will Pat Boone
5 So Long Baby Del Shannon
6 Don't Bring Lulu Dorothy Provine
7 Charleston The Temperance Seven
8 Tall Dark Stranger Rose Brennan
9 Gypsy Rover The Highwaymen
10 Moon River Henry Mancini
11 Let There Be Drums Sandy Nelson
12 I'd Never Find Another You Billy Fury
13 Mrs. Mills' Medley Mrs. Mills
14 Goodbye Cruel World James Darren
15 Baby's First Christmas Connie Francis
16 I Cried For You Ricky Stevens
17 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen Neil Sedaka
18 Multiplication Bobby Darin
19 Run To Him Bobby Vee
20 The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
21 There Goes That Song Again Gary Miller
22 The Night Is Young Gary Miller
23 Image Hank Levine
24 Give Us A Kiss For Christmas Lionel Bart
25 Son This Is She John Leyton
26 Cong Along Please Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazz Band
27 The Language Of Love John D. Loudermilk
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