Friday, September 3, 2021

VA - In The SEPTEMBER Charts 60 Years Ago (A Butterboy Compilation)



VA - In The SEPTEMBER  Charts 60 Years Ago (A Butterboy Compilation)

This continues the series so far...

All these track were in the US and/or UK charts in September 1961, 60 years ago. 

It seems like yesterday we were dancing to these tunes. I hope you enjoy this mix of artists from USA and UK. 




Track lists


01 Mary Ann Fisher I Can't Take It 2:07

02 Nat 'king' Cole Let True Love Begin (Let's Begin Again) 2:37

03 Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me 2:05

04 Ray Charles Hit the Road, Jack 2:03

05 Marvelettes Please Mr Postman 2:29

06 G-Clefs I Understand (Just How You Feel) 2:45

07 Sue Thompson Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) 3:19

08 Elvis Presley (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame 2:06

09 Lee Dorsey Ya Ya 2:27

10 Solomon Burke Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) 2:51

11 Otis Williams and His Charms Panic 2:44

12 Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight 2:22

13 Gloria Lynne Impossible 2:48

14 Bobby Edwards You're the Reason 2 2:40

15 Drifters Sweets for My Sweet 2:37

16 Little Willie John Take My Love (I Want to Give it to You) 2:44

17 Del Shannon So Long Baby 2:01

18 Paul Anka Cinderella 2:04

19 Bobby Darin You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby 2:15

20 Kathy Young With the Innocents Magic is the Night 2:33


21 Bobbettes I Don't Like it Like That (Part 1) 2:15

22 Capris Girl in My Dreams 2:32

23 Elvis Presley Wild in the Country 1:52

24 Cleftones For Sentimantal Reasons for Sentimental Reasons Cleftones 2:34

25 Chantels Look in My Eyes 2:18

26 Tommy Hunt Human 2:35

27 Troy Shondell This Time 2:38

28 Fleetwoods (He's) the Great Imposter 2:13

29 Tina Robin Dear Mr. D.J. Play it Again 2:36

30 Nino & the Ebb Tides Juke Box Saturday Night 2:38

31 Belmonts Don't Get Around Much Anymore 1:58

32 Janie Grant Romeo 1:52

33 Danny & the Juniors Back to the Hop 2:07

34 Flares Foot Stomping Part I 2:18

35 Dovells Bristol Stomp 2:20

36 Adam Wade Tonight I Won't Be There 2:49

37 Caslons Anniversary of Love 1:50

38 Hayley Mills Let's Ge Together 1:29

39 Neil Sedaka Sweet Little You 2:02

40 Bobbettes I Don't Like it Like That (Part 2) 1:53


41 Claude King Big River, Big Man 2:24

42 Jimmy Reed Bright Lights, Big City 2:39

43 Bull Moose Jackson I Love You, Yes I Do 3:00

44 Rusty Draper Signed, Sealed and Delivered 2:33

45 Joe South You're the Reason 2:35

46 Paul Anka Kissin' on the Phone 2:27

47 Jack Scott My Dream Come True 2:52

48 Jimmie Rodgers A Little Dog Cried 2:22

49 Bobby Lewis One Track Mind 2:05

50 Marty Robbins It's Your World 2:46

51 Bobby Vee How Many Tears 2:08

52 Karl Denver Marcheta 2:48

53 Shadows Kon Tiki 1:55

54 Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra Berlin Melody 2:30

55 Duane Eddy My Blue Heaven 2:25

56 Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five 5:26

57 Ventures (Theme From) Silver City 1:56

58 Duals Stick Shift 2:29

59 Richard Hayman & His Orchestra Night Train 2:25

60 Jose Jimenez The Astronaut - Parts 1 and 2 (Re-Entry) 8:03




  1. I love your website and especially the compilations you do…but I wish you had started at 1969 and worked backwards towards the very early 60’s. I love 60’s music..but mostly from 1965 onwards, regards, Jay

    1. Hi Jay,
      I have never seen a month by month 1961 Compilation so thought it woulds be fun.
      Glad you are enjoying these ones already posted.
      I do plan to do other years after the 1961 series is finished.


  2. Sorry BB.. iPad has gone berserk and kept publishing the same comment!!

    1. No Problem, Ipad is crazy like that...:)🍏


  3. Thanks again for these great 60's compilations, looking forward to more in the future, if you have time the later years have some great tracks you may consider.

    1. Hi Canny Lad,
      You are welcome.
      I will get into the other 60's years after completing this series for 1961.


  4. I really enjoy these comps too. Usually I hear something I had forgotten about or maybe never heard before. Always a fun listen. Thanks a lot for putting them together.

    1. Thanks hotrodmike. Appreciated.
      I love it when I am reminded of a lost (to me) tune. It get those memories awakening.
      The October set is looking good as well.


  5. Thanks a lot Butterboy for September 1961!!!
    Glad to listen to all these tunes appearing in the charts!

    1. Thanks Il Commendatore.
      Together they make a nice box set
      Just October, November and December to go.