Category Archive: 1961

YOU’RE THE REASON

You’re the Reason Single by Bobby Edwards Released 1961 Genre Country Music Writer(s) Bobby Edwards, Terry Imes-Fell and Fred Henley “You’re the Reason” is a song by Bobby Edwards, released as a single in 1961. The song reached number four on the Country singles chart and number eleven on the Pop singles chart. The tune …

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BARBARA ANN

Barbara Ann – 1961 “Barbara Ann” is a song written by Fred Fassert that was first recorded by the Regents as “Barbara-Ann”. Their version was released in 1961 and reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The most famous cover version was recorded in 1965 by the Beach Boys, issued as a single from …

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POETRY IN MOTION (song)

Poetry in Motion (song – 1961 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Released September 1959 Length 2:02 Label United Artists Writer(s) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller “Poetry in Motion” is a UK number-one hit single in 1961, recorded amongst others by Johnny Tillotson. The song was written by Paul Kaufman (1930–1999) and Mike Anthony (born 1930), …

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THE YOUNG ONES (album)

The Young Ones – 1961 The Young Ones is a soundtrack album by Cliff Richard, the Shadows and Ronald Cass to the film The Young Ones. The soundtrack album topped the UK Albums Chart. Track listing All songs by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, unless otherwise listed. “Friday Night” (A.B.S Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers) …

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PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES

Pretty Little Angel Eyes – 1961 “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” is a 1961 song by American singer Curtis Lee. It was released on Dunes Records, #45-2007. Phil Spector served as producer, and also produced Lee’s follow-up hit “Under the Moon of Love”. It spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 7, …

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SAD MOVIES (Make me cry)

Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) – 1961 “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)” is a 1961 pop song by the American singer Sue Thompson. The song was written by John D. Loudermilk and appears on Thompson’s 1962 Hickory Records album Meet Sue Thompson. Released as a single in 1961, “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)” was Thompson’s …

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WALKIN’ BACK TO HAPPINESS

Walkin’ Back to Happiness – 1961 “Walkin’ Back to Happiness” is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. The song was written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker and was released in the United Kingdom on the Columbia (EMI) label on 29 September 1961. It was number one in the UK for three weeks beginning 19 …

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BLUE MOON (The Marcels album)

Blue Moon (The Marcels album) – 1961 Blue Moon is the debut studio album by the doo-wop group The Marcels. It was released in 1961 on Colpix Records and included 12 songs. The album was available in mono, catalogue number CP-416. Blue Moon was produced and arranged by Stu Phillips and was recorded in New …

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A LITTLE BITTY TEAR

A Little Bitty Tear – 1961 (Burl Ives version) “A Little Bitty Tear” is a song written by the American country songwriter Hank Cochran. It has been recorded by many musical acts, the first being American recording artist, Burl Ives. It has since been recorded by others, including Wanda Jackson, Bing Crosby, Chet Atkins, and …

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CRYING (Roy Orbison song)

Crying (Roy Orbison song) – 1961 “Crying” is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison. Dave Marsh calls the song a “rock-bolero” with “blaring strings, hammered tympani, a ghostly chorus, the gentle strum of a guitar, and a hint of marimba”. Billboard observes an “expressive reading” on …

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