The sixties : 1961

The sixties : 1961

freddyaxe

Hi my name is Fred

I have a mission : that is to create a large music library on spotify with playlists per year based on what songs were in the charts that year.

Good or bad songs, it doesn’t matter. If it is in the charts of that year, it’s in de playlist of that year.

The playlists from 1957 – 1964 will be based on the monthly charts of the (not existing anymore) dutch magazine ‘Muziek Parade’.

The playlists from 1965 till now, will be based on the charts of ‘De Nederlandse Top 40’.

I already created playlists for 1962 – 1969.

I just created the playlist ‘The sixties : 1961’ 

I start with the chart of January 1961. I will add songs on a regular base till all songs that have been up in the chart that year are in it.

 

January 1961

01 Ramona - The Blue Diamonds
02 It's now or never - Elvis Presley
03 Les enfants du Pirée - Melina Mercouri
04 Barcelona - De Wilmari's
05 Everybody's somebody's fool - Connie Francis
06 Telephone baby - Johnny Otis Show
07 Please help me, I'm falling - Hank Locklin
08 Only the lonely - Roy Orbison
09 My girl Josephine - Fats Domino
10 Save the last dance for me – The Drifters
11 He'll have to go - Jim Reeves
12 Nine times out of ten - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
13 Midi-Midinette - Conny [Froboess]
13 Midi midinette - Willeke Alberti
14 Are you lonesome tonight? – Elvis Presley
15 Apache - The Shadows
16 Itsy bitsy teenie weenie, yellow poladot bikini - Brian Hyland
16 Itsy bitsy teenie weenie Honolulu Strand bikini - Caterina Valente & Silvio Francesco
17 Chain gang – Sam Cooke
18 Milord - Edith Piaf
18 Milord - Corry Brokken
19 Marijke - Peter & zijn Rockets
20 Hou je echt nog van mij, Rocking Billy? - Ria Valk

 

Here is the playlist :

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/64R5YumKpd1YdEJhdW8CA2

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

 

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freddyaxe
I like your list

freddyaxe

Hi everyone, 

I skipped 1 week. But I make it up to you. I added the songs that are new to the chart in the months February and March in 1961.

Here they are :

 

February 1961
09 Sucu sucu - Ping Ping
12 I love you - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
13 Wooden heart – Elvis Presley
16 Kili-watch - The Cousins
17 Weit ist der Weg - Freddy
18 Let's think about living - Bob Luman
19 Rosalie, mußt nicht weinen - Caterine Valente

 

March 1961
09 Non, je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf
13 Seemann (deine Heimat ist das Meer) - Lolita
14 Poetry in motion - Johnny Tillotson
15 Have I told you lately that I love you? - The Blue
17 Man of mystery - The Shadows
19 I'm beginning to see the light - Louis Armstrong
20 Corrina, Corrina - Ray Peterson
20 Corrina Corrina - Herman van Keeken

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

freddyaxe

Hi again,

 

Again I bring you the newcomers of 2 months of 1961. This time for April and May. 12 Songs are added. I hope you like them:

 

April 1961
08 Ebony eyes - The Everly Brothers
08 Walk right back - The Everly Brothers
10 Afscheid van een soldaat - Ria Valk
18 Kalkutta liegt am Ganges (Madeleine) - Vico Torriani
20 Der rote Tango - Die Regenpfeifer

 

May 1961
04 Baby sittin' boogie - Buzz Clifford
05 Are you sure? - The Allisons
09 Surrender – Elvis Presley
13 In a little Spanish town - The Blue Diamonds
14 Good time baby - Bobby Rydell
15 Pepe - Duane Eddy & the Rebels
17 Calendar girl - Neil Sedaka

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

freddyaxe

Hi,

 

bringing you the newcomers in the months June and July of 1961 according to the chart in the monthly Dutch magazine Muziek parade.

I added 15 songs to my 1961 playlist....bringing the total of songs in the the list to 66.

Here they are:

 

June 1961
08 Blue Moon – The Marcels
15 Exodus (Main title) - Ferrante & Teicher
15 Exodus - Edith Piaf
15 Exodus - Rika Zaraï
16 Pepe - Caterina Valente
16 Pépé - Dalida
17 Theme for a dream - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
20 Salomé - Lucas Quartett


July 1961
06 Runaway – Del Shannon
09 Och was ik maar – Johnny Hoes
15 Tonight, my love, tonight - Paul Anka
16 Gee whiz it's you - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
18 Zarina - Rex Gildo
18 Sarina - The Fouryo's
19 (I don't know why I love you) But I do - Clarence Henry 'Frogman'

 

Songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

 

freddyaxe

Hi again,

 

nice that you are reading my posts. Today added the 12 songs that entered the monthly charts of 'Muziek parade'

I hope you like them :

 

August 1961
01 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
06 Temptation - The Everly Brothers
13 Breakin' in a brand new broken heart - Connie Francis
15 I feel so bad - Elvis Presley
16 Moody river - Pat Boone
17 Oké, ik ga met je mee - Ria Valk
18 Danke für die Blumen - Siw Malmkvist

 

September 1961
13 Dance on, little girl - Paul Anka
14 La Paloma - Freddy
17 A girl like you - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
19 Mamma - Robertino
20 Pepito - los Machucambos

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

freddyaxe

Hi Everyone,

 

Now the 3 last months of 1961. Here are al the songs that entered the charts in those months :

 

October 1961

11 Romeo - Petula Clark
13 Brigitte Bardot - Digno Garcia y sus Carios
19 Whispering hope - Mieke Telkamp & Yvonne Oostveen

 

November 1961

01 Hello Mary Lou - Harry Bliek
02 Brigitte Bardot - The Emeralds
06 I'm gonna knock on your door - Eddie Hodges
09 Kon-Tiki - The Shadows
10 Michael – The Highwaymen
13 You don't know - Helen Shapiro
14 Little sister - Elvis Presley
15 Little ship - The Blue Diamonds
17 la Novia - Tony Dallara
19 Johnny, remember me - John Leyton

 

December 1961

13 Walkin' back to happiness - Helen Shapiro
14 Batje Vier (de uitvinder van het bier) - Cocktail Trio
18 De bedelaar van Parijs - Jerry & Mary Bey
19 Mexico – Bob Moore & his Orchestra
20 Muskrat - The Everly Brothers

 

Songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe

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