Important Fact: In 1961, Jimmy Dean's "Big, Bad John" (his only chart topper) became the 100th U.S. #1 single of the rock and roll era. He wrote it in less than thirty minutes while traveling to Nashville for a recording session.
The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time. 10 songs made the cut in 1961!
377 Hit the Road, Jack - Ray Charles
85 Crazy - Patsy Cline
238 I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
452 Cupid - Sam Cooke
239 The Wanderer - Dion
342 Runaround Sue - Dion
121 Stand By Me - Ben E. King
69 Crying - Roy Orbison
394 Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley466 Runaway - Del Shannon