List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1961

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These are the number-one albums in the United States per Billboard magazine during the year 1961. Prior to August 1963, separate charts existed for albums in mono and stereo formats.

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best performing album of 1961 Indicates best performing album of 1961
Issue date Album (mono) Artist(s) Label Album (stereo) Artist(s) Label
January 2 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor Nice 'N' Easy Frank Sinatra Capitol
January 9 The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! Bob Newhart Warner Bros. G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
January 16 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert Decca
January 23 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
January 30
February 6 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
February 13 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert Decca
February 20
February 27 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
March 6
March 13 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
March 20
March 27
April 3 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
April 10 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack RCA Victor
May 22 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
May 29 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Dot
June 5 Camelot dagger Original Broadway Cast Columbia Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack RCA Victor
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17 Carnival! MGM Stars for a Summer Night Various Artists Columbia
July 24 Stars for a Summer Night Various Artists Columbia
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21 Something for Everybody Elvis Presley RCA Victor
August 28
September 4
September 11 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland Capitol
September 18 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland Capitol
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20 Stereo 35/MM Enoch Light & the Light Brigade Command
November 27
December 4
December 11 Blue Hawaii Elvis Presley RCA Victor / Soundtrack
December 18
December 25

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