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Official Singles Chart on 17/8/1961

17 August 1961 - 23 August 1961

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2024 so far.


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No 46. The label of Decca F 11372 shows the title is 'The Writing On The Wall'.

No 48. The label of Oriole CB 1623 shows the title is 'Too Many Beautiful Girls (And Not Enough Time'.

No 50. The label of London HLU 9372 shows the title is 'Tonight (Could Be The Night)'. The artist is 'The Velvets'.