As 1961 drew to a close, it wasn't a particularly high-achieving time for Australian Music. Bryan Davies' Five Foot Two/Ladder of Love achieved the highest national chart position, 16 - lasting 15 weeks, with Patsy Ann Noble's Good Looking Boy just behind, 17 - lasted 23 weeks. One notable first chart entry was Betty McQuade's, Midnight Bus (29-19), the John D. Loudermilk song. Beyond those notables, we'll hear a 'bit of sunshine' from Warren Carr, Barry Stanton gets 'down on his knees' and Ernie Sigley returns with a Christmas song. Merry Christmas for 1961!