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Top Songs of 1966

1965 <-1966-> 1967



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I'm a Believer
1.
12/1966
366

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Colgems 1002 A]
written by Neil Diamond
2.
09/1966
347

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #206]

[Motown 1098]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
3.
05/1966
337

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1967]

[Reprise 0470]
written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton & Eddie Snyder
4.
05/1966
313

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #174]

[London 901]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Paperback Writer
5.
06/1966
308

✫1
US






✫1
UK

[Capitol 5651]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Good Vibrations
6.
10/1966
306

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #6]
[Capitol 5676]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
7.
01/1966
305

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0432]
written by Lee Hazlewood
You Can't Hurry Love
8.
08/1966
304

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1097]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Winchester Cathedral
9.
09/1966
304

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Fontana 1562]
written by Geoff Stephens
10.
04/1966
298

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #54]

[Atlantic 2326]
written by Percy Sledge
Wild Thing
11.
05/1966
295

✫1
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #257]
[Atco 6415]
written by Chip Taylor
Ballad of the Green Berets
12.
02/1966
287

✫1
US
✫1
AC
2
country


24
UK
[RCA Victor 8739]
written by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler (as Barry Sadler) & Robin Moore
Yellow Submarine
13.
08/1966
283

2
US






✫1
UK
charted as Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby in UK charts
[Capitol 5715]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Sunshine Superman
14.
07/1966
280

✫1
US






2
UK
[Epic 10045]
written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
You Keep Me Hangin' On
15.
10/1966
274

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #339]

[Motown 1101]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Monday, Monday
16.
04/1966
272

✫1
US






3
UK
[Dunhill 4026]
written by John Phillips
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
17.
04/1966
266

4
US
8
AC




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #491]
[Philips 40371]
written by Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham & Simon Napier-Bell
19th Nervous Breakdown
18.
02/1966
266

2
US




32
R&B
2
UK
A Groovy Kind of Love
19.
01/1966
265

2
US






2
UK
as Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
written by Toni Wine & Carole Bayer Sager (as Carole Bayer)
Georgy Girl
20.
12/1966
264

2
US
7
AC




3
UK
[Capitol 5756]
written by Tom Springfield & Jim Dale
21.
02/1966
244

2
US






2
UK

[Kama Sutra 208]
written by John Sebastian
Barbara Ann
22.
01/1966
240

2
US






3
UK
written by Fred Fassert
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
23.
03/1966
240

2
US






3
UK
[Imperial 66160]
written by Sonny Bono
Black Is Black
24.
07/1966
239

4
US






2
UK

[Press 60002]
written by Michelle Grainger, Tony Hayes & Steve Wadey
Summer in the City
25.
07/1966
238

✫1
US






8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #393]
[Kama Sutra 211]
written by Steve Boone, John Sebastian & Mark Sebastian
Sloop John B
26.
04/1966
238

3
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #271]
originally a folk song, west indies
written by traditional
27.
03/1966
237

✫1
US




13
R&B
15
UK
[Verve 10383]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Sunny
28.
06/1966

Sunny by Bobby Hebb

from Sunny   Sunny
229

2
US




3
R&B
12
UK
[Philips 40365]
written by Bobby Hebb
29.
12/1966
221

2
US






8
UK
[Laurie 3366]
written by Phil Gernhard & Dick Holler
30.
06/1966
219

✫1
US




39
R&B
38
UK
[Roulette 4686]
written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
31.
04/1966
216

2
US






7
UK
written by Bob Dylan
32.
04/1966
213

4
US






5
UK
[Jamie 1320]
written by Steve Duboff & Artie Kornfeld
Mellow Yellow
33.
11/1966
212

2
US






8
UK
featuring Paul McCartney

[Epic 10098]
written by Donovan
Last Train to Clarksville
34.
09/1966
211

✫1
US






23
UK
[Colgems 1001]
written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Gimme Some Lovin'
35.
11/1966
210

7
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #244]
[United Artists 50108]
written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis & Muff Winwood
36.
08/1966
210

✫1
US
38
AC






written by Terry Kirkman
Standing in the Shadows of Love
37.
12/1966
209

6
US




2
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #464]
[Motown 1102]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
38.
11/1966
208

11
US
12
AC




✫1
UK
[Parrot 40009]
written by Curly Putman
Elusive Butterfly
39.
01/1966
205

5
US






5
UK
[World Pacific 77808]
written by Bob Lind
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
40.
08/1966
205

3
US




✫1
R&B
18
UK
[Gordy 7055]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
41.
09/1966
201

✫1
US








[Imperial 66205]
written by Lou Adler & Johnny Rivers
42.
09/1966
201

✫1
US






37
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #210]
[Cameo 428]
written by Rudy Martinez
43.
03/1966
201

✫1
US








as The Young Rascals
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #325]
written by Rudy Clark & Arthur Resnick
Kind of a Drag
44.
12/1966
197

✫1
US








[U.s.a. 860]
written by Jim Holvay
Homeward Bound
45.
02/1966
187

5
US






9
UK
[Columbia 43511]
written by Paul Simon
I Am a Rock
46.
05/1966
187

3
US






17
UK
[Columbia 43617]
written by Paul Simon
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
47.
03/1966
185

13
US






✫1
UK
written by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Sugar Town
48.
11/1966
185

5
US
✫1
AC




8
UK
[Reprise 0527]
written by Lee Hazlewood
Eleanor Rigby
49.
08/1966
182

11
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #137]
in the US, B-Side to Yellow Submarine ; charted as Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby in UK charts
[Capitol 5715]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
50.
07/1966
182

3
US






4
UK
[Warner 5831 A]
written by Napoleon XIV (as Jerry Samuels)
51.
12/1966
182

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #381]
[Par-Lo 101]
written by George Davis & Lee Diamond
52.
11/1966
179

4
US
✫1
AC


25
R&B
44
UK
[Reprise 0531]
written by Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon
Land of 1,000 Dances
53.
07/1966
177

6
US




✫1
R&B
22
UK
written by Chris Kenner
Bus Stop
54.
06/1966
176

5
US






5
UK
[Imperial 66186]
written by Graham Gouldman
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
55.
10/1966
174

9
US






5
UK
Working in the Coal Mine
56.
07/1966
174

8
US




5
R&B
8
UK
[Amy 958]
written by Allen Toussaint
Stop, Stop, Stop
57.
10/1966
173

7
US






2
UK
[Imperial 66214]
written by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks & Graham Nash
Sunny Afternoon
58.
06/1966
169

14
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0497]
written by Ray Davies
Red Rubber Ball
59.
05/1966
168

2
US








[Columbia 43589]
written by Paul Simon & Bruce Woodley
60.
08/1966
167

7
US




6
R&B
8
UK
[Soul 35022]
written by William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser & James Dean
61.
11/1966
167

8
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
Li'l Red Riding Hood
62.
06/1966
165

2
US






46
UK
[MGM 13506]
written by Ronald Blackwell
63.
04/1966
162

45
US


✫1
country


✫1
UK
[RCA 8789]
written by Cindy Walker
California Dreamin'
64.
01/1966
160

4
US






23
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #89]
[Dunhill 4020]
written by John Phillips & Michelle Phillips
65.
09/1966
160

8
US






9
UK
[Atlantic 2350]
written by Tim Hardin
66.
07/1966
158

3
US








[B.t. Puppy 520]
written by Sid Wayne & Sherman Edwards
67.
11/1966
157

9
US
29
AC


3
R&B
20
UK
[Tamla 54139]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Bryan Wells
68.
03/1966
156

3
US








[Imperial 66159]
written by Steve Barri & P.F. Sloan
I Couldn't Live without Your Love
69.
07/1966
153

9
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
[Warner 5835]
written by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent
70.
08/1966
151

7
US
✫1
AC






[Kapp 767]
written by John Barry & Don Black
71.
04/1966
151

16
US
2
AC




3
UK
[A&M 796]
written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
Kicks
72.
03/1966
151

4
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #400]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
73.
12/1966
150

7
US






24
UK
backing vocals by the Tokens
written by George Fischoff & Tony Powers
74.
09/1966
150

9
US






12
UK
[Philips 40393]
written by Cole Porter
75.
12/1966
149

4
US








Pretty Flamingo
76.
04/1966
149

29
US






✫1
UK
[United Artists 50040]
written by Mark Barkan
I Saw Her Again (Last Night)
77.
07/1966
149

5
US






11
UK
[Dunhill 4031]
written by John Phillips & Denny Doherty
My World Is Empty without You
78.
01/1966
149

5
US




10
R&B


[Motown 1089]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?
79.
05/1966
149

2
US








[Kama Sutra 209]
written by John Sebastian
80.
09/1966
148

6
US




5
R&B


[Bell 648]
written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
81.
07/1966
147

9
US
3
AC




7
UK
Blowin' in the Wind
82.
07/1966
146

9
US




✫1
R&B
36
UK
[Tamla 54136]
written by Bob Dylan
Shapes of Things
83.
03/1966
146

11
US






3
UK
[Epic 10006*]
written by Paul Samwell-Smith, Keith Relf & Jim McCarty
With a Girl Like You
84.
07/1966
144

29
US






✫1
UK
[Atco 6415]
written by Reg Presley
Cool Jerk
85.
04/1966
143

7
US




2
R&B


[Karen 1524]
written by Don Storball (as Donald Storball)
86.
01/1966
142

7
US




3
R&B


[Tamla 54126]
written by Smokey Robinson
87.
09/1966
142

5
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #220]
written by Michael Brown, Bob Calilli & Tony Sansone
It's a Man's Man's Man's World
88.
04/1966
141

8
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #123]
[King 6035]
written by James Brown & Betty Jean Newsome
89.
10/1966
140

4
US








as Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #428]
[New Voice 817]
written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Shorty Long (as Frederick "Shorty" Long), John Marascalco & Robert Blackwell (as Robert A. Blackwell)
90.
04/1966
140

7
US




2
R&B
24
UK
[Nola 721]
written by Robert Parker
Message to Michael
91.
04/1966
139

8
US
12
AC


5
R&B


[Scepter 12133]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
92.
12/1966
137

5
US








Lady Godiva
93.
09/1966
135

6
US






16
UK
[Capitol 5740]
written by Mike Leander & Charles Mills
94.
09/1966
135

6
US








[ABC 10852]
written by Tommy Roe
Psychotic Reaction
95.
09/1966
134

5
US








96.
06/1966
133

6
US








97.
07/1966
130

10
US




7
R&B
39
UK
[Chess 1966]
written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
98.
04/1966
129

9
US




7
R&B
54
UK
[Motown 1094]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Cherry, Cherry
99.
08/1966
127

6
US








[Bang 528]
written by Neil Diamond
Somebody Help Me
100.
03/1966
127

47
US






✫1
UK
[Atco 6416]
written by Jackie Edwards

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