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Top Songs of 1964

1963 <-1964-> 1965
    

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1.
10/1964
416

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #324]
[Motown 1066]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
2.
12/1964
411

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #34]
[Philles 124]
written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
3.
08/1964
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
as Roy Orbison & The Candymen
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #222]

[Monument 851]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
4.
12/1964
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5327]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
5.
07/1964
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Ascot 2157]
written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
6.
07/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #153]
[Capitol 5222]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
7.
03/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #289]
[Capitol 5150]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
8.
06/1964
388

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #122]
written by traditional
9.
03/1964
387

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 5175]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
10.
07/1964
364

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #472]
[Motown 1060]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
11.
06/1964
362

✫1
US






2
UK
[Philips 40211]
written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe
12.
11/1964
362

✫1
US






2
UK

[Warner 5494]
written by Tony Hatch
13.
03/1964
356

2
US




2
R&B
2
UK
as Millie Small
[Smash 1893]
written by Johnny Roberts & Morris Levy
14.
02/1964
355

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
as Louis Armstrong & The All Stars
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1965]
[Kapp 573]
written by Jerry Herman
15.
04/1964
342

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1056]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
16.
07/1964
314

5
US






✫1
UK
17.
02/1964
308

7
US
6
AC




✫1
UK
[Imperial 66027]
written by John Leslie McFarland (as J. Leslie McFarland) & Mort Shuman
18.
02/1964
299

4
US






2
UK
written by Dave Clark & Mike Smith
19.
06/1964
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC




11
UK
[Reprise 0281]
written by Irving Taylor & Ken Lane
20.
05/1964
295

✫1
US






7
UK
[Capitol 5174]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
21.
08/1964
291

7
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #82]
[Reprise 0306]
written by Ray Davies
22.
01/1964
288

10
US
3
AC




✫1
UK
[London 9639]
written by Erno Rapee & Lew Pollack
23.
10/1964
280

✫1
US




8
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #447]
[Red Bird 10-014]
written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Shadow Morton (as George "Shadow" Morton)
24.
04/1964
276

9
US






✫1
UK
[Monument 837]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
25.
10/1964
270

✫1
US
✫1
AC
21
country


22
UK
[spoken]
[RCA Victor 47-8444]
written by Don Robertson & Hal Blair
26.
12/1964
266

10
US






✫1
UK
vocals by Denny Laine
[London 9726]
written by Larry Banks & Milton Bennett
27.
10/1964
264

7
US






2
UK

[Reprise 0334]
written by Ray Davies
28.
01/1964
256

13
US






✫1
UK
[Kapp 577]
written by Jack Nitzsche & Sonny Bono
29.
08/1964
256

13
US






✫1
UK
[MGM 13280]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
30.
11/1964
255

✫1
US




2
R&B
27
UK
[Motown 1068]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
31.
10/1964
250

9
US






2
UK
[Musicor 1045]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
32.
04/1964
247

16
US






✫1
UK
[Kapp 593]
written by Billy Jackson & Jimmy Wisner
33.
08/1964
244

10
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
[Mercury 72332]
written by Joaquin Prieto & Fred Jay
34.
05/1964
244

26
US
4
AC




✫1
UK
[Capitol 5196]
written by Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli & Carl Sigman
35.
04/1964
243

4
US






6
UK
written by Gerry Marsden, John Chadwick, Leo Maguire & Freddie Marsden (as Fred Marsden)
36.
05/1964
240

✫1
US






22
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #279]
[Red Bird 10001]
written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector
37.
05/1964
240

10
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[Chess 1898]
written by Chuck Berry
38.
08/1964
238

2
US






12
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #291]
[Parrot 9695]
written by Rod Argent
39.
04/1964
235

6
US
7
AC


✫1
R&B
9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #70]
[Scepter 1274]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
40.
12/1964
235

21
US






✫1
UK
as Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
written by Rodgers Grant, Pat Patrick & Jon Hendricks
41.
08/1964
231

2
US






15
UK
[Hickory 1269]
written by Larry Parks & Jay Turnbow
42.
07/1964
225

26
US






✫1
UK

[London 9687]
written by Bobby Womack & Shirley Womack
43.
11/1964
225

9
US






3
UK
written by Del Shannon
44.
12/1964
224

10
US
✫1
AC




5
UK
[instrumental]

[Parkway 942]
written by Vince Guaraldi & Carel Werber
45.
10/1964
219

✫1
US
3
AC






[Epic 9730]
written by Bobby Vinton & Gene Allan
46.
08/1964
214

2
US




8
R&B
28
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #40]
[Gordy 7033]
written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter
47.
05/1964
210

4
US






10
UK
written by Dave Clark & Mike Smith
48.
10/1964
208

12
US






3
UK
[Ascot 2165]
written by Robert Mosely (as Bob Mosely) & Robert Taylor
49.
10/1964
204

52
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0320]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
50.
03/1964
202

33
US
7
AC




2
UK
#2 hit for Frankie Laine in 1953
[London 9672]
written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman
51.
12/1964
201

6
US






8
UK
written by Gerry Marsden
52.
01/1964
199

✫1
US








(in the US second release; black label)
[Swan 4152]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
53.
04/1964
197

✫1
US








[R]
[Tollie 9008]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
54.
08/1964
194

5
US




9
R&B
14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #395]
[Red Bird 10-008]
written by Shadow Morton (as George "Shadow" Morton)
55.
04/1964
192

116
US






✫1
UK
charted as Juliet / Tell Me Girl (What Are You Gonna Do) in UK charts
written by Fritz Fryer, Lionel Morton & Mike Wilsh
56.
04/1964
192

123
US






✫1
UK
written by Alan Blaikley & Ken Howard (as Kenneth Howard)
57.
02/1964
189









✫1
UK
58.
11/1964
189









✫1
UK
written by Willie Dixon
59.
09/1964
187

23
US
5
AC




4
UK
[Liberty 55745]
written by Don Black & Udo Jürgens (as Udo Juergens)
60.
11/1964
183

67
US
12
AC




2
UK
[Columbia 43128]
written by Gloria Shayne Baker (as Gloria Shayne) & Jack Keller
61.
06/1964
181

5
US
✫1
AC




29
UK
vocal by Astrud Gilberto [Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1965]

[Verve 10323]
written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes & Norman Gimbel
62.
06/1964
179

4
US




✫1
R&B
45
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #487]
[Atlantic 2237]
written by Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick
63.
09/1964
173

2
US








64.
05/1964
172

2
US








[Imperial 66032]
written by Chuck Berry
65.
02/1964
172

3
US






31
UK
[Crusader 101]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
66.
04/1964
171

3
US
✫1
AC






[Command 4046]
written by Carlos Rigual, Carlos Martinoli, Michael Vaughn (disputed credits) & Sunny Skylar (disputed credits)
67.
03/1964
170

2
US








[Tollie 9001]
written by Phil Medley & Bert Russell
68.
01/1964
170

82
US






2
UK
written by Gerry Marsden
69.
03/1964
170

2
US








[Vee-Jay 587]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
70.
07/1964
170

14
US






6
UK
[London 9689]
written by John D. Loudermilk
71.
05/1964
168

97
US






2
UK
as Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
written by Edwin Greines & Vi Petty (as Violet Petty)
72.
02/1964
168

98
US






2
UK
[Imperial 66026]
written by Gregory Carroll & Doris Troy (as Doris Payne)
73.
06/1964
166

93
US
15
AC
3
country


3
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8461]
written by Harlan Howard
74.
08/1964
166

4
US
✫1
AC
43
country




[RCA Victor 47-8388]
written by Gale Garnett
75.
01/1964
164

4
US
✫1
AC






[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 8280]
written by Allen Toussaint, Alvin Tyler & Freddy Friday
76.
12/1964
162

3
US




4
R&B


[novelty]
[Congress 230]
written by Shirley Elliston & Lincoln Chase
77.
09/1964
161

35
US






3
UK
[Kapp 618]
written by Jackie DeShannon
78.
10/1964
158

8
US
2
AC




21
UK
[United Artists 790]
written by John Barry, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
79.
12/1964
155

42
US






3
UK
written by Chris Andrews
80.
09/1964
155

6
US
✫1
AC




42
UK
[Reprise 0307]
written by Chuck Willis
81.
02/1964
153

48
US






3
UK
[London 9657]
written by Buddy Holly (as Charles Hardin) & Norman Petty
82.
04/1964
152

5
US
✫1
AC






[Columbia 42965]
written by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne
83.
09/1964
151

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 613]
written by Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë & Manny Curtis (as Mann Curtis)
84.
12/1964
150

27
US
3
AC




7
UK
[London 9724]
written by Art Crafer & Jimmy Nebb
85.
12/1964
149

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Dial 4001]
written by Joe Tex
86.
11/1964
148

6
US




3
R&B
49
UK
[Tamla 54107]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
87.
08/1964
147

69
US
13
AC




4
UK
[London 9693]
written by Curtis Kirk (as Curt Kirk), Bill Smith & Bill Taylor
88.
05/1964
147

70
US






3
UK
[London 9688]
written by Jack Little, Dave Oppenheim (as David Oppenheim) & Ira Schuster
89.
02/1964
146

3
US








[Philips 40166]
written by Bob Gaudio & Sandy Linzer
90.
08/1964
145

3
US








written by Dave Clark
91.
02/1964
144

3
US








[Vee-Jay 581]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
92.
11/1964
144

3
US








[Kapp 27]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
93.
02/1964
144

12
US






10
UK
[RCA Victor 47-8307]
written by Fred Wise & Randy Starr
94.
09/1964
144

3
US








[United Artists 759]
written by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart & Wes Farrell
95.
06/1964
144

3
US








[Liberty 55704]
written by Don Altfeld & Roger Christian
96.
06/1964
144

12
US






10
UK
[Capitol 5211]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
97.
06/1964
142

97
US






3
UK
[Imperial 66049]
written by Clint Ballard Jr.
98.
01/1964
141

6
US
✫1
AC






[20th Century 456]
written by Bob Crewe, Bud Rehak & Eddie Rambeau
99.
02/1964
140

6
US




✫1
R&B


[Vee-Jay 585]
written by Rudy Clark
100.
02/1964
140

11
US




✫1
R&B
23
UK
[Checker 1067]
written by Tommy Tucker (as Robert Higginbotham)

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