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Top Songs of 1965

1964 <-1965-> 1966
    

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1.
06/1965
350

✫1
US




19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #2]

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2.
10/1965
334

✫1
US






✫1
UK
3.
12/1965
326

✫1
US






✫1
UK
charted as Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out in UK charts
[Capitol 5555]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
4.
07/1965
317

✫1
US




19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #444]
[Atco 6359]
written by Sonny Bono
5.
07/1965

Help! by The Beatles

from Help!   Help!
315

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #29]
[Capitol 5476]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
6.
04/1965
298

3
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[recorded in 1960]
[RCA 447-0643]
written by Artie Glenn
7.
02/1965
298

✫1
US






2
UK
as Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

written by Clint Ballard Jr.
8.
05/1965
296

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #79]
[Columbia 43271]
written by Bob Dylan
9.
04/1965
295

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #384]
[Capitol 5407]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
10.
01/1965
288

4
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
[Capitol 5383]
written by Tom Springfield (as Dion O'Brien)
11.
02/1965
287

✫1
US




2
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1074]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
12.
01/1965
286

4
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


✫1
UK
[Smash 1965]
written by Roger Miller
13.
08/1965
285

✫1
US






3
UK

[Dunhill 4009]
written by P.F. Sloan
14.
08/1965
273

✫1
US






5
UK
[Bang 506]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns) & Wes Farrell
15.
12/1965
268

✫1
US
4
AC




4
UK
[Warner 5684]
written by Tony Hatch
16.
09/1965
263

2
US




4
R&B
5
UK
adapted from Cach's Minuet in G
[Dyno Voice 209]
written by Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell & Johann Sebastian Bach
17.
09/1965

1-2-3 by Len Barry

from 1-2-3   
259

2
US




11
R&B
3
UK
[Decca 31827]
written by John Medora, David White, Len Barry, Brian Holland (uncredited), Lamont Dozier (uncredited) & Eddie Holland Jr. (uncredited)
18.
05/1965
258

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
23
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #415]
[Motown 1076]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
19.
10/1965
242

✫1
US




2
R&B
39
UK
[Motown 1083]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
20.
07/1965
241

2
US






4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #1]
[Columbia 43346]
written by Bob Dylan
21.
05/1965
238

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
40
UK
[Motown 1075]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
22.
01/1965
238

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
43
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #88]
[Gordy 7038]
written by Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
23.
03/1965
238

9
US






✫1
UK

[London 9741]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
24.
10/1965
237

3
US






4
UK
[Philips 40317]
written by Bob Crewe, Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell
25.
12/1965
236

5
US






✫1
UK
charted as Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out in UK charts ; in the US, B-Side to We Can Work It Out
[Capitol 5555]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
26.
04/1965
223

✫1
US






27
UK
[Capitol 5395]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
27.
10/1965
223

✫1
US






26
UK
lyrics adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes
[Columbia 43424]
written by Pete Seeger
28.
10/1965
223

6
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


8
UK
[RCA 47-8679]
written by Hank Cochran
29.
07/1965
223

7
US






2
UK
[London 9773 (Press)]
written by Roger Greenaway & Roger Cook
30.
12/1965
221

✫1
US






11
UK
[MGM 13412]
written by Twyla Herbert & Lou Christie (as Lugee Sacco)
31.
04/1965
218

2
US




31
R&B
11
UK

[MGM 13322]
written by Sam the Sham (as Domingo Samudio)
32.
12/1965
218

3
US




✫1
R&B
14
UK
[Tamla 54124]
written by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy & Henry Cosby
33.
03/1965
218

6
US






3
UK
[Epic 9790]
written by Graham Gouldman
34.
11/1965
216

✫1
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #156]
[Columbia 43396]
written by Paul Simon
35.
09/1965
215

2
US




2
R&B
30
UK
as Roy Head and The Traits
[Back Beat 546]
written by Roy Head & Gene Kurtz
36.
01/1965
215

✫1
US








37.
03/1965
214

✫1
US








[R]
(US release)
[Tower 125]
written by Freddie Garrity & Mitch Murray
38.
09/1965
212

4
US




✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Checker 1120]
written by Raynard Miner & Carl Smith (as Carl William Smith)
39.
06/1965
211

9
US






2
UK
[Epic 9823]
written by Graham Gouldman
40.
07/1965
211

4
US






5
UK
41.
01/1965
210

6
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 0347]
written by Ray Davies
42.
11/1965
205

✫1
US






45
UK
written by Bobby Day
43.
02/1965
205

10
US
3
AC


26
R&B
✫1
UK

[Parrot 9737]
written by Les Reed & Gordon Mills
44.
07/1965
202

4
US




6
R&B
14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #365]
[Philles 129]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
45.
07/1965
201

2
US
✫1
AC






written by Peter Udell & Gary Geld
46.
02/1965
200

✫1
US








[Capitol 5371]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
47.
02/1965
197

5
US






3
UK
[MGM 13332]
written by Bob Crewe & Frank Slay
48.
09/1965
197

✫1
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #13]
[Capitol 5498]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
49.
04/1965
196

✫1
US








[MGM 13341]
written by Trevor Peacock
50.
11/1965
186

4
US


2
country


38
UK
[Columbia 43315]
written by Lew DeWitt
51.
07/1965
184

3
US
✫1
AC






[A&M 770]
written by Sylvia Tyson
52.
04/1965
182

2
US








written by Glen Hardin (as Glen D. Hardin)
53.
11/1965
179

3
US




✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #78]
[King 6015]
written by James Brown
54.
07/1965
177

5
US




2
R&B
34
UK
[Motown 1081]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
55.
05/1965
176

4
US






7
UK
[MGM 13354]
written by Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert & Lou Adler
56.
06/1965
174

3
US






11
UK

[Parrot 9765]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
57.
12/1965
174

6
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
50
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10739]
written by Buck Owens
58.
07/1965
173

✫1
US








[MGM 13367]
written by Fred Murray & Paul Weston
59.
07/1965
173

3
US






26
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #71]
[Capitol 5464]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
60.
03/1965
171

3
US
16
AC




17
UK
[Warner 5612]
written by Tony Hatch
61.
05/1965
168

5
US




2
R&B


[Arctic 105]
written by Barbara Mason
62.
10/1965
168

7
US






8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #203]
[Columbia 43389]
written by Bob Dylan
63.
05/1965
167

12
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
[instrumental]
[Mercury 72425]
written by Horst Jankowski
64.
08/1965
166

16
US






✫1
UK
[Smash 2009]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
65.
12/1965
164

3
US








tune is from an Alka Seltzer jingle
written by Sascha Burland (as Granville Burland)
66.
12/1965
163

3
US








written by Al Capps, Tom Leslie (as Thomas Leslie), Gary Lewis & Leon Russell
67.
01/1965
163

3
US




21
R&B
29
UK
[Era 3141]
written by Barry Stuart
68.
08/1965
160

10
US






9
UK
written by Sonny Bono
69.
11/1965
158

8
US
✫1
AC
3
country


13
UK
[Smash 2010]
written by Roger Miller
70.
09/1965
158

4
US








[MGM 13379]
written by Allen Jones, Andrew Love & Richard Shann
71.
01/1965
157

2
US








[MGM 13310]
written by John Carter (as John Shakespeare) & Ken Lewis (as Ken Hawker)
72.
09/1965
156

4
US








written by Tom Leslie (as Thomas Leslie), Gary Lewis & Leon Russell
73.
02/1965
153

4
US




✫1
R&B


[Soul 35008]
written by Jr. Walker (as Autry DeWalt)
74.
09/1965
153

7
US
✫1
AC






as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
US B side to The Third Man Theme [instrumental]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1966]
written by Bobby Scott & Ric Marlow
75.
07/1965
153

13
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #233]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
76.
02/1965
152

28
US
9
AC




✫1
UK
[London 9751]
written by Tommy Moeller & Brian Parker
77.
04/1965
150

14
US






2
UK
[Capitol 5406]
written by Buddy Holly & Norman Petty
78.
03/1965
148

8
US




16
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Congress 234]
written by Lincoln Chase, Mrs. Larry Kent & Mrs. James McCarthy
79.
07/1965
147

5
US




2
R&B


[instrumental]
[live]
[Argo 5506]
written by Billy Page
80.
12/1965
147

8
US






6
UK
[MGM 13437]
written by P.F. Sloan (as James Marcus Smith) & Steve Barri
81.
03/1965
146

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Tamla 54112]
written by Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
82.
10/1965
146

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Tamla 54122]
written by Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin), Bobby Rogers & Pete Moore
83.
04/1965
146

19
US
2
AC




3
UK
[Capitol 5430]
written by Tom Springfield
84.
12/1965
146

6
US
10
AC






[London 9808]
written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Loog Oldham
85.
04/1965
143

8
US
2
AC






[Columbia 43251]
written by Frank De Vol & Mack David
86.
12/1965
141

6
US
3
AC






[spoken]
[Epic 9876]
written by Mary Candy, Eddie Deane & Gloria Shayne Baker (as Gloria Shayne)
87.
11/1965
140

7
US






44
UK
[Bang 511]
written by Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport)
88.
05/1965
139

7
US
2
AC
2
country


33
UK
[Smash 1983]
written by Roger Miller
89.
07/1965
136

8
US




✫1
R&B
25
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #72]
[King 5999]
written by James Brown
90.
11/1965
135

4
US








[Co & Ce 232]
written by Allen Reynolds
91.
03/1965
134

24
US






2
UK
[London 9749 (Parrot)]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
92.
02/1965
132

15
US






3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #315]
written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell & Sol Marcus
93.
08/1965
132

8
US






11
UK
[Reprise 0309]
written by Sonny Bono
94.
09/1965
132

107
US






✫1
UK
[Liberty 55835]
written by William Uhr & Frank Capano
95.
06/1965
132

7
US








[Imperial 66112]
written by Willie Dixon
96.
07/1965
132

9
US






38
UK
[Columbia 43305]
written by Joe South
97.
09/1965
131

10
US






28
UK
[Fontana 1525]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
98.
01/1965
129

4
US




25
R&B


[Wand 172]
written by Lynn Easton, Don Harris (as Don F. Harris) & Dewey Terry (as Dewey Terry Jr.)
99.
06/1965
129

11
US
✫1
AC




10
UK
[recorded in 1962]
[RCA 47-8585]
written by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott
100.
06/1965
129

4
US








hit for David Whitfield in 1954
[United Artists 881]
written by Mantovani (as Tulio Trapani) & Bunny Lewis (as Lee Lange)

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