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Top Songs of 1966

1965 <-1966-> 1967


  

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1.05/1966

 ①  Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Aftermath   

CD

MP3

320

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

[London 901]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2.06/1966

 ②  Paperback Writer by The Beatles

        

MP3

317

US ✫1
UK ✫1

video


[Capitol 5651]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
3.10/1966

 ③  Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

        

MP3

from Smiley Smile   

CD

MP3

316

US ✫1
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #6]
[Capitol 5676]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
4.08/1966

 ④  Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

        

MP3

from Revolver   

CD

MP3

299

US 2
UK ✫1
charted as Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby in UK charts
[Capitol 5715]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
5.05/1966

 ⑤  Wild Thing by The Troggs

        

MP3

from From Nowhere   

CD

MP3

297

US ✫1
UK 2

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #257]
[Atco 6415]
written by Chip Taylor
6.07/1966

Sunshine Superman by Donovan

        

MP3

from Sunshine Superman   

CD

MP3

284

US ✫1
UK 2

video

[Epic 10045]
written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
7.04/1966

Monday, Monday by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears   

CD

MP3

272

US ✫1
UK 3

video

[Dunhill 4026]
written by John Phillips
8.02/1966

19th Nervous Breakdown by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)   

CD

MP3

271

US 2
US R&B 32
UK 2

video

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
9.02/1966

Daydream by The Lovin' Spoonful

        

MP3

from Daydream   

CD

MP3

252

US 2
UK 2

video


[Kama Sutra 208]
written by John Sebastian
10.01/1966

Barbara Ann by The Beach Boys

        

MP3

from Beach Boys' Party!   

CD

MP3

243

US 2
UK 3

video

written by Fred Fassert
11.07/1966

Summer in the City by The Lovin' Spoonful

        

MP3

from Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful   

CD

MP3

230

US ✫1
UK 8

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #393]
[Kama Sutra 211]
written by Steve Boone, John Sebastian & Mark Sebastian
12.04/1966

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

from Blonde on Blonde   

CD

MP3

213

US 2
UK 7

video

written by Bob Dylan
13.08/1966

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

        

MP3

from Revolver   

CD

MP3

210

US 11
UK ✫1
[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
14.11/1966

Mellow Yellow by Donovan

        

MP3

from Mellow Yellow   

CD

MP3

207

US 2
UK 8

video

featuring Paul McCartney

[Epic 10098]
written by Donovan
15.09/1966

Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees

        

MP3

from The Monkees   

CD

MP3

196

US ✫1
UK 23

video

[Colgems 1001]
written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
16.06/1966

Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks

        

MP3

from Face to Face   

CD

MP3

194

US 14
UK ✫1

video

[Reprise 0497]
written by Ray Davies
17.08/1966

Cherish by The Association

        

MP3

from And Then…Along Comes the Association   

CD

MP3

187

US ✫1
US AC 38

video

written by Terry Kirkman
18.02/1966

Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme   

CD

MP3

184

US 5
UK 9

video

[Columbia 43511]
written by Paul Simon
19.09/1966

96 Tears by Question Mark & the Mysterians

        

MP3

from 96 Tears   

CD

MP3

184

US ✫1
UK 37

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #210]
[Cameo 428]
written by Rudy Martinez
20.10/1966

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) [UK release]   

CD

MP3

180

US 9
UK 5

video

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
21.03/1966

Good Lovin' by The Rascals

        

MP3

from The Young Rascals   

CD

MP3

179

US ✫1

video

as The Young Rascals
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #325]
written by Rudy Clark & Arthur Resnick
22.05/1966

I Am a Rock by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Sounds of Silence   

CD

MP3

178

US 3
UK 17

video

[Columbia 43617]
written by Paul Simon
23.09/1966

If I Were a Carpenter by Bobby Darin

        

MP3

from If I Were a Carpenter   

CD

MP3

160

US 8
UK 9

video

[Atlantic 2350]
written by Tim Hardin
24.03/1966

Shapes of Things by The Yardbirds

        

MP3

from The Yardbirds' Greatest Hits   

CD

MP3

160

US 11
UK 3

video

[Epic 10006*]
written by Paul Samwell-Smith, Keith Relf & Jim McCarty
25.01/1966

California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears   

CD

MP3

150

US 4
UK 23

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #89]
[Dunhill 4020]
written by John Phillips & Michelle Phillips
26.07/1966

I Saw Her Again (Last Night) by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from The Mamas and the Papas   

CD

MP3

148

US 5
UK 11

video

[Dunhill 4031]
written by John Phillips & Denny Doherty
27.06/1966

Out of Time by Chris Farlowe

        

MP3

from The Art of Chris Farlowe   

CD

MP3

139

US 122
UK ✫1

video

[MGM 13567]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
28.12/1966

Happy Jack by The Who

        

MP3

from A Quick One   

CD

MP3

134

US 24
UK 3
written by Pete Townshend
29.05/1966

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? by The Lovin' Spoonful

        

MP3

from Do You Believe in Magic   

CD

MP3

132

US 2

video

[Kama Sutra 209]
written by John Sebastian
30.02/1966

I Can't Let Go by The Hollies

        

MP3

from Would You Believe?   

CD

MP3

131

US 42
UK 2

video

written by Graham Gouldman
[Imperial 66158]
written by Chip Taylor (as John W. Voight) & Al Gorgoni
31.09/1966

Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke

        

MP3

from Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina   

CD

MP3

127

US 5

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #220]
written by Michael Brown, Bob Calilli & Tony Sansone
32.09/1966

Little Man by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from In Case You're in Love   

CD

MP3

124

US 21
UK 4

video


[Atco 6440]
written by Sonny Bono
33.09/1966

I'm a Boy by The Who

        

MP3

from My Generation   

CD

MP3

114

UK 2

video

[Decca 32058]
written by Pete Townshend
34.08/1966

Cherry, Cherry by Neil Diamond

        

MP3

from The Feel of Neil Diamond   

CD

MP3

113

US 6

video

[Bang 528]
written by Neil Diamond
35.03/1966

Nowhere Man by The Beatles

        

MP3

from Rubber Soul   

CD

MP3

113

US 3

video

[Capitol 5587]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
36.12/1966

Words of Love by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from The Mamas and the Papas   

CD

MP3

112

US 5
UK 47

video

[Dunhill 4057]
written by John Phillips
37.06/1966

Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds

        

MP3

from Roger the Engineer   

CD

MP3

108

US 13
UK 10

video

written by Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf & Paul Samwell-Smith
38.03/1966

Dedicated Follower of Fashion by The Kinks

        

MP3

from The Kinks Greatest Hits!   

CD

MP3

107

US 36
UK 4

video

[Reprise 0471]
written by Ray Davies
39.06/1966

Along Comes Mary by The Association

        

MP3

from And Then…Along Comes the Association   

CD

MP3

105

US 7

video

written by Tandyn Almer
40.07/1966

Mother's Little Helper by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Aftermath   

CD

MP3

104

US 8

video

[London 902]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
41.12/1966

Nashville Cats by The Lovin' Spoonful

        

MP3

from Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful   

CD

MP3

100

US 8
UK 26

video

[Kama Sutra 219]
written by John Sebastian
42.10/1966

Dandy by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World   

CD

MP3

98

US 5

video

[MGM 13603]
written by Ray Davies
43.10/1966

No Milk Today by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World   

CD

MP3

92

US 35
UK 7

video


[MGM 13681]
written by Graham Gouldman
44.01/1966

What Now My Love by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher   

CD

MP3

92

US 14
UK 13

video

[Atco 6395]
written by Gilbert Bécaud & Carl Sigman
45.11/1966

Dead End Street by The Kinks

        

MP3

from Face to Face   

CD

MP3

88

US 73
UK 5

video

[Reprise 540]
written by Ray Davies
46.06/1966

This Door Swings Both Ways by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from Both Sides of Herman's Hermits   

CD

MP3

85

US 12
UK 18

video

[MGM 13548]
written by Estelle Levitt & Don Thomas
47.03/1966

Substitute by The Who

        

MP3

81

UK 5written by Pete Townshend
48.04/1966

Eight Miles High by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Fifth Dimension   

CD

MP3

77

US 14
UK 24

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #150]
[Columbia 43578]
written by Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn (as Jim McGuinn) & David Crosby
49.07/1966

I Want You by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

from Blonde on Blonde   

CD

MP3

75

US 20
UK 16

video

[Columbia 43683]
written by Bob Dylan
50.12/1966

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix Experience

        

MP3

from Are You Experienced [US edition]   

CD

MP3

75

UK 6

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #198]
written by Billy Roberts
51.10/1966

Help Me Girl by The Animals

        

MP3

from Eric Is Here   

CD

MP3

68

US 29
UK 14

video

as Eric Burdon and the Animals
written by Scott English & Larry Weiss
52.04/1966

Leaning on the Lamp Post by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from Hold On!   

CD

MP3

67

US 9

video

[MGM 13500]
written by Noel Gay
53.04/1966

Dirty Water by The Standells

        

MP3

from Dirty Water   

CD

MP3

65

US 11

video

written by Ed Cobb
54.10/1966

Rain on the Roof by The Lovin' Spoonful

        

MP3

from Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful   

CD

MP3

63

US 10

video

[Kama Sutra 216]
written by John Sebastian
55.12/1966

I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) by The Electric Prunes

        

MP3

from The Electric Prunes   

CD

MP3

60

US 11

video

[Reprise 0532]
written by Annette Tucker & Nancie Mantz
56.11/1966

A Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Bookends   

CD

MP3

56

US 13

video

[Columbia 43873]
written by Paul Simon
57.01/1966

Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from The Orbison Way   

CD

MP3

54

US 31
UK 22

video

[MGM 13446]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
58.12/1966

I Feel Free by Cream

        

MP3

from Fresh Cream   

CD

MP3

54

US 116
UK 11

video

written by Jack Bruce & Pete Brown
59.01/1966

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

50

US 58
UK 17

video

written by Bob Dylan
60.12/1966

There Won't Be Many Coming Home by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from The Fastest Guitar Alive   

CD

MP3

47

UK 12

video

written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
61.12/1966

East West by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World   

CD

MP3

45

US 27
UK 37

video

[MGM 13639]
written by Graham Gouldman
62.06/1966

You Better Run by The Rascals

        

MP3

from Groovin'   

CD

MP3

40

US 20

video

as The Young Rascals
written by Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati
63.04/1966

Twinkle Toes by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from The Classic Roy Orbison   

CD

MP3

39

US 39
UK 29

video

[MGM 13498]
written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
64.11/1966

I Need Somebody by Question Mark & the Mysterians

        

MP3

from 96 Tears   

CD

MP3

38

US 22

video

[Cameo 441]
written by Rudy Martinez
65.07/1966

Lady Jane by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Aftermath   

CD

MP3

35

US 24

video

B side to Mother's Little Helper
[London 902]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
66.08/1966

The Dangling Conversation by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme   

CD

MP3

33

US 25

video

[Columbia 43728]
written by Paul Simon
67.03/1966

You Won't Be Leaving by Herman's Hermits

        

MP3

from There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World   

CD

MP3

32

UK 20

video

written by Tony Hazzard (as Anthony Hazzard)
68.10/1966

Look Through My Window by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from Deliver   

CD

MP3

31

US 24

video

[Dunhill 4050]
written by John Phillips
69.07/1966

7 and 7 Is by Love

        

MP3

from Da Capo   

CD

MP3

25

US 33

video

[Elektra 45605]
written by Arthur Lee
70.10/1966

I Love My Dog by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Matthew and Son   

CD

MP3

24

US 118
UK 28

video

[Deram 7501]
written by Cat Stevens
71.09/1966

Just Like a Woman by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

from Blonde on Blonde   

CD

MP3

22

US 33

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #230]
[Columbia 43792]
written by Bob Dylan
72.11/1966

Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies by The Association

        

MP3

from Renaissance   

CD

MP3

21

US 35

video

written by Jules Alexander
73.10/1966

Ride On, Baby by Chris Farlowe

        

MP3

from The Art of Chris Farlowe   

CD

MP3

21

UK 31

video

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
74.09/1966

Mr. Spaceman by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Fifth Dimension   

CD

MP3

19

US 36

video

[Columbia 43766]
written by Roger McGuinn (as Jim McGuinn)
75.03/1966

One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

from Blonde on Blonde   

CD

MP3

19

US 119
UK 33

video

charted as One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) / Queen Jane Approximately in UK charts
written by Bob Dylan
76.03/1966

A Legal Matter by The Who

        

MP3

from My Generation   

CD

MP3

18

UK 32

video

written by Pete Townshend
77.11/1966

Living for You by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from In Case You're in Love   

CD

MP3

15

US 87
UK 44

video

[Atco 6449]
written by Sonny Bono
78.04/1966

My Little Red Book by Love

        

MP3

from Love   

CD

MP3

15

US 52

video

[Elektra 45603]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
79.09/1966

Come On Up by The Rascals

        

MP3

from Collections   

CD

MP3

14

US 43

video

as The Young Rascals
written by Felix Cavaliere
80.05/1966

Solitary Man by Neil Diamond

        

MP3

from The Feel of Neil Diamond   

CD

MP3

14

US 55

video

[Bang 519]
written by Neil Diamond
81.08/1966

The Kids Are Alright by The Who

        

MP3

from My Generation   

CD

MP3

13

US 106
UK 41
[Decca 31988]
written by Pete Townshend
82.07/1966

5D (Fifth Dimension) by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Fifth Dimension   

CD

MP3

13

US 44

video

[Columbia 43702]
written by Roger McGuinn (as Jim McGuinn)
83.02/1966

It Won't Be Wrong by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Turn! Turn! Turn!   

CD

MP3

9

US 63

video

B side to Set You Free This Time
[Columbia 43501]
written by Roger McGuinn (as Jim McGuinn) & Harvey Gerst
84.04/1966

Gloria by Them

        

MP3

from The Angry Young Them   

CD

MP3

9

US 71

video

[R]
[Parrot 9727(B)]
written by Van Morrison
85.12/1966

The Girl That Stood Beside Me by Bobby Darin

        

MP3

from If I Were a Carpenter   

CD

MP3

9

US 66

video

[Atlantic 2367]
written by Jeffrey Stevens
86.12/1966

Dancing in the Streets by The Mamas & the Papas

        

MP3

from The Mamas and the Papas   

CD

MP3

9

US 73

video

[Dunhill 4057]
written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter
87.02/1966

Set You Free This Time by The Byrds

        

MP3

from Turn! Turn! Turn!   

CD

MP3

7

US 79

video

[Columbia 43501]
written by Gene Clark
88.03/1966

What Goes On by The Beatles

        

MP3

from Rubber Soul   

CD

MP3

5

US 81

video

in the US, B-Side to Nowhere Man
[Capitol 5587]
written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr
89.08/1966

Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing by Buffalo Springfield

        

MP3

from Buffalo Springfield   

CD

MP3

2

US 110

video

[Atco 6428]
written by Neil Young

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