RANKING THE 27 BILLBOARD #1 HITS FROM 1966

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Over the years I have always thought that the two greatest years for music were 1965 and 1966. There was great variety in those years. How great it must have been then to listen to the radio. As far as the #1 hits go- 1965 was better than 1966 in my opinion but 1966 was very strong.

  • 27. “The Ballad Of The Green Berets”- Barry Sadler
  • 26. “Cherish”- The Association
  • 25. “Westchester Cathedral”- The New Vaudeville Band
  • 24.”Poor Side Of Town”- Johnny Rivers
  • 23. “Lightenin’ Strikes”- Lou Christie
  • 22. “My Love”-Petula Clark
  • 21. “When A Man Loves A Woman’- Percy Sledge
  • 20.” Strangers In The Night”- Frank Sinatra
  • 19.”Hanky Panky”- Tommy James and The Shondells
  • 18. “Soul And Inspiration”-The Righteous Brothers
  • 17. “Last Train To Clarksville”- The Monkees
  • 16. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”- The Supremes
  • 15. “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”- Nancy Sinatra
  • 14. “I’m A Believer”- The Monkees
  • 13. “Monday, Monday”- Mama’s And The Papa’s
  • 12.”You Can’t Hurry Love”- The Supremes
  • 11.”Sunshine Superman”- Donovan
  • 10. “Good Lovin’- The Young Rascals
  • 9. “96 Tears”- ? And The Mysterians
  • 8. “Wild Thing” The Troggs
  • 7. “Summer In The City”- The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • 6.”We Can Work It Out”- The Beatles
  • 5. “The Sound Of Silence”- Simon And Garfunkel
  • 4-“Paint It Black”- The Rolling Stones
  • 3- ” Paperback Writer”- The Beatles
  • 2- “Good Vibrations”- The Beach Boys
  • 1. ” Reach Out I’ll Be There”- The Four Tops

 

7 responses to “RANKING THE 27 BILLBOARD #1 HITS FROM 1966

  1. I agree that 1965 and 1966 were two of the greatest years for music, as well as the years 1967-72, 1982-88, and 2013-18. My top 5 songs of 1966 are:

    1. California Dreamin’ – Mamas and the Papas (my #3 favorite song of all time)
    2. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
    3. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    4. Soul & Inspiration – The Righteous Brothers
    5. Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones

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