AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF JULY 2, 1966

Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night vinyl 7 Ref6035U

American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of July 2, 1966. A lot of good ones in this Top 40- my two favorites -‘Rain’ and ‘Paperback Writer’ by an obscure hillbilly band from Liverpool, England- named The Beatles.

1 2 STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-9 (1 week at #1) (1) B
2 1 PAPERBACK WRITER –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (1) A+
3 6 RED RUBBER BALL –•– The Cyrkle (Columbia)-7 (3) B+
4 3 PAINT IT, BLACK –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-8 (1) A+
5 9 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Philips)-7 (5) A
6 15 HANKY PANKY –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (6) B
7 8 COOL JERK –•– The Capitols (Karen)-10 (7) B-
8 5 I AM A ROCK –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (3) A+
9 4 DID YOU EVER HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-9 (2) A
10 7 BAREFOOTIN’ –•– Robert Parker (Nola)-11 (7) A

11 24 LITTLE GIRL –•– The Syndicate Of Sound (Bell)-5 (11) B-
12 14 DON’T BRING ME DOWN –•– The Animals (MGM)-7 (12) A
13 10 SWEET TALKIN’ GUY –•– The Chiffons (Laurie)-9 (10) B
14 12 OH HOW HAPPY –•– The Shades Of Blue (Impact)-9 (12) C
15 20 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (15) A+
16 21 DIRTY WATER –•– The Standells (Tower)-11 (16) A
17 19 DOUBLE SHOT (Of My Baby’s Love) –•– The Swingin’ Medallions (Smash)-11 (17) B
18 13 OPUS 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me) –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-7 (13) C
19 32 ALONG COMES MARY –•– The Association (Valiant)-5 (19)B
20 26 HE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Verve)-5 (20)B

21 22 GIRL IN LOVE –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-8 (21) C
22 23 HOLD ON! I’M A COMIN’ –•– Sam and Dave (Stax)-11 (21) A+
23 16 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE –•– The Mindbenders (Fontana)-12 (2)B
24 29 RAIN –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (24) A+
25 18 THE MORE I SEE YOU –•– Chris Montez (A&M)-12 (16) B
26 27 POPSICLE –•– Jan and Dean (Liberty)-5 (26) B
27 25 CRYING –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-6 (25) B
28 17 GREEN GRASS –•– Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Liberty)-8 (8) C
29 11 WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-12 (1) A
30 38 (I Washed My Hands In) MUDDY WATER –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-4 (30) A

31 55 LIL’ RED RIDING HOOD –•– Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (MGM)-4 (31)A
32 34 HEY JOE –•– The Leaves (Mira)-7 (32) A
33 43 PLEASE TELL ME WHY –•– The Dave Clark Five (Epic)-4 (33) B
34 35 THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY –•– The Vogues (Co & Ce)-5 (34) C
35 36 DAY FOR DECISION –•– Johnny Sea (Warner Brothers)-4 (35) C
36 37 LET’S GO GET STONED –•– Ray Charles (with the Raeletts) (ABC)-6 (36)A
37 58 SWEET PEA –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-4 (37) C
38 28 MAMA –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (22) C
39 42 OH YEAH –•– The Shadows Of Knight (Dunwich)-5 (39) B
40 31 I LOVE YOU 1000 TIMES –•– The Platters (Musicor)-10 (31) B

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF JULY 2, 1966

  1. Lordy Mama! Just look at those iconic songs! 1966! What a year for everything! One of the few absolute creative prolific high points in musical history! Can’t stop with the exclamation points! Whew!

  2. Looking at the top 10 I can’t believe that inane crap of a record Red Rubber Ball was #3… over Paint It Black and Barefootin’ ? and Sinatra on R&R top 40 radio ? I recall when Top 40 played that even worse record of his Something Stupid, god I hated that one ! Get that junk off the rock n roll stations, that’s what MOR stations are for

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