AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 1965

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American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of September 11, 1965. What a great week- and year. Many ‘classics’- look at the some of the songs in the Top 10 alone- Help!- ‘Like A Rolling Stone, California Girls- Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag and later in the countdown- The Tracks Of My Tears- “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’-In The Midnight Hour- is there room for seven songs on Mount Rushmore?

1 1 HELP! –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A+

2 2 LIKE A ROLLING STONE –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8 (2) A+
3 9 EVE OF DESTRUCTION –•– Barry McGuire (Dunhill)-4 (3) C
4 7 YOU WERE ON MY MIND –•– We Five (A&M)-8 (4) B
5 3 CALIFORNIA GIRLS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-8 (3) A+
6 4 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– The Righteous Brothers (Philles)-9 (4) A
7 6 I GOT YOU BABE –•– Sonny and Cher (Atco)-10 (1) A
8 8 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG (Part 1) –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-9 (8) A+
9 12 IT AIN’T ME BABE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-6 (9) A
10 15 THE “IN” CROWD –•– The Ramsey Lewis Trio (Argo)-7 (10) A-

11 22 HANG ON SLOOPY –•– The McCoys (Bang)-5 (11) A
12 5 IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7 (5) A
13 25 CATCH US IF YOU CAN –•– The Dave Clark Five (Epic)-4 (13) A-
14 19 HEART FULL OF SOUL –•– The Yardbirds (Epic)-7 (14) A
15 10 HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME –•– Mel Carter (Imperial)-12 (8) B
16 11 NOTHING BUT HEARTACHES –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (11) B-
17 13 DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-11 (9) A
18 23 ACTION –•– Freddy Cannon (Warner Brothers)-5 (18) C
19 27 LAUGH AT ME –•– Sonny (Atco)-4 (19) A
20 16 THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-9 (16) A+

21 24 HOUSTON –•– Dean Martin (Reprise)-6 (21) A-
22 17 SINCE I LOST MY BABY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (17)A
23 14 BABY, I’M YOURS –•– Barbara Lewis (Atlantic)-13 (11) A
24 18 ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO –•– Cher (Imperial)-11 (15) B
25 21 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (21) A+
26 33 WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE –•– The Animals (MGM)-5 (26)A+
27 30 AGENT DOUBLE-O-SOUL –•– Edwin Starr (Ric-Tic)-6 (27) B
28 39 SUMMER NIGHTS –•– Marianne Faithfull (London)-5 (28) B
29 29 SHAKE AND FINGERPOP –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (29)B
30 34 SAD, SAD GIRL –•– Barbara Mason (Arctic)-6 (30)B

31 51 YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES –•– The Fortunes (Press)-4 (31) B
32 48 BABY DON’T GO –•– Sonny and Cher (Reprise)-4 (32)B
33 20 SAVE YOUR HEART FOR ME –•– Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Liberty)-11 (2)C
34 32 SUGAR DUMPLING –•– Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)-8 (32)C
35 37 WHO’LL BE THE NEXT IN LINE –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-5 (35) A
36 28 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-8 (28) B
37 35 I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU BABY –•– Chad and Jeremy (Columbia)-6 (35)B
38 45 I’M A HAPPY MAN –•– The Jive Five (United Artists)-5 (38)B
39 41 YOU’VE BEEN IN LOVE TOO LONG –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-5 (39)B
40 26 JU JU HAND –•– Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (MGM)-7 (26)B

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 1965

  1. Help, Houston, Eve Of Destruction, Looking Through The Eyes Of Love, Brand New Bag, Down In The Boondocks; Beatles, Animals, Pitney, Mr Brown, Mr Martin, Mr Zimmerman, Supremes, not too shabby as far as records- and reputations- and influences standing the test of time

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