AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1966

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American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of September 16, 1966. I’ve long felt that the best year ever for pop music was 1966- and this chart for September 16, 1966 makes a good case for that claim. Loaded with classics and diversity.

1 1 YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 3 YELLOW SUBMARINE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-5 (2) A
3 2 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN –•– Donovan (Epic)-8 (1) A+
4 14 CHERISH –•– The Association (Valiant)-4 (4) B
5 9 BUS STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-9 (5) A
6 4 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)-11 (3) B
7 6 LAND OF 1000 DANCES –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8 (6) A
8 11 WOULDN’T IT BE NICE –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-8 (8) A+
9 10 GUANTANAMERA –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-8 (9) B
10 7 SUNNY –•– Bobby Hebb (Philips)-13 (2)B

11 16 BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (11) A
12 13 BORN A WOMAN –•– Sandy Posey (MGM)-9 (12) B
13 8 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Lee Dorsey (Amy)-9 (8)B
14 26 ELEANOR RIGBY –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (14) A+
15 20 SUNNY AFTERNOON –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-7 (15) A+
16 18 TURN-DOWN DAY –•– The Cyrkle (Columbia)-6 (16) A
17 5 SUMMER IN THE CITY –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-10 (1) A+
18 27 BLACK IS BLACK –•– Los Bravos (Press)-6 (18) A
19 19 WADE IN THE WATER –•– Ramsey Lewis (Cadet)-11 (19) B
20 23 WIPE OUT –•– The Surfaris (Dot)-24 (2) A

21 21 SAY I AM (What I Am) –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (21) B
22 15 RESPECTABLE –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-7 (15) B
23 24 HOW SWEET IT IS (To Be Loved By You) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (23)A
24 39 CHERRY, CHERRY –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5 (24) A
25 45 96 TEARS –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-3 (25)A+
26 57 REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3 (26)A+
27 32 MR. DIEINGLY SAD –•– The Critters (Kapp)-6 (27) C
28 41 I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-3 (28)C
29 37 WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-5 (29)A
30 36 ALMOST PERSUADED –•– David Houston (Epic)-10 (30)B

31 31 OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART –•– Darrell Banks (Revilot)-9 (31)C
32 25 THE DANGLING CONVERSATION –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (25)A
33 35 THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU –•– Chris Montez (A&M)-6 (33)B
34 28 THE JOKER WENT WILD –•– Brian Hyland (Philips)-10 (20)B-
35 17 BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (9)A
36 46 FLAMINGO –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-3 (36)B
37 48 SUMMER WIND –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-3 (37)A+
38 38 7 AND 7 IS –•– Love (Elektra)-8 (38)A
39 12 SUMMERTIME –•– Billy Stewart (Chess)-10 (10) A
40 42 GOD ONLY KNOWS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-6 (40)A+

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