AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960S-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 1967

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1 4 THE LETTER –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-7 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 ODE TO BILLIE JOE –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-8 (1) A+
3 3 COME BACK WHEN YOU GROW UP –•– Bobby Vee and the Strangers (Liberty)-10 (3) C
4 2 REFLECTIONS –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-7 (2) B
5 15 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The Association (Warner Brothers)-5 (5) D
6 7 APPLES, PEACHES, PUMPKIN PIE –•– Jay and the Techniques (Smash)-11 (6) C
7 12 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) HIGHER AND HIGHER –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (7) A
8 6 YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (6) A
9 16 I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-6 (9) F
10 10 FUNKY BROADWAY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8 (10) A

11 11 THERE IS A MOUNTAIN –•– Donovan (Epic)-7 (11) A
12 5 BABY I LOVE YOU –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (4) A
13 13 YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-8 (13) A
14 14 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– Van Morrison (Bang)-11 (14) A
15 9 SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS –•– Eric Burdon and the Animals (MGM)-8 (9)A
16 21 GIMME LITTLE SIGN –•– Brenton Wood (Double Shot)-7 (16) B
17 19 I HAD A DREAM –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (17)B
18 32 LITTLE OLE MAN (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) –•– Bill Cosby (Warner Brothers)-4 (18) C
19 24 GETTIN’ TOGETHER –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (19) C
20 20 TWELVE THIRTY (Young Girls Are Coming To the Canyon) –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-5 (20)B

21 26 GROOVIN’ –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-8 (21) A
22 28 I MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF –•– Frankie Valli (Philips)-5 (22) C
23 23 THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (23)C
24 8 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-10 (1) A+
25 30 LOVE BUG LEAVE MY HEART ALONE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-6 (25)B
26 43 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– The Young Rascals (Atlantic)-3 (26)A
27 34 THE CAT IN THE WINDOW (The Bird In the Sky) –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-4 (27)B
28 17 COLD SWEAT (Part 1) –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-11 (7)A+
29 42 DANDELION –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-3 (29)A
30 41 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Otis and Carla (Stax)-7 (30)A

31 31 MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT –•– Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury)-6 (31)B
32 18 LIGHT MY FIRE –•– The Doors (Elektra)-17 (1)A+
33 35 GET ON UP –•– The Esquires (Bunky)-6 (33) C
34 45 EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART –•– The Soul Survivors (Crimson)-4 (34)A
35 58 TO SIR WITH LOVE –•– Lulu (Epic)-3 (35)A
36 47 MEMPHIS SOUL STEW –•– King Curtis (Atco)-5 (36) B
37 40 BLUE’S THEME –•– Davie Allan and the Arrows (Tower)-16 (37)C
38 49 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT –•– Ray Charles (ABC/TRC)-5 (38)A
39 39 MUSEUM –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-5 (39)C
40 25 PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-10 (3)A

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960S-WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 1967

  1. There’s some fine fine stuff in the top 20 alone- numbers 1,2,4,5,6- I’d forgotten who did that ‘pumpkin Pie ditty- 11,14 and 20. Better not to mention that someone creeping in at 18.

  2. So many stellar songs on this list. I know you loathe The Association, but I think “Never My Love” is a decent song. I’d give it a B. The song “Blue’s Theme” by Davie Allan and the Arrows is an odd early garage/surf track. I’d never heard of it until one day in Summer 1970, while listening to a Top 100 Songs of the 1960s countdown that was being played by a radio station in Santa Cruz, CA. I remember the song ranked somewhere in the 90s, which surprised me because I’d never heard it before. Guess it was a big hit in that beach town.

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