AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 1966

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American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of November 26, 1966. Another exceptional week from the mid-60’s- my Mount Rushmore- Reach Out I’ll Be There/ Good Vibrations/ 96 Tears and Last Train To Clarksville.

1 1 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A-
2 2 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-6 (2) A+
3 3 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL –•– The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)-5 (3)C
4 6 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Medley) –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-8 (4)A+
5 5 POOR SIDE OF TOWN –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-11 (1)A
6 7 I’M YOUR PUPPET –•– James and Bobby Purify (Bell)-10 (6)A
7 4 LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-12 (1)A+
8 11 LADY GODIVA –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-8 (8)B
9 24 MELLOW YELLOW –•– Donovan (Epic)-3 (9)A
10 12 BORN FREE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-14 (10) B

11 8 96 TEARS –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-13 (1)A+
12 17 COMING ON STRONG –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-9 (12) C
13 20 STOP STOP STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-5 (13)A
14 10 RAIN ON THE ROOF –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-7 (10)B
15 9 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Bobby Darin (Atlantic)-10 (8)B+
16 21 I’M READY FOR LOVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-5 (16)B
17 23 A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (17)A
18 13 LOVE IS A HURTIN’ THING –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-12 (13)B
19 15 HOORAY FOR HAZEL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-11 (6)C
20 18 WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-15 (7)A

21 22 WHO AM I –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-6 (21)A-
22 14 REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13 (1)A+
23 16 WALK AWAY RENEE –•– The Left Banke (Smash)-12 (5)A
24 25 LOOK THROUGH MY WINDOW –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-6 (24)A
25 19 DANDY –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-9 (5)B-
26 39 WHISPERS (Gettin’ Louder) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (26)B
27 58 I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-3 (27)B
28 26 BUT IT’S ALRIGHT –•– J.J. Jackson (Calla)-9 (26) B
29 29 SECRET LOVE –•– Billy Stewart (Chess)-7 (29)B-
30 32 LOUIE, LOUIE –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-6 (30)A-

31 33 THE WHEEL OF HURT –•– Margaret Whiting (London)-8 (31)C
32 34 HOLY COW –•– Lee Dorsey (Amy)-6 (32) B
33 43 RUN, RUN, LOOK AND SEE –•– Brian Hyland (Philips)-6 (33)C
34 40 IT TEARS ME UP –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-6 (34)B
35 37 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-12 (35)A+
36 55 (Come ‘Round Here) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-4 (36)A+
37 53 A PLACE IN THE SUN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (37)A
38 27 B-A-B-Y –•– Carla Thomas (Stax)-15 (14)A
39 57 (When She Needs Good Lovin’) SHE COMES TO ME –•– The Chicago Loop (DynoVoice)-4 (39)C
40 28 (You Don’t Have To) PAINT ME A PICTURE –•– Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Liberty)-8 (15)C

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 1966

  1. Yes, theres a treasure trove in there; Also ‘Rain On The Roof’- schlock but still sweet, ‘A Place In The Sun’ – just the start of Stevie beginning to flex his muscles, ‘Poor Side Of Town,’ Rivers rarely moved from convention, but with his voice he could sell any song.

  2. Back in that day, my wife and me were teenagers. She loved the song “96 Tears,” and I hated it. The only reason guys listened to the Supremes was because their girlfriend loved them, and the AM radio had but a few stations. Mellow Yellow, about smoking banana peels. We did weird stuff back then.

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