Top 10 Songs of 1966

According to Billboard magazine these were the top 10 songs of 1966. Each of the first none titles link to the blog post for that song which also has a video of the song. The exception is “California Dreamin’” which was not a number one song on the weekly charts. It only made it up …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #34

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1966 was definitely the strangest song of that year. “Winchester Cathedral” was a song written by Geoff Stephens from Britain. It was intended to sound like a vaudeville song from the 1920s. Rudy Vallee was famous in the 20s for doing his vocals …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #33

The Supremes are riding a high in 1966. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” is their 8th number one song on the charts. Still there is some dissension brewing that could not be seen in their many appearances on TV. Florence Ballard doesn’t like that Diana Ross is getting all the attention in the group. She …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #30

“Last Train to Clarksville” was the first hit single by The Monkees in 1966. The song was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart who had written hits for Jay & the Americans (“Come a Little Bit Closer”) and Paul Revere and the Raiders (“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”). They would end up writing many …

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