Top Songs of 1965; #11

The Beatles were back on the top of the record charts with “Ticket to Ride.” The writers are listed as Lennon-McCartney but some people say that Paul only wrote a small portion of the song. The song was also released on the album Help! which was released in August to coincide with the release of …

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Top Songs of 1965; #10

Herman’s Hermits is on the top spot of the record charts for the second time in 1965. This time the group’s hits is “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” that was written by British singer-songwriter Trevor Peacock. It song was originally in The Lads, a British TV play of 1963. “Mrs. Brown…” was the …

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Top Songs of 1965; #9

The next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in 1965 was. “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. The song was written by Clint Ballard Jr. who also “You’re No Good” that was a hot for Linda Ronstadt in 1975. The Mindbenders were formed by Wayne …

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Top Songs of 1965; #6

The next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in 1965 was “Stop! In the Name of Love” by The Supremes. It was the groups fourth number one song in a row. It was written by the Motown team of Holland–Dozier–Holland. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award …

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Top Songs of 1965; #5

The Beatles are again back on the top of the record charts in 1965 with “Eight Days a Week.” The title is attributed to two sources. One is Ringo who often said odd phrases. The title may also be from an over worked chauffeur that once ferried The Beatles while on tour. Both explinations have …

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Top Songs of 1965; #4

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “My Girl” by the Temptations. The song was written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. The inspiration for the song was Smokey’s wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson who was a member of The Miracles. This became the first number one …

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Top Songs of 1965; #2

The second song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by the Righteous Brothers. The song was written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil. It is an example of Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ production technique. Among the background singers on the song is …

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