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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Top Songs of 1966 – #29

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1966 was “96 Tears” by Question Mark and the Mysterians (or as listed on the record “? and the Mysterians”). The song was written by Question Mark (Rudy Martinez) in 1962 in his manager’s living room and titled “Too Many Teardrops” and …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #27

The Association became the next group to have a number one hit in 1966 with Cherish. The song was written by Terry Kirkman, who was a founding member of the group. The romantic song was the number one song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box record charts for the weeks of Sept. …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #26

The Supremes are back on the top of the record charts in 1966 with You Can’t Hurry Love. This is the group’s seventh number one song. At this time the ladies were on the top of the Motown label and they had multiple appearances on national TV shows. They will be back on the top …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #24

“Sunshine Superman” was the next song to go to the top of the record charts n 1966. It was written and performed by Donovan (full name: Donovan Philips Leitch). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946. He had a few songs in 1965 that  only climbed the charts in the UK. Then “Sunshine Superman” …

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