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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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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