Top Songs of 1965 – #27

“1-2-3” was a hit song for Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff) in 1965. Len was the lead singer in The Dovells in the early 1960s. That group had hits with “Bristol Stomp,” “Hully Gully Baby,” “You Can’t Sit Down, and other songs. Len started as a solo artist in 1965. “1-2-3” was written Len along …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #26

The Supremes are back for their third number one song of 1965. This time it was ”I Hear a Symphony” at the top spot. Again, Diana Ross sung the lead. ”I Hear a Symphony”was written and produced by the Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Backing instruments were by the Funk Brothers, as were most of Motown’s …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #25

The Rollings Stones were back on the top of the records charts for the second time in 1965 with “Get Off of My Cloud.” It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. According to Richards; “Get off of My Cloud” was basically a response to people knocking on their door asking for a follow-up …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #24

The next song on the top of the record charts in 1965 was “A Lover’s Concerto” by The Toys. The song was written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. The melody was from “Minuet in G major” that was attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. The song is now believed to have been written by Christian …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #23

“Yesterday” by The Beatles was the next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in 1965. The song was written by Paul McCartney but by legal contract it is credited to “Lennon-McCartney.” The working title for the song was “Scrambled Eggs” until Paul came up with the now familiar …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #21

Were we really on the “Eve of Destruction” in 1965? That anti-war protest song was written by P. F. Sloan. He was a song writer and also a session musician as part of the LA group known as the “Wrecking Crew.” The song was made a hit by Barry McGuire. Barry had been a member …

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