Top Songs of 1966 – #8

The next song that ended up on the top of record charts in 1966 was “19th Nervous Breakdown” by The Roiling Stones. The title came first to Mick Jagger and the he and Keith Richards wrote the song around the title. It was recorded in December 1965 in Hollywood after a tour of North America. …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #6

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1966 was “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra. Nancy had been recording songs since 1961 without much success. Then she was teamed with music producer Lee Hazelwood. Lee produced the song and also wrote it. It was an instant …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #5

The next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Lightnin’ Strikes” by Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco better known by his stage name of Lou Christie. Lou had a hit in 1963 with “Two Faces Have I.” Then his career was interrupted when he was drafted in …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #2

Simon and Garfunkel first got together while in High School. They had a minor hit in 1957 with “Hey Schoolgirl” but they were billed as Tom and Jerry. After an audition for Columbia records in 1964 they were given a contract to record the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M which included “The Sounds of Silence.” …

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