Top Songs of 1966 – #1

Nineteen-sixty-six will be an interesting year for pop music. The British invasion is in full swing. Also there are folk-rock groups that will show up in the countdown. An American group that imitates Beatles movies will show up on the top of the charts. Two Sinatras will have number one songs. There is even a …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #30

The next song to be a hit in 1965 was “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. The song was originally an instrumental written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play A Taste of Honey. A vocal version of the song, first recorded by the actor Billy Dee …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #29

The Four Seasons had another hit record with “Let’s Hang On” in 1965. The song was written by Bob Crewe, Sandy Linzer, and Denny Randell. Bob Crewe was the producer for the Four Seasons and other groups. Frankie Valli sings the lead on the song. The Four Seasons came together in 1960 and had many …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #28

The Byrds were back with their second number one song of 1965. “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. The lyrics, except for the title which is repeated throughout the song, and the final verse of the song, are adapted word-for-word from …

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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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