Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #10

The Young Rascals were “Groovin’” in 1967. This was the groups second number one, with “Good Lovin’” hitting the number one spot in 1966. They had a good string of hits until a couple members left in 1970. About ten years ago there were two groups touring at the same time with former members. One …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #8

The Monkees were back again with another hit with “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.” The song was written by Neil Diamond as he was just beginning his singing career. Music producer Don Kirshner had Davy Jones record the song with a group of studio musicians and none of the rest of The Monkees …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #7

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1967 was not a rock song. “Somethin’ Stupid” was written by C. Carson Parks who recorded it in 1966 with his wife, Gaile Foote. Their version went nowhere but Frank Sinatra heard the song and made it a hit with his daughter …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #6

“Happy Together” would knock The Beatles out of the number one spot on the record charts in 1967. The Turtles first got together in 1965 as The Crossfires. They achieved breakthrough success with a cover of a Bob Dylan song, “It Ain’t Me Babe” which reached #8 in late summer of 1965. The group had …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #5

The Beatles were back with another hit song with “Penny Lane” in 1967. The song was written primarily by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon and McCartney. Penny Lane is a street near Lennon’s childhood home. You will notice that in the music video there buses with “Penny Lane” displayed as it was a bus …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #4

The Supremes were back on the top of the record charts in 1967. “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone” was another hit song written by the Motown team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland, Jr. This song features a harpsichord and strings and has Diana Ross doing emotional dialog. It is the …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #3

The next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in1967 was “Ruby Tuesday,” about a free-spirited girl. It credited as being written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards but Mick has said that he didn’t really write any part of it. This was actually the B-side of the single, …

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