Top Songs of 1966 – #12

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and Papas. The group was formed in 1965. Both John Phillips and Denny Doherty had been in folk groups before getting together with John’s wife Michelle and Cass Elliot who had also been with Doherty in …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #11

“Good Lovin’” was the next song to go all the way up to the top of the record charts in 1966. The Young Rascals had only been together for about a year but they all had previous experience.Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish had previously been members of Joey Dee and the Starliters (“Peppermint …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #10

The Righteous Brothers were the next group to go to the top of the music charts in 1966 with their song “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration.” They weren’t really brothers except in musical terms. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley were in a five man group in 1962 but became a duo in 1963. They had …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #9

The next song to be on the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Daydream” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. In 1965 the group released “Do You believe in Magic” which made to the number 9 spot on the charts and also “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” which it up to #10. “Daydream” …

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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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