Top Songs of 1965; #4

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “My Girl” by the Temptations. The song was written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. The inspiration for the song was Smokey’s wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson who was a member of The Miracles. This became the first number one …

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Top Songs of 1965; #2

The second song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by the Righteous Brothers. The song was written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil. It is an example of Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ production technique. Among the background singers on the song is …

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Top Songs of 1964: #27

The Supremes were back with their third number one song of 1964 with “Come See About Me.” It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. The song was the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of Dec. 13 – 19 and then again hit the top of …

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Top Songs of 1964: #23

Another teenage tragedy song hit the top of the record charts in the end of 1964.  “Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las was about Betty who is asked by friends to confirm that she is dating Jimmy, the leader of a motorcycle gang. She tells that she “met him at the candy store” and …

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