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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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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