Top Songs of 1966 – #24

“Sunshine Superman” was the next song to go to the top of the record charts n 1966. It was written and performed by Donovan (full name: Donovan Philips Leitch). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946. He had a few songs in 1965 that  only climbed the charts in the UK. Then “Sunshine Superman” …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #23

Bobby Hebb had a hit with “Sunny” in 1966. It was a song that he both wrote and performed. Bobby said that his “intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide.” Because “Sunny” was such a big hit in 1966, …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #21

The next song that ended up on the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Sam, whose real name is Domingo Samudio, got his start singing in a school radio broadcast when in second grade. He formed the Pharaohs in 1961. The group …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #20

I said it back in January that the record charts in 1966 had some pretty odd hit songs. The strangest song of the year was the novelty song “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV. That, of course, was a stage name for the artist who was found out to be Jerry …

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