Top Songs of 1965 – #24

The next song on the top of the record charts in 1965 was “A Lover’s Concerto” by The Toys. The song was written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. The melody was from “Minuet in G major” that was attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. The song is now believed to have been written by Christian …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #23

“Yesterday” by The Beatles was the next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in 1965. The song was written by Paul McCartney but by legal contract it is credited to “Lennon-McCartney.” The working title for the song was “Scrambled Eggs” until Paul came up with the now familiar …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #21

Were we really on the “Eve of Destruction” in 1965? That anti-war protest song was written by P. F. Sloan. He was a song writer and also a session musician as part of the LA group known as the “Wrecking Crew.” The song was made a hit by Barry McGuire. Barry had been a member …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #19

Help!, the title song from the Beatles movie was the next top song in 1965. The song was written by John Lennon but credited to Lennon-McCartney as per the agreement from that time. The movie Help! was released in the US on 25 August. In the movie Ringo has possession of a sacred ring and …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #18

What was to become a signature song, “I Got You Babe,” was the next song to climb to the top of the record charts in 1965. Sonny (Salvatore Bono) and Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) had both been in the music business for a while. Sonny started as a record promoter for Phil Spector. Eventually Sonny would …

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