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1966 Music Charts

1966's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Tom Jones (1965's Best New Artist Grammy Winner)
Tom was the first guy ladies threw hotel keys and underwear to while he was singing on stage.
Frank Sinatra (1965 Grammy for Album of the Year)
Frank Sintra's September of My Years Album was reflective of Franks age (he was now 50) and included It Was A Very Good Year, How Old Am I?, Last Night When We Were Young and September Song.
A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (Grammy for Record of the Year)
Herb Alpert is the "A" of A&M Records. He is also the only person to hit #1 on the Billboard Charts as an instrumentalist (Rise, 1979) and a vocalist (This Guy's In Love With You, 1968)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Neil Diamond, The Monkees, Percy Sledge, Mamas and the Papas, Jimmy Ruffin, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, The Grass Roots, , Sergio Mendez, and Red Sovine

1966's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Georgy Girl - The Seekers
2. Black is Black - Los Bravos
3. Monday, Monday - The Mamas and the Papas
4. Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
5. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
6. See You In September - The Happenings
7. Guantanamera - The Sandpipers
8. Along Comes Mary - The Association
9. Tijuana Taxi - Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
10. Winchester Catherdral - The New Vaudville Band

1966's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Batman Theme - Neal Hefti
2. Somewhere My Love - Ray Conniff Singers
3. One Has My Name (One Has My Heart) - Barry Young
4. Almost Persuaded - David Houston
5. The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
6. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
7. They're Coming To take Me Away - Napolean XIV
8. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) - The T-Bones
9. The Ballad of Irving - Frank Gallop
10. The Men In My Little Girl's Life - Mike Douglas

1966's Motown/R&B/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
2. But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson
3. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
4. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
5. Ain't Too Proud To Be - Temptations
6. This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
7. Crying Time - Ray Charles
8. Hold On! I'm A Comin! - Sam and Dave
9. Get Ready - Temptations
10. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown

More R&B/Motown Song Hits:

  Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
  A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder
  Function At The Junction - Shorty Long
  Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett

1966's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. I'm A Believer - The Monkees
2. Good Lovin - The Young Rascals
3. Hanky Panky - Tommy James and the Shondells
4. Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
5. Time Won't Let Me - The Outsiders
6. Jenny Take A Ride! - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
7. Good Vibraions - The Beach Boys
8. Not Responsible - Tom Jones
9. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
10. Opus 17 - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

More Dance Song Hits:

  Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
  Oh How Happy - Shades of Blue
  Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
  Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie

1966's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
2. 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
3. My Generation - The Who
4. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
5. Summer In The City - Lovin Spoonful
6. Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders
7. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones
8. It's My Life - The Animals
9. I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
10. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

1966's Garage & Classic Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Wild Thing - The Troggs
2. 96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians
3. Gloria - The Shadows of Night
4. Hey Little Girl - Syndicate of Sound
5. Lies - The Knickerbockers
6. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
7. Dirty Water - Standells
8. My Little Red Book - Love
9. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - The Swingin' Medallions
10. Hey Joe - The Leaves

PCM's 1966 Top 10 Hit List

1. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
2. I'm a Believer - The Monkees
3. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
4. Wild Thing - The Troggs
5. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
6. This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
7. Devel With The Blue Dress On - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
8. Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
9. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
10. Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Check Out the Full PCM 1966
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1966 Trivia:

1966 Oscars
1966 Grammy Winners
1966 In History



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