Top Songs of 1966


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
4
The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
2
20
The Beach Boys God Only Knows
3
52
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High
4
80
Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth
5
85
The Rolling Stones Paint It, Black
6
94
Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
7
99
The Byrds Eight Miles High
8
144
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows
9
148
Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman
10
181
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby
11
206
The Troggs Wild Thing
12
227
Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe
13
243
Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness
14
263
Question Mark and the Mysterians 96 Tears
15
275
The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City
16
284
Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'
17
355
The 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me
18
367
The Monkees I'm a Believer
19
428
James Brown It's a Man's Man's Man's World
20
454
Bob Dylan Visions of Johanna
21
488
The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
22
508
The Beatles Paperback Writer
23
513
The Easybeats Friday on My Mind
24
612
The Who Substitute
25
621
Bob Dylan Just Like a Woman
26
677
The Count Five Psychotic Reaction
27
746
The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
28
748
The Left Banke Walk Away Renée
29
779
The Velvet Underground Sunday Morning
30
840
The Rolling Stones Under My Thumb
31
859
The Beatles Rain
32
869
The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On
33
922
The Kinks Sunny Afternoon
34
935
Sam & Dave Hold On! I'm a Comin'
35
948
The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice
36
1031
Bob Dylan I Want You
37
1033
The Young Rascals Good Lovin'
38
1059
The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
39
1084
Donovan Season of the Witch
40
1141
The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg
41
1144
The Velvet Underground & Nico All Tomorrow's Parties
42
1160
Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is
43
1162
Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
44
1168
The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown
45
1183
Bob Dylan Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
46
1287
The Beach Boys Caroline, No
47
1295
The Seeds Pushin' Too Hard
48
1344
Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
49
1357
Lorraine Ellison Stay with Me
50
1366
The Monkees Last Train to Clarksville
51
1369
The Beatles Taxman
52
1485
Dusty Springfield You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
53
1497
The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere
54
1523
The Beatles I'm Only Sleeping
55
1532
The Beatles For No One
56
1685
The Beatles She Said She Said
57
1703
The Kinks Dead End Street
58
1737
The Rolling Stones Mother's Little Helper
59
1791
Love Seven and Seven Is
60
1827
Bob Dylan Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
61
1839
Donovan Sunshine Superman
62
1873
The Hollies Bus Stop
63
1900
Eddie Floyd Knock on Wood
64
1903
The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing
65
1911
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
66
2012
The Velvet Underground & Nico Femme Fatale
67
2018
Jacques Dutronc Et moi, et moi, et moi
68
2138
Yardbirds Shapes of Things
69
2215
Los Bravos Black Is Black
70
2229
The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
71
2348
Small Faces All or Nothing
72
2356
The Creation Making Time
73
2412
Ennio Morricone The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
74
2429
The Beach Boys Sloop John B.
75
2570
The Rolling Stones Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
76
2720
Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night
77
2746
The Mothers of Invention Trouble Every Day
78
2777
The Beatles Got to Get You into My Life
79
2799
Simon and Garfunkel Homeward Bound
80
2829
Cream I Feel Free
81
2871
Simon and Garfunkel Scarborough Fair (Canticle)
82
2886
Herman's Hermits No Milk Today
83
2935
The Rolling Stones Lady Jane
84
2980
Michel Polnareff Love Me, Please Love Me
85
3022
Monks Monk Time
86
3103
Fred Neil Everybody's Talkin'
87
3118
Wilson Pickett Land of 1000 Dances
88
3261
Antoine Les Elucubrations d'Antoine
89
3264
Simon and Garfunkel I Am a Rock
90
3269
The Beach Boys I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
91
3321
Billy Stewart Summertime
92
3341
Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
93
3398
Yardbirds Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
94
3417
Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love
95
3419
Jacques Dutronc Les Playboys
96
3430
The Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You
97
3446
The Temptations Get Ready
98
3467
The Who I'm a Boy
99
3514
Adriano Celentano Il ragazzo della Via Gluck
100
3530
Donovan Mellow Yellow
101
3719
The Left Banke Pretty Ballerina
102
3816
The Music Machine Talk Talk
103
3874
Fred Neil The Dolphins
104
3887
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
105
3912
Cher Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
106
3917
Tim Hardin Reason to Believe
107
3955
The Capitols Cool Jerk
108
4063
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
109
4112
Barbara Ma plus belle histoire d'amour
110
4159
Simon and Garfunkel A Hazy Shade of Winter
111
4310
The Rolling Stones Out of Time
112
4359
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Mas que nada
113
4370
Janis Ian Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
114
4377
Bob Dylan One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
115
4390
The Kinks I'm Not Like Everybody Else
116
4483
Jr. Walker & The All Stars (I'm a) Road Runner
117
4572
Paul Revere & The Raiders Kicks
118
4586
Paul Revere & The Raiders Hungry
119
4610
The Beach Boys Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
120
4700
Loretta Lynn Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (with Lovin' on Your Mind)
121
4730
Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo
122
4757
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
123
4769
James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet
124
4787
Bobby Hebb Sunny
125
5026
The Beach Boys You Still Believe in Me
126
5032
Lee Dorsey Working in the Coal Mine
127
5067
Neil Diamond Solitary Man
128
5071
Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man
129
5119
Cat Stevens Matthew & Son
130
5145
Love My Little Red Book
131
5155
Los Brincos Mejor
132
5158
Michel Polnareff La Poupée qui fait non
133
5180
Tom Jones Green, Green Grass of Home
134
5207
The Blues Magoos We Ain't Got Nothing Yet
135
5289
Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down
136
5355
Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
137
5398
The Mamas and the Papas Monday, Monday
138
5412
Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
139
5465
The Troggs I Can't Control Myself
140
5658
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream
141
5675
Wilson Pickett Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
142
5742
The Who Boris the Spider
143
6139
Elvis Presley Tomorrow Is a Long Time
144
6214
Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned
145
6252
Robert Parker Barefootin'
146
6327
The Mothers of Invention Hungry Freaks, Daddy
147
6354
The Supremes Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
148
6367
John Mayall All Your Love
149
6523
The Loved Ones The Loved One
150
6582
The Animals Don't Bring Me Down
151
6585
The Marvelettes The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
152
6653
Georges Brassens Supplique pour etre enterré a la plage de Sète
153
6701
Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose
154
6706
Loretta Lynn You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
155
6741
Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back
156
6780
The Mamas and the Papas I Saw Her Again
157
6826
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine
158
6902
Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry
159
6912
The Association Along Comes Mary
160
6913
John Coltrane Ascension
161
7005
The Lovin' Spoonful Nashville Cats
162
7104
Howard Tate Ain't Nobody Home
163
7112
The Monkees (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
164
7123
Jacques Dutronc Les Cactus
165
7177
The Rolling Stones I Am Waiting
166
7198
Bob Dylan Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
167
7206
The Remains Don't Look Back
168
7276
Cecil Taylor Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)
169
7293
The Ugly Ducklings Nothin'
170
7494
The Heptones Fattie Fattie
171
7743
The Who Happy Jack
172
7747
Ray Charles I Don't Need No Doctor
173
7821
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two
174
7830
John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
175
7850
The Animals Inside - Looking Out
176
7960
Dusty Springfield Goin' Back
177
8015
The Association Cherish
178
8138
Delroy Wilson Dancing Mood
179
8259
The Who So Sad About Us
180
8278
Wilson Pickett 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
181
8305
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East-West
182
8346
The Maytals Bam-Bam
183
8469
The Righteous Brothers (You're My) Soul & Inspiration
184
8514
Nancy Sinatra Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
185
8546
Paul Revere & The Raiders (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
186
8550
John Mayall Ramblin' on My Mind
187
8745
The Shadows of Knight Gloria
188
8969
The Barbarians Moulty
189
8996
Cher Alfie
190
9016
The Shades of Blue Oh! How Happy
191
9185
Syndicate of Sound Little Girl
192
9196
Bob Dylan Absolutely Sweet Marie
193
9210
The Shangri-Las Past, Present and Future
194
9241
Crispian St. Peters The Pied Piper
195
9335
Peter and Gordon Woman
196
9396
Ennio Morricone The Ecstasy of Gold
197
9434
Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y
198
9629
The Temptations Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
199
9644
Mina Se telefonando
200
9664
Bob Dylan 4th Time Around
201
9704
Lee Dorsey Holy Cow
202
9713
The Incredible String Band October Song
203
9835
Tommy Roe Sweet Pea
204
9899
The Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
The Beatles Good Day Sunshine
J.J. Cale After Midnight
Paul Revere & The Raiders Good Thing
The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral
The Seekers Georgy Girl
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy
Michel Polnareff Sous quelle étoile suis-je né
Johnny Rivers Poor Side of Town
The Who A Quick One, While He's Away
The Velvet Underground I'll Be Your Mirror
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Stone Free
Darrell Banks Open the Door to Your Heart
Garnet Mimms I'll Take Good Care of You
Nicole Croisille & Pierre Barouh Un homme et une femme
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You
Georges Brassens La non-demande en mariage
Nina Simone Wild Is The Wind
Them I Can Only Give You Everything
France Gall Les sucettes
John Mayall Steppin' Out
Deon Jackson Love Makes the World Go Round
Marvin Gaye One More Heartache
Laura Nyro Wedding Bell Blues
Dionne Warwick Alfie
The Byrds Mr. Spaceman
The Troggs With a Girl Like You
The Beatles Doctor Robert
Bob Dylan Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Cream Spoonful
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors
Claude Nougaro Bidonville
Pascal Danel Les Neiges Du Kilimandjaro
Napoleon XIV They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
Merle Haggard The Fugitive
Fabrizio De André Amore che vieni, amore che vai
Pierre Perret Les Jolies colonies de vacances
Frank Sinatra Summer Wind
Bill Evans Solo-in Memory of his Father
Joe Henderson Inner Urge
Phil Ochs Love Me, I'm a Liberal
Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter
Fabrizio De André la canzone dell'amore perduto
Otis Redding Cigarettes and Coffee
Oscar Peterson Blues Etude
Serge Gainsbourg Qui est "in" qui est "out"
The Outsiders Time Won't Let Me
The Rolling Stones Goin' Home
The Pretty Things Come See Me
John Mayall Have You Heard
The Beach Boys I Know There's an Answer
Domenico Modugno Dio come ti amo
The Haunted 1-2-5
Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs Lil' Red Riding Hood
The Hollies I Can't Let Go
Martha and The Vandellas I'm Ready for Love
Martha and The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
Frank Sinatra That's Life
Bobby Fuller Four Let Her Dance
Wayne Shorter Infant Eyes
Cream I'm So Glad
Gordon Lightfoot Early Morning Rain
The Shadows of Knight I'm Gonna Make You Mine
The Hollies Stop Stop Stop
Tim Hardin Hang On to a Dream / How Can We Hang On to a Dream
Small Faces Sha-La-La-La-Lee
Eddie Floyd Got to Make a Comeback
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich Hold Tight!
Small Faces You Need Loving
The Turtles Outside Chance
The Woolies Who Do You Love
The Rolling Stones Stupid Girl
Jacques Dutronc La Fille du Père Noël
Nino Ferrer Je veux être noir
James Carr Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
Eddie Cochran Three Stars
The Kinks Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Nina Simone Don't Explain
Juliette Gréco Un petit poisson, un petit oiseau
The Mothers of Invention Who Are the Brain Police?
John Lee Hooker It Serve Me Right to Suffer/It Serves Me Right To Suffer
Richard Kiley The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
The Misunderstood I Can Take You To The Sun
The Happenings See You in September
The Ronettes I Can Hear Music
Buffalo Springfield Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You
Laura Nyro Stoney End
Judy Collins Suzanne
Them It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Phil Ochs There But for Fortune
Joe Tex The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
Mable John Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
Simon and Garfunkel The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Love She Comes in Colors
Simon and Garfunkel The Dangling Conversation
Violeta Parra Gracias a la vida