Top Songs of 1964


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
29
Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Deep Soul
2
36
The Kinks You Really Got Me Garage Rock, Mod, Proto-Punk
3
47
The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Blue Eyed Soul, Brill Building
4
70
The Animals The House of the Rising Sun British Rhythm & Blues
5
81
Martha and The Vandellas Dancing in the Street Girl Group, Motown Sound
6
114
The Temptations My Girl Motown Sound
7
159
Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
8
197
Dionne Warwick Walk On By Pop Soul
9
233
Them Gloria British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
10
237
Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto The Girl from Ipanema Samba-Jazz
11
249
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
12
252
The Shangri-Las Leader of the Pack Brill Building, Girl Group
13
259
The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby Doo-Wop, Vocal Surf
14
315
The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Girl Group, Motown Sound
15
333
The Who I Can't Explain British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock, Mod
16
351
The Beach Boys I Get Around Sunshine Pop, Vocal Surf
17
463
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night Merseybeat
18
810
The Zombies She's Not There Beat Music, Mod
19
885
Mary Wells My Guy Motown Sound
20
984
The Supremes Baby Love Girl Group, Motown Sound
21
1127
Millie My Boy Lollipop Bubblegum, Jamaican Ska
22
1215
The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love Merseybeat
23
1299
The Searchers Needles and Pins Merseybeat
24
1317
The Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) Brill Building, Girl Group
25
1384
Petula Clark Downtown Pop
26
1403
The Drifters Under the Boardwalk Pop Soul
27
1458
Four Tops Baby I Need Your Loving Motown Sound
28
1492
Sam Cooke Shake Rhythm & Blues, Soul
29
1593
Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Soul
30
1799
The Beatles I Feel Fine Merseybeat
31
1835
Bob Dylan The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
32
1867
The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love Brill Building, Girl Group
33
1929
The Kinks All Day and All of the Night Garage Rock, Mod, Proto-Punk
34
1938
The Beach Boys Fun, Fun, Fun Rock & Roll, Vocal Surf
35
1967
The Beatles Eight Days a Week Folk Rock, Merseybeat
36
1992
Shirley Bassey Goldfinger Film Soundtrack, Traditional Pop
37
2108
Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Soul Jazz, Vaudeville Blues, Vocal Jazz
38
2293
Dusty Springfield I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself Blue Eyed Soul
39
2500
Bob Dylan It Ain't Me Babe Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
40
2581
Chuck Berry No Particular Place to Go Rock & Roll
41
2696
Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell Rock & Roll
42
2726
The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now British Rhythm & Blues
43
2850
Chuck Berry Promised Land Rock & Roll
44
2896
Tommy Tucker Hi-Heel Sneakers Electric Blues, Soul Blues
45
2933
The Wailers Simmer Down Reggae
46
3011
Georges Brassens Les Copains d'abord Chanson texte
47
3014
The Rolling Stones Time Is on My Side British Rhythm & Blues
48
3021
The Beatles I Should Have Known Better Folk Pop, Merseybeat
49
3080
Jacques Brel Amsterdam Chanson texte
50
3114
Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By Baroque Pop, Folk Pop
51
3135
Dusty Springfield Wishin' and Hopin' Pop Soul
52
3213
Little Anthony and The Imperials Goin' out of My Head Pop Soul
53
3327
Bob Dylan My Back Pages Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
54
3481
Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy Beat Music
55
3493
The Moody Blues Go Now! Beat Music
56
3527
The Beatles If I Fell Merseybeat
57
3739
Otis Redding Mr. Pitiful Deep Soul
58
3768
Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody Traditional Pop
59
3779
The Beatles Things We Said Today Merseybeat
60
3814
B.B. King Rock Me Baby Electric Blues
61
3860
The Shangri-Las Give Him a Great Big Kiss Brill Building, Girl Group
62
3864
Bob Dylan Boots of Spanish Leather Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
63
3940
Joe Tex Hold What You've Got Country Soul, Southern Soul
64
3991
The Four Seasons Rag Doll Doo-Wop, Pop
65
4030
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop, Soul Jazz
66
4048
Them Baby, Please Don't Go British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
67
4113
Roy Orbison It's Over Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
68
4165
The Ronettes Walking in the Rain Brill Building, Girl Group
69
4346
The Beatles And I Love Her Folk Pop
70
4347
Eric Dolphy Hat and Beard Avant-Garde Jazz
71
4379
Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Pop Soul
72
4459
Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Soul Jazz
73
4464
Pete Seeger Where Have All the Flowers Gone Contemporary Folk
74
4483
Bob Dylan Chimes of Freedom Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
75
4505
Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon Standards, Vocal Jazz
76
4568
Del Shannon Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) Pop Rock
77
4574
Peter and Gordon A World Without Love Folk Pop
78
4668
The Shondells Hanky Panky Pop Rock
79
4743
Buffy Sainte-Marie The Universal Soldier Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
80
4762
Irma Thomas Time Is on My Side Southern Soul
81
4766
Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts Deep Soul
82
4819
Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care Deep Soul
83
4936
Sandie Shaw (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Pop
84
5051
Louis Armstrong Hello, Dolly! Jazz Pop, Vocal Jazz
85
5071
The Rolling Stones Not Fade Away British Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly
86
5194
The Rolling Stones Heart of Stone British Rhythm & Blues
87
5220
The Impressions Keep On Pushing Chicago Soul, Pop Soul
88
5222
The Beatles I'm a Loser Folk Rock
89
5283
The Premiers Farmer John Garage Rock
90
5316
Gerry and The Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey Merseybeat
91
5362
Bob Dylan With God on Our Side Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
92
5407
Jean Ferrat La Montagne Chanson
93
5547
The Supremes Come See About Me Girl Group, Motown Sound
94
5648
Barbra Streisand People Show Tunes, Traditional Pop
95
5939
Don Covay Mercy, Mercy Southern Soul
96
6078
Barbara Dis, quand reviendras-tu? Chanson texte
97
6098
The Velvelettes Needle in a Haystack Girl Group, Motown Sound
98
6211
The Nashville Teens Tobacco Road British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
99
6222
Johnny Cash The Ballad of Ira Hayes Country
100
6226
The Beatles No Reply Folk Rock, Pop Rock
101
6264
The Impressions I'm So Proud Chicago Soul, Pop Soul
102
6289
Barbara Nantes Chanson texte
103
6463
The Pretty Things Don't Bring Me Down British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
104
6722
Justin Hines with The Dominoes & Tommy McCook & His Ska-Talite Carry Go Bring Come Jamaican Ska
105
6773
The Beau Brummels Laugh, Laugh Beat Music, Folk Rock
106
6806
The Sonics The Witch Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
107
6875
James Brown Out of Sight Soul
108
6977
Los Brincos Flamenco Garage Rock
109
7093
Bob Dylan To Ramona Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
110
7174
Gene Pitney It Hurts to Be in Love Brill Building
111
7246
The Temptations The Way You Do the Things You Do Motown Sound
112
7327
France Gall Laisse tomber les filles French Pop, Y-y
113
7332
Bessie Banks Go Now Brill Building, Soul
114
7491
Don Drummond Eastern Standard Time Jamaican Ska
115
7533
Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas Pop, Rock & Roll
116
7534
The Rolling Stones Little Red Rooster British Rhythm & Blues, Chicago Blues
117
7548
Bobby Bland Ain't Nothing You Can Do Jump-Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Soul Blues
118
7578
John Coltrane Alabama Post-Bop
119
7588
Vince Guaraldi Linus and Lucy Cool Jazz, Television Music
120
7601
Stan Getz and João Gilberto [feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim] Corcovado Cool Jazz, Samba-Jazz
121
7633
The Novas The Crusher Garage Rock, Surf Rock
122
7785
Sylvie Vartan La Plus belle pour aller danser French Pop, Y-y
123
7914
Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Motown Sound
124
8012
Bob Dylan When the Ship Comes In Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
125
8032
The Seekers I'll Never Find Another You Folk Pop, Sunshine Pop
126
8111
Vibrations My Girl Sloopy Rhythm & Blues, Soul
127
8123
Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas Little Children Merseybeat
128
8207
Buck Owens I've Got a Tiger By the Tail Bakersfield Sound
129
8239
Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good Beat Music
130
8328
The Pretty Things Rosalyn British Rhythm & Blues, Freakbeat, Garage Rock, Mod
131
8404
Marvin Gaye Baby Don't You Do It Pop Soul
132
8471
Bob Dylan I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
133
8721
The Rivieras California Sun Rock & Roll, Surf Rock
134
8766
Jacques Brel Mathilde Chanson texte
135
8882
Jay and The Americans Come a Little Bit Closer Pop
136
8965
Bobby Solo Una lacrima sul viso Italo Pop
137
8969
Bob Dylan All I Really Want to Do Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
138
9068
The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Vocal Surf
139
9074
The Animals I'm Crying British Rhythm & Blues, Mod
140
9118
Bob Dylan Only a Pawn in Their Game Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
141
9300
The Reflections (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet Blue Eyed Soul
142
9368
The Mojos Everything's Al'right Merseybeat
143
9435
Bobby Freeman C'mon and Swim Rhythm & Blues
144
9456
Bob Dylan One Too Many Mornings Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
145
9502
Roger Miller Chug-a-Lug Country
146
9595
Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come Pop
147
9675
The Beatles I'll Follow the Sun Folk Pop
148
9703
Shirley Ellis The Name Game Novelty, Pop Soul
149
9862
The Beach Boys When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) Baroque Pop, Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop, Vocal Group

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Charles Aznavour Hier encore Chanson texte
The Honeycombs Have I the Right? Beat Music
Joan Baez There But for Fortune Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Jamaica Ska Jamaican Ska
Buck Owens Together Again Bakersfield Sound
The Maytals Daddy Jamaican Ska
Gino Washington Gino Is a Coward Rock & Roll
Dionne Warwick A House Is Not a Home Pop Soul
The Jelly Beans I Wanna Love Him So Bad Brill Building, Girl Group
Marvin Gaye You're a Wonderful One Pop Soul
The Searchers When You Walk in the Room Merseybeat
The Radiants Voice Your Choice Soul
The Larks The Jerk Pop Soul
Sugar Pie DeSanto Soulful Dress Rhythm & Blues
Frank Sinatra Softly As I Leave You Traditional Pop
Gil Evans Las Vegas Tango Experimental Big Band, Post-Bop
Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch Avant-Garde Jazz
Doc Watson Deep River Blues Appalachian Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
O.V. Wright That's How Strong My Love Is Deep Soul
The Beatles Rock and Roll Music Rock & Roll
Lou Johnson (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Soul
Albert Ayler Summertime Avant-Garde Jazz
The Beatles She's a Woman British Rhythm & Blues
The Rolling Stones Tell Me (You're Coming Back) British Rhythm & Blues
Sam Cooke Good Times Southern Soul
Cilla Black You're My World (Il mio mondo) Baroque Pop
The Beatles You Cant Do That British Rhythm & Blues, Merseybeat
Françoise Hardy Mon amie la rose Chanson, French Pop
Eric "Monty" Morris Sammy Dead Jamaican Ska
Gino Washington Out of This World Soul
Serge Gainsbourg Chez les yé-yés Chanson texte
Bob Dylan Spanish Harlem Incident Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Bachelors Diane Pop, Vocal Group
The Beatles I Don't Want to Spoil the Party Country Rock, Pop Rock
Jacques Brel Jef Chanson texte
Cilla Black Anyone Who Had a Heart Brill Building
Doc Watson Black Mountain Rag Appalachian Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Roger Miller Dang Me Country, Singer/Songwriter
Peter and Gordon I Go to Pieces Beat Music
Barbara Si la photo est bonne Chanson texte
Ennio Morricone Per un pugno di dollari Film Score, Spaghetti Western
Fabrizio De André La canzone di Marinella Canzone d'autore
Jimmy Hughes Steal Away Deep Soul
The Beatles Any Time at All Merseybeat
Dobie Gray The "In" Crowd Northern Soul
The Hollies Just One Look Beat Music
The Ventures Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Surf Rock
Candy and The Kisses The 81 Brill Building, Girl Group
Chad & Jeremy A Summer Song Baroque Pop, Folk Pop
Twinkle Terry Brill Building, Teen Pop
The Animals I'm in Love Again British Blues, British Rhythm & Blues
Gigliola Cinquetti Non ho l'et (per amarti) Italo Pop
The Ronettes Do I Love You? Brill Building, Girl Group
Dave Clark Five Because Beat Music
Gerry and The Pacemakers Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying Merseybeat
The Isley Brothers Who's That Lady Soul
Gilbert Bécaud Nathalie Chanson
Lou Johnson Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird) Soul
Cilla Black It's For You Pop
Jacques Brel Les Bonbons Chanson texte
Salvatore Adamo Tombe la neige Chanson
Rgine Les p'tits papiers Chanson
Shorty Long Devil with the Blue Dress Rhythm & Blues
Howlin' Wolf Hidden Charms Chicago Blues
The Rolling Stones Under the Boardwalk British Rhythm & Blues
The Beach Boys All Summer Long Vocal Surf
Tom Paxton The Last Thing on My Mind Contemporary Folk
Judy Henske High Flying Bird Contemporary Folk
The Four Seasons Dawn (Go Away) Doo-Wop, Pop
Chuck Berry Nadine (Is It You?) Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Gary Lewis & the Playboys This Diamond Ring Beat Music
Johnny Cash Understand Your Man Country
The Ad Libs The Boy from New York City Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Group
Lesley Gore Look of Love Teen Pop
Yardbirds I Wish You Would British Rhythm & Blues
The Kinks Stop Your Sobbing Beat Music
Hasil Adkins She Said Rockabilly
Dave Clark Five Bits and Pieces Beat Music