Top Songs of 1966


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
4
The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Baroque Pop, Progressive Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
2
16
The Beach Boys God Only Knows Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Progressive Pop, Sunshine Pop
3
62
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Brill Building, Pop Soul
4
89
Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth Folk Rock
5
97
Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There Motown Sound
6
115
The Rolling Stones Paint It, Black Mod, Psychedelic Rock
7
131
The Byrds Eight Miles High Psychedelic Rock
8
154
Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman Deep Soul
9
157
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock
10
186
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby Baroque Pop
11
234
Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness Deep Soul
12
239
The Troggs Wild Thing Garage Rock
13
310
? and the Mysterians 96 Tears Garage Rock
14
320
The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' British Rhythm & Blues
15
324
The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
16
359
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
17
409
The Monkees I'm a Believer Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
18
444
The 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
19
483
James Brown It's a Man's Man's Man's World Deep Soul
20
502
The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love Girl Group, Motown Sound
21
504
Bob Dylan Visions of Johanna Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
22
579
The Easybeats Friday on My Mind Beat Music, Mod
23
630
The Beatles Paperback Writer Power Pop
24
678
Bob Dylan Just Like a Woman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
25
721
The Who Substitute Beat Music, British Rhythm & Blues, Mod
26
772
The Left Banke Walk Away Renée Baroque Pop
27
790
The Count Five Psychotic Reaction Acid Rock, Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
28
820
The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore Baroque Pop, Brill Building
29
864
The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On Girl Group, Motown Sound
30
894
The Velvet Underground Sunday Morning Art Pop
31
906
Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin' Southern Soul
32
965
The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice Baroque Pop, Sunshine Pop
33
970
The Rolling Stones Under My Thumb British Rhythm & Blues, Mod
34
991
The Beatles Rain Freakbeat, Psychedelic Rock
35
1000
The Young Rascals Good Lovin' Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock
36
1071
The Kinks Sunny Afternoon Pop Rock
37
1085
The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg Motown Sound
38
1096
Bob Dylan I Want You Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
39
1146
Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly Blue Eyed Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
40
1163
Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is Deep Soul
41
1218
Donovan Season of the Witch Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
42
1285
The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown British Rhythm & Blues, Mod
43
1324
Bob Dylan Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
44
1326
The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
45
1363
Lorraine Ellison Stay with Me Deep Soul
46
1371
Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Motown Sound
47
1445
The Monkees Last Train to Clarksville Pop Rock
48
1478
The Beach Boys Caroline, No Art Pop, Baroque Pop
49
1493
The Velvet Underground & Nico All Tomorrow's Parties Art Rock, Experimental Rock
50
1505
The Beatles Taxman Pop Rock
51
1544
The Beatles For No One Baroque Pop
52
1580
Dusty Springfield You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
53
1621
The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
54
1775
The Beatles I'm Only Sleeping Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
55
1777
The Hollies Bus Stop Pop Rock
56
1826
Donovan Sunshine Superman Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
57
1913
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally Southern Soul
58
1935
Ennio Morricone The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Film Score, Spaghetti Western
59
1973
The Beatles She Said She Said Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
60
1980
Eddie Floyd Knock on Wood Southern Soul
61
2012
The Kinks Dead End Street Mod, Pop Rock
62
2023
The Rolling Stones Mother's Little Helper Mod
63
2062
Bob Dylan Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
64
2104
The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing Power Pop, Psychedelic Rock
65
2132
Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night Standards
66
2231
The Velvet Underground & Nico Femme Fatale Art Pop
67
2236
Jacques Dutronc Et moi, et moi, et moi Beat Music, French Pop
68
2262
The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) Motown Sound, Northern Soul
69
2283
Love 7 and 7 Is Garage Rock, Proto-Punk, Psychedelic Rock
70
2306
Yardbirds Shapes of Things Freakbeat, Mod, Psychedelic Rock
71
2449
Los Bravos Black Is Black Beat Music
72
2629
The Creation Making Time Freakbeat, Garage Rock, Mod
73
2682
Simon and Garfunkel Scarborough Fair (Canticle) Chamber Folk, Folk Pop
74
2699
The Beach Boys Sloop John B Baroque Pop, Sunshine Pop
75
2767
Simon and Garfunkel Homeward Bound Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
76
2908
The Rolling Stones Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? Psychedelic Rock
77
3035
The Beatles Got to Get You into My Life Pop Rock
78
3085
Monks Monk Time Freakbeat, Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
79
3093
Small Faces All or Nothing Mod, Pop Rock
80
3101
Michel Polnareff Love Me, Please Love Me Chanson, French Pop
81
3122
Wilson Pickett Land of 1000 Dances Southern Soul
82
3146
Billy Stewart Summertime Chicago Soul
83
3226
Cream I Feel Free Blues Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
84
3301
The Rolling Stones Lady Jane Baroque Pop, Folk Pop
85
3312
The Temptations Get Ready Motown Sound
86
3354
Loretta Lynn Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (with Lovin' on Your Mind) Honky Tonk
87
3402
The Mothers of Invention Trouble Every Day Blues Rock, Experimental Rock, Garage Rock
88
3406
Herman's Hermits No Milk Today Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
89
3417
Fred Neil Everybody's Talkin' Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
90
3559
Antoine Les Elucubrations d'Antoine Beat Music, French Pop
91
3588
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Modal Jazz
92
3619
Donovan Mellow Yellow Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
93
3627
Adriano Celentano Il ragazzo della Via Gluck Italo Pop
94
3654
Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Blues Rock, Brass Band
95
3671
The Beach Boys I Just Wasn't Made for These Times Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Progressive Pop
96
3687
The Music Machine Talk Talk Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
97
3696
Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love Motown Sound
98
3703
The Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You Motown Sound
99
3843
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Soul Jazz
100
3874
The Left Banke Pretty Ballerina Baroque Pop
101
3979
Jacques Dutronc Les Playboys Beat Music, French Pop
102
3996
Janis Ian Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
103
4015
Cher Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Baroque Pop, Folk Pop
104
4089
The Who I'm a Boy Mod
105
4111
Tim Hardin Reason to Believe Contemporary Folk
106
4178
Simon and Garfunkel I Am a Rock Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
107
4305
The Capitols Cool Jerk Rhythm & Blues, Soul
108
4309
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Children's Music, Pop Rock
109
4360
Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Chicago Blues, Soul Blues
110
4381
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Mas que nada Bossa Nova, Lounge
111
4473
Bob Dylan One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
112
4535
Paul Revere & The Raiders Hungry Garage Rock, Pop Rock
113
4541
James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet Pop Soul, Southern Soul
114
4647
The Kinks I'm Not Like Everybody Else Garage Rock, Mod
115
4693
Simon and Garfunkel A Hazy Shade of Winter Folk Pop, Folk Rock
116
4698
Barbara Ma plus belle histoire d'amour Chanson à texte
117
4709
Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo Beat Music
118
4714
Yardbirds Happenings Ten Years Time Ago Freakbeat, Psychedelic Rock
119
4751
Paul Revere & The Raiders Kicks Garage Rock, Pop Rock
120
4911
The Beach Boys Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) Baroque Pop, Sunshine Pop
121
4932
Jr. Walker & The All Stars (I'm a) Road Runner Rhythm & Blues, Soul
122
4951
Fred Neil The Dolphins Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
123
5025
Cat Stevens Matthew & Son Baroque Pop, Folk Pop
124
5074
The Rolling Stones Out of Time Blues Rock
125
5077
Bobby Hebb Sunny Soul
126
5135
Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man Rock & Roll, Television Music
127
5172
The Mamas and the Papas Monday, Monday Sunshine Pop
128
5243
Tom Jones Green, Green Grass of Home Blue Eyed Soul
129
5275
Lee Dorsey Working in the Coal Mine New Orleans R&B, Soul
130
5298
Los Brincos Mejor Beat Music
131
5411
Michel Polnareff La Poupée qui fait non Chanson, French Pop
132
5472
Neil Diamond Solitary Man Folk Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
133
5639
Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Deep Soul
134
5770
Wilson Pickett Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) Southern Soul
135
5794
Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned Pop Soul
136
5889
Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down Blues Rock, British Rhythm & Blues, Mod, Psychedelic Rock
137
5897
Love My Little Red Book Garage Rock, Pop Rock
138
5919
The Marvelettes The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game Girl Group, Motown Sound
139
6035
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Folk Pop, Sunshine Pop
140
6037
Loretta Lynn You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man) Honky Tonk
141
6045
Elvis Presley Tomorrow Is a Long Time Pop Rock
142
6065
The Beach Boys You Still Believe in Me Baroque Pop
143
6116
The Blues Magoos We Ain't Got Nothing Yet Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
144
6208
Cecil Taylor Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) Free Jazz
145
6348
The Supremes Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart Girl Group, Motown Sound
146
6359
The Troggs I Can't Control Myself Beat Music, British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock
147
6362
John Coltrane Ascension Free Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
148
6370
Robert Parker Barefootin' New Orleans R&B, Soul
149
6405
The Mamas and the Papas I Saw Her Again Folk Pop, Sunshine Pop
150
6519
Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back Rhythm & Blues, Swamp Blues
151
6651
The Loved Ones The Loved One Blues Rock, Garage Rock
152
6725
John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Electric Blues
153
6792
Bob Dylan Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) Blues Rock, Folk Rock
154
6965
The Association Along Comes Mary Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
155
6998
The Lovin' Spoonful Nashville Cats Country Rock, Folk Rock
156
7129
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two Motown Sound
157
7247
Howard Tate Ain't Nobody Home Southern Soul
158
7390
Cher Alfie Traditional Pop
159
7394
The Who Boris the Spider Freakbeat, Mod
160
7517
Georges Brassens Supplique pour etre enterré a la plage de Sète Chanson à texte
161
7527
The Animals Don't Bring Me Down British Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock, Mod
162
7666
The Heptones Fattie Fattie Rocksteady
163
7669
The Maytals Bam-Bam Jamaican Ska
164
7727
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East-West Blues Rock
165
7742
The Association Cherish Pop Rock
166
7751
The Barbarians Moulty Garage Rock
167
7886
Ray Charles I Don't Need No Doctor Rhythm & Blues
168
7931
John Mayall All Your Love Blues Rock, British Blues
169
8005
Dusty Springfield Goin' Back Baroque Pop, Blue Eyed Soul
170
8067
The Righteous Brothers (You're My) Soul & Inspiration Baroque Pop, Blue Eyed Soul
171
8164
Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
172
8170
Wilson Pickett 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) Soul
173
8206
The Incredible String Band October Song Contemporary Folk
174
8217
The Rolling Stones I Am Waiting Baroque Pop, Folk Rock
175
8220
Jacques Dutronc Les Cactus Beat Music, French Pop, Garage Rock
176
8252
The Shadows of Knight Gloria Garage Rock
177
8260
The Ugly Ducklings Nothin' Garage Rock
178
8341
The Mothers of Invention Hungry Freaks, Daddy Psychedelic Rock, Satire
179
8350
Ennio Morricone The Ecstasy of Gold Film Score, Spaghetti Western
180
8485
The Shades of Blue Oh! How Happy Blue Eyed Soul
181
8538
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
182
8544
Delroy Wilson Dancing Mood Rocksteady
183
8618
Michel Polnareff Sous quelle étoile suis-je né Chanson, French Pop, Singer/Songwriter
184
8661
Johnny Rivers Poor Side of Town Traditional Pop
185
8951
The Who Happy Jack Freakbeat, Mod
186
8976
Merle Haggard The Fugitive Bakersfield Sound
187
9021
Bob Dylan Absolutely Sweet Marie Folk Rock
188
9101
The Monkees (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone Pop Rock
189
9147
Paul Revere & The Raiders (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone Beat Music, Garage Rock
190
9152
The Remains Don't Look Back Garage Rock
191
9247
Peter and Gordon Woman Pop
192
9249
Mina Se telefonando Italo Pop
193
9283
The Animals Inside - Looking Out British Rhythm & Blues
194
9335
John Mayall Ramblin' on My Mind Blues Rock, British Blues
195
9431
Lee Dorsey Holy Cow New Orleans R&B, Southern Soul
196
9624
Bob Dylan 4th Time Around Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
197
9659
The Who So Sad About Us Freakbeat, Mod
198
9681
Tommy Roe Sweet Pea Bubblegum
199
9757
Crispian St. Peters The Pied Piper Sunshine Pop
200
9786
Syndicate of Sound Little Girl Garage Rock
201
9809
The Temptations Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Motown Sound
202
9813
Violeta Parra Gracias a la vida Andean Folk Music, Neuva canción latinoameric, Singer/Songwriter

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