Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1966
The Top Songs from 1966

RankAll Time
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ArtistSingleSample
1 3 The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations
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2 22 Ike and Tina Turner
River Deep Mountain High

3 30 The Four Tops
Reach Out (I'll Be There)

4 52 The Beach Boys
God Only Knows
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5 63 Percy Sledge
When a Man Loves a Woman

6 122 The Byrds
Eight Miles High
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7 162 The Troggs
Wild Thing

8 177 Question Mark and the Mysterians
96 Tears

9 179 Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin'

10 180 The Beatles
Tomorrow Never Knows

11 184 The Rolling Stones
Paint It, Black

12 213 The Lovin' Spoonful
Summer in the City

13 224 James Brown
It's a Man's Man's Man's World

14 230 The Beatles
Paperback Writer

15 243 Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness
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16 245 Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe
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17 348 The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby

18 472 The Monkees
I'm a Believer

19 478 The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love

20 498 The Walker Brothers
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

21 499 The Left Banke
Walk Away Renee

22 559 Bobby Fuller Four
I Fought the Law

23 620 The Easybeats
Friday on My Mind

24 624 The Beatles
Rain

25 646 The Young Rascals
Good Lovin'

26 667 James Carr
The Dark End of the Street
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27 679 Sam and Dave
Hold On, I'm Coming
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28 682 The Monkees
Last Train to Clarksville
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29 696 Bob Dylan
Visions of Johanna
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30 761 The Supremes
You Keep Me Hangin' On

31 800 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
Devil with a Blue Dress & Good Golly Miss Molly

32 801 Bob Dylan
Just Like a Woman
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33 848 Aaron Neville
Tell It Like It Is

34 938 The Who
Substitute

35 972 The Velvet Underground
Sunday Morning
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36 981 Bob Dylan
I Want You
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37 1024 The Rolling Stones
19th Nervous Breakdown

38 1038 13th Floor Elevators
You're Gonna Miss Me

39 1101 Nancy Sinatra
These Boots Are Made for Walking

40 1143 Jimmy Ruffin
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

41 1146 The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
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42 1233 Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

43 1245 The Beach Boys
Wouldn't It Be Nice
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44 1257 The Count Five
Psychotic Reaction

45 1378 The Beatles
And Your Bird Can Sing

46 1382 The Isley Brothers
This Old Heart of Mine

47 1403 The Seeds
Pushin' Too Hard

48 1410 The Four Tops
Standing in the Shadows of Love

49 1415 Cream
I Feel Free
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50 1450 Bob Dylan
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
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51 1501 Loretta Lynn
Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind)

52 1582 The Beatles
I'm Only Sleeping

53 1619 Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the Night

54 1624 Eddie Floyd
Knock on Wood

55 1674 The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon
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56 1693 The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere

57 1714 The Yardbirds
Shapes of Things

58 1749 The Hollies
Bus Stop

59 1754 The Beatles
She Said She Said

60 1799 The Velvet Underground & Nico
All Tomorrow's Parties
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61 1819 Cat Stevens
Matthew & Son

62 1957 The Beach Boys
Caroline, No
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63 1999 The Standells
Dirty Water

64 2014 The Velvet Underground & Nico
Femme Fatale
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65 2036 Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

66 2108 Junior Walker & The All-Stars
(I'm a) Roadrunner

67 2132 The Temptations
Get Ready
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68 2162 Lee Dorsey
Get Out of My Life Woman

69 2314 The Kinks
Dead End Street
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70 2354 The Beach Boys
Sloop John B.
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71 2357 James & Bobby Purify
I'm Your Puppet

72 2432 Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances

73 2470 The Swingin' Medallions
Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

74 2493 Donovan
Sunshine Superman
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75 2572 Slim Harpo
Baby Scratch My Back

76 2574 Manfred Mann
Pretty Flamingo

77 2587 The Small Faces
All Or Nothing

78 2627 The Barbarians
Moulty

79 2672 Paul Revere & The Raiders
Hungry

80 2711 Fred Neil
Everybody's Talkin'

81 2729 The Rolling Stones
Out of Time
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82 2764 Billy Stewart
Summertime

83 2854 The Rolling Stones
Under My Thumb
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84 2903 Johnny Rivers
Secret Agent Man

85 2907 Bobby Fuller Four
Let Her Dance

86 2928 Donovan
Season of the Witch
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Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Music Machine
Talk Talk

Merle Haggard
Swinging Doors

Tommy James and The Shondells
Hanky Panky

Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
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Dusty Springfield
Goin' Back

John Mayall
Have You Heard
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Lee Dorsey
Holy Cow

Bob Dylan
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
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The Shadows of Knight
Gloria

Paul Revere & The Raiders
Kicks

Love
Seven and Seven Is
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Tim Hardin
Reason to Believe

The Leaves
Hey Joe

Ray Charles
Let's Go Get Stoned

The Rolling Stones
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow

Otis Redding
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
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The Beatles
For No One

Bob Dylan
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
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Paul Butterfield Blues Band
East-West
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Wilson Pickett
Ninety- Nine and a Half Won't Do

The Beach Boys
Don't Talk (Put Your Hand on My Shoulder)
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The Fugs
Boobs a Lot

Bob Dylan
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
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The Temptations
(I Know) I'm Losing You

Otis Redding
I Can't Turn You Loose

Sam and Dave
You Don't Know Like I Know
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Lee Dorsey
Working in a Coal Mine

Simon and Garfunkel
A Hazy Shade of Winter
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The Temptations
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

The Who
I'm a Boy

The Mamas and the Papas
I Saw Her Again Last Night



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