Top Songs of 1966

RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 4 The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations
2 18 The Beach Boys
God Only Knows
3 36 Ike and Tina Turner
River Deep - Mountain High
4 58 Four Tops
Reach Out I'll Be There
5 94 The Byrds
Eight Miles High
6 100 Buffalo Springfield
For What It's Worth
7 118 Percy Sledge
When a Man Loves a Woman
8 138 The Rolling Stones
Paint It, Black
9 170 The Beatles
Tomorrow Never Knows
10 186 The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
11 212 The Troggs
Wild Thing
12 217 Question Mark and the Mysterians
96 Tears
13 232 The Lovin' Spoonful
Summer in the City
14 249 Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe
15 267 Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin'
16 274 Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness
17 276 James Brown
It's a Man's Man's Man's World
18 294 Bob Dylan
Visions of Johanna
19 298 The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love
20 383 The Monkees
I'm a Believer
21 407 The Beatles
Paperback Writer
22 512 The Walker Brothers
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
23 528 The Left Banke
Walk Away Renée
24 539 The Easybeats
Friday on My Mind
25 542 Bob Dylan
Just Like a Woman
26 621 The Beach Boys
Wouldn't It Be Nice
27 641 The Supremes
You Keep Me Hangin' On
28 649 The 13th Floor Elevators
You're Gonna Miss Me
29 678 The Who
30 729 The Velvet Underground
Sunday Morning
31 779 The Count Five
Psychotic Reaction
32 827 Bob Dylan
I Want You
33 878 The Young Rascals
Good Lovin'
34 900 Sam & Dave
Hold On! I'm a Comin'
35 956 Aaron Neville
Tell It Like It Is
36 969 The Beatles
37 1023 The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
38 1037 Donovan
Season of the Witch
39 1102 Bob Dylan
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
40 1115 The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon
41 1147 The Rolling Stones
19th Nervous Breakdown
42 1236 The Rolling Stones
Under My Thumb
43 1245 Lorraine Ellison
Stay with Me
44 1247 The Beach Boys
Caroline, No
45 1299 The Velvet Underground & Nico
All Tomorrow's Parties
46 1315 The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere
47 1338 Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
48 1341 The Kinks
Dead End Street
49 1356 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
50 1395 The Monkees
Last Train to Clarksville
51 1510 The Seeds
Pushin' Too Hard
52 1546 Bob Dylan
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
53 1648 The Electric Prunes
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
54 1691 The Beatles
55 1821 The Hollies
Bus Stop
56 1826 Eddie Floyd
Knock on Wood
57 1839 Donovan
Sunshine Superman
58 1845 Jimmy Ruffin
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
59 1974 The Beach Boys
Sloop John B.
60 1979 The Beatles
She Said She Said
61 2039 The Beatles
And Your Bird Can Sing
62 2059 Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally
63 2061 Yardbirds
Shapes of Things
64 2116 The Creation
Making Time
65 2142 The Velvet Underground & Nico
Femme Fatale
66 2147 The Beatles
I'm Only Sleeping
67 2257 Fred Neil
Everybody's Talkin'
68 2267 Love
Seven and Seven Is
69 2295 Four Tops
Standing in the Shadows of Love
70 2341 Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances
71 2379 Cream
I Feel Free
72 2399 Herman's Hermits
No Milk Today
73 2411 Small Faces
All or Nothing
74 2439 The Beatles
For No One
75 2492 Jacques Dutronc
Et moi, et moi, et moi
76 2516 The Beatles
Got to Get You into My Life
77 2555 The Isley Brothers
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
78 2725 Michel Polnareff
Love Me, Please Love Me
79 2760 Jr. Walker & The All Stars
(I'm a) Road Runner
80 2848 Jacques Dutronc
Les Playboys
81 3074 The Rolling Stones
Mother's Little Helper
82 3295 The Temptations
Get Ready
83 3467 Tim Hardin
Reason to Believe
84 3486 Cat Stevens
Matthew & Son
85 3493 Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the Night
86 3508 The Rolling Stones
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
87 3557 The Beach Boys
Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
88 3630 The Temptations
(I Know) I'm Losing You
89 3647 Paul Revere & The Raiders
90 3702 The Mamas and the Papas
Monday, Monday
91 3717 Loretta Lynn
Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (with Lovin' on Your Mind)
92 3763 The Lovin' Spoonful
93 3878 Antoine
Les Elucubrations d'Antoine
94 3897 The Beach Boys
You Still Believe in Me
95 3900 The Mothers of Invention
Hungry Freaks, Daddy
96 3927 Manfred Mann
Pretty Flamingo
97 3969 Simon and Garfunkel
I Am a Rock
98 3978 Los Bravos
Black Is Black
99 4000 James & Bobby Purify
I'm Your Puppet
100 4091 Simon and Garfunkel
Homeward Bound
101 4145 Michel Polnareff
La Poupée qui fait non
102 4178 The Beatles
Yellow Submarine
103 4187 Otis Redding
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
104 4205 Bob Lind
Elusive Butterfly
105 4267 Ray Charles
Let's Go Get Stoned
106 4287 The Mothers of Invention
Trouble Comin' Every Day
107 4333 The Beach Boys
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
108 4373 Lee Dorsey
Working in the Coal Mine
109 4408 Johnny Rivers
Secret Agent Man
110 4432 Loretta Lynn
You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
111 4487 Barbara
Ma plus belle histoire d'amour
112 4521 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
It Takes Two
113 4572 The Who
I'm a Boy
114 4574 The Shangri-La's
Past, Present and Future
115 4667 The Troggs
I Can't Control Myself
116 4770 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Summer Wine
117 4943 Bobby Hebb
118 4960 Slim Harpo
Baby Scratch My Back
119 4975 Georges Brassens
Supplique pour etre enterré a la plage de Sète
120 4978 The Barbarians
121 5168 Donovan
Mellow Yellow
122 5209 Robert Parker
123 5244 Yardbirds
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
124 5298 The Music Machine
Talk Talk
125 5322 Tom Jones
Green, Green Grass of Home
126 5330 Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
127 5441 Koko Taylor
Wang Dang Doodle
128 5465 Lee Dorsey
Get Out of My Life, Woman
129 5508 The Supremes
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
130 5628 Love
My Little Red Book
131 5838 Neil Diamond
Solitary Man
132 5883 Simon and Garfunkel
A Hazy Shade of Winter
133 5901 The Rolling Stones
Lady Jane
134 5992 Cher
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
The Righteous Brothers
(You're My) Soul & Inspiration
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Mas que nada
Howard Tate
Ain't Nobody Home
The Ugly Ducklings
The Marvelettes
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Wilson Pickett
Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
Dusty Springfield
Goin' Back
Billy Stewart
The Rolling Stones
Out of Time
Phil Ochs
Love Me, I'm a Liberal
Bob Dylan
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Ennio Morricone
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Shadows of Knight
The Loved Ones
The Loved One
The Lovin' Spoonful
Nashville Cats
Paul Revere & The Raiders
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Carla Thomas
The Temptations
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Simon and Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair (Canticle)
Janis Ian
Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
Over Under Sideways Down
Bob Dylan
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Bob Dylan
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
The Leaves
Hey Joe
Merle Haggard
Swinging Doors
The Capitols
Cool Jerk
Lee Dorsey
Holy Cow
John Mayall
Have You Heard
The Left Banke
Pretty Ballerina
Tommy Roe
Sweet Pea
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Good Thing
I'm So Glad
The Beatles
Doctor Robert
The Association
The Mamas and the Papas
I Saw Her Again
The Seekers
Georgy Girl
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Neil Diamond
Cherry, Cherry
Bobby Fuller Four
Let Her Dance
Nina Simone
Wild Is The Wind
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Diddy Wah Diddy
The Rolling Stones
Goin' Home
The Turtles
Outside Chance
Marvin Gaye
One More Heartache
The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds
The Shades of Blue
Oh! How Happy
The Mothers of Invention
Who Are the Brain Police?
Eddie Cochran
Three Stars
The Kinks
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Laura Nyro
Wedding Bell Blues
Otis Redding
I Can't Turn You Loose
The Troggs
With a Girl Like You
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
I Can Only Give You Everything
Monk Time
Buffalo Springfield
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
The Rolling Stones
Stupid Girl
Laura Nyro
Stoney End
Ray Charles
I Don't Need No Doctor
The Kinks
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Happenings
See You in September
The Grass Roots
Where Were You When I Needed You
The New Vaudeville Band
Winchester Cathedral
Crispian St. Peters
The Pied Piper