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


RankAll Time
1 3 The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations
2 21 The Beach Boys
God Only Knows
3 25 Ike and Tina Turner
River Deep - Mountain High

4 56 Four Tops
Reach Out I'll Be There

5 93 Percy Sledge
When a Man Loves a Woman

6 101 Buffalo Springfield
For What It's Worth
7 108 The Byrds
Eight Miles High
8 156 The Rolling Stones
Paint It, Black

9 207 The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby

10 211 The Troggs
Wild Thing

11 215 Question Mark and the Mysterians
96 Tears

12 227 The Beatles
Tomorrow Never Knows

13 243 The Lovin' Spoonful
Summer in the City

14 253 Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe
15 254 Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin'

16 280 James Brown
It's a Man's Man's Man's World

17 342 Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness
18 350 The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love

19 367 Bob Dylan
Visions of Johanna
20 426 The Monkees
I'm a Believer

21 451 The Beatles
Paperback Writer

22 561 The Walker Brothers
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

23 573 The Easybeats
Friday on My Mind

24 585 The Left Banke
Walk Away Renée

25 587 Bob Dylan
Just Like a Woman
26 646 The Supremes
You Keep Me Hangin' On

27 709 13th Floor Elevators
You're Gonna Miss Me

28 731 The Beach Boys
Wouldn't It Be Nice
29 818 The Young Rascals
Good Lovin'

30 822 Sam & Dave
Hold On! I'm a Comin'
31 848 The Count Five
Psychotic Reaction

32 902 The Who

33 968 The Velvet Underground
Sunday Morning
34 999 Aaron Neville
Tell It Like It Is

35 1002 Bob Dylan
I Want You
36 1066 The Beatles

37 1124 The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon
38 1204 Donovan
Season of the Witch
39 1207 Bob Dylan
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
40 1223 The Rolling Stones
19th Nervous Breakdown

41 1239 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly

42 1240 Lorraine Ellison
Stay with Me

43 1248 The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
44 1357 The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere

45 1362 Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

46 1373 The Kinks
Dead End Street
47 1378 The Monkees
Last Train to Clarksville
48 1397 The Velvet Underground & Nico
All Tomorrow's Parties
49 1490 The Beach Boys
Caroline, No
50 1736 Jimmy Ruffin
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

51 1740 The Seeds
Pushin' Too Hard

52 1778 Eddie Floyd
Knock on Wood

53 1779 Bob Dylan
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
54 1830 The Beach Boys
Sloop John B.
55 1861 The Hollies
Bus Stop

56 1906 The Rolling Stones
Under My Thumb
57 1943 The Beatles

58 2055 Donovan
Sunshine Superman
59 2083 Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

60 2099 The Beatles
She Said She Said

61 2129 Cream
I Feel Free
62 2134 Yardbirds
Shapes of Things

63 2135 The Beatles
I'm Only Sleeping

64 2167 Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances

65 2189 The Velvet Underground & Nico
Femme Fatale
66 2234 The Isley Brothers
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

67 2310 The Electric Prunes
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)

68 2316 Love
Seven and Seven Is
69 2335 Fred Neil
Everybody's Talkin'

70 2354 Four Tops
Standing in the Shadows of Love

71 2410 Jacques Dutronc
Et moi, et moi, et moi

72 2420 The Beatles
And Your Bird Can Sing

73 2423 Small Faces
All or Nothing

74 2564 Herman's Hermits
No Milk Today

75 2570 Jr. Walker & The All Stars
(I'm a) Road Runner

76 2608 Michel Polnareff
Love Me, Please Love Me

77 2678 Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the Night

78 2838 The Creation
Making Time

79 3258 The Beatles
Got to Get You into My Life

80 3303 The Temptations
Get Ready
81 3332 Paul Revere & The Raiders

82 3334 The Mamas and the Papas
Monday, Monday

83 3396 The Beatles
For No One

84 3406 Cat Stevens
Matthew & Son

85 3442 The Temptations
(I Know) I'm Losing You

86 3528 Antoine
Les Elucubrations d'Antoine

87 3535 Manfred Mann
Pretty Flamingo

88 3580 Loretta Lynn
Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind)

89 3687 Jacques Dutronc
Les Playboys

90 3717 James & Bobby Purify
I'm Your Puppet

91 3855 The Lovin' Spoonful

92 3869 Simon and Garfunkel
Homeward Bound

93 3876 Simon and Garfunkel
I Am a Rock

94 3896 Ray Charles
Let's Go Get Stoned

95 3936 Los Bravos
Black Is Black

96 3994 Bob Lind
Elusive Butterfly

97 4009 Johnny Rivers
Secret Agent Man

98 4070 The Rolling Stones
Mother's Little Helper

99 4082 Lee Dorsey
Working in the Coal Mine

100 4098 The Rolling Stones
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?

101 4117 Otis Redding
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
102 4129 Barbara
Ma plus belle histoire d'amour

103 4157 Michel Polnareff
La Poupée qui fait non

104 4299 The Shangri-La's
Past, Present and Future

105 4338 The Mothers of Invention
Trouble Comin' Every Day
106 4371 Loretta Lynn
You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)

107 4602 Slim Harpo
Baby Scratch My Back

108 4688 The Who
I'm a Boy

109 4723 The Beach Boys
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

110 4771 Bobby Hebb

111 4796 The Swingin' Medallions
Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

112 4918 The Beach Boys
Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
113 4932 Donovan
Mellow Yellow

114 4994 Yardbirds
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago

115 5051 The Music Machine
Talk Talk

116 5061 The Barbarians

117 5099 The Beatles
Yellow Submarine

118 5108 The Supremes
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart

119 5116 Robert Parker

120 5146 Georges Brassens
Supplique pour etre enterré a la plage de Sète

121 5197 Koko Taylor
Wang Dang Doodle

122 5213 Neil Diamond
Solitary Man

123 5351 Tim Hardin
Reason to Believe

124 5416 Cher
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

125 5437 Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
126 5440 Lee Dorsey
Get Out of My Life, Woman

127 5464 Simon and Garfunkel
A Hazy Shade of Winter
128 5704 The Righteous Brothers
(You're My) Soul & Inspiration

129 5945 Dusty Springfield
Goin' Back

130 5955 Wilson Pickett
Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)

131 5983 The Beach Boys
You Still Believe in Me

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
My Little Red Book

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Mas que nada

The Marvelettes
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game

Billy Stewart

Paul Revere & The Raiders
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

The Ugly Ducklings

The Temptations
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

The Lovin' Spoonful
Nashville Cats

Simon and Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair (Canticle)

Phil Ochs
Love Me, I'm a Liberal
Janis Ian
Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)

Carla Thomas

The Loved Ones
The Loved One

Bob Dylan
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Over Under Sideways Down

Ennio Morricone
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Shadows of Knight

The Association

The Rolling Stones
Lady Jane

The Seekers
Georgy Girl

The Capitols
Cool Jerk

The Leaves
Hey Joe

Bob Dylan
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
Bob Dylan
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Good Thing

The Beatles
Doctor Robert

The Left Banke
Pretty Ballerina

Tommy Roe
Sweet Pea

Neil Diamond
Cherry, Cherry

Paul Revere & The Raiders

John Mayall
Have You Heard
Lee Dorsey
Holy Cow

The Mamas and the Papas
I Saw Her Again

Merle Haggard
Swinging Doors
The Mothers of Invention
Hungry Freaks, Daddy

I'm So Glad

The Rolling Stones
Out of Time
Bobby Fuller Four
Let Her Dance

Nina Simone
Wild Is The Wind  

Marvin Gaye
One More Heartache

The Rolling Stones
Goin' Home

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Diddy Wah Diddy

The Turtles
Outside Chance

The New Vaudeville Band
Winchester Cathedral

The Shades of Blue
Oh! How Happy

Otis Redding
I Can't Turn You Loose

Eddie Cochran
Three Stars

The Mothers of Invention
Who Are the Brain Police?

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sam & Dave
You Don't Know Like I Know
The Kinks
Dedicated Follower of Fashion

I Can Only Give You Everything

Laura Nyro
Wedding Bell Blues

The Troggs
I Can't Control Myself

The Troggs
With a Girl Like You

Howard Tate
Ain't Nobody Home


The Happenings
See You in September

The Rolling Stones
Stupid Girl

Tom Jones
Green, Green Grass of Home

Ray Charles
I Don't Need No Doctor

Crispian St. Peters
The Pied Piper

Buffalo Springfield
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

Monk Time

Laura Nyro
Stoney End

The Kinks
I'm Not Like Everybody Else

The Grass Roots
Where Were You When I Needed You

The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds