Regional Hits of 1966

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The standard page for 1966 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1966 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night Moves 0 Moves 0 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night Moves 0 Moves 0 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night 1
2 The Mamas & The Papas Monday Monday Moves -6 Moves -8 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walking Moves -1 Moves -3 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 2
3 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman Moves -9 Moves -5 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Moves -3 Moves 1 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walking 3
4 Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler Ballad of the Green Berets Moves -18 Moves -15 The Beatles Paperback Writer Moves 0 Moves 0 The Beatles Paperback Writer 4
5 Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Moves -13 Moves -21 The Beatles Yellow Submarine Moves 3 Moves -2 The Rolling Stones Paint it Black 5
6 Simon & Garfunkel The Sounds of Silence Moves 0 Moves 0 Simon & Garfunkel The Sounds of Silence Moves -36 Moves 3 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations 6
7 The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' Moves -9 Moves -2 The Rolling Stones Paint it Black Moves 2 Moves -7 The Beatles Michelle 7
8 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Moves 5 Moves 6 The Mamas & The Papas Monday Monday Moves -8 Moves -24 Chris Andrews Yesterday Man 8
9 The Rolling Stones Paint it Black Moves 2 Moves -5 The Four Tops Reach Out (I'll Be There) Moves -10 Moves -10 The Beach Boys I Wanna Go Home (The Wreck of the 'John B') 9
10 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walking Moves 8 Moves -2 New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral Moves -14 Moves -13 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon 10
11 Association Cherish Moves -39 Moves -4 The Beatles We Can Work it Out Moves -4 Moves -6 The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown 11
12 New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral Moves 2 Moves 9 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman Moves -16 Moves -15 The Troggs With a Girl Like You 12
13 Question Mark & The Mysterians 96 Tears Moves -26 Moves -20 The Beatles Eleanor Rigby Moves -12 Moves -7 Herman's Hermits No Milk Today 13
14 The Four Tops Reach Out (I'll Be There) Moves 5 Moves -100 The Beatles Michelle Moves 7 Moves -21 Sonny & Cher Little Man 14
15 The Beatles We Can Work it Out Moves 4 Moves -6 The Troggs Wild Thing Moves -26 Moves 4 The Beatles We Can Work it Out 15
16 Tommy James & the Shondells Hanky Panky Moves -10 Moves 9 The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' Moves -70 Moves 8 The Mamas & The Papas Monday Monday 16
17 The Monkees Last Train to Clarksville Moves -7 Moves -22 The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown Moves 6 Moves -12 The Beach Boys Barbara Ann 17
18 The Young Rascals Good Lovin' Moves -27 Moves 13 Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Moves -16 Moves -3 Los Bravos Black is Black 18
19 The Beatles Paperback Writer Moves 15 Moves -31 The Beach Boys I Wanna Go Home (The Wreck of the 'John B') Moves 10 Moves 10 The Four Tops Reach Out (I'll Be There) 19
20 The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love Moves -13 Moves -151 Herman's Hermits No Milk Today Moves 7 Moves -61 David Garrick Dear Mrs Applebee 20

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