Songs from the Year 1965

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This page lists the top songs of 1965 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1965 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1965. A list of the most distinctive songs of 1965 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

The top ten song artists of 1965 were:

1:The Beatles2:The Rolling Stones3:Herman's Hermits4:Petula Clark5:The Byrds
6:Bob Dylan7:The Righteous Brothers8:Sonny & Cher9:The Supremes10:Elvis Presley
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 1965 UK 1 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, WABC NY 1 of 1965, Keener 1 - Jun 1965 (8 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1965 (20 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1965 (40 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1965 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1966 (5 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1965, Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, Europarade 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1965, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1965), 1 in 2FM list, DDD 1 of 1965, D.Marsh 1 of 1965, nuTsie 1 of 1960s, Europe 2 of the 1960s (1965), Rolling Stone 2, Acclaimed 2 (1965), US Radio 3 of 1965 (peak 1 10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1965), US CashBox 5 of 1965, DMDB 5 (1965), Flanders 6 - Aug 1965 (3 months), Virgin 6, KQV 14 of 1965, RIAA 16, South Africa 17 of 1965, Brazil 18 of 1966, WXPN 20, US BB 26 of 1965, POP 26 of 1965, Belgium 30 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 39 (1965), Belgium 43 of all time, OzNet 48, Italy 62 of 1965, Germany 79 of the 1960s (peak 1 19 weeks), TheQ 97, UKMIX 912, RYM 8 of 1965, WFUV 19, Party 212 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 The Beatles Help! 1965 UK 1 - Jul 1965 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada 1 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1965 (34 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1965 (14 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Nov 1965, Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1965, Europarade 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1965), WABC NY 2 of 1965, Germany 2 - Aug 1965 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1965), Keener 5 - Aug 1965 (6 weeks), Flanders 5 - Aug 1965 (3 months), Australia 5 of 1965, South Africa 8 of 1965, US CashBox 11 of 1965, US Radio 12 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), Europe 18 of the 1960s (1965), KQV 19 of 1965, Italy 24 of 1965, DDD 25 of 1965, Rolling Stone 29, D.Marsh 29 of 1965, Brazil 47 of 1965, Scrobulate 77 of classic rock, Acclaimed 134 (1965), Germany 143 of the 1960s (peak 2 15 weeks), Belgium 193 of all time, OzNet 232, UKMIX 410, WXPN 427, RYM 6 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 The Beatles Yesterday 1965 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada 1 - Sep 1965 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1965 (23 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1965 (15 weeks), Flanders 1 - Oct 1965 (4 months), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1997 (1965), ASCAP song of 1965, Keener 2 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1966, Grammy in 1965 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1965), Europe 5 of the 1960s (1965), Denmark 7 of 1966, DDD 7 of 1965, UK 8 - Mar 1976 (9 weeks), Germany 8 - Jan 1966 (3 months), DMDB 10 (1965), US Radio 13 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), Rolling Stone 13, Australia 14 of 1965, OzNet 14, Belgium 16 - May 1976 (5 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1965, US BB 25 of 1965, POP 25 of 1965, nuTsie 28 of 1960s, Virgin 33, KQV 38 of 1965, Scrobulate 39 of classic rock, WXPN 48, TheQ 49, Poland 51 of all time, Belgium 53 of all time, RIAA 56, US CashBox 68 of 1965, Italy 88 of 1965, Acclaimed 117 (1965), Germany 373 of the 1960s (peak 6 8 weeks), RYM 11 of 1965, BBC Rich Song 4 (songwriter royalties $32.2M), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 1965 US BB 1 of 1965, Keener 1 - Aug 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1965 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1965 (23 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1990 (5 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1990, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1991, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1990, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1965), POP 1 of 1965, Belgium 2 - Dec 1990 (11 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1991), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1990), US Billboard 4 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, Switzerland 4 - Dec 1990 (16 weeks), OzNet 5, Germany 7 - Jan 1991 (3 months), Flanders 10 - Sep 1965 (2 months), Scrobulate 11 of oldies, UK 14 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 15 - Sep 1990 (21 weeks), South Africa 19 of 1965, Europe 21 of the 1960s (1965), DDD 24 of 1965, KQV 25 of 1965, AFI 27, ARC 28 of 1990 (peak 8 11 weeks), Switzerland 29 of 1991, US CashBox 32 of 1965, WABC NY 33 of 1965, US Radio 37 of 1965 (peak 4 8 weeks), Brazil 41 of 1991, DMDB 65 (1965), UKMIX 67, WXPN 298, Rolling Stone 365, Acclaimed 1056 (1965), RYM 16 of 1965, NY Daily Love list 19, BBC Rich Song 5 (songwriter royalties $29.7M), Party 07 of 1999
5 Petula Clark Downtown 1965 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1964 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada 1 - Dec 1964 (18 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1965 (6 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1965, NZ Lever 1 - Jan 1965 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1965, Europarade 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1965, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1964), UK 2 - Nov 1964 (15 weeks), KQV 2 of 1965, Keener 2 - Dec 1964 (6 weeks), Grammy in 1964 (Nominated), Holland 3 - Jan 1965 (15 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1965, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1965), US Radio 5 of 1965 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1965, Norway 8 - Jan 1965 (6 weeks), Flanders 11 - Feb 1965 (2 months), US BB 15 of 1965, POP 15 of 1965, Belgium 17 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1965, Germany 41 of the 1960s (peak 1 21 weeks), RIAA 212, UKMIX 227, Acclaimed 692 (1964), RYM 16 of 1964
6 The Beatles Ticket to Ride 1965 UK 1 - Apr 1965 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada 1 - Apr 1965 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1965 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1965 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1965, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1965, Europarade 1 for 8 weeks - May 1965, Germany 2 - May 1965 (3 months), South Africa 3 of 1965, D.Marsh 4 of 1965, Keener 6 - Apr 1965 (2 weeks), DDD 9 of 1965, Flanders 10 - May 1965 (3 months), Scrobulate 16 of 60s, US Radio 23 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 25 of 1965, US CashBox 36 of 1965, nuTsie 48 of 1960s, Acclaimed 249 (1965), Germany 333 of the 1960s (peak 2 10 weeks), Rolling Stone 384, WXPN 594, OzNet 613, RYM 5 of 1965
7 Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Wooly Bully 1965 Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Apr 1965 (7 weeks), Holland 1 - Jun 1965 (32 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jun 1965 (4 months), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1965), Top Song of 1965 of the Billboard 50th list, US Billboard 2 - Apr 1965 (18 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1965, Canada 2 - Apr 1965 (18 weeks), Germany 3 - Jul 1965 (5 months), US Radio 4 of 1965 (peak 2 12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1965), US BB 6 of 1965, POP 6 of 1965, Norway 7 - Sep 1965 (1 week), KQV 9 of 1965, UK 11 - Jun 1965 (15 weeks), WABC NY 12 of 1965, D.Marsh 24 of 1965, DDD 30 of 1965, Brazil 45 of 1966, Germany 66 of the 1960s (peak 2 19 weeks), Acclaimed 344 (1965), RYM 77 of 1965, Party 254 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
8 The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man 1965 UK 1 - Jun 1965 (14 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - May 1965 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1965), Canada 2 - May 1965 (12 weeks), Germany 2 - Aug 1965 (5 months), Holland 3 - Jun 1965 (28 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1965 (6 weeks), DDD 6 of 1965, KQV 10 of 1965, D.Marsh 10 of 1965, South Africa 14 of 1965, US Radio 16 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), Flanders 18 - Aug 1965 (1 month), WABC NY 21 of 1965, nuTsie 21 of 1960s, US CashBox 26 of 1965, Acclaimed 29 (1965), Europe 37 of the 1960s (1965), Brazil 40 of 1965, Scrobulate 56 of folk rock, Italy 60 of 1965, DMDB 71 (1965), Rolling Stone 79, Germany 117 of the 1960s (peak 2 19 weeks), UKMIX 725, WXPN 733, OzNet 879, RYM 10 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 The Beatles We Can Work it Out 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1965 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1966, Canada 1 - Dec 1965 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1965 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1966, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1966, Keener 2 - Dec 1965 (7 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1966 (4 months), Flanders 3 - Jan 1966 (3 months), Australia 3 of 1965, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1966), UK sales 7 of the 1960s (1,380 k in 1965), WABC NY 8 of 1966, NZ Listner 8 - Mar 1966 (2 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1966, US Radio 16 of 1966 (peak 1 8 weeks), D.Marsh 17 of 1965, KQV 21 of 1966, DDD 34 of 1965, Italy 36 of 1966, Scrobulate 75 of classic rock, Germany 167 of the 1960s (peak 2 15 weeks), WXPN 451, UKMIX 553, Acclaimed 1272 (1965), RYM 2 of 1965
10 Nini Rosso Il Silenzio 1965 Keener 1 - Sep 1965 (5 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jul 1965 (4 months), Germany 1 - Jan 1966 (8 months), Europarade 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1965, Germany 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1965, Holland 2 - Jun 1965 (45 weeks), Germany 2 of the 1960s (peak 1 30 weeks), Italy 3 of 1965, Norway 4 - Oct 1965 (5 weeks), UK 8 - Aug 1965 (14 weeks), Australia 9 of 1965, Brazil 61 of 1966
11 The Rolling Stones Get Off of My Cloud 1965 UK 1 - Oct 1965 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 1 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1965 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1965, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1966, Record World 2 - 1965, Norway 2 - Nov 1965 (13 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1966 (4 months), Holland 3 - Nov 1965 (14 weeks), Flanders 8 - Nov 1965 (3 months), D.Marsh 9 of 1965, US Radio 14 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), DDD 17 of 1965, WABC NY 23 of 1965, KQV 30 of 1965, US BB 32 of 1965, POP 32 of 1965, Germany 101 of the 1960s (peak 1 15 weeks), UKMIX 755, Acclaimed 1067 (1965), RYM 23 of 1965
12 The Rolling Stones The Last Time 1965 UK 1 - Mar 1965 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1965 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1965 (4 months), Europarade 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1965, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1965, Holland 2 - Mar 1965 (19 weeks), Flanders 4 - Apr 1965 (3 months), US Billboard 9 - Mar 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 10 - 1965, Canada 14 - Mar 1965 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 29 of rhythm & blues, DDD 52 of 1965, Germany 71 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 103 of 1965 (peak 9 5 weeks), Acclaimed 759 (1965), RYM 25 of 1965
13 Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1965), Rolling Stone 1, Acclaimed 1 (1965), US Billboard 2 - Jul 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 2 - 1965, Canada 2 - Aug 1965 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1965, DDD 3 of 1965, WXPN 3, nuTsie 3 of 1960s, UK 4 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 4 - Aug 1965 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 4 of folk, 5 in 2FM list, DMDB 6 (1965), Holland 7 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Germany 18 - Oct 1965 (2 months), Europe 28 of the 1960s (1965), WABC NY 34 of 1965, US CashBox 38 of 1965, KQV 46 of 1965, US Radio 48 of 1965 (peak 2 7 weeks), Belgium 91 of all time, Brazil 92 of 1966, RIAA 92, TheQ 178, OzNet 570, RYM 1 of 1965, WFUV 2, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
14 The Beatles Day Tripper 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1965 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1965 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1965 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1965 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1965, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1966, Keener 2 - Dec 1965 (7 weeks), Australia 3 of 1965, US Billboard 5 - Dec 1965 (10 weeks), NZ Listner 8 - Mar 1966 (2 weeks), Record World 12 - 1966, D.Marsh 17 of 1965, Brazil 19 of 1966, DDD 38 of 1965, Italy 65 of 1966, Scrobulate 97 of classic rock, US Radio 101 of 1966 (peak 5 4 weeks), OzNet 467, Acclaimed 919 (1965), RYM 2 of 1965
15 Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 1965 UK 1 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jul 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Jul 1965 (7 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, Germany 3 - Oct 1965 (3 months), Canada 4 - Jul 1965 (16 weeks), Holland 4 - Aug 1965 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1965), Norway 6 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), US BB 7 of 1965, POP 7 of 1965, WABC NY 8 of 1965, Flanders 12 - Sep 1965 (3 months), US CashBox 14 of 1965, US Radio 17 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), KQV 27 of 1965, DDD 33 of 1965, RIAA 254, Germany 321 of the 1960s (peak 3 13 weeks), Rolling Stone 444, Acclaimed 607 (1965), UKMIX 738, RYM 46 of 1965, NY Daily Love list 30
16 Elvis Presley Crying in the Chapel 1965 UK 1 - May 1965 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1965 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1965 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1965, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1965, Keener 2 - May 1965 (7 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), US Billboard 3 - Apr 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 3 - 1965, Flanders 4 - Jun 1965 (4 months), South Africa 11 of 1965, US CashBox 12 of 1965, Holland 13 - Jun 1965 (12 weeks), Australia 19 of 1965, US Radio 26 of 1965 (peak 3 10 weeks), D.Marsh 26 of 1965, KQV 49 of 1965, WABC NY 78 of 1965, UKMIX 467, Acclaimed 1695 (1965), RYM 80 of 1965
17 Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction 1965 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Aug 1965 (7 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1965 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, UK 3 - Sep 1965 (13 weeks), Holland 3 - Sep 1965 (13 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1966 (3 months), KQV 15 of 1965, Flanders 15 - Nov 1965 (1 month), US Radio 18 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1965, WABC NY 27 of 1965, DDD 53 of 1965, Europe 61 of the 1960s (1965), Acclaimed 2337 (1965), RYM 75 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
18 The Temptations My Girl 1965 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1965 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1965), ASCAP song of 1964, UK 2 - Mar 1965 (13 weeks), US BB 2 of 1965, DDD 2 of 1964, POP 2 of 1965, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), Record World 3 - 1965, Keener 3 - Dec 1964 (6 weeks), KQV 6 of 1965, US Radio 9 of 1965 (peak 1 10 weeks), nuTsie 10 of 1960s, D.Marsh 11 of 1965, US CashBox 16 of 1965, Japan (Tokyo) 16 - Feb 1992 (10 weeks), 18 in 2FM list, Holland 19 - Sep 1989 (6 weeks), Canada 20 - Feb 1965 (11 weeks), DMDB 31 (1965), Scrobulate 33 of soul, WABC NY 40 of 1965, RIAA 45, Acclaimed 69 (1964), Rolling Stone 88, OzNet 113, WXPN 214, RYM 17 of 1964, NY Daily Love list 1, Party 23 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
19 The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music 1965 Holland 1 - Mar 1965 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1965 (14 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1965, Europarade 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1965, Germany 2 - Apr 1965 (4 months), Flanders 3 - Apr 1965 (4 months), Australia 12 of 1965, Germany 209 of the 1960s (peak 2 13 weeks), OzNet 329, RYM 41 of 1965
20 The Supremes Stop! in the Name of Love 1965 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1965), Keener 2 - Feb 1965 (6 weeks), Germany 4 - May 1965 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), Canada 6 - Mar 1965 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Mar 1965 (12 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 8 of 1965, POP 8 of 1965, WABC NY 10 of 1965, Flanders 12 - Apr 1965 (2 months), D.Marsh 13 of 1965, Holland 21 - Apr 1965 (12 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1965, KQV 31 of 1965, DDD 39 of 1965, 62 in 2FM list, RIAA 93, Acclaimed 130 (1965), Germany 278 of the 1960s (peak 3 13 weeks), OzNet 363, RYM 19 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
21 Christophe Aline 1965 France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1979 (4 months), Flanders 1 - Sep 1965 (5 months), France 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1965, Switzerland 4 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1966, Holland 25 - Sep 1965 (9 weeks), Italy 88 of 1966, France (InfoDisc) 132 of the 1960s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 1,650k sales estimated, 1965), RYM 134 of 1965
22 The Beatles Eight Days a Week 1965 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada 1 - Feb 1965 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1965, Keener 2 - Feb 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 2 - Feb 1965 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1965), KQV 5 of 1965, Germany 7 - Apr 1965 (2 months), Flanders 9 - Apr 1965 (2 months), Brazil 22 of 1965, WABC NY 24 of 1965, DDD 33 of 1964, Scrobulate 33 of oldies, US Radio 35 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), US CashBox 55 of 1965, WXPN 704, Acclaimed 1751 (1964), RYM 21 of 1965
23 The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) 1965 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Oct 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1965 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1965), Germany 8 - Jan 1966 (3 months), WABC NY 9 of 1966, US Radio 11 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), Holland 15 - Dec 1965 (11 weeks), KQV 21 of 1965, UK 26 - Nov 1965 (8 weeks), DDD 27 of 1965, US CashBox 33 of 1966, US BB 37 of 1965, POP 37 of 1965, Japan (Tokyo) 86 - Dec 1990 (1 week), Scrobulate 95 of 60s, RIAA 166, Acclaimed 489 (1965), WXPN 609, OzNet 977, RYM 7 of 1965
24 Roger Miller King of the Road 1965 UK 1 - Mar 1965 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1965 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1965), Grammy in 1965 (Nominated), Canada 3 - Feb 1965 (18 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1965), Keener 9 - Feb 1965 (6 weeks), Holland 14 - May 1965 (9 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1965, KQV 23 of 1965, US Radio 24 of 1965 (peak 4 9 weeks), Scrobulate 29 of country, WABC NY 53 of 1965, DDD 71 of 1965, RIAA 88, DMDB 100 (1965), Acclaimed 538 (1965), UKMIX 928, RYM 34 of 1965
25 Shirley Bassey Goldfinger 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1964), Keener 2 - Feb 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 5 - Apr 1965 (15 weeks), Record World 6 - 1965, Canada 6 - Feb 1965 (11 weeks), Norway 7 - Feb 1965 (7 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jan 1965 (13 weeks), Flanders 9 - Apr 1965 (4 months), Italy 15 of 1965, Germany 15 - May 1965 (3 months), Australia 16 of 1965, UK 21 - Oct 1964 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 33 of soundtrack, WABC NY 36 of 1965, KQV 43 of 1965, US CashBox 47 of 1965, AFI 53, US Radio 73 of 1965 (peak 8 6 weeks), RYM 79 of 1964
26 The Seekers The Carnival is Over 1965 UK 1 - Oct 1965 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1965, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1965, South Africa 1 of 1965, NZ Listner 2 - Mar 1966 (6 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1965 (12 weeks), Australia 4 of 1965, UK sales 6 of the 1960s (1,400 k in 1965), Holland 8 - Nov 1965 (17 weeks), Germany 14 - Jan 1966 (2 months), UKMIX 260, RYM 158 of 1965
27 The Who My Generation 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1966), UK 2 - Nov 1965 (13 weeks), Holland 5 - Nov 1965 (16 weeks), DDD 5 of 1965, Vinyl Surrender 6 (1965), Keener 9 - Feb 1966 (6 weeks), Rolling Stone 11, Germany 12 - Jan 1966 (3 months), Acclaimed 14 (1965), nuTsie 19 of 1960s, Scrobulate 42 of classic rock, DMDB 42 (1966), Europe 45 of the 1960s (1965), US Billboard 74 - Jan 1966 (5 weeks), Belgium 194 of all time, WXPN 315, OzNet 468, TheQ 476, UKMIX 790, RYM 4 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
28 The McCoys Hang On Sloopy 1965 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, US BB 4 of 1965, Germany 4 - Jan 1966 (3 months), POP 4 of 1965, UK 5 - Sep 1965 (14 weeks), Keener 11 - Aug 1965 (5 weeks), Flanders 13 - Nov 1965 (2 months), US Radio 15 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1965, WABC NY 20 of 1965, Holland 21 - Oct 1965 (7 weeks), KQV 29 of 1965, DDD 29 of 1965, Brazil 67 of 1966, Germany 305 of the 1960s (peak 5 10 weeks), RYM 87 of 1965
29 France Gall Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son 1965 Norway 1 - Apr 1965 (11 weeks), EuroVision Song Contest winner 1965 (for Luxembourg in Naples), Germany 2 - May 1965 (5 months), Flanders 4 - Apr 1965 (2 months), Holland 5 - Apr 1965 (15 weeks), Germany 98 of the 1960s (peak 2 19 weeks), RYM 59 of 1965
30 Herman's Hermits Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter 1965 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Apr 1965 (5 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1965 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1965, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - May 1965, KQV 3 of 1965, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1965), US Radio 6 of 1965 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 17 of 1965, Germany 19 - Jul 1965 (1 month), US CashBox 23 of 1965, Holland 24 - Jun 1965 (4 weeks), RYM 90 of 1965
31 Jay & the Americans Cara Mia 1965 Canada 1 - Jun 1965 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Jul 1965 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1980 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1965, Record World 3 - 1965, Keener 3 - Jun 1965 (5 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jun 1965 (13 weeks), WABC NY 30 of 1965, US CashBox 43 of 1965, US Radio 49 of 1965 (peak 4 8 weeks), RYM 153 of 1965
32 The Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda 1965 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1965, Canada 2 - Apr 1965 (14 weeks), Keener 4 - Apr 1965 (7 weeks), KQV 8 of 1965, Germany 10 - Aug 1965 (3 months), WABC NY 15 of 1965, D.Marsh 16 of 1965, US BB 20 of 1965, POP 20 of 1965, US Radio 22 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), UK 27 - Jun 1965 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Jun 1965 (7 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1965, DDD 40 of 1965, Acclaimed 1804 (1965), RYM 29 of 1965
33 Jewel Akens The Birds & the Bees 1965 Keener 1 - Jan 1965 (6 weeks), Record World 2 - 1965, Canada 2 - Feb 1965 (16 weeks), Holland 2 - Mar 1965 (24 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1965 (14 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), Flanders 6 - Jun 1965 (2 months), US CashBox 20 of 1965, KQV 26 of 1965, US Radio 27 of 1965 (peak 3 8 weeks), UK 29 - Mar 1965 (8 weeks), WABC NY 64 of 1965
34 The Seekers I'll Never Find Another You 1965 UK 1 - Jan 1965 (23 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1965, Keener 3 - Mar 1965 (7 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, Norway 6 - Mar 1965 (4 weeks), Australia 8 of 1965, Canada 11 - Mar 1965 (9 weeks), Holland 23 - Mar 1965 (7 weeks), US Radio 28 of 1965 (peak 4 9 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1965, KQV 44 of 1965, WABC NY 50 of 1965, UKMIX 336, RYM 168 of 1964
35 The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 1965 US Billboard 1 - May 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - May 1965 (9 weeks), US Radio 2 of 1965 (peak 1 11 weeks), US BB 3 of 1965, WABC NY 3 of 1965, POP 3 of 1965, US CashBox 4 of 1965, Canada 4 - May 1965 (15 weeks), DDD 19 of 1965, UK 23 - Jul 1965 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 27 of rhythm & blues, D.Marsh 30 of 1965, Rolling Stone 415, OzNet 760, Acclaimed 1185 (1965), RYM 18 of 1965, Party 261 of 1999
36 The Yardbirds For Your Love 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1965, UK 3 - Mar 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, US Billboard 6 - May 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 7 - May 1965 (5 weeks), DDD 21 of 1965, D.Marsh 22 of 1965, Holland 23 - May 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 32 - May 1965 (5 weeks), US Radio 66 of 1965 (peak 6 7 weeks), WABC NY 79 of 1965, Brazil 81 of 1967, US CashBox 91 of 1965, Italy 95 of 1966, Acclaimed 925 (1965), RYM 37 of 1965
37 James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 1965 Record World 1 - 1966, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1965), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1965 (12 weeks), US BB 5 of 1965, POP 5 of 1965, Canada 6 - Nov 1965 (13 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1966, Keener 11 - Nov 1965 (5 weeks), DDD 16 of 1965, 25 in 2FM list, Scrobulate 25 of funk, UK 29 - Feb 1966 (6 weeks), US Radio 34 of 1965 (peak 3 8 weeks), WABC NY 44 of 1966, OzNet 65, Rolling Stone 78, nuTsie 100 of 1960s, RIAA 152, Acclaimed 182 (1965), RYM 27 of 1965, Party 129 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
38 The Beach Boys California Girls 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010 (1965), US Billboard 3 - Jul 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 3 - 1965, Canada 3 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), Keener 9 - Aug 1965 (4 weeks), US BB 11 of 1965, POP 11 of 1965, South Africa 16 of 1965, KQV 20 of 1965, DDD 20 of 1965, UK 26 - Sep 1965 (8 weeks), Holland 28 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), WABC NY 44 of 1965, US Radio 52 of 1965 (peak 3 7 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1965, Rolling Stone 71, Acclaimed 543 (1965), OzNet 585, RYM 26 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
39 Dave Clark Five Over & Over 1965 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1965, Canada 2 - Nov 1965 (14 weeks), NZ Listner 3 - Mar 1966 (6 weeks), Keener 5 - Nov 1965 (4 weeks), Germany 11 - Feb 1966 (3 months), US CashBox 29 of 1966, KQV 37 of 1965, UK 45 - Nov 1965 (4 weeks), US Radio 46 of 1965 (peak 1 7 weeks), WABC NY 51 of 1966, DDD 93 of 1965, RYM 111 of 1965
40 The Toys A Lover's Concerto 1965 Record World 1 - 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1965, US Billboard 2 - Sep 1965 (15 weeks), Keener 2 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 3 - Sep 1965 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1965), UK 5 - Nov 1965 (13 weeks), WABC NY 6 of 1965, Australia 11 of 1965, US BB 16 of 1965, POP 16 of 1965, US Radio 21 of 1965 (peak 2 8 weeks), KQV 24 of 1965, DDD 85 of 1965, US CashBox 96 of 1965
41 Freddie & The Dreamers I'm Telling You Now 1965 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Mar 1965 (6 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1965, UK 2 - Aug 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 5 - Sep 1963 (3 weeks), Canada 7 - Mar 1965 (14 weeks), WABC NY 28 of 1965, US Radio 32 of 1965 (peak 1 7 weeks), US BB 40 of 1965, POP 40 of 1965, US CashBox 48 of 1965, DDD 98 of 1963, RYM 68 of 1963
42 The Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, UK 2 - Jul 1965 (14 weeks), Holland 3 - Aug 1965 (41 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Aug 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 8 - 1965, Flanders 10 - Sep 1965 (2 months), Keener 16 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), Belgium 24 - Jun 1974 (2 weeks), Canada 26 - Aug 1965 (7 weeks), US CashBox 87 of 1965, US Radio 92 of 1965 (peak 7 6 weeks), RYM 95 of 1965
43 Tom Jones It's Not Unusual 1965 UK 1 - Feb 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 8 - 1965, Keener 8 - Apr 1965 (5 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1965, US Billboard 10 - Apr 1965 (12 weeks), Canada 11 - Apr 1965 (10 weeks), US BB 31 of 1965, POP 31 of 1965, Holland 33 - Apr 1965 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 36 - May 2000 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 48 of 60s, US CashBox 52 of 1965, WABC NY 97 of 1965, US Radio 100 of 1965 (peak 10 6 weeks), UKMIX 376, RYM 44 of 1965
44 The Miracles The Tracks of My Tears 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1965), Library of Congress artifact (1966), Keener 5 - Jul 1965 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 7 of 1965, UK 9 - May 1969 (13 weeks), DDD 10 of 1965, US Billboard 16 - Jul 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 17 - 1965, US BB 22 of 1965, POP 22 of 1965, 40 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 46 (1965), nuTsie 49 of 1960s, Rolling Stone 50, US CashBox 98 of 1965, RIAA 127, US Radio 166 of 1965 (peak 16 4 weeks), WXPN 416, RYM 22 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
45 Gary Lewis & The Playboys This Diamond Ring 1965 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Dec 1964 (7 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1965 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1967), US Radio 8 of 1965 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1965, WABC NY 18 of 1965, US BB 29 of 1965, POP 29 of 1965, Brazil 72 of 1965, DDD 81 of 1964, RYM 139 of 1964
46 Drafi Deutscher Marmor Stein und Eisen bricht 1965 Germany 1 - Jan 1966 (5 months), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1965, Holland 7 - Dec 1965 (18 weeks), Germany 61 of the 1960s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 98 of 1965
47 Del Shannon Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun) 1965 UK 3 - Jan 1965 (11 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1965 (4 weeks), Record World 7 - 1965, US Billboard 9 - Nov 1964 (14 weeks), Keener 9 - Dec 1964 (6 weeks), Holland 16 - Feb 1965 (6 weeks), Germany 23 - Apr 1965 (1 month), Canada 25 - Nov 1964 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 34 of 1964, US CashBox 44 of 1965, WABC NY 67 of 1965, US Radio 83 of 1965 (peak 9 6 weeks), DDD 98 of 1964, Acclaimed 1833 (1964), RYM 66 of 1964
48 Herman's Hermits I'm Henry the Eighth I Am 1965 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 2 - Jun 1965 (4 weeks), Canada 2 - Jun 1965 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1965), KQV 17 of 1965, Germany 17 - Oct 1965 (1 month), US Radio 25 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), WABC NY 26 of 1965, Holland 27 - Aug 1965 (3 weeks), US CashBox 56 of 1965, DDD 96 of 1965, RYM 79 of 1965
49 Bobby Solo Se Piangi Se Ridi 1965 Italy 1 for 1 week - Feb 1965, Flanders 2 - Feb 1965 (4 months), Italy 11 of 1965, Holland 37 - May 1965 (2 weeks), Brazil 88 of 1965
50 Len Barry 1-2-3 1965 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1965 (15 weeks), Record World 2 - 1965, Canada 2 - Oct 1965 (14 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 1965 (14 weeks), WABC NY 5 of 1965, Flanders 10 - Dec 1965 (3 months), US BB 19 of 1965, POP 19 of 1965, US Radio 20 of 1965 (peak 2 9 weeks), Holland 20 - Dec 1965 (11 weeks), US CashBox 62 of 1966, DDD 99 of 1965, UKMIX 959, RYM 67 of 1965
51 Herve Villard Capri C'est Fini 1965 Flanders 2 - Sep 1965 (4 months), Brazil 4 of 1966, France (SNEP) 7 - Oct 1979 (2 months), Holland 13 - Oct 1965 (17 weeks), Germany 15 - Jan 1966 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 159 of the 1960s (peak 2, 30 weeks, 496k sales estimated, 1965)
52 Jimmy Fontana Il Mondo 1965 Italy 1 of 1965, Italy 1 for 10 weeks - Jul 1965, Holland 37 - Sep 1965 (1 week), Brazil 39 of 1966
53 Mikis Theodorakis La Danse De Zorba 1965 Flanders 1 - May 1965 (5 months), France 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1965, Italy 31 of 1965, France (InfoDisc) 65 of the 1960s (peak 1, 34 weeks, 750k sales estimated, 1965)
54 The Animals We Gotta Get Out of This Place 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1965), UK 2 - Jul 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 12 - 1965, Holland 12 - Aug 1965 (8 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Aug 1965 (11 weeks), DDD 28 of 1965, D.Marsh 35 of 1965, Canada 37 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), US BB 38 of 1965, POP 38 of 1965, Scrobulate 66 of 60s, US Radio 132 of 1965 (peak 13 4 weeks), Rolling Stone 233, Acclaimed 623 (1965), OzNet 714, RYM 17 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
55 The Four Tops It's the Same Old Song 1965 Keener 4 - Jul 1965 (4 weeks), France 4 - Oct 1971 (3 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jul 1965 (9 weeks), Record World 5 - 1965, Holland 10 - Dec 1966 (12 weeks), Canada 15 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), UK 34 - Sep 1965 (8 weeks), US BB 34 of 1965, POP 34 of 1965, DDD 41 of 1965, WABC NY 51 of 1965, US CashBox 61 of 1965, US Radio 62 of 1965 (peak 5 7 weeks), Acclaimed 2390 (1965), RYM 43 of 1965
56 James Brown Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1965), DDD 4 of 1965, Canada 5 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 6 - 1965, D.Marsh 6 of 1965, US Billboard 8 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), nuTsie 17 of 1960s, Keener 19 - Aug 1965 (4 weeks), US BB 23 of 1965, POP 23 of 1965, UK 25 - Sep 1965 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 34 of soul, US CashBox 57 of 1965, Rolling Stone 72, US Radio 78 of 1965 (peak 8 6 weeks), WABC NY 91 of 1965, Acclaimed 101 (1965), RYM 24 of 1965
57 The Hollies I'm Alive 1965 UK 1 - May 1965 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1965, Norway 6 - Jul 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 13 - Jul 1965 (11 weeks), Germany 21 - Sep 1965 (1 month), Canada 35 - Jul 1965 (6 weeks), DDD 108 of 1965, UKMIX 637, RYM 97 of 1965
58 Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1965, Record World 2 - 1965, Oscar in 1965 (film 'What's New Pussycat?') (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 7 - Jul 1965 (4 weeks), UK 11 - Aug 1965 (10 weeks), Holland 12 - Aug 1965 (22 weeks), Canada 14 - Jun 1965 (9 weeks), KQV 18 of 1965, South Africa 18 of 1965, WABC NY 38 of 1965, US Radio 45 of 1965 (peak 3 8 weeks), RYM 66 of 1965
59 Bob Dylan Positively Fourth Street 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1965, Canada 6 - Oct 1965 (10 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Oct 1965 (9 weeks), UK 8 - Oct 1965 (12 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1965, Record World 9 - 1965, Keener 11 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 24 - Nov 1965 (5 weeks), DDD 31 of 1965, Scrobulate 83 of folk rock, WXPN 84, US Radio 87 of 1965 (peak 7 5 weeks), Rolling Stone 203, Acclaimed 441 (1965), RYM 12 of 1965, WFUV 37
60 The Supremes Back in My Arms Again 1965 US Billboard 1 - May 1965 (11 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1965, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1965, Record World 2 - 1965, Canada 9 - May 1965 (11 weeks), Keener 20 - Apr 1965 (1 week), US BB 24 of 1965, POP 24 of 1965, US Radio 30 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), WABC NY 39 of 1965, UK 40 - Jun 1965 (5 weeks), DDD 44 of 1965, RYM 169 of 1965, NY Daily Love list 29
61 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders The Game of Love 1965 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, UK 2 - Feb 1965 (11 weeks), Canada 2 - Mar 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 4 - Mar 1965 (5 weeks), KQV 7 of 1965, Germany 22 - Jun 1965 (1 month), US Radio 29 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1965, US CashBox 53 of 1965, DDD 101 of 1965, RYM 164 of 1965
62 Herman's Hermits A Must to Avoid 1965 New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1966, NZ Listner 1 - Mar 1966 (7 weeks), Canada 2 - Dec 1965 (13 weeks), Norway 5 - Feb 1966 (8 weeks), UK 6 - Dec 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 6 - 1966, US Billboard 8 - Dec 1965 (9 weeks), Keener 19 - Dec 1965 (3 weeks), US Radio 90 of 1966 (peak 8 5 weeks), RYM 117 of 1965
63 The Kinks Tired of Waiting For You 1965 UK 1 - Jan 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 5 - 1965, US Billboard 6 - Mar 1965 (11 weeks), Keener 7 - Mar 1965 (5 weeks), Germany 17 - Apr 1965 (1 month), Holland 18 - Mar 1965 (8 weeks), Canada 21 - Mar 1965 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1965, US CashBox 67 of 1965, WABC NY 68 of 1965, US Radio 69 of 1965 (peak 6 6 weeks), DDD 72 of 1965, RYM 30 of 1965
64 Herb Alpert A Taste of Honey 1965 Grammy in 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1965), Record World 3 - 1965, US Billboard 7 - Sep 1965 (16 weeks), Keener 8 - Aug 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 9 - Sep 1965 (8 weeks), Flanders 13 - Jan 1966 (2 months), WABC NY 15 of 1966, US CashBox 30 of 1966, Holland 33 - Dec 1965 (4 weeks), US Radio 53 of 1965 (peak 7 8 weeks)
65 Chris Andrews To Whom it Concerns 1965 Holland 2 - Dec 1965 (18 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 1966 (4 months), NZ Listner 4 - Mar 1966 (5 weeks), Flanders 6 - Jan 1966 (3 months), UK 13 - Dec 1965 (10 weeks), Germany 115 of the 1960s (peak 3 17 weeks), RYM 165 of 1965
66 Shawn Elliott Shame & Scandal in the Family 1965 Flanders 1 - Oct 1965 (5 months), Holland 3 - Sep 1965 (17 weeks), Brazil 9 of 1965, Germany 16 - Jan 1966 (3 months)
67 Bernd Spier Das War Mein Schonster Tanz 1965 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1965, Germany 2 - Feb 1965 (5 months), Holland 25 - Feb 1965 (9 weeks), Germany 87 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks)
68 Cliff Richard Das ist die Frage aller Fragen 1965 Germany 1 - Jan 1965 (5 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1965, Germany 77 of the 1960s (peak 1 19 weeks)
69 Sandie Shaw Long Live Love 1965 UK 1 - May 1965 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1965, Holland 7 - Jun 1965 (11 weeks), Norway 8 - Jul 1965 (4 weeks), Flanders 15 - Jul 1965 (1 month), US Billboard 97 - Jun 1965 (3 weeks), RYM 76 of 1965
70 The Supremes I Hear a Symphony 1965 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, Keener 1 - Oct 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 6 - Nov 1965 (10 weeks), WABC NY 14 of 1965, US Radio 19 of 1965 (peak 1 8 weeks), Holland 35 - Dec 1965 (3 weeks), UK 39 - Dec 1965 (5 weeks), US CashBox 72 of 1966, DDD 90 of 1965, RYM 103 of 1965
71 The Moody Blues Go Now 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1964 (14 weeks), Keener 2 - Mar 1965 (5 weeks), Canada 5 - Mar 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 8 - 1965, Holland 8 - Feb 1965 (18 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Feb 1965 (14 weeks), WABC NY 32 of 1965, KQV 41 of 1965, US CashBox 58 of 1965, DDD 58 of 1964, US Radio 108 of 1965 (peak 10 6 weeks), RYM 70 of 1964
72 The Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul 1965 UK 2 - Jun 1965 (13 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 9 - 1965, Norway 10 - Aug 1965 (2 weeks), DDD 12 of 1965, Keener 18 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), Canada 18 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), Holland 19 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), nuTsie 55 of 1960s, US CashBox 89 of 1965, US Radio 105 of 1965 (peak 9 5 weeks), RYM 82 of 1965
73 Herman's Hermits Silhouettes 1965 Canada 1 - Apr 1965 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1965, UK 3 - Feb 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, US Billboard 5 - Apr 1965 (13 weeks), Keener 14 - Mar 1965 (4 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1965, KQV 50 of 1965, US Radio 56 of 1965 (peak 5 9 weeks), WABC NY 61 of 1965, RYM 185 of 1965
74 Them Gloria 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1965), Holland 5 - Jun 1967 (14 weeks), DDD 16 of 1964, Europe 42 of the 1960s (1965), US Billboard 71 - Apr 1966 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 94 (1964), Belgium 187 of all time, Rolling Stone 208, OzNet 296, RYM 14 of 1964
75 Junior Walker & The All-Stars Shotgun 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1965), Record World 3 - 1965, US Billboard 4 - Feb 1965 (14 weeks), US BB 9 of 1965, Keener 9 - Feb 1965 (5 weeks), POP 9 of 1965, DDD 23 of 1965, D.Marsh 27 of 1965, US CashBox 28 of 1965, Canada 29 - Mar 1965 (7 weeks), KQV 39 of 1965, US Radio 40 of 1965 (peak 4 8 weeks), WABC NY 62 of 1965, Acclaimed 1474 (1965), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
76 Sonny & Cher Baby Don't Go 1965 Canada 1 - Sep 1965 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1965, US Billboard 8 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 10 - 1965, UK 11 - Sep 1965 (9 weeks), Keener 15 - Sep 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 20 - Oct 1965 (7 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1965, US Radio 82 of 1965 (peak 8 5 weeks)
77 Andre Brasseur Early Bird 1965 Flanders 1 - Aug 1965 (4 months), Germany 9 - Sep 1966 (3 months), Holland 23 - Nov 1965 (14 weeks), Germany 344 of the 1960s (peak 5 13 weeks)
78 Ramsey Lewis Trio The 'in' Crowd 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1965), Grammy in 1965 (Nominated), Record World 4 - 1965, Keener 4 - Jul 1965 (6 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jul 1965 (16 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1965, Canada 13 - Aug 1965 (8 weeks), Holland 22 - Oct 1965 (12 weeks), WABC NY 37 of 1965, US Radio 39 of 1965 (peak 5 8 weeks), RIAA 354
79 Guy Mardel N'avoue Jamais 1965 Flanders 1 - Mar 1965 (4 months), Holland 26 - Apr 1965 (9 weeks), Brazil 37 of 1966, France (InfoDisc) 56 of the 1960s (peak 1, 32 weeks, 450k sales estimated, 1965)
80 Sounds Orchestral Cast Your Fate to the Wind 1965 Keener 1 - Mar 1965 (5 weeks), UK 5 - Dec 1964 (16 weeks), Canada 6 - Apr 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 7 - 1965, Germany 9 - Apr 1965 (2 months), US Billboard 10 - Mar 1965 (14 weeks), Holland 12 - Feb 1965 (12 weeks), US CashBox 64 of 1965, US Radio 91 of 1965 (peak 10 6 weeks)
81 The Animals It's My Life 1965 Norway 5 - Dec 1965 (8 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1965 (11 weeks), NZ Listner 12 - Mar 1966 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 12 of 1965, Canada 16 - Nov 1965 (8 weeks), Holland 17 - Nov 1965 (10 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Nov 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 24 - 1966, DDD 64 of 1965, US CashBox 77 of 1966, RYM 15 of 1965
82 Dave Berry This Strange Effect 1965 Holland 1 - Aug 1965 (45 weeks), Flanders 4 - Aug 1965 (6 months), UK 37 - Jul 1965 (6 weeks), Europe 91 of the 1960s (1965), RYM 140 of 1965
83 The Fortunes Here it Comes Again 1965 Holland 2 - Oct 1965 (18 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1965 (14 weeks), Flanders 12 - Nov 1965 (2 months), NZ Listner 16 - Mar 1966 (4 weeks), Keener 21 - Nov 1965 (3 weeks), US Billboard 27 - Nov 1965 (8 weeks), Record World 32 - 1965, Canada 39 - Nov 1965 (4 weeks), RYM 142 of 1965
84 The Seekers A World of Our Own 1965 UK 3 - Apr 1965 (18 weeks), Norway 5 - May 1965 (5 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1965, Holland 15 - May 1965 (8 weeks), US Billboard 19 - May 1965 (10 weeks), Record World 19 - 1965, Canada 38 - May 1965 (4 weeks), US Radio 178 of 1965 (peak 19 2 weeks), UKMIX 818, RYM 144 of 1965
85 Salvatore Adamo Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches 1965 France 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1965, Flanders 2 - Jul 1965 (5 months), France (InfoDisc) 22 of the 1960s (peak 1, 32 weeks, 650k sales estimated, 1965)
86 Dave Clark Five Catch Us If You Can 1965 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1965 (11 weeks), UK 5 - Jul 1965 (11 weeks), Record World 5 - 1965, Canada 9 - Aug 1965 (10 weeks), Keener 17 - Aug 1965 (4 weeks), Holland 25 - Aug 1965 (7 weeks), US BB 28 of 1965, POP 28 of 1965, DDD 58 of 1965, US Radio 63 of 1965 (peak 4 6 weeks), WABC NY 66 of 1965, US CashBox 79 of 1965, RYM 101 of 1965
87 Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic? 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1965), Canada 3 - Sep 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 4 - 1965, Keener 6 - Sep 1965 (5 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Aug 1965 (13 weeks), DDD 14 of 1965, D.Marsh 19 of 1965, US CashBox 80 of 1965, nuTsie 81 of 1960s, US Radio 94 of 1965 (peak 9 5 weeks), Rolling Stone 216, Acclaimed 468 (1965), RYM 50 of 1965, NY Daily Love list 75, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
88 Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour 1965 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1965), DDD 2 of 1965, D.Marsh 5 of 1965, UK 12 - Sep 1965 (11 weeks), nuTsie 13 of 1960s, Record World 19 - 1965, US Billboard 21 - Jul 1965 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 37 of soul, Acclaimed 73 (1965), Rolling Stone 134, RIAA 181, OzNet 832, RYM 40 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
89 Billy Joe Royal Down in the Boondocks 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1965, Canada 2 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), Record World 7 - 1965, Keener 8 - Jul 1965 (6 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1965 (13 weeks), Holland 24 - Sep 1965 (7 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1965, UK 38 - Oct 1965 (4 weeks), US Radio 81 of 1965 (peak 9 6 weeks)
90 The Kinks A Well Respected Man 1965 Canada 4 - Jan 1966 (13 weeks), Keener 5 - Dec 1965 (7 weeks), Holland 8 - Nov 1965 (16 weeks), Record World 10 - 1966, US Billboard 13 - Dec 1965 (14 weeks), Flanders 20 - Nov 1965 (1 month), WABC NY 33 of 1966, DDD 37 of 1965, US CashBox 52 of 1966, US Radio 145 of 1966 (peak 13 5 weeks), RYM 39 of 1965, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
91 Unit Four Plus Two Concrete & Clay 1965 UK 1 - Feb 1965 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1965, Canada 6 - Apr 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 11 - 1965, Holland 27 - May 1965 (8 weeks), US Billboard 28 - May 1965 (9 weeks), WABC NY 83 of 1965, RYM 62 of 1965
92 Petula Clark I Know a Place 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1965, US Billboard 3 - Mar 1965 (12 weeks), Record World 3 - 1965, Canada 5 - Mar 1965 (12 weeks), Keener 6 - Mar 1965 (6 weeks), UK 17 - Mar 1965 (8 weeks), US Radio 38 of 1965 (peak 3 7 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1965, KQV 45 of 1965, WABC NY 55 of 1965, RYM 125 of 1965
93 Salvatore Adamo Dolce Paola 1965 Flanders 1 - Oct 1964 (5 months), Holland 4 - Jan 1965 (12 weeks), Belgium 9 - Sep 1993 (8 weeks)
94 Salvatore Adamo La nuit 1965 France 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1965, Flanders 3 - Feb 1965 (5 months), France (InfoDisc) 48 of the 1960s (peak 1, 33 weeks, 550k sales estimated, 1964)
95 Pino Donaggio Io che non vivo (senza te) 1965 Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1965, Brazil 6 of 1966, Italy 9 of 1965
96 Georgie Fame Yeh Yeh 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1964 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1965, Record World 13 - 1965, Canada 17 - Feb 1965 (9 weeks), US Billboard 21 - Feb 1965 (8 weeks), Holland 24 - Jan 1965 (6 weeks), DDD 109 of 1964, RYM 52 of 1964
97 Roy Orbison Ride Away 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1965, Canada 12 - Aug 1965 (9 weeks), Flanders 13 - Oct 1965 (1 month), Record World 17 - 1965, US Billboard 25 - Aug 1965 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Sep 1965 (7 weeks), UK 34 - Sep 1965 (6 weeks), RYM 187 of 1965
98 Roy Orbison Goodnight 1965 Flanders 2 - Feb 1965 (5 months), Holland 6 - Mar 1965 (18 weeks), UK 14 - Feb 1965 (9 weeks), Canada 14 - Feb 1965 (8 weeks), Record World 17 - 1965, US Billboard 21 - Feb 1965 (7 weeks), Keener 21 - Feb 1965 (2 weeks)
99 The Vogues Five O'Clock World 1965 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1965, Record World 3 - 1966, NZ Listner 3 - Apr 1966 (3 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1965 (14 weeks), Keener 5 - Dec 1965 (6 weeks), Canada 13 - Dec 1965 (11 weeks), US Radio 44 of 1966 (peak 4 8 weeks), US CashBox 48 of 1966, DDD 81 of 1965, RYM 130 of 1966
100 Drafi Deutscher Heute male ich dein Bild Cindy Lou 1965 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1965, Germany 4 - Jun 1965 (5 months), Germany 198 of the 1960s (peak 3 19 weeks)

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14 Jan 2014

#41

the right name of the artist is Hervé Vilard

We deliberately do not employ characters with accents, the sources are inconsistent and liable to get confused. We realise that this is a very Anglocentric view but it is the easiest way to ensure consistency.

So thanks for the correction, but we are not going to change the data


14 Jan 2014

#94

right name is BILLY JOE ROYAL

That looks correct, the data has been changed, thanks for the suggestion


23 Jul 2013

song from the 1965

The song is " may I ". Can't remember who did it.

We have fours songs that we think it could be:

Bill Deal & The Rhondels had a hit called "May I", but that was 1969. 1910 Fruitgum Co had "May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart)" in 1968. Malcolm Roberts had "May I Have the Next Dream With You" also in 1968. Sam & Dave had "May I Baby" in 1967.


24 May 2013

Re: Song Year

'Market size' is very much aligned proportionately to population in Europe and the US...

Yes, you should apply the country of origin according to its earliest release date in that country...

No, market size doesn't correlate very well with population or GDP, that's why we use it as a guide.

If we tell you something is difficult (and stupid) and that we're not going to do it you have two choices, either put up your own version to prove us wrong (we've even made the data available for you) or shut up. Keeping on telling us what we "should do" doesn't help anyone.

We look forward to reading your results


28 Apr 2013

Re: Song Year

Your method is giving the same weighting to countries with vastly different population sizes. In the case of 'Keep Searching' (We'll Follow The Sun)' this means that Norway is given the same significance as US in your 'median' methodology for assigning it to 1965. Even with the combination of the other '1965' countries, your readership is going to be greater in the US and Canada combined, thereby demonstrating a flaw in your 'more readers' logic.

Also, you are not including all countries where a song charted. For example with 'Keep Searching', this song charted in Australia at the end of 1964. Therefore, you do not have all observations to determine the 'median' internationally.

Therefore, once again, I suggest that the most appropriate way to assign ayear to a song is according to the chart year of its country of origin - 'I'm Telling You Now' in 1963 (UK) and 'Keep Searching' in 1964 (US) etc. This will better show the 'sounds' of a given year while also meaning more to your readership in terms of when their own country's songs charted.

Population of countries has nothing to do with it, if it did India and China would dominate. We base our calculations on market size. Norway is much smaller than the US, that is exactly why there is one song chart from Norway and (for this song) 7 from the US. So Norway is not given the same significance as the US, CashBox is given the same significance as WABC NY, Norway gets the same impact as Record World.

Of course we can only include dates from charts that we have, the fact that this was a hit in Australia in a chart we have no data for cannot influence the year we assign.

Apart from those minor issue there are two different problems with your argument, first of all the song "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)" is not "clearly" from 1964. Not only did some US charts assign it to 1965 (such as the CashBox one), not only did the song spend significant parts of its US chart run in 1965, but also the North American market for music is about the same size as the combined European one and every country in Europe has it in 1965.

But, even if we agreed that this song "should" be assigned to 1964, how could we implement that? We have to process more than 30,000 song artists, are you suggesting we should assign each one a country of origin? How long do you think it would take to work that out (where does "Fleetwood Mac" come from, for example)? Even if every artist was assigned a country how would you set the years for hits that were not hits there? What if an artist came from a country without a chart? Your suggestion just leads to a whole load of questions.

The median year approach is not perfect, we can agree with you there, but it is "good enough" in most cases, it relies only on the data within the charts (no additional unreliable source of data is needed) and it is implementable within the constraints of available effort.

Until someone can suggest an alternate approach that is feasible we'll stay with this one.


4 Mar 2013

Re: Song Year

How do you apply the logic of a 'median' year to a song that charted in only 1963 and 1965 according to your list? In the case of 'I'm Telling You Now', 1965 is the latest year, not the median. Therefore, are you referring to the 'mode'? - i.e. where the greatest population is (heavily influenced by the US population)? If so, it would appear that 'Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)' by Del Shannon should be listed in 1964 because it was in the US charts in that year (also in Canada) which would outweigh the population in the European countries. Your methodology appears to be inconsistent.

In the 60s, music changed rapidly and, even between 1963 and 1965, a song like 'I'm Telling You Now' clearly has a 1963 sound. It does not fit into the more sophisticated sounds of 1965. P.S. Your first reply sounds very autocratic rather than in readership interest. It will be interesting to see if you print this response and reply in a more empathetic tone...

The definition of "median" is the value that seperates the higher half of values from the lower one. If there are an even number of values the median is not defined, in that case the median is normally defined as the average of the two surrounding values. However, for our purpose taking the average of the values would be less valid than just using one of them, so we define the value as the lower of the two.

In the case of "I'm Telling You Now" it has 4 entries for 1963 and 10 for 1965. Clearly the median of this range is 1965.

As we have said the way scores and years are assigned is precisely defined. There is no later "adjustment", no tweaking because the 1960s were special, no promoting particular acts because they were "significant", no placing a song in the position it "deserves". Our methodology is forced to be consistent by the way we process the source data. This ensures that the results are solely based on the input charts.

We don't certainly don't agree that 'I'm Telling You Now' "clearly" has a '1963 sound', and we think that more readers (being US based) would disagree anyway. But the whole point is that even if we did agree the rules of the site mean we wouldn't be allowed to do anything about it.

If you can define a better way to automatically assign a year we would be interested to hear about it. If your best suggestion is that individual songs be assigned years according to personal review we obviously can't implement that.


23 Feb 2013

Song Year

I suggest that each song be listed under the year of its first chart entry. For example, I'm Telling You Now by Freddie & The Dreamers first charted in the band's home country, the UK, in 1963. For many, it is clearly a 1963 record and does not belong in 1965 just because in got to No 1 in the US in that year (two years after its recording and release).

As we have explained on the "Why is the year for XXX listed as 19XX?" FAQ our decision is that we use the median year, not the earliest.

We are based in the UK, so we would also see "I'm Telling You Now" as a 1963 song. However, the simple fact is that far more of our readers live in countries where the song was a hit in 1965.

So, no, we'll carry on using the median date.


25 Nov 2011

I heard Nirvana, the 1960s band on Radio Caroline on Tuesday night they did a record which I think was called What to when your gone, I could be wrong with the title, it was out just after or just before Pentocost Hotel. Any idea what it is called?

Many Thanks

The only two hits we have listed for the 1960s group Nirvana were "Pentecost Hotel" and "Rainbow Chaser".


3 Jan 2011

"Them" band

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Them_(band) it seems the song "Them - Here Comes the Night" should rank better than "Them - Gloria"

Please double check. Thanks.

Happy New year.

The song "Here Comes the Night" reached number 2 in the UK and number 24 in the US 'Billboard' chart.

The song "Gloria" didn't get into the UK chart and only reached number 71 in the Billboard one, however it was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, was 94th on the "Acclaimed Music" chart and was 208th on the Rolling Stone 500.

The extra achievements are why "Gloria" is rated higher than "Here Comes the Night".