US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 17th, 1966


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 17th, 1966.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 17TH, 1966

#1
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
The New Vaudeville Band

The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 7-inch label

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL –•– The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MELLOW YELLOW –•– Donovan (Epic)-6 (2)
3 1 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-9 (1)
4 4 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Medley) –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-11 (4)
5 5 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (1)
6 10 THAT’S LIFE –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-5 (6)
7 8 BORN FREE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-17 (7)
8 44 I’M A BELIEVER –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-2 (8)
9 16 SUGAR TOWN –•– Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)-5 (9)
10 14 A PLACE IN THE SUN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (10)

11 11 WHISPERS (Gettin’ Louder) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-9 (11)
12 19 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (12)
13 6 LADY GODIVA –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-11 (6)
14 9 I’M READY FOR LOVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-8 (9)
15 13 A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (13)
16 17 I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (16)
17 18 (Come ‘Round Here) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-7 (17)
18 7 STOP STOP STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-8 (7)
19 24 MAME –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-5 (19)
20 21 IT TEARS ME UP –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-9 (20)

21 12 I’M YOUR PUPPET –•– James and Bobby Purify (Bell)-13 (6)
22 15 POOR SIDE OF TOWN –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-14 (1)
23 31 SINGLE GIRL –•– Sandy Posey (MGM)-5 (23)
24 37 TALK TALK –•– The Music Machine (Original Sound)-6 (24)
25 51 TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Aaron Neville (Par-Lo)-3 (25)
26 35 CRY –•– Ronnie Dove (Diamond)-4 (26)
27 33 I NEED SOMEBODY –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-5 (27)
28 28 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-15 (28)
29 34 MUSTANG SALLY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-4 (29)
30 — SNOOPY VS. THE RED BARON –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-1 (30)

31 32 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (31)
32 42 COMING HOME SOLDIER –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-5 (32)
33 20 COMING ON STRONG –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-12 (11)
34 22 BUT IT’S ALRIGHT –•– J.J. Jackson (Calla)-12 (22)
35 66 GOOD THING –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-3 (35)
36 46 WORDS OF LOVE –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-3 (36)
37 38 HELP ME GIRL –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-8 (37)
38 23 HOLY COW –•– Lee Dorsey (Amy)-9 (23)
39 43 PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES –•– The Association (Valiant)-4 (39)
40 26 THE WHEEL OF HURT –•– Margaret Whiting (London)-11 (26)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 17TH, 1966

42 25 RUN, RUN, LOOK AND SEE –•– Brian Hyland (Philips)-9 (25)
43 27 LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-15 (1)
44 30 RAIN ON THE ROOF –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-10 (10)
50 36 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Chris Montez (A&M)-8 (36)
54 39 (When She Needs Good Lovin’) SHE COMES TO ME –•– The Chicago Loop (DynoVoice)-7 (37)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 17TH, 1966

41 60 EAST WEST –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-3 (41)
45 45 GAMES THAT LOVERS PLAY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (45)
46 58 I’VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-3 (46)
47 57 HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO –•– The Yardbirds (Epic)-4 (47)
48 50 I FOOLED YOU THIS TIME –•– Gene Chandler (Checker)-4 (48)
49 59 HELP ME GIRL –•– Eric Burdon and the Animals (MGM)-4 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 17TH, 1966

30 — SNOOPY VS. THE RED BARON –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-1 (30)
62 — STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (62)
77 — (I’m Not Your) STEPPIN’ STONE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-1 (77)
83 — PAPA WAS TOO –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1 (83)
86 — NASHVILLE CATS –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-1 (86)
87 — WHERE WILL THE WORDS COME FROM –•– Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Liberty)-1 (87)
88 — I’M GONNA MISS YOU –•– The Artistics (Brunswick)-1 (88)
91 — WACK WACK –•– The Young Holt Trio (Brunswick)-1 (91)
93 — (Open Up the Door) LET THE GOOD TIMES IN –•– Dean Martin (Reprise)-1 (93)
94 — DANCING IN THE STREET –•– The Mamas and The Papas (Dunhill)-1 (94)
95 — GRIZZLY BEAR –•– The Youngbloods (RCA Victor)-1 (95)
96 — GOING NOWHERE –•– Los Bravos (Press)-1 (96)
98 — LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE –•– The Pozo-Seco Singers (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — STAND BY ME –•– Spyder Turner (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — TRY MY LOVE AGAIN –•– Bobby Moore’s Rhythm Aces Featuring Chico (Checker)-1 (100)