US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 24th, 1966


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 24th, 1966.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 24TH, 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 1 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL –•– The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MELLOW YELLOW –•– Donovan (Epic)-7 (2)
3 8 I’M A BELIEVER –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-3 (3)
4 6 THAT’S LIFE –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-6 (4)
5 4 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Medley) –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-11 (4)
6 9 SUGAR TOWN –•– Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)-6 (6)
7 30 SNOOPY VS. THE RED BARON –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-2 (7)
8 3 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-10 (1)
9 10 A PLACE IN THE SUN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (9)
10 12 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (10)

11 5 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (1)
12 7 BORN FREE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-18 (7)
13 11 WHISPERS (Gettin’ Louder) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-10 (11)
14 25 TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Aaron Neville (Par-Lo)-4 (14)
15 13 LADY GODIVA –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-12 (6)
16 16 I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7 (16)
17 23 SINGLE GIRL –•– Sandy Posey (MGM)-6 (17)
18 26 CRY –•– Ronnie Dove (Diamond)-5 (18)
19 19 MAME –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-6 (19)
20 32 COMING HOME SOLDIER –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (20)

21 24 TALK TALK –•– The Music Machine (Original Sound)-7 (21)
22 27 I NEED SOMEBODY –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-6 (22)
23 29 MUSTANG SALLY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (23)
24 36 WORDS OF LOVE –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-4 (24)
25 14 I’M READY FOR LOVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-9 (9)
26 18 STOP STOP STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-9 (7)
27 35 GOOD THING –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4 (27)
28 15 A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (13)
29 41 EAST WEST –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-4 (29)
30 17 (Come ‘Round Here) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-8 (17)

31 58 TELL IT TO THE RAIN –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-3 (31)
32 31 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-8 (31)
33 46 I’VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-4 (33)
34 28 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-16 (28)
35 39 PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES –•– The Association (Valiant)-5 (35)
36 21 I’M YOUR PUPPET –•– James and Bobby Purify (Bell)-14 (6)
37 20 IT TEARS ME UP –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-10 (20)
38 62 STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-2 (38)
39 22 POOR SIDE OF TOWN –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-15 (1)
40 47 HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO –•– The Yardbirds (Epic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 24TH, 1966

42 34 BUT IT’S ALRIGHT –•– J.J. Jackson (Calla)-13 (22)
43 37 HELP ME GIRL –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-9 (37)
44 33 COMING ON STRONG –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-13 (11)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 24TH, 1966

41 49 HELP ME GIRL –•– Eric Burdon and the Animals (MGM)-5 (41)
45 86 NASHVILLE CATS –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-2 (45)
46 56 TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS –•– Otis Redding (Volt)-4 (46)
47 45 GAMES THAT LOVERS PLAY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (45)
48 77 (I’m Not Your) STEPPIN’ STONE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-2 (48)
49 48 I FOOLED YOU THIS TIME –•– Gene Chandler (Checker)-5 (48)
50 59 GEORGY GIRL –•– The Seekers (Capitol)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 24TH, 1966

65 — GALLANT MEN –•– Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (Capitol)-1 (65)
69 — COLOR MY WORLD –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-1 (69)
75 — ANOTHER NIGHT –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (75)
76 — GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (76)
78 — HOW DO YOU CATCH A GIRL –•– Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (MGM)-1 (78)
80 — DAY TRIPPER –•– Ramsey Lewis (Cadet)-1 (80)
86 — KNIGHT IN RUSTY ARMOUR –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-1 (86)
87 — IT’S NOW WINTERS DAY –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — JUST ONE SMILE –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-1 (88)
89 — CONSTANT RAIN (Chove Chuva) –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-1 (89)
90 — I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE –•– The Shadows Of Knight (Dunwich)-1 (90)
92 — LOOK AT GRANNY RUN, RUN –•– Howard Tate (Verve)-1 (92)
93 — ARE YOU LONELY FOR ME –•– Freddie Scott (Shout)-1 (93)
94 — THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE –•– Boots Randolph (Monument)-1 (94)
95 — PUSHIN’ TOO HARD –•– The Seeds (GNP Crescendo)-1 (95)
96 — WISH ME A RAINBOW –•– The Gunter Kallmann Chorus (4 Corners)-1 (96)
98 — ANY WAY THAT YOU WANT ME –•– The Liverpool Five (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
99 — THAT’S THE TUNE –•– The Vogues (Co & Ce)-1 (99)
100 — HELLO HELLO –•– The Sopwith “Camel” (Kama Sutra)-1 (100)