US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 31st, 1966


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 31st, 1966.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 31ST, 1966

#1
I’M A BELIEVER
The Monkees

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

1 3 I’M A BELIEVER –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 7 SNOOPY VS. THE RED BARON –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-3 (2)
3 1 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL –•– The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)-10 (1)
4 4 THAT’S LIFE –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-7 (4)
5 6 SUGAR TOWN –•– Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)-7 (5)
6 2 MELLOW YELLOW –•– Donovan (Epic)-8 (2)
7 14 TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Aaron Neville (Par-Lo)-5 (7)
8 10 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (8)
9 9 A PLACE IN THE SUN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 27 GOOD THING –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (10)

11 5 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Medley) –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-12 (4)
12 17 SINGLE GIRL –•– Sandy Posey (MGM)-7 (12)
13 8 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-11 (1)
14 11 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (1)
15 38 STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3 (15)
16 21 TALK TALK –•– The Music Machine (Original Sound)-8 (16)
17 20 COMING HOME SOLDIER –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (17)
18 18 CRY –•– Ronnie Dove (Diamond)-6 (18)
19 24 WORDS OF LOVE –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-5 (19)
20 12 BORN FREE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-19 (7)

21 13 WHISPERS (Gettin’ Louder) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-11 (11)
22 22 I NEED SOMEBODY –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-7 (22)
23 31 TELL IT TO THE RAIN –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-4 (23)
24 19 MAME –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-7 (19)
25 15 LADY GODIVA –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-13 (6)
26 23 MUSTANG SALLY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (23)
27 29 EAST WEST –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-5 (27)
28 33 I’VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-5 (28)
29 41 HELP ME GIRL –•– Eric Burdon and the Animals (MGM)-6 (29)
30 40 HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO –•– The Yardbirds (Epic)-6 (30)

31 16 I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8 (16)
32 48 (I’m Not Your) STEPPIN’ STONE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-3 (32)
33 45 NASHVILLE CATS –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-3 (33)
34 30 (Come ‘Round Here) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-9 (17)
35 35 PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES –•– The Association (Valiant)-6 (35)
36 46 TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS –•– Otis Redding (Volt)-5 (36)
37 50 GEORGY GIRL –•– The Seekers (Capitol)-5 (37)
38 69 COLOR MY WORLD –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-2 (38)
39 32 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-9 (31)
40 37 IT TEARS ME UP –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-11 (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 31ST, 1966

45 25 I’M READY FOR LOVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-10 (9)
46 28 A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (13)
50 26 STOP STOP STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-10 (7)
53 34 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-17 (28)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 31ST, 1966

41 60 (We Ain’t Got) NOTHIN’ YET –•– The Blues Magoos (Mercury)-4 (41)
42 55 THERE’S GOT TO BE A WORD –•– The Innocence (Kama Sutra)-5 (42)
43 65 GALLANT MEN –•– Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (Capitol)-2 (43)
44 54 BLUE AUTUMN –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-4 (44)
47 57 98.6 –•– Keith (Mercury)-4 (47)
48 51 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Terry Knight and the Pack (Lucky Eleven)-8 (48)
49 49 I FOOLED YOU THIS TIME –•– Gene Chandler (Checker)-6 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 31ST, 1966

86 — MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY –•– The Bob Crewe Generation (DynoVoice)-1 (86)
89 — I DIG GIRLS –•– J.J. Jackson (Calla)-1 (89)
90 — KIND OF A DRAG –•– The Buckinghams (U.S.A.)-1 (90)
92 — LET’S FALL IN LOVE –•– Peaches and Herb (Date)-1 (92)
93 — TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles (Atlantic)-1 (93)
95 — HEY, LEROY, YOUR MAMA’S CALLIN’ YOU –•– Jimmy Castor (Smash)-1 (95)
96 — LOVE ME –•– Bobby Hebb (Philips)-1 (96)
97 — YOU GOT ME HUMMIN’ –•– Sam and Dave (Stax)-4 (82)
98 — TINY BUBBLES –•– Don Ho and the Aliis (Reprise)-4 (87)
99 — FORTUNE TELLER –•– The Hardtimes (World Pacific)-1 (99)
100 — GIMME SOME LOVIN’ –•– The Spencer Davis Group (United Artists)-1 (100)