US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 3rd, 1966


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 3rd, 1966.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 3RD, 1966

#1
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
The New Vaudeville Band

The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral record cover

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

1 3 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL –•– The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-7 (2)
3 1 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (1)
4 4 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON AND GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Medley) –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-9 (4)
5 9 MELLOW YELLOW –•– Donovan (Epic)-4 (5)
6 6 I’M YOUR PUPPET –•– James and Bobby Purify (Bell)-11 (6)
7 8 LADY GODIVA –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 10 BORN FREE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-15 (8)
9 5 POOR SIDE OF TOWN –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-12 (1)
10 7 LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-13 (1)

11 12 COMING ON STRONG –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-10 (11)
12 16 I’M READY FOR LOVE –•– Martha and the Vandellas (Gordy)-6 (12)
13 13 STOP STOP STOP –•– The Hollies (Imperial)-6 (13)
14 17 A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 42 THAT’S LIFE –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-3 (15)
16 26 WHISPERS (Gettin’ Louder) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (16)
17 27 I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-4 (17)
18 11 96 TEARS –•– ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (Cameo)-14 (1)
19 14 RAIN ON THE ROOF –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-8 (10)
20 36 (Come ‘Round Here) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-5 (20)

21 19 HOORAY FOR HAZEL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-12 (6)
22 34 IT TEARS ME UP –•– Percy Sledge (Atlantic)-7 (22)
23 37 A PLACE IN THE SUN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (23)
24 32 HOLY COW –•– Lee Dorsey (Amy)-7 (24)
25 20 WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-16 (7)
26 31 THE WHEEL OF HURT –•– Margaret Whiting (London)-9 (26)
27 28 BUT IT’S ALRIGHT –•– J.J. Jackson (Calla)-10 (27)
28 33 RUN, RUN, LOOK AND SEE –•– Brian Hyland (Philips)-7 (28)
29 35 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-13 (29)
30 18 LOVE IS A HURTIN’ THING –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-13 (13)

31 45 MAME –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-3 (31)
32 43 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (32)
33 15 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Bobby Darin (Atlantic)-11 (8)
34 21 WHO AM I –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-7 (21)
35 30 LOUIE, LOUIE –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-7 (30)
36 46 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Chris Montez (A&M)-6 (36)
37 39 (When She Needs Good Lovin’) SHE COMES TO ME –•– The Chicago Loop (DynoVoice)-5 (37)
38 22 REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-14 (1)
39 25 DANDY –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-10 (5)
40 29 SECRET LOVE –•– Billy Stewart (Chess)-8 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 3RD, 1966

41 24 LOOK THROUGH MY WINDOW –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-7 (24)
43 23 WALK AWAY RENEE –•– The Left Banke (Smash)-13 (5)
45 38 B-A-B-Y –•– Carla Thomas (Stax)-16 (14)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 3RD, 1966

42 56 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (42)
44 62 SUGAR TOWN –•– Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)-3 (44)
46 57 GAMES THAT LOVERS PLAY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (46)
47 58 TALK TALK –•– The Music Machine (Original Sound)-4 (47)
48 50 HELP ME GIRL –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-6 (48)
49 53 WISH YOU WERE HERE, BUDDY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (49)
50 52 HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU –•– The Elgins (V.I.P.)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 3RD, 1966

78 — TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Aaron Neville (Par-Lo)-1 (78)
81 — WORDS OF LOVE –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-1 (81)
82 — GEORGY GIRL –•– The Seekers (Capitol)-1 (82)
83 — EAST WEST –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-1 (83)
84 — I’VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-1 (84)
85 — TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS –•– Otis Redding (Volt)-1 (85)
86 — PLEASE DON’T EVER LEAVE ME –•– The Cyrkle (Columbia)-1 (86)
88 — GOOD THING –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — THERE’S GOT TO BE A WORD –•– The Innocence (Kama Sutra)-1 (90)
94 — THERE’S SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– Baby Ray (Imperial)-1 (94)
95 — KARATE –•– The Emperor’s (Mala)-1 (95)
96 — YOU GOT ME HUMMIN’ –•– Sam and Dave (Stax)-1 (96)
98 — BABY WHAT I MEAN –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — I’LL BE HOME –•– The Platters (Musicor)-1 (99)
100 — BAD MISUNDERSTANDING –•– The Critters (Kapp)-1 (100)