Friday, August 05, 2016

Forgotten Hits: 50 Years Ago Today

Forgotten Hits: 50 Years Ago Today

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Not a bad little collection.

Here was the NY top 16 for this week in 1966:

TW LW
1 1 WILD THING - The Troggs (Fontana / Atco)
2 2 SUMMER IN THE CITY - The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)
3 12 SUNNY - Bobby Hebb (Philips)
4 7 LIL’ RED RIDING HOOD - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (MGM)
5 11 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER - The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)
6 5 MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER - The Rolling Stones (London)
7 6 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG - The Temptations (Gordy)
8 19 BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
9 4 HANKY PANKY - Tommy James & The Shondells (Roulette)
10 15 SWEET PEA - Tommy Roe (ABC)
11 3 THEY’RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY, HA-HAAA! - Napoleon XIV (Warner
Bros.)
12 8 I SAW HER AGAIN - The Mama’s & The Papa’s (Dunhill)
13 24 LAND OF 1000 DANCES - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)
14 22 WOULDN’T IT BE NICE - The Beach Boys (Capitol)
15 13 THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (The Quest) - Jack Jones (Kapp)
16 -- YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE - The Supremes (Motown)

Bill Crider said...

I don't remember Little Stevie's version of "Blowin' in the Wind."

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Lot of good recordings here and some clunkers(Sam the Sham, Tommy Roe, Jack Jones, The Happenings and Napoleon.

Fred Blosser said...

O for the old days when you'd find The Troggs and Jack Jones on the same playlist! 1966 was a highlight year in that great stretch of pop music, rock, soul, and country from 1962 to 1972 (said the geezer).