My favorite songs, 1966


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My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1966 (out of 41 listed here):

  1. The Kinks – Sunny afternoon ****
  2. The Beach Boys – God only knows ****
  3. The Shoes – Standing and staring ****

Also top favorites:

  • Chico Hamilton – The dealer **
  • Gang Of Saints – Yes, it’s too bad ****
  • Ike & Tina Turner – River deep mountain high **
  • The Kinks – Mr Pleasant ****
  • Marvin Gaye – I heard it through the grapevine **
  • Rolling Stones – Mother’s little helper ****
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of silence ****
  • Wim Sonneveld – Tearoom tango *****

Nearly top favorites:

  • The Beach Boys – Good vibrations ****
  • The Beatles – Yellow submarine ****
  • The Beatles – Yesterday ****
  • Donovan – Mellow yellow ****
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream ****
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the city ****
  • Mamas & The Papas – Monday monday ****
  • Nina Simone – Four women **
  • Rolling Stones – Lady Jane ****
  • Rolling Stones – Paint it black ****
  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mas que nada **
  • Sonny & Cher – Little man ****
  • Syndicate Of Sound – Little girl ****
  • The Troggs – Wild thing ****
  • The Walker Brothers – The sun ain’t gonna shine anymore ****

Bubbling under:

  • Alan Price – I put a spell on you ****
  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra – The last time ****
  • Bob Dylan – Rainy day woman #12 & 35 (also known as ‘Everybody must get stoned’) ****
  • Donovan – Sunshine superman ****
  • The Hollies – Stop, stop, stop ****
  • The Hunters – Russian spy and I ****
  • Jacques Dutronc – On nous cache tout, on nous dit rien ****
  • Mamas & The Papas – I saw her again ****
  • Neil Christian – That’s nice ****
  • Perrey & Kingsley – Jungle blues from Jupiter **
  • The Rolling Stones – Under my thumb ****
  • Suzanne Gabriello – Z’avez pas lu kafka ****
  • Tommy James And The Shondells – Hanky panky ****
  • Willie Bobo – Fried neckbones and some home fries **
  • Yardbirds – Shapes of things ****



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