The Music Of January-June 1965

In the year 1965 we will use the Billboard Top 40 (No marks), the Billboard Top 100 ( *), the KEWB Top 40 (KEWB) and the KYA Top 30 (KYA).

January 1965

Some of the songs that would hit the charts this month were “Twine Time” by Alvin Cash & The Crawlers, “Shake” by Sam Cooke, “My Girl” by The Temptations, “Tell Her No” by The Zombies, “Bye Bye Baby” by The Four Seasons, “Let’s Lock The Door” by Jay & The Americans, “The Crusher” by The Novas (*), “Whenever A Teenager Cries” by Reparata & The Delrons (*), “Have You Looked Into Your Heart” by Jerry Vale, “Use Your Head” by Mary Wells, “Hold On To What You’ve Got” by Joe Tex, “The Look Of Love” by Lesley Gore, “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, “Heart Of Stone” by The Rolling Stones, “All Day And All Of The Night” by The Kinks, “Don’t Forget I Still Love You” by Bobbi Martin, “Still In Love With You Baby” by The Beau Brummels (KYA), “I’ll Come Runnin’ ” by Lulu (KYA), “I Can’t Stop” by The Honeycombs (KEWB), “Makin’ Whoopee” by Ray Charles (KEWB),”Somewhere In Your Heart” by Frank Sinatra, ” Give Him A Great Big Kiss” by The Shangri-Las, “No Arms Will Ever Hold You” by The Bachelors, “The Jolly Green Giant” by The Kingsmen, “I Go To Pieces” by Peter & Gordon, “Have You Looked Into Your Heart” by Jerry Vale, “I Wanna Be Your Everything” by The Manhattans (*) and “Can You Jerk Like Me” by The Contours (KEWB).

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February 1965

Some of the songs that would hit the charts this month were ” A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey, “Paper Tiger” by Sue Thompson, “Little Things” by Bobby Goldsboro, “For Lovin’ Me” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “King Of The Road” by Roger Miller, “Red Roses For A Blue Lady” by Bert Kaempfert, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” by Herman’s Hermits, “Lemon Tree” by Trini Lopez, “Ferry Across The Mersey” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Just Ask The Lonely” by The Four Tops, “The Birds And The Bees” by Jewel Akens, “I’m Over You” by Jan Bradley (*), “Danny Boy” by Jackie Wilson (*), “Orange Blossom Special” by Johnny Cash (*), “Hurt So Bad” by Little Anthony & The Imperials, “Eight Days A Week” by The Beatles, “I Do The Jerk” by Bill Pinkney & The Original Drifters (KEWB), “Do The Philly” by The Music City All Stars (KEWB), “Goodnight” by Roy Orbison, “Yeh Yeh” by Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, “New York’s A Lonely Town” by The Tradewinds, “Come Home” by The Dave Clark Five, “It’s Alright” by Adam Faith, “Break Away” by The Newbeats, “The Race Is On” by Jack Jones, “What Have They Done To The Rain” by The Searchers and “The Boy From New York City” by The Ad Libs.

March 1965

Some of the songs that would hit the charts this month were “Not Too Long Ago” by The Uniques (the lead singer Joe Stampley was eventually a big star in country music),

“People Get Ready” by The Impressions, “Shotgun” by Jr. Walker & The All Stars, “If I Loved You” by Chad & Jeremy, “Do You Wanna Dance” by The Beach Boys, “Nowhere To Run” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “I Must Be Seeing Things” by Gene Pitney, “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party” by The Beatles, “Stop In The Name Of Love” by The Supremes, “Please Let Me Wonder” by The Beach Boys, “Long Lonely Nights” by Bobby Vinton, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by The Animals, “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie & The Dreamers, “When I’m Gone” by Brenda Hollaway, “All Of My Life” by Lesley Gore (*), “Be My Baby” by Dick & Deedee (*), “Think Of The Good Times” by Jay & The Americans (*), “This Sporting Life” by Ian Whitcomb (*), “Go Now” by The Moody Blues, “Do The Clam” by Elvis Presley, “Baby Please Don’t Go” by Them (KYA), “Tired Of Waiting For You” by The Kinks, “Poor Man’s Son” by The Reflections (*), “The Game Of Love” by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, “Red Roses For A Blue Lady” by Wayne Newton, “Got To Get You Off My Mind” by Solomon Burke and “Come And Stay With Me” by Marianne Faithful.

April 1965

Songs that would hit the charts this month would include “One Kiss For Old Time’s Sake” by Ronnie Dove, “I Understand” by Freddie & The Dreamers, “I’ll Never Find Another You” by The Seekers, “Ooh Baby Baby” by The Miracles, “I’ll Be Doggone” by Marvin Gaye, “It’s Growing” by The Temptations, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “Silhouettes” by Herman’s Hermits, “It’s Gonna Be Alright” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Baby The Rain Must Fall” by Glen Yarbrough, “Just Once In My Life” by The Righteous Brothers, “I Know A Place” by Petula Clark, “Count Me In” by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, “The Birds Are For The Bees” by The Newbeats (*), “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis, “The Land Of 1,000 Dances” by Round Robin (KYA), “The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones, “Play With Fire” by The Rolling Stones (*), “Bumble Bee” by The Searchers, “Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye” by The Searchers (*), “Girl Don’t Come” by Sandie Shaw (*),”Cast Your Fate To The Wind” by Sounds Orchestral, “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks (KYA), “And Roses And Roses” by Andy Williams, “She’s About A Mover” by The Sir Douglas Quintet and “Laurie Don’t Worry by Frankie Fanelli (KEWB).

May 1965

Songs that would hit the charts this month would include “The Entertainer” by Tony Clarke, “I Do Love You” by Billy Stewart, “The Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte” by Patti Page, “True Love Ways” by Peter & Gordon, “Nothing Can Stop Me” by Gene Chandler, “Crying In The Chapel” by Elvis Presley, “Lipstick Traces” by The O’Jays (*), “You Were Made For Me” by Freddie & The Dreamers, “Concrete And Clay” by The Unit 4+2, “I Can’t Help Myself” by The Four Tops, “Ticket To Ride” and “Yes It Is” by The Beatles, “Back In My Arms Again” by The Supremes, “Help Me Rhonda” by The Beach Boys, “And I Love Him” by Esther Phillips, “Peanuts Polka” by The Sunglows (*), “Sad Tomorrows” by Trini Lopez (*), “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan, “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones, “Crazy Downtown” by Allan Sherman, “Just A Little” by The Beau Brummels, “Iko, Iko” by The Dixie Cups, “Reelin’ And Rockin’ ” by The Dave Clark Five, “Gloria” by Them (*), “Good Lovin’ ” by The Olympics (*), Do The Freddie” by Freddie & The Dreamers, “Sometimes” and Ooh Poo Pa D0″ by Paul Revere & The Raiders (KYA) , “Engine Engine #9” by Roger Miller, “Bring It On Home To Me” by The Animals, “Before And After” by Chad & Jeremy, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen (KYA, back on the charts again), “Apple Blossom Time” by Wayne Newton (*), “You Can Have Her” by The Righteous Brothers (*), “Give Us Your Blessings” by The Shangri-Las, “Oo Wee Baby, I Love You” by Fred Hughes, “I’ll Keep Holding On” by The Marvelettes and “The Queen Of The House” by Jody Miller (the answer record to “King Of The Road”).

———————————–These artists would also have hits this year———————-

June 1965

Songs that would hit the charts this month would include “First I Look At The Purse” by The Contours (*), “What The World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon, “Too Many Rivers” by Brenda Lee, “Here Comes The Night” by Them, “A World Of Our Own” by The Seekers, “Yes I’m Ready” by Barbara Mason, “Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” by Otis Redding, “Voodoo Woman” by Bobby Goldsboro, “Wonderful World” by Herman’s Hermits, “A Walk In The Black Forest” by Horst Jankowski, “Laurie” by Dickey Lee, “You Turn Me On” by Ian Whitcomb, “Seventh Son” by Johnny Rivers, “Cara Mia” by Jay & The Americans, “Catch The Wind” by Donovan, “Soul Sauce” by Cal Tjader (*), “Are You Sincere” by Trini Lopez (*), “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, “For Your Love” by The Yardbirds, “This Little Bird” by Marianne Faithful, “Shakin’ All Over” by The Guess Who, “From The Bottom Of My Heart” by The Moody Blues (*), “A Little Bit Of Heaven” by Ronnie Dove and “Nobody Knows What’s Goin’ On” by The Chiffons (*). 🙂 🙂 🙂

References: The Billboard Top 40 and The Billboard Top 100. Also, the KEWB Top 40 and the KYA Top 30, both radio stations were in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area in California, U.S.A.

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