The Music Of July-December 1967

July 1967

Songs in this article that made the Billboard Top 40 will be unmarked, the Top 100 will be denoted by (*) and those songs that only made the KYA surveys will be marked (KYA)

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, “Bowling Green” by The Everly Brothers, “Hypnotized” by Linda Jones, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Procul Harem, “More Love” by The Miracles, “Carrie Anne” by The Hollies, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” by The Buckinghams, “There Goes My Everything” by Engelbert Humperdinck, “I’ll Turn To Stone” by The Four Tops, “To Love Somebody” by The Bee Gees, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees, “My Mammy” by The Happenings (a remake of the 1928 hit by Al Jolson), “I Like The Way” by Tommy James & The Shondells, “Silence Is Golden” by The Tremeloes, “Step Out Of Your Mind” by The American Breed, “Jackson” by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, “Lovin’ Sound” by Ian & Sylvia (KYA), “Gentle On My Mind” by Glen Campbell (KYA), “Bludebird” by Buffalo Springfield (*), “A Girl Like You” by The Young Rascals, “Purple Haze” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (KYA), “A Thousand Shadows” by The Seeds (*), “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles, “Blind Man” by Big Brother & The Holding Company (KYA), “Soul Finger” by The Bar Kays and “Try Try Try” by Jim Valley (KYA).

August 1967

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay & The Techniques, “Come Back When You Grow Up” by Bobby Vee, “San Franciscan Nights” by Eric Burdon & The Animals, “Thank The Lord For The Night Time” by Neil Diamond, “Heroes And Villains” by The Beach Boys, “The Letter” by The Box Tops, “There Is A Mountain” by Donovan, “Reflections” by The Supremes, “Ode To Billy Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, “You’re My Everything” by The Temptations, “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine” by Country Joe & The Fish (KYA), “Out And About” by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, “Baby, You’re A Rich Man” by The Beatles, “Ha Ha Said The Clown” by The Yardbirds (*), “Baby I Love You” by Aretha Franklin, “Funky Broadway” by Wilson Pickett, “Lady Friend” by The Byrds (KYA), “I Wanna Testify” by The Parliaments, “It’s The Liittle Things” by Sonny & Cher, “You Know What I Mean” by The Turtles and “Bye Bye Baby” by Big Brother & The Holding Company (KYA).

September 1967

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “Groovin’ ” by Booker T & The MG’s, “Get On Up” by The Esquires, “Gettin’ Together” by Tommy James & The Shondells, “Never My Love” by The Association, “Higher And Higher” by Jackie Wilson, “Gimme Little Sign” by Brenton Wood, “I Dig Rock And Roll Music” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Twelve Thirty” by The Mamas & The Papas, “Expressway To Your Heart” by The Soul Survivors, “Wednesday” by The Royal Guardsmen (*), “Your Precious Love” by Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell, “Little Ole Man” by Bill Cosby, “It Must Be Him” by Vikki Carr, “A Banda” by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, “Sunshine Games” by The Music Explosion (*), “To Sir With Love” by Lulu, “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave, “Blues Theme” by Davie Allan & The Arrows, “Things I Should Have Said” by The Grass Roots, “Let’s Get Together” by The Youngbloods (*), I Had A Dream” by Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Making Every Minute Count” by Spanky & Our Gang, “Rumors” by Eternity’s Children (KYA), “Magic People” by The Paupers (KYA), “How Can I Be Sure” by The Young Rascals, “Sometimes She’s A Little Girl” by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (KYA), “Rock And Roll Woman” by Buffalo Springfield (*) and “You Keep Me Running Away” by The Four Tops.

October 1967

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “The Rain, The Park And Other Things” by The Cowsills, “Incense And Peppermints” by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Let Love Come Between Us” by James & Bobby Purify, “Holiday” by The Bee Gees, “Everlasting Love” by Robert Knight, “The Last Waltz” by Engelbert Humperdinck, “The Look Of Love” by Dusty Springfield, “Go With Me” by Gene & Debbe (*), “Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba, “Shame On Me” by Chuck Jackson, “Love Is Strange” by Peaches & Herb “(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need” by The Temptations, “Kentucky Woman” by Neil Diamond, “Lazy Day” by Spanky & Our Gang, “Please Love Me Forever” by Bobby Vinton, “Child Of Clay” by Jimmie Rodgers, “Mr. Soul” by Buffalo Springfield (KYA), “A Natural Woman” by Barbara Acklin, “Lightning’s Girl” by Nancy Sinatra, “Saga Of The Lowdown Letdown” by Sopwith Camel (KYA), “I Can See For Miles” by The Who and “I’m Wondering” by Stevie Wonder.

November 1967

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “Back On The Street Again” by The Sunshine Company, “Lady Bird” by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” by Glen Campbell, Keep The Ball Rollin’ ” by Jay & The Techniques, “Mr. Dream Merchant” by Jerry Butler, “I Say A Little Prayer” by Dionne Warwick, “Massachusetts” by The Bee Gees, “In And Out Of Love” by The Supremes, “I Second That Emotion” by The Miracles, “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Big Boss Man” by Elvis Presley, “Like An Old Time Movie” by Scott McKenzie, “She’s Still A Mystery” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Glad To Be Unhappy” by The Mamas & The Papas, “Until It’s Time For You To Go” by Nancy Sinatra (KYA), “Boogaloo Down Broadway” by The Fantastic Johnny C (his real name was Johnny Corley), “Chatanooga Choo Choo” by Harpers Bizarre (KYA, a remake of an earlier hit by the orchestra of Glenn Miller), “Peace Of Mind” by Paul Revere & The Raiders (*) and “Janis” by Country Joe & The Fish (KYA).

December 1967

Songs that would debut on the charts this month would include “Next Plane To London” by The Rose Garden, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred & His Playboy Band, “Woman, Woman” by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “A Different Drum” by the Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), “Beautiful People” by Kenny O’Dell, “Tell Mama” by Etta James, “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” by Donovan, “Back Up Train” by Al Greene & The Soul Mates (*), “Susan” by The Buckinghams, “Green Tambourine” by The Lemon Pipers, “Honey Chile” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “Come See About Me” by Jr.Walker & The All Stars, “Baby You Got It” by Brenton Wood, “Dear Eloise” by The Hollies (*), “Who Will Answer” by Ed Ames, “Yesterday” by Ray Charles, “Too Much Of Nothing” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Summer Rain” by Johnny Rivers, “Hello Goodbye” and “I Am The Walrus” (*) by The Beatles, “Bend Me, Shape Me” by The American Breed, “Paper Cup” by The Fifth Dimension, “Watch Her Ride” by Jefferson Airplane (KYA), “The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener” by Petula Clark, “Monterey” by Eric Burdon & The Animals, “Chain Of Fools” by Aretha Franklin, “It’s Wonderful” by The Young Rascals, “For A Few Dollars More” by Hugo Montenegro (KYA), “Another Time” by Sagitarius (KYA), “Mission Impossible” by Lalo Schifrin (KYA), “And Get Away” by The Esquires, “Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen (KYA) and “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” by Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell. 🙂 🙂 🙂

References: “The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition” by Joel Whitburn, the Billboard Top 100, “Pop Memories 1890-1954” by Joel Whitburn and the music surveys of KYA in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area in California, U.S.A

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