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1965 Top Twenty Songs

1. Wooly Bully

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

2. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)

Four Tops

3. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Rolling Stones

4. You Were On My Mind

Wee Five

5. You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin

Righteous Brothers

6. Downtown

Petula Clark

7. Help

The Beatles

8. Can’t You Hear my Heartbeat

Herman’s Hermits

9. Crying in the Chapel

Elvis Presley

10. My Girl


11. Help Me Rhonda

Beach Boys

12. King of the Road

Roger Miller

13. The Birds and the Bees

Jewel Akens

14. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Mel Carter

15. Shotgun

Johnny Walker and the All Stars

16. I Got You Babe

Sonny and Cher

17. This Diamond Ring

Gary Lewis and the Playboys

18. The Ín’ Crowd

Ramsey Lewis Trio

19. Mrs. Brown You’ve got a Lovely Daughter

Herman’s Hermits

20. Stop! In the Name of Love

The Supremes


In 1965 I was fourteen and moving from elementary to high school.  We had more of the British Invasion with the Beatles, the Stones, Petula Clark and Herman’s Hermits (with two top twenty) on this year’s list.  Groups of three or more were prominent with 13 out of the 20 songs.  Only five were soloists.  To my taste, the list isn’t fabulous, but still some great songs.  The Motown sound was well represented which I like and seven of the tunes represented black artists.  Only Roger Miller’s King of the Road was a top charting country hit.

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