Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1966. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 26 1965 – January 1 1966 Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence 2 (1)
January 2 – 15 1966 Beatles - We Can Work It Out 3 (2)
January 16 – 22 1966 Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence 2 (1)
January 23 – 29 1966 Beatles - We Can Work It Out 3 (1)
January 30 – February 12 1966 Petula Clark - My Love 2
February 13 – 19 1966 Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes 1
February 20 – 26 1966 Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin' 1
February 27 – April 2 1966 Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Beret 5
April 3 – 23 1966 Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration 3
April 24 – 30 1966 Young Rascals - Good Lovin' 1
May 1 – 21 1966 Mamas and Papas - Monday Monday 3
May 22 – June 4 1966 Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman 2
June 5 – 18 1966 Rolling Stones - Paint It Black 2
June 19 – 25 1966 Beatles - Paperback Writer 2 (1)
June 26 – July 2 1966 Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night 1
July 3 – 9 1966 Beatles - Paperback Writer 2 (1)
July 10 – 23 1966 Tommy James and The Shondells - Hanky Panky 2
July 24 – August 6 1966 Troggs - Wild Thing 2
August 7 – 27 1966 Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City 3
August 28 – September 3 1966 Donovan - Sunshine Superman 1
September 4 – 17 1966 Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love 2
September 18 – October 8 1966 Association - Cherish 3
October 9 – 22 1966 Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There 2
October 23 – 29 1966 Question Mark and The Mysterians - 96 Tears 1
October 30 – November 5 1966 Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville 1
November 6 – 12 1966 Johnny Rivers - Poor Side of Town 1
November 13 – 26 1966 Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin On 2
November 27 – December 3 1966 New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 3 (1)
December 4 – 10 1966 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 1
December 11 – 24 1966 New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 3 (2)
December 25 1966 – February 11 1967 Monkees - I'm A Believer 7
Source: Billboard Magazine

27 different songs hit number one in the US during 1966.

Top 5 Songs of 1966

Number One Song of 1966: Sgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  1. Sgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  2. Association - Cherish
  3. Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
  4. Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
  5. ? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1966.