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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Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence 2 (1)
Beatles - We Can Work It Out 3 (2)
Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence 2 (1)
Beatles - We Can Work It Out 3 (1)
Petula Clark - My Love 2
Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes 1
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin' 1
Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Beret 5
Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration 3
Young Rascals - Good Lovin' 1
Mamas and Papas - Monday Monday 3
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman 2
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black 2
Beatles - Paperback Writer 2 (1)
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night 1
Beatles - Paperback Writer 2 (1)
Tommy James and The Shondells - Hanky Panky 2
Troggs - Wild Thing 2
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City 3
Donovan - Sunshine Superman 1
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love 2
Association - Cherish 3
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There 2
Question Mark and The Mysterians - 96 Tears 1
Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville 1
Johnny Rivers - Poor Side of Town 1
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin On 2
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 3 (1)
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 1
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 3 (2)
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.