Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. View a list of the top 100 hit songs in the US in 1965 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1965 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:08

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« 1964 1965 1966 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1964 1965 1966 »
1 Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs Wooly Bully
2 Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
3 Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
4 We Five You Were on My Mind
5 Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
6 Petula Clark Downtown
7 Beatles Help!
8 Herman's Hermits Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
9 Elvis Presley Crying in the Chapel
10 Temptations My Girl
11 Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda
12 Roger Miller King of the Road
13 Jewel Aikens The Birds and the Bees
14 Mel Carter Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
15 Jr. Walker and The All Stars Shotgun
16 Sonny and Cher I Got You Babe
17 Gary Lewis and The Playboys This Diamond Ring
18 Ramsey Lewis Trio The "In" Crowd
19 Herman's Hermits Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
20 Supremes Stop! in the Name of Love
21 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
22 Herman's Hermits Silhouettes
23 Seekers I'll Never Find Another You
24 Jay and The Americans Cara, Mia
25 Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
26 Sounds Orchestral Cast Your Fate to the Wind
27 Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready
28 Tom Jones What's New Pussycat?
29 Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction
30 McCoys Hang on Sloopy
31 Beatles Ticket to Ride
32 Bert Kaempfert and His Orch. Red Roses for a Blue Lady
33 James Brown and The Famous Flames Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
34 Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders Game of Love
35 Shirley Ellis The Name Game
36 Petula Clark I Know a Place
37 Supremes Back in My Arms Again
38 Barbara Lewis Baby I'm Yours
39 Kingsmen The Jolly Green Giant
40 Patti Page Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
41 Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone
42 Freddie and The Dreamers I'm Telling You Now
43 Gerry and The Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey
44 Righteous Brothers Just Once in My Life
45 Johnny Rivers Seventh Son
46 Herman's Hermits I'm Henry VIII, I Am
47 Horst Jankowski A Walk in the Black Forest
48 Yardbirds For Your Love
49 Beach Boys California Girls
50 Moody Blues Go Now
51 Shirley Bassey Goldfinger
52 Billy Joe Royal Down in the Boondocks
53 Glenn Yarbrough Baby the Rain Must Fall
54 Dave Clark Five Catch Us If You Can
55 Beatles Eight Days a Week
56 Beau Brummels Just a Little
57 Ian Whitcomb You Turn Me On
58 Marvin Gaye I'll Be Doggone
59 Gary Lewis and The Playboys Save Your Heart for Me
60 Kinks Tired of Waiting for You
61 Gary Lewis and The Playboys Count Me In
62 Kinks All Day and All of the Night
63 Jackie DeShannon What the World Needs Now Is Love
64 Tom Jones It's Not Unusual
65 Sir Douglas Quintet She's About a Mover
66 Sam Cooke Shake
67 Herman's Hermits Wonderful World
68 Martha and The Vandellas Nowhere to Run
69 Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul
70 Searchers Love Potion Number Nine
71 Dickle Lee Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
72 Sonny and Cher Baby Don't Go
73 Turtles It Ain't Me Babe
74 Zombies Tell Her No
75 Peter and Gordon I Go to Pieces
76 Vic Dana Red Roses for a Blue Lady
77 Patty Duke Don't Just Stand There
78 Miracles The Tracks of My Tears
79 Brenda Lee Too Many Rivers
80 Dave Clark Five I Like It Like That
81 Bobby Goldsboro Little Things
82 Peter and Gordon True Love Ways
83 Four Tops It's the Same Old Song
84 Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles
85 Joe Tex Hold What You've Got
86 Animals We Gotta Get Out of This Place
87 Beau Brummels Laugh, Laugh
88 Rolling Stones The Last Time
89 Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic
90 Cher All I Really Want to Do
91 Little Anthony and The Imperials Take Me Back
92 Strangeloves I Want Candy
93 Miracles Ooo Baby Baby
94 Sonny Laugh at Me
95 Roy Head Treat Her Right
96 Jack Jones The Race Is On
97 Dino, Desi and Billy I'm a Fool
98 Ad Libs The Boy From New York City
99 Del Shannon Keep Searchin'
100 Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

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