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 1966 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1966 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:01

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« 1965 1966 1967 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1965 1966 1967 »
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
6 Monkees Last Train To Clarksville
7 Mama's and The Papa's Monday, Monday
8 Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
9 Johnny Rivers Poor Side Of Town
10 Mama's and The Papa's California Dreamin'
11 Lovin' Spoonful Summer In The City
12 Roger Williams Born Free
13 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
14 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
15 Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night
16 Beatles We Can Work It Out
17 Young Rascals Good Lovin'
18 New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral
19 Tommy James and The Shondells Hanky Panky
20 Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman
21 Rolling Stones Paint It Black
22 Petula Clark My Love
23 Lou Christie Lightnin' Strikes
24 Troggs Wild Thing
25 Paul Revere and The Raiders Kicks
26 Donovan Sunshine Superman
27 Bobby Hebb Sunny
28 Beatles Paperback Writer
29 Happenings See You In September
30 Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On
31 Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs Lil' Red Riding Hood
32 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Devil With A Blue Dress On and Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley)
33 Beach Boys Good Vibrations
34 Mindbenders A Groovy Kind Of Love
35 Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
36 Capitols Cool Jerk
37 Sandy Posey Born A Woman
38 Cyrkle Red Rubber Ball
39 Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y
40 Left Banke Walk Away Renee
41 Lovin' Spoonful Daydream
42 Outsiders Time Won't Let Me
43 Tommy Roe Hooray For Hazel
44 Tommy Roe Sweet Pea
45 Hollies Bus Stop
46 James and Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet
47 B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
48 Temptations Ain't Too Proud To Beg
49 Standells Dirty Water
50 Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly
51 Simon and Garfunkel I Am A Rock
52 Ray Charles Crying Time
53 Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man
54 Simon and Garfunkel The Sounds Of Silence
55 Peter and Gordon Lady Godiva
56 Simon and Garfunkel Homeward Bound
57 Lovin' Spoonful Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
58 Robert Parker Barefootin'
59 Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)
60 Cher Bang Bang
61 Beach Boys Sloop John B
62 Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown
63 Surfaris Wipe Out
64 Count Five Psychotic Reaction
65 Temptations Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
66 T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)
67 Paul Revere and The Raiders Just Like Me
68 Deon Jackson Love Makes The World Go Round
69 Crispian St. Peters The Pied Piper
70 Brenda Lee Coming On Strong
71 Ray Conniff and The Singers Somewhere My Love
72 David Houston Almost Persuaded
73 Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter
74 Marvelettes Don't Mess With Bill
75 Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry
76 Lee Dorsey Working In The Coal Mine
77 Dionne Warwick Message To Michael
78 Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
79 Beach Boys Barbara Ann
80 Shadows Of Knight Gloria
81 Supremes My World Is Empty Without You
82 Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 And 35
83 Sandpipers Guantanamera
84 Wilson Pickett Land Of 1,000 Dances
85 Shades Of Blue Oh How Happy
86 Peter and Gordon Woman
87 Turtles You Baby
88 Vogues Five O'clock World
89 Los Bravos Black Is Black
90 Beatles Nowhere Man
91 Herman's Hermits Dandy
92 Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back
93 Gary Lewis and The Playboys She's Just My Style
94 Chris Montez The More I See You
95 Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law
96 Beatles Yellow Submarine
97 Paul Revere and The Raiders Hungry
98 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass Zorba The Greek
99 Yardbirds Shapes Of Things
100 Wilson Pickett 634-5789

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