My Favorite Songs of 1966

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad

Here’s the second installment. Time permitting, I’ll probably do it through 2002ish…

Awesome – 1 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Bob Dylan
Awesome – 1 The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
Awesome – 1 I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
Awesome – 1 Sloop John B The Beach Boys
Awesome – 1 Hey Joe The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Awesome – 1 California Dreamin’ The Mamas & the Papas
Awesome – 1 Monday, Monday The Mamas & the Papas
Awesome – 1 Paint It, Black The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Under My Thumb The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Wild Thing The Troggs
Awesome – 1 Happy Jack The Who
Awesome – 12 I Want You Bob Dylan
Awesome – 12 Just Like a Woman Bob Dylan
Awesome – 12 Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Awesome – 12 I’m a Believer The Monkees
Great – 16 Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
Great – 16 We Can Work It Out The Beatles
Great – 16 Yellow Submarine The Beatles
Great – 16 Stone Free The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Great – 16 19th Nervous Breakdown The Rolling Stones
Great – 16 Guantanamera The Sandpipers
Great – 16 I’m a Boy The Who
Great – 16 The Kids Are Alright The Who
Great – 16 Substitute The Who
Pretty Good – 25 I Fought the Law Bobby Fuller Four
Pretty Good – 25 Mellow Yellow Donovan
Pretty Good – 25 Lil’ Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Pretty Good – 25 Scarborough Fair Simon & Garfunkel
Pretty Good – 25 Barbara Ann The Beach Boys
Pretty Good – 25 Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys
Pretty Good – 25 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
Pretty Good – 25 Day Tripper The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Paperback Writer The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Eight Miles High The Byrds
Pretty Good – 25 Mother’s Little Helper The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 36 I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
Not Bad – 36 Nowhere Man The Beatles
Not Bad – 36 Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
Not Bad – 36 Summer in the City The Lovin’ Spoonful
Not Bad – 36 Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees
Not Bad – 36 (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone The Monkees
Not Bad – 36 You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes
Not Bad – 43 Secret Agent Man Johnny Rivers
Not Bad – 43 These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ Nancy Sinatra
Not Bad – 43 They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha Haaa! Napoleon XIV
Not Bad – 43 When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge
Not Bad – 43 You Keep Me Hangin’ On The Supremes
Not Bad – 43 Good Lovin’ The Young Rascals
Not Bad – 43 The Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett

 

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