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Top R&B Songs of 1965

1964 <-1965-> 1966


  

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
1.
06/1965
349

✫1
US


19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #2]

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
I Got You Babe
2.
07/1965
320

✫1
US


19
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #444]
[Atco 6359]
written by Sonny Bono
Stop! in the Name of Love
3.
02/1965
286

✫1
US


2
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1074]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
4.
09/1965
262

2
US


4
R&B
5
UK
adapted from Cach's Minuet in G
[Dyno Voice 209]
written by Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell & Johann Sebastian Bach
1-2-3
5.
09/1965

1-2-3 by Len Barry

from 1-2-3   
259

2
US


11
R&B
3
UK
[Decca 31827]
written by John Medora, David White, Len Barry, Brian Holland (uncredited), Lamont Dozier (uncredited) & Eddie Holland Jr. (uncredited)
6.
05/1965
257

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
23
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #415]
[Motown 1076]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
I Hear a Symphony
7.
10/1965
240

✫1
US


2
R&B
39
UK
[Motown 1083]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Back in My Arms Again
8.
05/1965
236

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
40
UK
[Motown 1075]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
My Girl
9.
01/1965
236

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
43
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #88]
[Gordy 7038]
written by Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
Wooly Bully
10.
04/1965
221

2
US


31
R&B
11
UK

[MGM 13322]
written by Sam the Sham (as Domingo Samudio)
11.
12/1965
217

3
US


✫1
R&B
14
UK
[Tamla 54124]
written by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy & Henry Cosby
12.
09/1965
213

2
US


2
R&B
30
UK
as Roy Head and The Traits
[Back Beat 546]
written by Roy Head & Gene Kurtz
Rescue Me
13.
09/1965
212

4
US


✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Checker 1120]
written by Raynard Miner & Carl Smith (as Carl William Smith)
It's Not Unusual
14.
02/1965
207

10
US
3
AC
26
R&B
✫1
UK

[Parrot 9737]
written by Les Reed & Gordon Mills
15.
07/1965
199

4
US


6
R&B
14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #365]
[Philles 129]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
I Got You (I Feel Good)
16.
11/1965
181

3
US


✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #78]
[King 6015]
written by James Brown
It's the Same Old Song
17.
07/1965
175

5
US


2
R&B
34
UK
[Motown 1081]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
18.
12/1965
173

6
US
✫1
AC
5
R&B
50
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10739]
written by Buck Owens
Yes, I'm Ready
19.
05/1965
166

5
US


2
R&B


[Arctic 105]
written by Barbara Mason
20.
01/1965
165

3
US


21
R&B
29
UK
[Era 3141]
written by Barry Stuart
21.
02/1965
155

4
US


✫1
R&B


[Soul 35008]
written by Jr. Walker (as Autry DeWalt)
22.
03/1965
149

8
US


16
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Congress 234]
written by Lincoln Chase, Mrs. Larry Kent & Mrs. James McCarthy
23.
07/1965
148

5
US


2
R&B


as Ramsey Lewis Trio
[instrumental]
[live]
[Argo 5506]
written by Billy Page
I'll Be Doggone
24.
03/1965
144

8
US


✫1
R&B


[Tamla 54112]
written by Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
25.
10/1965
144

8
US


✫1
R&B


[Tamla 54122]
written by Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin), Bobby Rogers & Pete Moore
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)
26.
07/1965
137

8
US


✫1
R&B
25
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #72]
[King 5999]
written by James Brown
27.
01/1965
131

4
US


25
R&B


[Wand 172]
written by Lynn Easton, Don Harris (as Don F. Harris) & Dewey Terry (as Dewey Terry Jr.)
28.
02/1965
127

10
US


3
R&B


written by Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein (as Bobby Weinstein) & Bobby Hart
29.
12/1965
126

5
US


13
R&B
48
UK
[Philles 130]
written by Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman
30.
01/1965
126

8
US


6
R&B


[Blue Cat 102]
written by John T. Taylor
31.
02/1965
124

8
US


5
R&B
26
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #358]
[Gordy 7039]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
32.
01/1965
119

7
US


2
R&B


[RCA Victor 47-8486]
written by Sam Cooke
In the Midnight Hour
33.
07/1965
108

21
US


✫1
R&B
12
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #134]
[Atlantic 2289]
written by Steve Cropper & Wilson Pickett
What the World Needs Now Is Love
34.
05/1965
108

7
US


40
R&B


[Imperial 66110]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
35.
01/1965
96

13
US


11
R&B
25
UK
[Charger 105]
written by Billy Page
36.
12/1965
93

11
US


2
R&B
44
UK
[Tamla 54127]
written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
Just Once in My Life
37.
04/1965
88

9
US


26
R&B


[Philles 127]
written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King & Phil Spector
38.
06/1965
87

11
US


5
R&B


written by Van McCoy
Nothing but Heartaches
39.
07/1965
82

11
US


6
R&B


[Motown 1080]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
40.
09/1965
82

11
US


9
R&B


[Atlantic 2300]
written by Roger Atkins & Helen Miller
41.
11/1965
80

14
US


4
R&B


[Mirwood 5502]
written by Fred Smith & Earl Nelson
Hang On Sloopy
42.
11/1965
79

11
US
18
AC
6
R&B


as Ramsey Lewis Trio
[instrumental]
[live]
[Cadet 5522]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns) & Wes Farrell
43.
10/1965
78

13
US


4
R&B


[Gordy 7047]
written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White & Pete Moore
44.
07/1965
76

16
US


2
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #50]
[Tamla 54118]
written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore (as Warren Moore) & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
45.
04/1965
76

18
US


3
R&B
45
UK
additional background vocals by The Andantes
[Gordy 7040]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
46.
04/1965
76

18
US


3
R&B
41
UK
[Constellation 149]
written by Curtis Mayfield
47.
10/1965
72

14
US


3
R&B


[Tamla 54123]
written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White, Pete Moore (as Warren Moore) & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
48.
04/1965
71

20
US


20
R&B
23
UK
[Red Bird 10024]
written by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford
49.
07/1965
70

17
US


4
R&B


[Gordy 7043]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
50.
03/1965
70

16
US


4
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #262]
[Tamla 54113]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore
51.
02/1965
69

14
US


3
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #24]
[ABC-Paramount 10622]
written by Curtis Mayfield
I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)
52.
05/1965
67

21
US


2
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #110]
[Volt 126]
written by Otis Redding & Jerry Butler
53.
08/1965
65

23
US


✫1
R&B


[Dial 4016]
written by Joe Tex
54.
06/1965
65

16
US


15
R&B


written by Teddy Randazzo
55.
03/1965
64

22
US


✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2276]
written by Delores Burke & Solomon Burke
56.
03/1965
63

25
US


✫1
R&B


[Checker 1105]
written by Raynard Miner, Billy Davis [Roquel Davis], Carl Smith (as Carl William Smith) & Gene Barge
57.
05/1965
60

23
US


3
R&B


[Vee-Jay 684]
written by Richard Parker
Something About You
58.
11/1965
59

19
US


9
R&B


[Motown 1084]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
59.
08/1965
58

21
US


8
R&B


[Ric-Tic 103]
written by Bill Sharpley & Edwin Starr
60.
06/1965
57

24
US


4
R&B


[Chess 1932]
written by Billy Stewart
61.
05/1965
54

28
US


2
R&B


[Atlantic 2288]
written by Solomon Burke & Don Covay
62.
12/1965
54

29
US


✫1
R&B


[Dial 4022]
written by Joe Tex
63.
02/1965
51

24
US


9
R&B


[Motown 1073]
written by Ivy Jo Hunter & William "Mickey" Stevenson
64.
03/1965
51

26
US


6
R&B


[Chess 1922]
written by Billy Stewart
65.
11/1965
49

53
US


4
R&B
29
UK
[Atlantic 2306]
written by Steve Cropper & Wilson Pickett
66.
03/1965
46

25
US


12
R&B


[Tamla 54111]
written by Smokey Robinson
67.
07/1965
45

25
US


16
R&B


[Tamla 54117]
written by Marvin Gaye, Dave Hamilton (as David Hamilton) & Clarence Paul
68.
08/1965
44

27
US


12
R&B


[Arctic 108]
written by Barbara Mason
69.
06/1965
44

28
US


7
R&B


[Amy 927]
written by Allen Toussaint (as Naomi Neville)
70.
07/1965
44

29
US


7
R&B


[Soul 35013]
written by Jr. Walker (as Autry DeWalt Jr.), Willie Woods & Lawrence Horn
71.
12/1965
43

37
US


13
R&B
32
UK
Respect
72.
09/1965
42

35
US


4
R&B


[Volt 128]
written by Otis Redding
73.
01/1965
42

33
US


5
R&B


[Checker 1097]
written by Oliver Sain
74.
04/1965
40

29
US


9
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10647]
written by Curtis Mayfield
75.
01/1965
38

43
US


10
R&B
35
UK
released as At The Club/Saturday Night At The Movies in the UK
[Atlantic 2268]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
76.
01/1965
38

31
US


9
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #12]
[RCA Victor 47-8486]
written by Sam Cooke
77.
03/1965
35

31
US


10
R&B


[Chess 1924]
written by Tony Clarke
78.
05/1965
35

37
US


7
R&B


79.
07/1965
35

35
US


8
R&B


[Motown 1078]
written by William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter
80.
11/1965
34

41
US


5
R&B


[Kellmac 1003]
written by Larry Brownlee
81.
05/1965
34

34
US


11
R&B


[Tamla 54116]
written by William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter
82.
07/1965
33

32
US


18
R&B


[RCA Victor 47-8631]
written by Sam Cooke
83.
11/1965
33

33
US


12
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10750]
written by Curtis Mayfield
84.
11/1965
33

43
US


5
R&B


[instrumental]
[Pure Soul 1107]
written by Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones & Nathaniel Nathan
85.
07/1965
31

56
US
8
AC
11
R&B


[Old Town 1183]
written by Gayle Brown & Hazel Johnson
86.
06/1965
31

43
US


4
R&B


87.
06/1965
31

36
US


10
R&B


[Soul 35012]
written by Henry Cosby, Jr. Walker (as Autry DeWalt Jr.) & Willie Woods
88.
11/1965
31

44
US


5
R&B


as Don Covay & the Goodtimers
[Atlantic 2301]
written by Don Covay & Steve Cropper
89.
01/1965
30

34
US


13
R&B


[20th Century 555]
written by Barrett Strong, Wade Flemons & Charles Barksdale
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
90.
10/1965
30

50
US


4
R&B


91.
10/1965
30

34
US


23
R&B


written by Jimmy Henderson, Sid Robin (as Sidney Robin) & Bertha Scott
And I Love Him
92.
05/1965
29

54
US
14
AC
11
R&B


[Atlantic 2281]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
93.
08/1965
28

36
US


26
R&B


[United Artists 853]
written by Casey Spencer
94.
10/1965
28

43
US


7
R&B


[instrumental]
US B side to Shake and Fingerpop
[Soul 35013]
written by Willie Woods
95.
03/1965
28

36
US


28
R&B


[Modern 1005]
written by Steve Venet & Tommy Boyce
96.
08/1965
28

63
US


4
R&B


[Duke 385]
written by Don Robey (as Deadric Malone)
97.
02/1965
27

41
US


10
R&B


B side to That's How Strong My Love Is
[Volt 124]
written by Steve Cropper & Otis Redding
98.
08/1965
27

36
US


25
R&B


US B side to Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
[Gordy 7045]
written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter & Clarence Paul
99.
11/1965
26

81
US


2
R&B


[live]
[R]
[Constellation 158]
written by Curtis Mayfield
100.
11/1965
26

53
US
9
AC
26
R&B


[RCA 47-8693]
written by Brook Benton & Clyde Otis

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