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Top R&B Songs of 1966

1965 <-1966-> 1967


  

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1.
09/1966
345

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #206]

[Motown 1098]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
You Can't Hurry Love
2.
08/1966
303

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1097]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
3.
04/1966
297

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #54]

[Atlantic 2326]
written by Percy Sledge
You Keep Me Hangin' On
4.
10/1966
273

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #339]

[Motown 1101]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
19th Nervous Breakdown
5.
02/1966
265

2
US


32
R&B
2
UK
6.
03/1966
236

✫1
US


13
R&B
15
UK
[Verve 10383]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Sunny
7.
06/1966

Sunny by Bobby Hebb

from Sunny   Sunny
228

2
US


3
R&B
12
UK
[Philips 40365]
written by Bobby Hebb
8.
06/1966
219

✫1
US


39
R&B
38
UK
[Roulette 4686]
written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
Standing in the Shadows of Love
9.
12/1966
208

6
US


2
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #464]
[Motown 1102]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
10.
08/1966
204

3
US


✫1
R&B
18
UK
[Gordy 7055]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
11.
12/1966
181

2
US


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #381]
[Par-Lo 101]
written by George Davis & Lee Diamond
12.
11/1966
179

4
US
✫1
AC
25
R&B
44
UK
[Reprise 0531]
written by Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon
Land of 1,000 Dances
13.
07/1966
176

6
US


✫1
R&B
22
UK
written by Chris Kenner
Working in the Coal Mine
14.
07/1966
173

8
US


5
R&B
8
UK
[Amy 958]
written by Allen Toussaint
15.
08/1966
166

7
US


6
R&B
8
UK
[Soul 35022]
written by William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser & James Dean
16.
11/1966
166

8
US


✫1
R&B
19
UK
17.
11/1966
156

9
US
29
AC
3
R&B
20
UK
[Tamla 54139]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Bryan Wells
My World Is Empty without You
18.
01/1966
148

5
US


10
R&B


[Motown 1089]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
19.
09/1966
148

6
US


5
R&B


[Bell 648]
written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Blowin' in the Wind
20.
07/1966
145

9
US


✫1
R&B
36
UK
[Tamla 54136]
written by Bob Dylan
Cool Jerk
21.
04/1966
142

7
US


2
R&B


[Karen 1524]
written by Don Storball (as Donald Storball)
22.
01/1966
142

7
US


3
R&B


[Tamla 54126]
written by Smokey Robinson
It's a Man's Man's Man's World
23.
04/1966
141

8
US


✫1
R&B
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #123]
[King 6035]
written by James Brown & Betty Jean Newsome
24.
04/1966
140

7
US


2
R&B
24
UK
[Nola 721]
written by Robert Parker
Message to Michael
25.
04/1966
138

8
US
12
AC
5
R&B


[Scepter 12133]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
26.
07/1966
129

10
US


7
R&B
39
UK
[Chess 1966]
written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
27.
04/1966
128

9
US


7
R&B
54
UK
[Motown 1094]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
28.
10/1966
114

9
US


2
R&B
22
UK
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
29.
05/1966
108

13
US


✫1
R&B
21
UK
[Gordy 7054]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
30.
10/1966
106

23
US


10
R&B
6
UK
[Amy 965]
written by Allen Toussaint
634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
31.
02/1966
97

13
US


✫1
R&B
36
UK
(I'm a) Road Runner
32.
04/1966
97

20
US


4
R&B
12
UK
Knock on Wood
33.
09/1966
89

28
US


✫1
R&B
19
UK
[Stax 194]
written by Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
Wade in the Water
34.
07/1966
88

19
US
11
AC
3
R&B
31
UK
[instrumental]
[Cadet 5541]
written by traditional
35.
01/1966
87

11
US


3
R&B


[Carla 2526]
written by Deon Jackson
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
36.
07/1966
85

18
US


3
R&B
22
UK
37.
09/1966
84

13
US


✫1
R&B


[Capitol 5709]
written by Ben Raleigh & Dave Linden
38.
10/1966
83

11
US


5
R&B


[Brunswick 55300]
written by Barbara Acklin & David Scott
39.
02/1966
83

12
US


6
R&B
47
UK
40.
08/1966
80

14
US


3
R&B


[Stax 195]
written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter
41.
01/1966
79

16
US


✫1
R&B


[instrumental]
[Excello 2273]
written by Slim Harpo (as James H. Moore)
Stand by Me
42.
12/1966
79

12
US


3
R&B


[MGM 13617]
written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
43.
07/1966
79

17
US


5
R&B
34
UK
[Atlantic 2342]
written by Bobby Robinson, Dan Quinvy & Pronto Bob
44.
12/1966
78

17
US


10
R&B
29
UK
[Soul 35027]
written by James Dean & William Weatherspoon
45.
03/1966
78

19
US
✫1
AC
10
R&B
48
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10785]
written by Buck Owens
46.
11/1966
74

17
US


4
R&B
37
UK
[Tamla 54140]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
47.
05/1966
73

12
US


16
R&B


[Impact 1007]
written by Edwin Starr (as Charles Hatcher)
48.
11/1966
71

23
US


6
R&B
28
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #434]
[Atlantic 2365]
written by Mack Rice (as Bonny Rice)
49.
04/1966
69

21
US


✫1
R&B


[Stax 45-189]
written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter
50.
04/1966
65





14
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Uptown 731]
written by Roy C (as Roy Hammond)
51.
02/1966
63

18
US


5
R&B


[Motown 1090]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
52.
12/1966
61

25
US


4
R&B
46
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #204]
[Volt 141]
written by James Campbell (as part of Irving King), Reginald Connelly (as part of Irving King) & Harry M. Woods
53.
10/1966
60

22
US


4
R&B


[Calla 119]
written by J.J. Jackson (as Jerome L. Jackson) & Pierre Tubbs
54.
10/1966
60

29
US


12
R&B
23
UK
[Volt 138]
written by Steve Cropper & Otis Redding
55.
01/1966
60

22
US


3
R&B


featuring the Four Tops and The Andantes in additional background vocals
[Gordy 7048]
written by Sylvia Moy, William "Mickey" Stevenson & Ivy Jo Hunter
56.
04/1966
59

20
US


4
R&B


57.
10/1966
59

20
US


7
R&B


[Atlantic 2358]
written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
58.
03/1966
56

31
US


4
R&B
33
UK
[Volt 132]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
59.
07/1966
53

27
US


2
R&B


[Revilot 201]
written by Darrell Banks (as Darrell Eubanks) & Donnie Elbert
60.
01/1966
53

44
US


5
R&B
22
UK
[Amy 945]
written by Allen Toussaint
61.
12/1966
53

21
US


11
R&B


[Date 1523]
written by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler
62.
02/1966
52

29
US


✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7049]
written by Smokey Robinson
63.
05/1966
50

31
US


✫1
R&B


[ABC 10808]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
64.
06/1966
47

27
US


7
R&B


as Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces
[Checker 1129]
written by Bobby Moore [saxophonist] (as Robert Moore)
65.
02/1966
46

29
US


4
R&B


[Tamla 54129]
written by Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
66.
04/1966
46

31
US


6
R&B


[Musicor 1166]
written by Luther Dixon & Inez Foxx
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
67.
05/1966
45

45
US


12
R&B
21
UK
[Motown 1096]
written by Ivy Jo Hunter & Stevie Wonder
68.
07/1966
45

22
US
37
AC
49
R&B


[Scepter 12153]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
69.
12/1966
44

39
US


✫1
R&B


[Shout 207]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
70.
10/1966
41

26
US


20
R&B


[Scepter 12167]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
71.
10/1966
40

29
US


11
R&B


[Chess 1978]
written by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster
72.
01/1966
39

29
US
10
AC
29
R&B


as Ramsey Lewis Trio
[instrumental]
[live]
[Cadet 5525]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
73.
03/1966
38

30
US


15
R&B


[United Artists 995]
written by Bert Russell (as Bert Berns) & Jerry Ragovoy
74.
02/1966
38

48
US


9
R&B
35
UK
[Ric-Tic 109]
written by Al Hamilton, Richard Morris & Edwin Starr
75.
07/1966
36

28
US


36
R&B


[Atlantic 2346]
written by Billy Vera & Chip Taylor
76.
03/1966
36

45
US


2
R&B


[Symbol 214]
written by Ronnie Lewis
77.
06/1966
35

44
US
7
AC
12
R&B


as Richard "Groove" Holmes
[instrumental]
[Prestige 401]
written by Erroll Garner
78.
10/1966
35

39
US


40
R&B
32
UK
[Philips 40400]
written by Red Hayes (as Joe "Red" Hayes) & Jack Rhodes
79.
12/1966
33

31
US


16
R&B


[instrumental]
[Smash 2069]
written by Jimmy Castor & Johnny Pruitt
80.
03/1966
32

56
US


2
R&B


[Dial 4026]
written by Joe Tex
81.
06/1966
32

61
US


10
R&B
37
UK
[Volt 136]
written by Otis Redding
82.
11/1966
31

45
US


3
R&B


[Checker 1155]
written by Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon) & Keni St. Lewis
83.
10/1966
30

72
US


2
R&B


written by Jimmy Johnson
84.
08/1966
30

47
US


10
R&B
50
UK
[Tamla 54138]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
85.
03/1966
30

93
US


22
R&B
26
UK
86.
12/1966
29

40
US
35
AC
12
R&B


as The Young-Holt Trio
[instrumental]
[Brunswick 55305]
written by Eldee Young, Isaac Holt & Don Walker
87.
08/1966
29

41
US


9
R&B


[Mercury 72584]
written by Lee Adams & Charles Strouse
88.
09/1966
29

32
US


22
R&B


[ABC 10840]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Ray Charles
89.
10/1966
28

50
US


4
R&B


[King 6056]
written by Burt Jones
90.
05/1966
28

44
US


16
R&B
56
UK
[Tamla 54132]
written by Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
91.
03/1966
28

42
US


6
R&B


[King 6025]
written by James Brown & Nat Jones
92.
04/1966
28

58
US


4
R&B


[Checker 1135]
written by Willie Dixon
93.
05/1966
28

39
US


9
R&B


[Dial 4028]
written by Joe Tex
94.
05/1966
27

85
US


18
R&B
31
UK
[Gordy 7052]
written by Clarence Paul, Luvel Broadnax & Stevie Wonder
95.
04/1966
27

51
US


17
R&B
48
UK
[Verve 10393]
written by Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield) & Preston Foster (uncredited)
96.
02/1966
26

51
US


6
R&B


[Atco 6392]
written by Gerald Sims & Carl Davis
97.
03/1966
26

72
US


4
R&B


[VIP 25029]
written by Lamont Dozier
98.
08/1966
25





11
R&B
29
UK
written by Otis Redding
99.
06/1966
25

65
US


4
R&B


[Fame 1003]
written by Huey P. Meaux (as Huey Meaux)
100.
11/1966
24

55
US


9
R&B


[Brunswick 55301]
written by Jesse Bolian, Lawrence Johnson & Marvin Smith

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