1965 What A Year!

There were twenty-seven # 1 songs in 1965. None of the songs listed below were one of them.
There were several songs that reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while many, many others reached the Top 10, and still a few more reached the Top 20.
Below is a medley of 12 songs that may not have hit the top of the charts but each and every one of them is a timeless treasure from 1965. I have indicated below their peak position on the charts next to the artists’ names.

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1965 What A Year!

Mamas & Papas (#4) – Gary Lewis & The Playboys (#2)
Kinks (#7) – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (#2)
Searchers (#3) – Manfred Mann (#12)
Jewel Akens (#3) – Herman’s Hermits (#2)
Bob Dylan (#2) – Animals (#13)
James Brown (#3) – Jay & The Americans (#4)

Comments (8)

  1. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    I feel good listening to the mellow upbeat rock
    It was a good year

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary Helen. It was a very, very good year! 🥰

  2. Nancy A Garbati

    Jojo and I say they should all have been #1. Thanks <3

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Jojo and you are absolutely right! ❤

  3. Sandy Gaither

    From the Mamas and the Papas to Jay and the Americans I loved it all. I may have to listen to it again later. This is not my usual bubbly comment but I am feeling a little sleepy. Drugs for nausea have kicked in. Thank you for this! I truly appreciate all that you do! And, you’re still the best! 🥰🥰

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, no one expected you to comment today, certainly not me. You focus all of your strength on what is really important, and that is YOU!

  4. Terry Brusco

    WOW! So many memories conjured up by these tunes!
    Awesome, Ray! So glad to have you back and to relive the glory days!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Terry! 🥰 Memories are what it’s all about and if today’s tunes conjured up a few that were important to you, then I’m very happy!

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