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NEW ZEALAND'S WEEKLY (Lever Hit Parade/NZ listener) BEST SELLING SINGLES FOR 1966 PDF Print E-mail
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Jun 24, 2015 at 01:37 PM
NEW ZEALAND'S WEEKLY (Lever Hit Parade/NZ listener) BEST SELLING SINGLES FOR 1966






No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT-THE BEATLES-JANUARY 774 
  2 THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE-SIMON AND GARFUNKEL-February 682 
  3 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER-THE SEEKERS-February 662 
  4 PRINCESS IN RAGS-GENE PITNEY-February 604 
  5 HOMEWARD BOUND-SIMON AND GARFUNKEL-April 596 
  6 A MUST TO AVOID-HERMAN'S HERMITS-March 578 
  7 THE COMING GENERATION-THE GREMLINS-September 518 
  8 PAPERBACK WRITER-The Beatles-July 506 
  9 YELLOW SUBMARINE-The Beatles-September 504 
 10 WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU-The Troggs-October 500 
 11 Pretty Flamingo-Manfred Mann-July 500 
 12 The Pied Piper-Crispian St. Peters-July 462 
 13 Stop Stop Stop-The Hollies-December 456 
 14 Michelle-The Beatles-April 450 
 15 Sweet Pea-Tommy Roe-November 450 
 16 I Am A Rock-Simon And Garfunkel-August 448 
 17 Wild Thing-The Troggs-September 442 
 18 Five O'clock World-The Vogues-May 442 
 19 I'm A Boy-The Who-December 438 
 20 Eleanor Rigby-The Beatles-October 420 
 21 Paint It Black-The Rolling Stones-August 420 
 22 Just Like A Woman-Manfred Mann-November 418 
 23 No Milk Today-Herman's Hermits-December 412 
 24 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion-The Kinks-June 410 
 25 Lady Godiva-Peter And Gordon-November 408 
 26 Daydream-The Lovin' Spoonful-August 406 
 27 Backstage-Gene Pitney-June 396 
 28 Rain-The Beatles-August 396 
 29 A Groovy Kind Of Love-The Mindbenders-April 394 
 30 Substitute-The Who-July 392 
 31 19th Nervous Breakdown-The Rolling Stones-April 388 
 32 Love Letters-Elvis Presley-November 380 
 33 Flowers On The Wall-The Statler Brothers-February 372 
 34 Sunshine Superman-Donovan-November 370 
 35 The Boss's Daughter-Gene Pitney-December 370 
 36 Monday Monday-The Mamas And The Papas-July 366 
 37 Woman-Peter And Gordon-August 366 
 38 Lightning Strikes-Lou Christie-May 348 
 39 Red Rubber Ball-The Cyrkle-August 346 
 40 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'-Nancy Sinatra-April 344 
 41 Sloop John B-The Beach Boys-June 344 
 42 Here It Comes Again-The Fortunes-February 344 
 43 Walk Away Renee-The Left Banke-December 340 
 44 Barbara Ann-The Beach Boys-May 336 
 45 Keep On Running-The Spencer Davis Group-March 328 
 46 Visions-Cliff Richard-December 324 
 47 How Is The Air Up There-The La De Dahs-June 322 
 48 To Whom It Concerns-Chris Andrews-April 322 
 49 Shapes Of Things-The Yardbirds-June 314 
 50 I Fought The Law-The Bobby Fuller Four-June 314 
 51 Get Off My Cloud-The Rolling Stones-January 312 
 52 Yesterday Man-Chris Andrews-January 308 
 53 Bus Stop-The Hollies-September 302 
 54 Mother's Little Helper-The Rolling Stones-October 302 
 55 Sunny Afternoon-The Kinks-September 300 
 56 Over And Over-The Dave Clark Five-March 286 
 57 Summer In The City-The Lovin' Spoonful-November 278 
 58 Listen People-Herman's Hermits-July 272 
 59 I Saw Her Again-The Mamas And The Papas-October 268 
 60 Leaning On The Lamp Post-Herman's Hermits-July 268 
 61 England Swings-Roger Miller-January 264 
 62 Bang Bang-Cher-June 256 
 63 Turn!turn!turn!-The Byrds-January 256 
 64 Hitch Hiker-Bobby And Laurie-September 246 
 65 Take Me For What I'm Worth-The Searchers-March 246 
 66 Lil' Red Riding Hood-Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs-September 238 
 67 I Can't Let Go-The Hollies-May 236 
 68 Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind-The Lovin' Spoonful-August 234 
 69 Winchester Cathedral-The New Vaudeville Band-December 230 
 70 A Lover's Concerto-The Toys-January 222 
 71 Last Train To Clarksville-The Monkees-November 218 
 72 Where Were You When I Needed You?-The Grass Roots-November 218 
 73 Sha-la-la-la-lee-The Small Faces-June 214 
 74 Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)-Cliff Richard-March 210 
 75 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore-The Walker Brothers-May 202 
 76 Hold Tight-Dave Dee,dozy,beaky,mick & Tich-July 200 
 77 Guantanamera-The Sandpipers-November 200 
 78 Strangers In The Night-Frank Sinatra-August 198 
 79 Black Is Black-Los Bravos-October 188 
 80 You Were On My Mind-Crispian St Peters-May 178 
 81 Just Like Me-Paul Revere And The Raiders-March 176 
 82 Sing C'est La Vie-Sonny And Cher-February 176 
 83 This Door Swings Both Ways-Herman's Hermits-September 172 
 84 My Love-Petula Clark-May 170 
 85 It's My Life-The Animals-February 168 
 86 Have You Seen Your Mother Baby,Standing In The Shadow-Rolling Stones-December 162 
 87 Blue River-Elvis Presley-May 160 
 88 Lady Jane-The Rolling Stones-October 158 
 89 Little By Little-Dusty Springfield-April 154 
 90 I Hear A Symphony-The Supremes-January 150 
 91 1-2-3-Len Barry-January 150 
 92 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me-Dusty Springfield-June 150 
 93 I Need You-Ray Columbus-September 146 
 94 Mirror Mirror-Pinkerton's Assorted Colours-May 146 
 95 Let's Hang On-The Four Seasons-January 138 
 96 Out Of Time-Chris Farlowe-December 128 
 97 Ballad Of The Green Berets-Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler-June 126 
 98 It's All Over Now Baby Blue-Leroy Van Dyke-March 112 
 99 Frankie And Johnnie-Elvis Presley-July 104 
100 Opus 17-The Four Seasons-August 84 
101 Changes-Crispian St Peters-December 82 
102 Blue Turns To Grey-Cliff Richard-July 80 
103 Tumblin' Down-Maria Dallas-September 78 
104 As Tears Go By-The Rolling Stones-May 78 
105 Get Away-Georgie Fame-October 76 
106 Maria-P.j. Proby-April 76 
107 Elusive Butterfly-Bob Lind-July 76 
108 How Can You Tell-Sandie Shaw-March 74 
109 Hideaway-Dave Dee,dozy,beaky,mick & Tich-September 72 
110 Over,under,sideways,down-The Yardbirds-September 72 
111 No No No-Crispian St Peters-November 68 
112 The Kids Are All Right-The Who-November 40 
113 Someday,one Day-The Seekers-June 40 
114 Don't Make My Baby Blue-The Shadows-March 38 
115 Wouldn't It Be Nice-The Beach Boys-November 38 
116 Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35-Bob Dylan-July 36 
117 Walk Hand In Hand-Gerry And The Pacemakers-May 36 
118 California Dreamin'-The Mamas And The Papas-May 34 
119 Got To Get You Into My Life-Cliff Bennett-December 34 
120 Love's Made A Fool Of You-The Bobby Fuller Four-August 34 
121 Set You Free This Time-The Byrds-May 34 
122 Tar And Cement-Verdelle Smith-October 34 
123 Little Girl-The Syndicate Of Sound-September 34 

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