Thursday, December 29, 2011
KFXM The Alternate Top Hits of 1966
About 10 years ago I used the rankings of the weekly surveys with a point system to calculate the top hits of the year, with a computer program. (don't ask I don't remember exactly how the point system worked). Here it is for 1966.
You'll notice that KFXM had Daytripper/We Can Work It Out at #1, and it doesn't show up here. Here is why. I had it as #1 for 1965. (KFXM had it at #15 for 1965) It peaked at #1 on Dec 10, 1965, so it went on that year's Top 100. The way the computer program worked, it could only be included in both years on my Top 100 survey. It would have also also been #1 here if included for '66 rather than '65. KFXM did not include I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone-Monkees on 1966, and it was only 33 on 1967 (They didn't do for the Monkees as they did for The Beatles!) Also, sorry I did not do this for K/men.
As a bonus the Top 212 instead of only 100.
Look at the songs that didn't make the Top 100. Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Byrds, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Mamas & Papas.
How about Sweet Talkin' Guy-Chiffons #202 /Homeward Bound-Simon & Garfunkel #195/ California Dreamin'-Mamas & Papas #152
There were a lot of good songs in 1966. Even #212 was But It's Alright-J.J. Jackson