Saturday, June 6, 2015

Selections From The Top 66 of 6 - 6 - 66

What's with all the sixes???

I dunno ... let's just say the devil made me do it ...

As today we feature another great Super Chart, courtesy of Randy Price ...

And feature selections from The Top 66 Hits on this date, June 6th, of 1966!!!

It's the Battle of the Sixes ... today in Forgotten Hits!

# 6 - It's A Man's Man's Man's World by James Brown
Yes, he was the Godfather of Soul and the King of Funk ...
But THIS one is still my favorite by him!

#13 - Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) by The Four Seasons
Kinda nice to hear something OTHER than December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) once in a while, isn't it???

#16 - Oh How Happy by The Shades Of Blue
When's the last time you heard THIS one on the radio?!?!

#26 - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) by The Swingin' Medallions
Another great ... but rarely played ... tune from 1966

#27 - Message To Michael by Dionne Warwick
Another classic Bacharach - Warwick combination

#30 - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) by The Walker Brothers
Another tune originated by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ...
But done to perfection here by The Walker Brothers

#31 - Dirty Water by The Standells
Aww, Boston you're my home!

#43 - How Does That Grab You, Darlin'? by Nancy Sinatra
Her follow-up to the #1 Hit These Boots Are Made For Walkin' ...
Recorded in the same style but long since forgotten

#48 - Younger Girl by The Critters
John Sebastian and The Lovin' Spoonful did it first ...
Reportedly they offered it to Bobby Darin ...
But he turned it down, feeling it would come across as "too creepy" for a man his age to be singing this to (or about) a younger girl.
Didn't matter ...
Both The Critters and The Hondells had Top 40 Hits with their versions

#54 - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks
A bit of sound departure for this group led by The Davies Brothers ...
But a hit none the less

#61 - Little Girl by The Syndicate Of Sound
A long-standing Forgotten Hits favorite ... 
Garage bands, 1966 style!

Speaking of which ...

#65 - Oh Yeah! by The Shadows Of Knight
Not as big as "Gloria" ... but a stand out just the same ...
"America's Answer to The Rolling Stones"
(or so we were told at the time)
Jimy Sohns is still going strong.
Earlier this week we featured a picture of him performing at The Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood!