Category Archives: 1965

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Dave Clark Five – Over and Over

First Hit #1: December 25, 1965 We round out 1965 with a song that pretty neatly sums up the decade so far, though perhaps not the year in question. Musically, it’s the love child of the Beatles and the various … Continue reading

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The Byrds – Turn Turn Turn

First Hit #1: December 4, 1965 I don’t like the Byrds very much. Which is odd, since they were innovators in the folk rock field and I normally like folk rock. It’s also odd because I normally like the guitar … Continue reading

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The Supremes – I Hear a Symphony

First Hit #1: November 20, 1965 The charts needed this. After a year where some of the biggest hits were about loneliness, anger and depression the Supremes come in with a song about pure, unfiltered happiness. It is, of course … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

First Hit #1: November 6, 1965 The Rolling Stones’ second number one isn’t quite as electric as their debut, but that’s possibly because it’s not quite as surprising. It’s pretty well working with the same template, a bit of danger … Continue reading

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The Beatles – Yesterday

First Hit #1: October 9, 1965 Here, the first Paul McCartney solo single. It’s interesting that one of the most famous songs the Beatles ever recorded was recorded by one Beatle and a few string accompanists. Which is not a … Continue reading

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The McCoys – Hang on Sloopy

First Hit #1: October 2, 1965 So, I was looking for an appropriate video to attach to this, and I kept finding strange political nonsense. That probably would make sense with Eve of Destruction yesterday, since that was a full … Continue reading

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