USA Best Selling Singles of 1967

USA Best Selling Singles of 1967
Authored By John Nicholson

When you think of best-selling singles, you wouldn’t think of Lulu topping this chart above other massive names. Weirdly, “To Sir With Love” wasn’t the A-side of a single in the UK. You’d have thought they’d have made it so when they saw it shifting so many units across the pond. It appeared only as a B-side to "Let's Pretend" (released in the UK on 23 June 1967), which reached No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart.

The other obvious thing to say is where are The Beatles?  At #30 and #55 is the answer. I suspect this actually shows the start of the shift away from singles buying for many ‘rock’ artists to album sales.

A mention for #74 “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees, one of the more under-the-radar subversive records of the era.  And The Association's "Windy" which still takes me back to being a little boy. I loved it, and always thought it such a happy song. Something which you couldn't say of "Ode To Billie Joe". Didn't they make a movie out of the song?! 

1 "To Sir With Love" Lulu

2 "The Letter" The Box Tops

3 "Ode to Billie Joe" Bobbie Gentry

4 "Windy" The Association

5 "I'm a Believer" The Monkees

6 "Light My Fire"  The Doors

7 "Somethin' Stupid" Frank & Nancy Sinatra

8 "Happy Together" The Turtles

9 "Groovin'" The Young Rascals

10 "Can't Take My Eyes off You" Frankie Valli

11 "Little Bit O' Soul" The Music Explosion

12 "I Think We're Alone Now" Tommy James and the Shondells

13 "Respect" Aretha Franklin

14 "I Was Made to Love Her" Stevie Wonder

15 "Come Back When You Grow Up" Bobby Vee

16 "Kind of a Drag" The Buckinghams

17 "Sweet Soul Music" Arthur Conley

18 "Expressway to Your Heart" The Soul Survivors

19 "Soul Man" Sam & Dave

20 "Never My Love" The Association

21 "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" Jay & the Techniques

22 "Come on Down to My Boat" Every Mother's Son

23 "Incense and Peppermints" Strawberry Alarm Clock

24 "Ruby Tuesday" The Rolling Stones

25 "It Must Be Him" Vikki Carr

26 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" The Supremes

27 "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

28 "Gimme Little Sign" Brenton Wood

29 "The Happening" The Supremes

30 "All You Need Is Love" The Beatles

31 "Release Me" Engelbert Humperdinck

32 "Your Precious Love" Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

33 "Somebody to Love" Jefferson Airplane

34 "Get on Up" The Esquires

35 "Brown Eyed Girl" Van Morrison

36 "Jimmy Mack" Martha and the Vandellas

37 "I Got Rhythm" The Happenings

38 "A Whiter Shade of Pale" Procol Harum

39 "Don't You Care" The Buckinghams

40 "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" The Casinos

41 "Reflections" The Supremes

42 "On a Carousel" The Hollies

43 "Please Love Me Forever" Bobby Vinton

44 "Alfie" Dionne Warwick

45 "Silence Is Golden" The Tremeloes

46 "My Cup Runneth Over" Ed Ames

47 "Up, Up and Away" The 5th Dimension

48 "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" Scott McKenzie

49 "The Rain, The Park & Other Things" The Cowsills

50 "There's a Kind of Hush" Herman's Hermits

51 "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" The Buckinghams

52 "This Is My Song" Petula Clark

53 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" Jackie Wilson

54 "I've Been Lonely Too Long" The Young Rascals

55 "Penny Lane" The Beatles

56 "You're My Everything" The Temptations

57 "Georgy Girl" The Seekers

58 "Western Union" Five Americans

59 "Baby I Love You" Aretha Franklin

60 "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" The Monkees

61 "California Nights" Lesley Gore

62 "Dedicated to the One I Love" The Mamas & the Papas

63 "How Can I Be Sure" The Young Rascals

64 "Carrie Anne" The Hollies

65 "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" Blues Magoos

66 "Friday on My Mind" The Easybeats

67 "Soul Finger" The Bar-Kays

68 "Gimme Some Lovin'" The Spencer Davis Group

69 "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" The Hombres

70 "Let's Live for Today" The Grass Roots

71 "Close Your Eyes" Peaches & Herb

72 "Groovin'" Booker T & the M.G.'s

73 "Funky Broadway" Wilson Pickett

74 "Pleasant Valley Sunday" The Monkees

75 "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" Aretha Franklin

76 "Tell It Like It Is" Aaron Neville

77 "Cold Sweat" James Brown

78 "She'd Rather Be with Me" The Turtles

79 "98.6" Keith

80 "Here We Go Again" Ray Charles

81 "White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane

82 "Bernadette" Four Tops

83 "The Beat Goes On" Sonny & Cher

84 "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" The Royal Guardsmen

85 "Society's Child" Janis Ian

86 "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" Neil Diamond

87 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

88 "I Take It Back" Sandy Posey

89 "Here Comes My Baby" The Tremeloes

90 "Everlasting Love" Robert Knight

91 "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" Peter, Paul and Mary

92 "Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything's Alright)" Bill Cosby

93 "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)" The Electric Prunes

94 "Daydream Believer" The Monkees

95 "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" Johnny Rivers

96 "Mirage" Tommy James and the Shondells

97 "Green, Green Grass of Home" Tom Jones

98 "I Can See for Miles" The Who

99 "Don't Sleep in the Subway" Petula Clark

100 "Thank the Lord for the Night Time" Neil Diamond

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