With groups like The Four Tops and The Temptations, Motown became a dominant force on the pop charts of 1964 and 1965.
title artist week debuted highest ranking
The House of the Rising Sun The Animals 1964 8 15 1
Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann 1964 9 12 1
A Summer Song Chad & Jeremy 1964 9 19 7
Tobacco Road The Nashville Teens 1964 10 10 14
Have I The Right? The Honeycombs 1964 10 10 5
You Really Got Me The Kinks 1964 10 24 7
She's Not There The Zombies 1964 11 7 2
Time Is On My Side The Rolling Stones 1964 11 7 6
I'm Into Something Good Herman's Hermits 1964 11 14 13
I Feel Fine The Beatles 1964 12 5 1
Love Potion Number Nine The Searchers 1964 12 19 3
Downtown Petula Clark 1965 1 2 1
All Day and All of the Night The Kinks 1965 1 16 7
I Go to Pieces Peter & Gordon 1965 1 23 9
My Girl The Temptations 1965 1 30 1
Eight Days a Week The Beatles 1965 2 27 1
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey 1965 2 27 8
Go Now The Moody Blues 1965 3 27 10
Game Of Love Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders 1965 3 27 1
The Last Time The Rolling Stones 1965 4 10 9
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones 1965 5 1 10
Ticket to Ride The Beatles 1965 5 1 1
I Can't Help Myself The Four Tops 1965 5 22 1
Catch the Wind Donovan 1965 6 12 23
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 1965 6 19 1


My favorite 25 songs (in chronological order) during the Class of 65 ssenior year. These are not necessarily the top songs of the year (see rankings), but they do make a good "Senior Soundtrack."