title artist Date Highest Rank Weeks #1 Genre
My Guy Mary Wells 05/16/1964 2 American Rock and Roll
Chapel of Love The Dixie Cups 06/06/1964 3 American Rock and Roll
I Get Around The Beach Boys 07/04/1964 2 American Rock and Roll
Rag Doll The Four Seasons 07/18/1964 2 American Rock and Roll
Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes 08/22/1964 2 American Rock and Roll
Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 09/26/1964 3 American Rock and Roll
Baby Love The Supremes 10/31/1964 4 American Rock and Roll
Leader of the Pack The Shangri-las 11/28/1964 1 American Rock and Roll
Come See About Me The Supremes 12/19/1964 2 American Rock and Roll
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling The Righteous Brothers 02/06/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
This Diamond Ring Gary Lewis & the Playboys 02/20/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
My Girl The Temptations 03/06/1965 1 American Rock and Roll
Stop! In the Name of Love The Supremes 03/27/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
Help Me Rhonda The Beach Boys 05/29/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
Back in My Arms Again The Supremes 06/12/1965 1 American Rock and Roll
I Can't Help Myself The Four Tops 06/19/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds 06/26/1965 1 American Rock and Roll
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher 08/15/1965 3 American Rock and Roll
Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire 09/25/1965 1 American Rock and Roll
Hang On Sloopy The McCoys 10/02/1965 1 American Rock and Roll
I Hear a Symphony The Supremes 11/20/1965 2 American Rock and Roll
Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds 12/04/1965 3 American Rock and Roll
There I've Said It Again Bobby Vinton 1/4/64 4 American Rock and Roll
Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong 05/09/1964 1 American Traditional Vocal
Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin 08/15/1964 1 American Traditional Vocal
Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton 12/12/1964 1 American Traditional Vocal
Ringo Lorne Greene 12/05/1964 1 American Traditional Vocal
I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 02/01/1964 7 British Invasion
She Loves You The Beatles 03/21/1964 2 British Invasion
Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles 04/04/1964 5 British Invasion
A World Without Love Peter & Gordon 06/27/1964 1 British Invasion
A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 08/01/1964 2 British Invasion
The House of the Rising Sun The Animals 09/05/1964 3 British Invasion
Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann 10/17/1964 2 British Invasion
I Feel Fine The Beatles 12/26/1964 3 British Invasion
Downtown Petula Clark 01/23/1965 2 British Invasion
Eight Days a Week The Beatles 03/13/1965 2 British Invasion
I'm Telling You Now Freddie & The Dreamers 04/10/1965 2 British Invasion
Game Of Love Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders 04/24/1965 1 British Invasion
Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits 05/01/1965 3 British Invasion
Ticket to Ride The Beatles 05/22/1965 1 British Invasion
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 07/10/1965 4 British Invasion
I'm Henry VIII I Am Herman's Hermits 08/07/1965 1 British Invasion
Help! The Beatles 09/04/1965 3 British Invasion
Yesterday The Beatles 10/09/1965 4 British Invasion
Get Off of My Cloud The Rolling Stones 11/06/1965 2 British Invasion
Over and Over The Dave Clark Five 12/25/1965 1 British Invasion
Of the 47 songs that reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1964 and 1965, 20 were British imports. Of the American #1's, 22 were rock and roll type songs, while 5 are classified as "traditional vocals." The chart to the left is sortable by clicking on the header of each column. Below is a playlist of the number one songs presented in chronological order:
Almost Made It -- the #2's:
Louie Louie by The Kingsmen 1/4/1964
You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore 2/1/1964 #2
Twist and Shout by The Beatles 4/4/1964 #2
Do You Want to Know a Secret by The Beatles 5/9/1964 #2
My Boy Lollipop by Little Millie Small 7/4/1964 #2
Memphis by Johnny Rivers 7/11/1964 #2
Bread & Butter by The Newbeats 9/19/1964 #2
Dancing in the Street by Martha & the Vandellas 10/17/1964 #2
Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers 11/7/1964 #2
She's Not There by The Zombies 12/12/1964 #2
Can't You Hear My Heart Beat by Herman's Hermits 3/27/1965 #2
Count Me In by Gary Lewis & the Playboys 5/8/1965 #2
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs 6/5/1965 #2
Save Your Heart For Me by Gary Lewis & The Playboys 8/22/1965 #2
Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan 9/4/1965 #2
Treat Her Right by Roy Head 10/16/1965 #2
A Lover's Concerto by The Toys 10/30/1965 #2
1-2-3 by Len Barry 11/20/1965 #2
On the British side, The Beatles were the most prolific with 9 #1's while The Supremes led the American side with 6.
To search and play any top twenty record from 1964 or 1965, click on the appropriate button to the right: