The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin on March 19, 1967 · 59
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The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin · 59

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. o Am JUmJbmsed TOP 100 SINGLES 1966 Compiled From the Hot 100 in Billboard, a Music-Record Weekly Newspaper NO. TITLE 1. Winchester Cathedral 2. 96 Tears 3. The Ballad of the Green Bereti 4. Last Train to Clarksville 5. Soul and Inspiration 6. Devil With a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Moll 7. Good Vibrations 8. These Boots Arc Made for Walton' 9. Roach Out (I'll Bo There) 10. Poor Sid of Town 11. Wo Can Work It Our 12. You Can't Hurry Love 13. Lil' Rod Riding Hood 14. California Dreamin' 15. Good Lovin' 16. Monday, Monday 17. Cherish IS. Wild Thing 19. Summer in the City . 20. Strangers in the Night 21. Paint It, Black 22. Sunshine Superman 23. You Keep Me Hangin' On 24. Mellow Yellow 25. Five O'clock World 26. Kicks 27. Sunny . 28. 19th Nervous Breakdown 29. Hanky Panlcy 30. When a Man Loves a Woman 31. Daydream 32. Sounds of Silence 33. A Groovy Kind of Love 34. My Love 35. See You in September 36. Lightnin' Strikes 37. Red Rubber Ball 33. Paperback Writer 39. 1 Am a Rock 40. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 41. Born Free 4Z No Matter What Shop (Your Stomach's In) 43. Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind 44. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted 45. She's Just My Style 46. Secret Agent Man 47. Bang Bang 48. Nowhere Man 49. Thaf s Life 50. Yellow Submarine 51. Rainy Day Women 52. Sloop John B 53. Time Wont Let Me 54. The Pied Piper 55. I'm Your Puppet 56. Walk Away Renee 57. Up Tight 58. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 59. Cool Jerk 60. Homeward Bound 61. Elusive Butterfly 62. Barbara Ann 63. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep 64. Hooray for Hazel 65. If I Were a Carpenter 66. Bus Stop .... 67. Lady Godiva 68. Ebb Tide 69. Sweet Pea 70. Listen People 71. My World Is Empty Without Yw 72. 1 Saw Her Again 73. Barefootin' . 74. Crying Time 75. Dandy 76. Born a Woman 77. Black Is Black 78. Hungry 79. Cherry, Cherry 80. Flowers on the Wall 81. Mother's Little Helper 82. Psychotic Reaction 83. A Must to Avoid 84. Land of 1,000 Dancel 85. Don't Mess With Bill 86. The Men in My Little Girl's Life 87. Gloria 88. Day Tripper 89. Just Like Me 90. Oh How Happy 91. Wouldn't It BeNice 92. Working in the Coal Mine 93. Somewhere My Love 94. As Tears Go By 95. Sweet Talkin' Guy 96. Green Grass 97. Message to Michael 98. (I Know) I'm Losing Yotl 99. Guantanamera 100. A Place In the Sun ARTISTS LABEL New Vaudeville Band Fontana ? and Mysterians Cameo SSgt. Barry Sadler RCA Monkeei ' Colgems Righteous Brothers Verve Witch Ryder . V, New Voice Beach Bays Capitol Nancy Sinatra Reprise Four Tops Motown . Johnny Rivers Imperial Beatles Capitol Supreme! Motown Sam the Sham & Pharaohs MGM Mamas and Papas Dunhill Young Rascals Atlantic Mamas and Papas . Dunhill Association ' Valiant Troggs AtcoFontana Lovin' Spoonful Kama Sutra Frank Sinatra Reprise Rolling Stones London Donovan Epic Supremes Motown Donovan Epic Vogues Co I Ce Paul Revere t Raiders Columbia ' Bobby Hebb Philips - Rolling Stones London Tommy James & Shondefls ' Roulette Percy Sledge Atlantic Lovin' Spoonful Kama Sutra Simon and Garfunkel Columbia Mindbenders Fontana - Petula Clark Warner Bros. Happenings B.T. Puppy Lou Christie . MGM Cyrkle - Columbia Beatles Capitol Simon and Garfunkel Columbia Dusty Springfield Philips Roger Williams Kapp T-Bones liberty lovin' Spoonful Kama Sutra Jimmy Ruffin ' Soul Gary Lewis & Playboys Liberty Johnny Rivers Imperial Cher Imperial Beatles Capitol Frank Sinatra Reprise Beatles Capitol Bob Dylan Columbia Beach Boys Capitol Outsiders Capitol Crispian St. Peter Jamie James & Bobby Purify Bed left Banka Smash Stevie Wonder Tamla B. J. Thomas Scepter Copitols A tea Simon and Garfunkel ' Columbia Bob lind World Pacific Beach Boys Capitol Temptations - Gordy Tommy Roe ABC Bobby Darin Atlantic Hollies Imperial Peter and Gordon Capitol Righteous Brothers Verve Tommy Roe ABC Herman's Hermits MGM Supremes Motown Mamas and Papas Dunhill Robert Parker Nola Ray Charles ABC Herman's Hermits WGW Sandy Posey MGM Los Bravos London Paul Revere & Raiders Columbia Ned Diamond Bang Staller Brothers Columbia Rolling Stones London Count Five Double Shot Herman's Hermits MGM Wilson Pickett Atlantic Marvelettes Tamla Mike Douglas Epic Shadows of Knight . Dunwlch Beatles Capitol . Paul Revere I Raiders Columbia Shades of Blue '""P Beach Boys: CaPifo1 . lee Dortey .. Amy RayConniffv Columbia Rolling Stones London Chiffons Laurie Gary Lewis ft Playboy! Liberty Dlonne Warwick Scepter Temptations Gordy Sandpipers ABM Stevie Wonder Tamla BY DAVID F. WAGNER Pwr-CmcMt sttff Wrttar On this page Is a numerically-ranked record chart. It purports to be an accurate listing of the top-selling 45 r.p.m. records of 1966. How nearly correct is It? Ia fact, hovr precise are any "top pops" charts? The- top 100 printed here was compiled throughout last year by considering the top 30 -f f is. 'if 7Jr -r a A Tit -, . New Vaudeville Band English group vo-vo4ee-oh-doed Us way to No. 1 portion of the Hot 100 in Billboard, according to the music industry the most authoritative and influential trade publication. Each week, I gave 30 points for a No. 1 listing, down to one point for No. 30. I think this method comes as close as possible to revealing the . record's true popularity, because Billboard's charts reflect actual over-the-counter sales and radio station airplay. How Accurate? Even so, how much stock can be placed la the billboard charts 'or the listings in Cash Box, Record World and Variety? . As with TV ratings, the national pop charts represent only a small sampling of the sales and they must vary proportionately as the individual samplings differ. Though some inaccuracies occur because not all sales in all stores In the country are mirrored In the charts, I feel the trade publications do quite well. Compiled independently, the various charts show remarkable similarities considering each use3 different . sources. The trade charts, however, are seen by few persons. The circulation of Billboard, on the weekly average, Is 23,000, about half that of The Post-Crescent. Most of these copies go to people vitally concerned with the promotion of the product not to consumers. The same i true fof Record World and Cash Bar, and though Variety U read by many, Its music charts are generally dated and are just a small part of the paper's function, rather than its primary purpose. The potential record buyer's main contact with pop charts is from local radio stations and occasional newspaper listings. Top 100 format radio is aware of the importance of numerically-listed charts, and most stations in this class offer a chart of one type or 4. m.-m another. What is listed and accuracy of the listing varies widely depending on what the station believes its role to be. It may feel its duty is to relay what the listeners saem to like, or it may reveal only the Barry Sadler Staff Sergeant wore his green Beret to advantage program director's tastes and prejudices. The variety of ways in which local listings are compiled breed discrepancies. The charts may be based on sales at area stores, requests of listeners via phone and letters or several other mettiods. . No matter how they ar compiled, almost every local listing claims, or insinuates, it " """ -" " - Is an authoritative reflection of popular music preferences, in the community. In this way, radio often fails ils listeners. For example, in this age of tight play lists only those records which a station plays will appear on its chart, even though other area and city-outlets are giving some other material air time, resulting in sales not reflected on the first station's list. . Milwaukee In Milwaukee, pop music fans can choose between WOKY and WRIT. The for mer is the most familiar in this area ("WRIT is not received strongly this far north) but the competition is intense in Milwaukee. Both publish surveys WOKY's is called "In"stant Index and WRIT'S is labeled Silver Dollar Music Survey. Each would have listeners believe it is accurate. However, these variations among others were noted on last week's charts; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" by the Casinos (No. 3), "Sock It to Me -Baby!-by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (No. 6) and "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells (No. 7) were top 10 items on WRIT'S survey, but did not appear on WOKY's top-30. And "Happy Together" by the Turtles is No. 5 on WOKY and is not in the WRIT top 40. I'm not suggesting that one or the other is wrong, but obviously both can't be right. Green Bay In Creen Bay last week, the situation is better, but there are still wide gaps. WDUZ, whose claim of ". . .an unbiased opinion" heads Oils article, rates "For What It's Worth" by the Buffalo Springfield No. 5 and WBAY has it No. 34., These are only examples relating to the top 10; there are many others where a difference of more than M popularity points exists. The above chart differences are merely isolated points designed to prove a contention, yet comparing charts at any city with more than one pop station is likely to uncover this problem and it certainly does not accurately reflect sales of pop songs. In the long run, sales figures remain long after the songs are heard no more. A chart is a guideline which must bend occasionally. It is accurate up to a point, and is-our only contact with an indication of popularity. It Lithe responsibility of radio t be as exact as possible and t inform the public In what manner the chart was compiled. Kardi 19, 1387 Sunday PastCrescairt S 7

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