Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones becomes the song of the year and subsequently voted by Rolling Stone Magazine the song of the decade and the second greatest song of all time.
Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone is voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as the number one song of all time. This is from the controversial 1965 Newport Festival.
The song which has been played most on the radio, You Lost that Loving Feeling by The Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. Produced by Phil Spector with his wall of sound and backup singers Sonny and Cher.
Billboard Top 40
1. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
2. My Girl - Temptations
3. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
4. I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
6. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
7. Hang on Sloopy - McCoys
8. Stop! In The Name Of Love - Supremes
9. Help! - The Beatles
10. I Do - Marvelows
11. King Of The Road - Roger Miller
12. Wolly Bully - Sam The Sham and the Pharoes
13. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
14. Shotgun - Jr Walker and the All-Stars
15. What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
16. California Girls - Beach Boys
17. Downtown - Petula Clark
18. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter
19. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
20. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
21. Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
22. A Lover's Concerto - the Toys
23. The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis
24. I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye
25. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
26. I Want Candy - The Strangeloves
27. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
28. Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
29. Something About You - Four Tops
30. Nowhere To Run - Martha and the Vandellas
31. Let's Hang On! - Four Seasons
32. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
33. Go Now! - Moody Blues
34. Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys
35. I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
36. Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds
37. Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis
38. The Tracks Of My Tears - Miracles
39. The 81 - Candy and the Kisses
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin Spoonful
41. Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr
42. Back In My Arms Again - Supremes
43. The Name Game - Shirley Ellis
44. Yesterday - Beatles
45. Tell Her No - The Zombies
46. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
47. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
48. Too Many Fish In The Sea - the Marvelettes
49. Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
50. Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark Five
Top Albums of 1965
1. MARY POPPINS Soundtrack
2. BEATLES '65 Beatles
3. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack
4. MY FAIR LADY Soundtrack
5. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Original Cast
The Grammy's 1965
Record of the Year: A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Album of the Year: September of My Years - Frank Sinatra
Song of the Year: The Shadow of Your Smile? - Paul Francis Webster and Johnny Mandel, songwriters
Best New Artist: Tom Jones
Best Vocal Performance, Male:
It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
Best Vocal Performance, Female:
My Name Is Barbra - Barbra Streisand
Best Performance By a Vocal Group:
We Dig Mancini - Anita Kerr Singers
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Single: King of the Road - Roger Miller
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large Group: Ellington '66 - Duke Ellington Orchestra
Best Country and Western Single: King of the Road - Roger Miller
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Female:
Queen of the House - Jody Miller
Best New Country and Western Artist: Statler Brothers
Best Folk Recording: An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba - Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba
Best Album Cover, Photography:
Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts - Ken Whitmore, photographer; Bob Jones, art director
Maggie's Farm, preformed at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival changed popular music. Folk music icon Pete Seeger went ballisic, the audience booed, and an amped up electric blues guitar (played by Mike Bloomfield) took center stage for a generation.
In November the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco opened with The Warlocks who soon changed their name to The Greatful Dead.
Sonny and Cher have a number one hit I Got You Babe. A bit of controversy over it being a steal of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe.
We first hear of The Jefferson Airplane and The Who first make the charts.
Rock & Roll 1965
A good old rock and roll tune, Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and Pharaohs bodes the end of the old school Rock and Roll.
& Blues 1965
James Brown has a double hitter with I Feel Good and Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. And he sure can dance!
Folk Music 1965
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan does his first album with a rock and roll band featuring Mike Bloomfield on guitar. It's loud, its angry and it becomes the #4 album of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. It also is the impetus for the infamous concert at Newport.
If Highway 61 Revisited and Newport Jazz Festival were not enough for the beginning of the end of classic folk music, folk backup guitarist Roger McGuinn formed The Byrds doing an electric cover of Dylan's Mr. Tambormine Man and a new music term was coined, Folk Rock.
Ascension by John Coltrane is often considered to be a watershed album. Albums released before it being more conventional in structure and the albums released after it being looser, called free jazz.
Country & Western
Roger Miller follows his hits Dang Me and Chug a lug from 1964 with his biggest hit, King of the Road.
Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
Actor Musical: Zero Mostel, Fiddler on the Roof
Actress Musical: Liza Minnelli, Flora, the Red Menace
Supporting or Featured Actor Musical: Victor Spinetti, Oh, What a Lovely War
Supporting or Featured Actress Musical: Maria Karnilova, Fiddler on the Roof
Author Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
Director Musical: Jerome Robbins, Fiddler on the Roof
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