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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1966, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1966, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Motown 1098
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Reach Out
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Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There 1966 Motown
2 recordlabel: Motown 1097
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #3
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: The Supremes A Go Go
Supremes (with Diana Ross) You Can't Hurry Love 1966 Motown
3 recordlabel: Atlantic 2326
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #4
writtenby: Percy Slegde
album: When A Man Loves AWoman
Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman 1966 Atlantic
4 recordlabel: Motown 1101
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #8
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland
Supremes (with Diana Ross) You Keep Me Hangin' On 1966 Motown
5 recordlabel: Verve 10383
chartposition: R&B #13, US #1, UK #15
writtenby: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
album: Soul & Inspiration
Righteous Brothers (You're My) Soul and Inspiration 1966 Verve
6 recordlabel: Philips 40365
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2, UK #12
writtenby: Bobby Hebb
album: Sunny
Bobby Hebb Sunny 1966 Philips
7 recordlabel: Roulette 4686
chartposition: R&B #39, US #1, UK #38
writtenby: Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
album: Hanky Panky
Tommy James & the Shondells Hanky Panky 1966 Roulette
8 recordlabel: Motown 1102
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6, UK #6
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Reach Out
Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love 1966 Motown
9 recordlabel: Gordy 7055
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #18
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Greatest Hits
Temptations Beauty Is Only Skin Deep 1966 Gordy
10 recordlabel: Par-Lo 101
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2
writtenby: George Davis & Lee Diamond
album: Tell It Like It Is
Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is 1966 ParLo
11 recordlabel: Atlantic 452348
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6, UK #22
writtenby: Chris Kenner
album: The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett Land of 1,000 Dances 1966 Atlantic
12 recordlabel: Amy 958
chartposition: R&B #5, US #8, UK #8
writtenby: Allen Toussaint
album: The New Lee Jersey
Lee Dorsey Working in the Coal Mine 1966 Amy
13 recordlabel: Philips 40371
chartposition: UK #1, US #4, US AC #8
writtenby: Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell
album: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
comments: [Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #491]
Dusty Springfield You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 1966 Philips
14 recordlabel: Soul 35022
chartposition: R&B #6, US #7, UK #8
writtenby: William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser & James Dean
album: Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten
Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted? 1966 Soul
15 recordlabel: Gordy 7057
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #19, US #8
writtenby: Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You 1966 Gordy
16 recordlabel: Tamla 54139
chartposition: R&B #3, US #9, UK #20, US AC #29
writtenby: Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Bryan Wells
album: Down to Earth
Stevie Wonder A Place in the Sun 1966 Tamla
17 recordlabel: Motown 1089
chartposition: R&B #10, US #5
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: I Hear a SymphonyI Hear a Symphony
Supremes (with Diana Ross) My World Is Empty Without You 1966 Motown
18 recordlabel: Bell 648
chartposition: R&B #5, US #6
writtenby: Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
album: James & Bobby Purify
James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet 1966 Bell
19 recordlabel: Tamla 54136
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, UK #36
writtenby: Bob Dylan
Stevie Wonder Blowin' in the Wind 1966 Tamla
20 recordlabel: Karen 1524
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7
writtenby: Don Storball (as Donald Storball)
album: Dance the Cool Jerk
Capitols Cool Jerk 1966 Karen
21 recordlabel: King 6035
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8, UK #13
writtenby: James Brown & Betty Jean Newsome
album: Out of Sight
James Brown It's a Man's Man's Man's World 1966 King
22 recordlabel: Tamla 54126
chartposition: R&B #3, US #7
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: The Marvelettes Greatest Hits
Marvelettes Don't Mess with Bill 1966 Tamla
23 recordlabel: Nola 721
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, UK #24
writtenby: Robert Parker
album: Barefootin
Robert Parker Barefootin 1966 Nola
24 recordlabel: Scepter 12133
chartposition: R&B #5, US #8, US AC #12
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Dionne Warwick in Paris
Dionne Warwick Message to Michael 1966 Scepter
25 recordlabel: Chess 1966
chartposition: R&B #7, US #10, UK #39
writtenby: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward
album: Unbelievable
Billy Stewart Summertime 1966 Chess
26 recordlabel: Motown 1094
chartposition: R&B #7, US #9, UK #54
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: The SupremesA Go Go
Supremes (with Diana Ross) Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart 1966 Motown
27 recordlabel: Gordy 7056
chartposition: R&B #2, US #9, UK #22
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Watchout !
Martha (Reeves) & the Vandellas I'm Ready for Love 1966 Gordy
28 recordlabel: Gordy 7054
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13, UK #21
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Gettin Ready
Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg 1966 Gordy
29 recordlabel: Amy 965
chartposition: R&B #10, US #23, UK #6
writtenby: Allen Toussaint
album: The New Lee Dorsey
Lee Dorsey Holy Cow 1966 Amy
30 recordlabel: Soul 35015
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20, UK #12
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Road Runner
Jr. Walker & the All Stars (I'm a) Road Runner 1966 Soul
31 recordlabel: Atlantic 452320
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13, UK #36
writtenby: Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
album: The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) 1966 Atlantic
32 recordlabel: Laurie 3340
chartposition: US #10, UK #31
writtenby: Doug Morris and Eliot Greenberg
album: Sweet Talkin' Guy
Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy 1966 Laurie
33 recordlabel: Stax 194
chartposition: R&B #1, US #28, UK #19
writtenby: Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
album: Knock on Wood
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Eddie Floyd Knock on Wood 1966 Stax
34 recordlabel: Cadet 5541
chartposition: R&B #3, US #19, US AC #11
writtenby: Traditional
album: Wade in the Water
Ramsey Lewis Wade in the Water 1966 Cadet
35 recordlabel: Carla 2526
chartposition: R&B #3, US #11
writtenby: Deon Jackson
Deon Jackson Love Makes the World Go Round 1966 Carla
36 recordlabel: Soul 35024
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18, UK #22
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Road Runner
Jr. Walker & the All Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) 1966 Soul
37 recordlabel: Capitol 5709
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Ben Raleigh & Dave Linden
album: Lou Rawls Soulin
Lou Rawls Love Is a Hurtin' Thing 1966 Capitol
38 recordlabel: Brunswick 55300
chartposition: R&B #5, US #11
writtenby: Barbara Acklin & David Scott
album: Whispers
Jackie Wilson Whispers (Gettin' Louder) 1966 Brunswick
39 recordlabel: Tamla 54128
chartposition: R&B #6, US #12, UK #47
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Sylvia Moy
album: This Old Heart Of Mine
Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) 1966 Tamla
40 recordlabel: Stax 195
chartposition: R&B #3, US #14
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
album: Carla
Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y 1966 Stax
41 recordlabel: MGM 13617
chartposition: R&B #3, US #12
writtenby: Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
album: Stand by Me
Spyder Turner Stand by Me 1966 MGM
42 recordlabel: Excello 2273
chartposition: R&B #1, US #16
writtenby: Slim Harpo (as James H. Moore)
Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back 1966 Excello
43 recordlabel: Atlantic 2342
chartposition: R&B #5, US #17, UK #34
writtenby: Bobby Robinson, Dan Quinvy & Pronto Bob
album: Warm & Tender Soul
Percy Sledge Warm and Tender Love 1966 Atlantic
44 recordlabel: Tamla 54140
chartposition: R&B #4, US #17, UK #37
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Away We a Go-Go
Smokey Robinson & Miracles (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need 1966 Tamla
45 recordlabel: Soul 35027
chartposition: R&B #10, US #17, UK #29
writtenby: James Dean & William Weatherspoon
album: Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten
Jimmy Ruffin I've Passed This Way Before 1966 Soul
46 recordlabel: Atlantic 2316
chartposition: US #91
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Barbara Lewis Don't Forget About Me 1966 Atlantic
47 recordlabel: ABC-Paramount 10785
chartposition: R&B #10, US #19, UK #48, US AC #1
writtenby: Buck Owens
album: Country & Western Meets Rhythm & Blues
Ray Charles Together Again 1966 ABCParamount
48 recordlabel: Impact 1007
chartposition: R&B #16, US #12
writtenby: Edwin Starr (as Charles Hatcher)
Shades of Blue Oh How Happy 1966 Impact
49 recordlabel: Atlantic 2365
chartposition: R&B #6, US #23, UK #28
writtenby: Mack Rice (as Bonny Rice)
album: The Wicked Pickett
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally 1966 Atlantic
50 recordlabel: Stax 189
chartposition: R&B #1, US #21
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
album: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
Sam & Dave Hold On! I'm Comin 1966 Stax
51 recordlabel: Uptown 731
chartposition: R&B #14, UK #6
writtenby: Roy C (as Roy Hammond)
Roy C Shotgun Wedding 1966 Uptown
52 recordlabel: Motown 1090
chartposition: R&B #5, US #18
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: On Top
Four Tops Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) 1966 Motown
53 recordlabel: Volt 141
chartposition: R&B #4, US #25, UK #46
writtenby: James Campbell (as part of Irving King), Reginald Connelly (as part of Irving King) & Harry M. Woods
album: Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness 1966 Volt
54 recordlabel: Calla 119
chartposition: R&B #4, US #22
writtenby: J.J. Jackson (as Jerome L. Jackson) & Pierre Tubbs
J.J. Jackson But It's Alright 1966 Calla
55 recordlabel: Volt 138
chartposition: R&B #12, US #29, UK #23
writtenby: Steve Cropper & Otis Redding
album: Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) 1966 Volt
56 recordlabel: Gordy 7048
chartposition: R&B #3, US #22
writtenby: Sylvia Moy, William
Martha (Reeves) & the Vandellas My Baby Loves Me 1966 Gordy
57 recordlabel: Tamla 54130
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20
writtenby: Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy & William
album: Up-tight Everything's Alright
Stevie Wonder Nothing's Too Good for My Baby 1966 Tamla
58 recordlabel: Atlantic 2358
chartposition: R&B #7, US #20
writtenby: Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
album: Warm Penn & Spooner Oldham
Percy Sledge It Tears Me Up 1966 Atlantic
59 recordlabel: Volt 132
chartposition: R&B #4, US #31, UK #33
writtenby: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
album: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Otis Redding Satisfaction 1966 Volt
60 recordlabel: Revilot 201
chartposition: R&B #2, US #27
writtenby: Darrell Banks (as Darrell Eubanks) & Donnie Elbert
album: Darrell Banks Is Here!
Darrell Banks Open the Door to Your Heart 1966 Revilot
61 recordlabel: Amy 945
chartposition: R&B #5, US #44, UK #22
writtenby: Allen Toussaint
album: The New Lee Dorsey
Lee Dorsey Get Out of My Life, Woman 1966 Amy
62 recordlabel: Date 1523
chartposition: R&B #11, US #21
writtenby: Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler
Peaches & Herb Let's Fall in Love 1966 Date
63 recordlabel: Gordy 7049
chartposition: R&B #1, US #29
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
Temptations Get Ready 1966 Gordy
64 recordlabel: ABC 10808
chartposition: R&B #1, US #31
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Crying Time
Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned 1966 ABC
65 recordlabel: Checker 1129
chartposition: R&B #7, US #27
writtenby: Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore & Rhythm Aces Searching for My Love 1966 Checker
66 recordlabel: Tamla 54129
chartposition: R&B #4, US #29
writtenby: Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers & Marv Tarplin
album: Moods of Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye One More Heartache 1966 Tamla
67 recordlabel: Musicor 1166
chartposition: R&B #6, US #31
writtenby: Luther Dixon & Inez Foxx
Platters I Love You 1000 Times 1966 Musicor
68 recordlabel: Motown 1096
chartposition: R&B #12, US #45, UK #21
writtenby: Ivy Jo Hunter & Stevie Wonder
album: On Top
Four Tops Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 1966 Motown
69 recordlabel: Scepter 12153
chartposition: R&B #49, US #22, US AC #37
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Here Where There Is Love
Dionne Warwick Trains and Boats and Planes 1966 Scepter
70 recordlabel: Shout 207
chartposition: R&B #1, US #39
writtenby: Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
Freddie Scott Are You Lonely for Me 1966 Shout
71 recordlabel: Scepter 12167
chartposition: R&B #20, US #26
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Here Where There Is Love
Dionne Warwick I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself 1966 Scepter
72 recordlabel: Chess 1978
chartposition: R&B #11, US #29
writtenby: Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster
Billy Stewart Secret Love 1966 Chess
73 recordlabel: Cadet 5525
chartposition: R&B #29, US #29, US AC #10
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: Hang On Ramsey
Ramsey Lewis Trio A Hard Day's Night 1966 Cadet
74 recordlabel: United Artists 995
chartposition: R&B #15, US #30
writtenby: Bert Russell (as Bert Berns) & Jerry Ragovoy
Garnet Mimms I'll Take Good Care of You 1966 United Artists
75 recordlabel: Ric-Tic 109
chartposition: R&B #9, US #48, UK #35
writtenby: Al Hamilton, Richard Morris & Edwin Starr
Edwin Starr Stop Her on Sight (SOS) 1966 RicTic
76 recordlabel: Atlantic 2346
chartposition: R&B #36, US #28
writtenby: Billy Vera & Chip Taylor
Barbara Lewis Make Me Belong to You 1966 Atlantic
77 recordlabel: Symbol 214
chartposition: R&B #2, US #45
writtenby: Ronnie Lewis
Poets She Blew a Good Thing 1966 Symbol
78 recordlabel: Prestige 401
chartposition: R&B #12, US #44, US AC #7
writtenby: Erroll Garner
album: Misty
Richard Groove Holmes Misty 1966 Prestige
79 recordlabel: Phillips 40400
chartposition: R&B #40, US #39, UK #32
writtenby: Rhodes, Hayes
album: Sunny
Bobby Hebb A Satisfied Mind 1966 Phillips
80 recordlabel: Smash 2069
chartposition: R&B #16, US #31
writtenby: Jimmy Castor & Johnny Pruitt
Jimmy Castor Hey, Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You 1966 Smash
81 recordlabel: Dial 4026
chartposition: R&B #2, US #56
writtenby: Joe Tex
Joe Tex The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) 1966 Dial
82 recordlabel: Volt 136
chartposition: R&B #10, US# 61, UK #37
writtenby: Otis Redding
album: Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Otis Redding My Lover's Prayer 1966 Volt
83 recordlabel: Checker 1155
chartposition: R&B #3, US #45
writtenby: Gene Chandler & Keni St. Lewis
Gene Chandler I Fooled You This Time 1966 Checker
84 recordlabel: ABC 10856
chartposition: R&B #2, US #72
writtenby: Jimmy Johnson
B.B. King Don't Answer the Door 1966 ABC
85 recordlabel: Tamla 54138
chartposition: R&B #10, US #47, UK #50
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Moods Of Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye Little Darling (I Need You) 1966 Tamla
86 recordlabel: Philips 40347
chartposition: R&B #22, US #93, UK #26
writtenby: Doug McClure, Willie Clark & Zeke Carey
album: Their Hits Then and Now
Flamingos The Boogaloo Party 1966 Philips
87 recordlabel: Brunswick 55305
chartposition: R&B #12, US #40, US AC #35
writtenby: Eldee Young , Isaac Holt & Don Walker
album: Wack Wack
Young-Holt Unlimited Wack Wack 1966 Brunswick
88 recordlabel: Mercury 72584
chartposition: R&B #9, US #41
writtenby: Lee Adams & Charles Strouse
Dee Dee Warwick I Want To Be With You 1966 Mercury
89 recordlabel: ABC 10840
chartposition: R&B #22, US #32
writtenby: Jimmy Holiday & Ray Charles
album: A Man And His Soul
Ray Charles I Chose To Sing The Blues 1966 ABC
90 recordlabel: KING 6056
chartposition: R&B #22, US 32
writtenby: Burt Jones
album: Raw Soul
James Brown Don't Be Drop Out 1966 KING
91 recordlabel: TAMLA 54132
chartposition: R&B #16, US #44, UK #56
writtenby: Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin
album: Moods of Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye Take This Heart Of Mine 1966 TAMLA
92 recordlabel: King 6025
chartposition: R&B #6, US #42
writtenby: James Brown & Nat Jones
James Brown Ain't That A Groove Pt . 1 1966 King
93 recordlabel: Checker 1135
chartposition: R&B #4, US #58
writtenby: Willie Dixon
KoKo Taylor Wang Dang Doodle 1966 Checker
94 recordlabel: Dial 4028
chartposition: R&B #9, US #39
writtenby: Joe Tex
Joe Tex S.Y.S.L.J.F.M (The Letter Song) 1966 Dial
95 recordlabel: Gordy 7052
chartposition: R&B #18, US #85, UK #31
writtenby: Clarence Paul, Luvel Broadnax & Stevie Wonder
Contours Just a Little Misunderstanding 1966 Gordy
96 recordlabel: Verve 10393
chartposition: R&B #17, US #51, UK #48
writtenby: Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield) & Preston Foster (uncredited)
Jimmy Smith Got My Mojo Working 1966 Verve
97 recordlabel: Atco 6392
chartposition: R&B #6, US #51
writtenby: Gerald Sims & Carl Davis
album: The Two Sides Of Mary Wells
Mary Wells Dear Lover 1966 Atco
98 recordlabel: VIP 25029
chartposition: R&B #4, US #72
writtenby: Lamont Dozier
album: Darling Baby
Elgins Darling Baby 1966 VIP
99 recordlabel: Volt 45130
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #29
writtenby: Otis Redding
Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose 1966 Volt
100 recordlabel: Fame 1003
chartposition: R&B #4, US #65
writtenby: Huey P. Meaux (as Huey Meaux)
album: Why Not Tonight?
Jimmy Hughes Neighbor, Neighbor 1966 Fame

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