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1967 in Music

The year 1967 was an important one for psychedelic rock, and was famous for its "Summer of Love" in San Francisco. It saw major releases from The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour), Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"), Eric Burdon & The Animals (Winds of Change), Big Brother and The Holding Company (Big Brother and The Holding Company), The Doors (The Doors and Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter's), Moby Grape (Moby Grape), Traffic (Mr. Fantasy), Pink Floyd (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn), Love (Forever Changes), The Beach Boys (Smiley Smile), Cream (Disraeli Gears), The Byrds (Younger Than Yesterday), The Rolling Stones (Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request), The Who (The Who Sell Out), The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground & Nico), Procol Harum (Procol Harum), The Monkees (Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.), and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love).

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Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions[7] in the charts of 1967.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale" 1967 United Kingdom UK 1 - May 1967, Canada 1 - Jun 1967, Netherlands 1 - Jun 1967, France 1 - May 1972, Germany 1 - Jul 1967, Éire 1 - Jun 1967, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Nov 1967, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1967, Norway 3 - Jun 1967, Europe 4 of the 1960s, US BB 5 - Jul 1967, RYM 5 of 1967, DDD 6 of 1967, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1967, Italy 10 of 1967, South Africa 19 of 1967, TOTP 36, US BB 38 of 1967, POP 38 of 1967, US CashBox 47 of 1967, Rolling Stone 57, WXPN 60, Scrobulate 62 of oldies, Poland 69 of all time, Belgium 75 of all time, Acclaimed 100, OzNet 131, Germany 144 of the 1960s
2 The Monkees "I'm a Believer" 1966 United States UK 1 - Jan 1967, US BB 1 - Dec 1966, Canada 1 - Nov 1966, Netherlands 1 - Jan 1967, Norway 1 - Jan 1967, Germany 1 - Feb 1967, Éire 1 - Jan 1967, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Apr 1967, US BB 2 of 1966, Australia Goset 2 - Jan 1967, South Africa 2 of 1967, POP 2 of 1966, US CashBox 8 of 1967, Australia 9 of 1967, DDD 12 of 1966, RYM 26 of 1966, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1966, OzNet 34, 38 in 2FM list, Scrobulate 49 of 60s, Germany 67 of the 1960s, Italy 85 of 1967, Acclaimed 503
3 The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" 1967 United Kingdom UK 1 - Jul 1967, US BB 1 - Jul 1967, Canada 1 - Jul 1967, Netherlands 1 - Jul 1967, Norway 1 - Jul 1967, Germany 1 - Aug 1967, Éire 1 - Aug 1967, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Dec 1967, Australia Goset 1 - Jul 1967, Europe 26 of the 1960s, RYM 26 of 1967, US CashBox 43 of 1967, Scrobulate 50 of classic rock, DDD 52 of 1967, Italy 60 of 1967, Germany 118 of the 1960s, Party 130 of 2007, Rolling Stone 362, WXPN 491, OzNet 869, Acclaimed 1488
4 The Doors "Light My Fire" 1967 United States US BB 1 - Jun 1967, France 1 - Jul 1971, Éire 1 - Jun 1991, US CashBox 2 of 1967, Canada 2 - Jun 1967, DDD 2 of 1967, UK 7 - Jun 1991, Europe 9 of the 1960s, US BB 15 of 1967, POP 15 of 1967, Australia Goset 16 - Sep 1967, RYM 19 of 1967, 20 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 23, Scrobulate 24 of classic rock, Netherlands 25 - Aug 1967, Belgium 31 of all time, Rolling Stone 35, RIAA 52, Poland 65 of all time, Virgin 71, TheQ 137, WXPN 161, OzNet 194
5 The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" 1967 United Kingdom Canada 1 - Feb 1967, Netherlands 1 - Feb 1967, Norway 1 - Feb 1967, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Jul 1967, Australia Goset 1 - Mar 1967, RYM 1 of 1967, UK 2 - Feb 1967, France 4 - Apr 1976, US BB 8 - Mar 1967, DDD 9 of 1967, 11 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 12, Australia 16 of 1967, Europe 17 of the 1960s, Scrobulate 52 of classic rock, WXPN 75, Rolling Stone 76, OzNet 185, Belgium 235 of all time

Top American hits on record

Single - Artist Composer
"Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" - The Royal Guardsmen w.m. Phil Gernhard and Richard Holler
"Tell It Like It Is" - Aaron Neville w.m. George Davis and Lee Diamond
"Winchester Cathedral" - The New Vaudeville Band w.m. Geoff Stephens
"Sugar Town" - Nancy Sinatra w.m. Lee Hazlewood
"That's Life" - Frank Sinatra w.m. Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
"Good Thing" - Paul Revere & the Raiders w.m. Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher
"Words of Love" - The Mamas & the Papas w.m. John Phillips
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" - Four Tops w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"Let's Spend the Night Together"/"Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones w.m. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
"Mellow Yellow" - Donovan w.m. Donovan
"Georgy Girl" - The Seekers w. Jim Dale m. Tom Springfield
"Nashville Cats" - The Lovin' Spoonful w.m. John Sebastian
"Tell It to the Rain - The Four Seasons w.m. Mike Petrillo and Angelo Cifelli
"Kind of a Drag" - The Buckinghams w.m. Jim Holvay
"(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" - Blues Magoos w.m. Ronnie Gilbert, Ralph Scala and Mike Esposito
"98.6" - Keith w.m. George Fischoff and Tony Powers
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" - The Supremes w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"The Beat Goes On" - Sonny and Cher w.m. Sonny Bono
"Gimme Some Lovin'" - The Spencer Davis Group w.m. Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - The Casinos w.m. John D. Loudermilk
"Baby I Need Your Loving" - Johnny Rivers w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"Sock It to Me, Baby" - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels w.m. Bob Crewe and L. Russell Brown
"Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles w.m. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"Happy Together" - The Turtles w.m. Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
"My Cup Runneth Over" - Ed Ames w. Tom Jones m. Harvey Schmidt
"There's a Kind of Hush" - Herman's Hermits w.m. Les Reed and Geoff Stephens
"For What It's Worth" - Buffalo Springfield w.m. Stephen Stills
"Dedicated to the One I Love" - The Mamas & the Papas w.m. Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass
"Bernadette" - Four Tops w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"Incense and Peppermints" - Strawberry Alarm Clock w.m. John S. Carter, Tim Gilbert
"This Is My Song" - Petula Clark w.m. Charlie Chaplin
"Something Stupid" - Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra w.m. C. Carson Parks
"Western Union" - The Five Americans w.m. Mike Rabon, Norman Ezell and John Durrill
"I Think We're Alone Now" - Tommy James and the Shondells w.m. Ritchie Cordell
"A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" - The Monkees w.m. Neil Diamond
"I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" - Aretha Franklin w.m. Ronnie Shannon
"Jimmy Mack" - Martha and the Vandellas w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"Sweet Soul Music" - Arthur Conley w.m. Sam Cooke, Arthur Conley and Otis Redding
"The Happening" - The Supremes w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland and Frank DeVol
"Don't You Care" - The Buckinghams w.m. Gary Beisbier and Jim Holvay
"Close Your Eyes" - Peaches & Herb w.m. Chuck Willis
"You Got What It Takes" - The Dave Clark Five w.m. Berry Gordy, Roquel Davis and Gwen Gordy Fuqua
"I'm a Man" - The Spencer Davis Group w.m. Jimmy Miller and Steve Winwood
"Groovin'" - The Young Rascals w.m. Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere
"I Got Rhythm" - The Happenings w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin w.m. Otis Redding
"Release Me" - Engelbert Humperdinck w.m. Robert Yount, Eddie Miller and Dub Williams
"Him Or Me--What's It Gonna Be?" - Paul Revere & the Raiders w.m. Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher
"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" - Neil Diamond w.m. Neil Diamond
"Somebody to Love" - Jefferson Airplane w.m. Grace Slick
"All I Need Is You" - The Temptations w.m. Eddie Holland, R. Dean Taylor and Frank Wilson
"She'd Rather Be with Me" - The Turtles w.m. Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
"Little Bit O'Soul" - The Music Explosion w.m. John Carter and Ken Lewis
"Windy" - The Association w.m. Ruthann Friedman
"Mirage" - Tommy James & the Shondells w.m. Ritchie Cordell and Bo Gentry
"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" - Scott McKenzie w.m. John Phillips
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli w.m. Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
"Creeque Alley" - The Mamas & the Papas w.m. John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
"Sunday Will Never Be the Same" - Spanky and Our Gang w.m. Terry Cashman and Gene Pistilli
"Let's Live for Today" - The Grass Roots w.m. David Shapiro. Michael Cenciarelli and Guido Guilio.
"Come on Down to My Boat" - Every Mother's Son w.m. Wes Farrell and Jerry Goldstein
"Don't Sleep in the Subway" - Petula Clark w.m. Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch
"Up, Up and Away" - The 5th Dimension w.m. Jimmy Webb
"The Tracks of My Tears" - Johnny Rivers w.m. Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore and Marv Tarplin
"C'mon Marianne" - The Four Seasons w.m. Ray Bloodworth and L. Russell Brown
"I Was Made to Love Her" - Stevie Wonder w.m. Henry Cosby, Lula Mae Hardaway, Sylvia Moy and Stevie Wonder
"White Rabbit" - Jefferson Airplane w.m. Grace Slick
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" - The Monkees w.m. Gerry Goffin and Carole King
"Carrie-Anne" - The Hollies w.m. Tony Hicks, Allan Clarke and Graham Nash
"A Girl Like You" - The Young Rascals w.m. Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere
"Baby I Love You" - Aretha Franklin w.m. Ronnie Shannon
"Ode to Billie Joe" - Bobbie Gentry w.m. Bobbie Gentry
"Reflections" - Diana Ross & the Supremes w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"You're My Everything (The Temptations song)" - The Temptations w.m. Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene and Cornelius Grant
"Come Back When You Grow Up" - Bobby Vee and the Strangers w.m. Martha Sharp
"The Letter" - Box Tops w.m. Wayne Carson Thompson
"Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" - Jay & the Techniques w.m. Maurice Irby
"San Franciscan Nights" - Eric Burdon & the Animals w.m. Eric Burdon, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch and Vic Briggs
"Funky Broadway" - Wilson Pickett w.m. Arlester Christian
"Never My Love" - The Association w.m. Donald Addrisi and Richard Addrisi
"Higher and Higher" - Jackie Wilson w.m. Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, Carl William Smith
"I Dig Rock and Roll Music" - Peter, Paul and Mary w.m. Paul Stookey, James Mason and Dave Dixon
"Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison w.m. Van Morrison
"Little Ole Man" - Bill Cosby w. Bill Cosby, w.m. Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder and Sylvia May
"How Can I Be Sure" - The Young Rascals w.m. Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere
"Gimme Little Sign" - Brenton Wood w.m. Alfred Smith, Joe Hooven and Hal Winn
"To Sir, with Love" - Lulu w. Don Black m. Mark London
"Soul Man" - Sam and Dave w.m. Isaac Hayes and David Porter
"Expressway to Your Heart" - The Soul Survivors w.m. Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble and Donald Storball
"It Must Be Him" - Vikki Carr w. Maurice Vidalin trans. Mack David m. Gilbert Bécaud
"Your Precious Love" - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell w.m. Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Aretha Franklin w.m. Carole King
"The Rain, The Park and Other Things" - The Cowsills w.m. Artie Kornfeld and Steve Duboff
"Please Love Me Forever" - Bobby Vinton w.m. Johnny Malone and Ollie Blanchard
"I Say a Little Prayer" - Dionne Warwick w. Hal David m. Burt Bacharach
"I Can See for Miles" - The Who w.m. Pete Townshend
"Daydream Believer" - The Monkees w.m. John Stewart
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Gladys Knight & the Pips w.m. Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
"An Open Letter to my Teenage Son" - Victor Lundberg w. Victor Lundberg
"I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles w.m. Smokey Robinson and Arthur Cleveland
"Hello, Goodbye" - The Beatles w.m. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"In and out of Love" - Diana Ross & the Supremes w.m. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
"Boogaloo Down Broadway" - The Fantastic Johnny C w.m. Jesse James
"You Better Sit Down, Kids" - Cher w.m. Sonny Bono
"Woman, Woman" - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap w.m. Jim Glaser and Jimmy Payne
"Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)" - John Fred & His Playboy Band w.m. John Fred and Andrew Bernard
"Chain of Fools" - Aretha Franklin w.m. Don Covay
"Bend Me, Shape Me" - The American Breed w.m. Scott English and Larry Weiss
"Skinny Legs and All" - Joe Tex w.m. Joe Tex

British number one hits not included above

Other significant singles

Published popular music

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Other notable songs

Classical music



Musical theater

Musical films




Grammy Awards

Eurovision Song Contest


See also


  1. ^ "Jacqueline DuPré Biography".
  2. ^ Miles (1997) p. 355
  3. ^ BBC Proms Archive. Accessed 28 May 2013
  4. ^ "The Who spark an explosion on national television", This Day in History. Accessed 24 March 2013
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone A Year Old". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (22): 6. November 23, 1968.
  6. ^ The Times, 28 October 1967, p. 10
  7. ^ http://tsort.info/music/yr1967.htm 1967 chart positions

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