Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1966

Source: MGM Records - Billboard, page 1, 18 June 1966 / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1966
> Song: Lightnin’ Strikes
> Artist: Lou Christie
> Weeks at #1 7
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

Source: Central Press / Getty Images

1967
> Song: Light My Fire
> Artist: The Doors
> Weeks at #1 15
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of Paul Mauriat Orchestra

1968
> Song: Love Is Blue (L’amour Est Bleu)
> Artist: Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
> Weeks at #1 13
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

Source: Central Press / Hulton Royals Collection via Getty Images

1969
> Song: Sugar, Sugar
> Artist: The Archies
> Weeks at #1 14
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

1970
> Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
> Artist: B.J. Thomas
> Weeks at #1 13
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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