The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1965
TOP 100 POP SINGLES (As published in the December 25, 1965, issue)
POSTITLE – Artist (Label)
  1BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN – The Supremes (Motown)*
  2WOOLY BULLY – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (MGM)
  3MR. LONELY – Bobby Vinton (Epic)
  4I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops (Motown)
  5(I Can’t Get No) SATISFACTION – The Rolling Stones (London)
  6DOWNTOWN – Petula Clark (Warner Bros.)
  7YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ – The Righteous Brothers (Philles)
  8COME SEE ABOUT ME – The Supremes (Motown)
  9THE “IN” CROWD – The Ramsey Lewis Trio (Argo)
11HELP! – The Beatles (Capitol)
12CRYING IN THE CHAPEL – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
13LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE – The Searchers (Kapp)
14I GOT YOU BABE – Sonny & Cher (Atco)
15THIS DIAMOND RING – Gary Lewis & The Playboys (Liberty)
16MY GIRL – The Temptations (Gordy)
17KING OF THE ROAD – Roger Miller (Smash)
18HANG ON SLOOPY – The McCoys (Bang)
19I FEEL FINE – The Beatles (Capitol)
20THE BIRDS AND THE BEES – Jewel Akens (Era)
21THE JERK – The Larks (Money)
22CAN’T YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT – Herman’s Hermits (MGM)
24STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE – The Supremes (Motown)
25EVE OF DESTRUCTION – Barry McGuire (Dunhill)
26MR. TAMBOURINE MAN – The Byrds (Columbia)
27WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE – Jackie DeShannon (Imperial)
28SHOTGUN – Jr. Walker & The All Stars (Soul)
29SHE’S NOT THERE – The Zombies (Parrot)
30HELP ME, RHONDA – The Beach Boys (Capitol)
31HOW SWEET IT IS (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
32UNCHAINED MELODY – The Righteous Brothers (Philles)
33RINGO – Lorne Greene (RCA Victor)
34DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS – Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)
35THE NAME GAME – Shirley Ellis (Congress)
36TICKET TO RIDE – The Beatles (Capitol)
37GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD – Little Anthony & The Imperials (DCP)
38LIKE A ROLLING STONE – Bob Dylan (Columbia)
39I KNOW A PLACE – Petula Clark (Warner Bros.)
40SILHOUETTES – Herman’s Hermits (MGM)
41RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY – Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (Decca)
42I’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU – The Seekers (Capitol)
43CARA, MIA – Jay & The Americans (United Artists)
44KEEP SEARCHIN’ (We’ll Follow The Sun) – Del Shannon (Amy)
45COUNT ME IN – Gary Lewis & The Playboys (Liberty)
46A WALK IN THE BLACK FOREST – Horst Jankowski (Mercury)
47GOLDFINGER – Shirley Bassey (United Artists)
48I’M TELLING YOU NOW – Freddie & The Dreamers (Tower)
49IT AIN’T ME BABE – The Turtles (White Whale)
50THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT – The Kingsmen (Wand)
51HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME – Mel Carter (Imperial)
52IT’S NOT UNUSUAL – Tom Jones (Parrot)
53GAME OF LOVE – Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (Fontana)
54YES, I’M READY – Barbara Mason (Arctic)
55EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – The Beatles (Capitol)
56I’M HENRY VIII, I AM – Herman’s Hermits (MGM)
57PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG (pt. 1) – James Brown & The Famous Flames (King)
58GO NOW! – The Moody Blues (London)
59ANY WAY YOU WANT IT – The Dave Clark Five (Epic)
60DON’T JUST STAND THERE – Patty Duke (United Artists)
61IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG – The Four Tops (Motown)
62MY LOVE, FORGIVE ME (Amore, Scusami) – Robert Goulet (Columbia)
63ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT – The Kinks (Reprise)
64CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND – Sounds Orchestral (Parkway)
65BABY, I’M YOURS – Barbara Lewis (Atlantic)
66HOLD WHAT YOU’VE GOT – Joe Tex (Dial)
67TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU – The Kinks (Reprise)
68YESTERDAY – The Beatles (Capitol)
69TREAT HER RIGHT – Roy Head & The Traits (Back Beat)
70SAVE YOUR HEART FOR ME – Gary Lewis & The Playboys (Liberty)
71CALIFORNIA GIRLS – The Beach Boys (Capitol)
72TIME IS ON MY SIDE – The Rolling Stones (London)
73BABY DON’T GO – Sonny & Cher (Reprise)
74I’M YOURS – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
75YOU TURN ME ON (Turn On Song) – Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville (Tower)
76SHAKE – Sam Cooke (RCA Victor)
77JUST A LITTLE – The Beau Brummels (Autumn)
78I’LL BE DOGGONE – Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
79CATCH US IF YOU CAN – The Dave Clark Five (Epic)
80DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC – The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)
81MOUNTAIN OF LOVE – Johnny Rivers (Imperial)
82FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY – Gerry & The Pacemakers (Laurie)
83SEVENTH SON – Johnny Rivers (Imperial)
84I GO TO PIECES – Peter & Gordon (Capitol)
85SHA LA LA – Manfred Mann (Ascot)
86LEADER OF THE PACK – The Shangri-Las (Red Bird)
87YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES – The Fortunes (Press)
88PAPER TIGER – Sue Thompson (Hickory)
89HEART FULL OF SOUL – The Yardbirds (Epic)
90I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD – Herman’s Hermits (MGM)
91FOR YOUR LOVE – The Yardbirds (Epic)
92DEAR HEART – Andy Williams (Columbia) / Jack Jones (Kapp)
93AMEN – The Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
94I LIKE IT LIKE THAT – The Dave Clark Five (Epic)
95SHAKIN’ ALL OVER – The Guess Who (Scepter)
96A LOVER’S CONCERTO – The Toys (DynoVoice)
97LAND OF 1000 DANCES – Cannibal & The Headhunters (Rampart)
98THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS – The Miracles (Tamla)
99SHE’S A WOMAN – The Beatles (Capitol)
100 NOTHING BUT HEARTACHES – The Supremes (Motown)
100 BABY LOVE – The Supremes (Motown)
*Although “Back In My Arms Again” was listed as the #1 record of the year by Cash Box, this ranking could not have been based on the record’s weekly chart positions: The Beach Boys’ “Help Me, Rhonda” entered the Top 100 the week before “Arms”; during the next 11 weeks, “Rhonda” held a higher chart position for 10 of those weeks (the only exception being the one week that “Arms” was #1, the week before “Rhonda” moved into the top spot itself); and “Rhonda” remained on the chart for one more week after “Arms” had dropped off. Despite all this, “Rhonda” was listed at only #30 on the year-end chart (which is about right, when compared with the chart runs of the records in nearby positions). Clearly, the #1 ranking for “Arms” was either a major error or was based on criteria other than the record’s weekly chart positions.
ALBUMS  |  1965