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1966 UK Record Releases by Date
This is a list of all UK 45 singles and EP’s found on the 45 cat website and any new release sheets as of the 15/03/2016.
Generally records that don't have a full release are not included. Some spoken word only records are not listed, plus
“story” ones. Records that would have had a specific week when they were fist released, but which dates have not been
found, but are known to have been issued on an actual month are included at the end of each weekly listing for the month
in question.
Numbers in red indicate ownership on 45 cat for those with 5 or more. In some cases, such as chart hits, the number of
“wants” is added on. Caution should be noted with ownership figure, as the record might have only been available as a
promo record that wasn’t issued to the public. These however will be popular with collectors of records. If it is known to be
never issued to the public, what is called on the 45 Cat site as a “stock” record. Then that will not be included. In some
cases records by well known acts were never issued as “stock” and some of these have been included, but such records
are shown as “promo only”. They are included to show that the record couldn’t have made the charts in 1966. At least as a
UK issue!
Records that made the charts of the time are only stated where no specific week has been found or if a chart record fails
to score 5 ownership indications - indicated by the term hit. Any number that follows is an ownership indication not a chart
position. In order that a release date might be pinned down further, if known a “pop” paper review date might be shown.
This might indicate that record was issued the week previous or the week following the date.
Only A sides are listed. AA sides are also listed. Records were generally released on a Friday during the period.
Any record listed only by the year 1966 on the 45 cat site are not included in this list. As such records could have been
issued in 1967 or later. Up to the first half of 1966, records released could have the year 1965 on them.
Release date information is obtained from two sources. Firstly marked promo records and secondly from printed sources,
such as new release sheets. Both of theses were subject to variation and change.
Artists are listed first then the title shown in italics. EP tracks are not all listed. If the title of the EP does not include an
actual song that is on it, then the first track will be listed, or the most important one.
03 January 1966
Len Barry Like A Baby 44
Noel Harrison A Young Girl Of Sixteen 8
Chubby Checker Two Hearts Make One Love
07 January 1966
Cilla Black Love's Just A Broken Heart 59
Swinging Blue Jeans Don't Make Me Over 38
David And Jonathan Michelle 35
Rolf Harris Big Dog / Jake The Peg 31
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels Jenny Take A Ride! 22
The Mood Mosaic A Touch Of Velvet - A Sting Of Brass 22
Roy Head And The Traits Apple Of My Eye 13
The Impressions You've Been Cheatin' 13
Jay And The Americans Sunday And Me 9
Shirley Bassey The Liquidator 8
The Four Matadors A Man's Gotta Stand Tall 7
Friday Browne Getting Nowhere 6
Barbara McNair You're Gonna Love My Baby 5
The Organisers Lonesome Road 5
Christine Quaite Long After Tonight Is All Over
Junior Parker These Kind Of Blues
Mrs. Mills Newsboy
Caesar And Cleo Love Is Strange
David Ballantyne I Can't Express It
Nat King Cole Looking Back
Tracy Don't Hold It Against Me
Adamo Nobody Ever Told Sandy
Ronnie Dove Kiss Away
Mike Sheridan's Lot Don't Turn Your Back On Me, Babe
Brendan O'Brien And The Dixies Together Again
Nancy Ames Friends And Lovers Forever
14 January 1966
Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin' 106
Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright) 50
Bob Dylan Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? 36
Cyril Stapleton The Theme From The Power Game 33
The Truth Girl 28
Chris Farlowe Think 23
The Toys Attack 18
Mark Leeman Five Forbidden Fruit 15
Ray Charles Crying Time 12
David Bowie With The Lower Third Can't Help Thinking About Me 10 - The first single bearing the name 'David Bowie'
Gloria Jones Heartbeat 8
Adam Faith Idle Gossip 8
Bobby Goldsboro Broomstick Cowboy 5
Helen Shapiro Forget About The Bad Things 5
Donald Peers Put Your Head On My Shoulder 5
The Capitols Honey And Wine
Gary Lewis And The Playboys She's Just My Style
Matt Monro Beyond The Hill
Johnny Mathis On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Ronny And The Daytonas Sandy
Allan Sherman It's A Most Unusual Play (It's A Most Unusual Day)
Twiggy And Anne Some Do, Some Don't (Some Will, Some Won't)
Billy Strange Thunderball
Frank Sinatra It Was A Very Good Year
Victor Silvester's Jenka Rhythm With Bobby Gibson And The Breakaways The Victor Jenka
Jennifer Lewis And Angela Strange I've Heard It All Before
21 January 1966
The Fortunes This Golden Ring 31
Lee Dorsey Get Out Of My Life, Woman 24
The Zombies Remember You 13
Lulu Call Me 13
Downliners Sect All Night Worker 10
Barry Young One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) 10
Diane And The Javelins Heart And Soul 8