Utterly Immortal Billboard Hits From 1965

Utterly Immortal Billboard Hits From 1965

Utterly Immortal Billboard Hits From 1965

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 16 2015 7:27 PM

50-Year-Old Hits

In 1965 there were a ton of deserving No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts, and two silly novelty ones.

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The only band that pronounces Henry with three syllables, and had two hits in 1965.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Public domain photo of Herman's Hermits.

Listen to Episode 237 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, we listen back to Billboard hits from 1965. Our regular guest Chris Molanphy explains why many of these songs remain utterly immortal. He writes Slate’s Why Is That Song No. 1 column. For the Spiel, more about the sexagenarian gyronaut who panicked the Washington press corps.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.