presents The Top Pop Songs Of All Time !
We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
a definitive list that will continue to expand as we add to it, and continue to modify as new songs chart on The ARC Weekly Top 40.

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held April 13, 1965

history of past Grammy winners

Album of the Year

Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz

other nominees:

Al Hirt - Cotton Candy
Henry Mancini -
The Pink Panther
Barbra Streisand - People
various artists -
Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast
Record of the Year

"The Girl From Ipanema"
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz

[ from the LP
Getz/Gilberto ]

other nominees:

Louis Armstrong -
"Hello, Dolly!"
The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
Petula Clark - "Downtown"
Barbra Streisand - "People"
Song of the Year
(awarded to the songwriter)

"Hello, Dolly!"
(Jerry Herman)

[ from the LP
Hello, Dolly ]

Louis Armstrong - 'Hello, Dolly'
other nominees:

"Dear Heart" (Henry Mancini, Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)
"A Hard Day's Night" (
John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
"People" (Jule Styne & Bob Merrill)
"Who Can I Turn To?" (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley)
Best New Artist

The Beatles

The Beatles - 'Please Please Me'
other nominees:

Petula Clark
Astrud Giberto
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Morgana King
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand - 'People'
other nominees:

Petula Clark - "Downtown"
Gale Garnett -
We'll Sing In The Sunshine
Astrud Gilberto -
The Girl From Ipanema
Nancy Wilson -
How Glad I Am
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male

"Hello, Dolly!"
Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - 'Hello, Dolly'
other nominees:

Tony Bennett - Who Can I Turn To?
Jao Gilberto -
Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes
Andy Williams -
Call Me Irresponsible
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Vocal Group

A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles

The Beatles - 'A Hard Day's Night'
other nominees:

The Browns - Grand Ole Opry Favorites
The Double Six Of Paris -
The Double Six Of Paris Sing Ray Charles
The Four Freshmen -
More Four Freshmen And Five Trombones
Peter, Paul & Mary -
Peter, Paul & Mary In Concert
Best Rhythm & Blues Recording "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"
Nancy Wilson

[ from the LP
How Glad I Am ]
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female

"Here Comes My Baby"
Dottie West

[ from the LP
Here Comes My Baby ]

Dottie West - 'Here Comes My Baby'
other nominees:

Skeeter Davis
- "He Says The Same Things To Me"
Wanda Jackson -
The Two Sides Of Wanda Jackson
Jean Shepard - "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)"
Connie Smith - "Once A Day"
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male

"Dang Me"
Roger Miller

[ from the LP
Roger And Out ]

Roger Miller - 'Roger And Out' other nominees:

Bobby Bare
- "Four Strong Winds"
Johnny Cash - "I Walk The Line"
George Hamilton IV -
Fort Worth, Dallas Or Houston
Sonny James -
You're The Only World I Know
Hank Locklin -
Hank Locklin Sings Hank Williams
Buck Owens - "My Heart Skips A Beat"
Best Country & Western Song
(awarded to the songwriter)

"Dang Me"
(Roger Miller)

[ from the LP
Roger And Out ]

Roger Miller - 'Roger And Out' other nominees:

"Here Comes My Baby" (Dottie West & Bill West)
"Once A Day" (Bill Anderson)
"Wine, Women And Song" (Betty Sue Perry)
"You're The Only World I Know" (Sonny James & Bob Tubert)
Best Country & Western Album

Dang Me / Chug-A-Lug
Roger Miller

Roger Miller - 'Dang Me / Chug-A-Lug' other nominees:

Chet Atkins
Guitar Country
Johnny Cash - Bitter Tears: Ballads Of The American Indian
Buck Owens -
The Best Of Buck Owens
Jim Reeves -
The Best Of Jim Reeves
Hank Williams, Jr. -
Hank Williams, Jr. Sings Songs Of Hank Williams
Best Country & Western Single "Dang Me"
Roger Miller

[ from the LP
Roger And Out ]
Best New Country & Western Artist
Roger Miller
Best Rock & Roll Recording

Petula Clark

[ from the LP
Downtown ]

Petula Clark - 'Downtown' other nominees:

Bobby Vinton
- "Mr. Lonely"
The Beatles - "Oh, Pretty Woman"
Roy Orbison - "A Hard Day's Night"
Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show
(awarded to the composers)

Mary Poppins
(Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman)

'Mary Poppins' soundtrack
other nominees:

Goldfinger (John Barry)
A Hard Day's Night (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
The Pink Panther (Henry Mancini)
Robin And The 7 Hoods (Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen)
Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
(awarded to the composers)

Funny Girl
(Bob Merrill & Jule Styne)

'Funny Girl' Original Broadway Cast
other nominees:

Fiddler On The Roof (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick)
High Spirits (Hugh Martin & Timothy Gray)
Hello, Dolly! (Jerry Herman)
What Makes Sammy Run? (Ervin Drake)
Best Instrumental Performance 'The Pink Pather' Theme
Henry Mancini

[ from the LP
The Pink Panther ]
Best Performance by a Chorus The Swingle Singers - The Swingle Singers Going Barogue
Best Instrumental Composition 'The Pink Pather' Theme
Henry Mancini

[ from the LP
The Pink Panther ]
Best Instrumental Arrangement 'The Pink Pather' Theme
Henry Mancini

[ from the LP
The Pink Panther ]
Best Comedy Recording I Started Out As A Child
Bill Cosby
Best Folk Recording We'll Sing In The Sunshine
Gale Garnett
Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording Great Gospel Songs
Tennessee Ernie Ford

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