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TOP 100 BRITISH INVASION HITS
1958-1967

  1. I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles - 1964
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones - 1965
  3. Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk - 1962
  4. She Loves You - The Beatles - 1964
  5. Yesterday - The Beatles - 1965
  6. Telstar - The Tornadoes - 1962
  7. Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles - 1964
  8. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band - 1966
  9. Downtown - Petula Clark - 1965
  10. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals - 1964
  11. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - 1964
  12. We Can Work it Out - The Beatles - 1966
  13. Help! - The Beatles - 1965
  14. Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman's
    Hermits
    - 1965
  15. I Feel Fine - The Beatles - 1964
  16. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles - 1964
  17. Wild Thing - The Troggs - 1966
  18. Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones - 1965
  19. Love Me Do - The Beatles - 1964
  20. My Love - Petula Clark - 1966
  21. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones - 1966
  22. A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon - 1964
  23. Sunshine Superman - Donovan - 1966
  24. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Laurie London - 1958
  25. I'm Telling You Now - Freddie and the Dreamers - 1965
  26. Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones - 1967
  27. Over and Over - The Dave Clark Five - 1965
  28. Eight Days a Week - The Beatles - 1965
  29. She's Not There - The Zombies - 1964
  30. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits - 1965
  31. Paperback Writer - The Beatles - 1966
  32. Game of Love - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - 1965
  33. I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits - 1965
  34. Ticket to Ride - The Beatles - 1965
  35. Midnight in Moscow - Kenny Ball - 1962
  36. Penny Lane - The Beatles - 1967
  37. Twist and Shout - The Beatles - 1964
  38. Mellow Yellow - Donovan - 1966
  39. A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders - 1966
  40. 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones - 1966
  41. Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles - 1964
  42. Please Please Me - The Beatles - 1964
  43. Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers - 1965
  44. Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck - 1967
  45. You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry - The Caravelles - 1963
  46. Yellow Submarine - The Beatles - 1966
  47. I Know a Place - Petula Clark - 1965
  48. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield - 1966
  49. What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones - 1965
  50. This is My Song - Petula Clark - 1967
  51. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and the
    Pacemakers
    - 1964
  52. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters - 1966
  53. Have I the Right? - The Honeycombs - 1964
  54. Because - The Dave Clark Five - 1964
  55. There's a Kind of Hush - Herman's Hermits - 1967
  56. Petite Fleur - Chris Barber's Jazz Band - 1959
  57. Bits and Pieces - The Dave Clark Five - 1964
  58. Bus Stop - The Hollies - 1966
  59. Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five - 1964
  60. Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits - 1965
  61. Time is on My Side - The Rolling Stones - 1964
  62. Wishin' and Hopin' - Dusty Springfield - 1964
  63. Nowhere Man - The Beatles - 1966
  64. Catch Us if You Can - The Dave Clark Five - 1965
  65. You Really Got Me - The Kinks - 1964
  66. Can't You See That She's Mine - The Dave Clark Five - 1964
  67. I Remember You - Frank Ifield - 1962
  68. Listen People - Herman's Hermits - 1966
  69. Tired of Waiting For You - The Kinks - 1965
  70. Wonderful World - Herman's Hermits - 1965
  71. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor (On the Bed Post Overnight?) - Lonnie Donegan - 1961
  72. For Your Love - The Yardbirds - 1965
  73. Dandy - Herman's Hermits - 1966
  74. Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon - 1966
  75. Little Children - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - 1964
  76. A Summer Song - Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde - 1964
  77. All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks - 1965
  78. Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers - 1965
  79. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group - 1967
  80. Day Tripper - The Beatles - 1966
  81. Tell Her No - The Zombies - 1965
  82. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey - 1965
  83. You Turn Me On - Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville - 1965
  84. She's a Woman - The Beatles - 1964
  85. You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes - 1965
  86. I Like it Like That - The Dave Clark Five - 1965
  87. As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones - 1966
  88. Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds - 1965
  89. I Go to Pieces - Peter and Gordon - 1965
  90. Go Now! - The Moody Blues - 1965
  91. Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Sounds Orchestral - 1965
  92. Diane - The Bachelors - 1964
  93. You Got What it Takes - The Dave Clark Five - 1967
  94. Just a Little Bit Better - Herman's Hermits - 1965
  95. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones - 1966
  96. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones - 1965
  97. How Do You Do It? - Gerry and the Pacemakers - 1964
  98. The Wedding - Julie Rogers - 1964
  99. Bad to Me - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - 1964
  100. Stop Stop Stop - The Hollies - 1966

This list ranks singles by British artists that were hits in the United States during the designated "British Invasion" era between 1958, when rock artists from the British isles (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) began springing up and a few gained popularity outside the U.K., and mid-1967, when the invasion's '64-through-'66 peak had passed and the music entered a new phase marked by The Beatles' album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during this period.

The Beatles predictably lead the list with 20 entries, half of them in the top 30. Herman's Hermits make a strong showing with nine, followed by The Rolling Stones and The Dave Clark Five with eight apiece. Petula Clark, with four songs, leads a disappointingly small sampling of female artists.





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