Awesome collection with excellent sound quality.
Matt Coker | Davis, CA, USA | 07/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rock 'n' roll compilations are as numerous as shells and rocks on a Pacifica beach. It's difficult to decide which ones to buy. There are a rare few that are must own, usually the ones on TV. I've been trying to collect the BILLBOARD and OLDIES BUT GOODIES series, but process has been slow. There's no second guessing with this collection-it's awesome! The year 1966 was an explosive year in music. The Beach Boys-PET SOUND, The Beatles-REVOLVER, The Byrds-FIFTH DIMENSION were a few of the most valuable albums released. A small sampling of the top singles are collected here. "I'm A Believer" is a marvelous opening track, with crystal clear sound quality. All the songs are classic-"Wild Thing", "Soul And Inspiration", "Good Vibrations", "Good Lovin'", "When A Man Loves A Woman" just to name a few. Performed by top 1960s bands-The Lovin' Spoonful, The Beach Boys, Tommy James, The Righteous Brothers, The Mamas & The Papas. Though every song and band are noteworthy, I'd be here for hours describing them. Inside is a time capsule with the top headlines, fads, movies, TV shows, plays, books, and debuts. While BILLBOARD TOP ROCK 'N' ROLL HITS aren't the most comprehensive collections. This 1966 one is excellent, an inexpensive way to get terrific songs with great sound. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
The Best Pop From 1966
Matt Coker | 06/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last year for creative pop music, 1966 had tons of songs that were blockbuster hits, and 10 of them are here. You can hear these tracks daily on oldies stations everywhere, but since this CD has such good sound quality, you might as well own it. All original versions."
What's on it?
Dan F | Rural Missouri | 12/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"One problem with the Billboard CD's is that they change the content. You can buy Top RnR Hits for 1966 with one set of titles on it and then when you go to buy another copy, it has different songs on it, but the same product number. You can't replace a lost CD."