1966: The Young Rascals enjoy the first of 14 Billboard Top 40 hits when "Good Lovin" reached #1. Another version of the same song by The Olympics had stalled at #81 the previous year.
1967: Aretha Franklin releases "Respect", a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.
1958: David Seville's novelty tune, "Witch Doctor" peaks at #1 on Billboard magazine's music chart and would go on to be the fourth best selling song of the year.
1974: Ray Stevens releases what would be his biggest hit, "The Streak". The novelty tune would make it to the top of the US charts next month.
1975: B.J. Thomas not only reached the top spot on both the Cash Box Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100, he also set a record for the number one song with the longest title with "Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song". The tune was not a hit in the UK.