The best hits of Summer 1966 when England last won a major football trophy

6 July 2021, 15:21

England win the World Cup in 1966
England win the World Cup in 1966. Picture: Getty

By Mayer Nissim

As England look to emulate the heroes of 1966, we take a look back at the big hits of that summer.

England are on the verge of making national football history.

After a tough start, Gareth Southgate's boys soared into the semi-finals of the delayed Euro 2020 with a stonking 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome.

They face Denmark at Wembley Stadium, and if they win will face either Italy or Spain in the final – which would be the team's first major tournament final since 1966.

To will them on to success and put an end to 55 years of hurt, we've been listening to the hits of that heady summer.

  1. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones

  2. Sloop John B - The Beach Boys

  3. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

  4. Wild Thing - The Troggs

  5. Paperback Writer / Rain - The Beatles

  6. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

  7. Out of Time - Chris Farlowe

  8. Black is Black - Los Bravos

  9. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

  10. Monday Monday - The Mamas and Papas

  11. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge

  12. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann

  13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan

  14. Don't Bring Me Down - The Animals

  15. River Deep, Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner

  16. Nobody Needs Your Love - Gene Pitney

  17. Getaway - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

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