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

6 July 2021, 15:21 | Updated: 31 January 2022, 23:47

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

    The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black (Official Lyric Video)

  2. Sloop John B - The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys - Sloop John B Promo Film (Official Video)

  3. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

  4. Wild Thing - The Troggs

    The Troggs - Wild Thing

  5. Paperback Writer / Rain - The Beatles

    The Beatles - Paperback Writer

    The Beatles - Rain

  6. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (Official Audio)

  7. Out of Time - Chris Farlowe

    Out of Time

  8. Black is Black - Los Bravos

    Los Bravos - Black is Black (Cover Audio)

  9. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

    The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

    The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (From "Yellow Submarine")

  10. Monday Monday - The Mamas and Papas

    The Mamas & The Papas - Monday Monday

  11. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge

    Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman (Official Lyric Video)

  12. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo

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

    Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Audio)

  14. Don't Bring Me Down - The Animals

    Don't Bring Me Down - The Animals

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

    Tina Turner .... river deep, mountain high

  16. Nobody Needs Your Love - Gene Pitney

    Gene Pitney Nobody Needs Your Love

  17. Getaway - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

    Georgie Fame and the blue flames Get Away

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