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Music the Week Star Trek First Aired on TV
by Alex Cosper (1/27/12)

The TV series Star Trek made its debut on September 8, 1966. The series only lasted three seasons, but it went on to become one of the most popular show of all time as reruns. It became so popular it created a cult that supported annual conventions and mass marketing campaigns. The series also led to a series of blockbuster motion pictures and later TV spinoffs.

Originally created by Gene Roddenberry, the science fiction TV series initially ran on NBC, but the reruns were acquired by CBS. The cast included William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. In many ways the show influenced tech developers, who remain huge supporters of the multi-million dollar franchise. Below are songs that appeared on the national music charts the week (and the previous month leading up to) when the original TV series made its debut.


Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Beatles - Yellow Submarine
Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
Lee Dorsey - Working In a Coal Mine
Hollies - Bus Stop


Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Happenings - See You In September
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Billy Stewart - Summertime
Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In The Wind
Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Percy Sledge - Warm and Tender Love
Bryan Hyland - The Joker Went Wild
Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
Gary Lewis & The Playboys - My Heart's Symphony
Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea
Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Ha
Troggs - Wild Thing
Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
Mamas and The Papas - I Saw Her Again
Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
Ray Conniff & The Singers - Somewhere My Love
Herman's Hermits - This Door Swings Both Ways
Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry
Rolling Stones - Lady Jane
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Beatles - Paperback Writer
Association - Along Comes Mary
Cher - Alfie
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black


Sandpipers - Guantanamera
Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Sandy Posey - Born a Woman
Association - Cherish
Outsiders - Respectable
Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Cyrkle - Turn-Down Day
Ramsey Lewis - Wade In The Water
Tommy James & The Shondells - Say I Am (What I Am)
Surfaris - Wipe Out
Junior Walker & the All-Stars - How Sweet It Is
Simon & Garfunkel - The Dangling Conversation
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Los Bravos - Black Is Black
Troggs - With a Girl Like You
Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
David Houston - Almost Persuaded
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry


4 Seasons - I've Got You Under My Skin
Beach Boys - God Only Knows
? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Herb Alpert - Flamingo
Marvin Gaye - Little Darling (I Need You)
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
Ronnie Dove - I Really Don't Want To Know
The Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville
Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Roger Williams - Born Free
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Grass Roots - Only When You're Lonely
Lou Rawls - Love Is a Hurtin' Thing


Darrell Banks - Open the Door To Your Heart
Critters - Mr. Dieingly Sad
Chris Montez - There Will Never Be Another You
Love - 7 and 7 Is
Righteous Brothers - Go Ahead and Cry
Barbara Lewis - Make Me Belong To You
Alvin Cash & The Registers - The Philly Freeze
Dave Clark Five - Satisfied With You
Cryan Shames - Sugar and Spice
Five Stair-Steps - World of Fantasy
Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y
Mindbenders - Ashes To Ashes
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Money Won't Change You
Syndicate of Sound - Rumors
Sidekicks - Suspicions
Roscoe Robinson - That's Enough
Shelby Flint - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Jim Reeves - Blue Side of Lonesome
Ray Charles - I Chose To Sing the Blues
Thirteenth Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
Dee Dee Warwick - I Want To Be With You
Georgie Fame - Get Away
Swingin' Medallions - She Drives Me Out of My Mind
Howard Tate - Ain't Nobody Home
Capitols - I Got To Handle It
Ronnie & The Daytonas - Dianne, Dianne
Walter Wanderly - Summer Samba
Razor's Edge - Let's Call It a Day Girl
Toys - Baby Toys
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - All Strung Out
Impressions - Can't Satisfy
Sam & Dave - Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
Trade Winds - Mind Excursion
Gerry & The Pacemakers - Girl On a Swing
Pozo-Seco Singers - I Can Make It With You
Dynatones - The Fife Piper
Booker T & The MGs - My Sweet Potato
Billy Joe Royal - Campfire Girls
Ides of March - Roller Coaster
B.J. Thomas - Tommorow Never Comes
Jan & Dean - Fiddle Around
Shadows of Knight - Bad Little Woman

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