Herman’s Hermits was fronted by English singer, songwriter and actor Peter Noone. The well versed Englishman was the face and sound of Herman’s Hermits. Throughout his career both pre and post Herman’s Hermits, Peter Noone has maintained his celebrity as an actor, singer and even radio host in the 21st century on Sirius Satellite radio.
After the success of their debut single, Herman’s Hermits released their first album in 1965 entitled, Herman’s Hermits. The band would release six more studio albums after their debut album. The group released Herman’s Hermits on Tour in 1965 (in the U.S). Hold On! in 1966 (U.S), Both Sides of Herman’s Hermits in 1966 (both in the U.S. and U.K), There’s a Kind of Hush All over the World in 1967 (both in the U.S. and U.K), Blaze in 1967( US) and Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter in 1968 (both in the U.S. and U.K).
Our Top 10 Herman’s Hermits songs list takes a look at some of the band’s most popular songs and exciting material that they released during their 1960’s run.
# 10 – Little Boy Sad
We open our Top 10 Herman’s Hermits songs list with the track “Little Boy Sad.” The song was released on the Both Sides of Herman’s Hermits album. The record was released in 1966. “Little Boy Sad.” was the album’s opening track. The song was written by Wayne Walker. “Little Boy Sad.” was originally recorded by Johnny Burnette who had a big it with the song in 1961.
# 9 – Listen People
The great Herman’s Hermits song “Listen People,” was released on their Both Sides of Herman’s Hermits album in 1966. The song was a big hit for the band reaching number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Listen People,” was written by the great songwriter Graham Gouldman who would compose many of Herman’s Hermits hits. Besides his songwriting contributions to Herman’s Hermits, Graham Gouldman was also famous for writing the song “For You Love,” recorded by The Yardbirds. Graham Gouldman was also a founding member of the band 10cc.
# 8 -Dandy
Herman’s Hermits big hit “Dandy,” was released in 1966. The song was written by Ray Davis of The Kinks and originally released by The Kinks just before it was released by Herman’s Hermits. The song was a big hit for Peter Noone and his band reaching the top 10 in both the United States and United Kingdom.
# 7 – No Milk Today
Herman’s Hermits single “No Milk Today” was a big hit around the world except for in the United States. The song was written by Graham Gouldman. “No Milk Today” was released in 1966 and appeared on the U.S. and U.K. album, There’s a Kind of Hush All over the World .
# 6 – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat
Continuing with our top 10 Herman’s Hermits songs list we turn to their big hit “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.” The song reached all the way to number two for the band on the United States Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by written by John Carter and Ken Lewis. The song was released in 1965.
# 5 -There’s a Kind of Hush All Over the World
The classic Herman’s Hermits song “There’s a Kind of Hush” was one of the most memorable songs of the 1960s. Some may argue otherwise, but there is no denying the popularity of the melody that was turned into one of the most popular songs used in elevators and doctor’s offices as it was a big muzak hit.
# 4 – I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am
Many people who grew up in the 70s and 80s remember Patrick Swayze haunting Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Ghost by singing this song over and over until she couldn’t take it anymore. ” Second verse, same as the first.”
The song was a monster hit for the band becoming a number one hit for the band in the United States in 1965.
# 3 – Silhouettes
It’s amazing how many Top 10 hits Herman’s Hermits had in the 1960’s. The band had another one with their great recording of “Silhouettes.” The song hit number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.
# 2 – I’m into Something Good
Herman’s Hermits flew out of the gate with this one. The great song “I’m Into Something Good,” went straight to number one for the band when they released the song in 1964. The song “I’m Into Something Good,” was written by the legendary songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
# 1 – Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
As we come to a close on this top 10 Herman’s Hermits songs list, we turn to the band’s huge number one single “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.” The song was released in 1965 and hit number one on the United States Billboard Hot 100. The song was recorded as almost a throwaway song. Yet, it became one of the most popular Herman’s Hermits songs ever released.