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Paul Revere & the Raiders’ Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

In memory of Paul Revere, who died on Oct. 4 at age 76, Billboard has compiled a list of Paul Revere & the Raiders' top 10 biggest Hot 100 hits.

Paul Revere, the leader and organist of Paul Revere & the Raiders, died at his home in Idaho on Saturday (Oct. 4). He was 76.

Paul Revere Dies at 76

During the Raiders’ career, which started in 1963 with a cover of Richard Berry’s “Louie, Louie,” the band tallied 11 top 20 hits — five of which hit the top 10.

In memory of Revere, who was known for his Revolutionary War-style clothing that helped earn him the title of “the madman of rock ’n’ roll,” Billboard has compiled a list of the Raiders’ top 10 biggest Hot 100 hits.

Rank, Title, Billboard Hot 100 Peak, Year


1. “Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)” (No. 1, one week, 1971)*

2. “Kicks” (No. 4, 1966)

3. “Good Thing” (No. 4, 1967)

4. “Him Or Me — What It’s Gonna Be?” (No. 5, 1967)*

5. “Hungry” (No. 6, 1966)

6. “Just Like Me” (No. 11, 1966)

7. “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” (No. 18, 1969)

8. “Let Me” (No. 20, 1969)

9. “I Had A Dream” (No. 17, 1967)

10. “Too Much Talk” (No. 19, 1968)

*All songs billed as by Paul Revere & the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay except for No. 1 (the Raiders) and No. 4 (Paul Revere & the Raiders). This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. The ranking is based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 having the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 proportionately less. Due to various changes in chart rules and methodology through the years, songs have had reigns at No. 1 and on the chart of varying average lengths. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from all years, certain time frames were weighted to account for the differences in song turnover rates.