Greatest Songs of the '60s

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The Top Ten

Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
The Best Theme Song of the perennial James Bond Series. A famous veteran who actually recorded a James Bond Theme herself said that no one can top Shirley when it comes to a Bond song. Bassey is the only vocalists who has recorded more than one. (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker)
The Best James Bond Theme of them all! Besides being such a unique song that has interested people of all generations for all these years, it's Shirley Bassey's powerful vocal ability that still brings the song to life! Others have attempted this song, but Bassey's renditions, both studio and LIVE, are still the best!


The Very Best of the James Bond Songs, ever! Tina Turner once said that you can't top Shirley when it comes to a Bond song.

2Hey Jude - The Beatles
A landmark Beatles song, and since it is the best song by the best band it should be no. 1. Satisfaction, Like a rolling stone, Good Vibrations and Respect are all-time classics of the highest quality, but they still can't compare with this song.
You got to be kidding me. How come this is not the number one?
Just when you thought the Beatles song writing dried up they (Paul) came up with this "anthem". I think some of the competion jaws are still dropped richbalto
How the fudge is this not #1 it's an iconic representation of THE Beatles! O_o

3Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan was and is a great poet and one of the best singer/songwriters to ever live. "Like a Rolling Stone" was on the top of the charts when it came out, and it should be at the top of this list, honestly. [In my opinion. ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes. When you can write a song that ISN'T repetitive, over 10 minutes... That's when you know you're a great poet and song writer. Bob should be at the top of this list with no doubt.
YES! There is a list on this site that gives dylan some respect. This song changed the world not just music any music that came after this was affected by this.
Greatest recording of the 60's
Lyrics and influence are beyond imagination.
Dylan is the master of the new wave in the 60's before Beatles
[Newest]I love this song! It has a good message


4(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Absolute great rock & rhythm song
Good song great beat satisfies me

5All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

6In My Life - Beatles
The best song ever, I gues one of my favorite songs of the beatles.. Who cares the lyrics its amazing and wonderful to describe how lovely is this song.
The genius John Lennon wrote this beautiful song, transmiting the messege that of all the people, place and things he had loved, nothing compares to you.

7Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

8Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Love it so so so so much you must vote for this song or else because it's the best song of the 60s so vote for it please love it so much should be number 1 or else the best 60s song ever number 1 in the 60s


Best example of The Stones at thier best. Opening guitar rift blows you away.

9Light My Fire - The Doors
The beatles said "all you need is love" morrison sai " come on baby light my fire" best songs of all the you jim! Live long the lizard king!
Even if this song is before my time, its still a masterpiece.
Innovative song for its time

10Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

The Contenders

11California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas

12Twist & Shout - The Beatles

13Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
I love country music and that song is one of my top favorites! I performed it on my school and everyone said it was very nice.

14My Generation - The Who

15You Really Got Me - The Kinks
AWESOME! It's heavy guitar sound was revolutionary, infulencing heavy metal bands of the 70's like Black Sabbath. The Kinks along with The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who were the most infulence British bands of the 1960's. Ray Davies Rules!

16Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

17Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
One of the best bands of the 60's

18The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.

19Yesterday - The Beatles
the "superstar" song of the 1960's


20The End - The Doors
Jim Morrison at his finest
With Ray Manzareks' words: 'I played with God'
I cry almost every time I hear this. No joke. Really, I love this song (I swear on my life I'm not being sarcastic)
Yes Son
I want to kill you
I want to

21Bad Moon Rising - CCR

22I'm a Believer - The Monkees

23Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

24Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys

25Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

26River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner

27Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones

28Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore

29Be My Baby - The Ronettes

30Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

31Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

32I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
It's the song that started the British Invasion as far as I'm concerned. I was laying in bed listening to KNOX back before. I'm in NC and it was the only station I could pick up late at night. I thought it was the greatest sound I had ever heard.

33Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

34Fun Fun Fun - Beach Boys

35Crazy - Patsy Cline

36Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin

37Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

38I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

39A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
A great and very haunting song.


40Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

41Baba O'Riley - The Who

42Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

43Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

44These Eyes - Guess Who

45White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Love Grace Slick's voice and the song is so haunting. It used to scare me when I was a little girl. It's the best song about drugs


defined what the decade was all about, DRUGS!


It's not about LSD it's about Alice in wonderland
By the way I'm 12 and think it is strange to be scerd of it

46Let It Be - The Beatles

47Groovin' - The Rascals

48Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Great song. One of Lennon's greatest.
Should be in the top 10 at least! Definitely John Lennon's greatest work

49Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

50Pinball Wizard - The Who

51It's My Party - Lesley Gore

52A Day In the Life - The Beatles

53Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

54Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension

55Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

56Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

57House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
A classic blues rock anthem. Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler at their best!

58I'm a Man - The Spencer Davis Group
Real greatest sixties sounds. Classic stuff.

59Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

60Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

61What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

62I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March

63Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

64Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

65Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

66Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
I Love This Song got so much power in it onlyhendrix can play guitar like that with so much heart and passion

67Space Oddity - David Bowie

68I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight

69Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Seriously number 47?! That's $#$@$$

70Daydream Believer - The Monkees

71In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

72Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

73Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

74All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

75Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades

76I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four

77All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks

78At Last - Etta James

79What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin

80Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Ray was a genius! This was the best mellow song in that time, must be up!

81I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

82For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

83A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

84Old Man - Neil Young

85Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

86It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley

87He's a Rebel - Darlene Love

88Do You Love Me - Contours

89Tell Mama - Etta James

90Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers

91Today I Started Loving You Again - Merle Haggard

92Hey Paula - Paul and Paula

93Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd

94Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo

95Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

96Up On the Roof - The Drifters

97The Game of Love - Mindbenders

98I'll Bring It Home to You - Carla Thomas

99Donna the Prima Donna - Dion Dimucci

100Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops

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