Greatest Songs of the '60s

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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.
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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
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3Light 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
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4Like 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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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
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5Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

6All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

7Gimme 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.

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8(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Absolute great rock & rhythm song
Good song great beat satisfies me
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9Twist & Shout - The Beatles Listen to sample

10In 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.
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The Contenders

11Ring 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.
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12Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Listen to sample

13Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

14My Generation - The Who Listen to sample

15California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas Listen to sample

16Bad Moon Rising - CCR Listen to sample

17Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
One of the best bands of the 60's
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18The End - The Doors

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

Jim Morrison at his finest

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19Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

20River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner Listen to sample

21You 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!
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22Fun Fun Fun - Beach Boys Listen to sample

23Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin Listen to sample

24Yesterday - The Beatles

the "superstar" song of the 1960's


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25Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys Listen to sample

26Baba O'Riley - The Who Listen to sample

27Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds Listen to sample

28These Eyes - Guess Who Listen to sample

29Be My Baby - The Ronettes Listen to sample

30House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

A classic blues rock anthem. Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler at their best!

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31The Twist - Chubby Checker Listen to sample

32Crazy - Patsy Cline Listen to sample

33I 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.
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34A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

A great and very haunting song.


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35Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

36I'm a Believer - The Monkees Listen to sample

37Pinball Wizard - The Who Listen to sample

38Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds Listen to sample

39Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin Listen to sample

40Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley Listen to sample

41Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

42White 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


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
defined what the decade was all about, DRUGS!


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43Groovin' - The Rascals Listen to sample

44Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

Great song. One of Lennon's greatest.

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45Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles Listen to sample

46The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.
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47Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles Listen to sample

48A Day In the Life - The Beatles Listen to sample

49I'm a Man - The Spencer Davis Group
Real greatest sixties sounds. Classic stuff.
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50Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf Listen to sample

51Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

52Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane Listen to sample

53Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley Listen to sample

54Voodoo 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

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55Space Oddity - David Bowie Listen to sample

56I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight Listen to sample

57I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye Listen to sample

58Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Seriously number 47?! That's $#$@$$
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59I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four Listen to sample

60All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks Listen to sample

61At Last - Etta James Listen to sample

62What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin Listen to sample

63Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Ray was a genius! This was the best mellow song in that time, must be up!
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64I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 Listen to sample

65For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Listen to sample

66A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke Listen to sample

67Old Man - Neil Young Listen to sample

68Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

69He's a Rebel - Darlene Love Listen to sample

70Do You Love Me - Contours Listen to sample

71Tell Mama - Etta James Listen to sample

72Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers Listen to sample

73Today I Started Loving You Again - Merle Haggard Listen to sample

74Hey Paula - Paul and Paula Listen to sample

75Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers Listen to sample

76Daydream Believer - The Monkees Listen to sample

77Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo Listen to sample

78Up On the Roof - The Drifters Listen to sample

79The Game of Love - Mindbenders Listen to sample

80I'll Bring It Home to You - Carla Thomas Listen to sample

81Donna the Prima Donna - Dion Dimucci

82Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops Listen to sample

83Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops Listen to sample

84Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations Listen to sample

85Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles Listen to sample

86Mama Tried - Merle Haggard Listen to sample

87Love Child - Diana Ross and the Supremes Listen to sample

88Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman Listen to sample

89Downtown - Petula Clark Listen to sample

90Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

91In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett Listen to sample

92Judy's Turn to Cry - Lesley Gore Listen to sample

93La-La Means I Love You - The Delfonics Listen to sample

94Respect - Aretha Franklin Listen to sample

95She Loves You - The Beatles Listen to sample

96Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival Listen to sample

97Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley Listen to sample

98It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley Listen to sample

99Desolation Row - Bob Dylan Listen to sample

100Born On the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival Listen to sample

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