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.

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.
My version of this list is The same of my top 10 Beatles songs with Pinball Wizard and Good Times Bad Times- which I'm not sure if it was in sixties but I was born in 2001 so cut slack. Hey Jude, Something and Across The Universe should top the list.
You got to be kidding me. How come this is not the number one?

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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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


4All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Oh my gosh. The best. My life's heart-beat.

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

6Gimme 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.

7Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

8Light 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

9In 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.

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
This is it. Ultimate song of rebellion.

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!

16I'm a Believer - The Monkees

17Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

18Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

19Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
One of the best bands of the 60's

20A Day In the Life - The Beatles
A Day in the Life tells a story. A one with Deeper meaning. The John Lennon parts are a dream while Paul's part is the waked state. Or the other way around? Its up to you that's what is so great about A Day In the Life, the song that defined the 60's from the band that defined the 60's.

21The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.

22The 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

23Yesterday - The Beatles
the "superstar" song of the 1960's


24Bad Moon Rising - CCR

25Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

26Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys

27Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

28Be My Baby - The Ronettes

29Space Oddity - David Bowie

30River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner

31Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

32Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones

33Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore

34Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

35Crazy - Patsy Cline

36Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

37I 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.

38Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

39Fun Fun Fun - Beach Boys

40Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin

41A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
A great and very haunting song.


42Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

43Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

44I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

45Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

46Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

47Baba O'Riley - The Who

48These Eyes - Guess Who

49Substitute - The Who

50White 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

51Groovin' - The Rascals

52Strawberry 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

53Let It Be - The Beatles

54Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

55Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

56Pinball Wizard - The Who

57It's My Party - Lesley Gore

58House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
A classic blues rock anthem. Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler at their best!

59Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

60Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension

61Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

62I'm a Man - The Spencer Davis Group
Real greatest sixties sounds. Classic stuff.

63Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

64Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

65Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

66What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

67I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March

68Voodoo 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

69Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

70Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

71People Are Strange - The Doors

72I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight

73Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Seriously number 47?! That's $#$@$$

74In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

75Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

76All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

77I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four

78All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks

79At Last - Etta James

80What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin

81Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Ray was a genius! This was the best mellow song in that time, must be up!

82I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

83For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

84A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

85Old Man - Neil Young

86Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

87It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley

88He's a Rebel - Darlene Love

89Do You Love Me - Contours

90Tell Mama - Etta James

91Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers

92Today I Started Loving You Again - Merle Haggard

93Hey Paula - Paul and Paula

94Daydream Believer - The Monkees

95Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd

96Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo

97Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

98Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades

99Up On the Roof - The Drifters

100The Game of Love - Mindbenders

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