Greatest Songs of the '60s

The Top Ten

1 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey 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! - Scot90230

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.

This song is odd! It looks like a man on the cover (if you don't see it up close!

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2 Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey 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?

1 Beatles song in the top ten? the stones 3?

your scoring sucks

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3 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan Like 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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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

I love this song! It has a good message - Ajkloth

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

Absolute great rock & rhythm song

Good song great beat satisfies me

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5 A Day In the Life - The Beatles A 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.

Not actually the best song of the sixties, but I'm fairly certain I enjoy it more than any other song I've seen on this list. I'm glad it seems the Beatles are well represented.

6 Light My Fire - The Doors Light My Fire - The Doors

Even if this song is before my time, its still a masterpiece.

The beatles said "all you need is love" morrison sai " come on baby light my fire" best songs of all time...love the doors..love you jim! Live long the lizard king!

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7 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
8 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
9 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

This define 60's classic rock music

10 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones Gimme 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 - mneilan

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

The Contenders

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

Already covered by Play (which was off their 2004 album, Don't Stop the Music). - playstationfan66

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12 Twist and Shout - The Beatles Twist and Shout - The Beatles V 2 Comments
13 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Oh my gosh. The best. My life's heart-beat.

Not only the best 60s song, the best song ever! - mswainyy

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14 Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash Ring 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.

15 I'm a Believer - The Monkees I'm a Believer - The Monkees V 1 Comment
16 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
17 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

Jesus this song should be top 5 at least, not 19th.

I'm a little surprised that this is above "God Only Knows."

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18 I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles I 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.

19 California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas

Doesn't get any better than this.

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20 Space Oddity - David Bowie Space Oddity - David Bowie
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