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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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


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

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.

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.

8Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

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

10Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

The Contenders

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

12Twist & Shout - The Beatles

13California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas

14Ring 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.

15My Generation - The Who
This is it. Ultimate song of rebellion.

16I'm a Believer - The Monkees

17You 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!

18Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

19Wouldn't it Be Nice - The Beach Boys

20Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
One of the best bands of the 60's

21I 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.

22A 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.

23Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

24Yesterday - The Beatles
the "superstar" song of the 1960's


25The End - The Doors
Jim Morrison at his finest
With Ray Manzareks' words: 'I played with God'

26I've Told Ev'ry Little Star - Linda Scott

27The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.

28Be My Baby - The Ronettes

29You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra

30Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

31Bad Moon Rising - CCR

32Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

33Space Oddity - David Bowie

34Crazy - Patsy Cline

35River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner

36Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

37Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones

38Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore

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


40Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

41Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

42Kiss Me Quick - Elvis Presley

43Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

44Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin

45Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

46House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
A classic blues rock anthem. Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler at their best!

47Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

48Fun Fun Fun - Beach Boys

49Happy Together - The Turtles

50I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

51Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

52I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey

53Do You Love Me - Contours

54Baba O'Riley - The Who

55Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

56White 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

57If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life - Jimmy Soul

58Groovin' - The Rascals

59Strawberry 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

60These Eyes - Guess Who

61Substitute - The Who

62Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

63Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

64Let It Be - The Beatles

65I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight

66I'm a Man - The Spencer Davis Group
Real greatest sixties sounds. Classic stuff.

67Pinball Wizard - The Who

68Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

69Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension

70Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

71Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

72Voodoo 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

73Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

74What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

75I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March

76Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

77Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

78People Are Strange - The Doors

79Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

80Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Seriously number 47?! That's $#$@$$

81It's My Party - Lesley Gore

82I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four

83All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks

84For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

85At Last - Etta James

86What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin

87Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Ray was a genius! This was the best mellow song in that time, must be up!

88I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

89In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

90Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

91All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

92It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley

93A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

94Old Man - Neil Young

95Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

96He's a Rebel - Darlene Love

97Tell Mama - Etta James

98Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers

99Today I Started Loving You Again - Merle Haggard

100Hey Paula - Paul and Paula

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