Most Beautiful Songs of the 60s

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This isn't a list of best songs of 1960s, but a list that shows some beautiful songs of 1960s.

Any kind of music can be included; Rock, Pop, Metal, Folk, Country, anything. Just as long it makes you listen. I mean these songs are nice.

The Top Ten

1 A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
2 Anthem - Deep Purple

Especially the chorus and the acoustic guitar riff and the backing vocals - zxm

While smoke on the water,child in time,soldiers of fortune,highway star is remembered but this song is one of the most underrated songs of them,this is a great song with mixture of classical elements and the vocals and keyboards riff(or whatever it calls) sounds very nice and beautiful - zxm

Just listen these lines

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear
Even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow - zxm

3 Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

And you can thank the Bible for the lyrics.

While a good beautiful song with beautiful vocals,beautiful guitar riff,lyrics everything's just so perfect to be called a beautiful song,that's why I added this on top of my list - zxm

4 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
5 Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
6 Suzanne - Leonard Cohen

I added this one by mistake on 70's list, could you please not validate it? Too late... I reported it, and it was finally removed. - Lotuscandy

Oh, that opening, one of the most beutiful openings, after california girls and before in my life - RecklessGreed

7 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
8 The Crystal Ship - The Doors
9 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Bob Dylan

I know his voice may not nice to some people but,this song's music is quite nice - zxm

10 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

They left out a number of verses in order to get radio airtime, making it a hit and earning Dylan millions of dollars.

I know it's a cover version,I haven't added Bob Dylan's version because it's nicer - zxm

It would've been more beautiful if they hadn't distorted it by leaving out important verses that completed the entire image - Billyv

The Contenders

11 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Especially the riffs - zxm

12 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band

Joan Baez's cover version was nicer but unfortunately that released in 1971 - zxm

13 The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix

Great song

14 Be My Baby - The Ronettes
15 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
16 I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
17 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra

It was written by Sonny Bono for his then-wife Cher, but I prefer this version and it reminds me Kill Bill. - Lotuscandy

18 California Girls - Beach Boys
19 The Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz

It's a classic of Brazilian bossa nova jazz, written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. This 1964 version by Stan Getz featuring Astrud Gilberto and Joao Gilberto, with english lyrics, is still the most known.
It is believed to be the second most recorded pop song in history, after "Yesterday" by The Beatles. - Lotuscandy

20 Hey Jude - Beatles

I think the whole song is beautiful. On the live performance when the crowd starts joining in on the nah nah nah's is absolutely beautiful. - ParasN2000

The first half of this song is quite good,you know with piano riffs but the ending may not sound nice(beautiful) to some people - zxm

21 Here Without You - The Byrds
22 Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
23 Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
24 Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland

One of a kind classic

A great song!

25 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
26 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
27 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
28 I Started a Joke - Bee Gees
29 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim & João Gilberto
30 Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
31 California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
32 April - Deep Purple

I have a soft spot for this one - such a beauty. - Metal_Treasure

33 A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
34 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
35 Somethin' Stupid - Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra

This is a father - daughter duet, I still prefer this version to the Robbie Williams - Nicole Kidman version, which isn't bad, but I prefer the classic. - Lotuscandy

36 Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground
37 Stand by Me - Ben E. King
38 Feeling Good - Nina Simone
39 It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
40 She's Not There - The Zombies
41 These Days - Nico

From her 1967 solo album "Chelsea Girl", the song was written by Jackson Browne. - Lotuscandy

This is great. the nico songs were my favorites on VU&N, so I love just a solo nico song - RecklessGreed

42 Bonnie and Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot

Legendary french duet written by Serge Gainsbourg. It is based on a poem entitled "The Trail's End", written by Bonnie Parker herself, a few weeks before she and Clyde Barrow were shot.
I also love the video, it amazes me to think it was recorded almost 50 years ago (1968). - Lotuscandy

43 Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
44 So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen
45 Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
46 Massachusetts - Bee Gees
47 As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones
48 Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan

The best poetic song ever

49 See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
50 Classical Gas - Mason Williams
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Top Remixes

1. Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
2. Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
3. Anthem - Deep Purple
zxm
1. California Girls - Beach Boys
2. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
3. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
RecklessGreed
1. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
2. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
3. The Crystal Ship - The Doors
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