Top Ten Most Decade Defining Songs of the 1960s

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The Top Ten

1 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
2 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Great word play by John!

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3 You Really Got Me - The Kinks UListen to Sample
4 Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience UListen to Sample
5 My Generation - The Who

The sixties generation. The decade of decades. Never such a decade before or since. - Britgirl

A song about a generation which defined the generation! - Songsta41

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6 Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
7 All You Need is Love - The Beatles UListen to Sample
8 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
9 Blowin In the Wind - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
10 Light My Fire - The Doors UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas UListen to Sample
12 I'm a Believer - The Monkees UListen to Sample
13 Hey Jude - The Beatles UListen to Sample
14 Get Together - The Youngbloods UListen to Sample
15 Baby Love - The Supremes UListen to Sample
16 Abraham, Martin and John - Dion UListen to Sample
17 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
18 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles UListen to Sample
19 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown UListen to Sample
20 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues UListen to Sample
21 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
22 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly UListen to Sample
23 For Your Love - The Yardbirds

Best song on here - Billyv

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24 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
25 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals UListen to Sample
26 Space Oddity - David Bowie

Great song, but not defining of the 60's by any means.
Received zero airplay in the USA when it was released very late in 1969, which was even too late for any impact in the UK before 1970 arrived.
Americans were finally exposed to it in 1973, when it entered the charts and reached a respectable #15 on the Billboard 100.

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27 A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum UListen to Sample
28 She Loves You - The Beatles UListen to Sample
29 My Back Pages - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
30 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
31 Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
32 Yesterday - The Beatles UListen to Sample
33 For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield UListen to Sample
34 Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane UListen to Sample
35 San Francisco - Scott McKenzie UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (5)

1. My Generation - The Who
2. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
3. Light My Fire - The Doors
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1. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
2. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
3. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
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1. Hey Jude - The Beatles
2. Blowin In the Wind - Bob Dylan
3. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
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