Top Ten Most Decade Defining Songs of the 1960s

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The Top Ten

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

Great word play by John!

3 You Really Got Me - The Kinks
4 Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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

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

The Newcomers

? San Francisco - Scott McKenzie

The Contenders

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

Best song on here - Billyv

24 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
25 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
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.

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