Top 10 Greatest Songs of the '60s

The Top Ten

1 Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Cover Art

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.

Just when you thought the Beatles song writing dried up they (Paul) came up with this "anthem". I think some of the competion jaws are still dropped richbalto

Hey Jude will always be number 1. This list is wrong if that is not the case.

2 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey Cover Art

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 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 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.

A SONG WITH FEELINGS

3 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

Absolute great rock & rhythm song

Good song great beat satisfies me

Britney Spears covered it

4 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan Cover Art

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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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

This is an awesome song with great lyrics.
One of the best songs of all time!

5 A Day in the Life - The Beatles A Day in the Life - The Beatles Cover Art

Deserves #1. Honestly The Beatles could claim all 10 spots in this list but to keep it fair:

1. A Day In The Life - The Beatles
2. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
3. I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones
4. Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
5. Happy Together - The Turtles
6. California Dreaming - The Mamas and the Papas
7. Light My Fire - The Doors
8. Like A Rolling Stones - Bob Dylan
9. Time Of The Season - The Zombies
10. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

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.

One of my favorites from The Beatles!

6 Light My Fire - The Doors Light My Fire - The Doors Cover Art

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!

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

Goldfinger is retarded This should be #1.

Innovative song for its time

7 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Cover Art

No one could do what Jimi Hendrix did with a guitar in the 1960s

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

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

Good cover of a Dylan song

8 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

This define 60's classic rock music

Yes. This deserves to be in the top 10.

9 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

Best Stones song ever. Guitars are totally awesome and the music is absolutely right. Saw them do it live and it was even better than the record.

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

So good it's almost beyond human comprehension.

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

10 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel Cover Art

I wish this song did not became a meme, the harmonies are excellent and it's overall just an amazing song.

I love to listen to Simon & Garfunkel I think they are great

THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.

Hello darkness my old friend...

The Contenders

11 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

It’s kinda weird to be honest, but I still like it.

12 Space Oddity - David Bowie

Absolutely! Such a classic.

This is great music.

Fantastic Song, doesn't sound like a 60's song, a bit ahead of its time, and there are not enough popular songs with science fiction themes out there

13 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Cover Art

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

I love the music and lyrics of this song.

My favorite marvin gaye song

14 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys Cover Art

Probably my favorite Beatles song from "The Wall" album. Mick Jagger's vocals were great in this.

. Recently I've been getting into the old stuf like from the 60's. I never realized I listened to 60's stuff wheni was a baby! This band was my favorite!

Easily the best song of 60's and perhaps the best pop song every recorded.

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

15 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
16 My Generation - The Who My Generation - The Who Cover Art

This is it. Ultimate song of rebellion.

17 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

Truly a great song.

18 I'm a Believer - The Monkees I'm a Believer - The Monkees Cover Art

The demo version is amazing

19 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Cover Art

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.

20 California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas Cover Art

Doesn't get any better than this.

By far, the best song of the 1960's

21 Twist and Shout - The Beatles Twist and Shout - The Beatles Cover Art

Great song, The Beatles did the best version.

The spirit of early 60s

22 In My Life - Beatles In My Life - Beatles Cover Art

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.

Maybe my favorite all time Beatles song!

To my wife of 50 years says everything

23 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals Cover Art

A classic blues rock anthem. Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler at their best!

#23, are you kidding me? One of the top five songs ever recorded...a true classic.

24 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles Cover Art

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.

25 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley Cover Art

The A-Teens covered it.

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