Top 10 Greatest Songs of the '60s

The Top Ten
1 Hey Jude - The Beatles

Hey Jude is up with some of the best songs The Beatles did. This always warms my heart every time I hear it. To sum it up, good stuff.

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.

Most of the Beatles songs on this list need to be higher. The impact The Beatles had on the 60's and popular music from then on, most of the other songs after 1964 wouldn't exist!

2 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

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.

Def best bond song

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

One of the greatest hooks of all time. Some of the greatest vocals of all time. Literally in the National Recording Registry.

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 ] Bob originally made the song that was over 10 minutes, and then the producer(s) cut it down into around 7 minutes.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

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

I love this song! It has a good message

5 A Day in the Life - The Beatles

Lennon and McCartney hadn't really written a song together since they started composing separately around the time of the 'Help! ' sessions. 'A Day in the Life' was the closest they got during their final stages. Lennon penned the frame of the song; McCartney added the middle interlude. And these two separate pieces add up to one glorious whole, a grand masterpiece that closes, with a striking and definitive single piano chord, their best album. It's about life, death and everything in between. And it's the Beatles at their most monumental.

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

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.

Goldfinger is retarded This should be #1.

Still on fire, the best

7 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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

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

8 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

Yes. This deserves to be in the top 10.

It is very good

9 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

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

THE best harmonies humanity has ever produced.

Highly influental folk rock song. Still known in the public eye for better or for worse.

Hello darkness my old friend...

10 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

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.

The Contenders
11 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

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.

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

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

I love the music and lyrics of this song.

14 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
15 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

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

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

Jesus this song should be top 5 at least, not 19th.

. 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!

16 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
17 I'm a Believer - The Monkees

And to think that The Monkees were originally just made for a sitcom and not supposed to be an actual band. "I'm a Believer" is some of the best pop rock of the 60s.

The song was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in January and February 1967, as well as a Number 1 in numerous countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

It sounds awesome.

18 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

The name sounds good

Truly a great song.

19 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

The electric guitar hook is one of the best in music. PERIOD. The singing has the absolute definition of soul. Despite not first belonging to The Animals, the story really moves under them. The first folk rock hit.
All reasons for this song being one of the best of the 60s.

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

I like it, I love it, and I want some more of it.

I like the beat

20 Ring 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.

I listen to it all the time.

21 California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas

Doesn't get any better than this.

22 Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Great song, The Beatles did the best version.

The spirit of early 60s

23 Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

Under the nauseating bubble gum music craze of the late 60s is the one that started it all. An absolute earworm. How a cartoon got to #1 on the Billboard charts is beyond me, but who cares! It's good.

24 My Generation - The Who

This is it. Ultimate song of rebellion.

25 In 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.

Maybe my favorite all time Beatles song!

Brings tears to he eyes

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