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MY 50 ESSENTIAL SONGS OF THE 60s

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Wheels of Fire - Cream_IV
"WHITE ROOM"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1968

Ties a knot between acid trip rock n roll and abstract art.

People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
"STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1967

Sometimes offbeat, with lyrics going against the melody, something seemingly out of harmony and it all sounds alright.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Stand By Me - Ben E. & The Drifters King,Ben E & The Drifters King
"STAND BY ME"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1961

The ultimate testament to brotherly love.

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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Procol Harum - Procol Harum
"A WHITER SHADE OF PALE"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1967

An incessant organ couldn't drown the vocals in perhaps, one of the most strangely moving songs ever written.

People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
"WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1967

Everything that is beautiful in the world is encapsulated in this song.
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Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
"THE SOUND OF SILENCE"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1966

The loudest peaceful protest song heard across a raging sea of restlessness.

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"A DAY IN A LIFE"
TRACK NUMBER 13, RELEASED 1967

There is a random complexity yet so masterfully crafted. Lennon and McCartney's best collaboration.

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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
"MY WAY"
FROM THE ALBUM "MY WAY"
TRACK NUMBER 11, RELEASED 1969

Ole blue eyes actually said it: the national anthem of every man who've "been there" and "done that."

People who added this item 503 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Help! - The Beatles
"YESTERDAY"
TRACK NUMBER 13, RELEASED 1965

You can play "Yesterday" anywhere, anytime, in whatever state of mind, and it becomes the background music.

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Rubber Soul - The Beatles
"IN MY LIFE"
TRACK NUMBER 10, RELEASED 1965

Lennon's endearing song about his life's journey touches you with the power of your own happy/sad memories.

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Hey Jude / Revolution - The Beatles
"HEY JUDE"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1968

"Hey Jude" brought the Beatles into a unified chorus and almost everyone else who listens to it.

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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
The Doors - The Doors
"THE END"
TRACK NUMBER 11, RELEASED 1967

Morrison's epic song-poem, "The End" takes you away to an otherwordly journey with him as narrative god.

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Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
"PURPLE HAZE"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1967

The best experience of the Jimi legend.

People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf
"BORN TO BE WILD"
TRACK NUMBER 5, RELEASED 1968

The song that coined the phrase "Heavy Metal." The anthem of the road hippie generation.

People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Music from Big Pink - The Band
"THE WEIGHT"
TRACK NUMBER 5, RELEASED 1968

"The Weight" and the road are made for each other.

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Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
"WAVE"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1967

The world became a happier place the day Jobim made this song.

People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
It Might As Well Be Swing - Frank Sinatra
"FLY ME TO THE MOON"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1964

Sinatra with the help of Count Basie took a 10-year old Bart Howard composition to new heights. The gentleman's celebratory tune of self praise.

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Alfie - Sonny Rollins
"ALFIE"
BURT BACHARACH, CILIA BLACK (ORIG.) VARIOUS ARTISTS
SINGLE, RELEASED 1966

From Cilia Black to Barbra Streisan, Cher to Sarah Vaughn, Dionne Warwick to Everything But the Girl, Johnny Mathis to Tony Bennett, the list goes on and on. Every rendition as beautiful as the other.

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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Bayou Country - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"PROUD MARY"
TRACK NUMBER 6, RELEASED 1969

Some songs are just born to be heard and played.


People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
"BLOWIN' IN THE WIND"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1963

Minstrel, poet, folk hero, trailblazer--Dylan paved the way, and everyone followed.

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Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz,João Gilberto
"GIRL FROM IPANEMA"
TRACK 1, RELEASED 1963

Its like jazz and bossanova meeting in the most beautiful place imaginable.

People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
"I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1962

The most romantic, vivid and heartfelt song sung about a place. Bennet's greatest.

People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Ain't That Good News - Sam Cooke
"A CHANGE IS GONNA COME"
TRACK NUMBER 7, RELEASED 1964

The black people's "Blowin in the Wind." Sam Cooke's soulful singing reaches to the heavens.

People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
"LIKE A ROLLING STONE"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1965

Dylan's full frontal electric guitar attack on an ex-girlfriend is his own genius way of getting back.

People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears - The Mamas & The Papas
"CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'"
TRACK NUMBER 7, RELEASED 1966

It gives that certain vibe that makes your hair grow long. Like shampoo.

People who added this item 631 Average listal rating (454 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
"THANK YOU"
TRACK NUMBER 4, RELEASED 1969

Talk about a love eternal.


"WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1966

In the afterlife, if God asks you what you're most proud of in life, you go and sing this song.

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"HE AIN"T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1969

The Hollies' grand gospel ballad of brotherhood takes its effect on everyone. Be not afraid. You're not alone in this world.

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People who added this item 936 Average listal rating (942 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Abbey Road - The Beatles
"COME TOGETHER"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1969

The Beatles' hippie-est, grooviest, get high tune.

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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
"GREEN ONIONS"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1962

"Green Onions" is way ahead of its time. Period.

People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds
"TURN! TURN! TURN!"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1965

The Byrds turned Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 into an anthemic tune of the changing times.

People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9.5 IMDB Rating 0
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
"LOUIE, LOUIE"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1963

"Louie, Louie" is the king of the shindig scene. Even the Beatles couldn't touch this addicting song.

People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Aftermath - The Rolling Stones
"PAINT IT BLACK"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1966

Almost synonymous with the Vietnam War, "Paint it Black" is that Stones' song that separates itself from the pack. A haunting force of nature.

People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
"SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1967

Sgt. Pepper's attacks your ears like a band out of hell.

People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (653 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Revolver - The Beatles
"HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE"
TRACK NUMBER 5, RELEASED 1966

McCartney's tender loving ballad touches you ever so gentle. The softest whisper, the truest admission of true love.

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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
The Best of Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White
"POLK SALAD ANNIE"
TRACK NUMBER 6, RELEASED 1968

Tony Joe White is an anomaly. A country/blues axe wielder that looks like Tom Jones and has a voice like Elvis. He's like a stud version of Neil Young. "Polk Salad Annie" says it all.

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Hollywood Dream - Thunderclap Newman
"SOMETHING IN THE AIR"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1969

"Something in the Air" is the revolution song with a peaceful atmosphere. Round up the troops.

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Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
"SUMMER WIND"
TRACK 2, RELEASED 1966

Its the man singing about a whirlwind romance, like only he could.

People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
"PIECE OF MY HEART"
TRACK NUMBER 4, RELEASED 1968

Joplin's signature song displays all her talent and yet untapped potential.

"WIPEOUT" THE SURFARIS
FROM THE ALBUM "WIPEOUT"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1964

Drum playing changed overnight. The best of the Surf Guitar.

People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Buffalo Springfield Again - Buffalo Springfield
"MR. SOUL"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED 1967

The first track off Buffalo Springfield's album feels like you've been charged up by lightning.

People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"BAD MOON RISING"
TRACK NUMBER 5, RELEASED 1969

In trouble times, the default background music.

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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
"ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE"
SINGLE, RELEASED 1967

Lennon singing about love. Get in the bandwagon.

"EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'"
SINGLE. RELEASED 1969.

The road song that transforms to a soul journey. Cue sunlight, leas and mountains.

People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
At Last! - Etta James
"AT LAST"
SINGLE. RELEASED 1960.

No other song the divas of today regard as highly.

People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
"SWEET CAROLINE"
SINGLE. RELEASED 1969

Many hits have this man. Quite hard not to sing to.

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At San Quentin - Johnny Cash
"A BOY NAMED SUE"
TRACK NUMBER 8. RELEASED 1969

Cash's historic concert inside the walls of San Quentin is legend. "Hello! My name is Sue, how do you do?!"

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"RECONSIDER ME
SINGLE. RELEASED 1969

Once there was a man who meshed soul with country music, and it was a hell of a thing.

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Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons... - Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons
"CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
SINGLE. RELEASED 1967

Valli's show stopper has that power to lift you off your seat.

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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Buffalo Springfield (Reis) - Buffalo Springfield
"FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH"
TRACK NUMBER 13. RELEASED 1967

Ain't it cool socio-political anthem.


The 60s best. The Beatles' era, acid rock and the soul of Motown.

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