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100 Greatest Rock Songs of the '60s

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Criteria: - Songs listed are from Rock and Roll and related sub-genres. These songs are ranked based upon their intitial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of Rock and Roll and its sub-genres.

Edited By: Bruce
Last Updated: 07-09-2009


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100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 60's
  1. Respect - Aretha Franklin
  2. Louie Louie - Kingsmen
  3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  5. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  6. Hey Jude - Beatles
  7. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
  8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
  9. My Girl - Temptations
10. Light My Fire - Doors
11. She Loves You - Beatles
12. You Really Got Me - Kinks
13. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
14. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
15. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
16. A Day In The Life - Beatles
17. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
18. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
19. My Generation - The Who
20. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
21. Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
22. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
23. Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
24. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
25. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles
26. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
27. House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
28. Yesterday - Beatles
29. Be My Baby - Ronettes
30. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
31. Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
32. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
33. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MGs
34. The Sounds Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
35. I Want You Back - Jackson 5
36. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
37. I Get Around - Beach Boys
38. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
39. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
40. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
41. Dancing In The Street - Martha & the Vandellas
42. Mony Mony - Tommy James & the Shondells
43. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
44. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
45. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
46. White Room - Cream
47. Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
48. Ticket To Ride - Beatles
49. The Tracks Of My Tears - Miracles
50. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
51. Eight Miles High - Byrds
52. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
53. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
54. Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
55. Heart Full Of Soul - Yardbirds
56. People Get Ready - Impressions
57. Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
58. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
59. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes- Crosby, Stills & Nash
60. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
61. Revolution - Beatles
62. Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
63. Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
64. It's All Right - Impressions
65. Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
66. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles
67. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
68. Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin
69. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
70. Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
71. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Miracles
72. A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
73. Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
74. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Supremes
75. Wild Thing - Troggs
76. She's Not There - Zombies
77. I Feel Fine - Beatles
78. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
79. Crazy - Patsy Cline
80. The Times They Are A'Changin' - Bob Dylan
81. Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful
82. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
83. I'm A Believer - Monkees
84. All Day And All Of The Night - Kinks
85. God Only Knows - Beach Boys
86. The Letter - Box Tops
87. The Wanderer - Dion
88. Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
89. Touch Me - Doors
90. Time Of The Season - Zombies
91. A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
92. Gloria - Them / Shadows Of Knight
93. Runaround Sue - Dion
94. Crying - Roy Orbison
95. In My Life - Beatles
96. Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
97. 96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
98. I Can See For Miles - The Who
99. Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
100. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown

101. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
102. Hold On, I'm A'Comin' - Sam & Dave
103. My Back Pages - Byrds
104. Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
105. I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
106. Runaway - Del Shannon
107. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
108. Please Please Me - Beatles
109. Twist And Shout - Beatles
110. My Guy - Mary Wells
111. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
112. Kicks - Paul Revere & the Raiders
113. California Girls - Beach Boys
114. Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
115. For Your Love - Yardbirds
116. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
117. Shotgun - Jr. Walker & the All-stars
118. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
119. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
120. Help! - Beatles
121. Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
122. Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
123. Come Together - Beatles
124. Dance To The Music - Sly & the Family Stone
125. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
126. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
127. Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
128. Turn, Turn, Turn - Byrds
129. Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles
130. I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
131. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
132. Pinball Wizard - The Who
133. Evil Ways - Santana
134. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & the Family Stone
135. A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
136. Happy Together - Turtles
137. River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
138. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
139. Helter Skelter - Beatles
140. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
141. It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
142. You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
143. Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
144. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
145. You Can't Hurry Love - Supremes
146. Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Four Tops
147. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
148. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
149. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
150. Fun, Fun, Fun - Beach Boys
151. Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
152. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - Swingin' Medallions
153. Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
154. Penny Lane - Beatles
155. Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone
156. Piece Of My Heart - Big Brother & the Holding Company
157. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & the Shondells
158. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles
159. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
160. The Weight - The Band
161. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Animals
162. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
163. Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
164. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
165. Hang On Sloopy - McCoys
166. On Broadway - Drifters
167. Sherry - Four Seasons
168. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
169. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
170. Chain Gang - Sam Cooke
171. Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters
172. Shop Around - Miracles
173. Needles And Pins - Searchers
174. Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
175. Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
176. Rag Doll - Four Seasons
177. Memphis - Johnny Rivers
178. Baby Love - Supremes
179. Surf City - Jan & Dean
180. Da Doo Ron Ron - Crystals
181. Space Oddity - David Bowie
182. It Will Stand - Showmen
183. Running Scared - Roy Orbison
184. Please Mr. Postman - Marvelettes
185. The Dark End Of The Street - James Carr
186. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge
187. The End - Doors
188. Cold Sweat - James Brown
189. Get Together - Youngbloods
190. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
191. Wipe Out - Surfaris
192. The Twist - Chubby Checker
193. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers
194. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
195. One Fine Day - Chiffons
196. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - Shangri-Las
197. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
198. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
199. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
200. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick

201. Up On The Roof - Drifters
202. Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
203. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
204. Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
205. My Boyfriend's Back - Angels
206. We Can Work It Out - Beatles
207. Something - Beatles
208. Cloud Nine - Temptations
209. Kick Out The Jams - MC5
210. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
211. Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
212. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
213. Think - Aretha Franklin
214. Nowhere To Run - Martha & the Vandellas
215. Ooo Baby Baby - Miracles
216. Twist And Shout - Isley Brothers
217. Walking In The Rain - Ronettes
218. Blue Moon - Marcels
219. Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
220. Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler (Dukays)
221. Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
222. Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
223. (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - Righteous Brothers
224. A Well Respected Man - Kinks
225. Day Tripper - Beatles
226. Stop! In The Name Of Love - Supremes
227. Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys
228. Get Back - Beatles
229. Street Fighting Man - Rolling Stones
230. Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
231. Hush - Deep Purple
232. It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
233. Tell Her No - Zombies
234. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
235. Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
236. Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid - Led Zeppelin
237. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
238. Walk--Don't Run - Ventures
239. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K. Doe
240. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
241. Do You Love Me - Contours
242. Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
243. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
244. Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
245. Groovin' - Young Rascals 
246. Along Comes Mary - Association
247. Only The Strong Survive - Jerry Butler
248. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Beatles
249. To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
250. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
251. Respect - Otis Redding
252. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)- Beatles
253. Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
254. At Last - Etta James
255. Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
256. Back In My Arms Again - Supremes
257. Going To A Go-Go - Miracles
258. Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
259. Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
260. He's A Rebel - Crystals
261. Darlin' - Beach Boys
262. In My Room - Beach Boys
263. Eight Days A Week - Beatles
264. I Got The Feelin' - James Brown
265. Hello I Love You - Doors
266. From Me To You - Beatles
267. Fingertips - Pt. 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
268. Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
269. Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
270. Hello Goodbye - Beatles
271. Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
272. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals
273. I Do Love You - Billy Stewart
274. I Am A Rock - Simon & Garfunkel
275. Ask The Lonely - Four Tops
276. Bits And Pieces - Dave Clark Five
277. Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las
278. Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
279. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
280. Cupid - Sam Cooke
281. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
282. Land Of 1,000 Dances - Cannibal & the Headhunters
283. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
284. I Can't Explain - The Who
285. Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
286. Dirty Water - Standells
287. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
288. The Way You Do The Things You Do - Temptations
289. Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites
290. It's My Party - Lesley Gore
291. Shapes Of Things - Yardbirds
292. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
293. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens
294. Heroin - Velvet Underground
295. Games People Play - Joe South
296. I'm Waiting For The Man - Velvet Underground
297. Friday On My Mind - Easybeats
298. I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
299. Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
300. Crossroads - Cream

Respect



Louie Louie



I Heard It Through The Grapevine



(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction



Like A Rolling Stone



Hey Jude



Good Vibrations



You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin



My Girl



Light My Fire



You Really Got Me



In The Midnight Hour



My Generation



Mr. Tambourine Man



Proud Mary



I Want To Hold Your Hand



Wild Thing



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