100 Greatest Songs From 1965

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction single cover
Like A Rolling Stone single cover
In The Midnight Hour single cover
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag single cover
My Generation single cover
Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds single cover
Yesterday - Beatles single cover
The Sounds Of Silence single cover
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones
2 Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
3 In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
4 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
5 My Generation The Who
6 Mr. Tambourine Man Byrds / Bob Dylan
7 Yesterday Beatles
8 The Sounds Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
9 Ticket To Ride Beatles
10 The Tracks Of My Tears Miracles
11 California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas
12 Heart Full Of Soul Yardbirds
13 People Get Ready Impressions
14 Do You Believe In Magic Lovin' Spoonful
15 In My Life Beatles
16 I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
17 Get Off Of My Cloud Rolling Stones
18 I Fought The Law Bobby Fuller Four
19 I Can't Help Myself Four Tops
20 California Girls Beach Boys
21 For Your Love Yardbirds
22 I've Been Loving You Too Long Otis Redding
23 Shotgun Jr. Walker & the All-stars
24 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
25 Help! Beatles
26 Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan
27 Turn, Turn, Turn Byrds
28 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place Animals
29 Hang On Sloopy McCoys
30 Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
31 Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan
32 Uptight (Everything's Alright) Stevie Wonder
33 I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
34 We Can Work It Out Beatles
35 Nowhere To Run Martha & the Vandellas
36 Ooo Baby Baby Miracles
37 A Well Respected Man Kinks
38 Day Tripper Beatles
39 Stop! In The Name Of Love Supremes
40 Help Me Rhonda Beach Boys
41 It's The Same Old Song Four Tops
42 Respect Otis Redding
43 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Beatles
44 Back In My Arms Again Supremes
45 Going To A Go-Go Miracles
46 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Animals
47 I Do Love You Billy Stewart
48 Ask The Lonely Four Tops
49 Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) Swingin' Medallions
50 Land Of 1,000 Dances Cannibal & the Headhunters
51 Dirty Water Standells
52 Nowhere Man Beatles
53 The Last Time Rolling Stones
54 Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire
55 Ain't That Peculiar Marvin Gaye
56 She's About A Mover Sir Douglas Quintet
57 I'm A Man Yardbirds
58 The Kids Are Alright The Who
59 Catch Us If You Can Dave Clark Five
60 Let's Hang On Four Seasons
61 I Do Marvelows
62 Barbara Ann Beach Boys
63 Hurt So Bad Little Anthony & the Imperials
64 Rescue Me Fontella Bass
65 It's My Life Animals
66 I'll Be Doggone Marvin Gaye
67 Yes, I'm Ready Barbara Mason
68 Sitting In The Park Billy Stewart
69 Liar, Liar Castaways
70 Just Like Me Paul Revere & the Raiders
71 I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better Byrds
72 King Of The Road Roger Miller
73 Tired Of Waiting For You Kinks
74 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Beatles
75 Since I Lost My Baby Temptations
76 I Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding
77 (I'm A) Road Runner Jr. Walker & the All-stars
78 Baby I'm Yours Barbara Lewis
79 Got To Get You Off My Mind Solomon Burke
80 We're Gonna Make It Little Milton
81 It Ain't Me Babe Turtles
82 You Didn't Have To Be So Nice Lovin' Spoonful
83 Five O'Clock World Vogues
84 Treat Her Right Roy Head
85 Drive My Car Beatles
86 I Want Candy Strangeloves
87 A Lover's Concerto Toys
88 Desolation Row Bob Dylan
89 Catch The Wind Donovan
90 These Boots Are Made For Walkin' Nancy Sinatra
91 Lightnin' Strikes Lou Christie
92 I Hear A Symphony Supremes
93 Don't Mess With Bill Marvelettes
94 Keep On Dancing Gentrys
95 Over And Over Dave Clark Five
96 Till The End Of The Day Kinks
97 You're The One Vogues
98 I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am Herman's Hermits
99 A Groovy Kind Of Love Mindbenders
100 Michelle Beatles
20 more worth mentioning.
101 1-2-3 Len Barry
102 Lies Knickerbockers
103 Game Of Love Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
104 She's Just My Style Gary Lewis & the Playboys
105 Can't You Hear My Heartbeat Herman's Hermits
106 Ballad Of A Thin Man Bob Dylan
107 You're Going To Lose That Girl Beatles
108 Woman's Got Soul Impressions
109 I'm A Happy Man Jive Five
110 I'm Alive Hollies
111 It's Gonna Take A Miracle Royalettes
112 Don't Look Back Temptations
113 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan
114 It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
115 My World Is Empty Without You Supremes
116 Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits
117 Crying Time Ray Charles
118 The "In" Crowd Ramsey Lewis
119 Elusive Butterfly Bob Lind
120 Baby Scratch My Back Slim Harpo
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1965
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1965
* A Little Piece Of Leather Donnie Elbert
Lew's Choice:
* Just A Little Beau Brummels
Adam's Choice:
* Snatch It Back and Hold It Junior Wells
Brett's Choice:
* Some Of Your Lovin' Dusty Springfield

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