100 Greatest Songs From 1969

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.

Whole Lotta Love single cover
Proud Mary single cover
I Want You Back single cover
Honky Tonk Women single cover
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes single cover
Come Together single cover
I Can't Get Next To You single cover
Pinball Wizard single cover
1 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
2 I Want You Back Jackson 5
3 Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones
4 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
6 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
7 Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
8 Come Together Beatles
9 I Can't Get Next To You Temptations
10 Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
11 Pinball Wizard The Who
12 Dazed And Confused Led Zeppelin
13 Evil Ways Santana
14 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & the Family Stone
15 It's Your Thing Isley Brothers
16 You Can't Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones
17 Space Oddity David Bowie
18 My Way Frank Sinatra
19 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
20 Something Beatles
21 Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly & the Family Stone
22 Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid Led Zeppelin
23 Get Back Beatles
24 Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
25 Here Comes The Sun Beatles
26 The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King
27 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
28 The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
29 I Want To Take You Higher Sly & the Family Stone
30 Give Me Just A Little More Time Chairmen Of The Board
31 Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
32 Stand Sly & the Family Stone
33 Venus Shocking Blue
34 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
35 Kick Out The Jams MC5
36 Whipping Post Allman Brothers
37 Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose James Brown
38 Oh What A Night '69 Dells
39 Feelin' Alright Joe Cocker
40 Midnight Rambler Rolling Stones
41 Time Is Tight Booker T. & the M.G.'s
42 We're Not Gonna Take It The Who
43 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band
44 Something In The Air Thunderclap Newman
45 Can't Find My Way Home Blind Faith
46 No Time Guess Who
47 Twenty-Five Miles Edwin Starr
48 Someday We'll Be Together Diana Ross & the Supremes
49 My Whole World Ended David Ruffin
50 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Steam
51 In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
52 Rainy Night In Georgia Brook Benton
53 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window Joe Cocker
54 Good Times, Bad Times Led Zeppelin
55 Beginnings Chicago
56 Choice Of Colors Impressions
57 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Hollies
58 Let It Bleed Rolling Stones
59 Living In The Past Jethro Tull
60 Get Ready Rare Earth
61 Don't Let Me Down Beatles
62 Down By The River Neil Young
63 Grazing In The Grass Friends Of Distinction
64 Reconsider Me Johnny Adams
65 Cinnamon Girl Neil Young
66 Psychedelic Shack Temptations
67 Everybody Is A Star Sly & the Family Stone
68 21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson
69 Up On Cripple Creek The Band
70 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
71 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
72 Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival
73 Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In 5th Dimension
74 Soul Deep Box Tops
75 Sugar, Sugar Archies
76 Who's Lovin' You Jackson 5
77 Communication Breakdown Led Zeppelin
78 Come And Get It Badfinger
79 You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
80 More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Starecase
81 I Want You (She's So Heavy) Beatles
82 Love On A Two-Way Street Moments
83 In The Court Of The Crimson King King Crimson
84 Ballad Of John And Yoko Beatles
85 Marrakesh Express Crosby, Stills & Nash
86 Mother Popcorn James Brown
87 Cissy Strut Meters
88 Black Pearl Sonny Charles & the Checkmates
89 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
90 Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat & Tears
91 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
92 I Can Hear Music Beach Boys
93 Je T'aime ...Moi Non Plus Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
94 I Wanna Be Your Dog Stooges
95 Galveston Glen Campbell
96 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' Crazy Elephant
97 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) Delfonics
98 Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman
99 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Marvin Gaye
100 Walk On By Isaac Hayes
20 more worth mentioning.
101 By The Time I Get To Phoenix Isaac Hayes
102 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head B.J. Thomas
103 Wedding Bell Blues 5th Dimension
104 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
105 Traces Classics IV
106 Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul & Mary
107 Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Singers
108 Baby I'm For Real Originals
109 Easy To Be Hard Three Dog Night
110 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Chicago
111 Laughing Guess Who
112 Going In Circles Friends Of Distinction
113 Give Peace A Chance Plastic Ono Band
114 Backfield In Motion Mel & Tim
115 White Bird It's A Beautiful Day
116 And When I Die Blood, Sweat & Tears
117 Put A Little Love In Your Heart Jackie DeShannon
118 Many Rivers To Cross Jimmy Cliff
119 Let Work Together Wilbert Harrison / Canned Heat
120 To Be Young, Gifted And Black Nina Simone
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1969
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1969
* That's The Way Joe Tex
Lew's Choice:
* Long Time Gone Crosby, Stills & Nash
Adam's Choice:
* I Thought I Knew You Well Tony Joe White
Brett's Choice:
* Imagine The Swan Zombies

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