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The top 50 songs of the 1960s kicks off today and we've got some of the biggest acts in the history of popular music on display! Rolling Stone's greatest singer of all-time and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, takes on the highest selling solo performer the world has ever seen (in concert tickets people, in concert tickets) and Queen of Rock, Tina Turner! Ray Charles and Johnny Cash, two dominant male artists that inspired Academy Award winning films make an impact and yes The Beatles are here... ... ... again. Like you're surprised. Let's get to it!
#50 - Then He Kissed Me (1963)
by The Crystals
You know The Supremes, The Shirelles, The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las. One sixties girl group that's often forgotten and generally underappreciated is The Crystals, who gave us some amazing songs like 'Then He Kissed Me.' Sure they've got that ridiculous 'Da Doo Ron Ron' song that automatically makes me think of Ronald McDonald (I have a problem, I know), but some of their much, much better songs have slipped into obscurity. Shame. Shame, shame, shame. If you like 'Then He Kissed Me,' look for songs like 'There's No Other (Like My Baby)' and 'He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).' No, that last one isn't the 60s own 'Hit Me Baby One More Time.' It's a harsh documentation of singer Little Eva's ('The Loco-Motion) abusive relationship with her boyfriend and her actual belief that he beat her out of love.