Thursday, 21 April 2011

Top 100 Songs of the 1960s, Honourable Mentions

The Beatles: Not likely to make many appearances... ... ... ...

Have you lost that loving feeling? Can you get no satisfaction? Do you find yourself questioning where did your love go? Well, this is the countdown for you. Welcome to the swinging sixties! Our latest decade countdown (and last for now, unless you really want to see the 50s or the Baroque era) takes us back to a time where rock and or roll music reigned supreme, the talent of a girl group far exceeded their skank factor and unattractive people with bad teeth could be really famous. I'll let you figure that last one out. This was music that shaped not only a generation of far-out guys and gals, but the direction popular music would take for the next fifty years. Around the world, The Vietnam War was all the rage (quite literally) and anti-war protests would result in the rise of the (dirty) hippie, the promotion of 'free' love and a whole lot of recreational drug use. 1960s music was defined by one major music festival that ended the decade (and was the last great moment for psychedelic rock), Woodstock. Three days of peace and music, it brought a close to ten years of amazing music.

To prepare you for the Top 100 Songs of the 1960s, today we'll be looking at ten songs that narrowly missed out. Get decked out by putting on your hippest threads, sip on a coke (or root beer float) and prepare yourself for some real classics. Enjoy!

Honourable Mentions:

Chain of Fools (1967)
by Aretha Franklin

Penny Lane (1967)
by The Beatles

Good Vibrations (1966)
by Beach Boys

Under the Boardwalk (1964)
by The Drifters

I Can't Help Myself (1965)
by The Four Tops

Dancing in the Street (1964)
by Martha and the Vandellas

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1968)
by Rolling Stones

A Change Is Gonna Come (1964)
by Sam Cooke

The Sounds of Silence (1965)
by Simon and Garfunkel

Born to Be Wild (1968)
by Steppenwolf

The Top 100 Songs of the 1960s starts tomorrow... get excited!

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