My favorite songs of 1967

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A great year for music, 1967. This was year for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Doors and Hendrix were peaking, and Jefferson Airplane’s legendary tunes hit the masses.

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My Favorite Songs of 1966

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In 1966 the Stones and the Beatles continued to dominate, and Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel were in their heyday.

Just 45 songs made the list this year (after 51 in ’65).

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Solid
Not Bad

Here are videos clips of my favorites from that year, the cream of the crop. At the bottom is the full, expanded list in chart form.

 

8 Great Songs from 1966

Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel

Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

19th Nervous Breakdown – The Rolling Stones

Guantanamera – The Sandpipers

I’m a Boy – The Who

The Kids Are Alright – The Who

Substitute – The Who

13 Truly Awesome Songs from 1966

I Want You – Bob Dylan

 

Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan

 

Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

 

I’m a Believer – The Monkees

 

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan

 

I Am a Rock – Simon & Garfunkel

This song was played a million times after breaking up with a girl. Got me through a lot!

 

Sloop John B – The Beach Boys

 

Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

Monday, Monday – The Mamas & the Papas

 

Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones

 

Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones

 

Wild Thing – The Troggs

 

Happy Jack – The Who


The above great songs are on a YouTube playlist right here.


 

Here is the full, expanded list:

Awesome – 1 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Bob Dylan
Awesome – 1 I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
Awesome – 1 Sloop John B The Beach Boys
Awesome – 1 Hey Joe The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Awesome – 1 Monday, Monday The Mamas & the Papas
Awesome – 1 Paint It, Black The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Under My Thumb The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Wild Thing The Troggs
Awesome – 1 Happy Jack The Who
Awesome – 10 I Want You Bob Dylan
Awesome – 10 Just Like a Woman Bob Dylan
Awesome – 10 Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Awesome – 10 I’m a Believer The Monkees
Great – 14 Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
Great – 14 Yellow Submarine The Beatles
Great – 14 19th Nervous Breakdown The Rolling Stones
Great – 14 Guantanamera The Sandpipers
Great – 14 I’m a Boy The Who
Great – 14 The Kids Are Alright The Who
Great – 14 Substitute The Who
Solid – 21 Kathy’s Song Simon & Garfunkel
Solid – 21 Stone Free The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Solid – 21 I Fought the Law Bobby Fuller Four
Solid – 21 Mellow Yellow Donovan
Solid – 21 Lil’ Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Solid – 21 Scarborough Fair Simon & Garfunkel
Solid – 21 Barbara Ann The Beach Boys
Solid – 21 Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys
Solid – 21 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
Solid – 21 Paperback Writer The Beatles
Solid – 21 Eight Miles High The Byrds
Solid – 21 Mother’s Little Helper The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 33 Nowhere Man The Beatles
Not Bad – 33 Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
Not Bad – 33 Summer in the City The Lovin’ Spoonful
Not Bad – 33 Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees
Not Bad – 33 (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone The Monkees
Not Bad – 33 You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes
Not Bad – 33 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her Simon & Garfunkel
Not Bad – 40 Secret Agent Man Johnny Rivers
Not Bad – 40 These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ Nancy Sinatra
Not Bad – 40 They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha Haaa! Napoleon XIV
Not Bad – 40 When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge
Not Bad – 40 You Keep Me Hangin’ On The Supremes
Not Bad – 40 Good Lovin’ The Young Rascals
Not Bad – 40 The Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
Not Bad – 40 Sunny Afternoon The Kinks

 

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My Favorite Songs of 1965

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Besides being a huge fantasy hockey buff, I’m also a big fan of music. I’m not only one of those people who enjoys and embraces most genres of music, but I’m also into the history and background of music. The story-telling. Mostly Rock ‘n Roll (classic and alternative), but also pop, rap, blues, bluegrass, Latin, Irish and even a little country. I’m that music geek who could bang off the answers to every question in a given Rock ‘n Roll jeopardy show. not most questions – all. I learn about who sings what song and why, and it just sticks in my brain. And every aspect of my life has been influenced by music.

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My 200 Favorite Songs of the 90s Pt. 1

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My favorite decade for music means a bigger list when compiling the best. I thought I would have a Top 100 list here but when I pulled out all the songs I had labeled “Awesome” I reached 143. Then I had the bright idea of going through the 250 or so “Great” songs and somehow pluck out seven more to get an even 150. It was quickly obvious that I wasn’t going to be able to reduce it to seven. By the time I got through them I had 77 more that I wonder if I should have given the “Awesome” designation to.

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2nd Re-Birthday

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I am taking a quick moment to update you on my battle with leukemia and my recovery from a stem-cell transplant. I state the words “quick moment” and that’s a good thing. It’s not to gloss over anything that I went through or that others are going through, but to state emphatically that I am better, I am healthy and I am strong. I literally have no news to share, and in this case no news truly is good news.

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My favorite songs of 1999

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In late 1998 I met a woman who would become my girlfriend of over four years. It was at a bar in London called GT’s. She moved in with me relatively quickly, because circumstances (on her end) expedited things. We moved quickly in a lot of ways, but slowly in others, not the least of which was emotional attachment. No need to get into that, but she was a big part of my 1999. I got a dog in January, a husky I named Sable. We got the dog, actually. I paid for her, but after our breakup in 2003 I let my (ex) girlfriend have the dog for reasons I may explain in the 2003 segment if I feel it’s relevant to my life in music for that year.

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No, corner store beer won’t cost taxpayers $1 billion. Scare tactics!

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Look at this bullshit headline:

Beer in corner stores could cost Ontario taxpayers $1 billion, industry sources say

Uh, no.

And I’m not some ignorant hack spewing an argument based on gut reaction. Well, okay, it’s a gut reaction. But I really was in the inventory distribution business (I was a planner and an analyst) before quitting to work for myself in the hockey world. I do know what I’m talking about. And logistics and operations took up several courses in University.

industry officials argue that adding thousands of small retail outlets would dramatically increase distribution costs, lowering profit margins for brewers and leading to higher beer prices for consumers

I call bullshit.

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