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.

At 12 ‘Awesome’ songs (as classed by me), 1967 was the first year to hit that mark. And it wouldn’t be hit again until 1970.

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
Pretty Good
Not Bad

First, some videos of the upper echelon from that year, in my opinion. At the bottom will be the entire list in chart form.

10 Great Songs from 1967

Get Together – The Youngbloods

Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Bend Me, Shape Me – The American Breed

Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles

Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles

Penny Lane – The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles

A Day in the Life – The Beatles

Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) – The Doors

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

12 Truly Awesome Songs from 1967

Somebody to Love – Jefferson Airplane

White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

With a Little Help from My Friends – The Beatles

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles

Light My Fire – The Doors

People Are Strange – The Doors

The End – The Doors

Break on Through (To the Other Side) – The Doors

Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

Daydream Believer – The Monkees


This is on a playlist on YouTube right here


Here is the full (expanded) list:

Awesome – 1 Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane
Awesome – 1 White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane
Awesome – 1 All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Awesome – 1 Hello, Goodbye The Beatles
Awesome – 1 With a Little Help from My Friends The Beatles
Awesome – 1 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Beatles
Awesome – 1 Light My Fire The Doors
Awesome – 1 People Are Strange The Doors
Awesome – 1 The End The Doors
Awesome – 1 Break on Through (To the Other Side) The Doors
Awesome – 1 Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Daydream Believer The Monkees
Great – 13 Get Together The Youngbloods
Great – 13 Purple Haze The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Great – 13 Bend Me, Shape Me The American Breed
Great – 13 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles
Great – 13 Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Great – 13 Penny Lane The Beatles
Great – 13 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
Great – 13 A Day in the Life The Beatles
Great – 13 Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) The Doors
Great – 13 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Pretty Good – 23 Mellow Yellow Donovan
Pretty Good – 23 Foxy Lady The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Pretty Good – 23 Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Pretty Good – 23 A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum
Pretty Good – 23 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) Simon & Garfunkel
Pretty Good – 23 Happy Together The Turtles
Pretty Good – 23 Crystal Ship The Doors
Pretty Good – 23 I Can See for Miles The Who
Pretty Good – 23 Pictures of Lily The Who
Pretty Good – 23 Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues
Not Bad – 33 Fire The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 33 The Wind Cries Mary The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 33 Highway Chile The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 33 Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon Neil Diamond
Not Bad – 33 (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone The Monkees
Not Bad – 33 Let’s Spend the Night Together The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 33 I Think We’re Alone Now Tommy James and the Shondells
Not Bad – 33 I’m a Man The Spencer Davis Group
Not Bad – 33 Groovin’ The Young Rascals

1963   1964   1965  1966  1967  1968  1969

1960s          1970s          1980s          1990s

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