My Favorite Songs of 1969

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As we close out the 60s, the quality of rock music continues to get better. Some real beauties were released in 1969…

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’s the next installment. The number of enjoyable songs is really starting to grow with each passing year, so i should point out that if an album was released in December, I probably pushed the songs to the following year.

First, videos of the best…

9 Great Songs from 1969

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Good Times Bad Times – Led Zeppelin

Dazed and Confused – Led Zeppelin

Your Time Is Gonna Come – Led Zeppelin

What Is and What Should Never Be – Led Zeppelin

Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Give Peace a Chance – Plastic Ono Band

Touch Me – The Doors

10 Truly Awesome Songs from 1969

Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills & Nash

Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin

Thank You – Led Zeppelin

Ramble On – Led Zeppelin

Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones

Pinball Wizard – The Who

Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & the Shondells

No Time – The Guess Who

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones

You can listen to/watch this 1969 playlist on YouTube here.

Here is the complete list:

Awesome – 1 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Awesome – 1 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
Awesome – 1 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 Thank You Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 Ramble On Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 Pinball Wizard The Who
Awesome – 1 Crimson and Clover Tommy James & the Shondells
Awesome – 1 No Time The Guess Who
Awesome – 1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 11 Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
Great – 12 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Great – 12 Good Times Bad Times Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 Dazed and Confused Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 Your Time Is Gonna Come Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 What Is and What Should Never Be Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Great – 12 Give Peace a Chance Plastic Ono Band
Great – 12 Touch Me The Doors
Great – 12 These Eyes The Guess Who
Great – 12 Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
Solid – 23 Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival
Solid – 23 I’m Free The Who
Solid – 23 Something In The Air Thunderclap Newman
Solid – 23 Wild Child The Doors
Solid – 23 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
Solid – 23 Come Together The Beatles
Solid – 23 With a Little Help from My Friends Joe Cocker
Solid – 23 Up on Cripple Creek The Band
Solid – 23 Laughing The Guess Who
Solid – 32 Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
Solid – 32 Something The Beatles
Solid – 32 Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival
Solid – 32 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Solid – 32 Communication Breakdown Led Zeppelin
Solid – 32 Moby Dick Led Zeppelin
Solid – 32 Get Back The Beatles The Beatles
Solid – 32 Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Solid – 32 The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down The Band
Solid – 32 The Lemon Song Led Zeppelin
Solid – 32 Sugar, Sugar The Archies
Not Bad – 43 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head B. J. Thomas
Not Bad – 43 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
Not Bad – 43 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
Not Bad – 43 Space Oddity David Bowie
Not Bad – 43 This Magic Moment Jay and the Americans
Not Bad – 43 Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 43 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Not Bad – 43 Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone
Not Bad – 43 Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly & The Family Stone
Not Bad – 43 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In The 5th Dimension
Not Bad – 43 Ballad of John and Yoko The Beatles
Not Bad – 43 Octopus’s Garden The Beatles
Not Bad – 43 Rag Mama Rag The Band
Not Bad – 43 Undun The Guess Who
Not Bad – 43 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
Not Bad – 43 Commotion Creedence Clearwater Revival

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