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
Pretty Good
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.

 

9 Great Songs from 1969

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

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
Great – 11 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Great – 11 Good Times Bad Times Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 Dazed and Confused Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 Your Time Is Gonna Come Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 What Is and What Should Never Be Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Great – 11 Give Peace a Chance Plastic Ono Band
Great – 11 Touch Me The Doors
Pretty Good – 20 Wild Child The Doors
Pretty Good – 20 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
Pretty Good – 20 Come Together The Beatles
Pretty Good – 20 With a Little Help from My Friends Joe Cocker
Pretty Good – 20 Up on Cripple Creek The Band
Pretty Good – 20 Laughing The Guess Who
Pretty Good – 26 Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 26 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Pretty Good – 26 Communication Breakdown Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 26 Moby Dick Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 26 Get Back The Beatles The Beatles
Pretty Good – 26 Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Pretty Good – 26 The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down The Band
Pretty Good – 26 The Lemon Song Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 26 Sugar, Sugar The Archies
Not Bad – 35 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head B. J. Thomas
Not Bad – 35 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
Not Bad – 35 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
Not Bad – 35 Space Oddity David Bowie
Not Bad – 35 This Magic Moment Jay and the Americans
Not Bad – 35 Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 35 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Not Bad – 35 Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone
Not Bad – 35 Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly & The Family Stone
Not Bad – 35 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In The 5th Dimension
Not Bad – 35 Ballad of John and Yoko The Beatles
Not Bad – 35 Octopus’s Garden The Beatles
Not Bad – 35 Rag Mama Rag The Band
Not Bad – 35 Undun The Guess Who

 

 

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