My Favorite Songs of the 1960s

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While the year-by-year rankings are not in a specific, numerical order, I decided to do the decade summary differently. Taking all songs rated “awesome” in the year-by-year, I then put them in order of the ones I enjoy the most. Naturally, how I feel right now is a lot different from how I feel lying in a hammock on the deck drinking a beer – I’m sure the order of songs would be quite different. But generally speaking, here are 100 great songs from the 1960s. I can’t wait to get back into this and go through the 70s. As a big music buff, time permitting, I can do this all the way through to the present.

Here are the 50 best from the 60s (my taste), and the full Top 100 chart is at the end…

50. Love Street – The Doors (1968)

49. Monday, Monday – The Mamas & the Papas (1966)

48. I Want You – Bob Dylan (1966)

47. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan (1966)

46. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan (1966)

45. The End – The Doors (1967)

44. The Weight – The Band (1968)

43. Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1966)

42. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan (1965)

41. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin (1969)

40. Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic (1968)

This song was actually played as my intro music when I had a weekly bit for fantasy hockey on Sirius-XM back in the day…

39. Five to One – The Doors (1968)

38. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles (1966)

37. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & the Papas (1966)

36. Daydream Believer – The Monkees (1967)

35. Thank You – Led Zeppelin (1969)

34. Break on Through (To the Other Side) – The Doors (1967)

33. We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals (1965)

32. Pinball Wizard – The Who (1969)

31. Revolution – The Beatles (1968)

30. Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones (1968)

29. No Time – The Guess Who (1969)

28. Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones (1966)

27. Light My Fire – The Doors (1967)

26. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane (1967)

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