Top 100 Songs of the 1960s

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

49. Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones (1968)

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

47. The End – The Doors (1967)

46. The Weight – The Band (1968)

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

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

43. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin (1969)

42. 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…

41. Five to One – The Doors (1968)

40. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles (1966)

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

38. Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

37. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (1968)

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)

25. Wild Thing – The Troggs (1966)

24. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones (1969)

23. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles (1967)

22. With a Little Help from My Friends – The Beatles (1967)

21. Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan (1968)

20. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

19. Eight Days a Week – The Beatles (1965)

18. As Tears Go By – The Rolling Stones (1965)

17. Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones (1967)

16. People Are Strange – The Doors (1967)

15. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & the Shondells (1969)

14. Ramble On – Led Zeppelin (1969)

13. Piece of my Heart – Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

12. Sloop John B – The Beach Boys (1966)

11. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles (1967)

10. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles (1967)

9. I Am a Rock – Simon & Garfunkel (1966)

8. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

7. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

6. Hello, I Love You – The Doors (1968)

5. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane (1967)

4. Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones (1966)

3. Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones (1969)

2. Hey Jude – The Beatles (1968)

1. The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals (1964)

Listen to my 60s playlist on YouTube here

And listen to my Top 100 Songs of the 60s on Spotify here

Here is the full Top 100 list (with five bonus songs listed):

RankSongArtistYear
1The House Of The Rising SunThe Animals1964
2Hey JudeThe Beatles1968
3Honky Tonk WomenThe Rolling Stones1969
4Paint It, BlackThe Rolling Stones1966
5White RabbitJefferson Airplane1967
6Hello, I Love YouThe Doors1968
7Bad Moon RisingCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
8The Sound of SilenceSimon & Garfunkel1965
9I Am a RockSimon & Garfunkel1966
10All You Need Is LoveThe Beatles1967
11Lucy in the Sky with DiamondsThe Beatles1967
12Sloop John BThe Beach Boys1966
13Piece of my HeartBig Brother and the Holding Company1968
14Ramble OnLed Zeppelin1969
15Crimson and CloverTommy James & the Shondells1969
16People Are StrangeThe Doors1967
17Ruby TuesdayThe Rolling Stones1967
18As Tears Go ByThe Rolling Stones1965
19Eight Days a WeekThe Beatles1965
20Suite: Judy Blue EyesCrosby, Stills & Nash1969
21Hurdy Gurdy ManDonovan1968
22With a Little Help from My FriendsThe Beatles1967
23Hello, GoodbyeThe Beatles1967
24You Can’t Always Get What You WantThe Rolling Stones1969
25Wild ThingThe Troggs1966
26Somebody to LoveJefferson Airplane1967
27Light My FireThe Doors1967
28Under My ThumbThe Rolling Stones1966
29No TimeThe Guess Who1969
30Sympathy for the DevilThe Rolling Stones1968
31RevolutionThe Beatles1968
32Pinball WizardThe Who1969
33We Gotta Get Out of This PlaceThe Animals1965
34Break on Through (To the Other Side)The Doors1967
35Thank YouLed Zeppelin1969
36Daydream BelieverThe Monkees1967
37Magic Carpet RideSteppenwolf1968
38Down On The CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
39California Dreamin’The Mamas & the Papas1966
40Eleanor RigbyThe Beatles1966
41Five to OneThe Doors1968
42Dear Mr. FantasyTraffic1968
43Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin1969
44Like a Rolling StoneBob Dylan1965
45Hey JoeThe Jimi Hendrix Experience1966
46The WeightThe Band1968
47The EndThe Doors1967
48Rainy Day Women #12 & 35Bob Dylan1966
49Street Fighting ManThe Rolling Stones1968
50Just Like a WomanBob Dylan1966
51Monday, MondayThe Mamas & the Papas1966
52Love StreetThe Doors1968
53Magic BusThe Who1968
54Suzie QCreedence Clearwater Revival1968
55I’m a BelieverThe Monkees1966
56Happy JackThe Who1966
57Waiting For The SunThe Doors1968
58Love Is All AroundThe Troggs1966
59Blowin’ In The WindBob Dylan1963
60Surfin’ BirdThe Trashmen1963
61I Want To Hold Your HandThe Beatles1963
62Twist and ShoutThe Beatles1963
63Your Time Is Gonna ComeLed Zeppelin1969
64Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1969
65Yellow SubmarineThe Beatles1966
66Give Peace a ChancePlastic Ono Band1969
67Mrs. RobinsonSimon & Garfunkel1968
68Touch MeThe Doors1969
69Sunshine SupermanDonovan1966
70On the Road AgainCanned Heat1968
71HushDeep Purple1968
72Get Off of My CloudThe Rolling Stones1965
73Spanish CaravanThe Doors1968
74We Can Work It OutThe Beatles1966
75Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-DaThe Beatles1968
76Penny LaneThe Beatles1967
77Get TogetherThe Youngbloods1967
78Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison1967
79(I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones1965
80California GirlsThe Beach Boys1965
81Mr. Tambourine ManThe Byrds1965
82You Really Got MeThe Kinks1964
83Ticket to RideThe Beatles1965
84What Is and What Should Never BeLed Zeppelin1969
85Fortunate SonCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
86I Want YouBob Dylan1966
87Going Up the CountryCanned Heat1968
88Purple HazeThe Jimi Hendrix Experience1967
89Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles1967
90Homeward BoundSimon & Garfunkel1966
91Helter SkelterThe Beatles1968
92Time Is On My SideThe Rolling Stones1964
93Louie LouieThe Kingsmen1964
94Do Wah Diddy DiddyManfred Mann1964
95Bend Me, Shape MeThe American Breed1967
96Proud MaryCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
97Born to Be WildSteppenwolf1968
98Dazed and ConfusedLed Zeppelin1969
99The PusherSteppenwolf1968
100All Along the WatchtowerThe Jimi Hendrix Experience1968
101YesterdayThe Beatles1965
102Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)The Doors1967
103A Hard Day’s NightThe Beatles1964
10419th Nervous BreakdownThe Rolling Stones1966
105Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers1965

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