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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 01:54 PM
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Best song from the 60s?
Too many good ones. But if I had to choose, I say:

"Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNm3WI8myM&feature=rela...
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:16 PM
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1. Well ... the most emblematic of Peace, Love, Understanding and Hate
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 02:35 PM by denem
is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMTqvhV_nDM

Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah
swing along,
as Paul twists John's heroin needle.

So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude begin..
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, oh

Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah Nah, hey Jude

and, yes, I am a McCartney fan.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:46 PM
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11. That song played like every 15 minutes on the radio.
I'm sorry to say I got so tired of it, I can't like it anymore. But I like a lot of Paul's stuff. My hubby is absolutely nuts about him. We've seen him in concert many times.

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:23 PM
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2. "Imagine"
It sums up the whole era.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:38 PM
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3. Except it was 1971. It's Imagine how it could have been,
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 02:43 PM by denem
or could be. It's a 'this is not the sixties' song.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:49 PM
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4. "Eight Miles High"
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:08 PM
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5. "The Times They are a-Changin"
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:26 PM
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16. +1.
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:28 PM
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6. Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
Genius.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:38 PM
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7. Bernadette
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:42 PM
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9. Yeah. Motown has so many. I was gonna say "My Girl."
Oh, I love Levi Stubbs & the Tops!
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 05:33 PM
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38. Motown was pretty amazing.
It's weird - In a way Motown was exactly the sort of corporate, music-as-an-assembly-line, fluffy, image-cultivating, overproduced pop studio like the ones currently shoveling out piles of autotuned junk. But since they were able to draw from the huge talent pool of professional Jazz and Blues musicians (many of them second generation or more) that existed in the African-American communities of Detroit, St Louis and Chicago and other northern cities, they managed to make a lot of awesome music.

Probably also helped that the musicians had a say in both the creative output and the business dealings of the label.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:38 PM
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8. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:43 PM
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10. Sukiyaki
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:33 PM
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12. "I Can't Stop Loving You" - Ray Charles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_7iRVtxui8

Not much of a 60s rock fan, so I tend to look for the lounge and jazz hits instead :D
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:01 PM
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13. I've narrowed it down to three ...
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:41 PM
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17. Oh yeah! I like the first and third.
Remember when most songs were 3 minutes long or less?
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:01 PM
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14. Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James & the Shondells
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:44 PM
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18. I used to play that over and over and over.
The start of Crimson & Clover -- I'd forgotten that. "Aaah, now I don't hardly know her..." Good stuff!!!

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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:24 PM
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15. Louie Louie...The Sonics
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 05:45 PM
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39. I hadn't heard that one before - that's a pretty awesome version.
I've heard that The Kingsmen didn't even like the song - but it was just one of those songs you had to know if you were in a band in the PNW in the early 60s.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:58 PM
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19. velvet underground - venus in furs
Certainly not my favorite,but very much a song of the sixties.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzaifhSw2c

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:21 AM
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52. That's...actually my favorite rock song of all time.
Because of the SOUND. (I give most of the credit to Maureen Tucker and John Cale, on drums and viola respectively.) I can't think of a single song out of the 60s with a sexier and more arresting overall SOUND. That's the one that will always make me drop what I'm doing, stop dead and listen, and get happy in the pants.


(But I'm Gen X; I was born 2 years after that album came out, so what do I know? :D)





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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 11:46 PM
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20. "Kick out the jams, Motherfuckers!"
No contest.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 06:03 AM
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24. MC5 at the Grande Ballroom?
I almost remember some of that night.

I think it was loud. Yes. Loud.

:hi:

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 11:56 PM
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21. Whiter Shade of Pale
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:38 AM
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29. once again Skittles nailed it
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:06 AM
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47. +1
although I think it was 1970.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 12:17 AM
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22. House of the Rising Sun is worthy
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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 05:52 PM
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40. Yep.
Eric Bourdon was real and raw and took no prisoners - to be sure. Sad that he's not more well known. Incredible talent.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 12:48 AM
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23. Babe, I'm gonna Leave You, and Heartbreaker, Zep,
All Along the Watchtower, Jimi, and Crossroads, Cream
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:22 AM
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25. "The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - favorite song when I was in kindergarten.
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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:12 AM
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26. my persnal favorite
has always been "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:47 PM
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44. Yes!
It is so timely.. could have been written today



:hi:
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:14 AM
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59. +10
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:30 AM
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60. You beat me to it.
I was sure someone would. :)
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:30 AM
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61. You beat me to it.
I was sure someone would. :)
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:17 AM
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27. you're all dirty hippies
:)
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:32 AM
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62. You say that like it's a bad thing.
:P
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:20 AM
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28. I will go with "Sounds of Silence"
Paul Simon had some of best poetry in the rock era, and that was about the best.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 11:36 AM
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30. Well of course it is....
Sugar Sugar by the Archies
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 12:19 PM
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31. Forgot all about song. I loved it. n/t
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 02:05 PM
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32. Like a Rolling Stone
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 02:40 PM
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33. Gotta go with "A Day in the Life"
As if none of you have heard it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:41 AM
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46. Agreed. And never grow tired of listening to it. n/t
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:24 AM
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64. That would be my vote
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 04:03 PM
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34. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
Was a big hit back in the 1860's.

Also decades run like this 1-10; 11-20 ... therefore the Sixties could be 1861-1870 or 1961-1970.
Please admit the songs from the last year of the decade 1970 or admit that you think we had a year zero! 0-9; 10-19 etc!
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:46 AM
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48. It's good, but it's no "John Brown's Body"
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:22 AM
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56. LOL!
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Tabasco_Dave Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 04:33 PM
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35. "Can't Find My Way Home" Blind Faith
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 04:49 PM
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36. Any song that mentions "psychodramas" and "traumas"
I think there's only one.
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 05:12 PM
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37. white rabbit
my favorite
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 06:26 PM
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41. Pretty much anything by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Yeah, it was pop but Puckett's voice was a real winner.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:44 PM
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42. I don't know if it is possible to pick only one, but this ranks right up there:
Small Faces, Itchycoo Park

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJzcF0v1eOE&feature=rela...

Even the words are perfect... :)

"Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreamin' spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been"

"What did you do there?
I got high
What did you feel there?
Well I cried
But why the tears there?
I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful"

"I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun"

"Tell you what I'll do (what will you do?)
I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool)
Why go to learn the words of fools?
What will we do there?
We'll get high
What will we touch there?
We'll touch the sky
But why the tears then?
I'll tell you why"

"It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful"

"I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun"

"It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
Ha! It's all to beautiful"
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:22 PM
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43. Well, you take De Lime and De Coconut and you mix it all up...
You take De Lime and De Coconut and you mix it all up...
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Shampoobra Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:50 AM
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50. Sorry - recorded 1971, released 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilsson_Schmilsson

I wanted to nominate "Jump into the Fire" from the same album, until I looked it up
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:13 AM
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45. "Darkness, Darkness" by The Youngbloods
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:06 PM
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49. Gimme Shelter
with nods to Turn!Turn!Turn! and Gloria.
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Shampoobra Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:53 AM
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51. "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:51 AM
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53. No fucking clue, but here are some nominations:
Israelites - Desmond Dekker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83Y2hv-3UCM


Waterloo Sunset - the Kinks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J3gX47rHGg

Electricity - Captain Beefheart (obvious avatar bias)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8eRDkiwGMM

Set the Control for the Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqn-KAFX58k

I Wanna Be Your Dog - the Stooges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqnXTqg8I

Fortunate Son - CCR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0XKhAHR5I







If I had to *objectively* pick A greatest rock single of the 60s, I'd pick this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJDnJ0vXUgw


I know it's a trite choice, but it is just so fucking perfect in every way, from the slow buildup from the beginning, to the pervasive sense of dread, and Merry Clayton's backup singing (She'd also seal the deal on "Sweet Home Alabama" for Skynyrd just a few years later). You really, really cannot create a more perfect rock song than this. It's almost too perfect.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:46 AM
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54. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUCkyMR_Kk

Bob Dylan wrote it, but Hendrix made it legend.
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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:47 PM
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58. You hear it too.
Though Jimi's The Wind Cries Mary is simply an amazing tune.
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Jetboy Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:04 AM
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55. My favorite 1960s song is:
Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. That song is a beast! Personally I enjoy 1950s rock-n-roll the best. There was joy in that music that went away as rock-n-roll evolved into rock music. IMO, the best rock-n-roll music puts a smile on your face and makes you wanna dance. Tossin' and Turnin' does that for me for sure.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:55 AM
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57. Anything by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Little Red Riding Hood
Woolly Bully
etc.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:36 AM
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63. This one
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:43 AM
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65. (2) It Was a Very Good Year (61) and My Way (69)
If it ain't Sinatra, it ain't music....
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:35 AM
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66. There wasn't one. The whole point was that the song fit the moment.
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:55 AM
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67. Anything by Cream, and another vote for Gimme Shelter. I got chills hearing it
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:41 AM
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68. A few more contenders.
Ten Years After: I'd Love to Change the World

Ultimate Spinach: Mind Flowers

The Doors: When the Music's Over
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