Sixties Number Ones

Del Shannon’s ‘Runaway’ was at Number One on this day in 1961. Have a listen.

Your favourite chart-topping singles from the Sixties, please – from any country, any chart. We’ll do the same for other decades in due course.

It’s not easy to limit yourself to ten, so don’t, but here are ten of my favourites from what was a truly fantastic time for music.

– Louis Armstrong, ‘What a Wonderful World’
– Beach Boys, ‘Good Vibrations’
– Beatles, ‘Ticket to Ride’
– Four Tops, ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’
– Hollies, ‘I’m Alive’
– Mary Hopkin, ‘Those Were the Days’
– Tom Jones, ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’
– Rolling Stones, ‘Paint It Black’
– Spencer Davis Group, ‘Keep On Running’
– Thunderclap Newman, ‘Something in the Air’

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

52 thoughts on “Sixties Number Ones”

  1. Many to choose from, but here’s my list of 10:

    “She’s A Woman”, The Beatles
    “Things We Said Today”, The Beatles
    “No Milk Today”, Herman’s Hermit
    “Mighty Quinn”, Manfred Mann
    “House of the Rising Sun”, The Animals
    “These Boots are Made for Walking”, Nancy Sinatra
    “Hit the Road, Jack”, Ray Charles
    “Let’s Twist Again”, Chubby Checker
    “Good Vibrations”, Beach Boys
    “Aquarius”, from Hair Musical

    Enjoy the weekend and fine weather. 8)

  2. My list is not full of musical standards but songs that instantly take me back to that decade, when ever I hear them.

    Telstar – The Tornadoes
    Tie Me Kangaroo Down – Rolf Harris (the Scouse version is “Tie Me Testicles Back, Wack” – that’s what we sang in the play ground anyway)
    Apache – The Shadows
    Little Children – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
    Sugar Sugar – The Archies (did it before Damon Albarn)
    You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield
    Something in the Air -Thunderclap Newman
    In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
    Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
    Where Do You Go To My Love – Peter Sarstedt (for a laugh, aha aha)
    Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Flowers In The Rain – The Move

    There are a number of my favourites that when I looked actually did not make number 1 so I could not include them.

  3. An impossible task Fed, but a fun way to look back and remember a few that definitely remind me of a simpler time…

    The Rain the Park and Other Things ~ The Cowsills
    She’s Leaving Home ~ The Beatles
    The Pusher ~ Steppenwolf
    I’ll Never Fall in Love Again ~ Dionne Warwick
    Amazing Journey ~ The Who
    Pleasant Valley Sunday ~ The Monkees
    Lonely Days ~ The Bee Gees
    Green River ~ CCR
    Aquarius ~ The 5th Dimension
    She’d Rather Be With Me ~ The Turtles

  4. It’s not easy to limit yourself to ten, so don’t…

    Sounds like you gave up rules since it seems like no one followed them in the past.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  5. My list is subject to change according to the mood of my moment. In this moment my list is:

    1. Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
    2. Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
    3. Simon/Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”
    4. Santana – “Black Magic Woman”
    5. Crosby, Stills & Nash – “Judy Blue Eyes”
    6. Mamas & The Papas – “California Dreamin'”
    7. Bob Dylan – “The Times They Are A-Changin'”
    8. Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA”
    9. Byrds – “He Was a Friend of Mine”
    10. Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze”

    This says nothing, of course, about the artists who should have more than one song on this list. I could do a Top 10 list on The Beatles alone (same for The Stones, The Byrds, or Simon and Garfunkel). I included Crosby, Stills and Nash because this is David’s blog, after all, and we have recently heard what Crosby Gilmour and Nash sound like!

    Other than that, I tried to avoid the obvious Floyd-related hits (“See Emily Play”) because that’s just common courtesy to the others who should be mentioned here.

    1. …and we have recently heard what Crosby Gilmour and Nash sound like

      Perhaps it is just my befuddled thinking, from too much vino tonight, but David’s name in the place of a “still” (I know it is normally plural… poetic licence?) made me think of whiskey. Maybe this one.

      Och aye the Nous! See you all down the Red Lion!

  6. :))

    Dave, my good friend…

    There are so many pieces by Pink Floyd, one can barely see…

    “Echoes” is a maximum hit. I have to disagree by stating that “Dark Side of the Moon” is the best “Pink Floyd” record.

    All in all,
    Farah.

  7. Using this as my source so if they are not accurate – apologies.

    1. The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (1964)
    2. The Kinks – You Really Got me (1964)
    3. The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man (1965)
    4. The Rolling Stones – Paint it Black (1966)
    5. The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (1966)
    6. Procul Harum – Whiter Shade of Pale (1966)
    7. The Beatles – Paper Back Writer (1966)
    8. The Beatles – Hey Jude (1968)
    9. The Union Gap – Young Girl (1968)
    10. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross (1969)

    Another song which I cant believe didn’t get to number one – Waterloo Sunset.

  8. Could go on forever with this. 🙂

    Pink Floyd – See Emily Play
    Traffic – Paper Sun
    The Beatles – Something/Come Together
    The Beatles – Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields
    The Beatles – Ballad of John and Yoko
    Dave Brubeck – Take 5
    Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
    The Easybeats – Friday on my Mind
    Johnny Kidd – Shakin’ All Over
    Donovan – The Universal Soldier
    Canned Heat – On the Road Again
    Mr Bloe – Groovin With Mr Bloe
    Hot Chocolate – Love is Life
    Love – Alone Again Or
    Scott McKenzie – If You Go To San Francisco
    Gun – Race With the Devil

  9. I always find it interesting how many of my very favorite songs never made it to number one. There’s some real rubbish in the number one slots, you know.

    Anyway…

    Quarter to Three, Gary U.S. Bonds (who I met in the 1980s when he had an album produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt feat. songs written by Springsteen. I think this is Springsteen’s fav. song ever and it’s darn close to mine. One MUST dance.)
    Do Wah Diddy – Manfred Mann
    Ticket To Ride – The Beatles (this is their above-standard pop to really interesting pop transition period)
    Daydream Believer – The Monkees (I was a kid, don’t judge me. It’s still just a great song)
    Good Lovin’ – The Rascals (one of the most neglected bands of the 60s, darn it)
    Poor Side of Town – Johnny Rivers
    Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    Hey Jude – The Beatles
    I Can’t Help Myself – The Four Tops
    Sugar Sugar – The Archies (yeah, I know, but I think Ron Dante is so badly overlooked. People sneer at this song, but if you play it to a room full of even the snobbiest fans you’ll catch people starting to dance then stopping themselves before anyone notices. Pour the old sugar on me, honey.)
    Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) – Steam

    I chose them because these are songs I catch myself singing under my breath while doing stuff or shopping. They’re just great records, great songs.

  10. In no particular order and I’m sure I’m missing some of my favorite gems:

    The Animals – “The House Of The Rising Sun”
    Procol Harum – “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”
    The Beatles – “Don’t Let Me Down”
    The Byrds – “My Back Pages”
    Cream – “Crossroads”
    The Hollies – “Bus Stop”
    Dave Clark Five – “Because”
    The Beatles – “Revolution”
    The Beach Boys – “Sloop John B”
    The Yardbirds – “Heart Full Of Soul”

  11. No order:

    Bobby Gentry- Ode to Billy Joe
    Dusty Springfield- You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
    The Beatles- She’s Leaving Home
    Rolling Stones- Sympathy for the Devil
    Gladys Knight and the Pips- I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Elvis Presley- Suspicious Minds
    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower
    The Buffalo Springfield- For What It’s Worth
    Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade of Pale
    The Four Tops- Reach Out I’ll Be There

  12. I think these all made it to the top 10. Is that close enough?

    I see others here I wish I had remembered (like Heart Full of Soul and Na Na Hey Hey).

    Beatles: Paperback Writer
    Hollies: Bus Stop
    Kinks: You Really Got Me
    Zombies: She’s Not There
    Status Quo: Pictures of Matchstick Men
    Marmalade: Reflections of my Life
    Box Tops : The Letter
    Procul Harum: Whiter Shade of Pale
    Steppenwolf: Magic Carpet Ride
    Animals: House of the Rising Sun
    Friend & Lover: Reach Out of the Darkness
    Rolling Stones: Paint It Black
    Jonathan Edwards: Sunshine (Go Away Today)
    Four Tops: Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
    ? & the Mysterians: 96 Tears

    Have a good weekend!

  13. I would have liked to put in my list some Italian music, since you asked for singles from any country.

    I searched the web to find the old charts, but I found all their top positions full of the most easy to listen and commercial songs of that time.

    It’s sad to say so, but I couldn’t find anything there that I actually consider good Italian music.

    I’ll think about my (foreign) list these next days.

    Good weekend. 🙂

  14. Hi all,

    nice to be back here, after having some quite busy weeks… Quite difficult to find out which of my Sixties favorites topped the charts, though.

    Here is my list:

    US charts

    “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
    “Light My Fire” – The Doors
    “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” – Nancy Sinatra
    “Paint It, Black” – The Rolling Stones
    “Help Me, Rhonda” – The Beach Boys
    “A Hard Day’s Night” – The Beatles
    “Oh, Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison
    “The Twist” – Chubby Checker
    “Duke of Earl” – Gene Chandler
    “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

    UK charts

    Eddie Cochran – “Three Steps to Heaven”
    The Shadows – “Apache”
    Elvis Presley – “Return to Sender”
    The Kinks – “You Really Got Me”
    Frank Sinatra – “Strangers in the Night”
    Four Tops – “Reach Out I’ll Be There”
    Procol Harum – “A Whiter Shade of Pale”

    Have a great weekend,
    Taki

  15. Great task FEd, no surprise you have ten entries only so far!

    My personal choice:

    Eloise – Barry Ryan
    Strawberry Fields Forever – Beatles
    Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
    The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – Walker Brothers
    Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
    Heart Full of Soul – Yardbirds
    Hold Me – P.J. Proby
    Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac
    All or Nothing – Small Faces
    Alright Now – Free (don’t know if they ever made it to the top 10, great song anyway, reminds me on my time in London 1969-1971, was played in heavy rotation in my fovourite pub “The Stanhope” – Gloucester Road, which surprisingly still exists!)

  16. Del Shannon’s ‘Runaway’, I like this song/video. In the 60s, life seemed to be so much happier and easier than now…

    Some of my favourite songs:

    – ‘No Milk Today’ – Herman’s Hermits
    – ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ – The Animals
    – ‘Apache’ – The Shadows
    – ‘Daydream’ – Wallace Collection
    – ‘Winchester Cathedral’ – The New Vaudeville Band
    – ‘Massachusetts’ – The Bee Gees
    – ‘Dedicated To The One I Love’ – The Mamas & Papas
    – ‘Come Together’ – The Beatles
    – ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ – The Rolling Stones
    – ‘If I Had a Hammer’ – Trini Lopez
    – ‘Black Is Black’ – Los Bravos
    – ‘Inch Allah’ – Adamo
    – ‘Céline’ – Hugues Aufray
    – ‘Les Elucubrations d’Antoine’ – Antoine

  17. To narrow the field I’ll go for one per year – I was born in the 60s so didn’t mean much at the time.

    Lonnie Donegan – My Old Man’s a Dustman (still feels like the 50s!)
    Danny Williams – Moon River (don’t you just love that wet cat scene?)
    Tornados – Telstar (change a comin’)
    The Beatles – She Loves You (change came)
    The Kinks – You Really Got Me (change goes up a gear, fine vintage 1964)
    The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man (a whiff of the West Coast)
    The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (positive hurricane from West coast)
    Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Pop’s now rather serious business)
    The Scaffold – Lily The Pink (oh no it isn’t – young memory of singing this at Grandmother’s door… she was called Lillian)
    Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus (oh my goodness – sex, drugs and rock’n’roll now funny on the menu)

    Right F’ed – off to the Bahamas tomorrow for 2 1/2 weeks – look closely and you’ll spot me in my own avatar! Good luck with the run-in (yeah right).

  18. I’m not sure if these are #1’s and am too lazy to look them up, but they sure were good songs when they came out, and should have been (#1’s) if they weren’t (according to me anyways):

    The Letter-Box Tops
    Summer In The City-The Lovin’ Spoonful
    Mrs Brown- Herman’s Hermits
    Wild Thing-The Troggs
    Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In- First Edition
    Glad All Over-Dave Clark Five
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight-The Tokens
    Light My Fire-The Doors
    Crimson And Clover-Tommy James And The Shondells
    San Francisco-Scott McKenzie

    1. For sure FEd.

      “…Cool cat, looking for a kitty
      Gonna look in every corner of the city…”

      Love it! Doesn’t get any better than that!

  19. Hello All.

    I don’t know all the names of the artists in my list.

    My brother sold a box full of 45s for a fiver in the 70s, there must have been on near one hundred of them, it breaks my heart even now. He even asked first. Amongst them, some possibly late 50s.

    Johnny & the Hurricanes; Red River Rock.
    The Great Elvis Presley; Possibly anything during this period.
    The Shadows; Apache.
    Harry J & The All Stars; Liquidator; Creeps in 1969.
    Aker Bilk; Strangers On the Shore.
    John Fred and his Playboys; Judy in Disguise.
    Englebert Humperdink; Please Release Me… What a voice.
    Don Partridge; Rosie.

    And there are many, many more.

  20. I forgot how many tunes I love from the 60s!

    Sweet Pea – Tommy Roe
    Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
    Dancing In The Street – Martha and The Vandellas
    A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
    (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) – Otis
    1-2-3 – Len Barry
    Bloody Red Baron – The Royal Guardsmen

    Anything by Sam Cooke
    Anything by The Beach Boys

    And tons more like everyone else.

  21. Good Lovin’
    Let It Be
    Satisfaction
    White Rabbit
    Soul Man
    Second That Emotion
    Dancing In The Street
    Sunny
    Fun, Fun, Fun
    Proud Mary

    1. Good to see Jefferson Airplane listed. What a tremendous vocal from Grace Slick (on ‘White Rabbit’).

  22. Did I mention, above, that any such list is subject to change according to my mood?

    It’s another day, and now I’ve got another list:

    1. Beatles – “Twist and Shout”
    2. Peter Paul & Mary – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
    3. Cream – “Sunshine of Your Love”
    4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Rollin’ on the River”
    5. Three Dog Night – “One is the Loneliest Number”
    6. Arlo Guthrie -“Alice’s Restaurant”
    7. Little Stevie Wonder – “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”
    8. Byrds – “Turn, Turn, Turn”
    9. Martha & The Vandellas – “Dancing in the Street”
    10. Rolling Stones – “Under My Thumb” (which is a song you DON’T sing to a woman when you’re about to propose!)

  23. It was hard to choose, but here is the list. 🙂

    The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
    The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
    Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
    The Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
    The Shadows – Apache
    The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
    Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
    Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
    Aretha Franklin – Respect
    Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From My Friends

  24. I had to post it twice, since a blue screen appeared while I was posting the message. Maybe my computer doesn’t like my list. 😛

    Here are my songs.

    The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
    The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
    Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
    The Shadows – Apache
    Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
    The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
    Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
    Aretha Franklin – Respect
    Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From my Friends

  25. Some of them never chart in Norway, but anyway:

    Point Me At The Sky – Pink Floyd
    A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
    Penny Lane – The Beatles
    No Milk Today – Herman’s Hermit
    The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
    Hey Jude – The Beatles
    Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
    Mighty Quinn – Manfred Mann
    California Dreamin’ – Mamas & The Papas
    Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd

  26. Grand Funk~Heartbreaker
    Three Dog Night~One
    Mel Carter~Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
    Dionne Warwick~Walk on By
    Thunderclap Newman~Something in the Air
    Buffalo Springfield~For What it’s Worth
    Mamas and the Papas~Monday, Monday
    Bob Dylan~She Belongs to Me
    Del Shanon~Runaway
    Ventures~Walk Don’t Run

    Trivia Question; What 1969 movie had Thunderclap Newmans “Something in the Air” playing while people were jumping in a pool of sewage to get money?

    1. It’s “The Magic Christian”, if I don’t go wrong.

      I saw it some years ago, but I remember that scene. 😀

    2. Hi Stephen,

      Could it be “Strawberry Statement”, (Stuart Hagmann, 1969) a movie about student riots in the US?

      Anyway, it features Thunderclap Newman’s “Something in the Air”!

    3. Yes, it’s the “Magic Christian”… another one of those movies that fell in the same catagory as “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Head”.

  27. 🙁 Sorry guys (I include girls with the guys… it saves me posting more words than necessary) but I can only think of one song, as I wasn’t there in the 60s (and definitely don’t remember it).

    I am not even sure if it was a number 1. Plus, it was 1959… can we bend some rulers here please FEd? 😕

    – Running Bear (love this video to it).

    The song reminds me of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella or Snow White.

  28. FE’d:

    By the way, the David MacIlwaine sculptures of ‘wire man’ are wonderful. Wish I was there to see them in person.

    My list for top picks of the 60s is:

    Yesterday – Beatles
    The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
    Monday, Monday – Mamas & Papas
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
    Walk Like A Man – Four Seasons
    I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
    Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
    Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary
    My Guy – Mary Wells
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka

    At least for today.

    Hope everyone had a good weekend. It has been so dark in Minnesota today, that it seems more night than day. At least it is finally spring.

    Jan

    1. Ah, Roy Orbison…

      I caught a concert of his on TV the other night (released on DVD as ‘Black and White Night’, with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and many others in support).

      If you haven’t seen it before, definitely look out for it. Roy was in great form.

    2. Roy Orbison, Black & White is such a fantastic show and is one of my favorite music DVDs! Roy sounds as wonderful as ever, hitting those sweet high notes with such power and ease. And his backing band and singers ain’t half-bad either! Wouldn’t you have loved to be in the audience that night?? Wow!

      He really rocked the foundation of what was considered standard song structure right on it’s ass with songs like Running Scared and It’s Over which are two of my all-time favorites. What a unique style and voice he had!

      Roy was also such a gentle, quiet, sweet and unassuming man who suffered such terrible loss in his life but still kept on writing, recording and performing. He was one of a kind and gave us the most incredible music from his first recordings in the very early ’60s right up to his Traveling Wilbury days. 8)

      I thank him for that. 🙂

    3. Yes, FE’d, I have seen this numerous times. Never get tired of it. Weren’t they all young looking?

      Many time when our public broadcasting station is trying to raise funds, they play the Black and White.

      Just listening again to a selection of CDs while doing some spring cleaning. I love ‘Us And Them’ and the way it segues into ‘Any Color You Like’.

      And I don’t want to start any RW vs DG talk. I am not a fan of RW but his lyrics on Brain Damage “The paper holds their folded faces to the floor, And everyday the paper boy brings more” is one of his best. Maybe it seems a simple one, but I doubt that it is. I like what visions it creates in my mind. Also, like the line from “Wot’s… Uh the Deal” about “I’m the man on the outside looking in.” I probably don’t have this just right. But no worries.

      Just some random thoughts while listening to the music.

      Hope you are all having a good Monday.

      Jan

  29. El Paso ~ Marty Robbins
    I’m Sorry ~ Brenda Lee
    Stay~ Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
    Duke of Earl ~ Gene Chandler
    I Can’t Stop Loving You ~ Ray Charles
    He’s A Rebel ~ The Crystals (but not really The Crystals)
    Fingertips, Pt. 2 ~ Little Stevie Wonder
    My Guy ~ Mary Wells
    A Hard Day’s Night ~ The Beatles
    The House of the Rising Sun ~ The Animals
    Do Wah Diddy Diddy ~ Manfred Mann
    Come See About Me ~ The Supremes
    I Feel Fine ~ The Beatles
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ~ The Righteous Brothers
    My Girl ~ The Temptations
    Mr. Tambourine Man ~ The Byrds
    Get Off My Cloud ~ The Rolling Stones
    The Sound of Silence ~ Simon & Garfunkel
    When A Man Loves A Woman ~ Percy Sledge
    Paint It Black ~ The Rolling Stones
    Wild Thing ~ The Troggs
    Sunshine Superman ~ Donovan
    Groovin’ ~ The Young Rascals 8)
    Respect ~ Aretha Franklin
    All You Need Is Love ~ The Beatles
    To Sir With Love ~ Lulu
    (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay ~ Otis Redding
    Hey Jude ~ The Beatles
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine ~ Marvin Gaye
    Everyday People ~ Sly & The Family Stone
    Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In ~ The 5th Dimension
    Come Together ~ The Beatles
    Leaving On A Jet Plane ~ Peter, Paul & Mary

    Man, the internet is a great memory-enhancement tool for the randomly trivial. An entire decade of Billboard’s Number 1 hits from the ’60s in chronological order–how very handy! I must burn these to a CD now.

    This has been a fun distraction from the (un)real world this groovin’ Sunday afternoon. Thanks FEd! 😛

    Peace ‘n’ Love!
    Gabrielle

    1. D’oh! I’m just now realizing that I left Running Scared off of my list 😮 ~ it was Number 1 on the Billboard chart from June 5 – June 18, 1961.

      Forgive me, FEd, for my long list. At least I made my choices based only on the Billboard chart list. Imagine if I’d have used other charts, such as the UK–I could have given you at least 50 songs!

      As you say, it was quite a decade for music. 😛

  30. off-topic

    hey FE’d

    forgive my interrupting but I think you should maybe find the time to watch this documentary.

    I do hope you enjoy.

    hope all’s well @ DGHQ
    andy.

  31. Here’s my random 10 No1 singles from the Sixties…

    Apache : The Shadows – ’60
    Do Wah Diddy Diddy : Manfred Mann – ’64
    Oh, Pretty Woman : Roy Orbison – ’64
    Mr. Tambourine Man : The Byrds – ’65
    I’m A Believer : The Monkees – ’66
    Strangers In The Night : Frank Sinatra – ’66
    Sunny Afternoon : The Kinks – ’66
    All You Need Is Love : The Beatles – ’67
    What A Wonderful World : Louis Armstrong – ’68
    Suspicious Minds : Elvis – ’69

    Subject to change at a moment’s notice.

    The 60s was the ultimate decade for real top quality singles.

  32. Hello FEd and mates,

    what wonderful stuff!

    Problem 1 : in those years I was in Italy and the great part of Italian music was made by commercial tracks and cover (from UK and USA) tracks, the one I remember is Lucio Battisti – fresh air and new music for young people.

    We had two specific radio programs named “Per voi giovani ” (Dedicated to Young people) e “Bandiera gialla” (Yellow Flag) that aired a lot of music from UK and US and two magazines “Big” and “Ciao 2001” (I worked there in 1972 from London, when was 17).

    So I remember…

    All by Pink Floyd
    Some Velvet Morning – Vanilla Fudge
    Dazed and Confused – Led Zeppelin
    Happy Jack and My Generation – Who
    For your Love – Yardbirds
    Mighty Queen – Manfred Mann
    Apache -Shadows (Do you remember Jokers Wild and Big Girls Don’t Cry?)
    A Whiter Shade of Pale and Homburg – Procol Harum
    The House of the Rising Sun – Animals
    Paint it Black and Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
    Yesterday and Penny Lane – Beatles
    Like a Rolling Stone and Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
    Something (I don’t remember the title) – Tyrannosaurus Rex
    In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson

    I love a bunch the music starting 1960 to 1979…

    Kisses from Rome
    diana

  33. I love Aquarius, I can never remember who did that one until someone mentions it. The 5th Dimension.

    I loved it in the ending of The 40 Year Old Virgin. Funny flick if you haven’t seen it.

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