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100 Greatest Songs From 1964

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling single cover
My Girl single cover
You Really Got Me single cover
House Of The Rising Sun single cover
Where Did Our Love Go single cover
I Get Around single cover
Dancing In The Street single cover
Oh, Pretty Woman single cover
A Hard Day's Night single cover
She's Not There single cover
The Times They Are A'Changin' single cover
1
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Righteous Brothers
2
My Girl
Temptations
3
You Really Got Me
Kinks
4
House Of The Rising Sun
Animals
5
Where Did Our Love Go
Supremes
6
I Get Around
Beach Boys
7
Dancing In The Street
Martha & the Vandellas
8
Oh, Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
9
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles
10
She's Not There
Zombies
11
I Feel Fine
Beatles
12
The Times They Are A'Changin'
Bob Dylan
13
All Day And All Of The Night
Kinks
14
Under The Boardwalk
Drifters
15
A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke
16
Gloria
Them
17
Don't Worry Baby
Beach Boys
18
My Guy
Mary Wells
19
Can't Buy Me Love
Beatles
20
Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Four Tops
21
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Manfred Mann
22
Hanky Panky
Tommy James & the Shondells
23
No Particular Place To Go
Chuck Berry
24
Fun, Fun, Fun
Beach Boys
25
Needles And Pins
Searchers
26
Rag Doll
Four Seasons
27
Memphis
Johnny Rivers
28
Baby Love
Supremes
29
Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
Shangri-Las
30
Walk On By
Dionne Warwick
31
Chapel Of Love
Dixie Cups
32
Walking In The Rain
Ronettes
33
Tell Her No
Zombies
34
Eight Days A Week
Beatles
35
Bits And Pieces
Dave Clark Five
36
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Marvin Gaye
37
I Can't Explain
The Who
38
Leader Of The Pack
Shangri-Las
39
Come See About Me
Supremes
40
It Hurts To Be In Love
Gene Pitney
41
Time Is On My Side
Rolling Stones / Irma Thomas
42
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Temptations
43
Goin' Out Of My Head
Little Anthony & the Imperials
44
Hold What You've Got
Joe Tex
45
Shake
Sam Cooke
46
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Solomon Burke
47
Ain't Nothing You Can Do
Bobby "Blue" Bland
48
You Never Can Tell
Chuck Berry
49
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
Jan & Dean
50
It's All Over Now
Rolling Stones / Valentinos
51
Keep On Pushing
Impressions
52
Dawn (Go Away)
Four Seasons
53
Can't You See That She's Mine
Dave Clark Five
54
A World Without Love
Peter & Gordon
55
Because
Dave Clark Five
56
I Should Have Known Better
Beatles
57
The Boy From New York City
Ad-Libs
58
I Go To Pieces
Peter & Gordon
59
Go Now
Moody Blues / Bessie Banks
60
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
Beach Boys
61
Save It For Me
Four Seasons
62
Wishin' And Hopin'
Dusty Springfield
63
(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
Ronettes
64
She's A Woman
Beatles
65
Tobacco Road
Nashville Teens
66
Out Of Sight
James Brown
67
Dance, Dance, Dance
Beach Boys
68
Last Kiss
J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers
69
Good Times
Sam Cooke
70
I'm Into Something Good
Herman's Hermits
71
Have I The Right
Honeycombs
72
Nadine
Chuck Berry
73
California Sun
Rivieras
74
Heart Of Stone
Rolling Stones
75
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Tommy Tucker
76
Amen
Impressions
77
It's Over
Roy Orbison
78
I'm A Loser
Beatles
79
(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet
Reflections
80
Laugh, Laugh
Beau Brummels
81
This Diamond Ring
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
82
Funny
Joe Hinton
83
Wish Someone Would Care
Irma Thomas
84
The "In" Crowd
Dobie Gray
85
Ain't That Good News
Sam Cooke
86
Mountain Of Love
Johnny Rivers
87
Any Way You Want It
Dave Clark Five
88
Saturday Night At The Movies
Drifters
89
Steal Away
Jimmy Hughes
90
Selfish One
Jackie Ross
91
Come A Little Bit Closer
Jay & the Americans
92
G.T.O.
Ronny & the Daytonas
93
Bread And Butter
Newbeats
94
You're A Wonderful One
Marvin Gaye
95
Oh Baby Don't You Weep
James Brown
96
C'Mon And Swim
Bobby Freeman
97
A Summer Song
Chad & Jeremy
98
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)
Del Shannon
99
I Wanna Love Him So Bad
Jelly Beans
100
Too Many Fish In The Sea
Marvelettes
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Twine Time
Alvin Cash & the Crawlers
102
Oh No, Not My Baby
Maxine Brown
103
Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley
104
You Can't Do That
Beatles
105
I'm Crying
Animals
106
I Had A Talk With My Man
Mitty Collier
107
Mercy Mercy
Don Covay
108
When You Walk In The Room
Searchers
109
Yeh, Yeh
Georgie Fame
110
The Girl's Alright With Me
Temptations
111
Downtown
Petula Clark
112
And I Love Her
Beatles
113
I'm So Proud
Impressions
114
It Ain't Me Babe
Bob Dylan
115
My Boy Lollipop
Millie Small
116
If I Fell
Beatles
117
Shakin' All Over
Guess Who
118
Iko Iko
Dixie Cups
119
Little Red Rooster
Rolling Stones
120
Baby Don't Go
Sonny & Cher
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1964
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1964
*
He's Just A Playboy
Drifters
Lew's Choice:
*
Little Children
Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas
Adam's Choice:
*
Don't Answer The Door (Parts 1 & 2)
Jimmy Johnson
Brett's Choice:
*
Getting Mighty Crowded
Betty Everett




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