100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 1960s

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock and Roll and related sub-genres. These songs are ranked based upon their intitial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of Rock and Roll and its sub-genres.
Rock Songs 1960s
1. Respect
Aretha Franklin
2. Louie Louie
Kingsmen
3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
5. Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan
6. Hey Jude
Beatles
7. Good Vibrations
Beach Boys
8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Righteous Brothers
9. My Girl
Temptations
10. Light My Fire
Doors
11. She Loves You
Beatles
12. You Really Got Me
Kinks
13. In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
14. Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream
15. Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix
16. A Day In The Life
Beatles
17. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
James Brown
18. Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin
19. My Generation
The Who
20. All Along The Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix
21. Mr. Tambourine Man
Byrds
22. Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival
23. Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
24. When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
25. I Want To Hold Your Hand
Beatles
26. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Procol Harum
27. House Of The Rising Sun
Animals
28. Yesterday
Beatles
29. Be My Baby
Ronettes
30. Where Did Our Love Go
Supremes
31. Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane
32. I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles
33. Green Onions
Booker T. & the MGs
34. The Sounds Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
35. I Want You Back
Jackson 5
36. Soul Man
Sam & Dave
37. I Get Around
Beach Boys
38. Reach Out, I'll Be There
Four Tops
39. Gimme Some Lovin'
Spencer Davis Group
40. Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations
41. Dancing In The Street
Martha & the Vandellas
42. Mony Mony
Tommy James & the Shondells
43. Jumpin' Jack Flash
Rolling Stones
44. Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf
45. Oh, Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
46. White Room
Cream
47. Sympathy For The Devil
Rolling Stones
48. Ticket To Ride
Beatles
49. The Tracks Of My Tears
Miracles
50. California Dreamin'
The Mamas & the Papas
51. Eight Miles High
Byrds
52. For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield
53. Strawberry Fields Forever
Beatles
54. Nights In White Satin
Moody Blues
55. Heart Full Of Soul
Yardbirds
56. People Get Ready
Impressions
57. Honky Tonk Women
Rolling Stones
58. Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival
59. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby, Stills & Nash
60. Stand By Me
Ben E. King
61. Revolution
Beatles
62. Surfin' USA
Beach Boys
63. Glad All Over
Dave Clark Five
64. It's All Right
Impressions
65. Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan
66. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Shirelles
67. Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
68. Dazed And Confused
Led Zeppelin
69. Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones
70. Bring It On Home To Me
Sam Cooke
71. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Miracles
72. A Hard Day's Night
Beatles
73. Paint It Black
Rolling Stones
74. You Keep Me Hangin' On
Supremes
75. Wild Thing
Troggs
76. She's Not There
Zombies
77. I Feel Fine
Beatles
78. The Loco-Motion
Little Eva
79. Crazy
Patsy Cline
80. The Times They Are A'Changin'
Bob Dylan
81. Do You Believe In Magic
Lovin' Spoonful
82. Psychotic Reaction
Count Five
83. I'm A Believer
Monkees
84. All Day And All Of The Night
Kinks
85. God Only Knows
Beach Boys
86. The Letter
Box Tops
87. The Wanderer
Dion
88. Under The Boardwalk
Drifters
89. Touch Me
Doors
90. Time Of The Season
Zombies
91. A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke
92. Gloria
Them / Shadows Of Knight
93. Runaround Sue
Dion
94. Crying
Roy Orbison
95. In My Life
Beatles
96. Waterloo Sunset
Kinks
97. 96 Tears
? & the Mysterians
98. I Can See For Miles
The Who
99. Don't Worry Baby
Beach Boys
100. I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
101. Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles
102. Hold On, I'm A'Comin'
Sam & Dave
103. My Back Pages
Byrds
104. Get Off Of My Cloud
Rolling Stones
105. I Fought The Law
Bobby Fuller Four
106. Runaway
Del Shannon
107. White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
108. Please Please Me
Beatles
109. Twist And Shout
Beatles
110. My Guy
Mary Wells
111. I Can't Help Myself
Four Tops
112. Kicks
Paul Revere & the Raiders
113. California Girls
Beach Boys
114. Good Lovin'
Young Rascals
115. For Your Love
Yardbirds
116. I've Been Loving You Too Long
Otis Redding
117. Shotgun
Jr. Walker & the All-stars
118. Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
119. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Martha & the Vandellas
120. Help!
Beatles
121. Only The Lonely
Roy Orbison
122. Time Has Come Today
Chambers Brothers
123. Come Together
Beatles
124. Dance To The Music
Sly & the Family Stone
125. Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
126. Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan
127. Quarter To Three
Gary U.S. Bonds
128. Turn, Turn, Turn
Byrds
129. Can't Buy Me Love
Beatles
130. I Can't Get Next To You
Temptations
131. Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
132. Pinball Wizard
The Who
133. Evil Ways
Santana
134. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Sly & the Family Stone
135. A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin
136. Happy Together
Turtles
137. River Deep, Mountain High
Ike & Tina Turner
138. Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
139. Helter Skelter
Beatles
140. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Iron Butterfly
141. It's Your Thing
Isley Brothers
142. You Can't Always Get What You Want
Rolling Stones
143. Tears Of A Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
144. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Jackie Wilson
145. You Can't Hurry Love
Supremes
146. Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Four Tops
147. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Manfred Mann
148. Hanky Panky
Tommy James & the Shondells
149. No Particular Place To Go
Chuck Berry
150. Fun, Fun, Fun
Beach Boys
151. Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
152. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Swingin' Medallions
153. Wouldn't It Be Nice
Beach Boys
154. Penny Lane
Beatles
155. Everyday People
Sly & the Family Stone
156. Piece Of My Heart
Big Brother & the Holding Company
157. Crimson And Clover
Tommy James & the Shondells
158. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles
159. Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf
160. The Weight
The Band
161. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Animals
162. Knock On Wood
Eddie Floyd
163. Summer In The City
Lovin' Spoonful
164. Sunshine Superman
Donovan
165. Hang On Sloopy
McCoys
166. On Broadway
Drifters
167. Sherry
Four Seasons
168. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
169. Stay
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
170. Chain Gang
Sam Cooke
171. Save The Last Dance For Me
Drifters
172. Shop Around
Miracles
173. Needles And Pins
Searchers
174. Try A Little Tenderness
Otis Redding
175. Wooly Bully
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
176. Rag Doll
Four Seasons
177. Memphis
Johnny Rivers
178. Baby Love
Supremes
179. Surf City
Jan & Dean
180. Da Doo Ron Ron
Crystals
181. Space Oddity
David Bowie
182. It Will Stand
Showmen
183. Running Scared
Roy Orbison
184. Please Mr. Postman
Marvelettes
185. The Dark End Of The Street
James Carr
186. You Keep Me Hangin' On
Vanilla Fudge
187. The End
Doors
188. Cold Sweat
James Brown
189. Get Together
Youngbloods
190. Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan
191. Wipe Out
Surfaris
192. The Twist
Chubby Checker
193. Cathy's Clown
Everly Brothers
194. Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
195. One Fine Day
Chiffons
196. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
Shangri-Las
197. Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Stevie Wonder
198. Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
199. Hello Mary Lou
Ricky Nelson
200. Walk On By
Dionne Warwick
201. Up On The Roof
Drifters
202. Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
203. I Got You Babe
Sonny & Cher
204. Chapel Of Love
Dixie Cups
205. My Boyfriend's Back
Angels
206. We Can Work It Out
Beatles
207. Something
Beatles
208. Cloud Nine
Temptations
209. Kick Out The Jams
MC5
210. I Can't Stop Loving You
Ray Charles
211. Hot Fun In The Summertime
Sly & the Family Stone
212. Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley
213. Think
Aretha Franklin
214. Nowhere To Run
Martha & the Vandellas
215. Ooo Baby Baby
Miracles
216. Twist And Shout
Isley Brothers
217. Walking In The Rain
Ronettes
218. Blue Moon
Marcels
219. Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
220. Duke Of Earl
Gene Chandler (Dukays)
221. Shakin' All Over
Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
222. Surfer Girl
Beach Boys
223. (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
Righteous Brothers
224. A Well Respected Man
Kinks
225. Day Tripper
Beatles
226. Stop! In The Name Of Love
Supremes
227. Help Me Rhonda
Beach Boys
228. Get Back
Beatles
229. Street Fighting Man
Rolling Stones
230. Summertime Blues
Blue Cheer
231. Hush
Deep Purple
232. It's The Same Old Song
Four Tops
233. Tell Her No
Zombies
234. Hello Stranger
Barbara Lewis
235. Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke
236. Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid
Led Zeppelin
237. Spanish Harlem
Ben E. King
238. Walk--Don't Run
Ventures
239. Mother-In-Law
Ernie K. Doe
240. These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding
241. Do You Love Me
Contours
242. Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin
243. Sweet Soul Music
Arthur Conley
244. Let's Spend The Night Together
Rolling Stones
245. Groovin'
Young Rascals 
246. Along Comes Mary
Association
247. Only The Strong Survive
Jerry Butler
248. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Beatles
249. To Love Somebody
Bee Gees
250. The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King
251. Respect
Otis Redding
252. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Beatles
253. Wonderful World
Sam Cooke
254. At Last
Etta James
255. Here Comes The Sun
Beatles
256. Back In My Arms Again
Supremes
257. Going To A Go-Go
Miracles
258. Build Me Up Buttercup
Foundations
259. Twisting The Night Away
Sam Cooke
260. He's A Rebel
Crystals
261. Darlin'
Beach Boys
262. In My Room
Beach Boys
263. Eight Days A Week
Beatles
264. I Got The Feelin'
James Brown
265. Hello I Love You
Doors
266. From Me To You
Beatles
267. Fingertips - Pt. 2
Little Stevie Wonder
268. Sunny Afternoon
Kinks
269. Under My Thumb
Rolling Stones
270. Hello Goodbye
Beatles
271. Foxey Lady
Jimi Hendrix
272. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Animals
273. I Do Love You
Billy Stewart
274. I Am A Rock
Simon & Garfunkel
275. Ask The Lonely
Four Tops
276. Bits And Pieces
Dave Clark Five
277. Leader Of The Pack
Shangri-Las
278. Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles
279. He Will Break Your Heart
Jerry Butler
280. Cupid
Sam Cooke
281. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Marvin Gaye
282. Land Of 1,000 Dances
Cannibal & the Headhunters
283. Green River
Creedence Clearwater Revival
284. I Can't Explain
The Who
285. Just Like A Woman
Bob Dylan
286. Dirty Water
Standells
287. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
288. The Way You Do The Things You Do
Temptations
289. Daddy's Home
Shep & the Limelites
290. It's My Party
Lesley Gore
291. Shapes Of Things
Yardbirds
292. I Like It Like That
Chris Kenner
293. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Tokens
294. Heroin
Velvet Underground
295. Games People Play
Joe South
296. I'm Waiting For The Man
Velvet Underground
297. Friday On My Mind
Easybeats
298. I'm Sorry
Brenda Lee
299. Baby Workout
Jackie Wilson
300. Crossroads
Cream

Last Updated: 2009-07-09
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