100 Greatest Songs From 1967

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.

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.

1. Respect
Aretha Franklin
2. Light My Fire
Doors
3. Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream
4. Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix
5. A Day In The Life
Beatles
6. Whiter Shade Of Pale
Procol Harum
7. Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane
8. Soul Man
Sam & Dave
9. Strawberry Fields Forever
Beatles
10. Nights In White Satin
Moody Blues
11. The Letter
Box Tops
12. Waterloo Sunset
Kinks
13. I Can See For Miles
The Who
14. My Back Pages
Byrds
15. White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
16. Time Has Come Today
Chambers Brothers
17. Dance To The Music
Sly & the Family Stone
18. Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
19. A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin
20. Happy Together
Turtles
21. Tears Of A Clown
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
22. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Jackie Wilson
23. Penny Lane
Beatles
24. The Dark End Of The Street
James Carr
25. I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
26. You Keep Me Hangin' On
Vanilla Fudge
27. The End
Doors
28. Cold Sweat
James Brown
29. Get Together
Youngbloods
30. Different Drum
Stone Poneys
31. Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin
32. I Never Loved A Man
Aretha Franklin
33. Sweet Soul Music
Arthur Conley
34. Let's Spend The Night Together
Rolling Stones
35. Darlin'
Beach Boys
36. Hello Goodbye
Beatles
37. Groovin'
Young Rascals
38. To Love Somebody
Bee Gees
39. Foxey Lady
Jimi Hendrix
40. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
41. With A Little Help From My Friends
Beatles
42. People Are Strange
Doors
43. I Think We're Alone Now
Tommy James & the Shondells
44. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gladys Knight & the Pips
45. Your Precious Love
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
46. Bernadette
Four Tops
47. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Beatles
48. Gentle On My Mind
Glen Campbell
49. San Francisco
Scott McKenzie
50. Tighten Up
Archie Bell & the Drells

51. Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix
52. All You Need Is Love
Beatles
53. Break On Through
Doors
54. I'd Rather Go Blind
Etta James
55. Funky Broadway
Wilson Pickett
56. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beatles
57. There Is
Dells
58. Love Me Two Times
Doors
59. I'm Waiting For The Man
Velvet Underground
60. The Wind Cries Mary
Jimi Hendrix
61. Incense And Peppermints
Strawberry Alarm Clock
62. I Wish It Would Rain
Temptations
63. Creeque Alley
Mamas & Papas
64. Mr. Soul
Buffalo Springfield
65. Magical Mystery Tour
Beatles
66. Tramp
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
67. Alone Again Or
Love
68. Nobody But Me
Human Beinz
69. She'd Rather Be With Me
Turtles
70. Expressway To Your Heart
Soul Survivors
71. Let's Live For Today
Grass Roots
72. I Am The Walrus
Beatles
73. Ode To Billy Joe
Bobbie Gentry
74. Spooky
Classics IV
75. Never My Love
Association
76. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Glen Campbell
77. Tuesday Afternoon
Moody Blues
78. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Monkees
79. Strange Brew
Cream
80. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Status Quo
81. Heroes And Villains
Beach Boys
82. I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag
Country Joe & the Fish
83. Getting Better
Beatles
84. You're My Everything
Temptations
85. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli
86. Green Tambourine
Lemon Pipers
87. (I Wanna) Testify
Parliaments
88. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
Byrds
89. I've Been Lonely Too Long
Young Rascals
90. Alice's Restaurant Massacree
Arlo Guthrie
91. Reflections
Diana Ross & the Supremes
92. Jimmy Mack
Martha & the Vandellas
93. Baby, Now That I've Found You
Foundations
94. Love Is All Around
Troggs
95. The Rain, The Park, And Other Things
Cowsills
96. To Sir With Love
Lulu
97. Windy
Association
98. Ruby Tuesday
Rolling Stones
99. Pleasant Valley Sunday
Monkees
100. Little Bit O' Soul
Music Explosion
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Itchycoo Park
Small Faces
102. Heroin
Velvet Underground
103. New York Mining Disaster 194
Bee Gees
104. Western Union
Five Americans
105. I'm A Man
Spencer Davis Group
106. Carrie-Anne
Hollies
107. See Emily Play
Pink Floyd
108. I Was Made To Love Her
Stevie Wonder
109. Summer Rain
Johnny Rivers
110. Judy In Disguise
John Fred & the Playboy Band
111. Baby I Love You
Aretha Franklin
112. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
First Edition
113. Both Sides Now
Judy Collins
114. Soul Finger
Bar-Kays
115. Seven Rooms Of Gloom
Four Tops
116. Daydream Believer
Monkees
117. How Can I Be Sure
Young Rascals
118. Up, Up And Away
5th Dimension
119. All I Need
Temptations
120. Tell Mama
Etta James
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1967
An unheralded great record from 1967
Bruce's choice:
* Greasy Spoon
Rufus Thomas
Lew's choice:
* Dear Mr. Fantasy
Traffic
Adam's choice:
* She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)
Waylon Jennings
Brett's choice:
* Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
Buffalo Springfield
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Last Updated: 2009-01-11