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