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.
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.

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
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:
* Walk Fenways
Brett's Choice:
* Getting Mighty Crowded Betty Everett

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