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5 Favorite Songs Of The 1960's...No Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Or The Who, Pleeze


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Initial post: Jul 31, 2011 6:41:38 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Most listeners really don't realise the great musical painting that was the 1960's. Even in this forum, it seems dominated by The Beatles, Stones and Kinks and The Who...ALL great choices.
But there is a lot more that just these four artists from both before, and during the Beatles era. After all, the '60's were a ten year outpouring of music.

Five songs...You can always post more later.

"Last Plane To London"-The Rose Garden.
"Witchita Lineman"-Glenn Campbell
"Lazy Day"-Spanky & Our Gang
"Heart Full Of Soul"-The Yardbirds
"Talk Talk"-The Music Machine

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:02:50 PM PDT
Denise says:
I love music from the 60s!

Here are a few of my non-Beatles/Stones/etc. picks:

"Do You Love Me?" - The Contours
"House Of The Rising Sun" - The Animals
"Gimme Some Lovin'" - The Spencer Davis Group
"A Hazy Shade Of Winter" - Simon & Garfunkel
"Midnight Confessions" - The Grass Roots

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:17:03 PM PDT
Rod Hansen says:
1. Stand! - Sly & the Family Stone
2. I Couldn't Get High - The Fugs
3. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance - Frank Zappa
4. Venus in Furs - Velvet Underground
5. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - Bob Dylan

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:22:23 PM PDT
You should probably ask for posters five favorite songs not performed by the bands you've excluded, because by excluding them, some folks invariably won't be able to post what are, in fact, their five favorites. Nitpicking aside:

"I Wanna Be Your Dog" - The Stooges
"Heroin" - Velvet Underground
"Psycho" - The Sonics
"My Back Pages" - The Byrds version
"Back Door Man" - The Doors version

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:26:40 PM PDT
I gave away my top two in the Monkees thread earlier. If I were to list a personal Top 5 from the Hot 100 charts (my main passion), it would likely look like:

1. Cherish - The Association
2. Daydream Believer - The Monkees
3. So Much In Love - The Tymes

And about a 500 way tie for spots #4 and #5...haha.

The irony for me is that I actually have no trouble listing my favorite 60's songs (singles) and not including the Beatles, Stones, Kinks etc. I don't mean that to sound the wrong way but none of those groups were the first ones I fell in love with when I fell in love with the music of the 60's. And without denying their timelessness as BANDS, for pure pop pleasure/singles, I've always been more drawn to the likes of The Association, The Drifters, The Young Rascals, Smokey & The Miracles, The Zombies, The Monkees, etc.

Just a personal preference I guess...

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:36:37 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
7 & 7 is (love)
the good,the bad & the ugly (ennio morricone)
prelude-nightmare (the crazy world of arthur brown)
the kingdom of heaven is within you (thirteenth floor elevators)
plastic palace people (scott walker)

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:39:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2011 7:40:25 PM PDT
G. T. Arkhew says:
All great songs to lead off with boys and girls ! Here's some of my personal favorites:

"Sunshine Superman" - Donovan
"Groovin" - The Young Rascals
"Downtown" - Petula Clark
"Younger Girl" - The Critters (the first record I ever bought)
"California Dreaming" - The Mamas and Papas (the second record I ever bought)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 7:40:01 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Jeff... I knew you were going to say "Cherish" by the Association. You mentioned it before. It was my girl friends favorite. I love the Rythum of "Along Comes Mary". That song has a lot of interesting things going on musically...guitar string bends and the rythum block, and flute? I think.
Remember "White Bird" by It's A Beautiful Day

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:41:21 PM PDT
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Fortunate Son - CCR
Beg, Borrow, and Steal - Ohio Express
Come ON Up - Rascals
Just Like Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
JC

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 7:46:27 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Younger Girl"...The Lovin' Spoonfull did it and the Hondells had a great smoothe rock version.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:00:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2011 1:28:17 AM PDT
Without You - Manfred Mann
I Need Love - The DC 5
Rain On the Roof - The Lovin' Spoonful
All I Really Want to Do - The Byrds
Along Comes Mary - The Association

Just five that come to mind, without including the obvious groups.
Have at least 50 more favorites.
At least 5 more could come from The Zombies alone.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:04:04 PM PDT
Hi Ed,

Yeah, "Along Comes Mary" is awesome! The SOUND of the bass/bottom end is what always jumps out at me, then the rhythmic hand claps etc. It's a great one! If it weren't for "Windy", my second favorite, then "Mary" would be #2 for me. You know you really a like an artist when you have to put "Never My Love" as your fourth favorite hit of theirs and yet it's still a four star song! LOL.

But I always tell people to take me with a grain of salt because I'm a hopeless romantic in every way. And I'm a huge "love songs" lover. I mentioned in another post somewhere how my sweetheart and I are the type to dedicate songs to one another on the evening love songs programs (at least when the DJ's were live...LOL). Nonetheless, we have our trusted playlists at home as well and share a mutual love for pop songs/charts. But "Cherish" is always one of "our songs". As are about a 1000 others.

Right now we are enjoying "Yes I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason (#5, 1965). Another one that was flirting with that #4 and #5 spot on my above list. Just LOVE this song! And the strings. And the production. And, well, everything!

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:09:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2011 8:11:56 PM PDT
willm says:
Alfie
Walk On By
Don't Make Me Over
Message To Michael
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

Bacharach & David-America's Lennon & McCartney

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:12:19 PM PDT
I only know "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" via covers by The White Stripes and Elvis Costello. Who does it originally? I'd love to hear it. I guess I could just look it up, of course.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:15:11 PM PDT
willm says:
Dusty Springfield

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:26:03 PM PDT
Thanks!

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:29:14 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
I'll see if I can narrow it down... (To make it even more of a fun challenge, I also left out the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan.)

1. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
2. "Son of a Preacher Man" - Dusty Springfield
3. "Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds
4. "Baby, I Love You" - The Ronettes
5. "Alone Again, Or" - Love

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:43:10 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Don't Make Me Over" By Dion Warwick is a perfect song.
Bacarach & David...Oh Yeah.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:43:14 PM PDT
K. Cooper says:
Doors- Light My Fire
Left banke- walk away renee
Allman Brothers band- whipping post
Zombies- tell her no'
Dylan- Blowing in the wind

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:44:49 PM PDT
Mathew V. August:

1: Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
2: Gimme Some Lovin Spencer Davis Group
3: Turn Turn Turn The Byrds
4: My Girl The Temptations
5: Space Oddity David Bowie

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:45:21 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
(tommy hunt-i just don't know what to do with myself)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2011 8:51:14 PM PDT
Uh-oh. Controversy! I'll check both out.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:58:08 PM PDT
tokolosi says:
Purple Haze
Are You Experienced
If 6 Was 9
Voodoo Chile
Burning of the Midnight Lamp

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 9:02:11 PM PDT
tokolosi says:
or maybe:

Break On Through
The Crystal Ship
Strange Days
People Are Strange
When The Music's Over

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 9:24:56 PM PDT
Jay Fensti says:
Nights in White Satin - the Moody Blues
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Dirty Water - The Standells
It's for You - Three Dog Night
Journey to the Center of the Mind - The Amboy Dukes
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