VA - The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s (2006)

MUSiC. May 2, 2011 by aomua.

VA - The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s (2006)
200 tracks | Release: 2006 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.31 GB
Genre: Blues

People always ask: "When is Pitchfork gonna run a list of the top albums of the 1960s?" The answer today? Probably never. Not that we didn't consider it. It's just that when we sat down to map it all out, we found it would be more rewarding to approach the decade through its songs instead. After all, it was by and large a single-oriented era-- the long-player didn't really take over as a creative medium until the 60s had nearly come to an end. And besides, Revolver 's ego is out of hand as it is.

So today, we kick off the largest feature in Pitchfork history, a five-day trip through the first full decade of the pop/rock era. From today until Friday, we'll roll out the 200 songs that most resonate with a generation too young to have experienced the decade firsthand, but old enough to know it had more to offer than "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".

Of course, we recognize that even at 200 tracks, our list leaves off hundreds of other fantastic and amazing songs-- not to mention a handful of cuts from the Baby Boomer canon that our staff doesn't much care for (hello, "Light My Fire"!). But if nothing else, we at least limited the maximum number of tracks per artist to five so that, say, the 14th most popular Beach Boys song (probably "Vega-Tables" or some such) wouldn't bump off more deserving tracks from less iconic artists. So let's waste no time counting off the first 50...



200. The Kinks: " Sunny Afternoon"
199. Nina Simone: "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
198. Dionne Warwick: "Walk On By"
197. Charles Mingus: "Solo Dancer"
196. Irma Thomas: "Time Is on My Side"
195. James Brown: "Night Train (Live at the Apollo)"
194. The Foundations: "Build Me Up Buttercup"
193. Johnny and June Carter Cash: "Jackson"
192. Alton Ellis: "I'm Still in Love With You"
191. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
190. Leonard Cohen: "So Long, Marianne"
189. The Sonics: "Strychnine"
188. Tyrannosaurus Rex: "Debora"
187. The Walker Brothers: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
186. The Hollies: "Bus Stop"
185. The Temptations: "Get Ready"
184. James Brown: "Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)"
183. Bobby Darin: "Beyond the Sea"
182. Patsy Cline: "She's Got You"
181. France Gall: "Laisse Tomber les Filles"
180. The Barbarians: "Moulty"
179. Bembeya Jazz National: "Armee Guineenne"
178. Otis Redding: "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)"
177. The Tammys: "Egyptian Shumba"
176. MC5: "Kick Out the Jams"
175. Loretta Lynn: "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
174. Darlene Love: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
173. Phil Ochs: "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
172. Archie Bell & the Drells: "Here I Go Again"
171. Neil Diamond: "Sweet Caroline"
170. Francoise Hardy: "Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles"
169. Stevie Wonder: "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
168. Albert Ayler: "Ghosts"
167. Stone Poneys: "Different Drum"
166. The Flirtations: "Nothing But a Heartache"
165. The Monks: "Monk Time"
164. Frank Sinatra: "It Was a Very Good Year"
163. Cromagnon: "Caledonia"
162. The Who: "I Can See For Miles"
161. The Zombies: "She's Not There"
160. Os Mutantes: "A Minha Menina"
159. Pink Floyd: "Astronomy Domine"
158. P.P. Arnold: "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
157. Aretha Franklin: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
156. Loretta Lynn: "Fist City"
155. Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Bad Moon Rising"
154. The Kingsmen: "Louie Louie"
153. Lorraine Ellison: "Stay With Me"
152. The Association: "Never My Love"
151. David Axelrod: "The Human Abstract"
150. Bob Dylan: "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"
149. Archie Bell & the Drells: "Tighten Up"
148. The Velvet Underground: "Sister Ray"
147. Nina Simone: "Sinnerman"
146. Terry Riley: "In C"
145. Tammy Wynette: "Stand by Your Man"
144. Bobbie Gentry: "Ode to Billie Joe"
143. Scott Walker: "Big Louise"
142. Procol Harum: "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
141. The Supremes: "Baby Love"
140. Donovan: "Season of the Witch"
139. The Impressions: "People Get Ready"
138. The Righteous Brothers: "Unchained Melody"
137. The Dixie Cups: "Iko Iko"
136. Jimi Hendrix: "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
135. The Kinks: "Shangri-La"
134. Brian Wilson: "Surf's Up (solo piano version)"
133. The Monkees: "I'm a Believer"
132. Louis Armstrong: "What a Wonderful World"
131. The Byrds: "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better"
130. John Coltrane: "My Favorite Things"
129. Harry Nilsson: "Everybody's Talkin'"
128. Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"
127. George Jones: "She Thinks I Still Care"
126. Led Zeppelin: "What Is and What Should Never Be"
125. Miles Davis: "Shhh/Peaceful"
124. The Velvet Underground: "Venus in Furs"
123. The Supremes: "I Hear a Symphony"
122. Patsy Cline: "I Fall to Pieces"
121. Glen Campbell: "Wichita Lineman"
120. ? and the Mysterians: "96 Tears"
119. Silver Apples: "Oscillations"
118. The Bobby Fuller Four: "I Fought the Law"
117. Ben E. King: "Stand By Me"
116. Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit"
115. The Kinks: "Victoria"
114. Nancy Sinatra: "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
113. The Easybeats: "Friday on My Mind"
112. Steve Reich: "It's Gonna Rain"
111. Stevie Wonder: "I Was Made to Love Her"
110. The Four Tops: "It's the Same Old Song"
109. The Byrds: "Eight Miles High"
108. Harry Nilsson: "One"
107. Bob Dylan: "Visions of Johanna"
106. Desmond Dekker & the Aces: "007 (Shanty Town)"
105. Simon & Garfunkel: "America"
104. King Crimson: "21st Century Schizoid Man"
103. Merle Haggard: "Mama Tried"
102. Sly & the Family Stone: "Everyday People"
101. Pink Floyd: "See Emily Play"
100. The Isley Brothers: "It's Your Thing"
99. Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"
98. The Zombies: "Care of Cell 44"
97. The Maytals: "Pressure Drop"
96. The Shangri-Las: "Give Him a Great Big Kiss"
95. Sam Cooke: "Cupid"
94. Simon & Garfunkel: "Mrs. Robinson"
93. Can: "Yoo Doo Right"
92. Nick Drake: "River Man"
91. The Who: "Substitute"
90. The Angels: "My Boyfriend's Back"
89. The Stooges: "1969"
88. The Kinks: "You Really Got Me"
87. The Miracles: "The Tracks of My Tears"
86. The Left Banke: "Walk Away Renee"
85. Roy Orbison: "Crying"
84. The Rolling Stones: "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
83. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: "Down by the River"
82. Elvis Presley: "Suspicious Minds"
81. Sam & Dave: "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
80. Bob Dylan: "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
79. Gal Costa: "Baby"
78. Sly & The Family Stone: "I Want to Take You Higher"
77. The Velvet Underground: "Heroin"
76. BBC Radiophonic Workshop: "Doctor Who (Original Theme)"
75. Simon & Garfunkel: "The Boxer"
74. James Brown & the Famous Flames: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
73. Bob Dylan: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
72. Van Morrison: "Sweet Thing"
71. Jimi Hendrix: "Manic Depression"
70. Patsy Cline: "Crazy"
69. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones: "Misirlou"
68. The Shirelles: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
67. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: "Cinnamon Girl"
66. The Paragons: "The Tide Is High"
65. The Mamas & the Papas: "California Dreamin'"
64. Del Shannon: "Runaway"
63. Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim: "The Girl From Ipanema"
62. The Rolling Stones: "Street Fighting Man"
61. The Supremes: "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
60. Sly & the Family Stone: "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
59. The Velvet Underground: "Sunday Morning"
58. The Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
57. Tommy James & the Shondells: "Crimson and Clover"
56. Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot: "Bonnie and Clyde"
55. Jackie Wilson: "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
54. The Monkees: "Daydream Believer"
53. Led Zeppelin: "Whole Lotta Love"
52. Ray Charles: "Georgia on My Mind"
51. Ike & Tina Turner: "River Deep Mountain High"
50. Love: "Alone Again Or"
49. Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra: "Some Velvet Morning"
48. David Bowie: "Space Oddity"
47. The Beatles: "Eleanor Rigby"
46. The Creation: "Making Time"
45. Dusty Springfield: "Son of a Preacher Man"
44. The Supremes: "Where Did Our Love Go"
43. Vince Guaraldi Trio: "Linus & Lucy"
42. The Band: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
41. Leonard Cohen: "Suzanne"
40. The Zombies: "This Will Be Our Year"
39. The Rolling Stones: "Sympathy for the Devil"
38. The Meters: "Cissy Strut"
37. Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sound of Silence"
36. 13th Floor Elevators: "You're Gonna Miss Me"
35. Johnny Cash: "Ring of Fire"
34. The Who: "The Kids Are Alright"
33. James Brown & the Famous Flames: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
32. Ennio Morricone: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Main Theme)"
31. Nico: "These Days"
30. The Shangri-Las: "Leader of the Pack"
29. The Kinks: "Waterloo Sunset"
28. Otis Redding: "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay"
27. The Velvet Underground: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
26. The Beatles: "I Am the Walrus"
25. The Rolling Stones: "Paint It Black"
24. The Supremes: "You Can't Hurry Love"
23. Etta James: "At Last"
22. Marvin Gaye: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
21. The Beach Boys: "Good Vibrations"
20. The Shangri-Las: "Out in the Streets"
19. The Beatles: "Tomorrow Never Knows"
18. The Crystals: "Then He Kissed Me"
17. Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Fortunate Son"
16. The Stooges: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
15. Aretha Franklin: "Think"
14. The Beach Boys: "Don't Worry Baby"
13. The Band: "The Weight"
12. The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"
11. Led Zeppelin: "Dazed and Confused"
10. Desmond Dekker & The Aces: "Israelites"
9. The Who: "I Can't Explain"
8. Johnny Cash: "Folsom Prison Blues (Live at Folsom Prison)"
7. The Beach Boys: "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
6. The Ronettes: "Be My Baby"
5. The Beatles: "A Day in the Life"
4. Bob Dylan: "Like a Rolling Stone"
3. Sam Cooke: "A Change Is Gonna Come"
2. The Jackson 5: "I Want You Back"
1. The Beach Boys: "God Only Knows"


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