Sunday, March 25, 2012

Top 100 Songs of 1967

All one needs to do is look at the list below to know that 1967 was without a doubt one of the best years of the Rock Era.  How many years can give us so many memorable songs?  Not many.  These days, there are 15, perhaps 20 songs that could be called "memorable" and certainly none that could be called "classics".  Even in years that border it on the Rock Era timeline, 1967 stands out as a magical year.  As of now, here are how The Top 100 of 1967* looks:

1.      Light My Fire--Doors

2.      Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry

3.      To Sir With Love--Lulu

4.      Groovin'--Young Rascals

5.      The Letter--Box Tops

6.      Penny Lane--Beatles

7.      Happy Together--Turtles

8.      Hello Goodbye--Beatles

9.      Windy--Association

10.    Daydream Believer--Monkees

11.    Respect--Aretha Franklin

12.    A Day in the Life--Beatles

13.    Never My Love--Association

14.    All You Need is Love--Beatles

15.    For What It's Worth--Buffalo Springfield

16.    Incense and Peppermints--Strawberry Alarm Clark

17.    Ruby Tuesday--Rolling Stones

18.    Can't Take My Eyes Off of You--Frankie Valli

19.    Reflections--Supremes

20.    Strawberry Fields Forever--Beatles
21.    Brown-Eyed Girl--Van Morrison

22.    San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
23.    White Rabbit--Jefferson Airplane
24.    A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)--Aretha Franklin
25.    Pleasant Valley Sunday--Monkees
26.    Soul Man--Sam & Dave
27.    I Was Made to Love Her--Stevie Wonder
28.    Woman, Woman--Gary Puckett & the Union Gap

29.    Up-Up and Away--5th Dimension

30.    The Rain, the Park & Other Things--Cowsills
31.    Chain of Fools--Aretha Franklin

32.    Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)--John Fred & His Playboy Band

33.    A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum

34.    Somebody to Love--Jefferson Airplane

35.    Spooky--Classics IV
36.    Little Bit O'Soul--Music Explosion
37.    Somethin' Stupid--Frank & Nancy Sinatra
38.    Sweet Soul Music--Arthur Conley
39.    Dedicated to the One I Love--Mamas & Papas
40.    The Happening--Supremes

41.    How Can I Be Sure--Rascals

42.    I Think We're Alone Now--Tommy James & the Shondells

43.    Nobody But Me--Human Beinz

44.    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help from My Friends--Beatles

45.    By the Time I Get to Phoenix--Glen Campbell
46.    Green Tambourine--Lemon Pipers

47.    Love Is Here and Now You're Gone--Supremes

48.    Baby, I Need Your Lovin'--Four Tops

49.    Bend Me, Shape Me--American Breed

50.    I Can See For Miles--Who

51.    I Say a Little Prayer--Dionne Warwick

52.    Different Drum--Stone Poneys

53.    Summer Rain--Johnny Rivers

54.    Bernadette--Four Tops

55.    Silence Is Golden--Tremeloes
56.    I Second That Emotion--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
57.    Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You--Lettermen

58.    I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
59.    Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
60.    Monterey--Animals

61.    Love Me Two Times--Doors
62.    Gentle on My Mind--Glen Campbell
63.    She'd Rather Be With Me--Turtles

64.    Tracks of My Tears--Johnny Rivers
65.    Mercy, Mercy Mercy--Buckinghams

66.    When I Was Young--Animals
67.    People Are Strange--Doors
68.    Your Precious Love--Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

69.    New York Mining Disaster 1941--Bee Gees

70.    Kentucky Woman--Neil Diamond
71.    Let's Spend the Night Together--Rolling Stones
72.    Come On Down to My Boat--Every Mother's Son
73.    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You--Monkees
74.    Carrie-Ann--Hollies

75.    (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)--Jackie Wilson
76.    To Love Somebody--Bee Gees
77.    Thank the Lord for the Night Time--Neil Diamond
78.    I Dig Rock & Roll Music--Mamas & Papas
79.    She's My Girl--Turtles
80.    Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon--Neil Diamond

81.    There's a Kind of Hush--Herman's Hermits
82.    Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie--Jay & the Techniques
83.    Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood

84.    I Am the Walrus--Beatles

85.    Let's Live for Today--Grass Roots

86.    Lazy Day--Spanky & Our Gang

87.    Itchykoo Park--Small Faces

88.    Bottle of Wine--Fireballs

89.    The Look of Love--Dusty Springfield
90.    You'd Better Sit Down, Kids--Cher

91.    Western Union--Five Americans
92.    Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)--Buckinghams
93.    The Beat Goes On--Sonny & Cher
94.    Don't You Care--Buckinghams

95.    (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts--Bee Gees
96.    Darling, Be Home Soon--Lovin' Spoonful
97.    Baby, I Love You--Aretha Franklin
98.    I Had a Dream--Paul Revere & the Raiders
99.    Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee

100.    All Along the Watchtower--Jimi Hendrix Experience              
87.    Holiday--Bee Gees
100.  I'm a Man--Spencer Davis Group

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