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[big]The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten for the 1960s[/big]

1. In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

2. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

3. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

4. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas (1965)

5. My Generation - The Who (1965)

6. Get Together - The Youngbloods (1967)

7. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

8. House Of The Rising Sun, The - The Animals (1964)

9. All Along The Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)

10.Piece of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company (1968)

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I know, I think so too. It's tough to get all that should be there for a good representation. I don't know which song up there I would exchange. The '70's will be worse. :P

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[big]The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten for the 1960s[/big]

1. In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

2. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

3. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

4. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas (1965)

5. My Generation - The Who (1965)

6. Get Together - The Youngbloods (1967)

7. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

8. House Of The Rising Sun, The - The Animals (1964)

9. All Along The Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)

10.Piece of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company (1968)

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Great to see one of the songs I nominated make the list. Can't disagree the choices. I will say that there is only one song from the early 60s in the list, and that's the Animals. I suppose it might have to do with the fact that maybe the late 60s were better musically. Pre-65, I think a lot of the music sounded the same. It was after the Stones put a rock edge to the British Invasion that suddenly you started seeing music with some balls, if you catch my drift.

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before I forget it:

The Results

1. In My Life - The Beatles (1965) 120

2. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965) 57

3. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (1968) 56

4. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas (1965) 51

5. My Generation - The Who (1965) 45

6. Get Together - The Youngbloods (1967) 44

7. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) 43

8. House Of The Rising Sun, The - The Animals (1964) 41

9. All Along The Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968) 41

10.Piece of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company (1968) 37

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Stand By Me - Ben E. King (1961) 36

Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones (1968) 35

Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane (1967) 34

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (1965) 34

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (1966) 33

Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel (1968) 29

Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (1966) 27

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (1965) 24

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd (1968) 23

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (1965) 22

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells (1968) 22

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies (1969) 21

Yesterday - The Beatles (1965) 21

And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles (1966) 21

Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel (1966) 20

Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin (1969) 20

Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats (1966) 20

End, The - The Doors (1967) 20

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum (1969) 19

Venus - Shocking Blue (1969) 19

I'm a Man - The Spencer Davis Group (1967) 19

She's Not There - The Zombies (1964) 18

Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith (1969) 18

Wipe Out - The Surfaris (1962) 17

Kick Out The Jams - MC5 (1969) 17

Heroin - The Velvet Underground (1967) 16

Court Of The Crimson King, The - King Crimson (1969) 14

On The Road Again - Canned Heat (1968) 13

Season Of The Witch - Donovan (1966) 12

Have Love, Will Travel - The Sonics (1965) 11

Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (1968) 9

Thrill is Gone, The - B.B. King (1969) 6

Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba (1967) 4

Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison (1960) 1

Where Have All The Good Times Gone - The Kinks (1965) 0

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At least only one Beatles song made it in, and the right one.

I can't believe I forgot about "Respect" when nominating for the best of the 60's. :doh:

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Well MC...I thought like that too...there's just soooooo many good tunes....I'm really having a hard time with the 70's...I thought I knew what songs I was going to nominate, but I keep changing my mind...

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okay, I have a question - please don't take it blasphemous, I'm really curious about that:

why is 'In My Life' so special that it got more than double the points of #2? and almost six times as many as 'Yesterday'?

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The song discribes the thoughts we all sometimes have, that's probably why almost everybody can enjoy the song. It's personal and universal at the same time, I think.

The Beatles have made better songs imo, but I like this one. Yesterday is a bit too mellow/pop for me.

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Nicely balanced ten. I'm a little surprised both my noms made it in let alone the amount votes for number 1.

And while I do personally like other Beatles songs more and they could have arguably "greater" songs, "In My Life", boasting one of the finest melodies of its era, a lovely chord progression and a sublime vocal performance, beautifully captures both the nostalgia almost everyone feels for the people and places in their past and the hope and anticipation for the things to come in the future. Viaene summed it up perfectly: personal but universal. Dylan is more of an acquired taste. And "Yesterday" although very good, IMO, is more of a lament and just doesn't have the same all-around appeal.

Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

I also would have voted pretty highly for these two.

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That song had the most amount of points in the regular Ten, until Strawberry Fields Forever beat it out. It was also the #1 ever on the Ultimate Top Ten, so no surprise that it was number 1, or had that many votes.

The reason why I did not vote for it, was because I already knew it would go to #1 without my vote, so I could spare one slot for another song.

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