We love lists. Especially musical ones. They make great conversation among friends and ice breakers at parties.
How could you not be fascinated by Cleveland.com's latest retro list: The 100 Greatest Songs of the '60s by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
Let's start with the Top 5:
- 1.The Rolling Stones– “Gimme Shelter”
- 2.The Beach Boys– “Good Vibrations”
- 3.Aretha Franklin– “Respect”
- 4.Bob Dylan– “Like a Rolling Stone”
- 5.The Beatles– “A Day In the Life”
The next 5 are just as impressive:
- 6.James Brown– “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”
- 7.Marvin Gaye– “I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
- 8.The Velvet Underground– “Heroin”
- 9.The Beatles– “Strawberry Fields Forever"
- 10.Martha and the Vandellas– “Dancing In the Street"
Limiting the list to only Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees means we'll find songs by The Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and The Doors, but it also excludes iconic tunes such as "Louie Louie" (byThe Kingsmen), "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf) and "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis Group), as those artists are still waiting for the "call from the Hall."
And in case you're curious about the last song to make the list, it's:
- 100.Led Zeppelin– “Communication Breakdown”
Interesting that The Beatles are the only artist to grab two spots in the Top 10.
I'm surprised that legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Cream didn't crack the Top 10.
Source: Cleveland.com and Premiere