Top Ten Songs of the 1960s

1. The Beatles, “Hey Jude,” 1968
2. The Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” 1965
3. The Beatles, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” 1964
4. Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” 1967
5. Roy Orbison, “Oh, Pretty Woman,” 1964
6. Elvis Presley, “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” 1960
7. Elvis Presley, “It’s Now or Never,” 1960
8. Archies, “Sugar, Sugar,” 1969
9. The Beatles, “Get Back,” 1969
10. The Beatles, “She Loves You,” 1964

Follow this link to listen to the songs listed above on a Spotify playlist.

It is important to note that songs from Motown were extremely popular and successful, but received less airplay on radio due to some stations denying as much airtime to Black artists.

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