Results of the music voting…

Kirk Swanson’s final recap – ROCK MUSIC: The RIHS Class of 1968

TOP TEN SONGS [’66, ’67 & ’68]

SEVEN-WAY TIE FOR #3: [random order]
Suzie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Piece of My Heart Big Brother & Holding Co.
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
The Letter Box Tops
Time Has Come Today Chambers Brothers

TWO-WAY TIE FOR #2:
Light My Fire The Doors
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf

ALL ALONE AS #1:
Hey Jude The Beatles

ROCK MUSIC 1966 
(*Rolling Stone Magazines’ TOP 100)
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
*Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds
*California Dreamin’ – Mommas & Poppas
Wipe Out – Safaris
Red Rubber Ball – The Cyrkle
Time Has Come Today – Chambers Brothers
Reach Out I’ll Be There – The 4 Tops
Ballad of The Green Berets – SSgt. Barry Sadler
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
96 Tears – ? & The Mysterians
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
Wild Thing – The Troggs
*For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
Lightning Strikes – Lou Christie
*When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
Just Like Me – Paul Revere & Raiders
Hold On I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
Cherish – The Association
(You’re My) Soul & Inspiration – Righteous Brothers
*Good Vibrations – Beach Boys

ROCK MUSIC 1967
I Am The Walrus – Beatles
The End – Doors
Light My Fire – Doors
Daydream Believer – Monkees
98.6 – Keith
To Sir With Love – LuLu
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
*Respect – Aretha Franklin
Penny Lane – Beatles
The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher
Thank The Lord For The Nigh Time – Neil Diamond
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
White Room – Cream
*Strawberry Fields – Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin & Tammi
She’s Leaving Home – Beatles
The Letter – Box Tops
I Wish It Would Rain  -Temptations
Live For Today – Grass Roots
Groovin’ – Rascals
Never My Love – The Association
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

ROCK MUSIC 1968
Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Baby) – Aretha Franklin
*Hey Jude – The Beatles
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
MacArthur Park – Richard Harris
Turn Around, Look at Me – The Vogues
HUSH – Deep Purple
Abraham, Martin & John – New Christy Minstrels
You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Vanilla Fudge
Love Child – The Supremes
Young Girl – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
This Guy’s In Love With You – Herb Alpert
White Room – Cream
Dance To The Music – Sly & Family Stone
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Suzie Q – Creedence Clearwater
Cry Like A Baby – Box Tops
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
*Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Mony Mony Tommy James & The Shondells
Mrs. Robinson -Simon & Garfunkel
Piece Of My Heart – Big Brother & The Holding Company
Midnight Confessions – Grass Roots
FIRE – Crazy World of Art
Sky Pilot – Eric Burden / Animals
*Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
The Times They Are a Changin’ – Bob Dylan
Tighten’ Up – Archie Bell & Drells
Honey – Bobbie Goldsboro
*I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Revolution 9 – Beatles
The Weight – The Band
A Day In The Life – Beatles
*All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Reach Out In The Darkness – Friends & Lovers
Here Comes The Sun – Richie Havens
Don’t Make Waves – The Byrds
A Beautiful Morning – Rascals

ROCK MUSIC “Disqualified” [More than 3, Outside 66-68, Etc.]
Both Sides Now – Judy Collins
’65 California Girls – Beach Boys
’65 Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas
’65 Land Of 1000 Dances – Cannibal & The Headhunters
’66 Devil With A Blue Dress – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
’66 Cool Jerk – Capitols
’67 Penny Lane – Beatles
’67 Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
’68 Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
’68 Judy In Disguise – John Fred & His Playboys
’67 With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles
’71 Proud Mary – Tina Turner
’65 Stop In The Name Of Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
’68 Pictures Of Matchstick Men – Status Quo
’69 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ – Crazy Elephant
’69 Child In Time – Deep Purple
’71 Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
’70 Mr. Bo Jangles – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
’68 Since You’ve Been Gone – 3 artists
’67 Soul Man – Sam & Dave
’66 I Am A Rock – Simon & Garfunkel
’66 Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
’66 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers
’65 Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
’65 My Girl – Temptations

LASTLY – Great Music That We Ignored
(Random Songs Not Voted On: and there are many more!)
Turn Around – Vogues
Spooky – Classics IV
Slip Away – Clarence Carter
Girl Watcher – O’Kaysions
I’ve Gotta Get A Message – Bee Gees
Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
Bottle of Wine – Fireballs
Nobody But Me – Human Beinz
Shoo-Bee-Doo-Da-Day – Stevie Wonder
Bend Me Shape – American Breed
Stoned Soul Picnic – 5th Dimension
Slip Away – Clarence Carter
Brick House – Commodores
Stand By Me – Ben King
Please Mr. Postman – Marvelettes
Louie, Louie – Kingsmen
Shoop, Shoop – Betty Everett
Grazing In The Grass – Hugh Masekela
I Got The Feelin – James Brown
Stand By Me – Ben King
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Dancing In The Streets  -Martha & The Vandellas
Momma Said – The Shirrelles
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
On The Road Again – Canned Heat
Walk Away Renee – Four Tops
Angel of the Morning – Merrilee Rush
Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher – Jackie Wilson
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
Carrie Anne – The Hollies
I Can See For Miles  -The Who
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Gimme Little Sign – Brenton Wood
Get On Up – Esquires
Hanky Panky – Tommy James & The Shondells
Cherry, Cherry – Neil Diamond
Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield
634-5789 – Wilson Pickett
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Shotgun – Junior Walker & All Stars
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
Hang On Sloopy – McCoys
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks
Baby Don’t Go – Sonny & Cher
I’ll Be Doggone – Marvin Gaye
We Gotta Get Outta This Place – Animals
Keep Searchin’ – Del Shannon
All I Really Want To Do – Cher

P.S.: Go ahead…add some more.
The point is WE WERE OVERWHELMED WITH GREAT MUSIC! Have you noticed how many of “our songs” are still used in commercials today ? 50 years later!

Thanks for voting!

 

 

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