Essential Songs Of The Essential Decade: 1965

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The Essential Songs of 1965 introduces “groovy” to our musical lexicon, while Robert Zimmerman off-handedly released two classic albums. Gloria Jones was busy establishing the career of Soft Cell, the Statler Brothers were harmonizing about Captain Kangaroo, and the Sonics were gobbling the world’s most interesting drugs in the Pacific Northwest.

Ain't That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye

Ballad of a Thin Man – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream – Bob Dylan

California Dreamin' – Mamas & Papas 

California Girls – Beach Boys 

Day Tripper – The Beatles

Desolation Row – Bob Dylan 

Do You Belive in Magic – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood – Animals 

Down the Road Apiece – Rolling Stones

Downtown – Petula Clark

Drive My Car – Beatles 

Get Off of My Cloud – Rolling Stones

Help! – The Beatles

Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan

Hurt So Bad – Little Anthony and the Imperials

Ferry Cross the Mersey – Gerry and the Pacemakers

Five O’Clock World – The Vogues

Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers

For Your Love – The Yardbirds

Girl Don’t Tell Me – The Beach Boys

A Groovy Kind Of Love – Mindbenders

Hang On, Sloopy – The McCoys

Heart Full Of Soul – Yardbirds

I Can't Help Myself Four Tops 

I Got You, Babe – Sonny and Cher

I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown 

Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups

In My Life – Beatles 

In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

It's the Same Old Song – Four Tops 

I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail – Buck Owens

King of the Road – Roger Miller

The Last Time – Rolling Stones

Let Her Dance – Bobby Fuller Four

Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

A Lover's Concerto – Toys 

Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan

Michelle – Beatles 

Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds

My Generation – The Who

Nowhere To Run – Martha & the Vandellas 

Ooo Baby Baby – Miracles

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown 

People Get Ready – Impressions

Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan

Rescue Me – Fontella Bass

Route 66 – Rolling Stones

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction –Rolling Stones

She’s About A Mover – Sir Douglas Quintet

Stop! In The Name Of Love Supremes 

Strychnine – The Sonics

Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan

Tainted Love – Gloria Jones

Tell Her No – The Zombies

Ticket To Ride – Beatles 

Till the End of the Day – The Kinks

The Tracks of My Tears – The Miracles

Turn, Turn, Turn – The Byrds 

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Animals 

A Well Respected Man – The Kinks

Wooly Bully – Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs 

Yesterday – Beatles

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