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The Essential Songs Of The Essential Decade: 1960

The Essential Songs of the 1960s kicks off with an eclectic range of artists to include established rock stars Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry; the soulful sounds of Ray Charles, James Brown, Jerry Butler, and Bobby Bland; as well as the first “girl group,” the wonderful Shirelles. Also, a little label in Detroit which eventually would be called Motown was open for business.

Apache, The Shadows

Are You Lonesome Tonight, Elvis Presley

Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin

Big Iron, Marty Robbins

Cathy’s Clown, The Everly Brothers

El Paso, Marty Robbins

A Fool in Love, Ike and Tina Turner

Georgia on My Mind, Ray Charles

Hot Rod Lincoln, Charlie Ryan and the Timberlines

He Will Break Your Heart, Jerry Butler

I’ll Go Crazy, James Brown

It’s Now or Never, Elvis Presley

Lead Me On, Bobby Bland

Let It Rock, Chuck Berry

Money (That’s What I Want), Barrett Strong

Mountain of Love, Harold Dorman

New Orleans, Gary U.S. Bonds

Only the Lonely, Roy Orbison

Please Help Me, I’m Falling, Hank Locklin

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee

Save the Last Dance for Me, The Drifters

Shakin’ All Over, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates

Shop Around, The Miracles

The Sky is Crying, Elmore James

Spoonful, Howlin’ Wolf

Stay, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Think, James Brown

This Magic Moment, The Drifters

The Twist, Chubby Checker

Walk-Don't Run, The Ventures

Walking to New Orleans, Fat Domino

When Will I Be Loved, The Everly Brothers

Will You Love Me Tomorrow, The Shirelles

Wings of A Dove, Ferlin Husky

Wonderful World, Sam Cooke

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