About Music of the Sixties: Things You Need To Know
1960, New Orleans was the place to be apparently. Hits
included Johnny Horton's The Battle of New Orleans,
Freddy Cannon's Way Down Yonder In New Orleans,
Gary US Bond's New Orleans and Walking To New
Orleans by Fats Domino scored in Billboard's charts.
Checker's The Twist hit number one on Billboard's charts
in 1960 and influenced quite a few "Twist" songs
over the next few years, including: Let's Twist Again,
Peppermint Twist, Twist and Shout, Twistin The Night Away,
Slow Twistin', Twistin' Postman and Twistin' matilda,
to name a few.
epic Teenage Death song theme went into full gear in 1961
with Teen Angel by Mark Dinning.
Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel was made popular again
in 1987's hit film Dirty Dancing, and was popular again
thanks to DJ Otzi's 2001 remix, a 39 year span. Tiny Tim's
Tiptoe Thru The Tulips 'hit' in 1968 was written
in 1929, another 39 year stretch.
Beatles had 12 songs in the Top 100 for the week April
Stone named 1965's Blowin In The Wind by Bob Dylan
and I Can't get No Satisfaction by the Rolling
Stones as the two Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of all
Time in 2004 respectively. Most music fans, while admitting
the Blowin In The Wind was significant, wouldn't
say the song 'rocks'.
... Just sayin'.
The 60s Best Known Bubblegum Pop Hits
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
She Loves You - The Beatles
Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Company
The Tra La La Song (One Banana Two Banana) - The Banana
Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
Running Bear - Johnny Preston
Green Tamborine - The Lemon Pipers
I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
The Sixties' Songs That Mom and Dad Hated
Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Buttefly
Louie Louie - Kingsmen
I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
- Napoleon XIV
I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James &
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