We Made A 15-Track Rock n’ Roll 60’s Playlist!
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Ah, the sixties. Nothing like the era that birthed one of the greatest genres of music to flourish. Full of experimentation and flat-out creative bursts, the 60’s provided a template for budding artists and bands to ride on, without restricting freedom of expression through music. Dubbed by some as the greatest decade for the arts, here are some of the best rock n’ roll tracks from the era that shaped it all. Get your bongs and joints out for a good time and listen on!
“You Really Got Me” – The Kinks
Punk rock progenitors extraordinaire, The Kinks were more than able to get the grit on and going with the iconic track, “You Really Got Me”.
“Sunshine Of Your Love” – Cream
British super trio Cream goes all out with delectable bluesy masterpiece in “Sunshine Of Your Love”.
“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix
Perhaps no track could easily express Jimi Hendrix’s brand of acid rock like the innovative piece that was “Purple Haze”.
“House Of The Rising Sun” – The Animals
The hauntingly chugging quality of The Animals’ “House Of The Rising Sun” became an anthem of sorts for folk rock aspirants and successors.
“Light My Fire” – The Doors
Considered as one of the most influential psychedelic rock records around, The Doors’ “Light My Fire” was way ahead of its time in artistic value.
“Proud Mary” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
The roots rock approach of CCR proved effective with“Proud Mary”, which was all too relatable for the everyday man.
“Nights In White Satin” – The Moody Blues
Progressive rock wasn’t all the rave in the era until the Moody Blues came along with the harrowing “Nights In White Satin”.
“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Written for Stephen Stills’ then-girlfriend Judy Collins in a poignant arrangement that referred to their failing relationship, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is an intimate record for public consumption.
“Dazed And Confused” – Led Zeppelin
Taking from Jimmy Page’s former band The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin wove their very own rendition with a powerful blues take on it.
“Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys
Nothing like the counterculture anthem of the 60’s with the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations”, which is one of the most important rock records of all time.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – The Rolling Stones
One of the catchiest rockers by the Stones, “Satisfaction” is a down and dirty track that embodies the liberated atmosphere of its era.
“Somebody To Love” – Jefferson Airplane
The psych rock record by Jefferson Airplane had much to tell in an era of debauchery and freedom, saying that one true love is the key to growth and healing.
“Oh, Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison
Who could ever forget the catchy riffage powering this Orbison classic of admiration and longing?
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
Rock music was never the same when the Beatles took it by storm. Their pop sound early in their career was highlighted with greats such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
“My Generation” – The Who
The Who’s penchant for thick, coherent rockers surfaces with the likes of “My Generation”, a counterculture special that rings true till today.