Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 STAX-VOLT HITS
1961-1969

  1. (Sittin' On)The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding - 1968
  2. Soul Man - Sam and Dave - 1967
  3. Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's - 1962
  4. Last Night - The Mar-Keys - 1961
  5. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor - 1968
  6. Time is Tight - Booker T. and the MG's - 1969
  7. Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas - 1961
  8. Hang 'Em High - Booker T. and the MG's - 1968
  9. Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas - 1963
  10. I Thank You - Sam and Dave - 1968
  11. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas - 1966
  12. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays - 1967
  13. Hold On! I'm a Comin' - Sam and Dave - 1966
  14. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd - 1966
  15. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding - 1965
  16. Bring it on Home to Me - Eddie Floyd - 1968
  17. Soul-Limbo - Booker T. and the MG's - 1967
  18. Take Care of Your Homework - Johnnie Taylor - 1969
  19. Groovin' - Booker T. and the MG's - 1967
  20. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding - 1966
  21. Tramp - Otis and Carla - 1967
  22. Respect - Otis Redding - 1965
  23. Walk on By - Isaac Hayes - 1969
  24. Satisfaction - Otis Redding - 1966
  25. Hip-Hug-Her - Booker T. and the MG's - 1967
  26. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) - Otis Redding - 1968
  27. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding - 1966
  28. So I Can Love You - The Emotions - 1969
  29. Knock on Wood - Otis and Carla - 1967
  30. Testify (I Wonna) - Johnnie Taylor - 1969
  31. I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) -
    Eddie Floyd - 1968
  32. Mrs. Robinson - Booker T. and the MG's - 1969
  33. When Something is Wrong With My Baby - Sam and Dave - 1967
  34. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding - 1965
  35. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Isaac Hayes - 1969
  36. I'll Bring it Home to You - Carla Thomas - 1962
  37. I Forgot to Be Your Lover - William Bell - 1969
  38. I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - Carla Thomas - 1969
  39. Can Your Monkey Do the Dog - Rufus Thomas - 1964
  40. The Sweeter He Is - The Soul Children - 1969
  41. I Could Never Be President - Johnnie Taylor - 1969
  42. Shake - Otis Redding - 1967
  43. Jump Back - Rufus Thomas - 1964
  44. Boot-Leg - Booker T. and the MG's - 1965
  45. Pain in My Heart - Otis Redding - 1963
  46. Soothe Me - Sam and Dave - 1967
  47. A Love of My Own - Carla Thomas - 1961
  48. Candy - The Astors - 1965
  49. Morning After - The Mar-Keys - 1961
  50. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody - Sam and Dave - 1966
  51. Lovey Dovey - Otis and Carla - 1968
  52. My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding - 1966
  53. Let Me Be Good to You - Carla Thomas - 1966
  54. Cold Feet - Albert King - 1968
  55. I've Got No Time to Lose - Carla Thomas - 1964
  56. You Got Me Hummin' - Sam and Dave - 1966
  57. I Want Someone - The Mad Lads - 1966
  58. Pick Up the Pieces - Carla Thomas - 1968
  59. You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam and Dave - 1966
  60. Your Good Thing (Is About to End) - Mable John - 1966
  61. Glory of Love - Otis Redding - 1967
  62. I Got a Sure Thing - Ollie and the Nightingales - 1968
  63. Come to Me - Otis Redding - 1964
  64. Chained and Bound - Otis Redding - 1964
  65. Slim Jenkin's Place - Booker T. and the MG's - 1967
  66. A Woman's Love - Carla Thomas - 1964
  67. Private Number - Judy Clay and William Bell - 1968
  68. Don't Tell Your Mama (Where You've Been) - Eddie Floyd - 1969
  69. Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You) - Carla Thomas - 1967
  70. Chinese Checkers - Booker T. and the MG's - 1963
  71. That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding - 1965
  72. Raise Your Hand - Eddie Floyd - 1967
  73. Knucklehead - The Bar-Kays - 1967
  74. I Love You More Than Words Can Say - Otis Redding - 1967
  75. Jellybread - Booker T. and the MG's - 1962
  76. Just One More Day - Otis Redding - 1965
  77. My Sweet Potato - Booker T. and the MG's - 1966
  78. I'll Always Have Faith in You - Carla Thomas - 1967
  79. These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding - 1963
  80. The Dog - Rufus Thomas - 1963
  81. A Tribute to a King - William Bell - 1968
  82. Philly Dog - The Mar-Keys - 1966
  83. Don't Have to Shop Around - The Mad Lads - 1965
  84. I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding - 1966
  85. I Got to Love Somebody's Baby - Johnnie Taylor - 1966
  86. Where Do I Go - Carla Thomas - 1968
  87. Slum Baby - Booker T. and the MG's - 1969
  88. Give Everybody some - The Bar-Kays - 1967
  89. On a Saturday Night - Eddie Floyd - 1967
  90. Stop! Look What You're Doing - Carla Thomas - 1965
  91. I Want a Girl - The Mad Lads - 1966
  92. That's Really Some Good - Rufus and Carla - 1964
  93. Mo-Onions - Booker T. and the MG's - 1964
  94. I Had a Dream - Johnnie Taylor - 1966
  95. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell - 1962
  96. I Like Everything About You - Jimmy Hughes - 1968
  97. Big Party - Barbara and the Browns - 1964
  98. Hello Sunshine - Rev. Maceo Woods and the Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir - 1969
  99. How Can You Mistreat the One You Love - Jean and the
    Darlings
    - 1967
  100. Share What You Got - William Bell - 1966

This list is comprised of songs released on the Satellite, Stax, Volt and Enterprise labels which made up the Stax-Volt family of labels during the 1960s. Singles by Carla Thomas were licensed to Atlantic Records until 1965 and are included. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1961 through 1969.

Otis Redding leads the list with 22 songs (including three with Carla Thomas). Carla Thomas is runner-up with 17 songs (including three with Otis Redding and one with Rufus Thomas). Booker T. and the MG's are next with 14, followed by Sam and Dave with eight and Johnnie Taylor and Eddie Floyd with six apiece.





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