Top 100 Lists

OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, I Feel Fine, Help!, Yesterday, We Can Work it Out, All You Need is Love, Hey Jude, Get Back
  2. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Come See About Me, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Love Child
  3. The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do is Dream, Bird Dog, Problems, Cathy's Clown
  4. The 4 Seasons - Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn (Go Away), Rag Doll, Let's Hang On
  5. The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A., Surfer Girl, I Get Around; Help Me, Rhonda; California Girls, Good Vibrations
  6. The Platters - Only You (And You Alone), The Great Pretender,
    My Prayer, Twilight Time, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  7. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women
  8. The Four Aces - Sin, Tell Me Why, Stranger in Paradise, Three Coins in the Fountain, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
  9. The Drifters - Money Honey, There Goes My Baby, Save the Last Dance For Me, Up On the Roof, Under the Boardwalk
  10. The Ames Brothers - Rag Mop, Sentimental Me, You You You, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie D'Amour
  11. The Miracles - Shop Around, You've Really Got a Hold on Me,
    Mickey's Monkey, I Second That Emotion; Baby, Baby Don't Cry
  12. The Temptations - My Girl, Beauty is Only Skin Deep, You're My Everything, I Wish it Would Rain, I Can't Get Next To You
  13. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Tennessee Waltz, Mockin' Bird Hill, How High the Moon, The World is Waiting For the Sunrise, Vaya Con Dios
  14. Herman's Hermits - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter; I'm Henry the VIII, I Am; Listen People
  15. The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces, Because,
    Over and Over
  16. Bill Haley and his Comets - Shake, Rattle and Roll; Dim, Dim the Lights; (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock; See You Later, Alligator
  17. The Shirelles - Dedicated to the One I Love, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Mama Said, Soldier Boy
  18. The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer; A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You; Daydream Believer
  19. The McGuire Sisters - Sincerely, Something's Gotta Give, Sugartime
  20. The Impressions - It's All Right, Keep on Pushing, Amen
  21. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), Reach Out
    I'll Be There, Bernadette
  22. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull, Taste of Honey, Zorba the Greek
  23. The Four Lads - Moments to Remember; No, Not Much!;
    Standing on the Corner
  24. Jan and Dean - Surf City, Dead Man's Curve, The Little Old Lady
    From Pasadena
  25. The Rascals - Good Lovin', Groovin', People Got to Be Free
  26. Martha and the Vandellas - Heat Wave, Dancing in the Street,
    Nowhere to Run
  27. The Coasters - Searchin', Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown
  28. Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky, Crimson and Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion
  29. The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley, The Tijuana Jail, Reverend Mr. Black
  30. The Hilltoppers - Trying, P.S. I Love You, Marianne
  31. Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon), Blowin' in the Wind,
    Leaving on a Jet Plane
  32. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman, Playboy, Don't Mess With Bill
  33. Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks, Good Thing, Him or Me - What's it Gonna Be?
  34. The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, San Franciscan Nights
  35. The Diamonds - Little Darlin', The Stroll, She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)
  36. Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring, Count Me In,
    Save Your Heart For Me
  37. The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream, Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?, Summer in the City
  38. The Crew-Cuts - Crazy 'bout Ya Baby; Sh-Boom, Earth Angel
  39. The Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe, Happy Together, She'd Rather Be With Me
  40. The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'; Monday, Monday; Dedicated to the One I Love
  41. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence, I Am a Rock,
    Mrs. Robinson
  42. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, Unchained Melody, Ebb Tide
  43. The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman, Born to Be With You, Lollipop
  44. The 5th Dimension - Up - Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
  45. The Fontane Sisters - Hearts of Stone, Seventeen, Daddy-O
  46. Jay and the Americans - She Cried, Come a Little Bit Closer;
    Cara, Mia
  47. Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love, I Go to Pieces,
    Lady Godiva
  48. The Association - Cherish, Windy, Never My Love
  49. Jr. Walker and the All Stars - Shotgun, What Does it Take (To Win Your Love), These Eyes
  50. Gladys Knight and the Pips - Every Beat of My Heart, Letter Full of Tears, I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  51. Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe, Baby Don't Go, The Beat Goes On
  52. Little Anthony and the Imperials - Tears on My Pillow, Goin' Out of My Head, Hurt So Bad
  53. The Hollies - Bus Stop, Stop Stop Stop, Carrie-Anne
  54. Booker T. and the MG's - Green Onions, Hang 'Em High, Time is Tight
  55. The Lettermen - When I Fall in Love, Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Hurt So Bad
  56. The Ventures - Walk - Don't Run, Walk - Don't Run '64, Hawaii Five-O
  57. The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me, Mr. Blue, Tragedy
  58. The Kinks - You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Tired of Waiting For You
  59. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season), Eight Miles High
  60. The Doors - Light My Fire; Hello, I Love You; Touch Me
  61. The Clovers - Don't You Know I Love You; Fool, Fool, Fool; Ting-A-Ling
  62. The Vogues - You're the One, Five O'Clock World; Turn Around,
    Look at Me
  63. The Mills Brothers - Daddy's Little Girl, Nevertheless, Glow Worm
  64. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising,
    Green River
  65. Ferrante and Teicher - (Theme from) The Apartment, Exodus, Tonight
  66. Bill Black's Combo - Smokie - Part 2, White Silver Sands,
    Don't Be Cruel
  67. The Four Preps - 26 Miles (Santa Catalina), Big Man, Down by
    the Station
  68. The Fireballs - Bulldog, Sugar Shack, Bottle of Wine
  69. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Work With Me Annie,
    Finger Poppin' Time; Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
  70. The Crystals - He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me
  71. Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying,
    How Do You Do It?, Ferry Cross the Mersey
  72. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking in the Sand), Leader of the Pack, I Can Never Go Home Anymore
  73. The Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today, Midnight Confessions,
    I'd Wait a Million Years
  74. The Dells - Oh What a Nite, Stay in My Corner; Oh, What a Night
  75. The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi, Don't Hang Up, South Street
  76. The Chiffons - He's So Fine, One Fine Day, Sweet Talkin' Guy
  77. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - Woman, Woman; Young Girl,
    Lady Willpower
  78. The Box Tops - The Letter, Cry Like a Baby, Soul Deep
  79. The Searchers - Needles and Pins, Don't Throw Your Love Away,
    Love Potion Number Nine
  80. The Yardbirds - For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul, Shapes of Things
  81. The Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man, Have Mercy Baby, Star Dust
  82. Dion and the Belmonts - I Wonder Why, A Teenager in Love,
    Where or When
  83. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take a Ride!, Devil With a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly, Sock it to Me-Baby!
  84. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully, Lil' Red Riding Hood, The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin
  85. Sam and Dave - Hold On! I'm a Comin', Soul Man, I Thank You
  86. Chad and Jeremy - Yesterday's Gone, A Summer Song, Willow Weep
    For Me
  87. Sly and the Family Stone - Dance to the Music, Everyday People,
    Hot Fun in the Summertime
  88. The Crests - 16 Candles, Step by Step, Trouble in Paradise
  89. The Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You), It's Your Thing
  90. The Weavers - Tzena Tzena Tzena, Goodnight Irene, On Top of
    Old Smoky
  91. The Buckinghams - Kind of a Drag, Don't You Care; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  92. The Cowsills - The Rain, the Park and Other Things; Indian Lake, Hair
  93. The Olympics - Western Movies, Big Boy Pete, The Bounce
  94. David Seville and the Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song, Alvin's Harmonica, Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  95. Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in Love, It's Gonna Work Out Fine,
    Poor Fool
  96. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says; 1,2,3, Red Light; Indian Giver
  97. Classics IV - Spooky, Stormy, Traces
  98. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie, Money, The Jolly Green Giant
  99. Peaches and Herb - Let's Fall in Love, Close Your Eyes,
    Love is Strange
  100. The Happenings - See You in September, Go Away Little Girl,
    I Got Rhythm

Vocal groups and bands in all areas of music (pop, rhythm and blues, country, jazz, folk, etc.) are included on this list. Duos are counted as groups and singing is not a requirement; instrumental and novelty artists are eligible for inclusion. Rankings are based on the popularity of each artist during the period of 1950 through 1969.


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