If you know of a song that isn’t yet included, please add it to the archives if needed, then add a link to the song on this page. Marty Balin and Grace Slickâs harmonization remains one of the first important guy/gal pairings that has influenced countless bands through the decades. 11:11 - Jordin Sparks. Appropriately, their first single, âCalifornia Dreaminâ,â is a paean to that state, and is still, for my money, the finest song they have recorded. âHilary Saunders. âMatt Fink, Like many of the early garage-rock standout songs, âWild Thingâ is a cover: written by Chip Taylor, New York City band The Wild Ones first recorded the song in 1965. Not bad for a song reportedly written after Hendrix wanted to sit by a fireplace on a cold English day. Don't take umbrage with these helpful suggestions. âLogan Lockner, David Ruffinâs smiling vocals, that bass hook and those pentatonic scales all make this feel-good track unforgettable. Noel Reddingâs bass bobs and weaves around howling guitar leads. Jackie Wilson, â(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higherâ, 85. 1AM by Jinsang. / With no direction home,â quickly became prophetic to them. 3AM by HONNE. Since its release in 1966, countless bands have tried to imitate the albumâs sound, and every psych-oriented group from The Jesus and Mary Chain to The Black Angels are in some way indebted to The Elevators and their visionary frontman Roky Erickson. What song titles mention a specific time of day or night? And yet, in 1969, when bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones were playing stadiums with electric guitars, he got his band of violins and horns together to record this emotional song in his unique style that endures to this day. Beautiful Day – U2. The extra time, no doubt, added to the songs depth and drama, accentuated by mariachi-inspired horns and a striking string section. 1AM by Casker. Click the appropriate link below for the ones to the end of 2016. As the orchestral strings and horns assemble and rise, Cooke proffers a timeless mantra in the refrainâpart hope, part prayer, part demandâthat a change is going to come. Instrumentals. When the Byrds got started, somebody (in Hit Parader, I think) said that their first album was very nice, but it all sounded the same. Booker T and the MGâs, âGreen Onionsâ, 74. The Velvet Underground, âPale Blue Eyesâ, 70. Much more than a classic rock anthem, âPiece of My Heartâ is a cultural emblem in itself, as well as an icon of a timeless talent gone far too soon. Despite the anxiety of the titular question, the melody and chord progression capture the essence of the time: the optimism that accompanied the end of Eisenhowerâs presidency and the beginning of Kennedyâs. Buffalo Springfield, âFor What Itâs Worthâ, 14. It stands alone as a nostalgic ode to home, one of his truly universal themes. Top 50 Feel Good Dance Songs Itâs âBorn in the U.S.A.â without the irony and misinterpretation. Dylanâs convention-defying song announced rock ânâ roll would become the voiceâhis voiceâfor disaffected Boomers out to revolutionize everything they could touch. A simple tune, not full of the vocal theatrics that he so often performed, it could easily start conversations about the Otis Redding that could have come. In 2015, the US Library of Congress added âStand By Meâ to the National Recording Registry, declaring that âit was Kingâs incandescent vocal that made it a classic.â âDanielle Ryan, Itâs impossible to get a proper education on the Vietnam War without listening to this iconic and subversive song. Beyond Richardsâ iconic riff (which he claims came to him in a dream), thereâs Mick Jaggerâpart bluesman, part Marilyn Monroeâin top form, pouting out verses about being sexually frustrated and fed up with commercialism. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, âFireâ, 63. Louis Armstrong, âWhat a Wonderful Worldâ, 72. âRobert Ham, We once designated this song as one of 10 songs people need to stop covering. Dusty Springfield, âSon of a Preacher Manâ, 77. Rather, the glinting harpsichord and lightly Eastern-influenced percussion simply nudged the door open for the group to embrace more psychedelic sounds. Though hailing from Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, the song has been covered by everyone from The Beatles to The Carpenters to The Saturdays. âHilary Saunders, Almost 50 years since the release of Big Brother and the Holding Companyâs cover of âPiece of My Heartâ and still no one can wail like Janis Joplin. âLogan Lockner, Led Zeppelin wasnât exactly treading new ground when Jimmy Page formed the group in 1968, bringing them together to release their self-titled debut a year later. 2010s. Those unforgettable power chords laid the groundwork for generations of hard rock bands to come. âHolly Gleason, Stevie Wonder was just 12 years old when he recorded what would go on to become one of the first live songs to hit number one, making him the youngest person in history to top the Billboard Hot 100. Actually, this is the oldest song on this list. âRobert Ham, âGood Vibrationsâ was Brian Wilson at his best, before he became his worstâa brilliant demonstration of what The Beach Boys may have done before mental illness derailed their frontmanâs career soon after this song became released. Itâs become a virtue. Love is right when itâs simple, and it is in the simplicity of âBe My Babyâ that makes it so ingenious. The iconic single appeared on her 1969 masterpiece album Dusty in Memphis. 1 to the equally conjugal boundary setting âDonât Come Home AâDrinkinâ (With Lovinâ On Your Mind),â it cemented her no-mess reputation with a song thatâs been covered by Pistol Annies, Johnny Paycheck, Nanci Griffith/Eilen Jewell/Kelly Willis* and the Little Willies. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day. âDazed and Confused,â one of the lead, legendary originals from the bandâs self-titled debut, however, helped lay down the groundwork for a storied decade to come. Many songs with the word time in the title revolve around love in some way, but Sam Hunt ’s may be one of the smoothest croons of them all. Their catalog included their infamous, yet, most famous, f-bomb-dropping âKick Out the Jamsââa hard-rocking tune thatâs been covered by the likes of Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam. The ancient concept of the round figures importantly, as do the very modern innovations of the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Jazz felt free. May 10 is designated as Stay Up All Night Day.Stay up all night may be celebrated by having an all-night dance party, an all-night slumber party, or even an all-night movie party. The Beatles, âI Want to Hold Your Handâ, 41. Stax president Jim Stewart apparently thought â[Reddingâs] rawness and [Thomasâs] sophistication would workâ together. The rhythmic ground is so dependable that once, when lying on a cliff overlooking the Long Island Sound, not so far from where Walt Whitman did it, I thought I heard the earth turning beneath my head and it reminded me ofâof all thingsâthe Byrds. Weâve never met a human being who will admit to disliking this song (thatâs your cue to take to the comments section if you exist, you poor, misguided souls), and for good reason; no matter how many times we hear this one, it simply doesnât get old. 13th Floor Elevators, âYouâre Gonna Miss Meâ, 91. In fact, even in its much tamer studio version, The Stoogesâ feedback-heavy force of a song still out-fought most hard-rockers in â69, only being outdone by Detroit brothers The MC5. â Bonnie Stiernberg, With the signature kick drum intro that has been emulated and imitated ad nauseum since, Phil Spector outdid himself when he wrote the girl-group classic âBe My Baby.â The only thing that could improve such a simplistically genius song is the impeccable vocal capacity of the remarkable Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes. Otis Redding, â(Sittinâ On) The Dock of the Bayâ, 17. The Supremes, âStop! The arrangement of this song is flat out ridiculous with those incessant castanets and the string section that dips and dives through the song like an excited bird. â Bonnie Stiernberg, âHello, darkness, my old friend / Iâve come to talk with you again.â Arrested Development jokes aside, this lyric from âThe Sound of Silenceâ is one of the most iconic song openers in music. There were points during that time when, despite the ire of rock ânâ roll hipsters, the so-called pre-fab four outsold their Liverpudlian predecessors, thanks in large part to the bouncing pop of 1966âs single âIâm A Believer.â Ultimately, The Monkees enjoy a kind of iconic pop culture status both because of and in spite of the unusual and even existential way the group came to be. Itâs inspired countless âsinging into a hairbrushâ moments, in film and real life alike. Whether the lyrics implied drug consumption (as listeners suspected) or a foggy-brained love song (as Hendrix claimed) is irrelevant. Your favorite '80s television shows had some very catchy tunes. However, some may make staying up all night at work – as for the late shift workers, or for those doing homework or cramming for tests, or even working on a business project. Fogerty goes back and forth from point-of-viewsâfrom the millionaireâs son to the senatorâs son to the folks born to wave the red, white and blue. While blues singers Irma Thomas and later Koko Taylor were howling âYou Can Have My Husband (But Please Donât Mess With My Man),â Lynn drew a line in the sand around her catting around lesser half Doolittle âMooneyâ Lynn. This iconic Pink Floyd song is about how we're all guilty of wasting time. Her performance embodies joy, romance and triumph. Itâs also probably the first song most folks use to turn on others to the contralto singer. âDoug Heselgrave, I remember the exact moment I found the deeper meaning to âI Want To Hold Your Hand.â I sat in a London hotel room too fancy for two college freshmen to inhabit and babbled to my best friend about how electric the most common tactile gestures become when you fall in love. This is a partial list of Doris Day's recorded songs. ... One Day – Cochren & Co. Nite and Day –... 2. Her performance embodies joy, romance and triumph. It’s A Beautiful Day – Michael Buble. The blues bled into hard rock. âSandy Pearlman, With Frank Sinatra now long passed, âMy Wayâ has taken on a new, beautiful significance. Led Zeppelin, âDazed and Confusedâ, 76. âRobert Ham, Being of a certain age, this song will forever be cemented in my mind as the one that soundtracks Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore getting all sensual with clay in Ghost. Please enjoy comparing with your own favorites. âTyler Kane, One of the quintessential â60s songs, âTime of the Seasonâ is easily identifiable from Chris Whiteâs simple and sturdy bass line, which gives space for Rod Argentâs psychedelic scribble. The marriageânot so much. 1980s. But once Santiglia goes off on her own melodic trip at about the two-minute mark, âMy Boyfriendâs Backâ soars. Xmas. In 1968, âFist Cityâ was a revolutionâa woman with no shame taking care of whatâs hers. Their second guitarist Jimmy Page into the fold their collaboration could work when elements. 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