Billboard - The 100 Best Songs of 1969

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Billboard - The 100 Best Songs of 1969

Post by Dexter » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:55 am

The 100 Best Songs of 1969: Staff Picks
by Billboard Staff
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... 69-top-100

100. Zager & Evans, "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" (No. 1, Hot 100)
99. Friends of Distinction, "Grazing in the Grass" (No. 3, Hot 100)
98. Wendy and Bonnie, "Let Yourself Go Another Time" (Did not chart)
97. Chicago, "Questions 67 and 68" (No. 24, Hot 100)
96. Mongo Santamaría, "Cloud Nine" (No. 32, Hot 100)
95. Candi Staton, "I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)" (No. 46, Hot 100)
94. Joe Cocker, "Feelin' Alright" (No. 33, Hot 100)
93. David Axelrod, "The Human Abstract" (Did not chart)
92. Billie Jo Spears, "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" (No. 80, Hot 100)
91. Three Dog Night, "Easy to Be Hard" (No. 4, Hot 100)
90. Nina Simone, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (Did not chart)
89. Cass Elliot, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" (No. 36, Hot 100)
88. Bob Dylan, "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" (No. 50, Hot 100)
87. Neil Diamond, "Sweet Caroline" (No. 4, Hot 100)
86. King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man" (Did not chart)
85. Booker T. & the M.G.'s, "Time Is Tight" (No. 6, Hot 100)
84. Nick Drake, "River Man" (Did not chart)
83. Roberta Flack, "Compared to What" (Did not chart)
82. Harry J All Stars, "Liquidator" (Did not chart)
81. B.B. King, "The Thrill Is Gone" (No. 15, Hot 100)
80. Barbara Acklin, "Am I the Same Girl?" (No. 79, Hot 100)
79. Syl Johnson, "Is It Because I'm Black" (No. 68, Hot 100)
78. Tom T. Hall, "Homecoming" (No. 5, Country Songs)
77. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (No. 58, Hot 100)
76. Frank Zappa, "Peaches en Regalia" (Did not chart)
75. Edwin Starr, "Twenty Five Miles" (No. 6, Hot 100)
74. Cream, "Badge" (No. 60, Hot 100)
73. Terry Riley, "A Rainbow in Curved Air" (Did not chart)
72. Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Someday We'll Be Together" (No. 1, Hot 100)
71. The Kinks, "Arthur" (Did not chart)
70. John Lennon, "Cold Turkey" (No. 30, Hot 100)
69. Steam, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (No. 1, Hot 100)
68. Iron Butterfly, "in-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (No. 30, Hot 100)
67. Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (No. 2, Hot 100)
66. Joni Mitchell, "Chelsea Morning" (Did not chart)
65. James Brown, "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" (No. 15, Hot 100)
64. Motherlode, "When I Die" (No. 18, Hot 100)
63. The 5th Dimension, "Wedding Bell Blues" (No. 1, Hot 100)
62. Sly & the Family Stone, "I Want to Take You Higher" (No. 38, Hot 100)
61. The Upsetters, "Return of Django" (Did not chart)
60. Peter, Paul & Mary, "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (No. 1, Hot 100)
59. Led Zeppelin, "Good Times Bad Times" (No. 80, Hot 100)
58. Eddie Bo, "The Hook & Sling" (No. 73, Hot 100)
57. The Temptations, "I Can't Get Next to You" (No. 1, Hot 100)
56. Tommy James and the Shondells, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" (No. 2, Hot 100)
55. Pharoah Sanders, "The Creator Has a Master Plan" (Did not chart)
54. Johnny Cash, "A Boy Named Sue" (No. 2, Hot 100)
53. The Rolling Stones, "Honky Tonk Women" (No. 1, Hot 100)
52. Thunderclap Newman, "Something in the Air" (No. 37, Hot 100)
51. The Beatles, "Don't Let Me Down" (No. 35, Hot 100)
50. Dionne Warwick, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (No. 6, Hot 100)
49. William Bell, "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" (No. 45, Hot 100)
48. Donovan, "Altantis" (No. 7, Hot 100)
47. Dusty Springfield, "Breakfast in Bed" (No. 91, Hot 100)
46. Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Proud Mary" (No. 2, Hot 100)
45. The Guess Who, "These Eyes" (No. 6, Hot 100)
44. Laura Nyro, "Save the Country" (Did not chart)
43. Blind Faith, "Can't Find My Way Home" (Did not chart)
42. The Band, "Up on Cripple Creek" (No. 25, Hot 100)
41. Desmond Dekker and the Aces, "Israelites" (No. 9, Hot 100)
40. Jefferson Airplane, "Volunteers" (No. 65, Hot 100)
39. Harry Nilsson, "Everybody's Talkin'" (No. 6, Hot 100)
38. The Allman Brothers Band, "Whipping Post" (Did not chart)
37. Can, "Yoo Doo Right" (Did not chart)
36. Frank Sinatra, "My Way" (No. 27, Hot 100)
35. Sly and the Family Stone, "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (No. 2, Hot 100)
34. Aretha Franklin, "The Weight" (No. 19, Hot 100)
33. The Who, "We're Not Gonna Take It" (Did not chart)
32. Neil Young, "Down by the River" (Did not chart)
31. Fairport Convention, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" (Did not chart)
30. The Meters, "Cissy Strut" (No. 23, Hot 100)
29. MC5, "Kick Out the Jams" (No. 82, Hot 100)
28. Toots & the Maytals, "54-46 Was My Number" (Did not chart)
27. Peggy Lee, "Is That All There Is?" (No. 11, Hot 100)
26. Santana, "Soul Sacrifice" (Did not chart)
25. The Stooges, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (Did not chart)
24. The Foundations, "Build Me Up Buttercup" (No. 3, Hot 100)
23. Stevie Wonder, "My Cherie Amour" (No. 4, Hot 100)
22. Miles Davis, "In a Silent Way" (Did not chart)
21. The Velvet Underground, "Pale Blue Eyes" (Did not chart)
20. Spiral Starecase, "More Today Than Yesterday" (No. 12, Hot 100)
19. Jimmy Cliff, "Many Rivers to Cross" (Did not chart, Hot 100)
18. Simon & Garfunkel, "The Boxer" (No. 7, Hot 100)
17. Nina Simone, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" (No. 76, Hot 100)
16. The 5th Dimension, "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (No. 1, Hot 100)
15. The Isley Brothers, "It's Your Thing" (No. 2, Hot 100)
14. Glen Campbell, "Galveston" (No. 4, Hot 100)
13. The Archies, "Sugar, Sugar" (No. 1, Hot 100)
12. Elvis Presley, "Suspicious Minds" (No. 1, Hot 100)
11. Led Zeppelin, "Whole Lotta Love" (No. 4, Hot 100)
10. The Beatles, Abbey Road Medley (Did not chart)
9. Bobbie Gentry, "Fancy" (No. 31, Hot 100)
8. Tommy James and the Shondells, "Crimson and Clover" (No. 1, Hot 100)
7. Joni MItchell, "Both Sides Now" (Did not chart)
6. Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Fortunate Son" (No. 14, Hot 100)
5. Isaac Hayes, "Walk on By" (No. 30, Hot 100)
4. The Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter" (Did not chart)
3. Crosby, Stills & Nash, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (No. 21, Hot 100)
2. Sly and the Family Stone, "Everyday People" (No. 1, Hot 100)
1. The Zombies, "Time of the Season" (No. 3, Hot 100)

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Re: Billboard - The 100 Best Songs of 1969

Post by Cold Butterfly » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:42 am

It puts a smile on my face to see Issac Hayes' rendition of "Walk On By" in the top five, because that track is the definition of passion :mrgreen: But where's "I Want You Back"? And Gimme Shelter not at #1 is also a negative for me, as well.
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Re: Billboard - The 100 Best Songs of 1969

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:46 am

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:42 am
It puts a smile on my face to see Issac Hayes' rendition of "Walk On By" in the top five, because that track is the definition of passion :mrgreen: But where's "I Want You Back"? And Gimme Shelter not at #1 is also a negative for me, as well.
I assume "I Want You Back" wasn't included because it hit #1 in 1970. Dumb reasoning, I know.
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