Top Songs of 1969


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
32
The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
2
46
The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
3
47
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
4
57
David Bowie Space Oddity
5
72
Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
6
108
Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary
7
113
Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son
8
145
The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
9
166
The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog
10
190
MC5 Kick Out the Jams
11
233
The Beatles Something
12
281
Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused
13
294
The Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want
14
314
The Beatles Come Together
15
338
Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers to Cross
16
361
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Je t'aime moi non plus
17
374
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
18
470
King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man
19
489
The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
20
500
Simon and Garfunkel The Boxer
21
520
Sly and the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
22
563
The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
23
580
B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone
24
645
Crosby, Stills & Nash Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
25
705
The Who Pinball Wizard
26
736
Elvis Presley In the Ghetto
27
755
The Beatles Across the Universe
28
769
Nick Drake River Man
29
813
The Beatles Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
30
868
The Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post
31
880
Fairport Convention Who Knows Where the Time Goes
32
942
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Down by the River
33
1015
Neil Young Cinnamon Girl
34
1023
The Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes
35
1034
The Beatles Get Back
36
1051
Fleetwood Mac Oh Well
37
1068
Neil Young Cowgirl in the Sand
38
1099
The Band Up on Cripple Creek
39
1103
Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air
40
1111
Frank Sinatra My Way
41
1135
Sly and the Family Stone I Want to Take You Higher
42
1158
Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker
43
1170
Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
44
1304
The Stooges No Fun
45
1325
The Rolling Stones Midnight Rambler
46
1330
The Beatles I Want You (She's So Heavy)
47
1334
The Meters Cissy Strut
48
1339
Sly and the Family Stone Hot Fun in the Summertime
49
1379
Plastic Ono Band Give Peace a Chance
50
1392
Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
51
1399
Blind Faith Can't Find My Way Home
52
1403
Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
53
1466
Toots and The Maytals 54 46 (Was My Number)
54
1520
Cream Badge
55
1542
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River
56
1565
Nick Drake Way to Blue
57
1579
The Beatles Don't Let Me Down
58
1604
The Flying Burrito Bros Sin City
59
1608
The Stooges 1969
60
1610
Led Zeppelin Ramble On
61
1711
Crosby, Stills & Nash Wooden Ships
62
1739
Joni Mitchell Both Sides, Now
63
1743
The Who We're Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me
64
1879
Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted and Black
65
1907
The Isley Brothers It's Your Thing
66
2010
The Archies Sugar, Sugar
67
2047
Sly and the Family Stone Stand!
68
2085
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
69
2122
The Beatles Hey Bulldog
70
2182
Can Yoo Doo Right
71
2190
Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown
72
2212
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
73
2332
Miles Davis Shhh/Peaceful
74
2351
Blood, Sweat & Tears Spinning Wheel
75
2392
Peggy Lee Is That All There Is
76
2400
The Flying Burrito Bros Hot Burrito #1
77
2479
Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou
78
2521
Almendra Muchacha (Ojos de papel)
79
2541
Plastic Ono Band Cold Turkey
80
2626
The Temptations I Can't Get Next to You
81
2656
Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times
82
2736
Santana Soul Sacrifice
83
2742
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Moonlight on Vermont
84
2744
Shocking Blue Venus
85
2750
The Delfonics Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
86
2833
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
87
2864
Brook Benton Rainy Night in Georgia
88
2891
The 5th Dimension Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
89
2908
Led Zeppelin Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
90
2998
Frank Zappa Peaches En Regalia
91
3018
Glen Campbell Galveston
92
3085
Leonard Cohen Bird on the Wire
93
3107
Isaac Hayes Walk On By
94
3133
The Temptations Psychedelic Shack
95
3260
The Rolling Stones Love in Vain
96
3279
Harry J. Allstars Liquidator
97
3347
B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
98
3349
Fleetwood Mac Man of the World
99
3399
Led Zeppelin What Is and What Should Never Be
100
3415
Jethro Tull Living in the Past
101
3475
Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight
102
3564
Anne Murray Snowbird
103
3602
The Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time
104
3629
The Who I'm Free
105
3639
Fairport Convention A Sailor's Life
106
3648
Donny Hathaway The Ghetto
107
3700
Marianne Faithfull Sister Morphine
108
3718
The Beatles The Ballad of John and Yoko
109
3879
Grateful Dead St. Stephen
110
3900
Santana Evil Ways
111
4023
Joe Cocker Delta Lady
112
4054
Creedence Clearwater Revival Down on the Corner
113
4089
Sly and the Family Stone Everybody Is a Star
114
4166
Badfinger Come and Get It
115
4277
Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrakesh Express
116
4288
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee
117
4297
The Flying Burrito Bros Christine's Tune (Devil in Disguise)
118
4311
The Velvet Underground What Goes On
119
4330
Tim Buckley Buzzin' Fly
120
4336
King Crimson I Talk to the Wind
121
4405
Russell Morris The Real Thing
122
4432
The Beatles Because
123
4488
George Baker Selection Little Green Bag
124
4491
The Kinks Victoria
125
4552
Janis Joplin Little Girl Blue
126
4636
Bob Dylan I Threw It All Away
127
4708
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
128
4745
Quicksilver Messenger Service Who Do You Love
129
4999
Frank Zappa Willie the Pimp (Parts I and II)
130
5022
The Kinks Shangri-La
131
5030
The Impressions Choice of Colors
132
5065
Isaac Hayes By the Time I Get to Phoenix
133
5080
The Rolling Stones Monkey Man
134
5133
Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
135
5164
Scott Walker The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)
136
5191
The Beatles It's All Too Much
137
5359
Jimmy Cliff Viet Nam
138
5448
Johnny Cash Wanted Man
139
5495
Wilbert Harrison Let's Work Together, Part 1
140
5519
Janis Joplin Kozmic Blues
141
5562
Diana Ross and The Supremes Someday We'll Be Together
142
5591
The Beach Boys I Can Hear Music
143
5669
Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue
144
5706
The Hollies He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother
145
5848
Dusty Springfield Breakfast in Bed
146
5937
Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
147
6027
The Byrds Ballad of Easy Rider
148
6206
Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. Black Pearl
149
6223
Scott Walker The Seventh Seal
150
6242
Pharoah Sanders The Creator Has a Masterplan
151
6294
Syd Barrett Octopus
152
6545
Joe South Walk a Mile in My Shoes
153
6652
Toots and The Maytals Sweet and Dandy
154
6764
Neil Young Sugar Mountain
155
6778
Nick Drake Cello Song
156
6908
David Axelrod The Human Abstract
157
6975
The Flying Burrito Bros Dark End of the Street
158
6991
The Band Rag Mama Rag
159
6997
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
160
7021
Johnny Hallyday Que Je T'aime
161
7194
The Pioneers Long Shot Kick the Bucket
162
7278
The Rolling Stones You Got the Silver
163
7280
King Crimson Epitaph
164
7354
The Ventures Hawaii 5-0
165
7362
Bobbie Gentry Fancy
166
7405
Georges Moustaki Le métèque
167
7445
Chicago I'm a Man
168
7462
Led Zeppelin How Many More Times
169
7566
Blind Faith Presence of the Lord
170
7570
The Guess Who No Time
171
7579
Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
172
7653
Jr. Walker & The All Stars What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
173
7684
Procol Harum A Salty Dog
174
7732
Rufus Thomas Do the Funky Chicken
175
7742
Crow Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me
176
7781
Bob Dylan Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
177
7812
Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
178
7818
Grateful Dead China Cat Sunflower
179
7834
Nick Drake Saturday Sun
180
7849
Wallace Collection Daydream
181
7919
Led Zeppelin Thank You
182
7990
Nino Ferrer La Rua Madureira
183
7997
Jethro Tull Bourée
184
8002
James Brown Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother For Me) (Part I)
185
8003
The Beatles Oh! Darling
186
8027
Bettye Swann Today I Started Loving You Again
187
8167
Léo Ferré C'est extra
188
8286
Moris El Oso
189
8334
The Beatles She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
190
8359
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
191
8376
Merle Haggard Workin' Man Blues
192
8426
Merle Haggard Hungry Eyes
193
8450
Clarence Carter Making Love (At the Dark End of the...)
194
8496
Scott Walker Duchess
195
8499
David Ruffin My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
196
8527
Fairport Convention Matty Groves
197
8536
Charlie Rich Life's Little Ups & Downs
198
8541
David Bowie Cygnet Committee
199
8603
Leonard Cohen The Partisan
200
8660
Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine
201
8807
Kevin Ayers Lady Rachel
202
8859
Nilsson I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
203
8871
Joe Cocker Feelin' Alright
204
8875
Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind
205
8883
The Temptations Runaway Child, Running Wild
206
8895
The Misunderstood Children of the Sun
207
8915
The Box Tops Soul Deep
208
8954
The Band The Unfaithful Servant
209
9042
The Band Across the Great Divide
210
9098
Ralph McTell Streets of London
211
9145
The Band Whispering Pines
212
9168
Rod Stewart Handbags and Gladrags
213
9305
Steve Miller Band Space Cowboy
214
9309
Blood, Sweat & Tears God Bless the Child
215
9389
Can Father Cannot Yell
216
9444
Vanity Fare Hitchin' a Ride
217
9490
The Band King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
218
9495
Gladys Knight and The Pips Friendship Train
219
9505
Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People
220
9524
Jefferson Airplane We Can Be Together
221
9598
Serge Gainsbourg L'anamour
222
9662
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air
223
9739
David Bowie Letter to Hermione
224
9747
Blood, Sweat & Tears You've Made Me So Very Happy
225
9759
The Ides of March Vehicle
226
9760
The Moments Love on a Two-Way Street
227
9772
Marmalade Reflections of My Life
228
9800
Mel and Tim Backfield in Motion
229
9813
Jackie DeShannon Put a Little Love in Your Heart
230
9823
Oliver Jean
231
9824
Tommy Roe Dizzy
232
9856
Joe South Don't It Make You Want to Go Home

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Edwin Starr Twenty-Five Miles
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Who Amazing Journey
Dusty Springfield No Easy Way Down
Led Zeppelin Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
Led Zeppelin The Lemon Song
Stevie Wonder Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
Lou Christie I'm Gonna Make You Mine
The Rolling Stones Live With Me
The Upsetters Return of Django
The Poppy Family Which Way You Goin' Billy?
Chicken Shack I'd Rather Go Blind
Tony Joe White Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin)
François Béranger Tranche de Vie
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Girl from the North Country
The Maytals Monkey Man
Marlena Shaw California Soul
The Beach Boys Cabinessence
The Flying Machine Smile a Little Smile for Me
Scott Walker Big Louise
Tyrone Davis Is It Something You've Got
Fairport Convention Genesis Hall
Elvis Presley Only the Strong Survive
Sandro Tengo
Neil Diamond Holly Holy
Joe Dassin Les Champs-Elysées
Mercy Love (Can Make You Happy)
Leonard Cohen Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
Led Zeppelin Moby Dick
Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning
Blood, Sweat & Tears And When I Die
Smith Baby It's You
Boz Scaggs Loan Me a Dime
The Who The Acid Queen
Gal Costa Tuareg
Nick Drake Time Has Told Me
Mary Hopkin Goodbye
Jethro Tull We Used to Know
Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli La Chanson d'Hélène
José Alfredo Jiménez El Jinete
The Velvet Underground Candy Says
Otis Redding Love Man
The Beatles You Never Give Me Your Money
Jerry Butler What's the Use of Breaking Up
The Who Go to the Mirror Boy
Jeff Beck Group Plynth (Water Down the Drain)
The Dells I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue
Burning Spear Door Peeper
Laura Nyro Save the Country
Dyke and The Blazers We Got More Soul
The Rolling Stones Country Honk
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks I Scare Myself
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Crosby, Stills & Nash Long Time Gone
Jefferson Airplane Wooden Ships
The Cowsills Hair
Elvis Presley Wearin' That Loved On Look
Elvis Presley Stranger in My Own Hometown
Harper's Bizarre Witchi Tai To
Townes Van Zandt Kathleen
James Brown Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
Georges Moustaki Ma solitude
The Pentangle Light Flight
Elvis Presley Power of My Love
Mulatu Astatke Yèkèrmo Sèw
Neil Young The Last Trip to Tulsa
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Dachau Blues
Jack Bruce Theme from an Imaginary Western
Doris Duke I Don’t Care Anymore
Brian Auger Tiger
Sly and the Family Stone Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
The Beach Boys Break Away
Tom T. Hall Homecoming
Aphrodite's Child It's Five O'Clock
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
Brainbox Down Man
Fairport Convention Crazy Man Michael
Nina Simone Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
The Velvet Underground Jesus
The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues
Sir Douglas Quintet At the Crossroads
The Beatles Her Majesty
Rare Bird Sympathy
Jim Ford Harlan County
Doris Allen A Shell of a Woman
Alexander Skip Spence Cripple Creek
The Youngbloods Sunlight
Syd Barrett Golden Hair
Tyrannosaurus Rex King of the Rumbling Spires
Gladys Knight and The Pips The Nitty Gritty
Bee Gees First of May
Michel Polnareff Dans la maison vide
Les McCann and Eddie Harris Compared to What
Spirit 1984
Tony Joe White Rainy Night in Georgia
Blue Mink Melting Pot
Fleetwood Mac Rattlesnake Shake
Joe Cocker She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi
Tommy James and The Shondells Crystal Blue Persuasion
Donovan with The Jeff Beck Group Barabajagal
Janis Joplin Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
The Flying Burrito Bros Hot Burrito #2
Fairport Convention Percy's Song
Dillard & Clark Polly
Humble Pie Natural Born Bugie
Rare Earth Get Ready
Diana Ross and The Supremes I'm Livin' in Shame
Cromagnon Caledonia
Johnny Cash San Quentin
The Guess Who Laughing