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1965 - The Most Hits Ever

Rock and Roll was now a decade old!  In 1965, The Beatles continued to be incredibly popular, but other musical genres were too!  Motown (The Supremes) and Surf Music (Beach Boys) competed for top spots on the charts.  Folk Rock (The Byrds and Bob Dylan) was becoming more popular, and many of the songs were sung about anti-war sentiments.  In Fact, Bob Dylan had 6 songs from 1965 that made the top 500 list.  The #1 song of all-time, according to Rolling Stone, was "Like a Rolling Stone" that was topped the charts in 1965!  Country, pop, and instrumental even made its way to the top of the charts in 1965.  In fact, 35 songs made the 500 Biggest Songs of All Time from 1965.  This was the most ever to make the coveted Rolling Stones list in a single year. The Beatles released their "Rubber Soul" album  at the end of 1965, and rock and roll would never be the same again. 


Important Fact:  Appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show
became critical for musicians as the American public was mesmorized by it.

The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  35 songs made the cut in 1965 (the most ever in a single year!) 

315          Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals

233          We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals

71            California Girls - The Beach Boys

384          Ticket to Ride - The Beatles

29            Help! - The Beatles

23            In My Life - The Beatles

13            Yesterday - The Beatles

83            Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown ) - The Beatles

78            I Got You ( I Feel Good) - James Brown

79            Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

234          I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - The Byrds

203          Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

332          Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

106          Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan

1              Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

364          Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

185          Desolation Row - Bob Dylan

415          I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops

152          Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix

24            People Get Ready - The Impressions

216          Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful

89            California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas

358          Nowhere To Run - Martha and the Vandellas

134          In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

110          I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding

365          Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

50            The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson

262          Ooo Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson

2              (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

156          The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

444          I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher

88            My Girl - The Temptations

208          Gloria - Them

371          I Can't Explain - The Who

11            My Generation - The Who

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