It’s been covered by sometime Go-Go Belinda Carlisle and sampled by Kylie Minogue. Again, it may have been insubstantial on its own, but the very English nostalgia is a perfect fit with Lennon’s moody discourse on the dingy present. Smokey Robinson was the quite the Motown mogul, becoming a VP after encouraging Berry Gordy to set up the label in the first place, then piling on hit after hit as a writer/producer and lead singer of The Miracles. More Holland Dozier Holland action with a song first earmarked for Motown labelmates The Marvelettes, who turned it down. Written and produced by the in house team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the shimmering song was their attempt to re-construct the previous Supremes hit ‘Come See About Me’, but the joyous results were above and beyond those limitations. Folk enjoyed a political revival, yet, the British Invasion was blessedly not political. However, bands with votes for multiple songs were limited to two tracks each. The 100 greatest tracks by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, James Brown and Aretha Franklin. The Shangri-Las, “Leader of the Pack”, 75. It’s performed on a bleak scale by Manchester’s finest The Hollies but is an ever-turning song of hope about the nice young lady in the queue who, by August, “was mine“. Proto-Krautrock duo the Silver Apples flew miles ahead of the pack with this stunningly unique track. Even though he’s gone on to write literally thousands of great songs since then, nothing has ever surpassed the sincerity and passion the 21- year-old musician poured into every track on the record. Noel Redding’s bass bobs and weaves around howling guitar leads. And who doesn’t inadvertently clap along to that middle section? Since covered over 1,000 times, it’s the most played song in public places as well as the most played song on British broadcasting ever. Whether the lyrics implied drug consumption (as listeners suspected) or a foggy-brained love song (as Hendrix claimed) is irrelevant. All Rights Reserved, 100. And if you had to distill the entire ten years’ worth of musical endeavour into one album, it would be The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Through all its agitation—the off-kilter drum fills, furious horn solos, and rolling bass lines—there’s an underlying heartbeat centering the rhythm when it almost falters. It took Gouldman to give that feeling a musical lift buoyed by little lyrical details (“Sometimes she’d shop / and she would show me what she bought”) and a shimmying rhythm. Prescient indeed. 1 single and knocking “Penny Lane” out of the top spot. One of many Lynn songs banned for their candor, the Kentuckian singer lobs a perky opening salvo at the bigmouth homewrecker. Heavily distorted guitars, incessant piano stabs and of course Iggy’s desperate drawl combine on one of the most visceral tracks laid to acetate. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for 100 Hits: Classic 60s - Various Artists on AllMusic - 2011 - With 100 hit tracks spanning five discs, this… —Logan Lockner, A hauntingly beautiful tale of unrequited love, “Pale Blue Eyes” is about recognizing you’re being used and allowing it to happen anyway. Fifty years later, the chemistry between organist Booker T. Jones and guitarist Steve Cropper still feels like it’s happening live. —Mark Lore, This song is poignant as a longing, even desperate, appeal to his real-life lover Marianne Jensen but, like much of Cohen’s work, it’s so much more than autobiography because of a soaring refrain that gains meanings with each of its many repetitions. The closing track on seminal 1968 LP ‘Odyssey And Oracle’, ‘Time Of The Season’ was perhaps The Zombies finest moment. With two dozen people voting for more than 500 songs, we whittled the list down to the top 100 hits of the ‘60s.