Top Songs from the ‘60s
The 1960s are known for being a revolutionary decade in the United States. Along with many societal and cultural changes, distinctive new music emerged, much of which is still enjoyed today.
Anyone interested in exploring the music scene of the ‘60s will want to listen to these classic songs from that era:
- “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley (1960) – Often referred to simply as “The King,” Elvis Presley rose to fame in the 1950s and released popular songs throughout the next decades. In this slow ballad, Presley addresses a former flame by asking questions like, “Do you miss me tonight? / Are you sorry we drifted apart?”
- “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (1965) – Although this song was originally released in 1955 by Todd Duncan, arguably its most iconic version is the 1965 recording by The Righteous Brothers. The song is about waiting for a beloved, with its opening lines being, “Oh, my love / My darling / I’ve hungered for your touch.”
- “Hey Jude” by The Beatles (1968) – As one of the first and most famous ‘boy bands’ in the world, The Beatles have amassed an array of classic hits. This song was written by Paul McCartney to comfort John Lennon’s son, who was five years old at the time and coping with his parents’ divorce. The tune offers a message of hope and consolation: “And any time you feel the pain / Hey, Jude, refrain / Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.”
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