Top Decade: The 60s

We hear you: it can be heard to narrow 59 years of music down to just one.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, why not start out by choosing your favorite decade? You may have noticed that XPN dedicated a few recent weekends to playing back the top songs from years past. Let’s revisit the Super #1 Hits of the 60s playlist below to see how this decade stacks up against the rest.

The Super #1 Hits of the 60s weekend started with Marty Robbins’ country hit “El Paso,” and ending with “Someday We’ll All Be Together” by The Supremes. The decades went from the easy listening sounds of Bobby Vinton and Connie Francis, to instrumentals of the times including “Telstar” by The Tornados and “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith, to rock and R&B classics by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and a variety of Motown artists.

Some songs, like “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band, “The Ballad of the Green Berets” by Barry Sadler, and The Singing Nun’s “Dominique,” may have been head-scratchers, but keep in mind, that during the times, these were the songs that captivated the imaginations of the soon-to-be Boomer generation. It was really #SuperXPN.

Do you think the 60s gave us the Greatest Year in Music? Let us know in the comments below and across social media with #XPNGreatestYear.

Category: 60s


Article by: Julie Miller