10 Classic Rock Songs From The ’60s You Totally Forgot About
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Steppenwolf Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Time To Re-Discover These
The 1960s was a significant time in rock ‘n roll. The decade spawned several legendary artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys. Rock started to branch out into other subgenres like surf music, folk, and psychedelic rock. And of course, how can we forget the Beatlemania and how they started the British Invasion in America?
It was glorious.
But since rock ‘n roll exploded, everyone wanted to get their piece of the pie. While there were those who broke into mainstream and became household names, there were also those who didn’t get enough appreciation. So for this list, we are rounding up 10 songs from the ’60s you most likely forgot about. Maybe because the artists have more popular tunes that dominated the airwaves or because the band remained underrated to this day.
10. Sly and the Family Stone – “I Want to Take You Higher” (1969)
It’s all about the groove!
9. Count Five – “Psychotic Reaction” (1966)
This song helped define “acid rock” when it came out and yet decades later, you rarely hear it on the radio (even in classic rock radio stations) and not a lot of people talk about it except, you know, those genuine music buffs.
8. Ten Years After – “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” (1969)
Originally recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson I, Ten Years After covered it for their album “Ssssh.” It’s pure rock ‘n roll so we don’t know why this has been forgotten.
7. Donovan – “Season Of The Witch” (1966)
One of the first psychedelic rock tunes, it’s absolutely timeless.
6. The Hollies – “On a Carousel” (1967)
A real rock gem, it’s a brilliant piece of music.
5. Blues Magoos – “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (1966)
Fun and trippy – this captured the ’60s sound perfectly.
4. Blind Faith – “Had To Cry Today” (1969)
It’s exceptional. So we have no idea why people are still sleeping on this. Besides, there’s Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood – what more can you ask for?
3. The Youngbloods – “Darkness, Darkness” (1969)
A criminally underrated band that deserved so much more.
2. The Moody Blues- “Legend of a Mind” (1968)
It’s a magnificent psychedelic tune that’s just as great as the more popular songs in the ’60s.
1. Steppenwolf – “Monster” (1969)
This is the title track of the album that received generally negative reviews. We don’t get that since this song alone is epic.