The Greatest Billboard Chart-Topping Rock Songs Of The ’60s
It’s Quite A Decade
While not exactly the golden age of rock, the 1960s had no shortage of talent and classics. From folk to psychedelia to hard rock, there was a little something for everyone. The decade was mostly dominated by The Beatles but there were several other artists who pushed the boundaries and in the process, made history as well.
Rock broke into mainstream and gained a massive following owing mostly to tracks that dominated the charts and of course, the iconic festivals like Monterey and Woodstock. In terms of songwriting, the lyrics went beyond the usual themes of love and life especially as musicians like Jimi Hendrix became bolder when it came to including social and political issues in their music.
Now we’re revisiting the ’60s as we look back at the songs that topped the US Billboard Hot 100. From Roy Orbison to The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel to The Beatles, there’s so much to love. It was a glorious time. You turn on the radio and you hear one epic number after another. And how can we forget tuning in to The Ed Sullivan Show and seeing the next big thing in rock?
It was quite a time to be alive. Now here are ten of the chart-topping songs of the ’60s.