Pure 60's: The #1 Hits

Pure 60's: The #1 Hits

     
 

This compilation is just what it says: number one hits on the American charts from the 1960s. It has a leg up on some similar anthologies, though, by virtue of its sheer quantity: 26 songs spanning the entire decade, which is pretty good value for a single CD. While it's true the selection is a little arbitrary, on the whole it's really good, and whether you care… See more details below

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This compilation is just what it says: number one hits on the American charts from the 1960s. It has a leg up on some similar anthologies, though, by virtue of its sheer quantity: 26 songs spanning the entire decade, which is pretty good value for a single CD. While it's true the selection is a little arbitrary, on the whole it's really good, and whether you care about chart statistics or not, it's an excellent disc if you're looking for an all-purpose collection of 1960s pop
ock classics. There are many core classics here, spanning rock, soul, pop, and the British Invasion: the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," Del Shannon's "Runaway," the Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman," Martha & the Vandellas' "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave," Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," the Mamas & the Papas' "Monday, Monday," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City," the Box Tops' "The Letter," the Troggs' "Wild Thing," the Temptations' "My Girl," and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Actually, if there's one complaint, it's that British artists are only represented by those Manfred Mann and Troggs cuts. But even the less-critically canonized, poppy hits here are for the most part indisputable classics: the Turtles' "Happy Together," Tommy James & the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover," the Monkees' "I'm a Believer," the Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense and Peppermints," the Association's "Windy," Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe," and more. It's like a double-dozen dose of number one hits from oldies stations without the commercials or any of the clunkers that happened to reach number one by chance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Utv Records
UPC:
0044006911922
catalogNumber:
069119
Rank:
5224

Tracks

  1. Runaround Sue  -  Dion
  2. Runaway
  3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)
  4. Please Mr. Postman
  5. It's My Party  - Lesley Gore
  6. My Boyfriend's Back  -  Angels
  7. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  8. My Girl
  9. Do Wah Diddy Diddy  -  Manfred Mann
  10. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
  11. Stop! In the Name of Love  -  Supremes
  12. Wild Thing
  13. Hang on Sloopy
  14. I Got You Babe
  15. Monday, Monday
  16. Good Vibrations
  17. Summer in the City
  18. Windy  -  Association
  19. Happy Together
  20. The Letter
  21. I'm a Believer
  22. Incense and Peppermints
  23. Crimson and Clover  -  Tommy James & the Shondells
  24. I Heard It Through the Grapevine  - Marvin Gaye
  25. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)  -  5th Dimension
  26. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)  -  Steam

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