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1963 Start of School Year September Blowin` in the Wind Bob Dylan
Blowin` in the Wind
CD Source: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan (mono)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan album
Honored by: RS DG
 
Although "Freewheelin`" was released at the end of May 1963, it didn`t begin selling enough to register on the national pop LP chart until Peter, Paul & Mary`s version of "Blowin` in the Wind" crested in August.
 
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A Hard Rain`s A-Gonna Fall Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain`s A-Gonna Fall
CD Source: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan (mono)
Time: 6:53
Sequenced by: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan album
Honored by:
 
Although "Freewheelin`" was released at the end of May 1963, it didn`t begin selling enough to register on the national pop LP chart until Peter, Paul & Mary`s version of "Blowin` in the Wind" crested in August.
 
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Don`t Think Twice, It`s Alright Bob Dylan
Don`t Think Twice, It`s Alright
CD Source: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan (mono)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan album
Honored by:
 
Although "Freewheelin`" was released at the end of May 1963, it didn`t begin selling enough to register on the national pop LP chart until Peter, Paul & Mary`s version of "Blowin` in the Wind" crested in August.
 
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Mean Woman Blues Roy Orbison
Mean Woman Blues
CD Source: The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (2 CDs+1 DVD)
Time: 2:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October It`s All Right The Impressions
It`s All Right
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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November Can I Get A Witness Marvin Gaye
Can I Get A Witness
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3: 1963 (5)
Time: 2:47
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas
Walking the Dog
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Be True to Your School The Beach Boys
Be True to Your School
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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In My Room The Beach Boys
In My Room
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Louie Louie The Kingsmen
Louie Louie
CD Source: Frat Rock! (1963-68)
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Louie Louie is the rare rock & roll song whose story has merited an entire book (by Dave Marsh). Writer and original performer Richard Berry had been the uncredited bass singer on both "Riot in Cell Block #9" and "The Wallflower." His Jamaican-flavored ballad was a regional west coast hit that never charted. The Kingsmen turned it into a very popular garage-rock staple with nearly unintelligible lyrics and a crazy guitar break. The original Flip recording is hard to find. The Kingsmen`s cover completely transforms its sound and feel. Wikipedia provides more details.
 
Sample 1: Louie Louie - Richard Berry
 
Sample 2: Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
 
Link 1:
Wikepedia "Louie Louie"
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December Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
CD Source: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: Phil Spector`s Christmas Album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Surfin` Bird The Trashmen
Surfin` Bird
CD Source: Cowabunga! (The Surf Box) (1960-95) (4)
Time: 2:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Pain in My Heart Otis Redding
Pain in My Heart
CD Source: OTIS! The Definitive (1960-67) (4)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Baby, I Love You The Ronettes
Baby, I Love You
CD Source: Wall of Sound Retrospective (1961-66)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1964 January Harlem Shuffle Bob & Earle
Harlem Shuffle
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
CD Source: Mono Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
This monster single introduced The Beatles to America and served as the lead track to the LP "Meet The Beatles," which appeared in both mono and stereo editions. The mono mix of the single sounds solid at the bottom and propulsive, driven by the bass guitar, bass drum and rhythmic handclaps, with understated guitars. The stereo mix sounds bouncier, lighter, and brighter. Bass and drums are separated from guitars, giving the guitars more prominence. Paul`s bass is barely audible. As a result, the mono mix rocks a lot harder than the stereo mix does.
 
Sample 1: I Want To Hold Your Hand (mono)
 
Sample 2: I Want To Hold Your Hand (stereo)
 
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I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There
CD Source: Please Please Me (UK) (mono)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: Meet the Beatles album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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This Boy The Beatles
This Boy
CD Source: Mono Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: Meet the Beatles album
Honored by:
 

 
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All My Loving The Beatles
All My Loving
CD Source: With the Beatles (UK) (mono)
Time: 2:10
Sequenced by: Meet the Beatles album
Honored by:
 

 
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She Loves You The Beatles
She Loves You
CD Source: Mono Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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I Only Want To Be With You Dusty Springfield
I Only Want To Be With You
CD Source: The Very Best of (1963-70)
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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February Dawn (Go Away) The Four Seasons
Dawn (Go Away)
CD Source: Anthology (1962-78)
Time: 2:47
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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California Sun The Rivieras
California Sun
CD Source: Son of Frat Rock! (1959-69)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Please Please Me The Beatles
Please Please Me
CD Source: Please Please Me (UK) (mono)
Time: 1:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Hi-Heel Sneakers Tommy Tucker
Hi-Heel Sneakers
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys
Fun, Fun, Fun
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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March Twist and Shout The Beatles
Twist and Shout
CD Source: Please Please Me (UK) (mono)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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The Way You Do the Things You Do The Temptations
The Way You Do the Things You Do
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Needles and Pins The Searchers
Needles and Pins
CD Source: British Invasion Gold (1963-67)(2)
Time: 2:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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The Times They Are A-Changin` Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin`
CD Source: The Times They Are A-Changin` (mono)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: The Times They Are A-Changin` album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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You`re A Wonderful One Marvin Gaye
You`re A Wonderful One
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Glad All Over The Dave Clark Five
Glad All Over
CD Source:
Time: 2:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Can`t Buy Me Love The Beatles
Can`t Buy Me Love
CD Source: A Hard Day`s Night (UK/half Soundtrack) (mono)
Time: 2:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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The Shoop Shoop Song (It`s In His Kiss) Betty Everett
The Shoop Shoop Song (It`s In His Kiss)
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Ain`t Nothing You Can Do Bobby Bland
Ain`t Nothing You Can Do
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
Bobby Bland was better known as Bobby "Blue" Bland throughout his career. After 1960, however, "Blue" was usually omitted from his name on singles releases but not from his albums. I decided to omit "Blue" in the Timeline to make searching more consistent. See this discography for details.
 
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Nadine Chuck Berry
Nadine
CD Source: Chuck Berry Rocks (1955-64)
Time: 2:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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April My Guy Mary Wells
My Guy
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Money (That`s What I Want) The Beatles
Money (That`s What I Want)
CD Source: With the Beatles (UK) (mono)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: The Beatles Second Album
Honored by:
 

 
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Long Tall Sally The Beatles
Long Tall Sally
CD Source: Mono Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:01
Sequenced by: The Beatles Second Album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Ronnie The Four Seasons
Ronnie
CD Source: Anthology (1962-78)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`m So Proud The Impressions
I`m So Proud
CD Source: The Anthology 1961-1977 (2)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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May Chapel of Love The Dixie Cups
Chapel of Love
CD Source: Girl Group Greats & More ... (1958-66)(2)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 
Phil Spector recorded this song with both The Ronettes and Darlene Love in 1963 and (wisely) decided against releasing either of them as singles. The Ronettes version appeared on their debut album late in 1964. Love`s version was never released until the CD era. Mike Stoller cut a better version with The Dixie Cups, and the result was a resounding hit.
 
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Walk On By Dionne Warwick
Walk On By
CD Source: Say It Loud! Black Music in America (1916-99)(6)
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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My Boy Lollipop Millie Small
My Boy Lollipop
CD Source: The Story of Jamaican Music (58-93) (4)
Time: 2:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Get Around The Beach Boys
I Get Around
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Don`t Worry Baby The Beach Boys
Don`t Worry Baby
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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June Memphis Johnny Rivers
Memphis
CD Source: The Original (1964-1967+)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Good Times Sam Cooke
Good Times
CD Source: Portrait of a Legend (1951-64)
Time: 2:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Rag Doll The Four Seasons
Rag Doll
CD Source: Anthology (1962-78)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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No Particular Place to Go Chuck Berry
No Particular Place to Go
CD Source: Chuck Berry Rocks (1955-64)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Keep On Pushing The Impressions
Keep On Pushing
CD Source: The Anthology 1961-1977 (2)
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Wishin` And Hopin` Dusty Springfield
Wishin` And Hopin`
CD Source: British Invasion Gold (1963-67)(2)
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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A Hard Day`s Night The Beatles
A Hard Day`s Night
CD Source: A Hard Day`s Night (UK/half Soundtrack) (mono)
Time: 2:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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If I Fell The Beatles
If I Fell
CD Source: A Hard Day`s Night (UK/half Soundtrack) (mono)
Time: 2:23
Sequenced by: A Hard Day`s Night album
Honored by:
 

 
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Not Fade Away The Rolling Stones
Not Fade Away
CD Source: Singles Collection* (London 1963-71) (3)
Time: 1:47
Sequenced by: The Rolling Stones (debut) album
Honored by:
 
Cover of original version by The Crickets (Buddy Holly)
 
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Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Under the Boardwalk The Drifters
Under the Boardwalk
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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August Wendy The Beach Boys
Wendy
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:15
Sequenced by: All Summer Long album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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The House of the Rising Sun The Animals
The House of the Rising Sun
CD Source: Retrospective (1964-70)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Because The Dave Clark Five
Because
CD Source:
Time: 2:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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It`s All Over Now The Rolling Stones
It`s All Over Now
CD Source: Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (1964-66)
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Baby I Need Your Loving The Four Tops
Baby I Need Your Loving
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Out of Sight James Brown
Out of Sight
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Remember (Walking in the Sand) The Shangri-Las
Remember (Walking in the Sand)
CD Source: Very Best of Red Bird/Blue Cat (1964-65)
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Funny Joe Hinton
Funny
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Oh, Pretty Woman
CD Source: The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (2 CDs+1 DVD)
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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September Dancing in the Street Martha & The Vandellas
Dancing in the Street
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Start of School Year Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
CD Source: History of British Rock (1962-72) (9)
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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October Baby Love The Supremes
Baby Love
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las
Leader of the Pack
CD Source: Very Best of Red Bird/Blue Cat (1964-65)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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She`s Not There The Zombies
She`s Not There
CD Source: British Invasion Gold (1963-67)(2)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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November You Really Got Me The Kinks
You Really Got Me
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1964-1984)(2)
Time: 2:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Time is on My Side The Rolling Stones
Time is on My Side
CD Source: Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (1964-66)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
There are two versions of this song. #1 was recorded May 1964 in London and released in the U.S. only as a single and on the 12 x 5 album. #2 was recorded November 1964 at Chess Studios in Chicago and released in the UK in January 1965 on the Stones` second UK album, and later on both the Big Hits and Hot Rocks compilations. Here the song is sequenced as version #1 but the CD source is for version #2, which I prefer.
 
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Walking in the Rain The Ronettes
Walking in the Rain
CD Source: Wall of Sound Retrospective (1961-66)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Come See About Me The Supremes
Come See About Me
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Dance, Dance, Dance The Beach Boys
Dance, Dance, Dance
CD Source: Greatest Hits - Volumes 1 & 2 (1962-69+) (2)
Time: 2:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Feel Fine The Beatles
I Feel Fine
CD Source: Mono Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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December Goin` Out of My Head Little Anthony & The Imperials
Goin` Out of My Head
CD Source:
Time: 2:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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You`ve Lost That Lovin` Feelin` The Righteous Brothers
You`ve Lost That Lovin` Feelin`
CD Source: Retrospective (1963-74)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1965 January All Day And All Of The Night The Kinks
All Day And All Of The Night
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1964-1984)(2)
Time: 2:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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That`s How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding
That`s How Strong My Love Is
CD Source: OTIS! The Definitive (1960-67) (4)
Time: 2:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Shake Sam Cooke
Shake
CD Source: Portrait of a Legend (1951-64)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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A Change is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
A Change is Gonna Come
CD Source: Portrait of a Legend (1951-64)
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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My Girl The Temptations
My Girl
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964 (6)
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February The Boy from New York City The Ad Libs
The Boy from New York City
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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King of the Road Roger Miller
King of the Road
CD Source: Country Edition of Golden Age of R&R series (1956-65)
Time: 2:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Eight Days A Week The Beatles
Eight Days A Week
CD Source: Beatles for Sale (UK) (mono)
Time: 2:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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People Get Ready The Impressions
People Get Ready
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Stop! In the Name of Love The Supremes
Stop! In the Name of Love
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (6)
Time: 2:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Don`t Let Me Be Misunderstood The Animals
Don`t Let Me Be Misunderstood
CD Source: Retrospective (1964-70)
Time: 2:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 
Originally written for and performed by Nina Simone at a much slower pace than the Animals` version, this song has since been covered again by countless artists, including Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, and Cyndi Lauper.
 
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March Shotgun Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
Shotgun
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Nowhere to Run Martha & The Vandellas
Nowhere to Run
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (6)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Got to Get You Off My Mind Solomon Burke
Got to Get You Off My Mind
CD Source:
Time: 2:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Tired of Waiting for You The Kinks
Tired of Waiting for You
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1964-1984)(2)
Time: 2:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Last Time The Rolling Stones
The Last Time
CD Source: Singles Collection* (London 1963-71) (3)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Ooo Baby Baby The Miracles
Ooo Baby Baby
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (6)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan
Subterranean Homesick Blues
CD Source: Bringing It All Back Home (mono)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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I`ll Be Doggone Marvin Gaye
I`ll Be Doggone
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (6)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Ticket to Ride The Beatles
Ticket to Ride
CD Source: Help! (UK/half Soundtrack) (mono+stereo)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
According to Bruce Spizer, the song`s title is a pun on the town of Ryde, off England`s coast on the Isle of Wight. When the song was first released as a single, the movie "Help!" had yet to be named after the song that had yet to be written. Instead, the 45`s label read, "From the United Artists Release `Eight Arms To Hold You`," which was the movie`s working title.
 
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