The s are often considered the best decade for music in America. Folk enjoyed a political revival, yet, the British Invasion was blessedly not political. The blues bled into hard rock. Pop music felt its soul. Jazz felt free. Although we at Paste had previously compiled the 60 Best Albums of the s , we felt that a number of songs were missing. However, bands with votes for multiple songs were limited to two tracks each.
She emits a spectral trill, as confident and crestfallen as a death-row inmate. Poised to the brink of formality, the song moves with the utterly unhurried grace of a woman in a ball gown. Perfect composure is one way to keep the tears inside, after all. Sure, the official version released in moves and grooves just fine, especially with Brown doing double duty on the mic and on the drums. On the greatest stage in the world, Mr. The story is almost as romantic as that of the two lovers who sing it. With Alton Ellis crying eternal affection above a gentle, stuttering riddim, this is the perfect starry-eyed Jamaican wedding song, right? Not quite.
In honor of Billboard magazine's th anniversary on Nov. The '60s was the first full decade of rock and roll, and the top twenty singles of the decade reflect a battle between old and new forms. Elvis Presley and Ray Charles , who helped lay the foundation for the explosion of rock and soul in the '50s, each appear on the list; so does the smooth doo-wop of the Four Seasons. Louis Armstrong , the famous jazz musician who had been recording since the s, had one of the biggest hit singles of the '60s.
This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held from — The Billboard Hot chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During — the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio stations. Note : The year-end number-one singles for , and were " Surfin' U. The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during — A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration. The following artists were featured in top of the chart for the highest total number of weeks during — The following songs were featured in top of the chart for the highest total number of weeks during —