Top Songs of 1969


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
33
The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
2
47
The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
3
48
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
4
51
David Bowie Space Oddity
5
74
Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
6
109
Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary
7
114
Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son
8
147
The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
9
168
The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog
10
188
MC5 Kick Out the Jams
11
238
The Beatles Something
12
284
Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused
13
304
The Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want
14
317
The Beatles Come Together
15
340
Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers to Cross
16
362
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Je t'aime moi non plus
17
377
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
18
479
King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man
19
502
The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
20
510
Simon and Garfunkel The Boxer
21
532
Sly and the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
22
559
The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
23
576
B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone
24
643
Crosby, Stills & Nash Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
25
711
The Who Pinball Wizard
26
739
Elvis Presley In the Ghetto
27
764
The Beatles Across the Universe
28
776
Nick Drake River Man
29
816
The Beatles Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
30
876
The Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post
31
887
Fairport Convention Who Knows Where the Time Goes
32
957
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Down by the River
33
1027
Neil Young Cinnamon Girl
34
1032
The Beatles with Billy Preston Get Back
35
1054
The Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes
36
1057
Fleetwood Mac Oh Well
37
1080
Neil Young Cowgirl in the Sand
38
1110
The Band Up on Cripple Creek
39
1119
Frank Sinatra My Way
40
1120
Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air
41
1149
Sly and the Family Stone I Want to Take You Higher
42
1160
Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker
43
1178
Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
44
1318
The Stooges No Fun
45
1324
The Rolling Stones Midnight Rambler
46
1336
The Beatles I Want You (She's So Heavy)
47
1347
The Meters Cissy Strut
48
1358
Sly and the Family Stone Hot Fun in the Summertime
49
1387
Plastic Ono Band Give Peace a Chance
50
1395
Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
51
1420
Blind Faith Can't Find My Way Home
52
1425
Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
53
1473
Toots and The Maytals 54 46 (Was My Number)
54
1538
Cream Badge
55
1559
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River
56
1577
Nick Drake Way to Blue
57
1591
The Beatles Don't Let Me Down
58
1608
The Flying Burrito Bros Sin City
59
1612
Led Zeppelin Ramble On
60
1624
The Stooges 1969
61
1733
Crosby, Stills & Nash Wooden Ships
62
1743
Joni Mitchell Both Sides, Now
63
1775
The Who We're Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me
64
1905
Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted and Black
65
1921
The Isley Brothers It's Your Thing
66
2025
The Archies Sugar, Sugar
67
2062
Sly and the Family Stone Stand!
68
2126
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
69
2142
The Beatles Hey Bulldog
70
2201
Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown
71
2231
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
72
2232
Can Yoo Doo Right
73
2365
Miles Davis Shhh/Peaceful
74
2378
Blood, Sweat & Tears Spinning Wheel
75
2418
Peggy Lee Is That All There Is
76
2435
The Flying Burrito Bros Hot Burrito #1
77
2516
Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou
78
2526
Almendra Muchacha (Ojos de papel)
79
2601
Plastic Ono Band Cold Turkey
80
2644
The Temptations I Can't Get Next to You
81
2668
Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times
82
2753
Santana Soul Sacrifice
83
2760
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Moonlight on Vermont
84
2780
Shocking Blue Venus
85
2790
The Delfonics Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
86
2904
Brook Benton Rainy Night in Georgia
87
2909
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
88
2913
Led Zeppelin Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
89
2917
The 5th Dimension Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
90
3046
Glen Campbell Galveston
91
3072
Frank Zappa Peaches En Regalia
92
3147
Leonard Cohen Bird on the Wire
93
3173
The Temptations Psychedelic Shack
94
3198
Isaac Hayes Walk On By
95
3299
The Rolling Stones Love in Vain
96
3322
Harry J. Allstars Liquidator
97
3389
B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
98
3390
Fleetwood Mac Man of the World
99
3410
Led Zeppelin What Is and What Should Never Be
100
3511
Jethro Tull Living in the Past
101
3566
Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight
102
3620
Anne Murray Snowbird
103
3662
The Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time
104
3677
Fairport Convention A Sailor's Life
105
3715
Donny Hathaway The Ghetto
106
3742
Marianne Faithfull Sister Morphine
107
3752
The Who I'm Free
108
3754
The Beatles The Ballad of John and Yoko
109
3948
Grateful Dead St. Stephen
110
4086
Joe Cocker Delta Lady
111
4097
Creedence Clearwater Revival Down on the Corner
112
4147
Sly and the Family Stone Everybody Is a Star
113
4193
Santana Evil Ways
114
4213
Badfinger Come and Get It
115
4323
Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrakesh Express
116
4349
The Flying Burrito Bros Christine's Tune (Devil in Disguise)
117
4352
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee
118
4355
King Crimson I Talk to the Wind
119
4376
The Velvet Underground What Goes On
120
4383
Tim Buckley Buzzin' Fly
121
4461
Russell Morris The Real Thing
122
4479
The Beatles Because
123
4548
George Baker Selection Little Green Bag
124
4553
The Kinks Victoria
125
4618
Janis Joplin Little Girl Blue
126
4677
Bob Dylan I Threw It All Away
127
4774
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
128
4828
Quicksilver Messenger Service Who Do You Love
129
5082
Frank Zappa Willie the Pimp (Parts I and II)
130
5105
The Kinks Shangri-La
131
5108
The Impressions Choice of Colors
132
5127
The Rolling Stones Monkey Man
133
5145
Isaac Hayes By the Time I Get to Phoenix
134
5203
Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
135
5238
Scott Walker The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)
136
5274
The Beatles It's All Too Much
137
5447
Jimmy Cliff Viet Nam
138
5506
Johnny Cash Wanted Man
139
5576
Wilbert Harrison Let's Work Together, Part 1
140
5605
Janis Joplin Kozmic Blues
141
5658
Diana Ross and The Supremes Someday We'll Be Together
142
5704
The Beach Boys I Can Hear Music
143
5751
Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue
144
5763
The Hollies He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother
145
5882
Zager and Evans In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
146
5923
Dusty Springfield Breakfast in Bed
147
5999
Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
148
6118
The Byrds Ballad of Easy Rider
149
6285
Scott Walker The Seventh Seal
150
6288
Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. Black Pearl
151
6340
Pharoah Sanders The Creator Has a Masterplan
152
6375
Syd Barrett Octopus
153
6681
Joe South Walk a Mile in My Shoes
154
6726
Toots and The Maytals Sweet and Dandy
155
6844
Nick Drake Cello Song
156
6857
Neil Young Sugar Mountain
157
6995
David Axelrod The Human Abstract
158
7046
Johnny Hallyday Que Je T'aime
159
7062
The Flying Burrito Bros Dark End of the Street
160
7094
The Band Rag Mama Rag
161
7105
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
162
7262
King Crimson Epitaph
163
7299
The Pioneers Long Shot Kick the Bucket
164
7348
The Rolling Stones You Got the Silver
165
7396
Georges Moustaki Le métèque
166
7434
The Ventures Hawaii 5-0
167
7488
Bobbie Gentry Fancy
168
7493
Led Zeppelin How Many More Times
169
7550
Chicago I'm a Man
170
7653
Blind Faith Presence of the Lord
171
7657
Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
172
7687
The Guess Who No Time
173
7746
Jr. Walker & The All Stars What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
174
7780
Procol Harum A Salty Dog
175
7811
Rufus Thomas Do the Funky Chicken
176
7834
Crow Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me
177
7842
Bob Dylan Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
178
7885
Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
179
7927
Grateful Dead China Cat Sunflower
180
7930
Nick Drake Saturday Sun
181
7950
Wallace Collection Daydream
182
7953
Led Zeppelin Thank You
183
8055
Nino Ferrer La Rua Madureira
184
8062
Bettye Swann Today I Started Loving You Again
185
8102
James Brown Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother For Me) (Part I)
186
8135
The Beatles Oh! Darling
187
8205
Léo Ferré C'est extra
188
8264
Moris El Oso
189
8336
Jethro Tull Bourée
190
8374
The Beatles She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
191
8487
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
192
8500
Merle Haggard Workin' Man Blues
193
8548
Clarence Carter Making Love (At the Dark End of the...)
194
8557
Merle Haggard Hungry Eyes
195
8615
David Ruffin My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
196
8624
Fairport Convention Matty Groves
197
8672
Leonard Cohen The Partisan
198
8678
Charlie Rich Life's Little Ups & Downs
199
8725
Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine
200
8728
Scott Walker Duchess
201
8792
David Bowie Cygnet Committee
202
8919
Kevin Ayers The Lady Rachel
203
8949
Nilsson I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
204
8957
The Temptations Runaway Child, Running Wild
205
8964
The Misunderstood Children of the Sun
206
8995
Joe Cocker Feelin' Alright
207
9034
Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind
208
9040
The Box Tops Soul Deep
209
9080
The Band The Unfaithful Servant
210
9149
The Band Across the Great Divide
211
9202
The Band Whispering Pines
212
9220
Ralph McTell Streets of London
213
9249
Rod Stewart Handbags and Gladrags
214
9412
Steve Miller Band Space Cowboy
215
9413
Blood, Sweat & Tears God Bless the Child
216
9466
Can Father Cannot Yell
217
9560
Vanity Fare Hitchin' a Ride
218
9620
Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People
219
9628
The Band King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
220
9632
Gladys Knight and The Pips Friendship Train
221
9638
Serge Gainsbourg L'anamour
222
9663
Jefferson Airplane We Can Be Together
223
9818
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air
224
9845
Blood, Sweat & Tears You've Made Me So Very Happy
225
9866
David Bowie Letter to Hermione
226
9880
The Ides of March Vehicle
227
9881
The Moments Love on a Two-Way Street
228
9884
Marmalade Reflections of My Life
229
9923
Jackie DeShannon Put a Little Love in Your Heart
230
9932
Oliver Jean
231
9933
Tommy Roe Dizzy
232
9937
Mel and Tim Backfield in Motion

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Joe South Don't It Make You Want to Go Home
Edwin Starr Twenty-Five Miles
Led Zeppelin The Lemon Song
Led Zeppelin Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
Dusty Springfield No Easy Way Down
Stevie Wonder Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
The Doors The Soft Parade
Lou Christie I'm Gonna Make You Mine
The Rolling Stones Live With Me
The Who Amazing Journey
The Upsetters Return of Django
The Poppy Family Which Way You Goin' Billy?
François Béranger Tranche de Vie
Chicken Shack I'd Rather Go Blind
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Girl from the North Country
Tony Joe White Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin)
Marlena Shaw California Soul
The Maytals Monkey Man
The Flying Machine Smile a Little Smile for Me
The Beach Boys Cabinessence
Scott Walker Big Louise
Sandro Tengo
Tyrone Davis Is It Something You've Got
Elvis Presley Only the Strong Survive
Fairport Convention Genesis Hall
Joe Dassin Les Champs-Elysées
Neil Diamond Holly Holy
Mercy Love (Can Make You Happy)
Led Zeppelin Moby Dick
Leonard Cohen Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning
Smith Baby It's You
Blood, Sweat & Tears And When I Die
Boz Scaggs Loan Me a Dime
Gal Costa Tuareg
Nick Drake Time Has Told Me
Mary Hopkin Goodbye
Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli La Chanson d'Hélène
The Who The Acid Queen
Jethro Tull We Used to Know
José Alfredo Jiménez El Jinete
The Velvet Underground Candy Says
Otis Redding Love Man
The Beatles You Never Give Me Your Money
Jerry Butler What's the Use of Breaking Up
Jeff Beck Group Plynth (Water Down the Drain)
The Dells I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue
Burning Spear Door Peeper
The Who Go to the Mirror Boy
Laura Nyro Save the Country
Dyke and The Blazers We Got More Soul
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks I Scare Myself
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
The Rolling Stones Country Honk
Jefferson Airplane Wooden Ships
The Cowsills Hair
Crosby, Stills & Nash Long Time Gone
Elvis Presley Wearin' That Loved On Look
Elvis Presley Stranger in My Own Hometown
Townes Van Zandt Kathleen
Harper's Bizarre Witchi Tai To
James Brown Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
Georges Moustaki Ma solitude
Elvis Presley Power of My Love
The Pentangle Light Flight
Mulatu Astatke Yèkèrmo Sèw
Neil Young The Last Trip to Tulsa
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Dachau Blues
Jack Bruce Theme from an Imaginary Western
Doris Duke I Don’t Care Anymore
Sly and the Family Stone Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
Brian Auger Tiger
The Beach Boys Break Away
Tom T. Hall Homecoming
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
Aphrodite's Child It's Five O'Clock
Brainbox Down Man
Fairport Convention Crazy Man Michael
Nina Simone Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
The Velvet Underground Jesus
The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues
The Beatles Her Majesty
Rare Bird Sympathy
Sir Douglas Quintet At the Crossroads
Jim Ford Harlan County
Doris Allen A Shell of a Woman
Alexander Skip Spence Cripple Creek
The Youngbloods Sunlight
Syd Barrett Golden Hair
Tyrannosaurus Rex King of the Rumbling Spires
Michel Polnareff Dans la maison vide
Bee Gees First of May
Gladys Knight and The Pips The Nitty Gritty
Les McCann and Eddie Harris Compared to What
Spirit 1984
Tony Joe White Rainy Night in Georgia
Blue Mink Melting Pot
Joe Cocker She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Fleetwood Mac Rattlesnake Shake
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi
Tommy James and The Shondells Crystal Blue Persuasion
Donovan with The Jeff Beck Group Barabajagal
Janis Joplin Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
The Flying Burrito Bros Hot Burrito #2
Fairport Convention Percy's Song
Humble Pie Natural Born Bugie
Dillard & Clark Polly
Rare Earth Get Ready
Diana Ross and The Supremes I'm Livin' in Shame
Cromagnon Caledonia
Johnny Cash San Quentin
The Guess Who Laughing