Friday, July 24, 2015

Songs that defined a generation

Back in the day, radio was our Internet, and the songs the DJs spun connected us to our world and to one another.

Here, in chronological order, are the 15 songs that rank among the best that spoke to and defined our generation. 

(This list tilts more East Coast, urban, R&B and late '50s and '60s. It’s hard to represent the millions of individuals who make up the baby boomers)

Jail House Rock Elvis 1957

That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1957

At the Top Danny & The Juniors 1957-58

Johnny Be Good Chuck Berry 1958

What’d I say Ray Charles 1959

Twist & Shout Chubby Checker 1960

I Wanna Hold Your hand The Beatles 1963

Dancing in the Street Martha & The Vandellas 1964

I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) 1965

Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan 1965

Good Vibrations Beach Boys 1966

Respect Aretha Franklin 1967

Light My Fire The Doors 1967

A Day in the Life The Beatles 1967

What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 1971

 Source: HuffingtonPost

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