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The Beatles - Boys

"Boys" is a song by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, originally performed by the Shirelles and released as the B-side of their "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" single in November 1960. The Beatles' version was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on February 11, 1963, in a single take. It is Ringo Starr's first recorded lead vocal. It was the fifth track on the Beatles' first album, Please Please Me.

Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman

"Oh, Pretty Woman" or simply "Pretty Woman" is a song recorded by Roy Orbison, written by Orbison and Bill Dees. It was released as a single in August, 1964. The song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from September 26, 1964.

The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There

"I Saw Her Standing There" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It is the opening track on the band's 1963 debut album Please Please Me. It was released in the United States as the B-side on the label's first single by the Beatles, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 8 February 1964, remaining there for 11 weeks, peaking at No. 14.

The Doors - Light My Fire

"Light My Fire" is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 on their eponymous debut album. The song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (in July 29, August 5 and August 12, 1967).

Wayne Cochran - Last Kiss

"Last Kiss" is a song released by Wayne Cochran in 1961, it failed to do well on the charts. Cochran subsequently re-recorded his song in 1963.

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

"Hey Joe" is an American song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard. In October 1966, Jimi Hendrix recorded "Hey Joe" for his first single with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Norma Tanega - Walkin' My Cat Named Dog

"Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" is a song of the American folk and pop singer-songwriter Norma Tanega, released as a single in 1966. The song became an international hit in 1966, peaking at number 22 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Charts.

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" of the American band The Birds, originally released in 1962 as "To Everything There Is a Season" on folk group the Limeliters' album Folk Matinee, and then some months later on Seeger's own The Bitter and the Sweet. The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was adapted by the American folk rock group the Byrds. The single entered the U.S. chart at number 80 on October 23, 1965, before reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 4, 1965.

The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk

"Under the Boardwalk" is a pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by the Drifters in 1964. It charted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 22, 1964.

The Surfaris - Wipe Out

"Wipe Out" is a surf rock instrumental performed and recorded by the Surfaris, who became famous with the single in 1963. "Wipe Out" spent four months on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1963, reaching number 2.

The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry

"Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962.

Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love

"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley for the album Blue Hawaii (1961). The song topped the British charts in 1962, spending four weeks at no. 1. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City

"Summer in the City" is a song recorded by American Rock band The Lovin' Spoonful. It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in August 1966, for three consecutive weeks.

The Hollies - I'm Alive

"I'm Alive" is a 1965 number-one UK hit single by The Hollies, it spent three weeks at number one in the UK and was also a No 1 hit in Ireland. The song was released as a single in the US, entering the Cash Box singles chart on July 17, 1965, and peaking at No.84 week of August 14, 1965.

The Monkees - Daydream Believer

"Daydream Believer" is a song composed by American songwriter John Stewart, shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. It was originally recorded by the Monkees, with Davy Jones singing the lead. The single reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks.

The Turtles - Happy together

"Happy Together" is a song by American rock band the Turtles from their third studio album Happy Together (1967). Released as a single in February 1967, the song peaked at the number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained atop the chart for three weeks.

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

"Suspicious Minds" is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. Presley first performed the song at the Las Vegas International Hotel on July 31, 1969, and the 45 rpm single was released 26 days later. It reached No.1 in the United States for the week of November 1 and stayed there for one week. It would be Presley's final No.1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, before his death.

The Beatles - I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" is a song recorded by the English rock band the Beatles for the film soundtrack to A Hard Day's Night. Released on July 20th 1964. It hit #95 on the Billboard Top 100 chart on 1 August 1964, its only appearance on that chart.

The Rolling Stones, - Paint it black

"Paint It Black" is a song recorded by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It was released as a single in the US on 7 May 1966 by London Records and on 13 May in the UK by Decca Records. The song was achart success for the Stones, the song spent eleven weeks – including two at number one – on the US Billboard Hot 100, and spent a total of 21 weeks – including one atop the chart – on the UK Singles Chart.

Françoise Hardy - Le Temps de l'Amour

"Le Temps de l'Amour" (The time of love) is a song of the french singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy, from her debut studio album "Tous les garçons et les filles" (All the boys and girls) released in November 1962.

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