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Top 100 Songs of 1969

Below is a list from Billboard magazine’s Top ear-End Hot 100 songs for 1969. Chart © by Billboard, a part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. All Rights Reserved. Learn more about Billboard here.

Top 100 Songs of 1969


Top 100 Songs of 1969

1 Everyday People – Sly and The Family Stone

2 I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations

3 Hot Fun In the Summertime – Sly and The Family Stone

4 (It Looks Like) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones

5 Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

6 Crimson and Clover – Tommy James and The Shondells

7 One – Three Dog Night

8 Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James and The Shondells

9 Hair – The Cowsills

10 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Marvin Gaye

11 Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet” – Henry Mancini and His Orchestra

12 Grazing In the Grass – The Friends Of Distinction

13 Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

14 Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

15 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Jr. Walker & The All Stars

16 Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

17 It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers

18 Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

19 Get Back – The Beatles

20 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) – Zager and Evans

21 Spinning Wheel – Blood, Sweat and Tears

22 Baby, I Love You – Andy Kim

23 Going In Circles – The Friends Of Distinction

24 Hurt So Bad – The Lettermen

25 Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival

26 My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder

27 A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash

28 Baby, Baby Don’t Cry – Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

29 Only the Strong Survive – Jerry Butler

30 Time of the Season – The Zombies

31 Wedding Bell Blues – The Fifth Dimension

32 Little Woman – Bobby Sherman

33 Good Morning Starshine – Oliver

34 These Eyes – The Guess Who

35 Do Your Thing, The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

36 More Today Than Yesterday – The Spiral Starecase

More 64 Top Songs of 1969

    1. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
    2. Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In – The Fifth Dimension
    3. Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
    4. Dizzy – Tommy Roe
    5. Get Together – The Youngbloods
    6. Jean – Oliver
    7. Easy to Be Hard – Three Dog Night
    8. Baby It’s You – Smith
    9. In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
    10. Love Can Make You Happy – Mercy
    11. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Blood, Sweat and Tears
    12. Put a Little Love In Your Heart – Jackie DeShannon
    13. I’d Wait a Million Years – The Grass Roots
    14. Touch Me – The Doors
    15.  I’ve Gotta Be Me – Sammy Davis Jr.
    16.  Lay, Lady, Lay – Bob Dylan
    17.  Atlantis – Donovan
    18.  Traces – Dennis Yost and The Classics IV
    19.  It’s Getting Better – Mama Cass Elliot
    20.  This Magic Moment – Jay and The Americans
    21.  Runaway Child, Running Wild – The Temptations
    22.  Hawaii Five-O – The Ventures
    23.  Galveston – Glen Campbell
    24.  I’m Gonna Make You Mine – Lou Christie
    25.  Gitarzan – Ray Stevens
    26.  Can I Change My Mind – Tyrone Davis
    27.  Time Is Tight – Booker T and The MG’s
    28.  This Girl’s In Love With You – Dionne Warwick
    29.  Color Him Father – The Winstons
    30.  Black Pearl – Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
    31.  Indian Giver – The 1910 Fruitgum Company
    32.  Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1 – James Brown
    33.  Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
    34. Things I’d Like To Say – New Colony Six
    35.  When I Die – Motherlode
    36.  That’s the Way Love Is – Marvin Gaye
    37.  Everybody’s Talkin’ (From “Midnight Cowboy”) – Nilsson
    38.  Worst That Could Happen – The Brooklyn Bridge
    39.  The Chokin’ Kind – Joe Simon
    40.  Smile a Little Smile for Me – The Flying Machine
    41.  Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
    42.  Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town – Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
    43.  Games People Play – Joe South
    44.  You Showed Me – The Turtles
    45.  Tracy – The Cuff Links
    46.  Oh, What a Night – The Dells
    47.  Something – The Beatles
    48.  This Girl is a Woman Now – Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
    49.  Come Together – The Beatles
    50.  Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – The Bob Seger System
    51.  I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Diana Ross and The Supremes
    52.  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
    53.  Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ – Crazy Elephant
    54.  Hang ‘Em High – Booker T and The MG’s
    55.  Your Good Thing (Is About to End) – Lou Rawls
    56.  Baby, I’m for Real – The Originals
    57.  Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers
    58.  Love Me Tonight – Tom Jones
    59.  Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon – Paul Revere and The Raiders
    60.  Laughing – The Guess Who
    61.  My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) – David Ruffin
    62.  Soul Deep – The Box Tops
    63.  Hooked On a Feeling – B.J. Thomas
    64.  Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March – The Box Tops

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Top 100 Songs of 1969 – Final Thoughts

The year 1969 marked the end of a tumultuous decade, and the music of the time reflected the era’s political and cultural upheaval. The top 100 songs of 1969 encompassed a wide range of genres, from rock and pop to soul and R&B. It was a year of musical innovation, with artists experimenting with new sounds and pushing boundaries.

The Vietnam War was a dominant theme in many of the songs, while others explored themes of love, loss, and social change. Looking back, the top 100 songs of 1969 remain a testament to the power of music to reflect and shape the times in which it is created.

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About Paul Thompson

Paul loves guitars, guitarists, and music made with a guitar to an almost worrying extent. But he didn't start out playing the guitar and was a good pianist until the age of nine when 'Rock' entered his life. Since then, he has also become accomplished on a range of other instruments, but Guitar is still his number one love!

He has played in a lot of bands over the years, the majority of them rock bands and mainly playing guitar. He has a substantial home recording studio and enjoys recording his own and other people's music as often as he can.

His passion for the guitar always comes through in his writing, and he hopes to continue to preach the importance of guitar music for decades to come.

He lives in Chicago with his girlfriend Pam and lots and lots of guitars!

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