Here’s what Mark says about this playlist of songs from the year he was born : 1966.
Movie lovers generally agree that 1939 was the greatest year for movies. There’s no similar consensus on a best year for music. But I think 1966 would have to be in the running for that spot. How many years see an album as incredible as The Beatles’s Revolver or Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde or The Beach Boys’s Pet Sounds? Well, 1966 had all three.
So here’s a playlist of songs from 1966. I haven’t tried to make this a “best of” or “greatest hits” list, just some random, sometimes off-beat, selections from the astonishing depth and breath of sheer musical awesomeness on display in ’66. And it just scratches the surface: I could easily whip up a dozen more 1966 playlists this good or better.
|Lovin’ You||2:30||The Lovin’ Spoonful||Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful|
|Uptight (Everthing’s Alright)||2:53||Stevie Wonder||Up-Tight|
|Summer Wind||2:58||Frank Sinatra||Strangers in the Night|
|I Idolize You||3:43||Ike & Tina Turner||River Deep, Mountain High|
|Obviously 5 Believers||3:34||Bob Dylan||Blonde on Blonde|
|Rainy Day in June||3:11||The Kinks||Face to Face|
|Bang, Bang||2:42||Nancy Sinatra||How Does That Grab You?|
|Psychotic Reaction||3:06||The Count Five||Psychotic Reaction|
|Wild Thing||2:34||The Troggs||Wild Thing|
|I Am Waiting||3:11||The Rolling Stones||Aftermath|
|Somebody Groovy||3:15||The Mamas & The Papas||If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears|
|Season of the Witch||4:56||Donovan||Sunshine Superman|
|For No One||2:02||The Beatles||Revolver|
|Tell Me to My Face||3:05||The Hollies||For Certain Because|
|He’s All I Got||2:47||The Supremes||I Hear a Symphony|
|I’m A Boy||2:37||The Who||My Generation: The Very Best of The Who|
|Here Today||2:54||The Beach Boys||Pet Sounds|
|Take A Giant Step||2:34||The Monkees||The Monkees|
|Batman Theme||2:21||Neal Hefti||60s Instrumentals|
|20 songs/1 hour|