What Are Some Examples of Oldies From the 1950s and 1960s?


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Two of the most famous oldies songs are Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" and The Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." Both songs were released in 1965 and were ranked the number 1 and number 2 songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

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Many of the most famous artists of all time were active during the 1950s and 1960s. Songs by Elvis Presley dominated the pop music charts in both the 1950s and the 1960s. Presley released his first number 1 hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," in 1956, and he had 30 number 1 hits in all. His final number 1 hit, "Suspicious Minds," came out in 1969. The most iconic group of the period, The Beatles, had its first number 1 hit with "Love Me Do" in 1962 before going on to have 20 number 1 hits during the 1960s. The Beatles' "Yesterday" has been played on radio stations over 9 million times.

Rolling Stone ranked Chuck Berry's 1958 hit "Johnny B. Goode" as the best song of the 1950s. The Platters' 1955 song "Only You" has received the most radio airplay of any song of the 1950s with over 6 million broadcasts. The Righteous Brothers' 1965 hit "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin" has been played on the radio over 10 million times, which is the most of any song from the 1960s. Country Music Television ranked Tammy Wynette's 1968 song "Stand By Your Man" as the greatest country song of all time.

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