What Are Some Oldies Songs From the 60s and 70s?


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Some oldies from the 1960s are "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye and "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles. Some oldies from the 1970s are the songs "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac, "London Calling" by the Clash, "Heart of Glass" by Blondie and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson.

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The Beach Boys released the track "Good Vibrations" in 1966 on Capitol Records. The year 1966 also saw the release of the song "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees, another classic oldies hit. Bob Dylan initially wrote and recorded the song "All Along the Watchtower," but Jimi Hendrix gave it a makeover and turned it into a hit.

"I Heard it Through the Grapevine," originally recorded by Smokey Robinson, became a number one hit when Marvine Gaye remade it in 1968. Elvis Presley had many hits in the 1960s and 70s as well, including "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "It's Now or Never." The Beatles also produced a number of classic oldies during this period, including "Hey Jude," which peaked at number one on the charts in September 1968.

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