The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 August 2005

None so fine

This has been all over the place, and I suppose I've stalled long enough.

The rules:

  1. Go to and, in the search box provided, enter the year you graduated high school.

  2. From the search results, click the link for the top 100 songs of that year.

  3. With the resulting list:
    1. bold the songs you like
    2. strike through the ones you hate
    3. underline your favorite
    4. and ignore the ones you don't remember/don't care about.

And now, buoys and gulls, the top 100 of 1969, below the fold. (I mention in passing that of these 99 songs — for some reason one is on the list twice — I own copies of 94.)

  1. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In, Fifth Dimension
  2. Sugar, Sugar, Archies
  3. I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations
  4. Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
  5. Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations
  6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe
  7. Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
  8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones
  9. Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
  10. Get Together, Youngbloods
  11. One, Three Dog Night
  12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James and The Shondells
  13. Hair, Cowsills
  14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye
  15. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet, Henry Mancini and His Orch.
  16. Crimson And Clover, Tommy James and The Shondells
  17. Grazin' In The Grass, Friends Of Distinction
  18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
  19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker and The All Stars
  21. It's Your Thing, Isley Brothers
  22. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
  23. Jean, Oliver
  24. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  25. Get Back, The Beatles
  26. In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans
  27. Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat and Tears
  28. Baby, I Love You, Andy Kim
  29. Going In Circles, Friends Of Distinction
  30. Hurt So Bad, Lettermen
  31. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  32. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
  33. Easy To Be Hard, Three Dog Night
  34. Baby It's You, Smith
  35. In The Ghetto, Elvis Presley
  36. A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
  37. Baby, Baby Don't Cry, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
  38. Only The Strong Survive, Jerry Butler
  39. Time Of The Season, Zombies
  40. Wedding Bell Blues, Fifth Dimension
  41. Little Woman, Bobby Sherman
  42. Love (Can Make You Happy), Mercy
  43. Good Morning Starshine, Oliver
  44. These Eyes, The Guess Who
  45. You've Made Me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat and Tears
  46. Put A Little Love In Your Heart, Jackie DeShannon
  47. Do Your Thing, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  48. I'd