1965 Hall of Songs Nominees: The Beatles, Folk Rock, More Motown, and Huge British Hits!

What a year! 1965 is a year of incredible creativity throughout American and British music.

We naturally hear from the Beatles a few times in this episode of Hall of Songs, but we also nominate some massive tracks from fellow Brits the Rolling Stones and the Who. Also, Motown raises the game once again, and Bob Dylan and others help usher in an entirely new genre.

After listening, VOTE for the greatest songs of all time! Songs from 1965, plus tunes from 1964, ’63 and ’60, are up for a shot to make the Hall of Songs! Vote now and come back on September 3 to find out which song or songs get in!

Our 1965 nominees:

  • “My Girl'” as performed by The Temptations
    • Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White; recorded fall 1964; released January 1965
  • “Wooly Bully” as performed by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
    • Written by Domingo Samudio; recorded January 1965; released March 1965
  • “Ticket to Ride” as performed by The Beatles
    • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; recorded February 1965; released April 1965
  • “Mr. Tambourine Man” as performed by The Byrds
    • Written by Bob Dylan; recorded January 1965; released April 1965
  • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” as performed by The Rolling Stones
    • Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; recorded May 1965; released June 1965
  • “The Tracks of My Tears” as performed by The Miracles
    • Written by Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, and Marvin Tarplin; recorded spring 1965; released June 1965
  • “Like a Rolling Stone” as performed by Bob Dylan
    • Written by Bob Dylan; recorded June 1965; released July 1965
  • “Yesterday” as performed by The Beatles
    • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; recorded June 1965; released August 1965
  • “My Generation” as performed by The Who
    • Written by Pete Townshend; recorded October 1965; released October 1965
  • “I Got You (I Feel Good)” as performed by James Brown
    • Written by James Brown; recorded May 1965; released October 1965
  • “In My Life” as performed by The Beatles
    • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; recorded October 1965; released December 1965
  • “California Dreamin'” as performed by The Mamas and the Papas
    • Written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips; recorded November 1965; released December 1965

Listen to the full episode for more, and then vote for the songs that you think are the greatest of all-time. Scroll down or click here to vote. Then, come back on September 3, 2021 to find out the voting results, and September 5, 2021 for our discussion on 1966.

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