1965 songs

Here are the songs of 1965. The good, the bad, the rock, the roll, the classical and the heavy. It's all about the music and it's all about what was around in 1965.
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  1. A Groovy Kind Of Love

    A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988)


    "A Groovy Kind of Love" is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager and published by the Screen Gems music publishing company. It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi. The song was released first by Diane & Annita in 1965, and several covers have since appeared on worldwide music charts.

  2. Respect

    Respect (1967)


    "Respect" is a song written and originally released by Stax recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for R&B singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few minor changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding's version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won't care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect, when he comes home ("respect" being a euphemism). However, Franklin's version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his "respect". Franklin's version adds the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" chorus and the backup singers' refrain of "Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me..."

  3. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

    By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1967)


    "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is a song written by Jimmy Webb. Originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965, it was made famous by American country music singer Glen Campbell, appearing as the opening track on the latter's 1967 album of the same name. Campbell's version reached No. 2 on the U.S. Country charts in 1968 and won two Grammy Awards—for Best Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) named it the third most performed song from 1940 to 1990. The song was ranked number 20 on BMI's Top 100 Songs of the Century. Frank Sinatra called it "the greatest torch song ever written."

  4. Is It Really Over

    Is It Really Over (1965)


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  5. Ribbon Of Darkness

    Ribbon Of Darkness (1972)


    "Ribbon of Darkness" is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot that was released in 1965 as a single by Marty Robbins. The song was Robbins' eleventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart, where it would spend one week at the top and a total of nineteen weeks on the chart.

  6. Ain't That Peculiar

    Ain't That Peculiar (1965)


    "Ain't That Peculiar" is a 1965 song recorded by American soul musician Marvin Gaye for the Tamla (Motown) label. The single was produced by Smokey Robinson, and written by Robinson, and fellow Miracles members Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin. "Ain't That Peculiar" features Gaye, with The Andantes on backing vocals, singing about the torment of a painful relationship.

  7. Life Turned Her That Way

    Life Turned Her That Way (1987)


    "Life Turned Her That Way" is a song written by Harlan Howard and first recorded by American Country Music artist Little Jimmy Dickens in 1965. Mel Tillis would record it in 1967 and release it as a single. Ricky Van Shelton would also later record it and release it as a single. It was the fourth single released from his debut album, Wild-Eyed Dream. Released in late 1987, It became his second number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart in early 1988.

  8. Baby I'm Yours

    Baby I'm Yours (2006)


    "Baby I'm Yours" is a song written by Van McCoy which was a hit in 1965 for Barbara Lewis (US) and Peter & Gordon (UK).

  9. One love / people get ready

    One love / people get ready (1997)


    "One Love/People Get Ready" is a reggae/rhythm and blues song by Bob Marley & The Wailers from their 1977 album Exodus. It was first recorded in a ska style by Marley's original group, The Wailers in 1965 and was released as a single. This version was later included on their first singles compilation The Wailing Wailers in 1966. It was rerecorded as part of the 1970 medley All In One, which contained reggae reworkings of their early ska songs. This was released as a single and is also included on the compilation African Herbsman under the name "All in One". The version on Exodus was not released as a single until 9 April 1984, promoting the forthcoming greatest hits album Legend. However, the single became one of his biggest hits and has been included on many of Marley and the Wailers subsequent compilation albums.

  10. King of The Road

    King of The Road (1996)


    "King of the Road" is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country singer Roger Miller. The lyrics tell of the day-to-day life of a vagabond hobo who despite being poor (a "man of means by no means") revels in his freedom, describing himself humorously as the "king of the road". It was Miller's fifth single for Smash Records.

  11. Blue Kentucky Girl

    Blue Kentucky Girl (1979)


    "Blue Kentucky Girl" is a song written by Johnny Mullins, and originally recorded by American country music artist Loretta Lynn. It was released in 1965 as the first single and title track from the album Blue Kentucky Girl. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

  12. Summer Wind

    Summer Wind (1966)


    "Summer Wind" is a 1965 song, with music by Heinz Meier and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song is a nostalgic tale of a fleeting romance, first recorded by Wayne Newton who had the first national chart hit with the song in 1965, peaking at number 78.

  13. Alfie

    Alfie (1966)


    "Alfie" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David to promote the 1966 film Alfie. The song was a major hit for Cilla Black (UK) and Dionne Warwick (US).

  14. Come And Stay With Me

    Come And Stay With Me (1965)


    Come and Stay With Me is a pop song, written by Jackie DeShannon in 1965 for British singer Marianne Faithfull. It became one of her biggest hits, peaking #4 at United Kingdom.

  15. (i Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    (i Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965)


    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards' three-note guitar riff – intended to be replaced by horns – opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism.

  16. Tell It Like It Is

    Tell It Like It Is (1978)


    "Tell It Like It Is" is a song written by George Davis and Lee Diamond and originally recorded and released in 1966 by Aaron Neville. In 2004, the song was ranked #381 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

  17. I Go To Sleep

    I Go To Sleep (1981)


    I Go to Sleep is a song by Ray Davies. It was never recorded by the Kinks, but Ray Davies' demo is included as a bonus track on the reissue of their second studio album Kinda Kinks.

  18. Stay In My Corner

    Stay In My Corner (1968)


    "Stay in My Corner" is a 1965 soul (music) song by The Dells. It was released as a single on the Vee-Jay label and peaked in the top 30 on the R&B singles chart. Three years later, The Dells rerecorded "Stay in My Corner" on the Cadet label and took the new version of the song to number one for three weeks on the R&B charts. The single was the most successful of their career and crossed over to the pop charts as well..

  19. A World Of Our Own

    A World Of Our Own (1972)


    "A World of Our Own" is a 1968 single by Sonny James. The song was written in 1965 by Tom Springfield and was an international hit for The Seekers, reaching number 19 in the U.S. "A World of Our Own" was Sonny James' sixth number one in a row, and twenty-sixth hit on the U.S. country music chart. The single spent three weeks at number one and a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.

  20. Green, Green Grass of Home

    Green, Green Grass of Home (1969)


    "Green, Green Grass of Home", written by Claude "Curly" Putman, Jr. and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell, is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965, when it reached No. 4 on the country chart. That same year it was sung by Bobby Bare, and later Tom Jones, in 1966, when it became a worldwide No. 1 hit. The song had also been recorded the previous year in 1965 by Jerry Lee Lewis, and included on his album Country Songs For City Folks (later re-issued as All Country), and Jones had learned the song from Lewis's version.

  21. L-O-V-E

    L-O-V-E (1964)


    "L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The trumpet solo is by Bobby Bryant. The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964.

  22. There Goes My Everything

    There Goes My Everything


    "There Goes My Everything" is a popular song written by Dallas Frazier and published in 1965. The song is best known in a 1966 version by Jack Greene whose version spent seven weeks at the top of the US country music chart, with a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart. It peaked at 65 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won several awards, including "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the very first CMA Awards presentation. In addition, the accompanying album of the same title won "Album of the Year", and Greene won "Male Vocalist of the Year". "There Goes My Everything" is now considered a country music standard, covered by many artists.

  23. Lightnin Strikes

    Lightnin Strikes (1965)


    "Lightnin' Strikes" is a song written by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert, and recorded by Christie on the MGM label. It was a hit in 1966, making it first to No. 1 in Canada in January 1966 on the RPM Top Singles chart, then to No. 1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February and No. 11 on the UK Record Retailer chart. RIAA certification on March 3, 1966, garnering gold status for selling over one million copies.

  24. Shades Of Gray

    Shades Of Gray (1967)


    "Shades of Gray" was written in 1965 by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and was recorded by The Monkees for their 1967 album Headquarters, the first in which the group played all its own instruments (except a French horn and cello, both of which were featured in this song). Lead vocals were shared by Davy Jones and Peter Tork.

  25. Mr. Pitiful

    Mr. Pitiful (1965)


    "Mr. Pitiful" is a song written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper and included on the 1965 album The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads.

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