Slacker Logo
Tuning

ON AIR
Album Details

Greatest Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1-2

1995
This two-disc set, released by the record label of the Columbia House record club, does not contain the greatest hits of the 1960s, of course. What it does contain are 40 tracks from the Sony vaults that were released as singles during the '60s, 39 of which reached the Billboard Hot 100. (The exception is the Electric Flag's 1967 debut, "Groovin' Is Easy.") Thirty-two of them made the Top 40, 21 the Top Ten, and six ("Hang on Sloopy," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Kind of a Drag," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Sunshine Superman," and "Take Good Care of My Baby") hit number one. So, for the '60s music fan, the compilation is a mixture of extremely familiar and long-forgotten (or never heard) recordings in which, for example, Adam Wade's revival of the 1953 hit "Crying in the Chapel," which may have inspired RCA Victor belatedly to release Elvis Presley's version, but which only spent a few weeks at the bottom of the charts in early 1965, is followed by the Byrds' chart-topping cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man." And the random sequencing of recordings from a decade in which musical styles changed rapidly leads to other odd juxtapositions, such as when the Isley Brothers' funky Top Five 1969 hit "It's Your Thing" gives way to the Brill Building pop of Tony Orlando's Top 20 1961 hit "Bless You." There is plenty of good music here by major artists, and the listener may find some of the obscurities illuminating (Billy Joe Royal's original version of "Hush," which predated the remake by Deep Purple by only a year) or at least amusing (the novelty "Babysittin' Boogie"). But the set has little value as a piece of musical history, except in the most miscellaneous sense. ~ William Ruhlmann
Read More Read Less
Advertisement

DISC

  1. # Song Length
  2. 1 You've Made Me So Very Happy   by   Blood, Sweat & Tears PT4M14S
  3. 2 Brown Eyed Girl   by   Van Morrison PT3M3S
  4. 3 Hang on Sloopy   by   The McCoys PT3M2S
  5. 4 Oh, Pretty Woman   by   Roy Orbison PT2M54S
  6. 5 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um   by   Major Lance PT2M21S
  7. 6 The Madison Time, Pt. 1   by   Ray Bryant PT3M6S
  8. 7 Hush   by   Billy Joe Royal PT2M28S
  9. 8 Hey Little Cobra   by   The Rip Chords PT1M58S
  10. 9 (Down at) Papa Joe's   by   Dixie Belles PT2M32S
  11. 10 It's Your Thing   by   The Isley Brothers PT2M47S
  12. 11 Bless You   by   Tony Orlando PT2M8S
  13. 12 Donna the Prima Donna   by   Dion PT2M53S
  14. 13 It's All Over   by   Walter Jackson PT2M54S
  15. 14 I Could Be So Good to You   by   Don & the Goodtimes PT3M18S
  16. 15 Summertime, Summertime   by   The Jamies PT1M59S
  17. 16 I Want Candy   by   The Strangeloves PT2M34S
  18. 17 Kind of a Drag   by   The Buckinghams PT2M5S
  19. 18 Lady Willpower   by   Gary Puckett & the Union Gap PT2M37S
  20. 19 Close Your Eyes   by   Peaches & Herb PT2M35S
  21. 20 Crying in the Chapel   by   Adam Wade PT2M41S
  22. 1 Mr. Tambourine Man   by   The Byrds PT2M16S
  23. 2 Time Has Come Today   by   The Chambers Brothers PT4M48S
  24. 3 Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)   by   Paul Revere & the Raiders PT2M39S
  25. 4 Turn-Down Day   by   The Cyrkle PT2M33S
  26. 5 My World Fell Down   by   Sagittarius PT2M55S
  27. 6 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)   by   Scott McKenzie PT2M58S
  28. 7 It's a Happening Thing   by   The Peanut Butter Conspiracy PT2M24S
  29. 8 Sunshine Superman   by   Donovan PT3M15S
  30. 9 Carrie Anne   by   The Hollies PT2M55S
  31. 10 I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby   by   Chad & Jeremy PT3M7S
  32. 11 Take Good Care of My Baby   by   Bobby Vinton PT2M46S
  33. 12 Sugar and Spice   by   The Cryan' Shames PT2M28S
  34. 13 I Can't Get Used to Losing You   by   Andy Williams PT2M17S
  35. 14 I Can Make It With You   by   The Pozo-Seco Singers PT2M17S
  36. 15 Green, Green   by   The New Christy Minstrels PT2M8S
  37. 16 Groovin' Is Easy PT3M4S
  38. 17 Echo Park   by   Keith Barbour PT3M43S
  39. 18 I Got a Line on You   by   Spirit PT2M46S
  40. 19 Flowers on the Wall   by   The Statler Brothers PT2M18S
  41. 20 Babysittin' Boogie   by   Buzz Clifford PT2M3S
Powered by Humans

Great radio is all about unexpected connections--the kind that an algorithm can't predict. We're working hard so you can be the ultimate slacker. Pick a station and hear the difference.

Most Popular Stations

Keep Listening

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by
Radio that listens to you

Search by artist, song or activity (yes, activity) and we'll suggest some stations.

STATIONS FEATURING '' STATIONS RELATED TO '' STATIONS RELATED TO ''

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

Looking for something more specific? Try full search.

  • Listen for free on virtually any device
  • Choose from hundreds of exclusive hand-crafted radio stations
  • Skip up to 6 songs per hour
  • Create your own stations from our library of millions of songs
  • All the benefits of the Free plan plus:
  • Ad-free listening
  • Unlimited song skips
  • Offline stations for data-free listening
  • Play songs and albums on-demand
  • Create custom playlists
  • Listen to offline playlists and albums, data-free
  • Along with all of the benefits of Radio Plus

Today on Slacker

Check out the latest picks and recommendations from our curators. As you "heart" and ban songs and artists, these suggestions will reflect your personal taste in music.

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

After you play a station, we'll provide recommendations here. Until then, check out some of our most popular stations.

Advertisement
 Stations

START YOUR COLLECTION NOW

We love that you're here, so we've created this space to store everything that you save or create. Don't be shy!

Keep Listening

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by
Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

We like all of our stations but you may like some more than others. Save them for quick access here. Think you can top our curators? Once you've created a custom station, it will show up here.


Your Playlists

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

You have the power of Slacker Premium, so create as many playlists as you like. Once you do, you can find them all here. Give Slacker Premium a shot. Play songs and albums whenever you want, or create your own playlists.


Your Albums

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

Save all your favorite albums, and find them here. Make this your own virtual record library! Give Slacker Premium a shot! Play songs and albums whenever you want, or create your own playlists.

Once you save an artist, you can access them here.

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by



Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

  1.   Song Artist Relevance
  2.  

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

Albums

Advertisement
0}"> song 1}">s

0}">
 song 1}">s by

Songs

  1.   Song Artist Relevance
  2.  
ON AIR
Artist Details

Advertisement

Featured On

    Advertisement
    0}"> song 1}">s

    0}">
     song 1}">s by

Related Artists

Top Songs

  1.   Song Popularity
  2.  

Albums

    Advertisement
    0}"> song 1}">s

    0}">
     song 1}">s by