Revolution Songs

Resurgence's Top 20 Sixties Songs that Changed the World

The following songs were compiled in celebration of the 300th anniversary issue of Resurgence (to be published 20 Dec 2016) and the 50th anniversary of the magazine (called Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012).

The selection of tracks is also in tribute to the current London V&A Museum exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels, 1966-1970.

Top 20 songs

  1. Lennon and Yoko - Give Peace a Chance (1969)
  2. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (1970)
  3. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changin' (1964)
  4. The Beatles - Revolution (1968)
  5. Buffalo Springfield - For What it's Worth (1967)
  6. Malvina Reynolds - God Bless The Grass (1966)
  7. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World (1967)
  8. James Brown - I'm Black and I'm Proud (1968)
  9. Jimi Hendrix - The Star-Spangled Banner (Woodstock, 1969)
  10. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
  11. Edwin Star - War (1970)
  12. Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man (1968)
  13. Aretha Franklin - Respect (1967)
  14. Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall (1964)
  15. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Ohio (1970)
  16. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (1967)
  17. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction (1965)
  18. Thunderclap Newman - Something in The Air (1969)
  19. Joan Baez - We Shall Overcome (1963)
  20. Grateful Dead - (Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew (1967)

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