One song that sums up the 60's...

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    I don't think it's possible to sum up the 60s. I don't think we can even get agreement on when "The Sixties" began and ended. I say they began around noon on November 22, 1963, and ended August 8, 1974, but others have their own brackets.

    That said, the song that is most emblematic of the 60s for me is

     
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    I think Altamont kinda slammed the door on the 60s.
     
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    Sweet!! haven't heard this in years!!
     
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    Good sense, innocence, cripplin' mankind
    Dead kings, many things I can't define
    Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind
    Incense and peppermints, the color of time
    Who cares what games we choose?
    Little to win but nothin' to lose
    Incense and peppermints, meaningless nouns
    Turn on, tune in, turn your eyes around
    Look at yourself, look at yourself, yeah, yeah
    Look at yourself, look at yourself, yeah, yeah, yeah!
    To divide this cockeyed world in two
    Throw your pride to one side, it's the least you can do
    Beatniks and politics, nothing is new
    A yardstick for lunatics, one point of view
    Who cares what games we choose?
    Little to win but nothin' to lose
    Good sense, innocence, cripplin' mankind
    Dead kings, many things I can't define
    Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind
    Incense and peppermints, the color of time
    Who cares what games we choose?
    Little to win but nothin' to lose
    Incense and peppermints
    Incense and peppermints
    Sha la la, sha la la, sha la la, sha la la, sha la la



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    Is there really any question on the matter?

     
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    Another vote for

    For What It’s Worth
     
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    Mungo Jerry...
     
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    Coltrane's Alabama.

    What's Faulkner's line about how the past isn't even past?
     
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    And then Psychedelic and beginning of metal after the initial British Invasion. And then there was the whole Motown thing. Man, what a decade to be alive.
     
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    Some great songs so far.

    Technically a tune, not a song, but this one has always held a lot of meaning for me.

     
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    "The Times They are a changing" because they certainly did.
     
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    Yeah, as others have suggested already, likely impossible to do, because the sixties was many disparate things.
    Also — the challenge was *one* song. Not a list.

    Love the suggestions so far... takes me back. I’m torn between several, but I guess I’ll spend my nickel on Chicago - Crosby, Stills, Nash...

     
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    For me, it would be The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations :



    -tbln
     
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    Can't choose between Tommy Steele's Tommy the Toreador EP where I started the 60's or Bob Dylan where I finished them, so I'll go with The Kinks' Waterloo Sunset which came out at a very happy age for me.
     
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