What did 1965 give us? Best Songs of the Year
1965 was a turning point in the history of music. The world learned about the psychedelic, rock bands appeared that would become legends. This time is also called the “British Invasion”, when rock musicians from the foggy shores flooded the US market and around the world. All this was reflected in the hits of the time, in the best-selling and most listened to singles that played from every vinyl player and every radio. Let's talk a little more about this today.
Let's start with the song that was number two on Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs of All Time list, making it to the "Songs of the Century" list and putting its artists, The Rolling Stones, at number one on the Billboard magazine chart for the first time. Please love and favor - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
The song was written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Jagger had this to say about her:
This song literally made The Rolling Stones, turning us from just another band into a real monster ... It conveys the spirit of the time, which is very important in songs of this kind.
Since the release, the band has performed this song at almost every concert, and now its guitar riff, which we can hear from the very beginning of the song, is instantly recognizable.
Now let's move on to another song that, we can say with certainty, everyone knows, even if he himself does not realize that he knows it ... This is the legendary Beatles song “Yesterday”.
The working title of this song was "Scrambled Eggs", and why not, actually? The song became one of the first rock ballads. Its peculiarity is that only Paul McCartney participated in the recording, for the first time in the history of the group. Only from the 65th to the 73rd year, 1186 covers of this song were recorded, which eventually led her to the Guinness Book of Records. And the financial portal 24/7 Wall Street simply recognized it as the best in the history of mankind.
According to Paul's stories, he simply dreamed of the melody of this song. He woke up with the feeling that somewhere he heard this melody, and the first words that came to his mind were just about scrambled eggs, from which the song got such a working title. For months, the song remained unfinished, without a proper title, and Paul kept hoping to come up with the "right" lyrics for it. These words were found in 65th, in Portugal, as well as the title of the song "Yesterday", which easily rhymes with the end of many lines of the song's lyrics. Paul came to Lisbon, borrowed a guitar from The Shadows and finished building the legend. He later revealed that he dedicated the song to his mother, who died when he was a teenager.
Another song that everyone seems to have heard. This time because, thanks to her cheerful sound, she got into the soundtrack of so many films that it’s hard to count. Twin girls, ginger fat cats and living cars - no one has done without "I Got You (I Feel Good)"!
The song has become the most popular of the compositions of James Brown and hit all sorts of lists of the greatest hits in the world. The song peaked at number three on Billboard magazine's 100 Greatest Hits list. And although many covers have been recorded for it, the James Brown version remains the most popular and recognizable.
The "British Invasion" was named so because so many British songs and performers became popular in the 60s. And naturally the Beatles led this wave, so it is not surprising that they have more than one position in the list of the brightest hits of the year.
Help! was the title track of the album of the same name and featured in the movie of the same name. John Lennon dedicated this song to the stress he was under due to the high profile of their band and their booming success. Ironically, the song only brought more success to the band. For several weeks, the song was at the top of the charts in the UK, US and other countries.
For Lennon, this song has become one of the most iconic. It reflected a new stage in his development as a songwriter, and in general, was one of his favorites. He also said that this song for the band was sincere and not just commissioned.
And another song that is considered an important milestone in the history of the Beatles and which became popular that year is "Ticket to ride". Critics note that the song changed the band's style, made it tougher and deeper in meaning.
Interestingly, the title of the song has at least four interpretations. Either the girl leaves the narrator, or the train goes to the city of Ryde, or maybe the city was called at all and not Ryde, but Paradise (there is such a truth in Sussex). Which one is true remains a mystery. In any case, the song was popular and in the spring of 65 hit number one on the charts in Britain, Canada and other countries and stayed at number one on the Billboard chart for a week.
Now it is clear why 1965 is considered a special year. So many bands formed, so many iconic songs were sung. It's like '65 is some special point in the flow of time... Anyway, he gave us amazing songs that will put you in the mood the moment you hear them.