In the world there are two types of people: those who only listen to music occasionally, at more or less specific moments (such as at a concert or at a party) and those who listen to it at all hours. We are one of the latter. We look back at the 9 Rock Songs Everyone Fell In Love In 1967:
9. Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
On November 10, 1967, The Moody Blues released the single ‘Nights in White Satin’. The song was composed by Justin Hayward, although in some copies of the single, it was credited to Redwave, which was actually a pseudonym of Hayward himself. So, without getting what can be considered a hit, ‘Nights in White Satin’ was a major approach to success for The Moody Blues. It was the song with which they reentered, albeit timidly at the beginning, on the charts
8. Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Sam Hayes understood the power of that word: Soul. The phrase ‘Soul Man’ stuck in Hayes’s head, who later mentioned it to his partner, David Porter. Together, they composed one of the biggest r & b hits in history, based on one word and what it stood for. Written, rehearsed, recorded, printed and released almost two months after the Detroit riots, “Soul Man” is a strong and exciting r & b song by the duo Sam & Dave but with the participation of almost everyone on the label.
7. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
This song is inspired by John Lennon’s childhood memories, when he played in the garden of a Salvation Army children’s home called “Strawberry Field.” Although it only reached # 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, several critics have cataloged it as one of the best recordings of the quartet, being one of the works that marked the beginning of psychedelic rock.
6. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
One of the most played and covered songs of all time, A Whiter Shade of Pale is such an exquisite composition that it paled all subsequent production by English group Procol Harum. Released in May 1967, it surprised the public and critics for having a very different musical structure from what was done in rock at that time.
5. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
Jungle rhythm, guitars and laments for unconventional lyrics that give way to “Somebody to Love”, one of the great hymns of the 60s. Grace Slick sings the song that her brother Darby composed for The Great Society and she does it in a very playful, petulant, demanding, naive and erotic, as he invites his bandmates to keep up. A poignant mix of psychedelic and accessible pop arrogance that shows that the possibility for something new and better to emerge was there.
4. A Day In The Life – The Beatles
The fourth and last of Lennon’s contributions to the album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Possibly the best Beatles song and one of the fundamental pieces in the history of pop music: “A Day in the Life.” In the history of The Beatles, “A Day in the Life” was the moment when the two composers, Paul and Lennon, finally shook hands.
3. Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jimi Hendrix’s acid journey in one of his great psychedelic blues rock classics, “Purple Haze” (1967), a great song released as a single that did not appear on any LP until it was included as bonus tracks on some CD reissues of his debut album, “ Are You Experienced? ”.
2. Light My Fire – The Doors
It is a song from the debut album of the North American band recorded in 1966 and published in 1967. The song represents a couple “getting high” (getting high), which can be understood as an allusion to sexual passion but is also a street term for people’s euphoric feeling when they take drugs.
1. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
For many connoisseurs, scholars, and music fans, in particular Rock, this is the best known song or with the greatest commercial, generational and temporary impact, of the great British band, Cream. Released on their 1968 album Disraeli Gears. It was the most commercial and sold single from Cream, and their label at the time, Atlantic Records. It was written by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Pete Brown, while the guitar solo is only credited to Clapton. It peaked at No. 5 on the US Singles Charts.