Take a second and think back to the music you listened to when you were a kid. What were these songs like? How did they make you feel? If you grew up in the ’60s, chances are these songs are still some of your favorites. The musicians of this era were so talented and genuine, and the songs made you feel something; sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but the emotions were powerful. When it comes to music, half the fun is sharing your favorite songs with your loved ones. We got to thinking about our favorite songs, and which of them we were most excited to share with our kids. Whether you’re a new parent, a grand parent, or just want to listen to some good old-fashion music, check out our list of the best songs from the ’60s to share with your kids. And let us know; what would you add to the list?
The Temptations – My Girl
You can’t discuss music from the ’60s without mentioning Motown, and you can’t mention Motown without bringing up The Temptations. And while they may have thirty-seven Top 40 hits, nothing beats the upbeat tempo and charming lyrics of their 1965 hit, “My Girl.”
The Monkees – I’m a Believer
Now we might be letting our biases affect us, but The Monkees are a criminally underrated band! In a time where there was so much competition and so much serious work, it was nice to have The Monkees. They could make you laugh one minute, then make you dance the next. It’s hard not to smile when you hear “I’m a Believer,” from 1967. In fact, it was nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award!
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
When you listen to The Beach Boys’ 1966 smash single, “Good Vibrations,” that’s exactly what you’ll be getting. This catchy song is fun to dance to, sing along with, and features some stellar musicianship. In fact, it was voted number six on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All time. Needless to say, this is definitely a song every kid should have in their repertoire.