Few would dispute that the 1960s were the best years for pop music. The decade witnessed the rise of girl groups, the British Invasion, the Beach Boys and countless other iconic pop artists. The popular music world went in different directions in the decades that followed, but the '60s pop charts produced many timeless tracks — the very best of which we'll list here.
The Best Pop Music of the 1960s
In the '60s, studio and industry innovation was on the rise with figures such as Phil Spector and his "Wall of Sound" formula producing groups including The Ronettes, The Crystals, and Ike & Tina Turner.
By the mid-1960s, psychedelic music had arrived and made its impression with new sounds entering the work of mainstream pop groups. Our choices for the best pop songs of the '60s reflect all of these developments and revisit a decade of pop music unmatched by any other. Click through this gallery to see our Top 15 picks and listen to them all!