Vietnam War Music

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  • Blowing in the Wind- Bob Dylan

    This song was written by Bob Dylan in 1963 for his album, "For the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. It was a protest song that gives questions about peace, war and freedom. It listed as the Rolling Stones Magazines "Greatest
  • The Rolling Stones- Paint It, Black

    The Rolling Stones- Paint It, Black
    "Paint It, Black" is the first single off of their fourth album "Aftermath". The single reached number one in the charts for both the US and UK.
  • Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze

    Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze
    Purple Haze was a song portraying the use of acid. The idea of the song came to Hendix in a song. The song became a hit and is regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time.
  • Reflections Of..(The Way Life Used To Be)- Diana Ross and The Supremes

    Reflections Of..(The Way Life Used To Be)- Diana Ross and The Supremes
    The song came off of the 1967 album "Reflections". The song became quite popular upon it's release. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower

    Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower
    All Along the Watchtower was originally released by the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan in late 1967. A few months after the release of the song Jimi Hedrix and his band released their own cover version of the song. The song appeared on their album "Electric Ladyland".
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bad Moon Rising

    Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bad Moon Rising
    "Bad Moon Rising" was the lead single off of the band's album "Green River". The song reached #1 on the UK singles chart. It was the band's second gold single.
  • American Woman- The Guess Who

    American Woman- The Guess Who
    "American Woman" was first released in Frebruary of 1970 on their album with the same name then released in March of the same year as a single. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • One Tin Soldier- Original Caste

    One Tin Soldier- Original Caste
    This song tells the story of a hidden treasure and two different peoples, the Mountain people and the Valley people. The Valley people find the treasure and demand to keep it. The Mountain people ask to share it but the Valley people refuse and kill all the Mountain people to find that the treasure is a sentence stating "Peace On Earth".
  • Black Sabbath- War Pigs

    Black Sabbath- War Pigs
    War Pigs was from the album "Paranoid" which is their second album. The song is an anti-war song against the Vietnam War. War Pigs has been credited as one of the greatest rock songs in history.
  • Janis Joplin- Mercedes Benz

    Janis Joplin- Mercedes Benz
    The song is about her asking the Lord to buy her a Mercedes-Benz, a color TV, and a "night on the town". The song appeared on the album "Pearl".
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird

    Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird
    Free Bird was first featured on the band's first album "Pronounced 'Leh-nerd 'Skin-nerd". The song peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1975
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    Billboard Top 100

    1960- 1. Theme From A Summer Place- Percy Faith 2. It's Now Or Never- Elvis Presley
    1961- 1. Tossin' And Turnin'- Bobby Lewis 2. Are You Lonesome Tonight- Elvis Presly
    1962- 1. Mashed Potato Time- Dee Dee Sharp 2. I Can't Stop Loving you- Ray Charles
    1963- 1. I Will Follow Him- Little Peggy March 2. Be My Baby- The Ronettes
    1964- 1. Hello Dolly- Louis Armstrong 2. I Want To Hold Your Hand- THe Beatles
    1965- 1.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones 2. Help- The Beatles 1964- 1.
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    Billboard Top 100

    1966- 1. The Ballad Of The Green Berets- S/Sgt. Barry Sandler 2. You Can't Hurry Love- The Supremes
    1967- 1. To Sir With Love- Lulu 2. Light My Fire- The Doors
    1968-