Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect’

  Writer: Otis ReddingProducer: Jerry Wexler Released: April ’67, Atlantic 12 weeks; No. 1 Otis Redding wrote “Respect” and recorded it first, for the Volt label in 1965. But Aretha Franklin took possession of the song for all time with her definitive cover, made at Atlantic’s New York studio on… Continue reading

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The Beach Boys, ‘Good Vibrations’

  Writers: Brian Wilson, Mike Love Producer: Wilson Released: Oct. ’66, Capitol 14 weeks; No. 1   “It scared me, the word ‘vi-brations,’” Brian Wilson once said, remembering how, when he was a boy, his mother, Audree, tried to explain why dogs barked at some people and not others. “A… Continue reading

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The Beatles, ‘Hey Jude’

  Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartneyProducer: George MartinReleased: Aug. ’68, Apple 19 weeks; No. 1 The Beatles’ biggest U.S. single — nine weeks at Number One — was also their longest, at seven minutes and 11 seconds. During the recording sessions, producer George Martin objected to the length, claiming DJs… Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

Writer: Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsProducer: Andrew Loog OldhamReleased: May ’65, London14 weeks; No. 1  “It’s the riff heard round the world,” says Steve Van Zandt, guitarist for the E Street Band. “And it’s one of the earliest examples of Dylan influencing the Stones and the Beatles — the degree of cynicism,… Continue reading

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Bob Dylan, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’

Writer: Dylan Producer: Tom Wilson  Released: July ’65, Columbia12 weeks; No. 2 “I wrote it. I didn’t fail. It was straight,” Bob Dylan said of his greatest song shortly after he recorded it in June 1965. There is no better description of “Like a Rolling Stone” — of its revolutionary… Continue reading

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