** = funk/soul/jazz/reggae/world/exotica/surf pop/ska/etc.
**** = pop or rock
+ = potential all time top 400 track
My top 12 of favorite songs of the year 1965 (out of 16 listed here):
- Nancy Sinatra – These boots are made for walking ****/
- The Castaways – Liar, liar ****
- The Beatles – Daytripper ****
- The Beatles – Michelle ****
- Vic Dana – Red roses for a blue lady ****
- The Beatles – Yesterday ****
- The Spotnicks – I’ll remember you **
- Diana Ross & The Supremes – You keep me hanging on **
- Gilbert Bécaud – Nathalie ****
- Mama’s & The Papa’s – California dreamin’ ****
- The Yardbirds – For your love ****
- The Beatles – Drive my car ****
The tracks above are the ones I could give at least 4 stars (out of 5), based on my own taste; which is strictly intuitive. — !!! Those stars are not to be confused with the stars mentioned after the titles.
Below are the bubbling unders; falling in between 3 and 3,5 stars is the bottomline.
- Cal Tjader Quintet With Mongo Santamaria – Afro-blue **
- Clare Fischer – Morning **
- France Gall – Poupee de sire, poupee de son ****
- Joe Cuba Sextet – Bailadores **