Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Bubblegum, Pop-Soul, Psychedelic, Soul, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop

Album Review

Given that 1969 was the year of Woodstock, it's surprising that this entry in Billboard's hits series bears virtually no hint of psychedelia -- instead, Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1969 focuses on everything from soulful pop (the 5th Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues") to surf (the Ventures' "Hawaii Five-O") to easy listening (Henry Mancini's "Love Theme from "Romeo & Juliet""); many of the songs here are classics, but as a portrait of the era's true musical spirit, it's shamefully inaccurate.
Chuck Donkers, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
  2. Dizzy
  3. Sugar, Sugar
  4. Crimson and Clover
  5. Crystal Blue Persuasion
  6. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
  7. Take a Letter, Maria
  8. Build Me Up Buttercup
  9. Time of the Season
  10. Good Morning Starshine