Top Pop Artists of the 1960s Bands/Musicians
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Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

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List of the best pop artists of the 60s, ranked. The 1960s may very well be the best decade for music in the rock era. Music from the decade 1960-69 can bring back good memories for many who grew up in this era, those who can help decide which of these artists were truly the best of the 60s. Even younger generations who grew up in later decades are fond of 1960s music, which persists in the collective conscience.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open buy
  2. 2
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 203
    - 68


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 184
    - 85


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 149
    - 46

    added by CWinn
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  6. 6
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    - 83


    Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 106
    - 62

    added by DennisNJ
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  8. 8
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    - 65


    Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

    ) open
  9. 9
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    - 41

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  10. 10
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    - 38

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  11. 11
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    - 60


    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 88
    - 57


    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 92
    - 72


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 125
    - 37

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub
    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 100
    - 62


    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 77
    - 41


    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 72
    - 57


    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 94
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    British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
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    - 50


    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

    ) open buy
  20. 20
    + 80
    - 18

    added by richerb
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 82
    - 21

    added by Purple Panther
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

    ) open
  22. 22
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    - 59


    Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 61
    - 15

    added by Purple Panther
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 64
    - 81

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  25. 25
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    - 31

    added by neilp
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 63
    - 29

    added by looksharp
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 50
    - 43

    added by BostonBruins
    British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 32
    - 9


    Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 40
    - 14

    added by richerb
    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 36
    - 21

    added by looksharp
    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 33
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    Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 29
    - 17


    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 39
    - 55


    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 30
    - 55


    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 30
    - 52


    Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 33
    - 73


    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
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    + 40
    - 10

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp
    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 15
    - 15


    Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 31
    - 74


    Lounge music, Pop music

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 29
    - 69

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Rock and roll

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 38
    - 11

    added by looksharp
    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

    ) open buy
  42. 42
    + 35
    - 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 31
    - 45

    often listed & added by CWinn
    Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 34
    - 14


    Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 15
    - 23

    often listed & added by richerb
    British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 36
    - 13

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp
    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 35
    - 64

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 33
    - 12

    added by looksharp
    Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 29
    - 11

    added by looksharp
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 22
    - 13

    added by looksharp
    Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
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