Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (Starters for ten #270) 10.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #270 Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190927

Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (1969)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Concluding my 27th top ten – my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s Gimme Shelter from the Rolling Stones’ album ‘Let it Bleed’, released right at the end of the decade in December 1969.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers
[15] May 21-30: Top Ten Boogie tracks
[16] May 31-June 9: Top Ten Lurve songs
[17] June 10-19: Top Ten Driving Tracks
[18] June 20-29: Top Ten Britpop/invasion tracks
[19] June 30-July 9: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers
[20] July 10-19: Top Ten 2018 tunes
[21] July 20-29: Top Ten Sunday Morning tracks
[22] July 30-August 8: Top Ten Fleetwood Mac tracks
[23] August 9-18: Top Ten 2017 tunes
[24] August 19-28: Top Ten Saturday night numbers
[25] August 29-September 7: Top Ten ZZ Top tracks
[26] September 8-17: Top Ten 2016 tunes
[27] September 18-27: Top Ten 1960’s numbers
[28] September 28-October 7: Top Ten 1970’s numbers

The Monkees – Last train to Clarksville (Starters for Ten #268) 8.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #268 Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190925

The Monkees – Last train to Clarksville (1966)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 27th top ten – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s the Monkees’ debut single from 1966 – ‘Last train to Clarksville’

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (Starters for Ten #263) 3.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #263: Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190920

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (1967)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 27th top ten – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s Suzanne from Leonard Cohen’s debut album, released in November 1967.

Big Brother & The Holding Company – Piece of my heart (Starters for Ten #262) 2.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #262: Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190919

Big Brother & The Holding Company – Piece of my heart (1968)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 27th top ten – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s Piece of my heart from Big Brother & The Holding Company (ft. the late Janis Joplin on vocals). It comes from the album ‘Cheap Thrills’ released in 1968.

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Starters for Ten #261) 1.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #261: Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190918

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (1966)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Kickstarting my 27th top ten  – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby from 1966.

 

Procul Harem – A whiter shade of pale (Starters for Ten #208) 8.10.21

Starters for Ten 2019 – #208: Top Ten Sunday morning tracks: 190727

Procul Harem – A whiter shade of pale (1967)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 21st – running between 20 and 29 July and featuring my top ten Sunday morning tracks – here’s  A Whiter Shade of Pale, the debut single from Procol Harum, released on 12 May 1967.  It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. With very little promotion, it also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

In 1977, the song was named joint winner (along with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) of “The Best British Pop Single 1952–1977” at the Brit Awards and in 1998 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Moody Blues – Nights in white satin (Starters for Ten #207) 7.10.21

Starters for Ten 2019 – #207: Top Ten Sunday morning tracks: 190726

The Moody Blues – Nights in white satin (1967)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 21st – running between 20 and 29 July and featuring my top ten Sunday morning tracks – here’s Nights in White Satin, a song by the Moody Blues, written and composed by Justin Hayward. It was first featured as the segment “The Night” on the album ‘Days of Future Passed’. When first released as a single in 1967, it reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number 103 in the United States in 1968. It was the first significant chart entry by the band since “Go Now” and its then recent lineup change, in which Denny Laine had resigned and both Hayward and John Lodge had joined.

When reissued in 1972, in the United States the single hit number two – for two weeks – on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash) and hit number one on the Cash Box Top 100. It earned a gold certification for sales of over a million U.S. copies. It also hit number one in Canada.