37 Iconic Songs Baby Boomers Still Know By Heart

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite song from the ’60s and ’70s. Here are the amazing results.

1.“I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King

Most memorable lyric: “I feel the earth move under my feet / I feel the sky tumbling down”


2.“Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie

Most memorable lyric: “Rebel rebel, how could they know? / Hot tramp, I love you so!”


3.“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Most memorable lyric: “Just call my name I’ll be there in a hurry / You don’t have to worry”


4.“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Most memorable lyric: “Do you remember when we used to sing / Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da”


5.“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

Most memorable lyric: “Thunder only happens when it’s raining / Players only love you when they’re playing”


6.“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

Most memorable lyric: “I can’t get no satisfaction / ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try”


7.“Be My Baby” by The Ronettes

Most memorable lyric: “The night we met I knew I needed you so / And if I had the chance I’d never let you go”


8.“Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

Most memorable lyric: “How does it feel / To be without a home / With no direction home? / Like a complete unknown? / Like a rolling stone?”


9.“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Most memorable lyric: “Do you remember the 21st night of September? / Love was changing the minds of pretenders / While chasing the clouds away”


10.“You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

Most memorable lyric: “You’re so vain / You probably think this song is about you”


11.“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder

Most memorable lyric: “Oh yeah baby, like a fool I went and stayed too long / Now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong”

12.“California Dreamin'” by The Mamas and the Papas

Most memorable lyric: “Stopped into a church I passed along the way / Well, I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray”


13.“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin

Most memorable lyric: “Before the day I met you, life was so unkind / You’re the key to my peace of mind”


14.“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher

Most memorable lyric: “They say we’re young and we don’t know / We won’t find out until we grow”


15.“Hey Jude” by The Beatles

Most memorable lyric: “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad / Take a sad song and make it better”


16.“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

Most memorable lyric: “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain / I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end”


17.“Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin

Most memorable lyric: “I’d trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday / To be holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine”


18.“You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes

Most memorable lyric: “You can’t hurry love, you’ll just have to wait / You gotta trust in a good time no matter how long it takes”


19.“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Most memorable lyric: “See that girl, watch that scene / Dig in the dancing queen!”


20.“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations

Most memorable lyric: “If I have to beg, plead, for your sympathy / I don’t mind ’cause you mean that much to me”


21.“River Deep – Mountain High” by Tina Turner

Most memorable lyric: “Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows / And it gets bigger baby, and heaven knows / And it gets sweeter baby, as it grows”

22.“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

Most memorable lyric: “If you should ever leave me, though life would still go on, believe me / The world could show nothing to me, so what good would living do me”


23.“At Last” by Etta James

Most memorable lyric: “At last, my love has come along / My lonely days are over and life is like a song”


24.“Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield

Most memorable lyric: “When they gathered around and started talkin’ / That’s when Billy would take me walkin’ / Out through the backyard we’d go walkin'”


25.“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Most memorable lyric: “I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me, / Hold me, hold me, hold me”


26.“Piano Man” by Billy Joel

Most memorable lyric: “And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar / And say, ‘Man, what are you doin’ here?'”


27.“Because the Night” by Patti Smith Group

Most memorable lyric: “Take my hand come undercover / They can’t hurt you now, can’t hurt you now, can’t hurt you now”


28.“Best of My Love” by The Emotions

Most memorable lyric: “Flowing in and out of changes, the kind that come around each day / My life has a better meaning, love has kissed me in a beautiful way”


29.“Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas

Most memorable lyric: “Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.”


30.“You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt

Most memorable lyric: “I broke a heart that’s gentle and true / Well, I broke a heart over someone like you”

31.“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

Most memorable lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer / Count the headlights on the highway”


32.“Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Most memorable lyric: “There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west / And my spirit is crying for leaving”


33.“Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips

Most memorable lyric: “L.A. proved too much for the man / So he’s leavin’ the life he’s come to know”

34.“Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways

Most memorable lyric: “Hello, daddy, hello, mom / I’m your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!”

35.“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

Most memorable lyric: “No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid / Just as long as you stand, stand by me”


36.“Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Most memorable lyric: “Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone”


37.And “Last Dance” by Donna Summer

Most memorable lyric: “Last dance, last chance for love / Yes it’s my last chance for romance tonight”


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Note: Not all submissions are from Community users

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