A friend recently challenged me to do this; I was allowed twenty tracks but every track had to be by a different group or artist.
Here is what I came up with:
Cathy's Clown (The Everly Brothers)
Needles & Pins (The Searchers)
Bits & Pieces (The Dave Clark 5)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Down Town (Petula Clark)
All I Really Want To Do (The Byrds)
Look Through Any Window (The Hollies)
California Dreaming (The Mamas & The Papas)
Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
No Milk Today (Herman's Hermits)
Summer In The City (The Lovin' Spoonful)
God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees)
Georgy Girl (The Seekers)
Ha! Ha! Said The Clown (Manfred Mann)
I Am A Rock (Simon & Garfunkel)
Aquarius (The Fifth Dimension)
Light Flight (Pentangle)
Leaving On A Jet Plane (Peter, Paul & Mary)
He was taken aback that there was no Dylan or Hendrix, nor even so much as a smattering of Tamla Motown. Led Zeppelin, The Who and Elvis all failed to appear. But I wasn't trying to assemble a decade defining list - just sixties songs which, from a mixture of nostalgia and pure pleasure I could happily listen to over and over again. I did apply some brakes to the tide of childhood sentimentality; so Ronnie Hilton's "Windmill In Old Amsterdam", despite its ingrained treasure trove of carefree singalong memories at my mother's knee, failed to make the cut.
Most of them were big hit singles - and with good reason.
What would have to feature on your version?