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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Worst Song of the Sixties?

Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll

November 11, 2011 1:55 PM ET
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We've already compiled your least favorite songs of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, so it was only a matter of time before we asked you: What is the worst song of the Sixties? The era may have produced some of the best and most influential pop music of all time, but there were definitely a lot of clunkers over the course of ten years. What sucked the most?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

Last week we asked you to name your favorite dance song of all time, and we compiled the results in this top 10 list.

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