Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Songs of the SixtiesTracks by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys And The Doors all make the cut
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10. The Beach Boys - 'God Only Knows'
Last weekend we asked our readers to vote for their favorite song of the Sixties. We have counted the votes and the results are in. As usual, if you're unhappy about the results, you only have yourselves to blame. We're just the vote counters.
Coming in at Number 10 is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys. Recorded during the Pet Sounds sessions in 1966, the beautiful love song was actually considered controversial when it came out because the word "god" was in the title. Brian Wilson originally planned to sing lead on the track, but he gave it to his brother Carl. Many fans consider the song the high-water mark of the Beach Boys' long career - including Paul McCartney. "Very emotional, always a bit of a choker for me," the Beatle once said. "It just hits home."
By Andy Greene