John Fogerty’s Top 1960s Tracks: See His Playlist!

John Fogerty performs during Day 7 of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2014.
John Fogerty performs during Day 7 of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2014. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Rock ’n’ roll legend John Fogerty, who plays the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas until January 23, shares his top 1960s tracks exclusively with Us Weekly. The Creedence Clearwater Revival alum, 70, said, “It would be so easy to overthink a list like this. I could have picked another 200 songs.” See his full playlist below to find out which oldie tracks get Us grooving.

“Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs (1965): “This is a beautiful and perfect rock ’n’ roll record. Who cares what it’s about? It doesn’t matter because it sounds great!”

“In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett (1965): “Wilson Pickett is one of my favorite singers and on this song he is surrounded by the magic of Stax Records and cowriter Steve Cropper. There is so much soul and influence on this record!”

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“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge (1966): “The greatest love song of all time because it is the truth. My wife [Julie] and I danced to this at our wedding. I wish I had written this one.”

“What’s a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You?)” by Timi Yuro (1962): “The sound of this record is amazing and Timi’s voice always manages to send shivers down my spine. I would consider this record a desert island masterpiece!”

“The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix (1967): “The amazing thing about this record is the atmosphere. The song could’ve been done by Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett instead it’s the ultimate cool by a rock ’n’ roll performer at the top of his game.

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“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones (1968): “All I can say about this song is ‘wow!’ I still get goose bumps from that guitar riff. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and The Stones are absolutely incredible on this record.”

“In My Life” by The Beatles (1965): “This has always been my favorite Beatles song. There is such amazing storytelling and emotion all wrapped up in a beautiful performance. Wish I had written this one too!”

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