Five best songs from the Summer of Love

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2. The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"

Like any druggy period, you take the highs with the lows. Though with the right set of eyes (or ears, as the case may be), the lows come with a sweet bass note of melancholy -- a tone expertly delivered in Summer of Love tunes like Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale" or Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" or in this sentimental Kinks ballad. A song basically about domestic isolation (a common theme with Kinks songsmith, Ray Davies), "Waterloo Sunset" speaks to the true reality of the flower generation: It's all so beautiful, and it's all coming to an end.

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