10 Best Songs of The Zombies

Songs of the Zombies

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Our Top 10 Songs of The Zombies list takes a look at a band from the 1960s that were part of the legendary rock and roll British Invasion of rock bands that traveled from England to the United States during the decade of the 1960’s.  Along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and so many other bands the Zombies electrified American audiences with a sound that was completely different from the decade of music that the 1950s had spawned. The legend of the Zombies has been defined by a very small catalogue of albums that had a very large impact. Songs like Time of the Season, She’s Not There and Tell Her No inspired countless bands for years. That’s the reason they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Zombies consisted of Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Chris White and Hugh Grundy. The band’s early success was based on the release of their debut single “She’s Not There,” in 1964. The song hit number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song would later be included on their U.S. debut album The Zombies in 1965.  Their debut album in both the UK and the U.S also featured their huge hit Tell Her No.

Three years after the release of their debut album, The Zombies would return with their masterpiece Odessey and Oracle. The album featured their classic track “Time of the Season.” Odessey and Oracle  would become one of the most famous rock albums of the 1960;s sealing The Zombies fate in classic rock history.

Many rock fans probably do not realize that The Zombies returned to the studio many years later and released New World in 1991. However, Rod Argent played a very small role on the record. Thirteen years after the release of New World, came the album As Far As I Can See…… The album featured original Zombies members Colin Blunstone, Chris White and Rod Argent. The album was released in 2004.

Blunstone and Argent reunited again as The Zombies in 2011 with the release of the album Breathe Out, Breathe In. The album included remakes of some old Zombies songs. It also included remakes of songs Rod Agent had released in his 70s band Argent.

The final Zombies album to be released as of this writing was issued in 2015 entitled Still Got That Hunger.

Our Top 10 Songs from The Zombies article focuses mostly on their 1960’s material. If you are not familiar with the band, we hope this article turns you onto to one of classic rocks’s most important groups.

# 10 – Just Out Of Reach

The track “Just Out Of Reach,” was released as a single in 1965. The Zombies only released two studio albums in the 1960s, yet there are at least 20 compilation albums that were released that combined album cuts, non album singles and b sides onto various releases.

# 9 – Any Other Way

The Zombies song “Any Other Way,” is the only 21st century Zombies song to be included on this list. It’s a great track released on their 2011 album entitled Breathe Out, Breathe In.

# 8 – Kind Of Girl

“Kind Of Girl,” was released on the Zombies EP in 1964. The EP contained only four racks including a remakes of Gershwin’s Summertime.

# 7 – Care Of Cell 44

The Zombies song “Care of Cell 44,” was the opening track to the band’s second album Odessey and Oracle. The album was released in April of 1968.

# 6 – I Want You Back Again

“I Want You Back Again,” was a single only released in 1965. It was later included on the compilation album Early Days. The song broke the Billboard hot 100 but stalled at number 95.

# 5 – Leave Me Be

“Leave Me Be,” was the follow up single to the band’s debut “She’s Not There.” The song was a single only release in 1964.

# 4 – She’s Coming Home

She’s Coming Home was released as a single in 1965. The song was also included on the popular compilation album Time Of The Zombies. It was a two record set that combined non album tracks, unreleased songs and some of their big hits .

# 3 – Tell Her No

The final three songs on our top 10 songs from The Zombies list were tough to choose in order. These three songs defined the sound of the 1960’s in so many ways.  Tell Her No was released in December of 1964. It reached the number 6 position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 64.

# 2 – She’s Not There

The song that started it all for the band. “She’s Not There,” was released as a single in 1964. It reached the number 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100. It hit number 1 on the Cashbox charts in the U.S.

# 1 – Time Of The Season

The classic Zombies song “Time of the Season,” was released on the Odessey and Oracle album.  Just like “She’s Not There,” “Time of the Season,” reached the number 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100. and then hit number 1 on the Cashbox charts.

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