May 23 is World Turtle Day. Celebrate the day with our top 10 The Turtles songs! The day is sponsored by the American Tortoise Rescue since 2000 to rescue turtles and tortoises.
The Turtles were a mainstream folk pop rock band from 1965 through 1970. Did you know the band’s original name was Crossfire based in California? They also tried to re-brand their name as the Tyrtles. The Turtles only had one number one hit atop Billboard Hot 100, Happy Together. The song stayed at number one for three weeks. After the Turtles disbanded in 1970, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman later became known in the music industry as Flo & Eddie since the rights of The Turtles is with their label White Whale Records.
The members of the Turtles were led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. Other members included Al Nichol–guitar, Jim Tucker–guitar, Chuck Portz–bass, Don Murray–drums, Joel Larson–drums, John Barbata–drums, Chip Douglas–bass, Jim Pons–bass, John Seiter–drums.
Best Turtles Songs
1. Happy Together
Released in 1967
On Album Happy Together
Happy Together was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.
The song is also featured in our Happy Songs List.