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Top Songs of 1968

1967 <-1968-> 1969


  

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
1.
11/1968
395

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #80]
[Tamla 54176]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
2.
09/1968
389

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #8]
[Apple 2276]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Honey
3.
03/1968
370

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[United Artists 50283]
written by Bobby Russell
Those Were the Days
4.
09/1968
338

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
melody based on a traditional russian folk song
[Apple 1801]
written by Boris Fomin & Gene Raskin
5.
02/1968
334

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 9223]
written by Ennio Morricone
(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
6.
01/1968
332

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #28]
[recorded some days before his death]
[Volt 157]
written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
7.
05/1968
321

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
[A&M 929]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Young Girl
8.
03/1968
312

2
US
34
AC




✫1
UK
as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett
[Columbia 44450]
written by Jerry Fuller
Mrs. Robinson
9.
04/1968
307

✫1
US
4
AC




4
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1969]

[Columbia 44511]
written by Paul Simon
Love Is Blue
10.
01/1968
297

✫1
US
✫1
AC




12
UK
[instrumental]
written by André Popp & Pierre Cour
Mony Mony
11.
04/1968
287

3
US






✫1
UK
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
Fire
12.
06/1968
285

2
US






✫1
UK
13.
11/1968
280

2
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[Tamla 54174]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Orlando Murden
Jumpin' Jack Flash
14.
06/1968
278

3
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #124]

[London 908]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Love Child
15.
10/1968
269

✫1
US




2
R&B
15
UK
as Diana Ross & the Supremes
[Motown 1135]
written by Henry Cosby, Frank Wilson, Pam Sawyer, Deke Richards & R. Dean Taylor
16.
11/1968
267

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
36
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #145]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
17.
08/1968
267

✫1
US
4
AC
✫1
country


12
UK
[Plantation 3]
written by Tom T. Hall
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
18.
12/1968
265

2
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1137]
written by Kenny Gamble, Jerry Ross & Jerry Williams
Lady Madonna
19.
03/1968
264

4
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 2138]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Build Me Up Buttercup
20.
11/1968
257

3
US






2
UK
Lady Willpower
21.
06/1968
251

2
US
26
AC




5
UK
as Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
[Columbia 44547]
written by Jerry Fuller
Wichita Lineman
22.
11/1968
250

3
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #192]
[Capitol 2302]
written by Jimmy Webb
23.
06/1968
249

2
US
✫1
AC




9
UK
[instrumental]
[Warner 7190]
written by Mason Williams
People Got to Be Free
24.
07/1968
244

✫1
US




14
R&B


Hello, I Love You
25.
07/1968
238

✫1
US






15
UK
26.
03/1968
238

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
55
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #265]
[Atlantic 2478]
written by Archie Bell & Billy Buttier
MacArthur Park
27.
05/1968
233

2
US
10
AC




4
UK
[Dunhill 4134]
written by Jimmy Webb
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
28.
01/1968
229

10
US






✫1
UK
written by Bob Dylan
29.
01/1968
228

4
US






2
UK
[Buddah 24]
written by Elliot Chiprut
(Theme from) The Valley of the Dolls
30.
01/1968
223

2
US
2
AC


13
R&B
28
UK
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
31.
05/1968
221

4
US






5
UK
[Buddah 38]
written by Joey Levine & Arthur Resnick
32.
06/1968
220

✫1
US
15
AC


✫1
R&B


[instrumental]
[Uni 55066]
written by Philemon Hou
33.
08/1968
217

2
US
4
AC


2
R&B


[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1969]
[Columbia 44616]
written by Bobby Russell
Crimson and Clover
34.
12/1968
217

✫1
US








written by Tommy James & Peter Lucia (as Peter Lucia Jr.)
I've Gotta Get a Message to You
35.
08/1968
216

8
US






✫1
UK
[Atco 6603 A]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
Hurdy Gurdy Man
36.
06/1968
212

5
US






4
UK

[Epic 10345]
written by Donovan
37.
03/1968
210

2
US






15
UK
[Mala 593]
written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
38.
05/1968
208

2
US




2
R&B
53
UK
[instrumental]
written by Jesse James
Light My Fire
39.
07/1968
204

3
US




29
R&B
6
UK
I Say a Little Prayer
40.
08/1968
201

10
US




3
R&B
4
UK
B side to The House That Jack Built
[Atlantic 2546]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
41.
08/1968
201

5
US
20
AC


21
R&B
5
UK
[JAD 207 A]
written by Johnny Nash
Born to Be Wild
42.
07/1968
197

2
US






30
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #129]
[Dunhill 4138]
written by Mars Bonfire
43.
11/1968
195

3
US
2
AC


3
R&B


[instrumental]
[Brunswick 55391]
written by Eugene Record & William Sanders
44.
11/1968
191

6
US




2
R&B
15
UK
[Gordy 7081]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Dance to the Music
45.
02/1968
190

8
US




9
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #223]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
I Wish It Would Rain
46.
01/1968
186

4
US




✫1
R&B
45
UK
You're All I Need to Get By
47.
07/1968
182

7
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
[Tamla 54169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
48.
04/1968
179

10
US
4
AC


23
R&B
8
UK
49.
03/1968
176

5
US




✫1
R&B
47
UK
[Atlantic 2486]
written by Aretha Franklin & Ted White
Think
50.
05/1968
173

7
US




✫1
R&B
26
UK

[Atlantic 2518]
written by Aretha Franklin & Teddy White
51.
02/1968
172

4
US




2
R&B


[Philly Groove 150]
written by Thom Bell & William Hart
Who's Making Love
52.
10/1968
170

5
US




✫1
R&B


53.
03/1968
168

15
US
8
AC




2
UK

[Parrot 40025]
written by Les Reed, Barry Mason & Sylvan Whittingham
Valleri
54.
03/1968
167

3
US






12
UK
[Colgems 1019]
written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
55.
06/1968
167

3
US




2
R&B


[Soul City 766]
written by Laura Nyro
A Beautiful Morning
56.
04/1968
165

3
US




36
R&B


57.
10/1968
165

3
US








[Dunhill 4161]
written by John Kay & Rushton Moreve
Elenore
58.
09/1968
164

6
US






7
UK
[White Whale 276]
written by Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons & John Barbata
59.
08/1968
162

16
US
38
AC
11
country


2
UK
[Decca 32380]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
Abraham, Martin and John
60.
10/1968
162

4
US
8
AC






[tribute to A. Lincoln, M.L. King & J.F. Kennedy]
[Laurie 3464]
written by Dick Holler
Son of a Preacher Man
61.
11/1968
161

10
US






9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #240]
[Atlantic 2580]
written by John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
62.
04/1968
159

8
US




✫1
R&B
34
UK
[Tamla 54163]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Do It Again
63.
07/1968
159

20
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 2239]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
64.
04/1968
159

19
US
3
AC




2
UK
Touch Me
65.
12/1968
158

3
US








[Elektra 45646]
written by Robby Krieger
Sunshine of Your Love
66.
01/1968
157

5
US






25
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #65]
[Atco 6544]
written by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Pete Brown
67.
07/1968
156

6
US




2
R&B


[Atlantic 2508]
written by William Armstrong, Marcus Daniel (as Marcus Lewis Daniel) & Wilbur Terrell
68.
08/1968
155

6
US




2
R&B


[Atlantic 2546]
written by Bobby Lance & Fran Robbins
Worst That Could Happen
69.
12/1968
154

3
US








featuring Johnny Maestro
written by Jimmy Webb
Baby, Come Back
70.
05/1968
153

32
US






✫1
UK

[RCA Victor 47-9583]
written by Eddy Grant
Here Comes the Judge
71.
06/1968
153

8
US




4
R&B
30
UK
[novelty]
[Soul 35044]
written by Billie Jean Brown, Shorty Long (as Frederick Long) & Suzanne DePasse
Hush
72.
07/1968
151

4
US






58
UK
[Tetragrammaton 1503]
written by Joe South
Over You
73.
09/1968
151

7
US
3
AC




54
UK
as Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
[Columbia 44644]
written by Jerry Fuller
Hooked on a Feeling
74.
11/1968
149

5
US








[Scepter 12230]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
The Look of Love
75.
05/1968
149

4
US
2
AC






as Sérgio Mendes & Brazil '66
[A&M 924]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
76.
10/1968
149

5
US
26
AC






featuring Dennis Yost
[Imperial 66328]
written by Buddy Buie & J. R. Cobb (as James Cobb)
Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day
77.
04/1968
149

9
US




✫1
R&B
46
UK
[Tamla 54165]
written by Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy & Stevie Wonder
The Unicorn
78.
03/1968
148

7
US
2
AC






[Decca 32254]
written by Shel Silverstein
Atlantis
79.
12/1968
148

7
US






23
UK
B side to To Susan on the West Coast Waiting
written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
I Thank You
80.
01/1968
147

9
US




4
R&B
34
UK
[Stax 45-242]
written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter
81.
146

5
US








as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
written by Mickey Newbury
82.
07/1968
139

6
US








[R]
[Atco 6590]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
83.
03/1968
139

6
US




✫1
R&B


[Gamble 214]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
84.
12/1968
138

5
US




✫1
R&B


[Dakar 45-602]
written by Barry Despenza & Carl Wolfolk
I Love How You Love Me
85.
11/1968
137

9
US
2
AC






[Epic 10397]
written by Barry Mann & Larry Kolber
86.
05/1968
136

7
US
37
AC






[Bell 705]
written by Chip Taylor
87.
08/1968
136

5
US




6
R&B


[ABC 11094]
written by Ronald B. Killette & Wayne Pittman
What a Wonderful World
88.
02/1968
136

116
US
12
AC




✫1
UK
written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) & George David Weiss
89.
06/1968
133

10
US




✫1
R&B


[R]
[Cadet 5612]
written by Wade Flemons, Bobby Miller & Barrett Strong
Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)
90.
09/1968
132

10
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #305]
[King 6187]
written by James Brown & Pee Wee Ellis (as Alfred Ellis)
Cinderella Rockefella
91.
02/1968
132

68
US






✫1
UK
[Philips 40526]
written by Mason Williams
Both Sides Now
92.
11/1968
131

8
US
3
AC




14
UK
[Elektra 45639]
written by Joni Mitchell
I Started a Joke
93.
12/1968
131

6
US








White Room
94.
10/1968
129

6
US






28
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #367]
[Atco 6617 A]
written by Jack Bruce & Peter Brown
Pictures of Matchstick Men
95.
01/1968
129

12
US






7
UK
[Cadet Con. 7001]
written by Francis Rossi
I Got the Feelin'
96.
03/1968
128

6
US




✫1
R&B


[King 6155]
written by James Brown
Dream a Little Dream of Me
97.
07/1968
127

12
US
2
AC




11
UK
[Dunhill 4145]
written by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt & Gus Kahn
98.
11/1968
126









✫1
UK
written by John Gorman, Mike McGear (as Mike McCartney) & Roger McGough
Midnight Confessions
99.
08/1968
126

5
US








[Dunhill 4144]
written by Lou Josie (as Lou T. Josie)
100.
07/1968
125

9
US




5
R&B


[Atlantic 2534]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

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